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      UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Roswell, '47. One picture showed three dead
      aliens laying side by side, apparently on some kind of a canvas
      or cloth.


      KING: Tonight: What really happened at Roswell, New Mexico, 56
      years ago this week? Did the United States military cover up a
      UFO crash landing, complete with alien bodies? Do UFOs exist?
      Have they been here? Tonight we return to Roswell with those who
      were there. Walter Haut -- he was the information officer at
      Roswell Army Air Field. He wrote the now famous July 8, 1947,
      press release that said a flying disk had been recovered. Glenn
      Dennis -- he worked at a Roswell funeral home and says someone
      claiming to be the airfield's mortuary officer called to ask him
      about small caskets. Nancy Easley [ph] Johnston -- her father
      was in charge of security and clean-up at the Roswell site.
      Jesse Marcel, Jr. -- his father was a Roswell intelligence
      officer. He says he saw debris samples his father brought home
      from the crash site.

      And later, Don Schmitt, one of the world's leading UFO experts;
      Leslie Kean, a journalist investigating the incident known as
      "Pennsylvania's Roswell"; Dr. William Doleman, archeologist, who
      conducted tests on the Roswell site last year; and Julie Shuster
      [ph], Walter Haut's daughter and executive director of the
      International UFO Museum at Roswell. All next on LARRY KING

      By the way, we'll be seeing clips tonight and we refer you to
      the Sci-Fi Channel's documentary, "The Roswell Crash: Startling
      New Evidence," that's now available on DVD, and we thank them
      for their help in this program tonight.

      We start in Roswell, New Mexico with two guys who were there,
      Walter Haut, who was the United States Air Force public
      information officer at Roswell Army Air Field, and Glenn Dennis,
      who was working at the Ballard Funeral Home in Roswell, New

      What call did you get, Glenn?

      received a call from the mortuary officer, informing...

      KING: Go ahead. I'm hearing someone else talking. Go ahead. Go
      ahead, Glenn. Continue. All right, I think that's Walter
      talking. I think we're trying to talk to Walter at the same time
      we're talking to Glenn. One at a time. Glenn, what call did you

      DENNIS: I received a call from the mortuary officer at the base,
      asking me how many infant hermetically sealed caskets we had,
      three- and-a-half to four feet, in stock. And I told him -- I

      KING: What did you make of that?

      DENNIS: ... we only had one. It's not military. But I said, I
      can call the Amarillo, Texas, coffin company by 3:00 this
      afternoon and have all you need by noon tomorrow
      [UNINTELLIGIBLE] I said, What's going on out there? And he said,
      That's not important. Then he calls me back later and he wants
      to know how embalming chemical would alter the tissues, the
      stomach contents, and what was our preparation [UNINTELLIGIBLE]
      bodies laying out in the elements for days. I said, Sir, we have
      to -- the mortuary officer has to tell us what he wants and how
      he wants it and what procedure he wants us to follow. And he
      became a little bit upset. But anyway, that was the way that it
      all started off with me right there.

      KING: All right, Walter, what supposedly happened at the air
      base, where you were the public information officer?

      up with the fact that we had in our possession a flying saucer,
      and Colonel Blanchard [ph] told me to put it out on every medium
      I can put it out on, which I did as best I could. And I went
      home that evening, and THAT telephone and everything that they
      can use was running completely on -- I don't know what kind of
      value, but I think it ultimately quit at about 3:00 o'clock in
      the morning. It was...

      KING: Now, did...

      HAUT: ... a long -- go ahead.

      KING: Were you ever asked to countermand that release? Were you
      ever asked to change what you were first asked to say?

      HAUT: No, I was not told to change it. I put out the facts that
      we had in our possession, a flying saucer.

      KING: Did you, Walter, ever see any of the wreckage?

      HAUT: No, sir.

      KING: What was said in the days subsequent? Was there a lot of
      talk about this? Did people at the airfield say they had seen
      any of these bodies or seen any of these creatures? Was it a
      wide amount of discussion at Roswell?

      HAUT: No. I think you have to take in the idea that the people
      on the base were accustomed to keeping their mouths shut, if I
      may use that expression. The need just to talk about information
      doesn't fit [ph]. People that were working on the base knew what
      was going on in the aircraft that they were working on. The
      persons like myself, the flymen, we were accustomed to taking
      off at certain times and turning around and keep on going.

      KING: Well, we're going to -- before we continue questioning,
      we're going to show you a clip from the Sci-Fi Channel
      documentary, "The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence." It's
      now available on DVD. And we'll come back with Walter and Glenn.


      UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Outside of Roswell, southwest of Highway 285,
      William Woody [ph] and his father reported seeing a fiery object
      descending toward earth.

      interesting about the Woody aspect of it is that he and his
      father the next day, or a day or two later, tried to go out to
      see if they could find where the thing fell and ran into the
      military cordon. So we've got an interesting little
      corroboration there that the military was interested in it, and
      they were turned back by the cordons.


      KING: I know that Walter is a little under the weather, so I'll
      just have a question or two left for you, Walter, and let you
      get out and get some help. Did not the next day General Roger
      Ramey [ph] in Fort Worth say that the object was a weather

      HAUT: Yes. That's what came out. The general just put in a --
      it's -- You're wrong when you talk about it. It's just a weather
      balloon, and forget it. That's about...


      KING: The key question for you, Walter, is, what do you believe?

      HAUT: Well, I believe, personally, that we had in our possession
      a flying saucer, and that's the whole sum -- the story, as far
      as I was concerned.

      KING: So you believe aliens crashed and that -- and that crashed
      at Roswell, New Mexico, at the air base. Walter, I hope you feel
      better. I thank you for spending some time with us.

      Glenn Dennis will remain. Other guests will join us. Be well,

      We'll return with more on the incredible events of 56 years ago
      at Roswell, New Mexico, still one of the most talked-about
      events ever. Don't go away.



      UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The strange wreckage that Brazel [ph]
      discovered spanned an area 300 yards wide by a mile long. That
      parcel of land, known to investigators as the debris field, is
      where some believe an extraterrestrial craft blew apart and fell
      to earth.


      KING: Remaining with us is Glenn Dennis, who worked at the
      Ballard Funeral Home in Roswell, New Mexico. Joining us from
      Colorado Springs is Nancy Easley Johnston, the daughter of Edwin
      Easley [ph], the Army Air Corps officer in charge of security
      and clean-up at the Roswell site. And in Helena, Montana, is Dr.
      Jesse Marcel, Jr., the son of Major Jesse Marcel, who was an
      intelligence officer at Roswell. He says he saw debris samples
      that his father brought home.

      Glenn, back to you. What was the follow-up? What was the
      eventual result? Did they ever order any of these caskets?

      DENNIS: Yes?

      KING: Did they order -- did the Army Air Force ever order
      anything from the funeral home?

      DENNIS: No, sir, they did not. They did not order anything.

      KING: How do you know the Air Force was calling you?

      DENNIS: Well, because I knew the mortuary officer out there very
      well. We were close friends.

      KING: Oh.

      DENNIS: And I knew all the people out there. We worked at the
      hospital. We had the only ambulance business, and we were
      involved quite a bit out at the base. Also, we had a military
      contract. So I knew them all.

      KING: Do you agree with Walter? Do you think that a -- that a
      foreign object landed there with aliens at Roswell 56 years ago?

      HAUT: Well, I agree with him. One reason I agree with him,
      because all the ranchers and farmers knew what weather balloons
      were. And every time they found one, there's a little instrument
      on the end. And if they turned that in, they got 25 bucks. When
      this happened, they had no idea what it was. They filled their
      pick-ups full of metal -- I mean, full of the debris, brought it
      in to the Roswell Army Air Field. And that's where all the
      investigation started, right there.

      KING: All right, Nancy, your father was Army Air Corps officer
      in charge of security and clean-up. What did he -- how old were
      you at the time?

      year-and-a-half old, so I remember very little!


      KING: What did he tell you later on? JOHNSTON: My father was
      reluctant to ever talk about this incident. Once my sister and I
      discovered that an incident had occurred that he had been part
      of, when we asked him about it, he always told us that he had
      promised President Truman that he would not discuss it. And he
      stuck with that up until the end -- until almost the very end.

      KING: Doesn't by the fact that he wouldn't say anything tell you
      that something happened?

      JOHNSTON: I'm sure something happened. I am not privy to the
      knowledge of what exactly happened, but I'm sure something

      KING: And Jesse Marcel, Jr., your father was an intelligence
      officer. You said you saw debris samples that he brought home?
      What did you see?

      Larry. You know, my dad was the -- one of the intelligence
      officers for the 509th Bomb Group. And as such, it was his job
      to investigate unusual events like what happened out there. And
      he was called out one night to the ranch where this thing had
      landed, picked up some of the debris. He and one of the CIC [ph]
      agents picked up some of the debris and loaded it in the back of
      our 1942 Buick. And since our house was on the way to the air
      base, my dad just swung by the house to show my mother and
      myself what they had found out there because he realized this
      was something very, very unusual, something unique, as a matter
      of fact, because he didn't think we would ever see anything like
      this again, which, of course, I have not.

