Originally posted by Maybe...maybe not
reply to post by The Shrike
Thank you......very, very interesting!
Good on your for your very knowledgeable, high energy approach!
Thanks. I had posted Fred's letter on a previous thread but I can't find the thread and the photo of the letter was removed so I am re-posting it
for those who missed it the first time around.
You'll see that Fred admits that his book contained multiple errors from photo quality to claims of what they showed. Fred also admits that a
re-publishing of his book is not possible. This is because instead of re-using 125 NASA photos it might containt approx. 10, IF that many. His son
carries on with a cleaner version of the book but the intent has not changed. I was never contacted and Fred died leaving the legacy of a fool.
If Fred had gotten together with me I would have brought my NASA pictorial volumes especially the 9-pount and large "LUNAR ORBITER PHOTOGRAPHIC ATLAS
OF THE MOON" and he might have withdrawn the book as a result. He blames the publisher for the book's poor photo quality but he could have halted
production until a better product was finalized. But it really didn't fall on the low quality of the photos in his book, it was his multiple errors
and particularly his claims.
Below I post the letter from Steckling and a transcription of the contents just in case.
October 16, 1983
11548 Magnolia Blvd. #113
North Hollywood, Ca. 91601
Dear Mr. Lopez
I have received your letter of OCtober 11th, and must
say that I certainly appreciate your constructive criticism.
I am aware that I have numerous errors in my book, and
also misinterpreted some of the photographs.
I feel however utilizing so many of the NASA photos, I proved
my point that something is going on on the Moon.
I am also aware that some of the photos are either
over or under exposed, which was due to the poor reproduction
at the book manufacturer.
You may recall that I mentioned in my book that if half
of the photographs would be accepted, it would awaken the
reader to the fact that somebody else is on the Moon.
In time to come when we plan the second edition of this
book, we will take your suggestions into consideration and
try to produce a 100% factual book, if that can be possible.
I don't think a personal meeting is necessary, since you
have proven your point well, on the air and in your letter.
I will also Major Petersen re-examine the photographs
he submitted to me for possible errors in his interpretation.