With all due respect to Walter.... but I think there's a strong possibility that the interview took place waaay to late.
Things happen to the ageing mind, this is an irrefutable fact. Of course this does not happen to all elderly people, but it happens to more than we
know and the reason we don't know is because people who begin to show signs of amnesia or dementia over time become very good at hiding it.
They appear adept at remembering things from the past, and while having success with that, they go to lengths avoiding having to remember things here
A person suffering form dementia could easily have a clear memory or a version of a clear memory of something that happened in their lives 40-50 years
ago, but might have forgotten they already offered you a biscuit 3 times and this 4th offer is more than you could stomach.
My partner in life works with disabled elderly and she has time and time again offered me stories of her daily life with people like this.
Also just before her death, we found out that my grandmother for a long time had suffered from dementia but had been exceptionally at hiding it, up
until her last months.
She had been hoarding medicin.... she had stockpiled 10.000 dollars in various places in her home, because she thought the bank would steal it from
her and when we came to visit her, she would always complain about not having any money because medicine was so expensive..... turned out she would
forget where she put it and then nag at her doctor till he caved to get rid of her and signed off medicine to her than he was actually allowed.
During the latest days while still at home, her partner (who we all disliked immensely), had had enough of her one time (because he refused to
understand that she was sick) and left her standing by the side of the road and drove off. Later he returned and picked her up again and they drove
Her version of this, was that the evil man had left her, but her partner had fortunately come to save her........
What I'm trying to say is that this interview should have taken place 20 years ago or so. Dementia can easily take off years and years before the
person dies. Once the mind is infected, it will from time to time, make up stories, adjust memories, or forget things.
While this interview would turn out to be a real treat, I'm affraid I'm having my doubts about Walter and his sanity. Bad things happen to good
people... that's just how failed the human body is.
I mean... it was estimated that my grandmother might have been suffering for the last 5-6 years, but out of fear of how the world would look at her,
she avoided the issue.
In retrospect, it's clear to me that she was unwell for a long time.
So in short... even though Walter at points talk about a small body and this and that.... that doesn't mean he was right or remembering right. Imagine
all the BS he has had to listen to after the event. All the different theories and stories about Roswell.... SO MANY YEARS. In a mind suffering from
dementia, he would have a hard time distinguishing his own memories from that of others. Wasn't there some farmer children involved... well there you
have that reference.
Even the christmas cards he could have sent himself.....
I know... this sounds crazy. But only because you and I aren't at that place yet. I don't think we can even fathom what that awful place is going to
be like. Everyone around you trying to trick you hurt you or threaten you.
You just want to fit in. The same goes for people with dementia. Live the lie to live at all.
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