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The "plausible" truth about Roswell?

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posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 12:20 PM
This from a chap we'll call "Bulldog."

It's one of the most plausible, "real world" explanations I've heard.

From a guy who is... in the know.

PART 1: Weather Balloons and Project Mogul

July 8th, 1947. The post-WW2 years. The world is still recovering, a new enemy has appeared in the form of a former ally, The USSR. The Soviets, we (the US, Britain and Canada) knew, were trying to develop their own atomic weaponry. They hadn't conducted a test yet, this did not happen until August 29th, 1949 but the research was well under way in 1947.

Remember this is a time before cell phones, before satellites, nothing in orbit to detect the tell-tale signs of a nuclear detonation in the vast expanse of the Soviet Union. The US and its allies had to know, for their own security, if the USSR succeeded. One part of this was attempting to fly reconaissance -spying- missions over Soviet territory, but as Soviet air defenses improved, the risk to pilots became unacceptable.

The United States Army Airforce, as it then was (it did not become a separate military organization until September 1947), was heavily involved in research into how they could detect such a test explosion. The devices created, designed and built were highly secretive for the time, the materials used were somewhat advanced. This was Project Mogul - a series of modified weather balloons that would, it was hoped, carry their precious cargo of highly sensitive microphones and recording equipment and drift across the wastelands of the Soviet Union at high altitude, and they'd - somehow - be recovered for analysis later. Think of it as a primitive non-orbital satellite.

When WHATEVER it was crashed near Roswell (tho' accounts differ, it may have been as much as 70 miles away), the USAAF and Department of Defense wanted to keep its true nature hidden. Such "advanced" (for the time) equipment falling into the wrong hands, such as Soviet spies - and there WERE Soviet spies active in the US, just as in most western countries by that time - and divulging the secrets of the technology to the Soviets. It was seen at the time as a sensible thing to do, to claim it was a crashed "flying disc".

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posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 12:22 PM
PART 1 Continued

When WHATEVER it was crashed near Roswell (tho' accounts differ, it may have been as much as 70 miles away), the USAAF and Department of Defense wanted to keep its true nature hidden. Such "advanced" (for the time) equipment falling into the wrong hands, such as Soviet spies - and there WERE Soviet spies active in the US, just as in most western countries by that time - and divulging the secrets of the technology to the Soviets. It was seen at the time as a sensible thing to do, to claim it was a crashed "flying disc".

Why sensible? Think of the Orson Welles "War of The Worlds" radio broadcast. The aim therefore was to spread a little panic, to keep the area clear, to stop anyone getting too interested in it and asking questions while investigations were completed into WHY whatever it was had crashed.

Nobody would believe it, everyone would either go "eeeeep!" and run away, or laugh it off and say "yeah, right" and get on with their lives. As we know now, that backfired in spectacular fashion. This led to the sudden change of story, the Department of Defense and the Army now teling everybody it was "just a weather balloon". Such balloons were common, testing the air above the atomic test sites in Nevada and carrying out high-altitude research, carrying small capsules with a payload of measuring devices.

But this was not a weather balloon with a small payload in a small capsule underneath. Facts corroborate that, that there was a lot of debris, and scattered across a large area.

A weather balloon, made out of either white or silvery flexible material, would not create a large debris field. Rather it would hit ground, and perhaps be ripped but still be relatively intact, although deflated. The small capsules they carried - they were not capable of lifting heavy loads - would have smashed but again could not have created a large debris field. This is what led to the 1990's revised statement, claiming that the proverbial whatever-it-was had in fact been part of Project Mogul. Larger balloons, heavier payloads, and something they now felt comfortable in admitting to, due to the end of The Cold War.

The statement, issued in 1994/5, claimed it was "Flight 4" of the Project Mogul test program, launched from Alamogordo in New Mexico. Now, that story is fairly water-tight, if you think of the probability of winds blowing the Project Mogul balloon off-course and away from its originally intended landing zone.

However, Project Mogul was not the only thing going on in the expanses of New Mexico...

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 12:23 PM
PART 2: Nazi Germany and The V-2

During the Second World War, the Nazis were actively pursuing their own atomic weaponry. They had also created - and used against Great Britain - the world's first cruise missile. Known to the Allies as the V-1[ (short for Vergeltungswaffe , meaning "Reprisal weapon 2") , or Doodlebug, it was aimed in the general direction of the target and a timer cut the rocket engine, causing the V1 to fall onto its target. Not greatly accurate, but the theory is none too different from the cruise missiles we use today.

