The whole point of this is to show that when there is an absence of physical evidence, the remaining information is subject to varying interpretations which can be as valid, or invalid, as the exotic ones. If, for example, the above exercise is not valid, then what is there to which to compare it that determines whether it is more or less a correct decipherment?. In the case of Roswell it depends upon which verbal testimony one chooses to believe. At the very least, it can no longer be said that if the symbols drawn on page 175 of UFO CRASH AT ROSWELL are a reasonably correct rendition of Jesse Marcel Jr's recollection, they are unlike anything man has seen before. There are recognizable elements visible.
Finally, there is a nagging feeling that if a crashed disc was recovered at Roswell or anywhere else, history from then to the present day should not be as it is. Somehow the technological leap that should have occurred in the recovery of an interstellar spacecraft in the late 1940's did not seem to take place. Aeronautical history has developed normally within the intellectual limitations of man. Our aircraft are not performing the way flying saucers have been reported to do through the decades. They don't look like what the various crashed disc stories show flying saucers to be. We are still using bombs, bullets, and rocket propulsion and are still making lots of mistakes with them. We blew up a space shuttle in front of millions of people, along with annihilating a portion of our space program's credibility. To suggest that we have learned little from the study of flying saucers after having them in our possession for nearly fifty years is straining my will to believe in to the point of dismemberment.
If crashed discs are real, how has knowledge of this influenced our technology?. It will no longer suffice to say it simply has been influenced. Examples are needed that are solid and unambiguous. I can't see them. Where are they?.
If they haven't influenced our science in nearly fifty years, if there are no examples, then what is the evidence that such wreckage exists at all?. More anecdotes?. It should have been long ago apparent to potential whistleblowers in the military that stories would not be enough anymore. Documentation was needed. The best attempt at that was MJ-12. We all saw what happened to it, smashed to eggshells with the yolk on UFology.
Motivation as to why the military sometimes takes a particular action is not always clear, explaining the occasional reports of such things as Pentagon toilet paper receipts being classified. But can a secret project be absolutely ruled out beyond all shadow of a doubt as an explanation for Roswell?. Until one can affirm and demonstrate that this is so, it is wreckless and opportunistic to say that aliens visited Earth in 1947.
UFO reports exist. Some are difficult to explain. I happen to think research on this subject is worthwhile, which is why I have a strident position on the question of crashed discs. Presentation of such information must be airtight and debunk-proof. Schmitt and Randle have tried very hard. Good people have offered interesting stories. It is still very far from a new era in cosmic awareness.
From a newsletter called JUST CAUSE edited by Barry Greenwood
end of part 3
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