Albuquerque’s near-Doomsday incident of 1957 – – a long-forgotten, hushed up event

Albuquerque, New Mexico was nearly obliterated by an accidental detonation of a 10-megaton hydrogen bomb dropped on the outskirts of Kirtland Air Force Base.

by Les Adler, special to THE ALBUQUERQUE TRIBUNE
http://www.hkhinc.com/newmexico/albuquerque/doomsday/

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At 11:50 a.m. on May 22, 1957, I was a 15-year-old sophomore at Highland High School in Albuquerque when the city and a good portion of the surrounding region were nearly obliterated by the accidental detonation of a 10-megaton hydrogen bomb dropped on the outskirts of Kirtland Air Force Base.

First reported to the public in 1986, this early “broken arrow,” as such accidents were referred to in military jargon, became as much a historical “non-event” during the intervening Cold War decades as the recently exposed atmospheric radioactivity showers and radiation experiments. Like these tests, it, too, was a product of what Sen. John Glenn has called “the Cold War frenzy which gripped our nation.”

Those of us living in the region had long known, and, indeed, were strangely proud of the fact, that Albuquerque was likely to be a major enemy military target due to the region’s role in the production, testing and storage of atomic and hydrogen weaponry.

Nearby Sandia Base, nestled in the foothills of the Manzano Mountains, was widely suspected of housing extensive underground storage facilities where much of the nation’s nuclear arsenal was guarded.

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Electrified, barbed-wire double fences, patrolled by guard dogs, were clearly visible from the highway as one entered or left Albuquerque through Tijeras Canyon to the east.

Sixty miles to the northwest, the heavily guarded Atomic City of Los Alamos, creation site of the first atomic bombs and then, as now, a major national arms production laboratory, guaranteed our supremacy as a prime Soviet target.

On that particular day in May 1957, unknown to any of us, a huge B-36 bomber with a crew of 13 was preparing to land at Kirtland Air Force base.

On board, as recounted in John May’s “The Greenpeace Book of the Nuclear Age” and later interviews with surviving crewmen, was the Gold War’s ultimate product.
It was a 42,000-pound, 10-megaton hydrogen bomb – the largest weapon ever made in the world up to that time, and the first droppable thermonuclear device – traveling incognito under the code name of Mark 17.

The giant bomber, a mainstay of America’s Strategic Air Command forces, was commanded by veteran pilot Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Meyer with the mission of ferrying its deadly payload from Biggs Air Force Base in Texas to Albuquerque’s Kirtland field.
Standard operating procedure on all such flights called for the manual removal of the locking pin designed to prevent accidental in-flight release of bombs to allow emergency jettisoning of weapons, if necessary, during takeoffs and landings.

The awkward procedure required a crew member, usually the navigator, to climb into the bomb bay and lean over the body of the bomb at the start and end of each flight to set and later remove the large U-2 pin.

On May 22,1st Lt. Bob Carp was assigned the onerous task.
With the plane descending to 1,700 feet and making its final approach before landing at Kirtland, Carp began moving back toward the bomb.

As described years later by another crewman, the difficult job resulted in Carp hanging over the 25 foot long, steel-encased weapon, roughly the size and shape of a large whale, “literally by his toes” to retrieve the pin.

It was 11:49 a.m.

The plane was nearly four miles south of the airfield, and landing conditions were normal as Carp completed his stretch across the gleaming, rounded shape lying silent and inert in the plane’s belly.

Packed with the explosive power of more than 10 million tons of TNT, enough to destroy a dozen Hiroshimas or Moscows, this bomb and others like it, always in the air somewhere in the world awaiting coded attack signals, formed the foundation of America’s proclaimed military posture of “massive retaliation.”

Slim Pickens, Dr. StrangeloveWhat happened next is in dispute.

Previously published reports describe Carp reaching up to regain his balance and pull himself into the cockpit, and being unexpectedly jolted as the huge bomber bounced through a pocket of turbulent air.

Trying to avoid a fall, according to this version, he grabbed for the nearest hand-hold, a lever that immediately gave way under his weight, triggering a rapid succession of events: the giant bomb under his feet instantly sank, pulled free from its mooring and tore its way straight downward, directly through the closed bomb bay doors, ripping them away and opening a gaping, terrifying hole in the bottom of the plane; and the bomber itself; suddenly released from the weight of its 21-ton payload, bounded upward, gaining more than 1,500 feet of altitude in seconds before the startled pilot could regain control.

