Alien Autopsy
Alien Autopsy film - a definite fake!
On 4th April 2006, Ray Santilli admitted on Sky Television that the film of an alien autopsy was, in fact, quite definitely a fake.
A summary of Santilli's comments will be added here in the near future.


Alien Autopsy – Resurrected!

At approximately 5-20p.m. on Monday 3rd July, 2006, Ray Santilli and his co-conspirator Gary Shoefield featured on the Richard & Judy Show (Channel 4 T.V., U.K.) to talk about the Alien Autopsy film.

During the interview both Santilli and Shoefield maintained that, in their opinion, the original Alien Autopsy Film, which Santilli claims he bought from a cameraman in the U.S.A., was genuine. They also claimed that they had simply restored the damaged film to that which Santilli had originally seen.

Excerpt of the Alien Autopsy Film
Excerpts of the Alien Autopsy Film were shown during the interview



Eager for the truth to come out or does he "need the money?"



Passed highly inaccurate opinions ( in fact displayed pure historic and archaeological ignorance) about the pyramids during the interview.

Santilli & Shoefield together on Richard & Judy C4 Show

Are they making a "laughing stock" of Ufology?

Sound file of most of the interview. (It may be necessary to increase the volume settings)
"It might be wise to take into account that the comedy film "Alien Autopsy" which was based on Santilli's film, was released on DVD today!"

A London-based film producer, Ray Santilli, claims that whilst researching material for a music documentary in 1993, he came across some previously unseen footage of Elvis Presley. He arranged a cash deal with the cameraman for the footage and when this was completed he was offered some footage taken during the cameraman's time in the forces - this footage was alleged to show a UFO crash site and an alien autopsy. After viewing the film Santilli decided to purchase it and concluded the deal in November 1994.Ray Santilli
When he returned to the U.K. Santilli took the film to The British UFO Research Association where Philip  Mantle was of the opinion that "The footage is unique. It is the only known instance of aliens on film". In a press release dated 26 March 1995 .Mantle claimed that "we have had the film checked out by Kodak who confirm it is 50 years old - we now plan to have it examined by film experts in Sheffield".
The UFO community, however, on investigating the providence of the footage became doubtful about whether the filmed autopsy was genuine or a fake. There were misgivings regarding the fact that established Roswell investigators were denied access to the film and also the facts behind the story were kept secret. It was revealed that Peter Milson , a senior manager with Kodak in England, had been surprised at Mantle's press statement claiming that the film had been verified and apparently other Kodak offices were unaware of testing the film.
Ray Santilli - [right]claims to have discovered the  "Alien Autopsy film".
He later remarked "Its been a nightmare. I'd love to wash my hands of it"
However, on 5th July 1995 a salesperson at Kodak's Copenhagen office confirmed that the "film edge markings" meant that the film had been manufactured in 1947 - but what he did not realize was the same markings could be applied to film manufactured in 1927,1947 or 1967.Also, the date of manufacture of the film does not guarantee the date when the film was shot or processed.
Kodak offered to confirm the authenticity of the film and to do so they required two frames of the autopsy sequence to meet the test criteria.
When the film received it's television premiere in August 1995,Kodak had received no footage. In the meantime Santilli insisted that Kodak had confirmed the age of the footage.
It was reported that two three-framed segments were submitted to Bob Shell ,editor of the magazine "Shutterbug", and previously a photographic consultant for the FBI and the U.S. legal system. Shell, after careful analysis of the film's chemical make-up, confirmed the frames to be pre-1956 and concluded that type of film used was Super XX-Pan-chromatic Safety film, an in-door, high-speed film with a short life span of no more than two years. He was adamant that the film would have been exposed and developed within this time period - making the film at least pre-1958.However , the film frames tested did not show the actual alien.

Ray Santilli did not disclose the name of the cameraman but referred to him as "Jack Barnett". In 1995 the cameraman produced a statement of the circumstances surrounding his orders in 1947 to film the alien crash site and the autopsy that followed. Apparently he received a call ordering him to attend a crash site of a Russian spy plane.
"Barnett's" convoluted account included a flight to Wright Patterson Air Field in Ohio to collect equipment ,a flight to New Mexico and then a road journey across hazardous desert terrain in order to reach the crash site. However, many years later he was able to identify the exact spot where the original debris had been found.
This is of great importance because it was almost automatically assumed by many that the autopsy film related to the well known crash site near Roswell, New Mexico in July 1947. However, a similar event was reported to have occurred several weeks earlier near Socorro, New Mexico - if genuine the autopsy film probably relates to this incident - 31 May 1947 and it should be pointed out that some well respected UFO researchers have thoroughly investigated this matter and have concluded it to be the truth.

