Friday, July 25, 2014

Scientific evidence for a UFO landing - the evidence, the debate & the fallout - Delphos and Dr Erol Faruk

Here is an e-book well worth reading:

UFOs - The Indisputable Scientific Evidence for a UFO Landing and Deposition (aka The Delphos Case) that was denied Publication by Scientific Journals by Dr Erol Faruk

Dr. Erol Faruk

From Amazon:
Physical and chemical analysis of a glowing ring soil residue allegedly left behind by a UFO hovering above the ground is presented. The analysis results strongly implicate a genuine UFO to have been present and that it was exhibiting an unusual luminescence technology. An overview of the current UFO situation is also presented, along with a discussion of why scientific journals have been reluctant to publish the analysis and its data. The Foreword to the book is by Dr. Michael Swords, who has himself previously been involved with collating all other analysis data from this famous UFO case. 

The author is a British born scientist from Turkish parentage. After receiving his B.Sc (Hons) in chemistry from Queen Mary College, London University, he stayed on to earn a Ph.D in the organic synthesis of unstable carotenoid pigments before moving to Oxford and Nottingham Universities to carry out postdoctoral research in other areas of chemistry. He then found long term employment as a pharmaceutical development chemist which led to him being named inventor and co-inventor of numerous patents awarded for commercially important processes. The author's early interest in astronomy indirectly led to his curiosity into the UFO phenomenon, and once he became adept in chemistry he was keen to use his expertise to uncover knowledge on the phenomenon if at all possible. This book is the result of that endeavour. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: A first review of this book on has pointed to the fact that there was a microbiological presence (Nocardia) in the ring soil, as mentioned in a book by Vallee. The reviewer jumps to the conclusion that the ring has been caused by this microbiological entity, which has previously been classified as a fungus. For the benefit of those who are not using the domain I am posting here my comments that followed his review: 

The reviewer makes reference to Vallee's find of Nocardia fungus in the ring soil. I myself (book's author) observed small clumps of fungal matter in the ring soil which is likely to have been the same material. However, the amounts present were TINY in comparison with the large quantity of water soluble organic substance in the soil. The overwhelming impression I gained during examination was that the fungal material had proliferated BECAUSE of the enriched organic content of the soil, and not vice versa! The reviewer fails to mention that the ring did not grow or change in shape with time that would be indirect evidence for a direct fungal cause for the ring. In his Foreword to the book, Michael Swords also refers to the renowned expert on fungal diseases, Dr. Hubert Lechevalier of Rutgers who also inspected the soil and concluded that the ring, "although containing some fungal elements as almost all soils do, was NOT the product of such an agency"! In other words, a cursory examination of the ring soil showing spurious fungal material is simply not adequate to automatically assume a fungal ring cause as the reviewer has proclaimed. He needs to be more critical in his assessment and examine the theory proposed in the book which adequately explains ALL the features of the ring, including even its elongation towards the wind direction on the night the event was reported! 

Extra info: 

Actinomycetaceae is a family of bacteria in the order Actinomycetales that contains the medically important genus Actinomyces. Actinomycetaceae comprises 3 potentially pathogenic genera :Actinomyces, Nocardia, Streptomyces. These organisms are closely related to the mycobacteria but were originally classified as FUNGI because they were thought to be transition forms between bacteria and fungi. 

Quote from Vallee's book Forbidden Science: "An analysis of the white matter in the glowing ring left after the sighting disclosed the presence of a Nocardia fungus that seemed to have been stimulated by an unknown radiation." 

BOTTOM LINE: The ring soil is NOT of fungal origin, but a chemical one!

In my "Physical Traces" chapter for the 1987 book "UFOs 1947-1987 The 40 - year search for an explanation" compiled and edited by Hilary Evans with John Spencer I discussed Dr. Faruk's work (page 185) concluding, "Some of Faruk's findings are consistent with a "fairy ring" explanation, but he has clearly revitalised the debate on this controversial case by reducing the options to two: the Delphos ring ring has 'either got to be of biological origin, something like a fungal ring, or it's got to be an authentic case.' "  In a letter to me, dated 16 April 1987, Dr. Faruk indicated: "I would like to emphasise that it was not the compound that was hydrophobic but the soil itself which was coated with the compound to render it hydrophobic.  This aspect of the soil chemistry is explained more fully in my report."


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