From: Edward Gehrman <egehrman.nul> Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2012 10:46:32 -0700 Archived: Sun, 03 Jun 2012 07:48:38 -0400 Subject: Santilli & Socorro >From: Edward Gehrman <egehrman.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 09:10:44 -0700 >Subject: Re: Alien Autopsy And Philip Mantle >And how did Ray Santilli describe and give directions to >a dry lake with burned vegetation and rocks, covered with a >strange blue melted material, eventually identified as >cristobalite? He has never been to Socorro. http://alienautopsy-yes.com/creatures.html List, Isn't there someone on the list willing to try to answer the question above? I've added some background info below but the question still remains: If there wasn't a cameraman, how did Ray or others know about this very unusual and secluded site, covered with a material that can only be created by melting silica at an intense heat? And why do we only find it concentrated in this one area? "I've explored the site thoroughly accompanied by my wife and brother; I've tried to interest others in a careful, forensic exploration. By the time my brother and I began searching for the site, the Alien Autopsy had been relegated to either the gray basket or the wastebasket of most respectable UFO researchers; we knew that anything we found would be suspect unless we found tangible proof. As I have stated before, both my brother and I are very familiar with New Mexico history and geology and what to expect when we hike the desert, so we both were excited when we found an area, larger than three football fields, covered with a strange glass- like material that neither of us could identify. At the time, I didn't realize just how difficult it could be to identify a mineral sample. I now know better; the only precise method is X-ray Diffraction. I had sent samples of the strange material to many researchers but while most found it unusual, they couldn't positively identify what it was. Some thought it was a form of agate (Chalcedony) and one said it looked like igneous calcite. I sent samples to the BLT research team and they found it interesting but nothing definitive. Finally I sent some to Phyllis Budinger who performed a IR spectra as well as microscope pix. She wrote: "The microscope pix do suggest a melted mineral, I.e. glass-like. However, I was quite surprised at the infrared spectrum. It suggests quartz still in crystalline state. I need to take more spectra and study the data more in-depth. So don't take this as the end result. XRD should resolve this issue." She suggested Sampath Iyengar, a PhD chemist, with a degree in mineralogy. He owns a lab in Wildomar, CA. and is considered an expert with XRD (X-Ray Diffraction) which is a powerful technique for identifying minerals. I send Dr. Iyengar a sample of the material and he agreed to test it for me. The results were unequivocal: the material was Cristobalite, a high temperature indicator, forming at above 1450C. It was a melt on top of the rhyolite and not formed from the rhyolite. Cristobalite is never found under the conditions that exist at the crash site. "Cristobalite occurs in igneous rocks located in areas of volcanic activity. It rarely occurs in detectable samples. Some localities where noticeable material has come from are: Cerro San Cristobal, Pachua, Mexico (the origination of its name); Little Lake, Coso Hot Springs, Inyo Co., California; the San Juan Mountains in Colorado; Obsidian Cliff in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming; Mt. Lassen in Lassen Volcanic National Park in California; and Crater Lake National Park, Klamath Co., Oregon." (notice that New Mexico wasn't mentioned) Ed Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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