Alien Autopsy Film Timeline

 

Warning : Entries in this timeline which do not contain direct quotatations should not be taken to mean that the event listed actually occurred. In some cases, dates are approximate. Please notify me of any errors. Paul Fuller 100611.1013@compuserve.com

 

Initials used Person

BS Bob Shell

PM Philip Mantle

RS Ray Santilli

CA Colin Andrews

JE James Easton

JS John Stepkowski

JSp John Spencer

PF Paul Fuller

GW George Wingfield

SF Stanton Freidman

KR Kevin Randle

RI Robert Irving

TC Theresa Carlson

 

Day Date Month Year Event

 

??? 0 0 1989 3 books published on Roswell film - "The UFO Crash at Roswell" (Randle and Schmitt), "The Roswell Incident" (Berlitz and Moore) and "Crash at Corona" (Freidman)

??? 0 0 1989 "Unsolved Mysteries" screens reconstruction of Roswell event, using life-like dummies of aliens

Sat 14 7 1990 Independent UFO Network hold "Phantoms of the Sky" Conference in Sheffield, England

Sun 15 7 1990 Independent UFO Network hold "Phantoms of the Sky" Conference in Sheffield, England

??? 0 0 1992 Merlin Group founded by RS

Sat 4 7 1992 According to second version of "My Story" RS and Gary Shoefield visit Cleveland and buy footage of the "Pied Piper of Cleveland" film footage from attorney Bill Randle plus film clips of the young Elvis Presley from 5 other sources. In November 1995 MH maintained that this was the date when RS first visited the cameraman's son in Cleveland.

Sun 9 8 1992 "Sunday People" publishes an article by Carl Nagaitis discussing Bill Moore's promotion of the Roswell incident at the Sheffield Conference and Steven Spielberg's interest in making a film about the event.

Mon 17 8 1992 Daily Mirror publishes "Elvis : his amazing letter', using information from RS' trip to the USA

Mon 19 4 1993 Polygram release "Roswell" TV movie on video in USA

Fri 25 6 1993 PM claims he first met RS at UK premiere of "Fire in the Sky" UFO movie in London

??? 0 7 1993 PM tells JS and Walt Andrus about autopsy film during BUFORA's Bristol Conference

Sun 4 7 1993 According to first version of "My Story" RS visits Cleveland and buys footage of the "Pied Piper of Cleveland" film footage from attorney Bill Randle

Sat 24 7 1993 BUFORA hold "UFO Casebook" conference in Sheffield, England ??

Sun 25 7 1993 BUFORA hold "UFO Casebook" conference in Sheffield, England ??

??? 0 8 1993 Joint BUFORA/IUN Sheffield Conference ???

??? 0 8 1993 According to his 1996 CV PM becomes a consultant" to RS

??? 0 9 1993 PM tells BUFORA council members about autopsy film

??? 4 10 1993 PM resigns from the Independent UFO Network, stating that he has "numerous irons-in-the-fire, some of which I hope will come to fruition".

Fri 12 11 1993 PM tells JR and JSp about autopsy film whilst flying to Vienna conference

Wed 22 12 1993 "Daily Mirror" publishes "Spaced Out", falsely claiming that Steven Spielberg's was planning to make a film of the Roswell event called "Project X"

??? 0 0 1994 "Without Consent" published by Ringpull Press, co-authored by PM and CN

??? 0 0 1994 PM tells Kevin Randle, Don Ecker, Vicki Cooper and UFO Norway about autopsy film

Fri 4 3 1994 Kevin Randle writes to PM expressing disinterest in autopsy footage

Sat 30 7 1994 Roswell TV movie premiered in USA

Tues 16 8 1994 Regalmark Ltd disolved (Directors Joshua Toledano, Ray Santilli and Harry Maguire)

??? 0 11 1994 RS receives autopsy footage from the camera-man

??? 0 11 1994 "OMNI" magazine repeats the false Spielberg "Project X" story first published on 9 August 1992 alongside Amblin Production's denial

??? 0 12 1994 PM visits Polygram

Thur 15 12 1994 RS resigns as a director of Mastertone Multimedia Ltd

??? Late 12 1994 Reg Presley first views the autopsy footage (according to CPRI Winter 1995 issue)

??? 0 1 1995 Colin Andrews alerted to film's existence by Reg Presley

??? 0 1 1995 PM meets RS at a BUFORA lecture in London

Fri 13 1 1995 Reg Presley appears on BBC TV's "Good Morning with Ann and Nick" and announces film's existence

Wed 18 1 1995 Stanton Friedman first faxes RS

??? 0 2 1995 Mastervision Ltd formed with RS and GS as Directors

Fri 3 2 1995 CA and his wife Synthia visit RS in London and view autopsy film

Tue 7 2 1995 Gary Shoefield and RS become directors of Mastervision Ltd, the company that markets the autopsy footage

Sat 11 2 1995 "View Magazine" publishes review of Polygram "Roswell" video and talks of "... PR coverage, like using fake UFO sightings to stir up the press. There will also be a tie in with BUFORA".

Tue 28 2 1995 Pat Delgado writes to "Australian UFO Bulletin" reporting his recent viewing of autopsy film

Sun 5 3 1995 "The Sunday People" publishes article about film quoting RS and PM apparently endorsing the film's authenticity

Fri 17 3 1995 PM and SM visit RS in London. RS allows them to take away video copies of one sequence of footage. PM gives RS 2 page proposal to analyze film.

Fri 17 3 1995 Colin Andrews reports news of autopsy film's existence in Seattle

Sat 18 3 1995 "The New UFOlogist" holds an open editorial meeting in Manchester. David Clarke attends.

Fri ?? 24 3 1995 "Central Weekend Live" features debate on autopsy film, with SF, PM and GB present.

Sun 26 3 1995 PM faxes JR, WA, KR, DS about autopsy film.

Sun 26 3 1995 Press Association releases news of film following David Clarke's interview with PM

Mon 27 3 1995 "The Guardian", "Daily Mail" and "Daily Mirror" carry articles about autopsy film

Tue 28 3 1995 "The Times" carries article

Wed 29 3 1995 "The Independent" publishes PM's "Dear Disbeliever" letter/article

Thur 30 3 1995 RS meets Maurizio Baiata at Cannes Film Festival in France

Fri ?? 31 3 1995 SF, PM and GB all appear on Central TV programme to discuss the footage

??? 0 4 1995 Polygram release the "Roswell" TV movie on video in Britain

Sat 1 4 1995 Bill Chalker speaks to PM by phone (see BC's statement of 16th April 1995)

Tue 4 4 1995 SF meets briefly with RS in London

Sat 8 4 1995 RS interviewed by Perry Petrakis of French UFO magazine "Phenomena" at the Cannes Film Festival in France

Tue 11 4 1995 RS interviewed on BBC Radio 4's "The Afternoon Shift" with Loretta Proctor and Walter Haut

Thu 13 4 1995 Jesse Marcel, Jnr. claims to have been informed by Dick D'Amato about the truth behind Roswell

Sun 16 4 1995 Bill Chalker issues statement urging caution and patience

Mon 17 4 1995 SF faxes offer of $ 100,000 to RS condition of film's authenticity and contact with camera-man

Thu 20 4 1995 PM puts 2 page proposal to RS to analyse film on behalf of BUFORA

Sun 23 4 1995 Newspaper article (Glasgow Herald ??) read by JE refers to Don Berliner's failure to view film for a whole year

Tue 25 4 1995 Maurizio Baiata flies from Rome to London to meet RS and view film

Wed 26 4 1995 Maurizio Baiata and Reg Presley view enhanced footage at RS's office in London

Wed 26 4 1995 CA visits RS at his London office to view more film at a private screening (for journalists ?)

Wed 26 4 1995 Bill Chalker posts PM's conclusion that the autopsy footage could be done "in our own back garden" on the internet

Fri 28 4 1995 Original date of Museum of London "showing"

Fri 28 4 1995 PM and SM visit RS in London

Wed 3 5 1995 RS resigns as a Director of Mastervision Ltd

Wed 3 5 1995 SF faxes a challenge to RS to provide more evidence to support the film's authenticity.

Thur 4 5 1995 RS replies to SF saying "None of the above is of interest to me"

Fri 5 5 1995 IRI publish Bulletin No 1 dismissing autopsy film as a hoax

Fri 5 5 1995 RS holds "showing" at Museum of London to reduce media interest in film. 200 representatives

Fri 5 5 1995 GBirdsall circulates critical comment on internet

Tue 9 5 1995 PM prepares his first statement justifying his actions (see 23/6/95)

Fri 19 5 1995 BS faxes his "95 per cent" authenticity statement to Merlin

Sat 20 5 1995 San Marino Conference held by CUN group. 7 stills shown by PM and Chris Carey of Merlin

Sun 21 5 1995 Bath Pavillion host lecture by Dave Barrett to discuss film, although a pre-advertised showing did not occur. 500 people attended.

Sun 21 5 1995 San Marino Conference held by CUN group. 7 stills shown by PM and Chris Carey of Merlin

Tue 23 5 1995 SAT-1 (German satellite TV) shows reconstructed still of autopsy footage

Tue 23 5 1995 BUFORA publish "UFO Times Special Report" plus PM's article failing to mention CN

Thu 25 5 1995 Eduardo Russo circulates internet statement describing events at the San Marino conference, including PM's admission that CN was responsible for the false Steven Spielberg story

Thu 25 5 1995 PM circulates his first internet statement justifying his actions and denying the claim that BUFORA had publicly endorsed the film's authenticity

Fri 26 5 1995 IRI publish "A Quest for the Truth", describing the Museum of London showing and dismissing the film as a hoax.

Sun 28 5 1995 RTL (Germany) broadcast Extra : Erste Bilder des 'Ausserirdischen' von Roswell.

Mon 29 5 1995 SF flies into Britain for lecture tour

Tue 30 5 1995 JE circulates Open Letter to PM on internet

??? 33 5 1995 RS intended flying to Japan to meet Johsen Takano

Thu 1 6 1995 GW and SF visit RS in London

Fri 2 6 1995 Dr Milroy releases his report on autopsy footage to RS

Fri 2 6 1995 IRI announce second screening to take place in London between 8 and 14 June (postponned)

Sat 3 6 1995 RS posts highly critical comments about UFOlogists on the internet. His post "confirms" that the edge markings on the film prove the film to be genuine 1947 vintage.

Sat 3 6 1995 BUFORA Council shown autopsy film for the first time

Mon 5 6 1995 GW Bulletin No 3 discusses 22 canisters of film.

