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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Review of UFO Matrix magazine

Philiop Mantle has provided a review of his magazine UFO Matrix.

Click here for that review

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Robertson Panel -- An Overview

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Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2006 14:36:09 -0600
From: Francis Ridge
Subject: The Robertson Panel, 1953; A Corrected Brief Summary
Source: CUFON, Brad Sparks
Distribution: CE, SHG, NCP

CUFON posted the text version of this report several years ago which makes internet searches possible. Brad Sparks had obtained the full declassification of the Robertson Panel Report and Durant Memo by the CIA with all sanitized redactions filled in, in 1974-5. The Panel met Jan 14-17, not 14-18, 1953. The Durant Memo (or Report) to the CIA director of the Office of Scientific Intelligence, Dr. H. Marshall Chadwell, has a typo in the memo subject heading/title saying "14-18," thus the erroneous dates. The following report has been updated.

Jan. 14-17, 1953: The Durant Report of the Robertson Panel proceedings Report of Scientific Advisory Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects Convened by Office of Scientific Intelligence, CIA. (Credit: CUFON)

The Air Force had earlier commissioned the Battelle Memorial Institute to scientifically study the various UFO reports collected by Project Sign, Project Grudge and Project Blue Book, but Battelle insisted they needed more time to conduct a proper study. The CIA thought the question so pressing that it sent a group to Project Blue Book on Dec. 12, 1952. (See 1952 UFO Chronology) The CIA agreed with Battelle and tried to postpone the Robertson Panel for several months but got overruled by the AF which insisted on an immediate convening of the panel.

The Robertson Panel first met formally on January 14, 1953 under the direction of Howard Percy Robertson. He was a physicist, a CIA employee and director of the Defense Department Weapons Systems Evaluation Group (WSEG).

Other panel members were respected scientists and military personnel who had worked on other classified military projects or studies. Ruppelt's notes indicate that Robertson and Alvarez were initially pro-UFO and their pro-UFO comments can actually be found in the Durant Memo. By the end of the Panel fiasco, set up by the AF with phony IFO cases masqueraded as UFO Unknowns, they turned skeptical too.


H. P. Robertson, cosmologist physicist, Panel Chairman

Luis W. Alvarez, physicist (and later, a Nobel Prize winner), University of California, Berkeley

Samuel A. Goudsmit, Brookhaven National Laboratories physicist

Thornton L. Page, astrophysicist, deputy director of the Operations Research Office, Johns Hopkins University.

Lloyd V. Berkner*, physicist, Carnegie Institution


Frederick C. Durant, III, CIA OSI missile expert, an Associate Member of the Panel not a full member or signer; acted as Panel Secretary taking the minutes and notes.

J. Allen Hynek, astronomer at Ohio State, Associate Member of the Panel, not a full member or signer.

*(Sparks: Berkner came so late that he was in effect a non-entity and Ruppelt could not get a fix on whether he was pro or anti-UFO. Durant tried to make up for Berkner's absence by peppering his long memo with Berkner's comments so that his views were better represented.)

Formal Meetings: The Panel had four consecutive days of formal meetings.

The first day, they viewed two amateur motion pictures of UFO's: the 1950 Montana UFO Film and 1952 Utah UFO Film (the latter taken by Navy Chief Petty Officer Delbert C. Newhouse, who had extensive experience with aerial photography). Two Navy photographic analysts, Lt. Robert S. Neasham and Navy civilian Harry W. Woo, both of NavPIC (Naval Photographic Interpretation Center), then reported their conclusions: the two films depicted objects that were not any known aircraft, birds or natural phenomena. Air Force Capt. Edward J. Ruppelt then began a summary of Air Force efforts regarding UFO studies, which had to be finished the next morning.

(Note: Brad Sparks was the only researcher ever to interview Woo, who died in 1976. Woo had joined the CIA, in its highly secret Technical Services Division of the Clandestine Service working on spy cameras, several months after the Robertson Panel. Woo was still angry decades later at how the Panel scientists mistreated him and he praised Hynek for "sticking up" for him.)

