THE CASE FOR ROSWELL PART IV
Section B (Ramifications and Discovery)
Part I can be seen here: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Part II can be seen here: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Part III, Section A can be seen here: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Part III, Section B can be seen here: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Part III, Section C can be seen here: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Part III, Section D can be seen here: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Part III, Section E can be seen here: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Part IV, Section A 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 parts before
going on, as there is no recapping here…
Upon completion of this thread, I’ll be posting all parts in one long post for easier reference. Now
we get into what happened after the Roswell Incident was silenced.
Late July 1947
A deeply upset Mac Brazel tells the Stricklands (his neighbors) what happened in Roswell. Through he complains bitterly about his treatment there, he
honors his oath of secrecy and says nothing about what he found.
Marian Strickland was a neighbor of Mac Brazel. Marian Strickland was interviewed in 1990.
Mac made it plain he was not supposed to tell that there was any excitement about the material he found on the ranch. He was a man who had integrity.
He definitely felt insulted, misused and disrespected. He was worse than annoyed. He was definitely under some stress, and felt that he had been
He was threatened that if he opened his mouth, he might get thrown in the back side of the jail. He gave that impression, definitely.
Bill Brazel (Mac’s son) finds one of the pieces of foil-like material his father had described. Brazel shows this bit of debris to Sally Strickland
(later Tadolini after marriage).
(1) My name is Sally Strickland Tadolini
(2) My address is: XXXXXXXXXX
(3) I am employed as: XXXXXXXX ( )I am retired.
(4) In July 1947, I was nine years old and lived with my parents, Lyman and Marian Strickland, and my two brothers on our ranch in Lincoln County,
New Mexico. The neighboring ranch was the Foster place, which was managed by William W. ("Mac") Brazel. His house was about 10 miles from ours.
(5) I remember my parents talking about Mac Brazel finding a lot of unusual debris in one of his pastures and that there was a great deal of
excitement about it among the neighbors. I recall the adults at first thought it was some kind of newfangled weather balloon, then deciding, no,
there was no way it could be anything like that. I also recall that, later, the neighbors talked about how badly Mac Brazel had been treated, and
that when he came back to the ranch, he never wanted to talk about what he had found.
(6) A week or so after all the excitement, Mac's son Bill, who was quite a bit older and married [added later: I am not certain that he was
married at that time], stopped by our house. He had someone with him, and while I am not absolutely certain, I think it was his brother Vernon, who
was my age. We--my father, brothers, myself, and possibly my mother--sat at the kitchen table with them. Bill showed us a piece of the thing his
father had found, and he asked us not to say anything about it.
(7) What Bill showed us was a piece of what I still think of as fabric. It was something like aluminum foil, something like satin, something like
well-tanned leather in its toughness, yet it was not precisely like any one of these materials. While I do not recall this with certainty, I think
the fabric measured about four by eight or ten inches. Its edges, which were smooth, were not exactly parallel, and its shape was roughly
trapezoidal. It was about the thickness of very fine kidskin glove leather and a full metallic grayish silver, one side slightly darker than the
other. I do not remember it having any design or embossing on it.
(8) Bill passed it around, and we all felt of it [sic]. I did a lot of sewing, so the feel made a great impression on me. It felt like no fabric I
have touched before or since. It was very silky or satiny, with the same texture on both sides. Yet when I crumpled it in my hands, the feel was
like that you notice when you crumple a leather glove in your hand. When it was released, it sprang back into its original shape, quickly flattening
out with no wrinkles. I did this several times, as did the others. I remember some of the others stretching it between their hands and
"popping" it, but I do not think anyone tried to cut or tear it.
