Did Einstein visit Roswell UFO?

johne1618

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In a 1993 taped interview conducted by UFO researcher Sheila Franklin, Albert Einstein's assistant in the summer of 1947, Dr Shirley Wright, made the stunning admission that she and the Professor were flown to Roswell, New Mexico under government direction and examined the debris and bodies resulting from the crash of an extraterrestrial vehicle. Wright had previously been put in touch with Franklin by a mutual friend to whom she had told the story.

Parts 1 and 2 of the interview recording are 2/3 of the way into the following webpage by Anthony Bragalia under the heading “The Telling Tape”:

https://www.ufoexplorations.com/einsteins-secret-trip-to-view-roswell-ufo

In July 1952, during the Washington DC UFO Incident, it was reported that Einstein wrote the following to evangelist Louis Gardner in reply to Gardner's query about UFOs: "These people have seen something. What it is I do not know and I am not curious to know."

This statement seems strangely at odds with another Einstein quote:

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”
 
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DavidB66

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There seems to be at least one major objection to this story: Einstein didn't have a security clearance. According to this source, he had been rejected for security clearance in 1940 on grounds of his 'pacifist tendencies':

https://www.atomicheritage.org/profile/albert-einstein

By 1947, Einstein was actively involved in international movements against nuclear weapons. It is scarcely conceivable that the US military and security establishment would have regarded him as a suitable person to be entrusted with the highest level of secrecy.

I haven't personally checked the documents about Einstein's security status, but on the face of it the source seems legitimate, and it is consistent with other well-known public information, not least Einstein's own writings.
 

johne1618

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There seems to be at least one major objection to this story: Einstein didn't have a security clearance. According to this source, he had been rejected for security clearance in 1940 on grounds of his 'pacifist tendencies':

https://www.atomicheritage.org/profile/albert-einstein

By 1947, Einstein was actively involved in international movements against nuclear weapons. It is scarcely conceivable that the US military and security establishment would have regarded him as a suitable person to be entrusted with the highest level of secrecy.

I haven't personally checked the documents about Einstein's security status, but on the face of it the source seems legitimate, and it is consistent with other well-known public information, not least Einstein's own writings.

It could be that Einstein himself didn’t want to work on the atomic bomb because of his pacifist beliefs. His security clearance for the Manhattan project could have been rejected so that he wouldn’t be accused of being unpatriotic. He probably would have been happy to assist the war effort as long as it didn’t involve weapon development.

For example Andrew Hochheimer, the author of a website about the alleged Philadelphia Experiment, claims to have found time cards showing that Einstein worked as a consultant on a contract for the R&D Division of the US Navy from July 1, 1943 to June 30, 1944. See under heading “Was Einstein Employed by the Navy?”:

https://www.de173.com/einsteins-unified-field-theory/



 
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Bradley Johansson

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Just try to find mention of any assistant of Albert Einstein named Shirley Wright. You will not be able to.

Here are some people known to work as assistants to Einstein during his time at Princeton:

Valentine Bargmann
https://www.nytimes.com/1989/07/25/obituaries/valentine-bargmann-81-einstein-assistant.html

Walther Mayer
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walther_Mayer

John Kemeny
https://math.dartmouth.edu/news-resources/history/kemeny-history/theman/einstein.html

Peter G. Bergmann
https://phalpern.medium.com/desperately-seeking-einsteins-assistant-e68818d28f48

Ernst Strauss
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/brainstorm/201610/einstein-the-outcast

They were all exceedingly accomplished PhDs at that time, not graduate students.

The only connection between Wright and Einstein appears on Wright’s obituary: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/herald/name/shirley-wright-obituary?id=12737429

She was a student of Dr. Albert Einstein at Princeton.

This is just as doubtful as the assistant claim, since Einstein did not supervise PhD students at Princeton (https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=53269). She could have attended a public lecture of his.

Wright did not publish, and spent her career as a chemistry professor at a community college according to the obit. Curiously, it claims she held two PhDs but does not say where she earned them. I couldn’t find any dissertations.

