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Roswell And The World In 1947

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 09:29:04 -0500
Archived: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 09:29:04 -0500
Subject: Roswell And The World In 1947

Source: Kevin Randle's A Different Perspective Blog


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Roswell And The World In 1947
by Kevin Randle

In the course of reading the newspaper clippings from July 1947,
I have made a couple of interesting discoveries. None of them
really affect the Roswell research as we’re carrying it out.

From the Roswell Daily Record of July 8, 1947, “Lt. Col. Harry
W. Schaefer of the Wisconsin civil air patrol announced in
Milwaukee his group planned to conduct a series of mass flights
in hopes of learning something about the flying objects.”

This was in addition to the patrol mounted by the Army National
Guard in Oregon with five P-51's over the Cascade Mountains,
which is the area where Arnold made his sighting, but they found
nothing. According to the AP story, a sixth fighter circled over
Portland in contact with the others and all carried photographic

At Manhattan Beach, California, another fighter searched for two
hours but found nothing. It’s not clear if this was a military
aircraft, or one of the many surplus planes that had been sold
to the public. The pilot, A. W. McKelvey said that he had
cruised at 35,000 feet without results. He told reporters that
he hadn’t seen a thing.

At Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), a P-80 jet
fighter was on stand-by in case any of the flying disks
appeared. Apparently it never left the ground.

It was also on that weekend that Captain E. J. Smith of United
Airlines said that he spotted one of the saucers coming straight
at him. The co-pilot, Ralph Stevens, reached down to blink the
landing lights. Smith asked what he was doing and Stevens said
that another aircraft was coming at them.

The craft, which looked to be flat on the bottom and irregularly
shaped on the top, followed them for ten or fifteen minutes.
When it disappeared, four more objects approached them on the
left side of the aircraft, and they seemed to be larger than a

[More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead]

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