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Re-Interpretation of UFO Photo of San Jacinto

California July 1988


Mahmoud E. Yousif




1: Introduction:

Controversies arises whenever UFOs photos presented as an evidence, particularly with venture of many into the field for fame or material gains, these with others has lead to suspicious in genuine photos, worsened with presence of faked or just debunking, thus no criteria was formed to determined UFOs photos.

As UFOs study is aimed among others at proving the existence of UFOs, it is also aiming at laying out general bases for UFOs propulsion system, hence emerged the importance of proving some genuinely UFOs photos.

One of the best UFOs ever, is the San Jacinto photo of California taken on July 16, 1988, owned by John R. English (John Williams), who gave the photo to National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena (NARCAP) in January 10, 2000 which in turn, asked Mr. Richard F. Haines to study the case. In this research, we are not only trying to prove credibility of this photo, but explaining the behaviors and the object responsible for those behaviors as captured in that photo. The study is based on the External Magnetic Fields Propulsion System (ExMF-PS) and the study carried by Mr. Richard F. Haines.

2: The Sighting and Photo

An experienced pilot, John R. English, a past Director of the International Aerospace Hall of Fame" (IAHF), San Diego Air & Space Historical center, who was involved in the research, selection, and installation of several US and foreign Astronauts, as well as other significant aviation related candidates, also a licensed pilot S.E.L. and a "Diamond" level Soaring pilot (18 years), with approx 400 flight hours logged, 350 in high performance Sailplanes in multiple flight envelopes and conditions.

On July 16, 1988, he was on a flight from Hemet Ryan field, to obtain air to air photos of Mini-Nimbus Sailplane (N419Z) (V/O).

Five miles North East of Mt. San Jacinto, at an altitude of 11,000 ft, at 33o 49' N; 116o 44' W (West of Palm Springs, CA), the Mooney 201 chase plane, piloted by Mr. D. L. S. sitting in the left seat, and Mr. R. C. (the photographer) sat in the right-front seat and took twenty four photographs. At a time both aircraft observed a UFO or the unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP), for a period from 5 to 10 seconds, it was photographed approx at 1400 PST (also observed by two other pilots in vicinity). The object came from the 7:00 position relative to the sailplane and at a distance of about 1-2 miles in front. It looked much like a large reflective sphere (about the size of a quarter held at arms length), it resembled a very bright sphere, much like a mirrored ball with a distorted area opposite from its direction of travel, it was observed for 5-10 seconds, no extreme maneuvers were observed, no sound was heard, and no wake turbulence was encountered.


3- Points Emerged from Previous Research

An inclusive research was conducted on the photo which came to be known as San Jacinto photo of California July 1988, by Mr. Richard F. Haines, who was approached by NARCAP to study the case. The resulted study was fascinated in that it tackled different aspects related to both the photo and the sighting, among issues raised by the researcher, are the followings points:

1-     No evidence of a hoax or double exposure was found nor were any bolides, meteorites, or other unidentified aerial phenomena reported for that time and place.

2-     There are differences (and possible causes) between what was reportedly seen and what was recorded on the photograph, shown in Fig. 1.

3-     Mr. Williams remarked that the UAP (UFO) looked to him like a large reflective sphere almost like a large ball bearing.

4-     The case is similar to comment by Childerhose in 1956 that, "The UAP (UFO) looked more distinct and spherical than it does in the photo, with an area to the rear, several times its diameter that had a vapor quality." That implies presence of an object with a polished metal surface and not a diffuse white ball with a vapor trail that is seen on the film. He did recall seeing a "tail" behind it.

5-     The upper and front edge of the UAP (UFO) that appears to have a double boundary must be due to some other cause than camera motion.

6-     The initial scan emphasized the left wing of the sailplane where the white (vapor?) trail passed through it. If this was a double exposure the (positive print) luminance of the wing in the region of the trail should be somewhat higher than in regions where the trail did not intersect it because of exposure additively.

