|Art Campbell working in the field|
Consequently, in many arroyos near the highways, one can find all kinds of small debris, and small thumbnail-sized pieces of foil are not unusual. Some distance away at what we were to later call the gap, we found larger pieces of foil, which we eventually picked up. In 10 years or so, we had several square feet of it. Even though we were not expecting to find any “Jessie Marcel memory metal,” picking it up at first seemed pointless. You could cut it, tear it, wad it up, and throw it, and it behaved just like your average kitchen foil.
Not thinking much of it, but not wanting to “throw the baby out with the bath,” we decided to research it to see if it was from local sources. Sometimes one is so sure of something, you just want to get it out of the way to eliminate it. I am afraid that was the case with the foil we picked up. As part of the elimination process, we looked up the metallurgical content of standard Reynolds or Alcoa aluminum foil. We found it to be 99% aluminum, 0.5% silicon, and 0.5% iron. We found that aluminum foil for households was a byproduct of the aluminum aircraft industry in WWII, and first introduced in 1947. This was obviously what we had, we thought – ordinary store-bought aluminum foil.
I asked her about food storage and leftovers. She smiled and said, “Table scraps went to the dogs. We did not see foil around here until the mid-1950s or so when we got our first barbecue.” She said, “When we finally got decent power and we could put in home freezers, we used it then to prevent freezer burn.”
Then in 2004, things began to change when I invited Chuck Wade to the site. I met Chuck at the 2004 Aztec UFO Conference. He brought a crew of Navajos down to the site from Gallup. In 4 days, 3 crews dug 28, 1-meter square holes that were 20 centimeters deep. The crews started finding larger pieces of foil, and by 2010, Chuck had contacted Dr. Roger Leir and his L&M Group that helped Dr. Leir finance the removal of what many believe are alien implants.
Some of the foil shards, when found,
had signs of being handled before.
Folds, such as those seen in this photo,
could not be caused by natural forces
in the arroyo. Courtesy Art Campbell
Foil pieces found at the site prior to 2004.
More was found later in excavations.
Some of it was found on the surface
after a hard rain. Courtesy Art Campbell
For elements heavier than boron, differences in isotopic composition of more than approximately 1% from the usual terrestrial isotopic abundance pattern, indicates a high probability that the material originated from a non-terrestrial source.
- Einstein’s letter of 1939
-Beginning isotope research
-Roswell and Plains UFO
-Scanning electron microscope
This research is just beginning as we are doing the analysis of the metal foil shards found on the Plains of San Augustin. Many other things of interest were found: a tiny shoe sole, something that may be an artificial body part, and other items. This leaves us with some questions. What research, if any, was done in 1947 or 1948 or shortly thereafter to match today’s sophisticated analysis that we show in Colbern’s 2010 report?
If the shards were analyzed prior to 1989, what procedures were used that were available to give them similar results? A witness said there was foil on the ground at the crash site. Most of it was apparently picked up, but some was left for this researcher, his friend, and a crew of Navajos.
Are there possibly some boxes on a forgotten shelf in a government warehouse with more of the arroyo metal shards waiting for that future day when they might get a more proper analysis?…Perhaps. If this is true, then this independent private research may be the first to discover the sophisticated and varied coatings on the strange New Mexico arroyo foil.
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