UFO Conjectures

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Roswell “Dream Team” is off to a bad start!


Kevin Randle’s blog, the epicenter of the new attempt by some Roswellian “experts” to get at the heart of the Roswell incident, decluttering it, we suppose, of all the erroneous and biased accretions the episode has acquired since about 1980, is immersed in another round of hyperactive back-and-forths of the old kind.

Skeptics Lance Moody, Christopher Allen, and Gilles Fernandez are contending with David Rudiak, the latest ufologist to join the sobriqueted Roswell Dream Team. Even open-minded Nick Redfern has been drawn into the fray, defending broadsides from Roswell neophytes.

Unfortunately the comments have descended into the same arguments that suffused Mr. Randle’s blog previously, several times actually, in the past few years.

If Mr. Randle and his gang of dreamers are to make a new mark – some inroads to the Roswell story that bespeak new information and new approaches – he (Mr. Randle) has to jettison the regurgitated arguments that David Rudiak has puked up again, to counter the skeptical effluvia that always drowns the Roswell event with biases as ugly as those fostered by Roswell ET fanatics.

The slate started out clean, but has now been muddied by the same old, same old stuff that all of us are so damned tried of hearing, ad infinitum, ad nauseum, ad eternum.

Mr. Randle has got to shut his portal until such as time as he and his team can provide something completely new about the 1947 matter.

If he doesn’t do that, he will scuttle an opportunity to garner a thoughtful and intelligent new appraisal of Roswell, one that isn’t beclouded by the detritus that Rudiak, Sorcerer, CDA, Moody, et al, keep shoveling on to the plate of intellectual research and rediscovery.

RR

Frank Scully’s Behind the Flying Saucers: An Inquiry

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Frank Scully’s exposé of an alleged flying disk crash near Aztec, New Mexico in 1948 is dismissed by most UFO cognoscenti, although writer/researcher Scott Ramsey and The UFO Chronicles web-master, Frank Warren, do not dismiss the often ridiculed account by Mr. Scully.

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I have an inordinate affection for the book and its story; it was my first book report for a high school English class – for which I got and A -- and I still find the Scully recounting of the supposed incident to be credible, in many ways.

A precis of the incident can be read by clicking HERE.

That aside, I’d like to ask a question…

On page 43 of the original paperback publication [Popular Library/Henry Holt, Inc., 1950], Scully has the discredited, by some, Silas Newton say that “The Air Force took some film [of the saucer alleged to have crashed near Aztec]…But it [the film] fades in two hours, for reasons of security. A special chemical, got only on license, restores the image for another two hours.”

Has anyone heard of such a film?

Remember this is in the 1948-1950 time-frame.

RR