Part 3: Mysterious Metal from Bottom of Wedge-Shaped UFO — Update 1996-2018 Research

“Sample extraction (Bi/Mg) radiated light for a full (3) hours. Originally located on central underside of Wedge-shaped Disc. … Secondary examinations at Los Alamos Facility. Footlockers subsequently airlifted by Courier to Wright Field, Ohio.”

– July 5, 1996, excerpt from 5th typed letter quoting grandfather’s diary about his observation in an Army security unit surrounding the wedge-shaped UFO. He described the layered metal on the bottom of the craft as glowing for 3 hours.

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Between Sierra Blanca Mountain and San Mateo Mountains is northern White Sands Missile Range. The Trinity Site marks where the first atomic bomb was tested in July 1945, near North Oscura Peak not far from where some historic documents reference a Landing Zone 2 of an alleged UFO crash site in July 1947.
Between Sierra Blanca Mountain and San Mateo Mountains is northern White Sands Missile Range. The Trinity Site marks where the first atomic bomb was tested in July 1945, near North Oscura Peak not far from where some historic documents reference a Landing Zone 2 of an alleged UFO crash site in July 1947.
Trinity Site on the White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico — below North Oscura Peak and Oscura Peak — was where the first atomic bomb was tested by the United States Army on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project.
Trinity Site on the White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico — below North Oscura Peak and Oscura Peak — was where the first atomic bomb was tested by the United States Army on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project.

 

Updated August 3, 2018  Earthfiles Archive originally posted July 12, 2017  Albuquerque, New Mexico Art Bell called to tell me that a third letter had arrived dated May 27, 1996. In it were half a dozen pieces about two inches long, an inch wide and about a quarter of an inch thick. One side was dark and the other side was a shiny silver.

I contacted the university professor again and he agreed to analyze the new layered metal pieces. So, Art Bell shipped two fragments to him, keeping the other four in a safe deposit box. The professor’s first step was to photograph the metal pieces as they arrived at his laboratory. He placed the dark side of one piece on the left and the silver side of the other on the right, both next to a quarter coin that was about an inch in diameter for size comparison.

Alleged extraterrestrial metal from bottom of a “wedge-shaped craft” in late 1940s, made of 26 alternating layers: 1 to 4 microns dark bismuth and 100 to 200 microns silver magnesium/zinc alloy. Each of six pieces received from U. S. Army source were "formed" with a curvature that tapered. Photograph by Tim Bauer.
Alleged extraterrestrial metal from bottom of a “wedge-shaped craft” possibly found on July 3, 1947. Layered metal made of 26+  alternating layers: 1 to 4 microns pure black bismuth and 100 to 200 microns silver magnesium/zinc alloy. Each of six small pieces received  from U. S. Army source were “formed” with a curvature that tapered. Photograph in June 1996 by university professor who requested anonymity.

 

Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS)

On June 8, 1996, the professor released his first report about the material. He had examined a cut and polished cross-section first with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). He stated:

Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) spectra of “Layered specimen (the Skin) Shiny side” showed primarily Magnesium (Mg) and a small amount of Zinc (Zn).
Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) spectra of “Layered specimen (the Skin) Shiny side” showed primarily Magnesium (Mg) and a small amount of Zinc (Zn).

“Each sample had a ‘silvery,’ shiny side with a rough (granular) appearance. The other side was blackish-gray. Looking at the samples edge-on, numerous layers can be seen. The samples were hard, but brittle, and a few small pieces could be broken off using a small hand vice and manual pressure.

“Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) revealed that the shiny side contained more than 95% magnesium (Mg) and a small amount (2-3%) of zinc (Zn). The material appears to represent layers consisting mainly of magnesium and a small amount of zinc, separated by thin layers containing a high bismuth content.”

Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) spectra of “Layered specimen (the Skin) Dark side” showed primarily Bismuth (Bi), Magnesium (Mg) and a little Zinc (Zn).
Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) spectra of “Layered specimen (the Skin) Dark side” showed primarily Bismuth (Bi), Magnesium (Mg) and a little Zinc (Zn).

Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

The Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) was set in a “back-scattering” configuration so that heavier elements show up brighter. Therefore, the dark bismuth appears as thin white lines and the much lighter magnesium/zinc shows as darker shades of grey.

The professor measured the layers and found that the thin, wavy lines of bismuth varied from one to four microns. A human blood cell is about 5 microns in diameter. The magnesium/zinc varied from one hundred to two hundred microns about the diameter of a human hair (100 microns).

