Don Schmitt's first public appearance since the Roswell Slides debacle and his apology for his role in it proceeded as scheduled, according to John Ventre of the Mutual UFO Network. Schmitt had been scheduled to speak at the May 16 Erie UFO Conference, backed by MUFON.
"Yes, Don spoke," Ventre, the state director of MUFON PA, replied in a May 18 email to a query about whether or not Schmitt appeared at the event. "He felt the need to explain the Roswell slide incident but the audience told him they weren’t too concerned with what happened and to just present the Roswell story. They appreciated his wanting to clear the air though."
An email was also sent to Don Schmitt offering him an opportunity to comment on the circumstances. He did not immediately respond.
Critics will no doubt question the value of research Schmitt and his slides colleagues have to offer, given their latest errors that, if their sincerity is to be believed, demonstrate them at best to be extremely biased investigators lacking objectivity and sound judgment. Some will feel it reasonable to be very skeptical of any information members of the slides team present, particularly more assertions absent conclusive verification.
Meanwhile, beWITNESS promoter Jaime Maussan continued to champion the mummy depicted in the slides as an extraterrestrial being, recently taking to Twitter to offer a $10,000 reward (see below) to anyone who can produce the body. Outrage has been expressed about such actions and his ongoing rejection of the translation of the placard. He and the slide promoters have also been criticized for their general failure to address the numerous aspects of evidence that were promised to be revealed - but never presented - at the May 5 event in Mexico City.
His latest in a long line of grandstanding will no doubt fuel more animosity towards him, Adam Dew and Tom Carey, who continue to refuse to acknowledge the validity of the conclusive evidence published by the Roswell Slides Research Group which shattered their unsupported claims and arguably called motives into question. The skeptical group's findings were independently verified by multiple sources, including Frank Warren at 'The UFO Chronicles', who reported a lack of investigative cooperation from Adam Dew and Tom Carey in addition to confirmation the placard identified the corpse as a mummy.
Richard Dolan appeared at the beWITNESS event, called the slides compelling and repeatedly vouched for the sincerity and research skills of the slides promoters. In the aftermath of the wheels coming off, Dolan emphatically stated the saga is over for him and suggested the community move on.
While some UFO enthusiasts might choose to support Dolan's stance on the matter, others will question how a researcher such as he, that claims to be qualified to report on some of the most intricate and secret aspects of the global intelligence community, could have failed to accurately assess the slides fiasco as absurd from the start. Essentially, an argument could be made that it doesn't make much sense that Dolan couldn't figure out what virtually everyone else in ufology could surmise about the situation and the parties involved.
Others, however, will likely not care, as long as they continue to get what they want from so-called ufologists, whatever that may be. For them and the ufologists, perhaps the show must simply go on.
"His talk was very good," Ventre concluded about Schmitt's May 16 appearance.
Continue Reading . . .
"Alien Mummy Fiasco in Mexico City Has Pretty Much Played Itself Out"
Roswell Slides Debacle: "The Public Deserves a Financial Accounting"
Roswell Slides: "The 'Alien' Photograph was Pure Theater"
Roswell Slides UPDATE: Schmitt Caves, Issues Mea Culpa; Blame Game Continues
Roswell Slides: Mexican Media Highlights Condemnation of 'Maussan Mummy Show'
Roswell Alien Slide Promoters Issue Conflicting Statements After Photos are Identified As a Child Mummy
Roswell Alien Crash Happened, Despite BeWitness Debacle, Claims NASA Astronaut
Roswell Slides UPDATE: Mummy of Mesa Verde - ID Confirmed
The Roswell Slides: UFO Researcher Apologizes; 'Dead Alien' Picture is of Child Mummy
Roswell Slides Update: Mummy is Identified; Mea Culpa Issued and Blame Game Begins
The Roswell Slides: Analysis of The Placard Image Released By Adam Dew
Roswell Slides Final Curtain: Mummified Body of Two Year Old Boy!
The Roswell Slides Reveal: Probable Hoax or Easily Explainable / Misidentified
Roswell Slides Revealed: '... A Smoking Gun It Is Not'
Roswell Slides: Smoking Gun Picture is Child Mummy
Roswell Slides: Photo Unveiling Was 'An epic Fail'
The Roswell Slides Time Bomb: Tick, Tick, Tick (Redux)
Stanton Friedman Chimes in On Alleged Roswell Alien Slides (Redux)
‘Roswell Slides’: A 20th Anniversary Commemoration of ‘Alien Autopsy’ Hoax?
What if the Roswell Slides Saga is a Social Experiment or a Hoax?
Another Promotional Trailer for Roswell Alien Slides & Upcoming Show | VIDEO
Carey & Schmitt Walk Back Roswell Alien Slides Story | VIDEO – INTERVIEW
The Roswell Slides ARE NOT the Roswell Slides | VIDEO
Roswell Aliens Slides Shot at White Sands Missile Range? | VIDEO
ROSWELL ALIEN SLIDES UPDATE: Original Evidence Won't Be Shown in Mexico?
The Roswell Slides and Stan Friedman
The Roswell Slides and the 'Lieutenant'
Stanton Friedman Chimes in On Alleged Roswell Alien Slides and His Declination to Participate in Upcoming Show
The Roswell Slides Saga: Some Claims vs Some Facts
Is This Mummy the Famous "Alien" in the Roswell Slides?
The Roswell Slides - A Matter of Provenance
'Roswell Slides' or Fraud Prints?
The Roswell Slides Time Bomb: Tick, Tick, Tick
The Roswell Slides and a Little Hypocrisy
The Roswell Slides: Adios
'Roswell Alien Slides' Owner Speaks Out
The Roswell Slides and Me (Kevin Randle)
More Info On Roswell Alien Slides; Adam Dew Interviewed By Chicago News Station | VIDEO
Chicago Man Uncovered Secret Alien Pics? | VIDEO
Spying on the Roswell Slides
Sneak Peak at The Roswell Alien Slides?
Live Press Conference with Roswell Alien Slides Researchers | VIDEO
Pictures of the Beings Found in Roswell to Be Presented by Jaime Maussan | VIDEO
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is Shown Roswell Alien Slides | VIDEO
Maussan Explains Origin of Roswell Alien Slides & Upcoming Show | VIDEO
First Glimpse of Roswell Alien Slides Documentary – Surprise! | VIDEO
Roswell Alien Slides To Be Unveiled in May Via a Live Streamed Event
The Roswell Slides and the Aztec UFO Crash
The Roswell Slides and Premature Disclosure
Roswell Researcher, Tom Carey Announces Discovery of Alien Photographs | VIDCAST
"Two Color Kodachrome Slides ... Purport To Show A Glass-Encased Alien Cadaver"
Real Alien Autopsy Photos: 'Roswell' Image Of Extra-Terrestrial Body Dated To 1947
Roswell UFO Researcher Claims He Has Alien Photos | VIDEO
Noted Roswell Researcher Talks of 'Smoking Gun Evidence' at University Forum
“How Often Does An Honors Class Take A Serious Look At UFOS?"
Journalist, Miles O'Brien To Moderate UFO Panel at American University | VIDEO
New Details of Alleged Roswell Alien Slides/Photos Revealed
REPORT YOUR UFO EXPERIENCE