In the recorded interview where Wright made her claims about Einstein and Roswell (can be heard on Anthony Bragalia’s site where the claim was originally posted https://www.ufoexplorations.com/einsteins-secret-trip-to-view-roswell-ufo), Wright said she was part of a group of “special students” from around the country who studied nuclear chemistry under Einstein at Princeton during the summer of 1947, and for some reason he chose to bring her to Roswell to see aliens. It should be easy to find some record of Einstein running this program if it happened (not to mention the recollections of the other lucky youngsters who took part!), but no one has produced any such thing.

I think it is reasonable to conclude that the late Shirley Wright invented this entire story, her relationship with Einstein, and possibly her educational credentials generally.

It is disappointing to have seen this claim circulated with Wright referred to as Einstein’s assistant, with no attempt to verify.
 
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Bradley Johansson

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Also, some basic Googling reveals that Einstein’s brief work with the Navy was not a secret to he discovered, much less one that lends credibility to the Philadelphia Experiment conspiracy theory. It was reported at the time, and what he worked on has been known and discussed ever since. A couple of examples:

June 1943 Jewish Telegraphic Agency bulletin “Prof. Einstein Working on Explosives for U.S. Navy Department” https://www.jta.org/archive/prof-einstein-working-on-explosives-for-u-s-navy-department

Article:
Brunauer, Stephen. “Einstein in the U. S. Navy.” Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, vol. 69, no. 3, Washington Academy of Sciences, 1979, pp. 108–13, http://www.jstor.org/stable/24537208.
 

johne1618

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Just try to find mention of any assistant of Albert Einstein named Shirley Wright. You will not be able to.

Maybe the 17-year old Shirley Wright was just Einstein’s personal assistant? She admitted that she was his “pet”. I guess he liked to employ an attractive young girl to do clerical work.
 

Landru

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Maybe the 17-year old Shirley Wright was just Einstein’s personal assistant? She admitted that she was his “pet”. I guess he liked to employ an attractive young girl to do clerical work.
Do you have any supporting evidence for any of your claims? I could find no mention of Dr. Wright being Einstein's assistant outside of this conspiracy theory.
 

Bradley Johansson

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Maybe the 17-year old Shirley Wright was just Einstein’s personal assistant? She admitted that she was his “pet”. I guess he liked to employ an attractive young girl to do clerical work.
Where is the evidence of this? Seems to be quite a bawdy insinuation. And did she study under him, or was she his assistant? Why did no one care to record that the world’s preeminent physicist had a 17-year-old girl working as his personal assistant, when other aspects of his professional life at the time are so well documented?

Where is the evidence that a group of high school-age “special students”, of which Shirley Wright was a part, studied nuclear chemistry under Einstein in the summer of 1947? Seems like a significant event for such a figure to take on a group with no higher education, something which would surely be documented, no?

I also object to your use of the word “admitted”, since an admission generally refers to the truth. Claimed would be more accurate. I don’t know why you guess Einstein liked to hire teenage girls, or profess to know how attractive Shirley Wright was as a teenager.
 

NorCal Dave

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Just try to find mention of any assistant of Albert Einstein named Shirley Wright. You will not be able to.
Nice work Bradley.

On the surface the whole story seems very suspect. Assuming that a craft with aliens did crash at Roswell and the government wanted Einstein to look at, does anyone think he would have been allowed to drag a young grad student along on a field trip to see the little green men?

Andrew Hochheimer, the author of a website about the alleged Philadelphia Experiment, claims to have found time cards showing that Einstein worked as a consultant on a contract for the R&D Division of the US Navy from July 1, 1943 to June 30, 1944. See under heading “Was Einstein Employed by the Navy?”:
If these are ligit, it's during the war. Roswell is 3 years after he worked for the Navy during the beginning of the Cold War.

