“I saw samples of Roswell wreckage, which was unlike any material I had or have ever seen in my life. I am convinced that what I personally observed was some type of craft and its crew from outer space,” wrote Lt Walter Haut
This week let us look at the 1947 Roswell UFO crash incident considered by UFO researchers as the single most important event in modern UFO
history. On July 3, 1947 an UFO crashes outside Roswell, two days later
Mac Brazel who was the foreman of the Foster ranch, a very remote place outside Roswell goes to the ranch, checking for damage after previous nights violent thunderstorm.
The veteran rancher finds the field full of bits and pieces of metal, plastic I-beams, foil and string-like shiny materials unlike anything he has ever seen before. Next day he goes to the office of Chaves county Sheriff George Willox with a few samples of debris he picked up from the ranch.
The sheriff quickly informs the nearby Roswell Army Air Force military base. Military Intelligence officer Major Jesse Marcel and counterintelligence officer Sheridan Cavitt go to the crashed site and pickup a carload of crashed saucer debris, on the way back major Marcel stops at his home and shows some of the debris to his ten year old son and wife.
Two days later Lieutenant Walter Haut who was the public information officer at the base, releases the following press release on the direct orders of base commander Col. William Blanchard:
"The many rumors regarding the flying disc became a reality yesterday when the Intelligence office of the 509th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force, Roswell Army Air Field was fortunate enough to gain possession of a disc through the cooperation of one of the local ranchers and the Sheriff's office of Chaves County.
14 hours later General Roger Ramey arrives and convenes a press meeting where he tells the newsmen that Major Marcel and other "Military Intelligence" Officers had been "mistaken" and that the "Flying Disc" was nothing more than a weather balloon.
It is hard to believe that military intelligence officers like Major Marcel and others stationed at the only base in the US at that time, where live nuclear weapons were stored, missiles and powerful radar were tested, cannot differentiate between parts of a weather balloon and parts of a craft not made by the hands of man.
Stanton Friedman who was the first civilian investigator to expose the cover up interviewed Major Marcel in 1978, who told him that the I-beams had odd symbols on them, the foil exhibited unusual characteristics, when crumpled it would return to its original shape without wrinkles.
The pieces were extremely strong they could not even be dented with by a sledgehammer. Lieutenant Walter Haut who wrote the initial press release about the discovery of Flying Disc in 1947, shortly before his death in 2005 signed a sealed affidavit, which was opened after his death. In that affidavit he stated;
"I saw samples of Roswell wreckage, which was unlike any material I had or have ever seen in my life. I am convinced that what I personally observed was some type of craft and its crew from outer space".
Since 1947 the Air Force has so far come out with four different explanations. First it was a flying saucer which was true, immediately it was replaced by General Roger Ramey with a radar reflector and weather balloon story which was later replaced with the Mogul balloon train with 23 balloons and sonobuoys story. Finally when genuine, cross verifiable eye witnesses started talking about seeing alien dead bodies, the Air Force said it was a Mogul balloon train with crash test dummies.
This story had many holes. First the eyewitnesses said the alien bodies were small, around three feet tall, weighing around sixty pounds. But a crash test dummy would be the size of a typical soldier, around six feet tall and 180 pounds.
Secondly the dummies were tested only in 1953, but the crash took place in 1947. This obviously means that these were Time Travelling Dummies who travelled six years into the past and crashed at Roswell. Finally, Air Force Colonel Madson who was also involved in the test dummy program told Friedman the dummy explanation was crap.
The writer is the Director of INSETS-Indian Society for Extraterrestrial Studies and author of ACCIDENTAL APOCALYPSE. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org...