I have probably read as much about the so-called Roswell Incident as anyone. It's hard to ignore, not only because of what it might mean, but why America (indeed, the world) is so obsessed with the matter.
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Here's the thing: something crashed near Roswell. What that thing was, no one can (or will) say. In fact, about all one can say is that there was a coming-to-ground of something. True, it's easy to ask: what possibly can one add to the extant literature? This is not a yes-or-no topic, i.e. did something literally fall? It did. What came after is fraught with misinformation, disinformation, mythology, wish-fulfillment, insanity, and guys-who-know-guys-who-knew-a-guy....
I am honor-bound to admit that I respect the very considerable research (no names--you know them all) carried out, often without much or any compensation, by individuals tougher far than your author. Sometimes I think Roswell has become, if not exceeded, the penultimate mystery, akin to that offered by Baigent, Leigh, and Lincoln in their aggravating, evocative, and fascinating Holy Blood, Holy Grail, wherein the authors make their case for our knowledge of Jesus Christ being incomplete--if not deliberately obscured.
I was raised to respect and “believe in” Catholicism which, in my huffing, grudging way, I've come to agree to disagree with (pardon the grammar).
What's that mean? It means I think Christ actually was a flesh-and-blood being, thus no stranger to pain and the simple realities of life. Was he divine? With all due respect to Sister Bonaventa (who smacked my hand with a ruler because she thought I broke a clock), I can't claim an answer. Frankly, I've learned more from independent study than anything she taught. It wouldn't surprise me, were she still among us lucky few, if she ran down the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail and phoned their parents afterward. No good deed goes unpunished--especially that of asking questions.
You see, that's how it is with believers. Tuck in your white shirt, leave questions at the door with your chewing gum. Speaking only from experience, what I learned from catechism is this: question us and suffer.
So it goes with Roswell. Investigators smarter far than me have done so. I question their motives--hahaha. But I am not above wanting to know what happened. Who is? While I can't for the life of me recall who said the following, I'll paraphrase: If an extraterrestrial vehicle came to ground on American soil in 1947, this would not have been kept secret. There simply was no mechanism for the “black-ops” we see now in every exploitative movie and TV show. Yes, the Manhattan Project was successfully hidden. This is because atomic testing--science--is controllable. UFOs and the paranormal are not. The phenomena themselves do whatever they want, wherever they want. Only data is controllable.
Had some object, undeniably “other,” been recovered the USG would have shouted for assistance from whoever they could find. No effort or expense would have been made to hide such an event. The very fact that something about Roswell is to present day still concealed, stands out.
Whatever crashed there is something no one--no one--wants to talk about....
Why? Investigator Martin Cannon (wherever you are) wrote that the device might have been a drone prototype, tasked to deliver chemical/biological/atomic hell on anti-American countries. Or, had it been Russian, Chinese, etc., this definitely would have been immediately classified since the USG could not admit to penetration of American airspace.
New Mexico was well-suited for testing of any mini-apocalypse. V-2 rockets were routinely test-fired there. Cannon goes on to say that if what crashed was some balloon-supported deliverer of toxins, this might explain many mysterious deaths in the region. If indeed this happened, lawsuits might exist to present-day. This would also shed light on some hard-to-trace tales of locals being menaced at gunpoint to turn over crash-site debris. It is well known that government tests involving airborne toxins over populated areas (San Francisco, the Pennsylvania Turnpike) were conducted with no thought to consequences.
I'm not the first to ask: what could be scary enough that, in order to cover it up, would be officially termed a “flying disk”? This is why I view Annie Jacobsen's Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base with both interest and suspicion.
In short, the book chronicles events and activities of which most aviation and Area-51 buffs are already aware. The vast landscape was--and is--host to test-flights of classified aircraft. This is where the U-2 spy plane, the F-117 Nighthawk (Stealth) were born. The Area-51 mythology claims that recovered UFOs are “reverse-engineered” in order to create exotic aerial vehicles. I doubt this. As mentioned by Jacques Vallee and others, evidence exists that dis-info agents are charged with promoting UFO mythology in order to obscure from the public (and foreign threats) unavoidable overflights of unconventional aircraft. Indeed, anyone reading this is aware of reports of triangular, cylindrical, and even old-school saucer-type craft over the Nevada Test Range.
It is not my place, or desire, to say this is wrong. We live in an explosive world, where those tasked with our defense must keep secret certain aspects of their operations. Those sneaking around Area-51 and similar “secret” bases are only reinforcing the “reverse-engineered” UFO technology tales. If the United States military actually possesses “alien” craft, why are these not used against so-called primitive enemies? Let's face it, these primitives have cell phones and other gear. They photograph every day our twitchy (and deadly) drones. Wouldn't they be the first to inform the world of our evil deception?
That this is not happening says more than rumors about Area-51 ever will.
Last, author Jacobsen (who, by the way, is an intelligent, respected journalist) claims to have nailed the “truth” about Roswell. This alone demonstrates how easily even serious investigators are baited and hooked. Jacobsen interviewed several very old-school Area-51 alumni who told her that what crashed near Roswell was indeed a disk-shaped deal, and bore occupants with over-sized craniums and huge black eyes--akin to the “Grays” of modern lore. These turned out to be genetically-mutilated teens crafted by Dr. Josef Mengele, the so-called Nazi madman of Auschwitz, in order to terrify American powers.
The author was told by her aged sources that the Russians had anti-gravity technology, and installed the “kids” inside the craft (which supposedly was remotely-piloted over Alaska and into the Lower 48, though this aspect is light on details). Jacobsen's sources claimed to have seen Cyrillic letters etched into some parts of the saucer's interior.
Here is where I gave up, admittedly disappointed.
Why include obvious Russian symbology in a weapon designed to “mimic” extraterrestrial technology? This makes no sense whatsoever. True, American Intelligence would not have wanted to admit Russian penetration of U.S. airspace. If anything was likely to cause panic, that would have been it. You can't have it both ways: the craft was Russian or the craft was from Out There....
Mirrors reflecting mirrors.
Obviously someone isn't talking; or, those who are cannot be taken seriously. Whoever does know what took place near Roswell aggressively hides the facts. The truth, whatever that might be, is probably shocking, and more full of guilt and shame than anyone ever will admit.