Re: 'New?' FBI memo about Roswell
From: Stan Friedman <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 16:49:03 -0300
Fwd Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 18:15:37 -0400
Subject: Re: 'New?' FBI memo about Roswell
>From: Henny van der Pluijm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 04:35:02 +0200 (MET DST)
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <email@example.com>
>Subject: 'New?' FBI memo about Roswell
>Found this at >http://www.space.com/area51/websightings_812.html
>For old-school ufologists, the Paranormal News published
>an FBI memo concerning the 1947 Roswell object and 12 pages
>of Project Blue Book documents. Although the Blue Book
>documents were introductory in nature, the Roswell memo
>described the object recovered as "a flying disc -
>hexagonal in shape - the object found resembles a
>high-altitude weather balloon with a radar reflector, but
>that telephone conversation between their office
>and Wright Field had not borne out this belief."
>Is this new?
This document is definitely _not_ new.
It was originally received by Dr. Bruce Maccabee in the late
1970s, with about 1600 other FBI UFO pages, in response to his
It is included in the 1980 book "The Roswell Incident" by
Charles Berlitz and William L. Moore and included in Bill's
(1985) 50 page MUFON Symposium Paper 'Crashed Saucers --Evidence
in Search of Proof' ($8.00 including P. and H from UFORI, POB
958, Houlton, ME 04730-0958).
It is also selectively quoted from in a totally deceptive
fashion, as might be expected, by Colonel Richard Weaver in 'The
Roswell Report Fact vs. Fiction in the New Mexico Desert'.
He had the chutzpah to leave out the clause starting "but
telephonic (sic) conversation...."
I noted this and many other deceptive comments by Weaver in my
1994, 27 page paper "Roswell Incident, USAF, and NY Times" ($4.
from UFORI.) and also in my 1996 book TOP SECRET/MAJIC
(autographed, hard cover only $15 from UFORI) page 114.
Yes, there really was a lot done before the internet became so