posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 11:28 AM
OK we all love the subject of Aurora here and there are perhaps enough thread already but this one deals with a particular part of the myth.
In the 19th and 20th century mathematicians decided to start from the basics, forget everything they already had been taught and derive everything
from the fundamentals. One of the first questions they asked was "what is 1?" "what is 0?" and such. I think a similar method is required here
since everything we "know" about Aurora is pretty much hear-say passed from website to website.
So lets start from the basics ... the Aurora myth all began when the now-fabled word appear on a budget sheet or such, yet Ive heard so many different
stories about this budget sheet that once again the truth seems to be getting mixed up with myth. Some say that the word Aurora appeared under the
list of "Reconaissance Aircraft", some say it came in a list under "SR-71", Ive even heard someone say that it was under a subheading of
Yet Ive scoured the web for a scan or digital copy of this budget and I cant find anything.
One lead is that FAS and Global Security (both with the same article) say that the word appeared on the "Department of Defense, Procurement Programs
(P-1), 4 February 1985, page F-6, line 28".
Secondly this site
says that the word appeared in the 1985 US
So basically Im asking, has anyone EVER seen a copy of one of these documents, in fact has anyone ever seen an officila document with the word Aurora
on it? Of course a FOIR could be made but it probably wouldnt get us anywhere, a copy of the original is the only way forward.