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Timing Is Everything Regarding 'Roswell'

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 22:06:26 -0400
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Subject: Timing Is Everything Regarding 'Roswell'

Source: Frank Warren's Blog


July 01, 2005

Is Timing Everything As Related to the Roswell Incident?
Dennis Balthaser


As this editorial is being written, we’re again approaching the
anniversary of the 1947 Roswell Incident, for the 58th time. It
continues to amaze me as a researcher that after 58 years we
have still not been given a satisfactory explanation of what
happened here in Roswell, and consequently both the researchers
interested in the incident, as well as the skeptics and
debunkers continue to pursue their particular “take” on the
incident. Will we ever know what actually happened here in 1947?
Some think we will never know, while others claim we already
know, and still others are in between.

One thing that does seem consistent, at least to me, is the fact
that on several occasions in the recent past, coming out with
“new” information has been timed to coincide with the
anniversary date of the Incident. By coincidence or for
publicity, promotion of books, or reports about the Roswell
Incident is probably good salesmanship, because every year for
the past several years the Roswell Incident has garnered media
attention during the anniversary period around July 4th. This
year will probably be no different, with several thousand people
that are interested or maybe just curious converging on the town
of Roswell to try and find the truth. It’s my thinking however
that the truth will not be revealed during this year’s
anniversary here in Roswell, but as on several occasions in the
past, new information is being distributed, this time in the
form of a new book by UFO Researcher Nick Redfern entitled,
“Body Snatchers in the Desert; The Horrible Truth at the Heart
of the Roswell Story”, which I’ll discuss later.

One of the problems I’ve experienced with these “final answers”
to the Roswell Incident books is their lack of references or
factual information to support their claims. Three other
examples of well-timed documents are the 1995 United States Air
Force Report, “The Roswell Report: Fact versus Fiction in the
New Mexico Desert” and the 1997 report, “Case Closed”, and Lt.
Col. Phil Corso’s book “The Day After Roswell”. “Case Closed”
and Corso’s book were released (escaped) in 1997, pretty much in
conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Roswell Incident.

I am well familiar with the need for confidentiality when it
comes to this research. I learned many years ago from Stanton
Friedman that there are situations where the only way to obtain
information, is to guarantee the persons confidentiality. Such
was the case for me, several years ago when researcher Wendy
Connors and I interviewed a key Roswell witness for three and a
half hours on video tape, and have since copyrighted the
information for posterity. We will eventually go public with the
information, at a time that is appropriate for Ms. Connors and
I, and do not plan on using unnamed witnesses or vague
information. What we will present is what was recorded on

I also believe that when the United States Air Force or an
individual goes public in book or report form, it is essential
that all information be made public in order that it might be
confirmed or denied and some form of finality can be addressed
about the information presented.

The memorandum that Colonel Richard Weaver wrote to the
Secretary of the Air Force pertaining to New Mexico Congressman
Steven Shiff’s request for an investigation by the General
Accounting Office (GAO) about the Roswell Incident was dated
July 27, 1994. That July date was possibly a coincidence date-
wise, since the actual report was dated in 1995.

I have tried for several years through Freedom of Information
Act requests to obtain detailed information about some of the
comments Col. Weaver made in the 1995 report about the “Ramey
photos” to no avail. I simply want to obtain copies of the
reports done by a national laboratory, according to Weaver, on
those photographs for the Air Force report. If the photos were
analyzed as Weaver states, make the information available.

On June 24 1997 when the United States Air Force revealed their
“The Roswell Report: Case Closed”, it was made public 10 days
prior to the 50th anniversary of the Roswell Incident. The
timing for the release of that report was absolutely
astonishing, since Roswell was receiving worldwide exposure for
the 50th anniversary. I don’t need to go into any detail about
the absurd remarks made in that report about crash test dummies,
which were not used until 6 years after the Roswell Incident.

So in both the 1995 and 1997 Air Force reports, we have
information that cannot be confirmed after several years of
trying by myself and other researchers, and out right lies about
anthropomorphic test dummies that weren’t used until 6 years
after the Roswell Incident. In the case of the 1997 report, the
timing by the Air Force was great regardless of whether any of
the information in the report was accurate or not. It was
intended to take attention away from the 50th anniversary, but
in my opinion failed miserably. I talked to several active duty
Air Force serviceman when the report was published, and most
were embarrassed by the Air Force’s attempt to cover up the
Incident with such ridiculous comments. It’s my sincere opinion
that “Case Closed” by the Air Force wasn’t closed, and we should
well expect another report from the Air Force at some point in
the future.

Lt. Col. Corso’s book “The Day After Roswell”, quickly became a
best seller, and was one of those “can’t put it down books”;
until I reached the end of the book and found that there were
absolutely no references to his many claims in the book.

I had met and talked with Corso on several occasions prior to
his death, and found him to be extremely cordial and fairly
impressive about his thoughts, however later when in-depth
research was done about him, it was discovered that not all of
what he said he was involved with was true. This was just
another situation where we were led to believe that this was the
final word on the Roswell Incident when in fact it wasn’t, but
the timing was there to release it in July 1997.

That brings us up to date, and as in the past, 2005 will be
another year when the definitive explanation for the Roswell
Incident is finally made public (or is it?) According to some
reviews I’ve read about Nick Redfern’s new book, it also has
several unnamed witnesses, and several well-known researchers
are questioning some of the claims he’s making about the Roswell
Incident involving a balloon attached to a Horten Brothers
flying wing, containing Japanese individuals being used for
experiments on the effects of radiation.

The unnamed witnesses, (whistleblowers) being referred to
currently, and in the past could easily resolve the questions
about the Roswell Incident if only a few would come forward and
be allowed to be proven truthful or not. As long as witnesses
remain unnamed, we have only to rely on the authors of the books
we read for their validity, and that requires skepticism on
those of us searching for the truth, but we will do that as part
of our obligation to reach a final chapter on the 1947 Roswell

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