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Truth Behind Roswell ‘Alien’ That Made a Woman Faint

 

Article by Rick Neale                     February 6, 2020                     (floridatoday.com)

• In February 2012, at the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) in Patrick Air Force Base near Melbourne, Florida, retired Air Force Colonel Chuck McBrearty told the annual awards banquet audience the “true” genesis of the ‘alleged’ Roswell “alien encounter” and UFO crash ‘myth’. McBrearty said he was told the story by Air Force scientist Walter Singlevich in the late 1980’s. Singlevich was a member of the Manhattan Project that developed the first atomic bomb. Working out of Alamogordo Air Force Base in New Mexico (now known as Holloman Air Force Base) in the 1940s and 50s, Singlevich became one of America’s pioneering experts on analyzing nuclear materials at the dawn of the Cold War.

• According to AFTAC command historian James Michael Young, in the late 1940s Singlevich’s job was to launch balloons from Alamogordo Air Force Base where they would remain aloft for 48 to 72 hours, drift with prevailing winds, and collect radioactive particles from Nevada Test Site detonations. Then Singlevich would head into the field to collect the fallen balloons. Military scientists hoped to use this technology under ‘Project Mogul’ to someday detect secret Soviet nuclear tests. But the balloons proved unreliable and too expensive, and the project only ran from 1947 to 1949.  

• Using archival sources, in 2019 Young authored a 400-page Air Force publication about the creation of the U.S. Atomic Energy Detection System, currently under review by various federal agencies. From this research, Young ‘fleshed out’ the details of an encounter said to have occurred in 1947 that led to the rumors of a UFO crash involving small aliens just outside of Roswell, New Mexico, about 100 miles from Alamogordo. But Young’s research leads him to believe the event actually happened during Operation Buster-Jangle (October-November 1951) or Operation Tumbler-Snapper (April-June 1952).

• On this occasion, Singlevich and a young Air Force pilot, Captain Jim Whidden, took a helicopter from from the Roswell Army Air Field to fly over the desert in search of a silver Project Mogul balloon that had landed atop a knoll. They landed the helicopter in a depression west of the knoll. East of the knoll lay a shallow valley, with a ranch house in the middle. The men donned radiation protective gear, including a suit, hood and respirator.

• Jim Whidden, who is today a colonel and the director of staff at the Air Force Technical Applications Center, recalled that at 5’6” Singlevich was short-statured. Wearing their bulky suits, they walked up over the rise. The rancher’s wife who lived in the ranch house was already walking towards them. Whidden says that “when she saw them, she fainted.” The two men made sure she wasn’t hurt and left her there. They gathered up the balloon and all of the equipment, took it back to the helicopter and left.”

• At the awards banquet, Colonel McBrearty quoted Singlevich as saying that the rancher’s wife “looked at us in shock, gasped and then fainted dead-way! …It was one of those, ‘What do we do now?’ moments. …We then grabbed the payload, bundled up as much of the balloon as we could gather, and ran back to the helicopter. In a few seconds, we were outta there!” Then McBrearty commented that Singlevich was only about 5′ 6” inches tall, and “when garbed in that baggy radiation suit and a full face mask respirator, he certainly would fit the descriptions of the alien space men that were subsequently reported.”

• The rancher’s wife’s identity and location remain a mystery. But in later years, Singlevich would say that the stunned woman would have passed a lie detector test while contending she had seen extraterrestrial visitors and their ship, and he would joke with his Melbourne Beach friends that he was a ‘Roswell space alien’. Singlevich died in 1992 at age 73.

• This Florida Today website article is the first time that Air Force personnel have shared this story publicly. According to the official Air Force command historian James Michael Young, the incident occurred in 1951 or 1952 and was considered classified until 2017.

• Martha DeMarre, who manages the Nuclear Testing Archive of more than 400,000 historical documents related to nuclear testing in Las Vegas, said she has never heard this story before.

• In April 2014, a new $158 million state-of-the-art AFTAC headquarters was named in Singlevich’s honor during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Patrick Air Force Base, calling him “the most revered scientist in (the Air Force’s) rich history”. The secretive facility near Melbourne Beach, Florida monitors the globe for nuclear explosions, using a network of more than 3,600 sensors. And with regard to the enduring Roswell UFO crash story, the official command historian, Young, noted that the Air Force “very comprehensively disproved” the Roswell UFO cover-up in a 1994 report.