They also created the world's first ballistic missile - the V-2, Vergeltungswaffe 2 ("Reprisal weapon 2"). Unlike the V-1, which could be shot down in-flight by the high-performance fighters then in use such as the Spitfire and Hurricane, the V-2 went up high, and back down vertically at very high speed. There was no warning of a V-2 attack.

The plan was for the Nazi military to use longer-range variants of the V-2, dubbed the V-3 (no prizes for originality with the Nazis...), carrying atomic warheads, and therefore placing targets on the US East Coast at high risk. Thankfully, both the V-3 program and the Nazi atomic weapons programs were stopped by the Allies' victory in Europe over Germany in July 1945. So what happened to the surviving, unlaunched V-2 rockets?

They were taken with great interest, along with many scientists who had worked on them, to the United States of America.

Specifically, New Mexico.

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 12:25 PM
PART 3: White Sands

Located in Otero County, New Mexico, The White Sands Missile Range was established around the mid 1940's and at the time known as the White Sands Proving Range. At that time, its boundaries included the now infamous "Trinity" site, where the first test of a US atomic weapon took place. After the end of the Second World War - in Europe at least, it was still ongoing in the Far East against Japan - captured V-2 ballistic rockets and the associated scientists were taken to White Sands, where the missiles were reverse-engineered.

Over the next few years, the research provided by the captured V-2's would prove to be invaluable to the fledgling US space program of the 1950's, by which time the US had enough understanding of the technology and principles to create bigger, longer-range, better rockets.

However, at the time the research program was getting started, you also need to understand that the US and Britain were not the only nations who had captured V-2's. The Soviets had too.

The so-called Space Race was not yet officially recognized and under way, but the potential of rockets that could hit other countries was very much realised. Especially if they could put a nuclear weapon on board. In addition to that, the idea of putting a man into space, something previously only found in science fiction, was looking possible.

t is not unlikely that of the many V-2 rockets and their American-made (and later much improved) offspring went off-course. Some may have exploded shortly after launch. Some may have successfully launched, then parachuted back to Earth, all within the relative safety of the White Sands ranges. Some however, and very likely, malfunctioned after launch, any built-in destruct mechanism failing, and gone wildly off-course. Any modifications made to the design of the V-2 by the US military and government, by that point, would have been highly secretive, something that they would not want photographed by anyone, Soviet spy or even innocent civilian (who could easily be approached by Soviet agents). Something which, when crashed, would create a large debris field of large parts of scattered metal...

"But," you ask, "what about the 'alien' bodies?"

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 12:28 PM
PART 4: Look! Space Monkeys!

A simple Google search will tell you what the Soviet Union was doing with their rocket research, sending first the dog "Laika" into space in 1957, and then in 1960 the dogs Belka and Strelka. What if, in the late 1940's, the US had been doing the same, but the results - at that time - were failures. Not with dogs, but with monkeys...

It is not unreasonable to suggest, in conclusion, that the early descendants and developments of the captured V-2 rockets were not only fitted with test equipment, but that they might have also been used to test whether it was possible for anything living to survive at high altitude, if not yet perhaps space itself.

Imagine, if you will, a primitive capsule fitted to the nose of one of the test rockets. Within that primitive capsule, strapped down and unable to move, somewhat cruelly by today's standards, 2 or 3 small mammals. Nothing too big. Small enough that they would not need a huge capsule and therefore fewer modifications to the basic rocket. Remember this was being done on the quiet.

Something small, like a small monkey, such as capuchin or spider monkeys. Possibly even small chimpanzees. Have a look at this Google Image Search result or look up your favorite animal or monkey site.

Now think of the description of the "Roswell Aliens". Greyish skinned. Huge dark eyes. Small slit-like noses. And now think of one of those monkeys you just looked at. Dead or dying from an explosion, fur burned off, perhaps the eyelids too, the general shape of their heads and how similar it actually is to the now-generic descriptions of "Alien Greys". And also fitting the size, I should add, often given of 3 to 4 feet tall.

Those monkeys would have been killed on impact, or died very soon afterwards. They would have been taken away to be autopsied, to establish the cause of death before the bodies detiorated too much. The USAAF and US Government would want to know: What exactly killed them, did they survive the altitude, only to be killed by the impact of the crash and ensuing fire? Or did the altitude itself kill them?

The result of that would be so very important, determining whether or not it would, one day, be possible to send mankind to those altitudes and beyond.

To send a man into space.


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