posted on Aug, 31 2005 @ 11:11 AM
I am afraid that, having just read the full story, I am extremely unconvinced that this is what actually took place at Roswell. First of all, the
person admits that the story is second hand and that the person who originally told it has since died. This makes it very easy to say anything you
want, since you are subsequently unable to provide any evidence. It also defers responsibility if and when the story is proven to be a hoax, by
claiming that the story was not yours, but came from another source and that you were merely passing it on.
Their is no name given for the informant, nor for his uncle, who supposedly told the story. This also adds to the 'urban legend' aspect of the
story, since at no time is any living, verifiable person named as a source in any way whatsoever. The story also mixes itself with more accepted
accounts, such as that of Operation Mogul, the weather ballon theory. This provides it with a modicum of credibility to prop up that lost in not
identifying the sources. Mixing truth with fabrications is often a powerful method of constructing a believable story.
The other point that made me skeptical was the intricacy of certain details in what is supposed to be a second-hand account of an oral story that was
not written down. The story falls into a conversational style between "Bill" and the "Captain" wherein entire pieces of dialogue are presented.
Are we to believe that "Bill" remembered this conversation word-for-word and then managed to recount it for another person without flaw? It reads
too much like a story for me to take it seriously:
My uncle stared off into the distance. By now he was out of breath.
Sometimes I wonder," he said, "if they learned anything useful from that experiment."
Finally, the fact that it cites the alien autopsy film as evidence really strains credibility. As I understand it, that video has been largely
debunked. This sounds like an effort to incorporate scant pieces of partially believable material to spin into a credible story that cannot be proven
and therefore may be true, therefore carving out a place in the heart's of believers.
In my opinion, therefore, this is a hoax, and not a good one at that.