by Jack Shulman
Extracted from Nexus Magazine
Volume 6, Number 4 (June-July 1999)
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Computer company chief
Jack Shulman argues that the transistor could never
have been invented so suddenly at AT&T in late
1947 without input from top secret Government projects,
that some have identified to him as being from alien
Edited from a lecture given by Jack Shulman
American Computer Company
at the Global Sciences Congress
Florida, USA, 11-17 March 1999
(Audiotape transcribed by Ruth Parnell)
Hi, Iím Jack Shulman. Iím the
head of the American Computer Company.
American Computer Company is
part of the Technology International Group and Bell North America
group of companies. Iím also one of the owners of the group of
companies. Iíve been in the computer industry for about 28 or 29
Iíve worked for IBM as a professional services management
consultant. I worked on the development of the personal computer in
1978 for FIT [Fashion Institute of Technology] and Simplicity
Patterns, later adopted by IBM. I developed something called the
Thatís where we got the term "PC". Prior to that,
Iíd developed what you might call the first windowing operating
system in 1975 for Citibank, and before that there were earlier
versions I did for a company called Vydec. Iím a serious computer
person - very, very serious - and also someone whoís not generally
inclined to leap to great predispositions about any unusual subject.
Well, as it turns out, a few years ago I got my dose of reality. It
was in the form of a visit from a friend of mine. When I was very
young Iíd got involved in technology, partly by virtue of the
influence of a friendís father. I grew up in central New Jersey,
which is around where AT&T and Bell Labs originated, and my friendís
father was the head of Bell Labs. I ended up at a private school and
ended up living at the household of the head of Bell Labs, going to
that private school and going to college with his son as a roommate,
and I kind of grew up around the various projects at Bell
Laboratories in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Iíd always held out that AT&T was this rather magnificent
institution. Anybody here worked for AT&T in the past? So, you know
when I say Bell Labs research, Iím speaking Holy Grail; and in
certain parts of the defense community and in government Iím also
speaking Holy Grail. Anyone here realize that AT&T and Bell
Laboratories ran our nuclear arsenal for 45 years?
Anybody who knows
that, raise your hand. Not a one of you. I didnít really even know
until a little bit later in my career, but I knew something strange
was going on because it always seemed to me that AT&T always had
what it needed to make innovations in technology, and subsequently
such technology would migrate to an IBM or a Sarnoff Research or to
And I could never really figure out, in the course of my young life,
who were these magnificent, incredible scientists, other than that I
frequently met them... like a fellow by the name of William Shockley.
He was quite a frequent friend to Jack Mortonís household, and I
knew him, and I knew some of the other folks that he knew, like a
fellow by the name of - well, I guess not too many people would know
him - Bob Noyce, and Jack Kilby who was an acquaintance of theirs,
and so forth.
These names, if youíve ever worked for AT&T or in the
electronics industry, are also Holy Grail names. These are Mount Rushmores of the technology industry.
Jack Kilby is credited with
the invention of the integrated circuit.
I was rather shocked when, about late 1995, a dear friend came to
me. He was at one time one of the very well known generals in the
Pentagon, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and is now a
consultant. Iíd known him a very long time through the Morton family
and Bell and when working for IBM. He asked me to analyze some
documents that he had in his possession. He showed me some pictures.
I kind of turned up my nose.
I said, "I donít believe this."
He suggested they were pictures of
an alien craft. I said to him, "Well, why do you come to me and
ask me this?"
"Because there are some documents
that fell into my possession that I would also like you to see,
that go beyond these drawings, these pictures, these
photographs, that describe some technology; and I would like you
to analyze this technology and make a determination for me of
the veracity of these documents, help me to authenticate them."
I said, "Fine. I donít believe this
is real. Iím skeptical. I donít believe in aliens, I donít
believe in UFOs, I donít believe in any of that."
And he said, "Okay, well, Iíd still
want you to take a look at them, Jack."
And I agreed.
I met with him at his home. I met a
woman by the name of Mrs Jeffrey Proscauer. Thatís not her real
name, but itís the name she goes by; she does not want her true
identity revealed. And I got a chance to piece and look through some
28 boxes of materials that had come from Western Electric
Laboratories in the late 1940s, 1947, early 1948 and beyond, and
some subsequent documents.
