Wednesday, June 22, 2016

UFO excursions and ICBMs: Artificial Intelligent Probes?


Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) probes may best describe the UFO encounters over our nuclear facilities which is to include our underground silo based ICBMs.  That's the basic premise of Rich Reynolds thoughts.  This stemming from a Destination America recap that aired 6/16/16 of the 1968 Minot AFB UFO incident.

http://ufocon.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-1968-minot-ufo-incident.html

Rich was kind enough to link my original Minot blog post:

http://timhebert.blogspot.com/2010/12/did-ufo-attempt-to-launch-minot-afb.html

My original Minot posting dealt with an incident involving the late David Schuur which could only have occurred between 1964-1967 and had nothing to do with the 1968 incident.  Rich thinks that this may be a good case for AIs probing the on-board computer systems of the affected ICBMs.  BTW, Rich would contribute this to A.I.s of the ET variety.

Such probes would have been sent from an advanced civilization located in our galaxy or even from the far reaches of the universe.  This assumes that such a civilization would have reached technological maturity, but due to the shear distance needed to travel, this civilization would be extinct once its probe(s) arrived at our planet.  This is not so far fetched if we take into account the numerous deep space probes of our own with some having left the solar system, ie Pioneer and Voyager.

I find the concept of AI probes of interest and such theories should be given due consideration, however, this theory does not fit David Schuur's story, nor does it adequately fit the 1968 incident.

There is no documentation that supported Schuur other than an interview that he gave to Robert Hastings.  Over the past few years and based on an extensive review of the Malmstrom Echo Flight shutdown (1967) engineering analysis, I've  come to believe that problems surrounding the Sensitive Command Network (SCN) was a plausible cause of the spurious lighted commands on the Commander's Console experienced by Schuur.

As I explained to Rich, the 1968 Minot incident was a different "animal."  This case, as all who have followed here, involved numerous ground observers plus a B-52 that over flew the flight area(s).  Added to this is the extensive investigation carried out by the Air Force and Project Blue Book.  One can find fault in numerous Blue Book investigations, but this one appeared to be one of the better ones.

Rich Reynolds states that he understands Robert Hastings' concerns that UFOs may be attempting to disable our nuclear weapons.  To show the absurdity of this theory, I offer the following blog post:


http://timhebert.blogspot.com/2010/12/did-ufo-attempt-to-launch-minot-afb.html

"Is there credible evidence that UFO's disrupted the operations of US ICBMs?  The facts appear not to support this hypothesis.   All documented mishaps and problems have been attributed mostly to human error in dealing with complex systems.  The major ICBM weapon systems have evolved solely based on the concepts of system reliability and economic cost factors.  Missiles/rockets that relied on liquid propellants and oxidizers gave way to safer solid propellants thus reducing mishaps.  Individuals such as Robert Hastings have presented anecdotal evidence that "strange" lights of an undetermined nature have been sighted over and near US ICBM sites, but he has failed to demonstrate that this phenomena resulted in the operational disruption of our nuclear missile forces.  We, as humans, have been quite adapt at disrupting our ICBMs with out needing help from ET."  Tim Hebert

Complicated systems interfacing with UFO-like A.I. probes?  There is no credible information that supports such notions.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Minot 1968: The Oscar 07 Intrusion


This is a continuation of the Minot UFO incident on 24 October 1968.  For me, this is probably the most bizarre portion of the saga only for the follow on psychological aspects of the story.

Per the initial up channeled report from Minot to Wright-Patterson AFB (FTD) and subsequently to PBB:


"At 0949 Z (0449 CDT), Oscar 7 site's inner and outer alarms sounded at Wing Security Control.  Oscar 7 is 10 miles north and eleven and one half miles east of November 7.  A security alert team was dispatched and found the padlock to the chain link fence open and the fence gate standing open.  This set off the outer alarm.  Inside the complex, a horizontal door had been unsecured and left open and the combination lock dial had been turned off it's setting thus triggering the inner alarm.  No tracks, prints or impressions were found."


And further into the message:


"The Oscar 7 alarms could be attributed to a circumstantial effort of pranksters, however no evidence of trespassers was found."


