The Roswell Report: Case Closed

The Roswell Report: Case Closed

by United States Air Force


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Throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, the subject of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) has evoked strong opinions and emotions. For some, the belief in or study of UFOs (known as ufology) has taken on the dimensions of a religious quest. Others remain nonbelievers or at least skeptical of the existence of alien beings and elusive vehicles which never quite seem to manifest themselves. Regardless of one’s conviction, nowhere has the debate about UFOs been more spirited than over the events that unfolded near the small New Mexico city of Roswell in the summer of 1947. Numerous witnesses, including former military personnel and respectable members of the local community, have come forward with tales of humanoid beings, alien technologies, and government cover-ups that have caused even the most skeptical observers to pause and take notice.

In July 1994, at the request of the Government Accounting Office, the U.S. Air Force completed a thousand-page report to explain the events that transpired in and near Roswell in the summer of 1947. That report sought to bring all the facts to light, declassify all the documents, and present the definitive truth to the public. The Roswell Report: Case Closed is the follow up to that report and contains additional materials and analysis intended to reach a complete, open, and final explanation of the events that occurred in the Southwest many years ago. While this explanation may not be as titillating as tales of unearthly craft and creatures, it is a fascinating story nonetheless.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620872048
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

The United States Air Force

is headquartered at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and also authors the U.S.
Air Force Survival Handbook.

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Guide for Readers vii

Introduction 1

Section 1 Flying Saucer Crashes and Alien Bodies 5

1.1 The "Crash Sites," Scenarios, and Research Methods 11

1.2 High Altitude Balloon Dummy Drops 23

1.3 High Altitude Balloon Operations 37

1.4 Comparison of Witnesses Accounts to U.S: Air Force Activities 55

Section 2 Reports of Bodies at the Roswell Army Air Field Hospital 75

2.1 The "Missing" Nurse and the Pediatrician 81

2.2 Aircraft Accidents 93

2.3 High Altitude Research Projects 101

2.4 Comparison of the Hospital Account to the Balloon Mishap 109

Conclusion 123


Section One 127

Section Two 139

Appendix A Anthropomorphic Dummy Launch and Landing Locations 155

Appendix B Witness Statements 159

Charles E. Clouthier 160

Charles A. Coltman, Jr., Col., USAF, MC (Ret) 162

Dan D. Fulgham, Col., USAF (Ret) 164

Bernard D. Gildenberg, GS-14 (Ret) 166

Ole Jorgensen.MSgt, USAF (Ret) 169

William C. Kaufman, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret) 171

Joseph W. Kittmger, Jr., Col., USAF (Ret) 174

Roland H. Lutz, CMSgt., USAF (Ret) 178

Raymond A. Madson, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret) 180

Frank B. Nordstrom, M.D 182

Appendix C Interviews 185

Gerald Anderson 187

Glenn Dennis 197

Alice Knight 213

Vern Maltais 214

James Ragsdale 215

Selected Bibliography of Technical Reports 221

Index 225


Section 1

1.1 Comparison of Testimony to Actual Air Force Equipment, Vehicles, and Procedures Used to Launch and Recover Anthropomorphic Dummies 69

Section 2

2.1 Persons Described and Periods of Service at Roswell AAF/Walker AFB 91

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