Now again, if youíve ever worked for AT&T, you know that the
laboratories at Bell Laboratories are often quite distinct, and the
documentation from a laboratory is kept in an ongoing, growing tome
called a "Lab Shopkeeperís Notebook".
It turns out that even in the
super-secret laboratories, the ones in the part of Western Electric
or Bell Laboratories that manage the nuclear arsenal, these
notebooks are kept, and they grow and theyíre ongoing and they
become almost like a living representation of what that laboratory
did for a living.
Well, such as it is, I was rather shocked at what I had to see there
in these boxes of materials, and I convinced them to let me look at
them over the course of about three-and-a-half weeks. They were kept
at the consultantís house during that time period, and he actually
kept a security guard with them at all times because he was afraid
that someone might come and steal them. Now of course, I wasnít sure
why he was afraid, because at the time I didnít realize the full
magnitude of what I was looking at.
In any event, after about two or three weeks of looking at them, I
came back to him and we sat down over what turned out to be a
Christmas Eve dinner, and I said to him:
"Iíve got to tell you something. Iím
having a real problem with this because what youíre showing me
looks like technology that we have not yet developed, that
humanity has not yet developed, yet the documents youíre showing
me appear to be forty-eight, forty-nine years old. This would
put them in 1947, 1948, 1949."
I suggested to him that before I could
proceed I would have to have someone verify the age, carbon-date or
come up with some other means to verify the age of the documents,
and he agreed. So, with the help of a mutual acquaintance - a
private investigator formerly with the Justice Department - we were
able to take fragments of the documents without damaging them.
We sent them to an expert who formerly consulted for Scotland Yard;
heís a fairly well known forensic expert at... I believe itís the
University of Edinburgh in Scotland today; he was at a different
university at the time.
He analyzed these fragments of these
documents for me, and came back and told me that the ink, the paper,
even the presentations were valid; that this was in fact a book or
series of books from the 1947, í48, í49, 1950 time period. That took
him about four and a half weeks of analysis, and I was for four and
a half weeks, as you can imagine, holding my breath.
The things that I saw described in this Lab Shopkeeperís Notebook
consisted of things that today would be more powerful than the Intel
Pentium processor, for instance, or the Cray supercomputer.
were communications devices that were described
There were ways to
sandwich-in very, very thin, micrometer-thin layers
to produce moving parts for things like... from the descriptions that
I read, the nearest thing I could describe... an anti-gravity
propulsion unit for a spacecraft
They included dynamic electronic
and power-control technology that even to this day we have not yet
They included communications technology that was
described only as having been taken from an object of unknown or
The documents were very carefully worded not to
reveal what was, in reality, in these boxes of materials.
I was sort of at a loss at that juncture, because even though we had
forensic information at the time from this particular forensic
expert that would date these boxes back to the late í40s, and even
though they said "Western Electric, Bell Laboratories", part of them
said something called "Z-Division" on them.
We knew of the
Z-Division: it was a segment of the United States Army, formed in
1947 and 1948. The implications were that this project was operating
on the fringes of the nuclear bomb development project - then known
as the Manhattan Project Group.
It turns out that in 1947 - between í47 and actually late í48 -
Harry Truman decided he was going to grant a contract to AT&T to go
through the overseeing and management of our nuclear arsenal and the
commercialization of derived product technologies from the nuclear
bomb, from the bomb project: the physics, the electronics, the
control systems, even the ballistics, the radar that was used, the
ICBM technology that was under development in the late í40s after we
got a hold of the V-series rockets from the Nazis, and so forth.
contract was inked by Truman in early 1949, if I recall correctly,
but during the prior two-year period there was an informal
relationship, during which AT&T played a greater and greater role in
the organization of super-secret military weapons-grade projects for
the federal government and eventually got pretty much control of
what was then known as the Z-Division.
Z-Division, believe it or not, originated in Roswell, New Mexico. I
guess the reason is, that is where the original nuclear bomb armada
was formed - the first bomber wing that carried the nuclear bomb -
and it migrated over to Kirtland Air Force Base during the time
period when Orlando Lawrence, the Lawrence Berkeley
Laboratories fellow, was called in.
