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George Newling

(George NEWLING, George A. NEWLING).


George Newling is supposedly a member of the military who was at the Roswell Army Air Field at the time of the incident. No other biographical information was found by this webmaster so far.


I did not locate any affidavit by George Newling.

Interviews and public statements:

George Newling was interviewed on his involvement in the Roswell incident for a documentary on the incident by the Science-Fiction channel, USA, which was aired in 2002.

Investigators notes and comments:

Donald R. Burleson

Donald R. Burleson, PhD, is a UFO researcher, writer of both fiction and non-fiction. He studied at Yale University (with the Institute of Far Eastern Languages), and pursued graduate studies at Midwestern State University (Texas), the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), Rivier College (New Hampshire), and Columbia Pacific University (San Rafael, California). He holds Master's degrees both in mathematics and in English, and a Ph.D. in English literature, with a dissertation on H. P. Lovecraft. He has taught at many colleges and universities, most recently at Eastern New Mexico University in Roswell. He once held a Top Secret security clearance in U.S. Air Force Intelligence as a Chinese language specialist. He is also fluent in Spanish and has a reading knowledge of French and smatterings of several other languages. He is a longtime member of the American Cryptogram Association, and spoke on national television in the US about the Roswell incident. He is the author, among other publications, of the book "UFOs and the murder of Marylin Monroe."

He has announced that a witness in the Roswell incident, Mr. George Newling, who was an enlisted man in the Army stationed at Roswell Army Air Field in 1947 at the time of the Roswell incident, has told researchers, including himself, that in October 1947 he was a member of a ground crew doing a preflight check on a B-29 and happened to look into the open bomb bay, where he saw a large, silvery-metallic disc-like object wedged into the bay.

George Newling has said that he only got a glimpse on the object, because immediately there was a military policeman on each arm, hauling him away.

When Donald Burleson showed George Newling a printout of enhanced enlargement of one of the spots of the famous Lubbock pictures, without telling him what it was, George Newling "blinked once and said", ""That's what I saw in the bomb bay."" The printout shown was a roundish irregular object with a beehive-type texture.


Comments found on the Internet:

Thomas J. Carey, a known investigator on the Roswell incident who participated in the Sci Fi Channel investigation, indicates that the interview of George Newling among others for the Sci Fi Channel documentary was in his presence with the Sci Fi channel crew on September 20, 2002, at the former site of Bomb Pit No. 1 on the air base of Roswell, where on July 9, 1947, a wooden crate allegedly containing either three or four alien bodies was loaded into the bomb bay of a waiting B-29 to fly them to Fort Worth, Texas.


Richard H. Hall, one of the most prominent people in the field of ufology, has seen the Sci-Fi-Channel Roswell special in 2002 and wrote a comment on the show which he published on the UFO Updates discussion list. He wondered about George Newling "who saw something (a?) gray [not at all clear to me who he was and what he was talking about]".

He has asked on the credentials and the credibility of Newling, whether ufologists on UFOupdates knew that he was really "there" and whether his stories is credible. I have not seen answers by other ufologist on that specific matter.


In late 2005, I have made a search in the Roswell incident literature and on the Internet, to seek answers to Richard Hall's question. I found nearly nothing, with the exception of a 2 pages PDF file by the US Army Corps of Engineers, an appendix document, which dealt with the former Walker Air Force Base.

This document contains a reference to George Newling, inasmuch as one Mr George Newling's memories on the role and history of Walker AFB's Hangar 2 is quoted. George Newling remembers a plane crash with a fire there, which occurred in the late sixties.

(I am not hereby suggesting that the Roswell incident is this airplane crash, it it not. I am hereby suggesting that the only link between a Mr. George Newling and the Air Force and the Roswell air base I could find so far independantly from his statements as I know them is that it appears that there is a Mr. George Newling who has military memories of events at the Roswel air base dated from en end of the sixties.)


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