Today's Google Doodle celebrates the UFO incident near Roswell, N.M., that happened 66 years ago yesterday. On June 24, 1997, the U.S. Air Force released a 231-page report called "Case Closed: Final Report on the Roswell Crash." Officials claimed that the aliens seen by witnesses were actually anthropomorphic test dummies dropped from high-altitude research balloons. In the September 1997 issue of Popular Science, editor Dawn Stover addressed the questions still lingering after the government declared "case closed."
What are we to believe about the "Roswell Incident," the alleged crash in July 1947 of an extraterrestrial spacecraft near Roswell, New Mexico? The Air Force's recent report contends that "aliens" were human-like dummies dropped during high-altitude balloon tests. True believers counter with photos of a "fragment" from an alien spacecraft. Below are answers to frequently asked questions.
Q: How could anyone mistake a dummy for an alien?
A: Firsthand witnesses saw the dummies at a distance. The physical appearance of the dummies and the type of vehicles used to recover them match the accounts of some witnesses.
Q: The dummy drops didn't begin until 1954, so how does that explain what witnesses saw in 1947?
A: The Air Force says debris from a secret experiment to eavesdrop on Soviet nuclear tests landed near Roswell. Somehow that 1947 event and others in the 1950s—including dummy drops and accidents involving humans—became "consolidated" in the minds of local observers, according to the Air Force.
Q: What about the nurse who saw alien autopsies at the Roswell base hospital?
A: Glenn Dennis, who worked at the Ballard Funeral Home in Roswell, has said that he was at the hospital on July 7, 1947. He saw Naomi Maria Selff, a nurse, run from a room with a cloth over her mouth. Selff told him that she had walked in on the autopsy of three mangled black little bodies; the odor was so horrible that the autopsies were moved elsewhere on the base.
The Air Force says that Dennis may be remembering a nurse named Eileen Mae Fanton, who matches his physical description of Selff and was one of five nurses assigned to the Roswell hospital in 1947. The Air Force adds that Dennis may have confused his memories of Selff/Fanton with a 1956 aircraft accident that killed 11 crewmen. The badly burned remains were brought to the Roswell base hospital. The odor was so bad that the remains were moved to a refrigerated room at the base commissary. Three bodies were autopsied at Ballard.
Q: Didn't the material seen at the 1947 debris site have unusual properties? What about the new fragment?
A: Some witnesses recall thin metallic material that would not burn and, when crumpled, returned to its original shape. The Air Force says these accounts are consistent with polyethylene balloons laminated with aluminum, used in experiments launched from Holloman Air Force Base west of Roswell. These balloons were not flown before May 1948, however.
The inch-wide "fragment" unveiled two months ago "should be considered extraterrestrial in origin," says health and safety technician Russell VernonClark of the University of California at San Diego. He tested a half-milligram sample, and says it is 99 percent silicon, with an isotopic ratio that does not naturally occur in silicone found on Earth; his work has yet to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.—Dawn Stover
See this story in the September 1997 issue of Popular Science magazine.
That's their story and their stick'n to it, lol. By golly!
Way to try a consolidate an enormous amount of physical evidence, personal eye witnesses of said evidence and the biggest backtrack of a statement that the air-force has ever made. Not to mention, why the hell did they take all the evidence to one of the most top secret, high security, bases that was available at the time? Why didn't any other government body try to help spin it either? Why just let the Air-Force fend for themselves on it?
The eye witness accounts from these people all seem to match up as well. Some were officers and nurses. These people, especially nurses, are highly trained in human anatomy. They all got it wrong? I don't think so. Will we ever know for certain without the actual evidence? Nope.
I for one, KNOW, that the armed services are pretty big about covering things up that they don't want people to know about. Their reasons range from national security, top secret details, shaping the public image of something like a crime committed by servicemen that they don't want to draw attention to, etc. They will not be transparent about things they want to keep secret. They will lie and use lies as an absolute tool to prevent the public from knowing their business.
