Philip James Corso (May 22, 1915 – July 16, 1998) was an American Army officer. He served in the United States Army from February 23, 1942, to March 1, 1963, and earned the rank of lieutenant colonel. Corso published The Day After Roswell, about how he was involved in the research of extraterrestrial technology recovered from the 1947 Roswell UFO Incident.
On July 23, 1997, he was a guest on the popular late night radio show, Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell where he spoke live about his Roswell story. Corso died exactly one year later of a "massive heart attack" on July 16th, 1998.
Corso’s interview was rebroadcast by Coast to Coast AM on July 3, 2010.
The Day After Roswell
In his book The Day After Roswell (co-author William J. Birnes) Corso claims that he stewarded extraterrestrial artifacts recovered from a crash near Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. Corso says a covert government group was assembled under the leadership of Adm. Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter, the first director of Central Intelligence (see Majestic 12). Among its tasks was to collect all information on off-planet technology. The US administration simultaneously discounted the existence of flying saucers in the eyes of the public. His book also claims that reverse engineering of these artifacts indirectly led to the development of accelerated particle beam devices, fiber optics, lasers, integrated circuit chips and Kevlar material.
1997 Art Bell interview with retired Colonel Philip Corso
- Wikipedia, Philip James Corso
- The Black Vault, The Story of Philip James Corso (May 22, 1915 – July 16, 1998)
- Read The Day After Roswell.