Various retired combat cameramen have been consulted and not only maintain that "Barnett's" account was not typical of military procedure but that all medical procedures were filmed in colour (the autopsy film being in monochrome) .Their standards were much higher than those shown on the autopsy film which was shaky, out of focus and hand held throughout.

Retired Colonel Daniel Mcgovern regarded the autopsy film as appalling and not even close to military standards. Colonel Mcgovern has offered to verify the cameraman's service record if given his name ,rank etc... and promised confidentiality.
However, Ray Santilli's response was " in the current climate the cameraman will be doing himself and his family a disservice by going public....however good his credentials he will be torn limb from limb".
Various other qualified people have given conflicting opinions. Some special FX experts regard the film as a fake - others disagree. Pathologist Dr. Ed Uthman stated "The cuts in the skin were made a little too Hollywood-like, autopsy cuts are deeper and faster". Other pathologists were of differing opinions.
Also several witnesses have come forward who regard the autopsy film as authentic. Sgt. Clifford Stone (US Army-retired) relates how in 1969 (at Fort Belvoir) he witnessed an auditorium filled with military personnel watching UFO films -including an autopsy film. He identified this film as the same as the Santilli film when he saw it in 1995.Frank Sallas , the technician who transferred the film to video at Santilli's rDan McGovernrequest, confirmed that in his opinion it was not a hoax. Mike Maloney, a well respected and qualified press photographer, relates how he viewed a 16mm film in the 1970s in California. He is convinced that the film he saw was identical to the Santilli autopsy film.
In the meantime Santilli has stuck to his story and maintains there is more film kept in a safe place on the Continent - showing the debris field and validating the time period of the autopsy footage that has been released.

Colonel (retired) Dan McGovern challenged Santilli , offering to check the service record of the mysterious cameraman

Genuine alien or a not so clever hoax?

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Pathologists disagree about the techniques used in the film.

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D.O.D. seal The label from the film canister appears to be genuine but there are doubts about the authenticity of the D.O.D. seal


"If, as evidence suggests, structured craft of unknown origin routinely penetrate the UK Air Defence Region, then it seems to me that, at the very least, this must constitute a potential threat".
Nick Pope UFO Desk Officer - Ministry of Defence Secretariat Air Staff) 2a



Alien Autopsy Inquest



Philip Mantle

Review by Ed Gehrman

For the last ten years I've been at odds with the majority of the UFO community by arguing for the legitimacy of Ray Santilli's alien autopsy fotage. One of my key books of reference during this discord has been "Beyond Roswell" by Michael Hesemann & Philip Mantle. I consider it an enormous resource and a must-read by anyone eager to negotiate the AA labyrinths.

Now Philip Mantle has assembled another hugely diverse collection of Alien Autopsy facts, interviews, eyewitness testimony and expert opinion, and has arranged this material in an easily understood and readable fashion. It's all there, in "Alien Autopsy Inquest" from beginning to end. All the particulars that are pertinent to the AA discussion are included: the history, timelines, controversies, interviews, photos, physician's reports, etc, a glorious hodge-podge of minutiae.

But the basic story is very simple and easy to understand. On June 1st, 1947 , the person known as the "cameraman" was called to General McMullen's office and told to prepare for a special assignment to be part of a team and film the recovery of a Russian "spy plane". The team members flew that same day to Roswell and were then transported by truck to the crash site south west of Socorro, NM. When they arrived, the area was already under the
Army's control:

"There were injured creatures lying on the ground, obviously in pain, but the men at the site were too scared to get close. Ooh, there was a great deal of confusion until we arrived. My authority allowed me to operate as an independent as long as I didn't interfere with the clean up. When I arrived, I set up my tent and equipment and once I had light, I started shooting. How did I feel about it ? I was concerned about potential contamination, but I had no choice.the freaks kept crying out and the men were scared, but they were trained and they were ordered to go in and treat it like a war situation. Their first job was to recover the objects the freaks were holding just in case they were weapons of some kind. I filmed the assault on the freaks to get these objects. It turned out they were not weapons, but control units of some kind. The freaks didn't want to let them go, but they didn't stand a chance, we got 'em. Once the units were secured, the freaks were removed. (Cameraman's Japanese TV interview)*

*All quotes are taken from the "Alien Autopsy Inquest"

The cameraman stayed at the crash site until all the debris was recovered. The creatures were transported to a make-shift clinic on the base at Ft. Worth and the craft and debris were sent to Wright-Patterson. About three weeks later the cameraman was asked to film three "autopsies” over a two months' period. He also processed all the film himself. Somewhere along the way, how isn't exactly clear, the cameraman acquired and kept an unknown number of reels and stored them for forty-five years. He sold twenty-three of these reels to Ray for $100,000. Here's what Ray thought about the deal:

". I have the advantage of dealing with the cameraman first hand. I'm not dealing with second hand information, it's a person (the cameraman) I've known on and off for two years, I've had various meetings with him, we've managed to go through his diaries, his records, his photo album. We've seen his collection of old cameras, and you know, we've heard all the stories. The guy is genuine, I know he's genuine, I believe that the footage is genuine, but in time only people that can do more research will be able to judge it more critically."

