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Roswell: UFO investigators reveal possible otherworldly relic
roswell-record ^ | 4/30/2009 | Cid Standifer

Posted on 05/01/2009 6:30:51 AM PDT by JoeProBono

UFO investigators held a press conference at the Roswell Civic and Convention Center on Thursday to announce that they found ... something.

"At this point, we don't know what it was or why it was there," said UFO investigator Chuck Zukowski. "I don't want to speculate."

"We want to announce to the world that this stuff needs further analysis," explained Dr. Bill Doleman, a retired archaeologist who supervised the dig where the items were found.

The artifacts were discovered in 2002 during a dig sponsored by the Sci Fi Channel, at a site where some eyewitnesses say a mysterious craft ricocheted off the ground in 1947.

Zukowski and his sister Debbie Ziegelmeyer, state director of the Mutual UFO Network in Missouri, volunteered to help with the excavation, and found the object that has been most thoroughly analyzed. The tiny piece of silvery material came from a site where water tended to gather. Ziegelmeyer was sifting through buckets of dirt when the object emerged, and she quickly clutched it to keep it from blowing away. The material began to curl up after it was exposed to sunlight. Ziegelmeyer speculated that it might have been sensitive to light or heat, although Doleman suggested it may have started to dry out after it was taken out of the ground.

The item, along with other specimens found by the team, was stored at the University of New Mexico's Office of Contract Archaeology.

Zukowski said it took years for them to figure out whether they could run tests on the items.

"We didn't really know who had responsibility for these things," he said. "After reams of paperwork I was able to get a hold of it."

Zukowski examined the item using an electron microscope. He said that the microscope belonged to a microchip manufacturer in Albuquerque, and a recently-retired technician helped him use it, but he declined to identify either the company or the assistant, saying it might be unseemly for them to be involved.

Zukowski said he determined that the artifact was mostly aluminum silicate. Other elements showed up in the sample, but he believes they are mostly from the microscope's surroundings or dirt that clung to the object.

Doleman said that aluminum silicate is not uncommon in nature, but the item was found on a limestone plateau, which is mostly calcium carbonate. There seemed to be nothing around that would contain or produce the compound.

Zukowski also took extremely close-up pictures of the artifact, capturing some features only a few microns long.

"We see some damage in here," he said, "and it's interesting that when you get down that small, you can see holes."

He also displayed an image of what looked like a tiny metallic whisker.

Zukowski, who designs microchips for a living, said that the features struck him as unusual.

"We know this thing definitely is not organic, number one," he concluded. "Number two, we know it's not indigenous."

The small silvery object was one of many that turned up during the dig. Doleman presented slides of what looked like a piece of PVC pipe and fragments of plastic, as well as what seemed to be leather and rubber from a shoe. Doleman said that they had not been analyzed, and he would like to confirm that they are what they seem to be.

"We want to figure out that they are using the best scientific methods available," he said.

The excavation also unearthed pieces of igneous rock that seemed out of place on the limestone plateau.

"They look like they may have been burned," noted Doleman. "Who knows what kind of burning a UFO creates when it smacks into the earth and then goes bouncing back up into the sky?"

The items that Doleman found most interesting were some orange blobs of material. Assaigai Analytical Laboratories Inc. in Albuquerque found that they were modacrylic adhesive, a heat-resistant synthetic copolymer. The Union Carbide Corporation was the first to produce modacrylic fiber in 1949.

Zukowski said the modacrylic adhesive might tie into an eyewitness account. One of the volunteer excavators was Nancy Easly Johnson, daughter of Maj. Edwin Easly, who was allegedly at the crash site. Easly told Johnson little about the incident, but mentioned orange debris.

"We'd like to get (the objects) identified, and see if they can shed light on what happened in that broad in-the-middle-of-nowhere pasture on the Foster Ranch in 1947," said Doleman. "We're looking for funding, and/or professional laboratories who would be able to take this stuff and try and identify it."

He said that there would be benefits for any lab willing to do pro-bono work, including publicity, possible information about useful alien technology, and "everybody in the UFO community will think they're really cool."


TOPICS: UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: macbrazel; roswell; ufo
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1 posted on 05/01/2009 6:30:51 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

0bama’s real birth certificate?


2 posted on 05/01/2009 6:34:48 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 102 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: JoeProBono

“...slides of what looked like a piece of PVC pipe and fragments of plastic, as well as what seemed to be leather and rubber from a shoe...”

Martians got feet and plumbing!


