posted on Dec, 19 2005 @ 05:30 AM
Walter Haut who was the officer who issued the press release on the Roswell crash has passed away peacefully in his sleep, he was 83.
Haut listened closely on July 8, 1947, as base commander Col. William Blanchard dictated information about a recovered flying saucer and ordered Haut
to issue it.
The Roswell Daily Record ran a bold headline July 9, 1947: “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer on Ranch in Roswell Region.” The same day, an Army
statement was released saying the recovered wreckage was only a weather balloon. “I guess they changed their mind,” Haut told The Associated Press
in 1997. Haut said he never was told where the flying disc reported in his news release was found. Though he never saw a UFO, he remained a believer.
“There must have been something in the skies at that time,” he said in 1997. “There’s just too much evidence.” In 1991, Haut and two other
men founded The International UFO Museum where he was president until 1996
i met Mr Haut at the ufo museum where he was very active in the early years, he seemed to be a real gentleman, very friendly and willing to chat with
[edit on 19-12-2005 by toejam]