During a bombing mission over Germany in August 1944, Captain Russell Keys apparently survives his plane crashing after seeing bright lights in the sky. After the war, he is plagued by nightmares where he is mistreated by strange beings. As the nightmares continue, he learns that 8 of his 9 crew members are now dead. In Roswell, New Mexico in July 1947, U.S. Army Captain Owen Crawford goes up against Col. Thomas Campbell who is hiding the fact that a flying saucer has crashed in the area. Crawford is determined to take over the project and sets about to undermine the colonel's authority. He also learns that the aliens may appear in human form. In Texas, lonely housewife Sally Clarke helps an itinerant, John, whom she finds hiding in her shed. John moves on but Sally soon finds herself pregnant and is visited by Captain Crawford.
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Just before she discovers John in her shed on July 8, 1947, Sally is reading the "Thrilling Space Stories" short story "The Star Tracker" by Les Bohem. This is a reference to the series' creator and sole writer Leslie Bohem
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The United States flag seen in Captain Owen Crawford's office in 1947 has 50 stars. However, the flag only had 48 stars until Alaska and Hawaii were admitted to the Union in 1959. See more
Capt. Owen Crawford
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