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Life Magazine and the Roswell Setup

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posted on Oct, 22 2009 @ 11:19 PM
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Photographer Allan Grant shown with Major Phillips before departure to Roswell


Famed Life magazine photographer Allan Grant may have provided to us his greatest "picture" just before he died. The cameraman's portrait of the Roswell crash in 1947 illustrates that the event that summer was of urgent importance to the military. It also shows that the skyfallen object was in fact of a genuine "unknown."

With his passing last year, Allan Grant has been rightly elevated to legendary status in the world of journalistic photography. For decades Mr. Grant was a permanent member of the prestigious Life photographic staff. He captured on film some of the most recognizable images in history. Grant's legacy includes such memorable work as the first-ever public picture of Lee Harvey Oswald's wife Marina (taken after Lee's capture) to the haunting, last-ever picture of Marilyn Monroe. His work's "movie still" clarity, his many Life cover shots and his photographic studies were a gift left to all of us.

But Allan's best chronicle was left before he died- and surpasses any captured image of a politician or an entertainer that he ever took. His greatest gift to history was his revelation that he was involved in the Roswell saga- and his confirmation that what crashed in New Mexico those many years ago was not of a balloon or a secret aircraft experiment, but of an Unidentified Flying Object!


In July of 1947 Allen recieved a frantic phonecall from his Editor telling him to drop everything and head straight for Roswell New Mexico, that a large Meteor had crashed and they wanted him there to take pictures.

Droping everything he made his way to NM, the Editor had even arranged for an AF Pilot to fly him to the location as LIfe was well connected with the US Military in 47.

Flying in from LA to Alburqurque New Mexico Allen was met by the promised AF Pilot and directed to take the pictures and document the metor crash.

But this is where the story gets messy, seems once he arrived at the location there was nothing to be found!

Allen and his wife later reflected that there were only two possible reasons for this, one being that they had arrived too early, and the second was that he was purposely taken to another location unrelated to the actual crash site to keep him from seeing anything incriminating for the coverup.

Finally landing on a makeshift dirt runway, the Pilot named Major Charles Phillips handed Allen a gun, when Allen asked why he was told his orders were to make sure he was armed with a weapon, Allen asked "What the hell do I need that for?" and Phillips replied "We don't know."

It all seemed very strange to Allen according to his widow Karin Grant and they spent many years trying to figure it out.


3) Ultimately though, the Grants decided that the best explanation was that "the government knew all along that there was something more than a meteor that had crashed- and what better way to deal with it than to "invite" the prestigious Life magazine to come take a look."

Grant's widow continues, "You take them someplace near -but not exactly to- the spot. Show the world there's nothing there- and everybody is happy and relieved, and you can go about your business." She believes that "perhaps they thought you could keep other media out of there if need be by saying that Life has already been there, and they found nothing." And she was right- no mainstream media reported on the event after the first wire stories based on military press releases.

Before Allan died, he told Karin that he always believed that he was "used" by the military as a "potential cover" to in some way obfuscate something. He told her that the "something" what he had always thought -even at the time- was much bigger- an unidentified flying object.

So incensed was Allan about the event -and the Air Force's 1990's reports that explained away the crash as that of a balloon crash and dummy drop- that he felt compelled to write to the LA Times. It was after he read the Air Force Roswell reports that he knew they were lying. It was then that he got the sinking, knowing feeling that Roswell was real. It was a UFO that had crashed to the desert floor decades ago.


But one of the most compelling parts to this story is not the unanswered questions that Allen and Karin were left to deal with but 'this' piece of evidence...


Incredibly, Major Phillips -just one month after the Roswell crash- would become one of the US Air Force's first official UFO researchers! Phillips teamed with famed astronomer Dr. Lincoln LaPaz from the University of New Mexico. Together they would lead what they termed "ground survey teams" to investigate the mysterious -and still unexplained- "Green Fireball" sightings that plagued New Mexico for the next several years!


Talk about a real life twist!


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[edit on 22-10-2009 by antar]




posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 01:56 PM
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Thanks for posting this! I have never about this particular part of the Roswell story before.

Awesome stuff...



posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 02:16 PM
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I know I didnt thinmk I had either so good to have you on board!

Tell me does this change the way you think about the Roswell incident at all?

What does it make you think?



posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by antar
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I know I didnt thinmk I had either so good to have you on board!

Tell me does this change the way you think about the Roswell incident at all?

What does it make you think?




It just confirms (for me anyways) that the whole thing was/is/continues to be a huge cover up and unfortunately we will probably never know exactly what happened at Roswell, NM in July 1947.

It is new information like this, from a once again very credible and reliable source, that will hopefully open up new investigations and research into the whole affair.



posted on Oct, 24 2009 @ 01:02 AM
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Nothing in your OP adds anything of importance to the Roswell "crash."

I've seen 3 threads where material by this Anthony Bragalia has been offered and this Anthony is one of the worst writers I've seen in a long time. He seems to prefer conjecture rather than acceptable facts.


[edit on 24-10-2009 by Skeptical Ed]



posted on Oct, 24 2009 @ 01:24 AM
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Despite what SkepticalEd said, I find this article interesting and Bragalia to be an interesting writer. Having said that, I do agree with SkepticalEd that there's really nothing new in learning that there WAS a cover-up, the authorities basically admitted in 1994 that there was a cover-up in 1947.

What I find interesting about this, is to get more details about who and what the cover-up entailed.

So maybe this is more confirmation of a cover-up. The question remains, what was covered up? When the Air Force said in 1994 that the weather balloon cover story was a lie, did they tell the truth by saying that it was a cover-up for project mogul? Or was that just another lie to replace the first lie? Ed is right that this story unfortunately adds little to providing an answer to that question. But it's an interesting possible aspect of the cover-up that I hadn't considered, so thanks for posting it. Starred the OP.

[edit on 24-10-2009 by Arbitrageur]



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