posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 03:33 AM
Originally posted by Sublimecraft
reply to post by TheLegend
I've done a moderate search on the signs & symptoms of death caused by nerve gas - could you steer me in the direction of any site or papers where
this is discussed in more detail - I've only found mundane things that do not indicate such things?
Sarin was being developed at the height of WWII by the Nazis who shared their research with Unit 731 - a covert biological and chemical warfare
research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army. They did grotesque projects (e.g. having limbs cut off and attached elsewhere on the
body) and Shiro Ishii, head of the unit, was pardoned after the war in return for his research. He had likely developed sarin at some point and it
seems too coincidental that the Ourange voyage's SOS came one month after Douglas MacArthur wrote to Washington (May 6 of 47) that any additional data
from Unit 731 won't be employed as 'war crimes' evidence. There were two major US military bases around the incident at the time too - one in Thailand
and another in Singapore. British bases were also scattered over Indonesia.
Sarin is 500x more lethal than cyanide and in some conditions could fade away in a week, especially in a damp environment (like on a ship). The crew
that found the Ourange would experience nothing from it if they boarded the ship a week after the SOS (did it specify how long it took for them to
respond?). It would also be extremely fast upon contact, meaning nobody on the crew would've had time to even jump overboard before it was too late.
One managed to tap out a sentence but even he wasn't sure if the whole crew was dead because he didn't have time to check.
But it seems potassium cyanide is a likely culprit too. Bainton, in your link, already explained that theory tho.
People dying from a powerful nerve agent will likely have their mouths open since they would feel a choking sensation prior to death and dying with
your eyes open is not even unusual. Only in movies is it not. As for the description of the "snarling/grimacing" dead dog in the link, as I said, I
can show a video where large group of dogs are pushed into a pen and executed by nerve gas in Japan. I'd just have to find it if anyone is willing to
watch it closely.
The biggest clue here is the absence of a paper trail to the ship. That only leads to two conclusions. 1) It was a maritime legend or 2) a government
is involved in a post-WWII cover-up.
I probably shouldn't give fuel to this fire...but did you notice this incident happened at the same time as the Roswell incident? Altho both incidents
don't have exact dates, both have June, 1947, as an approximation.
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