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Dan Dwyer

(Dan DWYER).

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According to ufologists, Rose Dwyer was the daughter of Dan Dwyer, a firefighter of the City of Roswell. Frankie Rowe, aged 12 in 1947, was also the daughter of Dan Dwyer. Dan Dwyer was allegedly at the main site of the saucer crash with other Roswell firemen and police officers of the city of Roswell. Helen Dwyer Cahill was Frankie Dwyer Rowe's elder sister.


There is no affidavit by Dan Dwyer.

Interviews and public statements:

There is no public statement by Dan Dwyer.

Investigators notes and comments:

Kevin Randle:

In regards to the Journal's review of our The Truth about the UFO Crash at Roswell. I think there are a couple of points that demand clarification. First, the testimony suggesting that one of the beings survived the crash is all second hand. Frankie Rowe provided some of it, based on what her father, Roswell fire fighter Dan Dwyer told her.


Philip Corso:

As the soldiers formed an arm in arm "search and rescue" grid, some on their hands and knees, to clean the area of any pieces of debris, devices, or chunks of wreckage, the huge retrieval crane that had been deployed from the air base hoisted the surprisingly light flying object out of its impact crater in the arroyo and swayed it above the long flatbed Ford that accompanied the convoy of army trucks. A small squad of MPs were deployed to face the civilian convoy of emergency vehicles quickly approaching the site. They fixed bayonets and lowered their Ml barrels at the whirlwind of sand directly in front of them.

On the other side of the skirmish line, Roswell firefighter Dan Dwyer, the radioman riding shotgun on the red Ward LaFrance pumper the company rolled that night along with the tanker, could see very little at first except for an oasis of white light in the center of darkness. His small convoy had been running lights but no sirens as they pulled out of the firehouse in the center of Roswell, rendez voused with the police car north of town, and headed out to the site to rescue what he had been told was a downed aircraft.


"Your guys can leave," said the Captain to a Roswell police officer, "We secured the area." "And the wounded?" asked the policeman. "No injuries, we have everything under control," the Captain replied. But Dwyer could see small bodies on the stretchers loaded in the trucks. Two of them were in mortuary bags, but one was attached to his stretcher. The police officer saw this too. This one seemed alive. "And about them?" He asked. "Hey, load these things!" sSaid the Captain to the men loading the stretchers into the trucks. "You did not see anything tonight, officer!"

Dwyer, who knew Roswell's staff, recognized Jesse Marcel. He also saw the debris behind the trucks. Dwyer got out of his truck and bypassed the line of soldiers in the dark area. There was so much confusion that Dwyer suspected that no one would pay attention to him while he would take a look.

He went behind a truck and looked straight into the eyes of the creature tied on the stretcher. It was no bigger than a child, he thought, but it was not a child. A head in the form of a balloon and disproportionate. It did not look like a human though it had humanoid characteristics. His eyes were large, black and slanted. Its ears were just small grooves on the sides of the head. Its mouth and nose were very small. The color of the creature was brown-gray and it was completely bald. It looked at him as if it were a trapped animal asking for help. It did not produce any sound but Dwyer realized it knew it was dying.

Dwyer could see the debris on the grount that came from the craft. He could see these debris scattered in the little crater and in the dark behind the spotlights. Soldiers on all four picked up all the debris in sacks. Others, in front of them, walked with metal detectors. It seemed to him that they were cleaning the area. Dwyer picked up a shining metallic piece in the sand. He took it in his fist and rolled it into a ball. Then he released it and the piece resumed its original shape, without any folds. He put this piece in his pocket and brought it back to the barracks to show it to his daughter.

A sergeant of the MP approached him and said, "Hey, what the hell are you doing here?" "I'm a member of the fire department," he replied as innocently as possible. "Well you put your civilian ass in your truck and you leave," he ordered. "Did you take anything?" "No I didn't, Sergeant," Dwyer said. Then the sergeant grabbed him and took him to the Major who gave orders next to the generator supplying the searchlights. He recognized Jesse Marcel, an inhabitant of Roswell. "I caught that fireman wandering around the debris, sir," said the sergeant.

