ROSWELL, THE SLIDES AND THE TRUTH by Anthony Bragalia
The study of slides authenticated to be from 1947 depicting a deceased humanoid creature have been subject to recent allegations and to rank speculation. Articles and comments on this blog have to be addressed:
THE ALIEN IS NOT A MUMMY
We are all familiar with images of mummies. Many of us have been fortunate enough to view such wonders in-person at museums. I have personally viewed many types of mummies when I lived in Boston and visited the Ancient Egypt Collections at the Museum of Fine Arts. A mummy is a dead body (human or animal) that has been ceremonial preserved using a variety of processes, often involving removal of internal organs and treatment with natron and resin. Such mummies can be viewed “bandaged” as well as without such wrapping. Though mummies can be made deliberately by people in various civilizations, they can also be created accidentally by nature through freezing or other natural processes.
Of the many scientists, PhDs, photography experts and other researchers who are among the very fortunate to have viewed the ‘alien slides’- not one has ever at any time mentioned that the 3 foot thing depicted in the 1947 photographs resembles a mummy. This includes KODAK experts, a NASA scientist of international standing who has left comments on his impressions of the creature on this blog and several UFOlogists.
The creature depicted in the slides (owned by an Oil Exploration Geologist in NM in the 1940s) in no way even remotely appears like any creature known on Earth. The contrast is as strikingly evident as the two images above of an alien head schematic and of a ‘raw’ mummy. Mummies can be dry, shriveled, withered and shrunken. Features can become distorted. But no matter how ‘alien’ these former living people can appear when mummified, they still appear unmistakably human.
An Atom Bomb Victim
People with extreme deformities (such as hydrocephaly) or those who were victims of the drop of the Atom Bomb, or those suffering progeria aging are still people. Though they are grossly physically deformed, they are easily seen for what they are: Human. The graphic images above are meant to bring home this essential point: Though horrible things can happen to make people appear horrible- they are still homo sapiens. No burns, radiation, mutilation or indeed even mummification can change that truth.
Nick Redfern fails miserable in his thesis (outlined in his book Body Snatchers in the Desert) because of this very reason. He believes that those who were witness to the Roswell crash bodies were actually viewing deformed, small Japanese who had crashed to the New Mexico desert in a bizarre experimental flight. No matter how hard these skeptics try, they cannot get around the fact that people can recognize other people. Humans recognize other humans no matter how unfortunate the physical circumstance or challenge.
The three-foot formerly living thing is not a diseased nor deformed human, it is not a simian, it is not a mummy and it is not a dead airman (as skeptic Tim Printy inanely speculates.) The slides depict something that is bi-pedal and not known to Earth. Period.
UNSCIENTIFIC, EMOTIONAL RANTS FROM THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN
It is nothing short of remarkable that learned individuals such as skeptics Lance Moody and Gilles Fernandez have seen fit to proffer their opinions on the veracity of the images. For supposed men of science, their words reveal that they really are not. Neither man has ever even seen the slides or even a digital copy of them! They go on ranting for pages over weeks about this. Yet they can add nothing to the dialog for they have not viewed or examined what is being discussed! It is almost a psychological freak show. Those who have not seen somehow know the most. Those who are not even close to the investigation in any way at all insert themselves anyway.
The causes for this are legion. Jealousy, a feeling of exclusion, a mistrust of motives, being burned in the past (i.e. with the Santilli Alien Autopsy hoax) all must enter into it. The behavior of many who have heard or read -but have not seen- is almost infantile. Some seem to have suffered conniption fits and mini-strokes over this investigation.
They are frustrated that the slides have not been made public. Number one, the owner of the slides is under no obligation to do so. What has been lost is that he has been gracious in granting scientists and other experts access. And such investigation could take not weeks or months, but far longer. Many of you have asked some great questions:
1) How did geologist Bernerd Ray acquire these 1947 alien slides?
2) Where were the photos of the creature taken?
3) Who are the two people (the legs of a male and of a female are shown) that are seen in the slides?
4) Who else may have seen this? (i.e. friends and associates of the Rays)
5) Why did Ray hide the two slides, only to be found years later by a stranger?
6) Are there other, similar slides?
Authentication of the slides as originating from 1947 is only one piece of the process. Very fortunately, advanced testing by multiple independent parties affirms 1947 as the year of exposure. However the harder part, finding out the Who, What, When, Where and Why, is something that may take a very long time. Without a complete back story, without a thorough and provable narrative, skeptics will question and condemn the slides. Yet, the shrieking demands for release continue. Journalists doing a story, doctors doing clinicals, novelists writing books- none are required or expected to release anything until all of the proverbial i’s are dotted at t’s are crossed. Why should this type of endeavor be any different? Why should something still in-process, still ongoing, be prematurely published?
WILD STORIES ABOUT PROBATE AND WHOSE SLIDES ARE THEY ANYWAY?
A recent article on this site suggests that the slides were taken illicitly away from the house in which they were found. There is simple no validity to this whatsoever…
The slides were found by a woman who was a cleaning lady working for an estate cleaning service. When houses are vacated to be sold, services are called to perform a final ‘clean-out’ of the premises to ready for sale. Any remaining materials (i.e. trash, items affixed to walls, chests and containers, magazines, and yes, even old slides) are considered rubbish and to be removed. The woman had permission to take the chest. The couple who had the slides is deceased and had no children, no heirs, no claimants. And any statute of limitations has passed. Any there was never any ‘estate sale’ involving the slides. This misinformation perhaps comes from a misreading of ‘estate cleaning.’
A check with the Texas AG Office and the TX Office of Unclaimed Property confirms that there is no investigation or inquiry on this matter and that the current owner is unknown to them.