Pictures of the debris, along with the full text of the letter, are posted on Art Bell's web site at: http://www.artbell.com/art/roscrash.html
At the time this story was being prepared, CNI News was unable to contact Mr. Bell for the latest update on the handling of the debris. Mr. Bell had stated that he intended to have the debris examined by others. From its appearance in the posted photos, there is nothing obviously remarkable about it, so further testing is certainly required to determine its possible value.
The accompanying letter also leaves much to be desired, since the sender remains anonymous, and much of the story sounds like pseudo-scientific jargon.
CNI News notes that claims of Roswell wreckage and new eyewitnesses seem to be proliferating in the wake of the sensational but highly dubious Santilli "alien autopsy" film. At this time, we await further test results on the metal sample delivered to the Roswell UFO Museum on March 24, as previously reported in the April 8 and April 11 editions of CNI News.
Excerpts from the letter sent by Art Bell's anonymous source follow:
"My grandfather was a member of the Retrieval Team, sent to the [Roswell] crash site, just after the incident was reported. He died in 1974, but not before he had sat down with some of us, and talked about the incident.
"I am currently serving in the military, and hold a Security Clearance, and do NOT wish to 'go public,' and risk losing my career and commission.
"Nonetheless, I would like to briefly tell you what my own grandfather told me about Roswell. In fact, I enclose for your safekeeping "samples" that were in the possession of my grandfather until he died, and which I have had since his own estate was settled. As I understand it, they came from the UFO debris, and were among a large batch subsequently sent to Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio from New Mexico.
"My grandfather was able to 'appropriate' them, and stated that the metallic samples are 'pure extract aluminum.' You will note that they appear old & tempered, and they have been placed in tissue-paper, and in baggies for posterity.
"I have had them since 1974, and after considerable thought and reflection, give them to you. Feel free to share them with any of your friends in the UFO Research Community...
"As my grandad stated, the Team arrived at the crash site just after the AAF/USAF reported the ground zero location. They found two dead occupants, hurled free of the Disc.
"A lone surviving occupant,was found within the Disc, and it was apparent, its left leg was broken. There was a minimal radiation contamination, and it was quicky dispersed with a water/solvent wash, and soon the occupant was dispatched for medical assistance and isolation. The bodies were sent to the Wright-Patterson AFB, for dispersal...
"Grandad was part of the Team that went with the surviving occupant. The occupant communicated via telepathic means. It spoke perfect English, and communicated the following:
"The Disc was a 'probeship' dispatched from a 'launchship' that was stationed at the dimensional gateway to the Terran Solar System, 32 light years from Terra. They had been conducting operations on Terra for over 100 years.
"The Disc that crashed had collided with a meteor in orbit of Terra, and was attempting to compensate its flight vector, but because of the collision, the inter-atmospheric propulsion system malfunctioned... and the Disc was soon virtually helpless...
"Grandad spent a total of 26 weeks in the Team that examined and debriefed the lone survivor of the Roswell crash. Grandad's affiliation with the 'project' ended when the occupant was to be
transported to a long-term facility. He was placed on-board a USAF Transport aircraft, that was to be sent to Washington, D.C.
"The aircraft and all aboard disappeared under mysterious and disturbing circumstances, enroute to Washington, D.C.
"It may interest you that three fighter aircraft, dispatched to investigate a distress call from the transport, experienced many electrical malfunctioning systems failures, as they entered the
airspace of the transport's last reported location. No crash or debris of the transport was ever found. The Team was disbanded."
CNI News takes no position on the potential validity of the foregoing text but will report further developments if and when they become available.
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