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A group of protestors march in front of the General Accounting Office on March 29, 1995, to raise awareness about the mysterious object that was found in Roswell, N.M., in 1947. Joshua Roberts/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How the Roswell 'UFO' spurred our modern age of conspiracy theories

In 1947, a New Mexico rancher found mysterious debris on his land. UFO author Garrett Graff links the Roswell incident to the "deep state" conspiracy theories and misinformation of today.

A group of protestors march in front of the General Accounting Office on March 29, 1995, to raise awareness about the mysterious object that was found in Roswell, N.M., in 1947. Joshua Roberts/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How the Roswell 'UFO' spurred our modern age of conspiracy theories

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Two lonely souls (Alma Pöysti and Jussi Vatanen) come together in Fallen Leaves. Malla Hukkanen/Sputnik hide caption

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Sentimental but not soppy, 'Fallen Leaves' gives off the magic glow of a fable

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