posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 06:25 AM
This is a really interesting subject not helped, IMO, by the original insistence that it’s proof positive of alien UFOs visiting Earth.
The two pieces of evidence I saw cited as proof of extraterrestrial origin aren’t proof at all; neither Mars-like strontium isotope ratios nor
thermal neutron emissions are strange on Earth.
I’ve found the actual written data hard to locate. A proper, non-hysterical, non-sensationalist publication of the data would help a great deal.
It’s interesting that many people have theories about this object that relate to their background. It’s no different to the explanations I hear in
my day job. Chemists put forward chemical explanations, engineers engineering ones and physicists physical ones. No surprise.
I was also struck by the similarity of the object’s appearance to petrified wood, fulgurites, human hair and a host of other natural phenomena but
the compelling explanation that is consistent with White’s story is of an object melting due to friction in the atmosphere and fast air flow over
I wonder if a lot of the exotic appearance of the object isn’t due to the melting and re-crystallisation?
Two key facts which shouldn’t be ignored are the emission of gamma or X-rays and the EMF. Both of these would be consistent with an atomic battery,
wouldn’t they? Certainly, gamma rays shouldn’t be emitted by any decent battery but this one is damaged and may, in its intact state, have
contained the photons.
One thing that wasn’t clear to me was how much of the object was sampled to determine its composition. EDX, which is mentioned, is a surface
technique. The 3-D technique showed the object had a core-shell structure but didn’t shed any light on the composition. If the elemental analysis is
only from surface techniques or samples taken at the surface, what’s to say that the core of the object is also close to aluminium 360?
I might have missed something there. Please put me right if I have.
Finally, my thoughts on the origin of this object. Association with a UFO sighting and a similar instance in the 1940s suggest to me that these
objects originate from black project aircraft.