|Not really closed; just put on hold until they're forced to fess up! [USAF Photo]|
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Google Doodle announced that today is the 66th anniversary of the Roswell Incident, in which an alien craft reportedly crashed on a nearby ranch.
Early witnesses, to include the rancher, the local sheriff, local reporters, and a variety of credible individuals all claimed the crash site was that of an alien craft, with odd metallic materials -- and strange bodies.
|Joe, have we developed indestructible tin foil yet?|
The initial report described the craft as "hexagonal with a diameter of 20 feet". There appeared to be Chinese or Japanese characters on the material, and the wood-like struts were as light as balsa wood, but could not be broken, cut, or burned.
Frank Kaufmann [Army Air Force] reported that the craft was split open, with one alien thrown from the craft, another dangling from the craft, and two more inside; all wore metallic, single-piece suits.
The Army sent an Intelligence officer to investigate, and his initial reports noted that the crash site debris consisted of materials unknown to the Military at that time.
Shortly after that dispatch, military troops arrived to seal off the area, while government agents confiscated the debris and all the photographs, and then had individual sessions with all the witnesses -- who subsequently changed their stories to coincide with the new government explanation that the debris was from a weather balloon. Quite a bit of hubbub over a balloon! Transport planes carried all the debris -- and bodies back to Ohio.
|Conveniently, another "weather balloon"|
On 9 July 1947, the Government highlighted "another weather balloon" crash in New York -- which was NOT a flying saucer.
This new weather balloon, made of cotton fabric, bore no resemblance to the structure or metallic materials found at Roswell.
Nonetheless, the official story was that the Roswell debris came from a balloon.
The issue of the corpses remained unaddressed.
|1960s Technology Dummies|
Somewhat later, the Air Force explained the bodies recovered as those of anthropomorphic test dummies used to test high altitude survival issues.
That might be credible if the news and original Army photos depicted figures like those of the test dummies.
The "alien creatures" described by Roswell witnesses were about three feet tall, while the test dummies appearing in the report were closer to six feet tall, and were more consistent with dummies built in the 1960s with advanced plastics technology -- non-existent in 1947. Note the flight suits are those in use during the Viet Nam war -- vs World War 2.
The concept of the crash debris belonging to a "weather balloon" does stretch credibility since the weather balloon shown in the Hoboken, NJ newspaper to explain the Roswell debris is made of cloth, while the debris materials in Roswell were described by all the early witnesses as a very light and "indestructible" metallic material.
Our technology had nothing in the inventory to match that description -- and government agents confiscated all the debris so there was none for forensics specialists or scientists to analyze.
|Dummies generally tend not to bleed|
Later, photos of the alien creatures undergoing autopsies at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio were surreptitiously released in the public realm.
These were a bit awkward, but the Air Force nevertheless attempted to explain them away as "dummies" as well; but, the photos reveal a good deal of flesh not normally found on "dummies".
This dummy has well formed fingers, with opposable thumbs, and appears humanoid -- more-so than your average dummy.
Another photo shows a different view of the alien corpse, showing the head as consistent with ancient skulls found in Peru.
From this view, it's apparent that the corpse is not a dummy; notable is the damage to the skull.
Most dummies do not bleed when damaged.
A great deal of effort has been expended by the federal government to debunk any references to UFOs or space aliens, which is odd since we understand NSA pays a great deal of attention to space activity of alien craft and their ongoing nuclear battles. Periodically, those battles intrude into our atmosphere, and ensuing battles and explosions appear as alien craft are destroyed by weaponry of somewhat futuristic capabilities.
The National Press Club recently hosted a three-day conference consisting of former astronauts, commercial airline pilots, USAF pilots, and Members of Congress and Senators who all claimed first-hand knowledge of UFO related events; some were official DOD investigators.
|The Colonel debunks UFOs - sort of|
A Q&A session followed during which several intelligence officers recounted their first hand experience on the UFO topic -- only to be abruptly silenced as the officer turned off the microphone and left the stage -- to the astonishment of all the conference attendees.
We do note that subsequent to the Roswell incident, our technology curve spiked upward, and our computer and quantum mechanics capabilities moved fairly rapidly from the advanced abacus to a burgeoning IT and space industry in relatively short order.
|The "Meteor" maneuvered in an unusual fashion for a space rock|
We captured and digitally enhanced each frame of the video to reveal fairly interesting detail; we concluded that the "meteor" was in fact an alien craft which had diverted the Earth-bound asteroid from its collision course with Earth, after which it may have gone out of control and plummeted into the Earth's atmosphere.
We superimposed a tear-drop shaped UFO [of which there have been hundreds of sightings of this type] on the meteor to suggest an explanation of what we witnessed -- along with the rest of the world.
Was it just a meteor?
A few relevant facts from NASA:
1) Comparative Size
...a) The asteroid [2012 DA14] heading for Earth was gauged at about 150 feet in length;
...b) The "meteor" was about 50 feet in diameter, and about 100 feet long [officially it was spheroid].
2) The asteroid traveled to within 17,200 miles of Earth
...a) Which put it well within Earth's gravitational field [well beyond 25,000 miles], which would have caused it to be pulled into Earth's atmosphere and impact the Earth's surface.
