posted on May, 11 2017 @ 01:05 PM
This has bothered me for some time, and I've never seen a good explanation for it--after the alleged crash near Roswell, NM of a "flying disc," why
did the US Army write and release a statement purporting they had recovered such an artifact?
This was 1947. TV was in its infancy, and the internet wasn't even a gleam in any developer's eye. The media consisted of newspapers and radio.
Something--and I won't even call it a UFO because to me whether that's what happened is immaterial in what I'm trying to discuss here--out of the
ordinary transpired in pretty much the middle of nowhere in New Mexico. Because it was unusual, the nearby Army post was alerted and responded to the
It could've ended right then and there. Roswell was a sparsely populated town. Whatever rumors might have spread from the "incident" wouldn't have
gone far, and they certainly wouldn't have gone "viral" in 1947 America. The Army didn't need to tell the locals anything, especially if nothing
usual had actually occurred. Nothing public needed to be said, and if the Army felt compelled to address the situation to calm the concerns of the
locals, the Army could've simply replied, "this is a national security matter" and left it at that.
But they didn't.
Pretty much everything that blossomed into the "Roswell Incident" developed because the Army made a press release reading in part, "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. The flying object landed on a ranch near Roswell sometime last week. Not having phone facilities, the rancher stored the disc until such time
as he was able to contact the sheriff’s office, who in turn notified Maj. Jesse A. Marcel of the 509th Bomb Group Intelligence Office. Action was
immediately taken and the disc was picked up at the rancher’s home. It was inspected at the Roswell Army Air Field and subsequently loaned by Major
Marcel to higher headquarters."
Even though the Army later rescinded its statement, my question is why did this see the light of day in the first place?
The press release had to be written up based on something, and the assumption would be that it was based on the truth of what occurred. Were Army
press releases (especially in 1947) routinely written up based off of false information? And at some point, this must have been cleared by a higher-up
for release. If it was completely incorrect--especially given the use of the term "flying disc"--wouldn't it have been stopped and/or rewritten to
make it accurate?
If not, then could it have been a practical joke? Some Army private poking a bit of fun at the yokels? I can't imagine that is something the Army
routinely (or ever) does or would allow.
Was it part of an elaborate smoke-screen in which the Army stirred up the UFO theory in order to cover other, terrestrial Top Secret tests? If this
was the case, then that means the Army had been sitting on such a plan for sometime, waiting for some sort of unknown incident to occur so that it
could launch this national camouflage, and Roswell was it. But if that were the case--and my believe is that this scenario, at this point in time, is
a bit of a stretch even for the US government--then releasing and quickly repealing the press release doesn't seem to make total sense given the
To my way of thinking, the fact that the US Army did write and release that statement solidifies the Roswell Incident as being true, and that they did
in fact recover a flying disc of unknown origin. All of the actions that follow it indicate a cover-up of that original statement. Otherwise, why
wouldn't the Army have trotted out the soldier who wrote up the press release and have him make a statement claiming it was a mistake, joke, or
otherwise? Why go to the trouble of having Major Marcel get photographed with the balloon wreckage? It seems to me that if the report of a "flying
disc" was completely erroneous and released on accident (which, again, I don't see happening given the Army's oversight) then there were easier
ways of explaining away the subject--especially since they were the originators of the tale.
Any thoughts, ATS?