DISCLAIMER: I do believe there is life outside this Earth, as the universe it much too large for us to be the only life form within this vastness of
space and time. I do have an open mind, "but not so open that my brain falls out" so to speak.
I have been investigating the 1947 Roswell incident (as a hobby) for about 20 years now. Reading all I can, gathering as much info, both real and
false, and have still not come to a definitive conclusion. However, recently, while reviewing the original published photos (from the Fort Worth Star
Telegram Collection). I have noticed that the majority of focus has been upon the letter in Gen. Ramey's hand, and the foil in the picture. Also, many
of the photos have been cropped from the original to highlight these areas as well.
So far, I have not seen/read any worthwhile investigation (I could have missed it) into the only piece of CONFIRMED wreckage description, from
first-hand source (now former Dr.) Jesse Marcel Jr. (RIP Sir). He, as a boy actually handled the wreckage his father brought home late that fateful
night in July of 1947. His lingering and unwavering memory focused upon the i-beam with the odd glyph writing. Combined with the fact that his father
claimed that "some" of the wreckage debris photographed were parts of the original, but not all of it.
This thread will focus on this i-beam claims of writing, and will attempt to uncover a bit more information that may not have been brought to light. I
do not make any claims of final explanation, I am only providing information for further discussion (civil discussion please).
Many claims on the "Mogul Balloon" theory explain this writing as the holiday themed tape used by the rawwin target manufacturer. And every
reconstruction on this side of the story show diagrams having that tape attached to a square shaped cross-section of the support beam (not i-beam
If this is the case, notice how the tape does not contact the flat surface of the support beam, to even allow a full transfer of the image to take
place at all. Jesse Marcel Jr always has claimed an i-beam shape with the writing on the interior of the beam surface.
So, after reviewing the largest (i.e. full frame) photo of the press conference, I concentrated my inspection upon the support beams in the photo.
After zooming into the photo, I noticed in the bottom left corner (which is usually cropped out in many of the depictions) it seemed there was some
shadowing on the supports.
Manipulating the brightness and contrast only, reveals what seems to be a series of broken "splotches" along the support beam surface.
Further increasing the contrast and doing "edge detection" on this same area shows an even more clear set of broken "splotches" as well as solid lines
along the top and bottom of the support beam. This could be indicating it is shaped as an i-beam with writing on the internal flat surface. This would
corroborate with Jesse Marcel Jr's first-hand account (which remained consistent for over 50 years) as well as his father's claim that some of the
original was in some of the photos released.
A project Mogul balloon train is very long, very large, and would contain string, lots of string, that held it all together. However, there has never
been any report of string being recovered as part of the debris.
The only "string-like" material described has been an unconfirmed reference to a "clear wire" like material that many have equated to what we refer to
as glass fiber optics. This material could plausibly be plastic mono-filament fishing line which was invented in 1939.
DuPont made public in 1938 that their company had invented nylon. This new invention was the first synthetic fiber, fabrics that are commonly
used in textiles today. In 1939, DuPont began marketing nylon mono-filament fishing lines; however, braided Dacron lines remained the most used and
popular fishing line for the next two decades, as early mono-filament line was very stiff or "wiry", and difficult to handle and cast.
Being difficult to cast, and more like wire does fit the description of the material reported in the debris. And, it is plausible this manufacturer
used this string and light material in it's construction as well.
So, the evidence to date to me, still points to a terrestrial explanation, based upon first-hand accounts going back as far as the original event (not
counting others that have made wild claims after it became a popular and lucrative topic).
So, ATS, I would like your thoughts and am open to CIVIL discussion of the topic at hand.
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edit on 9/19/2013 by Krakatoa because: fixed typos....it happens....