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Jack 'Alien Autopsy' Barnett Dead?

From: Edoardo Russo <edoardo.russo@torino.alpcom.it>
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 1999 18:41:22 +0200
Fwd Date: Thu, 01 Apr 1999 17:49:20 -0500
Subject: Jack 'Alien Autopsy' Barnett Dead?

Hello Folks!

We gather from a credible yet unnamable source that ill-famed
so-called "alien autopsy" cameraman, aka "Jack Barnett", died
recently for a cancer.

As you probably know, some Italian ufologists have long been
closely associated with Ray Santilli, the man who started it all
by supposedly buying the footage directly from J.B.  Such
Italian people have been among the very first allowed to see ALL
THREE footages (the still-undiffused "first" one, the publicly
known "second" one and the "tent" one), not to mention that they
were also given copy of THEM ALL and even allowed to have the
"tent footage" sold in commercial video-cassettes. They were
also given some of the very few film samples to analyze.

You will also probably remember that the true identity of J.B.
have always been kept undisclosed by Ray Santilli, except to
some very close associates of his, to the point that Philip
Mantle could only have J.B. call him on the phone through Ray's
intervention, and the "Japanese" video-interview could only be
arranged through Mr Santilli himself. Indeed, Ray told a few
people some different versions about the true identity of Jack
Barnett, but at least two of his confidents felt (and told they
were) pretty sure they had finally got the real data and knew
exactly who he was and where he lived.

Well, the news has been circulating around them in the last few
days that J.B. is now dead.

Of course, I can neither check nor confirm such news (or better:

I was also informed that "those in the know" would promptly and
firmly deny that, if asked, though I cannot imagine why.

From my viewpoint, Jack Barnett's death would only be of benefit
to Ray Santilli and to his fellows and supporters, expecially
now that new doubts are surfacing abouth the truthfullness of
the story.


1) either J.B. has always been a non-existent person, conceived
out of fantasy; telling that he's now dead would then close
forever any hope to get to the assumed source of the footage and
let Ray the one and only "mouth of truth" about it all;

2) or J.B. was the real 'McCoy', and his death would put any
further attempt to trace him (and to have the whole story told
by his own mouth) to an end, to the same consequence of above.

Anyway, those still engaged in an effort to get to the truth may
put a stone upon that way.

R.I.P., "Jack Barnett". Your 'Alien Autopsy' never will, and
your ghost will haunt us - forever.

Best regards

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