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Alien Autopsy: (Fact or Fiction?) (1995)

FOX Network television special investigating The Alien Autopsy (1995) footage that was allegedly filmed by the United States military after the legendary UFO crash near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.


Tom McGough
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Frakes ... Self - Host
Walter Haut ... Self - Former Roswell AAF Public Relations Officer
Jesse Marcel Jr. ... Self - Roswell Eyewitness (as Dr. Jesse Marcel Jr.)
Kevin D. Randle Kevin D. Randle ... Self - Author, UFO Crash at Roswell (as Kevin Randle)
Frankie Rowe Frankie Rowe ... Self - Roswell Eyewitness
Ray Santilli ... Self - Documentary Filmmaker
Philip Mantle Philip Mantle ... Self - Director of Investigations, BUFORA
Bill Dear Bill Dear ... Self - Private Investigator (as William Dear)
Paolo Cherchi Usai Paolo Cherchi Usai ... Self - Senior Curator, Eastman House
Allen Daviau ... Self - Hollywood Director of Photography
Roderick Ryan Roderick Ryan ... Self - Navy Combat Cameraman
Cyril H. Wecht ... Self - Chairman, Department of Pathology, St. Francis Central Hospital (as Dr. Cyril Wecht)
Chris Milroy Chris Milroy ... Self - Senior Lecturer in Forensic Pathology (as Dr. C.M. Milroy)
Stan Winston ... Self - Academy Award Winning Creature Designer
Steven Schiff Steven Schiff ... Self - New Mexico Congressman (as Congressman Steven Schiff)


Widely considered to be one of the most controversial TV documentary specials ever aired in Prime Time, this famous FOX Network program stirred the "liveliest debate of any home movie since the Zapruder Film," according to Time Magazine. The "home movie" was actually purported to be the actual dissection of an alien being, supposedly recovered and analyzed by the U.S. military near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. Written by Anonymous

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In 1947, something happened in Roswell, New Mexico... See more »


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The wall phone in the "autopsy" room is very similar to a Model 554, introduced in 1949. The narration claims it dates from 1937, but that's the date of the first Model 302, which is quite different. See more »

Alternate Versions

Each time the Fox network reran this "one-hour special," they promoted it as containing previously unaired footage, which meant something else had been edited out to make room for the new material. It is unclear which of the broadcast versions was used for the video release, where, in any event, the program is followed by (apparently all of) the raw footage. See more »


Referenced in 51 (2011) See more »

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If it is true....It's the find of the century!
1 January 2000 | by Movie Hound VideoSee all my reviews

This film is a documentary that shows a 17 minute film that is suppose to show some of a 1947 Roswell UFO alien autopsy. Contains many interviews and even does a for and against argument against the validity of the footage. I suggest it for any UFO buff just for the chance for them to see the footage. Johnathan Drake hosted this show that originally aired on FOX TV.

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28 August 1995 (USA) See more »

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The Original Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction...? See more »

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