While most of the new scans have been provided to a number of people including several skeptics (though some of them suggested they weren’t all that interested in pursuing the Ramey memo) we haven’t had a chance to learn of their results if there are any.
I have a couple of other files that are small enough to put on this blog and they will follow. But I did one thing that I believe was an idea by Barry Greenwood. In his report, “Ramey Memo Redux – Line 5,” he wrote, “Getting a little weary I noticed a cardboard pair of 3-D red/blue glasses from some leftover movie I had once seen… Looking at it I said, ‘Oh, why not.’ … Oddly enough using the 3-D filters somehow injected a small amount of clarity into the image… It was certainly not enough to make the blobs more readable but it was enough to make patterns stand out.”His article can be seen here:
which is UFO Historical Review No. 13, September 2009).
I have to admit here that (a) I also have some of those old 3-D glasses and I tried it as well, and (b) yes, it did seem to enhance some areas of the Ramey memo. Greenwood wrote, “A few words like ‘…AT FORT WORTH, TEX.” And ‘THE ‘DISC’…” seem to stand out enough to gain a general consensus to these decipherments.” I have to agree with this. Those words do seem to stand out a little more clearly but for those who visit here regularly, notice that Greenwood did agree with those earlier interpretations.
With that in mind, I thought I would add some of the new scans here so that more can take a look at them. While they might look the same, they were created using different contrasts and filters. There are other files that are quite large approaching a quarter of a gigabyte (and yes, I know there are files out there much larger than this, but I really can’t post them to this blog… I have suggested to a couple of people that those with web sites as opposed to blogs could put them up but so far there have been no takers). Yes, I believe that a wider dissemination might provide us with the key to reading the memo and we’re working to accomplish that. (I will remind everyone here that these new scans are copyrighted by the University of Texas at Arlington and by Martin Dreyer so that while fair use is in play publication without proper credit is a violation.)
For those interested, the work continues, but the problem is that the going is slow. I had hoped to have all this wrapped up months ago with everything easily available. We are attempting to get it out there now. Any suggestions on how to do this will be appreciated.