[CNI News thanks Larry Lowe for forwarding the first of two items in this report, and Don Robertson for sending us a second item which appears to resolve (and refute) the first. CNI News finds it both puzzling and intriguing that governors of both Arizona and New Mexico have lately made highly provocative statements followed by quick reversals on the UFO subject.]
An unidentified writer posted the following:
"...my folks were watching a local Sunday night program in Albuquerque Sunday night (June 22, 1997) and they were interviewing Gov. Gary Johnson (NM's governor). Anyway, in the course of the interview the reporter asked him what he thought about all the Roswell hoopla and the governor said that Roswell really happened and it was alien and that he was privy to information that the public is not privy to and he couldn't say anything else about it. The reporter was nonplused and mom and dad were shocked. Anyway, I e-mailed him today with the hope that he might tell me what he said and elaborate if at all possible. I'll let you know if I hear from him."
However, just before CNI News was distributed on July 1, we received the following from "Dave" (FREEJAX@vcnet.com) via UFO journalist Don Robertson (GeebeeR@aol.com). Dave writes:
"The matter of what the Gov of NM said in an interview has been resolved... A call was placed to the governor's office and a couple of hours later a call came in from the governor's press secretary, Diane, Phone #505-827-3099.
"She stated that what he said was by way of 'tongue in cheek' and that there was in fact no substance to it. He will not be making a further statement and they have no printed statement to hand out."
Original file name: CNI - NM Gov said what?
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