UFO News: Leading Researcher Shocks, Debunking Own Roswell Story

UFO news today should have scientists and skeptics reaching for pens to circle the date on the calendar to mark a significant change in direction by Kevin Randle, a long-respected expert in the UFO research field as it relates to the Roswell, New Mexico event in 1947. Robert Sheaffer, a skeptic who has written a book titled Bad UFOs: Critical Thinking About UFO Claims, relates that he discovered the turnabout in a book review of Randle’s newest book, Roswell in the 21st Century, in which Randle states that he does not believe that a UFO crashed at Roswell. Sheaffer and Randle appeared together in a radio interview that covers a wide range of subjects on UFO news and is provided below.

Sheaffer provides a detailed account of his interaction with Randle on his site. Sheaffer also points out some of the most controversial ideas that were initially posited by Randle about the UFO that are now irrelevant due to the unreliable witnesses that contributed to them. Among them, and the most controversial, that alien bodies were allegedly recovered at the Roswell UFO crash site has been discarded by Randle.

Car in parade at Roswell UFO Festival
Has Roswell been relegated to the arena of folklore? [Image by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers]

“So Randle has raised the number of those who lied about seeing alien bodies at Roswell from four to eight, and there never were more than eight. This completely undercuts the need for bizarre ET or non-ET explanations for alleged alien body sightings at Roswell.”

Sheaffer is absolutely correct that if the initial reports of alien bodies being found at a UFO crash have not survived scrutiny, then reports about alien autopsy films, and even the Air Force story about test dummies are all without merit. There is no UFO news if all of the witnesses fail under scrutiny. This also would completely undercut the “Majestic 12” documents that were alleged to have been drafted after the Roswell incident to cover up news of a UFO crash.

This would require Randle to rethink his UFO theory to remain intellectually honest. Imagine a prosecutor, after long preparation for a difficult trial, arrived at the courthouse to discover that under oath, all of his witnesses about one aspect of the crime committed perjury. The news reports would laugh his case away. Obviously, there are no legal issues at stake with this investigation, but how many people were deceived by eight dishonest witnesses, and how can one even take the incident seriously as a UFO investigation, if that is the foundation for a wide swath of the theories surrounding the incident.