Dennis G. Balthaser
UFO Investigator, Researcher and Lecturer
After retiring from the Texas Department of Transportation Dennis moved to Roswell, NM in 1996, to pursue his 25-year
interest in Ufology and particularly the Roswell Incident. Today he is an independent researcher,
investigator and lecturer and is a member of MUFON, and recently joined the advisory board
of the Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association. Dennis Balthaser can be contacted at (505) 625 8402, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. His web site is http://www.truthseekeratroswell.com.
Searching for the Truth (Always Telling the Truth Means Never Having to Remember Anything) by Dennis G. Balthaser
Posted: 00:00 May 1, 2007
Roswell Incident; Once a non-believer, facts don't matter
With the approaching 60th anniversary of the 1947 Roswell Incident upon us, I've noticed the internet UFO lists are again becoming active, with those that refuse to accept the information already put forth pertaining to two specific accounts of the incident. Those two accounts being the debris found on the Foster ranch, by ranch foreman "Mack" Brazel, and the photographs taken in General Ramey's office. Both are key elements of the incident. In my estimation they have been "put to rest" several times with good research and factual information, but the critics and non-believers apparently don't want to accept factual information. I've also noticed that many times those individuals that don't agree with the factual information have no new or counter information to offer, so the debate continues as it has for several years.
On the debris question I will rely on the research of David Rudiak http://roswellproof.com and a few others for the countless hours they have devoted to explaining away the balloon accounts with information they obtained, documented and previously shared.
On the photographs taken in General Ramey's office I can speak from first-hand knowledge having met and interviewed James Bond Johnson, who actually took all but one of the photographs, and whom I seriously questioned about some of his statements and embellishments of his involvement, in interviews done previously, with David Rudiak, Kevin Randle and others.
A few of the points I would make about the debris is the fact that ranch foreman "Mack" Brazel was familiar with weather balloons, having prior to July 1947 recovered several and turned them in to the Army-Air Force for the small reward offered for recovering them. Would the top intelligence officer in the military at the time, (Major Jesse Marcel), be asked to go 65 miles away from the base with CIC operative Captain Cavitt to review the situation on a ranch for a balloon, and themselves bring debris back to the base, and shortly thereafter have Marcel fly some of that debris to 8th Army-Air Force headquarters in Ft Worth Texas for General Ramey to view? Would that same debris from a balloon then be flown on to Wright Field at Dayton, Ohio?
And why in 1994, after 40 some years, would the Air Force publish a report indicating that what was found on the Foster ranch in 1947 was not a flying saucer as reported by the media July 8, 1947 after the base press release, nor was it a weather balloon as General Ramey reported in the media the next day on July 9, 1947, but rather a Mogul balloon? Mogul balloons (left) were advanced planning intended to detect any future nuclear testing being done by the Russians as observed from high altitude, so the Mogul balloons were being launched to see if they could be kept at a constant high altitude level. To the critics and non-believers it doesn't matter that the Russians didn't do any nuclear testing until 1949, (two years after the Roswell Incident), which is similar to the crash test dummy excuse given by the Air Force in 1997. Of course they weren't used until 1953, (6 years after the Roswell Incident). Finally, if the Mogul balloons were so secretive why was a phony Mogul launch carried out for the press at Alamogordo on July 9, 1947, the day after the flying disc press release. We're certainly due another excuse by the Air Force, after the 4 we've already had.
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