The Jerry Sandusky Sexcapade and the cover-up which followed
actually is only a distant second behind Penn State University's
worst conspiracy of all time.
This, of course, is when Ed Conrad took a few of his mammalian
fossils -- discovered between anthracite veins in Carboniferous
strata-- to State College decades ago to seek its assistance in
Not only did three diffferent conspiratorial terrorists -- learned
professors, I mean -- insist they were NOT petrified bones as Ed
claimed, but instead common concretions shaped by the elements.
The first visit was to Dr. Roger Cuffey of the university's
What a JOKE that visit was! (I should've taken along some Vaseline.)
When I arrived at his laboratory, Cuffey -- who had been able
to visually examine a few of my specimens he was sent through
the mail -- told me I would have an opportunity to see what the
internal structure of bone looks like under a series of microscopes
-- and had about five of six set up for me to view.
YEP, none of what I was seeing looked anything like the internal
structure I has seen during my own miscroscopic investigation
of my specimens. The pinholes -- of what is known as Haversian
canals -- were much too large.
Little did I realize at the time that Cuffey was using bone samples
from a reptile -- a dinosaur bone -- and only someone skilled in
the science knows that the "canals' in reptilian bone are many, many
times larger than that of mammalian bone, including humans.
But the punch line came before I even looked into one of Cuffey's
As we walked toward the first microscope, Cuffey told me he had
a letter for me and pulled it and the 6x10 envelope from his shirt
pocket. Then he nervously tried to put the letter in the envelope
but couldn't do it after attempting a few times.
Finally, he simply handed me both the letter and envelope separately
but I didn't read it until I got back home.
It was a letter written by Cuffey in which he stated that we both
have seen that the Haversian canals in my specimens in no way match
those we had seen under the microscopes in his laboratory and that
this should end my inquiry once and for all. It was a good try but
NO CIGAR, he basically told me
The letter, as mentioned, was handed to me EVEN BEFORE
I looked at the internal structure of HIS specimens.
< PART II
Anthropolopgist Richard Eckhardt was contacted months later and
told about my latest discoveries of petrified bones -- some which
I had learned (from Wilton M. Krogman, a foremost human anatomist
You see, more than a year before, I decided to double-check
if Wilton M. Krogman, one of the world's foremost anatomists and
author of the book, "The Human Skeleton in Forensic Medicine," was
correct when, just after I had discovered the first few of my strange
objects between coal vein, he had identified one of them a a portion
of a giant prehistoric scorpion.
I searched a Penn State manual, then phoned Charles Pitts, head of
Penn State's Department of Entomology.
Pitts was gracious on the phone and agreed to examine the specimen.
particularly impreseds because of Krogman' pronouncement. It was
delivered to him by a PSU student in my town.
For about a month, I hadn't heard a word from Pitts and finally
phoned him. He was rather cordial and told me, even though it is
a magnificent specimen, it was nothing more than a concretion
nd certainly not part of a giant scorpion.
I thanked him for his integrity and his efforts on behalf but told
him the student who had delivered it to him had dropped out of school
and I didn't know when I'd get a chance to drive the 100 miles
to pick it up.
More than a year later,after getting a royal screwing from Eckhardt,
I was driving off campus when I noticed "Department of Entomology."
I had forgotten all about the "scorpion" fossil and went in to
retrieve it (if it hadn't been dicarde after more than a year).
"Dr. Pitts, please," I told a woman behind the front desk.
"Oh, I'm awful sorry," she replied. "Dr. Pitts is in England. May
I help you?"
"About a year ago I left a specimen here for examination and came
to pick it up." she was told.
Immediately, she flashed a broad smile, stood up and stated: "Mr.
Conrad, follow me."
She led me through a larege office, down a corridor and opened
a door marked "Conference Room." She then walked further, made
made a turn and pointed.
There on a table was my speicmen.
I might add that the conference room, containing a table about 18
feet long, was spic and span. My dirty old specimen was the ONLY
thing in the room.
If, indeed, the specimen was a concretion, why wasn't it hauled
down the basemesnt and completely out of sight?
I rest my case.
Penn State, guilty as charged.