Also, late in July, the 26th to be exact, less than a month after the event, the National Security Act completely overhauled the entire defense
department and created the Air Force, the CIA, and even the National Security Council. This act seemed to have been hastily conceived, even signed by
Truman while aboard his plane, the Douglas VC-54C “Sacred Cow” (personally, I think the newer “Air Force 1” designation is a big improvement,
hehe…) So, with this act, we’ve got centralized intelligence, all being funneled into one agency, with a council of overseers. Admittedly, the
connection to Roswell here is merely speculative, but I find it suspicious that such a drastic overhaul would be put into effect without a LOT of
pre-planning. Like the more recent establishment of the Department of Homeland Security, this appears to be more in response to a crisis, than a
pre-planned reorganization. Indeed, compared to how long it took the DoHS to come into effect (which bureaucratically speaking, was pretty quickly),
the 1947 overhaul is almost overnight.
Mac Brazel and ranch hand Tommy Tyree spot a piece of wreckage floating in the water at the bottom of a sinkhole. Neither man bothers to climb down to
retrieve it. (from interviews and statements) Not a particulary important happening, but at least worth mentioning.
Lewis S. Rickett is assigned to assist Dr Lincoln La Paz from the University of New Mexico. La Paz's assignment is to determine, if possible, the
speed and trajectory of the craft when it hit. According to Rickett, they discover a touchdown point five miles from the debris field where the sand
has crystallized, apparently from the heat, and they find more of the foil-like material. La Paz, who apparently does not know that bodies were
recovered, concludes that the object was an unoccupied probe from another planet.
CIC Master Sergeant Lewis “Bill” Rickett (NCOIC)
Two months later, in September 1947, Rickett was given another field assignment. He was ordered to assist Manhattan Project scientist Dr. Lincoln La
Paz, from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. La Paz was a famous meteor expert, as well as a nuclear scientist, and had just arrived at the
base in Roswell after being briefed in Washington, D.C. La Paz and Rickett's assignment was to determine the speed and trajectory of the object that
impacted north of town.
According to Rickett, he and La Paz discovered a possible touchdown point about five miles northwest of the debris field. Not only did they recover
identical material as that which Rickett had handled before, they were startled to find that the sand in the high-desert terrain had crystallized,
apparently as a result of exposure to tremendous heat.
They spent a total of three weeks interviewing witnesses and making their calculations, which were contained in La Paz's official report. Rickett
never had a chance to see the document, which was delivered directly to the Pentagon. The professor did confide to the plainclothes intelligence
specialist that, based on all the physical evidence they'd collected and tested, the original object was an "unmanned interplanetary
Glenn Dennis learns that his nurse friend has been killed. A letter returned as undeliverable indicates the addressee is deceased. Nurses at the
Roswell base tell him that she was killed in an aircraft accident while stationed in London, England. (this is from Dennis’ testimony, cited
Arthur Exon, assigned at Wright Field, flies over the debris field and the impact site. The tracks of the trucks and jeeps are still visible, as is
the gouge. Exon was a Lt. Colonel at Wright Field during incident. He was later stationed at the Pentagon. He retired as a Brig. General. Though he
admits to not having first hand knowledge of the debris, he was familiar with it through personnel involved. His first hand account is primarily in
the fly-over of the debris field and impact site, and reinforces the accounts given by others.
Rickett, while in Albuquerque, meets with La Paz. La Paz remains convinced that an unoccupied probe from another planet crashed in New Mexico the year
before. In his secret dealings with various government projects La Paz has found nothing to cause him to change his mind.
One year later, Rickett met once again with Dr. La Paz, this time in Albuquerque. La Paz remained convinced that the object which crashed near Corona,
N.M., was from another planet. In all his confidential meetings with various government agencies, he said, he had learned nothing which contradicted
Same link as above
Rickett meets with John Wirth, another CIC agent. Rickett asks Wirth about the status of the material recovered at Roswell and is told that they had
yet to figure it out. According to Wirth, they hadn't been able to cut it.
The very next month, while on assignment in Washington, D.C., Rickett met with fellow counterintelligence agent John Wirth. Rickett asked about the
status of the materials recovered at Roswell the previous year. According to Wirth, the government's top researchers had yet to identify its
metallurgic content and still "hadn't been able to cut it."
