The Daily Grail has an interesting interview with Nick Redfern about Roswell:
Mention the word ‘Roswell‘ to most people, and one thing will automatically pop into their head: ‘Crashed UFO’. Meanwhile, the U.S. Air Force says the “flying disc” recovered in July 1947 was actually the wreckage of a high-altitude balloon used in a top secret government experiment called Project Mogul, built to detect Soviet nuclear weapon tests. But new findings by researcher Nick Redfern suggest that neither of these explanations hold the real answer to the Roswell mystery. Instead, he believes that something very sinister, and very human, is at the heart of the case.
Redfern first presented his highly controversial theory in 2005, in his book Body Snatchers in the Desert. In short, over the course of a number of years he was informed by several sources that the ‘Roswell Incident’ was actually one of seven or eight ill-fated experiments on human subjects who were used in a range of secret, balloon-based flights. What’s more, the humans involved were not volunteers – rather, they were Japanese prisoners-of-war and/or handicapped people secretly removed from asylums and mental hospitals.
Since the 2005 publication of Body Snatchers, Nick has come across a number of new (and older) leads which support this shocking theory…
Redfern, in his interview with TDG says in part:
there is… a not-insignificant number of people who simply do not want Roswell to be anything other than alien, and whose blood-pressure sky-rockets when anyone dares to spoil their turf. It spoils the excitement and destroys belief systems, in other words. Too bad. Anyone whose Roswell conclusions are driven by emotion, plain belief and an “I want Roswell to be alien” approach is way off course. Personally, I think the new data – such as that relating to official documents concerning Unit 731 and Japanese balloon-flights in not just New Mexico, but at Lincoln County, NM, too – is very important, and for several reasons. One: it adds to the general scenario given to me half a decade or more ago. And, two: who could have predicted back in 2005 that official files with a specific Unit 731/Lincoln County link would surface several years later? For me at least, that adds weight to the claims of a Japanese connection to Roswell.
We should always follow the verifiable evidence. This goes for UFOs, Roswell, Apollo, 9/11, Raymond Rife, Fluoride, God, Reincarnation, Telepathy, Ghosts, Bigfoot, Zero Point Energy, Area 51 and any other topic where there are multiple opposing views.
Even when there is evidence, you also have to consider tampering. I like Redfern’s candor, “many researchers … believe that I have been the victim of a psy-op… And, as I have always said, I can never deny that as a possibility.”
I knew that crashed Fugo Japanese Balloon bombs were hushed up by the government at the time, and that at least one person was killed by one of these. Redfern mentions something I had not yet heard:
TDG: One of the things you mention in your new article is a striking report from the ‘West Oregonian’ from late 1947. Can you let us know more about this, and how it relates to Roswell?
NR: Yes, this is an interesting one, because it deals with the recovery of two “paper balloons” in early 1947, and a third that had a “metal instrument” attached, and that contained “mysterious oriental-like inscriptions.” This sounds very Roswell-like, but very Japanese Fugo-balloon-like too. In other words, we do have stories of balloon recoveries where strange inscriptions were found on them – also in 1947 – but where they were indeed just balloons. To not see a Roswell similarity here is simply avoiding the data.
Redfern states that there was a Japanese version of “Operation Paperclip”. Operation Paperclip was the US government project which brought Nazi scientists to the US after the war, including rocket scientists who ended up working in the New Mexico desert–and on Apollo, sending men to the moon. Among scientists sought were the German Horten brothers who build a bat winged jet powered glider similar in shape to the UFOs seen by Kenneth Arnold, whose sighting popularized the term “Flying Saucer”. )
NR: … the PM article said they they had been told of a forthcoming release of documents that would tell of an equivalent to the controversial “Operation Paperclip” …. This equivalent was supposedly linked to Japanese scientists and technology. The theory was that this might explain the events at Roswell in a Japanese context – possibly involving a hybrid device: a large balloon and a Horten-type aircraft.
… my reasons are not emotion-driven, rest assured. I personally knew an older gentleman who was stationed at Roswell in 1947, and described having picked up body parts out of the desert under Colonel Blanchard’s orders late one night–and he said these *definitely* were not human bodies, either oriental or handicapped. (I later put Stanton Friedman in touch with the fellow, who met him and verified he was indeed stationed there when he said he was, since his picture was in the Roswell yearbook from ’47). This man wanted no publicity, and had no reason to lie like this, as far as I can tell. I’m not inclined to simply dismiss first-hand accounts like this, as some are.
… The ET explanation for Rosewell is based on eye witness accounts. Over time more and more witnesses have overcome their fears of government reprisals and have come forward. They all agree it was an ET craft with ET passengers.
A person with progeria would still have human looking nose and ears and eyes. Then again, someone behind the counter at a Roswell UFO museum once told me that in the original stories of the crash the recovered bodies were human, and the story morphed to become alien later.
Did the Counterintelligence Corps at the time swear some Roswell residents to secrecy about “aliens” as a trick to hide some unsavory human experiments?
Speculation will, no doubt, continue for years to come.