In a recent interview, however, Carp, now a businessman in San Francisco, has challenged the turbulence-fall scenario. He asserts — as the one eyewitness to the entire event — that a “defectively designed” manual release mechanism had been accidentally pulled into release mode by a snag in his long cable, causing the bomb to drop the instant he pulled the pin.

There is agreement on what follows.

Bombs away!” reflexively screamed one nearby crewman, his eyes wide with shock as he peered in-to the newly opened void where the weapon and the man had been.

According to another witness, Electronics Operator Jack Resen, it was only a few seconds later that Carp, his face, “whiter than any sheet you ever saw,” slowly pulled himself out of the remaining bomb bay, yelling even above the deafening roar of jet engines and rushing air, “I didn’t touch anything! I didn’t touch anything!”

Radio Operator George Houston, seated nearby, alertly responded by sending a distress call to the Kirtland tower. To the stunned operator, he reported the ominous news: “We’ve dropped a hydrogen bomb!”

The bomb itself plummeted downward with frightening speed, the 1,700 foot drop far too short for its parachutes to slow its descent.

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – “Ground Zero” impact area today at Mesa del Sol – photo, courtesy of Carl Willis – – by the way, this location has the best, panoramic view of the entire Manzano-Sandia Base, Albuquerque’s military test base since 1947!!)

Long before the plane could pull away, the weapon smashed into the nearly barren mesa, where a lone New Mexico cow peacefully munched sagebrush, oblivious to the source and immediacy of its own destruction.
There was an earth-shattering explosion as the weapon detonated.

For most of the intervening years the American public knew nothing of what had happened, and, officially, of course, the event didn’t happen at all.

It was only in 1986 when an Albuquerque newspaper published an account based on military documents recovered through the Freedom of Information Act that the rest of us learned of this accident, and the many other Broken Arrows, both civilian and military, that occurred both at home and abroad.

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READ THE COMPLETE, WHOLE STORY HERE:
http://www.hkhinc.com/newmexico/albuquerque/doomsday/

(Adler was a professor of history at the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University in California.)

Here is my YouTube summary of this amazing event:

FOR A FREE, GUIDED TOUR OF THIS LOCATION, CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK AND GO TO THE FINAL PORTION OF:

A FREE, GUIDED TOUR IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO

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A hero to some, Michael Riconosciuto was finally released from prison on June 27, 2017

A hero to some, Michael Riconosciuto was finally released from prison on June 27, 2017.
He was instrumental in the expose of the INSLAW Scandal that helped launch investigations into the death of folk hero, the late Danny Casolaro.
He was released from Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution in California (under Michael James Riconosciuto – Register No. 21309-086).

BREAKING NEWS:

On June 27, his name was taken off from the inmates’ list.

However:

BREAKING NEWS – – verified – – – August 16, 2017

Michael Riconosciuto is back in jail, this time at SEATAC  FDC   (Seattle-Tacoma Federal Detention Center):

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Click on  the following links concerning Michael Riconosciuto:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Riconosciuto

https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Michael_Riconosciuto

PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING AND READ:

MICHAEL RICONOSCIUTO’S LETTER, THE SMOKING  ‘HOWITZER’  OF 9-11?  – – His February 5, 2001 letter warning of the planned hijack plane attacks in the U.S. by Al Qaeda terrorists

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RELEVANT TO MICHAEL RICONOSCIUTO, PLEASE CLICK AND READ ABOUT:
THE MYSTERIOUS CRASH OF A HELICOPTER NEAR AREA 51 IN NEVADA IN 1991

P.S.

By the way, it was indeed an honor to have the wife of Mr. Riconosciuto attend my presentation on Area 51 that I did in Anaheim, California in 1992.

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How to cut down on funeral costs – – the best is to plan ahead while you are still alive and well

There are many questions that people ask about funerals – – “What should you do when your beloved ones pass away?”
“What should I tell my beloved ones before I pass away?”.
This topic is one of the most important topics you can think of.
As a (retired) long-time, licensed funeral director in California, my personal feeling is that funerals are done not for the sake of the deceased but only for the sake of the ones who “lost” their loved one.

Personally, I am not an advocate for “traditional” funerals.
Nowadays, funerals can cost anywhere from about $12,000 to $15,000 and up.
In fact (strange as it may sound, coming from a long-time funeral director), I do not really believe in having funerals.
I even dislike the word “funeral” and would rather use the term “Memorial Gathering” or “Celebration of Life” gathering.

My feeling is that instead of having a funeral after one passes away, people should have a one-time “Celebration of Life” gathering at a most appropriate time while they are alive and well.
This could eliminate the need to have a funeral later on.
This type of having a one-time “funeral service” while one is still alive and healthy is becoming popular in countries like Japan.
They use a community center or a hotel banquet hall with food, music and dance – – in addition to giving the attendees a chance to eulogize that person on stage – – it’s like a celebrity “roast”.
And subsequently in the near future when that person passes away, the family will not organize any funeral, but will simply go for a simple cremation with no service.

(My wife and I will be having this type of an event soon.)

If anyone has any questions on how to cut down funeral costs, I am here to help you do so.

First of all, to those who are having financial difficulties, I recommend cremation, whether or not you are planning a memorial service later.

For those who are having extreme financial difficulty, my recommendation is Straight Cremation (with no embalming) with no service at all, or if you still want to have a service, then have it at home, or borrow a community center, or even rent a private room at a restaurant.
Straight Cremation (itself) with No Service should not cost more than $1500, or maximum, $2000.
However, transportation and other required procedures are not usually included as well as such items as a decent urn, instead of just a cardboard urn.
There are some decent, reliable Cremation Societies (such as Neptune Society) that can take care of everything (including transportation, relocation protection, and a decent memento chest) for around $2500.

Here is one thing that most people do not know:
You DO NOT HAVE TO GO TO A MORTUARY.
You can actually declare yourself an ACTING AGENT, remove the remains yourself from the hospital, go to the doctor and have the doctor sign a death certificate, go to the Health Department yourself and file for a permit for disposition. And take the remains to a crematory…and receive the cremated remains directly from the crematory.

The only reason that funeral homes exist is because most people do not have time or knowledge of how to do it yourself, such as going to the Health Department and filing a death certificate and getting a permit, or removing the remains from a place of death, etc. etc.
All these things take time. And most people would rather hire someone else (i.e. the funeral home) to do all the work.

Some regulations vary from state to state.
However, basically the funeral homes exist because most people do not bother to do it themselves.
Sure, funeral homes are businesses, just like any other business, i.e., making money. Some are atrocious for pushing things to you that are not really needed.

Also, here is something most people do not know.
You are not obligated to buy a casket at a funeral home. Actually you can buy a casket directly from some casket companies.

Going back to the topic of cutting down funeral costs, here is another way to do it.
For example, the casket is not required for a viewing.
A viewing can be held on a viewing table.
The remains can still be there, fully dressed and cosmetized….but the casket is not required.

Even wooden caskets are not required for cremation.
The least requirement is a cardboard cremation unit.

However, if you’re having a burial (as opposed to cremation) at a cemetery, then a good ole pine box is O.K.
However, most cemeteries require, in addition, a concrete vault for the pine box (or any casket) to go in. (to prevent “cave-ins”)

Sure, some folks say that when they pass away, they will make it simple.
Actually that’s what we all say.
But, in reality, when the death actually takes places, things do not go that way.
The surviving family, relatives and friends will not allow that.

The only way to guarantee your wish is to make a clear, documented will stating clearly what you wish, and legally.

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New Mexico’s hidden natural wonderland near Rio Rancho

(CLICK EACH PHOTO FOR ENLARGEMENT – – above, great view from the White Ridges trail, looking towards the White Mesa towards the top left – – April 10, 2017, 1 p.m., temperature, a comfortable 57 degrees Fahrenheit – 15 degrees Celsius)

New Mexico is truly a Land of Enchantment. There are so many amazing wonderland of nature.
And you don’t have to drive too far from the city to get to these “hidden spots”.
Just about 20 miles northwest from the City Hall of Rio Rancho is a wonderland called the White Ridges, located between the Ojito Wilderness and White Mesa.
Here are the directions to get to this area:
Go north on Unser Blvd. (passing the City Hall) and make a left on Hwy 550.
Just before you get to San Ysidro, make a left at Cabezon Road, a dirt road.
Take the left fork where it says White Ridges Bike Trail. This dirt road is called the Cabezon Road.
Keep on going for a couple of miles or so. Soon you will see a gravel parking lot on the left side.
Keep on going for a half a mile or so and you will get to a gravel parking lot on the right side.
Park your vehicle and just start hiking upward on any biking/hiking trail and you will get there – – guaranteed.

