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Re: Roswell & Flying Saucers

From: Don Ecsedy <don.nul>
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2012 01:22:41 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Mon, 04 Jun 2012 08:32:14 -0400
Subject: Re: Roswell & Flying Saucers

>From: Stanton T. Friedman <fsphys.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 12:24:50 -0300
>Subject: Re: Roswell & Flying Saucers

>>From: Don Ecsedy <don.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>>Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 11:41:00 -0400 (EDT)
>>Subject: Re: Roswell & Flying Saucers

>>>From: Stanton T. Friedman <fsphys.nul>
>>>To: <post.nul>
>>>Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 12:18:19 -0300
>>>Subject: Roswell & Flying Saucers [was: The Greatest Lie...]

>>>>From: James Carrion <jcarrion.nul>
>>>>To: <post.nul>
>>>>Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 09:03:57 -0300
>>>>Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told


>>>You seem to forget that Brazel showed strange wrekcage to his
>>>neighbors, the Proctors and his other neighbors at the Wade
>>>General Store in Corona on Saturday July 5. That is where he
>>>heard about flying saucers and a reward for finding wreckage.
>>>That is when it was suggested he go to the sherrif's office in
>>>Roswell which he did on July 6.

>>How did his neighbors learn about a reward on July 5?

>>I don't know why they would suggest going to the Chaves County
>>sheriffs. Lincoln County had a perfectly good Sheriffs office
>>just down the road in Carrizozo. I'm from Pittsburgh. If my
>>property were vandalized, would my neighbors suggest I inform
>>the police in Cleveland?

>>"Haughts Statement" informs us the rancher didn't have a phone.
>>I guess it is in there to explain why the rancher didn't report
>>the object immediately.  Weren't there phones in Corona? Why
>>didn't he call... someone... on the 5th?

>Brazel didn't get a newspaper or have electricity. Roswell was
>next to the Military and Lincoln was not. The rewards story was
>in the newspaper seen by people in Corona.

>Who would Brazel have called about a reward? He would have to
>provide pieces... Hard to do over the phone. His ranch was
>closer to Roswell than it was to Lincoln or Carrizozo... No
>mountains in between either. The General store was in Corona...
>Years later his son Bill lived in Carrizozo.

I don't think anyone has found a reward story in the news before
July 8th. Maybe someone locally was offering a reward. The day
of the Roswell story locally, the day of Brazel's interview in
Roswell, and some other undetermined length of time he was away
from the ranch. was when the rewards stories were published. If
Brazel had heard about the rewards while chatting with the Daily
Record's reporter, which had an AP feed, Kellahin from the AP,
and with KGFL with a UP feed, I can see how the story of rewards
might have gotten into the telling decades later. In other
words, originally, the ranchers first heard about the rewards
from Mac Brazel when he returned from Roswell.

The thing about the rancher not having a phone is it is a
secondary and explanatory statement. The author appears to be
anticipating the question: why didn't the rancher report it
immediately. It is repeated and elaborated on by Marcel in Ft
Worth; the rancher didn't have a radio, either. The message is:
the rancher was as innocent as Adam about the flying saucers.
This seems to be anticipating a different public outcome, a
different press reaction, than the rawin and balloon story got.

Alamogordo AAF was closer to Brazel than the RAAF, and with
better roads. As I recall in The Roswell Incident Bill said Mac
drove the kids back to Tularosa before he went to Roswell.
Tularosa is a few miles north of Alamogordo. Considering the
better options available to him, the reason(s) why Brazel went
to the Chaves sheriffs is really not known and is probably not
discoverable at this late date.




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