      And he drove by the house, put it on kitchen floor, woke my
      mother and myself us up so we could look at this. And we got out
      in the kitchen and looked -- I looked at the debris that was on
      the floor, and there was just a lot of metal parts, metallic,
      like, foil- like debris, some I-beam material and some black
      plastic material. And the first thing he wanted us to do was to
      look for electronic components, such as vacuum tubes, resistors
      or condensers because I think he said something like this is
      part of a flying saucer. And being a young kid at the time, I
      didn't know what a flying saucer was, but I sure realized later.

      But I examined some of the debris, some of the foil. I didn't --
      picked it up, looked at it. Didn't try to bend or tear it or
      stress it in any way. But I found something very unusual. There
      were some I-beams that were about a foot, a foot-and-a-half
      long. And along the inner surface of the I-beams, you could see
      some sort of writing. And there was kind of a purple metallic
      hue, as you could see very well if you held this up to the
      light. And I thought at first this was like Egyptian
      hieroglyphics, but later thought it was not hieroglyphics at all
      but more like geometric symbols.

      KING: I want to pick up there in a minute, but I want to -- hold
      on one second, Jesse. I want to toss to film clip of your father
      talking a little about this. Let's watch.

      thing I was certain of, being familiar with all air activities,
      that it was not a weather balloon nor an aircraft nor a missile.
      It was something else, of which -- we didn't know what it was.
      There were just fragments strewn all over the area. So we
      proceeded to pick up the parts. A lot of it had a lot of little
      numbers with symbols that -- to me, I call them hieroglyphics
      because I could not interpret them. They could not be read. They
      were just like symbols of something that meant something. These
      little numbers could not be broken, could not be burned. I even
      tried to burn that, would not burn. See, that stuff weighs
      nothing. It's not any thicker than tinfoil in a pack of


      KING: Jesse, subsequently, did your father come home and tell
      you and your mother to forget everything?

      MARCEL: Well, he sure did. As I understood, he flew the material
      to Fort Worth to General Roger Ramey, who was 8th Air Force
      commander, for his information. And when my dad got back the
      next day or the day after, he sat my mother and myself down and
      told us under no uncertain terms were we to ever discuss this
      issue again. Of course, here I'm talking about, but -- but that
      was very definitely one of the commands that he gave us, is not
      to talk about it, not with your friends, not with anybody, not
      even family members.

      KING: So the obvious, Jesse, is what do you believe?

      MARCEL: Well, I think it's something very extraordinary. I don't
      know what it was. But since that time, I -- and thinking more
      about this, I can't help but believe that it was something that
      came from another civilization, much like a space probe that
      we're sending to other planets right now and -- because the
      material was unique, like I say. And I do know it was not a
      weather balloon or even a mogul [ph] balloon, like the Air Force
      later said, because the material was totally different.

      KING: Nancy, what do you -- I know your father said, Say
      nothing, and he wouldn't tell you what, and Truman and all that.
      What do you believe?

      JOHNSTON: I believe that something obviously happened out there
      in the countryside close to Roswell that the government has
      tried very hard all these years to keep us from understanding
      and knowing about. Since I was not a witness, I have no personal
      knowledge of what it was, but it had to have been something very
      big at that time that the government wanted covered up.

      KING: Now, Glenn, you still live -- you live in Roswell. Do you
      believe there's...

      DENNIS: That's true...


      KING: Do you believe there's still stuff there? DENNIS: Well,
      they go out every year, every year after all of the snows and
      the winter. These government people go out with Geiger counters
      and everything else, and they have this all marked off up there.
      And I don't know if they found anything else or not because they
      do not consult us anymore at all. But I do know the ranchers and
      I know people up there because our mortuary has been involved up
      there with most of it -- I mean, with the people there, and very
      seldom will we ever talk about it. Once in a while, we'll sit
      down and mention something, but not very often.

      KING: Jesse, you think the government set your father up to be
      kind of a fall guy here?

      MARCEL: Well, he was a good soldier. He was just following
      orders. And I'm sure that he was told to bring the message home
      to the family that -- that not to talk about it because,
      apparently, somebody found out that we actually saw the
      material. And you know, years later, I asked him about the
      possibility of something being still out there, and he said, No,
      no, no. They vacuumed that place up, period.

      KING: Now, you stay with us, Jesse. Nancy, thanks very much for
      being with us. We'll hold Glenn, and we'll be -- thank you,
      Nancy. We appreciate your input. We'll come back with more.
      We'll meet our full panel later. Don't go away.


      UNIDENTIFIED MALE: In 1947, Americans found their skies filled
      with all sorts of strange flying objects.

      UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The UFO phenomenon really took off, actually,
      in June of 1947 in the state of Washington when a pilot by the
      name of Kenneth Arnold saw many objects going in formation at a
      very, very high speed by Mount Rainier in Washington.

      UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Arnold said that nine silvery objects he'd
      seen looked like saucers skipping over a pond. The next day, his
      story was front-page news, and a new term entered the American
      lexicon: flying saucer.


      [BEGIN VIDEO CLIP - JUNE, 1997]

      COL. JOHN HAYNES, U.S. AIR FORCE: Over that period of time,
      dummies were dropped all around there, and I think it's logical
      to assume that the people there saw Air Force ambulances come
      out, they saw gurneys come out, they saw body bags come out
      because the dummies were put into the body bags to protect them.
      They saw people in pith helmet, they saw people in shorts out
      there brushing the bushes, looking for the remnants of the
      balloons. And when you put all that stuff together and spin it,
      you find that it fits perfectly with many of the occurrences in
      Roswell during that era.

      [END VIDEO CLIP] KING: Remaining with us is Glenn Dennis, who
      worked at the Ballard Funeral Home in Roswell, New Mexico, 56
      year ago. Staying with us in Helena, Montana, is Dr. Jesse
      Marcel, Jr., the son of Major Jesse Marcel. Joining us now from
      Roswell is Donald Schmitt. Donald Schmitt is the former co-
      director of J. Alan [ph] Hynek Center for UFO Studies. He's the
      author of dozens of articles about UFOs, two best- selling books
      about Roswell. In San Francisco is Leslie Kean. Leslie's an
      investigative journalist, director of investigation of the
      Coalition for Freedom of Information. She's looking into
      connections of the 1965 incident in Kecksburg [ph],
      Pennsylvania's. It's been called "Pennsylvania's Roswell." She's
      not an expert on Roswell. We'll go to her in a little while. Dr.
      William Doleman is an archaeologist, principal investigator for
      the University of New Mexico's School of Contract Archaeology.
      And he conducted a Sci-Fi Channel-sponsored archaeological dig
      at the purported UFO crash site in Roswell in September of 2002.

      Donald, what is your read on all of this?

      I think what has impressed me most of all, especially within the
      recent years, pertaining to the investigation, as even Nancy
      Strickland [ph] was describing, the level of extreme pressure
      for these people who were involved to retain their silence, to
      keep this event, keep the experience with them for as long as
      they did, withholding the information even from their loved
      ones, their wives, their children. And as you all know that a
      deathbed testimony is admissible in a court of law as physical
      evidence, and sadly, that's something that we are concentrating
      on right now. And to date, not a single one of these people on
      their deathbeds are describing any type of weather balloon,
      rocket, aircraft, anything conventional. Invariably, they all
      describe the bodies recovered, as well. And I'm not talking
      about anthropomorphic wooden crash dummies.

      KING: Dr. Doleman, what do you believe?

      believe that, clearly, something happened or it wouldn't have
      made the news. At the same time, I kind of maintain a position
      in which I'm a scientific investigator looking for physical
      evidence, and I'm not in the business of evaluating the
      testimony of various people. Instead, I'm engaged in a project
      that, as far as I know, represents the first intensive effort at
      what -- at least -- to find some kind of physical evidence of
      whatever happened back there in 1947. And so in terms of what I
      believe, it's really kind of irrelevant because what I believe
      is that scientific investigation is the best way to go about
      looking for that physical evidence.

      KING: Jesse, why do you believe, if it occurred, the Army wanted
      to cover it up? What's the big deal? Why not tell us there is
      life somewhere else?

      MARCEL: I wish I knew the answer to that question because, for
      some reason, they are not ready for the public to know what's
      really out there, in spite of the fact that we're sending probes
      ourselves to other planets. And obviously, there are
      civilizations out there that are far advanced of us and can send
      probes here. So I really don't know the answer to the questions,
      why they're trying to keep it a secret.

      KING: Leslie, what happened at Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, in 1965?

      something came down in Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, in 1965. An
      object was seen in the sky. There was a meteorite that night,
      and it went through a number of different states. Citizens of
      the community saw -- some of them saw it actually make a few
      turns. It came in fairly slowly and landed in the woods near
      Kecksburg. A number of witnesses actually saw the object on the
      ground. Others saw a very extensive military presence come into
      the region. They cordoned off the area. They kept people away
      and eventually carted away something on the back of a flatbed

      This is what the people of the area tell us. The Air Force has
      told us that nothing came down that night. So we have a
      contradiction here, and I'm interested in trying to access
      information that will solve that mystery.

      KING: What do you believe?

