Here is a FULL reprint of Brazel’s interview for prosperity and reference….
……”Interview with Mac Brazel
Roswell Daily Chronicle, July 9, 1947
W.W. Brazel, 48, Lincoln county rancher living 30 miles south east of Corona, today told his story of finding what the army at first described as a
flying disk, but the publicity which attended his find caused him to add that if he ever found anything short of a bomb he sure wasn't going to say
anything about it.
Brazel was brought here late yesterday by W.E. Whitmore, of radio station KGFL, had his picture taken and gave an interview to the Record and Jason
Kellahin, sent here from the Albuquerque bureau of the Associated Press to cover the story. The picture he posed for was sent out over the AP
telephoto wire sending machine specially set up in the Record office by R. D. Adair, AP wire chief sent here for the sole purpose of getting out the
picture and that of sheriff George Wilcox, to whom Brazel originally gave the information of his find.
Brazel related that on June 14 he and 8-year-old son, Vernon were about 7 or 8 miles from the ranch house of the J.B. Foster ranch, which he operates,
when they came upon a large area of bright wreckage made up on rubber strips, tinfoil, a rather tough paper and sticks.
At the time Brazel was in a hurry to get his round made and he did not pay much attention to it. But he did remark about what he had seen and on July
4 he, his wife, Vernon, and a daughter Betty, age 14, went back to the spot and gathered up quite a bit of the debris.
The next day he first heard about the flying disks, and he wondered if what he had found might be the remnants of one of these.
Monday he came to town to sell some wool and while here he went to see sheriff George Wilcox and "whispered kinda confidential like" that he might
have found a flying disk.
Wilcox got in touch with the Roswell Army Air Field and Maj. Jesse A. Marcel and a man in plain clothes accompanied him home, where they picked up the
rest of the pieces of the "disk" and went to his home to try to reconstruct it.
According to Brazel they simply could not reconstruct it at all. They tried to make a kite out of it, but could not do that and could not find any way
to put it back together so that it would fit.
Then Major Marcel brought it to Roswell and that was the last he heard of it until the story broke that he had found a flying disk.
Brazel said that he did not see it fall from the sky and did not see it before it was torn up, so he did not know the size or shape it might have
been, but he thought it might have been about as large as a table top. The balloon which held it up, if that was how it worked, must have been about
12 feet long, he felt, measuring the distance by the size of the room in which he sat. The rubber was smoky gray in color and scattered over an area
about 200 yards in diameter.
When the debris was gathered up the tinfoil, paper, tape, and sticks made a bundle about three feet long and 7 or 8 inches thick, while the rubber
made a bundle about 18 or 20 inches long and about 8 inches thick. In all, he estimated, the entire lot would have weighed maybe five pounds.
There was no sign of any metal in the area which might have been used for an engine and no sign of any propellers of any kind, although at least one
paper fin had been glued onto some of the tinfoil.
There were no words to be found anywhere on the instrument, although there were letters on some of the parts. Considerable scotch tape and some tape
with flowers printed upon it had been used in the construction.
No strings or wire were to be found but there were some eyelets in the paper to indicate that some sort of attachment may have been used.
Brazel said that he had previously found two weather balloons on the ranch, but that what he found this time did not in any way resemble either of
"I am sure what I found was not any weather observation balloon," he said. "But if I find anything else besides a bomb they are going to have a hard
time getting me to say anything about it."……..
End of Interview
You’ll note that the noun “Saucer” is not used in the interview article.
For distinction’s sake ……”Origins of 'Disc' and 'Disk'
To start from the beginning: the word derives from the Latin noun discus, which means “quoit, disk, dish.” The Greeks spelled this word as diskos,
deriving it from the verb dikein (“to throw”). The diskos was a round, flat object that Greek athletes would throw for distance during the ancient
Olympics, a sporting tradition that continues in the modern Olympics with the spelling discus.
The discus became a useful item of comparison for anything having a round, flat shape being called a disc or disk. But initially there was no
consensus among English speakers on whether to use the Latin-derived spelling (with the c) or the Greek-derived spelling (with the k).”……
Below is a notable USG reference to the Roswell case, from departments within the USG
GOVERNMENT RECORDS Results of a Search for Records Concerning the 1947 Crash Near Roswell, New
Below an excerpt from wiki Project Mogul
…….”The early Mogul balloons consisted of large clusters of rubber meteorological balloons, however, these were quickly replaced by enormous
balloons made of polyethylene plastic. These were more durable, leaked less helium, and also were better at maintaining a constant altitude than the
early rubber balloons. Constant-altitude-control and polyethylene balloons were the two major innovations of Project Mogul.”…….
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