Bill Moore and the Roswell Incident: The True Believers Deceived
By Robert G. Todd
«« Part 1; Introduction and Cover Letter
Part 2: Draft of Collection Memorandum
The first page of the collection memo was retyped on the fake without
alterations of any kind, except for the unusual classification markings.
The first substantive alteration to the genuine text appears in
The genuine document says:
This strange object, or phenomenon, may be considered, in view of
certain observations, as long-range aircraft capable of a high rate of
climb, high cruising speed (possibly sub-sonic at all times) and highly
maneuverable and capable of being flown in very tight formation. For the
purpose of analysis and evaluation of the so-called "flying saucer"
phenomenon, the object sighted is being assumed to be a manned
aircraft, of Russian origin, and based on the perspective thinking and actual
accomplishments of the Germans.
The portions in the above quote in underlined italics highlight
information the forger deliberately omitted from the fake version, or
otherwise rearranged or altered from the text in the original version,
in an obvious attempt to make the document appear more mysterious than
it really is. By removing the phrase, "possibly sub-sonic at all times,"
the forger hoped to remove clear proof that the drafters of the genuine
document were thinking in terms of terrestrial aircraft, and not
extraterrestrial spaceships. Likewise, in removing the "air" from the
word "aircraft" to form the word "craft," the forger further attempted
to add a sense of mystery to the documents, and by implication suggested
that the prevailing opinion among the military personnel "in the know"
was that the flying saucers weren't merely advanced aircraft of
terrestrial origin, but instead were extremely advanced craft of
extraterrestrial origin, capable of flight both in the atmosphere and in
space. These are subtle -- but substantive and highly effective --
changes to the genuine text.
Paragraph 6 of the genuine document included the following passage:
A recent report indicates that the Russians are now planning to build a
fleet of 1,800 Horten VIII (six engine pusher) type flying wing
aircraft. The wing span is 131 feet. The sweepback angle is 30 degrees.
The Russian version is reported to be jet propelled.
The passage quoted above was deleted entirely from the fake version for
One hundred percent of the genuine document was geared toward the idea
that some type of object was flying around, and the thinking within Air
Force intelligence (AFIN) was that the most likely source for the
aircraft was the Russians. based on the Horten brothers' flying wing
designs. The genuine documents are logical and internally consistent,
whereas the changes the forger made in the fake documents render them
illogical and internally inconsistent. The forger would have us believe
that AFIN knew from the Roswell incident that the flying saucers were
alien spacecraft -- that they really came from outer space -- but they
wasted the time of countless intelligence personnel in the pointless
search for the Horten brothers, their sister, and their associates who
had knowledge of their flying wing designs, when such information
obviously had nothing whatever to do with alien spacecraft -- unless the
forger intends to propose the ridiculous idea that Adolph Hitler entered
into an intergalactic pact with the aliens under which the Nazis were
furnished with advanced extraterrestrial technology that was captured by
the Russians following World War II! The fake documents
sense, but the genuine documents do make sense.
There is no better proof
that the fake documents are indeed fake.
"Draft" Enclosure No. 1
This fake document contains the largest number of alterations. The very
first page of the genuine document contains handwritten cross references
to other decimal numbers and file titles, handwritten notations that do
NOT appear on the fake version. Other notable differences include the
1. Subparagraph 1a of both the fake and genuine documents asks, "What
German scientists had a better-than-average knowledge of the Horten
brothers' work and perspective thinking; where are these scientists now
located, and what is their present activity?" But the
goes on to say, "Should be contacted and interrogated," whereas the
document says, "These should be contacted and interrogated." In short,
the genuine document contains an incomplete sentence, which the
document corrects. Even more curious is the fact that the collection
memo, as it was finally published, also contains the incomplete
sentence, "Should be contacted and interrogated," which is further proof
that the genuine document was the document used to produce the published
This peculiar discrepancy may help identify the forger as a teacher (or
former teacher) who simply couldn't stand to see an incomplete sentence
in an official government document -- or as somebody who suffers from
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) whose affliction simply wouldn't
allow him to repeat the incomplete sentence in the fake. It is a
peculiar discrepancy indeed, especially in light of the published
2. Having omitted a sizable portion of paragraph 6 from the other
document, the forger felt free (if not compelled) to omit three
subparagraphs from his fake "Draft Enclosure No. 1," concerning the
information deleted from the other document. These three subparagraphs,
1b, c, and d, asked what Russian factories are building the Horten VIII
design, why are they building 1,800 of the planes, and what is the
Russians' tactical purpose for building the planes -- all questions that
make it abundantly clear that the only source for the saucers given any
credence by AFIN was the Russians. The remaining paragraphs in the fake
were moved up in place of the deleted subparagraphs.
