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Lt. Walter Haut dies (Issued initial statement about UFO at Roswell).
New Orleans Times Picaune ^ | 12/19/05

Posted on 12/18/2005 8:32:55 PM PST by Borges

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Army Lt. Walter Haut, the man made famous for issuing a news release that said a flying saucer landed in Roswell, died there Thursday, his daughter, Julie Shuster, said. He was 83.

Haut, a former spokesman for the Roswell Army Air Field, 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 on 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.

Haut said he never was told exactly where the flying disc reported in his news release was found nor did he ever see a UFO. But he remained a believer.

Haut and two other men founded The International UFO Museum, where more than 2 1/2 million people have visited since its opening in 1992, Shuster said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: artbell; flyingsuckers; haut; obituary; roswell; ufo

1 posted on 12/18/2005 8:32:56 PM PST by Borges
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2 posted on 12/18/2005 8:36:38 PM PST by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: Borges

Did he also announce the birth of Hillary Clinton?


3 posted on 12/18/2005 8:37:45 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Borges
Was his name Haut or Haunt?
4 posted on 12/18/2005 8:38:06 PM PST by msnimje (Political Correctness -- An OFFENSIVE attempt not to offend.)
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To: Borges

What was his take on Col. Corso? Did he have an opinion?


5 posted on 12/18/2005 8:38:28 PM PST by SteveMcKing ("No empire collapses because of technical reasons. They collapse because they are unnatural.")
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To: Borges

I bet Jimmah Carter had this guy on speed-dial


6 posted on 12/18/2005 8:39:44 PM PST by digger48
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To: Borges

People involved in the 1947 incident are dropping like flies. I smell conspiracy.


7 posted on 12/18/2005 8:39:50 PM PST by durasell
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To: Borges
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1542984/posts
8 posted on 12/18/2005 8:41:36 PM PST by ASA Vet (Those who know don't talk, those who talk don't know.)
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To: Borges
Haut, a former spokesman for the Roswell Army Air Field, 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.

It's curious how Haut was not get asked to write a statement in the 1997 publishing of: " The Air Force’s 1997 Report The Roswell Report: Case Closed," 50 year anniversary of the alleged crash.

9 posted on 12/18/2005 8:44:11 PM PST by demlosers
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To: Andy from Beaverton
There is a lot more to this . . .


10 posted on 12/18/2005 8:50:08 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: ASA Vet

Argh! The one time I didn't search look where it gets me. Anyway if someone wants to delete this thread that's fine by me.


11 posted on 12/18/2005 8:50:43 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

The one time I didn't search look where it gets me. Anyway if someone wants to delete this thread that's fine by me.


How do we know you're really Borges?


12 posted on 12/18/2005 8:52:05 PM PST by durasell
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If I were a life size simulacra that would be positively Borgesian.


13 posted on 12/18/2005 8:54:01 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Eric Bogosian?


14 posted on 12/18/2005 8:55:32 PM PST by durasell
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To: Borges

eh, that actually sounded better in my head than it looked on the screen...


15 posted on 12/18/2005 8:57:01 PM PST by durasell
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To: Borges

They finally got him.


16 posted on 12/18/2005 8:59:17 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Borges
Klaatu-Barada-Nikto!
17 posted on 12/18/2005 9:07:21 PM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: ASA Vet

6 hour difference is sometimes acceptable.


18 posted on 12/18/2005 9:12:44 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Borges

I knew Walt H. not very well but I knew him. He seemed like a nice guy. He helped start a UFO Museum in Roswell. Very sad.


19 posted on 12/18/2005 9:42:26 PM PST by baylorbaylor
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To: digger48
I bet Jimmah Carter had this guy on speed-dial

If even half the stories and rumors about Carter pestering intelligence agents and military folks every now and then about UFO's are true, its no wonder he was thought to be an ass by everyone.

One story goes with George H.W. Bush getting annoyed and BSing him on something.

I think Carter actually replaced Bush after that, but its no secret that Carter used to ask guys stupid questions, and its known that most of them just blew him off, or worse, thought he was joking.

20 posted on 12/18/2005 9:51:17 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Borges

I think Art Bell will be using a seance to speak with him tonight to see what he can say now.


21 posted on 12/18/2005 9:54:47 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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