The second day, Ruppelt finished his presentation. Hynek then discussed the Battelle study, and the panel discussed with Air Force personnel the problems inherent in monitoring UFO sightings. In the afternoon, AF Lt Col Frederic C. E. Oder, on assignment to CIA OSI, gave a briefing on the 1950-1 Project Twinkle, when he had been in a supervisory role in the AF Cambridge Research Lab.

(Sparks: Oder falsely asserted that nothing had ever been photographed by Project Twinkle except for "two frames" supposedly showing "nothing distinguishable" [Durant Memo p. 16]. In fact several phototheodolite tracking camera films had been taken of UFO's, on April 27, May 24, and Aug. 31, 1950, and in the first incident a triangulation was obtained of 4 UFO's about 30 feet in size flying at 150,000 feet. The existence of these White Sands UFO films was carefully concealed from the CIA. Despite Col Oder's assignment to the CIA his loyalty remained with the AF as did Ruppelt and Fournet, not one of whom breathed a word about the existence of these AF Project Twinkle tracking films proving the existence of UFO's with scientifically measurable data. On March 29, 1992, I actually got a chance to confront the eminent Dr. Oder, the black-projects spy satellite director for the AF and Lockheed for many years. Oder repeated the nonsense about Project Twinkle finding nothing. I retorted that that was flatly not true, that in April 1950 two theodolite stations had triangulated a UFO at 150,000 feet. Oder seemed a bit taken aback, paused a moment as if to settle on a response then admitted that UFO's could be some unexplained phenomenon.)

The third day, Dr. Hynek presented his pro-UFO scientific paper delivered at the Optical Society of America on Oct 11, 1952 (later published in the Journal of the OSA). Dewey J. Fournet spoke to the panel on the year he had spent coordinating UFO affairs for the Pentagon. Fournet supported the extraterrestrial hypothesis as the best explanation for some puzzling UFO reports based on his study of intelligently-guided motions in 17 cases he had selected (this was the study approved and sent up the chain of command to AF Director of Intelligence, Maj. Gen. John Samford, at around this time, in Jan. 1953).

(Sparks: The 15 months of Fournet cited mistakenly in the Durant Memo were not his 11 months as UFO Project Monitor, from Feb. 1952 to Jan. 1953, but Fournet's total time in AF Intelligence.)

For the remainder of the third day, the panel discussed their conclusions, and Robertson agreed to draft a preliminary report. Berkner finally showed up for the first time, in the afternoon of this 3rd day, when the Panel was almost over.

The fourth and final day, the panel rewrote and finalized their report.

The Robertson Panel's informal comments in the Durant memo concluded that "most" UFO sightings could be readily identified with conventional aircraft, balloons, astronomical, or natural phenomena, and that the remaining UFO reports could, in all likelihood, be similarly explained with detailed study. (p. 6 of Durant Memo).

Furthermore, the Panel suggested the Air Force should begin a "debunking" effort to reduce "public gullibility" and demystify UFO reports. The panel suggested a public relations campaign, using psychiatrists, astronomers and assorted celebrities to significantly reduce public interest in UFO's. It was also recommended that the mass media be used for the debunking, including influential media giants like Walt Disney Corporation.

Their formal recommendation stated "That the national security agencies take immediate steps to strip the Unidentified Flying Objects of the special status they have been given and the aura of mystery they have unfortunately acquired."

Also recommended that the government monitor civilian groups studying or researching UFO's "because of their potentially great influence on mass thinking ... the apparent irresponsibility and possible use of such groups for subversive purposes should be kept in mind."

It is commonly believed today that the Robertson Panel's conclusions and recommendations had a great influence on official United States policy regarding UFO's for many decades. (Sparks: The Robertson Panel had zero influence and was not even known to anyone for years, outside the few in the AF and CIA involved. No one has ever found any orders or directives debunking UFO's that cites the Robertson Panel, and the Panel itself had no power or authority to issue such orders, nor did the CIA. It was the AIR FORCE that had already established the official policy of debunking of UFO's, for psychological warfare reasons, back on July 28, 1952, long before plans for the Robertson Panel ever came into existence (in Dec 1952). After being tricked by the AF into thinking that the entire UFO problem was merely one of poor quality IFO reports, the CIA and Robertson Panel agreed with AF debunking operations and suggested ideas how to make them even more devastating.)

