To paraphrase Bob Dylan “Blowing In The Wind”:
“How many times does the truth need be told, before it is deem to be true”.
-Mac Brazel, the man who found the debris, was described by neighbors as both private and having integrity. Think about this: a week later, after the weather balloon story was successfully used, Mr. Brazel mentioned to his close friends and his son the truth about what the military actually told him, and how they really felt about the “MOGUL BALLOON”.
“Dad once said that the Army had once told him it was not anything made by us.”
“[Mac] made it plain he was not supposed to tell that there was any excitement about the material he found on the ranch”
So at what IQ would level would you have to be to discover balsa wood and tin foil are not balsa wood and tin foil?
William Brazel, son of the rancher, Mac Brasel who originally retrieved the wreckage from his sheep ranch stated:
“One of the pieces [looked like] something on the order of tinfoil, except that [it] wouldn't tear.... You could wrinkle it and lay it back down and it immediately resumed its original shape... quite pliable, but you couldn't crease or bend it like ordinary metal. Almost like a plastic, but definitely metallic. Dad once said that the Army had once told him it was not anything made by us.
“The ‘string’, I couldn't break it. The only reason I noticed the tinfoil (I'm gonna call it tinfoil), I picked this stuff up and put it in my chaps pocket. Might be two or three days or a week before I took it out and put it in a cigar box. I happened to notice when I put that piece of foil in that box, and the damn thing just started unfolding and just flattened out. “Then I got to playing with it. I'd fold it, crease it, lay it down and it'd unfold. It's kinda weird. I couldn't tear it. The color was in between tinfoil and lead foil, about the [thickness] of lead foil.
“Some of it was like balsa wood: real light and kind of neutral color, more of a tan. To the best of my memory, there wasn't any grain in it. Couldn't break it, it'd flex a little. I couldn't whittle it with my pocket knife.”
-Let’s think on this statement a minute. I worked with balsa wood and it was like no other material in the world, at least at that time. I don’t know about you but I also whittled as a young man. Any whittler knows you need a sharp blade. No one is going to tell me he shouldn't’t have been able to cut a piece of balsa wood, even with the explanation of a coating on the balsa wood that some debunkers claimed explained this. I wondered how many of the debunkers ever whittled.
- Mac’s son said of the tin foil material –“you couldn't’t crease it like regular tin foil – you couldn't’ cut it – you couldn't’tear it – and it unfolded to its original position”. In essence, here is a young teen who was trying to describe what the material was and wasn't used on his own knowledge and experience.
-The statement by Mac, “they told him it was not of this world” has been repeated by researchers many times, but I ask you now to look at this statement in regard to the person he became, frightened. He never talked about the incident. It is so logical given his personality as described by those who were close to him, that the only people he would confide in were his son and some close friends.
-Why would a person in the military tell Mac this “it was not of this world”? I will always believe harassing US citizens dose not sit well with many in the armed forces. Yes, there are evil people in the armed forces, like anywhere else, but this was 1947. We fought a war that was needed for freedom. It does not stretch my imagination that someone in the military was trying to give this man a good reason why they were putting him through this. I think he already knew what it was. Of course, some would like you to think ranchers are stupid.
-If you don’t trust Mac and his son’s word, remember June Crain who worked at Wright Patterson Air Base, the base the material was shipped to. She handled a piece of the “spaceship”: material:
“…and I took it [piece of the spaceship] and I bent it and I twisted it and I laid it back down, and it went [sound] got right back to the same shape.” June Crain*
Lydia Sleppy, Teletype Operator:
“[Unknown]...went back and asked Mr. [Karl] Lambertz (he came up from the big Dallas station) if he would come up and watch. John was dictating and [Karl] was standing right at my shoulder. I got into it enough to know that it was a pretty big story, when the bell came on [signaling an interruption]. Typing came across: "This is the FBI, you will cease transmitting."
