On July 8, 1947, Roswell Air Force Base Command issued a statement that said: “The Reconnaissance Division of the 509th Bomber Air Group, US Eighth Air Force, with the assistance of a local farmer and county sheriff, discovered the Flying Disc.” The disc was taken to Roswell AFB, where it underwent preliminary inspection ".
Former Federal Reclamation Service engineer Grady "Barney" Barnett confided to friends about what he saw on the morning of July 3, 1947: “I was passing through those places when the lights of my car were reflected from some large metal object. It was a disc-shaped object 25-30 feet (about 9 meters) in diameter. While he was staring at him, other people came up. They began to examine the dead bodies lying on the ground. The device was split by explosion or blow. I went very close to the bodies to look at them. Their heads were round, their eyes were small, and they had no hair. The bodies are rather small by our standards, but their heads were large in relation to the body. The clothes seemed one-piece, gray in color, without belts or buttons. They all seem to have been men.
While we were examining the bodies, the officer asked who we were, declared that all this was the property of the army, and left. Then other soldiers arrived and, having cordoned off the place, ordered us to leave it and not say anything to anyone, because it is our patriotic duty."
Sergeant Melvin E. Brown told his daughters how he accompanied a refrigerator with bodies from a crashed disc discovered in New Mexico in July 1947. He happened to see two corpses then. He then guarded the hangar where everything was stored until it was sent to Fort Worth.
On July 5, 1947, 5-year-old Gerald Anderson, together with his father, uncle and cousin, went in search of moss agates to the San Agustin plateau and saw a silvery disc there: “There were three creatures, three bodies, they were lying on the ground, in the shadow of that gizmos. About four feet tall, with exorbitantly large heads and almond-shaped eyes of coal blackness. Two showed no signs of life, the third was breathing heavily, as if his ribs were broken. There was also the fourth, he was sitting on the ground, everything was in order with him, he seemed to be helping the victim. At our appearance, he shrank into a ball, as if he was afraid that he would be hit."
Roswell investigator Jaime Shandera in December 1984 received an unaddressed envelope with an Albuquerque, New Mexico postmark, inside which was a typewritten text titled "Memorandum for the Department of Defense," dated September 24, 1947, signed by Harry Truman and addressed to the Secretary of Defense James Forrestal. Truman pointed to the need to create a group of 12 people ("Majestic-12") to study UFOs.
These documents, in particular, highlighted the difficulties of studying UFO sightings: “Despite our best efforts, little was learned until one farmer reported that such an object crashed in the New Mexico desert, about seventy-five miles away. northwest of Roswell AFB.
On July 7, 1947, a secret operation was carried out to collect the wreckage of the object for scientific study. During the operation, aerial reconnaissance discovered four dwarf humanoid creatures, apparently thrown from the aircraft shortly before the explosion. These creatures were picked up two miles east of the crash site. All four were dead and in a state of decomposition due to rodents, as well as from lying in the open for about a week.A special group of scientists took measures to preserve the bodies for their subsequent study."
Interrogation of the surviving alien
A man calling himself Victor smuggled in from Groom Lake, Nevada, some kind of videotape, 2 minutes 55 seconds long. Victor offered the tape to many broadcasters, even negotiated with Fox TV, but they turned him down due to problems with authenticity, similar to those that arose when the alien autopsy tape in Roswell was published.
Finally, in July 1996, Victor found an independent Los Angeles-based company called Rocket Home Pictures Productions that agreed to air the explosive material. Renowned ufologist Sean David Morton was asked to comment as the first outside viewer of the film.
After watching the recording, Morton conducted a detailed analysis of what he saw: “The film was shot through thick glass that did not let sounds through. The interview took place in a darkened room illuminated by a greenish light. I was able to see the silhouettes of two men, one wearing a military uniform and the other, who occasionally wiped sweat from his forehead, in civilian clothes. They sat with their backs to the camera at the end of a long table lined with microphones and wires. They had something like medical devices. Each individual blinked randomly, as if showing a bad heart. At the other end of the table sat a small creature with black eyes and a large head, similar to those who appear in nightmares to thousands of people abducted by aliens."