More importantly this is from Mr. Hocheimer's above referenced webpage:

Carl Allen claimed in his letters to Morris Jessup that the Philadelphia Experiment was based on a Unified Field theory that Einstein had published in the mid-1920’s but later “withdrew as incomplete.” Einstein’s friend and world-renowned philosopher, Bertrand Russell, is said by Allen to have privately asserted that Einstein’s theory was indeed complete, but that Einstein had come to the conviction that the world would not be ready for it “until after WW3.” Nevertheless, Allen writes, the theory was checked out by Naval Scientists including one “Dr. Franklin Reno” (evidently a pseudonym), and the results were positive enough to lead the Navy to design and install massive electromagnetic generators and other equipment on a ship in an effort to apply this “withdrawn” unified field theory to a big hunk of iron with a lot of men on it.690p
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And from the same webpage:

Carl also states that he personally met and seen Einstein on the Eldridge;

“Dr. Albert Einstein called on me to ask: “What did you see, feel, and think?” Because I was, and still am, the only living person who observed, at very close range, the DE-173 in the act of becoming invisible, and who plunged his arm, halfway to the elbow, into that stupendously colossal, whirling-whizzing forcefield and lived to tell about it.”
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https://www.de173.com/einsteins-unified-field-theory/

However Carl Allen, or he sometimes used the name Carlos Miguel Allende wasn't in the Navy, he was a merchant marine, by his own account, on board the SS Furuseth. The Philadelphia Experiment is based on the rantings of a nutter.

Maybe the time card is real but the source is dubious at best.
 

johne1618

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June 1943 Jewish Telegraphic Agency bulletin “Prof. Einstein Working on Explosives for U.S. Navy Department” https://www.jta.org/archive/prof-einstein-working-on-explosives-for-u-s-navy-department

Article:
Brunauer, Stephen. “Einstein in the U. S. Navy.” Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, vol. 69, no. 3, Washington Academy of Sciences, 1979, pp. 108–13, http://www.jstor.org/stable/24537208.

Seems like strange war-work for a pacifist. Degaussing research seems a better fit.
 
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Z.W. Wolf

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The idea that Einstein would be punching a timeclock like Fred Flintstone... (!)

Did he yell, "Yabba-dabba-doo!" when the 5:00 o'clock whistle went off? Did they dock his pay if he showed up 15 minutes late? Did his cigar chomping boss call him into his office and yell, "Einstein, yoooouuu're fired!"
 

johne1618

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Do you have any supporting evidence for any of your claims? I could find no mention of Dr. Wright being Einstein's assistant outside of this conspiracy theory.
I guess it was just a student summer job. I don’t know how one would prove that.
 

DavidB66

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For example Andrew Hochheimer, the author of a website about the alleged Philadelphia Experiment, claims to have found time cards showing that Einstein worked as a consultant on a contract for the R&D Division of the US Navy from July 1, 1943 to June 30, 1944. See under heading “Was Einstein Employed by the Navy?”:

I didn't know about Einstein's Navy work, or if I did, I had forgotten it. (I have read the biography of Einstein by Ronald W. Clark, but that was many years ago. More recently I read the book by Abraham Pais, which is mainly about Einstein's scientific work, and I don't recall if he mentioned the Navy.) The article by Stephen Brunauer is interesting, and seems authoritative. I note that according to Brunauer 'Einstein's security clearance was obtained very quickly, and the contract was signed on May 31 [1943]'. Einstein was consulted on various practical problems, and himself pointed out that his previous career as a Patent examiner was relevant to the job.

So I was wrong in saying that Einstein did not have a security clearance. Whether it was still valid in 1947, and at what level, I don't know. And what about his 'assistant', who is said to have accompanied him? Would she have been trusted with such an important secret?
 

Miss VocalCord

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So I was wrong in saying that Einstein did not have a security clearance. Whether it was still valid in 1947, and at what level, I don't know. And what about his 'assistant', who is said to have accompanied him? Would she have been trusted with such an important secret?
This part of the story seems not very convincing; a 17-year old girl; allowed to see the UFO and the bodies itself, with no background check or signing papers what so ever.
 

NorCal Dave

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Albert Einstein's assistant in the summer of 1947, Dr Shirley Wright

I guess it was just a student summer job.
So we've gone from his assistant with a PhD to something like a 17 year old summer intern.

