"When I met moon photo researcher Marvin Czarnick in 1995, I learned that he had helped develop some of the technical systems used at NASA... He knew that code words like 'alpha' and 'bravo' referred to special switching stations around the country that 'switched' broadcast reception away from Houston and Mission Control directly to CIA headquarters in Langley. This was my missing puzzle piece. I knew then for certain who it was that had the master list of photographs..."
Houston Sky editor Gayle Nesom has alerted CNI News that the above information is in error. After discussion with Marvin Czarnick, Vito Saccheri has issued a correction, which CNI News has agreed to print in full, as follows:
Correction to the NASA Moon Photos Article Published in the June/July 1995 Issue (Vol. 5) of the Houston Sky Newsletter
by Vito Saccheri
On July 11, I received a call from Gayle Nesom, editor of Houston Sky, informing me that Marvin Czarnik up in St. Louis felt I had misquoted him in the recent article I wrote regarding the NASA moon pictures. I immediately called Marvin and we confirmed that I had in fact misquoted him (for which I, of course, apologize) and that he also had misunderstood some of the statements I had made during our short meeting in April.
Marvin and I met for the first and only time during his trip to Houston in April '95, when he came to lecture on the moon pictures at a meeting sponsored by VISIT, a local UFO group in Clear Lake City near Houston.
In the article, I stated that Marvin had told me the "alpha" and "bravo" voice communication links I had found in the transcripts referred to switching stations, whereby astronaut transmissions were redirected away from mission control in Houston to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. (This "redirection" was the missing piece of the puzzle I had been looking for since '79.)
Marvin reminded me, however, that what he had really said was that the redirections, as he understood it, were to missile bases in the northwest portion of the country, as they were equipped with "secured communications equipment" and that consequently, he had never mentioned Langley at all.
By the same token, he had misunderstood some of my statements and subsequently left the April meeting believing NASA had sent Lester and me to Langley, Virginia, to see the moon pictures. (In reality, we had sent forms to Langley to obtain the correct photo ID numbers for the Southwest region.)
In all fairness to Marvin, I offer my apologies and advise that the article will be revised accordingly. In all fairness to both of us, however, we had only a few minutes to chat and swap information during the short break of his VISIT lecture (during the intermission). And we were frequently interrupted by people from the audience asking him questions. As a result, our conversation was short, fragmented, and lacking in continuity. While his mind had moved on to a new topic, mine was still in the Langley mode (and in my mind, the very word "Langley" is synonymous and interchangeable with "CIA").
Also, please be advised that the confusion between us was compounded somewhat further because when issued, the article itself was only a condensed version of the original. Due to space limitations, Houston Sky was forced to edit out various portions. This is not at all their fault since the newsletter is a new publication and it's not yet economically feasible for them to add pages or publish more frequently. I am certain, however, that they will make the full and "corrected" version available to all interested parties for the nominal cost of photocopying and postage.
I hope this correction sets the record straight. Once again, my apologies to Marvin and his troops in St. Louis.
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