Frank Kaufmann was an alleged insider and witness do the recovery of a crashed extraterrestrial craft near Roswell, NM, in July of 1947.
Kaufmann claimed that he and a team of military men from Roswell A.F.B. were sent to investigate reports of a fire ball that was alleged to have crashed. The team discovered a crashed UFO, similar in form to today's stealth aircraft, as well as bodies of extraterrestrials. Kauffman described the aliens as being very similar to humans, though smaller. Kauffman claimed the stories of the big-headed aliens with large, slanted, black eyes were incorrect and that the beings were far more human-like in appearance.
Kaufmann rose to a certain level of fame after first appearing under a pseudonym in the 1994 book, The Truth About The UFO Crash At Roswell by Kevin Randle and Don Schmitt . Since that time Kauffman appeared in several Roswell and UFO documentaries in which he repeated his tales of playing a key role in the incident.
After Kaufmann's death in 2001 it was discovered that Kaufmann had been lying about his past. He was not a Master Sergeant as he claimed but was in fact a Tech Sergeant. Kaufmann's widow allowed researchers access to his material at which point evidence was discovered that suggested Kaufmann had forged key documents which he then used as supporting evidence to his claims..
The question of why Kaufmann lied about his past and of being involved in the Roswell incident is a question that may never receive an adequate answer. Kaufmann definitely didn't benefit much financially from his deception. Some have speculated that Kaufmann was a disinformation agent. Whatever Kaufmann's true motivation may have been his deception did end up causing damage to the credibility of certain Roswell crash researchers.
Frank Kaufmann Was Featured Heavily In The Documentary, Conspiracy X: Government Secrets Revealed
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