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Re: Just A Few Roswell Questions - Morris

From: Neil Morris <neil.nul>
Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 22:23:29 +0100
Fwd Date: Sun, 20 May 2007 16:22:05 -0400
Subject: Re: Just A Few Roswell Questions - Morris

>From: Ed Gehrman <egehrman.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 13:23:34 -0700
>Subject: Re: Just A Few Roswell Questions

>>From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 10:40:10 -0700
>>Subject: Re: Just A Few Roswell Questions

Ed, David,

Just a couple of quick comments, I hope to address some of
David's earlier comments in more depth over the weekend when I
have more free time.

>>There is also one small, round unwrapped package lying behind
>>the middle chair in the Ramey & Ramey/Dubose photos, but moved
>>against the radiator in the Marcel & Newton photos. My guess is
>>that this one one of Porter's described "shoebox" size wrapped

This package has been opened and in fact seems empty, you can
see inside the open end in one of the Marcel images.

>>* Dennis Balthaser has made the interesting observation that the
>>brown paper rolled out on Ramey's rug isn't crinkled (nor has
>>any tape attached). In other words, it was fresh paper rolled
>>out for display, not debris wrapping paper as is usually

Bond described this as ordinary wrapping paper, we are talking
1947 here, lot's of things didn't come pre-packaged and many
places where things needeed wrapping use to have large rolls of
brown wrapping paper to hand, even stores her in the UK up to
the 60/70's quite often still had counter fittings with these
rolls attached, so lengths could be torn off against an inbuilt
blade to wrap goods with. I'm sure even a USAAF base would have
normal brown wrapping paper to hand in 1947 to help stop a
General's carpet getting soiled.

>I disagree. This paper can be folded in a way so it wouldn't
>crease too much, besides, we don't see enough of the paper to
>make a decision one way or the other, and I can see creases.
>Look at the Bettmann copy.

>>* Marcel in his last interview with Linda Corley said they hid
>>the "real" debris and they weren't so stupid as to show it to

>I agree, they hid the real debris but only after the Ramey photos.

>>* Nobody associated any smell with the debris, including Porter,
>>until Fort Worth. That's when Bond Johnson said the balloon
>>stunk up Ramey's office and he was surprised it would be there
>>instead of in some salvage yard. These decaying neoprene
>>balloons have a strong, pungent smell, and therefore I think it
>>noteable that no one commented on this before Fort Worth. Smells
>>like this tend to stick in your mind.

Bond's comment that he personally made to me on a couple of our
meetings, was that the smell he noticed in Ramey's office
reminded him of the smell he had noticed when he had covered
building fire stories as a reporter for the ST. I think it's
stretching a point to say this positively identified in
particular burnt neoprene rubber. We had a major building fire
on my route to work just a few weeks back, for a long time there
was a distinctive _burnt_ smell around the area, but it wasn't
_acrid_ or _rubber_ like, just _burnt_.


>>"Lunch" to Porter could have meant nothing more than the lunch
>>they missed in Roswell as they prepped the B-29 for flight to
>>Fort Worth.

>I don't think that was the way it was in the Army. You didn't
>miss lunch. A meal missed could never be made up. If the plane
>left at 2:00 PM then Porter would have had lunch already and be
>ready for dinner or supper at FW.

Please also bear in mind that _both_ RAAF and FWAAF would be
running on DST _but_ both Roswell and Fort Worth civillians
would be running on _standard_ time 1 hour behind. It sounds
extreamly confusing but that's what the history books tell us
_was_ happening back then. The situation went on like this in
some places until the Unified Time Act of 1966 was finally
passed in the US.

Best Regards


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