posted on Oct, 1 2003 @ 01:27 PM
The crash test dummy story.
Critics of the Air Force dummy theory point out that the parachute tests were not conducted until the late 50's, almost a decade after Roswell. The
Air Force contends that the witnesses just confused the incidents and the dates.
The day after the Roswell press release was issued, the Army Air Force retracted the announcement saying that the debris was only the remains of a
spent weather balloon. Later, in 1994, the Air Force published a report stating that the object recovered, instead of being a simple weather
balloon,as first announced, was actually a complicated train of high altitude balloons and radar reflectors designed to monitor Soviet nuclear tests.
It was the crash of this secret balloon test (called Project Mogul) that the government was trying to hide in 1947, not the downing of an
extraterrestrial flying saucer.
If that's so, where do all the rumors about alien bodies come from? There were no people on board the Project Mogul balloon. The Air Force tried to
answer this question with a follow-up to the 1994 report released in 1997.
According to the Air Force, people may have mistaken test dummies used in parachuting experiments for alien bodies. The dummies (above and left)
ranged from 5'4" to 6'6" in height, were hairless, made of vinyl, and were designed to record the forces a human body would suffer when jumping
from high altitudes. The dummies were ejected out of balloons over the desert and later a ground-based recovery team picked them up. The report notes
that descriptions of the "crew" seen by witnesses retrieving the alien bodies match closely with the personnel engaged in picking up the dummies.
The full story and more pics here: