The long rumored crash of a craft of unknown origin outside of Roswell, New Mexico in July of 1947 has just been solved. The US government was wrong. The US Army Air Corps was wrong. The US Air Force was wrong. And more amazing, over 500 witnesses directly or indirectly involved were wrong!
The latest "theory of the month" has been proposed by the author of a new book about Area 51 and a single addendum about Roswell which for some reason is getting lots of attention. I refuse to mention the title or the author as to provide any additional publicity for another classic example of lazy journalism at its worst and investigative malpractice at its finest.
I recall when the Air Force was planning on the Pentagon release of their "fifth" official explanation for the Roswell Incident. It was reported to us that the new "theory" was that what actually crashed was a Russian flying wing with a .....get this......crew of monkeys in silver jump suits. The story would continue that the fiery crash would burn off all their hair and leave all the witnesses bewildered as to what they truly were. We immediately sent off a FAX to Washington just asking one question: "Which monkey was flying?" End of story. And the same applies here.
The mere suggestion that the Soviets captured a Horton Brothers "flying wing" at the fall of Berlin in 1945 (mind you, none were operational at that time and they were mainly constructed of wood), manned it with 13 year-old mutants as to appear "alien", flew all the way from Russia, intended to crash in New Mexico, the heart of the most militarily sensitive territory in the world, to "scare us." To say totally absurd would be an under statement.
We have presented in our bestselling book Witness to Roswell, and previous books since 1991, hundreds of eyewitnesses who were actually there. Witnesses who right up to their deathbeds swore that what crashed, what they held in their hands, the bodies they loaded into ambulance trucks, were not from this world. These are all ignored by the US national media because it can't be therefore it isn't. Anything but UFOs is alright with these so-called guardians and keepers of the truth. Except, when it applies to Roswell - the truth be damned no matter how ridiculous the alternative "theory."
We chose to present the facts as presented to us by the truth bearers - the participants. In recent weeks, we have all observed dozens of versions of what took place during the raid which killed Osama Bin Laden. Have any of us noticed that none of these accounts come from the actual participants? For the same reason in the past twenty years we have focused on the people who were there....not what some journalist or government official wants us to believe.
Eyewitnesses send people to prison and serve as the staple for our judicial system for a reason. I can solve every crime ever committed by just sitting at my computer and throwing out my "theories." It's up to us as objective, free thinking, rational individuals to examine the evidence and decide which carries the greatest weight. Over 500 witnesses can't all be wrong and would certainly win hands-down in any courtroom throughout America.
And so I have just one question for the author of this new "magic bullet" solution to Roswell after we obviously have wasted all the time and effort all these years - Which of the 13 year-olds was flying?
I just thought I would ask.
Don Schmitt is the co-author of Witness to Roswell, Revised and Updated Edition. He is also the co-author of two best-selling books on Roswell, one of which became the TV movie Roswell. He has appeared frequently on many TV programs including Oprah, CBS 48 Hours and the Today Show as well as many radio shows. He resides in Hubertus, Wisconsin.