Camelot logo Morris K. Jessup

Astronomer and archaeologist Morris K. Jessup allegedly committed suicide in Dade County Park, Florida, in 1959. There is no doubt the well-known author of such influential works as The Case for the UFO and The Expanding Case for the UFO had been depressed. Things had not been going well for him, and he had indicated his gloom to close friends, Ivan Sanderson, the biologist, and Long John Nebel, the well-known New York City radio host. Sanderson reported him disturbed by "a series of strange events" which put him "into a completely insane world of unreality."

Was the reality Jessup was faced with at the time "completely insane" or were there, perhaps, forces driving Jessup to the edge, forces with a plan? Anna Genzlinger thoroughly investigated his death. Her conclusion: "He was under some sort of control." It must be remembered that these were the days of secret governmental mind-control experiments which have only recently been uncovered.

Certain facts about the case indicate that his death may not have been as it seemed. When he died, Jessup was investigating The Philadelphia Experiment. No autopsy was performed, contrary to Florida state law. Sergeant Obenclain, who was on the scene shortly after Jessup's body was discovered, has said for the record, "Everything seemed too professional." The hose from the car exhaust was wired on, and was washing machine hose. Jessup died at rush hour, with more than the usual amount of traffic passing by. He had been visited by Carlos Allende three days before his death and according to his wife, had been receiving strange phone calls. The navy was very much interested in what he was doing; and it is the ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence) that has been in the forefront, from the very beginning, of the UFO coverup.