Friday, September 02, 2022

'X' Zone Broadcast Network - John Greenewald


John Greenewald was the guest this week and I invited him on the show because he had finally obtained an unredacted copy of the Hottel Memo. This was short note about the crash of three UFOs in New Mexico sometime prior to 1950. John said

John Greenewald

that the unredacted version had the names of sources, though the names were not those he had expected. You can listen to the show here:

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Rather than finding the name, Silas Newton blacked out, the names seem to indicate a connection to Washington, D.C. law enforcement, though Washington, D.C. wasn’t specifically mentioned. I wondered, given the timing, if the Metro Police being mentioned in the memo might be Denver. On March 8, 1950, Silas Newton gave a lecture at the University of Denver about three UFO crashes that had taken place a couple of years earlier.

The Hottel Memo mentioned New Mexico specifically as the crash sites and the source of that information seemed to be Behind the Flying Saucers by Frank Scully, and possibly a Time magazine article from January of that year. Everything is rather vague and without the original sources, which were not mentioned in the memo, nothing new can be learned.

That is not to say, that the names in the memo won’t lead to those original sources. All we have are the names of men who apparently received the story from others. According John, the information was relayed to the FBI through the sex crimes unit of the Metro Police. Yeah, we don’t know why sex crimes were mentioned.

We also talked about NASA and its move into UFO research. I wondered if that suggested that “Disclosure” might be closer. John noted that the NASA investigation was going to be more transparent than that of the DoD. He said that the NASA scientists who would be involved did not have the proper security clearances to be fully “read into” what the DoD was learning. He thought this would inhibit the NASA investigation because the solution of something strange could be a clandestine project of the US military. Without access to that information, any analysis attempted would be skewed. They wouldn’t have all the proper data.

Next week, I’ll be talking about cattle mutilations from my perspective, which is not the one that seems to be favored in the UFO community. I will note here that that was inspired by some of the nonsense spread by Tucker Carlson, who doesn’t seem to have a real handle on this. At the end of the month, I’ll be talking with Chris O’Brien, getting his perspective on the mutilations and see if we can’t find some common ground.

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