Who knows better what really happened on that day,
than -the men who were actually involved in the event- ?
Well besides Major Jessie Marcel, who was pictured front page across the nation, we also have another member of that event from the previous day,
who was the man responsible for the headline heard round the world:
Lt. Walter Haut, then the public information officer for the 509th Bomb Group in Roswell:
In WWII, Lt. Haut had been a navigator and then a bombardier as a crew member of the 509th,
but on that fateful day in 1947, after weeks of intense UFO sightings, he issued this stunning official AAF release to the nation's press:
"The many rumors regarding the flying disc became a reality yesterday when the intelligence office of the 509th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force,
Roswell Army Airfield was fortunate enough to gain possesion of a disc through the cooperation of one of the local ranchers and the sheriff's office
of Chaves County. The flying object landed on a ranch near Roswell sometime last week. Not having phone facilities, the rancher stored the disc until
such time as he was able to contact the sheriff's office, who in turn notified Maj. Jesse A. Marcel of the 509th Bomb Group Intelligence Office.
Action was immediately taken and the disc was picked up at the rancher's home. It was inspected at the Roswell Army Air Field and subsequently loaned
by Major Marcel to higher headquarters."
From that day on, until his death in 2005, Lt. Haut kept his oath and never revealed publicly what he knew about the monumentous events of that day in
However in 2000, he privately gave an interview with 2 researchers he trusted, first stipulating that the interview was not to be released until after
his death. Then in 2002, he prepared a notarized affidavit, which was sealed and not to be made public until after his death, and thus he kept a
promise made to Col. Blanchard, to not disclose it while he was alive.
So in his own words, what did yet another -man who was actually involved in the event- have to say about that fateful day?
"In July, 1947, I was stationed at the Roswell Army Air Base in Roswell, New Mexico, serving as the base Public Information Officer. I had spent the
4th of July weekend (Saturday, the 5th, and Sunday, the 6th) at my private residence about 10 miles north of the base, which was located south of
I was aware that someone had reported the remains of a downed vehicle by midmorning after my return to duty at the base on Monday, July 7. I was
aware that Major Jesse A. Marcel, head of intelligence, was sent by the base commander, Col. William Blanchard, to investigate.
By late in the afternoon that same day, I would learn that additional civilian reports came in regarding a second site just north of Roswell. I would
spend the better part of the day attending to my regular duties hearing little if anything more.
On Tuesday morning, July 8, I would attend the regularly scheduled staff meeting at 7:30 a.m. Besides Blanchard, Marcel; CIC [Counterintelligence
Corp] Capt. Sheridan Cavitt; Col. James I. Hopkins, the operations officer; Lt. Col. Ulysses S. Nero, the supply officer; and from Carswell AAF in
Fort Worth, Texas, Blanchard's boss, Brig. Gen. Roger Ramey and his chief of staff, Col. Thomas J. Dubose were also in attendance. The main topic of
discussion was reported by Marcel and Cavitt regarding an extensive debris field in Lincoln County approx. 75 miles NW of Roswell. A preliminary
briefing was provided by Blanchard about the second site approx. 40 miles north of town. Samples of wreckage were passed around the table. It was
unlike any material I had or have ever seen in my life. Pieces which resembled metal foil, paper thin yet extremely strong, and pieces with unusual
markings along their length were handled from man to man, each voicing their opinion. No one was able to identify the crash debris.
One of the main concerns discussed at the meeting was whether we should go public or not with the discovery. Gen. Ramey proposed a plan, which I
believe originated from his bosses at the Pentagon. Attention needed to be diverted from the more important site north of town by acknowledging the
other location. Too many civilians were already involved and the press already was informed. I was not completely informed how this would be
At approximately 9:30 a.m. Col. Blanchard phoned my office and dictated the press release of having in our possession a flying disc, coming from a
ranch northwest of Roswell, and Marcel flying the material to higher headquarters. I was to deliver the news release to radio stations KGFL and KSWS,
and newspapers the Daily Record and the Morning Dispatch.
By the time the news release hit the wire services, my office was inundated with phone calls from around the world. Messages stacked up on my desk,
and rather than deal with the media concern, Col Blanchard suggested that I go home and "hide out."
Before leaving the base, Col. Blanchard took me personally to Building 84 [AKA Hangar P-3], a B-29 hangar located on the east side of the tarmac.
Upon first approaching the building, I observed that it was under heavy guard both outside and inside. Once inside, I was permitted from a safe
distance to first observe the object just recovered north of town. It was approx. 12 to 15 feet in length, not quite as wide, about 6 feet high, and
more of an egg shape. Lighting was poor, but its surface did appear metallic. No windows, portholes, wings, tail section, or landing gear were
Also from a distance, I was able to see a couple of bodies under a canvas tarpaulin. Only the heads extended beyond the covering, and I was not able
to make out any features. The heads did appear larger than normal and the contour of the canvas suggested the size of a 10 year old child. At a
later date in Blanchard's office, he would extend his arm about 4 feet above the floor to indicate the height.
I was informed of a temporary morgue set up to accommodate the recovered bodies.
I was informed that the wreckage was not "hot" (radioactive).
Upon his return from Fort Worth, Major Marcel described to me taking pieces of the wreckage to Gen. Ramey's office and after returning from a map
room, finding the remains of a weather balloon and radar kite substituted while he was out of the room. Marcel was very upset over this situation. We
would not discuss it again.
I would be allowed to make at least one visit to one of the recovery sites during the military cleanup. I would return to the base with some of the
wreckage which I would display in my office.
I was aware two separate teams would return to each site months later for periodic searches for any remaining evidence.
I am convinced that what I personally observed was some type of craft and its crew from outer space."
[Source: Tom Carey & Donald Schmitt, Witness to Roswell, 2007]
So there you have it. Another man, -who was actually involved in the event-, revealing the true Alien nature of the event.
_______________________________Walter G. Haut
________________________________ 1922 - 2005
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