posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 02:01 PM
reply to post by kyleplatinum
Good work on the thread
This was a very interesting case and typical of UFO/ET encounter claimants in being full of discrepancies as well as puzzling evidence. He was
typically normal without any known history of UFO interests or extraordinary claims. It was presented in the Condon Report and found inconclusive, but
some details remain open to discussion...
Roy Craig was the Condon Committee investigator in the case. The burns on Michalak were found to be thermal not radiation and therefore indicated
great heat as in a fire. He asked Michalak to take him to the scene of the incident. Whilst looking for the area Craig noted that Michalak appeared
reluctant and walked them around 'aimlessly' without being able to identify the spot. At all times they were in sight of a fire tower that was
manned on the date in question. The implication being that it would be unlikely that a craft could land and take off without being noticed.
Regardless of this inability to find the site, all officials and investigators felt that he was honest and straightforward without any suspicious
behavior. They all but abandoned further investigation. The RCMP report supports his respectability and notes that there was no smell of alcohol...
RCMP Report Wiki commons
A month after they had filed it as a simple verbal account with an unusual burn pattern, Michalak made contact and claimed to have found the site.
Near the site he claimed to have found part of his burnt shirt and a tape measure he had dropped a distance away from the site.
Samples of soil and moss from the area, portions of the burned shirt, and a six-foot measuring tape which Mr. A had left behind were brought to
city A. All three were radioactive. When sent to city B for analysis, they were found to be so strongly radioactive that the Radiation Protection
Division of the Dept. of Health and Welfare considered restricting entry to the forest area from which they allegedly were taken.
It begins too look more like a genuine case until a year later Michalak claims that he found metallic debris. The first question raised by the
investigators was why hadn't they found it the first time when the search had been most thorough? Analysis of the samples...
Analysis by Mr. R. J. Traill (Head, Minerology
I would interpret the specimens as pieces of thin sheet silver that have been twisted, crumpled, partly melted, and dropped into, or otherwise
placed in contact with, nearly pure quartz sand, while still hot. They have subsequently been covered with loosely-adhering radioactive material which
consists of crushed pitchblende ore, much altered to uranophane and containing associated hematite. These naturally-occuring radioactive minerals are
found typically in the uraniferous deposits of . . . [River x] area and in parts of . . . [camp X]. In view of the thoroughness of earlier searches of
the site for radioactive material, it is improbable that the particles discovered a year later would have been missed had they been present when the
earlier searches were made.
So it seems that the unusual aspects of the incident have have been undermined by Michalak's own activities. By acting outside of standard forms of
investigation he lost the support of independent witnesses. If he had contacted investigators before finding the site, he would have had more
integrity. If he had found the metal samples with independent investigators, his claims would be far more indicative of an extraordinary event.
As it stands it's impossible to know if the incident happened and he then 'found' evidence to support his claims or if it didn't happen and
contrived it all.
[edit on 15-4-2009 by Kandinsky]
[edit on 15-4-2009 by Kandinsky]