After World War II, a number of highly regarded German scientists were brought to the United States under a program called ''Operation Paper Clip.'' These scientists were the elite of their field, working in rocket research and development under the leadership of dictator Adolph Hitler.
The leader of this group was the legendary Dr. Wernher von Braun. Braun was known as one of the world's leading authorities on space travel, and his expertise in rocket science was instrumental in America landing a spacecraft on the Moon.
From 1937 to 1945, von Braun was the technical director of the Peenemunde rocket research center, where the V-2 rocket –which devastated England, was developed. He worked on guided missiles for the U.S. Army and was later director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. He became a celebrity in the 1950s and early 1960s, as one of Walt Disney's experts on the ''World of Tomorrow.'' In 1970, he became NASA's associate administrator.
''In Robert Trundle's book, ''Is ET Here,'' he discusses Clark C. McClelland's relationship with a number of German scientists who were assigned to the ABMA.'' (Army Ballistics Missile Agency), first and foremost among them was Von Braun. These same men would eventually become part of NASA.
According to McClelland, there were occasional meetings of the MFA. (Manned Flight Awareness) These meetings were held in Cocoa Beach, Florida, and during breaks, McClelland was able to talk privately with some of these scientists.
One night, McClelland and Von Braun left the Cocoa Beach Ramada Inn and met in a back patio, giving McClelland a chance to ask the scientist a couple of questions privately. McClelland told Von Braun that he was aware that the group that Von Braun had led was located not too far from the site of the alleged Roswell crash of 1947. The group was launching V-2 rockets at the White Sands Testing Range.
McClelland states that Von Braun's eyebrows raised when he asked him the following questions;
''Did the Roswell Incident in fact happen?''
''Was an alien craft recovered along with alien bodies?
''Did you have a chance to go to the crash site?''
Von Braun lit a cigarette, thought for a second, and then began to discuss the crash openly.
McClelland vowed not to discuss Von Braun's remarks with anyone. McClelland kept the vow, and only after Von Braun's death, did he put in writing the amazing facts that he heard that night.
Dr. Von Braun explained how he and unnamed associates had been taken to the crash site after the bulk of the military personnel had left the scene. They did a quick once over of the site, Van Braun stated. He related how the exterior of the space craft was not metal as we know it, but appeared to be made of something biological, like skin.
McClelland's only thought at the time was that he was being told that the craft was made of something ''alive.''
And yes, there were alien bodies which were being kept in a medical tent near the UFO. The beings were small, very frail, and reptilian in nature. Von Braun compared their skin to rattlesnakes that he and his group had encountered at White Sands.
Von Braun was puzzled by the nature of the debris. The material was very thin, aluminum colored, similar to chewing gum wrapping, according to the scientist.
The description of the craft's interior was bizarre; it was very bare of
instrumentation, as if the creatures and the craft were of a single unit.
McClelland relates that he left with his head buzzing from the shocking statements made by Von Braun. He found it difficult to not tell any of his colleagues about what he had been told. It was like finding a treasure and wanting to tell everyone you know about it. However, McClelland kept his vow to Von Braun, who died on June 15, 1977.
The information was released publicly in the book, ''Is ET Here?''published on May 1, 2005. These amazing facts only verify what we already believe. There was a UFO Crash near Roswell, New Mexico in July, 1947, with alien bodies, and this fact has been denied by the United States government for almost 60 years.
B J Booth with excerpts from ''Is ET Here?''
''Is ET Here?'' ISBN 0-9735341-2-5, by Robert Trundle, PhD