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Anomalies Found in Roswell Metal
Written By: David E. Twichell
In 1996, Linda Moulton Howe, UFO investigator and author, submitted a piece of metal to biophysicist W. C. Levengood, of Grass Lake, Michigan, for analysis. The metallic fragment is alleged to have come from the debris field of the famous Roswell, New Mexico UFO crash of 1947.
(*). From Electron Microscope and EDS (Electron Dispersive Spectroscopy) studies it was shown that the metal was composed of contiguous layers of pure bismuth (Bi) and layers of magnesium (Mg) containing between 2-3 percent zinc (Zn). The Electron Microscope images disclosed that Bi layers are in the range of 1-4 microns thick and the Mg layers 100-200 microns in thickness. When examined in cross section, it was apparent that the layers were not smooth and straight but rather contained micro-undulations.
One of the visits during Linda's Odyssey was at the Carnegie Institute, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, where she arranged for an Ion Microprobe Isotope analysis of the Bi/Mg sample. In the final report by Dr. Erik Hauri, there are two findings, which stand out as being highly anomalous.
1. The Bi/Mg sample gave a rate of emission of Mg (+) ions, which was over 60 times the rate from the pure Mg metal standard.
2. In the Bi layer the isotope ratio of mass, 208/206, was 2.72. It was pointed out that this ratio is consistent with the known isotope composition of lead (Pb).
The presence of lead in the Bi layer was suggested as being due to some type of contamination. This, however, can be eliminated as cause of this unusual isotopic ratio in Bi, the reason being, no Pb was detected in the EDS studies. This ion probe work indicates unusual molecular structures in both the Bi and Mg layers. Therefore, it can be concluded that the make-up of this material is far from the 'standard' compositions.
Further studies at Levengood's Pinelandia Biophysical Laboratory in Grasslake, MI, uncovered other anomalies connected with the strange metal. Levengood noted a chemical reaction in the sample when subjecting it to a 'Charge Density Pulse' test (CDP). The method employed was via a patented device developed by himself and Dr. John L. Gedye for the purpose of detecting very subtle, self-organized groups of 'charge density pulses' which are within all living systems.
(*) Further evidence of a possible chemical reaction became apparent when a very active bubble formation was noted within about three minutes after introducing a 90 mg. Bi/Mg sample into the water. If indeed a chemical reaction is taking place we have another very anomalous situation. The Handbook of Chemistry and Physics lists Bi, Mg and Zn as being insoluble (non-reactive) in water.
Repeated trials of placing the Bi/Mg samples in water consistently disclosed the presence of bubble emission within a very short time after submerging in water. It was surprising to find that bubble emission continued for days. Since the bubbles are an indication that a chemical reaction is taking place, it would be expected that reaction products would be present in the base water. If Mg is being oxidized, a milky precipitate of MgO particles should be formed (a very common industrial compound). Instead, the water in which the reaction took place remained as clear and free of particles as in the initial state.
Levengood tested the metal fragment for the presence of hydrogen by putting a sample in a flask with a weak solution of acetic acid. Immediately the fragment began to bubble as in water. The top of the flask was covered with a double layer of saran wrap. After twenty minutes, the covering was removed and a flame was introduced to the mouth of the flask. The result was a very loud, active explosion inside the flask and at the opening, indicating the presence of a high concentrate of hydrogen. This result was repeated in subsequent tests and filmed by his associate, Ms. Marilyn Ruben.
(*) If a sample of the Bi/Mg metal is left in the weak acetic acid until the bubbling stops (usually within a couple of hours) it would be expected that reaction products would be found in the acid solution. It was astounding to find that the liquid was still as clear as when first placed in the flask and the only other visible material was very thin, black, spongy flakes from the Bi inter-layers. This experimental sequence was repeated a number of times and in every case the results were the same. The fact that very fine Bi particles remained in the solution clearly indicates that this element acted as a catalyst in the reaction process.
By comparing the mass of the Bi flakes left in the solution with the total mass of the Bi/Mg particle, it was determined from a number of repeat experiments that between 94% and 96% of the total mass of the original sample was still unaccounted for.
The question, as to the origin of this strange metallic fragment, remains. Many fragments, allegedly found at the Roswell crash site in 1947, have reportedly slipped through the cracks of the Army/Air force's tight security grid. Could this particular fragment be one of them
W.C. Levengood observed in his thesis on the metal; the high, active output of the hydrogen gas in these reactions, bring to mind obvious applications for use as hydrogen fuel cells. A rapid and complete reaction takes place without leaving behind reaction products which can interfere with the reaction and poison the system.
Could the fragment in question be from an advanced hydrogen propulsion system? Was it indeed recovered from the debris field of a downed exotic craft from elsewhere in the cosmos? In seeking the answers, even more questions have been posed.
One fact that, to date, is not in question is that the unusual properties of this alloy remains a mystery to Levengood, as well as many other top-notch scientists who have examined it. An alloy comprised of different elements is not found in nature. It is forged by intelligent beings. After many years of testing, science is unable to determine the basis for this particular alloy's composition . . . let alone duplicate it!