The stranger made jerky movements and swayed. Morton especially noted the sick appearance of the creature: "His skin was pinkish-beige, but part of his head was covered with bruises and crimson from bruises."
Towards the end of the film, the creature began to have violent seizures, as if it was having a seizure. The alien's mouth opened and closed until foam started to flow. At that moment, the readings of the heart rate apparatus began to jump (as Morton describes), which was noticed by a man in military uniform and called for doctors. When the doctors began to treat the alien, the recording was cut off. Victor believes that the man on the left of the tape, whose only hands and the back of his head are visible, was a military telepath, apparently accustomed to contacting the creature.
Morton was confident in the tape's authenticity, citing the alien abduction stories and the information at the bottom of the frame: “Many facts indirectly confirm the tape's authenticity. The appearance of the extraterrestrial being is exactly what hundreds of abductees describe. The information placed at the bottom of the frame also confirms the reliability of the film. The film was marked DNI / 27 at the bottom of the frame. This is most likely an encoded date and time to minutes and seconds.
The letters DNI can be an acronym for Department of Naval Intelligence, the group responsible for the famous Area 51."
Area 51 Secrets
Area 51 is a military base, a remote division of Edwards Air Force Base. Located in the United States in the south of Nevada, 133 km northwest of Las Vegas, on the southern shore of the dry salt lake Groom Lake. Area 51 is part of the Nellis Military Operations Zone, around which airspace is restricted for flight. Until recently, the Area 51 base was one of the biggest secrets of the American government, its existence was officially recognized by the Pentagon only in 1994.
Former base worker Bob Lazar claimed that a UFO laboratory is located underground in the center of this secret facility. And in the late 1990s, Scott Rain, also a former employee of Area 51, spoke on American television, said that one of the underground hangars of this base contains extraterrestrial beings.
American officials responded surprisingly quickly to this statement, they began to claim that the information released to the public was untrue and that Scott Raine was simply insane.Soon, the President of the United States, Bill Clinton, himself, who, having recognized the existence of a test site in the Nevada desert, denied all statements about the presence of a secret ufological laboratory in it, came out with a refutation of Scott Rein's statement. To which Bob Lazar replied that "it is unlikely that the President of America would come out with a refutation of the statements of some abnormal." “The president’s speech itself bears more support for Rein’s words than any other confirmation,” Lazar said in an interview with The New York Times.
DNI's connection to Area 51 is well known. George Nap, a television reporter who interviewed Bob Lazar at the time, confirmed that when Lazar worked in Area 51, his paychecks were stamped with DNI.
Victor, the only person who could explain the origin of the video of the interrogation of the alien, flatly refused to give interviews or tell anything, saying that then the special services would find him and eliminate him.
Producer Jeff Broadstreet, who met with Victor, said: "He has been involved in digitizing a huge number of analog videotapes on DVD and videodiscs."
Broadstreet asked Victor if the sick creature had died, to which he replied: "I only know that it was completely exhausted by the end of the interrogation."
This whole story might seem unlikely, if not for the numerous testimonies and people involved in it. Perhaps the US military actually committed another heinous crime by staging a "ufological Guantanamo" and holding the surviving pilot of a crashed flying saucer against his will at Area 51.
Even if you, dear readers, are interested in ufology, this information is most likely unknown to you. The fact is that in May 1997 on American television in the program "Mysterious World" a fragment of a video recording of a conversation … with a space alien was shown!
How the secret became apparent
The said TV broadcast lasted only a few seconds, although the duration of the entire video was about three minutes. It is said to have been taken at the American Nellis Air Force Base, located at the bottom of the dried-up Groom Lake in Nevada and known as Area 51.
A cassette with a sensational recording was allegedly stolen by a former employee of the aforementioned air base, hiding under the pseudonym Victor. According to him, this video tape "is only a tiny part of a huge archive located in Area 51 and containing records of hundreds of hours of conversations with aliens of different origins."
A fragment of the video that flashed in the telecast re-awakened interest in Area 51 - eight years after the statement of the physicist Bob Lazar that the military had restored nine spacecraft of extraterrestrial origin on its territory.
