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.