There have been plenty of reasonable debunking jobs done on it, some better than others, some going into a lot of technical detail about the length of
the footage, the position of the body, etc. Some of it is okay. Some of it is slapdash. Of course the worst kind of debunking is where somebody
says, "Here's how it COULD have been done," which is no real logical proof of how it actually WAS done. That spurious, illogical argument always
Anyway, there were problems with the Alien Autopsy thing from the very beginning. I don't know why it's so hard for people to get in their heads
that "Mr. Anonymous" is a bad source for reliable, verifiable information. Whether it's Serpo, or the Alien Autopsy, or whatever, the minute you
discover the source is unknown or anonymous, you might as well throw the whole thing in the trash. I don't care about the whole notion of people
trying to protect themselves from reprisal or too much publicity. The best remedy for that is complete disclosure. If something as important as
proof of alien life is the subject, then whoever is presenting the evidence is NOT going to be anonymous. As for the Alien Autopsy, sure, Ray
Santilli wasn't anonymous, but his supposed "source" was. And that's enough of a stink right there to throw out the entire thing.
Another thing that frequently bugs me about people in the "UFO community" is how they'll use unsupported information to somehow judge some other
piece of unsupported information. Again, with Serpo, a lot of people were encouraged to think it was real because some of the information tied into
other pieces of UFO folklore. If I created a story or a piece of film and mentioned Roswell, Zeta Reticuli, the Pleiades, Majestic 12, the Mothman
and whatever else, does that help "verify" it in some way? Of course not! It's just name-dropping. In fact, the more a story mentions this
common UFO folklore, the LESS I tend to believe it.
So with the Alien Autopsy, a lot of people got excited when the thing was tied into the Roswell mythology, but it had as many divergences from the
story as it did links. The whole four fingers versus six fingers argument, for instance. Nobody involved with Roswell EVER said anything about six
fingers on the aliens. It was always four. Even without the finger problem, the aliens in the film hardly resembled the descriptions of the Roswell
aliens, at all. Most Roswell reports say the aliens looked mostly like little people, small and light. The thing in the film is downright robust,
with a very oversized head. So what can be discerned from that? Well, how about nothing? It's not a vote in either direction for authenticity,
because, as I said, you can't use one unverified piece of information to judge another.
If those two things weren't bad enough, the whole story of the purchase and sale of the film, the wacky dealings with the American "cameraman" who
supposedly gives a statement that doesn't sound American, the mysterious "missing" footage of President Truman that some people report seeing, the
weird suppression of the footage by the enigmatic Volker Spielberg, etc., just lead you into a confusing Alice in Wonderland hole that the White
Rabbit couldn't find his way out of. And whenever that happens, I just shake my head and walk away, because it usually means that it was all a lot
of nonsense from the beginning, or the disinformationists got to it and now it's impossible to tell if there was even a tiny shred of authenticity
So who knows? The film is still around, for what it's worth. As time goes by, and as computer technology gets better, maybe somebody will be able
to enhance or extrapolate or whatever and squeeze a bit more objective evidence out of it. For the moment, though, until somebody comes forward and
fesses up (if there's anything to fess up about), the Alien Autopsy is going to sit in that wonderful state of Limbo, where the same arguments are
occasionally trotted out again and rehashed and nothing moves forward, again.