The Robertson Panel's study was classified for over 20 years. In 1954, however, Ruppelt made the first public mention of the panel in his TRUE article, then in his 1956 book he offered an extended summary of its proceedings. Ruppelt did not, however, note the panel members' names, nor the government agencies represented. (Sparks: Under AF instigation to support its efforts to derail Congressional hearings on UFO's sought by NICAP, the 2-page Robertson Panel report was partially declassified in 1958 in a 1-page sanitized version that concealed the CIA's role. Behind the scenes the AF circulated the classified Report and a retyped version of the Durant Memo to Congressional committees in order to get them to drop the UFO subject and not hold public hearings. )

Additional Informal Robertson Panel Meetings

Dec. 12, 1952 CIA/OSI chief Dr. Chadwell, Dr. H. P. Robertson and Fred Durant visit Project Blue Book and Battelle's Dr. Howard Cross

Dec. 30, 1952 Robertson and Thornton Page meet at CIA for UFO briefings (approx. date)

Jan. 28, 1953 Some Panel Members (probably Robertson, Page and perhaps Berkner) meet informally with CIA/OSI in a "rump session" to postmortem the UFO Panel proceedings, review the new agency NSA recently established with help of OSI deputy chief Ralph Clark (unrelated to UFO's)

July-Aug 1953 Project Blue Book acting chief Lt. Robert M. Olsson sends some selected new UFO cases to Robertson Panel members as a followup review to see if any change in conclusions was warranted (no change resulted)

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

1942 Battle for L.A. video!

UFO Mystic provides this video and newscast from 1942 about the "UFO" spotted off shore near Los Angeles, which has become a controversial sighting in UFO circles:

UFO Mystic's site may be accessed by clicking here

Monday, February 07, 2011


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In Utah’s remote western desert spans a military installation larger than the State of Rhode Island. Despite this immense size, its name would not register with most of the public. Its stated mission is to develop defenses against chemical, radiological and biological attacks upon the United States. But recent investigation has uncovered an unacknowledged purpose that may well be of cosmic importance. Reports of shutdowns, strange incidents and UFO sightings at the base abound. A telling link has been discovered to this facility and a government contractor known to have been involved in secret UFO and crash debris study. And in an astonishing admission made before his recent death, a high-level Wright Patterson official confessed that this is the place where alien corpses are kept...

This is a place called Dugway.




Established in 1942, Dugway Proving Grounds is a facility in service to all branches of the US military (and likely to its intelligence agencies.) It is strategically surrounded by three massive mountain ranges. Its huge but hidden size -and its secure, remote isolation- make it an ideal location for secret “testing” of many types. In fact it is speculated that Dugway has examined the applications and effects of every known biological, chemical and radiological substance on earth. Related to this, Dugway has a long history of local concern about the harmful effects of their testing of deadly “agents” (including open air testing) to the environment and to human and animal health. As recently as last month, the facility was put under “lockdown” due to the offered explanation by Dugway that a vial of an “extremely toxic nerve agent” went missing and was later retrieved.

Most who work at Dugway are not aware of all of the activities, programs and facilities (including underground) that are there. They could not possibly have access to all of the areas of an installation the size of a state. That said, from the inside it is reported that Dugway appears rather mundane, even somewhat deserted. And most do not ever report any special “strangeness.” But digging deeper, one sees things most strange…


Dugway is not supposed to be a place where the development of advanced military craft happens. That is not part of their publicly stated “mission.” Dugway isn’t supposed to be an “Area 51.” But sightings, film and photos of Unidentified Flying Objects around Dugway are being logged with increasing frequency. Unusual aero-forms have been seen zipping through the skies over and around the Dugway installation by many credible witnesses for many years. It is known that Dugway does “partner” with nearby Hill Air Force Base in Utah on test flight maneuvers, allowing its own network of runways to be used by Hill. Some years ago it was said that Dugway was being considered as a runway/spaceport location for NASA advanced craft testing. And a 1997 Popular Mechanics article even speculated - based on its observation of anomalous sightings and of “secret transport” of advanced equipment- that some of Nevada’s Area 51 activity was being taken to a location near Dugway.

Utah resident and researcher David Rosenfeld maintains a website that includes a large section that documents UFOs that have been observed, filmed and photographed within the State of Utah. Since 1996 he has catalogued literally hundreds of photos, videos and sightings of genuinely anomalous aircraft. Rosenfeld is one of Ufology’s unsung heroes. He has tirelessly inventoried the phenomena in his own region of the country- and he has clearly demonstrated that Dugway is a virtual “hotbed” of such anomalous aerial activity. The sheer volume of reports is beyond the scope of this article to fully detail. It is well worth the effort to visit his site to learn more about a location whose UFO sightings are not generally picked up by mainstream media or even UFO-related media. Googling keywords Alien+ Dave+ Utah will yield search results taking you to his website’s relevant pages.

Rosenfeld says, “Numerous UFOs have been seen and reported around the area in and around Dugway. Most of the disks, black triangles, orange spheres, flying wings and manta ray-shaped objects must be secret military aircraft. “

But Rosenfeld also maintains that some of these craft cannot be military aircraft –even advanced ones- because some simply appear well beyond any possible current human technology. He says, “they can’t account for all the unknowns seen in the area. It might be that our ‘star visitors’ are keeping an eye on Dugway.” In other words ET may become “interested” when we begin to take formative steps with our own ET-like technologies. This is likely true whether these technologies are based solely on our own innovation- or whether they are perhaps inspired by crashed ET craft. And ET certainly “got interested” when we split open the fabric of reality in detonating the Atomic Bomb in New Mexico. When Man unleashes revolutionary technology, ET is often there. Whether it is nuclear technology, new radar, jet aircraft, V-2 rockets, advanced stratospheric balloons, or hurling space capsules- ET seems attracted. They take interest and observe and tease us. Have they turned their attention to Utah and Dugway?

In the video below from January 26, 2011, a local Utah TV station reports on the sudden and disturbing shutdown of all operations at Dugway and on the simultaneous “lockdown” of everyone who worked there. Appearing immediately after this clip is another Utah TV station report. This one details the UFO sightings of two witnesses that occured close to the time of the Dugway lockdown. It also airs the film that was taken that day of strange ‘light-form’ UFOs that had made unusual maneuvers near the base, just two hours after the Dugway event:





Colonel George Weinbrenner was the Chief of the Foreign Technology Division at Wright Patterson Air Force Base Air Materiel Command (AMC) for a period of seven years during the 1960s and 1970s. He was responsible for providing leadership and expertise to the Air Force and to the intelligence community on matters relating to the analysis of Soviet (or other enemy state) aircraft, missiles or similar technologies that came into the possession of the United States. He helped lead ATIC and he retired as Commander of Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX after decades of decorated service to our country.

His name has emerged three times in relation to the subject of UFOs over the decades: in the 1970s, 1990s and lastly in 2010. This final word from him on the matter was made after he was long-retired, near death and free to speak the truth. And this is when he identified “Utah” as vital to confirming that ET has crashed to Earth.

1) The first time that Weinbrenner’s name is found in relation to the saucer subject is in testimony from filmaker Bob Emenegger. Emenegger states that in 1973 he and his associate Allan Sandler were invited to Norton Air Force Base in California to discuss a possible film documentary on “advanced research projects.” Two military officials (one the A/V Director of the Base and the other a senior AFOSI officer) mentioned that one of these “projects” involved UFOs. Film was even offered for inclusion in the documentary of a landed UFO and occupants at a base in the desert! Predictably, the film was never forthcoming, with excuses given that it was not the right time, given the political strife in the US at the time.