7-     The areas of the image that are nearly 100% exposed areas (i.e., diffuse, very luminous white portion of the UAP tail) appear as an oval shaped, smooth, gray region,  with large granularity is probably due to sunlight scattered from greater turbulence within the tail. One possibility may be that the UAP's (UFOs) white tail represents ionized or otherwise excited air by emitted microwave energy from the UAP, a possibility that is further supported by the head or leading edge of the effect.

8-     In the areas lying outside of the central, gray region are of Fig. 2, there are thin, parallel fingers, seen protruding from the rounded front of this image. Most of these fingers diverge from ten to fifteen degrees arc from the UAP's (UFOs) flight path (thought to represent energy projections of some sort).


Fig.2. Study by Mr. Richard F. (for NARCAP) shows parallel figures protruding from rounded front of the object. We interpreted this as propellant external magnetic field (ExMF) diverged by the internal body of the UFO, as shown in Figs. 8 and 9 in the ExMF-PS.

9-     The appearance of separated striations within the white tail (see Fig. 4) behind the UAP (UFO) appears to be consistent with condensation trails of a blunt-nose body in sub-sonic flight through Earths atmosphere. Of course, the tail may be produced by a totally different mechanism.

10- The front edge of the head when magnified and luminance, it is relatively circular (a bit similar to Fig. 2) and (again) includes several short protrusions located near the top of the head. The spherical shaped object that Mr. Williams perceived likely corresponded to part of this rounded region.

11- The luminance of the main body of the object and immediately adjacent tail area were so high they fully saturated (exposed) the relatively slow film. This may explain why the photograph does not correspond closely to what was seen.

12-  The films optical density, as measured along the length of the white tail behind the UAP (UFO), changed in a peculiar fashion and is not characteristic of reflected sunlight off water droplet vapor.

13-  Interesting micro-details were discovered that suggest the possibility of some type of energy emissions extending from the UAP (UFO) but not necessarily in the direction of its flight.

14- The nature of the UAP (UFO) and constitution of its atmospheric trail remains unknown at this time.

15- These studies clearly demonstrate that the normal human eye perceives very bright targets differently than they will appear on film that has been exposed under normal conditions.

16- It was derived that, eye can see slightly farther into the near infrared than some films.


4: Re-Analysis of the photo

The Photo taken by the chase plane, shown in Fig. 1, contains much information, as was analyzed; further analysis could help exploring deeper into the phenomena constituent.

The photo in Fig. 3, is marked at specific points, for more analysis, and the following can be deduced from it:

1-     The trail vapors or beam extends 15.5 cm (in Fig. 3) from lower left edge at (A) to upper right at (D).

2-     The beam imprinted on the photo consists of three parts:

a.      The first long trail from (A) to (B) with length of 7 cm, the vapors trail in this distance is faint and equally distributed.

b.     The second trail or the mild intense beam from (B) to (C) with length of 4. cm, the imprints clearly shows diagonal lines, marked by red color.

c.      The intense beam from (C) to (D) with a distance of 4.5 cm, the extension of the diagonal lines, although diffused by an intense luminosity, but can be traced.

3-     The trail of the vapors from B to D, is characterized by diagonal strips (or separated striations), with changing patterns of higher and lower dense of vapors concentrations.

4-     The beam of vapors from (C) to (D) do have the following characteristics:

a.      Intense luminosity in the inner part and low trace in external part.

b.     The inner intense is not smooth, it has some inflations.

c.      The inner intense part, do have curvature.

d.     It have diagonal strips (or separated striations) as shown in Fig. 4, with red lines.

e.      Nearer the end, the beam is inflated.

5-     As shown in Fig. 3, the diagonal strips (or separated striations), shows distances of equal repetition or frequency patterns on both B-C and C-D.

6-     Accordingly, the diagonal strips (or separated striations), between A-B, was like the above, but had dissipated, and became fainter, therefore these strips and its frequency could be represented in Fig. 4.



