Dr. Jesse Marcel, Jr., who claims to have handled some of the debris from the 1947 Roswell, N.M., crash of an unidentified flying object, is dead at 76. According to an Aug. 28 report on Huffington Post, Dr. Marcel's father, Jesse Marcel, Sr., was the first military officer at the scene of the legendary crash and allegedly brought some debris home to show his then 10-year-old son.
Denise Marcel, daughter of Dr. Marcel, reiterated her father's claims that his father woke him up in the middle of the night to see the debris because he would never see something like that again; he described it as being "not of this earth." She claims that the witnesses were told to keep the whole thing quiet.
Dr. Marcel served as a flight surgeon in the military, and after retirement, he worked as an ear, nose, and throat doctor. He had written a 2007 book entitled, “The Roswell Legacy.”