EVIDENCE FOR AN EBRAHIMI METEORITE VIRUS
This page is under construction on April 1, 2020.
Craig Ebrahimi first contacted me on January 26, 2020. While his claims were of great interest from the start, it took a while before I believed his story was credible, in part because I caught him exaggerating. I slowly came to see that he might have uncovered a biological hazard. What I worried about was a pandemic like the Wuhan coronavirus, and now we have it. Coincidence? More work needs to be done to learn if Craig is Patient Zero for Wuhan, or if he has found another threat. To check if I have missed reporting anything important, I’ve organized all his 48 e-mails and a huge number of attachments into a folder and begun a detailed review on March 31, 2020. The first significant item found is a description of the first meteorite, written not by Craig, but by Dr. Elaine Humphrey at the University of Victoria. Note her conclusion that the rock is of lunar origin and has cold temperature properties that are hard to explain. As will be discussed below, water condensation associated with the main sample may indicate the presence of viruses on it. Craig sent me an article about it on January 28, 2020, but I don't yet know when it was published originally by Dr. Humphrey.
POSSIBLE CONNECTION OF FIGURE 1 EBRAHIMI METEORITE PICTURES AND COMMENTS TO A VIRUS: Here we must focus on the most important information given by Dr. Humphrey. She wrote:
“it is a weird rock: The surface face takes away heat and is so cold, water condenses onto it, even after the rock has been in room temperature for months.”
Does this behavior fit in with some viruses? YES! The answer was given to us in a 2013 article entitled The Condensation of Water on Adsorbed Viruses. Here is their abstract:
The wetting and dewetting behavior of biological nanostructures and to a greater degree single molecules is not well-known even though their contact with water is the basis for all biology. Here, we show that environmental electron microscopy (EM) can be applied as a means of imaging the condensation of water onto viruses. We captured the formation of submicrometer water droplets and filaments on single viral particles by environmental EM and by environmental transmission EM. The condensate structures are compatible with capillary condensation between adsorbed virus particles and with known droplet shapes on patterned surfaces. Our results confirm that such droplets exist down to <50 nm. The viruses preserved their shape after a condensation/evaporation cycle as expected from their stability in air and water. Moreover we developed procedures that overcome problems of beam damage and of resolving structures with a low atomic number.
The supporting data is here. Authors were as follows:
science data and letter to nasa before lab shut down
|from:||Craig Ebrahimi <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|to:||"BarrySRoffman@gmail.com" <BarrySRoffman@gmail.com> |
|date:||Jan 28, 2020, 12:33 PM|
|subject:||science data and letter to nasa before lab shut down|
12 July 2019
Dear Dr Aaron Burton,
Thank you very much for your interest in two meteorites discovered by Mr. Craig Ibrahimi that are currently being examined by us here at the University of Victoria, BC. In a follow-up of emails and samples you received from Mr. Ebrahimi, we would like to provide you with some additional information about this project.
I’m Dr Jerzy Sawicki, nuclear and materials physicist retired from Atomic Energy of Canada laboratories in Chalk River, Ontario. I am presently located in Victoria, British Columbia. I organized a Mossbauer spectroscopy laboratory at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria, and collaborate with the scientists, engineers and students here. And in this project, with Dr Elaine Humphrey in our Advanced Microscopy Facility - University of Victoria.
Several months back we were approached by Mr. Craig Ebrahimi, a resident of Sooke on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, along Juan de Fuca Strait. Mr. Ebrahimi showed us two rocky objects that he found in Sooke Basin using very sensitive magnetic pulse analyser. Object #1 – as large as about 30x20x10 cm - he recovered during diving at the depth of 12 m of water from under 3 m of sludge. Object #2 – about 15x10x10 cm in size - he located close to the water line. Both indicate magnetic properties and #1 has a prominent and not flaked-off fusion crust.
#1 is very black outside with less than 0.5 mm-thick crust, is dark grey-greenish when cut and polished, and its powder is grey. #2 is brownish outside and inside, its powder is light-brown.
Notably, during the last glaciation, the ice flowed westward along the Juan de Fuca Strait. When about 15,000 years ago the ice started to melt it left large amount of deposits and very likely meteorites as well. The water near the bottom of Sooke Basin is anoxic.
The chemical analyses of both objects performed for us by Actlabs in Ancaster, Ontario, indicated elements in proportions characteristic of achondrites; #1- likely from Mars or 4 Vesta, and #2 - likely from Moon. Thus, the object #1 could be by far the largest Martian meteorite ever found. Samples examined by Actlabs indicated a loss ion ignition of 3.45% in #1 and 2.45% in #2. Oxygen isotopes analysis in Actlabs is in progress.
Dr Elaine Humphrey - marine microbiologist - performed many SEM-EDX analyses of thick fragments and thin slices from both objects. We have been impressed by some unusual distributions of elements and some surprising white inclusions. Examination of Raman spectra taken for white inclusions is presently in progress.
I have performed numerous Mossbauer spectroscopy analyses of iron in the crust and down to 10 mm depth in both objects. The results for #1 show up to 60% of Fe in black crust in a form of magnetite, decreasing to 20-30% of Fe in magnetite in deeper layers. The rest of Fe is in a form of Fe2+ in M1 and M2 sites of pyroxene type of mineral, with some 20% of Fe3+ in a paramagnetic state. The results for #2 show Fe mostly as hematite in crust, with small fraction of magnetite as well. The parameters of Fe2+ in #2 seem to correspond to that known for eucrite.
My analysis of XRD patterns confirms the presence of magnetite in #1 and magnetite and hematite in #2, whereas the dominant diffraction peaks in #1 represent ferrous diopside and tremolite. In #2 ferroan anchorite and albite fit best to the patterns.
As the research in astro-bio-mineralogy has been recently so much intensified, especially due to Martian and lunar meteorites and rock studies, we feel that we cannot ignore the possible significance of both #1 and #2 for this realm of science.
We would appreciate your advice and help in further research of these objects, as well as in search for any signs of organic matter or even fossils in them, with the excellent equipment and expertise acquired in your laboratory.
Dr Jerzy Sawicki
Research Gate address: (2) Jerzy A. Sawicki.