(MATILDA O'DONNELL MACELROY PERSONAL NOTE)
"By the time the alien had been returned to the base I had already
spent several hours with her. As I mentioned, Mr. Cavitt told me to
stay with the alien, since I was the only person among us who could
understand her communication. I could not understand my ability to
"communicate" with the being. I had never before that time
experienced telepathic communication with anyone.
The non-verbal communication I experienced was like the
understanding you might have when a child or a dog is trying to get
you to understand something, but much, much more direct and
powerful! Even though there were no "words" spoken, or signs made,
the intention of the thoughts were unmistakable to me. I realized
later that, although I received the thought, I did not necessarily
interpret it's meaning exactly.
I think that the alien being was not willing to discuss technical
matters, due to the nature of her position as an officer and pilot
with the duty to maintain the security and confidentiality required
by her own "unit" or organization. Any soldier who is captured by
the "enemy" in the line of duty has a responsibility to withhold
vital information, even in the face of interrogation or torture, of
But, in spite of that, I have always felt that the alien being was
not really trying to hide anything from me. I just never got that
feeling. Her communication always seemed honest and sincere to me.
But, I suppose you can never know for sure. I definitely feel that I
shared a unique "bond" with the alien. It was a kind of "trust" or
empathy that you have with a patient, or a child. I think this is
because the alien could understand that I was really interested in
"her" and had no harmful intention, nor would I allow any harm to
come to her, if I could prevent it. This was true too.
I refer to the alien as "her". Actually, the being was not sexual in
any way, either physiologically or psychologically. "She" did have a
rather strong, feminine presence and demeanor. However, in terms of
physiology, the being was "asexual" and had no internal or external
reproductive organs. Her body was more like the body of a "doll" or
"robot". There were no internal "organs", as the body was not
constructed of biological cells. It did have a kind of "circuit"
system or electrical
nervous system that ran throughout the body, but I could not
understand how it worked.
In stature and appearance the body was quite short and petite. About
a 40 inches tall. The head was disproportionately large, relative to
arms, legs and torso, which where thin. There were three "fingers"
on each of two" hands" and "feet" which were somewhat prehensile.
22 (Footnote) The head had no operational "nose" or "mouth" or "ears".
I understood that a space officer does not need these as space has
no atmosphere to conduct sound. Therefore, sound related sensory
organs are not built into the body. Nor does the body need to
consume food, hence, the absence of a mouth.
The eyes were quite large. I was never able to determine the exact
degree of visual acuity of which the eyes were capable, but I
observed that her sense of sight must have been extremely acute. I
think the lenses of the eyes, which were very dark and opaque, may
also have been able to detect waves or particles beyond the visual
spectrum of light. 23 (Footnote) I suspect that this may have
included the full range of the electromagnetic spectrum, 24 (Footnote) or more, but I do not know this for sure.
When the being looked at me her gaze seemed to penetrate right
through me, as though she had "x-ray vision". 25 (Footnote) I found
this a little embarrassing, at first, until I realized that she had
no sexual intentions. In fact, I don't think she ever even had the
thought that I was male or female.
It become very obvious after a short time with the being that her
body did not require oxygen, food or water or any other external
source of nutrition or energy. As I learned later, this being
supplied her own "energy", which animated and operated the body. It
seemed a little bit eerie at first, but I got used to the idea. It's
really a very, very simple body. There is not much to it, compared
to our own bodies.
Airl explained to me that it was not mechanical, like a robot, nor
was it biological. It is animated directly by her as a spiritual
being. Technically, from a medical standpoint, I would say that
Airl's body could not even be called "alive". Her "doll" body is not
a biological life form, 26 (Footnote) with cells, and so forth.
It had a smooth skin, or covering which was gray in color. The body
was highly tolerant to changes in temperature, atmospheric
conditions, and pressure. The limbs were quite frail, without
musculature. In space there is no gravity, 27 (Footnote) so very
little muscle strength is needed. The body was used almost entirely
on space craft or in low, or no-gravity environments. Since Earth
has a heavy gravity, the body was not able to walk around very well
as the legs were not really suited to that purpose. The feet and
hands were quite flexible and agile however.
