Deathbed Confession: Bodies At Roswell

Continuing last week’s UFO theme….

Roswell aliens theory revived by deathbed confession |

He saw two bodies on the floor, partially covered by a tarpaulin.They are described in his statement as about 1.2m tall, with disproportionately large heads.

Towards the end of the affidavit, Haut concludes: “I am convinced that what I personally observed was some kind of craft and its crew from outer space”.

What’s particularly interesting about Walter Haut is that in the many interviews he gave before his death, he played down his role and made no such claims.

Had he been seeking publicity, he would surely have spoken about the craft and the bodies.

Did he fear ridicule, or was the affidavit a sort of deathbed confession from someone who had been part of a cover-up, but who had stayed loyal to the end?

The possibilities here are not, as you might think, restricted to “he’s lying, deluded, or crazy” and “aliens crashed at Roswell.” UFO writer Nick Redfern has argued in his book Body Snatchers in the Desert that small, “alien”-like bodies were in fact observed in crash debris at the site, as so many claim, but that they had nothing to do with outer space — they were, he claims, bodies of deformed or surgically altered humans — well, according to the book-cover blurb:

Now, through never-before-revealed testimony from military whistleblowers, eyewitness intelligence reports, and an astonishing body of corroborative evidence, Nick Redfern lays out a shockingly plausible new theory on the Roswell incident: that the crash-site discovery of prototype military aircraft would expose a damning secret — a highly confidential, U.S. government-sanctioned program to conduct medical experiments on deformed, handicapped, disfigured, and diseased Japanese POWs, exploited as “expendable” victims by their captors.

I haven’t read the book (though I might… a local library has it), and I don’t find the notion that such a thing could have happened very likely on the face of it, but our government has done some pretty messed up things in the course of the Cold War, and it’s an idea worth keeping in mind when considering whether to give any credibility to “I saw bodies at Roswell” claims… it doesn’t have to mean little green men.

Boing Boing: Google to HMOs: pay us and we’ll defuse “Sicko”

Boing Boing: Google to HMOs: pay us and we’ll defuse “Sicko”:

Google’s “Health Advertising Team” is trying to sell the health industry on buying ads to be shown opposite searches for “Sicko.” The idea is to counter Michael Moore’s amazing, enraging, must-see indictment of the health industry’s grip on American society by running ads over search results for Sicko.

Isn’t that a little “evil,” Sergey?

OK, I’m Blogging This, Joe.

Joe swore I would blog this, I swore I wouldn’t, he wins.

I wore my Achewood “Dude and Catastrophe” T-shirt today, to Meridian Mall in Okemos, and for the first time, somebody recognized it: a young man working the cash register at a philly steak place in the food court, from whom I was about to attempt to buy lunch.

“Worst webcomic ever,” he said, and customer service went downhill from there.

I’m gonna leave it at that.