Book Review: The Day After Roswell by Philip J. Corso

“I would see something that I would tuck away in my memory and hope against hope I would never see again for the rest of my life.”

Philip J. Corso, The Day After Rosewell

Title: The Day After Roswell
Author: Col. Philip J. Corso with William J. Birnes
Genres: Non-fiction, Science, History, Conspiracy
Length: 12 hrs, 31 mins (Audiobook)
Published: 1997

My Rating: ★★★
Read: 1/27/2023 – 1/31/2023


I’m fascinated with Roswell theories. Though the one I’ve latched onto the most doesn’t involve aliens, I still like hearing the extraterrestrial takes. 

This book is a detailed account of Philip Corso’s alleged encounter with the aftermath of the Roswell incident including documents and alien bodies. The story spans a surprising length of time and also discusses other UFO related situations around that time.

Do I believe the information presented? Parts of it. I like to keep my opinions objective. Some of what was said seems a little out there for me. However, what I struggled with was how many different subjects the book trialed off to. It was more about UFOs in general.

Likes & Dislikes:

What I liked:

  • The personal account being told.
  • Very detailed explanations.

What I didn’t like:

  • The book was all over the place going by the title. Roswell was maybe a third of the discussion, the rest was UFOs in general.
  • There was a doomsday vibe to it, claiming aliens are coming to destroy us all. That’s what tends to lose me. Frankly, I believe they would have done so already if that were the case.


As I’ve already mentioned a couple of times, this was an extremist account. Interesting, but I personally can’t allow myself to accept it as the actual fact. Ultimately, it comes down to interpretation. However, given the author’s official rank, it’s something to consider.

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