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Re: Just A Few Roswell Questions - Randle

From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993.nul>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2007 14:12:49 EDT
Fwd Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 07:26:22 -0400
Subject: Re: Just A Few Roswell Questions - Randle

>From: Neil Morris <neil.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 15:41:15 +0100
>Subject: Re: Just A Few Roswell Questions

>>From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 08:18:41 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Just A Few Roswell Questions

Neil, List, All -

I think you misunderstood my point. You wrote:

>When Bond took his pictures there was _no_ news story, he didn't
>even take any written copy just the photos. The cover story
>didn't appear to kick in until sometime between 4 and 5pm and
>probably accounts for the _sanitisation_ noticable in the later
>Marcel and Newton pictures where a lot of the more _interesting_
>dibris seems to have gone missing.

My point was that Johnson went out to the base because he had
been ordered to do so by Cullen Greene (his editor at the Fort
Worth Star-Telegram) who told him, according to what Johnson
told me, "Get out to General Ramey's office. They've got a
flying saucer and they're bringing it from Roswell."

So, there was a news story at that point. When Johnson got
there, he said, "I posed General Ramey with this debris. At that
time I was briefed on the idea that it was not a flying disk as
first reported but in fact was a weather balloon that had
crashed. I returned to my office."

So, while it is true that the cover story was not reported by
the news organizations until four or five, when Johnson arrived,
Ramey was already prepared to give the cover story.

You say, "He didn't even take any written copy just the photos."
Yet he told me, several times that the story that appeared in
the Star-Telegram on July 9 was his. He wrote it. The last
paragraph of that said, "After his first look, Ramey declared
all it was was a weather balloon. The weather officer verified
his view."

Given that Johnson claimed authorship of this article more than
once, it seems fairly clear that Ramey told Johnson the weather
balloon story when Johnson arrived at Ramey's office, and not
some hours later as Johnson would eventually claim.

It also seems that there was no sanitization of the debris after
the pictures of Ramey and DuBose. The debris on the floor is in
the same relative positions and the it is the angle of the
camera that has changed. You might have noticed that there is a
tie and a cap on the radiator in the pictures of Ramey and in
the pictures of Marcel, but it has been moved by the time Newton
gets there. I know that Johnson's hat appears in one of the
pictures but is not visible in the others... Marcel is in the
way, for example.

So, my point is, (1) Johnson knew why he was going out to
Ramey's office because his editor had told him, (2) Ramey told
him it was a weather balloon at the time as verified by both my
taped interviews with Johnson and the article that he originally
claimed to have written and then began to deny because it
contradicted his new story, (3) he must have taken notes because
he wrote the newspaper story and (4) the debris in the various
pictures is the same with no real evidence that anything had
been removed.

I know that you've heard the tapes because I sent copies of them
to you to verify that I had not misquoted Johnson, but that he
had changed his story, significantly.


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