Notations that imply intimate knowledge of UFOs, their means of motion,
their origin, background, history, and habits of beings occupying UFOs provide an interesting subject for investigation. Such
notations were found in a copy of the paperback edition of M.K. Jessups "Case for the UFO". Because of the importance which
we attach to the possibility of discovering clues to the nature of gravity, no possible item, however disreputable from the
point of view of classical science, should be overlooked.
The annotated copy, addressed to Admiral N. Furth, Chief,
Office of Naval Research, Washington 25, D.C, came in a manila envelope postmarked Seminole, Texas, 1955. Written across the
face of the envelope in ink was "Happy Easter." In July or August of that year the book appeared in the incoming correspondence
of Major Darrell L. Ritter, U.S.M.C. Aeronautical Project Officer in ONR. When Captain Sidney Sherby reported aboard at ONR
he obtained the book from Major Ritter. Captain Sherby and Commander George W. Hoover, Special Projects Officer, ONR indicated
direct interest in some of the material therein.
Varo Mfg. Co, Garland, Texas, offered to re-publish the book together
with all notations in a very limited edition as a prelude to consideration of further pursuit of this unconventional material.
Miss Michael Ann Dunn has undertaken the task of rewriting this book including all notes, interjections, underscoring,
and etc. By form, position, color, and footnotes as much of the meaning and relationships of the original annotated copy is
retained as possible. No attempt has been made, with ultraviolet light or other methods, to read material which has been crossed
out by one of the correspondents.
It appears that these notes were written by three persons. The use of three distinct
colors of ink -- blue, blue-violet, and blue-green -- and the difference in handwriting lead to this conclusion. Hereafter
they will be referred to as Mr. A, Mr. B, and Jemi.
It was assumed that the third person was Jemi because of the direct
use of "Jemi" in salutations and references to that name by Mr. A and Mr. B throughout the book. There are many, some of which
appear on pages 2, 81, 122, 126, and 162 in the original book. It is possible, of course, that it is merely a salutation.
It is possible that two of these men are twins. There are two references to this word. They appear on page 6
and page 81 of the original book. The assumption that Mr. A is one of the twins may be correct. On page 81, Mr. A has written
and then marked through "...
and I Do Not know How this came to Pass, Jemi." Then he has written, "I remember, My twin...". On page 6
he writes in an apparent answer to Mr. B, "No, My twin..." We cannot be sure of the other twin.
It is probable that these men are Gypsies. In the closing pages of the book Mr. B says, "... only
a Gypsy will tell another of that Catastrophe. and we are a discredited people, ages ago. Hah! Yet, man wonders where "we"
come from... " On page 130 Mr. A says, "... ours is way of life, time proven & happy. We have
nothing, own nothing except our music & philosophy & are happy." On page 76 Mr. B says, "Show
this to a Brother Gypsy...". On page158 the reference to the word "we" by Mr. A could refer
to the "discredited people". Charles G. Leland in his book "English Gipsies and Their Language"
states that the Gypsies call each other brother and sister, and are not in the habit of admitting to their fellowship people
of a different blood and with whom they have no sympathy. This could explain the usage of the term in the closing notes "My
Dear Brothers" and perhaps the repeated reference to "vain humankind".
This book was apparently
passed through the hands of these men several or many times. This conclusion is drawn from the fact that there are discussions
between two or all three of the men, questions answered, and places where parts of a note have been marked through, underlined,
or added to by one or both of the other men. Some have been deleted by marking through.
Shortly after the publication
of his book, Mr. Jessup received a letter from a Carlos Miguel Allende. Mr. Jessup said that he "had felt from the first that
this man was the one who mailed the book to the Navy..." Consideration of the handwriting, style, content, and phraseology
of both the notes and letter show a distinct possibility that the letter was written by Mr. A. This conclusion comes from
the notes by Mr. A on pages 130, 117, and 150. These references to Farraday, Hob-nail or cleated shoes, and catching fire
are nearly the same as the ones in the letter.
The letter was received by Mr. Jessup in Miami, on Friday January 13,
1956. It was postmarked Gainesville, Texas, and mailed in an envelope of the Turner Hotel, Gainesville. It is copied as nearly
verbatim as possible.
Mr. Jessup received a second letter from Mr. Allende postmarked Du Bois, Pennsylvania, May 25,
1956. Due to peculiar spelling and other idiosyncrasies there can be little doubt that Mr. A and Carlos Allende are the same
These men have been careless in their spelling, capitalization, punctuation and sentence structure; though
consistency indicates adherence to custom, perhaps dictated by their original language. The notes are arranged as close to
the original as possible. In cases where a word or group of words could not be deciphered footnotes were used.
might seem that the underscore in the book was in the form of a code or that if read separately that it would have a meaning
of its own. Superficial examination has failed to disclose such a code. The underscored text usually refer to the notes by
the same man.
The distinction between the original book and the handwritten additions to it is made by the use of
red and black type. Black type indicates the type of the original book. Red type indicates any addition made in handwriting
by Mr. A, Mr. B, or Jemi to the original.
The placement of the notes indicates the paragraph to which they refer,
or to their precise position in the book.
The page numbers of the original book are denoted in parenthesis. The matter
on the page numbered follows the number. The page numbers of this edition appear at the bottom of each page.
been necessary to disregard the italics of the original.
It might be helpful for you to know a little about the nature
of the notes before you begin reading this book. The notes refer to two types of people living in space. Specifically the
"stasis neutral" and undersea are mentioned as habitats. They seem to live in both interchangeably. The building of undersea
cities is mentioned. Many different kinds of ships are used as transportation. These two peoples, races or whatever they may
be called, are referred to over and over again. They are called L-M's and S-M's. The L-M's seem to be peaceful; the S-M's
are not. It seems that the annotations are inclined toward the L-M's as they speak more kindly of them than the S-M's.
such as: mothership, home-ship, dead-ship, Great ark, great bombardment, great return, great war, little-men, force-fields,
deep-freezes, undersea building, measure markers, scout ships, magnetic and gravity fields, sheets of diamond, cosmic rays,
force cutters, undersea explorers, inlay work, clear-talk, telepathing, burning "coat", nodes, vortice, magnetic "net", and
many others are used quite naturally by these men. They explain how, why, and what happens to people, ships and planes that
have disappeared. They explain the origin of odd storms and clouds, objects falling from the sky, strange marks and footprints,
and other things which we have not solved.
These men seem to feel that it is too late for man to obtain space flight.
They feel that mankind could not cope with "those mind wrecking conditions that space and sea contain" for mankind is too
egotistical, values too much the material, wars over mere parcels of this planet, is too filled with jealousy, and lacks true
How much truth is there in this? That cannot be answered. It is evident that these men provide some very
intriguing explanations; explanations that may be worth consideration.
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