Man Says He Has Proof Aliens Have Visited U.S.
BY TERRY KINNEY
Associated Press Writer
FAIRFIELD, Ohio - Charles Wilhelm, who has devoted most of his free time during the last 20 years to studying unidentified flying objects (UFO), said Tuesday that he has proof aliens have visited earth.
Wilhelm released two previously unpublished pictures that he said show the remains of an alien spaceman who crashed In Mexico, about 30 miles south of Laredo, Texas, In July, 1948.
He said the pictures were taken by a Navy photographer who was assigned to document the crash.
"I am more of a skeptic than I am believer. We feel these photographs are authentic," Wilhelm said. The pictures show what appears to be a charred human-like form with a head proportionately larger than the rest of the body.
WILHELM SAID the photographer refused to reveal his name because the pictures could be traced. "The man is still in the military, and he's waiting to see how much harassment he gets," Wilhelm said.
Wilhelm also released what he said was a censored memo written by the photographer. "I do feel that It is my duty to warn you that once you begin the dissemination of the photos, you may find yourself the subject or harassment and even abuse, perhaps by an agency of the government that you never even suspected existed," It said.
"I had to cut up one negative because there are recognizable persons still alive gathered around the body that I had to cut out."
Wilhelm said that by using the Freedom of Information Act to gather material, members of the Coalition of Concerned Ufologists of America have documented a government coverup of alien visits.
"There are a lot of documents — . . . Army, Air Force, Navy. Anybody can get them. You just have to know what you're looking for," he said.
"We've compiled 15,000 pages to prove that Uncle Sam is still engaged In UFO research, even though they say they shut down their UFO operation in 1969.
"There have been numerous crashes over the years. Some spacecraft that landed because of malfunctions have been retrieved fully Intact."
"THE GOVERNMENT denies that they have alien bodies In their possession, but we have testimony from former military personnel who saw them. We've talked to a couple of pathologists who did autopsies on the oodles."
Wilhelm, 37, a machinist who lives in Falrfleld, said he saw his first UFO in Louisville. Ky., when he was 6.
"I've had quite a few, but nothing really spectacular." he said. "Of all the sightings I've had, the closest one was 200 feet away."
Wilhelm said that occurred in Fairfleld In 1974. He and his wife. Gerl, observed a cigar-shaped, 200-foot-long alien craft for three to five minutes before it flew away, he said.
Wilhelm said he's never seen an alien, but believes there has been communication between aliens and people on Earth. He thinks the alien encounter portrayed in the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" was unrealistic and only "impressive from a Hollywood standpoint."