5: Some Characteristics of the ExMF-PS:

From the External Magnetic Field Propulsion System (ExMF-PS), and other scientific and common sense, the following can be stated:

1-     As UFOs propulsion system differ from known propulsion systems such as rockets and airplanes, therefore its photos can't be judged by known criteria.

2-     Rockets, satellites and airplanes as known to human, they considered normal objects; because they reflected lights from external sources.

3-     UFOs source of energy, suggested by ExMF-PS, radiates electromagnetic radiations of different wavelength.

4-     The UFO as a source of radiated electromagnetic energy is synonymous to the sun, thus special filters required to eliminate some frequencies and intensity.

5-     UFOs propulsion required ionized charged particles (electrons and protons) to produce the propellant ExMF.

6-     Intense gyrating electrons that constitute UFO source of energy, radiates electromagnetic radiations that can be seen at night, while at daytime it may look like vapors or diffused shapes or as black hair like threads, similar to sunspots, (compare Fig. 5, with Fig. 6).

7-     Any system such as UFOs that used ExMF as propellant, required two bodies, an external diamagnetic material as part of propellant and internal body made of ferromagnetic material to carry the payloads, occupants and instruments and serves to divert the intense (and potentially harmful) ExMF from the occupants.

8-     Intense ExMF propellant produced by UFOs, when some are photographed during the day time as shown by UFO Photograph of Calgary, Alberta, Canada - July 3, 1967, shown in Fig. 6, may look like the Sunspots shown in Fig. 5. 

9-     The ionizer system as related to external air constituent is fixed on the external body.

Fig. 5, intense magnetic fields produced by the Sun Spot (NASA), the threads like black hair, is the external magnetic field (ExMF), shown in some UFOs photos taken at day time, such as the UFO Photograph Calgary, Alberta, Canada - July 3, 1967 (Fig. 6).


10- Intense ionization could engulf UFOs with electrons along its flight path.

11- In disks or spheres like UFOs, ExMF-PS mechanism can be operated from any point along the circumference.

12- Since both the external and internal bodies are axially linked, therefore the external body could be made to spins, while the internal is stable.

13- When external body spins, the ionizer also spins with it.


6:1 UFO Photo of San Jacinto California July 1988 Re-Interpreted:

Based on both above analyses, and theoretical characteristics derived from the ExMF-PS, a new building blocks for San Jacinto photograph are drawn, which may help in answering questions about the differences between what was reportedly seen and what was recorded on the photograph and the possible causes for that.

Fig. 6, the famous UFO Photograph of Calgary, Alberta, Canada - July 3, 1967, the black threads like at the bottom of the UFO are the magnetic line of force, resulted from the propellant  intense external magnetic field (ExMF), similar to the sun spot in Fig. 5.

From these blocks, the followings are concluded:

1-     The vapors trail or path from tail to head, shown in Fig. 1, is divided into three regions, of A-B, B-C and C-D, shown in Fig. 3.

2-     The trail A-D is suggested to represents intense ionized electrons, formed by a moving object, each of the three regions differ in characteristics from the other.

3-     The characteristics and caused of each region:

a.      The luminosity of front part C-D is intense, it has thick areas: The diagonal strips and inflated parts are traceable, but not clearly defined. This part contains movements of the object during the exposure; the object was engulfed by ionized electrons and radiations from ExMF-PS, thus affecting sensitivity of the photo, while the diagonal strips can clearly be re-traced as shown in Fig. 4. The external body of the object is from diamagnetic material, as shown in Fig. 7, is rotating with inclination around the axis, along the motion path, where great amount of ionized electrons are spreads in areas facing the camera lens, on the other hand, when the external moving body with the ionizer spins to the opposite side, ionized electrons are covered by the body, hence less amount appeared. Thus the whole sequences creating pattern or frequency of low and high electrons distribution intensities seen as trail in form of diagonal lines immediately after the object, the frequency is shown in Fig. 4.

b.     The second tail, B-C Diagonal strips of low and high intense ionized electrons (or separated striations) are clearly defined, as created immediately by the ionizer on the object external moving body.

c.      The first tail part A-B, where ionized electrons doesn’t have defined boundaries of diagonal strips, due to the dissipation of the fast energized electrons.


