Almost any American knows about the July 8th, 1947 Roswell UFO crash, but not many know the details of the "cover up" that followed... all the way to Texas.
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 quite evident in the video.
Apparently, one crew member told Porter they were transporting "pieces of a flying saucer" - to Fort Worth first, and then to Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio (which is rumored to be the "real" Area 51). He 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-size packages. Each package had simple brown paper wrapping 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 felt like it was empty.
On the way to Fort Worth, "there wasn't much talk." Upon arriving, Porter was then 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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