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UFO Detector
Post by Lucy on Oct 27th, 2003, 7:41pm

I don't know if this really works, but the people are really nice grin

Re: UFO Detector
Post by UFOHARRY on Oct 28th, 2003, 05:28am

Re: UFO Detector
Post by Noah on Oct 28th, 2003, 06:01am

Some guys in Port Washington, WI built a "ufo attractor". John & I went to see it last fall and it is really cool looking. The men who made it were pretty sure it would work. I don't know if its picked up anything to this point though.


They say they don't necessarily believe in flying saucers, but three Port Washington men have set out to determine whether UFOs exist.

The men -- Myron 'Mike' Muckerheide, Dee Willden and Allen 'Butch' Klopp -- are building what they call the Attractor, a device intended to lure UFOs to the area and record information about them.

They plan to have the bulk of the system up and operating in the back yard of Muckerheide's home atop the Lake Michigan bluff next month.

"There's been so much controversy -- are there (UFOs) or not(?)" Muckerheide said. "We thought it would be a good thing to try to find out. We're fishing. Lake Michigan is a good place to go fishing."

The men said they realize their venture will give some people pause, but they are serious.

"Some will say we're nuts," said Willden. "We're open-minded. We're just trying to find out are there UFOs or not."

"There are going to be people upset about this," Muckerheide added. "It's a harmless thing. We're not hurting anybody."

"I think fear is a factor. Whenever things aren't known, there is fear. Me? I'm intrigued."

Anyone interested in what they are doing is invited to check out the Attractor, the men said. They're particularly interested in talking to anyone who has seen a UFO.

"We invite the curious," Muckerheide said.

The men are reviewing the need for any licenses to run their module, he said. If it can't be placed in his Noridge Drive yard, he added, they will consider placing it elsewhere.

Muckerheide and Willden said they've been intrigued by the topic of UFOs for a long time.

There has been an increase in UFO sightings in eastern and central Wisconsin recently, Muckerheide said, and this spurred their venture.

One sighting that intrigued the men was in Port Washington in October 1998 (see: www.ufowisconsin.com/county/reports/r1998_1015_ozaukee.html). According to a report by the National Institute of Discovery Science, a woman and her husband saw a large craft about 500 feet in the air above their home moving silently. The UFO executed a perfect, rapid, flat bank before flying slowly over the lake.

Still, the men said, it took some time to decide whether to pursue the project.

"We talked about it for three or four months," Willden said. First, we had to kind of talk ourselves into it."

They have poured themselves into the project, spending a considerable amount of time researching the topic and designing the modules.

"We're looking at advanced technology," Muckerheide said. "We're not fooling around.

This is the kind of thing that is high-tech, it has possibilities, and it's worth a shot. Besides that, it's exciting."

Although plans for the Attractor are still evolving, the device will have three domed modules arranged in an 8-foot triangle and a decahedron (10-sided) module placed off to the side.

The domes, which each measure about two feet in diameter, and are 14 inches deep, will contain a variety of equipment. There will be a laser magnetometer, which will measure even small changes in magnetic fields.

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Re: UFO Detector
Post by Noah on Oct 28th, 2003, 06:03am

(cont. from previous post, there are pictures of it & another article at: http://www.ufowisconsin.com/pancakeperspectives/pp2002_0822.html#article1 )

"In many sightings, they've found that compasses were affected," Muckerheide said. "Any deflection will set off a bunch of other systems for recording."

There will be a range finder to measure how far away the object is, and a barometer sphere. An ion chamber will determine radiation.

Solar panels will charge the circuits, and a shortwave scanner will monitor high and low frequencies. The scanner will pick up beacon and satellite tones, Muckerheide said.

An audio receiver and tape recorder, as well as a video recorder and an infrared viewer, will be in the module.

An on-board computer will run the modules.

In addition, there will be a ring of lights around the perimeter of each module. The red and white lights will pulse in sequence and change color.

The pattern of lights has been copied from configurations reported on a number of UFO sightings, Muckerheide said. Strobe lights may also be used, he added.

The decahedron module will contain a variety of lights that will diffuse and shine in patterns. This module probably won't be operating until August.

The lights used in the Attractor will shine 500 to 1,000 feet into the air, Muckerheide said.

Once the devices are in place, Muckerheide said, he won't stand around watching for UFOs.

"I'm going to let the system find them," he said. "When it senses something, it'll turn on the video camera and infrared camera."

The device will detect things 50 feet above the surface or higher, Muckerheide said.

"It'll pick up a plane, but that's a definite signature," he said. "We'll know if it's something normal."

While some people snicker when hearing about the device and the men's quest, Klopp said they should be taken seriously.

"Don't take these guys lightly," he warned, "These guys do everything seriously."

Their background bears that out.

Muckerheide is a scientist whose specialty is laser technology. He has received eight patents dealing with lasers.

Muckerheide talked about the early 1960s, when scientists -- himself included -- raced to become the first to create a laser. He wasn't the first, but he devoted his career to working with laser in the medical, weapons, space and corporate fields.

"It consumed my life," Muckerheide said, "It put total direction in my life.

Lasers have taken me from aligning sever pipes to meeting with White House security people during the Iraq war. Some of the lasers I've worked on are so powerful the air explodes into plasma and it sounds like rolling thunder."

Willden, one of the founders of Matrix Packaging Machinery in Saukville, has spent much of his life in the food processing industry and has several patents pending for laser technology. He met Muckerheide 20 years ago when they both worked at St. Mary's Hospital.

Klopp, the newest member of the group, brings experience in underwater diving and that expertise can be applied to their current project, the others said.

Muckerheide said he's been interested in the subject of UFOs for years. He's talked to many men, some of them respected members of the military and scientific communities, who have seen these objects.

"I've talked to astronauts about UFO's too," he said. "Some believe, some don't."

If UFOs are real, Muckerheide said, the technology used to create them shows that those who operate them are intelligent.

"If they're that intelligent, they're peace-loving beings," he said. "What must they think of our wars?"

"I think they're concerned about these atomic bombs we have."

It's likely that people have little to fear from them, Muckerheide said, noting that they have not interfered or caused problems in the world yet.

"I think they're going to be as interested in us as we are in them," Willden said.

The men are cautiously optimistic about their chances for success.

"I just hope if there is some contact, we can record it and prove it," Muckerheide said.

"That's the bottom line, to see if there is anything," Willden said. "Just because we don't make contact doesn't mean there's nothing there."