3 posted on 05/01/2009 6:35:01 AM PDT by G Larry (Obama's plan = "STEALING FROM THOSE WHO CREATE THE JOBS!")
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To: G Larry
slides of what looked like a piece of PVC pipe and fragments of plastic, as well as what seemed to be leather and rubber from a shoe

Definitely seems otherworldly to me. Doesn't it to you?
4 posted on 05/01/2009 6:37:47 AM PDT by ZX12R
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To: JoeProBono

bttt


5 posted on 05/01/2009 6:38:11 AM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: JoeProBono

They found a little shoe........... and hey! there is a little foot in it!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 05/01/2009 6:39:31 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: JoeProBono

Gotta get this stuff out there ahead of the new “transparency”; talk is that baraq is gonna release the X-files any day now. Still don’t know where baraq comes from, though. Talk about a UFO (unidentified effin obama). I got yer alien right here.


7 posted on 05/01/2009 6:42:03 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: JoeProBono
"He said that there would be benefits for any lab willing to do pro-bono work, including publicity, possible information about useful alien technology, and "everybody in the UFO community will think they're really cool."
8 posted on 05/01/2009 6:44:43 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: JoeProBono
NASA’s Blue Beam Project. Next comes the “signs and wonders” holographic images in the heavens. Is that freaky, or what? (Maybe these people aren't nuts after all.)
9 posted on 05/01/2009 6:46:01 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: JoeProBono

So they found a piece of aluminum foil?


10 posted on 05/01/2009 6:46:16 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: JoeProBono

When I was in the Air Force, the base would get calls form citizens to report UFOs. Instead of going to the Public Affairs people. They would send it to Intel - at one time our colonel had P*ss off the operators, I guess. he would give it to me the FNG. In 2 years I guess I got 6-7 calls. I always listend politley and pointed out that the USAF no longer does investigations into UFO. But to call MUFON. They do that.

I felt that the callers honestly had something they felt improtant enough to risk riddicule to let someone know what they saw. I figured they felt they were doing their civic duty, and I treated them with respect.


11 posted on 05/01/2009 6:46:59 AM PDT by truemiester ((If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years))
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To: JoeProBono

mostly aluminum silicate... dirt... some damage...you can see holes... a tiny metallic whisker... not organic...not indigenous... a piece of PVC pipe and fragments of plastic... as well as what seemed to be leather and rubber from a shoe. ... pieces of igneous rock...some orange blobs of material... modacrylic adhesive, a heat-resistant synthetic copolymer.

Musta been a small robot plumber with a metal mustache who wore orange rubber shoes.


12 posted on 05/01/2009 6:47:01 AM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: Ditter
They found a little shoe........... and hey! there is a little foot in it!!!!!!!!

LOL

13 posted on 05/01/2009 6:47:06 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: JoeProBono

It’s a strange lightweight material with some form of cryptic writing on it. If you hold it up to a mirror, it seems to say “appy irthday”. What can that mean?


14 posted on 05/01/2009 6:49:15 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: concerned about politics

So what they’re saying is the weather balloon was orange? /sarc


15 posted on 05/01/2009 6:49:58 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: G Larry

16 posted on 05/01/2009 6:50:46 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono; Quix
Pinggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
17 posted on 05/01/2009 6:51:14 AM PDT by starlifter (Sapor Amo Pullus)
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To: eCSMaster
mostly aluminum silicate... dirt... some damage...you can see holes... a tiny metallic whisker... not organic...not indigenous... a piece of PVC pipe and fragments of plastic... as well as what seemed to be leather and rubber from a shoe. ... pieces of igneous rock...some orange blobs of material... modacrylic adhesive, a heat-resistant synthetic copolymer.........

....a car battery......and a goat on a leash. Where did they say they found this stuff? Barney Franks bedroom?

18 posted on 05/01/2009 6:53:03 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: shove_it

19 posted on 05/01/2009 6:55:42 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Usually, when an article is written about a strange artifact being found, it is accompanied by a PHOTO of said artifact!

BTW, what is the “RAAF”? We had a Army Air Forces once, but never a Royal one!


20 posted on 05/01/2009 6:57:12 AM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY ( The Constitution needs No interpreting, only APPLICATION!)
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To: eCSMaster

21 posted on 05/01/2009 6:58:05 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
"BTW, what is the “RAAF”? We had a Army Air Forces once, but never a Royal one!"

Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF)

22 posted on 05/01/2009 7:06:13 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono; Ditter
OK, OK I get it Joe. You're buckin' for a kickback (see reply #6).
23 posted on 05/01/2009 7:06:17 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: shove_it

J. EDGAR HOOVER'S QUEST FOR UFO'S


24 posted on 05/01/2009 7:10:34 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: DouglasKC

25 posted on 05/01/2009 7:16:21 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

OK.


