|Robert Todd - UFO Investigator|
"ROSWELL: THE RUSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG"
One of the more active Roswell investigators in the '90s was Robert G. Todd. While most of the Roswell Storytellers seemed content to elaborate endlessly on the confused and confusing memories of aging witnesses, Robert was working on the details behind stories; looking through the historical record to locate documentation that might shed some light on what really happened in 1947.
His dogged persistence and patience were first rewarded when he noticed some obscure references to a Top Secret project called Mogul among the FBI's UFO records. Although there are references to Mogul in the Project Blue Book files, the significance of these had gone unnoticed until Robert finally caught on to it.
And it was Robert who made the connection to the NYU research into constant level balloon systems for this project that started in early June, 1947 at the Alamogordo AAFB. He wondered if this project might be responsible for the debris shown in the now famous Fort Worth photographs. The Mogul trail eventually led to Professor Charles Moore, who was part of the New York University team that conducted these tests for the Army Air Force. From the description of the debris in newspaper reports- particularly the strange pinkish-purple symbols- and the Fort Worth Photos, Moore was able to identify the debris as probably coming from one of their early service flights. (CowFlop Quarterly; May 5, 1995)
Todd's persistence paid off a second time when he persuaded the Air Force to release Major Jesse Marcel's service records under the requirements of the FOIA. These documents, unsuccessfully sought after by other researchers, cast serious doubt on Jessie's memory of the events in 1947.(KowPhlop Quarterly; December 8, 1995)
In 1997, Todd exposed the now infamous Schulgen Memo Forgery that had been touted for ten years as "proof" that the US Government had knowledge of the existence of Extraterrestrial UFOs since 1947.(The Spot Report; March 7, 1997)
Robert Todd retired from the Roswell investigation in 1999, and unfortunately passed away in March, 2007. He was quite satisfied that the available evidence shows conclusively that the whole Roswell Saga was built on the misidentification of NYU Flight #4's radar reflectors, aging memories, over-active imaginations, and the Storytellers eagerness to tell a sensational tale.
CowFlop Quarterly; May 5, 1995 In this issue, Robert Todd discusses what really crashed on Foster's Ranch, and how the misidentification of the unusual Radar targets, coupled with the "Flying Disk" hysteria of the day, came together to form the genesis of The Roswell Saga.
Cowflop Quarterly; September 1, 1995. The "Bolander Memo", Project Blue Book and the sometimes confusing semantics of the Military Language are discussed.
Cowflop Alert; September 22, 1995. Todd reports on the split between Kevin Randle and Donald Schmitt, and discusses Randle's comments on the Project Blue Book records of the Roswell case.
KowPhlop Quarterly; December 8, 1995. This issue delves into Jessie Marcel's suspect memories of his military service career and education, and revisits the question of Radar Targets and debris descriptions.
Cowflop Quarterly; March 8, 1996. This issue ranges over the whereabouts of General Twining, the GAO Report, the CIA, Col Duffy, and Maj Marcel's qualifications as a pilot.
Cowflop Quarterly; July 5, 1996 Col Blanchard's vacation and the "missing" Roswell records.
The Spot Report; December 20, 1996. In this issue, its Todd vs Friedman over Maj Marcel, the sinister "Pizza Connection", and a short but pithy book review.
The Spot Report; March 7, 1997. Todd exposes the Schulgen Memo forgery.