(Ray Santilli interview with Philip Mantle; June 25th 1995.)

Reg Presley was also involved with the AA from the start. Here's his take on Ray and the purchase: " Ray Santilli is in no way a researcher, he would be the first person to tell you that. However, Ray would have had to do some research into the autopsy footage to find out if it had any likelihood of being authentic before putting up monies to secure it. Also he must have been happy with the results of the research or he would not have got a financial backer involved. Volker Spielberg, a wealthy businessman parted with 100,00 dollars. That's not saying the footage is genuine, just that he and Volker must have been happy with their results." The secret to understanding the Alien Autopsy is believing Ray Santilli. There is no reason to believe he isn't telling the truth. There's no Known dishonesty in his past. I hired a Voice Stress Analyst to study Ray's interview during the Fox TV presentation. His report indicated that Ray was not being deceptive and was very calm.

Ray seems limited in what he can tell us and how cooperative he can be, but even so he's allowed the AA CD set to be sold at no profit to him and he's given several interviews. Here's an excerpt from his last interview with Philip Mantle:

(PM) What would you say to the critics who are confident that the film is a hoax?

RS: Prove it. You know, as simple as that, prove it. I mean after six (now eight) years the film has had millions of pounds all over the world spent on it, in imagery and so forth and analysis, and still no one is any the wiser, and it' takes someone better than me to create a hoax like that, so if someone thinks it's a hoax well then simply prove it

PM: Have you got anything further you would like to say that you have not previously said in public, any new facts any new information, anything at all that you would like to say.

RS: I think there is nothing I can say that has any real weight, I think that the release of more materials later on, not necessarily by me but by the family I think will help qualify the story, and if the cameraman does come out and decides to talk to the world that's even better, but there is nothing I can really add at the moment, you know, it is what it is. Few researchers have spent time actually viewing the footage. Those who have usually come away with the feeling that the film is genuine or at least a very expensive and elaborate undertaking. Dennis Murphy spent hundreds of hours scrutinizing the debris footage; here are his conclusions:

The "Santilli Footage" consists of four different films that include the debris footage, the tent footage and the dissections of two different entities. Every detail that is put in a hoax film cost money and increases the risk of exposure as a fraud. It would seem that if this film was a hoax that there would be as little detail as possible. There is enough detail in the debris footage to convince me that it would be expensive to produce. If this film is a hoax it was well researched, elaborately scripted and was therefore an expensive undertaking. If you could produce this type of detail with some process, you would be making money on producing things that would reap far greater profits than an Alien Dissection hoax film."

Some researchers even seemed to enjoy themselves:

".if the film does show real aliens then we would all suffer 'pastshock' ...and no one wants to suffer from 'pastshock'. (This occurs when you find out that the history which you have been told is the 'gospel' truth is actually untrue or, at the very least, must be interpreted differently). Why would history need re-interpretation you ask? Because if they are here now, they could have been here yesterday or last year or hundreds or thousands of years ago. And I presume you can guess what that means." Bruce Maccabee

An inquest is an inquiry. At the end of an enquiry there should be a resolution. That's my only argument with Philip. I've read his book and assessed the evidence; it's overwhelmingly pro Ray Santilli and the authenticity of the Alien Autopsy footage. Yet Philip sits on the fence. But his book is a must-have for all AA enthusiasts. It really all boils down to whether Ray is believable. "My conclusion is that the alien autopsy and debris footage are authentic and refer to a UFO crash which may have taken place in the 1940's. As one of the few to view the unreleased autopsy, I am ready and willing to support my opinion in front of any commission of experts. I can not rule out that the footage may be a result of disinformation by the US intelligence services, but I believe Ray Santilli and that he bought the film in good faith." Maurizio Baiata

Download "Alien Autopsy Inquest";
then buy the AA DC set,
and look for yourself. You'll be amazed and “pastshocked"; but can you handle it.


Continued - Alien Autopsy - Game Over