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originally posted by: Atsbhct
a reply to: 111DPKING111
But Nitinol isn't a "mystery metal", it's just an alloy of nickel and titanium
It was "discovered" in 1959 during missile R&D.
originally posted by: panoz77
What's the more likely scenario? That humans on this tiny ball of dirt are the only intelligent beings in the limitless universe or that there are many others out there? Well common sense and mathematics says the later is true. We are not unique, we are not alone, we are not as smart as we think we are. It is almost laughable to think that humans are the only intelligent life in the universe.
Yes, I tend to focus on the reports at the time as more reliable than later distortions. especially 3 decades later.
originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People
Of course, as you indicated, no one in the 1947 report stated that the material had uncrumple-able or indestructible qualities. It wasn't until 1980 that the alleged uncrumple-able material was said to be part of the story when Bill Brazel contributed to a book on the subject. So that part of the might have been conflated by Mac Brazel and/or Bill Brazel with other experiences they had over the intervening years.
I guess we could speculate on what caused memory distortions. If you want to do that, my speculation is that since it wasn't ordinary aluminum foil, it made an impression on them that it didn't behave like ordinary aluminum foil, which I'm sure it didn't since the aluminum foil paper has different properties than plain aluminum foil.
But let's say the Brazels and Sergeant Fulford honestly believed (correct or incorrectly) that the material they saw in 1947 was like plastic metal sheet with a bounce-back quality. If so, then they could be confusing their memories a little and substituting in the idea of aluminized Mylar, which became commercially available in the mid 1950s.
originally posted by: Arbitrageur
The report also has Irving Newton's affidavit and he recognized the wreckage which nobody else on the base did, he was the only one who has seen that type of target before since it wasn't commonly used domestically as his affidavit says "They were used mostly on special projects and overseas":