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 different conspiratorial terrorists -- learned
professors, that is -- 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!
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 microscopic 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
Anthropologist 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
who wrote the book, "The Human Skeleton in Forensic Medicine")
were human. I sent him a few photos and information.
When I called him back in a week or two, Eckhardt seemed very
eager to see my specimens firsthand and said he would like me
to pay a visit as soon as his schedule would permit him to do so.
Eckardt never called me back, so I picked up the phone and called
him. Strangely, he no longer wanted to see them and was rather
rude. But I insisted -- reminding him that he had made a promise --
and asked WHEN I should I visit the campus to meet with him. He
reluctantly agreed and set up a date.
When I arrived at Eckhardt's office, I took in a few specimen to
show him and casually mentioned that I had some larger specimens
in the trunk of my car.
Eckhardt then examined my specimens and shrugged them off by
identifying them all as concretions within a matter of about three
minutes (or less).
I thanked him for his time, shook his hand and began walking to
Suddenly, Eckhardt asked if he could accompany to my car to see
the specimens I had told him I had in my trunk.
Eckhardt took his camera with him from his desk and, with the trunk
open, took quite a few photos of my larger specimens.
< PART III
After leaving Eckhardt's office and driving off campus, I was
pleasantly surprised to see building marked, "Department of
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 impressed because of Krogman's opinion. 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 discarded 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 large 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 basement and completely out of sight?
I rest my case.
Penn State, guilty as charged.
MAN AS OLD AS COAL
CONSPIRACIES HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE
911 ALL OVER AGAIN
NOW WE KNOW WHO KILLED JFk?
MAN AS OLD AS COAL
MOONED OVER MIAMI
WAS JESUS MARRIED WITH KIDS?
DEATH DOES NOT EXIST
TIME TO END THE CANCER CURE CONSPIRACY
YES, VIRGINIA, SOME DOGS "CAN" TALK