Do you honestly believe that military officials, in the midst of trying to cover up a crashed UFO with bodies, would allow anybody to drag along a 17 year old summer intern to see everything she claimed to see? Does that sound at all reasonable or credible?
 

NoParty

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Hmmmm...which is more likely: All the crazy stuff necessary for this anecdote to be true,
or that a person embellished their contact with a legend to seem a bit more important?
 

johne1618

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Just try to find mention of any assistant of Albert Einstein named Shirley Wright. You will not be able to.

I have been trying to verify the information in her obituary. I can't find a thing!

I don’t know why you guess Einstein liked to hire teenage girls, or profess to know how attractive Shirley Wright was as a teenager.

Ok - I don't mean to smear Einstein but he did like the company of women and he wasn't married at the time.

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Albert Einstein at the opening of the Jewish Pavilion at the World’s Fair in Queens in 1939.
 
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deirdre

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I have been trying to verify the information in her obituary. I can't find a thing!
looks like einstein taught at the Institute for advanced study https://www.ias.edu/scholars/einstein

and july 1946 he became "emeritus".

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a general chronology.
https://www.einstein-website.de/z_biography/chronological_table.html



they did do atomic testing in New Mexicco around that time frame (1945) but even if he felt he had some reason to go there.. test radioactive fallout?? hard to imagine he would bring 17-18 year olds with him. or be interested in aliens, since he seems preoccupied in that time frame with atomic weapons.

Article:
He was at the forefront of the campaign waged by atomic scientists beginning in the mid-1940s to educate the public and the leaders of the world about the implications of nuclear energy and the absolute necessity of not developing nuclear weapons. As late as the spring of 1955, Einstein worked with Bertrand Russell to launch a project to start a worldwide movement among scientists to reverse the Cold War trend toward nuclear war.
 

johne1618

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Shirley Wright’s obituary stated that her family built the Tropicaire hotel in Miami Beach and that she ran it for many years. Here is a petition from around 2017 to try to stop demolition of the hotel by the Shirley Jean Wright Estate.

https://www.change.org/p/estate-of-save-the-tropicair-stop-demolition-of-880-71st-street

This is a piece of external evidence that corroborates the obituary.

Also I scrolled down to the comments at the end of the obituary.

Miss Wright was my General Chemistry instructor at MDC many years ago. She was very knowledgeable in chemistry and very dedicated to her students. Thank you Miss Wright! God bless you and keep you

Wilfredo M. Fernandez (July 9, 2015)

I had the privilege of having Ms. Wright as a chemistry instructor at MDCC over 30 years ago. An inspiring teacher, she brought passion and dedication to her vocation and over 30 years later she is still remembered by a former engineering student. A great teacher and a beautiful person. I will miss her.

Jorge Vidal (February 8, 2016)

These comments were posted before Oct 2021 when Anthony Bragalia’s webpage was published.
 
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NorCal Dave

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Shirley Wright’s obituary stated that her family built the Tropicaire hotel in Miami Beach and that she ran it for many years. Here is a petition from around 2017 to try to stop demolition of the hotel by the Shirley Jean Wright Estate.

https://www.change.org/p/estate-of-save-the-tropicair-stop-demolition-of-880-71st-street

This is a piece of external evidence that corroborates the obituary.
And....so what? The obituary also states:

She was a student of Dr. Albert Einstein at Princeton.
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https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/herald/name/shirley-wright-obituary?pid=175222357

Student. If it was a lecture class, there were likely lots of students. No mention of being Einstein's assistant or even being a summer intern or if she was a student at Princeton when she was 17.

This is something often seen in the UFO/Paranormal scene. It's proof of a very small piece of the claim that somehow validates the whole claim. The fact that she may have been one of hundreds, if not thousands, of students of Einstein's has no direct bearing on her claim of going to Roswell and seeing a crashed saucer, 5 dead aliens and one still alive.

