The Day After Roswell was one of the first books in the UFO field that I read. Since then, I've read it a few times. So anyhow, I was thinking...
Since so much animosity and speculation exists around this particularly fringe topic, why would anyone admit to claims Phil Corso may have made? I mean seriously, if you were a high ranking official with a future in America's armed forces, and a skeptic or UFO nutter came sniffing around looking for you to corroborate a story....would you? Of course not, particularly if those people still felt that they might suffer retribution should they violate their non-disclosure oath. Or they might fear ridicule not just for themselves, but their family also. Regardless of whether or not they were still in the military or not.
Furthermore, if there is a gag order or disinfo being laid out about this particular topic, it would be an easy thing indeed to falsify information to make Corso appear to be disingenuous. After all, all those inventors who thought they had reached Eureka all on their own, would learn their genius was drip fed to them. That would suck. Talk about what an ego crusher that would be!
I'm not sure it is logical to discount a man's entire testimony simply because no one else is willing to stick their neck out and say "oh yeah, he's telling the truth", as though that would really make any difference on one's thinking of the matter. Indeed, it should not, for we all know that anyone who came forward would have been discredited and dragged through the mud just like Corso was, or Mack, or any other reputable professional who dared to speak on such a ridiculous idea like UFO's and aliens.
I don't really think people are interested in the truth necessarily. At least not the majority. Instead they are more interested in being entertained and then putting forth their own opinion on the material presented as if they themselves were some kind of expert and qualified to call someone else a liar. They are just looking for something to fill up their time. Self-important conceit. We are all guilty of it. Myself included. It's an interesting and diverting topic - that you can scoff and deny when the topic comes up in actual discussion in real life. Usually at the expense of those who have something to contribute as way of experience to subjects like this. But, lo and behold, those people are to be met with suspicion also...
So really, how will anything EVER move forward in this field? When everyone is first a liar and not to be believed? Oh it's just their "perception" of what happened, right? Right....
"The love we withhold is the pain we carry." ~ Morinay