For more detailed instructions on how to get there, CLICK and READ the following:

AMAZING “MOONSCAPE” AREAS NEAR RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO

(Above, you can see my “companion” towards the bottom)

(Above photo and two photos below taken on March 25, 2017 – – in the above, you can clearly see the deep canyon)

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My recollection of Ted Gunderson, former FBI Special Agent-in-charge of Los Angeles

Although I am skeptical of global conspiracy theories, I respected the late Ted Gunderson, former FBI Special Agent-in-charge of Los Angeles.

On August 1, 2011, the day after he passed away, I wrote the following condolences:

Friend and colleague, Ted Gunderson, has passed away!!

August 1, 2011
by Norio Hayakawa

With much sadness I have to inform everyone that Ted Gunderson, friend and colleague of the Civilian Intelligence Network, has lost his battle with cancer and has passed away on July 31, 2011.

Ted Gunderson was one of the finest, most noble Americans we have ever known.
May his soul rest in peace.
God bless Ted Gunderson for his 30 years of exposing outrageous government crime and corruption.

Those of us who knew Ted sorely miss his big smile, radiant personality and patriotic dedication to truth, justice and preserving the American way of life.

I first met Ted in 1992 in Arcadia, California, in a conference which Gary Schultz and I organized that exposed the dark side of the Wackenhut Corporation.

I also heard him speak at a 1995 Patriot/Militia conference held in Palm Springs, after the Oklahoma City bombing incident.

It was Ted Gunderson who inspired me to get involved with the Patriot/Militia movement in 1995.

Ted Gunderson investigated the 1992 Ruby Ridge incident, the 1993 Waco incident, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing incident, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing incident and countless number of covered-up incidents, not to mention the 9/11 incident of 2001.

My friend, Anthony J. Hilder, knew Ted Gunderson very well.
He and Ted did lots of conferences together.
Ted Gunderson also spoke at many conferences where I was also a speaker.

Ted Gunderson participated in our 1999 People’s Rally at Area 51 to protest the government’s environmental infractions at the site as well as to support the workers’ rights for health compensation resulting from sickness caused by the use of hazardous, toxic chemicals:

http://www.dreamlandresort.com/area51/1999_rally.html

I can state that the Ted Gunderson that I personally knew was one of the kindest, gentlest persons that I have ever come to know.
He was a gentleman and a scholar in the truest sense of the word.
He will always remain our hero.

Here is a classic clip from Ted Gunderson:

Here is another classic clip from Ted Gunderson:

For more Reflections on Ted Gunderson, please go to:

http://educate-yourself.org/lte/tedgundersoncondolences02aug11.shtml

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1947 – – birth of the Roswell “alien saucer crash” myth that eventually helped promote the UFO Industry

‘FLYING DISC’  DIDN’T TURN OUT TO BE  – – RANCHER SORRY HE SAID ANYTHING ABOUT  ‘DISC FIND’

HERE IS THE DESCRIPTION OF WHAT THE RANCHER ACTUALLY SAW:

Associated Press newswire – – July 9, 1947 – – also from THE ROSWELL DAILY RECORD:

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W. W. (“Mac”) Brazel, 48, Lincoln county rancher living 30 miles south of Corona, today told his story of finding what the army at first described as a flying disk, but the publicity which attended his find caused him to add that if he ever found anything else short of a bomb, he sure wasn’t going to say anything about it.

Brazel was brought here late yesterday by W. E. Whitmore, of radio station KGFL, had his picture taken and gave an interview to the Record and Jason Kellahin, sent here from the Albuquerque bureau of the Associated Press to cover the story. The picture he posed for was sent out over AP telephoto wire sending machine specially set up in the Record office by R. D. Adair, AP wire chief sent here from Albuquerque for the sole purpose of getting out his picture and that of sheriff George Wilcox, to whom Brazel originally gave the information of his find.

Brazel related that on June 14  (10 days before the world had ever heard of “flying saucers” or “flying disks”)  he and an 8-year old son, Vernon, were about 7 or 8 miles from the ranch house of the J. B. Foster ranch, which he operates, when they came upon a large area of bright wreckage made up of rubber strips, tinfoil, a rather tough paper and sticks.

