Monday, October 01, 2007





The truth is out there: Roswell incident recalled by local vet who was there 60 years ago

Hey, I didn't write the headline.

Sprouse, however, said he recalls people speaking about "alien bodies" immediately after the debris discovery.

"They took the bodies to a hangar, and there were two guards at each door with machine guns," he said.

Sprouse said one witness, a barracksmate, was an emergency-room medic who reported seeing what he called "humanoid" bodies in the hospital.

"They went to the ER room and two doctors and two nurses were called in, and they dissected two of those humanoid bodies," he said. "Then the doctors and nurses were transferred.

"My friend said he saw the bodies, and I believed him," Sprouse said. "He said, 'We don't think the humanoid ate food.' I don't know why he said that. The digestive system wasn't designed for food or something."


True, what Sprouse recalls is second-hand and inconclusive. Maybe he's just recalling goofy stories that circulated among base personnel. But if so, the bit about an unconventional digestive system not designed for food is conspicuously prescient in light of similar descriptions that surfaced decades later.

13 comments:

mister ecks said...

I dunno. The "unconventional digestive system" meme dates back to Leonard Stringfield's collection of crash retrieval accounts, right?

There's more than enough material around for someone to cobble up some vaguely plausible corroboration and tell the nearest person with a microphone about it.

Sadly, Roswell is one of those cases that is beyond "contaminated."

Mac said...

Sadly, Roswell is one of those cases that is beyond "contaminated."

Barring hard evidence, I agree. But if this Sprouse guy is telling the truth, it certainly implies that the incident was ET. Could he have picked up the digestive system meme from UFO literature? Sure.

mr. intense said...

If the validity of Sprouse's recall is suspect due to the "second-hand" nature of it, perhaps he should be approached to see if he recalls the names of anyone he heard these stories from who claimed to be a direct or "first-hand" witness.

If he can recall any names of such "first-hand" witnesses, and they are still alive and can be located, and are willing to go on the record, an interesting possible unraveling of this thread might result.

In addition, then those same "first-hand" witnesses who are willing to be interviewed (and vetted as to military background, etc.) might then recall other names of direct witnesses and...etc. [This is a kind of recursive intelligence technique that could be termed "following the spiderweb threads."]

That would be an interesting process for some researcher to pursue.

Dustin said...

Sure it's contaminated, but the same stories keep coming up from these folks time and time again. I'd bet there's more to it than some old people who have fake memories.

Mac said...

Dustin--

I'm inclined to agree.

mister ecks said...

Yeah, I don't mean too sound too cynical but it's hard not to be with Roswell.

Anonymous said...

Nick Redfern's book on the subject continues to be pretty much the last word on the subject for me. The "aliens" were deformed human beings and the "crashed saucer" was an experimental aircraft in which they were guinea pigs. Since human beings were being used as experimental subjects, the government agency involved understandably "covered up" the incident with the official "weather balloon" explanation. Didn't a bunch of us hash through all this a while back on PB and come to roughly this consensus? What's left to debate?

--W.M. Bear

mister ecks said...

i don't think that book, interesting and suggestive as it was, was the last word on anything.

Dustin said...

Interesting, possible, but not a final word, IMHO.

Mac said...

i don't think that book, interesting and suggestive as it was, was the last word on anything.

Alas, no. But it's a hell of a lot better than Project Mogul. I've come to the point of considering that Roswell was either a paranormal event or something along the general lines of Redfern's thesis.

mr. intense said...

I read somewhere today that Sprouse cannot remember any of the names of the people who he says allegedly had first-hand knowledge of the events at Roswell.

Not surprising, as he's 85.

Heh, I now can't even find the references I read yesterday about this on someone's blog, so it just goes to show how faulty memory can be. Sheesh...

mr. intense said...

Ha! I meant earlier today (after midnight), but then slept, and thought well, that was yesterday!

Bsti said...

Dammit, I got beat to the "deformed human" punch.
I do believe the gummint would rather we believe they were aliens rather than human experiments.