If you spent enough time on the internet, the above headline would invariably lead you to an article about illegal immigration.
While that might be the current favorite political issue in the United States and Europe – another one will take its place when the media decides to change its focus – it isn’t the purpose of my article. Yes, I’m talking about space aliens. Little green men, little grey men, big reptilians from Zeta Reticuli. The real deal. Or is it?
The Roswell Crash and Project Mogul
In 1947 in rural New Mexico, something crashed. The Airforce tells us it was a Project Mogul balloon designed to detect nuclear testing in the Soviet Union, though initially they told us it was a flying saucer. They really did.
A press release from July 8, 1947, roughly three weeks after the crash, issued from Roswell Army Air Field stated that personel from the 509th bomb group had recovered wreckage from a ‘flying disc’.
This caused an intense media flurry, or as close to one as you could get in 1947, only to be let down later that day when the commanding officer of the airfield stated that it had, in fact, been a weather balloon.
Nearly half a century later, under pressure from an inquiry by the GAO, the Airforce came clean. Or so they said they did. They told us that it was a Project Mogul weather balloon, and seemingly ridiculously, they chalked up accounts of recovered alien bodies from the crash as distorted memories of airforce tests involving dummies done years later in the 1950’s!
Well, lets look at a few of these distorted memories. The first comes from Glenn Dennis, a mortician in Roswell, that had been called to the air base and requested to bring three small caskets. After transporting the caskets to the base, he picked up an injured airman and brought him to the base hospital.
There he met a very distressed nurse, and an officer, and he was told to leave. But only after seeing strange metallic objects in an ambulance. Later, that same nurse would tell him that they were doing autopsies on aliens.
She drew pictures of the aliens, and told him that they had to move the autopsy operation to a hangar because of the astonishingly horrid stench. Sounds like a distorted memory of seeing recovered airforce test dummies to me. Yes, I’m being sarcastic.
Another of these distorted memories comes from Ruben Anaya, a friend of then Lt. Gov. of New Mexico Joseph Montoya. Anaya picked Montoya up from the airfield and claimed that Montoya was visibly shaken, and claimed to have seen short bald men with large heads and eyes in tight fitting suits, only one alive and being worked on by doctors.
Montoya then warned the family to be quiet about it, or the government would get them. Sure sounds like Mr. Anaya had been watching TV and saw some documentary on airforce testing involving plastic dummies, and then distorted the story in his mind over time to include the Lt. Governor of New Mexico, and government spooks.
The list goes on, there are many first hand accounts by people directly involved, or in the area at the time, of the Roswell incident. Generally speaking, they all mesh well in their content. I’m sure you’re wondering to yourself about the credibility of these people.
Well, they are just people, most of them were regular nobodies that might have had reason to invent a story, or may really have had distorted memories of the incident. But then comes Barry Goldwater and Edgar Mitchell.
Goldwater & Wright – Patterson Airforce Base, Alien Artifacts, NASA’s Own Edgar Mitchell
Barry Morris Goldwater was a United States Senator for Arizona and the Republican Party’s candidate in the 1964 Presidential Election (he lost to Lyndon Johnson). Goldwater mentioned UFO’s on a number of occasions, but the most interesting was in an interview in the the April 25, 1988 issue of The New Yorker, where Goldwater stated that, as a senator, he had asked his friend Gen.
Curtis Lemay to tell him the truth about a rumor that a room at Wright-Patterson Airforce Base held alien artifacts, and if he could see them. The General replied “Not only can’t you get into it but don’t you ever mention it to me again”. Interesting to say the least.
Our final distorted memory comes from Nasa Astronaut Edgar Mitchell. Mitchell is one of the few men ever to be a space alien himself. But not on earth. Mitchell was the sixth man to walk on the moon, as part of Apollo 14.
Rather than paraphrase him, I’ll simply quote him “Make no mistake, Roswell happened. I’ve seen secret files which show the government knew about it — but decided not to tell the public.
I wasn’t convinced about the existence of aliens until I started talking to the military old-timers who were there at the time of Roswell. The more government documentation on aliens I was told about, the more convinced I became.”
So you decide. Was it a balloon? Was it an alien space craft? I don’t know the answer, but I think its safe to say one thing: Despite what the airforce tells us, we still don’t know the truth.
Author J.M. Sinclair
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