Skip to comments.Lt. Walter Haut dies (Issued initial statement about UFO at Roswell).
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.
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Did he also announce the birth of Hillary Clinton?
What was his take on Col. Corso? Did he have an opinion?
I bet Jimmah Carter had this guy on speed-dial
People involved in the 1947 incident are dropping like flies. I smell conspiracy.
It's curious how Haut was not get asked to write a statement in the 1997 publishing of: " The Air Forces 1997 Report The Roswell Report: Case Closed," 50 year anniversary of the alleged crash.
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.
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?
If I were a life size simulacra that would be positively Borgesian.
eh, that actually sounded better in my head than it looked on the screen...
They finally got him.
6 hour difference is sometimes acceptable.
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.
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.
I think Art Bell will be using a seance to speak with him tonight to see what he can say now.