He was called in by
Teller, Oppenheimer... all those folks responsible for the nuclear bomb...
Leo Szwilard. Lawrence was called in at the time because he
could make accelerators, or "cyclotrons" as they were known at the
time. Those cyclotrons were capable of refining uranium, refining
plutonium... well, actually, back then, they werenít working with
plutonium but with uranium.
I guess you could imagine what it must have been like in the time
period. They were in the middle of a war when they were building the
nuclear bombs and they had to do everything secretly, so this
Z-Division was created with super-secrecy as its fundamental core.
Ultimately Lawrence was called in because they had to build enough
of an accelerator to refine enough uranium to make the bomb
possible, and, in spite of all the greatest minds of nuclear physics
assigned to the Z-Division in the Manhattan Project, none of them
could figure out how to refine enough uranium to make the nuclear
bomb a possibility.
This was before the first bomb was exploded. So
Lawrence was brought in because he knew how to make a cyclotron; but
his cyclotron, the biggest one heíd ever created, was about the size
of this white board over here, and it could produce about a
thimbleful of refined uranium - which would have been about enough
to make a nuclear bomb capable of blowing off your left foot.
In any event, Lawrence one day is called in and heís asked: "How do
we build a cyclotron big enough?" He makes a few calculations and
hands a requisition order to Harold Ackerman - today a federal
judge, and who was the chief supply clerk for the Manhattan Project
- to requisition enough silver to build a big silver racetrack;
something like 12 million tons of silver. In fact, he took it to the
United States Treasury, handed it to the then Secretary of the
Treasury - I guess it was Morganthal - and Morganthal was
asked to fill a 12-million-ton order, which also necessitated the
relocation of Z-Division to some place where they could put all this
silver and build this racetrack.
We decided one day at
American Computer Company that we were going
to be brave. I talked with my board and I talked with some of the
people at the company and they agreed. "Yeah, we can try this; letís
see what happens."
We decided that we were going to take the story that had been
conveyed to me about this unusual Shopkeeperís Notebook with these
unusual technological artifacts in them, and naively and blithely
put a panel on the Internet, describing in black and white and colour what we had found, and raise the question. However, the
picture that we put up was a picture of Testorís model of the
so-called Roswell Lander.
Itís a picture of what looks like a
spacecraft with wings and a jet propulsion system, with a pod in the
front to hold alien occupants who were piloting it.
the picture over an image from the Thunder Range - of course, we
picked the wrong place; the Plains of San Agustin was the right
place, actually - and we put a little bit of rhetoric on this panel
and just placed it right in the middle of our
ABC News reporting on a crashed flying saucer, Roswell
Now that probably was the stupidest thing we ever did.
picture of a Roswell alien lander sitting on a panel in the middle
of a computer company website, and on it it said something like:
"Did AT&T receive stolen alien
technologies from the US Government in 1947 and thereby invent
the transistor, the laser, the integrated circuit, and...on and
on and on...different technologies?"
Well, we figured the reaction we
would get from the public would be one of, "Oh gee, isnít that
cute? Thatís funny, X-Files, you know..."
The reaction we got was not one we had
Three days after we placed the image onto our website, we received a
very strange series of military faxes to our tech support fax
machine, referring to a piece of hardware known as "Sky Station".
Anybody ever hear of anything called Sky Station? Never heard of it,
have you? Well, itís up there. Itís an orbital platform of some
kind. We were receiving live messages from Sky Station for a day or
two and we decided this wasnít right; we were going to call the
Pentagon and tell them about it.
So I picked up the phone and first I called Fort Monmouth; then I
called down to Langley Air Force Base. They wanted to know, "Why are
you calling Langley Air Force Base?" Well, where else would I call
about a satellite thatís sending messages to our fax machine... talk
about sounding strange... that say this satellite is about to crash,
itís coming down, its communications systems are breaking down.
Well, finally we got to somebody who was of authority.