Mon 5 6 1995 GW interviews RS (who asks not to be tape recorded)

Mon 5 6 1995 GW meets RS and Chris Carey in London

Mon 5 6 1995 SF leaves Britain

Tues 6 6 1995 RS again claims that the edge markings on the film prove that the film was manufactured in 1947

Wed 7 6 1995 GW interviews Dr Milroy of Sheffield University at length

Thu 8 6 1995 RS rings "Big Breakfast" show

Thu 8 6 1995 "Talk Radio" interviews JR, JS, AB and Mike Dash of Fortean Times

Thu 8 6 1995 PF writes to "The Independent" and "The Royal Society"

Thu 8 6 1995 GW writes to JE concerning the wreckage footage

Sat 10 6 1995 PM admits knowing of film's existence in 1993 on BUFORA's UFO Call

Mon 12 6 1995 Second date for cancelled second "showing"

Mon 12 6 1995 The Royal Society write to PF denying claim in Colin Andrews' newsletter that Santilli was using their (non-existent) facilities to enhance the footage

Tue 13 6 1995 Rob Smith at Home Office in London writes to PF to deny that a "senior home office pathologist" can speak on behalf of the Home Office

Wed 14 6 1995 Kodak asked by Gary Shoefield to help authenticate the footage, Kodak's John Clifton (Hemel Hempstead) replies to Chris Cary.

Sun 18 6 1995 PM circulates his second internet statement justifying his actions

Tue 20 6 1995 CA visits RS in London for the 3rd time

Tue 20 6 1995 GIF files of stills circulated on internet

Wed 21 6 1995 France's TF1 's "L'Odyssee de l'etrange" TV programme screens stills to French nation.

Wed 21 6 1995 Mass media interest in Italy

Wed 21 6 1995 Colin Andrews posts Dr Milroy's report on the autopsy on aav

Thu 22 6 1995 Mass media interest in Italy

Thu 22 6 1995 At 8.50 pm BST PM receives phone call from someone claiming to be the camera-man

Thu 22 6 1995 French magazine VSD publish stills

Fri 23 6 1995 Mass media interest in Italy and France (??)

Sat 24 6 1995 CISU hold press conference in Milan, Italy, rebuting footage

Mon 26 6 1995 RS tells JS that "the positive prints were enhanced. The negatives were/are a major problem" despite earlier saying that the film enhacement was completed.

Mon 26 6 1995 CA introduces RS to "Chinese officials" who claim to have seen autopsy film 2 years previously

Mon 26 6 1995 RS tells GW that "the film has been authenticated in writing by two separate offices of Kodak. The most important aspect of this is that Kodak (in writing) have stated that apart from the date of the safety print film which is 27, 47 or 67 the ORIGINAL NEGATIVE was also 27, 47 or 67".

Mon 26 6 1995 RTL (German satellite TV) screens stills

Tue 27 6 1995 Colin Andrews confirms Kodak's alleged authentication on the internet

Wed 28 6 1995 John Ratcliffe claims on Compuserve to have proof of Kodak verification but will not release the names of the Kodak employees concerned without permission from RS

Wed 28 6 1995 Alleged meeting of 10 senators and an unknown number of congressmen in Washington DC organised by Chris Cary of The Merlin Group

Thu 29 6 1995 RS confirms acceptance of "Chinese officials" story

??? 0 7 1995 "Psychic News" publish stills and interview with RS, disclosing for the first time (??) that "Jack Barnett" is NOT the camera-man's real name

Sat 1 7 1995 RS's www site allows people to order video of raw footage

Sun 2 7 1995 Sunday Telegraph publish article about John Mack's problems at Harvard Medical School

Sun 2 7 1995 PF posts Open Letter on aav

Mon 3 7 1995 GW issues Bulletin No 6, discussing Senators viewing of film organised by channel 4 team

Tue 4 7 1995 Bob Shell first appears on CIS

Tue 4 7 1995 JE faxes Eddie Cunningham, Managing Director at Polygram

Tue 4 7 1995 CISU threatened with legal action for alleged breach of copyright by Maurizio Baiata, Ray Santilli's representative in Italy

Wed 5 7 1995 John Ratcliffe posts Bob Shell's Biographical details on AAV. BS makes clear that his authenticity statement is based on a fax of the edge codes.

Wed 5 7 1995 John Ratcliffe posts BS's biography on AAV

Thu 6 7 1995 BS tells JE that "the reels were not labelled with a description of their contents. Just numbers" - of course, BS may not mean film boxes, just the reels.

Thu 6 7 1995 RS tells Mike Jamieson that Kodak have confirmed in writing that autopsy film dates from 1947

Thu 6 7 1995 Channel 4 screen "Secret Lives" documentary on radiation experiments (some of which were conducted at Alamogordo, 100 miles from Roswell, in same time period)

 

Fri 7 7 1995 Dr Paul O'Higgins privately views the footage at the Natural History Museum

 

Mon 10 7 1995 KR confirms his belief that UFOlogists should "treat the film as a hoax until it is proven authentic"

 

Tue 11 7 1995 PM writes to Quest's "UFO Magazine" asking for a right-of-reply and asking to include an advertisement for the uncut footage on video

 

Wed 12 7 1995 Richard Sabin at the Natural History Museum complains about RS' alleged misrepresentation of his views in a letter to Graham Birdsall

 

Fri 14 7 1995 Kodak confirm in writing to RS that three Kodak offices have seen sections of the film or its projection leader and that the film dates from either 1927, 1947 or 1967

 

Fri 14 7 1995 JS circulates letter to BUFORA Council Members

 

Fri 14 7 1995 RS admits to pulling out of planned trip to Washington DC to meet Bob Shell

 

Fri ?? 14 7 1995 Dutch "Telegraaf" publishes stills

 

Sat 15 7 1995 RS tells Meryl Johnson that he intends to allow a "well renowned lab" to "destroy one frame in order to pin point the date with chemical analysis, and the process will be FILMED for TV"

 

Sun 16 7 1995 "The People" publishes stills, RS complains to Richard Fair about copyright issue

 

Mon 17 7 1995 RS visits USA

 

Mon 17 7 1995 PF posts letter from Sheffield University on aav

 

Mon 17 7 1995 BUFORA begin circulating order forms for the autopsy footage to their membership

 

Tue 18 7 1995 RS visits USA

 

Tue 18 7 1995 JE posts a list of embarrassing questions to RS on Encounters

 

Tue 18 7 1995 US Republican Steve Schiff tells reporters that he has been invited to view the footage by Chris Cary

 

Wed 19 7 1995 RS visits USA

 

Wed 19 7 1995 RS creates ROSWELL CENTRE - My Story by Ray Santilli - on his world wide web site

 

Thu 20 7 1995 Congressman Schiff publicly comments on autopsy film on NBC channels (eg Denver, Atlanta)

 

Thu 20 7 1995 RS visits USA

 

Fri 21 7 1995 RS visits USA

 

Sat 22 7 1995 RS visits USA

 

Sat 22 7 1995 GW claims that Reg Presley confirmed to him that RS told Pressley he had seen footage of Truman and that there were 14 or 15 canisters of footage.

 

Sun 23 7 1995 "The Observer" publishes negative comments by Dr Paul O'Higgins, an anatomist at University College

 

Sun 23 7 1995 PF writes to Dr John Padley at Sheffield University

 

Sun 23 7 1995 "Strange Daze" publishes PM's interview with RS and reveals that PM received a phone call from someone claiming to be the camera-man on June 22nd

 

Sun 23 7 1995 Congressman Schiff publicly calls for an enquiry into the autopsy film

 

Mon 24 7 1995 RS takes part in an open MUFON forum on CIS

 

Mon 24 7 1995 Congressman Schiff responds to enquiry from R.M. Rassoul on CIS

 

Mon 24 7 1995 Congressman Schiff admits to having viewed a portion of the autopsy film during "Hard Copy" interview

 

Tue 25 7 1995 GW Bulletin No 7 published. Includes RS's statement "My Story" which describes a new version of how he came to acquire the footage from JB in the summer of 1993.

 

Tue 25 7 1995 "The Guardian" publishes "Aliens Land On Main Street" by Ian Kurtz

 

Tue 25 7 1995 "The Guardian" publishes "Second Front : Space Oddity" by Martin Walker

 

Tue 25 7 1995 Dr Paul O'Higgins repeats his negative comments about the footage on BBC Radio 4's main evening news bulletin opposite PM's denial that he had received money for his role in the affair

 

Thu 27 7 1995 John Purdie flies to USA to track down "Jack Barnett"

 

Fri 28 7 1995 "The Sun" newspaper publishes still photo of alien alongside PM's endorsement of the film "This film has aroused global interest. The world will never be quite the same

again after it has appeared".

 

Fri 28 7 1995 GAO Report published

 

Sat 29 7 1995 Major articles in "The Times" and "The Daily Telegraph"

 

Sun 30 7 1995 RS responds to "Sunday Times" article on CIS

 

Sun 30 7 1995 "Sunday Times" article published, claiming film is a hoax

 

??? ?? 8 1995 MH tells Theresa that RS has interviewed the camera-man on tape and that his secretary is transcribing the conversation.

 

??? 0 8 1995 Channel 4 film RS as he speaks to someone claiming to be the camera-man, but this person hangs up.

 

??? 0 8 1995 Channel 4 ask BUFORA to alter date of Sheffield Conference. BUFORA refuse.

 

??? 0 8 1995 PM refuses JR's proposal to hold a live debate at the Sheffield Conference between proponents and skeptics of autopsy film following Maurizio Verga's withdrawal due to Italian copyright lawsuit.

 

??? 0 8 1995 BUFORA finally receive a piece of film from RS for testing

 

??? 0 8 1995 MW confirms to PF and JR that Mantle is running the Sheffield Conference with little reference to other BUFORA Council Members, and that BUFORA have made mistakes in their handling of the publicity surrounding the film.

 

Tue 1 8 1995 Maccabee and Friedman view debris footage for the first time at Kiviat Green Productions (makers of the FOX TV special).

 

Tue 1 8 1995 BS claims that the "first" autopsy sequence has been sold to a "Japanese party" who will not allow commercial use of the footage (this claim was later admitted as a false lead to protect Volker Spielberg)

 

Wed 2 8 1995 Kevin O'Crean begins public attacks against RS and BUFORA on compuserve.

 

Wed 2 8 1995 In what appears to be an allusion to the Truman footage claim RS admits in a confidential fax to Graham Birdsall that he had "... optimistically assumed that we would have been able to recover all of the imagery I believed we had, therefore, I acknowledge that I sent out confusing signals to what was viewable and what was not".

 

Thu 3 8 1995 Jack D Barnett dies in Los Angeles

 

Thu 3 8 1995 C-F-X Creature Effects write to Union Pictures expressing their opinion that the film is a modern hoax.

 

Fri 4 8 1995 RS sends package of film to BS but uses TNT instead of DHL, causing package to be delayed in post.

 

Sat 5 8 1995 RD and JL attend the Glastonbury crop circle conference and admit to GB that they were approached by John Purdie to comment on the film, and that this was the source of the Sunday Times article commenting on opinions expressed by special effects experts.

 

Sun 6 8 1995 PM confirms to BS that he saw clear faces in his copy of the tent scene.

 

Sun 6 8 1995 RS in USA

 

Sun 6 8 1995 BS denies to Rebbeca Schatte that he is on RS'

payroll.

