On October 4, 1997, a notice was posted on the web site of American Computer Company (http://www.american-computer.com) announcing that representatives of the Department of Defense and other interested parties had met in closed session with representatives of American Computer, including company president Jack Shulman, during the previous week at a location near Princeton University to examine and discuss evidence of a possible connection between UFOs, secret government projects and the development of the transistor at Bell Laboratories in 1947.
Jack Shulman presented a variety of different exhibits, including a 50-year old laboratory notebook, an amateur UFO video clip, legal documents, texts of eyewitness testimony pertaining to the 1947 Roswell incident, and statements of people who claim first-hand knowledge of a connection between the development of the transistor and the transfer of secret information from a military source to Bell Laboratories in 1947.
Shulman was interviewed on the syndicated radio program "Sightings on the Radio" with Jeff Rense on the night of October 15. CNI News editor Michael Lindemann also participated in the live broadcast interview. During the interview, Shulman answered questions regarding the so-called "Princeton Summit" and its possible aftermath.
Shulman said eighteen people attended the meeting from the Department of Defense, Air Force and several other government agencies. He would not elaborate on the identities of those present, but did say that two of the men were uniformed Air Force officers.
Shulman said the private meeting was held as a precursor to what he hopes will be more open "Town Hall" meetings where government officials will review and respond to UFO claims, including the claims recently raised by Colonel Philip Corso, as well as by American Computer, that alien technology may have been passed through military channels to companies such as Bell Labs, resulting in new technologies we now take for granted.
Shulman agreed, when asked, that the possible revelation of a secret government source connected with development of the transistor might well result in the greatest scandal in modern business history, even if the alien question were ignored. If Bell Labs personnel acquired the technology leading to the transistor, rather than inventing it, Bell Labs might have no legal claim to the patents. The legal and financial repercussions would be tremendous.
With this in mind, a statement dated October 14, attributed to "Ed Wang," drew considerable attention when it began circulating on the internet. Wang wrote:
"I had a chance to speak with Don McNally, who was one of the DoD people who reviewed the evidence [presented at the Princeton meeting], and he was pretty impressed, particularly with the lab notebook, the film, and the testimony of eyewitnesses....
"And, the DoD issued a statement, on Friday, that they agree with ACC, that the evidence does indicate that AT&T did receive Defense Department property and, during a very difficult post war era, purloined it. They have not gone so far as to verify it came from a UFO, just that the transistor's 'source material,' studied and turned into the invention, was definitively property of the US Government/DoD, and, accordingly, was the taxpayers' property and not AT&T's."
CNI News editor Michael Lindemann, on seeing this statement, immediately sent an inquiry to "Ed Wang" asking for documentation of the alleged DoD statement. At press time, no reply had been received.
However, during the live radio interview on October 15, Lindemann asked ACC president Jack Shulman about the veracity of Ed Wang's statement. Shulman said that Wang's statement was essentially true. He would not elaborate.
CNI News recommends that all our readers listen to the October 15 radio interview with Jack Shulman, archived on AudioNet/RealAudio at http://www.sightings.com.
CNI News will continue to follow this developing story.
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