Hello everyone. This is my first post here.
A special hello to Schuyler, I hope you are doing OK.
Anyway, I was reading this thread and decided to offer a glimpse at some of the research that has been done to verify the claims of Imbrogno. Lance
shared a PDF of the MIT letter with me I was shocked. How could this guy pass muster with radio shows, podcasts, TV (GMA, Oprah, 1 Chicago area new
report, and some stuff from the History Channel), book reviews, and speaking engagements? Had nobody actually checked him out? Apparently the answer
is a resounding "No".
Let me start by saying that though lance and I come from somewhat different views regarding UFO's and the paranormal, he has always had a very
valuable insight and has always done his homework. I have continued to speak to him about this and make him privately aware of my efforts to
investigate and help expose Imbrogno. I can tell you all that his intent was never to hurt Imbrogno. In fact I think he was OK leaving it all alone as
long as Imbrogno had actually retired from the field.
First I will recap the claims. Anyone can verify this by listening to 2 different podcasts in particular and the BIO page listed below:
A) ESP Dark Harvest Podcast (espdarkharvest.podbean.com...
B) Djinn BIO page for Imbrogno prior to its removal (www.dh22.com...
C) Universal Truth Evolution Radio (www.youtube.com...
Here is the list of education claims:
- B.A. in Astronomy From UT
- Bachelors in "Earth Science" from Boston College (Earth and Environmental Sciences)
- Masters from MIT
- Soon to be PHD from MIT
So you already know that Lance tried to find a record of a PHD from MIT. I thought I would check out the rest of the education claims. Here is what I
1) I called the registrars office and spoke to a very nice woman. She told me to go to the National Student Clearinghouse website
) as that was the preferred method of degree verification. I paid $6.50 and did a search for a Bachelors of
Science Degree in Earth Science. The department is now called Earth and Environmental Sciences and the degree program is now called "Environmental
Geosciences" if you care to know. Anyway, this is the result they emailed to me.
A) Boston College Response (www.dh22.com...
As you can see, no degree and no record of attendance.
I later heard that Imbrogno had claimed that he had a "Sealed Degree" or "Sealed Diploma". So I called the same friendly lady at the BC registrars
office to ask about it. She laughed and said that she had no idea what that was and that she had never heard of such a thing.
At this time, I did not have Imbrogno's birthdate. I now have it and have resubmitted the search.
2) I used the same National Student Clearinghouse site to check on the masters degree claim and paid another $6.50. Here is the response.
A) MIT Response (www.dh22.com...
As you can also see, there is no degree and no record of attendance. Again, I did not have Imbrogno's birthdate. I now have it and have resubmitted
3) University of Texas. The Austin campus does not participate in the NSC but they do have an online tool for any graduate fron Fall 1977 to present.
) Anyone can repeat the same search at this site and as you can see you will not find Imbrogno. I
also called and submitted a search from 1973 to 1977. It has been unsuccessful but they did not complete the search. They have to search microfiche
records so it takes time. I have asked for a new search now that I have his DOB but I really need his grad date/year to make the search easier for
them. I do not have a document on that as it was only a few phone calls. However, I will request a document to confirm the result once we have it.
So Imbrogno has made 4 claims of education and I/others can not find even one of them that checks out. Granted, to be sure I need to wait until the
the search with the DOB information included has come back to be sure. If anyone has approximate alleged graduation dates/years that would help as
well but at this point I expect it to be more confirmation of his fabricated education credentials.
I know that Don Ecker is doing some more research but he is not sharing anything at this point.
That is all I can share right now. I hope having the evidence consolidated helps to demystify this a bit. (also, I am notorious for misspellings and
bad grammar. I have programmed for many years and the first things to go were my already abysmal spelling abilities and my semi-decent grammar. I am
hopeful these shortcomings will not detract from the post.)