Raymond Fowler’s piece in the April 1976 Issue of Official
UFO (pictured above), What About Crashed UFOs? [Page 24 ff.] tells of several
UFO crashes in the early 1950s: Mattydale, N,Y; Kingman, Arizona; and one in
While the Kingman tale is supported by a Fritz Werner
affidavit, the alleged crash has been discounted by some (many?). The Mattydale
crash is a witness-only event, and the Mexico crash ended up being just a rumor
with loose ends, nothing substantial.
What strikes me about such incidents is why witnesses to the
supposed crashes won’t discuss them: the witnesses were fearful that they’d
loose their military pensions if they spoke about the incidents they either
experienced first-hand or heard about from colleagues.
Kevin Randle offers that witness-excuse for silence in his
accounts of UFO crashes.
And Anthony Bragalia has bumped into that excuse for UFO
witnesses being mum time and time again.
(He’s recounted that reason for the wall of silence at his
blog, The Bragalia Files, many times.)
My question, often proffered to Mr. Bragalia, has been why
would a person who has experienced a profound, unique event, like a flying saucer
crash – an assumed alien space ship – would adhere to silence, to prevent a
loss of pension or retirement monies – even when they are on their death-bed?
Is there or was there any real indication that the
government or government subsidized operation would cease pension payments if
someone spilled the beans about an alleged flying saucer crash or other UFO
Has anyone ever followed up on the possibility?
Where did the idea come from? What was the stimulus for
persons thinking they’d lose their life-sustaining pensions if they talked
about a UFO event?
Was there no witness or witnesses who had enough monies or
enough patriotic duty to inform the American people about the intrusion of
extraterrestrial spacecraft (and sometimes beings) into their airspace?
Early Christians spoke about their “reality” of Christ even
at sword point.
Military men, everywhere and always, have defied enemy
threats of torture and/or death to prevent their comrades from being discovered
or found out.
So why would a person who saw, allegedly first-hand, space
creatures or their craft, keep their mouths shut….out of fear of a lost pension?
It doesn’t make sense…..unless such persons were lying or
Does any of this pertain to Roswell or Aztec too?