50x Magnification of Bi/Mg-Zn layered metal in Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) set to a “back-scattering” configuration so that heavier elements show up brighter. That's why the thin bismuth layers appear white.
50x Magnification of Bi/Mg-Zn layered metal in Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) set to a “back-scattering” configuration so that heavier elements show up brighter. That’s why the thin bismuth layers appear white. SEM by professor, June 1996.

One scientist thought the waviness in the layers might be a fractal wave pattern calculated in the layered material’s construction, perhaps to better resonate with a specific frequency. Or, the waviness might be the result of heat absorbed in the metal’s production or function.

Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) photograph at 200 times magnification of the alternating layers of bismuth (thin white lines) and magnesium/zinc (shades of grey) by professor June 1996.
Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) photograph at 200 times magnification of the alternating layers of bismuth (thin white lines) and magnesium/zinc (shades of grey). SEM by professor, June 1996.

In summary, the metal fragments allegedly from the “central underside of a wedge-shaped” spacecraft found in New Mexico have some 26+  alternating layers. The bismuth layers average one to four microns alternating with the 100 to 200 micron layers of magnesium/zinc. One exotic metals manufacturer in New Jersey that I first called in 1996 said bluntly: “No one layers bismuth and magnesium. It can’t be done! The layers won’t bond with each other.”

 

What Is Bismuth?

A pure, man-made bismuth crystal.
A pure, man-made bismuth crystal. Photograph © 1996 by Linda Moulton Howe.

Bismuth is a hard, brittle metallic element that is greyish-white with a tinge of red. Pepto-Bismal is pink because it has bismuth in it. Bismuth’s atomic number on the Periodic Table of Elements is 83. Lead is 82, so bismuth is heavier than lead.

Bismuth's atomic number on the Periodic Table of Elements is 83, heavier than lead at 82.
Bismuth’s atomic number on the Periodic Table of Elements is 83, heavier than lead at 82.

Bismuth is frequently found in ores of tin, lead, copper and cobalt. Bismuth is not attacked by hydrochloric acid, and only slightly by hot sulfuric acid. But the element is rapidly dissolved by either dilute or concentrated nitric acid.

Further, the Guide to Uncommon Metals says, “Bismuth is one of the few metals that expands when cooled, like water does when it turns to ice, and that makes bismuth valuable for detailed metal castings. Bismuth also has a low melting point, but its thermal conductivity is lower than that of perhaps every other metal with the exception of mercury. Also its electrical resistance is high. A modern use of bismuth is as a coolant for nuclear power reactors.”

“Bismuth is the most diamagnetic of the elements — meaning it resists penetration by magnetic fields more strongly than any other element. Magnetic field lines tend to be displaced around bismuth, rather than passing through it. Bismuth also has the greatest Hall Effect. That means if a voltage is placed on bismuth while the metal is in a magnetic field, a current flow will be induced that is 90 degrees to the voltage. Bismuth is an efficient absorber of infra red energy and researchers are experimenting with bismuth coatings that will convert heat to electricity. Bismuth is also added to metal mixtures in superconducting research.”

 

After Letter # 3, A 4th Letter Dated May 25, 1996, But Transmitted After That Date to Linda Moulton Howe

Army Sgt's 4th typed letter to Linda Moulton Howe dated May 25, 1996, who had been reporting on Coast to Coast AM radio with host Art Bell about her investigation of the pure aluminum and Bismuth/Magnesium-Zinc layered metal in the spring of 1996 onward.
Page 1, Army Sgt’s 4th typed letter addressed to Linda Moulton Howe and dated May 25, 1996, but arriving after Letter # 3, focused on Linda’s reports for Dreamland and Coast to Coast AM radio with host Art Bell about her science investigations beginning in April 1996 onward to find out what the pure aluminum pieces and the bismuth/magnesium-zinc layered metals were.
Army Sgt's  4th typed letter, Page 2, addressed to Linda Moulton Howe dated May 25, 1996.
Page 2, Army Sgt’s 4th typed letter addressed to Linda Moulton Howe and dated May 25, 1996, but was transmitted after Letter 3.
Army Sgt's 4th typed letter, Page 2,  addressed to Linda Moulton Howe dated May 25, 1996.
Page 3, Army Sgt’s 4th typed letter addressed to Linda Moulton Howe and dated May 25, 1996, but was transmitted after Letter 3.

 

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Also see:

• 07/05/2014 —Part 2: Met Boeing Engineer Who Knew About UFO Bi/Mg Metal

• 07/01/2014 —Part 1: Peruvian Interacts with Small, Grey Being

• 10/09/2011 —Parts 6 to 12: U. S. Government Knowledge of “Interplanetary” Craft, 1942 – 2011

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