Aside from this, we have astronaut testimony that they have seen alien craft on missions before. To me, we are not alone. We "the public" just aren't aware yet. As I have not personally seen an alien myself, I am on the fence, just like I am with God. I sort of believe but then again won't fully dive into it because I haven't had the visual proof myself. My gut tells me yes, certain evidence tells me yes, I know our government/military is full of reasons to lie (and they do all the time) and we have eye witness accounts of it. So...
Not to mention that we have unexplained structures, of enormous magnitude, that have no apparent technological basis for existence. We have evolutionary gaps between man and primates as well. We have found basic amino acid building blocks for life on asteroids/meteors/other planets and most of all Quantum Mechanics dictates that given enough space the probability is there.
Scientifically, if we are alone, then man is the frontier of all intelligent life in the universe. In 13 billion years, we are the only intelligent life and we only came to be a few thousand years ago? Dinosaurs and plants were for millions before us. Given the technology trend of man in the last 200 years, that is going from the industrial revolution to quantum computing, in a very short amount of time... then it only stands to reason that other intelligent races that are older than ours would have technology that dwarfs ours. We are on the verge of full spectrum cloaking now. If they have been around for even 1000 years, then we would never know they are looking at us.
If a species is to continue and propagate itself in the universe, then it has to achieve the ability to travel the stars. No race would be taken seriously until it has this ability. I imagine that once we take to the stars, create our first warp drive, that we may indeed see that we are not alone. Until then we are too dumb to survive the inevitable natural disasters that planetary nature will surely destroy us with. God speed Mr. White of NASA's Eagleworks. I think you may hold the key to first contact.
May I also point out that there are very few things that would change a race of humans over night. Very few things that unite those of different religious ideology, traditional values, political opposition, etc. The sudden appearance of a civilization, that was far more evolved than our own, would definitely be one of those things. In contrast of the successful evolution of another species, most of us would realize and throw away our old ways of thinking and doing. In realization of a race that has followed our path and prevailed...we would change over night. Governments would all cower as we all looked toward the stars and to new ways of embracing technologies that would effectively destroy economies based on greed and control. Unified government, one that followed an ideology of our alien brothers, would most likely be in place in the first year after contact. I would F'ing love it!!!!
A huge reason why a government wouldn't want us to know for sure either. Not to mention, that back in that time, I'm sure we would have killed any peaceful aliens that came to visit. Our good ole boy governments would have definitely treated any visitation, back then, as a possible invasion. Poor aliens probably ran out of gas and crashed. Instead of us helping them we just killed them and dissected them.
Also, why does Google only show 39 pages of 382 results on the search: "Nurse goes missing after Roswell alien autopsy"? Hmmmm? You can't hide that much data silly government.
I would be amazed to see what modern technology could do if it re-opened this case. What would we find today? :)
"Do not try and bend the spoon. That is impossible. Only try and realize the truth - there is no spoon."
I don't think the 1947 Roswell incident was ET in nature, but th article didn't really convince me that the truth has been given in regard to it. The "memories have been fused" argument seemed solid at first, but got overused to the point that the weather balloon story sounds closer to the truth!
I see the plausibility of the Sumerian history point towards ancient aliens and I see the plausibility of the 'ancient alien theory in regards to monolithic structures around the planet, but sadly the history surround Roswell just to blurred and fouled up to suppose anything of Earthly or alien nature, which I suppose is exactly what the US Government wants.
I like how i often find myself enjoying D49's comments more than the articles themselves. Obviously there's not a ton they could tell us that we either don't already know or they don't have proof of, but c'mon. This article hardly does the incident any justice.
The very idea that extra terrestrials that has technology to traverse millions of light years to reach a planet but can't land on a piece of rock is absurd. Even our with our current technology we are seeing the rise and potential of invisibility and teleportation. A civilization that is thousands if not millions of years more advanced than ours would even have the slightest trouble of avoiding our detection would be just as absurd.
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What most impressed me was the story told by Dr Jesse Marcel Jr concerning the night his father brought home crash debris that had unusual properties.He was about 10 years old at the time,and it made a big impression on him.He went on to become a medical doctor,so is obviously intelligent and well educated.