[Editor’s Note]   Really? This is the story that the Air Force is going with? These people are just stone cold liars. Clearly, the deep state military industrial complex intends to cover up the Roswell UFO crash perpetually. The dates don’t even match. It is beyond dispute that the crash occurred in July 1947. And Project Mogul ended in 1949. But the Air Force’s official “command historian” is now changing the year of the “alleged Roswell incident” to 1951 or 52?  Not only that, but look at the size of the Mogul balloon (above).  They want us to believe that two guys gathered it up, threw it into a helicopter and quickly left the area.  And how is it that, until now, no one ever heard about a rancher’s wife who saw an alien to begin a cottage industry around the most famous UFO incident in the world? Are we to dismiss all of the rest of the evidence and testimony? This is beyond absurd. The deep state is so accustomed to altering history with impunity, they take it for granted that they will get away with it again this time.

 

After taking off from Roswell, Walter Singlevich’s military helicopter flew across the dusty New Mexico plains to his top-secret Cold War-era target: a silvery balloon equipped to detect nuclear detonations that lay sprawled atop a knoll near a rural ranch house.

          Walter Singlevich

The helicopter landed nearby. Singlevich and the pilot donned bulky 1950s-era radiation protective suits — complete with hoods and respirators — and hustled up the hill.

      Project Mogul balloon

That’s when the short-statured Singlevich may have inadvertently added a chapter to the “little green men” alien conspiracy lore that swirls around Roswell, New Mexico, where some believe a UFO crashed in 1947.

“As they came over the rise where the balloon was, they ran into this woman who was coming from the ranch house,” said Jim Whidden, Air Force Technical Applications Center director of staff.

“And when she saw them, she fainted,” Whidden said. “So they walked over and made sure that she didn’t hurt herself, and basically left her there — this was very highly classified. They picked up the balloon and all the equipment and the sample, and took it back to the helicopter and left,” he said.

AFTAC officials shared details of Singlevich’s faint-inducing encounter with FLORIDA TODAY, marking the story’s first public release. The incident occurred in 1951 or 1952 and was considered classified until 2017, said James Michael Young, AFTAC command historian.

Additional details have been lost over the decades, Young said. The woman’s identity and location remain a mystery.

Singlevich, a former Melbourne Beach resident, died in 1992 at age 73 — and in his later years, he joked that he was a Roswell space alien, Whidden said. He told friends that the stunned woman could have passed a lie detector test while contending she had seen extraterrestrial visitors and their ship.

Air Force “command historian” James Michael Young

Martha DeMarre, who manages the Nuclear Testing Archive, said she had never heard the story before. Based in Las Vegas, the archive preserves more than 400,000 historical documents related to nuclear testing.

Beth Wiegand is a spokeswoman at the International UFO Museum & Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico. She said she was not surprised that the startled woman fainted nearly 70 years ago — considering she “may have encountered something that would appear to be a combination of Darth Vader and the Pillsbury Doughboy.”

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Does Hangar 18, the Legendary Alien Warehouse, Exist?

 

Article by Sarah Pruitt                       January 17, 2020                           (history.com)

• Like Area 51, the legend of Hangar 18 at Wright Field – now Wright-Patterson Air Force Base – outside of Dayton, Ohio is one of flying saucers, extraterrestrial remains and even captured aliens secretly being held in a sealed and guarded warehouse called ‘Hanger 18’ or “the Blue Room”.

• Wright Field was home to the Air Force’s UFO investigation effort, Project Blue Book, from 1951 to 1969. Senator Barry Goldwater, Republican nominee for president in 1964, notoriously tried to gain access to the Blue Room through General Curtis LeMay, and was soundly rebuked. In 1974, a UFOlogist named Robert Spencer Carr publicly claimed that the Air Force was hiding “two flying saucers of unknown origin” inside Wright-Patterson’s Hangar 18. Carr claimed to have a high-ranking military source who saw the bodies of 12 alien beings as autopsies were being performed on them. A 1980 movie, Hangar 18, helped to cement the legend of Wright-Patt as a hotbed of the government’s UFO-related activities.

• The stories of Wright-Patterson go back to its alleged involvement in the cover-up of a UFO crash near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. At the time, a Roswell Army Air Field press release said the Army had recovered a “flying disc” and sent it on to “higher headquarters” at Fort Worth. But Fort Worth immediately recanted the story saying it was only a weather balloon. Many UFO researchers believe that some of the debris from Roswell were sent to Wright Field and stored in Hangar 18.

