THE CASE FOR ROSWELL PART I.
This is the first part of a series of (lengthy, so apologies I advance) posts I plan to make regarding the Roswell case. Yes, I know there are plenty
of threads here dealing with Roswell, but I’m trying to take a systematic approach to showing what many believe happened, and why the Air Force
story doesn’t hold water…
PART I: The Air Force Report: Case Closed. How Mogul can NOT be the culprit.
PART II: The Debris Analysis. I-Beams or Balsa Wood with flowery tape? He-said, she-said?
PART III: (Forthcoming, separate post) The Timeline of Events. What happened, when, and where.
More parts to follow…
Roswell, NM. The incident long cited as THE UFO case of all time. Certainly, the name is synonymous with the incident. There’s been a lot said
both for and against the crash being either an alien craft (or two) or a top secret balloon experiment. One thing that is undeniable, is that a crash
of SOMETHING did occur. At least this much is even admitted by the military. So the question is of course, WHAT crashed?
First, we have the last official version of the explanation from the Air Force. This was in July, 1994, and can be seen here:
Frustrated with the publicity still surrounding Roswell, the Air Force releases another “last word”
report on the incident.
This is one of the first claims:
The "unusual" military activities in the New Mexico desert were high altitude research balloon launch and recovery operations. Reports of
military units that always seemed to arrive shortly after the crash of a flying saucer to retrieve the saucer and "crew," were actually accurate
descriptions of Air Force personnel engaged in anthropomorphic dummy recovery operations
Going into more detail, they clarify and reiterate that a Mogul balloon is what crashed. The following, is actually from a well-known skeptic site,
illustrating the purpose of Mogul.
Its classified purpose was to try to develop a way to monitor possible Soviet nuclear detonations with the use of low-frequency acoustic
microphones placed at high altitudes. No other means of monitoring the nuclear activities of a closed country like the USSR was yet available, and the
project was given a high priority. One of the NYU tasks was the development of constant-level balloons for placing the acoustic microphones aloft.
After some preliminary flights in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in April 1947, which failed due to high winds, the project moved to New Mexico.
In June and early July 1947, numerous NYU balloon flights were launched from Alamogordo Army Air Field in New Mexico. Some of these flights consisted
of very long trains containing up to two dozen neoprene sounding balloons, having a total length of more than 600 feet.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t see where anthropomorphic dummies come into play in such an experiment. So, right off the bat, we’re faced
with an apparent lie. The USAF is using two completely different and unrelated experiments to explain the Roswell incident. Indeed, the tests
involving anthropomorphic dummies were years later:
The Roswell Report: Case Closed, which deals almost exclusively with claims of alien bodies. The report’s primary discovery was that actual
military activities in New Mexico during the 1950s closely resembled the reports of spacecraft crashes that emerged decades later. One of these
activities, Project High Dive, involved lifelike anthropomorphic dummies loaded with sensors mounted in cages that were dropped out of the sky and
later collected by caravans of military trucks and equipment. Some landed near Roswell, with witnesses transforming the cages into escape capsules
from a mother ship, and the dummies, clothed in flight suits, into aliens. UFO author Kevin Randle notes that in 1954 there was one kind of alien
reported—short humanoids in space suits.  That year marked the start of Project High Dive.
Perhaps the Air Force should have checked their calendars, as the Roswell crash occurred in 1947, YEARS before the early 50’s.
Indeed, this was
project High Dive, not Mogul. Likewise, in all my years of looking into Roswell, this is the first I’ve heard of “escape capsules”, an obvious
attempt at establishing an air of ridicule to the accounts. Not to mention, they briefly include the notes of a prominent UFO researcher, but then
fail to mention that the anthropomorphic dummies were regular human-sized, which of course would then destroy the “short humanoids in space
Now the apparent lie has become an obvious one. You can’t just stick the two different tests from different decades together and
use that as a viable explanation. It doesn’t wash.
There are other problems with the Mogul cover story of course. For this, we’ll look at the items used in Mogul.
Here’s a schematic of the Mogul tests…
Sure looks like a “flying disc” to me! How about you? Here’s a photo of a similar reflector…made from tin foil and balsa wood such as the
Personally, I’m no expert on crashed debris, but I’d sure like to know how plausible it is that the highest ranking intelligence officer at the
base, Major Jesse Marcel, would mistake balsa wood and tin foil for the remains of an unidentified craft, wouldn’t you? I’m sure you or I would
easily be able to make that identification, so I feel pretty confident in assuming that he could easily discern this as well. And yet, Marcel stated
it quite differently.
Major Jesse Marcel, intelligence officer of the 509th Bomb Group based at Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF), inspected the site shortly after
Brazel reported the debris to the Chaves County sheriff in Roswell. Marcel described a big field: debris ". . . about as far as you could see—three
quarters [of a] mile long and two hundred to three hundred feet wide." It was "scattered all over—just like you’d explode something above the
ground and [it would] just fall to the ground." The shortest pieces were "four or five inches. It was [as if it were from] something of some greater
area that had been together."
