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"This book is the closest to the truth about the `Roswell Incident' you will ever stumble upon, until that ever-mythical and distant `Day of Disclosure' dawns. What you have been seeking is the true story, the facts, the reality that the government withholds from you. This book is just in time for the 60th anniversary of the `Roswell Incident.' A revolution of thinking about UFO's is about to overtake us all. And so I urge you, by all means... read on!"
--Paul Davids, Executive Producer of Roswell, the Showtime Original Movie
"Witness to Roswell is a well researched, well documented, and well written account of a very important issue."
--Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Capt. USN [Ret.], Apollo Astronaut, Founder of IONS
"There is no one on this planet who knows more about the Roswell Incident than these two guys."
--Larry Landsman, Director of Special Projects for the SCI FI Channel and Creative Executive of The Roswell Crash
"Tom Carey and Donald Schmitt have devoted decades to unraveling Roswell--battling the multitude of phony `witnesses,' the desperate attempts by the government to cover the trail, and the silliness of the knee-jerk skeptics.
Presenting the facts in clear language, the Carey-Schmitt team shares astonishing discoveries about the epochal events of July 1947, and why Roswell really is the Holy Grail of Ufology."
--Capt. R.J. Durant, retired airline pilot, ufologist and respected Roswell Incident researcher
"The Roswell case is the most important UFO case of all time because it is from here that all decisions were made. It was the first of the cover-ups, the first attempt at mis-direction, and one of the most important events in human history. It is where creatures from another world were first seen by creatures from Earth. That we still argue about the reality of this case today is simply unbelievable."
--Kevin D. Randle, Ph.D., co-author: UFO Crash At Roswell and The Truth About The UFO Crash At Roswell
"No two men have done more to drag the truth about Roswell out of the shadows and to expose the outrageous cover-up which has been droning on for 60 years now than Tom Carey and Don Schmitt. If the cover-up is ever going to have a stake driven through it and the Roswell case resolved once and for all, it will most likely be Tom and Don who will do it. Their prolific contributions to Ufology constitute not only a bedrock of truth we can all be proud of but demonstrate what dedication and sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty can produce. Their new book is another milestone in the deconstruction of the Roswell cover-up."
--Jeff Rense, nationally-syndicated talk show host --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.
About the Author
Thomas J. Carey, a native Philadelphian, resides in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania. He holds degrees from Temple University (B.S.) and California State University, Sacramento (M.A.), and also attended the University of Toronto for its Ph.D. program in anthropology. An Air Force veteran who held a Top Secret/Crypto clearance, Tom is now a Philadelphia area businessman. He has also been a Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) state section director in Southeastern Pennsylvania from 1986 to 2002, a special investigator for the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies from 1991 to 2001, and a member of the CUFOS board of directors from 1997 to 2001. Tom began investigating aspects of the Roswell Incident in 1991 for the Roswell investigative team of Kevin Randle and Don Schmitt, and since 1998 has teamed exclusively with Don Schmitt to continue a proactive investigation of the case. Tom has authored or coauthored more than 30 published articles about the Roswell events of 1947, and has contributed to a number of books on the subject as well. He has appeared as a guest on many radio and TV shows throughout the country and has contributed to a number of Roswell-related documentaries on-screen and behind the scenes. Most recently, Tom was a consultant and interviewee (with Don Schmitt) on the highly acclaimed and rated Sci Fi Channel documentary, The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence, the History Channel's Conspiracy Theory - Roswell, the Travel Channel's Weird Travels - Roswell, and the Sci Fi Channel's Sci Fi Investigates - Roswell. Tom and his wife Doreen have two grown children. --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.
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Combining this great effort on investigation with with Jesse Marcel's statement that what crashed "was not of this earth" and Phillip Corso's "Day After Roswell",there is no doubt in my mind as to the truth that a space ship from an alien world crashed near Roswell. Actually, I felt a surprising sense of calmness with that knowledge....
When researching an event that is now 69 years old and which was surrounded in controversy at the time and then more or less buried from media attention for several decades, there are several approaches one can take, both in terms of structure and in terms of analysis. In terms of analysis, they attempt to cover this story somewhat like a civil trial, in which they would be plaintiffs alleging that the government [starting with the Army, and ultimately if you believe their account including several presidents and the various branches of the government which deal with classified scientific research] have covered up the truth of what happened. They actually speak about criminal trials and "cold cases" but I suspect they would be content with a standard of "preponderance of the evidence" even though they like to believe that they have a case which is "beyond reasonable doubt". They speak about three broad categories of evidence in trials: physical evidence, paper trails and eye witness accounts. They admit that no definite public production of physical evidence has been made, and that the paper trail is exceedingly thin. That leaves eye witness accounts and a "circumstantial case".
We know there are problems with eye witness accounts. There are both "false positive" accounts and "false negative accounts". Without other collaborating information, it can be a difficult task trying to decide which ones are the most credible.