...b) The asteroid's speed was no more than 17,500 mph; to escape Earth's gravitational pull, it would have had to have had a speed of 27,000 mph.
3) NASA had tracked the course of the asteroid for about a year, at a distance of roughly 100 million miles
4) NASA was unaware of the existence of the meteor -- nearly the same size as the asteroid -- until it burst into Earth's atmosphere. [Odd that NASA could track one without tracking the other].
|The probable crater impact would equal the Barringer asteroid crater|
4) The size of this asteroid was roughly the same as that which created the Barringer Crater in Arizona [photo at left] which is nearly 4,000 feet in diameter and 570 feet deep.
It struck the Earth with the force of a 10 Megaton nuclear bomb, and would have destroyed a city the size of London.
We find it odd that two objects of roughly the same size and mass approached Earth, and NASA could detect one at a range of 100 million miles, but didn't quite notice the other until it entered the Earth's atmosphere at an estimated 64,000 mph. Had the "meteor" struck the earth, it would have created a blast area three times that of the Barringer Crater since it was traveling at three times the speed of the Barringer meteor [28,600 mph].
Instead, we are to believe the "meteor's" impact left this relatively small hole in the ice in a Russian lake.
|Meteor Crater in Coconino, AZ [Steve Ganz]|
In reality, had the object actually been a "meteor", it's impact would have been more like the image to the left [3,900' diameter - 570' deep]-- somewhat larger than a 50 foot hole in the ice of a Russian pond.
So, we're figuring our alien friends protected us [or rather Earth] from this impact by pushing the asteroid away from Earth's gravitational field at high speed, after which their craft lost control, plunged into Earth's atmosphere -- and detonated over a sparsely populated area of Russia.
Keep in mind, that astronomers have estimated there are about 100 Billion stars in our galaxy alone, and there are an estimated 10 Trillion galaxies. That's a lot, far more than the votes of dead people cast in a Chicago election.
But, let's keep the numbers reasonable and local.
Let's divide our Galaxy's trillions of stars down the middle, and estimate 45% are bigger than our Sun, 45% are smaller, and a mere 10% are roughly the same size. So, that narrows the field to 10 Billion stars roughly equivalent to our Sun. Using the same math, with 45% too hot, and 45% too cold, that leaves about 1 Billion stars with solar planetary systems that could support some form of life. Of those 1 Billion Suns, let's presume only 1%, or 10 Million solar systems are vaguely similar to ours. Narrowing that down by 90%, we have only 1 Million Solar Systems roughly similar to our own, with some planets equivalent to Earth.
Given that 1 Million Solar systems might have a planet similar to Earth, assume that only .001%, or 100 planets developed sustainable life similar to our human forms. Of those 100 planets, let's say only 10%, or 10 planets developed a human species vaguely similar to our own. Logically, we could assume half would be younger, and less advanced than we are, and half, or five planets would be more mature, and more advanced than we are.
So, now, out of the trillions of stars/suns in our Galaxy [we're not counting the billions of trillions of stars outside our Galaxy], we've deduced that there are five planets equivalent to Earth which are equal to or more advanced than Earth.
[Notably, there are about five forms of alien life that have been recorded visiting/inhabiting Earth.]
So, if there are five planets capable of humanoid life more advanced than that on Earth, we have to assume that their advancement ranges anywhere from 50 years to 5,000 [or more] years. Thus, their technology would be significantly more advanced than ours, and, like Columbus, they'd be out scouting around for new sources of wealth and resources to sustain their populations -- but not necessarily to warmly embrace Earth's population.
If we look at technological advance here on Earth, for example, the speed of travel advanced from human walking, to running, to riding horses, camels and elephants, to motorized travel in about 10,000 years. In the last 150 years, motorized land travel has progressed from 15 mph to 450 mph, while air travel has advanced from 15 mph to 5,000 mph, and space travel has advanced from low Earth orbit to interplanetary travel in about 60 years. Communication has advanced from shouts and whistles, to runners, to carrier pigeon, to telegraph and land-line telephone to digital transmissions, to interplanetary digital communications in a little over 250 years.
Fifty years ago, breaking the sound barrier at 600 mph was a major barrier; but now, that barrier is the speed of light - or 671 million miles per hour. Scientists in 1900 said it was impossible to break the sound barrier, yet, less than 50 years later, that barrier was broken with new technology. Today's technology can't quite reach light speed, but, we're close.
|Cave Drawing in Val Camonica, Italy ca 10,000 BC|
Hindu religious lore cites air battles between the gods; and, our Old Testament recounts "angels" backing one warring party against another using what appeared to be nuclear weapons [e.g., Sodom and Gomorrah].
Lots more to explore here, but that's enough for you to ponder at the moment.
We'll add to this discussion later, unless you choose to weigh in; keep in mind that our laws of physics have been in a state of flux for centuries -- so what's impossible today may be commonplace tomorrow [e.g., electric lighting vs candle-power 200 years ago], Einstein's Theory of Relativity would be relative to existing laws of physics.