the summer of 1977, I was asked by a local business
executive, a former Naval Intelligence Officer, to speak
on the UFO at the September 1st meeting of the Cincinnati
Chapter of the World Wings held in the Administration
Building of Cincinnati's Lunken Airport. During the
Question and Answer period, following my talk, one member
of a group of 25 pilots arose and brought up the legendary
subject of recovered alien UFOs and occupants. His comment,
I thought, indicated that he was unusually well-informed
on the matter, so I asked that he stand by for a chat
later. When the crowd finally disassembled, he led me
to the privacy of a back room which was dominated by
a huge topographical map of the United States.
at the map, he said bluntly, "I have seen the
bodies." Still looking at the map and noting
my protracted silence, he pointed vaguely to an area
inside the State of Arizona. "There's approximately
where the saucer crashed," he said. "It
was in a desert area, but I don't know the exact location.
I'm almost positive it happened in 1953."
pilot was my first encounter with a firsthand witness.
As he stood at the map with a straight-on glance, he
impressed me as a person who is sincere and forthright,
possessing a no-nonsense character. "I saw the
bodies at Wright-Patterson," he said. "I
was in the right place at the right time when the crates
arrived at night by DC-7."
we lingered at the map, he recalled that he had stood
inside a hangar at a distance of about 12 feet, peering
at five crates on a forklift. In his judgement, the
crates appeared to be hastily constructed and were made
of wood. In three of these, little humanoids appearing
to be 4 feet tall, were lying unshrouded on a fabric,
which he explained prevented freeze burn from the dry
ice packed beneath. As a number of Air Police stood
silent guard nearby the crates, he managed to get a
reasonably good but brief glimpse of the humanoid features.
He recalls that their heads were hairless and narrow,
and by human standards were disproportionately large,
with skin that looked brown under the hangar lights
above. The eyes seemed to be open, the mouth small,
and nose, if any, was indistinct. The arms were positioned
down alongside their bodies, but the hands and feet,
he said, were indistinct. When asked about their attire,
he said they appeared to be wearing tight-fitting dark
suits, and, because of the tight-fitting suit, there
was one revealing feature - a surprising feature. One
of the humanoids appeared to him to be female. He said,
"Either one of the aliens had an exceedingly
muscular chest or the bumps were a female's breasts."
Later, he learned from one of the crew members, with
whom he bunked at the barracks, that the body of one
of the aliens was believed to be that of a female.
informant also heard from the crew member that one of
the entities was still alive aboard the craft when the
U.S. military team arrived. Attempts were made to save
its life with oxygen, but they were unsuccessful.
issue, an important one: How was the military able to
track the crash? Said my informant: The crew member
told him that the UFO was picked up by special tracking
equipment at Mt. Palomar in California. My informant
claimed that he had later heard a report that the retrieved
craft, found intact, was also sent to Wright-Patterson.
He had no more details as to when or by what means.
have had a dozen or more private talks with my firsthand
informant since our initial meeting as reported in Abstract
#8 of my first paper. During this period, I knew him
as a dedicated family man and by occupation, an engineer.
He had also made several trips to Wright-Patterson for
treatment of a medical disability. Without notice, in
the Fall of 1978, he and his family moved away leaving
no forwarding address. His military career was extensive,
having served as Warrant Officer in the Army, during
which time he was assigned Wright-Patterson in the early
1950's. In recent years, he was in the Reserves as a
Flight Commander in the Air National Guard.
informant seemed well-informed about the UFO but had
never desired to participate in open research to share
his knowledge. In my opinion, he seemed to be keenly
aware and able to separate fact from rumor. Of the latter,
he heard that a UFO (foo fighter) had been retrieved
in England by the 8th Air Force, during World War II.
Having a top security clearance, he claimed to have
seen photos at Wright-Patterson of a retrieved UFO and
a close-up showing strange glyphs on its body which
he described as looking like Sanskrit. He was also aware
of the consequences of talking too much about secret
subjects, and often referred to reprisals such as confinement
at a base in the U.S. which he dubbed the "Turkey
August 1978, I requested an affidavit, or tape, describing
his 1953 experience for my private records. He declined
because of his oath of secrecy. I then asked for a posthumous
statement. His response was that he would have to check
with his Security Officer. Belatedly, he got the expected
answer: "You have seen nothing, heard nothing,
and you sure as s... can sign nothing."
was the final word.
to my informant, plus the testimony of two secondhand
witnesses described in Abstract #6 and #7 of my first
paper, 1953 was either an active year for several UFO
crashes, or, all three were describing one event. All
three describe the area of impact in a desert region and
two named Arizona as the site.