The front page of the Roswell Daily Record initially reported the crash of an ET craft. Later the same paper reported it as a weather balloon.
So much has been written about the crash of a UFO near Roswell, New Mexico in July 1947, that there is little we can add in terms of new information. The cover-up has been so extensive that no pictures exist (in records available to the public); no official statements of government officials are available beyond those relating to the weather balloon.
The Day After Roswell by Col. Philip J Corso is recommended reading. Also a visit to the International UFO Museum in Roswell is time well spent; be sure to check out the library and bookstore.
The following web sites are recommended for anyone seeking a further knowledge about this well-publicized event: