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Re: Aliens Among Us - & Other Thoughts...

From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos@YorkU.CA>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 19:05:56 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Fwd Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 08:15:56 -0400
Subject: Re: Aliens Among Us - & Other Thoughts...

On Tue, 13 Apr 1999, UFO UpDates - Toronto wrote:

>From: Gildas Bourdais <GBourdais@aol.com>
>Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 13:53:21 EDT
>Subject: Re: Aliens Among Us - & Other Thoughts...
>To: updates@globalserve.net


>I think you have given here very interesting information again,
>after the analysis of the Ubatuba fragment.

>Is it possible to have the text of the letter of Dr Fontes?
>Would you have a reference (a book, or review) where I could
>find it?

>It looks like a very valuable document, especially since the
>special nature of the Ubatuba fragments seems to be confirmed.

Hi Gildas.

To my knowledge, no further independent Magnesium (Mg) isotope
ratio testing on the Ubatuba UFO fragments has been done since
1997 when Dr. Peter Sturrock had Dr. Sam Wang at Elemental
Research in Vancouver, B.C. do the analysis using Inductively
Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS) that found the very
unEarthly Mg isotope ratios.  Since there is a possibility the
ICP-MS results may have been misinterpreted because of problems
of interference from other species such as C2, CN, etc., I am
now trying to get the Ubatuba UFO fragments tested again,
possibly using laser induced fluorescence (LIF), which has high
resolution and does not have the interference that the ICP-MS
technique suffers from for certain elements.

As for the text of Dr. Olavo T. Fontes' letter, I probably have
a complete copy at my father's home in Ottawa where I have many
of my UFO books, periodicals and papers.  A slightly edited
version of this letter, dated February 27, 1958, can be found in
William S. Steinman's and Wendelle C. Stevens' excellent book
"UFO Crash at Aztec" (pages 179 to 187).  Since Dr. Fontes was
the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO) representative
for Brazil, a copy of his letter may still be found in the APRO

You will also find a complete report on the Ubatuba UFO case
including Dr. Fontes' involvement in Coral and Jim Lorenzen's
(founders and co-directors of APRO) book "Flying Saucers - the
Startling Evidence of the Invasion from Outer Space".

I hope the information above is of help.

Nick Balaskas

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