“Basically what was on the 35mm negative is a 32-page training manual
dated 1954 which describes for special field units how to recover crashed
flying saucers, how to take them apart, how to pack them, where to ship them, how to take care of the bodies and how to keep the public in the dark.”
– Robert M. Wood, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineer
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Reposted October 2, 2023 – May 29, 2009 Albuquerque, New Mexico – Retired McDonnell-Douglas aerospace engineer, Robert M. Wood, Ph.D., has intensely researched the SOM1-01 document that first appeared as 35mm black and white negative film in a package addressed to Don Berliner of the Fund for UFO Research in Maryland. The package was postmarked March 7, 1994 from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and bore a return address of a pharmacy in LaCrosse. On the 35mm film were thirty-two pages of text and drawings and the fingers of whoever photographed the pages of the TOP SECRET/MAJIC classified manual.
Bob Wood had a 43-year-long career as an aerospace engineer, first working for Douglas Aircraft that merged with the McDonnell Corporation in 1967 to become McDonnell-Douglas, later purchased by Boeing in the early 1990s. Over those four decades, Bob Wood worked on aerodynamic heating, ballistic missile defense, radar, and the space station before his retirement in 1993. That year, nuclear physicist and UFO researcher, Stanton Friedman, had seen the 35mm negative in Berliner’s possession and contacted Bob to see if he would be interested in researching what was on the film.
Bob Wood agreed and a decade later says, “Basically what was on the 35mm negative is a 32-page manual (including covers and blank pages) dated 1954 which describes for special field units how to recover crashed flying saucers, how to take them apart, how to pack them, where to ship them, how to take care of the bodies and how to keep the public in the dark.”
Tri-X Film First Manufactured in 1954
“The original 35mm negative was on Tri-X T-5063 film which was first made in 1954, which incidentally is the date of the document. So, it could have been photographed back then, or it could have been photographed around 1994 or some time in between. The pages that were photographed actually show the fingers of the photographer as he was photographing. For awhile we thought some forensic analysis on those fingers might identify the photographer, but the image isn’t very clear and we haven’t followed up on that.
“The document itself in the photographs is really quite legible except for a few pages. My initial task was to figure out what does it say? After prints were made from the negative and as soon as I started key stroking one page at a time, I thought, ‘Wow! This is a remarkable document!’ I’ve felt that way ever since.”
Continued in Part 4 – SOM1-01
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Earthfiles would like to learn about other unidentified aerial triangle sightings similar to the illustration in the SOM1-01 1954 training manual, what the Bales brothers saw and what flew over Belgium in March 1990. Please email: [email protected]. All requests for anonymity are honored.
To report unusual aerial phenomena and/or entity encounters to the National UFO Reporting Center, contact:
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(Use only if the sighting has occurred within the last week.)
For further information, please see my books: An Alien Harvest, the 2-volume Glimpses of Other Realities and my documentaries A Strange Harvest and Strange Harvests 1993 now available in DVD format in the Earthfiles Shop.
