The Summer Of ’47 The UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico


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THE SUMMER OF '47 The UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico

 

The UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico. Development of U-2, SR-71 spy
planes and VCASS for RPVs.

During the summer of 1947, a few weeks after a private pilot reported
seeing a flight of unusual aircraft skimming along the mountain tops in the
Pacific Northwest, Mac Brazel, a sheep rancher living near Corona, New Mexico
stomped into the sheriff's office to complain that something large had fallen
from the sky and was cluttering up one of his meadows. After hearing a
description of the object, the sheriff suggested Mac report the incident to
the authorities at Roswell Army Air Field.

Roswell AAF was, in 1947, home to the 509th Bomb Group. The 509th flew
B-29s that carried Atomic Bombs. In the same general area and comprising a
triangle were Los Alamos, New Mexico where the first atomic bomb was tested,
and White Sands Missile Test Centre. Authorities at Roswell were curious
enough to send a detail out to Mac's place to have a look at the object,
fearing, perhaps, that one of the B-29s had lost a part in flight. (Nothing
was ever reported missing in subsequent press releases).

After they arrived at the meadow, they went ballistic, cordoned off the
area, gathered up every scrap of the object and carried it back to Roswell
AAF. A few hours later, someone issued a press release stating emphatically
that Roswell had in its possession an alien spacecraft - a flying saucer! The
next press release downgraded the metallic-like flying saucer to a rubber and
wood weather balloon.

This encounter has been dubbed the "Roswell Incident" and,
even after 45 years, has refused to go away, despite the government's
attempts to deny that anything unusual happened. Later reports, real or
imagined, indicate that the "weather balloon" was placed aboard a
railway flat car and transported to Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio
for examination.

Two questions arise: (1) If it was a weather balloon, why did someone
feel it required examination by the Air Force at one of the most secret bases
in the world? and (2) who had a weather balloon so large it had to be
transported by rail car with an armed guard rather than in a small cardboard
box in a modest sized airplane?

If it was a weather balloon it would have been launched from one of the
bases mentioned and the Air Force had no business examining it. A call to Los
Alamos or White Sands would have produced the owner and they should have
claimed it, extracted the data and tossed the ruined balloon into the trash.

It is interesting to note that the person who issued the second press
release claiming the object was a weather balloon had never seen the object
and issued the claim only on direct orders from higher authority. He insists,
to this day, that because of the furore created over the recovery of the
object, he is convinced it was not a weather balloon or any kind of aircraft
known on this planet. In 1947 the press, the Air Force, and scientists spent
a lot of time trying to convince the American public that no aircraft could
enter our airspace without being detected by radar, especially around
Roswell, Los Alamos and White Sands.

But what most people didn't know then and still don't know today, is
that in 1947 America had an aircraft that was, for all practical purposes,
invisible to radar! It had not been designed as a stealth aircraft because no
one even understood the concept in 1947, but this airplane, the brainchild of
Northrup Aviation, the YB-49 Flying Wing, reflected such a small radar image
that ground operators literally could not detect it. Indeed, its profile was
so slight while airborne that it could not be seen visually until it was over
the airfield!

So the claim that an aircraft could not penetrate American airspace
undetected in 1947 was a lie and the government knew it was a lie.

I believe if the Army had produced several large pieces of a crashed
B-29 (they were not known for not crashing, after all), and had let a few
hundred journalists take pictures and print them in every newspaper in
America, the incident would have died right there. But they didn't. They told
us they had found a flying saucer which mysteriously turned into a weather balloon
and word leaked out that it had been sent to the Foreign Technologies Centre
at Wright Pat for examination.

