by Jerome Clark
I have stayed out of the debate between Friedman, Schmitt and Randle on one side and my fellow columnist and old friend, John Keel, on the other as they have argued the merits of the Roswell evidence, though regular readers will have no trouble divining which side I’m on. Nonetheless, I must correct a misleading assertion Keel makes in The Roswell Furor in FATE’s January issue.
Keel says that witnesses to the Roswell events—as of December 1990 nearly 300 had been located and interviewed—cannot be trusted because ever since 1947, when the crash took place, UFO buffs have been “molesting” them to turn a Japanese balloon into a downed spaceship. “The Roswell thing has been revived every few years,” he says. In his view, in the more than four decades since something plummeted into the Brazel ranch in New Mexico, participants’ testimony Read the rest of this entry »