Mar 26, 2022 I Nick Redfern

Roswell, UFOs and a Mysterious and Controversial Death

Just a few days ago I mentioned how there was a distinct possibility that some people - who knew the secrets of more than a few UFO incidents - might have lost their lives in very suspicious and and sinister. The Maury Island case of 1947, that I addressed a few days ago, was - in a weird way - linked to the JFK assassination of President John F. Kennedy at Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Today, I'm growing to share with another example of how a life may have been snuffed out because of their knowledge of UFOs and aliens. With that said, Let's begin. Miriam Bush was someone who knew exactly what happened on the Foster Ranch in early 1947. Not only that, she paid for that knowledge with her life. Miriam Bush has, at times, been incorrectly described as a nurse who worked at the military hospital at the Roswell Army Air Field. She was not: Bush was actually an executive secretary at the base. The distinction may sound small, but the fact is that Bush’s position meant that she would have been in a prime position to see the mangled bodies when they were secretly brought to the base. Bush's immediate superior was Lieutenant Colonel Harold Warne; he played a significant role in the autopsies of the dead people used in the experiment.

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(Nick Redfern) The Legendary Crash Site Outside of Roswell, New Mexico. Did it provoke a mysterious death?

It’s hardly surprising, given the circumstances and the subsequent warnings issued to Bush and others in the base hospital at the time, that Miriam Bush became deeply paranoid and even in fear of her life. Although she had been told by high-ranking personnel at the base never, ever to discuss what she had seen, Bush secretly chose to confide in her family, but warning them to never tell anyone what had happened and what she knew. For Bush, though, the Roswell affair came to dominate her life: she became even more paranoid, entered into a loveless marriage, and soon started hitting the bottle to a serious degree. She would soon be a full-blown alcoholic. Such were the effects of what can happen when finds oneself tangled in a conspiracy as disturbing and dark as the Roswell event surely was.

Even though Miriam Bush did not tell anyone else – outside of her family - about what she had seen at the Roswell base, namely, the bodies found on the Foster Ranch, she could never quite shake off the feeling that she was still being watched. She probably was: there are rumors that on two occasions listening devices were placed on her home telephone, once in 1969 and the other occasion being in 1982. For Miriam Bush, matters came to a head – and to a shocking and suspicious end - in the late 1980s. Without warning, and on a particular day in December 1989, she took off for San Jose, California and checked into a local motel under her sister's name – a strange action, and which further suggests that she was concerned she was being watched.

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(Nick Redfern) Roswell's very own plaque

After all, why would she try and obfuscate her real identity, if she had nothing to hide? The very next day, Bush was found dead in that very same motel room: a plastic-bag was around her neck. It had been tied tightly. Marks on her arms were indicative of a scuffle having occurred at some point after she checked in the motel. Despite the evidence suggesting she was murdered, the official conclusion was that Bush had taken her own life. Whatever Miriam Bush really knew about the Roswell affair, and whatever the full extent of her specific role in the events of 1947, it all went with her, to the grave.

Nick Redfern
Nick Redfern works full time as a writer, lecturer, and journalist. He writes about a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, and government conspiracies. Nick has written 41 books, writes for Mysterious Universe and has appeared on numerous television shows on the The History Channel, National Geographic Channel and SyFy Channel.

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