Over night, before my first interview with the alien, the area had
been transformed into a buzzing hive of activity. There were a dozen
men working on setting up lights
and camera equipment. A motion picture camera and microphone and a
tape recorder was there also set up in the "interview room". (I
don't understand why a microphone was needed, since there was no
verbal communication possible with the alien.) There was also a
stenographer 28 (Footnote) and several people busily typing on
I was informed that an expert foreign language interpreter and a
"code breaking" team had been flown to the base during the night to
assist with my efforts to communicate with the alien. There were
also several medical personnel -specialists in various fields - to
examine the alien. And, a professor of psychology was there to help
formulate questions and "interpret" the answers. As I was just a
nurse, I was not considered to be a "qualified" interpreter, even
though I was the only one there who could understand anything the
alien was thinking!
There were many subsequent conversations between us. Each
"interview" resulted in an exponential increase in understanding
between us, as I will discuss later on in my notes. This is the
first transcript with the answers to a list of questions provided to
me by the intelligence officer at the base which I debriefed to the
stenographer immediately following the interview."
(OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW)
Official Transcript of the U.S. Army Air Force Roswell Army Air
Field, 50 9th Bomb Group
SUBJECT: ALIEN INTERVIEW, 9. 7. 1947
"QUESTION - "Are you injured?"
QUESTION - "What medical assistance do you require?"
QUESTION - "Do need food or water or other sustenance?"
QUESTION - "Do you have any special environmental needs, such as air
temperature, atmospheric chemical content, air pressure, or waste
NO. I AM NOT A BIOLOGICAL BEING.
QUESTION - "Does your body or space craft carry any germs or
contamination that may be harmful to humans or other Earth life
NO GERMS IN SPACE.
QUESTION - "Does your government know you are here?"
NOT AT THIS TIME
QUESTION - "Are others of your kind going to come looking for you?"
QUESTION - "What is the weapons capability of your people?"
I did not understand the exact nature of the kind of arms or weapons
that they might have, but I did not feel that there was any
malevolent intention in her reply, just a statement of fact.
QUESTION - "Why did your space craft crash?" ANSWER -
IT WAS STRUCK BY AN ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE FROM THE ATMOSPHERE WHICH
CAUSED US TO LOSE CONTROL.
QUESTION - "Why was your space craft in this area?"
INVESTIGATION OF "BURNING CLOUDS" / RADIATION /
QUESTION - "How does your space craft fly?" ANSWER -
IT IS CONTROLLED THROUGH "MIND". RESPONDS TO "THOUGHT COMMANDS".
"Mind" or "thought command" are the only English language words I
can think of to describe the thought. Their bodies, and I think, the
space craft, are connected directly to them through some kind of
electrical "nervous system" that they control with their own
QUESTION - "How do your people communicate with each other?"
THROUGH MIND /THOUGHT.
The words "mind" and "thought" combined together are the closest
English language words I can think of to describe the idea at this
time. However, it was very obvious to me that they communicate
directly from the mind, just as she is communicating with me.
QUESTION - "Do you have a written language or symbols for
QUESTION - "What planet are you from?"
THE HOME / BIRTHPLACE WORLD OF THE DOMAIN
Since I am not an astronomer, I have no way of thinking in terms of
stars, galaxies, constellations and directions in space. The
impression I received was of a planet in the center of a huge
cluster of galaxies that is to her like "home", or "birthplace". The
word "domain" is the closest word I can think of to describe her
concept, images and thoughts about where she is from. It could as
easily be called the "territory" or the "realm". However, I am sure
that it was not just a planet or a solar system or a cluster of
stars, but an enormous number of galaxies!
QUESTION - "Will your government send representatives to meet with
QUESTION - "What are your intentions concerning
Earth?" ANSWER -
PRESERVE / PROTECT PROPERTY OF THE DOMAIN QUESTION - "What have you
learned about Earth
governments and military installations?"
