These aliens are supposed to use such advanced travel systems that they can vanish on the spot, re-appear, perform gravity defying manoeuvres and all this after avoiding meteors/meteorites/micro-meteors plus all the other hazards of space travel. Rockets and bullets and even artillery bombardments do not affect them.
One gets to Roswell, New Mexico, develops a problem and crashes killing all on board. The Roswell incident has been a big boost to the towns economy and with over 100+ people all having "vivid recall" of events in 1947 I'm sure there is more to milk. I'm sure more witnesses will appear.
Roswell got the financial boost it needed once Ufologists decided there was something -anything- to latch on to after over 30 years of avoiding the incident that first appeared as a snippet in Frank Scully's Behind The Flying Saucers.
The alleged crash at Aurora, Texas in 1897 needed such a boost but never really got it. The town had been decimated by a fever and much more and the promised railway line never happened. We know that there is no grave holding an alien body. In fact, not one thing claimed about any flying saucer crash in Aurora has proven true other than the fact that UFO investigators found that there was a well and wind tower. Okay, a well and a wind tower. Believe me, there are Ufologists who claim that is proof of the incident.
While running the AOP Bureau I had to deal with quite a few "UFO explosions" and debris left behind. I also had the dubious pleasure of scrambling over 'UFO wreckage' and once even got offered photographs of a dead alien.
"But" say the Ufologists, "We have the FBI telex message proving that a flying saucer crashed at Roswell!" Hmm. Let's look at what the Telex says:
FBI DALLAS 7-8-47 6-17 PM
DIRECTOR AND SAC, CINCINNATI URGENT
FLYING DISC, INFORMATION CONCERNING. MAJOR CURTAN, HEADQUARTERS
EIGHTH AIR FORCE, TELEPHONICALLY ADVISED THIS OFFICE THAT AN OBJECT
PURPORTING TO BE A FLYING DISC WAS RE COVERED NEAR ROSWELL, NEW
MEXICO, THIS DATE. THE DISC IS HEXAGONAL IN SHAPE AND WAS SUSPENDED
FROM A BALLON BY A CABLE, WHICH BALLON WAS APPROXIMATELY TWENTY
FEET IN DIAMETER. MAJOR CURTAN FURTHER ADVISED THAT THE OBJECT
FOUND RESEMBLES A HIGH ALTITUDE WEATHER BALLOON WITH A RADAR
REFLECTOR, BUT THAT TELEPHONIC CONVERSATION BETWEEN THEIR OFFICE
AND WRIGHT FIELD HAD NOT xxxxxxxxxx BORNE OUT THIS BELIEF. DISC AND
BALLOON BEING TRANSPORTED TO WRIGHT FIELD BY SPECIAL PLANE FOR EXAMIN
INFORMATION PROVIDED THIS OFFICE BECAUSE OF NATIONAL INTEREST IN CASE
xxxx AND FACT THAT NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, ASSOCIATED PRESS, A
OTHERS ATTEMPTING TO BREAK STORY OF LOCATION OF DISC TODAY. MAJOR
CURTAN ADVISED WOULD REQUEST WRIGHT FIELD TO ADVISE CINCINNATI
OFFICE RESULTS OF EXAMINATION. NO FURTHER INVESTIGATION BEING
Now, let’s look at this evidence (if in writing only) that a flying saucer did crash at Roswell: “The
disc is hexagonal in shape and was suspended by a cable.” So this interstellar craft was suspended by
a cable to what resembled a weather balloon with a radar reflector. At the time Project Mogul was very
hush-hush so no one would tell even the FBI what this was.
Photographs of U.S.A.A.F. officers holding tin-foil like material may show some of the balloon, or
it could be fake material so that Soviet agents could not see what the real material looked like. But
that was it. If NASA thought it could get to the Moon using a balloon and a piece of cable I’m sure
they would have tried.
But Ufologists can't get the story straight. The recollections of witnesses are "as clear to them as though it
was yesterday" but then what of the discrepancies, some quite big in these statements? "There are bound to
be the odd difference after all these years" -?
And the rest of the story that Jessy Marcel was immediately sent off with the wreckage. At that same time
he is photographed at the press conference displaying the silver material. Leonard H. Stringfield once told me
at a BUFORA conference that "these crashed UFO stories are going to explode!"
He was right.
And Russians shooting down flying saucers and retrieving the dead or living crews? The AOP B did have
people operating in the former Soviet Union and every single story fell flat.
I'll make this clear because, after almost 30 years of looking it is what I have found. There is absolutely not
one solid piece of evidence that any extra-terrestrial craft ever crashed on Earth and it and its crew
were retrieved by any government.
How good are 'eye-witness' statements? Well, I can claim here and now that I have been time travelling and
who can prove it either way? I bet in a year I could collect a good few witnesses to the event.
We need good solid evidence: material and statements gathered at the time.
If Ufologists concentrated on the reports rather than the mythology perhaps they might have had the solution
to the UFO riddle by now.