Project Background: Discovery of the Kelan Book

On May 3, 2004, 12:36AM local time, an earthquake was monitored on the Pacific coast of Chile, and catalogued by the GUC (Geofisica Universidad de Chile), measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale. The event was also recorded by seismological centers worldwide, all of whom confirmed both the epicenter and estimated magnitude.

The epicenter of this quake was located on the west coast of the Nahuelbuta Range, located in the Bio-Bio and Araucania Regions in southern Chile. The Nahuelbuta Range is located along the Pacific coast and forms part of the larger Chilean Coast Range. The epicenter was sited approximately 325 miles south-southwest of Santiago, Chile.

Because of the distance of the epicenter from any densly-populated areas, no significant damage was attributed to the event, and no loss of life was reported.

In July 2004, geologists with MCO Oil, located in Santiago, reviewed the quake data, and discovered evidence of an anomalous resonance. Their anaysis indicated a likelihood that a significant oil deposit might exist on the far south coast of the continent, approximately 350 miles south-southwest of Santiago, somewhere in the region of Isla Taggart. An expeditionary Field Survey Team was mounted, departing Santiago on November 25th, 2004.

While the team was exploring the Isla Taggart area, geologists at MCO, examining new stallite imagery, discovered evidence of a major landslide within a curious, box-like canyon in the area of 49°27'S 75°17'W, roughly 8.3 miles from Isla Taggart.

The Field Survey Team was diverted to investigate, in the hope that this landslide would prove the site of the suspected oil deposit.

Figure 1, above: Map represention of the general area.

Figure 2, above: Satellite view, showing the challenging terrain the Survey Team was forced to navigate.

Figure 3, left:The Survey Team's route to the investigation site.

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On January 16, 2005, the team arrived at the site. Geologists noted the site as somewhat unique, in that the surrounding mountains formed a small canyon with a somewhat rectangular plan form. Despite the latitude, altitude, and harsh weather conditions enroute, the canyon was uniquely-sheltered by the surrounding mountains. Conditions within the canyon were benign and conducive to an abundance of plant life which did not thrive outside of the canyon itself.
On January 20th, the team began a series of concussive seismic tests to determine the presence of the oil deposit.

One test triggered another (small) lansdslide. When the rubble from this slide was examined, the Field Survey Team discovered a stone, measuring 14x14x8 inches, whose shape inferred it was not the result of any known natural process, and whose weight suggested it was hollow.

During subsequent examination of the object at the team camp, a fracture appeared at one end of the object, and an endplate dislodged from the object, revealing it to be not stone, but a highly-weathered ceramic. The endplate was of a similar ceramic material, and had apparently been affixed to the main body of the object by an adhesive, which (as events proved) must have been weathertight. Atmospheric exposure to the inner suface of the vessel apparently triggered the subsequent destruction of the enclosure.

Within the hollow cavity was a book, bound in a cloth-like covering, containing 42 pages of what were obviously technical drawings. The subject of the drawings, as well as the languages in which the drawings were annotated, have no evident historic or modern equivalents.

The artifact was extracted from the site via helicopter, and transported to MCO Oil headquarters in Santiago.

Two teams of archeologists were flown in to the artifact site, with 17 members from the La Sociedad Chilena de Arqueología (Society of Chilean Archeologists), and 23 from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM). These teams remained at the site from late January 2005 until June 29th, when severe weather conditions and the onset of the winter season forced their departure.

Despite significant effort and wide-scale searches, no additional artifacts were discovered. The entire interior area of the canyon was probed via visual, seismic, and underground radar mapping, and an area of approximately ½ miles in all directions from the canyon entrance were similarly searched, with negative results.

Likewise, there has been no subsequent discovery of oil reserves in the area.

By Septenber of 2005, scientists at MCO Oil in Santiago had made no significant progress in interpreting the information contained within the artifact. A decision was made to engage the services of an external resource. Following a rigorous analysis of the best-equipped intistutions worldwide, it was decided that the analysis of the artificat would be best-served by a combination of archeologists and scientists – this predicated on the fact that the diagrams in the artifact were clearly technical in nature.

The CEO of MCO Oil, Maximillian Cocópe, contacted Dr. I.K. Rauchschleier, a colleage who had recently opened a scientific research campus in the United States. The two arrived at an agreement which would allow for reseach to be performed at the Metuant Technologies (MTT) facility in Amia, California, and would host teams of Chilean archeologosts for the duration of the project. The artifact remains the property of the Chilean Government.

The Artifact Analysis Team (AAT) was assembled at the MTT campus in December 2005, and the artifact was transported to the campus on December 24th via a combination of Chilean and US Military transport, under heavy security.

There followed a period of Analysis. Thinking the artifact of Prehistoric origin, the Metuant lab conducted multiple series of tests, including carbon dating, radioisothermy, element-sequencing, and other technical assessments. Carbon-Dating places the object in question at circa 26,000 years BC.