The only critique that I have is that the outer and inner zone alarms would have sounded initially in the LCC.  Based on the indications of a security situations, the launch crew would have notified the FSC declaring a "security situation" for O-07. [in the 1970s-1990s, OZ/IZ alarms would have been a Situation 4].  The FSC would have dispatched the SAT based on the launch crew's security declaration then he would have logged and made a call to Wing Security Control.


Per PBB MFR, Lt Marano attempted to call Minot Base Operations querying if missile sites had been broken into before and what were the results.  Subsequent reports had confirmed that 0-7 was not an isolated incident as this type of security breach had occurred on at least three other occasions.  Werlich would eventually state, "...This is a sensitive subject. Anybody that could unlock the padlock wouldn't be a prankster from the farm areas.  There are keys for these padlocks and its hard to judge how many keys have been made."


I would have to agree with the above.  Encroachment was always seen as a security risk, hence the adaptation of an Outer Zone microwave perimeter and a corresponding Inner Zone detection setup for breaches into the launch facility itself.  Throughout the history of the Minuteman system, there have been unauthorized intrusions onto the sites.


Based upon the above and the timing of the OZ/IZ alarms going off, I can not find any evidence that this played any part of the UFO story other than that of a coincidence.  If the padlock to the site entry gate was intact [not cut] then this would indicate that someone affiliated with the missile security group, who would have had access to the keys, entered the site without authorization.


Whoever did enter the site had knowledge of the workings of the site's security system.  He knew that the OZ alarm activated, not by merely opening the gate, but by walking some distance breaking the microwave beam.  He also knew that opening the personnel access hatch [requiring a separate key] and spinning the combination dial would set off the IZ alarm.  Then he left the site knowing that it took the SAT 15 to 20 minutes to be dispatched and arrive at the site.  By then, the intruder would have disappeared into the still darkness of the morning.


There is one type of individual who could have done this and had full authorization to do so in a clandestine way.  A Flight Security Officer (FSO) could have been roving around the flight area for the purpose of conducting a security exercise.  This was common for all SAC missile wings.  The FSO could have entered the site setting off both security zones and backed off the site for the purpose of evaluating the FSC and SAT.  The SAT had certain protocols and procedures on how to "strike" the site depending on the type of security situation.  The FSO also observe if the launch crew actually declared the security situation to the FSC.

This certainly would describe what happened on O-07, but there is no indication that there was an FSO in the area.  William Smith, the Oscar FSC, never made mentioned of such an exercise occurring.  The Wing Security Control logs do not mention a security exercise.  So I can only assume that this was not the case. 

I had provided a brief comment to Gilles Fernandez over at the Sceptic Ovni forum a while back, 2012:

What has been discussed so far in this thread is reports from Minot 1968. Supposedly a UFO attempted to lift the launcher closure door covering a missile silo. Sensationalism propagated by Raymond Fowler and others via an old CUFOS article.

Reading the Blue Book report, it appeared that some one had accessed the A-pit security system. Basically this was a top layered covering over the actually personnel access hatch known as the B-pit. The A pit weighed in at precisely 167 pounds requiring at least two people to lift exposing the B-pit circuit allowing access into the interior of the missile silo.

Back in the early 1980s the A pit circuit had a combination dial which only security personnel had access to to open the A-pit and then lifting out the 167 pound plug. Once the B pit was exposed then maintenance personnel would then activate the B pit cover causing it to be lowered down far enough for entrance into the silo. This took approximately 20 minutes if not longer (due to security protocols)

In 1968, the A pit circuit was only secured with a standard lock merely requiring a key to unlock rather than the use of an elaborate combination system. It would have been feasible, if not probable, that someone had left the A pit unlocked after maintenance had been performed. Numerous wing agencies had copies of keys and would have had access.

There was no evidence that the B plug had been tampered with nor had anything affected that particular missile. The launcher closure door was never tampered with. Purely sensationalism overriding reality.

