posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 03:01 PM
Greetings ATS. I post this thread in Skunk Works, because I have no proof other than my word of what I am about to share with you. I've been at
this site long enough now to know how these threads usually transpire, and some of the ridiculous things that are claimed, and criptic answers that
are usually created for attention. However, I would hope that my years here would speak for some authenticity to my story.
For the last 4 years I have worked for a mechanical contracting company. We have quite a few shops and warehouses and one of them is situated beside a
little model railroad shop. Most mornings I back up to the overhead door to load my truck with materials for the day, and right about the same time an
older gentleman pulls up to the front of his business. We always greet each other with good mornings and occasionally talk about the weather. We are
always friendly, but never really have the time to engage in conversation other than common courtesy.
Recently though (maybe 3 or 4 months) conversation has grown as our relationship grew, and he would question about where I was going, what job I was
doing..... you know actual conversation. However, I never really asked him any questions until the other day, and I was blown away by some of the
things I learned from this man, who for the last couple years appeared as just an ordinary grey haired old man with a dry sense of humor and not much
I will try not to leave any details out , and relay the story as accurate as possible. GHM= Gray Haired man
GHM: Good Morning. Where you off to today?
I'm heading over to the ethanol plant to wire some motors up. Should be a pretty decent day...I'm hoping anyway.
GHM: Ya? I got quite a day a head of me .
You know I can see that your into model trains, but what exactly do you guys get into here? ( I mainly asked that question cause I never see any
customers coming and going.)
GMH: Well we do alot of business over the internet. I developed a formula for a toxic free lead years ago, and since I owned the patent I decided to
use it for my model engines and cars.
Really! What did you do for a living before this?
GHM: I was a defense contractor for the Government.
( Totally surprised to get that answer) No kidding. What did you do? ( Knowing very well he most likely wouldn't tell me)
GHM: ( Gets a half cocked smile) I can't tell you that.
Actually I understand all to well. I was in the millitary and was involved with the special forces for quite a while.
GHM: That doesn't surprise.....I kinda thought you might have been, I saw the tattoos on your forearm.
Well, I know you can't tell me what you did, but out of curiousity I ask... like...were you an electrician or a chemist , or physicist? lol
GHM: Well.....let me tell you a "story" (as he punctuates with his hands) Do you remember when the Soviets put Sputnick up in space?
I wasn't alive then, but yes I know what you are talking about.
GHM: Of course. well You got to remember this is 1954. And I was in California and had to stop by the office of a contractor friend of mine in the
morning. And when I walked into his office, on his desk was a picture that was taken that morning, from his office in Pasadena, through the clouds,
of Sputnick up in orbit around the Earth. And I don't mean a object that resembles a sattelite. I mean you could see every bolt, rivet, word letter
as if you were standing right in front of it.
GHM: Oh. Some of the other contractors have been working on some really interesting stuff (He chuckles a bit). Oh we've been able to see whats up
there for quite some time now. There's alot of interesting stuff up there. ( As he raises his head and stairs at the sky).
( Now this guy has got me hooked, but I really don't want to be "that guy" and over step my bounds. After all this is the most this guy has ever
said to me in 4 years or so.)
I'm pretty sure I know what your talking about. Did you ever hear any rumors of the "stuff" they were looking at?
GHM: Well I can't tell you that, but know that they know everything that comes and goes from this planet....... You know. One time in California I
had to visit a contractors shop that from the outside looked almost like this one. Front door...overhead doors and such, but when I walked in there
was a guy welding glass and steel together right there on a weld bench.
Are you serious? wow. I've never heard of such a thing and i have a little experience with running a welder.
GHM: Oh that was quite a sight. Think of all the millitary applications something like that could have.
hmm Lazers maybe.....I could see it being beneficial for seamless aircraft or maybe space craft.
GHM: Well you think on that a while.
I will. Well I suppose I should be heading to the job.
GHM: Ya I got a load to tackle today.
Alright ------- I'll see you tomorrow.
And that was the end of the conversation.
Of course after hearing a story like that I had to do some research and see if what he was telling me was common knowledge, or common field knowledge
that I just hadn't been familiar with. But after some basic key word searches on multiple search engines, I haven't been able to find anything
regarding the ability or study in welding glass and steel together, nor any information regarding the technology, to take high definition photographs
of objects above our planet during the 50's.
So I bring ths to ATS for some discussion. Does anyone else have any information on either of these, And furthermore, what could be the benefit of
welding glass and steel together in your opinion?