The fact of the matter is, I never heard of Roswell until the 1980's. I'd seen references to the Grumman Avengers in the Bermuda Triangle, the Lubbock Lights, Major Mantell, Lonnie Zamora, the Flatwoods Monster, Betty and Barny Hill, the Adamski claims, “angel hair”, UFO's in the Bible and other ancient texts, but nothing in any of the books I read or movies I watched or television shows I looked at mentioned Roswell.
It sounds like a scam.
To con the gullible.
The encourage new UFO enthusiasts to be gullible.
To give those who oppose UFO enthusiasts something to smirk about and to discredit the UFO enthusiasts with.
And to keep track of where UFO enthusiasts are in terms of knowing how to handle the subject.
Purposeful induced bewilderment or confusion can be a chose task by some, even governments.
If manicans were dropped for testing, why use little tiny children size manicans, lol.
Remember the history of the media reports, 'tiny people were found'.
I am a little surprised that PopSci would walk into this minefield and then also carry a large portion of the official crash test dummy story. Of course, even the ridiculous can find a home when there is a government spoon feeding it to your publication. In a nutshell, you say the right things or you'll end up hiding in Russia or Hong Kong for the rest of your life, lol.
They pulled two dead bodies and one live one from the crash. (retired diplomat told me about it, he had medals galore, kinda hard to disbelieve him.) He also said the US is 100-200 years ahead of what they publicly disclose.
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I still like the theory of an expiremental Japanese plane, captured during wwii, which they forced captured Japanese pilots to flight test secretly. The plane either malfunctioned or they crashed it on purpose. Southwesterners, having never met anyone from Japan, would have been suprised at short beings, probably possessing serious trama from the crash, and declared them as aliens.
I mean, how nuts is that? lol
I also think it's pretty sad when you give the same nonsense answers the USAF throws out. If their own people couldn't tell the difference between a weather balloon and a "flying disc (their words)" that's pretty sorry! A number of USAF people have since changed their words. And a number of previously classified documents show they have covered up a number of things - like claiming not to have investigated UFOs since the closing of Project Blue Book.
I remember my mother being made to look a complete fool in a courtroom once. She had witnessed a motorcycle accident where the bike clipped a car and the rider thrown over 100 feet. She had stated that the bike had been running at high speed. The car was stationary. The lawyer argued that her point of view (just across the road in daylight) made it impossible to judge the speed. The 100 feet flying lesson had been a fluke.
Ever since then I have been suspicious when a persuasive body discredits eye-witnesses en-masses. And that seems to be happening here.
UFOs? No I don't think so somehow but we are not being told everything. Sadly I'm not sure we would believe it if were were told. They rather lost credibility.
What is so absurd is: What makes this author a professional witness to Roswell? Was he there? Did he see what all those professional people (Government Officials) seen? This is what is wrong with this story. The Reader is totally disrespected by The person or entity who is asking and answering those questions, and stakes claim to this Bogus Article. What's your credibility?
The way it works in the real world is: The witness is the star of the case. RE: all court cases with a judge (our justice system). That's what are freedoms and justice system is. People testify everyday in murder trials, etc. If their credible, the case is decided on THEIR testimony by the jury. So how is it that all those people who were witnesses at Roswell are all morons, liars, and did not have the brain capacity of a three toed sloth to tell you what THEY saw, and are not given the respect as a Credible Witness?
Wake up Human Masses!! Someone will have you believe what ever they say. Question the source. I'm sorry I even read the article. But I guess this is where Popular Science is coming from. They put out the article, Hence I see they are no more credible than the Rag an Fodder you see on display at the supermarket checkouts. Shame on you Popular Science. I was not born in 1947, so how could I be considered as a CREDIBLE source. I'm guessing someone from Popular Science was bumbling around the crash site when this all happened. That's their claim of "Veracity" to this incident.
What's the real issue here you ask? Anyone who reads this and sees any value in this article has big problems.
Popular Science was a good journal before. I guess some years ago. I remember now why I lost respect for the journal. My son gave me a copy that he bought. I think he subscribed. There was the feature article of another Roswell answer. Some "Amy" or something similar, tried to convince us that the USSR did "body modification" on children, put em in a Russian made spaceship, had them pilot the fake space craft, then crash landed said "craft" in Roswell to frighten us.
