[Retrospective addendum: when this story first broke in February, 1995, no one could have known that it would become one of the most heated controversies and arouse one of the most intensive investigations in the history of UFO research. Within a few months, the film's owner Ray Santilli, the term "alien autopsy," the bloated body captured on film, the elusive "cameraman" and many other elements of this case were topics of public discussion worldwide. The following text is how it all began.]
Story by Anthony Horn
Less than 15 hours before [the January issue of this magazine] was due to go to press, Reg Presley appeared on the BBC morning chat show, "Good Morning with Anne and Nick." He disclosed some interesting information concerning the Roswell alleged UFO crash. This is how the interview went...
(Concerning Roswell): "If you think that you aren't going to find out about that, I have some great information. I was speaking to a producer the other day who has just got hold of some film footage of the autopsy done on the aliens." This was followed by shocked reactions from Anne and Nick, who bombarded Reg with questions as fast as they could before the end of the transmission in five minutes' time.
"They were over in America searching for some old Elvis film. This old guy, now about 76, said, 'If you think that this Elvis Presley footage is fantastic, what do you think about this?', and from underneath his bed he pulled out 15 cartridges of old film, and he said, 'I thought this was so important at the time that I made a copy and I didn't tell anyone and I've said nothing since.'"
"Have you seen this?" Reg was questioned.
"I've seen the film, and the film has been analysed and it is original 1947 footage."
"What does the video show?" Anne asked him.
"It shows an alien being worked on, in an autopsy, by humans. I've seen one (alien), but I believe there are three more. There's 15 reels of this, so there's 150 minutes of the crash site, debris, and the autopsy."
"How do you know it's an alien from what you've seen?" probed Anne.
"Well, it doesn't look like you and I!" Reg joked. "It's longer than we've been led to believe. We've been led to believe that they're four feet (in height), but the one I have seen has to be six feet or more."
Note: "The Circle Hunter" magazine is edited by Ian McCormack and Anthony Horn, and published monthly. Ian McCormack can be reached at 23 Cedarwood Drive, Leyland, Lancashire, PR5 1HN, England. Phone: (01772) 456765. Anthony Horn can be reached at 23 Sea View Drive, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Y011 3HY, England. Phone: (01723) 351639.
CNI News comments:
According to Internet sources, there are unsubstantiated reports that the FOX network television show "Encounters" has purchased a copy of this footage and plans to air it later in the year. However, CNI News has learned that the "Encounters" production staff is currently "on hiatus," awaiting word from FOX regarding possible future segments, so the status of this rumor remains unverifiable.
Crop circle researcher Colin Andrews also claims to have seen the footage and, according to an associate, believes it may be authentic. As this story goes to press, CNI News has not reached Colin Andrews for comment.
All alleged eyewitness accounts of the bodies recovered from the Roswell crash site have agreed that the bodies were relatively small humanoid forms, approximately four feet in height. Thus, the bodies said to appear on the above-reported film do not match any previously published account and must be considered dubious.
On the other hand, Roswell is not the only reported crash-recovery involving bodies, and some eyewitnesses have described tall alien life-forms. If it were possible to establish the film's authenticity, it might be surmised that these bodies were from a different crash recovery from the same general time period.
CNI News will report any further developments in this story as they arise.
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