At a sequestered symposium on June 29, 2013, MTT released preliminary findings: multiple incongruencies between known reference data and the object in question pointed to a sole logical conclusion: the artifact was of extra-Terrestrial origins.

Recognizing the potential for cultural shock should details of this artifact be made public before appropriate Technical Discovery, both the Chilean and US Governments classified the project as Ultra. The artifact was immediately offered by MTT to the Government, placed under strict security, encased in an enclosure surrounded with inert gas, cytogenetically-stored, and transported to a military facility for its safety, security, and protection.

Forensics Teams were commensurately-dispatched to the location site, and have been conducting rigorous research and archeological surveys in the hopes of finding additional evidence. To date, none have been found. .As of our current understanding, this single “book” is the only evidence extant of extra-terrestrial technology.

This Preliminary Report is intended to provide an overview of the AAT’s subsequent findings, and those details of the analysis which may be made public.

Note that this is an ongoing Project. Updates to this site will be made periodically as research, and the findings, progress.

Executive Team:
• Dr. Cleavon V. Little, PhD. – EVP Anthropologic Engineering, MTT
• Dr. Jorge Rivera, PhD. – Sr. Fellow, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
• Dr. Araba P. Nuñez, PhD. – Sr. Fellow, Sociedad Chilena de Arqueología
• Mayor General Diegotxe Morheno, PhD. - Ejército Nacional de Chile

Senior Analysists:
• Teejay Riedl – SHK, Sr. Director, Contextual and Technical Analysis
• Michael J Masquith – Lead Analyst
• Sedge Cantori – Carbon Dating / Age Estimation
• Michael Albaugh – Lead Linguistics
• Neil Tesi – Associate Linguistics

Contributing Scientists:
• Peter Friedmann – CHF, Cultural Analysis
• Delton Friedman – CHF, Technological Analysis
• Neil Stern – CP, Image Processing and Correction
• Michael J Mack – Religion Inferences

It must be noted that as of the current date, the project findings are tenuous in nature, and may be subject to revision as our information base grows.

Age and dating: As mentioned above, carbon-dating of the Artifact initially yielded an estimated age of circa 26,000 years. Subsequent analysis, however , indicated that the initial dating methodology was flawed, and was measuring local organic matter that was present on the outer surfaces of the cover of the “book”. Via DNA sampling, the organic matter was determined to be local to the area within the canyon at the times indicated: the precedents of the plant life in the canyon today.

A deeper analysis of the object proved the composition of the artifact is non-organic. A second dating effort, using the Uranium-Lead technique, was then undertaken. The revised estimated age of the Artifact has now been placed at approximately 66M years – roughly-coincident with the earth’s KT Event. Analysis of the landslide rubble surrounding the artifact site confirms exaggerated levels of Iridium, which supports both the dating, and the contention that the artifact dates from this time period.

Unfortunately, the geologists who discovered the artifact opened the seal on the ceramic containment vessel, depriving Science of an air quality sample that might provide a second calibration point for determining the true age of the object.

The artifact is a “book”, measuring 16.63cm x 14.57cm, with a depth of approximately 1.37cm when closed. Within the covers are 42 pages, each of which is 0.007mm thick. The pages are of a plastic-like material which has apparently faded, but nor fundamentally-degraded, with age. Of interest is that despite the thin pages, the material is completely-opaque to visible light and almost all other tested radiation, including spectra from 1pm wavelength (Gamma) to VLF (wavelength of 10km). The cover is also of a plastic-like material, with a texture which is not-dissimilar to that of a cloth-bound book of the 1950’s – present day. A Title is printed/embossed on the cover.

The containment vessel was subjected to the same age / dating regimen as the object itself, and in addition, a small section of the interior was cut-away from te whole to allow for additional dating and analysis. Interestingly, several tests have confirmed that the element mix in the samples does not conform completely to that of any known existing ceramic blend. This, coupled with what appears to be a “star chart” in one of the diagrams that conforms to no portion of earth’s sky (taking into account the age of the artifact and sky positioning of stars in the distant past), has led the evaluation team to contemplate and question whether the Artifact could, in fact, be extra-Terrestrial in origin.

The books’ pages are “printed” with diagrams and text, on both faces. The diagrams will be treated individually elsewhere in this Project Report. Analysis to date has identified 5 specific and diverse “fonts”, with another 4 additional forms of notation which could be related to the specific fonts. Lacking reference context, it is not yet known whether the number of fonts represents a multi-cultural antecedent of the content. Some references are clearly mathematical in nature, containing another “font” which appear to be operators.

The “Findings” section of this Report articulate our current level of understanding regarding this find. Again, we caution the reader that the assertions made in this Report are speculative only, and reflect only our current theories.

Because sometimes Truth is stranger than Fiction.







































Above: Images recovered from MTO Oil internal communications newsletters. At left - the artifact. At right, the artifact at MCO Oil headquarters, Santiago, during initial testing and carbon-dating research.