The following account comes from Paul Damon, editor of "Truth Seekers Review", who claims to have seen a portion of the Roswell film footage. CNI News thanks Glenda Stocks for forwarding this story.
Paul Damon writes:
I saw approximately fifteen minutes of footage along with Matthew Williams (Assistant editor of Truth Seekers Review) and Reg Presley of Troggs fame at the same time. The footage we were viewing had already been transferred to video. The quality of the footage was correct in terms of its apparent age. It ran at approximately 2 frames per second (which is quite unusual, or so I have been told) and was of a sepia format.
From start to finish of the fifteen minute segment a "tall grey type creature - not the Holloman Landing (hook nosed) type - just the commonly envisaged SCHWA type" was laying on a type of surgical bed. The layout was of what seemed to be a makeshift field hospital, more or less with canvas walls instead of brick or whatever. The room was suprisingly devoid of any equipment apart from the surgeon's tools which lay in a silver tray on top of a trolley type apparatus. The cameraman was positioned at the bottom of the bed so the head of [the] creature was towards the back end of the room and slightly shadowed by the poor lighting conditions.
The lighting seemed to be angled towards the left arm of the creature on which side two surgeons (unmasked) were dissecting the mid region of the left arm. The surgeons proceeded to take what appeared to be strips of flesh from the arm with surgical implements and drop them into an unseen container on the floor behind them. A third person present in the room was a man wearing a trilby type hat and long overcoat who stood throughout the segment on the right hand side of the creature but more in the shadows off camera, occasionally stepping forward to peer down at what the surgeons were doing - also occasionally the surgeons would beckon to the man to look at an extracted piece of flesh.
This is basically how it continues for the fifteen minutes. What can be seen of the alleged (and I say alleged because I have not yet been sent the promised results of verification) alien is that as previously mentioned, it seems that it is between five and six feet tall, with a head large in proportion with the body, two large black ovoid eyes, no sign of ears or nostrils and a vestigial slit for a mouth (heard this description before?). The arms extend about half a foot below where the hips would be and it appeared to have five digits on each hand. The legs were long and thin and (don't laugh) it had large feet which also seemed to have five digits on each. Now, because of a murky quality to the footage, it was difficult, even up close and frozen framed, to make sure that the numbers of fingers and toes were five, but this is my best guess, along with my colleagues. Obviously, because of the sepia tone of the footage, I could not tell you the color of the skin, except it was very pale and seemed to be semi-translucent.
Occasionally, throughout the dissection procedure, the surgeons would tug hard on some flesh, and the body could be seen to rock with flexibility, showing that it was not stiff in rigormortis. I cannot remember now if parts of the body were covered with sheets, I believe the groinal section was, but I would have to check with my notes, and they are a hundred and fifty miles away at the moment.
If you were to ask my opinion on whether or not it is genuine, I really could not tell you. I would like to believe so because this is the break the Ufology field has been waiting for for some time. I am no expert on camera stuff whatsoever, and I have not seen the original spools the footage was supposed to have come on, these are with Ray Santilli. I know as well as most of you out there that nearly anything can be hoaxed, so we will just have to wait for the results.
Philip Mantle of BUFORA has been harping on about showing the footage at his up and coming conference. What not a lot of people know is that Ray Santilli and Philip Mantle share the same publicity agent - Carl Nagatis. Carl Nagatis is well known for his antics whereby he will interview people for a supposed "up and coming" book and promises to keep it quiet until then - and the next thing is that the story turns up in a newspaper sensationalized. He has done this very recently with a personality who was approached to get the footage talked about on television. Once this was done, a wall of silence came down.
Anyway, I am not going to harp on about all the controversy... Wait and see what develops... If you want to contact me or the assistant editor of Truth Seekers, you can e-mail us on :
Cheers, and happy hunting.
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