UFO Conjecture(s)

Saturday, December 05, 2015

The Ramey memo and other “little” UFO enigmas

The ongoing debate at Kevin Randle’s blog about the decipherment of the Ramey memo in the Roswell debris photos of 1947 remains contentious.

The goal – to decipher the contents of the memo seen in the hands of the general who dismissed the Roswell incident as a “weather balloon” – is a small mystery in the UFO canon that needs to be addressed and put to rest if possible.

It’s a niggling item that haunts people who hate unresolved aspects of things they’re interested in; in this case what the Roswell episode was all about.

The “memo” should be seen as tantamount to what Sherlock Holmes dealt with in his cases, such as the dog that didn’t bark in the night: a irritating detail that needs an answer.

I want to know what the Ramey memo’s contents are, just to get the damn thing off the roster of tiny mysteries that becloud an assault on explanations of enigmas that haunt some of us.

There are many such minute enigmas in history and life, but in “ufology” (which I’m dealing with here) there are these:

The Trent/McMinnville  photos of what?

The Rhodes photo of a shoe heel?

The symbol seen and drawn by Lonnie Zamora from the Socorro event…

The Robert Taylor “attack”…

Et cetera, et cetera….you get the gist.

The Ramey memo sticks in the mind of those who want to know what the Roswell incident was all about.

The memo, if deciphered, may tells nothing or may tell us much.

It’s an “irritation” for the curious that it cannot be read but is so close to being so, with today’s technology that Kevin Randle’s contacts (and especially David Rudiak, for whom the memo has been a “dog not barking in the night) need to get it off their UFO bucket list.

The memo can be read, if the fellows trying to do so, employ some of the techniques I noted in a piece here from a New Yorker article – if they want to contact persons or organizations listed in the magazine article.

That might cost a few dollars. Is it worth it? For them it should be.

If I were as interested as Rudiak and Kevin are, and Lance Moody and Isaac Koi are, I’d have my corporation – InterAmerica, Inc. – pay for the cost of decipherment. But I’m not involved and not inclined to get overly excited about a photo of a memo that impacts a story – Roswell – so botched by inept intrusions and imaginative forays, that the memo can’t possibly, as skeptic CDA has it, resolve anything of consequence. It’s an itch, one that I don’t care to scratch, or put up scratch for.

But for those who need to address the itch, I wish them the very best and applaud their efforts.

RR