Brother Carlos Allende
Holy Observer of the Philadelphia Experiment
"I watched the air all around the ship ... turn slightly, ever so
darker than all the other air ... I saw after a few minutes, a foggy
mist arise like a thin cloud ... I watched as thereafter the DE 173
rapidly invisible to human eyes."
The Enigmatic Allende Letter
[presented "as is" so as not to lose any of the original flavour]
My Dear Dr. Jessup,
Dr. Morris K.
Your invocation to the Public that they move en Masse upon their
Representatives and have thusly enough Pressure placed at the right
& sufficient Number of Places where from a Law demanding Research
into Dr. Albert Eienstiens Unified Field Theory May be enacted
(1925-1927) is Not at all Necessary. It May Intrest you to know that
The Good Doctor Was Not so Much influenced in his retraction of that
Work, by Mathematics, as he most assuredly was by Humantics.
His Later computations, done strictly for his own edification &
amusement, upon cycles of Human Civilization & Progress compared to
the Growth of Mans General over-all Character Was enough to Horrify
Him. Thus, we are told today that the Theory was "Incomplete."
Dr. B. Russell asserts privately that It is complete. He also says
that Man is Not Ready for it & Shan't be until after W.W. 111.
Nevertheless, "Results" of My friend Dr. Franklin Reno, were used.
These Were a complete Recheck of That Theory, With a View to any &
Every Possible quick use of it, if feasible in a Very short time.
There Were good Results, as far as a Group Math Re-Check AND as far
as a good Physical "Result," to Boot. YET, THE NAVY FEARS TO USE
THIS RESULT. The Result was & stands today as Proof that The Unified
Field Theory to a certain extent is correct. Beyond that certain
extent No Person in his right senses, or having any senses at all,
Will evermore dare to go.
I am sorry that I Mislead You in My Previous Missive. True, enough,
such a form of Levitation has been accomplished as described. It is
also a Very commonly observed reaction of certain Metals to Certain
Fields surrounding a current, This field being used for that
purpose. Had Farraday concerned himself about the Mag. field
surrounding an Electric Current, We today Would NOT exist or if We
did exist, our present Geo-Political situation would have the very
timebombish, ticking off towards Destruction, atmosphere that Now
exists. Alright, Alright! The .result" was complete invisibility of
a ship, Destroyer type, and all of its crew, While at Sea. (Oct.
The Field Was effective in an oblate spheroidal shape, extending one
hundred yards (More or Less, due to Lunar position and Latitude) out
from each beam of the ship. Any Person Within that sphere became
vague in form BUT He too observed those Persons aboard that ship as
though they too were of the same state, yet were walking upon
nothing. Any person without that sphere could see Nothing save the
clearly Defined shape of the Ships Hull in the Water. PROVIDING of
course, that that person was just close enough to see yet, just
barely outside of that field.
Why tell you Now? Very Simple; If you choose to go Mad, then you
would reveal this information. Half of the officiers and the crew of
that Ship are at Present, Mad as Hatters. A few are even Yet
confined to certain areas where they may receive trained Scientific
aid when they, either, "Go Blank" or "Go Blank" & Get Stuck."
Going-Blank [an after effect of the Man having been within the field
too Much, IS Not at all an unplesant expierence to Healthily Curious
Sailors. However it is when also, they "Get Stuck" that they call it
"HELL INCORPORATED". The Man thusly stricken can Not Move of his own
volition unless one or More of those who are within the field go &
touch him, quickly, else he "Freezes".
If a Man Freezes, His position Must be Marked out carefully and then
the Field is cut-off, Everyone but that "Frozen" Man is able to
Move; to appreciate apparent Solidity again. Then, the Newest Member
of the crew Must approach the Spot, where he will find the "Frozen"
Mans face or Bare skin, that is Not covered by usual uniform
Clothing. Sometimes, It takes only an hour or so Sometimes all Night
& all Day Long & Worse It once took 6 months, to get the Man
"Unfrozen". This "Deep Freeze" was not psycological It is a Result
of a Hyper-Field that is set up, within the field of the Body, While
the "Scorch" Field is turned on & this at Length or upon a Old Hand.