Fig. 7, a UFO, propelled by external magnetic field (ExMF-PS), possessed theoretical characteristics, such as spinning of the external body together with the ionizer, hence capable of producing phenomenon seen on San Jacinto photo of California.


4-     The moving object could either be a disk or a sphere as shown in Fig. 7, while spinning it could be seen as a large ball, due to the fast moving external body, at that particular angle seen by Mr. Williams.

5-     The Object was captured by the camera during the exposure time, while moving distances B-D.

6-     The disk is propelled by a method that contains electromagnetic radiation.

7-     The disk is propelled by the External Magnetic Field Propulsion System (ExMF-PS).

8-     The ExMF-PS used by the disk radiated aurora light surrounding the disk, while moving distances B-D.

9-     The intense produced ExMF, that propel the Object, entered the inner protected ferromagnetic material (or the keeper) occupied by the operators (or occupants), then emerged as shown in Fig. 7, as lines of forces, detected by the camera and shown in Fig. 2, as thin, parallel fingers diverged from ten to fifteen degrees arc from the UAP's (UFOs) flight path, as analysis by Richard F. Haines.

10- The Object, while moving forward, its external part is rotating along its axis, as explained at ExMF-PS And shown in Fig. 7.

11- From Fig. 1, The UFO (UAU) was moving in a twisted mode of motion as shown in the animation move.

12- The ionizer was set to maximum, thus ionizing great amount of electrons, seen as vapors.

13- The speed of the Minolta camera which took the photo was much larger than the speed of the moving object, resulted in the C-D diffused part.

14- The end of the beam at top, the inflated and curved parts shows signs of been formed by a moving circular light or material object with intense light.

15- The area at the rear, as shown in Fig. 7, is several times the object diameter, it is consists of the intense ExMF and electromagnetic radiation (aurora)which looks like a vapor.

16- An imaginary reproduction for the movement of the Disk, between C-D is shown in an animation move.


7: Why dose the Pilot Changed course?

Moments before the photograph was taken, pilot John English changed his flight course, as seen in the aircraft relative location, he didn't explain that, and he may not be able to explain it.

It is known that pilots are well trained groups of professionals, both in their profession and detection capabilities, they are continually tested for their sighting strength.

For these reasons, combined with the six sense, one may state that, the pilot John English may have detected or sensed the UFO as a threats or in course of his flight, before realizing its nature, so he decided to turn right avoiding the collision, at that same moment, the photographer took that shoot, thus the scenery looks as if it was pre-arranged for that shot, or all these elements were part of a Galactic Chance!


8: Conclusions:

According to present stage of technology, the photo shown in Fig. 1, may seem strange, but when scientifically analyzed, it showed presence of a moving object that is not familiar to present stage of technology and detecting instruments, but since any technology and relating measurements at any span of time, reflects the era developed science, therefore it is possible to state that, "there is missing links within present scientific knowledge".

Meanwhile, by introducing interpretations suggested by the External Magnetic Field Propulsion System (ExMF-PS) and related developed hypothesis, such as, the Magnetic Interaction Hypothesis (MIH), Elements of Magnetic Lines of Force (EMLF), Spinning Magnetic Force (SMF) and the Universal Energies (UE), a clear picture of an advanced materialistic object engulfed by ionized electrons is shown.

These interpretations and explanations, shows presence and behaviors of materialistic flying object in that specific photograph taken during the flight of pilot John R. English, shown in Fig. 1, which implies it was intelligently guided, hence presence of alien flying objects or UFOs in this planet earth, propelled by a different method with great maneuver capabilities and energy unknown to present level of development, this doesn’t means that we are to deny presence of such objects just because there is no material prove for that, explanation given to this picture, other pictures and sightings of different witness supposed to constitute great awareness towards world wide recognition and scientific study for the benefit of humankind, at this crucial environmental looming crises.


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