 

Sun 6 8 1995 E Russo denies rumours of a police raid to recover footage in Italy

 

Mon 7 8 1995 The organisers of the Atlanta UFO Conference claim on aav to be "negotiating the rights with BUFORA to show the Roswell Autopsy Film"

 

Thu 10 8 1995 BS and colleagues show the footage to Stan Winston of "Jurassic Park" fame. Winston is initially impressed.

 

Thu 10 8 1995 MH tells Charles V. Bender that "Ray hasn't seen Truman on the film yet, because the film is stuck together and has to go in a laboratory to be saved - if it is still possible and the damage not too big." MH continues by stating that the camerama-man's family name is NOT 'Barnett' and that "Ray has now produced a summary of the camera-man's statement

... "

 

Fri 11 8 1995 RS dismisses Don Ecker's claim that "the Spielberg story had been planted by a PR firm hired by Santilli to up the interest factor" as "totally untrue".

 

Sat 12 8 1995 MH denies the claim made by the organisers of the Atlanta UFO Conference that RS has sold the "rights" to the footage. MH confirms that conference organisers must ask RS "directly" for permission to show the film.

 

Sat 12 8 1995 RS releases the camera-man's statement

 

Sun 13 8 1995 PM writes to UFO magazine accusing them of trying to disrupt the Sheffield Conference and stating that BUFORA will employ bouncers to eject troublemakers. In their reply UFO Magazine deny being involved in such a plan.

 

Sun 13 8 1995 Don Ecker denies RS' claim that Ecker has not spoken to him.

 

Mon 14 8 1995 GW Bulletin No 8 claims that a pre-arranged meeting between JP and the camera-man fell through.

 

Tue 15 8 1995 BS tells Alan Hanscom that "... the video has been seen by a fairly large number of well-accredited experts here in the USA and in many other countries, and that the testimony of these experts will be made public in due time".

 

Tue 15 8 1995 RS alleges that there are at least three bootleg copies of his footage circulating in the UK and USA which have been released without his permission.

 

Tue 15 8 1995 RS tells JE that he doesn't have "the energy" to attempt further verification of the film and that all he cares about is being seen to have handled the film "professionally" and to have acted "in good faith". In the same mail RS suggests that an opinion has formed that the film shows US experiments on children bought back after the Hiroshima A-bomb attack.

 

Tue 15 8 1995 RS apologises on CIS for being too busy to answer questions.

 

Wed 16 8 1995 Creature Effects write to Graham Birdsall expressing their view that the alien could be faked

 

Thu 17 8 1995 Reuters release a press release as pre-publicity for the Sheffield Conference

 

Thu 17 8 1995 Stan Winston shown autopsy film by BS

 

Fri 18 8 1995 BS tells JE that he knows who the "special effects experts" are who examined the film, but "for the same reasons as Ray" cannot comment further until after August 28th.

 

Fri 18 8 1995 Michael Borland, MD, PhD, posts his claim that the film shows "a pre-pubescent female", aged about 10 years old, with features similar to those of Turner's Syndrome ("specifically the lack of secondary sexual development and low set ears").

 

Fri 18 8 1995 RS announces a "refund offer" to all buyers of his autopsy video - "The last thing I want to do is accept your money for a mail-order video if for any reason you are not happy [with it]".

 

Fri 18 8 1995 MUFON Encounters Forum refuse to allow any more postings from "Kevin O'Crean" (Mike Jamieson)

 

Fri 18 8 1995 In a post to "Pink Wombat" BS claims to have received "full co-operation" in his attempts to authenticate the film's age from RS. BS states that he is "trying to build as sound a support as possible so that we will have a coherent and reliable body of evidence to present either in favour of the film or against it."

 

Fri 18 8 1995 BUFORA "Director" (?) Philip Walton argues that the footage is a hoax during an interview on CNN World News

 

Fri 18 8 1995 RS claims to have "no problem" with the claim being made by "elements within the UFO community" that "some special effects companies who have seen the film have stated that they may be able to reproduce the autopsy".

 

Fri 18 8 1995 Jenny Randles holds pre-Sheffield lecture arguing against the film's authenticity.

 

Sat 19 8 1995 BS tells Michael J. O'Hara that "My brief is not to determine if the film shows what the camera-man claims, but simply to determine if it was shot when he says it was. I'm 95 per cent or better convinced that it was shot when he says it was shot. It is for others with expertise in different areas to

determine if this is, in fact, an alien autopsy."

 

Sat 19 8 1995 Rick Monteverde coins the RUBE phrase - Roswell Unidentified Biological Entity, or Rubbery Unnatural Bogus Entity.

 

Sat 19 8 1995 BUFORA hold 8th International UFO Congress in Sheffield. Autopsy Film shown to world's media

 

Sat 19 8 1995 RS states "Over the next few days I am sure you will witness the last throws of the people that have tried from the beginning to discredit the film. As the air date nears every attempt will be made to cause as much damage as possible."

 

Sat 19 8 1995 RS continues '"Every medical expert and people that conduct autopsys all day long confirm without doubt that the creature is flesh and blood, also the MAJOR Special Effects companies are not scratching around for a living are on our side."

 

Sat 19 8 1995 BS issues major statement concerning the film's age, stating that the film was shot is "Cine Kodak Super XX, a film type which was discontinued in 1956-57. Since the edge codes could be 1927, 1947 or 1967, and this film was not manufactured in 1927 or 1967, this clearly leaves us with only 1947 as an option." BS concludes that "I am willing to go on record as giving a 95 % probability that the film is what the camerman claims it to be. I am only hedging 5%, because I still want secondary chemical verification from Kodak based on the chemical 'signature' of the film. I do not put my name on a statement like this lightly, and it is only after very careful consideration, and detailed examination of the film, that I do so at this time."

 

Sat 19 8 1995 Sheffield Star run major article, disclosing Creatures Effects Report for the first time

 

Sat 19 8 1995 RS reports that the Sheffield Star article was "a very well balanced story" in which "they by no means said the film was a fake they just posed the question 'could it be' ." RS continues "Today, nearly four months after we started this campaign, after millions of dollars have been spent by

broadcasters world-wide there is still not a single shred of evidence to prove that the film could be a fake. All we have is the opinion of a few Special Effects Companies that are trying to cash in on a good story.

 

Sun 20 8 1995 BUFORA hold 8th International UFO Congress in Sheffield. Autopsy Film shown to world's media

 

Sun 20 8 1995 Major press articles in the "Sunday Telegraph" and the "Sunday People", in which PM endorses the theory that the film shows the victim of a radiation experiment

 

Sun 20 8 1995 Reuters issue a second Press Release

containing a statement by British anatomist Dr Fred Spoors, who claims that the creature looked suspiciously human and that the probability that aliens would evolve to look so human was extremely remote. Creature Effects are quoted saying "None of us were of the opinion that we were watching a real alien autopsy ... We all agreed that what we were seeing was a very good fake body".

 

Sun 20 8 1995 Mick Sparham posts a transcript of the question and answer session during RS' presentation at Sheffield. Amongst many claims RS states that the cannisters had Truman listed but "we were unable to retreive an image from that cannister"; and that NASA are analysing the film.

 

Sun 20 8 1995 BS complains that Fox TV are hindering his attempts to organise chemical "signature" tests by Kodak at Rochester, New York.

 

Mon 21 8 1995 Major articles in "The Times" and the "Daily Mail" (by Labour MP Roy Hattersley)

 

Mon 21 8 1995 Talk Radio interviews RS, Philip Walton and Jeremy Barrett. RS claims to have just received a fax from the US which gives a '95 % probability that the film is 1947' and that the film stock is CINE KODAK SUPER XX.

 

Mon ?? 21 8 1995 RS tells JE that "The reels were not labelled with a description of their contents. Just numbers".

 

Tue 22 8 1995 FT and Philip Mantle receive the "Morgana Productions" photographs of an aliens head being prepared

 

Tue 22 8 1995 An anonymous fax implicating a number of leading personalities in a major hoax arrives at Quest Publications, Leeds

 

Tue 22 8 1995 BS complains that Fox TV intercepted a package of film samples sent to him by RS at JFK Airport and that they attempted to intercept a second shipment. BS states that "Nathan, on the phone to Bruce Maccabbe, said the film was just sitting on his desk, and that there was really nothing he could

do with it".

 

Tue 22 8 1995 BS tells JS that "Kodak WILL test the film for me. This is being done as a favor to me, and they have not been 'commissioned' (which implies payment) by Ray or anyone else in this matter. They require a sufficiently large strip of film and some additional supporting information which is supposed to be on its way from Ray. FOX have intimated that they will attempt to intercept this shipment, so it is a cat and mouse game with them".

 

Fri 25 8 1995 BS tells JS that Kodak will conduct chemical signature tests in about a fortnight's time

 

Fri 25 8 1995 CSICOP issue a press release dismissing the film as a hoax.

 

Fri 25 8 1995 BS complains to JS that Fox TV's Bob Kiviat has intercepted the footage destined for him and that because of this Kodak will not be able to conduct their date tests until after the channel 4 documentary has been shown.

 

Fri 25 8 1995 In an interview with UFO Sweden's Chairman Clas Svahn Channel 4's John Purdie denies having tracked down the camera-man.

 

Fri 25 8 1995 BS tells JS that the alleged claim about NASA and JPL conducting tests on the film referred to Bob Nathan looking at the film "privately" "..during a break when everyone was away on vacation". BS admits that RS "has a tendency to repeat things he his told without without checking them out,

e.g. that Italian police raid, which simply did not happen".

 

Sat 26 8 1995 RS promises to send JE source material for proper research. This material never arrives

 

Sat 26 8 1995 MH reports that "The existence of the camera-man was confirmed by two independent researchers who talked with him, Philip Mantle and the Channel 4 crew" who "... spoke with him at his door".

 

Sat 26 8 1995 Channel 4 screen "Roswell" documentary with extensive sequences from the autopsy film included

 

Sun 27 8 1995 News of the Morgana Photos emerges.

 

Sun 27 8 1995 Cardiff UFO Conference

 

Sun ?? 27 8 1995 George Wingfield Bulletin No 9 reports on the Sheffield Conference

 

Sun 27 8 1995 BS tells JS that RS told him that channel 4 interviewed the camera-man by telephone and that "There has been no restoration or enhancement work done by anyone yet".

 

Sun 27 8 1drome ("specifically the lack of secondary sexual development and low set ears").

 

Fri 18 8 1995 RS announces a "refund offer" to all buyers of his autopsy video - "The last thing I want to do is accept your money for a mail-order video if for any reason you are not happy [with it]".

 

Fri 18 8 1995 MUFON Encounters Forum refuse to allow any more postings from "Kevin O'Crean" (Mike Jamieson)

 

Fri 18 8 1995 In a post to "Pink Wombat" BS claims to have received "full co-operation" in his attempts to authenticate the film's age from RS. BS states that he is "trying to build as sound a support as possible so that we will have a coherent and reliable body of evidence to present either in favour of the film or against it."