According to Victor, he decided that people should see the entire recording he had obtained, and offered it to the heads of several television companies, including Robert Kiviat, the author of the world famous documentary "Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction?" But Kiviat, convinced that he had once already been deceived into believing in the authenticity of the alien autopsy tape, showed no interest in Victor's proposal.
The cassette was eventually bought by the Los Angeles-based Rocket Pictures Home Video. They decided to use it in a documentary exposing the government's involvement in UFO research in Area 51. The studio commissioned independent producer Jeff Broadstreet, who is knowledgeable about UFOs, to make the film.
The latter showed Victor's video to a group of experts, among whom were famous ufologists - Sean Morton, Whitley Striber and retired Colonel Robert Dean, as well as two special effects specialists working in Hollywood.
In August 1997, Rocket Pictures released the documentary Area 51: Interview with an Alien.Sean Morton, who starred in the film, says Victor's footage is "absolutely amazing."
Here's how he describes the video's content and his viewing experience:
“The shooting was carried out through a transparent screen. There is no soundtrack (sound track) on the tape. The interview was conducted in a darkened room, illuminated only by a dim greenish light. The silhouettes of two men are visible: an officer dressed in a uniform jacket with stars on his shoulder straps, and another, in a civilian suit, who rubs his forehead from time to time.
On the other side of the table, facing the camera, sits a short creature with a pear-shaped or light bulb-shaped head and large black eyes. It is reminiscent of the nightmare characters that are told by thousands of abduction victims."
They both sit at a table with their backs to the camera. On the table there are wiring harnesses, connectors, several microphones and some other medical equipment. Behind the table are monitors, one of them pulsating a curve reminiscent of a recording of a very sick heart.
However, the condition of the alleged alien soon aroused Morton's concern.
“At some point, the“interviewee's”head suddenly turned red, strange swelling appeared on it, and it began to twitch. It looked like the creature was gripped by an attack of suffocation. It opened and closed the mouth, from which some liquid soon flowed.
At the same time, the signal on the monitor, where, apparently, the creature's cardiogram was recorded, began to gallop feverishly across the entire screen, and at that moment two people in white coats ran into the room. One of them put his hand around the creature's head and shone a flashlight into his eyes, while the other stuck his fingers into his mouth, as if he wanted to ease his breathing. At this point, the video ends."
Video credibility estimates
Jeff Broadstreet is very cautious about this video:
Whether it is genuine or not, I cannot say for certain. Rocket Pictures intended to present the situation objectively, so in our documentary we present not only information from Victor and the opinions of Morton and Dean, who speak about the authenticity of the recording, but also criticisms of specialists in the production of special effects in cinema, who consider a "space alien" or a mechanical doll, or a drawing made by computer graphics methods.
A study of his past would help to establish the authenticity (or fake) of Victor's video footage, but, as Broadstreet says, “He did not give us his real name or what he did at Area 51, although he claimed to have worked there. According to him, he fears most of all that the authorities might get on his trail, and then he will have trouble, like Bob Lazar."
In the film of the studio "Rocket Pictures" the mysterious Victor himself acts as a character, his voice sounds from the screen. But Victor's face is not visible there: instead of him there is a dark spot on the screen. This is another element of conspiracy.
According to Broadstreet's assumption, Victor erased the soundtrack from the videotape so that it was impossible to "figure out" who the two men who appear in the film are. Victor says that the officer is an assistant, and the conversation with the alien is conducted by a man in civilian clothes, a psychic telepath working for the government.
Broadstreet asked Victor if the alien's sudden deterioration, captured on videotape, had ended in the death of the alien.
I'm not sure about this, - he answered, - but I know for sure that he no longer took part in such events.
And when asked if he saw living aliens on the territory of Area 51, Victor replied that he happened to see them in other circumstances. Victor could not tell whether the aliens voluntarily ended up in Area 51. Or didn't want to.
UFO researcher Whitley Striber, author of the bestselling books Communion and Transformations, initially thought Victor's footage was a fake, but he was deeply moved and moved by the alien image he saw on screen. when he himself was in the role of alien abductor, the impression was so strong that he decided not to watch the video again.
