posted on Nov, 3 2002 @ 11:06 PM
One thing I've observed is that the picture of the "damaged negatives" seems to be more consistant with tearing rather than partial melting (as if
from a heat source). There was *some* evidence of spot-melting for certain (perhaps with a butane lighter?), but otherwise the negatives seem to be
merely crumpled up as if walked on or twisted around by someone's hands. All in all, if the crumpling & spot-melting had been enough damage to break
the negatives into so many pieces, then I'm wondering how the author of that webpage was able to get it out of the film-canister at all, especially
considering that he would've had to do it in *complete darkness*. I know enough about photography to realize that he would've had to keep the room
completely dark until he could use the "fixer chemicals" to prevent over-exposure when he turned the lights on again. If the film was that badly
damaged before he got it out of the camera, then the case on the roll of film itself would've been likely to have been damagaed enough to have
exposed the film to light...long before he found the camera.
Keep in mind here that I've only been discussing *probability* based upon my observations...I still think it's *possible* that he could've salvaged
something of those negatives without causing more damage in the process.
UP has made some good points...After all, he *did* admit that he might've been getting merely paranoid from reading too many conspiracy novels, but
then tried to go on the lam using a credit card? That sounds pretty fishey to me too. Also, a good point; Why the delay to post his photos & info? The
sooner it gets out to the 'net, the more people that can help with the research & investigation...Plus the fact that, once the ball gets rolling by
various people from around the *world*, it's that much harder for it to be suppressed. Also, if this is going to be "globally-important news", then
shouldn't everyone be made aware of it that much sooner so that the people can prepare to either weather out the trouble or perhaps even *prevent*
However, it doesn't take a *professional* photog to have some kind of darkroom set up in his home. I set one up in at home in coat closet during my
high school years & I was *never* a professional at it. All it takes is the knowledge of what procedures you need to perform & a bit of money for the
chemicals/equipment...A reasonably usable darkroom can be set up for less than $200.
[Edited on 4-11-2002 by MidnightDStroyer]