Back in 1994, the Air
Force investigated the Roswell case. They used information supplied by CUFOS,
MUFON and FUFOR. When they finished, rather than return the materials to those organizations,
they stuffed it all in boxes and sent it to the National Archives. I mention
this because that material is now on line, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing
by itself. However, given that the material is listed as having come from the
Air Force suggesting some sort of official approval, it now has added
credibility. Several of the tapes are on line with hundreds of thousands of
views but with no disclaimers and no commentary about the reliability of the
information. At least two of those tapes, are from witnesses who were
discredited at the time of the Air Force 1994 investigation.
These are the
statements provided, in the early 1990s by Gerald Anderson and Glenn Dennis.
The interviews were conducted to gain a knowledge of the Roswell UFO crash. It
might be said that these were preliminary interviews and that the witnesses had
not been fully vetted. Later, additional information was learned which
suggested that these two witnesses could not be trusted.
Anderson, for example,
was caught in a number of lies including his claim he had been a Navy SEAL. He
identified his high school anthropology teacher as the leader of the
archaeologists on the Plains of San Agustin who seen the crashed disk. Anderson,
who was five at the time, said the archaeologist was Adrian Buskirk… but
Buskirk denied that he had been there and was, in fact, in Arizona at the time.
Anderson was also
caught, and later admitted to forging a telephone bill, that became part of the
overall investigation. Rather than repeat this information now, you can read
about it here:
And I mention this
posting because, embedded in it are several other links that have some
relevance to this discussion. For those who wish to follow this to the extreme
and get a clearer picture of some of this nastiness, you can read that here:
I will also note that
the Glenn Dennis testimony has collapsed as well. That is another of the videos
released through the National Archives which is wrapped in a mantle of credibility
because it was part of the Air Force investigation. However, had the Air Force
completed their investigation in a professional manner, they would have learned
that the nurse Dennis talked about never existed. And, of course, if there was
no nurse, then his importance to the story is reduced if not completely
|The National Archives. Photo by Kevin Randle.|
As I mentioned, releasing
the interviews might not be a bad thing. The problem is that there is no
commentary accompanying that release to suggest the information is problematic
Without some sort of
clarification, people are now watching those tapes and believing the tales told
which provides an inaccurate picture of the events in 1947. I thought it
necessary to warn others that some of the videos should not be accepted as
fact. I’ll provide additional information on my blog.
The other thing that
has happened this week is that Rich Reynolds, over at his UFO Conjectures
blog was suggesting no causal link between the stalling of car engines and the
close approach of UFOs. I believe the Levelland case, in which witnesses at
multiple locations independently reported their cars stalling when the glowing
UFO approached provides that causal relation.
Through out that discussion,
he seemed to be saying that collecting the data does not advance our knowledge.
I confess that I’m somewhat confused by his arguments there but then we could
say the same thing about most of the UFO phenomenon. Collecting the data in the
world today is the same as collecting the data a half century ago. Another
report of a strange light in the sky or a silver disk flying over does nothing
to advance our knowledge. I think what Rich is suggesting that we begin to
think beyond the collection of the data and find a way to use it to advance our
Although such cases are
rare, they are a small subset of the overall UFO phenomena, and these sorts of cases
are still reported. On January 22 of this year, the witness driving near
Wichita, Kansas, at about 10 p.m., noticed a bright light off to the left. He
first thought was it might be the landing light from an aircraft, but it kept
approaching and there was no landing field nearby.
As the UFO flew over
the car, the engine began to sputter but then it returned to its normal operation.
He could see an object behind the light that he described as an oval or
egg-shaped, and watched as it turned and approached again. As it did, the
engine died and the headlights faded. For a moment, the UFO hovered over the
car. The man tried to restart the engine but it reacted as if the battery was
After a minute or so,
the UFO began to rise, and then shot off, disappearing in seconds. When it was
gone, the headlights came on and he could restart the engine. I will note here
that he had to take an action to restart the car.
This is all the information
I have on this case. The witness requested his name not be used. While I
appreciate his desire to remain unidentified, especially in the world today, it
does decrease the overall value of the report.
On July 8, 2014, near
Joplin, Missouri, the witnesses, that included a retired commercial airline
pilot and his wife, were driving home when they were flagged down by a man,
whose dog was barking and acting wild. I will note here that animal reactions
to UFOs is another aspect to these EM Effects.
The man pointed to an
object in the sky that seemed to be hovering about 300 feet off the ground. It
was an off- white color and was illuminated by a yellowish light coming from
the inside. It had dark, square
windows. It began to descend, as if it
was going to land. As it reached tree top level, some sort of mist formed around
it. The witness was using a spotlight to search the fields. After driving about
a mile, the spotlight went out and the seatbelt warning began to sound. The
jeep’s automatic transmission would not change gears. This is still another
aspect of these sorts of cases. The engines are not affected but other
components are. The witnesses continued the search but the UFO was gone. After
a short time, all the components began to work properly.
These sorts of cases do
supply some clues about some UFOs, but certainly not all. Not every close approach
by a UFO result in this sort of interaction with the environment. Still, the
cases are more interesting that lights in the distance.