(Blogger’s Note: I’m sure that you all remember the stir caused by the revelation of yet another eyewitness to the Roswell UFO crash. This was Charles Forgus whose story was told in Dr. Irena Scott’s book, UFOs TODAY, 70 Years of Lies, Misinformation and Government Cover-Up. Here, is the update on that story, supplied by Philip Mantle who has communicated with Forgus family members. This takes the story out of the Roswell narrative, but indicates that it deserves a footnote in it.)
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In June 2017, I released the testimony of the late Deputy Sheriff Charles Forgus who claimed that he had been a witness to the UFO crash at Roswell in 1947. He was the Deputy Sheriff in
after serving in the military during WWII. Big Springs, Texas
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In brief, he claimed that he was en-route to
with the Sheriff, Jess Slaughter, to
pick up a prisoner. When approaching the Roswell
area, they heard about the crash on the Police radio and drove to the area in
question. Once there they observed the recovery of a 110-foot UFO and dead
alien bodies before being told to leave the area. This testimony was given to a
private investigator by the name of Deanna Short. Sadly, this lady had also
passed away. There is a video interview of Mr Forgus where he details these
This testimony was investigated by myself and Irena Scott PhD the Mutual UFO Network. Dr Scott revealed the full information in her book ‘UFOs TODAY, 70 Years of Lies, Misinformation and Government Cover-Up’ and I published it in various UFO publications and it was also featured in the online editions of several of the
One of the reasons for releasing the testimony of the late Charles Forgus was in the hope that either a family member of a friend might come forward with some further information. We knew this was along shot but there was no reason why we should not give it a try.
It therefore came as a surprise that I was contacted via social media on July 17th by a nephew of the late Deputy Sheriff Forgus. He does not wish his name used in public but I do have it on file. This is what the nephew had to say:
Hello, I just discovered the video you posted of the interview with CH Forgus. He was my uncle. Interestingly, he never spoke to us about this incident when I was young and I only recently found out about the story from an east coast MUFON investigator. I can tell you, he is not a person who would have fabricated this story. He was very straight laced and no-nonsense type of person...that's why he was in law enforcement. I have the full transcript of the interview if you would like to read and post it. Thank you.
Quite naturally I replied and informed the nephew that I already had the transcript in question as it was me who had released it. He went on to add, “One thing I will mention, my uncles' sighting was not at Roswell. He was a deputy in 1953. I have a very good MUFON report I will forward to you on the event.”
Again, I thanked him for this and I have the MUFON report in question. MUFON had researched the claims of Deputy Sheriff Forgus and had speculated that he might have been witness to an event in 1953 and not 1947. One thing that is certain is that the Sheriff he stated he was with at the time, Jess Slaughter, was not the Sheriff in 1947. He was a Sheriff in the 1930’s and the 1950’s but not the 1940’s.
The nephew supplied me with his email address and he added to his comments on July 19th:
I don’t have any other pictures of him. He has a son, Glen Lee Forgus, and a daughter Toma Forgus, but I haven’t kept in touch with them. I know Glen Lee lives in
and he has two daughters as well. I found a phone listing a few months
ago and called Glen Lee and left a message, but never got a response. I would
guess CH spoke to them, but I don’t have any current contact information.
We were not a close family. California
The only other person that might know the story is his nephew, Charles Buzzbee in
. You might try and contact
him. His mother was CH’s sister. I would also believe he would have
mentioned it to his brother, my father, but if you knew the Forgus family and
west Texans in particular, Uncle CH would have been roundly made fun of for
sharing his experience. That’s what assures me all the more that he is telling
the truth. He was ex-military and ex-law enforcement and was not the type
of a person to make up a story like this. I knew him well and can tell you his
personality was not one that liked or sought the spotlight. He was also
not an imaginative person to create such a story. Big Spring,
He was very straight laced like all of the Forgus men and women for that matter. It was certainly a very different time when they grew up and my father’s family grew up very poor. So, they were extremely pragmatic and not ones for hyperbole. They believed only what they could see and hold.
I hope this is of some help.
The nephew has supplied me [Philip Mantle] with two contact numbers and addresses of these other family members and I am in the process of contacting both of them as we speak. If I get a reply I will of course let you know.
Unfortunately, the nephew could shed no light on the claims made by his late uncle but we feel vindicated in releasing this material as we did as it has brought this gentleman forward who in turn has supplied the details of another two, family members. Whether they will be able to offer any further information remains to be seen.