posted on Dec, 14 2004 @ 04:20 PM
I've read this one before...
Let's break it down.
1. The article states there was no unusual activity that weekend.
FALSE - There are dozens of eyewitnesses to the barricades, etc. of men and equipment. Likewise, there are records of the flights from Roswell to
Wright Field. Not to mention, the testimony of the Chief Intelligence Officer of the base (Jesse Marcel)
2. The article states the transfers were due to the newly created Air Force.
TRUE - But what it doesn't go into, is how a MAJOR reorganization of the entire Department of Defense occurred in less than a month! It took longer
to create the Department of Homeland Security as a response to 911! There were NO plans for the Air Force breakout or the creation of the CIA before
July '47. Why all of a sudden? And why so fast? What major threat made itself evident?
3. The article implies that Friedman has lost faith in Roswell.
FALSE - Friedman had lost faith in that particular witness.
The article still fails to comment on the holes in the Air Force's report. Such as the claim that alien bodies allegedly seen by witnesses were test
dummies. Sadly for the Air Force, these supposed dummies were a) not even a part of the Mogul project, and b) part of tests done almost 5 years after
the Roswell crash!
Likewise, the testimony of Marcel (one of the two men in the infamous pic of the balloon wreckage) that he was ordered to pose with this false debris,
as well as the damning memo in Ramey's (General Ramey, the other man in the photo) hand, is all ignored in the article as well.
Lastly, there is a mountain of documentation that support the events as described by witnesses. With such an encounter, there are likely to be holes
and gaps, but amazingly, the timeline and events of that weekend are remarkably similar from witness to witness...
Simply put, this article is crap, and is typical of a standard Popular Mechanics approach of debunking, by only telling you a 100th of the story.