POOR / SMALL. DESTROY PLANET.
QUESTION - "Why haven't your people made your existence known to the
people of Earth?"
WATCH / OBSERVE. NO CONTACT.
I got the impression that contact with people on Earth was not
permitted, but I could not think of a word or idea that communicated
the impression I got exactly. They are just observing us.
QUESTION - "Have your people visited Earth's previously?"
PERIODIC / REPEATING OBSERVATIONS.
QUESTION - "How long have you known about Earth?"
LONG BEFORE HUMANS.
I am not sure if the word "prehistoric" would be more accurate, but
it was definitely a very long period of time before human beings
QUESTION - "What do you know about the history of
civilization on Earth?"
SMALL INTEREST / ATTENTION. SMALL TIME.
The answer to this question seemed very vague to me. However, I
perceived that her interest in Earth history is not very strong or
that she did not pay much attention to it. Or, maybe, ... I don't
know. I didn't really get an answer to the question.
QUESTION - "Can you describe your home world to us?"
PLACE OF CIVILIZATION / CULTURE / HISTORY. LARGE
PLANET. WEALTH / RESOURCES ALWAYS. ORDER. POWER.
KNOWLEDGE / WISDOM. TWO STARS. THREE MOONS.
QUESTION - "What is the state of development of your civilization?"
ANCIENT. TRILLIONS OF YEARS. ALWAYS. ABOVE ALL OTHERS. PLAN.
SCHEDULE. PROGRESS. WIN. HIGH GOALS / IDEAS.
I use the number "trillions"
30 (Footnote) because I am sure that
the meaning was a number larger than many billions. The idea of the
length of time she communicated is beyond me. It's really closer to
the idea of "infinity" in terms of Earth years.
QUESTION - "Do you believe in God?"
WE THINK. IT IS. MAKE IT CONTINUE. ALWAYS.
I am sure that the alien being does not understand the concept of
"god" or "worship" as we do. I assume that the people in her
civilization were all atheists. My impression was that they think
very highly of themselves and are very prideful indeed!
QUESTION - "What type of society do you have?"
ORDER. POWER. FUTURE ALWAYS. CONTROL. GROW.
These are the closest words I could use to describe the idea she had
about her own society or civilization. Her "emotion" when
communicating her response to this question became very intense,
very bright and emphatic! Her thought was filled with an emotion
that gave me a feeling of jubilation or joy. But, it made me very
QUESTION - "Are there other intelligent life forms
besides yourself in the universe?"
EVERYWHERE. WE ARE GREATEST / HIGHEST OF ALL.
Due to her small stature, I am sure that she did not mean "tallest"
or "biggest". Again, her prideful "nature" showed through in the
feeling I received from her."
(MATILDA O'DONNELL MACELROY PERSONAL NOTE)
"This was the conclusion of the first interview. When the answers to
the first list of questions were typed and given to the people who
were waiting for them, they were very excited that I was able to get
the alien to say anything!
However, after they finished reading my answers they were
disappointed that I could not understand more clearly. Now they had
a lot of new questions because of the answers I received to the
first list of questions.
An officer told me to await further instructions. I waited for
several hours in the adjoining office. I was not allowed to continue
my "interview" with the alien. However, I was always well treated
and allowed to eat and sleep and use the restroom facilities
whenever I wanted.
Eventually, a new list of questions was written for me to ask the
alien. I gathered that quite a few other agents, government and
military officials had arrived at the base by this time. They told
me that several other people would be in the room with me during the
next interview so they could prompt me to ask for more details
during the interview. However, when I attempted to conduct the
interview with these people in the room, I received no thoughts,
emotions or any other perceptible communication from the alien.
Nothing. The alien just sat in a chair without moving.
We all left the interview room. The intelligence agent became very
agitated about this. He accused me of lying or making up the answers
to the first questions. I insisted that my answers were honest, and
as accurate as I could make them!
Later that day, it was decided that several other people would
attempt to ask questions of the alien. However, in spite of several
attempts by different "experts", no one else was ever able to get
any communication at all from the alien.
