The 3rd Theory
Some people believe Roswell’s 1947 flying saucer was true. Some think it was simply a mistake by a boob named Major Jesse Marcel. Either way, ever since Marcel came forward in 1978 with his saucer story, we’ve only had 2 theories about what happened in Roswell in July 1947.
Theory 1 – They Recovered a Flying Saucer
The Army Air Force at Roswell Army Air Field commanded by Colonel Blanchard found a crashed flying saucer. After possessing the debris for 12 hours or less, he ‘ordered up’ a press release for Roswell’s media outlets announcing the earth-shaking recovery.
Then it seems Blanchard realized Soviet spies in, and around, Roswell might listen to radio broadcasts and read newspapers too, so his boss General Ramey held a press conference in Texas and changed the story. He claimed they only recovered pieces of an ordinary weather balloon and a shredded foil-wrapped radar wind (rawin) target.
Surprisingly, the only Air Force representative named in the story was Major Jesse Marcel, an intelligence officer. Seems strange he’d get the credit for such big news. If he really found a flying saucer, why didn’t Blanchard go for the fame and credit himself in the story?
NOTE: This theory is idiotic because it means Blanchard ‘tipped off’ Russian spies to the fact the Air Force possessed a superior technology they could reverse engineer for the purpose of dominating the world for a long time to come.
Interestingly enough, the ufologists are ‘okay’ with this theory even though it’s ludicrous.
Theory 2 – They Recovered a spent Weather Balloon
Roswell Army Air Field (specifically base commander Colonel Blanchard and Major Marcel) were so incredibly stupid they mistook a weather balloon for a flying saucer, and then Blanchard broke the military rules of disclosure by issuing a press release stating they’d recovered a flying saucer which proved to the world how stupid they were.
Was Roswell’s Flying Saucer Press Release a Brazen Lie?
But neither theory ever made much sense. How could Colonel Blanchard be so stupid? (After all, he went on to a distinguished career in the Air Force)
So I turned it around. I theorized Blanchard was competent. If so, it meant his actions were premeditated. And if so, premeditated for what purpose? Well, what if Roswell Army Air Field’s commander Colonel Blanchard knowingly lied when he reported their capture and recovery of a crashed flying saucer?
Sound crazy? Consider the 3rd theory.
Theory 3 – They Recovered a set of spent Spy Balloons from a project codenamed ‘Mogul’
The Army Air Force issued a false press release (claiming they recovered a flying saucer) to conceal the loss and recovery of some highly classified and very top-secret Mogul spy balloons designed to spy of Russia’s atomic bomb program.
Theories 1 and 2 represent the lingering Roswell delusions.
The biggest question raised by Theory 1 is ‘did Colonel Blanchard have his head up his ass when he issued the flying saucer press release’? Roswell was home to the only atomically capable bomber squadron on the planet at the time, so it’s safe to assume he had at least an ounce of brains—right? Yet we’re forced to ask, if he came across a potentially powerful new vehicle or weapons platform (a flying saucer for example) to combat America’s enemies, was he stupid enough to accidentally tip-off those enemies? After all, Russia had money to buy military secrets (the Manhattan Project), and America would have needed time (possibly years) to exploit the advanced technology.
The second theory describes the press release as a simple error, a theory argued by skeptics and non-believers. But that would mean 2 errors – first that Blanchard didn’t know the difference between a flying saucer and a terrestrial weather balloon and, second, that he didn’t understand the rules of disclosure for highly classified military secrets. Moreover, if he were the type who jumped to false conclusions and made rash decisions, would he be a good choice to command the US stockpile of atomic ordnance (or a significant portion thereof), the bombers, and the flight crews capable of vaporizing any major city on the globe?
For the record, Blanchard achieved the lofty rank of 4 star general by age 50. When you consider that revealing classified military secrets (like recovering a flying saucer) could get a guy hung, Blanchard’s distinguished career suggests his fraudulent 1947 press release was part of an approved deception.
What if the Flying Saucer Lie was a Cover-Story?
Theory 3 or The Independence Theory, however, defines a solid motive behind the July 1947 Roswell Incident, that Blanchard and Ramey implemented a high-stakes scheme to misidentify a flying saucer using an expendable officer named Marcel. The resulting confusion concealed a sloppy Air Force mistake that threatened national security (Project Mogul and its spy balloons were very top-secret according to the Air Force's 1995 Roswell Report) and, considering the timing, if President Truman was involved, helped them earn their independence from the Army only two weeks later.
Check the timing out for yourself.