Sometime later, Emenegger had occasion to visit one of his military contacts, Colonel George Weinbrenner, at Weinbrenner’s office at Wright Patterson. Emenegger naturally took the opportunity to ask Weinbrenner about the odd affair at Norton. What of UFOs and their reality? What about this film of a landed UFO with occupants? Emenegger explains, “Weinbrenner would not acknowledge anything I was saying, but with a wink he seemed to know what I was talking about.” Emenegger continued that when he brought up the sensitive subject, “the Colonel stood up and complained in a loud voice, ‘That damn MIG 25! Here we’re so public with everything we have. But the Soviets have all kinds of things that we don’t know about. We need to know about those MIGs!’ Then Weinbrenner immediately went to a bookshelf, and, continuing his strange monologue about the “MiGs,” handed over to Emenegger a copy of Dr. J. Allen Hynek’s 1972 book The UFO Experience. Emenegger noted that Hynek himself had signed the book and that he had inscribed a dedication to Wienbrenner. Emenegger explains that “it was like a scene from a Kafka play.” He feels that the Colonel’s unusual behavior was an awkward attempt at confirming the reality of ET while making sure that the conversation was not overheard - or that anyone might realize what he was really implying. One is reminded of how “the Soviets” are often used as an excuse and “code word” for aliens (as when RAAF Commander Butch Blanchard said to a friend of the Roswell crash, “Those Russians have some amazing things.”)

2) The second time that Colonel Weinbrenner appears in the UFO literature is in relation to Roswell. Former Roswell investigator and proponent Kent Jeffrey (who authored the pro “Roswell Declaration” and collected 20,000 signatures urging disclosure) became disenchanted by Roswell some years later. Jeffrey, by then a skeptic, for some reason still decided to seek out former high-level officers associated with Wright Patterson AFB Air Materiel Command (AMC) to get their “take” on Roswell. In 1997 Jeffries located three former high-ranking officers formerly associated with Wright Patterson Air Force Base’s Air Materiel Command who served there from the 1960s and onward. Jeffrey elicited from these three officers a signed statement that was highly dismissive of the Roswell crash scenario as an ET event. The names of these officers were Colonels Walter Klinikowski, Walter Vitunac…and George Weinbrenner. Although these three were associated with AMC years after the Roswell crash in ‘47, they all insisted that if it were ET, they still “would have known about it.”

Apparently Jeffrey never considered that these three were deceiving him. But I have. And in fact, I know that at least George Weinbrenner was being “disingenuous” with Jeffrey about Roswell: Jeffrey indicates in his paper on this, “After my conversations with Klinikowski and Vitunac, Harry Cordes, a former 509th pilot and a retired Brigadier General, suggested that I call a former acquaintance of his, George Weinbrenner, who was also at the FTD.” Jeffrey does not make clear how he came to contact Cordes. And Jeffrey apparently did not ask General Cordes himself what his “take” on Roswell was. Had he done so, Jeffrey may today be a “Roswell believer.” This is because I have communicated at length with General Cordes’ widow, Rogene, who tells a far different story about what people at Wright knew about Roswell. In fact Rogene and her husband lived in Roswell at the time of the crash and knew Sheriff Wilcox and other principal players in the Roswell saga. They also lived in Columbus when at Wright themselves.

In my January 06, 2010 article archived on this site, “The General’s Widow: A Roswell Tell-All” the story is told more completely. Her husband, General Henry Nations Cordes, was one of the great military leaders in modern history. Cordes, for instance, trained pilot Gary Powers to fly the U-2 on his Russian mission. Cordes was himself stationed at RAAF in 1947, later at Wright Patterson and at Area 51, and still later employed by the CIA. He ultimately rose the ranks to Deputy Chief of Intelligence for the Strategic Air Command. Rogene explained in some detail that her husband not only believed that some UFOs are interplanetary and that he had seen them while flying in the skies with his own eyes- he knew that the Roswell crash was of an alien vehicle.

When I asked Rogene why her husband would have referred Jeffries to a supposed skeptic like George Weinbrenner, Rogene commented that the men were bound by “oath and honor” to never directly confirm such a thing. Though her husband eventually did validate Roswell as ET to her privately, she said that it was a difficult thing for these men to handle or to communicate about in any way. The men might hint and allude to it, or they might “intimate without actually saying it”- and she wouldn’t put it passed them to scheme to confuse the issue to people who inquire too much about it . But she also thought it even possible that her husband wanted Jeffries to talk to Weinbrenner because Weinbrenner might tell him the truth.

