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Re: The Walter G. Haut Affidavit - Bourdais

From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 17:28:10 +0200
Archived: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 12:55:00 -0400
Subject: Re: The Walter G. Haut Affidavit - Bourdais

>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2007 17:11:50 +0100
>Subject: Re: The Walter G. Haut Affidavit

>>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 20:56:00 +0100
>>Subject: Re: The Walter G. Haut Affidavit

>>>From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2007 08:05:14 -0400
>>>Subject: Re: The Walter G. Haut Affidavit

>>>>From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
>>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>>Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 22:42:51 -0700
>>>>Subject: Re: The Walter G. Haut Affidavit

>>Hi Steve & David

>>Has anyone addressed the ostensible inconsistencies between
>>Haut's two affidavits? Perhaps this has been done and I just
>>haven't heard about it, or maybe I'm missing the blindingly
>>obvious. Can someone explain:

>>1) why in 1993 Haut said he issued the crashed disc story as
>>instructed by Col Blanchard by telephone on July 8 and only the
>>next day "read in the newspaper that General Roger Ramey in
>>Worth had said the object was a weather balloon", but in 2002
>>claimed to have been present with Ramey at a meeting in Roswell
>>on the morning of July 8 where Ramey allegedly hatched the
>>balloon plot and that he knew about it from the inside all

>>2) why in 1993 he said "I believe Col. Blanchard saw the
>>material, because he sounded positive about what the material
>>was", but in 2002 allegedly claimed that he, Blanchard and all
>>present openly handled inexplicable alien debris at this same

>>3) why in 1993 he said he heard about the debris in a phone call
>>at 9:30 am Tuesday July 8, but in 2002 allegedly said the above
>>meeting had happened at 7:30 a.m. that same morning?

>I'll take that as a "No", then. The salient point here of course
>is that none of these inconsistencies can be explained as mere
>omissions in 1993. If the 2002 scenario is true, then Haut's
>distortions of the truth in 1993 were active and creative. In
>other words he made things up.

>Personally I find very unconvincing the idea that he made these
>things up in 1993 with idea of somehow protecting the truth,
>whereas I find that brief affidavit entirely convincing as a
>naive statement of his belief at the time.

>But then what do I know? ;-)


I disagree with your conclusion about Walter Haut. It has been
explained already by several researchers, and his daughter,
prominently by Tom Carey and Donald Schmitt in their book
Witness To Roswell, and again at the Roswell Festival last
week, that Walter Haut did not want to reveal publicly all what
he knew, before his death.

He felt bound by his oath of secrecy, and wanted especially to
remain faithful to his chief and personal friend, Colonel
Blanchard. However, he also felt the need to leave a message, to
be made public after his death, because the Roswell case was so
important to him. Is that so hard to understand?

I met with Walter Haut twice in July 1995, and he insisted on
the point that there was a very strict discipline on that base.
To illustrate that, he pointed to a vacuum cleaner which was in
a corner of the room at the Museum, and said to me: "If my
Colonel had told me that it was an alien, I would have answered
"yes, my Colonel!" At the time, I did not really understand the
message, but now I think I understand it. He just hinted to me
that he could not tell the whole story.

Now, in the affidavit, there are two points which bothered me a
bit, on first reading. First, the revelation that General Ramey
and Col. DuBose came to Roswell, presumably on Monday evening,
since they were present at the early morning meeting of Col.
Blanchard, on Tuesday.

But if, indeed, the craft and body had been discovered on
Monday, it is quite natural that they decided to rush to Roswell
to discuss that and decide what to do, in liaison with
Washington. And they had the time to come back to Fort Worth on
Tuesday morning, for the cover up of the afternoon with a

A consequence of that, though, is that, like Walter Haut, and
probably like Marcel, DuBose did not tell the whole story
either, when he signed his own affidavit.

I would say that what they all did was the beginning of a
controlled process of releasing information on Roswell. And
others probably did the same.

A second point which bothered me a bit is the paragraph 17,
because it seems hesitant. But on reading it again carefully, I
think he just said that he was going to be allowed to visit at
least one site. He did that and came back with some debris that
he kept in his office. Again, that does not seem unbelievable to

Gildas Bourdais

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