THE CASE FOR ROSWELL PART III
The Timeline of Events
Part I can be seen here: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Part II can be seen here: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Again, fair warning that this is going to be a long read…but I wanted to be very thorough. I’d highly recommend reading the first two parts
before going on, as there is no recapping here…
If you’ve read parts I and II, you’ve seen compelling evidence that the Mogul cover story and the dummies of High Dive fail as explanations for
what actually happened. We’ve seen that the materials found were examined by many, with all witnesses attesting to the debris having qualities like
nothing they’ve ever seen before or since. We’ve also seen that it’s ridiculous to believe that all of these people, including high-ranking
military officers, would be fooled by balsa wood and tin foil. Furthermore, we’ve seen how absurd it would be that said balsa wood and tin foil
would be handled in secret, and flown all over for study. But, now that we’ve established all of this, we’ll launch into just what happened and
when, and we’ll see how all of this fits together… This part really got to be a monster, so I’m breaking it up even further into
“sections”. Section A will cover from July 1st thru July 4th, from sightings of UFOs, to the crash/es.
Most of the events in this timeline comes from the commonly accepted series of events as noted by organizations such as NICAP (National Investigations
Committee on Aerial Phenomenon), with inclusions from my own research, as well as going into the details of the support for each event.
Tuesday. July 1.1947
This is where most Roswell Timelines begin, with the testimony of “Steve MacKenzie” (AKA Frank Kaufmann). Though he has testified in sworn
affidavits that both White Sands and Alamogordo tracked an unidentified object starting on July 1st, in my research I’ve seen too much conflicting
evidence to include him as a reliable witness here. So instead, I’ll proceed with the next day.
Wednesday. July 2.1947
At 9:50 P.M. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wilmot see an oval object, "like two inverted saucers faced mouth to mouth," passing over their house in Roswell, New
Mexico. The object, moving at a high rate of speed, is heading northwest. The following is from the front page of the Roswell Daily Record for July
8, 1947 (as it was reported later, but the event occurred on July 2), the local paper, the same one featuring the sensational headline of the RAAF
(Roswell Army Air Field) capturing a flying disc.
Thursday. July 3.1947
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wilmot apparently were the only persons in Roswell who saw 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 said that it appeared to him to be about 1,500 feet high and going fast. He estimated between 400 and 500 miles per hour.
In appearance it looked oval in shape like two inverted saucers, faced mouth to mouth, or like two old type washbowls placed, together in the same
fashion. 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.
From where he stood Wilmot said that the object looked to be about 5 feet in size, and making allowance for the distance it was from town he figured
that it must have been 15 to 20 feet in diameter, though this was just a guess.
Wilmot said that he heard no sound but that Mrs. Wilmot said she heard a swishing sound for a very short time.
The object came into view from the southeast and disappeared over the treetops in the general vicinity of six mile hill.
Wilmot, who is one of the most respected and reliable citizens in town, kept the story to himself hoping that someone else would come out and tell
about having seen one, but finally today decided that he would go ahead and tell about it. The announcement that the RAAF was in possession of one
came only a few minutes after he decided to release the details of what he had seen.
Again, this day is in most timelines as the day Steve MacKenzie (AKA Frank Kaufmann) reported to White Sands to monitor the radar. I’ll restate
that I don’t consider him a reliable witness as he appears to have been only a file clerk at RAAF, and his stories have been inconsistent. I also
question why White Sands would need any assistance as they had their own radar technicians. (It should be noted that Kaufmann was trained in radar
though). So on to the next day.
Friday. July 4.1947
This is when everything really hits the fan...
One of the biggest areas of confusion for many is that there seem to be two different crash sites. Whether or not it was two different craft is still
a matter of debate, however given the extent of the debris field at the Foster Ranch site (Brazel) and that the second site (according to witnesses)
was a more intact vehicle, it appears that the idea of a craft coming down once, then crashing in a different place or two different craft crashed.
Many then go a step further and assume they collided with each other, but it could very well be that the whatever phenomenon downed one, was also
responsible for the other. Or, it could be just one ship This is all speculation and conjecture of course, and I’d prefer to concentrate on the
more concrete testimonials and evidence, and then we’ll see from there which scenario is more likely. Regardless, it’s important to realize
we’re generally talking about two different crash sites as this is supported by the most reliable evidence.
1. Foster Ranch (Brazel), 2. Crash Site with Bodies (the X’s mark the military cordon we’ll mention later)
EDIT: I have mentioned that Frank Kauffman, to me, is not a reliable witness. However, this second location site is supported by numerous testimony.
This image is one of the best I could find showing the two sites and Roswell, so I've included it despite the reference to Frank...
Most timelines state that this is the day Warrant Officer Robert Thomas arrives from Washington to the RAAF. However, this is also from the testimony
of Frank Kaufmann, and I’ve been unable to verify this through other sources, so again, I’ll strike this from my timeline of events, and move on
to more reliable evidence. Keep in mind that just as in the UFO field in general, there were those who gave false testimony regarding Roswell. As I
mentioned, a lot of this series of posts is to separate the wheat from the chaff, so rather than simply exclude them without mention, I’ll bring up
some of the more commonly cited, but discredited accounts as well.
The following is testimony (from an affadavit) of William Woody, a reliable witness from all research, regarding the events of this day.
