posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 09:37 PM
I've been labeled a skeptic more times than not and, perhaps, more times than not, I have been. But Roswell always brings me back. During this last
anniversary it was repeated over and over again by the 'experts' and pundits that Roswell has entered a mythological realm where people are saying
we can never ever learn the truth. I wonder if people are not giving up too easily here. It's not that any one witness is so compelling by himself.
Some have been debunked, quite rightly, as they have attempted to horn in on the tale. But here we have what? Four or five more witnesses that I have
never heard of before all telling more or less the same tale, the same tale we've heard before. These are second-hand witnesses, I grant. But they
are members of families whose breadwinners were there and told the tale, a remarkably consistent tale, of Roswell. Add them to the pile. The pile is
considerable. Since they are dying off fast, their sons and daughters are all we have left, kids who were told at the dinner table, or at a last
resort, on their parents' death beds.
No one set of researchers has done a perfect job. Indeed, the research, compared to the entire story, has been remarkably shoddy and amateurish, full
of holes and conjecture. That's too bad, but it is not all bad for it is amateurs who have kept the story alive and that's a testimony in itself.
People with lots of interest and little money, and with shallow prospects of making any, have tried their best to figure out the real story. Have they
made mistakes? Sure. Has their zeal to debunk witnesses sometimes been over the top? I think so, so much that some witnesses have been considered
'impeached' for minor infractions, such as Glen Dennis, who continues to tell a compelling story that has not changed.
It's not that I 'believe' Walter Haut completely. Yes, his story changed over the years. Jesse Marcel, Jr.? Now why would he make this up? Marcel,
Sr.? Dennis? The witnesses on the SciFi channel referenced? The bomber pilot? There are dozens of people who have come out of the woodwork here who
all have a story to tell. It's not my intent to make the case. Go read the books yourselves. When you have done so, when you piece it together, it's
like a jigsaw puzzle. Alone, each piece is non-descript, not definite, subject to multiple definitions. Add a little weather balloon to a little
character assassination and it's all gone, flimsy as aluminum foil. But together, each not knowing of the other, a picture emerges. The foil springs
back to its original shape.
Now, the stories that have followed: What a menangerie of tall tales, disinformation, wide-eyed speculation. MJ-12, Holloman, reptilians, genetics,
Serpo, lights in the sky. Are any of them true? Some of them? Did Bethurum sleep with Aura Rhanes? Does Sleeper? Does Greer commune with aliens? Is
Lazar the Real Deal? Which way should you turn? It's energy scattered into nonsense--perhaps exactly the point. Let the Ufologists self-destruct like
NICAP. Mission accomplished. You can't tell what is real. It all sounds the same.
But Roswell? Roswell! Now that was something!
[edit on 8/23/2007 by schuyler]