(OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW)
Official Transcript of the U.S. Army Air Force
Roswell Army Air Field, 509th Bomb Group
SUBJECT: ALIEN INTERVIEW, 9. 7. 1947
“QUESTION – “Are you injured?”
QUESTION – “What medical assistance do you require?”
QUESTION – “Do need food or water or other sustenance?”
QUESTION – “Do you have any special environmental needs, such as air temperature, atmospheric chemical content, air pressure, or waste elimination?”
NO. I AM NOT A BIOLOGICAL BEING.
QUESTION – “Does your body or space craft carry any germs or contamination that may be harmful to humans or other Earth life forms?”
NO GERMS IN SPACE.
QUESTION – “Does your government know you are here?”
NOT AT THIS TIME
QUESTION – “Are others of your kind going to come looking for you?”
QUESTION – “What is the weapons capability of your people?”
I did not understand the exact nature of the kind of arms or weapons that they might have, but I did not feel that there was any malevolent intention in her reply, just a statement of fact.
QUESTION – “Why did your space craft crash?”
IT WAS STRUCK BY AN ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE FROM THE ATMOSPHERE WHICH CAUSED US TO LOSE CONTROL.
QUESTION – “Why was your space craft in this area?”
INVESTIGATION OF “BURNING CLOUDS” / RADIATION / EXPLOSIONS
QUESTION – “How does your space craft fly?”
IT IS CONTROLLED THROUGH “MIND”. RESPONDS TO “THOUGHT COMMANDS”.
“Mind” or “thought command” are the only English language words I can think of to describe the thought. Their bodies, and I think, the space craft, are connected directly to them through some kind of electrical “nervous system” that they control with their own thoughts.
QUESTION – “How do your people communicate with each other?”
THROUGH MIND /THOUGHT.
The words “mind” and “thought” combined together are the closest English language words I can think of to describe the idea at this time. However, it was very obvious to me that they communicate directly from the mind, just as she is communicating with me.
QUESTION – “Do you have a written language or symbols for communication?”
QUESTION – “What planet are you from?”
THE HOME / BIRTHPLACE WORLD OF THE DOMAIN
Since I am not an astronomer, I have no way of thinking in terms of stars, galaxies, constellations and directions in space. The impression I received was of a planet in the center of a huge cluster of galaxies that is to her like “home”, or “birthplace”. The word “domain” is the closest word I can think of to describe her concept, images and thoughts about where she is from. It could as easily be called the “territory” or the “realm”. However, I am sure that it was not just a planet or a solar system or a cluster of stars, but an enormous number of galaxies!
QUESTION – “Will your government send representatives to meet with our leaders?”
QUESTION – “What are your intentions concerning Earth?”
PRESERVE / PROTECT PROPERTY OF THE DOMAIN
QUESTION – “What have you learned about Earth governments and military installations?”
POOR / SMALL. DESTROY PLANET.
QUESTION – “Why haven’t your people made your existence known to the people of Earth?”
WATCH / OBSERVE. NO CONTACT.
I got the impression that contact with people on Earth was not permitted, but I could not think of a word or idea that communicated the impression I got exactly. They are just observing us.
QUESTION – “Have your people visited Earth previously?”
PERIODIC / REPEATING OBSERVATIONS.
QUESTION – “How long have you known about Earth?”
LONG BEFORE HUMANS.
I am not sure if the word “prehistoric” would be more accurate, but it was definitely a very long period of time before human beings evolved.
QUESTION – “What do you know about the history of civilization on Earth?”
SMALL INTEREST / ATTENTION. SMALL TIME.
The answer to this question seemed very vague to me. However, I perceived that her interest in Earth history is not very strong or that she did not pay much attention to it. Or, maybe, … I don’t know. I didn’t really get an answer to the question.
QUESTION – “Can you describe your home world to us?”
PLACE OF CIVILIZATION / CULTURE / HISTORY. LARGE PLANET. WEALTH / RESOURCES ALWAYS. ORDER. POWER. KNOWLEDGE / WISDOM. TWO STARS. THREE MOONS.
QUESTION – “What is the state of development of your civilization?”
ANCIENT. TRILLIONS OF YEARS. ALWAYS. ABOVE ALL OTHERS. PLAN. SCHEDULE. PROGRESS. WIN. HIGH GOALS / IDEAS.
I use the number “trillions” because I am sure that the meaning was a number larger than many billions. The idea of the length of time she communicated is beyond me. It’s really closer to the idea of “infinity” in terms of Earth years.
QUESTION – “Do you believe in God?”
WE THINK. IT IS. MAKE IT CONTINUE. ALWAYS.
I am sure that the alien being does not understand the concept of “god” or “worship” as we do. I assume that the people in her civilization were all atheists. My impression was that they think very highly of themselves and are very prideful indeed!
QUESTION – “What type of society do you have?”
ORDER. POWER. FUTURE ALWAYS. CONTROL. GROW.
These are the closest words I could use to describe the idea she had about her own society or civilization. Her “emotion” when communicating her response to this question became very intense, very bright and emphatic! Her thought was filled with an emotion that gave me a feeling of jubilation or joy. But, it made me very nervous also.
QUESTION – “Are there other intelligent life forms besides yourself in the universe?”
EVERYWHERE. WE ARE GREATEST / HIGHEST OF ALL.
Due to her small stature, I am sure that she did not mean “tallest” or “biggest”. Again, her prideful “nature” showed through in the feeling I received from her.”
(MATILDA O’DONNELL MACELROY PERSONAL NOTE)
“This was the conclusion of the first interview. When the answers to the first list of questions were typed and given to the people who were waiting for them, they were very excited that I was able to get the alien to say anything!
However, after they finished reading my answers they were disappointed that I could not understand more clearly. Now they had a lot of new questions because of the answers I received to the first list of questions.
An officer told me to await further instructions. I waited for several hours in the adjoining office. I was not allowed to continue my “interview” with the alien. However, I was always well treated and allowed to eat and sleep and use the restroom facilities whenever I wanted.
Eventually, a new list of questions was written for me to ask the alien. I gathered that quite a few other agents, government and military officials had arrived at the base by this time. They told me that several other people would be in the room with me during the next interview so they
We all left the interview room. The intelligence agent became very agitated about this. He accused me of lying or making up the answers to the first questions. I insisted that my answers were honest, and as accurate as I could make them!
Later that day, it was decided that several other people would attempt to ask questions of the alien. However, in spite of several attempts by different “experts”, no one else was ever able to get any communication at all from the alien.
Over the next several days a psychic research scientist from back East was flown to the base to interview the alien. Her name was Gertrude something or other. I don’t recall the last name. On another occasion an Indian clairvoyant named Krishnamurticame to the base to try to communicate with the alien . Neither one was successful at getting the alien to communicate anything. I was personally not able to communicate telepathically with either of these people either, although I did think that Mr. Krishnamurti was a very kind and intelligent gentleman.
Finally, it was decided that I should be left with the alien by myself to see if I could get any answers.”
— Excerpt from the book ALIEN INTERVIEW, edited by Lawrence R. Spencer from notes and transcripts provided by the late Matilda MacElroy, USAAF Nurse (Ret.)