Also, see Earthfiles Archive for dozens of unidentified flying objects and extraterrestrial biological entity case studies from 1999 to 2009. As an example, here is only a partial Archive list:
- 05/26/2009 —Part 9: High Strangeness Files about EBENs
- 05/13/2009 —Part 8: High Strangeness Files about EBENs
- 05/05/2009 —Part 7: High Strangeness Files about EBENs
- 04/29/2009 —Part 6: High Strangeness Files about EBENs
- 04/22/2009 —Part 5: High Strangeness Files about EBENs
- 04/21/2009 —Archive Reprint: Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Says Governments Covering Up E. T.s
- 04/14/2009 —Part 4: High Strangeness Files about EBENs
- 04/08/2009 —Part 3: High Strangeness Files about EBENs
- 04/05/2009 —Part 2: High Strangeness Files about EBENs
- 04/03/2009 —Updated: Aerial Disc Photographed Over San Luis, Colorado
- 04/01/2009 —Part 1: High Strangeness Files about EBENs
- 03/27/2009 —Part 4: Unusual Animal Deaths – March 21st Walsenburg Cow
- 03/26/2009 — Part 3: Unusual Animal Deaths – Forensic Investigations
- 03/25/2009 —Part 2: Unusual Animal Deaths – Bizarre Mutilation of Week-Old Calf
- 03/20/2009 —Part 1: Unusual Animal Deaths from Half Cats to Mutilated Cows
- 03/17/2009 —Highly Strange Missing Time in 1947
- 03/16/2009 —Security Guard Saw “V-Shaped Panel” Fall Near Needles, California, and Encountered “Telepathic UFO”
- 03/08/2009 —Final Part 20: Army/CIA Unit Studied the Real UFO Blue Book Cases
- 02/27/2009 —More Strange Aerial Light Patterns – Now in Wisconsin
- 02/24/2009 —Part 19: Army/CIA Unit Studied the Real UFO Blue Book Cases
- 02/11/2009 —Part 18: Army/CIA Unit Studied the Real UFO Blue Book Cases
- 02/04/2009 —Part 17: Army/CIA Unit Studied the Real UFO Blue Book Cases
- 02/03/2009 —Part 1: Viewer Comments On Camouflaged V-Shaped Craft
- 01/29/2009 —Updated: Star Field Camouflage On Large V-Shaped Craft Near Cape Canaveral, Florida?
- 01/07/2009 —Part 16: Army/CIA Unit Studied the Real UFO Blue Book Cases
- 01/02/2009 —Part 15: Army/CIA Unit Studied the Real UFO Blue Book Cases
- 11/21/2008 —Colorado State Patrol Officer Encountered UFO and “Human” Stranger
- 10/30/2008 —More Encounters with Glowing Humanoids, Green Orbs, Strange Aerial Lights and “Thunderbirds”
- 10/10/2008 —Part 1: Two Pennsylvania Hunters Encountered Strange Lights and Lime Green, Glowing Humanoid on Oct. 4
- 08/26/2008 —Update: Earthfiles Viewer Comments About UFOs and 14th Century Black Death
- 08/22/2008 —UFOs and 14th Century Black Death
- 02/22/2008 —Updated: Three Eyewitnesses in Selden, Texas, Saw Two, Large Rectangles of “White Flames” in Sky
- 02/22/2008 —Abductee Jim Sparks Comments On Alien Symbol Technology
- 02/14/2008 —Update: Mysterious Symbols Projected in Night Sky by Aerial Disc Near Stephenville, Texas, Local Airport
- 02/08/2008 —Law Officers Describe Unidentified Shape-Shifting Aerial Craft in Stephenville, Texas, Region
- 01/28/2008 —Updated 01-28-08: Viewer Letters About Aerial Craft and Military Flyovers Above Dublin, Stephenville and Selden, Texas
- 01/24/2008 —Part 17, Final: In League With A UFO, Interview with Lou Baldin
- 01/18/2008 —Updated: Huge Aerial Craft Over Dublin, Texas, “Longer Than 3 Football Fields”
- 08/31/2007 — Part 2: Betty and Barney Hill: Captured!
- 08/30/2007 —Part 1: Military Insiders Comment About Zeta Reticuli and EBENs
- 09/04/2006 —Part 1: “Alphonso Lorenzo” – Military Visitor to Another Planet?
- 12/17/2005 —Sirius’s Companion Star, Sirius B, Finally “Weighed”
- 12/07/2005 —Zeta Reticuli I and II – Binary Home of Extraterrestrial Biological Entities?
- 10/05/2002 —Part 1 – Two Scientists Describe Extraterrestrial Biological Entity “J-Rod”
Peter Davenport, Director, NUFORC: http://www.ufocenter.com/
Majestic-12 Documents: http://www.majesticdocuments.com
Presidential UFO Information: http://www.presidentialufo.com/
Richard Nixon, Jackie Gleason and UFOs: http://www.presidentialufo.com/richardm.htm
UFO Casebook: http://www.ufocasebook.com/
Majestic Twelve: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majestic_12
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