This 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.
Instead, 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:
And for those of you with a little more adventurous nature, you can actually watch the show here:
Before 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 false.
I 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.
I 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 tale.
There 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.
Here 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.
Having 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.
I 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.