ALBERT Einstein received a guided tour of a flying saucer after it crashed in Roswell, it has been claimed.
The iconic physicist, famous for his E = mc2 formula on mass and energy, he was also able to see an alien autopsy, according to his former assistant.
Dr. Shirley Wright said she accompanied him on the top-secret trip to the desert in New Mexico, USA.
She detailed what they saw in a series of recordings made shortly before her death in 2015, and it has only been made public now.
Dr. Wright said that the alien craft, which allegedly crashed in July 1947, appeared damaged on one side.
She added: “It was disk-shaped, kind of concave. It was about a quarter of the hangar floor in size.
“The body of the ship was what I would call a fairly reflective material today, but when you got close to it, it was pretty boring.
“They were very curious to know what the materials were.”
The spacecraft was surrounded by guards, photographers and specialists who were studying it, he said.
Einstein studied the “propulsion system” of the UFO, Dr. Wright claimed.
She said: “He was not bothered at all by seeing the actual evidence.
“I did not record his initial comments in my notes, but he said something to the effect that he was not surprised that they had come to Earth.
“It gave him hope that we could learn more about the universe. The contact, he said, should be a benefit to both of our worlds.”
She said that she and Einstein were also shown the corpses of five aliens.
Dr. Wright added: “Some of the specialists were allowed to take a closer look, including my boss.
“All five of them looked alike to me. They were about five feet tall, hairless, with large heads and huge dark eyes, and their skin was gray with a slight greenish tinge.
“Most of their bodies were not exposed, they were dressed in tight suits. But I heard they had no belly buttons or genitalia.”
Einstein wrote a report and Dr. Wright, who earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry and physical sciences, was ordered to keep her mouth shut.
She recounted how she had been chosen from among several gifted students to work for Einstein at Princeton University during the summer of 1947.
She kept the secret to herself for almost seven decades, but she refused to go to the grave with him.
Shortly before her death in 2015, at the age of 85, she agreed to be interviewed by top UFO hunter Sheila Franklin.
The tapes have been released for the first time.
The German scientist Einstein, known for his theory of relativity, had long believed in extraterrestrial life.
In an interview in 1920 he said: “There are many reasons to believe that Mars and other planets are inhabited.
“Why should Earth be the only planet that supports human life? It is not unique in any other way.”
British UFO expert Philip Mantle, 63, said: “Next year will be Roswell’s 75th anniversary and everyone who was involved has now passed away.
“I’ve long said that what UFO researchers should be looking for now are items stored in old closets, attics, garages, etc., items that have long been forgotten.”
The so-called Roswell incident has fascinated UFO watchers for more than 70 years.
In May, a 16mm film negative claimed to show an alien autopsy sold for £ 71,000.
We pay for your stories!
Got a story for The Sun news table?