Over the next several days a psychic research scientist from back
East was flown to the base to interview the alien. Her name was
Gertrude something or other. I don't recall the last name. 31
(Footnote) On another occasion an Indian clairvoyant named
Krishnamurti 32 (Footnote) came to the base to try to communicate
with the alien . Neither one was successful at getting the alien to
communicate anything. I was personally not able to communicate
telepathically with either of these people either, although I did
think that Mr. Krishnamurti was a very kind and intelligent
Finally, it was decided that I should be left with the alien by
myself to see if I could get any answers."
The word is derived from the Latin term prehendere,
meaning "to grasp." It is the quality of an organ that has
adapted for grasping or holding. Examples of prehensile body
parts include the tails of New World monkeys and opossums, the
trunks of elephants, the tongues of giraffes, the lips of horses
and the proboscides of tapir. The hands of primates are all
prehensile to varying degrees, and many species (even a few
humans) have prehensile feet as well. The claws of cats are also
prehensile. Many extant lizards have prehensile tails (geckos,
chameleons, and a species of skink). The fossil record shows
prehensile tails in lizards (Simiosauria) going back many
million years to the Triassic period.
Prehensility is an evolutionary adaptation that has afforded
species a great natural advantage in manipulating their
environment for feeding, digging, and defense. It enables many
animals, such as primates, to use tools in order to complete
tasks that would otherwise be impossible without highly
specialized anatomy. For example, chimpanzees have the ability
to use sticks to fish for termites and grubs. However, not all
prehensile organs are applied to tool use- the giraffe tongue,
for instance, is instead used in feeding and self-cleaning
23 "... able to detect waves or
particles beyond the visual spectrum of light."
The visible spectrum (or sometimes called the optical spectrum)
is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible
to (can be detected by) the human eye. Electromagnetic radiation
in this range of wavelengths is called visible light or simply
light. A typical human eye will respond to wavelengths in air
from about 380 to 750 nm. The corresponding wavelengths in water
and other media are reduced by a factor equal to the refractive
index. In terms of frequency, this corresponds to a band in the
vicinity of 400-790 terahertz. A light-adapted eye generally has
its maximum sensitivity at around 555 nm (540 THz), in the green
region of the optical spectrum. The spectrum does not, however,
contain all the corbrs that the human eyes and brain can
distinguish. Brown, pink, and magenta are absent, for example,
because they need a mix of multiple wavelengths, preferably
shades of red.
Wavelengths visible to the eye also pass through the "optical
window", the region of the electromagnetic spectrum which passes
largely unattenuated through the Earth's atmosphere (although
blue light is scattered more than red light, which is the reason
the sky is blue). The response of the human eye is defined by
subjective testing, but the atmospheric windows are defined by
physical measurement. The "visible window" is so called because
it overlaps the human visible response spectrum; the near
infrared windows lie just out of human response window, and the
Medium Wavelength and Long Wavelength or Far Infrared are far
beyond the human response region.
The eyes of many species perceive wavelengths different from the
spectrum visible to the human eye. For example, many insects,
such as bees, can see light in the ultraviolet, which is useful
for finding nectar in flowers. For this reason, plant species
whose life cycles are linked to insect pollination may owe their
reproductive success to their appearance in ultraviolet light,
rather than how colorful they appear to our eyes."
- Reference: Wikipedia.org
24"... this may have included the
full range of the electromagnetic spectrum..."
"The electromagnetic spectrum is the range of all possible
electromagnetic radiation. The "electromagnetic spectrum"
(usually just spectrum) of an object is the characteristic
distribution of electromagnetic radiation from that object.
The electromagnetic spectrum extends from below the frequencies
used for modem radio (at the long-wavelength end) through gamma
radiation (at the short-wavelength end), covering wavelengths
from thousands of kilometres down to a fraction the size of an
atom. It's thought that the short wavelength limit is the
vicinity of the Planck length, and the long wavelength limit is
the size of the universe itself, although in principle the
spectrum is infinite and continuous."
