Skip to comments.Walter Haut, spokesman who announced wreckage of flying saucer in Roswell, died at 83
Posted on 12/18/2005 2:13:27 PM PST by lunarbicep
ALBUQUERQUE - The man made famous for issuing a news release that said a flying saucer landed in Roswell has died.
Army Lt. Walter Haut, a former spokesman for the Roswell Army Air Field, died Thursday in Roswell, his daughter, Julie Shuster, said. He was 83.
Haut listened closely on July 8, 1947 as base commander Col. William Blanchard dictated a news release about a recovered flying saucer and ordered Haut to issue it.
The Roswell Daily Record newspaper ran a bold headline July 9, 1947: "RAAF Captures Flying Saucer on Ranch in Roswell Region."
The same day, a statement was released saying it was only a weather balloon.
"I guess they changed their mind," Haut told The Associated Press in 1997.
Haut said he never was told exactly where the flying disc reported in his news release was found nor did he, himself, ever see a UFO.
But he remained a believer.
"There must have been something in the skies at that time," he said. "There's just too much evidence."
Haut and two other men founded The International UFO Museum in 1991 where he was president until 1996. More than 2 1/2 million people have visited the museum since it opened in 1992, Shuster said.
It wasn't until the late 1980s that Shuster said she and her sister learned about the flying saucer incident, not from their father but from a book.
"It was not a topic of conversation at the dinner table for anybody involved," she said.
Haut, born June 3, 1922, in Chicago is survived by his two daughters, Shuster and Marabeth Fields of Roswell, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren..
A viewing is scheduled Monday in Roswell at the LaGrone Funeral Home. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist.
At least, they want us to BELIEVE he died...
I think we need an autopsy. Something's fishy here.
The truth is out there...?
I didn't even know he was sick!
Another victim of the Men in Black.
"Haut and two other men founded The International UFO Museum in 1991 where he was president until 1996. More than 2 1/2 million people have visited the museum since it opened in 1992, Shuster said."
That's alot of dough if they are charging admission. I want to start a UFO museum too...lol
Ha! Thanks for the best laugh of the day!
they have Christmas ornaments:
Alien Ornament Item Price:$ 5.95
maybe an alien autopsy at that...
I personally suspect that the aliens were helping with the Manhattan project and follow on research. While living in Los Alamos, they went on a tequila run to Juarez. Not being able to handle our planet's ethanol, they crashed while doing shots on their return trip to Los Alamos.
LOL..Is it suppose to look like one of the Three Kings or Joseph? Nutters....
Just keep laughing. There's a lot of evidence, including eye witness accounts of astronauts that we are being visited and have been for many, many years. Gordon Cooper, for one, saw ufos several times while flying planes and capsuls.
Something happened in the New Mexican desert in 1947, the Army Air Corps was so sure they recovered a space ship Haut issued the press release; when some powerful people in Washington found out the story suddenly went away.
James Forrestal, Sec of Defense committed suicide shortly thereafter. Go back and read the history of this period then come back and laugh. Try not to be so ignorant.
Dennis Miller-esque reference for B-52s fans.
We were just giggling....but after reading your post, we're laughing. Trust me.
And Adolph Hitler committed suicide not long before that! Coincidence? You be the judge.
You are a moron.
Please, please, call me a moron, too. I feel so left out.
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