GEORGE WILCOX: A SHERIFF IN SHOCK
Wilcox appears like a “deer caught in headlights” in the photo above. This rare photo pictures Wilcox while answering phone calls about the crash incident. The Sheriff was in shock. And he was caught between a “rock and a hard place.” George Wilcox had his family threatened. And he was made to threaten other families. To suddenly find himself in such a situation had to have been excruciating to George.
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Christine Tulk was born in Roswell, New Mexico, but was raised on the family ranch sixty-five miles east of Roswell.
She is the youngest granddaughter of the legendary Sheriff George Wilcox. Her grandmother was the late Inez Wilcox.
Christine never met her grandfather. Sheriff George Wilcox died in 1961. Christine was born in 1964.
She would learn about the ‘Extraterrestrial’ crash and her grandfather’s involvement when she was watching an episode of Roswell on Unsolved Mysteries in 1989.
In her search for answers Christine would venture on her own journey to understand what really happened in 1947.
In July of 1990 in Arlington, VA., she would have the pleasure of meeting Hans Adam II, the Prince of Liechtenstein.
Hans Adam II would fund a project called, Recollections of Roswell for the Fund for UFO Research.
It is Christine’s hope that by talking about one of the most compelling ‘Extraterrestrial’ stories ever in the United States, she may shed some light of truth for a universal experience by two extraordinary people … her grandparents.
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Christine Tulk is the granddaughter of George Wilcox who was the Sheriff of Roswell, NM in 1947. She did not get to know her grandfather very well because he passed away before she was born. Her mother, sisters and grandmother would never mention anything about him to her about his involvement in the Roswell Crash. In this interview, Christine speaks to us about her experiences in discovering the truth about her grandfather, Sheriff George Wilcox.
Chavez County sheriff George Wilcox started receiving calls in his office shortly after midnight on the morning of the fifth that an airplane had crashed out in the desert, and he notified the Roswell Fire Department that he would dispatch them as soon as he had an approximate location. No sense pulling fire apparatus out of the station house to chase something through the desert unless they knew where it was. Besides, Wilcox didn’t like rolling the trucks out of town just in case there was a fire in the city that needed all the apparatus they could throw at it, especially the pumpers.
However, finding the crash site didn’t take long. A group of Indian artifact hunters camping in the scrub brush north of Roswell had also seen the pulsating light overhead, heard a hurtling hiss and the strange, ground shaking “thunk” of a crash nearby in the distance, and followed the sound to a group of low hills just over arise. Before they even inspected the smoking wreckage, they radioed the crash site location into Sheriff” Wilcox’s office, which dispatched the fire department to a spot about thirty-seven miles north and west of the city.
“I’m already on my way, “ he told the radio operator at the firehouse, who also called the city police for an escort.
And by about four-thirty that morning, a single pumper and police car were bouncing through the desert taking Pine Lodge Road west to where Sheriff Wilcox had directed them. Neither the sheriff nor the fire department knew that a military retrieval team was also on its way to the site with orders to secure the location and, by any means necessary, prevent the unauthorized dissemination of any information about the crash.
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So What really happend at Roswell New Mexico-Part 2
George Wilcox – Sheriff of Roswell 1947
So what really happened at Roswell New Mexico back in July 1947? Part 2
Sheriff George Wilcox Is the next key player. He was the sheriff that Mac Brazel went to in Chaves County, New Mexico, in 1947. Mac took a sample of the debris that he found to show the Sheriff .
Sheriff George Wilcox was the first authority contacted by Mac Brazel .Sheriff Wilcox subsequently contacted the Roswell Army Air Field.Although Wilcox never referred to the event publicly, members of the Wilcox family have stated that the sheriff viewed a number of alien bodies recovered at one of the New Mexico crash sites. The bodies were small with large heads and one creature was believed to still be alive at the time of the recovery.
Roswell Morning Dispatch July 9, 1947,
Sheriff Wilcox story made the front page.
Flying Disk Transforms Sheriff’s Office To International Newsroom
Reports of the finding of an alleged “Flying Saucer” approximately 90 miles northwest of here transformed the Chaves county sheriff’s office into a full-fledged room of excitement yesterday afternoon as various news agencies from all over the world inquired as to the mysterious object.
George Wilcox, sheriff, was chained through his desk telephone to newspapers, radio networks, andtop officials on an international scope as the long distance wires buzzed with continuous requests for his office.
