By: Bob Koford, April 9, 2013
It is my contention, based on what I have seen, and published on this blog, so far, that the Deputy Director of the CIA was in charge of keeping tabs on the UFOB problem for the National Security Establishment.
From January 20, 1947, through March of 1949, the DDCIA was Army Brigadier General, Edwin Kennedy Wright, DCI Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter’s right-hand-man. The two were close enough that they often wrote to each other using their nicknames: Hillenkoetter’s was “Hilley” and General Wright’s was “Pinkie”
Between March 1949, and October, 1950, General Wright’s post was vacant. During that time his post was covered by Executives to the DCIA, namely: Captain Walter C. Ford, United States Navy (USN), acting until June 1, 1949, and then by Captain Clarence L. Winecoff, (USN) who served there until June 7, 1950. From then, until October 7, 1950, Lyle T. Shannon acted as temporary DDCIA*.
*Central Intelligence Agency’s Biographical information on Edwin K. Wright
It was within this window (of opportunity?) of time that one of the most famous “saucer crash” stories was born. No, I am not referring to the so called Roswell Crash.
Beginning in late October, 1949, a well known Science Fiction author was secretly given some Earth-shaking information. He presented, at least some, of this information in his next article, published in Author Rapp’s Science Fiction Fanzine, Spacewarp. Mr. Conner began that particular piece with this explanation:
“(Note: The statements made in the following article are distinctly mine and even I don't believe them. r-tRapp is not to be held responsible for anything I have reported. In writing this article, I am aware that I am doing something I can't condone ... that is, I am violating a confidence. For that reason, no names nor explanations, other than those appearing here can be given. However, upon receipt of a self-addressed, stamped envelope, I will supply the name of "The Famous Scientist" and the name of my friend.)”
see: http://fanac.org/fanzines/Spacewarp/Spacewarp34-04.html *
[ *Data entry by Judy Bemis]
Mr. Conner then makes the, seemingly, outlandish claim that “On or about the date of Oct. 4, 1949, a spacecraft, or an aircraft totally alien to earth, landed in Mexico!”
He wrote: "Sources: Names cannot now be given. Part comes from a prominent business man. It came to him from a personal friend, a Dr. 'S' who in turn is said to have received it from a Dr. 'W' with whom he was associated in scientific work. Dr. W himself saw the fallen disc. Final verification will be attempted soon." ((Conner's note: If I get anything on this final verification, I'll tell WARP about it.)) "Here is Dr. W's story: About October 4 a disc dropped in a sparsely settled section of level country in Mexico. It was seen to fall by a Mexican herder who notified the authorities, and 11 scientific men were taken to investigate, including Dr. W.”
Barely a week later, on January 6, 1950, two more articles appeared in more mainstream Newspapers, namely, the Kansas City Star, and the Wyandotte Echo.
Revisions had been made by the time this version of the story was to emerge in these two other publications. Now the disk had fallen in New Mexico, not Mexico, and instead of the Name “Coulter” associated with the story in any way, the name was changed…at least two more times. The definitive tale was later published by Frank Scully, in 1950, and is now known by everyone as the “Aztec Crash.”
The original tale, concerning Mexico, not New Mexico, was then forgotten by all.
Here ends Part One of “the story,” but there is much, much, more information to come.
Until then, Dear Readers, stay tuned.
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