[CNI News thanks William Louis (Bill) McDonald for sharing this information,
which he acquired through private conversations with the late John Andrews of
the Testor Corporation. McDonald, a private investigator and forensic
composite illustrator who has made detailed reconstructions of the Roswell
UFO based on eyewitness testimony, worked closely with Andrews on the design
of Testor's Roswell UFO model kit which was released in July 1997 on the 50th
anniversary of the Roswell incident. Based on McDonald's original drawings,
Andrews developed the Roswell model piece by piece, and McDonald in turn
created blueprints which resulted in Testor's tooling for the kit. What began
as a business relationship evolved into a deep personal friendship. In time,
Andrews shared information that confirmed elements of McDonald's Roswell
investigation. Finally, McDonald says, he prevailed upon Andrews to ask
then-ailing Ben Rich, late head of Lockheed's "Skunkworks," to describe the
relationship, if any, between possibly recovered UFO materials at Roswell and
advances in aircraft design that occurred starting in the mid 1950s. McDonald
resolved to withhold the answers while Andrews remained alive. Andrews died
earlier this year of cancer.]
By William L. McDonald
Now that legendary Lockheed engineer and Chief model kit designer for
Testor Corporation John Andrews is dead, I can announce that he personally
confirmed the design connection between the Roswell Spacecraft and the
Lockheed Martin Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles (UCAVs), spyplanes, Joint Strike
Fighters, and Space Shuttles. Andrews was a close personal friend of "Skunk
Works" CEO Ben Rich, the hand-picked successor of Skunk Works founder Kelly
Johnson and the man famous for the F-117 Nighthawk "Stealth" fighter, its
half-pint prototype the HAVE BLUE, and the top secret F-19 Stealth
Interceptor. Before Rich died of cancer, Andrews took my questions to him.
1. There are two types of UFOs -- the ones we build, and ones THEY build.
learned from both crash retrievals and actual "Hand-me-downs." The Government
knew, and until 1969 took an active hand in the administration of that
information. After a 1969 Nixon "Purge", administration was handled by an
international board of directors in the private sector.
2. "'An' item" -- as opposed to "'The' item" -- was recovered near the
world's only combat operational atom bomb base (Roswell AAF) in 1947. Hull
design, aerodynamic measurements and propulsion info was passed directly to
Jack Northrop and Kelly Johnson, beginning in 1950, with a major block of
data being passed on from "The Working Group" at Wright Patterson AFB's
Foreign Technologies Division in 1952. "'The' item" refers to the top secret
designation of Kelly's original variant of the U-2 (TR-1) spy plane in
Congressional and Pentagon budgets in the 1950s.
3. Nearly all "Biomorphic" aerospace designs were inspired by the Roswell
spacecraft, from Kelly's SR-71 Blackbird onward to today's drones, UCAVs, and
4. The inward canted vertical stabilizers of the F-19, the HAVE BLUE,
drones, some UCAVs, and the SR-71 matched the 30 degree inward cant of the
Roswell spacecraft's shark fin-shaped pair of verticle stabilizers or
"Winglets." The same goes for the wing camber to fusilage "Blend" of the
5. The outward cants of the F-22 Raptor, the F-117, the McDonnell Douglas
YF-23, and the TACIT BLUE stealth concept prototypes perform similar
aerodynamic functions for stability in high performance flight.
6. Rich observed that the impression Kelly Johnson's contacts had [of
was negative, and Kelly implied in rare conversations on the subject that
"Factions" from "Out there" were a threat more than they were a blessing, and
that the cost of having "Them" around was "Unimaginable" and "Unbelievable."
7. It was Ben Rich's opinion that the public should not be told. He
they could not handle the truth, ever. Only in the last months of his decline
did he begin to feel that the "International corporate board of directors"
dealing with the "Subject" could represent a bigger problem to citizens'
personal freedoms under the United States Constitution than the presence of
offworld visitors themselves.
Andrews passed this information on to me in stages, from 1994 until
phone conversation with him around the Christmas holidays of 1998.
[Bill McDonald's work was featured in the SHOWTIME telefilm "Roswell."
Recently he created reconstructions of the faces of two skulls being studied
by Lloyd Pye --The "StarChild" Project. Bill and his wife Lori also
administer a discussion forum at AlienUFO@OneList. Persons interested in
joining the discussion forum can do so via the McDonald's home page
(http://www.AlienUFOart.com) by clicking on the ONELIST button. Email:
Argonaut-GreyWolf@home.com. Phone/fax: (949) 496-8489]
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