It was Colonel James that we got to, and he gets on the phone with me... Iím
in my car, on my car phone... and he says:
"Mr Shulman, please secure these
faxes. Do not let anyone see them. Weíll take care of it. Weíll
let you know what to do with the faxes."
Itís like... the military goes silent.
That next day our offices were broken into. Our front door was
smashed, our glass was smashed to smithereens all over the place,
and everything was taken out of the file cabinets in our offices. My
office was a wreck when I got in there. It was awful. We came in the
next day to work and it was like: what happened, what happened?
I had these faxes in my briefcase. Iíd taken them with me, home. So
apparently, by not leaving them there, I probably worsened the
situation. It might have been better if Iíd left them there, to be
frank; if theyíd found them and had just come and arrested us, taken
us away. They were top level, five-level clearance.
supposed to even see or even know such a thing, but inadvertently,
as a result, we became aware of the fact that thereís an orbital DSP
[Defense Space Platform], called Sky Station, which is
nuclear-hardened and equipped to carry nuclear weapons, because it
was described in these faxes.
It is not a very pleasant place to be, to discover that now, here we
are at the end of the Cold War with an agreement that there will be
no nuclear weapons in space in orbit, and there is apparently a
platform up there that the United States secretly put up back in the
í60s or í70s or í80s, thatís equipped; itís nuclear-hardened, itís
one of the Star Wars SDI series, based on Spacelab, equipped to
handle and carry nuclear weapons.
So now, not only did we have a picture of an alleged alien craft on
our website, talking about alien technologies being transferred to
AT&T, but we also were in possession of very high level, Level Five,
Top Secret security clearance military faxes describing something
called Sky Station.
That week we had visits from the Air Force Office of Special
Investigations. They came up and they interviewed us. They put me
through a day-long third degree. We didnít want it happening in the
middle of our customers coming in and seeing us or selling personal
computers and servers, so I took them to an out-of-the-way part of
the office, down the hall, down the elevator to a little office
downstairs, and I got a query about everything just short of... well,
it included my shoe size, when I was born, names of parents, names
of grandparents, when they entered the country, driverís license
They went through a Q&A with me and with my staff, that just
came short of asking me the wrong question - if you know what I
We were very startled, naturally. We werenít certain what in fact
was going on, but weíre not ones to back down at American Computer
so we decided that instead of running for cover and taking the
picture down off of our website... because we kind of connected that
the two things might have something to do with each other... instead
of backing down and turning it all off, we would go the other
So we moved the picture to a separate section of our
website and created an entire website within our website, called
American Computer Company Special Investigation. This is what
happens when you grow up in New Jersey!
Of course, we couldnít have
rubbed salt into a deeper wound:
"Some have claimed that alien
technology was found on board a UFO crashed in Roswell,
Very dramatic. Is it true? Did the US military discover
something strange in the desert near Albuquerque, New Mexico?
Did they alter human history? Was the transistor one of those
alien marvels? Click here for the original story."
We tried to be a little cute. We put up
a picture, and if you go to our website itís still there. If you go
to our main website (as of May 02, 1999),
http//accpc.com, at the bottom of
the page is a nav bar with a pointer in the middle of the corporate
info products, catalogue, features, tech support, Roswell 1947,
Go to above link and click on it and itíll take you to
this special page which, of course, has now grown tremendously. It
has something like, we estimate, about 9,000 messages and articles
now stored within it. We started off on one Internet server and
moved it to five Internet servers, and now we are on one of our
super-servers which consists of four groups of four Pentium XEONs
and three different service-provider carriers and a whole lot of
communications just to handle the load.
We get about, we estimate, three million to three and a half million
visitors a month to the site. And theyíre not necessarily people
like yourselves, open-minded, interested; theyíre kids from college,
kids from high schools, military people from countries like
Iran... Iím serious! I mean, we can track some of the addresses that
show up in our logs. I didnít even know Iran had Internet! Weíve got
a very strange reaction to our story.
What we did in the story was we isolated a few pointers, some of
which only I was privy to. One of them was that there was some
relationship between the government and AT&T that resulted in the
transistorís invention. I mentioned I grew up in the household of
the head of Bell Labs, so I knew that there was something strange
about the transistor because I knew Bill Shockley, and Bill Shockley
was something of a witless buffoon. Thereís no way he could have
invented the transistor.
