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GAO Opens New Investigation Into The Roswell
FBI ADMITS IT WASN'T A WEATHER BALLOON!
Where television's "Unsolved Mysteries" has tried and failed,
the General Accounting Office is unafraid to venture! At the
request of Rep. Steven Schiff, R-N.M., Congress' investigative
branch has launched a study to determine whether the
government covered up a story alleging that the bodies of
alien space voyagers were removed from a crashed flying saucer
found near Roswell, N.M., in 1947.
After the purported crash of the spacecraft, the bodies of the
extra terrestrial visitors were said by a local undertaker and
many UFO researchers to have been autopsied and then secretly
flown to an Air Force base in Ohio.
Even though the "Roswell Incident" has been repeatedly
dismissed by the Defense Department as nothing more than UFO
fantasizing triggered by the discovery of a downed weather
balloon, the GAO has begun searching for documents to prove
allegations that the Air Force "suppressed" information sought
Schiff is a member of the House Government Operations
Committee, which oversees the GAO.
GAO spokeswoman Laura A. Kopelson said the office's
investigation, first reported in the Albuquerque Journal on
Thursday, stemmed from a meeting in October between Schiff and
GAO Controller General Charles A. Bowsher. Schiff complained
then that the Defense Department had been "unresponsive," to
his inquiries about the 1947 incident.
Kopelson said "as far as I know only one investigator had been
assigned" to the case so far, and that not enough work had
been done to report any results back to Schiff.
At another point, Kopelson said "the people doing it are
either on sick leave or are unavailable."
She said there was no way of estimating how much the
investigation would cost, and that the GAO does not release
such information anyway.
GAO conducted 1,380 inquiries into government operations in
1992. Its budget has risen from $46.9 million in 1965 to $490
million last year. The agency has been criticized, especially
by Republicans, as the "lap dog of the requesters," producing
reports that tend to support whatever conclusion the
requesting member of Congress suggests.
Kopelson said Schiff had asked the GAO "to see if there is any
evidence that information regarding UFOs had been suppressed"
following the Roswell incident.
Schiff said that at a routine October meeting he had merely
complained about the Defense Department's lack of
responsiveness. A DOD spokesperson had earlier told Schiff
that Roswell "is none of your business."
Schiff, in a telephone interview from Albuquerque, said that
last March, after receiving inquiries from "UFO believers and
some Roswell residents who were in the military in 1947, he
wrote to Defense Secretary Les Aspin asking for more
information about the reported spacecraft crash and the
alleged disappearance of the aliens' bodies.
The crash of a mysterious object 75 miles northwest of
Roswell, which the Air Force later claimed was a weather
balloon equipped with a radar-reflecting device, was the
subject of several books by Stanton Friedman, a noted nuclear
physicist who worked on nuclear powered aircraft during the
period of the Roswell crash.
A private museum in Roswell contains a number of documents and
photographs purporting to prove the existence of the aliens.
Additionally, FBI spokespersons have admitted that the object
they examined from the Roswell site was definitely "not a
UFO investigators who have researched information about the
Roswell crash have always asked these questions: "If it was a
simple weather balloon, why the shroud of secrecy and why did
the AAF fly the debris under guard to be examined elsewhere?
And why did they change the original press release?"
After years of doubting the proponents of the Roswell crash,
we now believe at least one and perhaps two saucers were
recovered from the area in 1947. Were they off-world craft
spying on planet Earth or were they advanced Nazi saucers from
polar or lunar bases? If the GAO does its job properly, we may
soon have the answers!
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