THE BASEMENT BOOK SHELF: “Roswell: The Ultimate Cold Case” by Thomas J. Carey and Donald R. Schmitt

I really cannot pinpoint when I first started becoming interested in flying saucers and the possibility that we are being visited by aliens from outer space. I remember during elementary school taking every book I could out of both the school library and the public library as well as buying magazines on the subject. It may have also stemmed from the National Enquirer, who, back in the day, did some legitimate reporting on UFOs. Perhaps my interest stemmed from my love of the science fiction movies of the 1950s. I really don’t know.

Out of all of the stories over the years, the one about the alleged crash in Roswell, New Mexico has stuck with me the most. I have read almost every book on the subject, many of which are by the authors of the book I am reviewing today. The evidence seems overwhelming that something unknown crashed during the 4th of July weekend in 1947. The fact that there were over 600 witnesses as well as deathbed confessions by the very military personnel that witnessed what happened really says to me there is a lot more to the story than the military and government are letting on.

Authors Thomas J. Carey and Donald R. Schmitt have written multiple books on the subject, culminating with “Roswell: The Ultimate Cold Case.” Carey, a U.S. Air Force veteran who held top-secret security clearance, has spent the last 23 years investigating what happened in Roswell, New Mexico. Schmitt is a bestselling author, a former co-director of special investigations at the Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) in Chicago and a founder of the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell. Between the two of them, they are more than qualified to present the facts.

Though I have enjoyed all of their books, this one became very sentimental to me. The reason is that you begin to truly realize that we are at the end of an era. Most of the witnesses are no longer with us. Even some of their children have passed as well and sources of new evidence are dwindling. This is eye opening, making you realize that we may never find out what really happened.

The fact that the government has changed their story as to what happened at least a dozen times tells you that they are not above lying to the public. The fact that the military threatened their own people, as well as the public, with harm, or even death, if they spoke about the incident is terrifying. The fact that so many in the military that witnessed what happened waited until they were on their deathbed to tell the truth, when harm could no longer come of them, is very telling. The fact that the majority of the witnesses described the exact same thing when it came to the number of sites, the description and number of the bodies as well as the “memory metal” is just too much to overlook. And why would all of the files on this event be destroyed, with the military admitting to that fact?

Thomas J. Carey and Donald R. Schmitt.

What is presented here is no-nonsense, dealing with the overwhelming facts proving that something out of the ordinary really happened. Even if you are not a believer in flying saucers or the Roswell story, this book will definitely make you think twice. There has to be a smoking gun out there and as each day passes, it seems more unlikely that it will show itself.

I cannot recommend this book enough, both for the believer and skeptic. To order your own copy, please visit their website HERE. If you would like to see more of my BASEMENT BOOK SHELF reviews, please click HERE.

~David Albaugh

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