• One military pilot, Oliver Henderson, told his wife that he flew a plane loaded with (flying saucer) debris, along with several small alien bodies, from Roswell to Wright Field. Children of another pilot, Marion “Black Mac” Magruder, claim that their father saw a living alien at Wright Field in 1947 and told them “it was a shameful thing that the military destroyed this creature by conducting tests on it.”

• The Air Force has categorically denied any of the rumors tying the Ohio base to UFOs and aliens. They even deny there is a ‘Hanger 18’ at Wright-Patt, although there is a ‘building 18’. In an official statement in 1985, the Air Force said, “There are not now, nor have there ever been, any extraterrestrial visitors or equipment on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.”

• And as to the crashed saucer outside of Roswell which the Army/Air Force later claimed was a weather balloon? In 1994 the Air Force changed its story, again, saying that it was actually debris from a surveillance “balloon device” (called “Project Mogul”) that was designed to spy on nuclear research sites in the Soviet Union. (see July 1994 USAF Roswell Report featuring the Project Mogul balloon explanation here)

 

As home to Project Blue Book, ground zero for government investigation of UFOs from 1951 to 1969, Wright Field (now Wright-Patterson Air Force

Jesse Marcel with “weather balloon” debris

Base) outside Dayton, Ohio, ranks up there alongside Area 51 as a subject of enduring speculation.

Many of the rumors surrounding Wright-Patt, as it’s known for short, involve what might have gone on inside a particular building, known as Hangar 18. UFO enthusiasts believe the government hid physical evidence from their investigations—including flying saucer debris, extraterrestrial remains and even captured aliens—in this mysterious warehouse, specifically inside a sealed, highly guarded location dubbed “the Blue Room.”

The legend of Hangar 18 goes back to the supposed crash of a UFO in the desert near Roswell, New Mexico, in July 1947. According to a press release issued by the Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) at the time, their personnel inspected the “flying disc” and sent it on to “higher headquarters.” A subsequent press release from an Air Force base in Fort Worth, Texas (assumed to be the aforementioned headquarters) claimed the disc was a weather balloon—a claim the Air Force acknowledged was untrue in 1994, admitting it had been testing a surveillance device designed to fly over nuclear research sites in the Soviet Union.

But in addition to Fort Worth, many UFO researchers believe some of the materials from Roswell were also transported to Wright Field after the crash and stored in Hangar 18, based on unsubstantiated reports from former military pilots. One, Oliver Henderson, reportedly told his wife that he flew a plane loaded with debris, along with several small alien bodies, from Roswell to Wright Field. According to the children of another pilot, WWII ace Marion “Black Mac” Magruder, their father claimed to have seen a living alien at Wright Field in 1947 and told them “it was a shameful thing that the military destroyed this creature by conducting tests on it.”

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Yes, I’m Searching for Aliens – And No, I Won’t Be Going to Area 51 to Look For Them

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Article by Bryan Keogh                 July 19, 2019                  (theconversation.com)

  • Astronomy professor Jason Wright is a participating scientist with SETI, the ‘Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence’, and the 2018 winner of the Frank Drake Award that SETI bestows on its researchers who are “dedicated to understanding humanity’s place in the universe”. “Believe me, no one wants to find evidence of extraterrestrial life more than those of us in this field,” says Professor Wright. “We scour the skies for evidence of such extraterrestrial technologies with some of the most advanced equipment in the world for understanding what’s going on in the sky, and we haven’t found anything compelling yet.”

  • With regard to the recent interest in “Storming Area 51” to emancipate aliens, Wright says, “I don’t know very much about Area 51, but I can say that the intense interest in the goings on there related to aliens reveals a deep public interest in what kinds of life might exist elsewhere in the universe.” Wright finds the most fascinating thing about Area 51 is Project Mogul, where the government floated balloons to detect Soviet nuclear testing in the 1940’s. Says Wright, “When one of those balloons… landed in a farm in Roswell, New Mexico it helped fuel the whole alien craze we’re still living with today.”

  • SETI’s space telescopes are designed to detect “biosignatures” with signs of microfossils or metabolism in the atmospheres of distant planets. But SETI is a privately funded operation. NASA and the National Science Foundation spend next to nothing looking for intelligent life in the universe, including technological life.