The reason for all of the initial confusion was who had up channeled the report. I believe that since Minot was a dual wing, having both a bomb and missile wing, a Wing Command Post controller affiliated with the bomb wing (B-52s) had up channeled the report. This individual would have had little knowledge concerning the operational status and terminologies used in the Minuteman system. The actual report and how it was written appears to support my hypothesis.   Tim Hebert

The above was written based on a CUFOs write up of the case.  One would ask where did all of this sensationalism originate?  This is where the story takes a bizarre turn and is a great lesson in the psycho-social aspects of any UFO story.


The Psycho/Social Aspects of O-07.


Tom Tulien and Jim klotz interviewed Col Werlich's daughters, Kim Flippo and Melody Gibson in Feb 2001.  Both Ms. Flippo and Gibson indicated that their father had gone out to O-07 with a Geiger counter.  Ms. Flippo giving the indication that the "readings were way off the chart."  Per the PBB MFRs, Col Werlich was planning to go out to the site with a Geiger counter, but there was never a follow up to see if this did occur...at least based on the PBB case write up.  So based on Flippo's and Gibson's recall, this did occur.


Klotz tells both daughters that the B-52 co-pilot was debriefed by the Air Division and told that the blast doors on top of the silo had been tampered with.  Ms Gibson indicates that she had heard that the "lid to the missile was open...it had moved the slab."


Klotz had relayed another story that "...two men sent to check out the site security were found unconscious with the top of the truck blistered...LF fence smashed down and the blast door was moved.


Klotz did tell the daughters that documents did not support the above.  I can assume that the O-07 story was embellished from a simple intrusion to that of the above.  Like the Malmstrom Echo shutdown, it was the talk of the base...rumors absent of facts.


Back at the base proper, Richard Clark told Tom Tulien in 2003 that he had heard that a crew [SAT?] was sent out to one of the missile sites after alarms went off and 3 silos were affected with alarms being set off.


In Feb 2005, Ralph Holland, Major General (Ret) recalled the O-07 intrusion and the rumors that had circulated.  Per General Holland, no lid was found off of the site [launcher closure door].  Holland further denied telling anyone that a UFO was seen hovering over one of the LFs.


How much radiation was detected at O-07, if any?



Its clear that Col Werlich had the intention to visit the site and use a Geiger counter and based on the recollections of Werlich's daughters this did occur.  But were the readings "off the charts" as Ms Flippo claimed?

William Smith stated to Tulien in 2001 that he recalled that an officer investigated the LF and found  trace evidence radiation inside the LF, but near the parking area in a circular pattern.

This actually makes sense as the parking area would have been used by the tractor trailer van containing the RV used in the site's last RV swap.  The van had a circular opening corresponding to the launch tube diameter when pulled directly over the site with the launcher closure door pulled open.  The van would have been parked in the parking area awaiting the need to pull over the site opening and eventually mating the RV to the missile's guidance system and third stage booster.  So it is possible that trace radiation could have been read in a circular pattern in the parking area. 

Conclusions


Oscar 07 appears to have no connection to the UFO story.  What is known is that someone familiar with the site security set up and having access to the site's locks entered the site and deliberately set off both the OZ and IZ alarms.  Who that was remains a mystery.  I believe that it is still an outside possibility that a FSO set off the alarms as part of a site security exercise.  But, there is no tangible evidence to back up this assertion on my part.


Oscar 07 did provide grist for the rumor mill.  But obviously there was nothing to these rumors.  FSC William Smith would later tell Tulien and Klotz that he had jogged past the site during daylight and noticed nothing amiss. 


There is no credible evidence that abnormally high readings of radiation where detected on the site.  The trace amount found could have been residual readings from the last RV swap. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The psycho-social dynamics of an Emergency Room's waiting area


Last September I had to take my wife to the local hospital's emergency room due to severe pain associated with a kidney stone.  We arrived at around 1000 am.  Being a Registered Nurse, I calculated that we may be arriving at a decent time for we were well past the witching hours for cardiac arrest, but would severe lower back pain give us an inside move for a quicker visit?  I was doubtful and silently girded my self for the long haul.

I checked her in at the desk and provided a brief description for the visit.  After providing the obligatory demographic and insurance information, we were "invited" to find a seat in the waiting area.

