"To interject respect into the story-line many authors and UFOlogists have spread around the names of a number of highly regarded archaeologists or scientist types that apparently became caught up in the story one way or the other --- even though, not one of them, no matter how you write it, rewrite it, or parse the words, were actually involved in any sort of a formal dig of any kind related to the Roswell event."
ROSWELL ARCHAEOLOGISTS: The Dirt Before the Dig
The premier website on the Roswell Archaeologist sometimes known as Cactus Jack currently carries the title "William Lawrence Campbell." It was created and put online by Upaka the Ascetic many years ago. In those days, in it's original format, years before it morphed into the page it has become now, it had the same title as this page, CACTUS JACK: Space Alien Archaeologist.
According to Upaka's Yahoo profile and his old freeyellow.com website he is from Benares, India. His now lost in cyber space old freeyellow website also claimed he was a student attending Benares Hindu University. The question arises, why in the world would a man in India of Indian descent attending a Hindu university spend any amount of time creating a website titled CACTUS JACK: Space Alien Archaeologist?
According to Upaka, as partial requirements for his college degree he was doing research for a paper on the Hemis Manuscript, said to be a set of ancient documents hidden away in a remote monastery high in the mountains along the Tibet India border. The documents say Jesus of Nazareth visited India between the ages 12 to 30, his so called missing years of the Bible.
During his research he ran across information regarding a man named Nicholas Roerich. In the 1920s Roerich traveled to the Hemis monastery in search of the manuscripts and then on to Tibet where he heard the original manuscript was kept. Westerners did not travel much in Tibet in those days, especially to Lhasa, and Roerich and his party were held incognito in Tibet a year or so during which five of his party died. He was eventually released in 1928 and returned to India. In 1929 he published his diary as a book, Altai-Himalaya: A Travel Diary. On pages 361-62 Roerich wrote the following under the date August 5, 1927:
"On August fifth - something remarkable! We were in our camp in the kukunor district, not far from the humboldt chain. In the morning about half-past nine some of our caravaneers noticed a remarkably big black eagle flying above us. Seven of us began to watch this unusual bird. At the same moment another of our caravaneers remarked: 'there is something far above the bird,' and he shouted his astonishment. We all saw, in the direction north to south, something big and shiny reflecting sun, like a huge oval moving at great speed. Crossing our camp this thing changed in its direction from south to southwest, and we saw how it disappeared in the intense blue sky. We even had time to take our field glasses and saw quite distinctly the oval form with the shiny surface, one side of which was brilliant from the sun."(source)
Upaka began looking into what such an object could be and began running into information from early Roswell authors such as Frank Edwards and even earlier flying saucer advocates such as Frank Scully. Heavily influenced by those early writers one thing led to the next. Thinking an archaeologist in the mix would add a certain amount of scientific credibility to the Roswell incident, he began researching the subject. In the process of his research the name of a one time alleged Pothunter come legitimate highly regarded, albeit amateur archaeologist, continued to come up. See:
WILLIAM LAWRENCE CAMPBELL
RESTITCHING THE HOLE IN THE FABRIC OF SPACE-TIME
ROSWELL: WHAT CAUSED THE UFO CRASH?
THE GREAT 1947 SUNSPOT, ROSWELL AND CORONAL MASS EJECTIONS
ROSWELL I-BEAM HIEROGLYPHS
ROSWELL CRASH: UFO DOWN
ROSWELL: CIRCA 1947
In the mid 1920's Roerich along with a small close-knit personal entourage traveled throughout Tibet and the Himalayas for five years or so. In the process, Roerich, a highly accomplished artist, created hundreds and hundreds of paintings, mostly sweeping landscapes of what he saw or observed first hand. A good portion of his travels took him into rather isolated and off-the-beaten-path and places, especially compared to what the typical westerner of the day would ever see, few and far between other westerners were at the time.
Most if not all of his works of art are regarded to represent actual Tibetan and Himalayan landscapes and places that can still be seen and recognizable to this day. However, among his hundreds of paintings there is one that stands alone in what it represents, clearly showing a mild weather climate containing nearly sub-tropical plants and a lightly dressed woman surrounded in the background by barren, snowy mountains: The painting below shows hot springs and rich vegetation in the midst of barren, snowy mountains, creating a micro-climate.
Roerich's Tibetan-Himalayan travels appeared not to be specifically focused, having a wisp of being widely general in nature. There was an area that captured his interest at a very high level however, that he didn't spread around at a very high level, Shambhala. Even though Roerich never made a formal declaration that the mysterious hermitage was his primary motive for his travels, everything he did was heavily blanketed by the prospect, with many moves either following leads or taking calculated moves that he hoped would lead to Shambhala. Over and over he sought out, met with, or talked to various people from highly distinguished spiritual notables to vagrants and Indigents, who were supposed to have either insight or knowledge in where it was and how to access it. Nowhere has it been revealed that he was successful, either alone or in the presence of members of his party.
THE WAY TO SHAMBHALA
MOLLIFYING THE NAYSAYERS
SHAMBHALA, TIME, AND THE LANGOLIERS
KUAN YIN, SHAMBHALA, AND OM MANI PADME HUM
OM MANI PADME HUM