The UFO Iconoclast(s)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Anthony Bragalia on the Roswell aftermath


The August 15 post on this site examined the long line of witnesses to the Roswell crash and bodies who later suffered psychologically. The list of suicides, alcoholics and divorces continues to get longer. People were affected for life by seeing life from another world!

We may now add to the list of those that Roswell has impacted adversely another name- Jesse Marcel. Jesse Marcel Sr. and his wife Viaud Marcel became alcoholics after the crash!

This was revealed just recently by their own son, Dr. Jesse Marcel. Jr. in his new book The Roswell Legacy. The secret of the corpses has been known to the son for some time. The Marcels in Houma say more than the Marcels in Montana. I have talked to the elderly Cajuns who want no attention. But they do want the truth known- Jesse Sr. saw bodies. The Junior, like the Senior, will say all towards his end, I am certain.

The closer you get to the unwitting witnesses who first saw the crash, the more you see that they are the ones who most sufferered! Those who were affected the greatest are those that had the "raw" experience of coming upon 'strange and horrible things' in the desert without preparation or warning.

In fact, the boy-witness Dee Proctor died a divorced, raging alcoholic recluse. His friend, Vern Marcel, the other boy-witness, changed his name and committed suicide in his 20s. And we learn now that the Intelligence Agents suffered the sight. Jesse Sr became an alcoholic, according to his son. Sheridan Cavitt became a "half a father" according to his son Joe. Mack was a changed man according to many, leaving the area permanently after the crash, never speaking of the event again.

In fact, it is now evident that every single such witness forever held a horrible memory. And the memory of Roswell got the better of every one of them!

Dee, Vern and Mack discovered the crash. Mack then showed Jesse and Sheridan the still untouched remains and residue. These five- the original "first-on-the-scene" witnesses- were all unprepared for such a sight. And each of them were unprepared to handle life after what they had seen!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Two Ufological Afflictions….

A fixation on the past and a need for more and more UFO excitement

Ufologists Kevin Randle and Stanton Friedman, to name two, are locked into the Roswell event. They are fixated, psycho-neurotically, to whatever happened in and around Roswell, New Mexico in July 1947.


It’s not just a fixation but a regression by Randle, Friedman, et al. They have invested so much time and energy on proving that Roswell did or did not happen - Friedman thinks it did and Randle is waffling – that their egos are at stake.


They can’t leave Roswell and move on. They are psychologically maladjusted to the Roswell story.

Jerry Clark has moved on. Dick Hall also. And several others too. But David Rudiak hasn’t. And many more haven’t either. The Roswell “crash” is a UFO regressive point that the psychopathic can’t escape.

There are a few other UFO fixation points (Aztec, the Hill abduction, Socorro, and even Phoenix, Arizona), but Roswell provides the ultimate UFO cathexis.


The other psychopathology that is prevalent in the UFO community is a need – almost like a drug addiction – for new and more UFO sightings and events, even to the point where some UFO aficionados have taken to hoaxing UFO sightings to assuage their need.

The Mexican balloon launches, the recent drone incursions, the faked YouTube videos are examples of fraudulent thrusts to keep UFOs on a momentum that it doesn’t deserve, or need.


Bloggers are catalysts for this aspect of the ufological psychopathology.

Bloggers need copy and without any real events to report they make some up.

The concoctions are transparent, but UFO mavens disregard the contrivance of them, since the need to keep the UFO myth alive is paramount, and addictively necessary for many.


Flying saucers and UFOs have always brought out silliness in some.

The hoaxes and creations aren’t malevolent, just inane, and harmless mostly.

But they, along with the fixation on the past, have kept and are keeping the UFO mystery from being solved.

And while that isn’t existentially relevant, it is a minor aggravation for those who’d like to see the enigma resolved, one way or another.