According to Mr. Brazel, the object had the shape of a box kite. It was broken in two. The size of the alleged disc was, contrary to previous descriptions, rectangular, and measured approximately three feet by four feet.
Major Jesse A. Marcel of the 509th Bomb Group Intelligence and an Army crew immediately went to the ranch and picked up the object. No member of the local sheriff’s office saw the article at any time. Army sources did not divulge any description either of the outside or internal appearance of the disc.
Following the news release of the report, Sheriff Wilcox was the object of a storm of inquiries from papers in San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, Baltimore, St. Louis, Denver, Albuquerque, Milwaukee, Santa Fe, Chicago, Washington, and Mexico City. The longest call came from London, England where the London Daily Mail and other newspapers desired information.
The major radio networks, including N.B.C., C.B.S., Trans Radio, plus the Associated and United Press and International News Service also contacted Wilcox. Others in the cavalcade were Paramount News and International News Photo.
The stream of calls continued to such an extent that the placing of outgoing messages was almost impossible. If by chance the phone ceased ringing for time enough to pick it up, the operator would immediately ask whether or not it was the sheriff’s office, and then state that there was another long distance call coming through.
The London operator, with the very pronounced “H’s” and the “rather” presented a translation problem to the sheriff, and the strong contrast between the Western drawl and the English twang was both interesting and amusing.
In response to various queries, Sheriff Wilcox could only state the location of the spot where the object was found and the name of the person finding it. Any descriptions other than its reported size were not available.
Phyllis McGuire is Sheriff George Wilcox’s daughter
Phyllis McGuire told, Kevin D. Randle, when he interviewed her for his book, that she remembered that two deputies of her father had found “an area of blackened ground” which looked like “something large and circular had touched down.”
In another interview She told more details. “When I read in the Roswell paper about the Flying Saucer being found, I went into my dad’s office to ask about it… I asked my father if he thought the information about the saucer was true.
He said: ‘I don’t know why Mac Brazell would come all the way in here if there wasn’t something to it.
He said Mac Brazell had brought in some of the material to show, and that it looked like a material like aluminium foil but when you wadded this material up it would come right back to its original shape. He felt it was an important finding and he sent deputies out to investigate.”
AFFIDAVIT OF ELIZABETH TULK
( Sheriff George Wilcox’s daughter)
(1) My name is Elizabeth Tulk
(2) My Address is [Confidential]
(3) I am retired
(4) In July 1947, I visited my parents in Roswell, New Mexico. On the day my husband and I arrived, there were jeeps and some Air Force people at the county jail.
(5) My husband, Jay, went to see my father. He asked, “What’s going on, George?” My father said, “Well, we had this man come in saying there was this flying saucer and brought him a piece of it; he said it looked like burned grass out there (where the material was found).
(6) My mother wouldn’t talk about the event for years. However, as the years went along, my mother would say, “Remember the time we had the flying saucer in Roswell?” I know an article she wrote that said, “We do not to this day know whether it was a flying saucer, because they told my husband not to say a word.” When the Air Force came and picked up the pieces, she said they reprimanded him not to discuss the event. The article was submitted to the readers Digest and delivered to the Roswell Historical Society in 1980.
(7) I have not been paid or given anything of value to make this statement. It is the truth to the best of my recollection.
AFFIDAVIT OF BARBARA DUGGER
(1) My name is Barbara Dugger
(2) My address is: XXXXXXXXXX
(3) I am employed by: XXXXXXXXXXXX
(4) My grandmother was Inez Wilcox, and my grandfather was George Wilcox, who was the Sheriff in Chaves County, New Mexico, in 1947. I lived with my grandmother while I was teaching at the New Mexico Military Institute. I was 24 years old at the time.
(5) One evening, while we were watching a TV program about space, my grandmother told me that in the 1940s, there was a spacecraft–a flying saucer–that crashed outside Roswell. She told me not to tell anybody, because when the event occurred, “the military police came to the jailhouse and told George and I that if we ever told anything about the incident, not only would we be killed, but our entire family would be killed.” I said, “Did you believe them?” She said, “What do you think? They meant it, Barbara–they were not kidding.” She didn’t remember the names of those involved, however, she said it was Air Force personnel who threatened them. She never told anyone else in the family about the event, even my mother, Elizabeth Tulk.
(6) She said someone had come to Roswell and told him about this incident. My grandfather went out there to the site; it was in the evening. There was a big burned area, and he saw debris. He also saw four “space beings.” One of the little men was alive. Their heads were large. They wore suits like silk.”
