Some of the important witnesses of strange happenings at Roswell are: Dan Wilmot, Steve Robinson, Cpl. E. L. Pyles, Steve Arnold, James Ragsdale and Trudy Truelove, William Woody, Mother Superior Mary Bernadette and Sister Capistrano, Dr. W. Curry Holden and a field archaeology team, Steve MacKenzie, US Army Intelligence, Dan Dwyer, Roswell firefighter, William "Mac" Brazel, William Proctor, Loretta Proctor (William's mother), Jesse Marcel, Jesse Marcel Jr., Louis Rickett, Glenn Dennis, Roy Danzer, Steve MacKenzie, Major Edwin Easley, Herbert Ellis, Mary Bush, Joseph Montoya, Lt. Gov. of NM, Thomas Gonzales, and Frank Kaufman, Army Cointel, among others.. Below I have listed the involvement of each witness in the case.
Steve Robinson, while running his milk route, witnesses an "elliptical, solid" flying craft soar across the sky around midnight.
Corporal E. L. Pyles, while southwest of the Roswell AAFB, witnesses an object he first took to be a meteorite, but much larger. He stated that the object had an orange glow to it, the front of the craft had a halo.
Dan Wilmot, along with his wife, spied a "bright, oval object" streak over their house heading to the northwest.
Army COINTEL noncom Steve Arnold witnesses a high speed blip race across his radar screen moving at over 1,000 miles per hour. The object suddenly disappeared in a white glow.
James Ragsdale and Trudy Truelove, camping at the time, saw a "flaring, bright light," with a blue-gray tint, shooting across the sky.
William Moody saw what he first described as a "meteorite," but stated that it was the wrong color.
Mother Superior Mary Bernadette, along with Sister Capistrano of St. Mary's Hospital in Roswell, see a "brilliant light" dive into the earth, north of the hospital.
Dr. W. Curry Holden, of Texas Tech University was with his field archaeology team saw an object fall toward the earth. They were the very first witnesses to the crash site at dawn. A "crashed airplane without wings, and with a fat fuselage," is how one of the students described the crash site.
US Army intelligence officer Steve MacKenzie observed an object which pulsated on radar, grew larger, and brightened, shrunk to it's original size, then dimmed. Then the object bloomed into a sunburst, and disappeared.
The obvious explanation, after consideration of all of the known facts, can be surmised to a high degree of accuracy. It should be noted that one single error spoken by a witness cannot negate similar testimony of many other witnesses. As time passes, memories can fade, and the mind recreates information to fill in some missing gaps. Are there some inconsistencies in the many stories of the witnesses of the Roswell event? Yes, there are, but the gist of their testimony leads us to several conclusions.
1) An object not belonging to any known earthly manufacturer crashed into the desert in a region close to Roswell, New Mexico.
2) The debris found by Mac Brazel, and handled by several others was NOT from a weather balloon, the official government explanation.
3) Extraordinary measures taken by the military to cordon off the area, put armed guards on roads leading to the crash site, threats made to witnesses to protect the contents possessed by military personnel, were NOT done to protect the secrecy of any type of "balloon."
How can we harmonize the vast amount of debris with the saucer which seemed to be relatively intact? There are several plausible theories. Either the one craft was so immense, that either an explosion or other malfunction caused part of the craft to break into pieces, yet still retain a large bit of the craft when found by witnesses. Or there were two craft, and one exploded into pieces, (possibly after colliding with the other), and the other craft was lame and crashed into the desert. The witness testimony that follows will validate these explanations.
The following accounts are put in chronological order as much as possible. The facts stated by the witnesses almost tells us the story of Roswell.
During a violent thunderstorm, "Mac" Brazel heard a loud crashing sound that he states is different from thunder late in the evening of July 4th (?) The next morning, during his rounds as sheep rancher, he finds an immense debris field containing strange material unlike anything he has seen before. This material could NOT be cut with a knife, and the woody material would not burn. A weather balloon? I think NOT.
Brazel is accompanied to the debris field, and they take some of the debris to Proctor's house. Loretta, William's mother also sees the debris.
Brazel takes a piece of the debris to Sheriff George Wilcox. Unimpressed at first, Wilcox's mind is changed when he examines a piece of the debris. He calls Roswell AAFB, and relates the find. KGFL radio station become involved in the story, and tapes an interview with Brazel. The interview is never aired by orders of the military.
Jesse Marcel is sent to meet Brazel and examine the debris. Along with Army Counter Intelligence Corps officer Sheridan Cavitt, and Brazel, they visit the debris field. They fill a Jeep with some of the debris. Marcel, driving his own vehicle, stops by his house in the middle of the night to show the debris to his wife and son.
The Roswell newspaper prints the Army release that the military has a "flying saucer" in it's possession.
Jesse Marcel, Jr., vividly recalls the debris shown him by his father. The well known newspaper picture showing Marcel Sr., the debris is partnered with an official retraction of the saucer story. The military claims that a mistake was made and that the debris is from a "weather balloon." Marcel Sr. states that the debris was switched at Carswell Base in Fr. Worth, under the orders of Brigadier General Roger Ramey, Commander of the 8th Air Force.
Roswell firefighter, Dan Dwyer, saw a craft being loaded on an Army truck at the crash site.
Frankie Rowe, Dwyer's daughter, recalls her father telling her he saw at least 3 bodies loaded into bags. He stated that "small beings about the size of a ten year old child" were loaded into body bags. She says the military came to her house and threatened their very lives if any of her family ever revealed what they knew about the incident.
Louis Rickett, COINTEL, also saw the flying saucer. He stated that it had "curved front, batlike trailing edge".
Trudy Truelove and James Ragsdale, on a camping trip, actually saw the craft stuck into the side of a cliff. "It looked like part of an aircraft with narrow wings." Ragsdale says he saw bodies laying on the ground, "not very long... four or five feet long at most".
Roswell mortician Glenn Dennis stated that he was called by Roswell AAFB, requesting hermetically sealed coffins to fit children. After driving a soldier back to Roswell Army Hospital, he happens upon a truck filled with wreckage. The debris had "Egyptian inscriptions" on it. He was threatened by a "red-haired" captain, and told to "forget" what he had seen. Dennis also stated that a nurse from the Roswell hospital told him of attending an autopsy of alien creatures. She drew sketches for Dennis. Within a week or so, the nurse was restationed, and letters sent to her were returned, marked "DECEASED."
What are the chances that every one of these witnesses is lying? Next, we will discuss more fully the alien bodies.