Roswell tale in Area 51 book makes sense as safety cover story

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By Steve Hammons

(This article originally appeared on the Transcendent TV & Media site at


A logical explanation for the seemingly illogical story in a new book on Area 51 and Roswell may be right under our noses.

Some researchers indicate that identifying sensitive foreign technology, materials and maybe even bodies as "Russian" or "Soviet" helped maintain operational security.

If U.S. military personnel, technicians, scientists, engineers, contractors and even those in the intelligence community would have reason to come into contact with certain sensitive items or situations, they could be told they were related to the U.S.S.R., our Cold War enemy at the time.

As a result, these loyal Americans – who also may have had very stringent security requirements – kept things secret, but for reasons that were different from what they were told.

Therefore, the story that Russians launched an advanced aircraft containing strange bodies to Roswell could actually have been part of a valid and valuable safety and security process at that time.

Pilots and crew at Roswell



In the summer of 1947 in Roswell there was already an important focus on safety and security on the Army Air Forces base. Various stories about what happened there all seem to agree that tight security measures would be a normal situation.

The same can be said about what was then called Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio, now Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, home to a foreign technology evaluation center. According to many accounts, sensitive materials were flown there from Roswell for analysis.

In the summer of 2011, many interested people are continuing to learn more about the Roswell case, Area 51 and advanced aerospace developments.

Additionally, in this new era of commercial aerospace tourism and activities, it could be helpful to consider advanced and exotic technologies.

Human aerospace efforts in the U.S. and internationally are currently moving into the hands of entrepreneurs and pioneering companies in partnership with large established aerospace-related corporations.


What is the best balance between keeping certain technologies secret and closely held versus moving them into the pipeline to benefit society in some ways?

If tales and rumors about Roswell and Area 51 have any truth to them, this question of balance could be a legitimate discussion.

Maybe the same can be said about other advanced knowledge and understanding. Is there new information available about biology and medicine, clean energy or agriculture? What about economic prosperity and human development?

The questions about Roswell and Area 51 might also include other areas of interest that affect daily life and future progress for us and our grandchildren. There surely must be many more kinds of valuable information and experiences that could be very helpful and worthwhile for people.

In considering the balance between secrets or mysteries with that which is open or overt, there could be many factors involved that are not related directly to defense or intelligence security processes.

Some things in life seem to need to be discovered in an ongoing personal way. Mysteries about Roswell and Area 51 are probably only parts of a much larger situation waiting for us to steadily gain more understanding.


NOTE TO READERS: Hammons is author of the novels Mission Into Light and the sequel, Light's Hand. Please visit his Joint Recon Study Group site at and Transcendent TV & Media site at


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