Philip James Corso (Pennsylvania, May 22, 1915 – Jupiter, July 16, 1998) was a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army. Corso received additional instruction at the Fort Riley Military Intelligence School, and held important positions of authority, both in the United States and abroad, achieving 19 decorations and working directly with President Eisenhower.
Throughout the world, but especially in the United States, a person who has served his country without blemish on the record and being an example to all his fellow citizens, his views have much more credibility than anyone else’s. And it was precisely this conjugation of data that caused such a stir in the 90s when Philip decided to publicly tell what he experienced in the first person in the most controversial case in the history of ufology: Roswell.
In 1947, Philip worked on the Roswell case at the Kansas base, where the military hoarded the remains of what was said to be a flying saucer. In fact, there were up to 5 trucks coming from Roswell with miscellaneous material, which Philip was assigned to do his technology research (and later reverse engineering). In fact, it was concluded that the ship itself was rather a temporary space device in which its occupants traveled from remote points of the universe, since it lacked known engines or propulsion systems.
From his studies, great results were obtained that allowed the existing technology to be promoted with inventions such as fiber optics, integrated circuits, night vision equipment, super resistant fibers such as Kevlar, etc. and many were deposited with different civil companies such as IBM, Hughes Aircraft, Bell Labs and Dow Corning.
Apart from all this technology, Philip had in his hands the remains of the occupants of said ship. Small humanoids, with features similar to what we call grays, which were lying in coffin-type boxes, completely inert.
He is known for his book The day after Roswell, where he explained his version of the Roswell UFO Incident in 1947 and ensures that several current technologies had a powerful source of inspiration in the discovery of extraterrestrial technology, which through the use of reverse engineering by Scientists and the American military allowed the development of laser technology, fiber optics, integrated circuits, night vision goggles or Kevlar (the material from which bulletproof vests, tires and sails are built).
Corso’s testimony rocked the world that year and his book posted one of the highest sales rates, according to the New York Times. Philip J. Corso pursued a military career with assignments in military intelligence and as a special assignment in the Pentagon under the command of General Arthur Trudeau. Anything denounced by Philip became much more relevant just for this simple fact, more when it was not the first time that someone spoke of what happened in Roswell.
According to Corso, in 1947, a secret government group (probably Majestic 12) was created under the orders of the first CIA director, Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter. The mission of that group was to collect information on aliens. In parallel, the US government denied the extraterrestrial origin of UFOs. Philip James Corso believed that the Strategic Defense Initiative (or Star Wars), was created to control the electronic part of a potential enemy’s weapons, be it terrestrial or extraterrestrial.
Philip was one of the first to join the Disclosure Project and collaborate on what he said was the truth that had been kept hidden by the US government. What did Philip gain by recounting all this at his 82 years? Who thinks that he was only looking for fame or get rich with a book of such repercussion? Perhaps, and only perhaps, some people are honest and want to tell us a story that has been covered up for many years and someone had to say it loud and clear. Thanks to witnesses like Philip’s, the Disclosure Project started off on its feet and to this day is considered a testament to the Roswell case.