Best count that I had was that 25 to 30 people were occupying seats in the waiting area.  I assumed that not all were patients as there would have been family members there also. It was an eclectic mixture of people.  Young, old, male, female, white, black, Hispanic and some that were Asian to round out the mix.  All were in some various stages of distress.  A few with blankets covering them.  Some talking with family, others merely staring into the distance.

My wife, being in her own world of pain and distress gave nary a good damn about the others.  Pain is a sensation that makes even the best of us descend into a world lacking of civility and empathy.  She expected that her husband would smooth the path for her to be seen quicker as I was an RN and I would have knowledge of a secret code or handshake. In this she was sadly mistaken as I would be equally held hostage to the triage system.

1100 am, my wife is pacing about the waiting room.  Back pain appears to be increasing. It's "10" on the standard pain rating scale.  She feels nauseous and she stumbles into the woman's restroom to vomit.  I have one of the CNAs check on her.  An ER RN meets her and provides her a dissolving tablet of Zofran to relieve the nausea and she is shown back to the waiting area.

1115 am, my wife's name is called.  It seems the vomiting episode got her to the first level of triage.  Some of the waiting room multitude look on with either envy or out right loathing. An RN quietly types into a computer while my wife is stuttering about her pain sensations and locations.  Brevity is not one of my wife's strong points. Vital signs are taken.  An emergency room doctor walks into the small triage room and after briefly looking at her he orders a dose of hydrocodone (Vicodin) which my wife accepts like it was a wafer handed out during Communion.  Then she is politely shown back to the waiting room.

1130 am, we're both still seated in the waiting room.  My wife is still waiting for the full effect of the Vicodin.  Slightly agitated that nothing else is being done.  I calmly tell her that she will be seen in the next layer of the triage system when its her turn.  Meanwhile, the rest of the crowd waiting has changed in number.  Familiar faces are no longer seen as they have progress to the next level and had disappeared behind the double doors of the main emergency room.

1200 noon, still waiting.  A small trickle of our co-waiters have made it through the double doors.  More people have filtered in through the main entrance to take their place in the waiting area.  A murmur starts to ripple through the waiting room.  I hear one person tell another, "Fucking multiple car crash on hwy 78, they're sending ambulances our way."  I sigh, my wife utters a few choice words as she has grasped that we will all have to wait longer for the double doors.

1 pm, I'm hungry and buy what ever crap is available in the vending machine.  Trip to the men's room.  Whoever is in the stall sounds as if he is either vomiting or crapping himself...perhaps both.  I quickly finish my business and get the hell out.  I tell the man waiting outside, a friend of "stall man" that he should check on him.   Empathy has totally left the building.

2 pm,  the queuing line has slowly started up and the "hopeful" are now making it through the double doors.  My wife's pain appears to be manageable, but her aggravation is not.  A man stumbles through the entrance door holding his hand yelling, "I've been bitten by a rattlesnake!"  A collective groan is heard from the waiting multitude.  The agitation levels of those waiting is increasing as "snakebite man" is quickly taken back through the double doors.  There is no pity left in the waiting crowd.  Meanwhile others slowly migrate through the ER's entrance to dutifully take their place in the waiting room.

3 pm, still waiting.  Light conversation is heard in the area.  Someone is chuckling.  Names are being called off in quick succession.  Then, two men enter the ER holding up another man who is bleeding profusely from a head/face wound wrapped in towels.  "He took a chainsaw to the face!," screams out one of the supporting friends.  The groans and moans from the waiting crowd reaches a crescendo as all know that their time for the double doors has been put on hold. "Chainsaw man" has upended the flow and dynamics of the waiting area.

430 pm,  wife's name is called and it's off to the back via the double doors.  Lab work, CT scan, and the repeating of the same history leading to the ER visit is accomplished in under 2 hours.  Final diagnosis was a renal stone still lodged in the right kidney.  

630 pm, freedom as my wife and I depart the ER.  A quick glance show that new faces now occupy the waiting area and others now start trickling in.  We spent a little over 8 hours waiting to for her to be seen and treated.

As a closing comment on the above, I abhor going to the ER either as a patient or a supporting family member.  I try my best to avoid the mind numbing wait, yet sometimes it's necessary.  Acute care clinics have been a good answer to the overloading of the ER system, but at times the hours of operation are a limiting factor.

The emergency waiting room is a good example of the herd mentality.  There is a weak bond that develops within a small core group.  It offers a means to distract away from ills or pain that they are experiencing, but that bond can easily be broken.  Empathy is a commodity that easily waxes and wanes.  

Friday, May 6, 2016

Weirdness abounds

Here are some weird stories...

http://reportingtexas.com/out-of-the-shadows-witchcraft-expands-in-austin-and-beyond/

http://www.timesofisrael.com/man-seeks-restraining-order-against-god/

And for Rich Reynolds who is fascinated about the looming of A.I. and posthumanism:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/7130791/KFC-opens-futuristic-robot-run-restaurant-in-Shanghai.html

With the push to increase minimum wages, especially here in California, we can probably see an increase in automation.  Carl's Jr. has already put forth plans to build a totally automated restaurant prototype.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

The personal effects of pseudoscience

My son Nick!


We're all aware of the numerous themes that encompass the use of pseudoscience.  As a refresher, pseudoscience is the claim, belief or practice presented as science, yet devoid of any validation through the use of scientific methodology.

There are numerous examples of pseudoscience and rather than list them, it's easier to search on-line and find a comprehensive listing.

I have a 27 year old son who has autistic traits.  He's on the spectrum, not having full blown autism, yet readily noticeable when having a conversation with him.  To make it easier for everyone else, my wife and I will tell people that he has autism, because that term is readily known and easier to intellectually digest, but to explain the spectrum traits tends to be somewhat of a challenge.

My son is considered high functioning.  Through years of early interventions and forcing school districts to provide quality IEP programs for special education, my son is on the verge of receiving his AA degree through one of the local community colleges.  It's been a long arduous road for him.

My son knows that he is "different."  His ability to learn, process and retain information is slowed.  Abstract thoughts for the most part is fleeting, as he is still (probably always will) a concrete thinker.  Despite these intellectual challenges, he is like any normal individual who harbors common hopes, dreams and desires.  His thought process and content tend to be in the present tense, as the future is too abstract of a concept to logically contemplate.

He is a computer savant.  He cannot read an English essay or short story for comprehension, but he can read a computer tech manual word for word.  Digest the conceptual aspects and discuss the concepts in a logical and meaningful manner.  He has built his own computer from scratch always chasing that mythical and allusive high clock speed.  Yet his down fall in the abstract world of computer hardware and software is the concrete idea that "more is better."  The glass is always mentally perceived as half empty.

Those who have autistic traits tend to be overly obsessive-compulsive and somewhat ritualistic.  My son is no different as his OCD traits gravitate towards collecting data...lots of data.  He is a data miner.  He mines for data that is mostly irrelevant to my wife or myself, but has significant meaning for him.

Despite the above, and like I stated, my son knows that he is different.  He looks for science to cure his autistic traits.  He has researched the future for the use of biological nanobots to repair damaged parts of his  brain.  Yes, I've told him that such things may be in the offering, but this technology may still be years in the research phases and still may offer no curative measures for him.

Last night, while at work, he calls me and tells me that he has watched the most amazing video that may offer hope and it was from a gentleman named Bruce Lipton who stated that people such as my son can alter their core genetics and DNA through a person's beliefs.  

Lipton? Warning bells went off in my mind.  I quickly pulled up Lipton and his work on my computer and my suspicions were confirmed.  My son was pulled into the lure of pseudoscience's siren call.

Here is Lipton's wiki page. Plus a simple Google search brings up much more.

"Lipton remains on the sidelines of conventional discussions of epigenetics, basically ignored by mainstream science.[13]
Surgical oncologist David Gorski has described Lipton as a crank who misunderstands evolutionary biology. He notes that some of Lipton's ideas start out based on research from epigenetics but he twists them into a "woo-sphere".[14]

Lipton's cure is merely another remedy from new age alternative medicine.  Or as most like to coin, "integrative medicine."  Lipton's work has been discredited by his peers as lacking any scientific proof of efficacy.  He offers fool's gold to those such as my son.

