ROSWELL is the UFO mystery that never goes away with many still believing aliens crashed in a flying saucer in the New Mexico desert, and to this day the US Government has covered up the truth.
Mr Melaris said 1940s surgeons’ outfits and medical equipment were supplied from prop providers in the UK and USA.
The two pathologists were his brother and then girlfriend, he said.
Cow and lamb organs from a butcher were used to represent those of the extraterrestrial, and raspberry jelly was planned to be used for the brain, but it turned out to be “too dark”.
The 16mm film was then spliced with an original Pathe newsreel of a 1947 college baseball match in Roswell to help convince experts from Kodak it could be real, he said.
Musician Mr Santilli made millions, after claiming it had been shot by a US military official after the Roswell incident, and obtained by him years later, according to Mr Melaris.
Yet, Mr Santilli insists there is an original reel the film was based upon.
Mr Santilli told Express.co.uk: “I refute the Spyros Melaris’s version of his involvement in Alien Autopsy. If anything Spyros was part of a team.”
Gareth Watson, who played the doctor observing the procedure in the fake footage, appears to confirm what Mr Santilli says about there being original footage that was recreated.
I maintain the original film was real and as stated we restored and recreated elements of the film.
He went on to say that he viewed what was described as the original footage.
Mr Watson said: “I was shown by Ray Santilli and Gary Shoefield a VHS copy of very grainy poor quality footage of an alleged alien autopsy.
“They decided it was not of commercial value in its current state hence the ‘recreation’.
“So I left with impression that what I saw was the original footage. I have no idea where that is now or what Ray Santilli did with it.
“The original footage was of very poor quality to the point I could have been looking at the yeti.”
Mr Watson said to this day he does not know if the “original” footage was real or also hoaxed.
He added: “I never found out if the original footage (tent footage) was a hoax.
“I was always told it was acquired from the camera man in Florida.
“Obviously I was involved in the filming of the second and broadcasted film.
“As I said earlier I was told it was a recreation of the original.”
Mr Mantle does not believe any original footage existed, and it was all just a hoax.
He said: “There are however a few people who still believe that Ray Santilli is telling the truth and there was original authentic film.
“One such gentleman in the UK is Colin Woolford. Colin and I disagree but we have remained on friendly terms.”
Mr Woolford tours the country giving lectures at UFO conferences where he argues the original footage is likely to exist.