UFO Conjectures

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

An Open Letter to Ufologist Kevin Randle

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Mr. Randle:

You’ve proven that some Roswell witnesses lied and are still lying.

You’ve also proved that some persons interviewed about Roswell have told the truth as far as they know it.

However, witness veracity, or not, can’t resolve the Roswell controversy. Only the most rabid believers in an alien flying saucer crash and some vitriolic debunkers think that witnesses will provide the Holy Grail of truth about Roswell, either pro or con the extraterrestrial hypothesis.

Science, media, and the public generally won’t accept witness accounts as proof of anything. And they are right to eschew such accounts.

Surely you must be tired of trying to take a stand on behalf of some maligned Roswell witnesses. The rest of us UFO aficionados are.

But you have also proved that something happened at Roswell, something extraordinary.

Now comes the time to get your hands on some Roswell material that actually makes the case for or against an extraterrestrial intrusion or crash near Roswell in July 1947.

You (and others) have scoured various archives, and you’ve reported that the GAO determined the pertinent Roswell documents and military communications for the time-frame have gone missing, destroyed presumably.

But some material still exists that you (and others) haven’t found or seen as far as we can tell from your Roswell writings.

Some documents about the Roswell incident reside at the Library of Congress, in that construct’s archives.

And the Office of Naval Intelligence also has material from the 1947 episode, actual documents from the Roswell dates of the incident there.

Also the CIA has material that can be acquired by Freedom of Information requests (as you know) directed to the appropriate CIA division: Office of Military Affairs.

(What the material still extant will prove or disprove about Roswell we can’t say and won’t pursue since Roswell is a dead issue for us.)

Yes, the alleged UFO crash at Roswell has been seemingly dredged to the bottom of the pond, to no avail – none whatsoever.

It’s time to get some real proof, which has eluded you (and others), or close the Roswell casket.

Being mired in Roswell’s obfuscated detritus is not a mentally healthy endeavor.

Produce something concrete, or move on….to UFO incidents with a high probability of denouement.