The saga of New Jersey-based American Computer Company, centered on flamboyant claims of technology derived from the Roswell flying saucer, has taken yet another extraordinary turn -- make that TWO turns -- in the last few days. On December 7, company president Jack Shulman announced in a press release that American Computer now has its own exotic device derived from an unknown, possibly alien, source -- a device so revolutionary that it will make the transistor look, well, sort of primitive.
Then on December 19, syndicated talk radio host Jeff Rense of "Sightings" interrupted his scheduled guest to make room for Shulman (a frequent guest on Jeff's show) to announce yet another startling allegation: discovery of a hitherto unheard-of, ultra-secret government organization tasked with managing UFO technology and ET contact.
Shulman's stories have heated up the airwaves and the internet for months, but now he's gotten the attention of industry watchers. The respected online news service Newsbytes has posted a long account of Shulman's latest escapades (see text below) and rumors are flying that top-name computer companies are lining up for a bidding war on Shulman's new device.
Is Shulman playing the highest-stakes marketing gambit imaginable, hoping to parlay B.S.-based notoriety into mega-sales of his nice but conventional computers? Is he just, um, nuts? Or is he really serious and really on to something B-I-G? No one seems quite sure what to think. Shulman has emerged as the mystery man of the moment.
But if he's got what he says he's got, a lot of things -- from the computer industry to our view of reality -- could be very different a year from now.
Following are two texts that tell the story as it stands at press time. The first is a summary of Shulman's Dec 19 radio announcement, from Jeff Rense's "Sightings" website [http://www.sightings.com]. The second is a story posted on the Newsbytes web site, prefaced by a brief explanation of Newsbytes itself. CNI News thanks Jeff Rense and Stig Agermose [Stig_Agermose@online.pol.dk] for keeping us updated on this fast-moving story.
SHULMAN EXPOSES ULTRA-SECRET ET MILITARY UNIT
Jack Shulman, the President of the American Computer Company, announced on Jeff Rense's "Sightings On the Radio" program, Friday, 12-19-97, that he and his associates have discovered a heretofore ultra-secret, deeply buried military organization which deals with, and may direct and operate, our UFO/ET policy.
Jeff broke into his regular program at 9:06 pm Pacific time to get the story from Shulman.
On the show, Shulman related an amazing string of events which culminated when he and other ACC personnel, along with Investigator/Journalist Bob Wolf, had what amounted to a confrontation with Air Force personnel at the Pentagon. During the course of what was described as a rather heated encounter, Air Force personnel are said to have disclosed accidentally, or otherwise, the existence of this invisible military organization within the Department of Defense.
Shulman said it is called the Extraterrestrial Space Command Directorate, or simply "E2SCD." As stated, this military group, branch, or operational unit, officially does not exist in any readily locatable government or military archive or database. Jack stated the unit is probably referred to simply as "E2" by those in it or those who have a need to know of its existence.
Further, Jack explained to Jeff how, when he and his associates were first going through the now famous "laboratory notebook" which apparently reveals the true origin of the transistor (recovered ET technology), they observed several "E2" notations in the text. Not having any idea what "E2" stood for at the time, Jack and his team of scientists assumed "E2" to be some type of engineering symbol or code. Today's revelation may have solved that mystery and could confirm the existence of this ultra-secret elite military UFO organization far at least as long as 50 years.
Shulman said a thorough search of the Library of Congress and all immediately available government databases revealed no data on the "Extraterrestrial Electronics Space Directorate", or "E2SCD."
In a related issue, Shulman said it now appears the orginal top secret fax that American Computer myteriously received several months ago is now believed by Jack Shulman, at least, to have originated from a satellite which may well belong to, and be operated by, the secret E2 organization.
NEWSBYTES' SERIOUS TAKE ON SHULMAN'S WILD TALE
[According to its own description: "Newsbytes is the largest and most comprehensive electronic news service covering the computer, interactive services, and telecommunications industries. Founded in 1983, Newsbytes has the timeliest and most extensive first-hand reported high-tech news files on the Web. Every business day there are 100 new reports written by the international Newsbytes journalism team. Each day those reports are folded into a 14-year archive of high-tech news dating back to 1983, an archive which is keyword-searchable by our members." See http://www.nbnn.com/html_p/f_what.html]
American Computer's Honkin' Alien-Origin Device
Cranford, New Jersey -- Dec 18, 1997
By Craig Menefee, Newsbytes.
Jack A. Shulman, head of American Computer Company, says he has prototyped a capacitance-based, transistor-like device called a transpacitor that puts today's transistors to shame. He claims the design is based on sketches purported to have been made in 1947 of salvaged pieces at the site of a UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico.
The claim has a lot of people scratching their heads. Shulman is the head of a small but respected computer engineering company. ACC has been around since the 1970s and this is not a marketing strategy the company has tried before.