As I explained to my son, there is no cure at this time for those who are autistic or are on the spectrum.  There may be in the distant future, but as of now there is none.  I provided him the analogy of a traffic accident on a high speed interstate highway where traffic back and forth are at a stand still.  In order to mitigate the back up of traffic, detours are put in place to allow traffic to go around the accident.  These detours may not be as efficient as the interstate, but it allows traffic to flow around the accident.  

By the use of early interventions and special education programs, these "detours" are the new information pathways that have formed in my son's brain.  Some may use the term as rewiring, but nonetheless, these new pathways allow the processing of information.  It may not be efficient, but it does get the job done in a long roundabout way.

I do not discourage my son from researching for new methodologies.  I only ask that if he finds something of interest that we both look into it.  I'm a man of complete optimism and instill in my son that his future is still bright and that I will walk down this path with my arm around his shoulders. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Brian Bell proposes an interesting theory about the 1947 Roswell incident

I saw this over at Rich Reynold's UFO Conjectures regarding a series of comments posted by Brian on Kevin Randle's blog.

Brian, who has commented a few times here, proposes an intriguing theory about Roswell. Brian writes that he is not sure that this had been proposed in the past. [I've not seen this either]

Hopefully Brian won't mind if I take the liberty of posting his comments.

Blogger Brian Bell said...
@ Anthony -

Indeed. You wrote:

"So I think that we are at the point where to argue for a conventional explanation we need a specific proposal with some actual evidence to support it."

I'll offer yet another proposal that I doubt has ever been considered. If it has I'd be surprised.

Yes this one is based on documented facts, although the speculative portion is simply mine. It may sound to some as impossible, but no more impossible than the speculations that aliens crashed near Roswell. At least we have facts that could support it.

PART I - FACTS:

1) In 1943 Stalin wanted to pursue the development of a long range multi engine strategic bomber.

2) During 1944 and 1945, three intact US B-29's and one wrecked one were interned with their crews after landing near Vladivostok after bombing raids on Japan.

3) Stalin immediately ordered his aviation industry to "reverse engineer" the B-29 in no more than two years (1947). The project was the TU-4.

4) The TU-4 project was well underway early in 1945. An increase in quality control and sheer perseverance moved things along. The end of the war with Japan made no difference in the production effort. It was full speed ahead. The U.S. had previously not believed the Russians had the capability to clone the B-29, it seemed totally inconceivable. The public Russian debut in the Aviation Day parade in August 1947 changed their minds. The U.S. found itself in a panic situation when they learned the TU-4 was indeed a reality, capable of hitting any target in the U.S. There were reports of “one way” missions by hundreds of TU-4s carrying nuclear bombs attacking the U.S. This forced the U.S. to beef up their Radar systems, surface to air missiles, and interceptor jet fighters.

5) The initial production TU-4's were first flown in May 1947 several months ahead of the July 7 Roswell incident. The US had no knowledge they existed at that time thinking the Russians could not reverse engineer the aircraft.

6) The Soviets were challenged by the complexity of the bomber, and it drove them to evaluate how to develop new alloys and composites to keep the aircraft within targeted weights - they had to come up with ways of making things lighter, which they achieved within 1% of the B-29's weight.

7) The Soviets captured a great deal of German Luftwaffe industrial technology at the close of WWII. That included experimental aircraft material including advanced composites (plastic impregnated wood) and titanium alloys.

8) It is well known that during the Cold War Soviet aircrews and allied communist nations defected by flying their aircraft to the West. The first officially reported incident of a Soviet defection occurred October 9, 1948 when Piotr Pirogov and Anatoly Barsov defected by flying their TU-2 bomber from the USSR to Linz, Austria.

8) The Soviets also began their own atomic weapons research in 1943. US intelligence predicted the Soviets could not achieve the bomb until 1952 while Britain predicted 1953.

9) With the help of German scientists captured at the close of WWII (Soviet Alsos) the Russians shocked the world when they detonated their first A-bomb in 1949. This achievement was facilitated by acquisition of plutonium and uranium between 1945 and 1947.