3. A revealing alteration appears in paragraph 3, "Items of
Construction" Paragraph 3b of the genuine document says:
Composite or sandwich construction utilizing various combinations of
metals plastics, and perhaps balsa wood.
But (with the fake additions highlighted), paragraph 3 of the
fake document says:
Composite or sandwich construction utilizing various combinations of
metals, metallic foils. plastics, and perhaps balsa wood
If the fake draft were genuine there would have been no good, logical
reason to delete the references to "metallic foils" and "similar
materials" from the final version -- no logical, credible reason
whatsoever. Yet this is exactly what the forger expects us to believe,
and no doubt he/she/it will manufacture all kinds of absurd reasons for
these supposed deletions.
4. Paragraph 3c also was altered by omitting genuine text. The
says, "Unusual fabrication methods to achieve extreme light weight and
structural stability," whereas the genuine
document actually says,
"Unusual fabrication methods to achieve extreme light weight and
structural stability particularly in connection with great capacity for
Again, the forger omitted the highlighted genuine text because it
attributed the flying saucers to terrestrial technology, and not to
super advanced alien technology.
5. The same motivation appears to be behind the forger's omission of
information from paragraph 4, "Items of Arrangement." Paragraph 4 in the
genuine document says:
h. Bomb bay provisions, such as dimensions, approximate location, and
unusual features regarding the opening and closing of the doors.
Whereas subparagraphs 4h and 4i in the fake document say:
h. Unusual features or provisions regarding the opening and closing of
i. Bomb bay provisions, such as dimensions and approximate location.
The highlighted portions from the genuine document clearly referred to
the location and operation of bomb bay doors on
terrestrial) aircraft -- not to the location and operation of exotic
alien doors on extraterrestrial spaceships. Still, the forger cleverly
manipulated the genuine text to add weight to the idea of
extraterrestrial origin. Most important of all, however, the forger
manipulated the genuine text to validate the Roswell incident, which is
yet another clue to the forger's identity.
Paragraph 5, "Landing Gear," in the fake document had phony additions
made to the genuine text:
a. indicate type of landing gear -- whether conventional, tricycle,
multiple wheel, etc., or of an unconventional type such as tripod or
Obviously, a "tripod" arrangement would be useful only for aircraft
capable of vertical take-offs and landings. Otherwise, we might
reasonably expect a tripod (as opposed to a tricycle) arrangement to dig
into the ground upon landing and flip the aircraft over. The genuine
document contains no reference to tripod landing gear, although it does
mention a skid arrangement for landing, which certainly isn't beyond
reason, even for conventional aircraft.
7. Paragraph 6c(4) in the genuine document says, "Type of fuel," whereas
the same paragraph in the fake memo says, "Type of fuel,
lack of visible fuel supply."
The fake documents contain other, minor differences, but the points
addressed above are more than sufficient to show that the fake documents
are indeed fakes, and that, through the omission of genuine text and the
addition of fake text, the forger attempted to add mystery to the draft
collection memo, and attempted to make the UFO field believe the primary
motivation behind the memo was the crashed alien spaceship supposedly
recovered during the Roswell incident. The fake documents were designed
specifically to validate the Roswell incident, in much the same way the
fake MJ-12 documents were designed to validate the Roswell incident.
