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The Day After Roswell

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  1,401 ratings  ·  132 reviews
A landmark expose firmly grounded in fact, The Day After Roswell ends the decades-old controversy surrounding the mysterious crash of an unidentified aircraft at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. Backed by documents newly declassified through the Freedom of Information Act, Colonel Philip J. Corso (Ret.), a member of President Eisenhower's National Security Council and former ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by Pocket Books (first published 1997)
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After reading this book one must ask themself, is he lying?
And if he is lying, what is his intention in lying. What does he hope to accomplish? A careful reading of the book makes the likelihood of it being a lie very slim. If indeed it is a lie, it is a carefully crafted lie that Corso put together intertwined with reames of supportive data and evidence that really accomplishes nothing. Seeing as it wasn't published until he was a very old man (he's now passed on)he stood to benefit very little
Greg Strandberg
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
I really enjoyed this book and it pulled me in. Corso does a good job giving vivid descriptions of the crash scene as well as the bodies. Supposedly there was psychic communication between the dying aliens and some military personnel.

There's a lot here on the start of MJ12. You get a look at the way the various military branches claimed and traded this alien hardware. Night vision is an example used often, and Corso tells how he went to major companies and gave the info away, allowing them to g
Katia M. Davis
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was ok
I have never read such gibberish in my life!! I find it hard to believe this was written by a Colonel who wrote official military reports. It is badly written, badly researched, over written, and waffles.

I also find it hard to believe that many technologies we now take for granted such as integrated circuitry, lasers and even stealth technology were spoon fed to large companies and reverse engineered from alien materials while tricking the companies into thinking they had invented the materials
Laura Mullins
Oct 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
I'm not even going to address the content of this book. I just wish someone had proofread it.
Philip Bailey
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
I am just not buying into this account. Supposedly revealing the facts behind Roswell fifty years after the event. In just a few days it will mark seventy years since the event. The book claims that various people know of and have seen the vehicle reportedly recovered from the Roswell site, as well as other UFO modes of transport from crash sites or somehow captured. Allegedly these people include various elected officials who have the need to know, so of course we must assume the top elected of ...more
Jim Berkin
Jul 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Found this one at a yardsale and read it in an afternoon - I really don't know if this guy is lying or is revealing the giant secret of how a lot of our modern technology was reverse-engineered from a crashed UFO (except the propulsion system which according to Corso remains a mystery) - but I found this book immensely interesting & entertaining. It's a lot like listening to Coast To Coast AM, the late night radio show that often specializes in this kind of material. I also hope this guy is ...more
Denver Michaels
Jul 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
What could have been a descent book was rendered completely unenjoyable by the author's constant self aggrandizement. He was pals with everyone and anyone in the power circles of Washington, D. C. Maybe it was true, but the constant name dropping—uuuhhhhhh!

Speaking of self aggrandizement, the author pretty much takes credit for everything from the transistor to fiber optics to the "Star Wars" program; he even played a role in resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis!

Even if the author's claims are tru
Mike Rot
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A great follow-up on the integrity of the author, Col. Philip J. Corso, is this well-reasoned article

This is one helluva story from a guy allegedly at the center of it all.
Chris Suggs
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great book full of truth! Not made up bs like most of the books related to the subject. Corso is to be trusted he worked in army R&D and Foreign technology. Recommend this book to anyone that wants truth not made up so called eyewitness stories.
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
This is the account of the late Philip Corso, colonel in the United States Army and as he tells it, overseer of alien technology. As the title implies, this story has its true beginning with the UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico of July 1947. Corso tells of the various forms of alien technology and entities that were recovered from the crash site. With the experience of being the head of the Army's Foreign Technology Desk in Research and Development, Corso led the effort to reverse engineer this ...more
Jennifer Linsky
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's quite difficult to evaluate this book. From a purely technical standpoint, the writing is reasonably proficient, though Colonel Corso takes some odd digressions into want-to-be-artsy writing in a couple of places. None the less, the prose is readable. It's organized by topic, rather than chronologically, which may confuse some readers.

As far as the subject matter... that's a tough question. One of my problems with the whole "we've captured alien spacecraft!" crowd is that the conspiracy wou
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
Fun fact: did you know the aliens in the Roswell crash had a flaky pastry with fruit in the middle? If not for them we wouldn't have Pop Tarts.

Filing this book in my "nut file."
Monty J Heying
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography-memoir
This compelling and well-documented memoir covers Corso's military career until he retired in 1963, with primary focus on his involvement in army and government secret programs relating to visits on earth by extraterrestrial beings, code-named "EBE"s (Extraterrestrial Biological Entities.)

The book is consistent with authoritative publications on UFOs (detailed below) and also with my personal experience working in the high tech industry, particularly my three years with a semiconductor company
Tegan Boundy
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
very interesting, would highly recommend to anyone interested in government secrets.
At first The Day After Roswell perplexed me. Most crackpot books are written by faceless weirdos making claims that by their nature can't be disproven. This one, on the other hand, has both an author (Col. Philip J. Corso) and a central assertion (that much of the 20th century's greatest technology was not invented by humans but actually discovered in an alien spacecraft that crashed at Roswell) that are readily investigable. How could Corso write this thing without destroying his reputation?

