Colin Andrews, a noted British crop circle researcher now residing in the United States, was among those invited to the private showing of Ray Santilli's "Roswell Film" footage at the Museum of London on Friday, May 5. Colin sent a report to the United States via CompuServe from his UK office shortly after the event. The text of his report [slightly edited] follows:
by Colin Andrews
The meeting started at 1:00 PM, in the lecture theatre. We arrived at 12:30 PM. Many familiar faces were there, some as follows: George Wingfield, Robert Irving, Bob Kiviat (Fox/Paramount Films), Phillip Mantel (BUFORA), Michael Hesemann (Germany), Nick Pope (MOD - Ministry of Defence - UK Government), Carlton TV - UK, BBC radio 1 - UK, Daily Express UK, NBC - USA, many other media; Reg Presley (Troggs pop group), Ray Santilli (Film owner), researchers from Italy and Germany, John Holman - UK, Kent Jeffrey - USA; total approx. 100.
Everybody was frisked and NO cameras or recorders, etc. were allowed inside the theatre.
The showing started at 5 minutes past one with no introduction; the lights were simply turned off. The film started by saying:
"The film you are about to see is taken from 16 mm original films on 3 minute-long canisters and was purchased from the person who filmed it. All copyright is with Merlin Communications Ltd."
Description of film:
At a table in a well-equipped [operating] theatre, two people in white outfits and hoods and visors over eyes (all-in-one suits) were inspecting the being. A third person was observing from behind a glass screen in the wall of the theatre; he/she was also wearing an outfit with a larger glass visor.
One of the surgeons looked closely at the body and was gesturing where he/she would be cutting and pulling the legs apart inspecting the vagina. The female being had no breasts. It had five fingers and a thumb [6 digits] on each hand and [Reg Presley] says he counted six toes also (I could only see 5). The ears were smaller than ours and located lower on the head than ours, level with the mouth. The head was larger (especially behind) and the eyes were larger, at least as big as golf balls. It had a small nose and small mouth, which was open. The body was very muscle-bound with very short, stocky legs and larger human-looking feet. The belly was very large and looked 8 month's pregnant, which it was not. The ears had the same major spiral trough as ours but [were] smooth and featureless above, more simple and basic than ours.
The surgeon cut from below the neck/chin down to the vagina and I believe a tee-line outwards across the lower stomach. The chest and stomach were exposed and the heart removed and placed into a tray with other substances from around that immediate area. The lungs were removed from behind into another tray. The camera was handheld, and would on occasion move in close, losing focus in so doing. The flesh and attachments to the organs being removed were moving and responding to those actions in a very convincing manner -- as if real. There were small amounts of fluids running down the side of the body when the body was opened and organs removed. The colour of the liquid was dark and bloodlike.
After the organs were cut out with a scalpel the surgeon cut a continuous line around the middle of the head and I think over the top, and peeled back the skin from rear to front over the eyes, revealing the scalp. He took a saw and cut across the head and removed the brain with other material and placed it into another tray. Before the brain procedure started, the surgeon removed a black lens layer from each eye, revealing white eyes just like ours under it. The eyes had pupils like ours which were looking up into the head (as a deceased human would). The single black layer of material was slightly disc-shaped to fit over the eye pupil. It was as if a filter lens/contact lens had been fitted into the eye.
The right leg had a serious open wound, exposing the major bones from the lower part of the upper leg to middle calf area. The surgeon moved the leg, inspecting the joint.
A large clock was on the wall to the side of the table and time I believe began at 10:30 and was seen again around 11:25. A wall-mounted telephone was visible, as were glass bottles and medical instruments.
The body and procedures looked very authentic and in my opinion would have been hard to fake, but perhaps not impossible with current techniques.
At the end of the film, the lights came on and with no comment people were expected to leave. I was talking with Nick Pope (MOD) when a large group gathered at the rear of the theatre around Ray Santilli and minders who were already saying he will not answer questions and [that] the photographer is 80 odd [years old] and does not want the questions and exposure. No other questions were answered and he was whisked out with the media and myself staying with him. I shook his hand earlier and he acknowledged me. I asked him as we all crowded around him, "Will you be seeing us in your office?" He said, "Yes, later." A TV interviewer said, "How am I supposed to interview you without being given access to any other material?"
When I was interviewed by BBC radio 1 outside, they told me that BBC TV had purchased a small amount of film and would be showing it next month.
It is believed that a major U.S. media company has made a bid. A fax bid was received on 3rd May from a group of attorneys in Washington representing an unnamed client (possibly U.S. Government) offering 1.8 million dollars for all materials to be returned to the USA. Mr. Takano [Colin Andrews' contact in Japan] faxed me in USA thanking me for my help putting them in touch with Santilli and said Santilli was going to fly to Hong Kong on ... May to show them the film. Update to follow later. 6th May 1995 - Colin Andrews UK.
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