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Re: Michael Wolf's Samples in Italy

From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos@YorkU.CA>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 14:41:22 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Fwd Date: Tue, 06 Apr 1999 21:16:53 -0400
Subject: Re: Michael Wolf's Samples in Italy

>From: Gildas Bourdais <GBourdais@aol.com>
>Date: Sun, 4 Apr 1999 13:53:37 EDT
>Subject: Re: Michael Wolf's Samples in Italy
>To: updates@globalserve.net

>>Date: Thu, 01 Apr 1999 10:10:55 +0200
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>From: Edoardo Russo <edoardo.russo@torino.alpcom.it>
>>Subject: Re: Michael Wolf's
>>Samples in Italy

<snip>

>>No wonder Corrado might have confirmed any "ET" nature
>>of any 0.0+% of anything: since 1984, he's been claiming the
>>Ubatuba fragments were positively shown to contain
>>non-terrestrial isotopes. Didn't you ever read that in the
>>known literature about that case? You hadn't asked Malanga
>>(whom also publicly said that J. Vallee had intentionally
>>"lost" the only remaining Ubatuba sample).

>Didn't you read the outstanding book of Paul Hill which shows
>convincingly that, yes, the Ubatuba samples were extraordinary?
>And that, possibly, some of them had been destroyed purposely.
>As for Vallee, it's quite a possibility! His excuse : he was
>caught in the middle of a May 68 demonstration and dropped it in
>the gutter. A UFO debris lost by Vallee in a Paris gutter!!

There is an erroneous belief, even among some ufologists, that
the Ubatuba UFO samples no longer exist.

Back in 1957 Dr. Fontes acquired three small samples of a UFO
which allegedly exploded over Brazil in 1957.

Sample #1 was divided into several pieces and was distributed to
researchers Dr. Luisa Maria A. Barbosa and Mr. Elson Teixeira and
also to Major Roberto Caminha of the Brazilian Army and Commander
J.G. Brandao of the Brazilian Navy.

The reports from Dr. Barbosa and Mr. Teixeira are on record but
the reports from the Brazilian Army and Navy and their pieces
were never forwarded back to Dr. Fontes. They may still exist if
anyone cares to make a search for them.


Samples #2 and #3 were transferred to APRO, the U.S. based UFO
organization run by the late James and Coral Lorenzen.

Tests were done on these two samples, which still exist, and
their reports are on record too.

In 1997 Dr. Peter A. Sturrock of Stanford University arranged
for Dr. Sam Wang of Vancouver, Canada to determine the isotopic
ratios of Magnesium in a piece of one of these samples.

The results of this test showed that the Magnesium isotope Mg24
(which makes up nearly 80 percent of terrestrial Magnesium) was
nearly absent in the Ubatuba UFO piece that was tested.

Although it is believed that isotopic ratios for a given element
are the same anywhere on Earth, they do in fact vary by up to a
few percentage points, especially for the lighter elements.

The surprising, different isotopic ratios found in the Ubatuba
UFO piece (certainly much larger than the alleged 0.01 or 0.1
percent in the Dr. Wolf's sample), would be impossible to
account through natural causes alone.

We are now waiting for other researchers using different forms
of testing to confirm Dr. Wang's test results.


Four pieces of the original three samples given to Dr. Fontes
and the latest test results are available through Dr. Sturrock.

Nick Balaskas



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