As one can see from the comments in the previous posting
here about the Roswell Disk and a UFO book where it’s mentioned, the
vicissitudes endemic to Roswell took over, as usual.
And the discussion, like all discussions about Roswell,
intermingle with fact, fancy, and hefty biases of those intertwined in the
UFOs – what they are or may be – take a back seat.
The phenomenon isn’t even given a secondary status; it is
ignored altogether, as participants struggle to make points within their
Some see Roswell as a mythology. Others see it as the
premise for the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis. While a few see it as the Uncle
Remus “tar baby.”
(This is the description of tar baby (from Wikipedia):
“The Tar-Baby is a fictional character in the second of the
Uncle Remus stories published in 1881; it is a doll made of tar and turpentine
used to entrap Br’er Rabbit. The more that Br’er Rabbit fights the Tar-Baby.
The more entangled he becomes.
In modern usage. “tar baby” refers to any “sticky situation”
that is only aggravated by additional contact.”)
What did we discover from all the back-and-forth in the
That Roswell skeptics get incensed with David Rudiak’s
extensive Roswell research.
That’s about it.
For me, Roswell is a sociological/psychological
conglomeration fueled by an incident that remains, after all these years, as
fuzzy as it seems to have been in July 1947.
Even if the Roswell event were proven to consist of an
alien space craft disaster, where does that take us, in 2014?
Does anyone think that Roswell will unravel the UFO
phenomenon in its entirety or even substantially?
Suppose that the Roswell episode was a bona fide flying
saucer crash from which alien bodies were extracted.
That raises more questions than it answers.
Roswell has become, for many UFO devotees, the one hoped-for
credible UFO event that proves we are not alone in the universe and their
obsession with UFOs is now considered prescient and worthwhile.
That, for me, explains why the topic and its ensuing
commentary, that you saw here and also see regularly at Kevin Randle’s blog
(along with a few others), is so intense and ragged.
It’s the utterances of persons at the brink of a delusional
insanity….at the brink.
Paul Kimball came upon that interpretation after examining
the comments found inside the posting. He didn’t define the psychic syndrome as
such but did, in a private message, write, humorously, “ … you people are all
insane. Ay caramba.”
I think Bruce Duensing would agree, as would several others
who’ve passed by and over the posting.
Again, for me, a Roswell tease is grist for a psychological
and/or sociological analysis of the people who come to (or fall for) the tease.
Roswell, by itself, as a UFO-related incident, holds no
intellectual sway with me.
It is a Rorschach, that’s all.