The Foreign Technologies Centre at WPAFB claims they take foreign
aircraft apart to see how they were manufactured, how they work and what danger,
if any, they pose to America. I believe that. Still, since Russian pilots now
fly their latest fighter planes and bombers at air shows on American soil and
in every country sponsoring an international airs how, and since anyone with
enough money-governments and private citizens alike-can purchase one of these
"foreign" aircraft, and since we trade and sell aircraft like
cattle to countries who have even claimed to be our enemies, what could be so
secret about any foreign aircraft that the Foreign Technologies Centre is
still so secure one literally cannot get past the entry foyer without getting
shot? Just how foreign is their foreign technology? Is it across the border
in another country, across the ocean on another continent, or is it across
the cosmos on another planet? How does the Air Force define it?

45 years ago the technology for stealth aircraft did not exist and
neither did the machines for analysing material which could not be
identified-materials which might have fallen from or might have been a part
of an alien spacecraft. 45 years ago no one could identify exotic materials
such as carbon fibre composites that are lighter than but stronger than
steel, do not reflect radar images and can enter Earth's atmosphere from
space without falling apart. But someone devised such a machine and that
raises another question: Why would anyone have need of a machine to analyse
exotic, unheard of materials unless they were required to examine something
they could not otherwise identify with machines already in production?

As early as 20 years ago no one could have identified carbon fibre
composites. Now the Air Force scientists at Wright Pat claim they could,
given time, identify anything and eventually discover what function it
performed!

The question is: Why would they need to do that unless they had found
something somewhere that prompted the development of the technology?

Did it take 25 years or more to unlock the secrets of the Roswell
"weather balloon"? Were carbon fibre composites just on chance
discovered to have the exact properties required to construct a lightweight,
strong, invisible aircraft capable of flying into and out of Earth's
atmosphere a few years after the Roswell saucer was delivered to WPAFB?

Let's jump to the near present. Kelly Johnson and a team of amazing
co-workers developed the Lockheed U-2 spy plane to carry out recon missions
over unfriendly countries during the cold war era. It was basically a high
altitude powered glider, thought to fly so high that it was out of range of enemy
missiles until CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers was brought down over Russia,
not by a direct hit, but by the sonic explosion of the fired missile. The U-2
was a large, slow, conventionally powered (jet engine), conventionally built
(aluminium, titanium, rubber, plastic) aircraft that could be easily spotted
and tracked on radar. It flew at high altitudes for great distances taking
pictures inside foreign countries, but it did not represent a great leap
forward as far as aircraft technology was concerned. The great leap forward
would be left to the next airplane, the SR-71 "Blackbird."

Statistics of the SR-71 are still classified even though the plane has
been decommissioned. It was built of exotic composites, parts of the skin
fitted so loosely that the plane actually leaked fuel before takeoff. Once in
the air and after the skin of the aircraft heated up from friction, the plane
sealed itself. The pilot would find a waiting plane, refuel, and make a dash
for its mission somewhere in the neighbourhood of 2000 miles per hour ahead
of its two great ram engines. Although a lot of unfriendly people tried to
shoot them down, they flew so fast that no known missiles could catch them.
They served America well and were recently retired from service. Visit
Boeing's Air Museum in Seattle and you will see one prominently displayed but
you will be unable to find out just what it was really capable of doing.

Anyone who has been around airplanes for more than a few months knows
that the government, and particularly CIA, does not retire their best
aircraft unless and until a suitable replacement has been developed, tested,
flown and certified airworthy.

Now let's jump to the immediate present and Lockheed's super secret
"Skunk Works" where the U-2 and the SR-71 were developed for CIA. A
considerable workforce is still at that facility, still working and still
being funded to create new and awesome aircraft unheard of just a few years
ago. At least one of those aircraft, Aurora, is now flying from Beale Air
Force Base near Sacramento, California and landing at a secret base near
Groom Lake, Nevada after dashing across oceans and continents at altitudes of
200,000 feet (40 miles) and speeds of Mach 6 (4000 miles an hour).

An unidentified aircraft was tracked by RAF radar operators in 1991
leaving a remote NATO/RAF base at Mackrihanish in western Scotland at a speed
of Mach 3 when no aircraft capable of that performance was known to exist.
They have been heard, their contrails spotted and photographed, their sonic
profiles recorded by CIT seismologists in Pasadena, California. Eyewitnesses
in the western US and in Great Britain have filed reports of sightings.
Others have reported hearing the low growling sounds of its engine(s).