At the time Brazel was in a hurry to get his round made and he did not pay much attention to it.

But he did remark about what he had seen and on July 4 (Friday) he, his wife, Vernon and a daughter, Betty, age 14, went back to the spot and gathered up quite a bit of the debris.
The next day (Saturday, July 5) he first heard about the flying disks, and he wondered if what he had found might be the remnants of one of these.

Monday (July 7) he came to town to sell some wool and while here he went to see sheriff George Wilcox and “whispered kinda confidential like” that he might have found a flying disk.
Wilcox got in touch with the Roswell Army Air Field and Maj. Jesse A. Marcel (pictured below) and a man in plain clothes accompanied him home, where they picked up the rest of the pieces of the “disk” and went to his home to try to reconstruct it.

(Marcel’s commander, Colonel William Blanchard (pictured below) ordered Marcel and counterintelligence officer Sheridan Cavitt out to Brazel’s ranch.

On viewing the wreckage, Cavitt immediately thought it probably came from a weather balloon, but Marcel had other ideas.  Marcel had a pre-conceived notion that it must have been part of the flying disk that he had heard about.

When they arrived back, Marcel woke his wife and son, Jesse Jr., who even today remembers his father talking about flying saucers.

On July 8 (Tuesday) the public information office at the base made the announcement that they had recovered a flying disk (approved by Col. Blanchard).  This created newspaper headlines – – it was a sensation!:

However, at the intervention of Brigadier General Roger Ramey, who had also inspected the wreckage, a press conference was soon held that included Marcel.  The army announced that the fuss was over nothing more than a weather balloon, pieces of which were duly paraded for public display.

(Above – – July 9, ROSWELL DAILY RECORD newspaper headline)

Marcel didn’t agree with this conclusion, probably because this was unlike any weather balloon he had ever seen.

Prior to the press conference, a weather officer by the name of Irving Newton remembered seeing pieces of what he recognized as a weather balloon laid out in Ramey’s office.

(Irving Newton, pictured above)

In 1990s, Newton told investigators:

“I remember Major Marcel chased me all around that room…..He kept saying things like ‘Look how tough that metal is….look at the strange markings on it’….While I was examining the debris, Marcel was picking up pieces of the radar target sticks and trying to convince me that some notations on the sticks were alien writings.  But I was adamant that it was a weather balloon with a RAWIN (radar) target.  I think he was embarrassed as crazy and he would like to do anything to make that turn into a flying saucer” – – from Mysteries, Myths, Mayhem and Money chapter of Gary Bates’ ALIEN INTRUSION)

Brazel said that he did not see it fall from the sky and did not see it before it was torn up, so he did not know the size or shape it might have been, but he thought it might have been about as large as a table top. The balloon which held it up, if that was how it worked, must have been about 12 feet long, he felt, measuring the distance by the size of the room in which he sat. The rubber was smoky gray in color and scattered over an area about 200 yards in diameter.

When the debris was gathered up the tinfoil, paper, tape, and sticks made a bundle about three feet long and 7 or 8 inches thick, while the rubber made a bundle about 18 or 20 inches long and about 8 inches thick. In all, he estimated, the entire lot would have weighed maybe five pounds.
There was no sign of any metal in the area which might have been used for an engine and no sign of any propellers of any kind, although at least one paper fin had been glued onto some of the tinfoil.

There were no words to be found anywhere on the instrument, although there were letters on some of the parts. Considerable scotch tape and some tape with flowers printed upon it had been used in the construction.

No strings or wire were to be found but there were some eyelets in the paper to indicate that some sort of attachment may have been used.

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DENVER – UNDATED: Major Jesse Marcel from the Roswell Army Air Field with debris found 75 miles north west of Roswell, NM, in June 1947. The debris has been identified as that of a radar target. The Air Force released a report on 24 June debunking reports of a UFO crash near Roswell, NM, in 1947. (Photo by: UNITED STATES AIR FORCE/AFP/Getty Images)

(ABOVE PHOTO – – quote from Jesse Marcel: “The stuff in that photo was pieces of the actual stuff we found. It was not a staged photo“)

THAT WAS PRACTICALLY THE END OF THE STORY.

UNTIL:

More than 30 years after the incident, a few die-hard believers in the ‘alien saucer myth’ started questioning again the explanation that it was a “weather balloon”.

(And they were right, it was not just a “weather balloon”.  It was a top-secret program called Project Mogul, which was finally and officially revealed in 1994).

