Monday, June 23, 2008

Paul Kimball On Why Roswell Was Not ET

Canadian Paul Kimball is a good friend of mine. We agree on some ufological issues and disagree on others. And it's fair to say that when it comes to Roswell, we both agree and disagree. In other words, it a bit of a, ahem, "gray" area...

Basically, we are both in agreement that nothing of an extraterrestrial nature came down at Roswell. However, Paul does not subscribe to the theories - nor does he agree with the testimony - presented within the pages of my Body Snatchers in the Desert.

Nevertheless, and despite our Roswellian differences, Paul makes a good case as to why Roswell was not an ET-related event in a new article titled (what else?!) Why the "Roswell Incident" was not a crashed ET spacecraft.

Commenting on one of the difficult questions for pro-ETHers (namely the issue of why, if Roswell was E.T. in origin, did the aliens not recover the wreckage and bodies before the U.S. military arrived on the scene?) he says:

"...surely they would have moved to recover any crashed excursion module as quickly as possible, a process which, considering the advanced technology that the aliens must possess in order to get 'here' from 'there' is something that they would have accomplished before Mack Brazel discovered the debris field and then altered the military, even if that involved simply disintegrating the debris field so as to leave no trace behind of the crash."

It's a damned good question.

And, of course, there are a number of possibilities. But, to my mind - and Paul's - the reason why aliens did not race to recover the Roswell wreckage before the military was able to get its hand on the material is very simple: the Roswell wreckage wasn't alien.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

MJ12 and the FBI: The 1991 Documents

Although it has been reported in a number of books (including my own Body Snatchers in the Desert) that the FBI conducted an investigation - in 1988 - of the infamous Majestic 12 documents, much less well known is the fact that the FBI was tasked with looking into MJ12 again - in 1991.

The 1991 files reveal that, somewhat oddly, on the morning of 18 October 1991 a man (whose name is deleted from the relevant FBI documents that have been declassified via the terms of the Freedom of Information Act) who lived and worked in Salt Lake City, Utah had been walking "through the lobby of his place of employment" when he found copies of the MJ12 documents "lying on the lobby floor."

His response: he contacted the FBI.

As was the case in 1988, the FBI began asking questions - on this occasion, with the Department of Defense - as it sought to get the answers. As in 1988, the FBI was informed that the documents were utterly bogus.

Rather tellingly, a comment on one of the internal FBI documents (that is now declassified) states: "The fact that this Airtel is dated on Halloween day is purely coincidental; it could have been worse and dated on the first of April."