A Highly complicated Piece of Equipment Had to be constructed in
order to Unfreeze those who became "True Froze" or "Deep Freeze"
subjects. Usually a "Deep Freeze" Man goes Mad, Stark Raving,
Gibbering, Running MAD, if His "freeze" is far More than a Day in
I speak of TIME for DEEP "Frozen Men" are Not aware of Time as We
know it, They are Like Semi-comatoese person, who Live, breathe,
Look & feel but still are unaware of So Utterly Many things as to
constitute a "Nether World" to them. A Man in an ordinary common
Freeze is aware of Time, sometimes acutely so. Yet They are Never
aware of Time precisely as you and I are aware of it. The First
"Deep Freeze" As I said took 6 months to Rectify. It also took over
5 Million Dollars worth of Electronic equipment & a Special Ship
Berth. If around or Near the Philadelphia Navy Yard you see a group
of Sailors in the act of Putting their Hands upon a fellow or upon
"thin air", observe the Digits & appendages of the Stricken Man. If
they seem to Waver, as tho within a Heat-Mirage, go quickly & Put
YOUR Hands upon Him, For that Man is The Very Most Desperate of Men
in The World. Not one of those Men ever want at all to become again
invisible. I do Not think that Much More Need be said as to Why Man
is Not Ready for Force-Field Work, Eh?
You Will Hear phrases from these Men such as "Caught in the Flow (or
the Push) or "Stuck in the Green" or "Stuck in Molasses" or "I was
"going" FAST", These Refer to Some of the Decade-Later after effects
of Force-Field Work. "Caught in the Flow" Describes exactly the
"Stuck in Molasses" sensation of a Man going into a "Deep Freeze" or
Plain Freeze" either of the two. "Caught in the Push" can either
refer to That Which a Man feels Briefly WHEN he is either about to
inadvertently "Go-Blank" [Become Invisible" or about to "Get Stuck'
in a "Deep Freeze" or "Plain Freeze."]
There are only a few of the original Expierimental Crew Left by Now,
Sir. Most went insane, one just walked "throo" His quarters Wall in
sight of His Wife & Child & 2 other crew Members (WAS NEVER SEEN
AGAIN), two " Went into "The Flame," I.E. They "Froze" & Caught
fire, while carrying common Small-Boat Compasses, one Man carried
the compass & Caught fire, the other came for the "Laying on of
Hands" as he was the nearest but he too, took fire. THEY BURNED FOR
18 DAYS. The faith in "Hand Laying" Died When this Happened & Mens
Minds Went by the scores. The experiment Was a Complete Success. The
Men were Complete Failures.
Check Philadelphia Papers for a tiny one Paragraph (upper Half of
sheet, inside the paper Near the rear 3rd of Paper, 1944-46 in
Spring or Fall or Winter, NOT Summer.) of an item describing the
Sailors Actions after their initial Voyage. [see below -B:.B:.] They
Raided a Local to the Navy Yard "Gin Mill" or "Beer Joint" & caused
such shock & Paralysis of the Waitresses that Little comprehensible
could be gotten from them, save that Paragraph & the Writer of it,
Does Not Believe it, & Says "I only wrote what I heard & them Dames
is Daffy. So, all I get is a "Hide-it" Bedtime Story."
Check observer ships crew, Matson Lines Liberty ship out of Norfolk,
(Company MAY Have Ships Log for that Voyage or Coast Guard have it)
The S.S. Andrew Furnseth, Chief Mate Mowsely, (Will secure Captains
Name Later) (Ships Log Has Crew List on it.) One crew member Richard
Price or "Splicey" Price May Remember other Names of Deck Crew Men,
(Coast Guard has record of Sailors issued "Papers") Mr. Price Was 18
or 19 then, Oct. 1943, and Lives or Lived at that time in His old
Family Home in Roanoke, VA. a small town with a Small Phone book.