(7) After he returned to his office, my grandfather got phone calls from all over the world–including England. MPs came to the jail. A lot of people came in and out of the jail at the time.
(8) She said the event shocked him. He never wanted to be sheriff again after that. Grandmother ran for sheriff and was defeated. She wrote an article about the event right after it happened to see if anyone else knew anything about it.
(9) My grandmother was a very loyal citizen of the United States, and she thought it was in the best interest of the country not to talk about the event. However, if she said it happened, it happened. Her state of mind was excellent at the time of this conversation. She was working in real estate. Grandfather had passed away by this time from hardening of the arteries. Grandmother passed away at age of 93.
(10) I have not been paid or given anything of value to make this statement, which is the truth to the best of my recollection.
Signed: Barbara Dugger
KGFL studio in 1947-Roswell
The next key play would be a radio announcer named Frank Joyce, who worked for KGFL in Roswell was in his 20tys in 1947.He also work as a free lance/stringer for United Press International.
Over the years he served in the Army during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service, as well as spent a career doing play-by-play for UNM games. He interviewed the likes of John Wooden and Muhammad Ali , and then came to be known for his KOB-TV “Outdoor Report.” By 1970, he was spending most of his time reporting on outdoor sports, including hunting, fishing and skiing, for KOB-TV He passes away in October 2008.
Mac Brazel Contacted Mr. Frank Joyce with his story after he heard a similar announcement about someone in Washington who had reported seeing flying discs/UFO’s.
(Mac’s military escort led him out to a car after the News press conference, and drove him to KGFL. Eye witness accounts say that as Mac left the newspaper office, he kept his head pointed to the ground, and did not speak to any of his friends who were present at the time. Brazel went into the radio station without his escort, and began telling Frank Joyce the same story he had related at the press conference. Joyce was shocked by the sudden change in the story’s details, and interrupted Brazel at one point, asking him why he had changed his story. Brazel became upset at the question, and stated, “It’ll go hard on me.” )
In an Interview he gave to Charles Berlitz and William Moore, for the book “The Roswell Incident, 1980”
Mr. Joyce stated:
“I was a stringer for the United Press International and a radio announcer at KGFL. I was sitting at a control board playing records and the phone rang. It was the famous cowboy, W.W. Brazel. This Brazel was on the phone and he had heard me reading a news story about the guy Kenneth Arnold in Washington who had seen a bunch of flying saucers. I’m playing records as I’m doing this. He goes on and starts telling me about what’s on his ranch. What he was saying was pretty sensational stuff to me, which I didn’t believe.”
Joyce will not specify what Brazel told him he found, except to say it was “some pretty graphic unbelievable stuff.”
“He was asking me what to do with this stuff. As I recall, I advised him to go to the sheriff. I don’t remember whether he said he had already been there. … So at this point, I said, ‘What you should do is go to the Roswell Army Air Force base. I said they are fliers and will know what to do about anything that flies.”
Joyce recalls that Walter Haut called that afternoon to tell him he was bringing over a press release, although other witnesses put Brazel’s trip to town days before the news release.
“He comes clumping in and he says, ‘Here’s your story.’ And he’s practically going out the door. So I grab the story and I see immediately and it says ‘U.S. Army Air Corps has a flying saucer.’ And I say, ‘Hey, wait a minute. I don’t know whether you want to run this.’ He said, ‘The story is OK.’
“I ran out the door and ran down the block. In 40 seconds I was to Western Union. I said, ‘Send this immediately.’ She sent it to Santa Fe, bang, just like that. I waited long enough for her to send it and then grabbed the copy and brought it back with me. Went back to the station. The phone rang and it’s Santa Fe bureau, United Press, saying what about this story?
“Then the flash came on, which was five bells. Bing, bing, bing, bing, bing. ‘Here it comes,’ I said, ‘now all hell is going to break loose.’ The phone started ringing. I took the story off the wire and read it (on the air) as a bulletin a couple of times.”
Later that day, Joyce recalls, the phone rang again. “It was Brazel. He says ‘Look, you know I’d like to talk to you. I don’t think we got that story right.’
Joyce challenged Brazel’s story, using a phrase that was common at the time to describe the space aliens that Brazel had spoken of.
“I said, ‘That’s a very interesting story but not exactly what we talked about on the phone. Especially the little green men.’
