DO SLIDES FROM 1947 SHOW A ROSWELL HUMANOID? A GEOLOGIST’S SECRET EXPOSED by Anthony Bragalia
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Tangible proof that a crash near Roswell, NM was of extraterrestrial origin has been long sought and earnestly pursued by a core team of crash investigators. Mounting evidence now indicates that such material evidence may have finally emerged in the form of an astounding scene imaged on 1947 Kodachromes of an alien corpse from the crash. A famous-in-his-field geologist who possessed the slides adds considerable weight to their authenticity.
STEPPING IN A SLIDE ZONE
My research associates, pioneer Roswell investigators and authors Tom Carey and Don Schmitt, began a dialog with a brother and his sister, a onetime estate-cleaner. Some time ago, during the course of disposing property that was left in a home that she was clearing out, she happened upon a chest that held dozens of old slides. As it was considered waste from a vacated property, she took the chest home. These slides acted as windows into the lives of a prosperous and well-connected couple in the 1940s.
Many years after she had retrieved the chest and examined the many slides it held, she made a second discovery. She found two more slides that had been stored within the chest. They had been placed in an envelope that was taped in a hidden part of the chest’s upper lid. They had been purposely separated from the other slides.
The scenes depicted on these slides were very different than the other slides in the chest. These slides showed a strange, small corpse. Why did this couple from so long ago even possess such disturbing images?
This was no prop or model, nor a sick joke. It showed a corporeal being. It was a humanoid, most certainly not of earth and it was dead. Feeling uncomfortable even possessing them, she gave the slides to someone that she trusted and who could hold them for safekeeping. That person was her brother, who later contacted Tom and Don.
THE GEOLOGIST, HIS WIFE AND THE ALIEN
Hilda Ray, Bernerd's wife
The slides were traced to Hilda Blair Ray and Bernerd A. Ray, a childless married couple. Hilda was a prominent attorney. It was first thought by some researchers of the case that a client may have asked Hilda to retain the slides. And though she certainly (and thankfully) kept the slides after her husband’s death, it was my feeling, after being briefed on the case, that it was Hilda’s husband Bernerd that should be examined more closely.
I then conducted a very thorough investigation of Ray. Early indications were that he was an engineer or scientist of some sort. I began consulting technical literature databases. This required using variations on his name (such as “Bernerd Ray” “Bernerd A. Ray,” “Bernerd Arthur Ray,” “B.A. Ray” and “Ray, BA”) to find out more about him.
This deep background search on Ray offered up something that was staggering:
In the 1940’s, Bernerd Ray was an Oil Exploration Geologist who had worked the Permian Basin, which includes the Roswell region where the crash had occurred.
And in 1946, the year before the crash, Bernerd Ray was also President of the West Texas Geological Society (which covered the New Mexico region) Because New Mexico had not yet formed its own geological society, the West Texas society (in Midland, TX) led research and organized expeditions into the State, with a special interest in Eastern New Mexico.
Interestingly, after 1947, the year of the Roswell crash, Ray became a virtual “ghost” in his field. He was no longer visible within the literature and he was no longer active as an officer in professional societies (though I did find a brief mention of him teaching courses at a small college in the 1950s.)
And just as Ray left the slides “unclaimed,” I found that Bernerd also left cash after he died, which is held to this day by the State of Texas in its Unclaimed Properties office.
I learned that Bernerd had graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Geology and from the University of Minnesota with a graduate degree in Business. He was published in his field in the 1940s, including in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists AAPG Bulletin.
Ray was an executive with Tidewater Associated Company (which later merged with Texaco) where he helped to lead exploration geology in Texas and in New Mexico.
Bernerd provided overviews of oil and gas exploration and survey activity in New Mexico and West Texas. He analyzed and reported on wildcatting activity, drilling and production activities.
And two important things were learned when inquired of an employee at the West Texas Geological Society familiar with the long history of the Society:
1) Geologists of that day were also very good photographers and they carried cameras. They used high-quality equipment and film like Kodak and Kodachrome. They photographed such things as well boring core, sediment layers, and geological formations.
2) They traveled in teams on these expeditions. Such exploration geologists did not travel out in the desert alone. There are others out there that may be able to corroborate Ray’s fateful expedition. Anyone who may know more about Ray (or his professional colleagues) are encouraged to contact a Roswell investigative team member- Tom Carey, Don Schmitt, David Rudiak or this author with any relevant information.
Given this background on the slides we are now confronted with an inescapable truth:
A prominent geologist who explored the New Mexico desert in the 1940s is directly associated with two 1947 Kodachromes depicting a humanoid corpse as found at Roswell.
Bernerd Ray was neither hoaxing nor being hoaxed.
SEEING THE SLIDES
Previous concerns expressed in my September piece “Authentic Alien Images from Roswell Finally Found?” that the slides would remain in private purview are now allayed.
The owner of the film recognizes the slides’ significance as a visual document of history. They are planned, in time, to be presented to the public.