Monday, March 16, 2015

Link found tying Bernerd/Hilda Ray to the Aztec, NM UFO story?

Or, has the story simply gone underground?

Nick Redfern posted an interesting article detailing a possible link with the Rays and Silas Newton.  Most should be aware that the Aztec, NM UFO story is built on the foundation that back in 1948, a group of geologist had stumbled upon a secretive government clean-up operation involving a crashed UFO saucer.

Per Redfern, Rich Reynolds has come across possible documentation that ties Hilda Ray to Silas Newton concerning a legal case back in 1946.  Hilda Ray was a practicing attorney back then.  Reynolds was in the process of sorting out more detail and sourcing at this time, again as stated by Nick Redfern.

A recent update on Reynold's blog better explains the issue of the document and the lack of obtaining proper and second sourcing, thus the document will probably not be disclosed until the above happens. [This is the proper way and as it should be.]

Further, Nick Redfern alludes to the possibilities that Ray, being a geologist, was either recruited or invited by the government to discern if the dead "aliens" where of a possible subterranean origin.

Nick Redfern's site and blog article:

An interesting theory, but it appears to be weakened by other factors pertaining to both the Aztec and Roswell stories.

The Roswell story is built on the foundation that a UFO/saucer had crashed and it's debris collected by the military, ergo it descended from space.

The Aztec UFO story is built on the foundation that a group of geologist had stumbled upon a government clean up operation of a crashed saucer, with dead aliens. This happening in 1948...supposedly.

The loose theory being proffered is that the government had retained(?) the services of Ray, Newton, et al, to determine if the aliens had originated as a subterranean-type of origin.

The two alleged incidents happening approximately 1 year apart. Why would the government be interested in subterranean origins when they would have had "tangible" proof via "saucer" debris which had been confiscated and secreted back to Wright-Patterson?

If we go by the prevailing premise that Bernerd Ray had opportunity and means of photoing dead "aliens" after either stumbling across the operation, or invited to render a professional opinion concerning species origin, there are absurdities with both versions.

1. The alien photos (Dew, Carey, Schmitt) show something in a glass display case/container which would mean no photos were taken at the scene of the alleged crash...Roswell and/or Aztec, thus hardly proving that Bernerd Ray had happened across a crash clean up site.

2. Ray was a geologist, not a biologist or forensic pathologist, so his input would have been professionally worthless as far as examining the dead aliens and establishing origin.

This story defies logic...regardless of any so-called government attempt to use Aztec as a cover for Roswell.

Here is Rich Reynold's theory of Aztec as a cover for Roswell posted back in 2013:

Not surprising is that the current interest in the "Roswell" Kodachrome slides and their alleged link to Bernard/Hilda Ray have also sparked an interest in the Aztec story.   One of the issues, as I see it, is the task of actually linking the slides to the Rays.  Right now, it appears to be a mere correlation without proof.

Here is Paul Kimball's thoughts regarding the prospect that Hilda Ray may/or may not have represented Silas Newton in a case back in 1946:

We'll all await May 5th and further await Rich Reynold's release of his documents should he obtain the proper sourcing.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Ray's Summer of 1947 Vacation Slide Presentation

Something to break the thick ice of seriousness concerning the "Roswell" slides.  A
little jocularity to offset the accusations of hacked emails, veiled threats of calling the various law enforcement agencies [Canada and New Hampshire] and the wondering if there will be juggling clowns for entertainment in Mexico City on May 5, 2015.  [I shed tears as I cry out with a loud voice...Viva Mexico...or, Las Vegas.]

Since my last post dealt with the proposition that the "alien" slides were probably shown to a lot of people back in the day,  I wondered what such presentation would have been like in the Ray household back in the late 1940s or early 1950s.

Hilda and Berned Ray showing friends and family their recent summer vacation slides taken back in 1947.

Hilda: "Bernerd and I had quite a lovely time vacationing in the SouthWest. Here is Bernerd at the Grand Canyon... it was larger than I expected...I mean the canyon of course."

