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What????? In fact in the interview attached he compares it to the foil in a pack of cigarettes! So his description sure sounds like foil!
Originally posted by Toxicsurf
Marcel never recanted his story that it wasn't "sticks, tape, tinfoil etc".
The term used was "disk" not flying saucer. The answer is in the post I made on page 1:
Originally posted by Tearman
The only questions I have are these. Under what circumstances does a person of reasonable intelligence mistake materials such as the ones recovered as a flying saucer. Was the term flying saucer meant to imply something out of this world?
What was later characterized as “the UFO Wave of 1947” began with 16 alleged sightings that occurred between May 17 and July 12,1947 (although some researchers claim there were as many as 800 sightings during that period). Interestingly, the “Roswell Incident” was not considered one of these 1947 events until the 1978-1980 time frame.
Yes, it was a brand new term, and in the news every day, so people hearing or reading the news were thinking about "disks".
it seems that there was overreaction by Colonel Blanchard and Major Marcel in originally reporting that a “flying disc” had been recovered when, at that time, nobody knew for sure what that term even meant, since it had only been in use for a couple of weeks.
So the term disk was being used a lot, perhaps overused, applying to six sided objects attached to balloons.
the description of the “flying disc” was consistent with a document routinely used by most pro-UFO writers to indicate a conspiracy in progress-the telegram from the Dallas FBI office of July 8,1947. This document quoted in part states: “. . The disc is hexagonal in shape and was suspended from a balloon by a cable, which balloon was approximately twenty feet in diameter. the object found resembles a high altitude weather balloon with a radar reflector... disc and balloon being transported ...”
Which guy are you referring to, have you got a name? Anyway I'm not sure the case hinges on the testimony of any one person. There were multiple witnesses to the crash debris field at Foster ranch, here's a list of the witnesses that saw "TOUGH, FLEXIBLE, FOIL-LIKE MATERIAL, WITH MEMORY":
Originally posted by okbmd
Why do you suppose the guy waited that long to change his story ?
Originally posted by debris765nju
s914.photobucket.com... I think you might agree that these parts recovered from the Roswell disc crash are much more substantial than "foil" and that all three control panels are designed for beings with five fingers and a thumb. There were at least three films and three still photographs made.
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What measures? Claiming a big balloon was really a little weather balloon so the soviets wouldn't wonder what the big balloon was for? That doesn't seem like such an extreme measure to me, in fact it wasn't an issue from 1947 to about 1978 or so.
Originally posted by Unknown Soldier
I have never seen our military go to such measures to cover anything up like the roswell & corona crash. The ends simply do not justify the means behind the secrecy to this day.