26 posted on 05/01/2009 7:22:36 AM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY ( The Constitution needs No interpreting, only APPLICATION!)
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To: JoeProBono; greyfoxx39

NM ping


27 posted on 05/01/2009 7:24:27 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: mysterio

28 posted on 05/01/2009 7:33:14 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

I don’t believe that what they found is part of a craft piloted by a space monster.


29 posted on 05/01/2009 7:34:50 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: JoeProBono
I was at the Eastern States Exposition when I was a kid and another kid let go of his balloon. We were watching it float up in the sky when we saw a shiny object moving across the sky faster than any plane I had ever seen. Thousands of people saw it. The Air Force at Westover Air Force Base said that it wasn't an Air Force Aircraft and that it had been officially classified as a UFO.

Years later I learned that what we had all seen was an A-12 Aircraft.


30 posted on 05/01/2009 7:44:33 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: JoeProBono

A cigarette lighter dropped by Rod Serling.


31 posted on 05/01/2009 7:45:19 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: mbynack
Eastern States Exposition

The Big E! Cool!

32 posted on 05/01/2009 7:47:10 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

33 posted on 05/01/2009 7:53:02 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

34 posted on 05/01/2009 7:56:16 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: mbynack
Years later I learned that what we had all seen was an A-12 Aircraft.

For years people swore they saw bat winged UFO's. They even drew pictures of them. Years later, the stealth bomber made it's debut.

35 posted on 05/01/2009 8:00:42 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: CedarDave; LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; ...
Photobucket

NM Ping

If you want on or off the NM Ping list, please FReepmail me.

Access to the ping list is available to anyone by going to my FR home page.

36 posted on 05/01/2009 8:09:56 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Obama....never saw a Bush molehill he couldn't make a mountain out of.......)
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To: JoeProBono

ROTFL! That is so kewl!


37 posted on 05/01/2009 8:12:29 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Obama....never saw a Bush molehill he couldn't make a mountain out of.......)
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To: MHGinTN

Over here!


38 posted on 05/01/2009 8:12:48 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Obama....never saw a Bush molehill he couldn't make a mountain out of.......)
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To: truemiester

Congrats for being a reasonable responsible human being toward fellow patriotic citizens.

Better be careful about that now. Might get you on a watch list.


39 posted on 05/01/2009 8:18:12 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: starlifter; Las Vegas Dave; DCPatriot

Thanks.

Dave, D.C.

Up to either one of you whether it’s worth whatever level of ping, or not.


40 posted on 05/01/2009 8:19:25 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: JoeProBono

A great one.

Thx.


41 posted on 05/01/2009 8:23:01 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: greyfoxx39

Thanks.


42 posted on 05/01/2009 8:24:06 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: null and void

Obama is a space alien sent to save us from our future destruction......


43 posted on 05/01/2009 8:27:13 AM PDT by woofie
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To: mbynack

***Years later I learned that what we had all seen was an A-12 Aircraft.***

SR-71 probably flown from Beale AFB, California. I saw one crash while landing there.


44 posted on 05/01/2009 8:27:18 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: concerned about politics
For years people swore they saw bat winged UFO's. They even drew pictures of them. Years later, the stealth bomber made it's debut.

The front aspect view of an F-117 looks like a black flying saucer. I've seen wierd looking flying objects that have turned out to be an unusual aspect view of a common aircraft.

45 posted on 05/01/2009 8:35:49 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: greyfoxx39

Amusing posts. As a MUFON certified field investigator, this thread does nothing for me. Interesting remarks from people with minds already made up to ridicule, but there’s nothing of substance on either side, IMHO.


46 posted on 05/01/2009 8:35:54 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: concerned about politics
For years people swore they saw bat winged UFO's. They even drew pictures of them. Years later, the stealth bomber made it's debut.

The front aspect view of an F-117 looks like a black flying saucer. I've seen wierd looking flying objects that have turned out to be an unusual aspect view of a common aircraft.

47 posted on 05/01/2009 8:36:23 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: DouglasKC

Yup, in the shape of a hat.


48 posted on 05/01/2009 8:37:35 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (There are no points for second place.)
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To: MHGinTN

I thought you’d get a kick out of it.


49 posted on 05/01/2009 8:44:24 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Obama....never saw a Bush molehill he couldn't make a mountain out of.......)
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To: Ditter
ET Phone Home
50 posted on 05/01/2009 9:01:20 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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