posted on Jan, 21 2003 @ 04:31 AM
The debris that was shown to the public, via the press, WAS weather balloon debris.
As Major Jesse Marcel said, the debris was taken from Roswell AFB to Fort Worth, then it was sent to Wright Field (now Wright Patterson) and the
weather balloon debris was presented to the press.
In the early 1990s, the military said there HAD been a cover-up and that the debris was from a project called 'Mogul', a secret project to detect
Russian nuclear tests. 'Mogul' began in 1946 and scrapped in 1948 as being unfeasable. The Russians conducted their first nuclear test on 2nd
August 1949, a year AFTER 'Mogul' was scrapped.
Regarding the alien bodied...the military claimed they were test dummies.
The witnesses claimed the bodies were 3 to 4 feet tall and frail looking, like children. The test dummies were 6 feet tall and weighed 200 pounds.
Not exactly a match!
Glenn Dennis, the Roswell undertaker, said he saw an alien body in a military ambulance. The military said it was a pilot from a secret test and,
after a gondola had rolled over his head, his head had swelled to twice its normal size and this is what Dennis saw.
As jets were flying faster and higher, the military WERE condicting tests to provide a safer way for pilots to exit the stricken aircraft. The
project was called 'Excelsior'.
At first, the military used the said test dummies, but later used live 'pilots'. Plus, the 'pilots' didn't ride down with the gondola, they
jumped out using parachutes.
If it was so secret, why was one of the 'pilots' splashed all over the papers when he attained the world record for a PARACHUTE DROP. (Joe
His story can be found on the US Airforce Museum's website.
The problem is, Project 'Excelsior' was conducted during the mid 1950s and early 1960s, so how could the Roswell witnesses have misidentified what
Also, if Project 'Mogul' was scrapped BEFORE the Russians conducted their first nuclear test, what would be the need to keep the project secret
until the 1990s. Even using the 30 year secrecy rule, the information would have been available to the public when Roswell first came to light during
Lastly, on 11th November 1947, during an anniversary dinner for the Foreign Press Association, the US delegate for the UN, Warren Austin, stated that
the..."US doubted that the USSR had 'made a feasable atomic bomb."
They also believed that no other country were capable of the technology to do so either.
As I said...so why the secrecy.