“And he paused and he said, ‘They weren’t green.’ And that is gospel.”
( Radio station KGFL reporter Frank Joyce informed his boss, Walt Whitmore Sr. about the recent developments, and Whitmore drove out and picked up Brazel and took him to his home in Roswell. There an interview took place, all taped into a recorder, but the interview would never be made public. Threats from the military would prevent the transmission of the tape. The next day, Whitmore took Brazel to the radio station, and called the Roswell Army Base. What Whitmore told the Base is not known exactly, but the military came and picked Mac up, and transported him to the base, where he was a “guest” of sorts, for about a week. On July 8, the military returned Mac to the Roswell Daily Record, where a press conference was conducted. )
AFFIDAVIT OF GEORGE “JUD” ROBERTS
Source: Karl Pflock, Roswell in Perspective, 1994
(1) My name is George “Jud” Roberts
(2) My address is: XXXXXXXXXX
(3) I am (X) retired ( ) employed as: __________________________________
(4) In July 1947, I was a minority stockholder and manager of KGFL Radio in Roswell, New Mexico. We did an interview with W.W. “Mac” Brazel, the rancher who found some debris on his property. He hid him out at the home of the station owner, W.E. Whitmore, Sr., and recorded the interview on a wire recorder.
(5) The next morning, I got a call from someone in Washington, D.C. It may have been someone in the office of [Senators] Clinton Anderson or Dennis Chavez. This person said, “We understand that you have some information, and we want to assure you that if you release it, it’s very possible that your station’s license will be in jeopardy, so we suggest that you not do it.” The person indicated that we might lose our license in as quickly as three days. I made the decision not to release the story.
(6) I made an attempt to go out to the crash site to see it for myself, but I was turned back by a military person who said we were in a restricted area.
(7) At that time, there was quite a clamp on any discussion concerning the event. We just decided for Walter Haut’s sake that we should sit tight and not say anything, even though in our own minds, we had some question about the validity of the weather balloon explanation. Weather balloons were launched about a block from our station every day. We didn’t accept the official explanation, but we had no evidence to the contrary.
(8) I have not been paid or given anything of value to make this statement, and it is the truth to the best of my recollection.
Signature witnessed by:
Signature GuaranteedSunwest Bank of Roswell, N.M.Roswell, New Mexico
By: Nancy Montgomery, Assistant Cashier
United Press Teletype Messages :
FRR: Santa Fe UP office
DXR 54 (Denver up office)
MORE FLYING DISC (DXR53) (Denver up office)
THE INTELLIGENCE OFFICE REPORTS THAT IT GAINED POSSESSION OF THE
THE DISC LANDED ON A RANCH NEAR ROSWELL SOMETIME LAST WEEK. NOT
CONTACT THE ROSWELL SHERIFF’S OFFICE.
ACTION WAS TAKEN IMMEDIATELY AND THE DISC WAS PICKED UP AT THE
THE AIR BASE HAS REFUSED TO GIVE DETAILS OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE DISC
RESIDENTS NEAR THE RANCH ON WHICH THE DISC WAS FOUND REPORTED
J241P 7/8 (Santa Fe UP Office) FRR8
ARMY OFFICIALS AT THE ROSWELL BASE WILL NOT DISCLOSE THE LOCATION
SHERIFF GEORGE WILCOX (CORRECT) OF ROSWELL WAYS THAT THE DISC WAS
SHERIFF WILCOX SAYS THE RANCHER DOES NOT HAVE A TELEPHONE, AND
SHERIFF WILCOX SAYS THAT BRIZELL SAID HE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT
HOWEVER, OFFICIALS AT THE ROSWELL ARMY AIR BASE WERE NOTIFIED,
SHERIFF WILCOX QUOTES BRIZELL AS SAYING THAT “IT MORE OR LESS
OFFICE. HE ADDED THAT THE SAFE WAS ABOUT THREE AND ONE-HALF BY FOUR
FEE. -0- (STOP) (DXR) (Denver UP Office)
WILL HV ANOTHER ADD IN ABT 5 OR 10 MINWS.)
316P SPLIT 20 MINS DXR
SXR – IXR – HOLD FOR ONE
JD/FRR (Santa Fe UP Office)
LETS HAVE TEXT ARMY ANNOUNCEMENT FASTEST. JUST PUT ON
NJ DXR (Denver UP Office) ARMY GAVE VERBAL ANNCMENT. NO TEXT.