      KEAN: I don't know what it was. There's no way to know. We know
      that something came down. It could have been a Russian probe. We
      don't know what it was, and I'm not in a position to formulate
      an opinion. I just want -- I believe that the people have the
      right to the information, the people of Pennsylvania, in
      particular, who have really suffered a lot by having that
      information denied to them. And I just think people have a right
      to know. It was, you know, 1965. Why not tell people what
      happened there?

      KING: We're going to take a break. Jesse Marcel, thanks very
      much for joining us.

      When we come back, our panel will remain, and we'll also meet
      Julie Schuster, the executive director of the International UFO
      Museum. We'll also be including your phone calls. We're
      discussing Roswell, New Mexico, 56 years ago.

      Charles Gibson of "Good Morning America" is tomorrow night's
      special guest. Don't go away.


      UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And so Ramey told the press that all this
      stuff was, was simply a weather balloon. And that was what most
      of the press published the next day.

      SCHMITT: They never saw the real material. The real material
      went on to Washington at that time. So Marcel is ordered to pose
      with the substituted radar reflector balloon. So the first press
      release, there was a flying saucer, and six hours later, We're
      sorry, ladies and gentlemen. It's just a weather balloon. The
      question is, which press release is the true story?




      UNIDENTIFIED MALE [voice-over]: Major Marcel [ph] and Captain
      Sheridan Cavet [ph] traveled to the Foster Ranch and spent a day
      gathering the strange wreckage. Marcel was so intrigued by the
      debris that on his way back to the base, he stopped by his home
      to show his family what he'd found.

      UNIDENTIFIED MALE: My dad came into my room, very excited and he
      wanted to show us some material that he'd found. I think he --
      the inclination or the intimation there was this was part of a
      flying saucer.


      KING: Discussing the events in Roswell, New Mexico.

      Joining us now is Julie Shuster. She is the executive director
      of the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell.
      The earlier guest, Walter Haut, is her father.

      What is the -- what did we see at the museum, Julie?

      a lot of things to offer and one of the things that we try to do
      is show what Roswell looked like in 1947, give our visitors a
      glimpse of what Roswell looked like and one of the things we do
      is our radio display with the teletype and the audio control
      that show what the radio station may have looked like where Mac
      Brazel was interviewed.

      KING: Do you show anything resembling what might have been
      captured there?

      SHUSTER: We have a lot of artists' renditions of what the
      saucers may have looked like. We do have a few other displays
      that give some interpretations.

      KING: We know what your father thinks. What do you think?

      SHUSTER: Now if I said I agreed with my father, because he's
      sitting here -- no -- I believe that something did happen. These
      were people with incredible integrity and very conservative and
      if they said something happened, something happened.

      KING: Donald Schmitt, why would the government -- this has been
      asked over the years, every time we hear about UFOs, what are
      they hiding? For what purpose?

      SCHMITT: Well, in just looking at the history, specifically of
      New Mexico in 1947, I'm amazed when I especially lecture on the
      college circuit when you ask where was first atomic bomb
      detonated and invariably most people say Japan, whereas anybody
      here in New Mexico, historically knows it happened right here,
      just about 150 miles west of Roswell.

      Roswell was the hot bed of all military research and testing at
      that time, the captured V-2 rockets and if we go by the Air
      Force's Project Blue Book records, which would suggest that
      there were more UFO sightings here in 1947 than anywhere else,
      whereas there were also more Soviet spies here...

      KING: But the question is, why would they keep the information
      from the public, assuming it's all true?

      SCHMITT: Well, that would be part of it, the fact that it
      immediately became a concern of the high ranking officials at
      the Pentagon that if this was of anything of a foreign design
      and it was some new intelligence, something that could
      potentially be reverse engineered, replicated, that it would
      become an immediate race with the Soviets, something that we
      possessed and hopefully they did not.

      KING: And that wouldn't be the thinking now. So we assume that
      this information is passed along, so why doesn't -- Rumsfeld
      release it?

      SCHMITT: Well, as you have had former President Carter and
      former President Clinton, the question could be posed to either
      one of them, whereas they themselves tried to gain access to
      information, actually tried to release information specifically
      on UFOs and specifically on Roswell and yet they failed.

      It is our position -- my partner Thomas Carey and I -- that it
      is still a cover up of ignorance, that they have physical proof,
      but they still don't have the answers as to from where, from why
      and from whom.

      KING: Glenn, why do you think they are not releasing it?

      DENNIS: Well, from what I've been told, and being interviewed,
      the problem is that whoever has this energy could control the
      whole world and if we don't have the elements on our planet or
      anything else to reproduce these, then it could be a problem.
      I've heard this from three or four different sources and maybe
      that's true. I don't know. If you remember, the Orson Welles

      KING: "War of the Worlds."