 

Fri 18 8 1995 BUFORA "Director" (?) Philip Walton argues that the footage is a hoax during an interview on CNN World News

 

Fri 18 8 1995 RS claims to have "no problem" with the claim being made by "elements within the UFO community" that "some special effects companies who have seen the film have stated that they may be able to reproduce the autopsy".

 

Fri 18 8 1995 Jenny Randles holds pre-Sheffield lecture arguing against the film's authenticity.

 

Sat 19 8 1995 BS tells Michael J. O'Hara that "My brief is not to determine if the film shows what the camera-man claims, but simply to determine if it was shot when he says it was. I'm 95 per cent or better convinced that it was shot when he says it was shot. It is for others with expertise in different areas to

determine if this is, in fact, an alien autopsy."

 

Sat 19 8 1995 Rick Monteverde coins the RUBE phrase - Roswell Unidentified Biological Entity, or Rubbery Unnatural Bogus Entity.

 

Sat 19 8 1995 BUFORA hold 8th International UFO Congress in Sheffield. Autopsy Film shown to world's media

 

Sat 19 8 1995 RS states "Over the next few days I am sure you will witness the last throws of the people that have tried from the beginning to discredit the film. As the air date nears every attempt will be made to cause as much damage as possible."

 

Sat 19 8 1995 RS continues '"Every medical expert and people that conduct autopsys all day long confirm without doubt that the creature is flesh and blood, also the MAJOR Special Effects companies are not scratching around for a living are on our side."

 

Sat 19 8 1995 BS issues major statement concerning the film's age, stating that the film was shot is "Cine Kodak Super XX, a film type which was discontinued in 1956-57. Since the edge codes could be 1927, 1947 or 1967, and this film was not manufactured in 1927 or 1967, this clearly leaves us with only 1947 as an option." BS concludes that "I am willing to go on record as giving a 95 % probability that the film is what the camerman claims it to be. I am only hedging 5%, because I still want secondary chemical verification from Kodak based on the chemical 'signature' of the film. I do not put my name on a statement like this lightly, and it is only after very careful consideration, and detailed examination of the film, that I do so at this time."

 

Sat 19 8 1995 Sheffield Star run major article, disclosing Creatures Effects Report for the first time

 

Sat 19 8 1995 RS reports that the Sheffield Star article was "a very well balanced story" in which "they by no means said the film was a fake they just posed the question 'could it be' ." RS continues "Today, nearly four months after we started this campaign, after millions of dollars have been spent by

broadcasters world-wide there is still not a single shred of evidence to prove that the film could be a fake. All we have is the opinion of a few Special Effects Companies that are trying to cash in on a good story.

 

Sun 20 8 1995 BUFORA hold 8th International UFO Congress in Sheffield. Autopsy Film shown to world's media

 

Sun 20 8 1995 Major press articles in the "Sunday Telegraph" and the "Sunday People", in which PM endorses the theory that the film shows the victim of a radiation experiment

 

Sun 20 8 1995 Reuters issue a second Press Release

containing a statement by British anatomist Dr Fred Spoors, who claims that the creature looked suspiciously human and that the probability that aliens would evolve to look so human was extremely remote. Creature Effects are quoted saying "None of us were of the opinion that we were watching a real alien autopsy ... We all agreed that what we were seeing was a very good fake body".

 

Sun 20 8 1995 Mick Sparham posts a transcript of the question and answer session during RS' presentation at Sheffield. Amongst many claims RS states that the cannisters had Truman listed but "we were unable to retreive an image from that cannister"; and that NASA are analysing the film.

 

Sun 20 8 1995 BS complains that Fox TV are hindering his attempts to organise chemical "signature" tests by Kodak at Rochester, New York.

 

Mon 21 8 1995 Major articles in "The Times" and the "Daily Mail" (by Labour MP Roy Hattersley)

 

Mon 21 8 1995 Talk Radio interviews RS, Philip Walton and Jeremy Barrett. RS claims to have just received a fax from the US which gives a '95 % probability that the film is 1947' and that the film stock is CINE KODAK SUPER XX.

 

Mon ?? 21 8 1995 RS tells JE that "The reels were not labelled with a description of their contents. Just numbers".

 

Tue 22 8 1995 FT and Philip Mantle receive the "Morgana Productions" photographs of an aliens head being prepared

 

Tue 22 8 1995 An anonymous fax implicating a number of leading personalities in a major hoax arrives at Quest Publications, Leeds

 

Tue 22 8 1995 BS complains that Fox TV intercepted a package of film samples sent to him by RS at JFK Airport and that they attempted to intercept a second shipment. BS states that "Nathan, on the phone to Bruce Maccabbe, said the film was just sitting on his desk, and that there was really nothing he could

do with it".

 

Tue 22 8 1995 BS tells JS that "Kodak WILL test the film for me. This is being done as a favor to me, and they have not been 'commissioned' (which implies payment) by Ray or anyone else in this matter. They require a sufficiently large strip of film and some additional supporting information which is supposed to be on its way from Ray. FOX have intimated that they will attempt to intercept this shipment, so it is a cat and mouse game with them".

 

Fri 25 8 1995 BS tells JS that Kodak will conduct chemical signature tests in about a fortnight's time

 

Fri 25 8 1995 CSICOP issue a press release dismissing the film as a hoax.

 

Fri 25 8 1995 BS complains to JS that Fox TV's Bob Kiviat has intercepted the footage destined for him and that because of this Kodak will not be able to conduct their date tests until after the channel 4 documentary has been shown.

 

Fri 25 8 1995 In an interview with UFO Sweden's Chairman Clas Svahn Channel 4's John Purdie denies having tracked down the camera-man.

 

Fri 25 8 1995 BS tells JS that the alleged claim about NASA and JPL conducting tests on the film referred to Bob Nathan looking at the film "privately" "..during a break when everyone was away on vacation". BS admits that RS "has a tendency to repeat things he his told without without checking them out,

e.g. that Italian police raid, which simply did not happen".

 

Sat 26 8 1995 RS promises to send JE source material for proper research. This material never arrives

 

Sat 26 8 1995 MH reports that "The existence of the camera-man was confirmed by two independent researchers who talked with him, Philip Mantle and the Channel 4 crew" who "... spoke with him at his door".

 

Sat 26 8 1995 Channel 4 screen "Roswell" documentary with extensive sequences from the autopsy film included

 

Sun 27 8 1995 News of the Morgana Photos emerges.

 

Sun 27 8 1995 Cardiff UFO Conference

 

Sun ?? 27 8 1995 George Wingfield Bulletin No 9 reports on the Sheffield Conference

 

Sun 27 8 1995 BS tells JS that RS told him that channel 4 interviewed the camera-man by telephone and that "There has been no restoration or enhancement work done by anyone yet".

 

Sun 27 8 19 1995 BS in New York City

 

Wed 27 9 1995 BS tells Vaughan Wynne-Jones that John D. Barrett was an "Army Air Force motion picture camera-man, and his military service seems to make him the right man. I am waiting a copy of his death certificate and his complete military records at the moment. He is NOT the man in Florida

that Ray Santilli has been dealing with."

 

Thu 28 9 1995 Jenny Randles publishes criticisms of BUFORA's Sheffield Conference in Northern UFO News, 171 (September 1995).

 

Thu 28 9 1995 Apparently the last time RS posts to CIS encounters forum for some time

 

Thu 28 9 1995 BS in New York City

 

Fri 29 9 1995 BS in New York City

 

Fri 29 9 1995 BS in New York City

 

Sat 30 9 1995 BS in New York City

 

Sat 30 9 1995 BS in New York City, appeared on "Saturday Today"

 

Sun 1 10 1995 David Roehrig, segment producer for Fox TV's "Alien Autopsy : Fact or Fiction " explains that Fox TV never received enough film from RS for Kodak to do a proper authentication test, that the edge symbols were torn off and that BS was incorrect to claim that Fox TV intercepted footage

destined for BS in his posts of 22 Aug (?)

 

Sun 1 10 1995 BS in New York City

 

Sun 1 10 1995 BS in New York City

 

Mon 2 10 1995 BS in New York City

 

Mon 2 10 1995 BS tells JS that no one has been able to track down an obituary or death certificate for Jack D. Barrett

 

Mon 2 10 1995 BS in New York City

 

Tue 3 10 1995 BS in New York City

 

Wed 4 10 1995 MH receives undeveloped film footage allegedly confirming the truth behind the Roswell event from a "widow of a military photographer from the Roswell base" which was so badly

damaged that it could not be developed.

 

Wed 4 10 1995 BS speaks to Stan Winston, who allegedly has not made up his mind regarding the authenticity of the footage.

 

Wed 4 10 1995 The news that the camera-man is intending to fly to London in December to meet RS is accidentally leaked.

 

Wed 4 10 1995 BS in New York City

 

Thu 5 10 1995 BS reports that the film is being held in Europe, not London, and that he doesn't anticipate being able to bring back samples for testing by Kodak on his trip on October 25th

 

Thu 5 10 1995 BS reports that RS in unavailable on MUFON Encounters forum due to "personal family problems".

 

Thu 5 10 1995 BS in New York City

 

Fri 6 10 1995 George Kotsopoulas reports that the "Elvis Mike" seen on the film has been positively identified as a "Shure Brothers' 55sh Dynamic Microphone" which was manufactured "no later" than 1955

 

Fri 6 10 1995 BS confirms that PM and MH are starting an English version of MH's "Magazine 2000" using funding from RS's companies. BS maintains that he was offered the position of US

Editor but declined.

 

Sat 7 10 1995 BS posts a detailed explanation of why neither he nor RS are in a position to allow Kodak to properly authenticate the film's age due to the non co-operation of RS' German financial backer, who has the film in a "high-security vault in Europe".

 

Sat 7 10 1995 John Lundberg holds a Roswell Party at his North London home

 

Sat 7 10 1995 BS mentions another Jack Barrett who filmed Elvis Presley and Pat Boone in the early 1950s and who was a military camera-man, but who died in the late 1950s.

 

Sat 7 10 1995 BS reports that Jack D. Barrett is not the camera-man and that his widow knows nothing of the Roswell case.

 

Sat 7 10 1995 BS tells JS that the planned December meeting with the camera-man in London was supposed to be a secret and that whoever leaked the news would be disinvited from the

meeting, which would take place on another date.

 

Mon 9 10 1995 MH reports that Volker Spielberg is a Hamburg music producer

 

Mon 9 10 1995 MH reports that the tent footage has been released on a pirate video called "Aliens : Reasons To Believe - Penetrating the Web 2", available from MSS Distribution, Northampton, England

 

Tue 10 10 1995 BS admits that he may have wrongly given the impression that he had heard a tape recording of the camera-man's statement during his late night long distance interview on the Don Ecker radio show. See Dec 8 and 10.

 

Tue 10 10 1995 BS admits that he corrected "obvious spelling mistakes" and "put the language as it might be spoken by an American" in his version of the camera-man's statement, as transcribed by RS' Irish secretary. BS also admits that he has not seen or even heard the tape recording of this statement.