Also I scrolled down to the comments at the end of the obituary.
That's great. She was a good Chem teacher at MDCC ( I can't tell if this was Miami Dade Community Collage or Mississippi Delta Community Collage, as she later ran the family hotel in Miami I'll go with the Florida campus). Dr. Karman was a great proff when I was in collage and I would say so. That doesn't mean he didn't claim that Bigfoot came to visit him on a daily bases.
 

deirdre

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Along with the influx of female faculty and research associates in the 1940s, female students also began to gradually filter into the University system. Wives and daughters of Princeton faculty and administrators had been sitting in on classes informally for many years, but the first women to be officially enrolled in a University course were given the opportunity to do so during World War II. During the war, 23 women were permitted to take a government-sponsored course in photogrammetry. Later, in 1947, three female members of the library staff, in order to be better prepared to handle an enlarged Russian literature section of the library, enrolled in a class on beginners Russian, side by side with male undergraduate students. Still, more than twenty years would pass before the first co-educational class would walk the stage at commencement.
 

johne1618

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Bradley Johansson

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There is no mention of her affiliation with the Institute. Her obituary said https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/herald/name/shirley-wright-obituary?id=12737429
This is another indication that, if any relationship between Wright and Einstein existed, it was probably exaggerated by her. Einstein did not teach courses at Princeton. It's possible he gave some public lectures. However, his most famous public lectures at Princeton were in 1921.

This website claims the photo below shows Einstein lecturing at the Institute for Advanced Studies. But it is certainly not a public lecture based on the attendance and room size.

Albert Einstein, the [Institute for Advanced Study’s] most famous member, gives his first lecture in its only classroom.

It is fairly unfathomable that someone who received two PhDs, and possibly one of them at Princeton, would not have the institutions they came from recorded on her obituary. I came across another case recently of a person named Michael Newton, a "hypnotherapist" who released a series of books claiming that his interviews with patients prove the existence of souls, reincarnation, etc. The author is identified as "Michael Newton, PhD" prominently on all of his books and promotional materials. But lo and behold, no mention exists anywhere of where he matriculated, no dissertation, etc. In cases like these, I think we can consider the most plausible explanation to be that the claimed degrees never existed, or they were purchased from diploma mills.

So again, we have reason to think that along with her relationship with Einstein, Shirley Wright exaggerated or fabricated her educational credentials period. You certainly would not need two PhDs to teach chemistry at a community college. She could rely on the fact that most people would not know that Einstein never taught classes or took on graduate students.

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And of course, deirdre's comment pretty much rules out Wright's claims.
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Along with the influx of female faculty and research associates in the 1940s, female students also began to gradually filter into the University system. Wives and daughters of Princeton faculty and administrators had been sitting in on classes informally for many years, but the first women to be officially enrolled in a University course were given the opportunity to do so during World War II. During the war, 23 women were permitted to take a government-sponsored course in photogrammetry. Later, in 1947, three female members of the library staff, in order to be better prepared to handle an enlarged Russian literature section of the library, enrolled in a class on beginners Russian, side by side with male undergraduate students. Still, more than twenty years would pass before the first co-educational class would walk the stage at commencement.
 
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DavidB66

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According to various sources, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton is purely a research institution, does not have undergraduate students, and does not award degrees. Some general background here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_for_Advanced_Study

However, lectures and seminars may be held within the Institute, and faculty members may also be associated with Princeton or other universities and give lectures or teach students there. For example, Kurt Godel, while on the faculty of the IAS, gave at least one lecture at Princeton.

By the time Einstein moved to the IAS he was the world's most famous living scientist. It seems unlikely that he would have given a course on 'nuclear chemistry' at the IAS or Princeton University without anybody knowing about it, but hey, I didn't know about his Navy work either.

Although a study of 'nuclear chemistry' does exist, it is quite a specialised field, and not an obvious choice for Einstein to lecture on.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_chemistry
 

FatPhil

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Einstein was at the Institute for Advanced Study which is different from Princeton University although apparently there are ties between the two institutions.

