(Irving Newton, weather officer, photo taken at Gen. Ramey’s office)
As far as I am aware, there were only a handful of people who had witnessed the actual Roswell “wreckage”:
Mac Brazel and his son Vernon Brazel (both witnessed it on June 14, 1947 at J.B. Foster ranch)
and then, on July 4, by:
Maj. Jesse Marcel and counter intelligence officer Sheridan Cavitt (who both witnessed it at J.B. Foster ranch)
Col. William Blanchard, Brig. Gen. Roger Ramey and weather officer Irving Newton (at J.B. Foster ranch, as well as at Gen. Roger Rameys’ office where parts of the fragments were taken to for display).
As I stated, Mac Brazel and his son Vernon Brazel were the first two who witnessed the “wreckage” on June 14, which was a debris field area, a large area of bright wreckage made up of rubber strips, tinfoil, a rather tough paper and sticks.
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:
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A press conference was held on July 5, 1947 at General Ramey’s office in Roswell.
Prior to the press conference, a weather officer by the name of Irving Newton (see photo) remembered seeing pieces of what he recognized as a new type of weather balloon (later identified as a top-secret high altitude reconnaissance equipment called Project Mogul) laid out in Ramey’s office.
In 1990, 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.
That was the end of the whole story. “Roswell” became a non-issue……until more than 30 years later when a partially disinformative book entitled THE ROSWELL INCIDENT was published, and gullible folks (as well as the so-called UFO “Industry” and the UFO Museum in Roswell) played a role in propagating the story all over again.
Tall tales about Roswell (aliens, pilots, bodies, a nurse, hangar in Roswell, etc., etc., ad nauseum) started to circulate around 30 years or more after this incident, including unreliable second-hand, third-hand and fourth-hand “witnesses” who jumped into the bandwagon of “fame” after a popular but misinformative book came out in 1980 written by a known, self-claimed disinformation agent by the name of William L. Moore, i.e., THE ROSWELL INCIDENT:
By the way, it was also in 1980 (the very same year of the publication of THE ROSWELL INCIDENT) that William L. Moore visited Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque to collaborate on another “project” (i.e., “disinformation campaign”) with another self-claimed UFO disinformation agent, Richard C. Doty, who was working as an AFOSI officer at the base.
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By the way, here is more information on Richard C. Doty – – who he is:
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