The symbol for the transistor is made up of three pieces: positive,
positive and negative; or negative, negative and positive... silicon
dioxide doped with arsenic and boron, in 1947. Now, in 1947, doping
things with boron was not easy. It required the sort of equipment
that even Bell Labs in 1946 did not possess. They had this type of
equipment at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories - but it would have
taken thousands and thousands and thousands of man-hours to invent
If you look back at it historically, what AT&T was claiming was that
one day this "genius", William Shockley, was working with a
rectifier; he looked at it and he noticed it had unusual
propensities, and there, bingo, he invented the transistor! He
figured it out right there!
And to verify that, the two other
"geniuses" that they got to help work on the transistor, Dr Bardeen
and Dr Brattain, both said:
"Oh yeah, I remember a guy by the name
of Case was [allegedly] talking about transistors in 1931, and I
knew back then we were going to have them."
That is the history of the transistor at AT&T prior to 1948, other
than claiming it was invented in December of 1947 by Dr Shockley.
Anybody believe that story? Me neither. And I knew, because the
administrative head of the transistor project was Jack Morton - the
man at whose house I was staying to go to school and whose sons I
was friends with - and he often commented on the fact that it was
really a shame that those three idiots got responsibility for the
transistor and he didnít.
And I always wondered, because he too
didnít possess the scientific ability to develop the transistor. He
was a brilliant man who had invented the radiobroadcast vacuum tube,
the close-spaced triode, but it appears as if he was brought in to
head up the project to try to draw back the transistor in time to
radio tubes and the things that Shockley talked about; and it was as
if the whole thing was just a ploy and he might as easily have been
given responsibility and got the Nobel Prize as Bill Shockley.
In any event, for most of my young life I believed that the
transistor had come from a government project and that they were
just hiding its origins. Which government project, I did not realize
until I saw the Shopkeeperís Notebook in the possession of my
friend, the consultant.
Now, Iíd heard a lot about
Roswell in my life and Iíd read the
Project Blue Book books and Iíd read a lot of books like Berlitzís
books and so forth, but I was not someone who believed in Roswell,
who believed that a UFO had crashed at Roswell at the time, in any
event. There I was, stuck with all this information and having
created this rather minor scandal on the Internet... well, maybe not
minor, with the Air Force coming to visit us.
Next thing I know, radio talk show host Art Bell sends science
reporter Linda Moulton Howe to my office. She has to be there
because she has to see whether or not our offices were actually
broken into. A beautiful woman, very intelligent... she shows up at
the office with a tape recorder. Iím exhausted... the weeks have been
going not so good lately, and weíre still picking up the pieces of
glass out of the sofas in the lobby.
She sees the windows are broken
in the front and we have a wooden partition set up to try to keep
the air out of the building, and she records me answering questions
about all this. I try to be as vague as I can and answer the
questions about whatís going on here, and she talks about the story.
And next thing I know, she plays the tape on "Dreamland", on Artís
show. I swear to God, it was the strangest thing we had ever seen
That very next day we got well over 3,000 phone calls from people
all trying to get in to see me personally; they had to come to see
me personally, to tell me about Roswell. We received mail and e-mail
by the 10,000 pieces. Our normal 2,000 visitors a day on our World
Wide Web site jumped up so high that one of our carriers refused to
carry us anymore.
At that point I realized thereís more than just a casual interest on
the part of the public, so we decided we would carry the original
ACC Roswell story right through to its ultimate conclusion. We have
been for several years now.
So, we have publicized the fact that Dr Morton met his untimely
death and that Dr Morton was one of the few people who knew the true
history of the transistor at AT&T - aside from Bill Shockley who
would never have talked because that would have meant the end of his
Nobel Prize, along with Drs Bardeen and Brattain, and Dr
subsequently went on to bigger and better things, and heís dead now.
It looked like Dr Morton was breaking camp with AT&T and was very,
very outspoken, very angry with AT&T over this whole thing.
