Monthly Archives: July 2013
So I was looking through all of my old blogs, planning on tossing up the one on Roswell in honour of the 66th anniversary of the reporting of the incident, but I couldn’t find one! I feel like I totally should have made a blog on that by now, but I guess I felt it was explored enough, and I would get to it eventually. Well it just so happens that “eventually” is right now! I’m glad I get to dig further into the Roswell crash. I’ve been torn on it before, leaning more toward aliens than not, but at least now I get to lay all the facts out on the table! .. er, blog! So let’s get started.
Everyone knows about Roswell, right? A “flying saucer” crash landed outside of Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. Supposedly the remains of the craft and the pilots inside were taken to Area 51 for all kinds of experiments. No one the average citizen would believe has said what the thing definitively was, and it’s been too-far removed at this point (and too locked away in a very secure base) to even begin to guess. Right? Well, perhaps. Since the original story was published in the Roswell Daily Record there have been several books, many speakers, and even a TV show on the subject. Each one has its own version of what happened, but are any of them correct?
What Goes On Here?
Here’s a snippet of the original story published on July 8th, 1947:
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wilmot apparently were the only persons in Roswell who seen what they thought was a flying disk. They were sitting on their porch at 105 South Penn. last Wednesday night at about ten o’clock when a large glowing object zoomed out of the sky from the southeast, going in a northwesterly direction at a high rate of speed. Wilmot called Mrs. Wilmot’s attention to it and both ran down into the yard to watch. It was in sight less then a minute, perhaps 40 or 50 seconds, Wilmot estimated…In appearance it looked oval in shape like two inverted saucers, faced mouth to mouth…The entire body glowed as though light were showing through from inside, though not like it would inside, though not like it would be if a light were merely underneath.
I hadn’t ever read the original article before, and I found that it barely mentions the actual crash at all. Most of the article is about the Wilmots’ story of seeing something flying in the sky and their description of it before it crashed. Mostly what I get from this is that the Wimots and the Roswell Daily Record are the ones to thank for coining the term “saucer” to describe a UFO. The website is quick to point out, however, that it is really the NEXT day’s article in the Record that’s the important one. When the first article was published, the RAAF had barely gotten involved, and are only mentioned briefly. By the next morning, they were controlling the statements, with General Ramey claiming that the craft was nothing more than a failed weather balloon, and that there were no “flying saucers” or “aliens” of any kind. They even held a press conference showing the “debris” from the crash. It contained foil, rubber, and wood. (To jump ahead, contemporary statements are that this was Project Mogul, a secret testing of various spy balloons held from 1947 to 1949. More on that later.)
And then everything slowed down… until 1978. Major Jesse Marcel was the man who picked up the debris from the rancher (Brazel) himself. He saw it, held it, reported it to General Ramey. He confessed to the public that he believed what he held was alien technology- that the crash really was an alien spaceship. His story gained notoriety, and papers like the National Enquirer published his account of the Roswell Incident.
In 1980 a book came out called The Roswell Incident, detailing accounts from (they claim) over ninety witnesses to the incident, including the children of Brazel and the reporter of the crash. Berlitz and Moore claim the government set up Brazel’s account of the debris he found in his field, and that he was coerced into making it sound like a balloon really did crash there, and not anything else. Not only that, it claims that the debris was not allowed close inspection by the press, and may have even been replaced with weather balloon materials. It certainly fits with the quickness with which the RAAF put out the story of the crashed weather balloon, but without the ability to instantly fact-check the information provided, The Roswell Incident is quite controversial. The book sparked the obsession with Roswell, shooting it into popularity, and eventually infamy.
There have been several other books written about the incident, but what I’m itching to show you are the recordings of people who claim to have worked at Area 51, and seen not only the remains of the crash at Roswell, but various other alien products. Honestly, some of the recordings scare me. I have no idea if what these people say is true, but I have no doubt that they believe what they’re saying.
The first one really gets to me. Again, I don’t know if any of this is true, but the man calling sure believes what he’s saying:
So while this isn’t necessarily all about Roswell, it is all about aliens and Area 51. Personally, I understand that its a top secret base that does top secret US government stuff, but I’ve seen how outfitted the security is. The ability to shoot first ask questions later is suspicious, at least.
Another clip I’d like to show you, is one that introduces Bob Lazar. Okay, if you’re reading this blog, I have a feeling you know who this man is. And yes, I realise that he’s most likely a fake. That doesn’t change the allegations toward Area 51, I think. He’s making the statements hundreds of people have made since the world first learned of the base’s existence. Some are just a little more willing to be seen as lunatics than others.
These clips raise questions about the Roswell crash. How much does our government cover up? If aliens landed (crashing or not), what would happen to them? Is there anyone out there still credible enough to be a witness to something that happened 66 years ago?
And why wait so long to tell us about Project Mogul, if indeed it was suspended in 1949 for bigger and better spy operations? Even the Majestic 12 documents didn’t bring to light as much as anyone hoped for. And even those are controversial, and might not even be true. All anyone has to go on are the testimonies of people claiming to be in the Majestic 12, a committee designed to investigate the Roswell crash.
Basically what I’m saying with all of this is that we still have no idea if aliens crash landed outside of Roswell, New Mexico in July of 1947. What we do know is that because of Roswell UFO’s became a world-wide sensation. Say the word UFO to any English speaker and they instantly know what you’re talking about. Hell, they probably have their own experiences to share. I like to believe that Roswell happened the way the majority of us think it did. There are obviously things the US government hides from us (NSA, anyone?), so why not this, too?
I hope you all go out and do your own investigating! I could not cover everything in one blog. Halfway through my research I realised how big this incident really is. This is the severely shortened version. In honour of the anniversary, go out and do some digging!