[June 15, 1995] -- There are still many inconsistencies in the story of the Roswell film, and we need to check very carefully where these originate from.
As regards President Truman, I know there has been word, from several people who spoke with Santilli, of Truman's presence. Reg Presley implied to me that Truman was filmed at the debris site, but he (Reg) had not seen that footage. It was implied that Santilli had said this.
When I spoke to Santilli on the phone on June 2 he said that he would shortly show the "debris" sequence: "the symbols are quite clear, very visible. Lots of debris." I then asked, "How about the Truman footage? Any chance of that?" He replied: "We've got a whole load of it that's being cleaned at the moment, so as soon as all of it comes through, hopefully by the August showing, we'll have everything through by then. Certainly as every day passes by, we get more material that comes forward, so that's very good." (He then changed the subject).
To me this appeared to confirm that there WAS Truman footage. It was only when I talked to him in London on June 5, that he said he didn't know if there was any Truman footage, implying that he'd never seen any. I did ask to tape this session for the sake of accuracy, but he said that he'd prefer I didn't. However, I made notes, and what he said was that "he didn't know if Truman appeared or not."
"There was a great deal of panic at the time and officialdom from everywhere flew into Dallas. All the officials were in there -- the room off the operating theatre." That was what he'd been told by the cameraman.
He had also been told that the crash happened in June [i.e. at least 3 weeks, apparently, before the accepted date] just outside an Apache Indian reservation. General Clements McMullen [of SAC] sent military personnel from Washington D.C. down to the crash site to clean up the area. When that was finished, it was found that a small area had been missed [presumably the Brazel ranch] and the military had to go back in and clean up all over again.
The only Apache reservation which fits the bill is the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation, which is about 60 miles WSW of Roswell, just south of Ruidoso. The Brazel ranch is near Corona, 75 miles NW of Roswell, and 70 miles due north of Ruidoso. So cameraman "Jack Barnett" not only set the date back quite considerably but also moved the goalposts!
As for the quantity of film which Santilli purchased: On June 5, when I spoke to Santilli in London, he told me he had 30 minutes of good quality film and about 60 minutes of very poor to poor quality footage. There were 21 canisters of 3 minutes each plus one canister which contained 8 or 9 minutes of film. Also "lots of scraps" and some "film with empty frames." I suppose this could all add up to 90 or 91 minutes, which is the figure usually given for the total, so I didn't argue any further on that.
Santilli said the reason that the autopsy sequence was the first to be shown (at the Museum of London on May 5) was that this footage always had good light contrast. Other segments of film needed to be "light-blasted" and cleaned. All footage that was viable was being cleaned up currently, using computer enhancement techniques, and would hopefully be available by August for its public showing (i.e. at the Sheffield BUFORA conference). Much footage was overexposed, ruined by age, or blank, so he did not know the full total which was usable.
What did particularly impress me was that Ray Santilli had specifically invited Dr. Christopher Milroy to the May 5 screening of the alien autopsy scene. Dr Milroy is a senior lecturer in forensic pathology and is also Home Office Pathologist. For those unfamiliar with the latter post in Britain, it is the government's top forensic appointment -- in other words, when there is a suspicion of murder, bizarre accident, or unexplained criminal killing, the Home Office Pathologist is called in to perform the autopsy. Dr. Milroy has been invited by Ray Santilli to write a report on the autopsy sequence and will certainly bring his considerable expertise to bear. This invitation by Santilli seems hardly the action of a guilty hoaxer who is trying to hoodwink public opinion with deliberately faked footage.
I spoke at length with Dr. Milroy on June 7 and he confessed to being very puzzled by the film. He agreed that this was almost definitely a corpse and not a cleverly made dummy. But there was a strong possibility that it was a genetically defective human female, though he did not recognise this as a particular variety of dwarfism or known mutation. Such mutants are often more prone to other genetic defects, such as polydactylism or alopecia (total baldness) both of which we see here. Also they often lack secondary sexual characteristics and indeed this creature has no apparent breast tissue or pubic hair.
If the corpse was doctored to appear as an alien there were no apparent external signs of this. It is conceivable but difficult to believe that this would be done. In Britain it is not a criminal offense to mutilate a corpse. Should a medically qualified practitioner be found to have engaged in such behaviour, they would be severely disciplined but otherwise there is no offense. A human corpse cannot be owned property.
If this was a very elaborate hoax, someone has gone to quite exceptional trouble and expense which, would be utterly beyond the means of most people or groups. And how on earth could one obtain the corpse of a freak like this (assuming it is a freak), which might only occur once in many million births? If it is a hoax, can it have been made by some department of the U.S. government, and if so, why? Or, just conceivably, could the film actually depict a real alien?
Original file name: .CNI - Film.Wingfield 6.15
This file was converted with TextToHTML - (c) Logic n.v.