Is This Memo Proof of A Cover Up at Roswell ‘Flying Saucer’ Incident?
DECIPHERING this memo captured in an alleged image of the remains of whatever crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, nearly 70 years ago, could solve the world’s biggest ever UFO mystery, it has been claimed.
Roswell has been at the heart of the alien hunter scene since the military sensationally announced in a press release in July 1947 it had found a crashed flying saucer in the desert nearby.
But the following day the statement was retracted and officials said the debris was in fact a damaged US Air Force air balloon.
Witnesses later came forward to say there had been a cover up and alien bodies were found within the “crashed craft”, which along with the wreckage were then taken to the mysterious top-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada.
The alleged cover up has become the world’s biggest UFO conspiracy theory.
The photograph in question shows General Roger Ramey in his office at Fort Worth Army Air Field, later known as Carswell Air Force Base.
He is holding a memo and crouching over debris that he claimed was from the Roswell crash and was identifiable as coming from a weather balloon.
But, many UFO researchers doubt the debris in the photo is actually from the object which crashed outside Roswell in July, 1947. They say it is was used as part of a cover up.
They believe the text in the memo could proves their claims once and for all.
Just hours before the pictures were taken, the public information officer at Roswell Army Air Field, sent out the infamous press release saying they had discovered the remains of a crashed flying saucer.
This was on the orders of his superior, Colonel William Blanchard.
Then the story gets stranger.
Jesse Marcel was the intelligence officer who was sent to inspect and collect the material a day earlier.
He was ordered to bring the material to Fort Worth.
He later testified that when he got to Fort Worth, he was taken to Mr Ramey’s office where a photographer and chief of staff, Colonel Thomas Dubious, were waiting.
He claimed on the floor was different material that clearly came from a weather balloon and he was made to pose with it as if it was the debris he collected.
These were the pictures that accompanied the subsequent article which claimed a mistake had been made and it was a weather balloon and not a UFO.
Alejandro Rojas, a presenter for Open Minds Radio, said: “Marcel says he was ordered to go along with the story, and like a good soldier, he did what he was told, no questions asked.
“Incidentally, Dubois also later claimed the debris in these photos were part of a cover-up. He said the weather balloon material was set out to trick the public.
“The weather balloon explanation was accepted by the press and the public.
“It was not until the 1980s, when witnesses like Marcel came forward that the incident began to catch the public’s attention.”
But the plot thickens.
An inquiry into Roswell by New Mexico Congressman Steven Schiff, led to an admission from the Air Force that the weather balloon explanation was a cover-up.
But this inquiry still concluded there was nothing extraterrestrial.
The conclusion stated a top secret project called Project Mogul – to send balloons with sensitive listening devices used to detect Russian nuclear tests – was underway, and the debris was from one of these devices.
The weather balloon cover-up was to stop Project Mogul being compromised, the inquiry concluded.
But, now UFO researchers think modern technology could solve the case once and for all.
In the photos, the memo is seen in Mr Ramey’s hands.
David Rudiak has used modern technology to zoom in on the text and claims to have deciphered some of the words.
He believes he is now able to read 80 percent of it.
Mr Rojas added: “He says it is clear that there is a reference to a disc, and believes he can also make out a portion of a sentence that reads ‘and the victims of the wreck’.
“Rudiak says this proves that a disc-shaped craft was recovered.
“However, perhaps more startling, he says it also corroborates the claims that extraterrestrial bodies were recovered from that wreck.”
The inquiry report said it had not been possible to decipher the text, saying: “The photo was sent to a national-level organisation for digitising and subsequent photo interpretation and analysis.
“This organisation reported on July 20, 1994, that even after digitising, the photos were of insufficient quality to visualise either of the details sought for analysis.”
Not all researchers agree with Mr Rudiak’s interpretation, but it is felt more needs to be done to read the memo in full.
An anonymous donor has pledged a huge reward for information, says UFO author Kevin Randle.
In a blog titled “Ramey Memo and the $10,000 Reward”, he wrote: “A trusted colleague who is not a Ufologist but does have an interest in Roswell and UFOs and who has the money, has taken this in a slightly different direction.
“He is offering a $10,000 reward for the first person or group/lab that can provide a definite read of the Ramey memo.
“To claim the reward a number of criteria will need to be met, including full reproducibility of the result (with methodology of the individual/lab completely explained and transparent so that anyone knowledgeable can replicate in much the same way that the placard on the Not Roswell Slides was revealed).
“There must be overwhelming agreement that the result is definitive with most of the text clear enough that there is little or no disagreement on what it says across a broad spectrum of people of all opinions whether true believer or complete skeptic.”