Professional jealousy, I guess. One day in 1972, Dr Morton was found
knocked unconscious and set afire in his Volvo P18 sports coupť,
devastating the Morton household and family - my friends - and for
reasons that nobody seemed to know.
Well, we decided to see whether or not there might be any link, any
reason to link Dr Mortonís possible migration to a Japanese firm,
and we tried to make an inquiry about it with the corporate security
department at AT&T. Thatís when we discovered that there are people
working in corporate security at AT&T who donít want to talk about
Dr Mortonís untimely death. Now, youíve got to understand, weíre
talking about something which happened 25 years ago.
So we were investigating further, and I interviewed a member of the
Morton household who was talking about the transistor project and
got very, very teary-eyed when I talked about the transistor. I
said, "Oh, did you ever wonder where the transistor really came
from?" It was as if I had cut a jugular. The conversation ended
right there. "Canít discuss this further with you."
We looked into it a little bit further and it became clear to us
that Dr Morton was probably responsible for this Shopkeeperís
Notebook working its way outside of AT&T - probably, because he was
the principal investigator. Everybody knows what a principal
investigator is. Involved in any government project you have a
principal investigator. They have to name somebody to take the
When AT&T screws up, they have to have someone to fire, and
theyíre certainly not going to pick someone important enough in
their view; theyíre going to pick the one that everybody doesnít
like. He was a tough guy; very, very strong-minded; and everybody
didnít like him that much, so they made him the principal
There were other people involved, apparently. There was a fellow by
the name of Ramey. He was a figure at the Department of the Army. He
was named in the documents. There were quite a few other people
named in the documents. Weíre not revealing all of the people at
this particular juncture because of Mrs Proscauer who wonít allow us
to give out certain things. And in order to continue on an ongoing
basis having access to these documents and so-called Notebook, weíre
very cautious about the information we give out.
In any event, we decided to depict in a series of pages on the
Internet the entirety of the story of what weíd been going through,
going on the theory that one of the ways you can protect yourself
from, for instance, being assassinated by having information in your
possession thatís dangerous to others, is to publicize it as widely
as you possibly can - which is what we did. Of course, thereís a
certain drawback to that approach. The drawback was that within no
time the attacks, the onslaughts, the assaults, the death threats,
the credibility attacks, the undermining of credibility, the public
humiliation, pain and suffering began.
We found ourselves besieged by what I can only describe as a
multilateral black project, which included death threats on myself
and my family, death threats on our employees, pictures of me with
bullet holes and blood dripping out, on the Internet, out of the
blue... a really, really strange thing to have happen. We had people
come up and claim they had been hired by us to verify the claims
that technology like this originated on an alien spacecraft.
And youíve got to understand, we didnít say that it originated on an
alien spacecraft. We asked the question,
"Did it originate...?" Would you run
around on the Internet saying this technology came from an alien
spacecraft? No. Youíd ask the question. Youíd say, "Letís put
together the evidence; letís find out."
We decided we would approach a higher
authority, ask the question to the higher authority and make it a
matter of public record.
So, who is a higher authority, other than,
say, Bill Clinton, that you might go to to ask the question:
transistor and subsequent technologies fall into the hands of AT&T
from the Nazi Germans, the Japanese? Well, neither of them had any
of this stuff.
Secret government project? Well, the United States
Government couldnít build any of this stuff.
Half this stuff that we
saw in the Notebook... even today we donít even have some of the
minerals, some of the chemical materials, necessary to create them.
We decided we would ask the Secretary of Defense, William Cohen. In
fact, we got William Cohen and then his administrative assistant on
the phone, and the head of the Air Force OSI instantly on the phone
with us, and sent them a kit and kaboodle of stuff to take a look
at. We asked them to come down, take a look at things that we wanted
explained in their original context. Well, weíve never heard from
them about it. We havenít heard from the Air Force or OSI - we filed
OSI 9001 pages, demands, with them. Weíve never heard a single word
back from the OSI, the Air Force, the Pentagon.
Theyíve kept their
distance, accepted the requested requests and violated the law,
because under the law, when you give them these demands, they have
30 days to respond. Not a single response. As if to say, "Youíre not
influential enough to get us to respond to these."
