Ray Stanford's Public Claim to Have a Piece of a Gigantic Intergalactic Spacecraft (the "Space Material") (c. 1971) This thread is a follow up to my earlier thread about Ray Stanford's claim to have possessed metallic material left behind by the UFO seen by policeman Lonnie Zamora at Socorro, New Mexico, in 1964 (titled Ray Stanford and his NASA-Goddard UFO-Metal Cover-Up Claim (1964). For a number of years, Stanford repeatedly made a second public claims to have obtained physical material that was of demonstrated extraterrestrial origin. He referred to this artifact as the "Space Material." I do not feel that I have the complete story on the "Space Material," but the documents that I have provide ample evidence to establish the basic nature of the Stanford claim. A newsletter published by the Austin-based, Stanford-centered nonprofit organization called the Association for the Understanding of Man (A.U.M.), dated October, 1971, contained this item, which I must quote at length (and I have uploaded the pertinent pages): +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ STANFORD LECTURES ON UFOs On Friday evening, October 15, 1971, Ray Stanford shared with about three hundred Austin residents some of his research regarding unidentified flying objects. Stanford has been carrying on investigations in this field for seventeen years. . . . In addition to the success of the lecture itself, considerable interest in unidentified flying objects was stirred up by the media in Austin. Stanford was a guest on two, thirty-minute television programs, both devoted exclusively to discussion of UFOs. Two local TV stations showed Mr. Stanford's composite 16mm color film of a UFO with a jet aircraft approaching over Corpus Christi, Texas. The two UFO films, from which the composite was made, were taken on July 28, 1959, in broad daylight, six days after Stanford spontaneously fell into an unconscious state, from which another person present was told that Stanford and he must get their movie cameras ready because the UFOs would appear "within seven days" in daylight, for them to get color movies. That is precisely what happened. The event and filming were well-witnessed. The highlight of the television coverage was a thirty-minute prime-time evening program, 'The Ed Brandon Show,' in which Ray showed what he calls 'Space Material' to the public for the first time, along with highlights of what well may be the highest quality collection of photographs (taken by persons all over the world) of UFOs ever put together. The 'Space Material' was definitely the featured attraction, however, being physical evidence of the existence of UFOs and extraterrestrial technology and intelligence. Stanford came into possession of the 'Space Material' in September, 1969. To the casual observer it looks like a strikingly beautiful fragment of a glassy appearing substance, with some copper particles attached. In actuality, however, it consists of a quite mysterious nonnatural material with a crystalline structure unlike any other known on Earth. Also, it shows additional evidence of technological processing. Although not told to the public at large, our members [i.e., members of the A.U.M.] might be interested to know that the [Stanford psychic trance] readings have confirmed that the 'Space Material' is the product of an advanced technological civilization in space; and actually is a piece of a gigantic spacecraft, which disintegrated in space several years ago. Pieces of the craft were scattered throughout the solar system and one sizeable chunk fell via an east-to-west course on San Antonio, Texas, in 1969. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ So ends the excerpt from the October, 1971 A.U.M. newsletter. Again, a scan of the complete pages from the newsletter has been uploaded with this post. [I have been told that Stanford elsewhere offered elaborate details on the origins and nature of the "gigantic spacecraft," which was said to be as big as a city, and of the nature of the accident that caused it to become "disintegrated," allowing fragments to fortuitously fall within his reach (i.e., in the city where he lived)-- but those talks are not available to draw on at this time, and in any event, are not necessary to establish the basic nature of the public claim made by Stanford.] Currently (February, 2019) there is much interest in "Project ADAM," a project of the To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science (TTSA) to obtain (on loan, when appropriate) "exotic materials," i.e., materials alleged to have been part of, or ejected by, UFOs. Aspects of the project are discussed here, and here. So then, the time seems ripe. In view of his oft-stated commitment to scientific investigation of "hard data" on UFOs, perhaps Ray Stanford would consider digging out his "Space Material" sample -- I speak of the very same sample that Stanford displayed to the television-viewing public in Austin, Texas, in October 1971 -- and lend it to TTSA for testing as part of Project ADAM. I'll bet the staff at TTSA would be pretty darned excited to get a substance that Stanford has already established (we just don't know how) is composed of "a quite mysterious nonnatural material with a crystalline structure unlike any other known on Earth," and that "shows additional evidence of technological processing." Also, unlike those duplicitous people at Goddard-NASA in Maryland (who Stanford says took every bit of his Socorro UFO-metal sample in 1964, and then suppressed the test results proving its extraterrestrial origin), the TTSA staff surely can be trusted to give the "Space Material" sample back to Stanford in good shape after they analyze it -- and I bet that the analysis would not take very long, in this case. But if he won't do that . . . why not?