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New Mexico Governor Re-Kindles Roswell

From: Terry Colvin <fortean1.nul>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 13:03:22 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
Fwd Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 16:31:26 -0500
Subject: New Mexico Governor Re-Kindles Roswell

FWD: [forteana] New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson a UFO Buff?


A friend of mine asked herself why New Mexico governor Bill Richardson
hadn't made much of a splash yet, and a reader pointed her in the
direction of this story from 2004


San Francisco Chronicle


Flying Saucers In New Mexico? Governor Re-Kindles Roswell

Keay Davidson, Chronicle Science Writer

Monday, August 16, 2004

Ten years after the U.S. Air Force closed its books on the claim
that a UFO crashed in Roswell, N.M., in 1947, a top Democratic
Party figure wants to reopen the investigation into the cosmic
legend. Despite denials by federal officials, many UFO buffs
cherish the notion that in early summer of 1947, a flying saucer
crashed in rural Roswell, scattering alien bodies and saucer
debris across the terrain.

Now Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico, who chaired the recent
Democratic convention in Boston, says in his foreword to a new
book that "the mystery surrounding this crash has never been
adequately explained - not by independent investigators, and not
by the U.S. government.

There are as many theories as there are official explanations.

"Clearly, it would help everyone if the U.S. government disclosed
everything it knows," says Richardson, who served as Energy
secretary under President Bill Clinton. "The American people can
handle the truth - no matter how bizarre or mundane.

With full disclosure and our best scientific investigation, we
should be able to find out what happened on that fateful day in
July 1947." The passage appears in a paperback titled "The
Roswell Dig Diaries," published in collaboration with TV's SciFi
Channel by Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. The
"dig" of the title refers to an archaeological dig at the
supposed crash site.

A Richardson aide, Billy Sparks, confirmed the governor's remarks.
Richardson "is interested in either debunking the story or
(encouraging) full disclosure" of any unreleased records on the
case, Sparks said.


The story also notes that the then-executive director of the New
Mexico Republican Party, Greg Graves, is a native of Roswell who
suspects the crashed object was "something more than a weather
balloon," wants to know what really happened.

It's hard to see this unusual interest on Richardson's part
single-handedly hindering his bid. But it is easy to picture
this stand spurring some scoffs among his rivals. What's that
old saying, hang a lantern on your problem?


Terry W. Colvin
Sierra Vista, Arizona

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