So far I haven't said much in this Blog about the so-called "Roswell Slides." I did mention them in my posting this past November 23 titled American University Visits UFO Fantasyland. I quoted from a news story about that academic (believers-only) UFO panel on WTOP's website:
one of the speakers used the occasion to reveal evidence he called a "smoking gun."
"We have come into possession of a couple of Kodachrome color slides of an alien being lying in a glass case," author and researcher Thomas Carey told the near-capacity crowd in Abramson Recital Hall.
He's been researching the 1947 Roswell incident since 1991.
"What's interesting is, the film is dated 1947. We took it to the official historian of Kodak up in Rochester, New York, and he did his due diligence on it, and he said yes, this filmstrip, the slides are from 1947. It's 1947 stock. And from the emulsions on the image, it's not something that's been Photoshopped like today. It's original 1947 images, and it shows an alien who's been partially dissected lying in a case."
Carey says the being looked like what he thought an alien from the famous Roswell incident would look like.
"3 and a half to 4 feet tall, the head is almost insect-like. The head has been severed, and there's been a partial autopsy; the innards have been removed, and we believe the cadaver has been embalmed, at least at the time this picture was taken. The owners of the slide -- it's an amazing story. The woman was a high-powered Midland, Texas, lawyer with a pilot's license. We think she was involved in intelligence in World War II, and her husband was a field geologist for an oil company."
Carey says he plans to reveal the images early next year.
On February 1, Kevin Randle's Blog hosted a guest entry by Anthony Bragalia, who is researching the background of the "Roswell slides." Bragalia, arguing forcefully for the authenticity of the slides, announced that the "reveal" of the slides would take place in Mexico City on May 5. Why in the world would slides of partially-autopsied Roswell aliens be revealed in a program in Mexico City? Bragalia did not explain why.
Dozens of comments quickly followed that piece, some of them asking why the "reveal" would take place in Mexico City, instead of in Roswell, or someplace in the U.S. Bragalia replied,
only the owner can answer that. I have indicated many times that we are only supporting his efforts in research and that any decisions about venue or manner of reveal is his alone. But why not? The official public announcement of the slides was made at American University in DC. Why not have the reveal of an item of global import be broadcast internationally and outside of the US? You are a Brit yourself, CDA yet you take extreme interest in Roswell. Don't be so US-centric.
Having taken a "Mexico UFO tour" back in 1996 (see chapter 21 of my book UFO Sightings), I was already quite familiar with the UFO and paranormal-related media empire of one Jaime Maussan, who has made himself quite wealthy by promoting highly-dubious claims about aliens and such in Mexico. He spent quite a bit of time with us, and showed us the inner workings of his dubious paranormal promotional enterprise. I posted the following comment:
In Mexico, Maussan is like Art Bell, George Noory, and Steven Greer, all rolled up into one. For quite a while, nobody answered that question. Then BINGO - the following Youtube announcement video was posted:
When Maussan's involvement was revealed, a collective groan was heard from just about everybody who knows anything about current UFOlogy. Anyone who has gone to a UFO conference anywhere in the last twenty years has likely heard a talk by Maussan, making wild claims and showing highly-dubious photos and videos. He is considered one of the least-credible UFO personalities active today. The page for ALCIONE (in Spanish) lists "more than 40 frauds" that Maussan has promoted. Tim Printy also has some interesting comments about Maussan.
|An ad promoting Maussan's 2009 'alien revelation' show in Mexico City. "ET Contact" was "immanent" six years ago.|
Why is Maussan involved in the matter of the "Roswell slides?" We don't yet know for sure, but presumably "the owner" sold the rights to the slides to the highest bidder, and the highest bidder was Maussan. It is also reported that a TV program about the slides is in production, but nobody in the know has publicly commented on this.
|Under "Great Mysteries of the Third Millennium," Maussan presents a video of a horse flying across the sky.|
In this video, Maussan is interviewing Adam Dew. From what he says, it appears that Dew is the person who obtained these "Roswell slides," and brought them forward. Thus it appears that Dew is claiming to be "the owner" of the slides. However, I asked Bragalia if Dew is the owner; he replied that Dew is not. (Perhaps that is true on a technicality - Dew may have sold the slides to Maussan?)
Here Maussan interviews Tom Carey about the "Roswell slides."
If you want to see lots of weird-looking creatures, go to Google Images and type in Jaime Maussan Aliens. Along those lines, here is a video of Maussan showing us aliens. Lots and lots of them. Don't worry if you can't understand the Spanish; he's just showing off his collection of photos and videos of aliens. And as of el prossimo Cinco de Mayo, Maussan will have two more photos of aliens to add to his already-impressive collection.