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  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:United States / 20th Century
  • Language:English
  • Pages:182
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098310592


Three Mysteries of the Twentieth Century

by James Casey

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Six airplanes and their crews lost without a trace above the Bermuda Triangle. Mysterious debris crashes down at Roswell military base. A President assassinated on live television. These three events changed the lives of many Americans in the latter half of the Twentieth Century. Why did they happen? Why did our government lie to us? And why do we still not know the truth?
These are the stories of mysteries, willful deception and conspiracies. Flight 19 the loss of Five US Navy TBM Avengers and one PBM Mariner in the Bermuda triangle. Six airplanes and their crews lost without any trace. To this day, nothing has ever been recovered that can positively be identified as coming from any of the aircraft. Theories abound in a story where there is no physical evidence. This essay simply looks at the facts as they were presented to the Naval accident board in 1945 and attempts to make sense of them. In 1947 something unusual happened near the Air Force Base at Roswell, New Mexico. The base was the home of the 509th Composite Group, the elite group of B-29's that was formed specifically to drop atomic bombs. The 509th was the only group in the world at that time that was capable of employing nuclear weapons. An object was found that many people believed was the wreckage of an extraterrestrial craft. The Base Commander authorized a statement to the local news media to that effect. The next day the Commander travels to higher headquarters to show the find to his superiors. The press is told that the crash debris was just a weather balloon which the Commander apparently was too stupid to recognize as such. Forty years later, the Air Force admits that the story was a lie and they had indeed covered up the actual events. Their explanation is even more ludicrous than the original story. This story presents the facts and the cover-up and attempts to explain them. John F Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was brutally murdered on live TV in front of the entire country. Nearly a year later the Warren Commission offered it's explanation of the event. Their report was so poorly done and so obviously biased, that it simply fostered more questions and conspiracy theories. When did the trial of Lee Harvey Oswald take place? Where was the cross-examination of witnesses? The Dallas Police Force solves the crime of the century within hours only to have the suspect murdered right under their watchful eyes in their own Police Station. Were they the greatest law enforcement unit in the country or the most inept? What about Jack Ruby, the murderer's, murderer? He had clear and obvious connections to organized crime yet the Warren Commission was unable or unwilling to find them. Finally, more than fifty years after the fact, this story presents a plausible explanation of what happened. It's the story that no one wanted to hear in 1963.
About the author
James Casey is a former U.S. Air Force Fighter pilot and commercial airline B-777 Captain, from Anaheim, California. He graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1978 with a BS Degree in Natural Science, served 11 years in the active-duty Air Force, and captained for 32 years with Delta Air Lines. He has written numerous essays based on historic events and two novels.
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