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Re: Randle On Haut's Affidavit - Part Two

From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 11:05:19 +0100
Archived: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 07:17:52 -0500
Subject: Re: Randle On Haut's Affidavit - Part Two


>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 13:14:52 -0800
>Subject: Re: Randle On Haut's Affidavit - Part Two

>>From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 14:37:01 EST
>>Subject: Re: Randle On Haut's Affidavit - Part Two

<snip>

>For me personally, assuming that Walter was in sound mind, and
>there are witnesses who declare he was, including an M.D. at the
>time he signed Schmitt's chronicle then, as stated before, I
>endorse the legality of the instrument.

><snip>

>In my view a wiser decision to avoid controversy would have been
>another video interview; aside from the obvious questions about
>bodies and wreckage, Walter could have been given an opportunity
>to discuss why he's speaking out now (then), and why he publicly
>denied involvement for all these years.

>Barring that, a video and or audio interview could have been done
>reiterating the content of the Schmitt affidavit. The affidavit
>could have been read to Walter line by line, and viewers, and or
>listeners could have interpreted his responses themselves.

>Unfortunately none of that happened; we are left with an
>anecdote of an anecdote perpetrated by legal methodology and
>endorsed by its namesake.


Frank,

Personally, I would add just a few comments:

After reading the comments of Kevin Randle, and having talked
with Tom Carey and Don Schmitt, the affidavit seems credible to
me, but it will remain controversial because of the contradictory
statements made by Walter Haut, and what appeared to be memory
problems. Like you, I regret that this debate was not clarified
when it was still time.

Because of that, it cannot be retained as a major document,
either pro or against the UFO crash hypothesis. Anyway, the case
rests on many other credible testimonies.

To me, one good reason for which Walter Haut made contradictory
statements was probably a moral conflict between his desire to
tell his story and his will to respect his commitment to the
protection of secrecy.

When I met him twice in 1995, he was in perfectly good mental
shape, and he insisted on the very tight discipline on the base.
I was intrigued at the time by his insistence, but I think now
that we was trying to make me understand that he could not tell
his whole story.

Just another comment: I don't see a necessary contradiction
between the alleged trip of General Ramey and Colonel DuBose to
Roswell, and the trip of Major Marcel to Fort Worth. They may
have decided to have him there just to play a role in the
balloon cover-up.


Gildas Bourdais


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