Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The "Roswell" Slides?...They were probably viewed ad nausea 60 years ago.
I remember back in the 1960s and 1970s, friends and relatives would occasionally invite you over to view slides that were taken from various vacation spots. You went because it was the polite thing to do. I hated it as I recall squirming for the full duration of the viewing. These were the dreaded slide shows that usually held nothing of interest for you, but you sat through it wasting time that you could never reclaim.
I bring this up because of the current focus on the "Roswell" slides. The story of the slides coming into being is twisted and convoluted. Supposedly taken by either Bernerd or Hilda Ray, yet that is not certain. In fact nothing is certain concerning the two slides, not even what is depicted as the subject matter.
The two slides in question (alien, mummy, human deformity or whatever) were mounted in a slide format with the full intent to be shown. We may infer that at some given point in time that they were part of a slide presentation(s) and seen by others, otherwise why waste the time putting them in a slide format?
I suspect that these two slides were shown to quiet a few individuals back in the 1950s and 1960s. It may be a "fantastic" present day discovery for some, but I suspect that this was old news back in the day.
Is there any evidence that individuals in Midland, TX or Sedona, AZ were screaming about photographic proof of aliens, based on these slides back in the 1950s or 1960s? I've not come across such a notion.
That the two slides were in an envelope separated from the others may have been to avoid having them shown with the rest of the slides so as not to offend certain sensibilities, thus being shown only under certain circumstances depending on the audience.
In the 1950s, there was still a sense of decorum and the constitution of proper manners. Unlike today where anything goes especially if it has a certain degree of shock value. The two photos, as the rest, are remnants of a long ago social culture, but rest assured they were seen.