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Response to Peter Johnson on the Source of the SCORPION Acoustic Data

The SCORPION pressure-hull collapse acoustic signal was detected by Columbia University Hydroacoustic Station Canaries single hydrophone A located at a depth of 3960-feet at 28-36-48.8N, 18-01-02.1W, just off the west coast of La Palma Island.

That sensor was not an integrated component of the Sound Surveillance System, Atlantic. It was basically a scientific research station.

Re: Response to Peter Johnson on the Source of the SCORPION Acoustic Data

Is this time series now unclassified? Can it be viewed?

Re: Response to Peter Johnson on the Source of the SCORPION Acoustic Data

I got the tape as unclassified in 2008 from Dan McMillin who worked for Bell Labs in 1968 and was deeply involved in the SCORPION event.

I sent the tape to the Office of Naval Intelligence in Oct 2009 in anticipation of making a return trip there in Nov; however, health issues intervened and I never went back.

You should be able to get a copy of that tape by making a freedom-of-information request to ONI; however, I think it probable they have marked it classified.

Still, it may be worth a try. You can note that they received it from me as UNCLASSIFIED. To deny a request, they are required to prove that disclosure of the info will be damaging to US defense interests or to foreign relations, and that would be very difficult to do.

If you decide to go that route, I can provide you with the references to cite in your request. My email is karasjok@aol.com

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