UFO Conjecture(s)

Monday, August 26, 2013

Jesse Marcel Jr. Dies

Kevin Randle reports at his blog that Jesse Marcel Jr. died August 24th of a heart attack.

Click HERE to read Kevin's blog-eulogy.

Condolences to Mr. Marcel's family.



  • This was a good and decent man who went on to accomplish good things as an AF Fight Surgeon, never seeking attention until tracked down by researchers looking at the Roswell story...

    By Blogger Kurt Peters, at Monday, August 26, 2013  

  • ...and 14 years ago:


    By Blogger Kurt Peters, at Monday, August 26, 2013  

  • ...an interesting account of a serious attempt to unlock more of Jesse Jr.'s memories:

    "This was the professional “memory enhancement” interrogation of Jesse Marcel, Jr. by a psychologist who has a long history of working with various federal intelligence services. Kent wanted details on the material Junior handled when his father returned from the Foster Ranch, spread a bunch of junk on the kitchen floor, and awakened Junior and his mother to help sort the stuff. He had a vague idea about the use of hypnosis for such purposes, but typically, did a lot of calling around and asking around, and finally got the name of Neil Hibler, PhD from none other than the FBI, which agency highly recommended him.
    In early 1997, during three consecutive days in his suburban Washington, D.C. office, Hibler put Marcel through the paces, one two-hour session per day. Marcel paid his own air fare from Helena, Montana, but Jeffrey paid Hibler and a “forensic artist.” Marcel’s daughter Denise was present, and video-taped the sessions."

    ...which can be found contained within here:


    By Blogger Kurt Peters, at Monday, August 26, 2013  

  • In response to KP, I do wonder if Marcel jr got unwillingly sucked into the Roswell saga. Nobody has ever found any statements by Marcel between his 1947 experience with the debris and his 1979 interviews.

    If he had really seen and handled something unearthly as a boy it is very hard to believe that he would have told no one (e.g. APRO, NICAP, MUFON, etc) during all this time. Yet after 1980 he was 'converted' and became a true believer. Hmmm...

    By Blogger cda, at Tuesday, August 27, 2013  

  • I notice that Kevin has now been on the receiving end of the paranoid dumbassery that is David Rudiak.

    In the comments about the passing of Jesse Marcel, Jr., Rudiak cranked out his typical voluminous paragraphs, all apparently made up in his head.

    As I have definitely shown, Rudiak simply makes up stuff and presents it as fact. Usually the UFO faithful and other Dream-Teamers don't call him on it since it is often in praise of Saucer Jesus.

    But in this case, Kevin had to call him on it, when Rudiak claimed that Marcel had been called back to Iraq to silence him on Roswell (yes, that is really what he was implying).

    It is eye-opening to see the shoe when it is on the other foot.


    By Blogger Lance, at Tuesday, August 27, 2013  

  • Lance:

    Those Rudiak comments at Kevin's blog are borderline nuts.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, August 27, 2013  

  • I had followed Rudiak's comments and was pleased with Randle's follow-up...taking the good Dr. Rudiak to the wood shed.

    I enjoyed it thoroughly...

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Tuesday, August 27, 2013  

  • The Rudiak comments were egregious examples of paranoid conspiracism, so good for Kevin for nipping it in the bud. On the other hand, Rudiak is one of the Dream Teamers to which Kevin has hitched his wagon, along with the thoroughly discredited Don Schmitt and uber-believers Tom Carey and Anthony Bragalia (all of whom also dwell in conspiracy land). Kevin is a smart guy, and I'll never really understand why he agreed to be part of that loopy group (Chris Rutkowski excepted - but then we never really hear from him).


    By Blogger Paul Kimball, at Wednesday, August 28, 2013  

Post a Comment

<< Home