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Re: US History Channel's Roswell Fiasco - Friedman

From: Stan Friedman <fsphys@brunnet.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 09:06:46 -0300
Fwd Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 09:10:08 -0400
Subject: Re: US History Channel's Roswell Fiasco - Friedman


 >From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993@aol.com>
 >To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
 >Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 16:51:07 EDT
 >Subject: Re: US History Channel's Roswell Fiasco

 >>From: Stanton Friedman <fsphys@brunnet.net>
 >>To: <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >>Subject: US History Channel's Roswell Fiasco
 >>Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 18:48:32 -0300

 >Stan, List, All -

 ><snip>

 >>Does anybody know how long was spent in
 >>Roswell by any other of the "Researchers" and also how much time
 >>was actually spent reviewing those supposedly declassified
 >>Roswell Documents at the Archives?

 >There were documents that I have been chasing since the summer
 >of 1997. I have the documentation to prove this, including the
 >letters from the SECAF office telling me their policy on UFOs,
 >which of course, I didn't want to hear and had not asked about.
 >I followed these documents through several agencies, finally
 >locating them at NARA, and telling the people there they had
 >them. NARA thought I should ask SECAF for them.

 >In my case, I arrived at NARA about eight in the morning. The
 >producers had arranged for the documents to be waiting for me
 >and I spent the morning going through the nine boxes (two others
 >held video tapes and I already had a list of the tapes so I knew
 >what they were... FUFOR witness interviews, for example... this
 >is what we get for cooperating with the AF Roswell
 >investigation.)

 >Another of the boxes contained the record of a court martial
 >that had nothing to do with UFOs. In 1957 a colonel (doctor) was
 >having unlawful carnal knowledge of a nurse, who, according to
 >the transcript, was not the brightest bulb in the display.

 >That left eight boxes... they contained many of the formerly
 >classified research materials that we have all seen... balloon
 >research, ejection system research... and other R & D projects.
 >This has some impact on the UFO case simply because these
 >classified projects could have held the explanation for what was
 >found... but they did not.

 >There were many copies of reports, interviews, and letters, from
 >McAndrew to various people. I think I found the Cavitt interview
 >a dozen times in various boxes and filed in folders. There was a
 >letter from McAndrew suggesting a testimonial dinner for Charles
 >Moore because of all his help. I hope that we, as taxpayers,
 >didn't have to spring for that.

 >Many of the letters were from McAndrew to various people and AF
 >organizations in his quest for information. Some of that made no
 >sense to me because it was clear that the organization would
 >have no info that would be relevant.

 >In the search of these eight boxes (remember two had video tapes
 >and the third held only the court martial) I found only enough
 >interesting information to occupy four pages of notes... one of
 >those was a classified evaluation of Blanchard by Ramey that
 >should end this nonsense that Blanchard was a loose cannon. Here
 >was Ramey's chance to sabotage Blanchard in a classified report
 >to Curtis LeMay, one that Blanchard would never know had been
 >made, and Ramey praises the man... this two years _after_ the
 >"balloon" crash. (Please note the quotes making it a sacastic
 >remark... everyone should know by now that I can be quite
 >sarcastic and am most of the time. I don't want anyone thinking
 >I buy the balloon story.)

 >There was nothing in those files that provided any real answers.
 >They were not recently declassified, Indigo Films ( at 999
 >Anderson Drive, Suite 110, San Rafael, CA  94901) had to know
 >that.

 >I knew, after only a couple of hours that these were not all of
 >what I had wanted, that contrary to what the host of the show
 >said, these were not recently declassified, and Indigo Films had
 >no exclusivity. Anyone who wanted could go to NARA and see the
 >stuff. Indigo was a little surprised when I told them what was
 >in the files and read to them from the index (which existed
 >because I asked NARA to inventory the material).

 >I spent three days going through the stuff to be thorough. I
 >wasn't given any white gloves to wear but there was no need for
 >that, other than show. I was interviewed for about three hours
 >and you saw how much of the stuff they used. Although it wasn't
 >clear at the time, from things that Karl has said since, it was
 >clear that I was on board so they could look balanced but they
 >communicated with him and only called me when no one else could
 >answer their questions.

 >Stan, I hope this is what you need, and if you have any specific
 >questions that might not be of interest to the List, let me
 >know.


Thanks much , Kevin. What I would like to find out is whether
any of their "experts" spent much time reviewing the documents,
or going to Roswell, or just showed up for the videotaping. Dr.
Park has been a noisy negativist for a long time and showed his
ignorance of Roswell in his debunking book Voodoo Science.

Elliston has written about government coverups, but again no
indication that any of the people had read your books or mine,
been to Roswell,talked to witnesses, etc I will try to reach
Indigo.

Strange thing is I had dealt with many of the false government
explanations in a paper 'Roswell Incident, USAF, and NY Times'
and in my review of 'The Roswell Report: Case Closed".


Thanks,

Stan Friedman



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