The seismic profile of the sonic boom has been recorded by CIT
personnel in response to people asking if there had been an earthquake. It is
unlike anything ever recorded before. Photographs of the contrail clearly
define the power source of Aurora to be a pulse detonation wave engine or
pulse jet similar to that used on the German V-1 "Buzz Bomb" during
the second world war, but on a much grander scale.

But where the V-1 was relatively slow (Hurricane and Spitfire pilots
shot them down if they were lucky, and Meteor pilots had no trouble catching
them at all), Aurora's engine produces such thrust that the plane could
circle the planet at the equator, a distance of about 25,000 miles, in a bit
over six hours. The sonic booms are produced as the plane decelerates from
hypersonic flight (Mach 5+) over north central California to land at Groom
Lake, Nevada.

This is an aircraft so radical in design and construction, so powerful,
that it can literally take off from the ground, enter space and return to
earth without rocket boosters. Just like a flying saucer might do, or exactly
as we imagine a flying saucer should do. I questioned someone who should know
if the Aurora was of a classic saucer design and the answer was a quick,
"No." A bit too quick, perhaps. But the "classic" saucer
shape is not really suitable for hypersonic flight in the heavy air of
Earth's atmosphere where friction would cause it to heat to the melting
point. If it was constructed of conventional materials.

But the SR-71 would be so hot that no one could touch it for hours
after it landed and it stayed together just fine. It was actually a better
plane when it was red hot because it wasn't leaking fuel all over the runway!
The argument against the ovate ellipsoid (saucer shape aircraft), and a
fairly good one at that, is that the shape creates too much drag for the
amount of thrust required to allow it to get off the ground and remain
airborne efficiently. The argument has some merit and is one of the problems
that arose with the YB-49 Flying Wing.

The wing was so thick that the plane could not accelerate to Mach 1,
the speed of sound, with the engines that were being produced at that time.
Even with eight jet engines labouring behind it, the Span Loader was a
subsonic aircraft.

But aircraft technology has changed rather spectacularly since 1947.
Aircraft, especially combat aircraft designed for sustained high speed
flight, have gotten flatter, longer and wider, and their wings have gotten
shorter and thinner, often to the point of being hazardous to ground support
personnel. Bulky, protruding tail assemblies have disappeared completely or
have been contoured into the fuselage/wing junctions.

In other words, modern aircraft are beginning to look more and more
like modified ovate ellipsoids! A great paradox of aircraft design is that
the more stable the aircraft is, the harder it is to fly. A perfectly stable
aircraft probably wouldn't get off the ground once it got up a full head of
steam since the inertial forces would tend to keep it heading right down the
runway until it screamed off into the trees. That's why fast, high
performance fighter planes are built to be extremely unstable, flyable only
by banks of computers that constantly monitor and vector it in the proper
direction when the pilot makes slight pressures on the control yoke.

The pilot doesn't fly the airplane; he sends electronic signals to the
computer and the computer flies the airplane. But the computer gives
something back. It presents displays on video screens of a quasi-virtual
world in two dimensions that allow the pilot to understand where he is, what
his plane is doing, what other planes are doing, how many other airplanes are
nearby, what ground features are in the way, where his target is, how many
weapons are on board and what type they are, and gives precise times and
angles to deploy them for optimum kill.

Jump back to Building 248, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton,
Ohio and the immediate present. Here technicians are creating the ultimate
flying computer. It is not an aircraft; it is a helmet. The world outside the
aircraft is presented in two dimensions and in colour on the visor inside the
helmet via an umbilical cord attached to a computer tucked away somewhere in
the airframe. It is called VCASS or Visually Coupled Airborne Systems
Simulator. The pilot doesn't even have to see what is outside his airplane
from the moment he sits down and turns the key until he opens the lid and
climbs out!

