Missing files, for Roswell, and other UFO-related incidents
Sebastian, who’s from Poland, and is one of the few members of our Einstein Fellowship group on the U of M campus in Ann Arbor who has an interest in the UFO phenomenon, after reading Nick Redfern’s latest book, For Nobody’s Eyes Only, finds that, not only are the FBI files for Wilhelm Reich – see post about that earlier here – missing for the period 1945 to 1950 but FBI files on anyone associated with Roswell and flying saucers in the 1947 time-frame do not appear either when one receives copies of the files via the FOIA.
That files for the Army Air Base in Roswell during the period of the alleged Roswell incident have disappeared has been long-troubling for UFO researchers, but when one finds that materials peripheral but possibly germane to Roswell in 1947 have also gone missing, one has to ask why.
I won’t, as mentioned in a comment recently, go forward with that stupid “absence of evidence is not evidence of absence” thing that certain “ufologists” (Friedman) trot out whenever something doesn’t show up that they’d wish to find.
But one can, as Nick suggests in his book, make a prima facie case suggesting that the missing files contain things (information) that the FBI and the U.S. government doesn’t want anyone to see. Why not?
I contend, and have for some time now, that no paper created by a government official is ever destroyed; that is, copies are made and save. Bureaucrats are essentially hoarders and, aside from compiling paperwork, they have an obsessive-compulsive need to save paperwork, their own and that of others.
So, I imagine that, if one or a group (The Roswell Dream Team?) really puts their brains to work, they can discover the site or sites where the Roswell Air Base material, the FBI files on Reich (who was in Roswell shortly – 1950 -- after the supposed incident), and anything else that will benefit the need or desire to clarify exactly what happened near Roswell in July 1947.
Even if the Roswell “incident” was a flummoxed – an overly enthusiastic response to the finding of debris that was given the “flying disk” sobriquet during the 1947 flying saucer hysteria – there is paperwork, somewhere, still, that will tell us that.
This link might prove interesting to some of you: