UFO Conjectures

Monday, February 23, 2015

A Clarification about the Kodak “alien” and its nakedness

A few fellows commented that my observation about the Kodak "alien" was not pertinent, but Loki gets it.

First off, if this were a secret exhibit, for scientists and/or the military, and the Ray’s or someone stumbled upon it or were invited to a viewing, one would not expect the genital area to be covered, unless Hilda Ray was considered too sensitive to see sexual parts of an extraterrestrial.

But if it were an open exhibit, we might expect the genital area to be hidden to assuage public sensibilities.

Then if the “being” was on display as an example of something special, one would see accompanying elements – clothing, uniform, and other noteworthy accoutrements: The Tutankhamun exhibit of that famous pharaoh or Lenin’s tomb and showing in Moscow, where artifacts associated with such dignitaries were (and are) included.

If the Kodak “being” was a body from the alleged Roswell crash, but only displayed for medical or scientific reasons, one might understand that only the eviscerated body would be displayed, but not with the genitalia covered. (Forensic professionals, the military, or scientists from various disciplines would not be prohibited from viewing sensitive areas of the body,)

If the “being” is a display of a being in final distress and displayed for others to view, such as the Elephant Man was, then the genitalia would, very likely, be hidden or covered.

The detail of the missing outer garments of the being is pertinent, just as it was for the caveman found in the Alps, 1991:

"Ötzi's clothes were sophisticated. He wore a cloak made of woven grass and a coat, a belt, a pair of leggings, a loincloth and shoes, all made of leather of different skins. He also wore a bearskin cap with a leather chin strap. The shoes were waterproof and wide, seemingly designed for walking across the snow; they were constructed using bearskin for the soles, deer hide for the top panels, and a netting made of tree bark. Soft grass went around the foot and in the shoe and functioned like modern socks. The coat, belt, leggings and loincloth were constructed of vertical strips of leather sewn together with sinew. His belt had a pouch sewn to it that contained a cache of useful items: a scraper, drill, flint flake, bone awl and a dried fungus.
The shoes have since been reproduced by a Czech academic, who said that "because the shoes are actually quite complex, I'm convinced that even 5,300 years ago, people had the equivalent of a cobbler who made shoes for other people". The reproductions were found to constitute such excellent footwear that it was reported that a Czech company offered to purchase the rights to sell them.
However, a more recent hypothesis by British archaeologist Jacqui Wood says that Ötzi's "shoes" were actually the upper part of snowshoes. According to this theory, the item currently interpreted as part of a "backpack" is actually the wood frame and netting of one snowshoe and animal hide to cover the face." [Wikipedia]