Shulman says he doesn't know the real story behind Roswell and its famous, rumored UFO crash. He doesn't even know if Roswell is where the original design came from. He just knows a physics professor friend helped him build the thing, it works, and it's one honkin' device.
The man is serious. In a rather long chat with Newsbytes he talked a mile a minute but never came off like a nut with aluminum foil on his head to block transmissions from the aliens, or the CIA, or whoever. And he certainly speaks techno-geek like a native of the US defense industry.
Still -- technology from a flying saucer?
Shulman is quick to say he does not insist on an alien origin: "It might be stuff from German Nazi rocket scientists that the Department of Defense wanted to cover up, for all I know," he says. "But it is far outside anything they knew 50 years ago. We're groping for how it works even with today's understanding. Fifty years ago they probably thought it was just some strange kind of power supply."
Shulman says he came by the notebook when a consultant acquaintance told him what it might be and he scoffed. The consultant, he says, has clients in high-tech corporations and US government agencies. Shulman won't name him nor his clients since discretion was, he says, a condition of getting the notebook. Anyway, he says, he doesn't want anyone tarred with the "UFO nut" brush, if that's how this comes out.
Newsbytes notes there is much about this affair that Shulman is unwilling to name or to describe in detail. Confirmations outside his immediate circle are hard to come by.
"I thought it was all a joke at first," Shulman told Newsbytes, "but the harder I looked, the weirder it got. Finally I got a friend of mine, a physics professor, to go over it with me, and we used scientific knowledge that wasn't even available 50 years ago to decipher what it might be. This experience has been very strange."
Shulman says it took a half-dozen tries using "unusual materials" for the professor and him to create a device based on the drawing that worked. That's when the real surprises began.
Shulman calls what he built a transpacitor, T-Cap, TCAP or Transcap. He says it does things that verge on breaking fundamental laws. They do not quite cross the line into impossibility under current science, or at least he thinks they don't. He's not quite sure.
Phillip Conklin, an R&D (research and development) engineer at Shulman's firm, in a memo published at the firm's World Wide Web site, says the device uses an "isotropic crystalline substrate" capable of "bistable resonance and quantum storage." The memo continues: "The formal registration name filed with the Patent Office shall be 'The Transpacitor: A Quantum Memory Device.'"
The memo adds: "On a different subject: the demo of the device to GE went quite well on Friday, basically: their jaws dropped and stayed dropped. They said they wanted to meet with you and legal next week to discuss the possibility of licensing."
By Shulman's account, the transpacitor stores voltages with gradients too fine for his best test equipment to measure them. It transfers measurable charges too fast for a 10 picosecond timer to clock their passage. It generates no measurable heat when voltage is applied though electrons do move from point A to point B.
But wait, there's more. It can be discharged and recharged with no losses you couldn't blame on the measuring process itself. It stores multiple voltage states that can be reliably measured, so coupling the devices into arrays like transistor logic gates could make the logic of current solid-state devices seem like ancient cave-wall writing.
Is it a hoax? Maybe. Newsbytes has known a bored engineer or two who were more than capable of "inventing" such a device as a lark. They would not go public, however -- at least, not under their own company's established logo.
Shulman insists this is not a perpetual motion or free energy device of the sort the US Patent Office refuses to consider. He also says he has been harassed by hate mail since he went public on the Web site December 7 [on that date American Computer issued its first press release on the transcap], an action he says he took to promote public discussion. He hopes someone can help him figure out just what it is he has built and how best to use it, he says.
Toward this end, on Monday [Dec 15] Shulman announced he is forming a Transpacitor Technologies Laboratory (TTL) and he wants qualified technology partners to help him develop the gadget.
He will not accept offers of funding, at least not yet. Asked why, he answered: "People might think I'm just doing this for the money." He paused, then added: "Well, I am in it for the money, but I will not approach anyone for financial help until we understand this thing a lot better. It would hurt my credibility."
Where will it all lead? He says he couldn't begin to guess, but later in the conversation he remarks: "For starters, try a poker-chip sized 100-GB hard drive with no moving parts and a tiny battery to sustain internal memory for, say, 10 years."
He adds: "A T-Cap has a measurable drop-off rate of about 1 bit per hour, like a kind of seepage, if you don't steadily supply a tiny amount of current. But we're not sure if the loss results from some localized phenomenon having to do with its size, or if it will scale down when we miniaturize the thing. We just don't know yet. That's why we're establishing a research laboratory."
Newsbytes notes any story involving UFOs brings out True Believers and Professional Skeptics in about equal numbers. Schulman says if he's anywhere on that spectrum it's with the skeptics, but seeing is believing. The guys from GE could tell you, he says, as could some other technical guys from Motorola who came calling.
But he won't divulge their names. He says they would not appreciate being peppered with calls from the press.
[Newsbytes News Network: http://www.newsbytes.com]
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