reply to post by DrZrD
..."the MUFON story reports Mrs. Betz told MUFON Director Walt Andrus the sphere has 3 or 4 smaller spheres inside with its north and south magnetic
poles separated by 150 degrees while the MU story reports the Navy x-ray images showed 2 round objects inside and that it had 4 magnetic poles, 2
positive and 2 negative (+ & - v.s. N & S ??). ..."
The above text stated in an EARLIER POST does give SOME CLUE as
to the Betz sphere's possible Earthly Origins. It's sounds like a 3 or 4 axis
Gyroscope used to STABILIZE satellites or the CAMERAS they're carrying
along the X, Y and Z axis! This allows SPY satellites or SPY AIRCRAFT
to point their long lenses to a specific direction and location AND to
stabilize any oscillations which may occur during orbit or air-based flight.
Rotating spheres spinning on a fixed axis within a larger sphere will PREVENT
motion jitter, roll, yaw and pitch of the object to which the outer sphere would
be attached to. The thick stainless steel makes sense since the internal spheres
would be rotating anywhere from 15,000 RPM to over 60,000 RPM (OR MORE!)
A thick walled layer of steel would prevent catastrophic shell failure and thus
protect the EXPENSIVE camera gear.
The magnetization indicates to me a sort of Internal Navigation System used for
determining orientation...basically a MUCH LARGER version of the MEMS based
3D-axis orientation sensor used in today's iPhones and iPads to determine the
current plane of orientation and acceleration.
This is possibly a U2 or SR-71 Spyplane camera stabilizer...OR.. it could be from one
of the Corona KH series (Key Hole) or MIDAS satellites from the 1960's or 1970's.
See Link (Corona):
OR It may have been from a SECRET version of a fully active
USAF orbiting manned laboratory system:
and because it WAS the Cold War back then
it could have been from a Soviet Zenit-type spy sat:
...BUT...based upon the TYPE of steel used and the TIME FRAME
only the Office of Special Activities would have had access to that
sort of steel machining tech at the time:
and of course Lockheed ( Now Lockheed Martin) who did make
the SR-71 and U2 spy planes that used SOME of that particular steel grade!
So it's a possible multi-axis camera stabilizing gyroscope in my opinion
BUT I am also open to OTHER EXPLANATIONS!
edit on 2012/8/13 by StargateSG7 because: extra info