(which incidentally, has some excellent info for how it couldn’t be a Mogul balloon, as well.)
So, when did the balloon coverup go into motion? The answer is, almost immediately. Before any mention of Mogul (this wouldn’t be till years
later), the military stuck with a basic weather balloon story. After getting in hot water over the official press release issued (that the US Army
Air Force had retrieved the wreckage of a “crashed disc”(words of the press release, not an inference), Army brass reacted quickly to do damage
control. A retraction of the story was released, and the press was fed the coverup story. Here’s the now infamous picture of Ramey (along with
Chief of Staff Dubose, not Marcel, as many sometimes assume) with the balloon debris.
While the staging contributes greatly to the effectiveness of the coverup, Ramey could not have known at the time, that eventually, technology would
enable us to read portions of the memo he’s holding in this photo (in the red box).
The message turns out to be a telegram from Gen. Ramey to the Pentagon and Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg, the acting AAF Chief of Staff at the time.
Ramey is providing Vandenberg an update on the very fluid situation in-the-field at Roswell.
The first paragraph describes what had been found. Ramey starts by acknowledging "THAT A 'DISK' IS NEXT NEW FIND." He then adds that "THE VICTIMS
OF THE WRECK" and something else (possibly just "A WRECK") had also been found near the recovery "OPERATION AT THE 'RANCH'." At the end it
states that "YOU" (i.e. Gen. Vandenberg) had ordered the "victims" and/or the wreckage "FORWARDED" to "FORT WORTH, TEX."
So, while photographers are snapping pictures that will eventually keep the story buried for years, they unwittingly capture evidence of what really
happened away from public eyes…
Additionally, there is the testimony (as a sworn affidavit) of the other man in the photo other than the General, that proves to be an interesting
1) My name is Thomas Jefferson Dubose
(2) My address is: XXXXXXXXXX
(3) I retired from the U.S. Air force in 1959 with the rank of Brigadier General.
(4) In July 1947, I was stationed at Fort Worth Army Air Field [later Carswell Air Force Base] in Fort Worth, Texas. I served as Chief of Staff to
Major General Roger Ramey, Commander, Eight Air Force. I had the rank of Colonel.
(5) In early July, I received a phone call from Maj. Gen. Clements McMullen, Deputy Commander, Strategic Air Command. He asked what we knew about
the object which had been recovered outside Roswell, New Mexico, as reported in the press. I called Col. William Blanchard, Commander of the Roswell
Army Air Field and directed him to send the material in a sealed container to me at Fort Worth. I so informed Maj. Gen. McMullen.
(6) After the plane from Roswell arrived with the material, I asked the Base Commander, Col. Al Clark, to take possession of the material and to
personally transport it in a B-26 to Maj. Gen. McMullen in Washington, D.C. I notified Maj. Gen. McMullen, and he told me he would send the material
by personal courier on his plane to Benjamin Chidlaw, Commanding General of the Air Material Command at Wright Field [later Wright Patterson AFB].
The entire operation was conducted under the strictest secrecy.
(7) The material shown in the photographs taken in Maj. Gen. Ramey's office was a weather balloon. The weather balloon explanation for the
material was a cover story to divert the attention of the press.
(8) I have not been paid or given anything of value to make this statement, which is the truth to the best of my recollection.
Signed: T. J. Dubose
Signature witnessed by:
Linda R. Split
Notary Public, State of Florida
Here is the separate pic of Marcel with the debris in Fort Worth.
There is a lot of talk about conflicting stories of material being switched, as stated by Marcel, etc. and this is usually seized upon by skeptics.
When Marcel arrived at Carswell, Brigadier General Roger Ramey, Commander of the 8th Air Force took full charge of the case. The debris from
Brazel's field was taken into Ramey's office, and photographed. The photographer was James Bond Johnson. Marcel was in one photo with the real
debris. Ramey took Marcel into another office, and upon their return to Ramey's office, some new and different material was spread on the floor.
Marcel, under orders, stated that this debris was from a weather balloon. After more photos were taken, Ramey sent Marcel back to Roswell, along with
a stern warning not to disclose anything he had seen at Carswell. It was then reported that General Ramey recognized the remains as part of a weather
balloon. Brigadier General Thomas DuBose, the chief of staff of the Eighth Air Force, after many years of silence would state:
"[It] was a cover story. The whole balloon part of it. That was the part of the story we were told to give to the public and news and that was it."
I’ve shown the two photos as regardless of any of that disagreement, we’ve got sworn testimony by Dubose that the balloon story was a coverup that
he had full knowledge of.
In the next part, I’ll go into the accounts of the debris as told by witnesses, and I’ll examine what’s been said on this from both skeptics and
believers, to allow the reader to judge for themselves which version they think is more plausible. [TO BE CONTINUED]
Part II can be seen here: www.abovetopsecret.com...
[edit on 26-5-2005 by Gazrok]