 

Tue 10 10 1995 MS announces that "Another leading English researcher will show three pictures of a dead alien crashed in 1970, given to a Chinese (...) government scientist by the CIA, together with 77 other pictures of dead, crashed aliens (including our SUE)". These photos turned out to be props from the "Roswell" TV movie.

 

Tue 10 10 1995 Glenn Campbell, Editor of "Groom Lake Desert Rat", publishes "Field Report on Camera-man's 'Crash Site' " following MH's recent visit to the alleged crash site.

 

Wed 11 10 1995 SF publishes "Alien Autopsy : Footage Fallout"

 

Wed 11 10 1995 Tony Amato clarifies Kodak's position to UFO Sweden's Clas Svahn

 

Thu 12 10 1995 BS reports that RS did not intend the camera-man's statement to be published or distributed, and that the version which WAS distributed was done so without RS' permission.

 

Thu 12 10 1995 Theresa Carlson posts a transcript of the Don Ecker show, proving that BS claimed to have a taped copy of the camera-man's statement, a claim BS subsequently retracted (see 8 December)

 

Thu 12 10 1995 BS admits that he has never had a taped copy of the camera-man's statement and that he may have wrongly given the impression that he did during his late night long distance interview on the Don Ecker radio show due to health problems.

 

Thu 12 10 1995 BS admits to being frustrated at his inability to be allowed to present a section of the film to Kodak for date testing.

 

Thu 12 10 1995 Rebecca Schatte forces BS to admit that (1) the film he has received from RS has no sprocket holes or date codes, and that (2) he based his "95 per cent certain" statement of 19 August on evidence supplied by RS, not from the original film.

 

Thu 12 10 1995 BS admits that he worked on a "rough draft transcription" of the camera-man's statement which had been sent to him by RS. BS asks Theresa Carlson to compare both versions of the statement as he does not wish to be accused of "altering history".

 

Fri 13 10 1995 BS admits that "at this point everything is filtered through Ray [Santilli]" but that he expects to meet the camera-man "face to face in the very near future".

 

Fri 13 10 1995 Frank Heetfeld reports that Volker Spielberg left his Hamburg home in June

 

Fri 13 10 1995 BS receives an unsolicited copy of the missing tent footage "from an anonymous benefactor". BS comments that the faces of 2 people behind a table have been artificially blacked out using a "video trick". BS admits that he finds this "disturbing and suspicious".

 

Sat 14 10 1995 BS publicly admits for the first time that the strips of film he has received had no edge codes and that he has only seen photocopies of the alleged edge codes supplied by RS.

 

Sat 14 10 1995 BS tells Rick Monteverde that the bootleg copy of the tent footage he received on 13 October was "dubbed from the original [Fox TV footage] by somebody who shall remain nameless".

 

Sat 14 10 1995 BS admits that the name of Dr Detlev Bronk appears on a "storyboard" which was added to the film by RS based on information which was allegedly written on the labels on the film cannisters.

 

Sat 14 10 1995 Previously unseen footage (first autopsy/tent footage) allegedly shown at Atlanta UFO Conference

 

Sun 15 10 1995 Axel Weinrich reports that he was told by Merlin's Chris Carey that both autopsy sequences involve people dressed in protective suits but that Colin Andrews, Philip Mantle and the Italians have seen autopsy footage involving unsuited people.

 

Sun 15 10 1995 Previously unseen footage (first autopsy/tent footage) allegedly shown at Atlanta UFO Conferenc9 1995 BS in New York City

 

Wed 27 9 1995 BS tells Vaughan Wynne-Jones that John D. Barrett was an "Army Air Force motion picture camera-man, and his military service seems to make him the right man. I am waiting a copy of his death certificate and his complete military records at the moment. He is NOT the man in Florida

that Ray Santilli has been dealing with."

 

Thu 28 9 1995 Jenny Randles publishes criticisms of BUFORA's Sheffield Conference in Northern UFO News, 171 (September 1995).

 

Thu 28 9 1995 Apparently the last time RS posts to CIS encounters forum for some time

 

Thu 28 9 1995 BS in New York City

 

Fri 29 9 1995 BS in New York City

 

Fri 29 9 1995 BS in New York City

 

Sat 30 9 1995 BS in New York City

 

Sat 30 9 1995 BS in New York City, appeared on "Saturday Today"

 

Sun 1 10 1995 David Roehrig, segment producer for Fox TV's "Alien Autopsy : Fact or Fiction " explains that Fox TV never received enough film from RS for Kodak to do a proper authentication test, that the edge symbols were torn off and that BS was incorrect to claim that Fox TV intercepted footage

destined for BS in his posts of 22 Aug (?)

 

Sun 1 10 1995 BS in New York City

 

Sun 1 10 1995 BS in New York City

 

Mon 2 10 1995 BS in New York City

 

Mon 2 10 1995 BS tells JS that no one has been able to track down an obituary or death certificate for Jack D. Barrett

 

Mon 2 10 1995 BS in New York City

 

Tue 3 10 1995 BS in New York City

 

Wed 4 10 1995 MH receives undeveloped film footage allegedly confirming the truth behind the Roswell event from a "widow of a military photographer from the Roswell base" which was so badly

damaged that it could not be developed.

 

Wed 4 10 1995 BS speaks to Stan Winston, who allegedly has not made up his mind regarding the authenticity of the footage.

 

Wed 4 10 1995 The news that the camera-man is intending to fly to London in December to meet RS is accidentally leaked.

 

Wed 4 10 1995 BS in New York City

 

Thu 5 10 1995 BS reports that the film is being held in Europe, not London, and that he doesn't anticipate being able to bring back samples for testing by Kodak on his trip on October 25th

 

Thu 5 10 1995 BS reports that RS in unavailable on MUFON Encounters forum due to "personal family problems".

 

Thu 5 10 1995 BS in New York City

 

Fri 6 10 1995 George Kotsopoulas reports that the "Elvis Mike" seen on the film has been positively identified as a "Shure Brothers' 55sh Dynamic Microphone" which was manufactured "no later" than 1955

 

Fri 6 10 1995 BS confirms that PM and MH are starting an English version of MH's "Magazine 2000" using funding from RS's companies. BS maintains that he was offered the position of US

Editor but declined.

 

Sat 7 10 1995 BS posts a detailed explanation of why neither he nor RS are in a position to allow Kodak to properly authenticate the film's age due to the non co-operation of RS' German financial backer, who has the film in a "high-security vault in Europe".

 

Sat 7 10 1995 John Lundberg holds a Roswell Party at his North London home

 

Sat 7 10 1995 BS mentions another Jack Barrett who filmed Elvis Presley and Pat Boone in the early 1950s and who was a military camera-man, but who died in the late 1950s.

 

Sat 7 10 1995 BS reports that Jack D. Barrett is not the camera-man and that his widow knows nothing of the Roswell case.

 

Sat 7 10 1995 BS tells JS that the planned December meeting with the camera-man in London was supposed to be a secret and that whoever leaked the news would be disinvited from the

meeting, which would take place on another date.

 

Mon 9 10 1995 MH reports that Volker Spielberg is a Hamburg music producer

 

Mon 9 10 1995 MH reports that the tent footage has been released on a pirate video called "Aliens : Reasons To Believe - Penetrating the Web 2", available from MSS Distribution, Northampton, England

 

Tue 10 10 1995 BS admits that he may have wrongly given the impression that he had heard a tape recording of the camera-man's statement during his late night long distance interview on the Don Ecker radio show. See Dec 8 and 10.

 

Tue 10 10 1995 BS admits that he corrected "obvious spelling mistakes" and "put the language as it might be spoken by an American" in his version of the camera-man's statement, as transcribed by RS' Irish secretary. BS also admits that he has not seen or even heard the tape recording of this statement.

 

Tue 10 10 1995 MS announces that "Another leading English researcher will show three pictures of a dead alien crashed in 1970, given to a Chinese (...) government scientist by the CIA, together with 77 other pictures of dead, crashed aliens (including our SUE)". These photos turned out to be props from the "Roswell" TV movie.

 

Tue 10 10 1995 Glenn Campbell, Editor of "Groom Lake Desert Rat", publishes "Field Report on Camera-man's 'Crash Site' " following MH's recent visit to the alleged crash site.

 

Wed 11 10 1995 SF publishes "Alien Autopsy : Footage Fallout"

 

Wed 11 10 1995 Tony Amato clarifies Kodak's position to UFO Sweden's Clas Svahn

 

Thu 12 10 1995 BS reports that RS did not intend the camera-man's statement to be published or distributed, and that the version which WAS distributed was done so without RS' permission.

 

Thu 12 10 1995 Theresa Carlson posts a transcript of the Don Ecker show, proving that BS claimed to have a taped copy of the camera-man's statement, a claim BS subsequently retracted (see 8 December)

 

Thu 12 10 1995 BS admits that he has never had a taped copy of the camera-man's statement and that he may have wrongly given the impression that he did during his late night long distance interview on the Don Ecker radio show due to health problems.

 

Thu 12 10 1995 BS admits to being frustrated at his inability to be allowed to present a section of the film to Kodak for date testing.

 

Thu 12 10 1995 Rebecca Schatte forces BS to admit that (1) the film he has received from RS has no sprocket holes or date codes, and that (2) he based his "95 per cent certain" statement of 19 August on evidence supplied by RS, not from the original film.

 

Thu 12 10 1995 BS admits that he worked on a "rough draft transcription" of the camera-man's statement which had been sent to him by RS. BS asks Theresa Carlson to compare both versions of the statement as he does not wish to be accused of "altering history".

 

Fri 13 10 1995 BS admits that "at this point everything is filtered through Ray [Santilli]" but that he expects to meet the camera-man "face to face in the very near future".

 

Fri 13 10 1995 Frank Heetfeld reports that Volker Spielberg left his Hamburg home in June

 

Fri 13 10 1995 BS receives an unsolicited copy of the missing tent footage "from an anonymous benefactor". BS comments that the faces of 2 people behind a table have been artificially blacked out using a "video trick". BS admits that he finds this "disturbing and suspicious".

 

Sat 14 10 1995 BS publicly admits for the first time that the strips of film he has received had no edge codes and that he has only seen photocopies of the alleged edge codes supplied by RS.

 

Sat 14 10 1995 BS tells Rick Monteverde that the bootleg copy of the tent footage he received on 13 October was "dubbed from the original [Fox TV footage] by somebody who shall remain nameless".

 

Sat 14 10 1995 BS admits that the name of Dr Detlev Bronk appears on a "storyboard" which was added to the film by RS based on information which was allegedly written on the labels on the film cannisters.

 

Sat 14 10 1995 Previously unseen footage (first autopsy/tent footage) allegedly shown at Atlanta UFO Conference

 

Sun 15 10 1995 Axel Weinrich reports that he was told by Merlin's Chris Carey that both autopsy sequences involve people dressed in protective suits but that Colin Andrews, Philip Mantle and the Italians have seen autopsy footage involving unsuited people.

 

Sun 15 10 1995 Previously unseen footage (first autopsy/tent footage) allegedly shown at Atlanta UFO Conferenc.