-Why was the FBI involved with a balloon story? Why was MOGUL balloon, a classified project at that time, reported in the local newspapers the next week as an
Unclassified project might be reported. The articles in various local papers in July, 1947 had nothing to do with “the crash”, just articles on the balloons launches.)
Walt Whitmore, Jr., Son of Radio Station Operator:
“[It was] very much like lead foil in appearance but could not be torn or cut at all. Extremely light in weight. Some small beams that appeared to be either wood or wood-like had a sort of writing on it which looked like numbers which had either been added or multiplied [in columns].”
-I just read an article about the mass hysteria around UFOs including Roswell. In fact the witnesses were curious, not hysterical. In all of the reports from researchers not one witness was described as hysterical.
Bill Rickett , Counter Intelligence Corps officer, was based in Roswell:
“[The material] was very strong and very light. You could bend it but couldn't crease it. As far as I know, no one ever figured out what it was made of....”
-Boy - according to the debunkers we were lucky to win the war with these idiots, mistaking a balloon with radar detectors for an exotic unknown material. I guess we had just bungled into winning WWII. Our soldiers deserve more respect than that.
Loretta Proctor, Mac Brazel's nearest neighbor: “ The piece he brought looked like a kind of tan, light brown plastic. It was very lightweight, like balsa wood. It wasn't a large piece, maybe about four inches long, maybe just a little larger than a pencil. We cut on it with a knife and would hold a match on it, and it wouldn't burn. We knew it wasn't wood. It was smooth like plastic, it didn't have a real sharp corners, kind of like a dowel stick. Kind of dark tan. It didn't have any grain, just smooth. I hadn't seen anything like it.”
Marian Strickland was a neighbor of Mac Brazel. She was interviewed in 1990:
-“[Mac] made it plain he was not supposed to tell that there was any excitement about the material he found on the ranch. He was a man who had integrity. He definitely felt insulted and misused, and disrespected. He was worse than annoyed. He was definitely under some stress, and felt that he had been kicked around. He was threatened that if he opened his mouth, he might get thrown in the back side of the jail. He gave that impression, definitely.”
- Excitement over the MOGUL balloon material? The military kept him for a week after releasing the balloon explanation. Why were they still warning him not to speak about the excitement? If it were only a balloon, and the story was already out there to dismiss the flying saucer, what were they still excited about?
-The roll call of Roswell witnesses is important. Important to the accuracy of the data originally collected by civilians and military, and their immediate families-- who saw and handled the craft materials, and who managed the clean-up operation directly, or who were simply doing the small, necessary tasks in their rank-and-file jobs on the base.
Taking a second look at the Roswell roll call helps me focus on the importance of the testimony given by everyday people. Remember, military intelligence uses your average dependable person as a sources of information in foreign countries and even in our own country today. If the Roswell witnesses were reporting anything else but a UFO crash, they would be given credence and respect. But now they are idiots. They want us to believe these people could not cut simple tin foil or break balsa wood or even cut string.
And even today, we have a UFO witness roll call –the pilots, mechanics and senior management working at the O’Hare airport. We can honestly say there is no discrimination in attacking a UFO witness. You can be an average person with integrity or a pilot with integrity. If you report a UFO you are only a curiosity to the media, an annoyance to our government (at least publicly) and to the debunkers you are stupid or a fool or a liar.
To end this I once again paraphrase Bob Dylan song, (to be sung to the tune of …”):
“The debunkers, my friend, are blowing lots of gas
The debunkers are blowing lots of gas.”
The Blog RRR Group posted a possible "third Trent photo "attempting to imply the object may be small therefore the Trents were hoaxers.
I posted but then when I tried to post a link to
Dr. Bruce Maccabees rebuttal to Klass
and Sheaffers criticism of the Trents photos
and his personal feeling as to the possible motive and
integrity of the Trents
- they were never posted on RRR blog, so here it is:
UFO Media Matters
Off topic: Please remember what happened at Walter Reed Hospital to our returning wounded in building #18 . The media and the government should never be allowed to believe this is a forgotten story.