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Originally posted by Gazrok
This manual has been around for some time.... It was originally supplied to UFO researcher Don Berliner from an anonymous source (as a roll of film)...
For the first time we offer this document, along with an extensive background from Source A/The Pickerings and a preliminary analysis from Dr Robert Wood. Right click the link below to download the file:
The ‘Alternate SOM 1-01’ The following document has been provided by New York based researchers Clay and Shawn Pickering. It was given to them in 2006 by their contact – a United States Naval Officer - known publicly as “Source A”.
The document itself appears to be a retyped (or revised) version of the SOM1-01, which was received by Don Berliner in 1994, and has been widely discussed within the UFO community.
This particular version was viewed and copied by “Source A” in
the mid-eighties, and contains numerous subtle differences.
Clay and Shawn Pickering have very kindly provided an extensive background, along with notes from a recent interview with the source, which continues below:
Originally posted by anon72
Either this stuff is true or there is one heck of a good band of story writers on this Earth.
I'll stick with it being true. Sounds just like a military book/writing.
Should be interesting to see what the Debunkers say. S&F
ANY way you can put up Chapter 6 Section III? Very interesting indeed.
[edit on 5/10/2010 by anon72]
Originally posted by kidflash2008
reply to post by Antor
One of the problems that some people had with this document was the word satellite was used as an explanation in 1954 and the first satellite was not put into orbit until 1957. I have have found that the word satellite was used in 1954, but I still have problems with the document using the excuse of a crashed satellite when there were no satellites in orbit during that time frame.
Originally posted by Wolfenz
ohh about the Font many people claimed not to exist it could very well be just not spread out to the public eye until 1957
Font Designer - Max Miedinger
Fonts: Pro Arte (1954), Haas-Grotesk, Helvetica (1957 onwards), Horizontal (1965).
1956: Eduard Hoffmann, the director of the Haas’sche Schriftgießerei, commissions Miedinger to develop a new sans-serif typeface.
Helvetica Bold, 36 point
Max Miedinger (Swiss, 1910-1980) and Edouard Hoffmann (Swiss)
1956-1957. Lead and wood tray, 1 7/8 x 10 5/8 x 24 3/4" (4.8 x 27 x 62.9 cm). Gift of Lars Müller and Stampa Didot, Switzerland
Source: The Museum of Modern Art - www.moma.org...
In 1957, Swiss typographer Max Miedinger (1910-1980) was commissioned by his former employer, Haas'schen Typesetters, to design a new font. A German company then took it on. It was originally marketed as Haas-Grotesk but rebranded as Helvetica - derived from Helvetia, the Latin name for Switzerland - in 1960.
About the Film
Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives.
2007 - 50 = 1957 by the way
About the Typeface
Helvetica was developed by Max Miedinger with Edüard Hoffmann in 1957 for the Haas Type Foundry in Münchenstein, Switzerland.
...Haas' German parent companies Stempel and Linotype began marketing the font internationally in 1961.
Helvetica was developed in 1957 by Max Miedinger with Eduard Hoffmann at the Haas’sche Schriftgiesserei (Haas type foundry) of Münchenstein, Switzerland.
Originally posted by lazimodo
Modern Digital Fonts. More than one typeface in a book is very rare. I say FAKE! Somebody with a word processor spent lot of time in their basement.