There exists at least one other version of the collection memo. It was
released last year by the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command
(INSCOM) after they reviewed old intelligence records that had not been
Essential Elements of Information (EEI)
INSCOM released several hundred pages of records related to flying
saucers. Included among those records was a letter, dated 21 October
1947, from the Office of the Deputy Director of Intelligence,
Headquarters. European Command, to the Assistant Chief of Staff, A-2
(Intelligence), U.S. Air Forces in Europe. The subject of the letter
was, "Transmittal of EEI on Alleged 'Flying Saucer'."
The "EEI" cited in the letter's subject line was the "Essential Elements
of Information" which the letter stated had been "written by WRIGHT
FIELD, OHIO, concerning the flying saucers recently sighted over the
UNITED STATES." The letter further stated:
For your information, the Air Materiel Command at WRIGHT FIELD is making
a study of this subject and is constructing models to be tested in a
wind tunnel. As a guide in construction the models, descriptions from
various persons who claimed to have sighted these objects were used. The
Air Materiel Command is of the opinion that some sort of object, such as
the flying saucer, did exist.
The 21 October 1947 letter also contains a "memo for record" ("M/R")
which reads: "Enclosed EEI was given this office by Lt Col Seashore of
the Air Materiel Command."
The EEI that accompanied the 21 October letter is titled, "AIR
INTELLIGENCE GUIDE for ALLEGED 'FLYING SAUCER' TYPE AIRCRAFT," and bears
no date, although, obviously, it had to have been prepared prior to 21
October 1947. In fact, related correspondence released by INSCOM shows
the EEI had to have been prepared before 20 October 1947.
Like the genuine draft collection memo, and the final, published
collection memo, the EEI makes no mention of "interplanetary craft" or
"metallic foils," but instead concentrates exclusively on flying wing
designs developed by the Horten brothers, and the German High Command's
"definite interest" in these designs toward the end of World War II. And
like the other genuine documents, the EEI -- which definitely was
prepared at Wright Field where the Roswell myth says the debris from the
alien spaceship was taken -- expresses the need to contact and
interrogate the Horten brothers, their sister, and their associates who
might have information on their unconventional designs. In fact, INSCOM
released a large quantity of records which detail the efforts of
Counterintelligence Corps (CIC) agents in Europe to locate and
interrogate these people, and the documents report on these efforts in
some detail. Interestingly, one of the documents includes a drawing of a
Horten aircraft design which depicts an aircraft with what appears to be
a dome, and shows how the pilot would fly the plane while lying
belly-down under the dome.
Perhaps the most important feature of the EEI is the fact that -- with
minor, non-substantive exceptions -- it uses language identical to the
language used in the genuine draft collection memo, and in the final,
published memo. Substantively, the EEI is identical to the genuine draft
and final versions of the memo. The language used in the EEI is so much
like the language used in the genuine draft memo that there is no doubt
in my mind that the EEI was the basis for the draft memo Schulgen
submitted for publication. The basic points covered in the three
documents may be organized a little differently in each version, but
they all say the same thing.
Ultimately, the technical intelligence (T-2) personnel at Wright Field
were responsible for the contents of the genuine draft memo. And it is
clear from the records released by INSCOM that the T-2 personnel had
relied on the descriptions furnished by witnesses who claimed to have
sighted flying saucers. They were even building models for tests in a
wind tunnel, based on the descriptions the witnesses gave -- and
recovered debris from Roswell.
Again, the contents of the fake documents are illogical and internally
inconsistent, and no amount of twisted reasoning and preposterous
theorizing on the part of the Roswell promoters can explain away the
illogic and the inconsistencies. It makes NO sense to waste valuable
time and resources hunting down the Horten brothers and their associates
if the U.S. government had already recovered a crashed alien spaceship
in New Mexico -- NO SENSE WHATSOEVER! The story these fake documents
tell is downright stupid, which is more than enough evidence to show
they are fakes.
Part 3: Who Forged the Fake Documents? »»