Budd Payne was a Roswell rancher in 1947 during the alleged crash of an extraterrestrial craft. Later in life Payne became a county judge.
Payne claims that he was chasing a steer that had wandered onto the Foster ranch during the Army's recovery of whatever had crashed.
Payne claims he was then confronted by a jeep of MPs who then man-handled him and threw him off the ranch.
Payne claimed that later Mac Brazel showed him the exact site where the material came down.
If Payne's story is true, then the behavior of the MP's would indicate that whatever had crashed was not a weather balloon, nor a project mogul balloon, as the material itself was not classified.
Witness to Roswell: Unmasking the Government's Biggest Cover-up (Revised and Expanded Edition) by Thomas J. Carey and Donlad R. Schmitt