3) The third time Weinbrenner discussed UFOs, he confessed his knowledge of alien bodies being stored by the government in Utah. And Dugway Proving Grounds is no doubt the location where the ultimate answer to the saucer mystery would be found:


Pioneering Ufologist Grant Cameron and his highly regarded associate Angelia Joiner were researching the history of George Weinbrenner recently. Both have recently shared with this grateful author some remarkable information. Learning that Weinbrenner retired and suffered ill health in a veteran’s nursing facility (the San Antonio, TX Army Residence Community Center) Cameron and Joiner headed for Texas. Though they were too late to actually speak with Weinbrenner (who had just passed, in March of 2010) they were fortunately able to locate and speak with George Weinbrenner’s long-time caretaker at the nursing facility as well as the caretaker’s husband. Weinbrenner has no children and his wife is now entirely incapacitated. He had few close relatives and found a trusted friend and companion in his assisted living caretaker. In the winter of his life, Weinbrenner’s caretaker was essentially his only “family.”

Weinbrenner would often speak to her about things like aerospace, his military history and similar things. Once the subject of UFOs came up between them. Weinbrenner –ever the hinter- gave her his cherished 1979 “Star Wars” passport souvenir as a token of his interest in things ET. This is reminiscent of how Weinbrenner had, decades previously, handed over to Emenegger a copy of a pro-UFO book to confirm to him ET truth.

Then just several months before he died - remembering their earlier conversation about UFOs- Weinbrenner said to her something in a serious tone that stunned the woman:

He confirmed to her that extraterrestrials are real. She looked at him incredulously. He added:

We have five aliens in Utah.” Apparently catching himself, George would comment no more.

In five short words, Weinbrenner said so much: The alien presence is actual and it is being covered-up. At some point in the past the government had retrieved the remains of crashed extraterrestrial beings. There are (at least) five of them. These five creatures are stored and preserved securely at an installation in Utah.

After the Colonel passed on, the caretaker and her husband naturally reflected on Weinbrenner’s disturbing and enigmatic statement concerning ”the government having dead aliens in Utah.” They searched to find any mention of Weinbrenner, the military and UFOs and eventually located Bob Emenegger. The caretaker’s husband then explained to Emenegger that his wife was told by Weinbrenner, in his last months, that aliens were in fact real and that we had stored five of them “in Utah.” From the grave, Emenegger had finally received the confirmation that he had sought from Weinbrenner those many years ago.

Cameron was able to locate a second cousin to Weinbrenner. The cousin confirmed that Weinbrenner’s health issues were mostly physical- he had been recovering from a broken hip. However the cousin made it clear that Weinbrenner was in no way suffering from anything like Alzheimer’s, though he was increasingly forgetful and less focused. The cousin who would neither “confirm nor deny” the recent development of the Utah alien story and his late cousin. He did however say that he could see how Weinbrenner would have been involved in official UFO study given his position. He also said that his cousin had related to him that earlier in his career he “thought he was being watched.” Weinbrenner had related a time, for instance, when he believed that his apartment in Prague was bugged. This is interesting as it helps corroborate Emenegger’s story of meeting Weinbrenner at Wright Patterson and Weinbrenner seeming concerned that he was being “listened in on”- and that this is why he “spoke in riddles” while silently handing to Emenegger a pro-UFO book by signed by Hynek and personally dedicated to Weinbrenner.

What makes this story about Weinbrenner and UFOs, and even more intriguing is this:

Weinbrenner speaks of dead aliens being stored by the government in Utah. Tellingly, Weinbrenner retired as Commander of Brooks AFB. Brooks is home to the prestigious US Air Force School For Aerospace Medicine. During his time there, Weinbrenner directed the study of the physical effects of flight (and crashes) on the bodies of pilots and their flight crew. Weinbrenner certainly had professional interest and prior experience with dead bodies fallen from the skies.