In any event, we got nowhere with them so we decided we might
embarrass them a little bit. Now, how do you embarrass the Air
Force? I mean, sometimes they do a pretty good job of embarrassing
themselves! But how do you embarrass the Air Force, how do you
embarrass William Cohen, the Secretary of Defense, particularly in a
time period when weíre in the middle of an ersatz situation of war
with Iraq, when the Cold War is over? You publish your findings; you
have to have findings.
I was invited to appear a total of 15 times on radio shows,
including Art Bell again, Sightings, the Mike Jarmus Show, ABC News,
and finally I turned down the Larry King Live show. Iíd just about
had enough. I was on ABC News, though, about three weeks ago.
We built two of the devices we saw in the Lab Shopkeeperís Notebook.
One of them was a semiconductor device. This semiconductor device we
called the "Transfer Capacitor", and it has actually shocked the
industry. People called me "lunatic" and "liar" and every
conceivable name in the book for a period of 11 months as we
described the transfer capacitorís unusual capability. It can be
made about the size of a molecule, it can be controlled by
microvolts of electricity, it produces no heat and it switches at 12
Does anyone know what a terahertz is? Intel Pentiumís transistors
switch at 500 megahertz or some small multiple thereabouts. This
thing is 12,000 times faster than the fastest transistors weíve ever
built. We tested it. We actually went out and got some silver alkane
from a company in Pennsylvania that makes semiconductor materials.
We built one, we tested it. We then realized that we could build it
We got some friends who operated a company called InMos, who had
some semiconductor materials, and over six months - this is two
years ago - we built an 8-gigabyte solid-state hard drive in a space
about íyayí big... poker-chip-sized... operating at the same speed, 12
terahertz, capable of replacing the memory of a PC.
built 2,500 of them and sent them out in the form of test kits for
people in industry to evaluate - people who refused to believe that
such a thing could exist. We sent them to Rohm & Haas; we sent them
to Intel. We got some of them back. People didnít even want to look
at them: "What is this nonsense?" Motorola wouldnít take one,
interestingly. Texas Instruments took one.
In any event, for six months I had to put up with some of the most
obnoxious, insulting, nasty comments you could imagine, even when I
was at meetings of my own professional conferences. "The crazy alien
guy with his flying-saucer transistor" - that was typical.
Ultimately what bailed us out was that a friend of mine who used to
work for IBM, now for Lucent, managed to convince his private
funding agency to give Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories a grant to
check us out at ACC. He picked Lawrence Berkeley because they
probably have the highest integrity of all the physics laboratories
in the world - the ones who had the 10,000-foot racetrack, made out
of 12 million tons of silver, that in 1947 must have knocked Henry Morganthal right out of his leather chair when it was requested.
They tested using the same procedures, but they had a much better
laser than we did. We only had a little laser at Princeton. They had
a big laser with which they could watch the movement of electrons,
and they verified not only the function but the speed. So, Lucent
managed to double-check our work, even though it wonít officially
What the "T-cap" or Transfer Capacitor really is, is a
metal-insulated dielectric junction semiconductor based on silver alkene. It works on the principle whereby electrons strike the bond
in question, elevate its energy level and, boom, what was an
insulator becomes a conductor in a half of a millionth of a
billionth of a second! Very fast! It persists for about two
thousandths of those millionths of a billionths of a second and
turns itself off.
We use two of them in a pair, one to refresh the
other, and they nearly never lose any electrons. Once we charge them
up, they stay charged for an hour. So we only need a tiny bit of
power to power them. They produce no heat. We canít measure heat
from these things because the heat, if it were there, is absorbed
back into the substance, the silver alkene, because of its unusual
Now, everyone who has ever owned a PC knows how much heat todayís
computer microprocessors generate. Itís unearthly! And the faster
they get, the more heat they generate. The power they consume is
being turned into heat, like a toaster oven. Thatís why people call
PCs "video toasters". This thing, if it were used to replace the
transistors, the 130 million or so throughout your PC, would produce
no heat. Instead of consuming 150 watts, it would probably consume
one-thousandth of a watt. And itís been sitting on the shelves for
nearly 50 years!
