The Roswell Files - Index of Articles
The Story. Selected articles from
Press reports in July, 1947.
The Witnesses: A look at the Stars of Roswell's
Cast of Characters.
The Storytellers: The writers and researchers who
brought us the Saga of Roswell.
The Government: Documents and Reports about the
Incident from agencies of the US Government.
FOIA Papers: Previously classified documents
released under the Freedom Of Information Act.
Majestic- 12: Conspiracy? Hoax? See for
The Press. Selected Articles from July,
The Cast of Characters
- Mac Brazel became a local celebrity after the publication of the
Roswell AAFB news release. Here is
Mac Brazel's Interview with the Roswell Daily Record.
- Bessie Brazel helped her dad Mac collect the debris. So how
come the researchers don't want to talk to her?
The Problem with Bessie.
- Maj. Jesse Marcel (here
is a mini biography), by most accounts, was a good officer during his
military career. How good? Well... let's just ask
Jessie! Jessie Marcel's
Fantasies and Facts.
- Gerald Anderson's story
formed the basis of the book Crash at Corona. Why don't
the authors quote him now?
- Col. William "Butch" Blanchard was the CO of
the 509th, and you might think he would be extremely interested in
any "alien bodies". So, the question we have to ask is- "Where
was Col. Blanchard during the Roswell Incident?"
- Jim Ragsdale gave the Legend
a tremendous boost with his stories of crashed disks and alien
corpses and Trudy Truelove. So why doesn't Kevin Randle trust him anymore?
- The famous Roswell Photographs remain the only tangible evidence
of what Mac Brazel found- and
J. Bond Johnson
was the guy that took the pictures.
- As the Roswell AAFB PI officer, Lt. Haut penned the famous press
release announcing the Capture of a UFO. He also helped found the
UFO museum in Roswell. True blue believer you say?
Lt. Walter Haut and his Memories.
- With all those alien bodies, autopsies, caskets, secret flights...
must have been an exciting time at the Roswell AAFB. Right?
Capt. Kimball's Perspectives
- General DuBose did not get a
chance to relate his memories until he was 90 years old. Did he see
the balloon, or not?
- Frank Kaufmann's (aka Steve
McKenzie) story, like many others, seems to get better and
better over time. Here's a little look at the evolution of
Frank's role in the Roswell Saga. Update! Researchers
have finally been able to examine Frank Kaufmann's papers, and what
they found may surprise you!
- Glenn Dennis provided the
first sensational tales to eager researchers. What happened to
- Robert Todd spent over ten
years investigating the details other researchers overlooked.
What he found altered the Roswell Saga dramatically.
- Stanton Friedman may be
better known for his TV appearances than his book. Here is a
look at his story about Roswell.
- Brad Sparks'
commentary on Roswell precipitated an interesting dialogue with
- UFO Researchers Kevin
Randle and Donald Schmitt wrote two of the more popular books
about the Roswell Saga. Then Kevin was prompted into doing a
little research on Donald!
- In the book UFO Crash at Roswell, Randle and Schmitt report
that all records of the Nurses stationed at Roswell during that
fateful July have mysteriously, and ominously, disappeared! The
Conspiracy? Or... was it something else.
The Missing Nurses of Roswell.
- Anatomy of a Myth.
Kent Jeffery, once a strong supporter of the Roswell Crash, had to
reverse himself after he had looked deeply into the evidence
- "Kent Jeffrey and
Roswell" by Stanton Friedman Stanton got a little miffed
when a fellow investigator suddenly reversed his support of the
- Another miffed researcher takes issue with Kent Jeffery's
questions. Kevin Randle
responds to Kent Jeffrey.
- There even seems to be a fair amount of disagreement among Roswell
researchers. In this
Open Letter to Kevin Randle, Stanton Friedman takes issue with
- In 1998, Kevin Randle
appeared on the IRC to answer questions on Roswell, Area 51,
conspiracies, and other UFO events. Here is a log of that
- Donald Schmitt and
Thomas Carey posed a number of questions on their Web Site.
Here are the answers.
- Roswell was once a sleepy town, but now the UFO industry has made
it famous. Here is a
published in Forbes Magazine.
Congressman Steven Schiff (NM) demanded
that the Government do a thorough search for all Roswell related
records in 1994. Here are the results:
The Air Force Report on the
The GAO Report on Roswell
The GAO Report commented that some of
the records that it looked for came up "missing". Here is a
look at that facet of the investigation.
The Missing Records.
In 1993, even the CIA got curious about
what their own role had been during the 40' and 50's. So, they
did what all good government agencies do; they ordered
The CIA Report.
If it wasn't a flying saucer, then what
was the debris that Mac Brazel found? One answer was it came
from Project Mogul.
Here is the Air Force report on that project.
How in the world could a balloon be
mis-identified as a UFO? The folks in Circleville, Ohio
didn't have any trouble with their "UFO"....right?
The Circleville Incident.
Because of its inclusion in many UFO
books, the version of the Schulgen Memo
most people see is a forged alteration of the real
document! Here is the REAL Memo.
William Moore was the first to promote a
forged version of the Schulgen Memo, and when Bruce Maccabee saw it,
he thought he had found the "smoking gun". Well... maybe
not. The Schulgen Memo
The fake Schulgen Memo. Download
images of them here.
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Here's a .PDF file of the
REAL Schulgen Memo.
The FOIA Papers
- The Air Force composed this Top Secret report to the Joint
Intelligence Committee on the rash of UFO sightings in the late
'40s. Report by the Director of
- Frank Kaufman (aka Steve McKenzie) tells an exciting story about
his efforts to track the UFO with the
The Radars at White Sands Proving Grounds and the radar
at Roswell AFB. These memos would seem to indicate otherwise.
- One of the possible explanations for all the UFO sightings in the
late '40s was experimental aircraft. Here is a report by Army
Intelligence in Berlin on the German
- General Twining's memo to Gen
Schulgen expressed the concern of his command regarding the recent
spate of sightings.
- The Walker Memo.
- The Smith Memo came close to
being the "Smoking Gun". Then someone thought to look into the
background of Smith.
- When Bill Moore, Jamie Shandera and Stanton Friedman revealed the
existence of the MJ-12 documents,
many thought the proof had been found at last.
- Here is a transcription of the MJ-12
- One of the many MJ-12 documents that have been "leaked" over the
years is the Operations Manual.
Here is what some researchers have to say.