1) My name is William M. Woody
(2) My address is: XXXXXXXXXX
(3) I am employed as: __________________________________. ( ) I am retired
(4) In 1947, I was 12 years old [corrected to 14 years old] and living with my family on our farm, located 3 miles south of Roswell, New Mexico, and
east of what was then Roswell Army Air Field. I still live on that farm.
(5) One hot night during the summer of 1947, probably in early July, my father and I were outside on the farm. It was well after sundown and quite
dark. Suddenly, the sky lit up. When we looked up to see where the light was coming from, we saw a large, very bright object in the southwestern
sky, moving rapidly northward.
(6) The object had the bright white intensity of a blow torch, and had a long, flame-like tail, with colors like a blow-torch flame fading down into a
pale red. Most of the tail was this pale red color. The tail was very long, equal to about 10 diameters of a full moon.
(7) We watched the object travel all the way across the sky until it disappeared below the northern horizon. It was moving fast, but not as fast as a
meteor, and we had it in view for what seemed like 20 to 30 seconds. Its brightness and colors did not change during the whole time, and it
definitely went out of sight below the horizon, rather than winking out like a meteor does. My father thought it was a big meteorite and was
convinced it had fallen to earth about 40 miles north of Roswell, probably just southwest of the intersection of U.S. Highway 285 and the Corona road
(State Highway 247).
[This part ommitted, as we get into other days of the timeline...I'll include these parts of his testimony, but one can visit the link if they wish
to read all of it at this time. I am ommitting it now to avoid confusing the timeline of events]
(13) I have not been paid or given or promised anything of value to make this statement, which is the truth to the best of my recollection.
Signed: William M. Woody
Signature witnessed by:
Tracy L. Callaway
William’s story has not changed over the years, nor is there any reason to discredit this witness’ testimony. We’ll revisit this account later
in the timeline, relating to the stop by military personnel.
During a thunderstorm W. W. "Mac" Brazel hears a tremendous thunderclap that sounds like an explosion but is somehow different from the rest of the
thunder. Others in the area report the same phenomenon.
On July 2 and July 4, weather records indicate thunderstorm activity in central New Mexico where Brazel lived. According to interviews with
his son Bill Brazel Jr. and Roswell intelligence chief Major Jesse Marcel, Brazel heard a loud explosion during a violent electrical storm late at
night. Other weather records show no such storm activity in mid-June when Brazel was later alleged to have first found crash debris.
This is actually very important. When Brazel is later forced to agree to the balloon cover up story (as we’ll see later), he changes the reported
date he found the debris, all the way back to mid June, in order to fit the balloon story, but as we’ll see, the other witness accounts (as well as
Brazel’s testimony when coming clean) put this event on the 4th. Given the date, many may assume fireworks, etc. could be the cause, but of course,
the ranch is too distant for this, not to mention the thunderstorms. Brazel has given an incredible amount of testimony over the years, making it
difficult to sometimes verify the originating source, but I’ll try and cite specific sources when applicable. Most of his testimony is from
interviews with Kevin Randle and Don Schmitt for their books on Roswell.
Some timelines mention radar tracking of an object and it disappearing off the radar. I could not confirm this in my research, other than the suspect
testimony of Kaufmann.
Likewise, many timelines include the story of Jim Ragsdale and Trudy Truelove seeing an object crash as well as bodies. From my research, like
Kaufmann, I do not believe Jim to be a reliable witness, nor do researchers who previously accepted his testimony (such as Kevin Randle), so this too
will be omitted from my timeline.
Two Catholic nuns, reported to be Mother Superior Mary Bernadette and a Sister Capistrano, report seeing a bright fiery object appear to go to
the ground well to the west and slightly north of Roswell, possibly in the mountains or beyond, late in the evening while looking out a third floor
window of the now demolished Saint Mary's Hospital during the change of their shift, recording its passage in their logbook. They make no mention of
an explosion, perhaps because of the distance the object went down from where they were, although some reports say the nuns saw a large flash in the
night sky in the exact place on the horizon at the same time they lost eye contact with the object.
(Truth About the Crash at Roswell, by Randle and Schmitt, and Beyond Roswell by Heseman and
Though different authors have slightly different times listed, the timeframe given is between 11pm and 1am. It should be noted that the logbook has
not been produced as far as I can determine, yet there appears to be no reason to discredit these witnesses, nor is it surprising that a logbook from
half a century ago for a now demolished hospital, cannot be found. Still, I have seen nothing notable to discount their testimony.
Regardless of the false witnesses I have brought up, there are still enough reliable witnesses to support a possible crash or crashes on this night.
In any case, the next day is when we get into the accounts of debris fields, and things really start to get interesting....
Also, with the involvement of the press, local fire and police stations, etc. we also begin to collect a lot of the irrefutable data suggesting the
extent of what happened here....certainly a more spectacular event than a crashed weather balloon...
[TO BE CONTINUED]
EDIT: PS, Sorry to break up this part, but it was getting pretty lengthy. The lead up (i.e. July 1st thru 4th) isn't all that exciting, but it's
important to establish this part of the account, to then continue with the good stuff.....
Part III, Section B can be seen here: www.abovetopsecret.com...
[edit on 26-5-2005 by Gazrok]