posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 04:34 PM
You might find this fascinating reading:
Keyhoe book link
It was written by Donald Keyhoe who had unprecedented access to the Air Force during the late 40s and early 50s while they were dealing with hundreds
of UFO reports, many of which were documented by both air and ground radar.
Although it's not specifically about Roswell, you'll see the way they came to the conclusion to either release or censor their (admittedly limited)
research findings on what exactly those things were. It's a great bit of writing made all the more so enlightening because it so much captures the
flavor of the time; including their discussions of 'robots that could compute flight parameters'; never in the entire book are computers mentioned.
They didn't have them yet... much discussion is had on which planet the intruders could have come from, Mars or Venus or possibly Pluto...? It's
all very sweet in an incredibly naive way.
On the main NICAP site, there's links to dozens more free books; I haven't read them all yet but if they're all as good as the Keyhoe books,
they're a goldmine for researchers wanting to fill in the historical blanks.
As far as the reported debris field at Roswell; 'hundreds of feet across and 3/4 of a mile long' (if I remember correctly) of exploded foil that was
later found to be unbreakable and impervious to drilling, hammers, etc. implies something very large of an unknown metal that exploded very violently,
as the David Adair material mentions, it may have been the loss of containment of a fusion reaction (a 'star in a jar' which have since been built
by high school students as science projects).
I don't see how even a large balloon accounts for either the massive debris field (that reportedly took many vehicles to haul away), nor for the need
for it all to be airlifted to Wright-Patterson. Those balloons, as secret as Mogul might have been, could have been discarded in a simple garbage can
with an 'oh well, oops...' reaction to their retrieval.