Bernerd: "Now Hilda..." 

Hilda: "Here is Bernerd at an old abandon pueblo, and Bernerd at an old Spanish Mission, and here he is standing next to Ike...Bernerd is that not Milton in the photo instead of you?, and here is Bernerd standing next to dead extraterrestrial aliens near this dreadful little town called Roswell...damn it Bernerd, that slide is a little blurry my dear."

Bernard: "Didn't have much time my love...those soldiers were yelling and had guns..."

Hilda: "Bernerd, that looks like a weather balloon near those little guys."

Bernerd: "Didn't have time to notice, this fellow, Dr. Gee said we had to get the hell out of there, right quick!"

Hilda: "Oh, he did seem like a friendly gentleman...and here is a photo of Bernerd playing golf with..."

Hilda:  "Oh dear me...Bernerd, we seem to be missing photos of drawings from that nice pilot up in Washington state...Kenneth Arnold, I they are...goodness gracious, those nine objects look like pelicans to me."

Bernerd:  "Arnold told me that they looked like flying a saucer skipping in the water"

Hilda:  "Nonsense Bernerd, pelicans fly, the don't skip."

Hilda:  "Oh, and here is Bernerd at this air base in Ohio, standing next to a hanger..."

And a good time was had by all.  And for those who are dead serious about the slides...yes, I'm aware that my writing is very childish...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The "Roswell" Slides?...They were probably viewed ad nausea 60 years ago.

I remember back in the 1960s and 1970s, friends and relatives would occasionally invite you over to view slides that were taken from various vacation spots.  You went because it was the polite thing to do.  I hated it as I recall squirming for the full duration of the viewing. These were the dreaded slide shows that usually held nothing of interest for you, but you sat through it wasting time that you could never reclaim.

I bring this up because of the current focus on the "Roswell" slides.  The story of the slides coming into being is twisted and convoluted.  Supposedly taken by either Bernerd or Hilda Ray, yet that is not certain.  In fact nothing is certain concerning the two slides, not even what is depicted as the subject matter.

The two slides in question (alien, mummy, human deformity or whatever) were mounted in a slide format with the full intent to be shown. We may infer that at some given point in time that they were part of a slide presentation(s) and seen by others, otherwise why waste the time putting them in a slide format?

I suspect that these two slides were shown to quiet a few individuals back in the 1950s and 1960s. It may be a "fantastic" present day discovery for some, but I suspect that this was old news back in the day.

Is there any evidence that individuals in Midland, TX or Sedona, AZ were screaming about photographic proof of aliens, based on these slides back in the 1950s or 1960s?  I've not come across such a notion.

That the two slides were in an envelope separated from the others may have been to avoid having them shown with the rest of the slides so as not to offend certain sensibilities, thus being shown only under certain circumstances depending on the audience. 

In the 1950s, there was still a sense of decorum and the constitution of proper manners. Unlike today where anything goes especially if it has a certain degree of shock value.  The two photos, as the rest, are remnants of a long ago social culture, but rest assured they were seen.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Trending on the Skeptical Front...

Tim Printy has published his latest edition of SUNlite webzine.  It should come as no surprise that he dedicates a good portion of his content to the "Roswell" slides.  Tim provides a great read with a detailed telling of what is currently known about the slides.

On another front, via Rich Reynolds blog, UFO Conjecture(s), Rich writes that Paul Kimball and others have formed a Roswell slides research group to counter the Carey, Dew, Schmitt, and Maussan extravaganza [for lack of a better description] scheduled for this coming May 5th in Mexico City. I'm looking forward to seeing the eventual results of the group.

Here is the new web site for the Roswell slides group:

Good luck to the group!

Astronomers Discover Odd-ball Galaxy

From National Geographic [the last commercial vestige of science for the public], here is an interesting article for you cosmology freaks...this includes me.

