Morris Ketchum Jessup
Morris Ketchum Jessup, born in 1900, was a astronomer and sort of early UFO-expert. His book "The Case for the UFO" (1955) was one of the earliest sources about the possible technological background of the
UFOs, especially how their propulsion systems probably were working. Jessup was chosen by Carlos Allende a point of contact, because Allende needed somebody with a scientists background on one hand, but with
a big portion of fantasy and imagination for new technologies on the other.
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Morris Ketchum Jessup was born in Rockville, Indiana on March 20,1900 and served in World War I, attaining the rank of sergeant at the young age of 18.
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The Case For The UFO by Morris K. Jessup
1955: Bantam Books, New York
Did Dr. Jessup commit suicide on his way to visit a
friend, or...? What happened to the manuscript of
Jessup's book he was about to complete at the time he
The Astronomer and the Sailor - Dateline:07/10/00
Part One: The Astronomer
There have been two notable Morris K. Jessups in the Jessup family. The first was
a highly successful millionaire philanthropist who made his fortune in the booming
railroad business in the 19th century.
The story begins: Dr. Morris Jessup was a scientist interested in the propulsion systems of UFO's,
suggesting that they do exist or could be made on Earth. He wrote a book, The Case of the UFO, which
was read by a Calos Allenda. He claimed to have been a witness to the Experiment and was opposed to
Dr. Jessup's urging the government to pursue research into Einstein's Unified Field Theory to develop a
new power source that could make space travel possible.
Morris Jessup's book
Another fact is that in 1955 an auto parts salesman and
amateur astronomer named Morris K. Jessup
published a book called The Case for the UFO. In his
book, Jessup speculated--among other things--that
anti-gravity and electromagnetism would be better
than rocket fuel for propelling space vehicles.
Morris K Jessup
In April 1959 Morris K Jessup, who had become a prominent UFO investigator, was found dead in
his estate car, apparently a successful suicide. The police of Dade County, Florida, found him near
a park in the locked vehicle with a hose leading from his exhaust to the interior.
Journalist Vincent Gaddis
uncovered that Jessup had
thought the letters were the
ramblings of a crackpot- though
with reserve he thought there may
be some truth behind Allende's
Very critical article about Valentine (close friend of Jessup), Berlitz and Allende.
Navy Dept: Public Liason Branch
The genesis of the Philadelphia Experiment myth dates back to 1955 with the publication of The Case for
UFO's by the late Dr. Morris K. Jessup, a scientist with a Ph.D. in astrophysics and a varied career