In terms of the book's structure, they do not structure it chronologically. I suppose the large mass of interview documents made it easier to structure their chapters roughly by topic and by chief witnesses with supplemental accounts, rather than chronologically. Still, at least for the first week of events, it would really have been nice, as a reader to have read something more akin to "Too Big To Fail" or "The Big Short" [2 excellent documentaries of the 2008 financial crisis which were much more chronological; both were later made into movies]
They are basically true believers. They marshal a good argument, but fail to present the other side. I am not really on "the other side"; I'm not quite sure that I have a side, although if forced to pick, I probably would state I think that something of unknown origin came to earth in New Mexico in 1947. Let me illustrate a few key pieces of "the other side", which the authors do not:
Early on [pg. 21 to be precise] they state that during a severe thunderstorm on the "late evening" of July 3rd, a loud explosion or crash was heard by several ranchers, which sounded like something more than just a lightning strike.
It appears [although an exact date is not specified, probably because it was not definitively pinned down] that on about July 6th William Brazel found unusual debris, drove into Roswell, spoke to the sheriff, and then to someone at the Army base. He was also interviewed by a local radio station but the transcript allegedly was confiscated by the Army before it ever aired. On Monday July 7th Army vehicles and personnel reportedly surveyed the area. Subsequently it was cordoned off. The base commander Col. William Blanchard issued a press release stating they had retrieved pieces from a "flying disc". It appears that when his superior, and most likely staff at the Pentagon were notified, they went ballistic and insisted that this statement be retracted. It was yanked in a couple of hours, but some radio stations had already carried the report. Subsequently Blanchard's superior in Texas gave a press conference at which he announced that Blanchard had been confused, and the debris was from either a weather balloon or targeting balloons.
There is a good deal of discussion in this book about bodies of alien humanoids, and allegedly one humanoid that was at least initially alive when the military arrived. Accounts then differ as to how long that humanoid remained alive, some suggesting it was shot in haste and expired on the scene; others having it alive months or even years later in secret location(s).
The problem with this story is essentially the same as the problem with taking the stories of Carlos Castaneda at face value: Think about the New Mexico desert. Think about July. Think about four or five days in the desert without food, drink or shelter. Testimony specifically states that: the crash site(s) were not radioactive; no indication of any type of fuel or a method of propulsion was found; no indication of food or drink was found. Nor are there accounts of aliens "holing up" in rancher houses or barns (!). The obvious conclusion is: no humanoid life form would be alive four days after the crash. I doubt a human would survive 48 hours in those conditions. Thus while one might accept testimony of horrible odors, dead bodies, sheep reluctant to cross the area as indication that something had been alive, it is extremely difficult to produce a plausible scenario involving a live humanoid on July 7 or 8th unless one re-dates the crash to several days after July 3rd, which "ear witness" accounts give as the day of a crash or explosion...
That a metallic alloy debris found on site was the basis for later development of aerospace titanium and titanium-nickel alloys: "according to the Encyclopedia Brittanica (1980) "After 1947 titanium changed from a laboratory curiosity to an important structural metal", and "The number of scientific abstracts published on Titanium sparked markedly after 1947..." [pg. 277]. Yes, it so happens I am wearing bend-resistant "titanium" eye glasses as I type. It also happens that I have an Encyclopedia Brittanica dated 1992, vol 21 pg. 485: "Kroll is now recognized as the father of the modern titanium industry." "At the start of World War II he fled Europe and continued his work in the United States at the Union Carbide company and later at the U.S. Bureau of Mines" "A U.S. Air Force study conducted in 1946 concluded that titanium based alloys were engineering materials of potentially great significance..." The U.S. Air Force was split off from the Army [Army Air Force] Sept. 18, 1947. Therefore the last statement in Encyclopedia Brittanica is either incorrect in that the Army originally funded this research, or that the date was 1947 or thereafter, and not 1946. It is widely recognized however that war is a great driver of innovations, that the Germans in many respects were more advanced than the Allies during the war, but that the Allies and the U.S. in particular imported many of the Germans' best researchers and engineers at the end of the war. In Kroll's case, he actually came to the U.S. even before the war began.
Thus, whether or not there was a first and second report from Battelle to Wright Patterson Air Force base regarding the properties of titanium, this is hardly a smoking gun proving that such interest arose out of fragments of alien technology. Neither the fragments nor the reports are in public hands, if they exist.
It would be extremely helpful had the authors published the actual transcripts, redacted transcripts or even just some of the transcripts of their notes from interviews with witnesses, so that others could examine...not even the raw material of a verbatim interview, but at least some original notes regarding such interviews. Sadly, only brief sentences or short paragraphs are included, from time to time.
Nevertheless this is the most comprehensive compilation of data I've come across [in a fairly cursory search] making the case for a highly unusual incident occurring near Roswell in 1947. It is worth reading by anyone interested in such stories.