MAN AS OLD AS COAL
OTHER INDISCRETIONS THAT BECAME KING-SIZE CONSPIRACIES
911 ALL OVER AGAIN
NOW WE KNOW WHO KILLED JFk?
MOONED OVER MIAMI
DID JESUS HAVE A WIFE AND KIDS?
DEATH DOES NOT EXIST
TIME TO END THE CANCER CURE CONSPIRACY
YES, VIRGINIA, SOME DOGS "CAN" TALK
100 LARGEST U.S. NEWSPAPERS
1. USA Today (Arlington, Va.) 2,154,539
2. Wall Street Journal (NY N.Y.) 2,091,062
3. Times (New York, N.Y.) 1,118,565
4. Times (Los Angeles) 914,584
5. Post (Washington, DC) 732,872
6. Daily News (New York, N.Y.) 729,124
7. Tribune (Chicago) 680,879
8. Post (New York, N.Y.) 652,426
9. Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) 580,069
10. Chronicle (Houston) 553,018
11. Chronicle (San Francisco) 512,640
12. Morning News (Dallas) 510,133
13. Sun-Times (Chicago) 481,798
14 Globe (Boston) 450,538
15. Arizona Republic (Phoenix) 432,284
16. Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.) 408,672
17. Star Tribune (Minneapolis) 380,354
18. Inquirer (Philadelphia) 376,493
19. Journal-Constitution (Atlanta) 371,853
20. Plain Dealer (Cleveland) 365,288
21. Free Press (Detroit) 352,714
22. Oregonian (Portland) 342,789
23. Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.) 334,742
24. Union-Tribune (San Diego) 328,531
25. Herald (Miami) 315,850
26. Register Orange County CA 302,864
27. Sun (Baltimore) 301,186
28. Bee (Sacramento, Calif.) 289,905
29. Post (Denver) 288,937
30. Rocky Mtn. News Denver 288,889
31. Post-Dispatch (St. Louis) 285,869
32. Mercury News San Jose CA 271,997
33. Star (Kansas City, Mo.) 267,273
34. Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.) 257,222
35. Times-Picayune N Orleans 253,610
36. Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio) 252,564
37. Star (Indianapolis) 249,891
38. Journal Sentinel Milwaukee 244,288
39. Post-Gazette Pittsburgh Pa 242,546
40. Herald (Boston) 241,457
41. Sun-Sentinel (Ft L'dale, Fla ) 233,634
42. Times (Seattle) 231,505
43. News (Detroit) 227,392
44. Observer (Charlotte, N.C.) 226,849
45. Tribune (Tampa, Fla.) 224,220
46. Express-News S Antonio Tx 222,536
47. Investor's Business Daily LA 215,788
48. Star-Telegram Ft Worth, TX) 215,452
49. Courier-Journal L'ville Ky 213,176
50. News (Buffalo, N.Y.) 207,989
51. Daily Oklahoman Okla City 207,538
52. Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.) 201,141
53. World-Herald Omaha Neb. 192,075
54. Pioneer Press(St Pau, Minn 190,392
55. Times-Dispatch Richmond 188,540
56. Courant (Hartford, Conn.) 185,570
57. Press-Enterprise R'side CA 183,974
58. Democrat-Gazette (L'l Rock 183,343
59. American-Statesman Austin 183,312
60. Contra Costa Times (Calif.) 182,541
61. Enquirer (Cincinnati) 182,176
62. Record (Bergen County, N.J.) 179,270
63. Daily News (Los Angeles) 178,360
64. Democrat (Rochester, N.Y.) 173,900
65. Tennessean (Nashville) 172,149
66. Post (W. Palm Beach, Fla.) 168,147
67. Times-Union(Jacksonville Fla 167,851
68. Journal (Providence, R.I.) 167,609
69. Asbury Park Press (N.J.) 167,284
70. News & Observer Raleigh NC 163,769
71. Review-Journal (Las Vegas) 160,391
72. Bee (Fresno, Calif.) 158,651
73. Commercial Appeal Memphis 157,820
74. Register (Des Moines, Iowa) 150,851
75. Post-Intelligencer (Seattle) 150,851
76. Daily Herald (Chicago) 150,364
77. News (Birmingham, Ala.) 148,938
78. Daily News (Philadelphia) 143,631
79. Journal News Westchester NY 142,873
read more »