[dropcap]You[/dropcap] might recall the city of Ft. Worth, Texas and it’s guaranteed place in UFO history. In 1947 after the Roswell UFO crash that occurred in the first week of July of that year, Ft.Worth played a seminal role in that compelling event.
Ft.Worth historically linked to Roswell crash
After Major Jesse Marcel recovered wreckage debris of an extraterrestrial craft that crashed on Mac Brazel’s ranch and then supervised the resulting military crackdown and clean up of the crash site, a pivotal moment occurred. Once the headlines of the world announced that the 509th Bomb Wing based out of Roswell Army Air Field had recovered a crashed disk, thanks to Base Commander Butch Blanchard authorizing Lt. Walter Haute to distribute the news release to local radio stations, a flurry of rapid actions followed.
Military high command quickly intervened and clamped down on the entire circumstance. A new story was manufactured and General Roger Ramey ordered Major Jesse Marcel to fly to Carswell Air Field in Ft.Worth with the Roswell wreckage stored in the belly of a B-29. Upon arrival at Carswell, Marcel was ordered by Ramey to pose with the debris for a photo sesion with photo journalist James Bond Johnson of the Ft.Worth Star Telegram. Marcel is seen crouching down handling the debris. He is also seen with Colonel Thomas Dubose in the same room.
Only one problem, the Roswell artifacts had been switched with the conventional wreckage of a weather balloon, known as a Rawin sonde radar target. To his dismay, Jesse Marcel was forced to take the blame for misidentifying a weather balloon as a UFO. Time and again years later, Marcel testified that he had handled debris from the wreckage of a space craft not of this world. Marcel was well qualified to make that distinction as he was a nuclear arms arsenal specialist who had written a handbook for and given a presentation to President Harry Truman. I’d say it is quite unlikely that an Air Force officer with such expertise could have made such a blunder.
SAC Bomber crew chases UFO hundreds of miles
July 17, 1957, an RB-47 highly sophisticated ECM laden instrumentation aircraft took off from Forbes AFB Topeka Kansas. Enroute to its destinationthe