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Proven DNA Technique For Claims Abduction

From: Bill Chalker <bill_c@bigpond.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 19:16:36 +1100
Fwd Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 14:40:06 -0500
Subject: Proven DNA Technique For Claims Abduction


A Proven Focused DNA Technique For Assessing Claims Of Alien
Abduction

By Bill Chalker

Many abduction cases exist where alleged biological evidence has
been reported. Few of these cases have been the subject of
investigations that try to adequately address the question of
whether such evidence supports or refutes the possible alien
reality behind such experiences.

Such events lend themselves to an established forensic DNA
profiling technique, which could help establish the credibility
of such claims.

Since most abduction cases imply a measure of unwanted assault
on the victims of such experiences, a forensic approach towards
verification of the alleged perpetrators is desirable.

Since DNA is the only building block of life that we know,
biological specimens recovered in alleged abduction cases would
provide researchers with a clear point of comparison.

A key claim by many abduction researchers is that abductions
involve some form of genetic agenda. This scenario would
require compatibility between aliens and humans. The claims of
sexual encounters are alleged to add further support to this
scenario. This very element amongst the extraordinary range of
fantastic claims made about abductions is one of major stumbling
blocks to the credibility of abduction claims. Mainstream
science argues that if alien life exists it is unlikely to be
compatible with human life. Hence any claims to the contrary,
such as alien abductions, are regarded as absurd.

Therefore this limited and focused DNA profiling technique goes
to the very heart of one of key claims behind the alleged alien
abduction agenda. It provides an opportunity for testing the
credibility of such claims. If such claims are true then there
should be some compatibility in the DNA of alleged alien
specimens, but some possible anomalies may be evident that would
perhaps not be readily reconciled with measures of human DNA
variability. One established way of undertaking this is to
undertake such analysis with the goal to establish a precise DNA
base sequence of mitochondrial hypervariable region I, spanning
nucleotides 16,000 to 16,400 of mitochondrial DNA. Such DNA is
present in hundreds of copies within each human cell, and
therefore acts as an easily amplified genetic marker for the
polymerase chain reaction (PCR), even in moderately degraded
samples, i.e. measuring the DNA variability beyond the
documented human consensus of the region of DNA
hypervariability.

This technique has been tested in one abduction case to date, in
an investigation undertaken by this writer of a biological
sample a blonde hair implicated in the abduction milieu of a
Sydney man, Peter Khoury, during 1992:

Strange Evidence , International UFO Reporter (IUR), Spring,
1999 issue, Volume 24, No 1, pgs. 3-16, 31.

UFO ABDUCTIONS & SCIENCE - A CASE STUDY OF STRANGE EVIDENCE ,
Australasian Ufologist, Vol.3, No.3, 3rd, 1999, pgs. 43-56.

See a brief summary of the case

DNA SAMPLE FROM ABDUCTION CASE RAISES BIG QUESTIONS Mystery
Blonde Leaves Hair Behind -- But Who Was She? which can be found
on the internet at several sites, including the UFO Folklore web
site:

http://www.qtm.net/~geibdan/a1999/jun/g9.htm

and Alien Astronomer web site:

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Shadowlands/6583/abduct077.html


The original analysis confirmed the hair came from someone who
was biologically close to normal human genetics, but of an
unusual racial type - a rare Chinese Mongoloid type one of the
rarest human lineages known, that lies further from the human
mainstream than any other except for African pygmies and
aboriginals. There was the strange anomaly of it being blonde to
clear instead of black, as would be expected from the Asian type
mitochondrial DNA.

The original DNA work was done on the shaft of the hair.
Fascinating further anomalies were found in the root of the
hair. Two types of DNA were found depending on where the
mitochondrial DNA testing occurs, namely confirming the rare
Chinese type DNA in the hair shaft and indicating a rare
possible Basque/Gaelic type DNA in the root section.

This case confirms the utility of the DNA forensic approach,
however the real challenge ahead for researchers is to determine
if these anomalies are both valid and significant. To do this,
researchers in the controversial area of abductions should
cooperate with a testing programme focused on this specific area
of DNA profiling. Testing of a significant number of legitimate
samples would provide an opportunity for validation of the
unusual anomalies found to date. The further results would add
to the database of biological evidence of alleged alien
specimens. Such a strategy could help to determine if aliens are
a biological reality and if indeed any are visiting our planet
and abducting humans. Perhaps such information could also
provide for an interesting perspective on the many stories of
Nordic type beings implicated in UFO abduction and contact
cases.

The Anomaly Physical Evidence Group (APEG) has been formed to
focus attention on biological strategies in abduction
investigations. Preliminary funding has facilitated a small
laboratory presence addressing this exciting area. The APEG can
be contacted through this writer at P.O. Box W42, West Pennant
Hills, NSW, 2125, Australia or via bill_c@bigpond.com

Further funding of this research is encouraged. Please contact
Bill Chalker for further details.

Anyone who believes they have legitimate biological evidence
implicated in UFO and abduction experiences are encouraged to
contact the APEG through Bill Chalker. Any such evidence will
need to be assessed for its potential as credible evidence
warranting the cost, resources and time involved in this DNA
focused study.

About Bill Chalker:

Born in Grafton, New South Wales (NSW), Australia, in 1952 and
educated at the University of New England, graduating with an
Honours Science Degree (B.Sc. Hons.) with majors in Chemistry
and Mathematics. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

More than 2 decades experience in industry as a chemist,
laboratory manager and quality manager.

One of Australia s leading UFO researchers, who has written
extensively on the subject.

A contributing editor for the International UFO Reporter.

His book on the Australia UFO experience, The OZ Files: the
Australian UFO story , was published in Australia by Duffy &
Snellgrove in 1996.