Roswell Alien Autopsy Film Fully Revealed For the First Time!
years ago, a strange object crashed in the desert north of Roswell, New
Mexico, and witnesses claimed that the bodies of “extraterrestrials”
were recovered by the U.S. military and taken to be autopsied at the
Roswell Army base. 48 years later, in 1995, a grainy black-and-white
film of the alleged autopsy was released worldwide to stunned
audiences. The complete story of this controversial film is told in the
newly-released book Roswell
Alien Autopsy: The Truth Behind the Film that Shocked the World,
written by British UFO researcher Philip Mantle, the first person given
access to the film.
In 1993, while working as the public relations officer for the British
UFO Research Association (BUFORA), Mantle received a call from fellow
Briton Ray Santilli, an entrepreneur and filmmaker whom Mantle had
never met. Santilli told Mantle that he had “some actual film of the
UFO crash at Roswell in l947.” Mantle asked to see it, but a
viewing was not arranged until much later.
In 1995, Mantle met Santilli at his London office and became among the
first persons to ever view the alleged “alien autopsy” footage. Mantle
remembers, “The first film Santilli showed us on a TV in his office was
the so-called ‘tent footage.’ This poor quality black and white film
was said to depict an ‘on-site’ examination of one of the creatures.
Again, to my further surprise, Santilli gave me a copy of this film and
allowed me to take it home with me on the proviso that I did not show
it in public.”
told Mantle that he acquired the film from a retired U.S. Army
cameraman who claimed to have been present at the autopsy in 1947 of
extraterrestrials recovered at the Roswell UFO crash. Mantle
kept his word not to release any information about the film while
Santilli figured out how best to market it, but a fellow UFO researcher
accidentally let the film’s existence leak out to the general public.
Suddenly, Santilli, Mantle, and others who knew about the film were
deluged by intense media interest from all over the world.
Eventually, the alien autopsy film was featured on a Fox TV documentary
called “Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction?” aired in August 1995. The
program earned some of the highest ratings ever for a FOX Network
special, and two updated versions of the documentary were broadcast
later, giving viewers more information and additional footage from
Santilli. The alien autopsy footage became a worldwide sensation and a
hot topic of discussion at virtually every UFO gathering. For many
people, the autopsy film became definite proof of the existence of UFOs
and extraterrestrials on our planet. And then the roof caved in.
Dubious about the film from the beginning, Mantle
hard behind the scenes to discover more about Santilli’s alien footage.
Mantle spent years studying the film, talking to film experts,
interviewing special effects wizards, and doing everything in his power
to either authenticate or discredit the footage. It was not an easy
path, and Mantle was often faced by seemingly insurmountable obstacles,
clever mixtures of truth and lies, mysteries wrapped within other
mysteries, and an ever lingering doubt about Santilli and his film.
This 318-page book chronicles in full detail Mantle’s all-consuming
obsession with uncovering the truth about the film that he helped
Santilli launch upon the world. It is the most engaging of mystery
stories, describing how Mantle painstakingly peeled away layer after
layer of the deceit and misdirection that so often plagues the UFO
In the end, as most people now realize, Mantle was instrumental in
uncovering the “dirty little secrets” behind the making of the alien
autopsy film, which most UFO researchers now consider to be a hoax,
based largely on the hard work and determination of Philip Mantle.
Praise for Mantle’s work and for the U.K. edition of his book has been
British UFO researcher Andy Roberts said, “The Alien Autopsy changed
the world of ufology forever in 1995, causing it to shatter into even
more polarized factions. Was it real or was it fake? The autopsy film
transcended both categories to take on a reality of its own. In this
book Philip Mantle has chronicled the passage of the autopsy from its
birth, when Ray Santilli revealed it to the world to its current status
as icon of the impossible. Whodunit? Hard to tell, although
after reading this book you'll have a head full of suspicion ... As a
hybrid between Cluedo
and X Files,
it can't be beat and should be read
by everyone with even a vague interest in the subject of aliens."
Nick Pope, the former head of UFO research for the British government,
adds, “The Alien Autopsy Film is either proof of an extraterrestrial
presence on Earth and an associated government cover-up, or the
greatest hoax of all time. Philip Mantle's book is a
fascinating and comprehensive investigation into the greatest and most
controversial mystery of our time."
Whitley Strieber, bestselling author of Communion and The Greys, calls
Mantle’s book “a searching, insightful and much needed examination of
the truths and lies behind the famous ‘alien autopsy’ film. It shines
light into the shadows surrounding this world-famous piece of film. Is
it a fake or not? This engaging mystery story takes the reader in some
very surprising directions. A most interesting and provocative book.
Author Philip Mantle is the former Director of Investigations for the
British UFO Research Association, former Mutual UFO Network
representative for England, and an honorary member of the Research
Institute on Anomalous Phenomena in the Ukraine. He is an international
lecturer on the subject of UFOs and has also worked for a variety of TV
and radio companies around the world.
Roswell Alien Autopsy:
The Truth Behind the Film that Shocked the World,
published by RoswellBooks.com, is available in soft cover for $14.95
from Amazon.com and most online book retailers. It is also available an
e-book exclusively for the Amazon Kindle.