Monday, February 2, 2015

Alien Slides Supposedly Linked to the 1947 Roswell UFO Crash.

This UFO tease has been out on the web for a little over a year.  Generally I shy away from Roswell discussions due to the muddied water effect that has accumulated over the past decade rendering any understanding of the case as a gross exercise in futility that leads to an unhealthy trip towards the realm of obsession.

Tony Bragalia has posted on Kevin Randle's blog, "A Different Prospective", an article stating that slides purported to be that of extraterrestrial aliens will be unveiled in Mexico City on May 5, 2015.  The slides supposedly will show humanoid bodies that were recovered from a crashed UFO near Roswell back in 1947.  The Roswell case is well known so I'll not go into any details.

Tony is of the opinion that the slides have a definite link to Roswell.  He provides background as to how the slides surfaced...that in itself is interesting and raises some questions concerning authenticity.  The slides are said to have been produced from vintage 1947 Kodak film...this has also raised numerous questions concerning authenticity.

As far as my take on this issue, I'll await the big unveiling later in May.  I see no need to render an opinion based on something that I've not seen.  That's not to mean that others have withheld their opinions and speculations as a quick look at the comment sections on Randle's blog and Rich Reynold's "UFO Conjectures" shows a varied range of such.

The only questions that I have is why Mexico City was chosen?  What's the significance of this venue?  Roswell is a slice of Americana folklore and it appears to be like everything else...out sourced to a foreign landscape. 

Update:  Reading my emails, Brit, Christopher Allan, pretty much nails it...the slides must definitively show that the photos were taken during the first week of July 1947, otherwise it proves nothing.

Reading the comment section of Kevin Randle's blog, it appears that the best that can be said of the slides is that they where imaged using 1947 Kodak stock.  It is extremely doubtful that the slides will be pinpointed to a specific date in 1947.  The theory being proffered by the slide proponents is that most people would have used up the film within weeks or months after purchase...I've seen no supporting statistics to bear this out.

1 comment:

  1. Rich Reynolds seems to have deleted all his recent posts about the slides. (Before I got to read them! Sad emoticon!)

    There has been a lot of discussion about the dating of the slides. It is important, but people are putting too much weight on that. I'd like to restate a couple points I have made elsewere, in a compressed form:

    1) a photo taken in 1947 can still result in a hoax

    David Rudiak said, "A modern hoaxer would have to come up with the right film stock that has been very carefully preserved."

    Not necessarily. Another possibility:

    Someone finds an authentic 1947 photograph of a dead human body. The cause of death and/or the circumstances of the interment change the appearance of the body so it looks not quite as human as a living person. An opportunistic person, or simply someone who wants to believe, thinks the "not quite human" look of the body means it is an alien. [Rudiak claims that he saw a colour printout of the slides and the body looked "not quite human."]

    2) Photographs are not physical evidence

    What looks like an image of a non-human body is not proof the body is even organic, let alone what kind of being it is and where it came from.

    A simple example.

    If I show you a picture of a wine glass that is filled halfway with a dark liquid, what can you say definitely about the composition of the liquid? Is it wine? Blood? Oil? You can't know from the picture alone. So you certainly would be foolish to look at the photo and tell me [quoting Braglia] "THE ONLY CONCLUSION" is that the liquid is indeed wine, it is made from merlot grapes, that they were grown in France, and they were harvested in 2005 -- and that 2005 was a very good year!

    You cannot tell me what the liquid is just by looking at a photo. That truly is THE ONLY CONCLUSION.