In any event, weíve got this story, and 9,000 messages and news
items about it. Really strange things and people that come on: a
fellow by the name of Wang on the private alleged web identities of
two very public figures; fraudulent publications about ACC; hackers
who hack into our website.
If you go to our website and read through it, youíll be truly
amazed. Youíll be stunned, youíll be shocked. You will also walk
away no longer a skeptic, if you were. If youíre someone who
believed, you will now see what I call "third party circumstantial
evidence" that verifies that something very unusual happened in New
Mexico in 1947.
We recently received, courtesy of the Russian Federation, a
transcript of a statement on the subject by Leonid Alexiev.
Leonid Alexiev, a Russian General, chaired a blue-ribbon committee
to look into this in 1997, when it was brought to their attention
when Bill Clinton went to Russia and some students stood up and
"We saw this website called American Computer, and there it
was said that the Defense Department has a UFO in the United States.
Is this true, Mr Clinton?"
Bill got up and said,
"I donít know. No, no, itís not
true. But wait a minute. I tried to ask the Defense Department,
but they wouldnít tell me."
In any event, the Russians decided to
put together this committee, and I donít know if they spent the
millions of dollars on our account; they might have. They sent us a
copy of the transcript of the report by Alexiev, which was also
carried on The Learning Channel, TLC, last week. The Russians have
decided thereís an alien presence in our solar system, based on all
the evidence, on these things theyíve examined.
Theyíve somehow got a hold of pictures of our transcapacitor from
our lab. I donít know how, because weíve never taken any. Leave it
to the Russians! The KGB doesnít exist anymore; itís called the MSB
now, right? And Alexiev has gone public, as have the Russians, and
as a result of his report he has now been appointed by... whatís the
name of the head of the Russian Republic, the drunken guy?
Yeltsin... Boris has appointed him head of the Russian Space Command.
As an aside, we thought we would solicit a few senatorsí opinions.
We solicited the offices of Senator Kennedy - another man who likes
the glass of wine occasionally. In any event, we got a very strange
reaction from the office of Senator Kennedy.
They sent us a folio
about a study that was done on funding, that was publicized by the
Senatorís office. In the middle of it they had yellowed out a
section that talked about the deep space probe series that NASA is
sending out - the Deep Space 1. I think theyíre naming them after
that Star Trek show, Deep Space 9. When they get to nine, I donít
know what theyíll do!
In any event, Deep Space 3 or Deep Space 4 is slated to receive a
piece of equipment called a "laser cannon". At Lincoln Labs thereís
a funded project afoot to develop, on a rush basis, an offensive
weapon based on laser technology, because wherever this deep-space
probe is going, they believe they need it. Deep space is the
outside of the solar system, or at the extreme ends of the solar
Apparently Senator Kennedy was one of the sponsors, but the senators
and congressmen do not hold the same opinion as the Defense
Department and the Air Force about whether thereís an alien presence
in or right outside of our solar system.
So, right now, thatís about where weíre up to. Weíre starting to
commercialize the transfer capacitor and look at partners; weíre
going to get it out there. We figured, why not? Weíve spent so much
money on the research investigation, we might as well see if we can
sell these things to people.
British Telecom has jumped in and stated theyíve placed a
letter-of-intent order with us. Theyíre using it in a product they
call the "Soul Catcher" chip [see Global News,
NEXUS 3/06, Oct-Nov
1996]. Weíve had some preliminary discussions with a company called
Shipley, the worldís largest manufacturer of semiconductor
Weíve had discussions with Intel, IBM. Just in the last few months,
a guy from IBM said,
"You should have been dealing
with us all along."
"Well, why didnít you come to
"Well, Iím coming to you now."
"There are a lot of people who
"Well, weíre IBM."
"So? You had these in your lab
all along and couldnít get them to work!"
Weíre not sure what direction itís all
going to go in, but I just wanted to end with this. This morning, as
I was going up in the elevator, I felt like I was hanging upside
down, holding the world up with my feet. The next time you get in
the elevator out there, think about that. Thatís how we feel at ACC.
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refer to Twilight Zone, NEXUS 5/02, Feb-March 1998.
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