Same link as above
From time to time in the two years following the crash, Bill Brazel has found "scraps" of the craft. His father confirms this, saying, "That looks
like some of the contraption I found." Bill Brazel, in Corona, mentions his discoveries. The next day Captain Armstrong and three others from the
Roswell base arrive and ask for the material. Armstrong reminds Brazel that his dad cooperated with them. It is the younger Brazel's patriotic duty
to give it up. Brazel can't think of a good reason to deny it to them and surrenders it. (according to Bill Brazel’s testimony).
Skeptics point out that they can find no records for this Captain Armstrong at RAAF. Interestingly enough though, Brazel isn’t the only one to
describe the red-haired captain, nor the only one to name him by name. Gerald Anderson, a young boy at the time, also independently mentions the
captain by name, and the red hair. Many other witnesses (such as Glenn Dennis) have identified this red-headed captain, but didn’t recall the name.
Whether a member of a covert group, or a casualty of the records fire, or even more simply, not attached to the base, who knows, but we’ve still
got numerous witnesses pointing out and naming this man.
Major Ellis Boldra, an engineer stationed at Roswell, discovers samples of the debris locked in a safe in the engineering office. In the course of his
experiments, he tries to burn and melt it with an acetylene torch and to cut it with a large variety of tools. Although extremely thin, the metal
resists his efforts. When crumpled, it quickly returns to its original shape.
Boldra subjected the sample to a number of tests. It was thin, incredibly strong, and dissipated heat in some manner. Boldra used an acetylene torch
on the material, which didn't melt and barely got warm. It didn't glow when heated, and once the flame was removed, it could be handled in seconds.
Boldra tried to cut it with a variety of tools and failed. No one remembers if he tried to drill through it. One of Boldra's friends said that it
wasn't any type of metal that he could identify. (Randle & Schmidt, interviews with Boldra’s son and friends)
As Americans walk on the moon, Melvin F. Brown tells his family that he has seen the wreckage of an extraterrestrial craft and the bodies of the crew.
He assisted in the recovery; taking the bodies into Roswell.
Sgt. Melvin Brown
Melvin E. Brown, a sergeant with the 509th Atomic Bomb Squadron at Roswell Army Air Field in 1947, told family members that he had seen the bodies
recovered at Roswell when he was given the task of guarding a number of them after they were placed in the rear of a military truck.
(Also, see earlier cited testimony for this witness, as well as answers for skeptics regarding this witness)
Inez Wilcox tells her granddaughter Barbara Dugger of the involvement of the Chaves County sheriff in the events of 1947. She says her husband,
Sheriff Wilcox, was informed that one of the beings survived the crash. Mrs. Wilcox says rnilitary personnel used death threats to keep the family
from talking about the events. (from numerous interviews)
Pappy Henderson confides in his close friend John Kromschroeder that he flew wreckage from a crashed saucer out of Roswell and to Dayton, Ohio. He
shows Kromschroeder a fragment of the debris and tells his friend that he saw alien bodies.
Oliver "Pappy" Henderson
(1) My name is John Kromschroeder, DDS.
(2) My address is:
(3) I am retired from the field of dentistry.
(4) I met Oliver W. "Pappy" Henderson in 1962 or 1963. I learned that we shared an interest in metallurgy. We participated in several joint
(5) In 1977, which was the 30th anniversary of Roswell event, Henderson told me about the Roswell incident. He said he transported wreckage and
alien bodies to Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. He described the wreckage as "spacecraft garbage." He said "the passengers suffered their death."
He described the beings as small.
(6) Approximately one year later, Henderson produced a piece of metal taken from the craft. I gave it a good thorough looking at and decided
that it was an alloy that we are not familiar with. It was a gray lustrous metal resembling aluminum, but lighter in weight and much stiffer.