      DENNIS: Yes.

      KING: Yes.

      DENNIS: And they didn't know if that would happen in New Mexico
      or around the world, or anything else if we were being invaded
      by aliens.

      KING: Before we go to calls, Dr. Doleman, what do we know, know.
      What can you definitively scientifically say?

      DOLEMAN: Well, we were funded by the Sci-Fi Channel back in
      September of last year to conduct an archaeological test
      excavation at the putative Roswell impact site, which is one of
      two or three sites. We were led to that location by Don Schmitt
      and what we did was implement some fairly standard archaeology
      test excavations methods in a staged research project to look
      for evidence of the sort that had been originally reported by
      the eyewitnesses and that primarily includes debris, which was
      ostensibly all cleaned up, and a gouge or furrow mark in the
      ground that was made by something that hit the ground and then
      skipped back up in the air and came back down in another
      locations. So the methods that we used to look for that involved
      geophysical prospection using electromagnetic conductivity and
      metal detection.

      KING: I -- I don't want to get into too much technical stuff.

      DOLEMAN: Yes, I'm trying to keep it..

      KING: What we know?

      DOLEMAN: What we know is that during the process of that
      investigation, we recovered some things that will be analyzed.
      We have soil samples in which we'll look for evidence of unusual
      chemical composition using fairly standard geological
      techniques, under the assumption vacuumed or not, if there was
      debris, a lot of it was small, just like a broken glass and not
      all of it was recovered and some of it must be in the dirt out
      there if there is debris.

      We also know that we found in one of the back hoe trenches that
      we excavated an unusual feature that had essentially the shape
      that you'd expect if there was a gouge and trench and the
      backhoe trench where that thing was found was right where there
      was supposed to be a gouge.

      And so, essentially we're still in the analytical stage and the
      results of the analysis are going to be, I think I made
      available in a show presented by Sci-Fi coming up in October.

      KING: Let me get a call here. Reykkavik, Iceland, hello.

      CALLER: Hello.

      KING: Hi.

      CALLER: How have you, Larry?

      KING: Fine. What's the question?

      CALLER: Don't you think stories about the aliens being small
      people with large heads and large eyes and small mouths just
      came out of the experiments the military were doing after the
      war? They used children's bodies to investigate the effects of
      radiation on the human body.

      KING: Any truth to that, Donald?

      SCHMITT: The Air Force, in its continuing effort to provide
      alternative explanations and theories became -- reached a
      ridiculous level in 199, on the 50th anniversary, when it was
      suggested that these were anthropomorphic wooden crash dummies,
      albeit five years removed from 1947, with the suggestion that
      the witnesses were merely time compressing the decades within
      their memories. And until they are able to provide a single
      witness contrary to our own, as evidenced by Jessie Marcel's
      father and others that we have interviewed and have signed sworn
      affidavits -- until they can provide a witness at the debris
      field, at the impact site, at the base, on any of the outgoing
      and incoming flights involved, suggesting this was an
      alternative explanation, something prosaic, we will continue to
      go where the witnesses and the testimony lead us.

      KING: Let me get a break. As we go to break, we remind you that
      the clips you are seeing are from Sci-Fi Channel's documentary
      "The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence." It's now available
      on DVD, and there you see the cover of the DVD.

      And we'll be back with more calls. Don't go away.


      COL. JOHN HAYNES U.S. AIR FORCE: They are talking about 1947.
      You're talking about dummies used in the '50s, almost a decade

      UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, I'm afraid that's a problem that we
      have with time compression. I don't know what they saw in '47
      but I'm quite sure it probably was project Mogul. I think if you
      find that people talk about things over a period of time, they
      begin to lose exactly when the date was and there were lots of
      dummies dropped. There were 2,500 balloons launched during this
      30-year period in New Mexico alone.



      UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What's the matter, James?

      UNIDENTIFIED MALE: More of them are coming.

      UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What do you mean?

      UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Different ones. Like him. Many different
      races. Different species. They're coming!

      UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Are you okay?


      KING: Julie Shuster, do a lot of people come to that museum?

      SHUSTER: Yes, we have people from around the world coming. And
      last year we had over 205,000 visitors through our doors.

      KING: What's that to your right?

      SHUSTER: This is Harold our anthropomorphic, he is one of the
      explanations that was give that we mistook or the people of
      Roswell in 1947 mistook as an alien. The only problem was he
      wasn't used until 1952 to the late 1960s. So, we don't think he
      looks like an alien.

      KING: Do most the people come, are they come as believers?

      SHUSTER: I think a lot of them do. I can't say most. We have
      people that come with believe, don't believe, or never going to
      believe. But a lot of people come and want to have questions
      answered, if possible.