 

Wed 8 11 1995 According to MH GW rang Professor Chiang in Taiwan to inform him that Takano's alien photos were film props from the Roswell TV movie and that Prof Chiang was very unhappy

with Takano.

 

Wed 8 11 1995 BS tells Jeff Rassoul that RS "wasn't sure" who had copied the original film and that Chris Carey had to help him with "yes, it was Rank. I'm pretty sure it was Rank".

 

Wed 8 11 1995 RTL in Germany screen students making a model alien comparable to that seen in the autopsy film in just five weeks. The film was shown to several UFO researchers at the Dusseldorf UFO Conference on October 26 in an attempt to fool them into accepting the images as genuine.

 

Thu 9 11 1995 Fortean Times publishes an expose of the Chinese Alien Mystery, crediting Filip Coppens, Rebecca Schatte and Steve Wingate

 

Thu 9 11 1995 TF1's Nicholas Millard confirms that BS broke a confidence in tipping RS off about the TF1's success in locating Bill Randle prior to the October 23rd screening.

 

Thu 9 11 1995 BS objects to researchers' attempts to verify the Rank claim, stating that RS "delegated" the film's transfer to "someone else to handle".

 

Thu 9 11 1995 RS interviewed on Seattle NBC TV via satellite

 

Fri 10 11 1995 BS tells JE that MIT have confirmed that the film is a "transfer from motion picture film running at 24 frames per second".

 

Sat 11 11 1995 SF publishes "The English Scene" describing the work of TF1's Nicholas Maillard and suggesting that two cameras were used to shoot the autopsy scenes.

 

Sun 12 11 1995 GW rebuffs RTL's version of events at the Dusseldorf UFO Conference, in which leading UFO researchers were set up with further fake film footage made by students over a five week period.

 

Sun 12 11 1995 Robert Sheaffer and RS interview on "Town Meeting" (US TV). RS again claims to have made very little money out of the film and that tremendous amounts of money has been spent by broadcasters around the world in analyzing the film and that he has sold a great deal of the original footage.

 

Thu 16 11 1995 BS defends RS' decision to associate the autopsy footage with Roswell rather than another alleged UFO crash site.

 

Fri 17 11 1995 BS explains that he won't go the extra 5 per cent in his 95 per cent certain statement until he receives "secondary verification" from Kodak.

 

Sat 18 11 1995 Two Norweigen pathologists privately view the film in Oslo with Odd Gunnar-Roed

 

Sun 19 11 1995 Rebecca Schatte and John Powell publish "Bob Shell - in His Own Words". BS responds in typical jocular fashion, attempting to clarify numerous crucial points.

 

Wed 22 11 1995 John Powell publishes five "serious questions" for BS to answer. BS threatens legal action for libel and breach of copyright over his private e-mail, and refuses to make available the terms of his contract with RS.

 

Wed 22 11 1995 GW publishes Bulletin No 12, making serious allegations against RS, publicising the existence of the famous anonymous fax and making the HILDA accusations against Robert

Irving, John Lundberg and Rod Dickinson.

 

Thu 23 11 1995 MH posts RS' response to GW's Bulletin no 12 as "an absolute complete nonsense" and "George should know better".

 

Sat 25 11 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference

 

Sat 25 11 1995 FOX TV screen another autopsy special

 

Sat 25 11 1995 RS publicly dismisses GW's allegations in his Bulletin No 12 as "complete nonsense", adding that he has never met Irving, Lundberg or Dickinson prior to acquiring the film. RS admits to having met John Lundberg on 3 occasions since the May 1995 "showing".

 

Sun 26 11 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference

 

Sun 26 11 1995 JE asks RS for public clarification of the reel contents and can labels.

 

Sun 26 11 1995 FOX TV screen "Alien Autopsy" special in USA

 

Mon 27 11 1995 TIME Magazine publishes "Autopsy or Fraud-Topsy" by Richard Corliss, exposing Bob Kiviat's "investigative" methods on the FOX TV autopsy special

 

Mon 27 11 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference

 

Mon 27 11 1995 BS announces that he will show stills from the first autopsy sequence at Mesquite, Nevada on December 1st

 

Mon 27 11 1995 BS launches blistering attack on John Powell and Rebecca Schatte, defending his "copyrighting" of his additions/clarifications of the camera-man's statement, denying that he is under contract "to" RS and clarifying what he believes are Kodak's needs to properly authenticate the film.

 

Mon 27 11 1995 BS jocularly (?) offers JE a $ 10,000 bet that there "IS a 16 mm motion picture film from which this video was made" and that "There is considerable evidence that the film is at least pre 1957".

 

Tue 28 11 1995 BS receives a Betacam SP copy of first autopsy sequence from RS prior to his Mesquite lecture

 

Tue 28 11 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference

 

Wed 29 11 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference

 

Thu 30 11 1995 US President Clinton, during a much publicised visit to Northern Ireland, responds to a 13 year old boy's letter concerning the Roswell event, stating "Ryan, if you're out there in the crowd tonight, here's your answer. No. As far as I am aware, an alien space craft did not crash in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. If the U.S. Air Force did recover any alien bodies, they didn't tell me about it either. And I want to know".

 

Thu 30 11 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference

 

??? 0 12 1995 Planned London Meeting between RS, BS, the camera-man and others. Meeting cancelled after news leaked out.

 

??? 0 12 1995 Javier Sierra publishes first autopsy film book "Roswell : secreto de estado" in Spain

 

Fri 1 12 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference, gives lecture on autopsy film and shows stills from the first autopsy sequence for the first time.

 

Sat 2 12 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference

 

Sun 3 12 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference

 

Mon 4 12 1995 Bruce Maccabbee expresses his frustrations and disatisfactions with RS' failure to properly authenticate the

film

 

Mon 4 12 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference, Alien Autopsy panel held

 

Mon 4 12 1995 BS interviewed by Don Sutherland in "Photo Shopper" magazine, vol 1 no 2

 

Mon 4 12 1995 JE publicly clarifies Gary Shoefield's involvement in the acquisiton of the film.

 

Tues 5 12 1995 JE asks BS to clarify where the name "Jack Barnett" originated from

 

Wed 6 12 1995 Don Ecker posts transcript of his interview with BS on 2 Sept in which BS twice claims to have used a tape recording of the camera-man's statement. See Oct 10 and Oct 12 when BS admitted that he made a mistake due to tiredness.

 

Fri 8 12 1995 BS explains that the reason why the film has not been properly authenticated is because "Kodak has refused to test the strips I have (as well as those Bob Kiviat has and those Philip Mantle has)."

 

Fri 8 12 1995 BS reports that he has forwarded a "detailed description of Kodak's requirements [for testing the film] to Volker Spielberg via Merlin" but that Spielberg is "not currently willing to provide the length of film required".

 

Fri 8 12 1995 BS reports that as he is taking a lot of criticism for the failure to properly authenticate the film he has asked Anthony J. Amato at Kodak (Rochester?) to send a "formal letter detailing their demands for a film test"

 

Fri 8 12 1995 BS explains that the reason for his mistake over the camerman's taped statement was because of the poor telephone connection. He admits that he had "no reason to say that I have heard this tape, since I have not heard it".

 

Sun 10 12 1995 BS tells Rick Monteverde that he is "100 % certain" that "Ray Santilli & company had nothing to do with the creation of this film, whether real or hoax".

 

Sun 10 12 1995 BS discusses "Bigfoot" sightings and missing time claims with Theresa

 

Mon 11 12 1995 BS confirms to Greg Plunkett that "Kodak WILL do the testing when and if I can get a section of film meeting their stat.

 

Wed 8 11 1995 According to MH GW rang Professor Chiang in Taiwan to inform him that Takano's alien photos were film props from the Roswell TV movie and that Prof Chiang was very unhappy

with Takano.

 

Wed 8 11 1995 BS tells Jeff Rassoul that RS "wasn't sure" who had copied the original film and that Chris Carey had to help him with "yes, it was Rank. I'm pretty sure it was Rank".

 

Wed 8 11 1995 RTL in Germany screen students making a model alien comparable to that seen in the autopsy film in just five weeks. The film was shown to several UFO researchers at the Dusseldorf UFO Conference on October 26 in an attempt to fool them into accepting the images as genuine.

 

Thu 9 11 1995 Fortean Times publishes an expose of the Chinese Alien Mystery, crediting Filip Coppens, Rebecca Schatte and Steve Wingate

 

Thu 9 11 1995 TF1's Nicholas Millard confirms that BS broke a confidence in tipping RS off about the TF1's success in locating Bill Randle prior to the October 23rd screening.

 

Thu 9 11 1995 BS objects to researchers' attempts to verify the Rank claim, stating that RS "delegated" the film's transfer to "someone else to handle".

 

Thu 9 11 1995 RS interviewed on Seattle NBC TV via satellite

 

Fri 10 11 1995 BS tells JE that MIT have confirmed that the film is a "transfer from motion picture film running at 24 frames per second".

 

Sat 11 11 1995 SF publishes "The English Scene" describing the work of TF1's Nicholas Maillard and suggesting that two cameras were used to shoot the autopsy scenes.

 

Sun 12 11 1995 GW rebuffs RTL's version of events at the Dusseldorf UFO Conference, in which leading UFO researchers were set up with further fake film footage made by students over a five week period.

 

Sun 12 11 1995 Robert Sheaffer and RS interview on "Town Meeting" (US TV). RS again claims to have made very little money out of the film and that tremendous amounts of money has been spent by broadcasters around the world in analyzing the film and that he has sold a great deal of the original footage.

 

Thu 16 11 1995 BS defends RS' decision to associate the autopsy footage with Roswell rather than another alleged UFO crash site.

 

Fri 17 11 1995 BS explains that he won't go the extra 5 per cent in his 95 per cent certain statement until he receives "secondary verification" from Kodak.

 

Sat 18 11 1995 Two Norweigen pathologists privately view the film in Oslo with Odd Gunnar-Roed

 

Sun 19 11 1995 Rebecca Schatte and John Powell publish "Bob Shell - in His Own Words". BS responds in typical jocular fashion, attempting to clarify numerous crucial points.

 

Wed 22 11 1995 John Powell publishes five "serious questions" for BS to answer. BS threatens legal action for libel and breach of copyright over his private e-mail, and refuses to make available the terms of his contract with RS.

 

Wed 22 11 1995 GW publishes Bulletin No 12, making serious allegations against RS, publicising the existence of the famous anonymous fax and making the HILDA accusations against Robert

Irving, John Lundberg and Rod Dickinson.

 

Thu 23 11 1995 MH posts RS' response to GW's Bulletin no 12 as "an absolute complete nonsense" and "George should know better".

 

Sat 25 11 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference

 

Sat 25 11 1995 FOX TV screen another autopsy special

 

Sat 25 11 1995 RS publicly dismisses GW's allegations in his Bulletin No 12 as "complete nonsense", adding that he has never met Irving, Lundberg or Dickinson prior to acquiring the film. RS admits to having met John Lundberg on 3 occasions since the May 1995 "showing".

