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Re: Santilli Knew 'Tent Footage' Was a Fraud?

From: Bob Shell <bob@bobshell.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 09:56:02 +0000
Fwd Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 12:40:57 -0500
Subject: Re: Santilli Knew 'Tent Footage' Was a Fraud?

>Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 21:10:55 -0500
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Steven W. Kaeser <steve@konsulting.com>
>Subject: Re: Santilli Knew 'Tent Footage' Was a Fraud?

>Actually, the barn issue (as mentioned in relation to the AA
>"film") relates more to what you might find in the Socorro area,
>rather than Roswell. More specifically, what you might find in
>the area west of Socorro. I drove through that area in 1996 to
>see the alleged site that Hesseman had identified as the one
>that the "cameraman" had described. However, like the rest of
>Ray's story, this facet of the tale didn't make a whole lot of
>sense either.

As you probably recall Mike Hesemann and I disagree on this. Mike's
site is far too close to the road, in my opinion. Directions I got
from the cameraman took me much farther from Socorro up closer to
Magdalena on the Plains of San Agustin, which would coincide with
Barney Barnett's story. Also, the cameraman specifically says the
crash was on the side of a dry lake bed. There are none down close
to Socorro where Mike was, but a whole passel of them up on the
edge of the plains. I spoke with local rangers who have jurisdiction
over the whole area, and they said the only dry lake beds anywhere
around are in that area.

The other landmark is a wood bridge over a canyon. There is no
such bridge today, and it must have been gone for a long time
since the rangers knew of none, and none of the local I talked
to remembered such a bridge.

The cameraman was very specific about driving nearly an hour out
from Socorro, and the site Mike likes is only minutes from the
town limits.

>No, there are no barns in the immediate area that Hesseman has
>pinpointed. Yes, there are a few structures that might be called
>"barns" on many of the ranches in that region, but I guess that
>depends on how you want to define "barn". That part of New
>Mexico was probably more economically tied to mining than it was
>to ranching, except along the Rio Grande river, which is just
>east of Socorro.

Yes, that is accurate. It is too arid for good ranching in this
area. And western ranchers generally don't use barns anyway. The
economy, when there once was one, was tied to the mines.

>Oh, and before anyone asks, beer was readily available in
>Socorro as well. But then again, it's (in part) a college town.

Glad to know that.


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