      KING: Leslie Kean, what was found in Kecksburg?

      KEAN: Well, Larry, that what is we want to find out, because we
      don't know.

      KING: You mean, they won't show you?

      KEAN: That is why we're doing the freedom of information act
      initiative. We have a law firm working with us and we got a
      history -- archives research firm. We have got a private
      investigator. We got a team of people trying to get the
      documentation that will tell us what came down. And that's why
      we are working on it. We don't know.

      KING: Hamilton, New Jersey, hello.

      CALLER: Hi. I have a question for Glenn.

      KING: Go ahead.

      CALLER: Did you see what the military put in the coffin that was

      KING: Did you ever see anything in a coffin, Glenn?

      DENNIS: No, I did not. I did not see it. They were all shipped
      out in what we call body bags and put in a hermetically sealed
      container and was flown directly to Wright-Patterson.

      KING: Tampa, Florida. Hello.

      CALLER: Yes, my question for your panel is, what effect, if any
      did the Cold War between United States and Russia have on
      disclosure of information on possible UFO crashes such as the
      one in Roswell in 1947.

      KING: Don Schmitt has already referred to that. You think a
      great effect, right Don?

      SCHMITT: Yes, of course it did. Almost a predecessor to our race
      to the moon, for example. And our development of atomic
      propulsion. The soviets won't detonate their first atomic bomb
      until August 1949 but our concern certainly was as to
      development of such technology and in the event of such a crash
      here at Roswell, again, certainly the hope that we were the only
      ones in possession. And we also believe that it may have also
      become a bit of a bargaining tool. The suggestion it was merely
      a weather balloon was something that even Premier Joseph Stalin
      didn't believe back in '47. And there are documents that suggest
      that he was very concerned that we had even upped our technology
      regarding the atomic bomb.

      KING: Calgary, Ontario, Canada.

      CALLER: Larry, a great fan.

      KING: Thank you.

      CALLER: It seems that the most frequent reports of UFO sightings
      are in the United States. You don't hear much about sightings in
      other countries throughout the world.

      KING: Doctor Doleman, are there others?

      DOLEMAN: Unfortunately, I'm totally not an expert in the UFO
      phenomenon. And I am an expert in archaeology, and finding
      physical evidence. But I'm afraid I can't answer that question.

      KING: Donald are there others?

      SCHMITT: Yes. If I might, in fact, at the center for UFO
      studies, for example, as they cataloged reports from all over
      the world, we have reports from almost as many countries that
      presently are in the United Nations.

      KING: Why would you guess, Don, they land in Roswell, they don't
      land in Washington?

      They land in Ennui, they don't land in Paris.

      Why not a large area where we could all see them?

      SCHMITT: That is always been the nature of the beast, so to
      speak. In other words, the phenomenon it is has been very late
      night, very rural, very isolated, yet there have been profound
      cases over military strategic air command facilities, in fact,
      even the buzzing of the White House in subsequent weeks in July
      of 1952 were formations of objects were tracked and aircraft
      scrambling from Andrews Air Force Base on these unknowns. So
      again, Roswell...

      KING: Not just remote areas?

      SCHMITT: New Mexico I think it had to do with the fact it was
      hot bed of military activity at the time. And indeed in dealing
      with something off the planet they were concerned with our
      military potential back in 1947.

      KING: We'll be back with more moments and more phone calls on
      this ever-fascinating phenomenon.

      Don't go away.


      UNIDENTIFIED MALE: On the front of the draw it said "Operation
      Blue Book."

      This might interest you in big [UNINTELLIGIBLE] photo. Roswell,

      One picture showed three dead aliens laying side by side,
      apparently on some kind of a canvas or cloth, and showed two
      others standing side by side, I assume they were the ones that

      BRYANT GUMBEL, HOST: According to Cox the file contained photos
      of the crashed spacecraft.

      UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Saucer, as they call it. Was not round as
      it's been depicted in most cases. It was more egg-shaped, front
      to rear.


      KING: Julie, what does officialdom think of your museum?

      SHUSTER: We've had no response, that I know, of from any
      official sources. We've opened up. We don't try to tell people
      one way or the other. So, nobody has questioned us, that we know

      KING: What's that over there to your left?

      SHUSTER: This is a prop. This alien was created as a prop for
      the movie Roswell in 1994 and he is one of our most-
      photographed, most enjoyed exhibits. People really like to check
      him out, and see what the aliens might have looked like.

      KING: That's been the general description of those who reported
      to have seen them, that's the general description as to how they
      looked, right?

      SHUSTER: Yes, sir, it was a composite of witness accounts.

      KING: Thanks Julie.