10) The TU-4 was being developed simultaneously with the Soviet A-bomb and Stalin's plan was to use the reverse engineered plane as the delivery vehicle for his A-bomb over US territory. The TU-4 was intended to be a "one way" non-return strike bomber that could hit any target in the US. It did prove to have the range to accomplish this.
April 8, 2016 at 8:23 AM
Blogger Brian Bell said...
PART II - SPECULATIVE HYPOTHESIS:

1) A Soviet TU-4 was flown from Russia to the US in July 1947 by a flight crew intent on defecting to the West. The planes had already been in full production for two months before the incident and aircraft were available to do so.

2) The aircraft had full capability of accomplishing this long-range flight, and could be flown successfully with a crew of four men (not the full compliment of eleven) consisting of pilot, copilot, navigator, and flight engineer.

3) Soviet aircrews trained in the captured US B-29s beginning in 1945 and had the skill to accomplish this mission since that was what they were intended to do if deployed - a one-way trip.

4) The TU-4 entered US airspace undetected. As an exact clone of the B-29 it was visually not identified as a Soviet aircraft.

5) The Soviets were well aware of the 509th being located at RAAFB and its significance in the Cold War. The defectors were intent on landing their atomic capable TU-4 as close to the 509th as possible and deliver it into the hands of US intelligence.

6) Fuel loss and weather conditions forced the aircraft to land short of RAAFB. The aircraft attempted to ditch but hit the ground once and bounced leaving portions of the fuselage scattered over the Foster Ranch. Perhaps one crew member was even thrown out of the aircraft onto the ranch due to the impact or faulty decompression during decent (hence the rumors Brazel also saw a body in the debris field).

7) The pilot flew several miles more before crash landing near Corona. The plane disintegrated and despite near empty fuel tanks partially exploded leaving a burn mark and the burnt remains of three or four crew members. Perhaps one even survived.

8) Not understanding what they had discovered in the debris field, and concluding no one was looking for this aircraft, Marcel thought the material found was from one of the many saucers currently being reported. Cyrillic symbols or Russian markings on composite wreckage compounded the problem.

9) Following the discovery of the primary crash site, intelligence quickly reversed the initial disc report to mislead the press concerning their discovery.
April 8, 2016 at 8:32 AM
Blogger Brian Bell said...
PART III

10) The Pentagon chose to hide the truth to avoid war panic and embarrassment that their strategic bomber was copied by the Soviets and had entered US airspace undetected.

11) The subject remains classified to this day as a matter of breached US national security, our inability to prevent Soviets from entering our airspace, and pride and embarrassment. Furthermore the records were destroyed just as reported by the USAF and GAO.

12) The testimony of Chester Barton is correct, but he saw the broken remains of a Soviet copy of the B-29.

13) No B-29 crash was reported since it wasn't our aircraft. So it can't be found in USAF crash records.

14) Barton's claim about radioactivity warnings were correct because they didn't know if this plane was carrying the A-bomb or was an attempted preemptive strike against our base at RAAFB.

15) Material was crated and shipped to Wright Field since Air Technical Command is were all foreign material was sent for evaluation. Even the bodies.

16) David's Ramey memo is correct. The "disc" reference in parenthesis is a covert recall to Haut's initial claim it was a disc, and the "victims of the wreck" are the Soviet flight crew.
April 8, 2016 at 8:48 AM

Brian provides an interesting hypothesis that is based on factual accounts of the Soviet's reverse-engineering of the B-29.  The old Military Channel devoted some years ago a whole segment pertaining to this effort.

Now Brian actually goes against the grain concerning those who have supported a Mogul or Mogul-like balloon theory, so it will be equally interesting how those individuals respond as well as the Roswell faithful.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Project Minuteman is up and running...



I've got the new blog up and running.  Project Minuteman is listed on the right side bar of this blog.  Click on to the link and you will be taken directly to the site.

Project Minuteman:  timhebert4.blogspot.com

Here is your opportunity for relaying your experiences in a hassle-free format.

Have at it!