(7) 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: Dr. John G. Kromschroeder
Date: 1 May, 1991
Signature witnessed by:
LCdr US Navy (Ret)
Stanton Friedman (UFO researcher, Nuclear Physicist) is at a television station in Baton Rouge, LA, when the station manager suggests that he contact
Jesse Marcel. He found Marcel in Houma, LA, now retired from the service.
"Out of the blue, he says, 'you know, the guy you ought to talk to is Jesse Marcel. He handled the wreckage of one of those saucers you're
interested in when he was in the military,' " Friedman told ABC News.
Jesse Marcel is interviewed by a number of researchers, including Leonard H. Stringfield and Stanton Friedman. Marcel tells them that he is sure the
wreckage is nothing from earth. Later, Marcel grants interviews to various news organizations, but those reports do not gain wide dissemination.
Reporter Bob Pratt interviews and later publishes his interview with Jesse Marcel in which Marcel "admitted that he was the intelligence officer who
had recovered the parts of a flying saucer."
Charles Berlitz and William L. Moore publish "The Roswell Incident", the first attempt at a comprehensive analysis of the events at Roswell. In the
course of his research, Moore located and interviewed more than seventy witnesses who had some knowledge of the event.
Syndicated television program "In Search Of" airs an episode about UFO coverups and interviews Marcel. In the course of that interview, Marcel again
insists the material he saw had no earthly origin.
After reading a story about the events at Roswell in a tabloid newspaper, Pappy Henderson tells his wife, Sappho, that everything in the story was
true. He knows from his own personal involvement. He is surprised that the story is being released and, moreover; that it is accurately reported. He
says even the descriptions of the bodies are accurate. Sappho’s affidavit:
(1) My name is Sappho Henderson
(2) My address is: XXXXXXXX
(3) I am retired.
(4) My husband was Oliver Wendell Henderson, who was called "Pappy," because he was older than the other pilots in his squadron during World War II
and had prematurely gray hair. We met during World War II, when he flew with the 446th Bomb Squadron; he flew B-24s and had 30 missions over
Germany, for which he received two Distinguished Flying Crosses and the Air Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters.
(5) After the war, he returned home and was sent to Galveston Air Force Base, then transferred to Pueblo AFB, and then sent to Roswell (later Walker
AFB), where he stayed for 13 years.
(6) While he was stationed at Roswell, he ran the "Green Hornet Airline," which involved flying C-54s and C-47s, carrying VIPs, scientists and
materials from Roswell to the Pacific during the atom bomb tests. He had to have a Top Secret clearance for this responsibility. After separating
from the service, he operated a construction business in Roswell. He died on March 25, 1986.
(7) In 1980 or 1981, he picked up a newspaper at a grocery store where we were living in San Diego. One article described the crash of a UFO
outside Roswell, with the bodies of aliens discovered beside the craft. He pointed out the article to me and said, "I want you to read this article,
because it's a true story. I'm the pilot who flew the wreckage of the UFO to Dayton, Ohio. I guess now that they're putting it in the paper, I
can tell you about this. I wanted to tell you for years." Pappy never discussed his work because of his security clearance.
(8) He described the beings as small with large heads for their size. He said the material that their suits were made of was different than anything
he had ever seen. He said they looked strange. I believe he mentioned that the bodies had been packed in dry ice to preserve them. He was not aware
of the book [The Roswell Incident] that had been published about this event at the time he told me this.
(9) 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: Sappho Henderson
Date: July 9, 1991
Signature witnessed by: Steve Groode
Subscribed and sworn before me this 9th day of July, 1991
XXXXXXXXXXXXX, Notary Public
In and for the County of Los Angeles State of California
Bill Rickett receives a phone call from his former commander, Sheridan Cavitt (you’ll remember him as the one who went with Marcel to the debris
field, and later didn’t provide Marcel with the report).
Mid to Late 1990’s
One can well imagine Bill Rickett's surprise when, after more than 40 years of silence, he received an evening phone call in 1991 from his former
"Happy birthday, Bill," said the voice on the other end of the phone. "Its 'Cav,' your old boss."
