THE CHILDREN OF ROSWELL
Posted by Gary Johnston
How sad I felt after reading The Children of Roswell by Thomas J. Carey and Donald R. Schmitt. The children and their parents were subjected to a lifetime of fear, threats and intimidation. This caused emotional problems, mental illness, alcoholism and suicide. Why? Because they saw the wreckage of a crashed “weather balloon” and weren’t supposed to talk about it.
I used to think that Roswell was a hoax. I accepted the U.S. Government’s explanation of a “crashed weather balloon.” Then for some reason I decided to read more about Roswell and was surprised how much evidence pointed to a cover-up.
The Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) commanding officer, Colonel William Blanchard, announced the recovery of a flying saucer on July 8, 1947. The press ran with the story. Later that same day, General Roger Ramey, Blanchard’s boss, held a press conference stating that a it was not a flying saucer, but a weather balloon. What? Colonel Blanchard doesn’t know the difference between a weather balloon and a flying saucer?
I never knew about the Roswell Daily Record headline. I thought the government always maintained that it was a weather balloon.
The other books about Roswell dealt with the facts. They mentioned the intimidation and death threats, but did not go into how these things affected people’s lives. Carey and Schmitt’s book gave a poignant touch to the events of early July, 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico. Not only did it give the facts, but explored how lives were affected—especially the children To paraphrase Carey and Schmitt’s words, an army is supposed to protect its citizens and not ruin their lives.