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CE: Trace Case Center

From: Francis Ridge <slk@EVANSVILLE.NET>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 1998 10:12:30 -0500
Fwd Date: Sat, 20 Jun 1998 11:44:56 -0400
Subject: CE: Trace Case Center


Hello List Members,

I ask that you post this temporary link everywhere you can:
http://www.evansville.net/~slk/icptr.htm Text of link as
follows:

Ted Phillips is THE foremost authority on trace cases and has
established the International Center for Physical Trace
Research. He will soon have his own web page linked to and from
the NICAP site.

Thanks,

Fran

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International Center for Physical Trace Research
 An International Center for Physical Trace Research is being
established by veteran researcher Ted Phillips to provide a
central repository for the receipt, study, and distribution of
UFO landing events involving physical residue. Phillips,
generally recognized as the top ground traces researcher in the
world, has worked on hundreds of such cases with the late Dr. J.
Allen Hynek and the Center for UFO Studies. as well as with
MUFON. Phillips had "retired" from active work with ground trace
cases, but had promised Dr. Hynek that he would revisit the
famous Delphos, KS, case. Recently he began work on updating
that case, and quickly became aware that little is being done by
UFO researchers in this important area of ground traces.

"There is a real need here," says Phillips. "There is a need for
responding quickly to the better cases, for utilizing the best
equipment and methods, for bringing data together, and for
analyzing the reports." He decided to come out of "retirement."

MUFON is cooperating with this new project, and MUFON field
investigators are asked to cooperate fully in getting
appropriate reports to Phillips quickly. All data will be
entered into a computer database and made available at a web
site linked to CUFOS, MUFON, and NICAP. The data will be updated
as material is converted to web site format. Data will be
displayed as a basic case listing consisting of one to two line
summaries. Links will be provided for each case which can then
be displayed in full report form with sketches and photographs.
Statistical studies will be posted as data is compiled.

"Analysis of landing residue will be aggressively pursued on a
priority basis when gathered or received. All data will be made
available including case reports, follow-up, and analysis
results."

The Center expects to take advantage of today's technology.

"Unlike the 1960's and 70's we now have the ability to
communicate at incredible speed. Using email as a link the
Center would be in a position to receive new cases almost as
they happen. In the high strangeness events, full on site
investigation will be done. We are attempting to acquire
resources for on site work at this time. In turn, we would be in
a position to communicate with people at a new site immediately
to preserve any traces existing there and suggest the proper
documentation of the site early on. This is extremely important
as some types of traces seem to be of short duration."

Phillips adds, "This is a project that we can all participate in
and learn from. It is a project that can yield results as
physical traces remain after the observation, they can be
documented, studied and subjected to scientific analysis. After
30 years of trace research I can assure you that this will take
time and a lot of work. With the help of many we can move ahead
and at the very least preserve the data for that point in the
future when it will be seriously considered."


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