From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 18:29:14 +0000 Archived: Thu, 05 May 2011 09:10:00 -0400 Subject: Re: News Links - 03-05-11 >From: post.nul >To: ufo-updates-list.nul >Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 08:08:59 -0400 >Subject: UFO UpDate: News Links - 03-05-11 <snip> >Project Mogul, UFOs And Soviet Nuclear Detonations >Kevin Randle >http://tinyurl.com/6jvdhx4 Kevin: In response to your question in your blog (basically, what else could it have been?), please see a section of my manuscript: --- The AECís Medical Section was established in 1947 as part of the transition of Manhattan Engineer District into the AEC. It means Groves had a hand in establishing a laboratory whose primary purpose would be long range monitoring of nuclear air borne particles. At this point in time, the head of the AEC, David Lillienthal, was barely on speaking terms with Groves. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that Grovesí organization had the one and only American atomic bomb in 1947. Groves had started a couple of different long range monitoring projects. Some of them had nothing to do with atmospheric sound channels. The name of the project we are interested in? Unknown. It is not even possible to guess. Miller and Larsen (Spying without Spies) name some of the more modern systems. For example, AUTORAMP and CINDERELLA.STUK. Both systems developed by private companies (The Development of Field-Based Measurement Methods for Radioactive Fallout Assessment," Health Physics, May 2002, Volume 82, No. 5) using specifications supplied by EML. But the authors do provide names for the older projects. Eventually, the EML would be the agency charged with the sampling needs for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). Nuclear particle monitoring is still being done as part of CTBT. Whether that still involves aerosol sampling using equipment mounted on a gondola for balloon-borne high altitude sampling is not known. As recently as May, 2007, the work of EML, after decades, was split and transferred between Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on the recommendation of Department of Homeland Security. What this means to the investigative researcher - like myself - is that there is no avenue available to interview the authors of the cited article. Therefore, because this author does not have a doctorate in nuclear science, nor worked on any monitoring project, speculation will replace documentation. Although the speculation will be based on the documentation available. Which brings us to the aerosol sampling equipment used in high altitude monitoring. --- The following information was contained in an article I wrote for Paranoia magazine. The article included a photo of the device. --- The aerosol sampler is a very strange looking assembly. (A photo of the aerosol sampler is shown as Figure 8 in the article cited above.) I am going to quote a section describing the balloon samplers: "Since large-volume filter samplers for high-altitude balloons were nonexistent, General Mills engineers had to design the original filter sampler. The sampler utilized a Torrington 403 blower to pull air through a five square foot filter of low background, low-pressure drop IPC paper manufactured by the Institute of Paper Chemistry. Air flow was based on the telemetered blower rpm and altitude." It would seem the early sampling assemblies were patched together using off the shelf and design specific technology. "Deficiencies (poor filtering efficiency) in the original sampler due to low face velocities resulted in the development of the direct flow filter sampler (DF). The filter area was reduced to 0.093 m2 (1 ft2) to increase the flow rate and the Torrington 704 blower was powered by a 388 W (0.52 hp) Westinghouse aircraft motor. An intercomparison between the DF filter sampler and the original design indicated two to three times more activity per thousand standard cubic feet were obtained by the DF sampler. As a result the DF replaced the original sampler in 1960." The Figure 8 photo shows what looks like two long tail pipes attached to a round metal scaffolding to keep the air ejectors upright and in place. The power unit is on its own scaffolding, but attached between the two air ejectors. "Samples at the higher altitudes (>32km) were more effectively collected by an air ejector pump. The air ejector acts as a pump by aspirating large quantities of N2 gas. The N2 used by the air ejector was carried on the balloon in large titanium spheres. A larger model air eject system, identified as HV3K, used 0.74 m2 (8ft2) of IPC filter paper, and filters about 50% more air than the original air eject unit. A balloon sampling package featuring an air eject system is shown in Fig. 8." The DF for high altitude air ejection systems was much larger than for ground filter systems. The DF insert in the larger system could have been called "Big Sucker" or "Pete." Could this filter have been material that was packed into a light weight box and transported by a special flight to Washington, D.C. after partial retrieval from FRE (Foster Ranch Event - my term)? The labeling under Figure 8: "Aerosol sampling equipment mounted on a gondala(sp?) for balloon-borne high-altitude sampling. The long vertical tube was the inlet of the Air Ejector which acted as a pump by aspirating large quantities of N2 gas stored in the large sphere." Would any of the soil samples or bits or pieces from the Roswell Dig suggest the solution to the crash was an EML gondola? Actually, there are two spheres containing nitrogen. Some forms of nitrogen are very stable and other compounds are not. Think ammonium nitrate fertilizer and how it has been used as an explosive ingredient. Therefore, under certain specific conditions, it can explode. Perhaps, if a sphere filled with N2 is hit by lightning. As long as we are postulating that something crashed at FRE, letís speculate even further. What if the above described assembly exploded and fragmented. It would not looked like anything NYU would have been testing. How would the imagination of the individual coming across the pieces put them together. Obviously, not a weather balloon. Of course, there is a balloon involved. A very large balloon array because the payload must have weighed at least 500 pounds. Maybe more. We are trying to account for a very large debris field. There is no way to know what the payload would have weighed because anybody who could have answered that question has disappeared/is not available/transferred to Los Alamos or Pacific Northwest Lab. So we have to guess. Judging from the photograph, the air ejectors look to be at least 20 to 30 feet high; this is using the loading dock roll-up door in the photo. Weíre guessing here, but there would be much more material than a weather balloon. And, what about those two strange looking spheres? Would they have survived impact? In what condition? Could someone have imagined tail pipes of some strange vehicle attached to the spheres was an ET vehicle? In the debris field, the discovererís imagination could have thought the smashed material of the spheres look like parts of a space craft. The scaffolding imagined to form the body? Did anyone from the retrieval team think to take a photo of the debris field? Or, have those photos now been transferred to either the archives at Los Alamos or Pacific Northwest Lab. Just in case someone thought they had some value. Or maybe, to the project leader, it was just another crash. No need to take photos. Just collect the recording/monitoring equipment - if it was still in tact - and analyze whatever was left of the test flight. --- There is more where this came from. Of course, the reference is to KK, the author. 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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