  • Says Professor Wright, “I see this (Frank Drake) award as validation of my work to help elevate the field of SETI as an academic discipline, and to persuade Congress, NASA and the public that it is worthy of public investment. It is, after all, the scientific approach to answering one of the most profound questions ever asked: Is Earth life unique? Or are there other beings like us out there in the universe?”

  • [Editor’s Note]  Frank Drake was a founding member of SETI and developer of the “Drake Equation” in 1961, which uses a list of subjective variables to determine that the number of planets similar to the Earth that could possibly host an extraterrestrial civilization advanced enough to use radio-wave communication is astonishingly small. This is the basis for SETI’s nearly 60-years of searching for extraterrestrial intelligence.

    As the most recent recipient of the Drake Award, Professor Wright is shilling for the re-establishment of SETI funding from the government which ended in 1993, even though SETI’s research has existed since the early 1960’s and they have found exactly nothing through this process. It seems that the purpose of SETI is to appear to the public to be scientifically searching for extraterrestrial civilizations, while actually finding nothing that might upset the Deep State’s cover-up of a long-standing extraterrestrial presence in our solar system. Wright pretends to know nothing about Area 51 or the Roswell crash, recognizing only Project Mogul which the Deep State used to cover-up the Roswell crash. This, apparently, is the primary criteria for being awarded the Frank Drake Award.

    This is further evidence that SETI is nothing more than a Deep State disinformation program to give the public the impression that serious scientists are doing serious work to locate extraterrestrial life, but there simply isn’t any in this universe to find besides humans on planet Earth. The “scientists” at SETI believe that they should be paid handsomely by the US government for doing the Deep State’s bidding.

 

What started as an internet joke has generated a stern military warning after more than a million people “signed up” to “raid” Area 51 – a secretive military installation in Southern Nevada long fancied by conspiracy theorists to be hiding evidence of a crashed UFO with aliens. The purpose of the planned raid is in order to “see them aliens.” In the following Q&A, astronomy professor Jason Wright discusses the public’s interest in answering the age-old question: Are we alone?

Professor Jason Wright

Since you have a longstanding scholarly interest in extraterrestrial life – and even wrote about the possibility of advanced civilizations in the distant past on Mars or Venus – I presume you’ve canceled your classes for Sept. 20 and signed up to go to the “raid” on Area 51?

To be honest, I was completely unaware of this “raid” until you brought it to my attention! I work in SETI, the scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and believe me, no one wants to find evidence of extraterrestrial life more than those of us in this field. We scour the skies for evidence of such extraterrestrial technologies with some of the most advanced  equipment in the world for understanding what’s going on in the sky, and we haven’t found anything compelling yet. But we’re not paying much attention to what happens in Area 51.

Do you think the public knows enough about Area 51? Or is the widespread interest in this raid a good barometric read on how frustrated people are that the government appears to be hiding something there?

I don’t know very much about Area 51, but I can say that the intense interest in the goings on there related to aliens reveals a deep public interest in what kinds of life might exist elsewhere in the universe.

Have you yourself ever tried to do any real research into the happenings in Area 51?

Not Area 51, exactly. The closest I’ve come was a talk I heard by a physicist describing the fascinating science carried out by the military back in the late 1940s, especially Project Mogul, which launched microphones on balloons to see if they could detect nuclear testing going on in the Soviet Union. It’s an amazing story of physics and engineering ingenuity. When one of those balloons with its disc microphones and radar reflectors landed in a farm in Roswell, New Mexico it helped fuel the whole alien craze we’re still living with today. It’s a shame, because the science-fiction-inspired “aliens” conspiracy theory is – from my standpoint – so much less fascinating than the story of the research that was going on then.

There was a time when the federal government provided researchers with money to search for – and teach about the search for – extraterrestrial life. And you’ve lamented that that is no longer the case. If you had your way, how much money do you think the federal government should give America’s researchers to search for aliens or evidence of aliens?

The search for life in the universe is a major priority for NASA and American science. Many of our missions to Mars and our space telescopes are designed with the detection of biosignatures in mind – “biosignatures” being signs of life like microfossils or evidence of metabolism in the atmospheres of distant planets. But despite the billions of dollars spent on these missions, I think many members of the public would be surprised to learn that NASA and the National Science Foundation spend next to nothing looking for intelligent life in the universe, including technological life that might, after all, be easier to find. I think the level of funding for the field should be determined the way the rest of science is, by competitive peer review of proposals for research. So, I don’t know what the “right” level is, but I know it’s not zero.

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