From: ames Bond Johnson <JBONJO@aol.com> Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 02:46:10 EST Fwd Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 15:21:22 -0500 Subject: Official US Air Force 'Roswell Incident' Report Excerpts from the Official US Air Force "Roswell Incident" Investigative Report: "CASE CLOSED!" (1994-1995) "What is uniquely lacking in the entire exploration and exploitation of the "Roswell Incident" is official positive documentary or physical evidence of any kind that supports the claims of those who allege that something unusual happened." (Only with the discovery in 1998 by the international RPIT (Roswell Photo Interpretation Team) of numerous strange curved, geometric shaped glyphs and symbols emblazoned upon the Roswell crash debris as photographed in the 8th Air Force Headquarters office of Brig. General Roger Ramey on July 8, 1947, is there finally both such documentary and physical evidence. A printed message held by General Ramey refers to "VICTIMS OF THE CRASH" and states that they were being brought to Fort Worth; the message appears to be time stamped just a few minutes prior to the taking of the photos. It is speculated that General Ramey was learning of the recovery of alien bodies in a second crash location even as he was being photographed.) "Dr. Jesse A. Marcel, Jr., a physician and surgeon in Helena, Montana, (son of the late Major Jesse Marcel and 11-years-old at the time of the incident), on May 6, 1991, executed an official Affidavit. It stated that "... There were three categories of debris: a thick, foil like metallic gray substance; a brittle, brownish-black plastic-like material, like Bakelite; and there were fragments of what appeared to be I-beams. On the inner surface of the I-beam, there appeared to be a type of writing. This writing was a purple-violet hue, and it had an embossed appearance. The figures were composed of curved, geometric hapes. It had no resemblance to Russian, Japanese or any other foreign language. It resembled hieroglyphics, but it had no animal-like characters." (Each of the types of materials described by Dr. Marcel are to be seen in the Ramey office photos.) "There is one additional person who was universally acknowledged to have been involved in the recovery (of the Roswell wreckage), Sheridan Cavitt, Lt Col, USAF, (Ret). Cavitt is credited in all claims of having accompanied Major Marcel to the ranch to recover the debris." "Lt Col Cavitt was interviewed on May 24, 1994, at his home. Cavitt provided a signed, sworn statement (Atch 17 ) of his recollections in this matter. He also consented to having the interview tape-recorded. A transcript of that recording is at Atch 18. In this interview, Cavitt related that he had been contacted on numerous occasions by UFO researchers and had willingly talked with many of them; however, he felt that he had oftentimes been misrepresented or had his comments taken out of context so that their true meaning was changed." "Lt Col Cavitt also reviewed the famous Ramey/Marcel photographs (Atch 16) of the wreckage taken to Ft. Worth (often claimed by LITO researchers to have been switched and the remnants of a balloon substituted for it) and he identified the materials depicted in those photos as consistent with the materials that he recovered from the ranch." "Similarly, Irving Newton, Major, USAF, (Ret) was located and interviewed. Newton was a weather officer assigned to Fort Worth, who was on duty when the Roswell debris was sent there in July, 1947. He was told that he was to report to General Ramey's office to view the material. In a signed, sworn statement (Atch 30) Newton related that ."..I walked into the General's office where this supposed flying saucer was lying all over the floor. As soon as I saw it, I giggled and asked if that was the flying saucer ... I told them that this was a balloon and a RAWIN target..." Newton also stated that "..while I was examining the debris, Major Marcel was picking up pieces of the target sticks and trying to convince me that some notations on the sticks were alien writings. There were figures on the sticks, lavender or pink in color, which appeared to be weather faded markings, with no rhyme or reason (sic). He did not convince me that these were alien writings." Newton concluded his statement by relating that "..During the ensuing years I have been interviewed by many authors, I have been quoted and misquoted. The facts remain as indicated above." (A comparison of Ramey and Newton photos shows that indeed some of the "beams" shown in the Ramey photos are missing from the Newton photo.) "The blueprints for the "Pilot Balloon Target ML307C/AP Assembly" (generically, the radar target assembly) were located at the Army Signal Corps Museum at Fort Monmouth and obtained. A copy is appended as Atch 29. This blueprint provides the specification for the foil material, tape, wood, eyelets, and string used and the assembly instructions thereto. An actual device was also obtained for study with the assistance of Professor Moore... An examination of this device revealed it to be simply made of aluminum-colored foil-like material over a stronger paper-like material, attached to balsa wood sticks, affixed with tape, glue, and twine." (While there does appear to be included in the Ramey office photos a foil-like material, it includes the strange glyphs and symbols affixed in an "orderly" manner, which would indicate some type of non-terrestrial writing. The "sticks" displayed appear to be made of some type of hollow, plastic material rather than wood and there is NO evidence of any tape, glue or twine.) "Additionally, the researchers obtained from the Archives of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), a set of original (i.e. first generation) prints of the photographs taken at the time by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, that depicted Ramey and Marcel with the wreckage. A close review of these photos (and a set of first generation negatives also subsequently obtained from UTA) revealed several interesting observations. First, although in some of the literature cited above, Marcel allegedly stated that he had his photo taken with the "real" UFO wreckage and then it was subsequently removed and the weather balloon wreckage substituted for it, a comparison shows that the same wreckage appeared in all the photos of Marcel and Ramey. The photos also depicted that this material was lying on what appeared to be some sort of wrapping paper (consistent with the affidavit excerpt of crew chief Porter, above)." (Thus there is no evidence whatsoever of any "switch" of the "real" Roswell wreckage as collected by Major Marcel and Lt Col Cavitt.) "It was also noted that in the two photos of Ramey he had a piece of paper in his hand. In one, it was folded over so nothing could be seen. In the second, however, there appears to be text printed on the paper. In an attempt to read this text to determine if it could shed any further light on locating documents relating to this matter, the photo was sent to a national level organization (believed to be the CIA) for digitizing and subsequent photo interpretation and analysis. This organization was also asked to scrutinize the digitized photos for any indication of the flowered tape (or "hieroglyphics", depending on the point of view) that were reputed to be visible to some of the persons who observed the wreckage prior to it getting to Fort Worth. This organization reported on July 20, 1994, that even after digitizing, the photos were of insufficient quality to visualize either of the details sought for analysis. This organization was able to obtain measurements from the "sticks" visible in the debris after it was ascertained by an interview of the original photographer (Dr. J. Bond Johnson) what kind of camera he used." (A 4"x5" Speed Graphic Press Camera with black and white cut film were used.) (RPIT members report being perplexed that the "national level organization" utilized by the USAF for digitizing and subsequent photo interpretation and analysis was unable to locate any of the numerous symbols or read any of the Ramey message text since these are readily observed by RPIT.) "This report was generated as an official response to the GAO, and to document the considerable effort expended by the Air Force on their behalf it is anticipated that that they will request a copy of this report to help formulate the formal report of their efforts. It is recommended that this document serve as the final Air Force report related to the Roswell matter, for the GAO, or any other inquiries. RICHARD L. WEAVER, COL, USAF DIRECTOR, SECURITY AND SPECIAL PROGRAM OVERSIGHT."
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