David E. Twichell. http://www.ufoimplications.com
(*) Excerpt from "Anomalous Energy Transformations in a Bi/Mg Layered Metal." A copyrighted scientific publication by W.C. Levengood.
References: 1. W.C. Levengood & John L. Gedye, Evidence for Charge Density Pulses Associated With Bioelectric Fields in Living Organisms, Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine, Vol. 8, pp 33-54 (1998).
2. W.C. Levengood & John L. Gedye, Method and Apparatus for Detecting, Recording and Analyzing Spontaneously Generated Transient Electric Charge Pulses in Living Organisms, U.S. Patent No. 6,347,238, Feb. 12, 2002.
3. W.C. Levengood & John L. Gedye, Mechanisms Related to Charge Density Pulse Formation in Living Systems, (in Press) 2003).
4. Linda Moulton Howe. Glimpses of Other Realities, Vol. II, pp 11 � 22. http://earthfiles.com/
5. Marilyn Ruben. http://www.abduct.com/
that explains it all !!
Look for coverup here
"Told you so! Now you've missed your chance to board the Mother Ship!"
Let me guess - the fragment is not available for further testing because it was mysteriously lost.
Is this a source you trust?
OK, now I'm concerned.
Is there an unusual concentration of nuts just down the road or is this Levengood guy also the leading crop circle researcher? Grass lake is a one street town of only a couple hundred people.
These metal fragments were sent to Art Bell several years ago. There was no claim at the time that they came from Roswell. The claim was that they are of alien manufacture and the purpose of the material is unknown but there may be some special magnetic properties.
If these people understood why "chain of custody" is important, I might be willing to at least listen to them.
Well, no, probably not, given that "top-notch scientist" Levengood seems to specialize in crop circles.
How did Linda Moulton Howe get it?
German Engineering......found in UFO's fuel.....
Tinfoilers just LOVE the word "anomalies." Richard C. Hoagland, tinfoiler extraordinaire and the popularizer of the "face on Mars" conspiracy theory, uses the word in ever other sentence. I guess they think it makes them sound smart and authoritative.
Aha! I knew the govt. had been covering up that alien visit. I wonder if GW has seen the little bodies. Besides, didn't Jimmah Cartah see an alien or strange lights...and this was before he got attacked by that killer rabbit, too. Hmmm.
Didn't Al Gore show up on earth shortly after that crash?
-------> Firesign Theater
-------> Firesign Theater
Born nine months later.
First the JFJ crap and now this. Don't you have anything better to do during the week of the dem convention than waste bandwidth on junk like this?
Even the pictures of kerry in the clean room makes more sense.
Those folks in his home state, Tennessee, who failed to vote for him back in 2000 must have known something! ;-)
Heh! You're going to laugh I actually designed and produced that image (as a poster, originally) for the Official X-Files Fan Club back when I was living in L.A. in the mid-Nineties. I sure was surprised to see it here!
It's Bush's fault and I am deeply saddened. Now - time for a shower and some cheese.
High concentrations of tin foil?
I understand the relevance of this. Your tinfoil hat is not, in fact, made of tinfoil.
I'm a layman and here's my explanation:
That's to be expected. They don't like water much, you know.
High concentrations of tin foil?
You broke the code...now the Cigarette-Smoking Man is going to have to do something about you.
Now see, if this had happened a little later, I would say a piece of a J58 came off in flight and someone found it.
So the poor aliens got rained on and their craft dissolved.
This is clearly another case of Bush failing to address the alien issue.
There is nothing mysterious about this at all. These compositions are solder alloys used in military power electronics and semiconductors in the 60s and 70s. Although not mainstream consumer materials they are certainly not from outer space.
I can't wait 'til S&W bring out a revolver made of this stuff!!!
I can't wait 'til S&W bring out a revolver made of this stuff!!!
Sure... that's what they TOLD you to say.
It has been suggested that these exotic alloys had their origin at Los Alamos (National Laboratory) and were smuggled out. Eventually made their way to the subjects of interest in the article.
It is true that weapons-related research at LANL has led to advanced material developments, some of which have been released for commercial application. I'm not qualified to judge if the seemingly anomalous chemical and physical properties, if reported correctly, are within the range that human enterprise could produce.
I don't rule out the possibility that intelligently-produced materials of extraterrestrial origin will eventually be found (or find us). It seems unlikely that they will not.
Yep, its Bush's fault!
The article doesn't get terribly specific about provenance, but I recall the publicity surrounding "Art's Parts" of a few years ago.
I think at the time, a lot was being made of the rather anomalous magnetic permeability characteristics of bismuth (its index is a very low -16.6); for more specifics, please see here.
And why can't I find "Pinelandia Biophysical Laboratory" (other than in Levengood's credentials) either by googling it or trying several yellow page directories for Grass Lake, MI? Is the guy calling his garage a "Biophysical Laboratory"?
Obviously, Linda Moulton Howe is setting a trap. She is hoping that aliens, being the curious beings that we are, will contact her to find out more about this anomolous little chunk of metal. Avoid her!
UFO PING LIST PING!
IF NOT a smoking gun, perhaps a smoking shell casing?
More of this such stuff will occur in the next 24 months, I'd wager.
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