Speculating About Roswell: A Work of Fiction, By Bob Koford, 2013
Many years ago I began conducting my own research into certain individuals --such as our first Secretary of Defense, former Secretary of the Navy, James V. Forrestal. It was at this time that I had been exposed to a video taped interview with Astronaut, Gordon Cooper. He had been diagnosed with, I believe, Parkenson’s Disease, and wanted to get some things “off his chest.” During this interview, Cooper volunteered information regarding the crash of an apparent ET spacecraft in New Mexico, in 1947. A part of this information struck a chord with me, because of certain facts I had recently discovered during my own research into SECDEF Forrestal. With Cooper’s data, and my own, I began to see a bigger picture unfolding, and it is this picture I would like to now relate, as a fictional accounting of what might have happened:
The time frame for the crash that I will use will be the fourth of July weekend, 1947.
Once the Army recovered the material, both structural and biological, a special unit was utilized to begin research into the whole episode. Eventually, more groups formed, such as the special Biological and Behavioral Sciences (BBS) group within a Naval Astronautics Committee. This group was then turned over to the Marine Corps. They conducted much of their research in Hawaii.
During this period of July, 1947, newly created National Security groups like the State War Navy Coordinating Committee (SWNCC) and the State War Navy Air group (SANA) began to feverishly draw up Psychological Warfare plans to control the ideological processes of the people of the United States. Presumably, this was due to the information surrounding the arrival of Non Terrestrial beings.
Also on the table were several, continually revised War Plans. At this time period, War Plan: HalfMoon seems to be the most crucial. In this plan, it was stipulated that we must, at all cost, gain control of the newly discovered oil fields of Saudi Arabia, before the Russians (Soviet Communists) could. If World War Three was going to erupt, then we needed to deplete outside sources first, before we touched any of our own. This is where the policy was formed that caused our reliance on “foreign” oil.
The problem was, the Saudis did not trust us. For one thing, we were favoring the creation of an official state of Israel, and the partition of Palestine. Both of these issues were extremely hot, and seemed to dictate a presumed failure in establishing a Saudi oil connection.
As Secretary Forrestal was having a very, very rough time with the assignment, from President Truman, of overseeing the unification of the military establishment, he saw an opportunity for a potentially fruitful endeavor. He seized on the moment, and, with a cadre of helpers, he went over to Saudi Arabia to negotiate a deal. As part of his bargaining chip, he secretly acquired some of the “Roswell Material.”
This, it was hoped, would be enough to convince the Saudis of the importance of the U.S. control of the oil. Not only would it help us, we would also pledge to assist the Saudis in creating, maintaining and financing the oil production facilities that would be needed.
Apparently it worked. Before the meeting the Saudis mistrusted us, after the meeting, the CIA, Oil Companies and the Bankers were all allowed to begin operating in the region.
The samples were eventually taken to the Kuwaiti Museum, to be stored in a special vault, in its basement. The Saudis swore secrecy in the matter.
At some point, the truth begins to leak out to certain other Washington\National Security insiders. The whole story isn’t known, but enough to put Secretary Forrestal on the “hot seat.” Air Force Secretary Symington, and Lyndon Johnson had become two of Forrestal’s most vocal opponents -at this time.
As 1948 begins to wind down, and 1949 looms closer, it is noted by many in the Washington scene that Forrestal is deeply troubled. He complains to close associates that he is being followed, and harassed by Jews and Communists. Although accused of being “anti-Semitic” by some, he was anything but. It seems obvious now that the reference to “Jews” was actually to those who knew about his deal with the Arabs, and wanted more information.
The night of the award ceremony for Forrestal, before his actual replacement by a new Secretary, it has been reported, by Forrestal’s personal aide, that Secretary Symington got in the staff car, alone with Forrestal, and they had heated words. Forrestal could not be found, after that, for quite some time. He was later found at his old office, sitting in a chair…coat still on, and hat in hand. He was staring at a blank wall.
Forrestal was later admitted to Bethesda Naval Hospital, diagnosed with severe depression and extreme paranoia. Just before he was to be released, he apparently committed suicide, though many have speculated that he was murdered.
In retaliation for this deed, certain other individuals in the military decided to out the Roswell information, as well as information about another landing that occurred in Mexico. One of these “leakers” was, apparently, Deputy Commander at Ft. Bliss, General Robert B. Coulter. He passed on information to individuals who, in turn, passed on some of this information to a Science Fiction author named Wilkie Conner, who published it in a Science Fiction Fanzine -edited and Produced by Authur Rapp. Two newspapers prepared to publish the material a week later, after deciding to change names, such as Coulters, to protect him. The National Security Council got wind of this plan, and agreed to "publish" National Security Council Intelligence Directives 11, and 12 on the day the newspaper stories were due to emerge. These Directives forbade the publishing of any material, whether they were deemed fictional or factual, that had anything to do with Intelligence matters.
Threats were made, and names were changed again, to further distance General Coulter from the story.
On January 6, 1950, the Wyandotte Echo published its information, altered, and it caused a sensation. The information was further developed, and published by Frank Scully in has 1950’s book, Behind the Flying Saucers. By now, Deputy Commander Coulter’s name was replaced with others.
The hard feelings over what happened to Secretary Forrestal continued over the years, through leaks mostly conducted by Navy personnel, such as Commander Robert McLaughlin, and others. In McLaughlin’s case, it was the Army that rushed to White Sands to reprimand him for “talking” out of turn. The Army PIO at the time told Commander McLaughlin that the Army still considered the topic a secret, and he was not to discuss it.
Over time, most in the military were taken on board the cover-up train, and we have very few “leaks” anymore. But when I heard Gordon Cooper claim that, “we turned over some of the Roswell Material to the Arabs” that day, all the bells and whistles, in my head, went off at the same time. It answered all the questions I had. Funny thing is, of all the publications, the "tabloid" the National Inquirer was the only newspaper to cover Cooper's new information...that is, everything but the "Arab" info.
Then, we went to war in the Gulf. The dictator in Iraq had invaded Kuwait. I had heard that one of the first places he went to was the Kuwaiti Museum...go figure.