A book entitled THE ROSWELL INCIDENT came out in 1980, co-authored by Charles Berlitz and William L. Moore (who later on identified himself as a disinformation agent).  It became a best-seller.

In order to write this book, the authors claimed they interviewed some of the so-called “witnesses” to this incident.  They also delegated a few researchers to search for any other “witnesses” in the Roswell area.  Also, independent from them were a few other researchers (such as Stanton Friedman) who, on their own, attempted to look for witnesses.

The big problem was that they interviewed folks more than 30 years after the incident took place.  And many of the so-called “witnesses” were nothing more than second-hand and third-hand “witnesses”.  Many of them were willing to be interviewed for the chance to be in the “spotlight”, so to speak.  There were also some late-comer “witnesses” to this circus, such as Glenn Dennis who, in 1989, began to claim that he was working as a mortician the day the “saucer” wreckage arrived and that he knew a nurse who supposedly assisted at the “alien” autopsies, but her name has never appeared on any records.  (Glenn Dennis became the founder of the UFO Museum at Roswell)

The total accuracy of the so-called “witnesses” (more than 30 years after the incident) was highly questionable, particularly Jesse Marcel who was a believer from the get-go and whose unfounded beliefs had been properly over-ridden and dismissed by his superiors.

Despite Marcel’s  frequently changing his testimony about the Roswell debris throughout the Roswell fiasco, in August, 1948, he was transferred to the Strategic Air Command, where he was eventually put in charge of a Pentagon briefing room for the Air Force of Atomic Energy (AFOT-1).

In July, 1950 he returned to Houma, Louisiana and opened a small-town TV repair shop.

When he was released from active duty, his commission (as a Lieutenant Colonel) was transferred to the Air Force Reserves.

He eventually received his full discharge in 1958.

(In 1978 Stanton Friedman found Jesse Marcel in Houma, Louisiana where he had retired and was still running the radio-TV repair shop)

PROJECT MOGUL:

Project Mogul was a super-secret operation in 1947 that involved the use of constant-level balloon trains that were equipped with various instruments for intelligence gathering purposes. Constant level balloon trains are clusters of balloons that are balanced so that they can float at a fairly consistent altitude and not continually rise up into the atmosphere.
Project Mogul was a classified operation begun by the U.S. government after the end of World War II to spy on the former Soviet Union in order to determine the status of Russian attempts to build nuclear weapons.
Project Mogul was so secret and sensitive that it had a national security rating of “Top Secret A-1,” equal to that of the original Manhattan Project (the effort to build the world’s first atomic bomb).  – – (courtesy of Kal Korff, former systems analyst, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

(Other reconnaissance balloon projects from the era included Project Skyhook, Project Grandson, Project Genetrix and Projct Moby Dick, pictured above)

It was the town of Roswell that eventually benefited from the 1947 “Alien saucer crash” myth.
(And those who continued to propagate the ‘alien saucer crash’ story, i.e., the so-called UFO INDUSTRY)

ROSWELL HEROES OR MYTHMAKERS?
Jesse Marcel, Walter Haut, Frank Kaufmann and Glenn Dennis.
Walter Haut vouched for these two men, who were later determined to be telling tall tales and lies about their involvement.
Was it all about promoting the UFO Museum?.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING EXCELLENT ITEM BY TIM PRINTY:

See the following presentation by Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
LAYING TO REST, ONCE AND FOR ALL, THE ROSWELL ‘ALIEN SAUCER CRASH’ STORY:

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P.S.

from WIKIPEDIA:

A problem with all the (alleged “witnesses”) accounts, charge critics, is they all came about a minimum of 31 years after the events in question, and in many cases were recounted more than 40 years after the fact.

Not only are memories this old of dubious reliability, they were also subject to contamination from other accounts the interviewees may have been exposed to.

The shifting claims of Jesse Marcel, whose suspicion that what he recovered in 1947 was “not of this world” sparked interest in the incident in the first place, cast serious doubt on the reliability of what he claimed to be true.