— Reference: Wikipedia.org
25"... her gaze seemed to penetrate
right through me, as though she had "x-ray vision".
"In fictional stories, X-ray vision has generally been portrayed
as the ability to see through layers of objects at the
discretion of the holder of this superpower. People often
pretend to have this ability through the use of X-ray glasses,
which are a special type of "joke-around" or prank-gag toys with
the secret of its "x-ray properties" being unknown. The goal is
usually to see through clothing, usually to determine if someone
is carrying a concealed weapon, but sometimes for purpose of
seeing a person's private parts. In the non-fictional realm,
X-rays have many practical uses in the fields of science and
medicine. While there are devices currently extant which can
"see" through clothing (using terahertz waves), most are quite
bulky. However, there are night vision equipped video cameras
that can be modified to see through clothing at a frequency just
below visible light."
26 ..."Technically, from a medical
standpoint, I would say that Aid's body could not even be called
"The word "organism" may broadly be defined as an assembly of
molecules that function as a more or less stable whole and has
the properties of life. However, many sources, lexical and
scientific, add conditions that are problematic to defining the
The Oxford English Dictionary defines an organism as "[an]
individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form" This
definition problematically excludes non-animal and plant
multicellular life forms such as some fungi and protista. Less
controversially, perhaps, it excludes viruses and
theoretically-possible man-made non-organic life forms.
Chambers Online Reference provides a much broader definition:
"any living structure, such as a plant, animal, fungus or
bacterium, capable of growth and reproduction". The definition
"any life form capable of independent reproduction, organic or
otherwise" would encompass all cellular life, as well as the
possibility of synthetic life capable of independent
reproduction, but would exclude viruses, which are dependent on
the biochemical machinery of a host cell for reproduction. Some
may use a definition that would also include viruses."
- Source Reference:
27 "...in space there is not
"The terms gravitation and gravity are mostly interchangeable in
everyday use, but in scientific usage a distinction may he made.
"Gravitation" is a general term describing the attractive
influence that all objects with mass exert on each other, while
"gravity" specifically refers to a force that is supposed in
some theories (such as Newton's) to be the cause of this
attraction. By contrast, in general relativity gravitation is
due to space-time curvatures that cause inertially moving
objects to accelerate towards each other.
Isaac Newton's theory of universal gravitation is a physical law
describing the gravitational attraction between bodies with
mass. It is a part of classical mechanics and was first
formulated in Newton's work Philosophiae Naturalis Principia
Mathematica. published in 1687. In modem language it states
Every point mass attracts every other point mass by a force
pointing along the line intersecting both points. The force is
proportional to the product of the two masses and inversely
proportional to the square of the distance between the point
• F - is the magnitude of the gravitational force between
the two point masses,
• G - is the gravitational constant
• m1 - is the mass of the first point mass,
• m2 - is the mass of the second point mass,
• r - is the distance between the two point masses."
- Reference: Wikipedia.org
"Shorthand is an abbreviated and/or symbolic writing method that
increases speed or brevity of writing as compared to a normal
method of writing a language. The process of writing in
shorthand is called stenography, from the Greek stenos (narrow)
and graphe (writing). It has also been called brachygraphy,
from Greek brachys (short) and tachygraphy, from Greek
tachys (swift, speedy), depending on whether compression or
speed of writing is the goal. Many forms of shorthand exist. A
typical shorthand system provides symbols or abbreviations for
words and common phrases, which allow someone well trained in
the system to write as quickly as people speak. Shorthand was
used more widely in the past, before the invention of recording
and dictation machines."
— Reference: Wikipedia.org
29 "... INVESTIGATION OF "BURNING
CLOUDS" / RADIATION / EXPLOSIONS..."
"July 16,1945..." - The first test of a nuclear device was made
in the desert north of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Roswell, New
Mexico is only 117 miles from Alamogordo.
NOTE: In 1932 that British explorers in Model-A Fords first
visited this area of western Egypt, where they discovered a
mysterious yellow-green glass scattered across the surface. Ever
since, Libyan Desert Glass has fascinated scientists, who have
dreamed up all sorts of ideas about how it could have formed.