These Men Were Witnesses, The Men of this crew, "Connally of New
England, (Boston?), May have Witnessed but I doubt it. (Spelling May
be incorrect) DID witness this. I ask you to Do this bit of Research
simply that you May Choke on your own Tongue when you Remember what
you have "appealed to be Made Law"
Very Disrespectfully Yours,
Carl M. Allen
A Regional Philadelphia Newspaper Article
Strange Circumstances Surround Tavern Brawl
Several city police officers responding to a call to aid members of
the Navy Shore Patrol in breaking up a tavern brawl near the U.S.
Navy docks here last night got something of a surprise when they
arrived on the scene to find the place empty of customers. According
to a pair of very nervous waitresses, the Shore Patrol had arrived
first and cleared the place out -- but not before two of the sailors
involved allegedly did a disappearing act. "They just vanished into
thin air ... right there," reported one of the frightened hostesses,
"and I ain't been drinking either!" At that point, according to her
account, the Shore Patrol proceeded to hustle everyone out of the
place in short order.
A subsequent chat with the local police precinct left no doubts as
to the fact that some sort of general brawl had indeed occurred in
the vicinity of the dockyards at about eleven o'clock last night,
but neither confirmation nor denial of the stranger aspects of the
story could be immediately obtained. One reported witness succinctly
summed up the affair by dismissing it as nothing more than "A lot of
hooey from them daffy dames down there." Who, he went on to say,
were just looking for some free publicity.
Damage to the tavern was estimated to be in the vicinity of six
More on the Dynamic Duo of Jessup 'n Allende
January 13, 1956
The "mysterious" Allende letters are noteworthy mainly because of
their prominence in the UFO literature. The mystery surrounding them
arose in 1956, when an annotated copy of Morris K. Jessup's book,
"The Case for the UFO" arrived at the U.S. Office of Naval Research
(ONR). It looked as though three men (named Mr. A, Mr. B., and Jemi)
had passed the book back and forth among them, adding notes to
Jessup's text. Jessup also reported that he had received several
letters from one Carlos Allende (alias Carl M. Allen) over a period
of months. The letters and notations seemed to indicate that the
writers had some special knowledge of UFOs and alien cultures beyond
that of any government on Earth.
The merits of the Allende letters and notations have been argued
since that time. Books have been devoted to the subject, and dozens
of articles have been written about them. UFO researchers have
investigated the case; and the Aerial Phenomena Research
Organization (APRO) staff members have met Allende. Many say that
Allende knew a great deal about UFOs, while others say that he was
involved in an elaborate and useless hoax.
The story, as it is usually told, begins with the book, "The Case
for the UFO," arriving at the ONR. Some claim that the Navy, after
reading the notations, became very interested and contacted Jessup.
By this time, Jessup had already received the Allende letters.
Curiously, the first (of four letters) is dated January 13, 1956,
exactly one year after Jessup "signed" the introduction to his book.
The Navy, according to many UFO-authors, requested and received
permission to reproduce the book in a limited edition of twenty-five
copies. The notations were printed in red, and the original text in
black. All letters sent by Allende (including those signed: Carl M.
Allen) were included as an appendix.
During the next several years, the Navy is supposed to have spent
time, money, and a great deal of effort researching the incident.
Navy investigators reportedly looked for Allende but never found
him. The book had been mailed from Seminole, Texas, one letter from
Gainesville, Texas, and another from DuBois, Pennsylvania. After
checking all the addresses and following dozens of leads, so the
story goes, Allende eluded them.