Interesting quote from one of the astronomers involved in the discovery:

"The dusty galaxy is just one of the recent surprises astronomers have found. "Last week," says Marrone, "we learned of an incredibly massive black hole in the early universe. Now we have this average galaxy with significant amounts of dust. We've had this cartoon picture of the early universe, but it's clear that we really don't know what's going on."

Our thoughts on the formation of the universe, both scientific and theological, are dynamic...ever changing as new things pop up to challenge the prevailing paradigms. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Current State of Affairs: Roswell Linked Kodak Slides

I know, I'm back to the Kodak slides again,  I'll flog myself later today, which according to some clinical studies show that after awhile I should start to like it.

Since last week, numerous blogs and websites, mine included, have been a buzz with the unveiling of the alleged alien Kodak slides.  Following the uncovering of numerous depictions of the slides, visual analysis and comparisons have cast serious doubt regarding the subject depicted and its surrounding environment.

Some readers at Kevin Randle's and Rich Reynold's blog have now gone so far as to claim that the slides in question are either hoaxes or the representation of a severe form of congenital defect thus rendering the slide issue and the Roswell UFO claims/story as dead.

Interestingly, some UFO/ET buffs have surfaced embracing the slides as the real deal with the skeptics doing a piss poor job of debunking the product.  Frankly, I find it hard to believe that even the most die hardened slides proponent could muster any defense as to what is currently available for assessment.

Based on what has been presented for our viewing curiosity, I have to agree that the photos are a lot less to be desired and causes me to question the previous spent time and effort that it took to investigate the accuracy and veracity of the photos by Dew, Schimtt and Carey.  In other words, if this is an example of "scholarly" research then the current ongoing shit storm that is being heaped upon Dew, et al, is well deserved.

Currently, a quiet study by some of my skeptic friends is ongoing.  That is, quiet, without fanfare, analysis and comparisons is being looked into regarding what is currently available for study.

My good friend, Gilles Fernandez, is looking into various photos depicting a mummified corpse with the tentative intent to draw correlations.  He is getting a lot of flak, but it is an area of possibilities that must be looked at regardless of the opinions of his detractors.

As far as whether the Dew, Carey and Schimtt team should continue to hand off this carnival barking show to Maussan for the Mexico City showing scheduled for May 5th, I leave you with my personal take as I commented on Paul Kimball's "The Other Side of Truth".

Personally, I hope that Maussan fills all 10K of the seats. I want everyone to sit through hours worth of preliminary BS complete with all of the trappings Then when its time for the main attraction, I want to hear, in Spanish, English, broken English, the collective utterance..."what the hell?"

Sometimes people need to be fleeced and at the end of the day know that they've been fleeced, taken for a ride, no more than a collection of marks in a Roswell three card monty game. 

That is the only way that they will learn or understand that however long this dog and pony show last, it's time wasted, time that can never be reclaimed.

Besides if the Roswell group wants to metaphorically cut their own throats, who are we to stand in their way. We must politely allow them to oblige themselves.:)

Tim Hebert

Meanwhile, the drama will continue...

Saturday, February 7, 2015

A needed course correction

For the past few days I've produce a couple of blog post that nibbled on the extreme edges of the Roswell saga in particular the slides issues.  That will be it for me for there are others that are better suited to dive into these issues both now and later.  

The issues of of the slides legitimacy will be established or ripped apart soon enough.  I'm betting the paper shredder route myself.  

Yet, this blog was not constructed for the likes of Roswell and I've strayed off of the path.

If you've read my comments in the last post, Roswell, or anything associated with it, is ufology's black hole and the best that one can hope for is to stay away from it's event horizon.

"Abandon all hope ye who enter here."  That should be plastered on anything Roswell.

So in the future, I'll correct course and return to poking and prodding various UFO case.  I've neglected the Minot story, so I'll continue on with it.  Sadly, it makes a hell of a lot more sense than Roswell and I miss bantering about with Tom Tulien.

There is also a couple of MUFON cases, all current, that look like good candidates to apply subjective/objective criteria and play around with tentative conclusions.

So, its on to the next...