It's too silica rich to be volcanic.
In some ways it resembles the tektites generated by the high
pressures associated with asteroid impacts. Vincenzo de Michele
visited the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and noticed that one of
King Tutankhamun's jeweled breastplates contained a carved
scarab that looked suspiciously like a piece of the glass.
A simple optical measurement
confirmed the match in 1998. Nuclear explosions are hot enough
to fuse surface materials into glass, much like the first atomic
explosion generated yellow - green glass at the Trinity, New
Mexico site in 1945. Many similar sites around the world that
are associated with unexplainable "cataclysmic" events reveal
the same yellow - green glass. This "yellow-green glass" has
been discovered in strata of rock which contain dinosaur fossils
all over the world.
June 30, 1947 - "The Evaluation of the Atomic Bomb as a Military
Weapon", made by the Atomic Energy Commission was received by
With a brilliant flourish of
suicidal logic, that only the military, politicians other
lunatics are capable of fathoming, the recommendation of the
Commission, based on explosions of bombs in Alamogordo, New
Mexico, on innocent civilians in two Japanese cities, and on the
Marshall Islands, was as follows:
"PART III — Conclusions and
Section One - CONCLUSIONS
1. The Board has reached the
following major conclusions:
(1) If used in numbers,
atomic bombs not only can nullify any nation's military
effort, but can demolish its social and economic
structures and prevent their reestablishment for long
periods of time. With such weapons, especially if
employed in conjunction with other weapons of mass
destruction as, for example, pathogenic bacteria, it is
quite possible to depopulate vast areas of the earth's
surface, leaving only vestigial remnants of man's
(2) The threat of the
uncontrolled use of the atomic bomb and of other weapons
of mass destruction is a threat to mankind and to
civilization. Only the outlawing of all war and the
setting up on an adequate international control of
weapons of mass destruction can lift this threat from
the peoples of the world.
(3) In the absence of
absolute guarantees of abiding peace, the United States
has not alternative but to continue the manufacture and
stockpiling of weapons of nuclear fission and to carry
on continuous research and development for their
improvement in the means of their delivery."
Secretary's File, Truman Papers.
July 8.1947-Alien space craft
crashes at Roswell, NM while investigation nuclear testing in
the area.- The Editor
One thousand thousand = one million. (1,000,000) One thousand
million = one billion. (1,000,000,000) One thousand billion =
one trillion. (1,000,000,000,000 )
'The English names for large numbers are coined from the Latin
names for small numbers n by adding the ending -illion suggested
by the name "million." Thus billion and trillion are coined from
the Latin prefixes hi- (n = 2) and tri- (n = 3), respectively.
In recent years, American usage has eroded the European number
definitions, particularly in Britain and to a lesser extent in
other countries. This is primarily due to American finance,
because Americans insist that $1,000,000,000 be called a billion
dollars. In 1974, the government of Prime Minister Harold Wilson
announced that henceforth "billion" would mean 10g and not 1012
in official British reports and statistics. Anyone who uses the
words "billion" and 'trillion" internationally should make clear
which meaning of those words is intended."
- Reference: Russ Rowlett and the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
31 "...her name was Gertrude
something or other..."
This was probably Gertrude R. Schmeidler, who was a notable
experimental psychologist and parapsychologist at the time. She
published journal articles and books about how various factors
and traits affect a person's extrasensory perception (ESP)
Studied the role of women in parapsychology, and formed groups
and institutes interested in the study of ESP, such as the
American Society for Psychical Research, the Duke University
Parapsychology Laboratory, and the Parapsychology Foundation,
Reflected in much of her research is the work for which
Schmeidler is most notable, the development of the metaphor of
the sheep and goats. She determined through several cycles of
ESP card-guessing experiments that "sheep" (persons who believed
that success was possible in ESP tasks) scored higher than
"goats" (those who rejected the possibility of success).
-- Reference: http://library.duke.edu/