The following two phrases I consider to be absolutely critical in the Ramey Memo. First of all, most of the words are quite clear, so there is little doubt as to what they are. Second, these phrases thoroughly demolish any pretense that the so-called Roswell incident was about a balloon crash.
"AND THE VICTIMS OF THE WRECK" tells us that there were crash victims, not possible for either the military 1947 weather balloon or the modern Air Force Mogul balloon explanations. It tells us that at least some witness stories about bodies being recovered at Roswell are true. It also destroys the Air Force's absurd explanation for the bodies as misidentified "crash dummies" tested in the 1950s and 1960s.
"IN THE 'DISC' THEY WILL SHIP" tells us that the crash object was being called a "disc," not a balloon or any part of a balloon, and that it had an interior with contents worthy of shipment. Balloons or radar targets (what the Air Force is still trying to sell as a misidentified "disc") have no insides with anything that could be shipped. The radar targets, in fact, were two-dimensional, balsa wood kites weighing only a few ounces. The balloons had nothing inside but helium gas.
Even if every other word in the Ramey memo was contested as incorrect, these two phrases alone are sufficient to tell us that the Roswell events were about recovered bodies and an object called a "disc" (with an interior compartent containing something important), just as witnesses have been telling us for nearly the last quarter century.
(Note: The font of the printed words below the phrases represent actual teletype font of that period.)
New! Citizen's poll added Nov. 27, 2002: Skeptics claim the Ramey images aren't clear enough to make a determination of what is there. The Air Force in 1994 also claimed that a photoanalysis lab of a "national level organization" was unable to read anything in the message.
Now it's time for you, the public, to weigh in with your own analysis. Please carefully study the critical phrases from the Ramey memo below, try to suspend judgment and base your opinion as much as possible on what you see. Vote with your eyes, not your emotions. Is this really just seeing only what you want to see or "faces in the clouds" or are important words like "VICTIMS" and "DISC" really there in your best judgment? Did the Air Force lie when they said nothing could be read?
For another close look at "VICTIMS" and comparison words, also be sure to view this graphic. It has additional recent scans directly off the negative that may help you decide about "VICTIMS"
Then please cast your vote on all four questions. The last question is designed to measure any prior opinions or prejudices one way or another concerning UFOs and alien visitation.
(Because this poll is not a random sampling of the public at large it cannot be considered to be necessarily accurate or scientific. It is intended to roughly gauge people's opinions concerning the readability of critical words and sections of the Ramey memo.)