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Re: Leaked 'Top Secret' UFO Documents Frauds

From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 13:33:22 -0700
Archived: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 12:24:58 -0400
Subject: Re: Leaked 'Top Secret' UFO Documents Frauds


>Source: PR Web - Ferndale, Washington,USA

>http://tinyurl.com/25bc3p

>Leaked 'Top Secret' Government UFO Documents Proven Frauds

>Long thought to be the 'smoking gun' of UFO and conspiracy
>theorists - top secret documents alleged to have been written
>by high ranking government and military officials, including
>three U.S. presidents, and leaked to the public in the early
>1980s, have now been proven fraudulent by forensic linguistic
>testing.

No, what has been demonstrated is that most of the documents
tested were probably not written by the person whose signature
is on the document. This doesn't necessarily demonstrate that
the documents are fraudulent, since memos are often prepared by
underlings and then signed by their superiors.

>Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) - Top secret documents alleged to have
>been written by high ranking government and military officials,
>including three U.S. presidents, leaked to the public in the
>early 1980s, have been proven fraudulent by recent forensic
>linguistic testing. These documents, collectively named The
>Majestic Documents by researchers, contained references to the
>alleged crash of a flying saucer near Roswell, NM, in July of
>1947. References to extraterrestrial technology and alien bodies
>appear in several of the documents. Dates of the documents
>themselves range from 1942 to the early 1990s.

>The Majestic Documents were allegedly authored by members of an
>above top secret task force (MJ-12) begun under the auspices of
>then President Truman to deal with the crash of an
>extraterrestrial space craft near Roswell. The cache of
>documents included memos written by President Truman; Admiral
>Roscoe Hillenkoetter, who would become the first Director of the
>CIA; Dr. Vannevar Bush, who chaired the Office of Scientific
>Research and Development; and General Nathan Twining, who headed
>the Air Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base,
>where the wreckage was taken, and who served as Air Force Chief
>of Staff (1953-1957) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
>(1957-1961). Aside from President Truman, memos allegedly
>written by presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy are also among the
>Majestic Documents.

Neither Eisenhower nor Kennedy wrote their inaugural addresses
either and linguistic testing would probably demonstrate this,
but that doesn't "prove" that they were "fraudulent." Big
difference.

>The documents were tested by Dr. Carol Chaski of Georgetown, DE,
>who was hired by Dr. Michael Heiser, a biblical scholar with an
>interest in the UFO phenomenon. Dr. Chaski is a leading expert
>in the linguistic science of authorship attribution, a
>discipline that uses computers to extract and define stylistic
>patterns in a given author's writings - a 'linguistic
>fingerprint'. Dr. Chaski pioneered her own computational
>document authentication software program, ALIAS, for such
>testing, and is currently the president of ALIAS Technology,
>LLC. Among the stylistic patterns detected by Dr. Chaski's
>specially-developed computer program are patterns in sentence
>structure, word order in parts of speech and use of
>punctuation.

>A total of 17 documents were tested, allegedly written by nine
>different authors. Dr. Heiser typed the prose text of the
>disputed Majestic Documents and a set of undisputed control
>documents for each author for Dr. Chaski's testing. Of the 17
>documents tested, only one can be scientifically validated as
>having been written by the author who is named. Dr. Heiser's
>assessment: "Anyone basing any claims of alien existence or an
>alien crash at Roswell on these documents would be foolish to
>do so; they just don't stand up to cutting edge scientific
>analysis."

It would be more accurate to say that the testing _probably_
shows (linguistic testing is not 100% perfect) that all but one
document was not written by the signaturees. While Heiser is
correct that this does not support their authenticity, he is
misleading in also suggesting that this analysis somehow
disproves authenticity. The documents could still be authentic
but written by others, then signed by the signatorees being
tested.

This happens all the time in government, business, etc. The guys
at the top rarely write their own stuff. Demonstrating they
didn't write it proves nothing one way or another.

There is also the possibility that some of the "undisputed
control documents for each author" may also not have been
personally written by them for the same reasons, whereas the
disputed document may have been authored by them. One could
still get the same negative testing results because the control
was contaminated. Therefore I would want to know how it was
determined that that the "undisputed controls" were exactly
that. Personal rather than business correspondence might
qualify, particularly if handwritten. Also, I would hope the
linguistic software also tested for internal consistency in the
control documents, i.e., they were all written by the same
person. If the software lacks this internal check, then the
results could very well be bogus.

In contrast, if the linguistic testing demonstrates that they
probably did personally write it, then it would be evidence for
authenticity.

On the other hand, even the seemingly "authenticate" document
could be a slightly rewritten knock-off of a genuine document
that has nothing to do with the UFO subject matter. Thus it
might still pass the linguistic test, yet still be phony.

So again, the testing can be suggestive of authenticity or lack
of authenticity, but can hardly prove either. It bothers me that
Heisner doesn't seem to have considered the various
possibilities here.

>A complete copy of the report on the testing procedures and
>results can be obtained at:

>http://www.mj12documents.com

For a charge of course! (Usual cheap shot about trying to make
money.) In fairness, it cost Heisner money to have the testing
done, and it is unlikely he will recoup his expenses, much less
make anything off it.

>Recently named one of the 100 most influential people in ufology
>by FATE Magazine, Michael S. Heiser, Ph.D. earned an M.A. and
>Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. from
>the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Heiser has taught at the
>college level for more than 12 years, and has had a lifelong
>interest in UFO, occult and paranormal phenomena. He is the
>author of The Fa=E7ade - available in a limited edition pre-
>release at:

>http://www.FacadeTheBook.com

Another shameless plea for people to buy his research. We can
therefore dismiss anything Heiser has to say here because he is
obviously only in it for the money, glory, etc., etc. (<=3D=3DHint:
satire)


David Rudiak


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