After exchanging niceties, Cavitt queried, "Have you been talking to anyone about what happened back in 1947?" Rickett identified one specific
investigator, whom Cavitt knew as well.
"What have you been telling him?" pried Cavitt. "We both know what really happened out there, don't we, Bill?"
"We sure do," Rickett responded.
After a short pause Cavitt snapped back, "Well, maybe someday. Goodbye, Bill."
Lewis "Bill" Rickett, who passed away in October 1993, never heard from Cavitt again.
The Air Force attempts to quell public interest in the story by doing what they’ve always done since Blue Book…come out with a very
scientific-“looking” report, only to of course realize later how inept it is, and then come out with an even more inept “final word” on the
This is similar to the strategy employed in the 1952 case involving the Washington UFOs and temperature inversions theory, only to come out later and
claim how erroneous that was. (that case by the way, remains listed as “unexplained” in Blue Book’s files, despite the lengthy report
commissioned to convince us all it was temperature inversions on the radar screens. I suppose the military didn’t like calling so many of their own
pilots mistaken, as they visually sighted and tracked these objects, which of course, shoots down the inversion theory)
In the mid to late 1990's, the United States Air Force responded to a General Accounting Office inquiry regarding what has become known as the
"Roswell Incident" with two reports explaining the Air Force's version of the events. The "Roswell Incident" refers to witness accounts of
debris from an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) and alien corpses from the alleged UFO crash near the town of Roswell, New Mexico. The second of the
reports addresses the likelihood that the "alien corpses" seen in the New Mexico desert were actually anthropomorphic dummies from high-altitude
parachute drops conducted with dummies from the Aero Medical Laboratory at Wright Air Development Center.
Both reports can also be read at the above link, if you wish to see the Air Force version of the incident. You can read how they believe that
seasoned officers from Sergeants to Generals are fooled by balsa wood, tin foil, and neoprene, and how the aliens people think they saw were really
from tests done 5 years after the event, using human sized dummies in military flight suits.
And so, nearly half a century later, we’re still really at the same point regarding what the US military has to say on the incident. They still
insist that all of this secrecy, that keeping Brazel in custody, the military cordon, the quick flights, etc. that all of this was to protect the
military secrets of balsa wood, tin foil, and neoprene.
Even the skeptics will admit that only the PURPOSE of Mogul was classified, and that it
consisted of off the shelf technology. So, if this was Mogul, then why all the fuss? Surely it wasn’t necessary to crate up such debris in such
secrecy. Why do so many witnesses all describe the same strange characteristics of the debris? Surely, they wouldn’t have been fascinated with tin
foil or balsa wood… No, this was debris that could retain shape, couldn’t be cut, was stronger than steel, yet light as a feather, etc.
We’d also have to believe that numerous military officers, including those in Intelligence, from Sergeants to Generals, could somehow be unable to
identify balloon wreckage when they saw it. Now I haven’t had any former military training myself, but I’d bet a paycheck that I could pretty
much tell the difference between balloon wreckage, and something as out of the ordinary as what the witnesses described…
Perhaps the biggest mistake, was then the Air Force’s final word on the crash. In their effort to sweep it under the rug, they even went so far as
to address the bodies. Obviously, they felt the claim of bodies warranted some kind of explanation. It would have been far wiser to simply ignore
this aspect, and yet the majority of the last report on this, is spent trying to convince the public that crash dummies (man sized, and in military
uniforms) from tests done FIVE YEARS AFTER the incident, were somehow being confused for 4’ tall aliens. It's actually an insult to the average
person's intelligence for even suggesting we believe such an explanation.
It is of course, for the reader to decide. I’ve given you the best facts I’ve seen…the ones that convinced me that this case is the real
deal…the ones that convinced me that yes, we’ve been visited by beings not from around here, and that yes, the government knows far more than
it’s telling. I hope you’ve found this series of posts enjoyable and informative, regardless on your views on Roswell or aliens in general.
[edit on 21-4-2005 by Gazrok]