Colonel Dean's dissenting opinion
Colonel Bob Dean, one of the investigators of those UFOs with which people belonging to the military environment occurred, considered the video to be genuine.
When I was invited to watch, he says, I was sure that they would show me another fake. But what I saw made a very strong impression on me, and I realized that such a recording could not be fake.
By the way, Dean is one of those few ufologists who believe in the authenticity of the film about the autopsy of an alien. His belief in the veracity of both tapes is based on the fact that they feature creatures similar to those aliens whose corpses were captured in photographs of victims of a long-standing UFO disaster.
I know the autopsy film is not a fake, says the colonel. - I saw these photographs 20 years ago, and then they were shown to our allies, members of the SEATO organization, the treaty of the countries of South-East Asia.
The emergence of Victor's video is part of a secret plan by the CIA, which in this way is trying to manipulate public opinion, Dean believes. He is convinced that the appearance of the alien from Victor's tape is the same as in other photographs of aliens. The same can be said for the alien autopsy movie.
When everyone saw that the alien's appearance did not correspond to generally accepted ideas, they considered the film to be fabricated, the colonel continues. - The creature in the video also does not look like a typical gray man, but people do not take into account that we are dealing not with one, but with several types of others.
Serious ufologists approach such sensational "evidence" as a film about an autopsy of an alien or a video of an interview with a creature of the same type with great caution. To recognize such "evidence" as genuine or, on the contrary, false, very convincing arguments of trustworthy specialists are needed.
In the meantime, about both "evidence" for a long time there have been heated debates, both in the ufological, and in the scientific and pseudoscientific environment. And there is no end in sight.
An alien is a living intelligent creature that is an alien from another planet on the host planet. At present, it is also a cultural phenomenon, a hypothetical or fictional representative of an intelligent extraterrestrial civilization, an inhabitant of another planet (often non-human).
The term "alien" can also be replaced by the terms "alien" and "alien" (the latter substitution option is not always appropriate).
The humanoid alien, as a rule, is distinguished by upright posture, pronounced lower and upper limbs, paired external features oriented along the vertical axis
For example, the classical image of the gray alien is also characterized by the non-obvious absence of sex signs in him as a biological species due to the absence of clearly expressed external genital organs and sexual dimorphism, since most descriptions of the appearance and behavior of aliens present them as middle-class creatures, asexual and impersonal.
In artistic culture (books, films and television series, comics, computer games), the images of aliens vary considerably. They are often animals, or similar to terrestrial ones (in many cases, like monkeys or insects, as a rule, insects with a developed social organization and xenophobia appear in the role of the terrestrial analogue of the latter (for example, ants or bees, which corresponds to the image of a huge collective intelligence, refusing contact with other species and waging endless wars of destruction with them), or xenomorphs, which have no analogues among terrestrial beings.
Sometimes aliens are thought of as functional animal-plant hybrids, intelligent plants, fungi, very rarely - colonies of bacteria or viruses (the latter always need host organisms), there are also types of pure disembodied mind or consisting of a monotonous amorphous substance, intelligent oceans (Solaris) or planets … Sometimes even the eggs laid by aliens are endowed with thinking. In some cases, the morphology of aliens seems unclear, but they take on a human or human-like appearance in order to facilitate their contact with people.
Not all extraterrestrial intelligent beings are "aliens" in the literal sense (beings that lived on other planets or once lived on them): occasionally in the works of the inhabitants of the stars or outer space. Also, the imagination of the authors gives the ability to think to such physical objects as interstellar clouds, stars, galaxies and even clusters of galaxies. The image of an alien is very different depending on whether the first contact with an extraterrestrial race is depicted or the distant future, in which such contacts are commonplace.
When depicting the first contact, aliens often appear in the form of humanoids, less often non-humanoids. One of the stereotypical fantasy themes is the alien invasion, when aliens appear as an aggressive force (usually immediately upon the situation of first contact) that can destroy humanity. Awareness of such actions, as a rule, remains on the conscience of the author - in some cases they seek to seize the Earth, guided by clear motives (passion for conquest, the need to obtain resources), sometimes, not realizing the destructiveness of their actions for humanity