In (the book) THE ROSWELL INCIDENT (1980 – Charles Berlitz and William Moore), Marcel stated, “Actually, this material may have looked like tinfoil and balsa wood, but the resemblance ended there […] They took one picture of me on the floor holding up some of the less-interesting metallic debris […] The stuff in that one photo was pieces of the actual stuff we found. It was not a staged photo.”:

DENVER – UNDATED: Major Jesse Marcel from the Roswell Army Air Field with debris found 75 miles north west of Roswell, NM, in June 1947. The debris has been identified as that of a radar target. The Air Force released a report on 24 June debunking reports of a UFO crash near Roswell, NM, in 1947. (Photo by: UNITED STATES AIR FORCE/AFP/Getty Images)

Timothy Printy (1999 “Roswell 4F; Fabrication, Fumbled Facts and Fables“, Chapt. 6) points out that the material Marcel positively identified as being part of what he recovered is material that skeptics and UFO advocates agree is debris from a balloon device.
After that fact was pointed out to him, Marcel changed his story to say that that material was not what he recovered.

Skeptics like Robert Todd (“Jesse Marcel: Folk Hero or Mythomaniac”, December, 1995) argued that Marcel had a history of embellishment and exaggeration, such as claiming to have been a pilot and having received five Air Medals for shooting down enemy planes, claims that were all found to be false, and skeptics feel that his evolving Roswell story was simply another instance of this tendency to fabricate.

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As I stated elsewhere many many times, I am a realist who believe that the UFO phenomenon itself seems to be real.   But to me, UFOs do not represent conclusive evidence of physical extraterrestrial visitations by physical extraterrestrial, biological entities in physical extraterrestrial spacecraft of any kind.  There is more to this phenomenon than the ET hypothesis.  I am also highly skeptical of the existence of authentic UFO artifacts.

Also, often erroneously associated with this topic, please read:

AREA 51 IN NEVADA AND DULCE, NEW MEXICO – – REALITY VERSUS MYTHS

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“There are no aliens, no alien abductions and no alien cattle mutilations”, said William “Bill” Cooper, author of BEHOLD A PALE HORSE

“There are no aliens, no alien abductions and no alien cattle mutilations”, said the late William “Bill” Cooper, author of BEHOLD A PALE HORSE in this important 1999 interview which was held only 2 years before he was killed in shootout in Arizona:

Just around the time when his book BEHOLD A PALE HORSE became popular, Bill Cooper had already departed from “ufology” and was also beginning to hypothesize that “UFOs” had nothing to do with “aliens” but was a manipulation of the government to bring about fear to create a one-world government.

Cooper began to admit that he most likely had been shown disinformation by the government while he was in military service.
On this point, I truly commended Cooper for his admission.

Cooper began to state that he was no longer a “ufologist”.
It was Cooper who coined the term “ufoology” and I also commended him for it.

I basically agree with Bill Cooper on many of the things he said about UFOs and Aliens.

There is no evidence whatsoever  (so far)  that there are sentient, physical extraterrestrial biological entities commonly known as Aliens.

UFOs do not represent any conclusive evidence whatsoever of physical ET visitations.

The above all refer to physical reality as we know it.

(However, some say that there could be more to reality than just purely physical reality in this mysterious universe……I couldn’t agree more.  This falls in the realm of religious or spiritual beliefs of each person.  I do not discount the religious concept of the existence of paraphysical entities, both benevolent or malevolent in nature.  Some claim that malevolent, fallen paraphysical entities, also rather uncomfortably described as “demonic“, could be materializing and de-materializing at will, posing as physical aliens to pre-selected observers and could be deceiving many.)

P.S.

Bill Cooper was also a troubled individual, deep inside.
There was a dark side to his complex personality – – he was extremely short-tempered and had a problem with alcoholism.
When he first started giving lectures at UFO meetings and conferences (beginning in 1989), he insisted that one day he had witnessed a sub-merged disc-shaped object rising out of the sea while on a Navy ship during the time he was in military service.
This claim has never been collaborated by any other witness except himself.
But he had already included this story in the book.
I am not saying that he did not see the disc-shaped object.
He could have seen it.
The bottom line is that by the time he wrote his book, he had long come to the conclusion that all UFOs are man-made objects created by the government.

However, I disagree with his views that  all  UFOs are man-made objects.

I also do not agree with Bill Cooper that the government has built man-made UFOs in places like Groom Lake/Area 51

Please also click and read:

MY ASSOCIATION WITH WILLIAM “BILL” COOPER, AUTHOR OF  ‘BEHOLD A PALE HORSE’

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Norio Hayakawa’s CIVILIAN INTELLIGENCE NEWS SERVICE

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