1946 CONOCO MAP OF THE ROSWELL REGION. COURTESY OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE ANTI-ROSWELL ANTI-UFO DUDES, TIM PRINTY
Initially, when it comes to the Roswell incident, there were two separate impact sites and two separate military agencies or units at work, each unit in the beginning not aware of the other's involvement.
The archaeologist site near Pine Lodge in the Capitan Mountains where the so-called 'split rock' is located, about 50 miles west of Roswell, was handled by personnel from White Sands. It was most likely through their radar system, run by Signal Corps Engineering Laboratories of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer and NOT the Army Air Force, that the downing of the object was first detected. It is probable as well, that it was military and civilian personnel from White Sands, most likely a V-2 quick-strike recovery team, that first showed up at the Pine Lodge Road Impact Site (i.e., the archaeologist site).
The second location, usually referred to as the Brazel site or sometimes the debris field, is in the desert flatlands northwest of Roswell not far from the town of Corona. In the initial stages the military wasn't involved at all at the Brazel site, at least at the level of the archaeologist site because it was stumbled on by a civilian in the process of his early morning chores and then, in turn reported to the local sheriff. It was the sheriff who brought it to the attention military authorities at the Air Field.
At the time of the event and sometime afterwards the archaeologist site remained for the most part, pretty well contained. To cover their tracks a whole series of intentional disinformation was put into place to ensure any questions about a flying disc were directed toward the Brazel site, bluring both locations into being only one: Brazel's.
Why? Because there was no sign of an actual craft at the Brazel site, only scattered debris that could easily be foisted off as a weather balloon. Heavier or larger components such as the craft itself or a power source, if there was one, had already been crated up and carted off --- or in those early stages undiscovered out on the desert floor some distance away from the debris field along the object's flight path --- all the while the archaeologist site was in the final stages of being totally sanitized.
As for the convoy so mentioned in the sentence at the very top of the map, it relates back to a young boy and his uncle sleeping on the desert floor near Fort Sumner, New Mexico on the night of, it is thought, Friday, July 4, 1947, with all intentions of visiting the gravesite of Billy the Kid the next day, said by the uncle to be located near Fort Sumner. Around midnight the uncle, who had been sitting up pondering the stars and possibly his insignificance in the overall scheme of things, through a smattering of clouds, saw a brilliant meteor-like object streak across the night sky arcing downward toward the Earth all the while dissipating a string of quickly extinguishing small glowing hunks or particles dropping in it's wake.
The following morning after a brief mention of the meteor and a sense of loss on the boy's part for having missed it, they began breaking camp well before sunrise. After loading the truck they were about to turn onto a main highway from some side road not far from Fort Sumner when they were stopped by a military convoy. The following relates to the events of that morning as recalled by the young from the source so cited:
"The convoy itself was headed north or northeast and composed of several flatbed trucks carrying large crates, some covered with tarps some not, escorted by jeeps and followed in the rear by a huge tow truck. My uncle made his turn and eventually caught and passed the convoy, continuing on our trip without incident. However, the event was highly memorable for me as a nearly ten year old boy. The year before I had witnessed the Hughes flying boat being moved in a similar fashion and just the sight of all the army trucks trundling along out in the middle of the desert was exciting, but passing them, smelling the diesel, hearing all the noise, seeing all the wheels, and having the drivers salute or give a wave going by was unforgettable."(source)
THE CONVOY WAS COMPOSED OF SEVERAL FLATBED TRUCKS CARRYING LARGE CRATES,
MOST COVERED BY TARPS, ESCORTED BY JEEPS AND FOLLOWED BY A HUGE TOW TRUCK.
In the early-to-mid 1990s, one Dr. Irena McCammon Scott, previously with the Battelle Memorial Institute and the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, along with UFOlogist William E. Jones, while in pursuit of another story, interviewed the widow of a man named Ralph A. Multer, a former World War II U.S. Navy Gunner's Mate 3rd Class and a one time employee of Timken, famous for their roller bearings. The basis for the Scott and Jones interview emanated from the discovery of a previously unknown connection that inadvertently came to light between the 1947 events at Roswell and the former sailor.
According to Scott and Jones, in the summer of 1947, possibly August or September, Multer, as a truck driver for Timken, was dispatched by the company along with two other drivers to 'pick up loads at the railroad yard.' When they arrived at the 'railroad yard' already waiting and NOT on rail cars at all were three flatbed trucks each carrying a load with each load covered with canvas. The convoy of trucks was escorted by their own security, what has been described as 'officials' of some type. Multer asked about the loads and has always said he was told flat out without hesitation that they were parts of a flying saucer recovered in New Mexico. The reason for the truck convoy being dispatched to Canton, Ohio and Multer's connection is summed up in the following quote as found in the Ralph A. Multer link below:
"The material being carried apparently came up from Wright-Patterson where much of it had been put through a series of tests without the results sought being fruitful, primarily because the material being tested was able to withstand the tests from the equipment they had available to them. The Timken Company got involved because the strength and durability of the material being hauled was to be tested in a super-hot Timken furnace."
RALPH A. MULTER
GUNNER'S MATE 3rd CLASS, U.S. NAVY
ROSWELL INCIDENT: UPDATED
THE ROSWELL RAY GUN