Battelle Memorial Institute (a key US federal contractor that operates many of our National Laboratories) has been historically confirmed to have provided UFO sightings analysis to the USAF in support of the official inquiry, Project Blue Book. Battelle originally wanted its name withheld from the public about its work in providing UFO evaluations to the government. One of Battelle’s researchers, Dr. Howard Cross, has been confirmed to have been involved in other UFO studies beyond Blue Book for several US military and intelligence agencies. Other information suggests that Battelle’s analysis of the phenomenon may have been extended well beyond the 1940s and 1950s.

Battelle was also likely involved in the investigation and attempted replication of the “memory metal” debris material found crashed near Roswell in 1947. This information has been related in five articles by this author that are archived on this site. It reflects a multi-year (and still ongoing) investigation by several people. This story is also told in overview in the concluding chapter of the revised edition of the book Witness to Roswell. Googling the keywords: Roswell + Battelle will also produce search results to websites worldwide discussing this complex but intriguing aspect of the Roswell mystery.

Very interestingly, Battelle Memorial Institute maintains offices and facilities at Dugway Proving Grounds. And the kind of facilities they maintain may be telling. Truly, Battelle seems “ever present” when it comes to UFO and crash-related investigation!

Buried within Battelle’s website list of its over 100 “major technology centers,” “specialized facilities,” “offices” and “subsidiaries and affiliates” is a mention of the Battelle installation at Dugway Proving Grounds. Battelle quietly supports highly-classified technical activities at Dugway through at least three of its divisions, including its “Life Sciences” Division. Battelle’s website devotes a very short profile on its Life Sciences Division: “From aerobiology to virology, from biostatistics to toxicology, Battelle’s Life Sciences technical disciplines support development, delivery, testing and evaluation of innovative solutions.” It also engages in applied microbiology and conducts deep characterization of novel biological materials and genetic and biochemical studies of every conceivable type.

Battelle also has an associated Design/Build Division with capabilities for creating laboratories and other specialized facilities. In reviewing the few available open-source documents that mention Battelle’s facility design and construction management work at Dugway, it was learned that Battelle has engineered Enclosed Testing Facilities and Sealed Structures at Dugway that, according to a Battelle technical report, “meet stringent containment standards, providing a degree of protection that has never been achieved before.” Battelle’s facility design services to government also include specialized facilities such as “clean rooms” and cryogenic storage systems. It is believed that Battelle also offers classified “Laboratory Security” services at Dugway.

Ostensibly, the work by Battelle that is performed at Dugway has prosaic, defense-related applications. Its Design/Build Division is involved in engineering systems for the containment and storage of highly toxic materials. Battelle’s Life Sciences Division examines the effects of such substances on human and animal tissue and cells. I would add that:

Battelle’s “Life Sciences” professionals would likewise be expert in applying the latest technologies to the continuing study of the alien life form. And Battelle’s expertise in the “containment and storage of bio-materials” could be applied in the design of systems required for the preservation of extraterrestrial corpses. And their “Laboratory Security” division could keep the quiet about it.



It is very likely that when Colonel George Weinbrenner’s confessed to his knowledge of “five alien bodies stored in Utah” he meant Dugway, given what we today know about the facility. His mention of “Utah” was hinting enough. He did not want to ‘break oath’ by identifying a precise location. But why Dugway?

- - Dugway serves as the central source for information on biological material issues for all Commanders-in-Chief and Services. For over six decades they have acted as this source.

- - Though there are other military installations in Utah, Dugway is (as a Deseret Morning News reporter once said) “the single most secretive site in all of Utah.”

- - Its isolated physical location is uniquely suited for such “alien containment”

- - It is an installation that is apparently testing secret, advanced craft with almost “ET-like” characteristics. This demonstrates that Dugway engages in technical programs that go well beyond its publicly-acknowledged mission.

- - Battelle Memorial Institute (implicated in UFO and debris studies by this author) maintains a presence at Dugway. Battelle is engaged in providing Life Sciences Research, Laboratory Security and Classified Facility Design services.

- - Dugway is home to the most advanced facilities in the world designed for the containment, storage and preservation of highly exotic biological material

In the search for where the bodies from Roswell are today, we must consider logical locations. Based on information that has been gained -and that is continuing to unfold - Dugway seems a likely candidate for where the unearthly corpses could well be kept.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

The Navy's UFO

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