Almost everyone knows about the 1947 Roswell UFO crash, but most don't know about everything that happened afterward, including a "cover up" that goes all the way from New Mexico to Texas. Although Area 51 is now well-known, and in fact the subject of a trending Twitter hashtag, #stormArea51," it is not probably not the place to go looking for top-secret alien tech or bodies.
Robert Porter was a master sergeant in the US army and part of the flight crew that transported Roswell wreckage to the Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, where Major Jesse Marcel, Roswell's chief intelligence officer, was ordered to report to after the crash. Since ufologist Stanton Friedman reached out to Porter in 1973, the flight engineer went on to do interviews and write a signed affidavit detailing his experience handling strange packages and "pieces of flying saucer."
In the video below, uploaded to YouTube in 2014, Porter gives a candid interview about his experience as a Roswell flight crew member. Although the army sergeant passed in 2012, his desire for UFO Disclosure is evident in the video.
One crew member told Porter they were transporting "pieces of a flying saucer," first to Fort Worth, and then to Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio (the supposed "real" Area 51). Porter described having to load one very lightweight triangle-shaped package (about two and a half feet across the bottom), along with three other small shoe box-sized packages. Each package had simple brown wrapping paper and tape, and altogether could easily fit into the trunk of a car. The packages were also easy to pick up; the triangle-shaped package was so light, in fact, it might as well have been empty.
On the way to Fort Worth, "there wasn't much talk." Upon arriving, Porter was told that they were in fact just transporting a weather balloon.
When the interviewer, Noe Torres of RoswellBooks.com, asked what Porter thought they transported, he said "it wasn't a weather balloon." Torres then asked him what he thinks government should do about information like this. He said: "I think they should let the people know what's going on."
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