The letters were intriguing. They told of a Navy experiment based on
Einstein's Unified Field Theory. During World War II, the Navy was
supposed to have successfully teleported a warship, the S.S. Andrew
Furnseth, from its dock in Philadelphia to a dock in the
Norfold-Newport New-Portsmouth area and back again. The
teleportation, which took only a few minutes, was allegedly
witnessed by Allende, a member of the crew; he claimed that a brief
article about it appeared in a Philadelphia newspaper.
Unfortunately, he could not remember the date, so that a copy of
that issue could not be located.
Although the teleportation was a success, according to Allende, one
half of the crew was lost during the experiment and the rest
suffered a variety of strange side effects. Some were "mad as
hatters," while others would "go blank" or "get stuck." He said they
would seem to disappear or "freeze" on the spot. Their position had
to be marked, and other members of the crew had to step around the
Fellow crew members, when they saw a sailor "freeze," would rush
forward and "lay their hands" on the stricken man. The laying on of
hands was the cure for the freeze, but the men quickly lost faith in
it. One sailor "froze," and a friend ran forward to lay on the
hands. Allende says, "possibly because of the metal on him, he began
to smoulder. Both men burned for 18 days."
The notes added to Jessup's book were no less confusing. Terms like
"mother ship," "great war," and "sheets of diamonds" were used. It
was explained how, why, and what happens to the men, ships, and
planes that have disappeared. They seemed to explain many things
that no one had been able to solve. Therefore, some UFO
investigators thought that the Allende letters might provide a
solution for the UFO problem. Some claim that a study was completed
1by the Navy but is highly classified and will never be released.
One man even claimed that his entire Allende letter file was
mysteriously destroyed by fire. References in several published
articles made it clear that a private researcher could not see the
book. But, somehow, some of the investigators were apparently
obtaining everything from copies of the Allende letters to complete
copies of the annotated books.
In 1970, the writer wrote to the Chief of Naval Operations to
request a copy of the book. The Navy replied quickly, saying that
they had no copies, but that the book had been reproduced by the
Varo Manufacturing Company of Garland, Texas. It was possible, they
said, that Varo might still have copies, and suggested that the
writer write to them. The writer was living near Fort Worth, at the
time, and called Varo to ask about the Allende letters. The
secretary knew what he was talking about and put him through to one
Sherby told the writer that he had been at the ONR during the
Allende "era." There had been copies made but not as part of any
official Navy project. Sherby revealed what had transpired at ONR
when the annotated version of Jessup's book first arrived. Sherby
said, first of all, that no one there expressed any excitement, as
many have been led to believe. One researcher pointed out that
sending the book to the Navy was ridiculous. The Navy would either
throw it out or classify it. Apparently, according to Sherby, they
wanted to throw it out. That, of course, is the first departure from
the traditional lore of the Allende letters; time after time, UFO
writers have claimed that there must be something to the mystery
because the Navy was so interested.
Since Sherby's statement discredited so many theories, the writer
pursued it further. It turned out that ONR members acting on their
own had been interested in the book. The Navy had no objection if
they wanted to go to the trouble and expense of reproducing it. The
only stipulation was that it could not be done on Navy time, and it
could not involve Navy funds. It boiled down to this: Members of ONR
did the work; the fact that they were employed by the Navy shadowed
them. Jessup's book, along with the annotations and the Allende
letters, was reproduced by Naval officers, on their own time and
with their own funds.
Some UFO researchers have followed the Allende letter, not because
there was good information in them, but because they knew Jessup,
and were intrigued by the fact that Jessup eventually thought there
was something to them. At least, toward the end of his life. Jessup
began to accept the letters as something valuable and important.
But, he may have had other reasons for his belief in Allende.
One man reported that Jessup was upset by his career. He had been
trained as an astronomer, and though successful for a while, he
eventually became entangled in a number of other affairs so that his
pursuit of astronomy suffered. He was also involved in a business in
Washington, and that is where he became interested in UFOs. His job
did not require a great deal of time, and he began to read books on
the subject. Only a few were in print at that time, so he began to
write his own. The result was "The Case for the UFO."
