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The Roswell Controversy of 1947 and a “Deformed Man”

By Nick Redfern

THE late Kathy Kasten was a UFO investigator/writer who, like me, came to conclude that the Roswell events of July 1947 had nothing to do with aliens, but everything to do with top secret, human experimentation. Today, I’ll share with you one fascinating part of Kathy’s discoveries. She had a notable breakthrough when it came to the issue of Roswell and what was known as the Woman in Space Program. It came in 1994. Frustratingly, the source of the account is listed in Kathy’s papers only as “Danni. “It must be said at this stage that, at times, Kathy got quite paranoid about her Roswell research and its implications, which probably explains why she was so careful not to place too much information on her sources in her extensive files. That, on a couple of occasions, certain files of Kathy’s were stolen, makes her approach understandable. In fact, in her final years Kathy told me of how she believed she was being followed, that her phone was monitored, and that her mail had been tampered with. She also told me she had received several menacing and threatening phone calls, as a result of her Roswell research. You can find the details of many of Kathy’s run-ins with government-types in my 2015 book, Men in Black – which includes lengthy statements from Kathy on such matters and which collectively run to fourteen pages.

TheThe site of the Roswell event of July 1947 (Nick Redfern)

It could be for those specific reasons, and combined with an understandable degree of paranoia, that Kathy elected to hold back from placing all of her findings on her hard-drive. Or even in print, such as articles. And that includes information on Danni. Now, back to the story. When, in 1980, the Berlitz-Moore book, The Roswell Incident, was published, Danni’s mother told her a strange story; the implication being that with Roswell now in the public domain, it seemed okay to talk about things a bit more. At the time, Danni was in her late teens. The original source of the story, Kathy discovered, was a woman who joined the astronaut program, and who was a cousin to Danni’s mother. Under circumstances that Danni did not wish to reveal to Kathy, her relative told the family a strange story concerning the inspection of a “deformed man” held at “an Army hospital in New Mexico” in the late 1940s. The man was short in stature, had an oversized head, and was severely mentally handicapped. Not only that, the man was the solitary survivor of the crash of some kind of “airplane” that had come down relatively close by.

Danni – who, in 1994, was then thirty-two – was well aware of the Roswell story, and told Kathy that the man had suffered a number of injuries, that he was “picked up at the ranch” (a reference, almost certainly, to the Foster Ranch, where the Roswell events occurred) – and was rushed by military personnel to the aforementioned “Army hospital.” It quickly became clear to Kathy that the installation Danni was describing was none other than Fort Stanton, which is very close to the Foster Ranch. As for the other members of the crew, given that they were all dead when the military got to the crash-site, their remains were hastily taken to “the Roswell base and preserved,” as Danni worded it. According to the dark, family secret, a team was brought in to assess certain aspects of the man’s injuries, such as major damage to his spine and neck. A detailed report was prepared for the military. Reportedly, the man died less than a week later. Incredibly, Danni’s family heard that the body of the curious-looking man was quickly buried in Fort Stanton’s huge cemetery. And when I say huge, I mean it.

FortFort Stanton, 1913

Interestingly, researcher Martin Cannon says: “‘Coincidentally’ or otherwise, the Brazel ranch is located quite near Fort Stanton Mesa, an old military outpost commanded by Kit Carson during the Indian wars. By the time of the Spanish-American War, this facility was converted to use as an army hospital. During World War II, soldiers suffering from combat fatigue and other psychological ailments were remanded here. Researcher Kathy Kasten visited Fort Stanton Mesa, and toured the facility’s cemetery. She noted with great interest the sharp increase in deaths in the 1947-51 period [italics mine].” mu

The UFO Phenomenon

US Navy ships buzzed by unidentified objects

WhoWHO or what built the mystery drones ? Image Credit: Bradley J. Sapp / US Navy

Government documents have revealed that the USS Nimitz ‘Tic-Tac’ UFO incident was not an isolated case.

Last year, documentary filmmaker Dave Beaty had been conducting research when he discovered evidence of something remarkable – records of a series of bizarre incidents involving groups of unidentified objects buzzing US Navy destroyers off the coast of California as recently as 2019.

These events were laid bare in documents later obtained by The Drive through the Freedom of Information Act which suggested that 2004’s ‘Tic-Tac’ UFO incident was by no means unique.

According to the reports, the incident, which occurred around 100 miles from Los Angeles, involved multiple vessels including the USS Kidd, USS Rafael Peralta, USS Russell, USS John Finn and the USS Paul Hamilton.

Events began at around 10pm on July 14th when a mystery object – described as a UAV (unidentified aerial vehicle) – appeared near the USS Kidd.

As the other nearby ships were made aware of the situation, other sightings occurred – with one vessel reporting a flashing red light and another reporting a white light hovering over its flight deck.

The following night, the mystery objects returned again, this time in greater numbers.

The sightings continued for three hours – far longer than the operationally capability of most commercially available drones – and none of the crews were able to identify what they were.

Immediately following the incident, a formal investigation was launched that would end up coming to the attention of officials at some of the highest levels of government.

According to the documents however, no conclusive explanation was ever found.

The UFO Phenomenon

US military has evidence of supersonic UFOs

WhatWhat are these objects and who built them ? Image Credit: US Navy

Former intelligence chief John Ratcliffe claims that the US has evidence of objects moving at extreme speeds.

Videos of US Navy pilot encounters with UAPs (unexplained aerial phenomena) have been at the center of a surge of renewed interest in UFOs in recent years, with the US government confirming not only the validity of the videos but also the existence of the recently established Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF).

Now John Ratcliffe – who served as Donald Trump’s Director of National Intelligence – has spoken out by claiming that the United States has even more evidence of mystery objects that can not only move at incredible speeds but also perform maneuvers that should be impossible for any of today’s aircraft.

“There are a lot more sightings than have been made public,” he told Fox News.

“Some of those have been declassified. And when we talk about sightings, we are talking about objects that have seen by Navy or Air Force pilots, or have been picked up by satellite imagery that frankly engage in actions that are difficult to explain.”

“Movements that are hard to replicate that we don’t have the technology for. Or traveling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom.”

Such objects, he claimed, have been sighted all across the world.

“When we talk about sightings, the other thing I will tell you is, it’s not just a pilot or just a satellite, or some intelligence collection,” he said.

“Usually we have multiple sensors that are picking up these things, and some of these are unexplained phenomenon, and there is actually quite a few more than have been made public.”

Given that the Pentagon is required to provide full disclosure on the topic within as little as three months from now, we could see a lot more of this evidence in the not-too-distant future.