1. Corso is telling the complete truth. The extratterestrials are our enemies and are here to do us harm.
1. Because he was in a position to know, logically.
2. He has a good service record, and is known by peers as an honorable man.
3. Numerous corraborations, despite skeptical nitpicking.
4. High ranking, not something such a man often risks by going public, but in doing so close to death, even more convincing.
5. Wasn't like he was hurting for money, and he didn't get rich off of it...
6. There's one really weird small detail that really sticks out for me. Corso claims the dark eyes are the result of an artificial lens, like a
contact lens, worn by the creatures. The notorious faked autopsy film has this detail as well. Even though the video is almost certainly bogus, it's
an intriguing detail I just can't get out of my mind....
But, let me add some caveats as well...
1. Corso's account of what happened during the Roswell Incident is COMPLETELY from other sources, and he explicitly says as much in the book. One
shouldn't assume he has first hand knowledge of the incident himself. This is a common error of both UFOlogists, and Skeptics.
2. Corso's first hand knowledge of Roswell is limited solely to his knowlege of the debris and alleged handling of it and the one time sighting of
the body, by his own accounts.
3. As one mentioned, this shouldn't imply ALL ETs are out to get us....Corso says in the book that he doesn't know what their intentions are, so
they are planning for the worst case scenario (which is good, as that is their job). Of course, there isn't enough evidence to say conclusively if
it's just one "type" of alien visiting us, or a variety. I believe there is enough evidence to show visitation, but not to pinpoint individual
origins at this point.
4. He states that Project HORIZON was on the drawing board (and it was), and that he is ASSUMING it was put up. He makes no claim that actually is the
case, and the evidence suggests this plan was abandoned pretty early in the planning stages.
5. Before laughing off the idea of space weapons, remember the SDI debates, and the numerous classified shuttle missions going up week after week in
the 80's, then see if it sounds so silly....
6. There is a lot of ego-feeding in this book too, so best not to get too caught up on that part of it...
The bottom line for me is, friendly aliens don't sneak in, buzz and/or disable your defenses, abduct citizens, etc. So, I can PERFECTLY understand
the defensive stance taken by the military if this is indeed all true.
It should be noted that most serious UFOlogists don't believe Corso, such as Friedman, etc. Personally, my gut is telling me that Corso's basic
tale is true...but that's really all that is telling me that. I wouldn't use Corso in a serious argument for the case, aside from being a
high-ranking officer stating that yes, it was a UFO that crashed at Roswell.
[edit on 15-8-2005 by Gazrok]