The book was relatively successful. Jessup made some money, but not
enough to warrant his writing full time. Other books followed, but
they did not have the success of his first. This was another
professional disappointment for him.
Later, in 1958, Jessup decided to go into the publishing business
himself. He planned an expedition to Mexico to search for proof that
UFOs were real and planned a book to follow the expedition. But the
expedition, and hence the book idea, fell through. All this
compounded the disappointments he felt. Finally, almost in
desperation, Jessup began to talk about and study the annotated ONR
book and the Allende letters, and a number of his friends became
interested in them.
The search for the solution came to an end on April 29, 1959, when
Jessup was found dead in a Dade County, Florida, park. Writers have
speculated about his death, an apparent suicide. Some though that he
had come too close to the truth and was murdered.
Ivan T. Sanderson, world-famous naturalist and writer about UFOs,
placed some emphasis on the Allende letters, because he had known
Jessup personally. Sanderson told others about Jessup's belief, and
he included sections about the letters in one of his UFO books. And
so, Sanderson's claims, founded on his friendship with Jessup, have
become another support, attaching a false importance to the Allende
letters. One might ask: "If there is nothing to them, why did
Jessup, and later Sanderson, place such emphasis on them?" Now,
there are answers to those questions.
In the years that followed, more researchers began to write the
Allende letters off as a hoax, while others continued to research
them. Writers made references about researchers "somehow" obtaining
copies of the book. They implied that the books were difficult to
find. The writer had no problem. Sherby mentioned that the copy he
had was the last of five that he had been given. But, if the writer
had some way to run a photostatic copy of the book, or if he wanted
to borrow it to make notes, Sherby had no objections. Everyone was
open and cooperative.
There had been so many rumors on the subject that the writer
contacted APRO to see if they had anything new on Allende. Jim
Lorenzen, the International Director, wrote back, stating that
Allende had been to Tucson and confessed the whole thing. "He
(Allende) was on his way to Denver, Colorado, suffering from what he
believed to be a terminal illness. He stopped by APRO headquarters
here in Tucson and, after talking to us for hours, admitted that he
had made up the whole thing. We even obtained a signed statement by
him saying that it was a hoax." It is interesting to note that
Allende, who produced identification documents, had with him, at the
time, a copy of the Varo reproduction of the annotated book.
Lorenzen asked Allende why he had faked the letters. His answer was:
"Because Jessup's writings scared me," he said. "I didn't want him
to write anymore and this was the only thing that I could think of."
Before Allende left, he asked Lorenzen if he could leave some of his
personal belongings at APRO. In Denver, he managed to be "cured;" he
returned to Tucson, picked up his baggage and returned home to
It has been said that dozens of Allendes have come forward, trying
to cash in on the original's fame. One researcher claims that the
real Allende lives in Mexico, and that there are various documents
showing his name as Allende. He did not have to go to all the
trouble. Apparently, his Allende and the one who visited Tucson are
the same. In Tucson, Allende admitted the hoax. Now, supposedly, he
is trying to take back everything he said.
However, even with Allende's confession, Sherby's story, the lack of
the Philadelphia newspaper article, and the failure by anyone to
collaborate anything that Allende said, the controversy continues.
Some writers still claim that it is the key to the UFO problem, and
some researchers are still trying to "track down" the books.
A standard dodge used by some "researchers," when the evidence of
their favorite case breaks apart and vanishes in the light of good
research, is to scream "cover-up." Even though the writer has found
evidence of cover-ups in connection with some aspects of the UFO
mystery, he found none in connection with the Allende letters. The
annotated book was made available; Sherby answered all questions
satisfactorily; and there is the confession in Tucson. The thing
should have died with the confession.
The Allende letters were not the key to anything. They had only
confused the issue with clouds of lies and fables. Serious
researchers have wasted a great deal of effort studying them. The
big question about why the Navy would waste valuable time on them
has been answered too. They didn't.