The Roswell Incident


Forty-seven years ago an incident occurred in the southwestern desert of the
United States that could have significant implications for all mankind. It
involved the recovery by the U.S. Military of material alleged to be of
extraterrestrial origin. The event was announced by the Army Air Force on July 8,
1947 through a press release carried by newspapers throughout the country. It
was subsequently denied by what is now believed to be a cover story claiming the
material was nothing more than a weather balloon. It has remained veiled in
government secrecy ever since.

The press release announcing the unusual event was issued by the Commander of
the 509th Bomb Group at Roswell Army Air Field, Colonel William Blanchard, who
later went on to become a four-star general and Vice Chief of Staff of the
United States Air Force. That the weather balloon story was a cover-up has been
confirmed by individuals directly involved, including the late General Thomas
DuBose, who took the telephone call from Washington, D.C. ordering the cover-up.
Numerous other credible military and civilian witnesses have testified that the
original press release was correct and that the Roswell wreckage was of
extraterrestrial origin. One such individual was Major Jesse Marcel, the
Intelligence Officer of the 509th Bomb Group and one of the first military
officers at the scene.

On January 12, 1994, United States Congressman Steven Schiff of Albuquerque, New
Mexico, announced to the press that he had been stonewalled by the Defense
Department when requesting information on the 1947 Roswell event on behalf of
constituents and witnesses. Indicating that he was seeking further investigation
into the matter, Congressman Schiff called the Defense Department\'s lack of
response "astounding" and concluded it was apparently "another government cover-
up."

History has shown that unsubstantiated official assurances or denials by
government are often meaningless. Nevertheless, there is a logical and
straightforward way to ensure that the truth about Roswell will emerge: an
Executive Order declassifying any information regarding the existence of UFOs or
extraterrestrial intelligence. Because this is a unique issue of universal
concern, such an action would be appropriate and warranted. To provide positive
assurance for all potential witnesses, it would need to be clearly stated and
written into law. Such a measure is essentially what presidential candidate
Jimmy Carter promised and then failed to deliver to the American people eighteen
years ago in 1976.

If, as is officially claimed, no information on Roswell, UFOs, or
extraterrestrial intelligence is being withheld, an Executive Order
declassifying it would be a mere formality, as there would be nothing to
disclose. The Order would, however, have the positive effect of setting the
record straight once and for all. Years of controversy and suspicion would be
ended, both in the eyes of the United States\' own citizens and in the eyes of
the world.

If, on the other hand, the Roswell witnesses are telling the truth and
information on extraterrestrial intelligence does exist, it is not something to
which a privileged few in the United States Government should have exclusive
rights. It is knowledge of profound importance to which all people throughout
the world should have an inalienable right. Its release would unquestionably be
universally acknowledged as an historic act of honesty and goodwill.

I support the request, as outlined above, for an Executive Order declassifying
any U.S. Government information regarding the existence of UFOs or
extraterrestrial intelligence. Whether such information exists or whether it
does not, I feel that the people of the world have a right to know the truth
about this issue and that it is time to put an end to the controversy
surrounding it.

THE ROSWELL INCIDENT FILM -------------------------

This film was taken by a high security government photographer, in the summer of
1947, when the most thoroughly documented and witnessed crash of a flying saucer
occurred in a remote desert of New Mexico. (see the book, The Truth about the
UFO Crash at Roswell, by Randle and Schmitt)

After filming the amazing events, including the crash site and two autopsies,
the cameraman turned over 300 minutes of 16mm black and white film to the
Pentagon. He still had 90 minutes of film left to develop at his private lab.
Incredibly, the Pentagon never retrieved these remaining reels from him. He
ended up taking them home with him in 1952, when he went on to civilian work. He
secretly kept the film reels in his house, under his bed, for over forty years.

The footage was sold by the cameraman (now 80 years old), last November, to
London producer Ray Santilli, who is preparing to release this important film to
the public in the near