AFFIDAVIT OF GEORGE "JUD" ROBERTS
(1) My name is George "Jud" Roberts
(2) My address is: XXXXXXXXXX
(3) I am (X) retired ( ) employed as: __________________________________
(4) In July 1947, I was a minority stockholder and manager of KGFL Radio in Roswell, New Mexico. We did an interview with W.W. "Mac" Brazel, the rancher who found some debris on his property. He hid him out at the home of the station owner, W.E. Whitmore, Sr., and recorded the interview on a wire recorder.
(5) The next morning, I got a call from someone in Washington, D.C. It may have been someone in the office of [Senators] Clinton Anderson or Dennis Chavez. This person said, "We understand that you have some information, and we want to assure you that if you release it, it's very possible that your station's license will be in jeopardy, so we suggest that you not do it." The person indicated that we might lose our license in as quickly as three days. I made the decision not to release the story.
(6) I made an attempt to go out to the crash site to see it for myself, but I was turned back by a military person who said we were in a restricted area.
(7) At that time, there was quite a clamp on any discussion concerning the event. We just decided for Walter Haut's sake that we should sit tight and not say anything, even though in our own minds, we had some question about the validity of the weather balloon explanation. Weather balloons were launched about a block from our station every day. We didn't accept the official explanation, but we had no evidence to the contrary.
(8) I have not been paid or given anything of value to make this statement, and it is the truth to the best of my recollection.
Signed: George F. "Jud" Roberts
Signature witnessed by:
Sunwest Bank of Roswell, N.M.
Roswell, New Mexico
By: Nancy Montgomery, Assistant Cashier
[Source: Karl Pflock, Roswell in Perspective, 1994]