Marcel recognized Dwyer, although they were not friends. He gave him a sharp look and said, "You have to leave here and do not tell anyone where you were neither what you saw." Dwyer nodded. Marcel turned to the sergeant and said, "Sergeant, drive him to his truck and let him go."

Dwyer got back into his truck and told the driver to get back to the barracks. "You have the order to leave this place," said the sergeant, "right now!"

Kevin Randle:

Randle says that with Tony Bragalia they talked with a Roswell Firemen, who shared with them his recollections of what happened in 1947. Randle notes that sketics commented "he’s old (and fairly crotchety)" so that it can be ignored, as his memories are all jumbled together, confused, confabulated, incoherent, and not based in reality.

When Randle spoke the to man, he was reluctant to talk, and if a question was raised from a slightly different angle, he would tell that he had already answered that question. Randles says it told him that he was still sharp at age 90 and that his mind had not faded as some might suggest.

Randle notes that this man had been interviewed by Karl Pflock, and his testimony had been used to discredit Frankie Rowe.

Rande asked the man if he knew Dan Dwyer, Frankie Rowe’s father,and he said that he had, that Dan was a fireman. There was a skeptical claim that it had been proven that Frankie Rowe's father was not a fireman, and Randle suspects that someone tried to find a fireman with the last name Rowe instead of Dwyer.

The man told Randle, as he had told Bragalia, that the colonel had come into the fire department to order them not to go, but that Frankie’s father, in his personal car, drove to the site. He said that Dan had told him the site was cordoned by armed guards, but that Dwyer had gotten close enough to see the craft. This was corroboration for Frankie Rowe.


Anthony Braglia:

Friday, March 06, 2009

A firefighter who was with the Roswell Fire Department in 1947 has confirmed that the mysterious crash in the New Mexico desert that Summer was in fact of an unearthly craft!

- Dan Dwyer, another Roswell Fire Department firefighter, did manage to go out to see the crash site, defying the Colonel's orders. He confirms some of the details that Dan Dwyer's daughter, Frankie Rowe, has related in numerous interviews over the years. Frankie maintains that her father was able to view the craft and its occupants.

Dan related to him that the area surrounding the crash was secured and cordoned by armed guards. Firemen went out there on their own volition, not as a "department." The Fireman did not want to talk too much about Dan Dwyer and Frankie Rowe though.


My comment:

The whole affair with Dan Dwyer is quite complicated, so here is my summary.

Frankie Dwyer Rowe gave a rich testimony, at leat partly supported by her sister, saying she had herself seen Roswell debris. She told Roswell researchers that her father Dan Dwyer, Roswell city fireman, had been on the crash site and saw a crashed spacecraft and bodies of its crew.

This is covered in my Frankie Rowe witness file.

Her father Dan Dwyer had died long before the Roswell incident started to interest researchers; so there is no direct testimony by Dan Dwyer.

Skeptics researchers rejected Frankie Rowe's story. One reason of the rejection was that they thought there was no fireman named Dan Dwyer among Roswell city firemen.

Kevin Randle notes that the failure to find Dan Dwyer could be the result of a search for "Dan Rowe" instead of Dan Dyer. He says he and Tony Bragalia managed to hear in 2010 an old Roswell city firefighter (named J. C. Smith) who told them he had known Dan Dwyer as a Roswell city firefighter.

The man also said that Dan Dwyer went to the crash site in his own personal car. This was important since one or more interrogated firefighters had told skeptic investigators that there had been no Roswell city firefighter run to the crash site, because the military had told the firefighters not to go there.

Kevin Randle reported this in sources I cite above, and in his book "Alien Mysteries, Conspiracies and Cover-Ups, Visible Ink Press, 2013, on pages 102-103.

So, as of 2017, the status for Dan Dwyer is: he apparently existed, he apparently was a Roswell city firefighter at the time of the Roswell incident, he apparently did go to the craft shite on his own, and what he reported in only known indirectly through statements of his daughter Frankie Dyer Rowe.

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