 

Sun 26 11 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference

 

Sun 26 11 1995 JE asks RS for public clarification of the reel contents and can labels.

 

Sun 26 11 1995 FOX TV screen "Alien Autopsy" special in USA

 

Mon 27 11 1995 TIME Magazine publishes "Autopsy or Fraud-Topsy" by Richard Corliss, exposing Bob Kiviat's "investigative" methods on the FOX TV autopsy special

 

Mon 27 11 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference

 

Mon 27 11 1995 BS announces that he will show stills from the first autopsy sequence at Mesquite, Nevada on December 1st

 

Mon 27 11 1995 BS launches blistering attack on John Powell and Rebecca Schatte, defending his "copyrighting" of his additions/clarifications of the camera-man's statement, denying that he is under contract "to" RS and clarifying what he believes are Kodak's needs to properly authenticate the film.

 

Mon 27 11 1995 BS jocularly (?) offers JE a $ 10,000 bet that there "IS a 16 mm motion picture film from which this video was made" and that "There is considerable evidence that the film is at least pre 1957".

 

Tue 28 11 1995 BS receives a Betacam SP copy of first autopsy sequence from RS prior to his Mesquite lecture

 

Tue 28 11 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference

 

Wed 29 11 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference

 

Thu 30 11 1995 US President Clinton, during a much publicised visit to Northern Ireland, responds to a 13 year old boy's letter concerning the Roswell event, stating "Ryan, if you're out there in the crowd tonight, here's your answer. No. As far as I am aware, an alien space craft did not crash in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. If the U.S. Air Force did recover any alien bodies, they didn't tell me about it either. And I want to know".

 

Thu 30 11 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference

 

??? 0 12 1995 Planned London Meeting between RS, BS, the camera-man and others. Meeting cancelled after news leaked out.

 

??? 0 12 1995 Javier Sierra publishes first autopsy film book "Roswell : secreto de estado" in Spain

 

Fri 1 12 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference, gives lecture on autopsy film and shows stills from the first autopsy sequence for the first time.

 

Sat 2 12 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference

 

Sun 3 12 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference

 

Mon 4 12 1995 Bruce Maccabbee expresses his frustrations and disatisfactions with RS' failure to properly authenticate the

film

 

Mon 4 12 1995 BS attends the Mesquite, Nevada UFO Conference, Alien Autopsy panel held

 

Mon 4 12 1995 BS interviewed by Don Sutherland in "Photo Shopper" magazine, vol 1 no 2

 

Mon 4 12 1995 JE publicly clarifies Gary Shoefield's involvement in the acquisiton of the film.

 

Tues 5 12 1995 JE asks BS to clarify where the name "Jack Barnett" originated from

 

Wed 6 12 1995 Don Ecker posts transcript of his interview with BS on 2 Sept in which BS twice claims to have used a tape recording of the camera-man's statement. See Oct 10 and Oct 12 when BS admitted that he made a mistake due to tiredness.

 

Fri 8 12 1995 BS explains that the reason why the film has not been properly authenticated is because "Kodak has refused to test the strips I have (as well as those Bob Kiviat has and those Philip Mantle has)."

 

Fri 8 12 1995 BS reports that he has forwarded a "detailed description of Kodak's requirements [for testing the film] to Volker Spielberg via Merlin" but that Spielberg is "not currently willing to provide the length of film required".

 

Fri 8 12 1995 BS reports that as he is taking a lot of criticism for the failure to properly authenticate the film he has asked Anthony J. Amato at Kodak (Rochester?) to send a "formal letter detailing their demands for a film test"

 

Fri 8 12 1995 BS explains that the reason for his mistake over the camerman's taped statement was because of the poor telephone connection. He admits that he had "no reason to say that I have heard this tape, since I have not heard it".

 

Sun 10 12 1995 BS tells Rick Monteverde that he is "100 % certain" that "Ray Santilli & company had nothing to do with the creation of this film, whether real or hoax".

 

Sun 10 12 1995 BS discusses "Bigfoot" sightings and missing time claims with Theresa

 

Mon 11 12 1995 BS confirms to Greg Plunkett that "Kodak WILL do the testing when and if I can get a section of film meeting their stat? late 3 1996 PM and SM post "Ray Santilli : Questions and Answers" to BUFORA's www site

 

??? late 3 1996 BUFORA post Geoff Fulstone's account of being taken blindfolded from a London street to see new autopsy footage at a secret location

 

Fri 12 4 1996 Ozark UFO Conference, Rebecca Schatte and BS meet for the first time

 

Fri 12 4 1996 Tent Footage screened on FUJI TV in Japan, including an interview with Clifford Stone

 

Sat 13 4 1996 Ozark UFO Conference, Rebecca Schatte and BS meet for the first time

 

Sun 14 4 1996 Ozark UFO Conference, Rebecca Schatte and BS meet for the first time

 

Tues 16 4 1996 BS reports that he won't be going to London tomorrow, as planned, but "next week" instead

 

Sat 20 4 1996 RI publicly asks BS if he ever withdrew his famous authenticity statement of 19 May 1995. BS responds that "no additional press releases have gone out from Merlin, but I have no control over them"

 

Tues 23 4 1996 GW publishes Bulletin No 13 "The Autopsy Circus and Alien HILDA", accusing Irving, Dickinson and Lundberg of making the autopsy film

 

Thu 25 4 1996 RS responds to GW's HILDA accusations with "The George Wingfield effort represents a complete waste of time. In saying that, it makes entertaining reading"

 

Thu 25 4 1996 RI responds to the HILDA accusations by pointing out that on 17 March he revealed to GW that GW had been "promulgating a damaging story without evidence to support it" and giving GW the opportunity to clear the matter up

 

Fri 26 4 1996 PF responds to GW's allegations with a statement on AAV

 

Mon 29 4 1996 BS admits that "Philip Mantle did see the first autopsy, but has given different versions of what he saw"

 

Tues 30 4 1996 MW tells JP that he has spoken to WA and there is nothing to JP's claim that PM betrayed a confidence

 

Tues 30 4 1996 GW responds to RI

 

??? 0 5 1996 BS visits RS in London. In BS' presence RS telephones Spiros Melaris, an independent video producer from Hong Kong

 

 

??? 0 5 1996 Erys Andys claims to Bob Rickard that RS has shown her a fax from NASA confirming the autopsy footage to be genuine

 

Wed 1 5 1996 BS meets PM, SM, MH and RS in London. RS spurns false camera-man story to test loyalty. See 13 May

 

Thu 2 5 1996 RS in "meetings" with the BBC

 

Thu 2 5 1996 BS in London

 

Sat 4 5 1996 MH reports that a televised interview with the camera-man will "surely" take place "before the summer is over"

 

Sun 5 5 1996 David Roehrig speals with RI ref camera-man's interview confirming release date of August/September 1996

 

Mon 6 5 1996 MW defends WA's charge that PM betrayed his confidence by faxing KJ's confidential article to RS against KJ's wishes

 

Mon 6 5 1996 BS returns to USA ?

 

Wed 8 5 1996 BS in Washington DC for a photo conference

 

Thu 9 5 1996 GW responds to RI and repeats the HILDA allegations

 

Thu 9 5 1996 Spiros Milaris attempts to sell the rights of the camera-man's alleged interview to the BBC, alleging that RS persuaded the camera-man to video himself answering questions

supplied by RS

 

Fri 10 5 1996 Bob Rickard, Editor of "Fortean Times", responds to GW's allegations concerning Irving's Aviano photo in FT84

 

Fri 10 5 1996 BR posts response to GW's HILDA allegations and FT's treatment of the Aviano photograph supplied by RI.

 

Fri 10 5 1996 Spiros Melaris, a TV producer from Hong Kong, attempts to sell UK rights to the camera-man's planned interview to the BBC

 

Mon 13 5 1996 BS reports that his announcement that the camerman had been interviewed was wrong and based on a post by MH, who claimed that David Roehrig had confirmed the interview to him. DR and BK deny MH's version of events.

 

Mon 13 5 1996 Klass' SUN #38 March 1996 reports failure to interview camera-man but confirms BK's intentions to interview the camera-man. Also, UK's Orion Press withdraw from a contract with someone claiming to be the camera-man.

 

Mon 13 5 1996 RI asks BS to squash a "false story" put out by RS' sympathisers that Bob Kiviat has interviewed the camera-man

 

Mon 13 5 1996 BS later claimed that on this date he learnt from Bob Kiviat that the camera-man interview had not taken place

 

Tues 14 5 1996 BS reports that during his meeting with PM, SM, MH and RS on 1 May RS deliberately claimed that the camera-man had been interviewed to see if someone would leak the story, and that MH blabbed.

 

Wed 15 5 1996 Alfred Goldberg of the Office of the Secretary of Defence Historian supplies conclusive evidence to RI that the seals on the film bos labels are inconsistent with the camera-man's story.

 

Wed 15 5 1996 BS reports that he believes that it was HIS idea to test who could be trusted during his 1st May meeting with RS, PM, SM and MH, to "ferret out who could and could not be trusted with sensitive information"

 

Wed 15 5 1996 RS in Hong Kong

 

Thu 16 5 1996 The National Archives and Records Administration inform RI that they are "unable to identify the seal" from the reel labels. The closest design is the Department of Defense Seal of 19 September 1949

 

Fri 17 5 1996 GW responds to Bob Rickard's post concerning the Aviano photo in FT84

 

Fri 17 5 1996 BS withdraws his claim that MH leaked the false claim about the camera-man's alleged interview, alleging that some unknown person was trying to "set us against one another"

 

Fri 17 5 1996 BS reiterates that he has "not had personal contact with the camera-man and have not claimed so. I have only had information alleged to come from his passed onto me by Ray Santilli".

 

Sat 18 5 1996 JE revals that according to his CV PM was a "consultant" to the Merlin Group from 1993 to December 1995 and that PM appears to be representing other peoples' research as his own.

 

Sat 18 5 1996 Encounters forum stop posting GW's HILDA posts

 

Sat 18 5 1996 BS publicly apologises to MH

 

Sun 19 5 1996 JE alerts MW and JSp to PM's claim that he has been a "consultant" to RS since 1993. JE also sends PM private letters requesting answers to 10 questions regarding his involvement in the affair

 

Mon 20 5 1996 MW responds to JE expressing his concerns about PM's long-term "consultancy" and financial links with RS, and admitting that PM and CN were responsible for the national

press stories in 1995 regarding the autopsy footage

 

Tues 21 5 1996 PM replies to JE confirming that RS first contacted him in 1993 and that his consultancy with RS lasted "only a short period of time" and denying that he was a paid employee of RS, but admitting that he did receive a "small consultancy fee" and denying a conflict of interests.

