a reply to: ctj83
Kellett seems to appear according to Margaret Fry's diaries in 1998, but JW didn't really involve him until mid 1999. Kellett seemingly contacted
Margaret Fry at the behest of JW which suggests JW was already known to Kellett, but this is still unclear. Kellett corresponded with Mrs Fry and she
shared some info' with him. When she realised he had swallowed the photo flash bait and had started claiming her research was actually his, she
demanded he retract it. He then rang her up and reduced her to tears, with a torrent of abuse and threats to pay her a visit and beat her up. He has
made similar threats to her periodically and has threatened me too and others. Unfortunately for him, he's just an idiot who couldn't punch his way
out of a paper bag and he'd run a mile if I confronted him.
Kellett was promoting the JW story as I say, certainly by mid 1999. He made several attempts to talk Margaret Fry round to accepting the crash
scenario as portrayed by JW but she was having none of it. She was the target all the time. Probably as a last resort, Kellett was enlisted to take up
the gauntlet and he became ultimately the sole promoter of the JW story.
Gradually, Kellett was fed tons of 'supporting info'', but all from anonymous sources. At one point, he and JW organised a public meeting in a hotel
in Bala although JW was in the shadows. A soldier involved in the clean up of Berwyn crash debris was to turn up. Of course he didn't and having
accused the locals of mass lying because his story was rubbish, they almost lynched him and the meeting went into meltdown.
Shortly after, JW contacted Kellett and apologised, telling him the guy turned up at his home instead, but Kellett never met a single person JW ever
referred to or a single person who offered up any evidence. Everything came to Kellett via JW.
Russ Kellett never checked out a single thing to verify if what was claimed in the letter was actually true in any respect. All the letter did, was
add substance to JW's claim. The letter is readily available to read on line. There were regular photo flash bombing exercises held at the Jurby range
on the north west coast of the Isle of Man. The range is now defunct after a sustained campaign against it by the IoM branch of the Celtic League.
Because of that organisation's opposition to the military presence, no one farted on that range without someone recording it, so from that and other
IoM sources, again, it seems what did on occasion go on at Jurby didn't always match up with claimed events elsewhere!
The Jurby Range came into the picture just a couple of days after the Berwyn event. The press was speculating on events that night on the 23rd,
because of reported aerial lights and the substantial earth tremor which occurred at 20.48 hrs. The Liverpool Daily Post published a story if I recall
correctly, 2 days after the event, then mentioning a 'possible' photo flash exercise at the IoM. This was remarkable as for at least a whole day,
neither the Police, Military or Coastguard failed to mention this. They didn't mention it because it seems it didn't happen.
The Authorities were looking for an excuse to fob off the Public and it took them over 24 hours to think of one. Even the Police used the terminology
'it may have been a photo flash exercise at the IoM'. At the time, everyone merely suggested it might have been and that seemed to pacify everyone.
Surely, the Military, Police and Coastguard would all know? But not once did they confirm the reality of such an event.
Dr Roger Musson in later years, referred to this alleged exercise as fact in his tome - the Enigmatic Bala Earthquake of 23 January 1974. Musson of
course is a side kick of Andy Roberts. Some years ago I filed an FOI to the British Geological Survey citing documents Andy Roberts openly referred
to. Musson turned out to be a friend of Roberts and was in charge of all the material held by the BGS about events that night in North Wales. Musson
and others told me that no such documents existed and that dragged on for almost two years until I filed an official complaint against Musson for
obstruction and subversion of an FOI. An internal investigation then occurred. Musson was exonerated via blaming my FOI on being unclear!!!??? and
then I received various documents and maps which Roberts had previously used to invent alternative scenarios. That was the start of Roberts' downfall
in that respect. Musson tried to pass off the suggestion of a photo flash event as fact via citing newspaper articles.
It seems that in the mid 1990s when the crash scenario was being challenged by Tony Dodd, someone looked at the events that night and started to
compile this naval operation scene. However, the existence of any military event that night centred on the Jurby Range was unproven yet the JW
scenario relied upon it. It also relied on no one checking up. So essentially, in 1996 when Tony Dodd first published his doubts, JW appears out of no
where with this amazing story built on a foundation of the existence of a possible photo flash exercise in the IoM that night.
JW claims it as fact and Kellett has promoted it as fact. Someone even managed to convince Russ Kellett that photo flash bombs sank, then exploded and
illuminated the sea bed. He clearly doesn't grasp ocean science or photography flares.
It is also fact, that the letter to Russ Kellett claims log books were consulted to verify the exercise. There are problems with this. HHCG & MCA
refused to confirm to me and indeed offered me two conflicting pieces of info' of how long log books are held for. One said 20 years and HHCG stn
manager said 25, then all logs are destroyed. It seems it was 20 years, but Carson realising my approach insisted against policy that it was 25 years
in order to suggest his station still held a log book covering January 1974, which could be consulted (just) in early 2000. So if policy was followed,
HHCG could not have had such a log book to consult. If it did have such a book, why that one, six years after it should have been destroyed? There
would have been many with ongoing destruction of a year's worth every 12 months. And if by some chance such a log book existed, where is it now? Of
course, miraculously, HHCG can produce a faked content letter to Kellett, but can't produce the log book it allegedly consulted.
It is my contention that no log book did exist at HHCG stn and the claim in the letter is erroneous. Citing a source that can't be confirmed. However,
if such a log book did somehow exist in early 2000, my money is on a scheduled photo flash event being recorded with start and end time (all Irish Sea
stations would have been informed), but it didn't take place and that would explain to a point why the Authorities were at pains to confirm rather
than suggest such an event took place. After all, IoM residents would know, so the Authorities simply could not lie that an exercise did take place at
Jurby. By suggesting, they always had a 'get out of jail free' card.