IAS list all their historical scholars [edit: had "students"]: https://www.ias.edu/scholars/all-sc...field_last_name_value&sort_order=ASC&page=234

Donald Ernest Wilson Wormell Historical Studies Member
Stanislaw Woronowicz Natural Sciences Member
Siegfried A. Wouthuysen Math/NS Member
Alexander Murray Wright Mathematics Member
David Wright Mathematics Member
David H. Wright Historical Studies Member
Edward Wright Natural Sciences Member
Gavin Wright Social Science Member
Gordon Wright Historical Studies Member
John P. Wright Historical Studies Member
Ned Wright Natural Sciences Member
Edward Anthony Wrigley Social Science Member
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This is beginning to resemble a gish gallop. Maybe she was his first cousin twice removed - that would give us some other wild goose chase to follow.
 
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deirdre

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Leaving the "student" angle, since Wright didn't talk about being a student to Sheila Franklin or Len Stringfield. Report dated 1994.
"Edith Simpson" is the pseudonym for Shirley Wright.

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Following, without editorial comment, is the report that Stringfield published in his UFO Crash/Retrieval Status Report VII: Search for Proof in a Hall of Mirrors. It does provide some insight into this case. I will note, without additional comment that it was published in February, 1994.


page 18"According to bits and pieces of information gleaned from 15 phone calls, starting Sept. 4, with Professor "simpson", a chronicle of her 9 day adventures follows:

As a top science student, in competition with many nominees, she won the honor of being selected as a summertime trainee under the wing of one of the world's greatest scientists. It was during this summmertime course in 1947 that she got the fortuitous invitation to join her mentor on a scientific mission at a secret location in southwestern USA"
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There is so much wrong with this story, it's hard to know where to start. At most she sounds like a secretary. and yes perhaps her parents were Jewish and had friends who could pull some strings to get her a secretarial position with Einstein for a summer, but i find it utterly implausible he would take her (a 17 year old female) to the bases and/or that she would be allowed access to the bases close enough to see aliens or spaceships.

If Einstein would take a secretary to such an event, he would likely take a mature someone he knew well, (since 1928) and trusted.
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We were greeted by Einstein’s secretary, Helen Dukas, who led us to a comfortable, book-lined sitting room.



and again a reminder that Einstein likely had more important (ie atomic world destruction) things on his mind in 1947 than weather balloons
In July 1952, during the Washington DC UFO Incident, it was reported that Einstein wrote the following to evangelist Louis Gardner in reply to Gardner's query about UFOs: "These people have seen something. What it is I do not know and I am not curious to know."
 

NorCal Dave

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The best I could find was a faculty list in a booklet(PDF) from the early '80s on the history of the MDC:
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https://www.mdc.edu/archives/assets/college_documents_page/9.underconstruction.pdf

This may be an example of "letting sleeping dogs lie". At first it would have been a lady telling a tall tale about Roswell and we would have left it at that. But as johnie1618 has kept pushing the story, her credibility has only gotten worse.

At best, she may have been able to attend some sort of lecture giving by Einstein. As deirdre pointed out in post #25, the idea that Ms. Wright was "student" of Einstein is not only dubious, it's pretty much imposable. And where did the 2 PhDs come from?

I started to listen to the "tapes" and it sounds like an episode of The X files. I gotta go form concrete right now so I'll finish it up later.
 

DavidB66

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"As a top science student, in competition with many nominees, she won the honor of being selected as a summertime trainee under the wing of one of the world's greatest scientists"
If such a competition existed, and Einstein was involved, there would be public records of it, and Einstein scholars, of whom there are many, would know about it. There is an ongoing project to publish all of Einstein's works and correspondence. Unfortunately the published volumes have not yet reached anywhere near 1947, but much of the raw material (letters, diaries, etc) will already be in archives with some kind of index. Einstein's personal papers are mainly held in Jerusalem. I searched the online index for the terms '1947 competition' and 'student competition' and didn't get any results, but obviously this isn't conclusive. If there is evidence that such a competition existed, it would go some way towards verifying the story; if no evidence can be found, that would tend to discredit it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einstein_Papers_Project

Incidentally, at least one young student did meet Einstein in 1947!

https://stanfordmag.org/contents/my-evening-with-einstein
 

johne1618

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Leaving the "student" angle, since Wright didn't talk about being a student to Sheila Franklin or Len Stringfield. Report dated 1994.
"Edith Simpson" is the pseudonym for Shirley Wright.

