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photo of Dennis G. Balthaser 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 His web site is

Searching for the Truth
(Always Telling the Truth Means Never Having to Remember Anything)
by Dennis G. Balthaser

Walter Haut, Roswell and a whole Lotta Questions

Posted: 00:00 October 1, 2007

During the past eight years I have written several editorials accentuating the importance of verifying and confirming information pertaining to the subject of UFOs. The recently released affidavit signed by Walter Haut in 2002, first made public this summer in Don Schmitt and Tom Carey's book is no exception, and it appears that as verification and confirmation is attempted about the affidavit, more questions are being raised than answered.

A few things are now known, and by Don Schmitt's own admission on the "Paracast radio show" recently, we have learned that Walter Haut did not write the affidavit he signed in 2002, but rather it was prepared for his signature based on comments and remarks Haut had made over a period of time to Schmitt, Carey and others. (Editor's note: After denying any involvement in the Roswell Incident for 55 years except for writing the now famous newspaper article of July 8, 1947, why wasn't Walter Haut reading, approving and signing such an important document video taped for historical value?)

By their own admission publicly, we know that neither Schmitt nor Carey were present when Walter supposedly signed the affidavit, and the witnesses last name on the 2002 document is not shown, preventing any opportunity for verifying what that person witnessed. Additionally we know that the verbiage, content and style of writing in the 2002 affidavit is totally different from the 1993 affidavit Haut wrote, in which he denied any involvement. The 1993 affidavit was witnessed by Max Littell, one of the co-founders of the UFO Museum in Roswell, which included Walter Haut, Max Littell and Glenn Dennis.

We also know that the oral history videotape of Walter Haut done on November 15, 2000 and copyrighted by Wendy Connors and myself shows a man that couldn't remember where he took basic training, names, dates, etc., while the 2002 affidavit is very detailed and precise with information Haut could accurately remember 2 years after he was video taped. Under constant questioning by Wendy Connors during the video interview in 2000, Walter did agree to several points mentioned in the 2002 affidavit such as seeing a body, a meeting in Roswell with General Ramey and Colonel DuBose present, leaving me with the impression of not knowing if he was still trying to cover-up what he knew during our video taping, or actually couldn't remember. All quite different than the 2002 written affidavit.

Also known is the fact that less than 24 hours after Walter Haut passed away, Wendy Connors and I both received a written letter from Walter's daughter (the current Director of the UFO Museum in Roswell), threatening us that we could not now, or ever share any of the information we gathered in our copyrighted 2000 video interview of Walter, nor talk about any conversations we ever had with him. Many of those conversations occurred privately with Walter on a daily basis while I volunteered at the Museum from 1996 - 1998, before the current Director took "power". Obviously the 2000 video tape shows Walter as a totally different person than the one represented in the 2002 written affidavit, and we now know that he didn't write the affidavit, nor are we able at this time to determine under what conditions it was signed.

More articles by Dennis Balthaser:
The Roswell Incident Turns 60 on 07-04-07
Is the Roswell Museum a thing of the past?
Is Anyone Accountable for Records?
Searching For the Truth

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