I d
Kirk Logan  Johnson
Dec 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
I got 20% done and quit. A file cabinet of important alien spacecraft artifacts doesn't seem believable if kept in the office of one person and given to another person, especially without proper introduction.

As a project manager and manager of information I just couldn't read any further despite being super excited about the premise of the book and the interesting introduction I got from a friend.

The writing was void of supporting documentation overall.

I think the author hour had a big ego.

David Belisle
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Corso brings it home. All of it. Every last bit of alien detail. His motivation? He has no axe to grind. He wasn't in it for the money. The book was published a year before his death at the age of 83. I found myself putting down the book every other page and picking up my smart phone to do some quick research. Corso lays down a painstaking timeline of details, the who, why, where and when. In today's climate where it takes ten seconds and ten words to create a conspiracy, Corso blows the doors o ...more
Bobby Z.
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
What do you want? It's summer reading season! And I for sure ain't gonna be reading Moby Dick on the beach.
Jul 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Fact or fiction... this was an interesting read.
Mr. H.
Dec 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
I first became interested in this book when I saw the author on a tv talk show many, many years ago and finally had the chance to buy his book.

The book makes a very interesting read. Basically Philip J. Corso was in the military, back in the day when a dedicated and enthusiastic enlisted individual could make a great difference and eventually find himself climbing the ranks of the military brass of very high and privileged levels. Because of such authority and rank Philip J. Corso he found hims
Oct 07, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: UFOlogists and X-Filers
Corso's writing is a bit brittle - and even so, he appears to be at least partially ghost-written - but his story makes up for any stiffness in his prose. Unlike so many others who have written about the U.S. government's cover-up of the real story about UFOs, but didn't in fact know the real story themselves, Corso was one of those government officials who was perpetuating the cover-up, passing technological treasures from the Roswell crash to various corporations, who would then turn the techn ...more
Mike Clarke
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
Little green men in white coats: Pant Y Wacco, according to John Lloyd and Douglas Adams, in the wonderful Meaning of Liff, is the state of mind of retired Lieutenant Colonels before the men in white coats come to take them away. Or, pay your retired spooks and gooks a decent pension or they’ll do this to you. This stuff is superior schlock and it’s fascinating in terms of Cold War paranoia, and American exceptionalism. Did the aliens give us microwave ovens so that we might enjoy Kevlar heated ...more
Morgan Chambers
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: required-reading
Here it is folks ::: You think you know what is happening in the USA? If you have not read this sleeper of a book, you do not!!!
Just read it and buy a few extra copies to hand out to anyone with a mind engaged! Ask yourself these few questions; Do you enjoy your "touch screen" devices? Are you glad you don't ever have to lift another stupidly heavy glass tube TV and do you love your super light & and super thin TV? Do you ever think about life today without any devices based on the utilizati
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: extraterrestrial
Read this a while back. The author discusses the apparent reverse engineering efforts of US Mil from retrieved crashed UFO hardware and contributions it later made (fiber, laser, transistor etc) to the civilian electronics/telecom industries. Though the transistor has a mysterious beginning sometime in 1947, the same year of the famous roswell/aztec crash, I never really could pay too much attention to this book's content. It felt different. Disinfo maybe?
Pandeeswaran Bhoopathy
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book. If you don't believe in aliens or ufo, definitely you will revisit your views after reading this book.
Jesse Miller
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
I started this book several years ago, but only got halfway through it before putting it down. I figured I would finish it at some point. This weekend was that point, I suppose. The book is by Philip Corso, who served the US Army from 1942-1963 in various capacities, including at the Pentagon, the White House, and as an advisor to Senator Strom Thurmond. He claims, in this text, to have been on the front lines of a war between humans, led by the US, and hostile EBE forces. EBE is UFOspeak for Ex ...more
Liz Mandeville
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Philip J. Corso was there. He was a spy for the Allies in WW2, came home and spent his life as a career military officer in the US where he worked on top secret briefings for the Pentagon. On his way to Washington he served briefly at a base in the American Southwest where debris from the 1948 Roswell crash was stored. Although he wasn't present at the crash he was able to view some of the debris collected on the base. He saw things that altered his view of the universe and our place in it forev ...more
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
So, to read this book you need to give some credibility to this story. You have to give credibility, at the very least, to the idea that something crashed in the New Mexico desert in early July 1947, which caused an immediate investigation and retrieval operation by the army, and which quickly sent some sort of shockwaves throughout the federal gov't and in the various branches of the military and the intelligence community. You would have to give credibility to the idea that certain physical ob ...more
Shane Hawk
This book is a trip. Even if the author was full of crap it would still have been worth the read. I enjoyed his relaying of historical events for context and sharing from an insider’s perspective. At face value many of the claims in this book are far-fetched. There’s no way I can ever feel confident in believing everything I read here. But in the end, it is intriguing, provocative, and makes one trail off with “What if?” in mind…

Here’s a quick list of things mentioned in the book ranging from in
Jason Stokes
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Whether you believe in extra-terrestrial life, the Roswell crash, government conspiracies or the repercussions of sentient visitors to this planet, Col. Corso's account of his career in the US military Foreign Technology Dept. reveals a wealth of information on the politics of the government, the possible scenarios that unfolded from the mysterious incident in the 1947 and an intriguing if spectacular account of the - at least possible - string of events leading from that culturally defining mom ...more
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