- Note - We have said from the beginning that the stunning
underwater photos, if they are accurate and legitimate - and we believe
they are - would elicit a predictable coverup from the US government, and
that no publicly observable recovery of the disc and the plane would be
permitted. The chances of the world being permitted to watch the raising
and recovery of a UFO from the floor of the Great Lakes, if one is there,
are virtually zero. The ramifications would be monumental and would impact
world history instantly. Here is the latest on the controversial story.
- The mystery deepens as summer discoveries fade and questions
remain unanswered. Journalists, writers, opportunists and perhaps even
men-in-black have contacted or attempted to contact members of The Great
Lakes Dive company.
- The company has acknowledged the discovery of a 1953
F-89 Scorpion fighter jet and an unknown object, both sitting on the bottom
of Lake Superior. Although, new revelations concerning both craft were
revealed the dive season ended with the company still waiting Canadian
government permission to use remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to gather
additional information including video, photos and artifacts.
- During August and September things really started to
get interesting as new images were released that utilized side scan sonar
suggesting a possible collision between the craft and hinting that the
majority of the mystery object still lies below the lake's sand and silt
with only the dome exposed.
- In the last week or so the company's website, www.greatlakesdive.com
has disappeared completely. A "Whois" search confirms that the
domain name is owned by Adam Jimenez the company spokesman. The domain
name does not expire until 2007.08.09. Also, he has not been returning
email or phone messages for the past week or so.
- Many, who have been taking a wait and see attitude toward
the reported discoveries, are now madly jumping off the band wagon and
screaming fraud and hoax!
- What surprises me is why the United States Air Force
or American Aviation Historical Societies or clubs weren't tripping over
each other for the opportunity of confirming the discovery of the almost
pristine condition Scorpion lost in 1953. I would have thought that one
of these organizations would want to raise the F-89 for historical preservation.
The mystery surrounding the plane itself would guarantee increased revenue
for the successful organization as thousands of enthusiasts would travel
to witness this piece of history.
- Next, why have not the U.S. Air Force not requested the
bodies of the crew of the F-89 Scorpion - First Lt. Felix Eugene Moncla
(USAF) and Pilot and First Lt. Robert L. Wilson (USAF), Radar Information
Officer. With reports that the canopy of the jet fighter was still intact
after more than 50 years the possibility exists that the remains of the
crewmen are still onboard. Surely, the families would be like the bodies
returned and finally interred as per military custom.
- The authorities have known for over 50 years where the
crash site was located. Why has no one excavated the site or recovered
- I have had the unique opportunity of corresponding by
email and by telephone with Mr. Jimenez during the past few months. From
my very first contact with him he stated that the prime goal of his group
was the discovery and restoration of Great Lakes shipwrecks. Their members
were either engineers or professional divers. They took great pride in
their activities and thought of themselves as archaeologists.
- I have already told the story about how they were trying
to find two French minesweepers when they determined that the dive season
would end before they were finished. So they decided to put off this search
until the next season and concentrate on locating the lost F-89 Scorpion.
They had the general location as provided by the military in 1953 and additional
information that had been written by investigators over the years. With
modern GPS the general area was easily located and a search pattern drawn
up and implemented. Within a relatively short period of time a large metallic
signature was discovered and upon further investigation it was concluded
that the object was an airplane and was in fact an F-89!
- The last thing this group of Michiganders wanted was
to get swept up in a 50-year old UFO controversy, but that is exactly what
- Strangers started to call offering large amounts of money
for partnership and sponsorship opportunities for the recovery and documentation
including movie rights on the objects sitting on the lakebed.
- I was approached by a group of influential persons, some
of whom are members of a private UFO and paranormal mailing List. This
members of this List are writers, producers, politicians, lecturers and
other associated with the field of UFOs and the paranormal. They mentioned
claimed that their main objective was the recovery of the F-89 and the
mystery object. They claimed that they were genuinely concerned with the
U.S./Canadian governments or some other agency or entity covertly recovering
- This group sounded credible and after a series of emails
and phone calls with various members including the president of the group
I passed the email onto Adam Jimenez. I simply forwarded the emails to
Jimenez leaving it up to him and his partners to contact the party if interested.
- Adam and his partners contacted the group and were, to
say the least, unimpressed. Apparently, these influential parties were
not prepared to accept "let us think about this for a while"
and get back to you. This group attempted to scare and intimidate Adam
and his partners and shortly thereafter I received an email containing
- "I wanted to drop you an email and let you know
that we have no interest in working with the group that emailed you about
us. Over the past couple of days we have determined that this individual
or group have misrepresented who they are and who they are affiliated with.
We have received threatening emails and outright lying voice mails from
this group or individual. We still value your input and integrity on this
project, but please do not forward any contact (email or otherwise) from
this group or individual to us."
- What's ironic about receiving this email is the fact
that I stressed that it was my opinion that any group wanting to work with
The Great Lakes Dive company had to be patient and allow them to discover
that they needed the group to complete this project and achieve the best
- So, is the whole thing a hoax, complete with doctored
photos and false news reports? Is Adam Jimenez a genius of media exploitation?
Were Linda Moulton Howe, Gord Heath and myself fooled into believing that
there was a real story here?
- Certainly, I have doubts. Like you unless I can touch
the object or see indisputable video proof of it how can anyone be sure.
I honestly don't know the truth, but I do believe in Adam Jimenez. I believe
they took their website down for the fall and winter just to give themselves
the opportunity to digest what has happened and to create a plan for the
future. Hell, they just weren't overwhelmed...they were terrified by the
attention of the conspiracy whackos and well-intentioned investors!
- We should all just take one step back and let the story
unfold in its own way. The Great Lake Dive company owners are not unsophisticated
and they have taken appropriate measures to safeguard and protect their
- The mystery has remained unsolved for 53 years another
few months really shouldn't make any difference.