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was asked by the base if he could provide child-sized coffins. Then there was the local fireman, Dan Dwyer, whose crew was called out to the crash site and who collected some of the mysterious metal debris. He told his family of also seeing two body bags and one still living being about the size of a 10-year-old child (Walker 38). So many stories are now being told, that it is hard to distinguish which ones are probable, but because of the amount of information now coming out, it is very likely that something out of this world did take place in Roswell, New Mexico, fifty years ago. There are two soundless films showing the autopsy of one of the beings, known as the gray variety (”UFO Crash”), found at the Roswell crash scene. One is eighteen minutes long and takes place in

some kind of operating room. The other is three minutes long and was shot inside a tent in the half-light of emergency lanterns. Both of these videos were supposedly taken by an Air Force film technician at Roswell and at the autopsy center in Fort Worth. This cameraman is still undercover, but sold these tapes to British filmmaker Ray Santilli who has recently made these public and brought the Roswell controversy back into a full blown investigation by many researchers and some retired government officials. The first tape gives a fairly good visual of the gray variety beings. On an operating table in a small white room, the naked humanoid creature lies on its back with a bulbous stomach and a bald and giant head with lizard eyes. Six fingers lie slightly curled on the end of a

respectively long arm and there appears to be a deep foot long gash in its right leg. Two unidentifiable humans in white contamination suits circle the creature using instruments to slice and saw through some body parts (Corliss 105). The flesh gives and bleeds, the joints flex, and the limbs bend. When the skull is cut into it reveals an unusually thick bone and the brain in fleshlike, but most unlike a human brain with its grooves and folds. Instead it looks like a chunk of liver on this grainy black and white film. Large elliptical slits are where the eyes would be on a human and are covered with a black film. When this film is removed, white orbs are revealed. Moving back to the pregnant looking stomach, there is no navel. When the stomach is opened up, there are female

genitalia, but there are no coils of intestines (Walker 38). This seems convincingly to be the autopsy of some kind of being and it does not appear to be the creation of a Hollywood special-effects lab, especially for the time that this film is dated at. Dr. Paul O’Higgins, an anatomist from University College London, says, the anatomy appears human, though with several deformities. The large skull, he says, could be caused by fluid on the brain, often found together with low set ears, hairlessness, and lack of secondary sexual characteristics. On an anatomical and evolutionary basis, I find it impossible to believe these are aliens. Only the lack of a navel and the black membrane over the eyes bewilder me. (qtd. in Walker 38) This is the same opinion that many researchers

share, they don’t believe that the being is an alien, but there are so many things unexplained on the films that have no other explanation but for the being to actually be extraterrestrial. Researchers of the Roswell incident feel that it is highly probable that the government is withholding information on the crash. For a lot of the researchers, their primary goal is to get the matter into the open so that the truth can be conclusively determined, one way or another. Another thing that would help is finding the cameraman. There are many disputed questions that scientists want to ask him about the films. Questions that will probably never be answered unless he steps forward. Obviously something had to have happened at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947, but the truth might never come

out. So until it does, people can share their thoughts and stories, whether fact or fiction, and enjoy the memories of the most celebrated and best documented UFO event of all time. They can keep their wild ideas that somewhere in an alternate universe, Marvin and Mindy Martian are sitting down watching over us earthlings. Corliss, Richard. “Autopsy or Fraud-topsy?” Time v146 27 Nov. 1995: 105. Jeffrey, Kent. “Time for the Truth About Roswell.” ROSWELL/roswell.html (9 Dec. 1996) Montgomery, Ruth. Aliens Among Us. New York: G. P. Putnum’s Sons, 1985. Randal, Kevin. A History of UFO Crashes. Avon Books, 1995. “UFO Crash at Roswell, New Mexico.” (9 Dec. 1996) Walker, Martin. “An Autopsy