week, because of scheduling issues and travel arrangements by the guest, we
weren’t able to connect for the show. Ron James will be the guest on June 29 so
we didn’t lose anything. We just have to wait a few extra weeks.
I flew solo because I knew that something like this would happen eventually and
I’d need a backup. I wanted to talk about Government UFO hoaxes, which is
something we all know about but might not have understood the significance of
them. You can listen to the show here:
for those of you with a little more adventurous nature, you can actually watch
the show here:
we delved into that, I talked about so some of the trouble inside the UFO
field. We have examples of bad faith players but seem to embrace them rather
than ignore them. These are people who have burst onto the UFO scene with
terrific stories of their involvement in many of the best UFO cases or their
travel to other planets. Normally, I just sort of make generic comments about
how something doesn’t make sense or is illogical or there is no evidence for
it. In this case I named Philip Corso, suggesting that his story was largely
pointed out a few problems, mentioning that we had no evidence and no testimony
of a convoy leaving Roswell with the bodies of the alien crew. Given that they
were an aviation asset, meaning they had both cargo airplanes and Air Force
bombers, they could fly the bodies to Wright Field in a matter of hours. There
was no reason for them to drive cross country in a trip that could take two or
three days. This suggested that Corso couldn’t have seen the bodies at Fort
Riley, Kansas, because they had never been there.
didn’t note that I found it difficult to believe that they would have unloaded
the trucks at Fort Riley and left the crates guarded by soldiers stationed
there rather than members of the convoy. Nor can I believe that the guards
assigned would have been snooping around the crates opening them… and then once
having violated military regulations by compromising the integrity of the
crates, would call a field grade officer to allow him to see what they had
found. This just doesn’t work on so many levels and is obviously an invented
has been push back suggesting that I have become too opinionated. No, I have
just become annoyed with those making up tales, whether it is men, and a few
women, telling tales about their exploits in Vietnam, and then learning that
some of them had been clerks or cooks or maintenance men, all important jobs,
but not combat jobs, and learning that some of them hadn’t served in Vietnam
and that many of them hadn’t served in the military.
was Corso plugging himself into the Roswell story with no evidence that he had
anything to do with it. I don’t believe his story and see the problems with it.
I suppose that those who haven’t served just don’t see the trouble, but I do.
finished my rant about the charlatans in the field, I moved on to the
government hoaxes starting with Project Sign. True, it started out as a
legitimate investigation, it soon devolved into a propaganda operation with
lies about the outcome of investigations. The result was the Estimate of the Situation
(EOTS). This was the document that basically guided UFO research by the Air
Force for the next two decades.
did get into the Robertson Panel, which is one of the biggest UFO hoaxes by the
government. As Dr. Michael Swords pointed out, it seemed unlikely that after a
week of investigating the UFO reports, Robertson would have a draft of the
report ready for signature the next day. How had it been written so fast. It
smacked of a document written before the panel was even seated.
And, of course, there was the Condon Committee in which an Air Force officer discussed the final report with a member of the committee before anyone had begun the investigation. In the end, that letter, written by Robert Hippler provided the answers the Air Force wanted found. I have discussed this on the blog a number of times. You can review them here:
I did talk about the Project Mogul hoax as an explanation for Roswell. One of
the points was that Flight No. 4, which never flew and was disassembled
according to Charles Moore, had no rawin radar targets on it, which therefore
couldn’t have left
the metal debris Mack Brazel found or supplied the debris displayed in General Ramey’s office. I laid all this out in Understanding Roswell, which those of you who want to know the truth rather than reading about the exciting “memories” of those who weren’t involved or weren’t there, should find interesting.
Next week, I’ll be talking to Michael Schratt about his new book and some of the incredible paintings that show some of the encounters.