Now tell me that was not a work of Science Fiction. After I read that, I knew Popular Science was a mere shell of itself. I couldn't believe that Popular Science hosted such silliness.
My other son bought the woman's book on the subject. I told him about the ridiculous feature article I read in Popular Science. He returned the book, as not to waste his time and money on silliness.
I just noticed a female "Rose Pastore" wrote the article. Sorry for being so critical. I realize you have to write what they want. You are just trying to make a living.
Pease do not take it personal.
The likelihood of other life forms possibly existing continues to decrease over time.
The likelihood of other life form(s) traversing deep space is not probable.
If such an event did take place the greater likelihood would be that both the vehicle and life forms were from earth's future.
Why from earth's future and not some others' future you might ask?
Now that's a question.
Quite an entertaining exercise to ponder.
Read Lt. Col. Corso's "The Day After Roswell". I did. He explains that the craft belonging to the "greys" (of which there are many species) crashed due to the anomalies of severe lightning storms and interference from the military base's radar. The craft was collected and much of the evidence sat for a long time. Lt. Corso was in Army intelligence at the Pentagon and played a role in directly taking pieces of alien material, having it studied by top scientists, and then given to military industrial companies like Bell Labs, Lockheed, Boeing, etc. From this crash, after reverse engineering what we could, we came up with night vision, fiber optic cables, the silicon computer chip, lasers, and Kevlar.
More recently, whistle blowers have come forward that they have seen the Roswell craft, along with several other craft, both alien and man made, at the S6 facility near Area 51, (Nellis). They detail the multi level underground facility where scientists worked on technologies, weapons, and even housed a living captured E.T.
Further research including witnesses from the Citizens Hearing on Disclosure talk about 7-9 E.T. craft recovered in different parts of the world by the U.S. top secret Majestic 12 black project. Basically, only the most powerful and influential maybe 100-150 people knew anything about this. I have heard a few of these craft were recovered in the Southwest U.S., one in South America, one off the coast of Florida, one shot down in Germany, and one crashed in Russia, which we did not recover.
Look, these are small scout ships, not large transport ships or motherships. E.T.s are everywhere, using our moon for research and mining, using Mars, and using (Saturn's) moon Iapetus for a mining depot.
E.T.s have been visiting Earth for Eons, which is clear if you do any research. Many physical objects large and small remain on Earth as evidence.
The U.S. military covered it up because they could not defend against these scout craft, and felt quite stupid and afraid. They could not swallow their pride, so they led a secret "cold war" to build up enough defense weapons technology so they could fend off an attack if it ever happened. This of course, is ridiculous, for if several races wanted to, they could destroy our entire civilization before we could even lift a finger or see it coming.
Fortunately, the dozens of E.T. races observing us are safeguarding us and our planet from harmful cosmic energies, celestial objects, and negative E.T. races. We humans are both the ancestors and predecessors of some of these races. They consider us as brothers and sisters, and also greatly respect our planet Earth, its conscious spirit Gaia, and all of the vast bio diversity that is so rare in this universe.
We are however a planet and society of free will. This means they have not been allowed to directly interfere and just show up and decloak their ships like many of us want. We are, in the scheme of things, quite barbaric.
E.T.s visited President Eisenhower and they asked if they should reveal themselves. He said something to the equivalent of "No, I don't think my people are ready for that." It would have and still will rock the religious fanatics of the world. The ones who are still ignorant that the Vatican manipulated the masses for more than a thousand years with fear, guilt, and information control.
The U.S. government is slowly but surely releasing a slow trickle of leaks and disclosure, so that when the announcement must be made, most people will not be so shocked. We are close to full disclosure with the release of the largest crowdfunded documentary ever, "Sirius", and the recent Citizens Hearing on Disclosure, where 40 military witnesses representing more than 10 countries testified their first hand experience, such as witnessing UFOs disable many active nuclear weapons silos in America, rendering the warheads completely useless.
When the U.S. started trying to weaponize space including with nuclear weapons, the Galactic Federation put their foot down. There is so much you can research, but we must demand our government leaders release all of the information they have and demand the truth. Since this is a free will society, we the people actually elect our leaders, who do not have our best interest in mind, and many of these elected leaders are denied access to this top secret information, which is highly unconstitutional.
