“The bodies must have been 5 feet tall,” he said.
In a new book, UFOs TODAY: 70 Years of Lies, Misinformation and Government Cover-Up, officer Forgus reveals he saw what he calls a flying saucer and military personnel removing a number of alien bodies from the scene.
In 1947, a United States Air Force balloon crashed at a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico.
Speculation over alien visitation was rife over claims a flying disc had crash landed.
“The land was covered with soldiers. They were hauling a big creature”
Deputy Sheriff Charlie Forgus
Bizarre images of so-called extraterrestrials have emerged online years later that authorities claim are fake.
US military officials confirmed a nuclear test surveillance balloon from Project Mogul had crashed in the 1990s.
Yet ufologists are convinced an alien crash landing was covered-up by the US military.
In July 1947, Forgus and his sheriff Jess Slaughter were travelling together to pick up a prisoner when they heard reports of a crashed aircraft.
The two men decided to investigate and stumbled across the now infamous scene.
“When we got there, the land was covered with soldiers. They were hauling a big creature,” Forgus said.
“The bodies must have been 5ft tall.
“The skin was a brownish color like they were in the sun too long. There were soldiers there about 300 or 400 of them.”
A transcript of the interview between Forgus and private investigator Deanna Short – obtained by the Mirror – was published by Philip Mantle, a former Director of Investigations for the British UFO Research Association.
“It is rare that anyone new adds anything to the Roswell event from an eye witness point of view,” Mantle said.
“If you treat the Roswell UFO crash as a ‘cold case’ investigation then new testimony like this can be invaluable.”