From The Dallas Observer
It was a snow-covered December in 1995 when President Bill Clinton, visiting Northern Ireland in support of the country's new and fragile peace
process, spoke to a large gathering that had arrived for a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The president opted to dismiss politics and keep the mood
of his speech light. At one point, he drew laughter as he referred to a letter he'd recently received from a 13-year-old boy in Belfast.
"Ryan," the president said, "in case you're out there, here is your answer: No. As far as I know, no spaceship crashed at Roswell, New Mexico, in
1947. And if the Air Force recovered any extraterrestrial bodies, they did not tell me."
Such is the widespread and ongoing fascination attached to a legendary event that many believe actually took place on the late J.B. Foster's sheep
ranch more than a half-century ago. What has transpired since that Independence Day weekend when a "flying saucer" was allegedly recovered by
military personnel from Roswell Army Air Field has fueled a debate that continues 56 years later. Is it possible that such an unearthly event really
occurred? The question has spawned an industry of books--well more than 100 at last count--and documentary films, inspired popular television shows
and sci-fi movies, a prospering museum business in Roswell and insistence by many researchers that an ongoing government cover-up of the historic
discovery puts Watergate to shame.
Perhaps Clinton should have visited with Midland's Anne Robbins before giving his answer. The widow of a career military man stationed in Roswell at
the time, she might have changed his mind. She would probably have shared the description of the saucer that her husband, Technical Sergeant Ernest
Robert Robbins, told her he helped recover long ago and the three small "men"--one dead, one near death and another very much alive--found outside
The official version of the Roswell incident thus became that a military weather balloon launched to detect wind velocity and direction at high
altitudes had come crashing down on Foster Ranch. End of story.
Anne Robbins, who until now has never spoken publicly on the matter, says what her late husband saw 56 years ago was hardly a downed weather balloon.
Seated in a meeting room at the newly opened Odessa Meteor Crater Museum, the 84-year-old Robbins clearly recalls a July night when her husband
received a call to report to the base. She would not see or hear from him for 18 hours. And when she did, he told her bits and pieces of a bizarre
story that has puzzled her for a lifetime.
Sorry not much evidence here, just more hearsay and eye-witness accounts. It is an interesting story though, another spooky one, but it is just
that...a story. No evidence ever turns up.
I'm a firm believer that it was infact an experiment by the government to test the mass hysteria they could cause through the media, and keep
everyone paranoid and afraid. That's how they keep the wheels turning in their business, keeping us afraid.
[Edited on 2-1-2004 by SkepticOverlord]
[Edited on 2-1-2004 by John Nada]