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The Lost Scorpion Found - 11-06 UFO Magazine

From: Gord Heath <gordheath.nul>
Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2007 13:01:27 -0800
Fwd Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2007 08:19:33 -0500
Subject: The Lost Scorpion Found - 11-06 UFO Magazine


To: vecker1.nul, webmaster.nul


Re: The Lost Scorpion Found (UFO Magazine, November 2006)

Dear Editor,

I read your article on the alleged discovery of the missing F-89
in your November issue and was quite surprised to note that it
contained no mention that this discovery is now widely believed
to be a hoax. Also, contrary to the brief follow-up comments by
Dirk Vander Ploeg in the December issue of UFO magazine, there
seems to be nothing of the story which can be verified. Many
individuals have checked into this story and it seems that no
one has yet been able to verify even the most basic information.
I am sure that your readers would be interested to know the
findings of the investigation by James Carrion, international
director of MUFON into the claims of Adam Jimenez.

I will briefly summarize the findings:

1) No one has yet been able to verify the existence of “Great
Lakes Dive Company” (GLDC) which Jimenez claimed to be an
incorporated company or LLC in the state of <?xml:namespace
prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"
/>Michigan.

2) No one in the Great Lakes shipwreck searching community or
dive community seems to have any knowledge of Great Lakes Dive
Company as an organization actively involved in the searches
they mentioned on their web site.

3) No one seems to have any basic information about Adam Jimenez
to validate he is who he claims to be, such as an address or
current phone number.

4) While the GLDC web site was operational, no photographs of
team members, boats or sonar equipment were ever posted to the
website to document their alleged discovery.

5) Some experts in the field of side scan sonar believe the
alleged sonar images may be fakes.

6) The initial story quoted in an email that was forwarded to
the UFO Updates list, appears to be faked as an Associated Press
story from a Port Huron, Michigan publication.

It should be noted that Adam Jimenez claimed to have video
recordings obtained from an ROV survey of the alleged F-89. He
claimed that the tail code was visible in the video and that the
canopy of the craft was intact, implying that the crew were
still inside. Despite these claims, he never shared any of this
evidence with any of the family of the missing pilot, Lt. Gene
Moncla.

It is unfortunate that persisting questions surrounding the
mysterious disappearance have largely been side-stepped in your
coverage of what seems to be an elaborate hoax. I have spent
many years researching this incident and my findings are
published on the UFOBC website at www.ufobc.ca/kinross. I am
sure your readers will be quite interested to know that parts
from a military jet aircraft were found in the bush near the
eastern shore of Lake Superior back in October 1968. A
photograph of the tail stabilizer is shown with an Ontario
Provincial Police officer and USAF officer on the front page of
the Sault Daily Star newspaper, accompanying articles about the
discovery. It appears that the identity of the mystery jet was
never released to the public and the Canadian government claims
they have no file records of this discovery.  Were these parts
from the missing F-89?

The article in UFO Magazine also reprints a map which
erroneously places the last position of the F-89 in the accident
report as being at coordinates 45 degrees 00 minutes north at a
location near Sturgeon Bay, Michigan. The actual coordinates are
printed in several locations such as the Search and Rescue
report prepared by the RCAF and in several telexes. All state
the last coordinates were 48 degrees 00 minutes north and 86
degrees 49 minutes west, north of the US Canada border over Lake
Superior.

In closing, I wish to bring to your attention the photograph
which you published in your magazine of Lt. Moncla, contains no
caption mentioning this photograph was provided to me by his
sister, Leonie Shannon and his cousin, Carol Campbell. I don't
know where you obtained the photograph but I know it has been
published several times on the web since we first posted it in
an article printed in the UFOBC quarterly and now posted on our
web page devoted to the missing pilot
http://www.ufobc.ca/kinross/persons/personsMonclaMain.htm

I enjoyed reading many of the other articles in your November
issue, but I couldn’t restrain myself from responding to your
articles referring to the missing F-89.

Yours truly,

Gord Heath
UFOBC




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