      Oakland, California, hello.

      CALLER: Hi Larry. A quick comment. First, there has been UFO
      sightings of a major city such as Mexico City...

      KING: They never land anywhere, though. They've been sighted
      everywhere, but they only land in Wallawallawalla.

      CALLER: and possible sightings in Phoenix. My question is why
      are UFO investigations generally not taken seriously? Why are
      they laughed off as science fiction?

      KING: Leslie.

      KEAN: Well, she's right. There's a strong attitude of ridicule
      in the media and everywhere else. I think it's become a cultural
      phenomenon over many, many years. I think a lot of it is because
      people are not informed about the issue. If journalists and
      scientists and others were to study the data, to study what we
      do know, and to listen to some of the experts that have talked
      about the issue, I think they would change their minds. But it
      has become sort of inculcated into our culture. So I encourage
      people to do some research into this phenomena and, I think,
      they will discover it worthy of investigation and worthy of news
      coverage and there are scientists in this country and around the
      world deserve resource to solve this problem for us.

      And we can have these wonderful witnesses coming forward. We can
      have documentaries made for years and years and years. We aren't
      going to solve the problem until we get our scientists on board.
      Get them the resources they need to find out for us, what these
      things are and to solve this problem once and for all. And I
      think that is what is needed. The Ridicule factor has to go.

      KING: Hamburg, Germany. Hello.

      CALLER: Hello, Larry. You are just great. My question is, how
      could aliens visit the Earth if nothing can travel faster than
      the speed of light?

      KING: And not what?

      CALLER: Speed of light?

      KING: How co-- Donald, do you get that question?

      SCHMITT: How could they travel the great distances and Dr.
      Heinich [ph] used the analogy of a deck of playing cards and the
      thickness of a card equally the distance from the Earth to the
      Moon being a single card. And the distance from Alpha Centauri
      4.3 light years being 19 miles of playing cards. So it truly is,
      as far as astronomers and astrophysicists, for example -- that
      it is beyond acceptance within their field.

      But we still have to accept the possibilities of parallel
      universes, interdimensional travel, worm holes, black holes and
      that type of thing and even teleportation and possibly time

      KING: Glenn, do you think we'll ever going to know the whole

      DENNIS: Well, not at the rate it's going now. There's some
      sightings just recently in Australia and New Zealand and also I
      have a call the other day that people that had been in Egypt
      visiting the pyramids and they shut them down for three or four
      days and no tourists going out there on a count of the

      KING: Go ahead, Glenn.

      DENNIS: I don't know. I think more of the public understands
      this, the more they know about it, the better the whole world
      will be.

      KING: Dr. Doleman, do you think we're going to get answers?

      DOLEMAN: Well, I -- hard to say if we will or not, but I think
      that Leslie made a very important point, and that's one of the
      things that interested me in this project I did out there, that
      is, that all of the Roswell story, up until this point is
      largely based on eyewitness testimony and anecdotal evidence a
      few suggestive documents and things like that. And there is
      actually until this point, no one has bothered to go out and
      look for actual physical evidence. My part in this whole thing
      was to apply archaeological techniques to what is essentially an
      archaeological problem. Go to a site and see if there is

      KING: And we want to thank the Sci-fi channel. That documentary
      is "The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence" is now available
      on DVD.

      We thank Glen Dennis for spending all this time with us. He
      worked at the Ballard Funeral Home in Roswell when all this

      Donald Schmitt, is the former co-director of the Jay Allen
      Heinich Center for UFO Studies.

      Leslie Kean, is the investigative journalist looking into the
      incident in Kecksburg [ph], Pennsylvania, that's been called
      Pennsylvania's Roswell.

      Dr. William Doleman, is the archaeologist and principal
      investigator for University of New Mexico Office of Contract

      And Julie Shuster, is executive director of the UFO Museum.

      I'll come back and tell you tomorrow right after this.


      KING: Before we tell you about tomorrow, one of the funniest
      human beings on the planet and old friend, Buddy Hackett passed
      away yesterday. What a guy Buddy was. He appeared on this show
      once or twice, back in the early days, many times on my old
      radio show. God, he was funny. And he was creative and he was
      out of his mind. All he did was make you laugh. Dear buddy. We
      miss him already. Had breakfast with him a month ago. Now he's
      gone. Sleep well, Buddy.

      Tomorrow night Charles Gibson of ABC's "Good Morning America"
      will be our special guest.

      Dolly Parton is going to be aboard on Thursday night.

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        > UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Roswell, '47. One picture showed three dead
        > aliens laying side by side, apparently on some kind of a canvas
        > or cloth.

        There were two crashed flying saucers near Roswell.

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