Article:
Following, without editorial comment, is the report that Stringfield published in his UFO Crash/Retrieval Status Report VII: Search for Proof in a Hall of Mirrors. It does provide some insight into this case. I will note, without additional comment that it was published in February, 1994.


page 18"According to bits and pieces of information gleaned from 15 phone calls, starting Sept. 4, with Professor "simpson", a chronicle of her 9 day adventures follows:

As a top science student, in competition with many nominees, she won the honor of being selected as a summertime trainee under the wing of one of the world's greatest scientists. It was during this summmertime course in 1947 that she got the fortuitous invitation to join her mentor on a scientific mission at a secret location in southwestern USA"
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It does seem amazing that photographers were free to take photos and that one of them gave her a set of 48 photos which she was able to take away with her!
 
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johne1618

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What photographs? Where are they?
She claimed most of them were in a briefcase stolen from her car. Leonard Stringfield repeatedly asked her to sent evidence to him to back up her claims but nothing materialized. She said that she had sent him some close-up photos of alien bodies in the post but they never arrived. She claimed to have suffered from multiple forms of harassment such as break-ins, phone tapping and IRS problems possibly due to her alleged involvement with extraterrestrial secrets in 1947. In the end all we have is her testimony and some comments on her obituary (see post#22) that seem to indicate that she was a respected chemistry teacher at Miami Dade College.
 
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Landru

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She claimed most of them were in a briefcase stolen from her car. Leonard Stringfield repeatedly asked her to sent evidence to him to back up her claims but nothing materialized. She said that she had sent him some close-up photos of alien bodies in the post but they never arrived. She claimed to have suffered from multiple forms of harassment such as break-ins, phone tapping and IRS problems possibly due to her alleged involvement with extraterrestrial secrets in 1947. In the end all we have is her testimony and some comments on her obituary (see post#22) that seem to indicate that she was a respected chemistry teacher at Miami Dade College.
But zero evidence to back up any of her claims.
 

NoParty

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It does seem amazing that photographers were free to take photos and that one of them gave her a set of 48 photos which she was able to take away with her!
So lots of harassment and mysterious happenings befell her for possessing some photos
(the ones that weren't in the mystery, stolen briefcase) ;) that photographers were "free to take" at the time (?)
and did the photographers each leave their copies of the photos in multiple briefcases...each later stolen?
Does that explain why no photos have ever surfaced, despite multiple photographers...?
And was it supposedly the same authorities--who were initially fine with picture taking of aliens--that seemingly did a 180 and surveilled her to know to intercept the photos she later claimed she mailed to ufologist Leonard Stringfield?
 

NorCal Dave

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It does seem amazing that photographers were free to take photos and that one of them gave her a set of 48 photos which she was able to take away with her!
Do you mean "...that photographers were free to take photos and that one of them gave her a set..." is an amazingly silly detail to put in a UFO story? Or that you really believe this happened and find it amazing?

In the recorded interview of Ms. Wright, she said she was a gopher, now it sounds like she, as a 17 year old intern, became "buddies" with the government photographers? Such good buddies that one of them gave her, what would be considered highly classified, photos? And this is pre-digital photography, the film would have had to be developed and then prints made from the negatives, likely off site, so when and how did she get these photos?

As I said before, the more her story gets pushed, the more unbelievable she becomes.
And not just her UFO related claims. That is worth stressing.
Indeed!

After listening to the recordings of her, she was describing what sounded like a summer science get together. She claimed there were 29 students and that she was the only female and repeatedly stated that she was Einstein's "pet", this was why she was the only member of the group that got to see the aliens and it just got goofier from there.
 
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