FRR (Santa Fe UP Office) DID ARMY CALL IT A “FLYING DISC” OR WHAT?
NAJ DXR (Denver UP Office) FYI, ROSWELL REPORTS TT MAJOR JESSE A. MARCEL, INTELLIGENCE
TEX., AT 8TH ARMY HDQUARTERS, “IF HE HANT ALREADY STARTED BACK FOR
FRR (Santa Fe UP Office)
DA ALREADY ALERTED. HOW RE ARMY TERMINOLOGY—“FLYING DISC” OR
DXR (Denver UP Office)
OUR S5&4 CALLED IT “FLYING DISC.” WE UNABLE GET QUOTES FROM
FRR8 (Santa Fe UP Office)
EEDITORS; PLEASE SUB FOR 5TH PGH AND REMAINDER OF FRRE8
HOWEVER, OFFICIALS AT THE ROSWELL ARMY AIR BASE WERE NOTIFIED
INTELLIGENCE OFFICER OF THE ROSWELL BASE
—AND AN ENLISTED MAN THEN
CHECKED WITH THE SHERIFF.
RELATED THAT THE DISC WAS BROKEN SOMEWHAT—APPARENTLY FROM THE FALL.
BRIZELL DID NOT BRING THE OBJECT TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE, BUT
MEANWHILE, A REPORT FROM CARRIZOZO, NEW MEXICO, SAID THAT A DISC
REPORTS FROM THE ROSWELL BASE SAID THAT MAJOR MARCEL WAS AT
FRR10 (CQ)(Santa Fe UP Office)
MORE DISC (ROSWELL)
OBJECT, OTHER THAN TO SAY IT APPEARED SOMEWHAT LIKE TINFOIL AND WAS
SHERIFF’S OFFICERS SAID THAT BRIZELL TOLD THEM HE PLANNED TO
On July 7, 1947, around 4:00 pm, Lydia Sleppy at Roswell radio station KSWS began transmitting a story on the teletype machine regarding a crashed flying saucer out on the Foster Ranch. Transmission was interrupted, seemingly by the FBI.
[The following is a teletype message from the Dallas, TX, FBI office to the Cincinati, OH, FBI office regarding the event at Roswell. The “xx” means it was scratched out, “??” means I couldn’t read it. The following material is from: _The Roswell Report: A Historical Perspective_, George M. Eberhart editor, 1991 the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies. ISBN 0-929343-59-X.]
FBI DALLAS 7-8-47 6-17 PM DIRECTOR AND SAC, CINCINNATI URGENT FLYING DISC, INFORMATION CONCERNING. MAJOR CURTAN, HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH AIR FORCE, TELEPHONICALLY ADVISED THIS OFFICE THAT AN OBJECT PURPORTING TO BE A FLYING DISC WAS RE COVERED NEAR ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, THIS DATE. THE DISC IS HEXAGONAL IN SHAPE AND WAS SUSPENDED FROM A BALLON BY A CABLE, WHICH BALLON WAS APPROXIMATELY TWENTY FEET IN DIAMETER. MAJOR CURTAN FURTHER ADVISED THAT THE OBJECT FOUND RESEMBLES A HIGH ALTITUDE WEATHER BALLOON WITH A RADAR REFLECTOR, BUT THAT TELEPHONIC CONVERSATION BETWEEN THEIR OFFICE AND WRIGHT FIELD HAD NOT xxxxxxxxxx BORNE OUT THIS BELIEF. DISC AND BALLOON BEING TRANSPORTED TO WRIGHT FIELD BY SPECIAL PLANE FOR EXAMIN INFORMATION PROVIDED THIS OFFICE BECAUSE OF NATIONAL INTEREST IN CASE xxxx AND FACT THAT NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, ASSOCIATED PRESS, A OTHERS ATTEMPTING TO BREAK STORY OF LOCATION OF DISC TODAY. MAJOR CURTAN ADVISED WOULD REQUEST WRIGHT FIELD TO ADVISE CINCINNATI OFFICE RESULTS OF EXAMINATION. NO FURTHER INVESTIGATION BEING CONDUCTED. WYLY END CXXXX ACK IN ORDER WA ?? FBI CI MJW BPI HS S-32 PM O O-22 PM OM FBI WASH DC VH
BUT THAT TELEPHONIC CONVERSATION BETWEEN THEIR OFFICE AND WRIGHT FIELD HAD NOT[unintelligible] BORNE OUT THIS BELIEF.
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