If you want to do your due diligence like I have, research crop circles, research all of the pyramids on Earth, including Giza, Bosnia, and underwater pyramids, and how they were built with levitation using advanced sound waves to manipulate matter. Research the fact that Kepler has identified more than 3000 planets in a small patch of sky, which they then determined that there are 15 billion or so earth size planets in the Milky Way galaxy alone. Research the thousands of messages that are telepathically transmitter to pure hearted humans, and how much sense the information given to us is. Look at James Tyberon's earth keeper chronicles, and let AAMT explain the power nodes, ley lines, galactic wars, our chakratic system, Atlantis, Lemuria, Agartha, the resonance of crystals, the E.T. research bases on Earth including Antarctica, and more.
Finally, for those of you who need visual proof, watch 4 youtube videos from Mythi- the Alien from Andromeda. He identifies pictures that people send in, including alien artifacts found on Earth, alien ships in the sky and in space, and alien buildings and crashed ships on the moon. The video numbers are 17, 18, 19, and 20.
After you have done all of the above, become active in disclosure, so we can have free energy devices, healing technologies, the ability to produce whatever we need, new legal, education, and government systems, and of course, world peace.
P.S. If you are feeling really brave, you may also want to hire a professional like Krista Raisa, who can connect with the Orion council. They can answer any question you have, including the galatic origin of your soul. Many of us are from the Pleiades, Arcturus, Sirius, Centaurus, Antares, and more. Our soul is immortal. We are spiritual beings having a physical experience. We reincarnate over and over on planets like Earth until our soul evolves enough to move on to the next level, which is infinitely better than this "hell on Earth". But fear not, disclosure is coming, I promise. And if you sit quietly and meditate, you can connect with your soul group or higher Self and get all the answers from within.
To first believe that aliens visit our planet would be to have at least an explanation of why they would do such a thing. Given the enormous biodiversity of Earth makes it quite appealing for some aliens doing genetic research or having a day at the zoo. Aliens most likely do not come here for mining anything. Earth has no natural mineral resource on it that doesn't already exist on a meteor, comet or asteroid. Therefore a visitation, in a small craft, to mine our planet would be essentially pointless.
Also, if life is as abundant in the universe as we are fairly certain it is, then there will be lots of races of intelligent/semi intelligent life that have not taken to the stars. Dinosaurs were here for 160 million years and they even made a stone carving. To interfere with a lesser race would be pretty stupid. However, genetically, and bio-diversity wise, Earth is a gold mine. To come and enjoy Earth as a nature oasis, a vacation spot, would be be quite understandable. As ants are to humans, so humans (primates) would be to intelligent aliens. Perhaps modifying, genetically, what they suspect would never grow into an intelligent race, was a real scenario. Perhaps they underestimated human DNA to be able to evolve? Perhaps they timed the evolution to match a timeline of catastrophic events that would end us anyways just before our full evolution? Who knows.
I can only imagine that once man has the ability to travel the stars that he won't be going around taking over worlds. He will be doing the only thing there is to do in the universe... explore, observe and discover. Interaction would be a delicate thing indeed. It makes no sense for aliens to directly advance us. A universe full of immortal beings is eventual competition. Evolutionary right to exist beyond your host planet is earned and not given. A destructive species incapable of harmony would not be looked at favorably as they could propagate the universe and cause more destruction elsewhere.
If aliens visit us it is to observe a medium intelligent race that is on the verge of technological advancements. Perhaps to study our evolution and get samples of our biodiversity to put on other planets. It's not to interact with us socially. That completely makes no sense. That's like giving a gun to a baby. We will earn our first contact through peace and the inevitable understanding that the universe isn't to be conquered but to be observed. The fleeting nature of most "times" in life makes it precious. Everything isn't to be saved but enjoyed for the time it was here. Once we understand that, as a race, we will be in the line of thinking of our possibly more intelligent alien brothers. We are observed, explored and tolerated. We are not manicured for future existence. The universe is full of life. If it all were intelligent enough to travel the stars then we would see more floating gas stations in space. :)
"Do not try and bend the spoon. That is impossible. Only try and realize the truth - there is no spoon."