Originally posted by johnlear
And number 5, and most important of all, regardless of what you personally believe, I have told the story exactly as I remember it
In fact, I actually believe you that you tell the story as you remember it happening
. Because by now I think the most likely explanation for
the whole mess is that you've been had big time
by Bob Lazar!
Maybe it went this way: For whatever reason, Bob had the idea to get big in the "UFO business". And he knew you were (a) already somewhat of a
"celebrity" in the field, and (b) ... err ... easily convinved
(i.e. gullible). So he told you a big yarn of Element 115, saucers and all this.
He made up impressive-sounding pseudo-physics ("Gravity A", decay to anti-matter, etc.) for "115". He knew that you have no clue at all about
nuclear physics, so you wouldn't doubt anything he said. He fabricated three specimens out of some junk, and said it was "115". He even showed you
a little experiment with an alpha emitter and a self-made fog chamber. The experiment, by the way, doesn't prove anything at all, except that the
alleged alpha emitter did indeed contain a radioactive substance. There is no way such an experiment can determine the actual composition of a test
sample! Anyway, you believed everything Bob said. Finally, two of the three "115" pieces were "conveniently" lost, and the third one was to be
"hidden forever". Scam completed!
Since then, Bob has possibly regretted the whole stunt. That could be the reason why he isn't talking about UFOs etc. anymore. His business is
running, because he never betrayed any government secret. Fooling a bunch of "believers" isn't illegal.
Anyway, of course I can't proof my little storyline. However, although it may have a few holes, it looks a lot
more plausible than what you
present, John. Not the least because it can at least explain why Bob Lazar, the alleged traitor of a major secret, can still do classified business
with the government.
I have stated many times that I have no proof.
Well, you have
proof. This single piece of alleged "Element 115". Get it, chop off a small bit, and have it analyzed! By several
institutions! Are you afraid of the result? Is there a hint of suspicion in you, that you may have been had? In fact, you have nothing to lose. If
this substance is shown to be element 115, you will be remembered for the rest of the future by all mankind. If it is only ordinary junk, you can
admit it and (re-)gain a lot
of respect for that.
But by simply saying "No, I won't this!" for the phony (and self-contradicting) reasons you stated, the whole Lazar/S4/Element115 story collapses
like a house of cards - together with your credibility!