Science Fiction: Roswell Alien Slides Debunked

Several sixty-year-old slides, recently claimed by their owner, Adam Dew, to be photos of aliens from Roswell, New Mexico, have been debunked. Just this past week, several people – citizens, UFO "believers" and even some so-called experts in the field – were invited to a New Mexico event to screen a documentary on the slides. As it turns out, the images show no more than the remains of a mummified child. The child currently resides in the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, after having visited San Francisco on temporary loan in the 1940s.

The Slides and the Documentary

The event at which these slides were "revealed" took place at 11:30PM GMT+1, or 4:40PM Monday (last week) the 4th of May. At this event both the slides and the documentary about the slides were shown.

The photos, this documentary suggests, come from Hilda Blair Ray, Attorney and amateur pilot, and her oil geologist husband Bernard Ray, both dead. These two lived in Midland, Texas, and frequently traveled around the United States and abroad.

These images come from a box of slides in which a wide variety of images appear, most of which have nothing to do with aliens, NASA, space, or the like. They appear to be vacation photos, for the most part.

Put on your tin foil hats.

Tie them down.

The trailer is full of red flags.

Even without additional evidence, we'd be suspicious.

Pay attention to "this guy" the documentary trailer says "was an Army Lieutenant at Roswell Air Force Base in July of 1947."

He says "it looks identical, or a good copy," pointing to a computer screen showing the slide of the "alien", not referring to anything specifically.

"If this is a copy, they did pretty good," he goes on to say – again, not referring to anything specifically or making any claims about any actual details whatsoever.

Then the trailer goes on to "start to do a 3D recreation of the body in the photo" – wait, what? You can barely make out the form in the blurry photo and you're making a full 3D recreation with mathematically precise detail?

The whole thing stinks, and I can't believe any "official" went to the screening of this documentary in the first place.

The De-blurring

The folks at Blurry Blue Lines do a pretty good job of matching up this body with similar bodies of young mummies from museums around the world.

We believe this one is from the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.

Below you'll see a version of the slide that was released by its owner before "the de-blurring" by the Roswell Slides Research Group occurred.

Notice how the card seems extra-bright and whited-out.

A slightly more clear image was released (somehow or another) to YouTube after this image was first shown.

And another here, again without the blasting of the card.

This YouTube image was used to find the text you see below.

"Mummified Body of Two Year Old Boy.

At the time of burial the body was clothed in a xxx-xxx cotton shirt. Burial wraps consisted of these small cotton blankets. Loaned by the Mr. Xxxxxx of San Francisco, California."

After the text you see below was deciphered, Adam Dew, the owner of the slide, released a much more clear image – another new scan – which CLEARLY showed the first scan to have been scanned very terribly, resulting in the white blow-out.

Above you'll see the new scan, released by Adam Dew only AFTER the "de-blurring" release. Click for a far larger version.

Below you'll see a proof of the first "de-blurring", here done with the new scan shared by the owner of the slide Adam Dew.

You can do the same with the large image shared above. Again, this image was shared by Adam Dew himself.

It's a mummy of a child

The "xx"-ed out parts of the text you see above are pieces that cannot be interpreted. The word "these" is incorrectly interpreted – it should be the word "three".

Why, do you say?

Because of the findings of Kevin D Randle, who pulled up the September 1938 Volume VIII, Number 1 Mesa Verde Notes published by the National Park Service which include the following:

"A splendid mummy was received by the Park Museum recently when Mr. S.L. Palmer Jr. of San Francisco returned one that his father had taken from the ruins in 1894. The mummy is that of a two year old boy and is in an excellent state of preservation. At the time of burial the body was clad in a slip-over cotton shirt and three small cotton blankets. Fragments of these are still on the mummy."

• Mummified two year old boy.

• Three Small Cotton Blankets.

Mystery solved.

For additional proof, here's an image of more bits and pieces from the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, photographed by SunsetBld. See the shelving – the same as the slide – and the placards, appearing with the same graphic organization as the slide.

Additional photos come from various photographers at Trip Advisor.

Here's a description of the showing of these bits from Don Watson, Park Naturalist, Mesa Verde National Park, from back in 1940:

"Another excellent mummy in the Mesa Verde Museum is that of a small boy of perhaps two or three. X-rays of the teeth have not been taken so the exact age is uncertain. The body is well mummified, but small patches of skin are missing and the lower part of the right leg has disappeared.* The skin has lost all of its former color and is an uninteresting dull gray shade. Part of a small slip-over cotton shirt still hangs around the shoulders. Several pieces of cotton in which the body was wrapped are well preserved."

*Observe – no right leg.

Also remember that these photographers were museum-goers, as evidenced by this other – much more clear – photograph taken near a large wooden ship.

You can see the creator of this "Kodachrome" documentary acknowledging the existence of the Placard and the possibility that it does mean the body is a human through his site.