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Re: Randle On Haut's Affidavit - Part Two

From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 16:57:53 +0100
Archived: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 14:05:21 -0500
Subject: Re: Randle On Haut's Affidavit - Part Two


>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 12:08:42 -0800
>Subject: Re: Randle On Haut's Affidavit - Part Two

>>From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 14:50:09 -0800
>>Subject: Re: Randle On Haut's Affidavit - Part Two

<snip>

>>Now this was almost a year after Wendy and Dennis interviewed
>>him. He wasn't a senile old man when I spoke to him, and
>>therefore I seriously doubt he was when interviewed earlier.

<snip>

>>Guys like Walter may have had other reasons to deny deep
>>involvement. Carey & Schmitt say he had sworn to Blanchard not
>>to disclose what he knew during his lifetime. Others have
>>similarly said they swore an oath not to talk about, Edwin
>>Easley being but one example.
>
>I don't question any motives, and as I have stated before, I
>believe Walter did see bodies and or wreckage; this is based
>more on what I know he told people privately; However, that and
>$5.00 gets you a gallon of gasoline!

Frank,

So, you also have private sources confirming that Walter Haut
told them about a craft and a body (or bodies). It's too bad
that these witnesses don't come out to confirm it. There is a
basic question here, in my view. Could Walter Haut have invented
that ? Even if his memory was weakened, this is not a little
detail in a man's life!  It's a big schock, something that you
will remember, even when you have forgotten all the rest. Like,
where he did his military training, etc. Could Walter Haut have
invented that as a kind of curious joke? The man I met in 1995
could never have done a thing like that.

I read the repeated argument that he denied it later, so he did
not know what he was talking about, etc. But it can be explained
by his moral conflict between his very strong desire to tell the
story and his oath of secrecy, as David Rudiak an I have
suggested.

>The Schmitt affidavit is an anecdote of anecdote performed by
>legal methodology and endorsed by its namesake; in regards to
>quality of evidence it's weak!

To me, this document is not anecdotal, for the reasons that I
just suggested. But, yes, it cannot be put forward as a strong
piece of evidence, especially to the many skeptics who know so
well that Roswell is a balloon story.

>It also raises more questions:
>
>1. Why didn't Walter write it himself? (Which was presumed
>initially [when the book came out] and precipitated this
>dialogue. In your view he was perfectly coherent... so why
>not?

I don't understand this question. I suppose that General DuBose,
and some other reliable witnesses, did not write their affidavit
either. That's not a very big problem, really. BTW, I
corresponded with Walter Haut in 1995. I sent him my book on
modern art (a book with 450 colour plates), to thank him for
having received me at the Roswell Museum in July. He replied to
me some time later, on August 17, and he began his letter by
apologizing for not being a good typist:

"Dear Mr Bourdais: "To start out I want you to know that I am
not a typist so please excuse any mistakes that I may make".

So, it was not an easy thing for him to write a letter,
apparently.

>2. Why was it necessary to have a doctor, monitor his mental
>competency? (This according to Schmitt.

The presence of a doctor looks like a good point to me. And the
fact that Don Schmitt was not there at the signing is another
good point because, at least, he cannot be accused of having
held his hand. I am confident that, had he been there, the
accusation would have ben made!

<snip>

>It would be interesting to find out if the French film crew
>caught any of Walter's comments on tape; perhaps Gildas could
>lend a hand in that regard given his geography.

I talked at length with the French filmmaker Vincent Gielly
about this, having been interviewed in his film.

He told me that, when he did his filmed interview of Walter
Haut, with Wendy Connors, Haut looked like someone who wished to
say more, but could not. This lasted a long time, and he finally
decided, a little disappointed, to end the interview. But then,
he found Wendy, alone in another room, extremely disappointed
because, she told him, she felt Haut was just about to talk when
he ended the interview. That's what Gielly told me. He did not
tell me that Haut had talked about seeing the craft and bodies.
If he did, he may have promised not to repeat it, I don't know.

In short, Walter Haut finally told his story, even if he did it
hesitantly. In my opinion it was courageous and I personally
respect him for that. It may encourage other people to do the
same. One way or another, I suppose that the story will come
out.


Gildas Bourdais



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