Future developments, if not already produced, will incorporate sound to
alert the pilot of approaching aircraft so precisely that the pilot need only
shift his eyes to that side to "see" the aircraft. Speed, altitude,
flight attitude, fuel, heading, ground features, man-made features, weapons
stores and more are displayed inside the helmet by tiny video cameras
receiving information from sensors located all over the aircraft.

The helmet will tell the pilot what kind of aircraft is approaching,
its speed, heading, if it is friendly or not, and select the appropriate
weapons on standby in case the pilot elects to engage in aerial combat. The
computer, like a real-life R2D2 co-pilot will fly the aircraft through tight
maneuvers if the pilot blacks out and will perform the necessary evasive
tactics until the pilot regains consciousness and resumes control.

So what does all this modern aircraft technology have to do with what
happened, or might have happened, near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947? Just
this:

Doesn't it seems strange that all this amazing technology popped up at
the same time? We have an airplane flying around the world in six hours that
can take off from the ground, enter space and come back to land at the same
airfield.

We have exotic new materials to use in the construction of sub space
and hyper space aircraft. We have a virtual world display in two dimensions,
with sound, going on inside a pilot's helmet.

We have aircraft computers so intelligent that they can fly airplanes
without assistance from the pilot from lift-off on earth to touchdown on the
moon or Mars or beyond.

We have laser guided weapons so precise that they can hit single
buildings.

We have communications devises floating around in space that can guide
ships and aircraft to destinations anywhere on this planet, precisely, in
total darkness.

Think about this: Why is a super secret aircraft flying around taking
pictures of the entire planet? Because someday, in the very near future, the
computer in an even newer aircraft is going to have to know where to take the
airplane when it returns from an interplanetary journey, and the computer
will have to know long before it reaches the Earth's atmosphere.

Computers look at pictures and make two dimensional maps to store in
memory. Here is O'Hare, here is JFK, here is Atlanta, here is Dallas, here is
Roswell, New Mexico. We'll land there. Or here is Moscow, here is Baghdad.

They may be future targets.

Friendly or enemy, the two dimensional images will one day be projected
inside a pilot's helmet or on the surface of the canopy, or as
three-dimensional displays, in colour, in mid-air as holograms (and where did
that technology come from just when we needed it?)

The pilot will open and close "windows", just as graphic
artists now do with their Macs and PCs, to select desired features or landing
sites, enlarging them for detail or reducing them for an overview by simply
raising a finger and pushing a button he believes he sees in the helmet. To
anyone outside, it will appear as if he is poking the air.

Impossible? Not at all. You can do it with your home computer if you
have the right program. Touch the screen with a stylus and the image changes.
Draw pictures with your finger. Stretch it, move it, colour it. If the
computer is programmed to perform a function when you move your finger, the
computer will perform the same or different function if it is programmed to
"believe" you have touched a button in mid air that really isn't
there, that only exists in the computer's memory!

It is being done right now in Building 248 at WPAFB, in Dayton, Ohio,
in the USA, and probably in other labs in other countries as well. We are an
ace from jumping off this rock and going where no man has gone before.

Before you discount this, consider one last item: Some years ago
scientists launched a tiny hunk of iron called Voyager from this planet.
Inscribed on its golden skin was the precise address of planet Earth. Inside
were the sounds and scenes of earthlings, from songs to poems to whispers and
sighs, the very breath and voice of humans and animals right down to the love
songs of migrating whales.

Carefully patterned directions and arithmetic equations were provided
to lead someone back to the launching site. It is now in deep space emitting
signals to announce its passing to anyone or anything intelligent enough to
hear and understand.

Earth scientists expect it to be found and returned!

It does not really matter if flying saucers exist or not. It does not
matter much if the Air Force is hiding an alien spacecraft and its pilots or
if they are not (frankly, I would opt for the Naval Research Lab in
Washington, DC as the final resting place of the Roswell saucer).

What matters is that we have obtained the technology, whether as a gift
in return for allowing someone to live here or as pure scientific discovery,
to create a craft capable of doing most of the things a flying saucer should
do.





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