The question that is being asked is who is the man in the Adam Dew video? Is there enough of him visible for us to make any sort of guess? I have studied this, compared it to the Richard Dolan video of a man who claimed to have been in Roswell and saw the bodies and to the picture of Eli Benjamin who appears in Tom Carey and Don Schmitt’s Witness to Roswell and it seems to be the same man.
Benjamin was a member of the 390th Air Service Squadron, which was part of Edwin Easley’s command, meaning that they had the mission of security on the base. The 1395th MP Company was used for patrolling the town and the like according to what Easley told me.
Of course, Eli Benjamin does not appear in the Roswell Yearbook and I would argue that doesn’t mean that he wasn’t there, only that he isn’t in the Yearbook. But, it turns out that he is under the name of PFC Eleazar Benavides.
The excuse for using a pseudonym was to protect the witness, and this I understand. As I have said before, there are too many people out there who have no sense of ethics or respect for privacy. They’ll call someone in the middle of the night to ask questions. They’ll say and publish rude things about the man because he said that he had seen an alien body. They’ll want to tell him why he is wrong.
But you really can’t have it both ways, especially once the man has agreed to a videotaped interview that is now on the Internet. It was conducted by Richard Dolan and you can view it to see if the man in the video reminds you of Benavides.
If you are going to cite the man’s story as evidence of the crash, then you have an obligation to provide the name of the witness. Anonymous testimony in the world today is useless. Highly places sources and insiders and others often used to provide a view of a story don’t help us much. We have reached the point where the names are required for the evidence to be worthwhile.…
Benavides was concerned that his pension would be revoked and while that might be a real concern to him, I know of no one who has lost a military pension because he or she talked about flying saucers, UFOs, crashed disks, or alien bodies. It would be interesting to see how the government would revoke a pension without revealing what crime the soldier had committed was. There would simply be no justification for it.
So, the point here is that I believe that the man on Adam Dew’s video clip, the man who ties the creature in the slides to Roswell is Eleazar Benavides. He seems to be sincere, but then so did Frank Kaufmann and Glenn Dennis. In the world today I don’t know how this will be received other than to say that it will take more than one former member of the 509th to corroborate the appearance of the creature on the slides.… and yes, I get that this happened a long time ago and that those who actually saw bodies, if they existed, are probably now beyond our ability to interview them.