If you have ever read anything about the Roswell crash of 1947, the name Jesse Marcel would be a familiar name. Mr Marcel was a major and the first military person to arrive at the debris field. He was later forced to recant what he had actually seen and recovered, in favor of a new story that the crash debris was a weather balloon. His image is forever burned into history holding pieces of a shiny weather balloon that were obviously not what he had found in the debris field and he said so in later life. Apparently the major kept a diary and it has finally been released and you can find that interesting story HERE.