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Was Stalin behind the Roswell UFOs?
The Week ^ | May 17, 2011

Posted on 05/18/2011 10:03:41 AM PDT by EveningStar

UFO conspiracy theorists may be in for a letdown. A new book — Area 51 by Annie Jacobsen — says no alien spacecraft crashed to Earth in the famous so-called Roswell Incident of 1947. According to Britain's Telegraph, Jacobsen says the craft that smashed into the desert in a terrible storm was actually a top-secret Soviet plane with "grotesque, child-size aviators" bred in horrific human experiments and sent by Joseph Stalin to create panic in the U.S. Is that possible — or is this story even harder to believe than tales of shipwrecked aliens?

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Science; UFO's
KEYWORDS: roswell; stalin; ufo

1 posted on 05/18/2011 10:03:46 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: KevinDavis; Slings and Arrows

ping


2 posted on 05/18/2011 10:05:41 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

3 posted on 05/18/2011 10:06:55 AM PDT by TSgt ("Some folks just need killin'" - Sling Blade (2006))
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To: EveningStar

It is as easy to believe as the last “Weather Ballon” story

Seriously- I have met people in the air force (no long retired and gone) who said there was stuff going on - and the daughter of one man who was there who told her everything.

It’s aliens


4 posted on 05/18/2011 10:07:40 AM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: EveningStar
If it were a Stalin psyop, it would have occurred in a large metropolitan area where there would be lots of witnesses.

Why would you crash it in the middle of nowhere?

5 posted on 05/18/2011 10:07:42 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Why would you crash it in the middle of nowhere?

Asian drivers?

6 posted on 05/18/2011 10:20:54 AM PDT by dragonblustar (If libs are inspired by a book that was dedicated to Satan, their reward will be hell.)
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To: EveningStar; SunkenCiv

SC - This post was just too rich ;-), I simply had to share. Is there a Conspiracy ping list?


7 posted on 05/18/2011 10:23:27 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Mr. K

The Soviet archives have long been opened. There would have been documented proof of the plot. The Soviets kept excellent records.


8 posted on 05/18/2011 10:23:44 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Quix
Come quickly!
9 posted on 05/18/2011 10:29:13 AM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: zot; Interesting Times; SeraphimApprentice

I don’t recall hearing this theory before. And I don’t think I’ll buy or read the book.


10 posted on 05/18/2011 10:29:17 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: TSgt
Da glue sniffers!

Mike

11 posted on 05/18/2011 10:31:57 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: EveningStar
I'd like to see the list of book buyers...

Mike

12 posted on 05/18/2011 10:33:44 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: EveningStar; TSgt

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/SA(full).wav


13 posted on 05/18/2011 10:37:23 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: EveningStar
"And if we can breed grotesque, child-size aviators, we can make the cockpit smaller, which which would free up enough room in this new spy plane to add another 10 gallons of fuel."

Mythbusters ruling:


14 posted on 05/18/2011 10:39:37 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: EveningStar

The Roswell incident was not the first time such craft have appeared in U.S. skies.

There are instances of space craft appearing overhead in the Mississippi river area during the mid to late 19th century. These events were witnessed by thousands and articles written describing the events were printed in local newspapers of the day.


15 posted on 05/18/2011 10:45:15 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NOT FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: TSgt

Please don’t post the family reunion photos. Grandma copyrighted them.


16 posted on 05/18/2011 11:04:40 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SatinDoll
There are instances of space craft appearing overhead in the Mississippi river area
That "area" covers Minnesota to New Orleans. Must have been awfully big space craft.
17 posted on 05/18/2011 11:10:33 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Mr. K

Had an eye doctor once who’s husband worked at NASA. I asked her if her husband believed in aliens and her reply was “Everyone he works with believes. He says he’s seen pictures.” And she was being serious.


18 posted on 05/18/2011 11:22:08 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: Terry Mross; ALASKA; ActionNewsBill; A knight without armor; albertp; aragorn; areafiftyone; ...

#18


19 posted on 05/18/2011 11:29:10 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Mr. K

There is no other explanation. To many weird things surround Roswell.. How the Radio and paper put out that a “flying disk” was found then retracted a day later. Jessie Marcels son says he saw all the artifacts. To much. The government did not want to have mass panic. Plus as usual the government wanted to play with their new found technology.


20 posted on 05/18/2011 12:02:29 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: Mr. K

I’ve twice seen something I cannot explain, was absolutely not weather, and I seriously doubt it was us. If it was ‘us’, we ought to be able to win the war on terror handily.


21 posted on 05/18/2011 12:16:15 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: oh8eleven

“There are instances of space craft...” this means plural events NOT one huge space craft.


22 posted on 05/18/2011 1:35:12 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NOT FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: SatinDoll
“There are instances of space craft ... this means plural events
Must have been an awful lot of plural events to cover 2300+ miles.
23 posted on 05/18/2011 2:10:10 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

There were no real flying craft at the time, except for balloons. The news articles of the day described self-propelled metallic aircraft.

The Mississippi river drainage is huge. But a flying craft would have been difficult to miss as it would have been unique and startling to observers of the time and the same craft could have been seem by many from different vantages.

Steam-driven trains from that time are known to have traveled a couple hundred miles overnight on flat prairie land. No reason a space craft couldn’t have explored the primitive industrialized areas of the Midwest in the 19th century and be easily seen.

After all, what did the aliens have to fear; we didn’t have deadly rockets or missiles at that time in our history. The atomic bomb changed all that.


24 posted on 05/18/2011 2:29:16 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NOT FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: SatinDoll
No reason a space craft couldn’t have explored the primitive industrialized areas of the Midwest
Oh yeah, those "primitive industrialized areas" were definitely big attractions for UFOs.
Just like today - aliens invent incredibly advanced technologies, travel light years to get here, then only reveal themselves to the people you see in Swamp Men.
25 posted on 05/18/2011 3:42:18 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Terry Mross; Quix
Ask decorated Iraq war veteran, freeper Dr. Jesse Marcel Jr., his father was head of security at the first nuclear facility in the United States, Roswell New Mexico.

As we know from his eyewitness account, “the small I-Beam like shaped object and the thin metal (skin?) fragments” that his father brought home to show the family. And the next day told them that "it was a non-event and never to be spoken of again"!

(Note to Qx: please correct any errors in my above comment, thanks.)

26 posted on 05/18/2011 4:20:32 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (Getting freepers to all agree, is like herding cats!)
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To: GreyFriar

Hah! The intro pegged my bullshit meter.


27 posted on 05/18/2011 5:23:16 PM PDT by zot
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To: oh8eleven

LOL.


28 posted on 05/18/2011 8:41:23 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NOT FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: texas_mrs

Wife and I saw some “lights” in the skies over AZ late one night. Whatever they were when they “took off” they were traveling at the speed of light or faster. WHOOOOSH! And they were gone!

Like you said, if this stuff is ours we should be ruling the world.


29 posted on 05/19/2011 8:57:38 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave; Quix

Thanks EveningStar.
was actually a top-secret Soviet plane with "grotesque, child-size aviators" bred in horrific human experiments
Once again, the skepticultists hoax up a phony explanation less credible that that a UFO crashed at Roswell.


30 posted on 05/19/2011 5:02:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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