 

Tues 21 5 1996 "Hair in the gate" posts begin

 

Wed 22 5 1996 RS admits that he "cannot answer" RI's questions regarding the seal on the labels

 

Wed 22 5 1996 RI posts history of the Department of Defense seal, said to be printed on the Truman label. BS claims that the letters "CIA" appear on the label and that the labels were written months after the film was shot

 

Wed 22 5 1996 BS claims that the seal on the labels is the CIA's seal but that this "neither validates nor invalidates the film". JE points out that the CIA seal is definitiely different and that the CIA didn't even exist until 26 July 1947

 

Thu 23 5 1996 BS tells "roc" that the Pied Piper of Cleveland footage that RS tried to buy has "nothing to do with the alien autopsy film or camera-man"

 

Fri 24 5 1996 BS tells Theresa that he has not seen the actual film boxes only photocopies, and that RS told him the ink on the labels was black. Theresa suggests that BS may have contradicted himself at his recent lecture in Washington DC

 

Sat 25 5 1996 BS reports that at their recent meeting RS intended showing him and MH the Elvis footage but that they run out of time

 

Tues 28 5 1996 BS continues his CIA theme, suggesting that whether the film is real or not some group "within the CIA" made the film "to advance their secret agenda"

 

Tues 28 5 1996 RS suggests that sceptics of the film take a holiday and assume that the film is real. RS also claims that "hundreds ? late 3 1996 PM and SM post "Ray Santilli : Questions and Answers" to BUFORA's www site

 

??? late 3 1996 BUFORA post Geoff Fulstone's account of being taken blindfolded from a London street to see new autopsy footage at a secret location

 

Fri 12 4 1996 Ozark UFO Conference, Rebecca Schatte and BS meet for the first time

 

Fri 12 4 1996 Tent Footage screened on FUJI TV in Japan, including an interview with Clifford Stone

 

Sat 13 4 1996 Ozark UFO Conference, Rebecca Schatte and BS meet for the first time

 

Sun 14 4 1996 Ozark UFO Conference, Rebecca Schatte and BS meet for the first time

 

Tues 16 4 1996 BS reports that he won't be going to London tomorrow, as planned, but "next week" instead

 

Sat 20 4 1996 RI publicly asks BS if he ever withdrew his famous authenticity statement of 19 May 1995. BS responds that "no additional press releases have gone out from Merlin, but I have no control over them"

 

Tues 23 4 1996 GW publishes Bulletin No 13 "The Autopsy Circus and Alien HILDA", accusing Irving, Dickinson and Lundberg of making the autopsy film

 

Thu 25 4 1996 RS responds to GW's HILDA accusations with "The George Wingfield effort represents a complete waste of time. In saying that, it makes entertaining reading"

 

Thu 25 4 1996 RI responds to the HILDA accusations by pointing out that on 17 March he revealed to GW that GW had been "promulgating a damaging story without evidence to support it" and giving GW the opportunity to clear the matter up

 

Fri 26 4 1996 PF responds to GW's allegations with a statement on AAV

 

Mon 29 4 1996 BS admits that "Philip Mantle did see the first autopsy, but has given different versions of what he saw"

 

Tues 30 4 1996 MW tells JP that he has spoken to WA and there is nothing to JP's claim that PM betrayed a confidence

 

Tues 30 4 1996 GW responds to RI

 

??? 0 5 1996 BS visits RS in London. In BS' presence RS telephones Spiros Melaris, an independent video producer from Hong Kong

 

 

??? 0 5 1996 Erys Andys claims to Bob Rickard that RS has shown her a fax from NASA confirming the autopsy footage to be genuine

 

Wed 1 5 1996 BS meets PM, SM, MH and RS in London. RS spurns false camera-man story to test loyalty. See 13 May

 

Thu 2 5 1996 RS in "meetings" with the BBC

 

Thu 2 5 1996 BS in London

 

Sat 4 5 1996 MH reports that a televised interview with the camera-man will "surely" take place "before the summer is over"

 

Sun 5 5 1996 David Roehrig speals with RI ref camera-man's interview confirming release date of August/September 1996

 

Mon 6 5 1996 MW defends WA's charge that PM betrayed his confidence by faxing KJ's confidential article to RS against KJ's wishes

 

Mon 6 5 1996 BS returns to USA ?

 

Wed 8 5 1996 BS in Washington DC for a photo conference

 

Thu 9 5 1996 GW responds to RI and repeats the HILDA allegations

 

Thu 9 5 1996 Spiros Milaris attempts to sell the rights of the camera-man's alleged interview to the BBC, alleging that RS persuaded the camera-man to video himself answering questions

supplied by RS

 

Fri 10 5 1996 Bob Rickard, Editor of "Fortean Times", responds to GW's allegations concerning Irving's Aviano photo in FT84

 

Fri 10 5 1996 BR posts response to GW's HILDA allegations and FT's treatment of the Aviano photograph supplied by RI.

 

Fri 10 5 1996 Spiros Melaris, a TV producer from Hong Kong, attempts to sell UK rights to the camera-man's planned interview to the BBC

 

Mon 13 5 1996 BS reports that his announcement that the camerman had been interviewed was wrong and based on a post by MH, who claimed that David Roehrig had confirmed the interview to him. DR and BK deny MH's version of events.

 

Mon 13 5 1996 Klass' SUN #38 March 1996 reports failure to interview camera-man but confirms BK's intentions to interview the camera-man. Also, UK's Orion Press withdraw from a contract with someone claiming to be the camera-man.

 

Mon 13 5 1996 RI asks BS to squash a "false story" put out by RS' sympathisers that Bob Kiviat has interviewed the camera-man

 

Mon 13 5 1996 BS later claimed that on this date he learnt from Bob Kiviat that the camera-man interview had not taken place

 

Tues 14 5 1996 BS reports that during his meeting with PM, SM, MH and RS on 1 May RS deliberately claimed that the camera-man had been interviewed to see if someone would leak the story, and that MH blabbed.

 

Wed 15 5 1996 Alfred Goldberg of the Office of the Secretary of Defence Historian supplies conclusive evidence to RI that the seals on the film bos labels are inconsistent with the camera-man's story.

 

Wed 15 5 1996 BS reports that he believes that it was HIS idea to test who could be trusted during his 1st May meeting with RS, PM, SM and MH, to "ferret out who could and could not be trusted with sensitive information"

 

Wed 15 5 1996 RS in Hong Kong

 

Thu 16 5 1996 The National Archives and Records Administration inform RI that they are "unable to identify the seal" from the reel labels. The closest design is the Department of Defense Seal of 19 September 1949

 

Fri 17 5 1996 GW responds to Bob Rickard's post concerning the Aviano photo in FT84

 

Fri 17 5 1996 BS withdraws his claim that MH leaked the false claim about the camera-man's alleged interview, alleging that some unknown person was trying to "set us against one another"

 

Fri 17 5 1996 BS reiterates that he has "not had personal contact with the camera-man and have not claimed so. I have only had information alleged to come from his passed onto me by Ray Santilli".

 

Sat 18 5 1996 JE revals that according to his CV PM was a "consultant" to the Merlin Group from 1993 to December 1995 and that PM appears to be representing other peoples' research as his own.

 

Sat 18 5 1996 Encounters forum stop posting GW's HILDA posts

 

Sat 18 5 1996 BS publicly apologises to MH

 

Sun 19 5 1996 JE alerts MW and JSp to PM's claim that he has been a "consultant" to RS since 1993. JE also sends PM private letters requesting answers to 10 questions regarding his involvement in the affair

 

Mon 20 5 1996 MW responds to JE expressing his concerns about PM's long-term "consultancy" and financial links with RS, and admitting that PM and CN were responsible for the national

press stories in 1995 regarding the autopsy footage

 

Tues 21 5 1996 PM replies to JE confirming that RS first contacted him in 1993 and that his consultancy with RS lasted "only a short period of time" and denying that he was a paid employee of RS, but admitting that he did receive a "small consultancy fee" and denying a conflict of interests.

 

Tues 21 5 1996 "Hair in the gate" posts begin

 

Wed 22 5 1996 RS admits that he "cannot answer" RI's questions regarding the seal on the labels

 

Wed 22 5 1996 RI posts history of the Department of Defense seal, said to be printed on the Truman label. BS claims that the letters "CIA" appear on the label and that the labels were written months after the film was shot

 

Wed 22 5 1996 BS claims that the seal on the labels is the CIA's seal but that this "neither validates nor invalidates the film". JE points out that the CIA seal is definitiely different and that the CIA didn't even exist until 26 July 1947

 

Thu 23 5 1996 BS tells "roc" that the Pied Piper of Cleveland footage that RS tried to buy has "nothing to do with the alien autopsy film or camera-man"

 

Fri 24 5 1996 BS tells Theresa that he has not seen the actual film boxes only photocopies, and that RS told him the ink on the labels was black. Theresa suggests that BS may have contradicted himself at his recent lecture in Washington DC

 

Sat 25 5 1996 BS reports that at their recent meeting RS intended showing him and MH the Elvis footage but that they run out of time

 

Tues 28 5 1996 BS continues his CIA theme, suggesting that whether the film is real or not some group "within the CIA" made the film "to advance their secret agenda"

 

Tues 28 5 1996 RS suggests that sceptics of the film take a holiday and assume that the film is real. RS also claims that "hundreds s a statement from Carl Nagaitis explaining that he first met RS in 1992 whilst researching an article about Elvis Presley and how RS told him of some "remarkable material" he had recently discovered on a trip to the U.S.A.

 

Fri 16 8 1996 During a conference on Encounters MH leaks the fact that he saw a clear video-taped interview of the camera-man during a recent visit to RS office. MH claims that the interview was filmed by the camera-man and his son, that PM recognised the sound of the camera-man's son's voice and that BK will use the interview in one of his TV shows.

 

Mon 19 8 1996 BS tells Frank Heetfeld that the camera-man and his son interviewed themselves and answered some of the questions prepared for them by BK. BS reports that RS told him

that the camera-man "screwed it up" by revealing himself instead of filming himself in siloette. RS allowed BK to view the interview three times but would not allow him to take away the video for distribution. BK met the camera-man's son, who bought the video to New York City. RS will not allow the interview to be used because it is not of broadcastable quality.

 

Thu 29 8 1996 RS reports that "the Camerman's interview has at present been put on ice for a variety of reasons and stories of new footage from me are completely untrue."

 

??? 33 8 1996 James Toledano of Webmania contacts Graham Birdsall asking if (UK's) UFO Magazine would be prepared to promote some "sensational" new footage obtained from The Pentagon via a new www site

 

Mon 3 9 1996 PM confirms to JE that he and MH have written a book "Beyond Roswell", to be published in the U.S.A. before Christmas 1996, admitting that "I dare say the book will cause yet more controversy and I can hear the accusations against me now."

 

Fri 6 9 1996 ? RS confirms to JE that the camera-man claims to have "filmed" the Trinity test "from the air"

 

Wed 11 9 1996 Dick Morris, a former "chief political strategist" to President Bill Clinton, leaks news of NASA's discovery of prehistoric life on Mars to Sherry Rowlands, who leaks the story to the press without NASA's permission

 

Sat 14 9 1996 In a pre-emptive strike MH attacks Karl Korff, author of a book about the autopsy film to be published in 1997

 

Sun 22 9 1996 JE posts an Alien Autopsy Film FAQ to Encounters