UFO Conjectures

Saturday, February 09, 2013

To be, or not to be: Roswell

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Here’s where I am about Roswell….


In early July 1947 a geologic party (not archaeologists!), in New Mexico, forty miles due north of Roswell stumbled upon an Army recovery-team gathering the remnants of a crashed craft and bodies that were in it.

Some members of the geology group surreptitiously documented what was going on.

(That documentation has been seen by members of Kevin Randle’s Roswell Dream Team.)

This crash was the impulse for the Haut press release.

Concomitantly, Mac Brazel came across pieces of balloon debris scattered around the Foster farm; balloon debris from a lightning strike (in mid-June, 1947).

Brazel’s findings, eventually collected by him, Marcel, and Cavitt, were used by the Army as cover for the flying disc that they were in the process of examining.

Brazel’s debris was hysterically confused by Jesse Marcel Sr. who had heard about the crashed “disc” but who was not part of the recovery operation.

Why not?

The found disc discovery became a top priority, secret operation, not to be entrusted to even senior members of the Roswell Army Base.

The crashed disc recovery was an Army headquartered (Washington D.C.) operation.

I assume that the Army’s discovery of the crashed disc came about by a triangulation of radar blips that disappeared off radar scopes, but which created an alert that sent select Army personnel to the area north of Roswell.

The radar aspect is disputed however, as you can read here:

How the Army was alerted to the crashed disc remains a question.

The geologists didn’t alert the Army. The geologists came across the recovery operation after the fact.

The initial hubbub (1947) – newspaper and radio announcements and Brazel’s flighty sojourn to Roswell with tales of debris – is tangential to the actual crashed disc event.

That event was encapsulated by secrecy and remoteness from any population center.

And the geologists were sworn to secrecy, as evidenced by how the new material was found and has surfaced.

Stanton Friedman’s Marcel interview in 1978 was hamstrung by Marcel’s inadvertent mental duplicity (he wasn’t really part of the recovery operation but did hear about it in the swirl of Army gossip around the Roswell Army base).

Marcel put together a story where he inserted himself and Brazel into the recovery mix.

Why he did so is up for discussion, by Marcel and Brazel are irrelevant persons in the actual Roswell incident.

They became integral by the inept or extraterrestrial circumlocutions of UFO researchers after 1978.

Now what really happened near Roswell?

An accident of some kind in which bodies were found took place north of Roswell in early July 1947.

The Army was alerted – how? That is up for grabs.

Geologists, in the area, came across the Army’s recovery operation and documented, surreptitiously, what they were seeing.

That documentation, seen by some Roswell researchers, indicates that Brazel’s debris story is totally irrelevant to the Roswell event and has confused and continues to confuse Roswell aficionados.

The photos of debris, belabored by Roswell buffs, which purportedly show elements of the “disc” mentioned in the Haut press release, do, indeed, show what Brazel found and Marcel collected at the Foster ranch, but that debris has nothing to do with the “disc” discovery north of Roswell.

The Army, wisely, used Brazel’s propitious balloon debris discoveries to defuse the flying saucer announcement that Walter Haut’s press release produced and which was actually the gist of the Roswell incident or, rather, event.

This puerile presentation of mine derives from these Roswell elements:

The Haut press release

The subliminal, dismissed accounts of an archaeological party – which has turned out to be a geological group – rumored to have come across a “crashed flying saucer with bodies near it.”

Anthony Bragalia’s uncovering of Battelle’s work with “memory metal” allegedly from a Roswell-related flying disc.

The Roswell Dream Team’s discovery of “documentation” supposedly from a Roswell incident in 1947.

(That discovery supportive of a significant “accident” in the area of Roswell in 1947.)

When and if Kevin Randle’s Dream Team brings forth, if it can, what it has found during its current Roswell fact-finding investigation, others skilled in the Roswellian detritus can put together a more thoroughly explained account of what happened near Roswell in July 1947.