are times when I am truly amazed at the credulity of the UFO community. Cases
that are admitted hoaxes resurface with “new” evidence but are still admitted
hoaxes. Cases that have been shown to be fake, resurface as others seem to
believe that we have missed an important fact. And there are some that should
have never taken off, given the “evidence” surrounding them.
the other day I was treated to a renewed interest in the story of Matilda
O’Donnell MacElroy who claimed to be a former member of the military who had
been in Roswell in 1947 and who had communicated with an alien creature that
survived the crash. There is so much wrong with this, that I can’t believe that
anyone took it seriously.
|An alleged photograph of MacElroy... this is a picture of a
commissioned officer and not an NCO.
told that MacElroy was a nurse, but, of course, her name doesn’t surface in any
of the documents we have that provide listings of those serving in Roswell in
1947. She said that she was an NCO, but Army nurses, in fact all military
nurses, are commissioned officers, so she wasn’t a nurse. Some sort of
technician, maybe? Well, we have no information suggesting that there were any
female medical technicians assigned to Roswell in 1947, so that doesn’t work.
Besides, she said that she wasn’t a technician.
we have the trouble with her rank in 1947. She said, because she had made
telepathic contact with the alien, she was assigned as its “companion?” or some
such nonsense. She was given a raise and promoted to Senior Master Sergeant.
This was a rank created by the Air Force (which didn’t exist in July 1947) in
June of 1958.
said that she drove Mr. Cavitt out to the site where one was alive. But, in all
my conversations with Cavitt, in all the questions Don Schmitt and I asked
him about others who might have some knowledge, and in all the names that
Cavitt supplied, hers never came up. Of course, Cavitt, as a captain, wasn’t
authorized a driver. Either he, or one of the others assigned to the CIC
office, would have driven the vehicles.
Rickett, the number two man in the CIC office, and who was willing to answer
all the questions put to him, never mentioned a female driver assigned to their
office and never mentioned a female who had worked with them, even on a
temporary basis. At some point as the questions were asked about those working
in the office, this would have been mentioned.
we see here is someone spinning a tale who knows nothing about the military or
the rank structure or its history. It’s as if he (and yes, I mean he) is
pulling the details out of thin air because they sound good.
is what we are told in the very beginning of the book, Alien Interview: The
Letters and Notes of Matilda O’Donnell MacElroy. “This special READERS EDITION of ALIEN INTERVIEW [emphasis
in original] contains only the original Letters, the personal Notes
written by Matilda O’Donnell MacElroy, and a copy of the U.S. Army Air Force
Top Secret Official Interview Transcripts received by Matilda in 2007.”
of course, it wasn’t the U.S. Army Air Force in 1947 but was, in fact, the U.S.
Army Air Forces. True, a minor error, but one that suggests that the writer
didn’t really understand the situation in 1947 and one that those in that
branch of the military service would not have made.
why would a top secret document be sent to a witness. She would have no need
for it and would not have the capability to properly store it. But, then, since
we don’t have that document, we don’t really know what was in it, how accurate
it might be, or if it existed at all.
then there is the Disclaimer. It removes all doubt about the authenticity of
the book. I don’t know why more people haven’t paid attention to it. The
far as the Editor of the book, “Alien Interview” is concerned, and for all
practical purposes, the content of the book is a work of fiction. The Editor makes
no claim to the factuality of the content, and in fact, cannot prove that the
alleged author actually ever existed. Although some of the dates, locations,
persons and incidents described may be factual or based on fact, there is no
evidence to authenticate that equally as many may be subjective contrivances of
of the information, notes and transcripts received by the Editor are contained
in the complete, original form, as represented in the book. The Editor is no
longer in possession of any original documents or copies of original documents
from the author, i.e., Mrs. MacElroy.
material contained in the book may have similarities to Earth philosophies as
the variety of these are too numerous to list, and bear too many fundamental
similarities to be easily differentiated. Although the book discusses the
origins of the universe, the time track of the physical universe, paranormal
activities or immortal and/or extraterrestrial beings, “aliens” or “god”, it is
in no way the intention of the Editor to represent, endorse, forward or assume
the viewpoint of the author, any political doctrine, economic vested interest,
scientific hypothesis, religious practice or philosophy, whether terrestrial or
notes and transcripts contained in the book, are solely and only based on the
representations and documents provided by the author, the late Matilda
O’Donnell MacElroy, unless otherwise specifically annotated by Footnotes in the
Appendix of the book.
Editor is not responsible for any assumptions, inferences or conclusions made
by the reader based on the material in this book, which are solely and only the
responsibility of the reader.
is true for you, is true for you.
R. Spencer – Editor
not sure if I need to say that Spencer wrote that he had none of the
documentation that was sent to him. He says that he no longer has possession of
it which means that we can’t independently test any of it. We have only his
word that those documents ever existed but with so many flaws in the story, it
seems unlikely that they ever did. In fact, at one point he says that he can’t
even prove that MacElroy existed and that he only spoke with her one time, on
the telephone, for about twenty minutes. Certainly not a ringing endorsement
for the validity of the tale.
what should have been, and should be nearly the first thing said about the
book, Spencer wrote, “As far as the Editor of the book, “Alien Interview” is
concerned, and for all practical purposes, the content of the book is a work of
that point, I have to ask, “Why should we treat it any differently?” He said it
is a work of fiction and with that disclaimer, we should have no further reason
for discussing the book in a forum about UFOs. He said he had none of the
documentation and he couldn’t prove that MacElroy ever lived. The book belongs
in the realm of science fiction, not very good science fiction, but science
fiction nonetheless. All questions about the importance of the book and the
authenticity of the information have been answered. It is a work of fiction.
End of discussion.