Element 115 in Albuquerque Journal (04/08/1976)


Scientist Theorizes Element 115 Originates from Space in 1976

In a news article we’ve uncovered from 1976 a scientist believed his team may had found evidence pointing to Elements 113, 114, and 115. Please note that this theory of Element 115 originating from space occurred in 1976 when Bob Lazar (Robert Lazar) was a high school senior. This is 13 years before Bob Lazar claimed Element 115 was used by the U.S. military for propulsion in reverse-engineered alien spacecraft located  inside S-4 (Area 51).

The article reads:

‘Evidence of New Element Revealed’


New York (AP) – Strong evidence for the existence of an extinct superheavy element in primitive meteorites has been reported by a University of Chicago chemist.


Dr. Edwards Anders told the centennial meeting of the American Chemical Society that his team isolated a tiny fraction of mineral from the Allende meteorite in which decay products of the extinct element were concentrated.


“There is a strong possibility that a superheavy element of atomic number near 114 once existed in primitive meteorites, such as the Allende carbonaceous chondrite,” Anders said.

The article goes on:

If this element 114 exists, it would have a lifetime measured in millions of years, but not long enough to have survived in its natural form until now. Hence, the decay products provide the indirect evidence, the footprints of things past.


Anders said that beyond element 110 or so, “one expects strikingly different chemical properties. We will be entering unknown territory.”


The main clue in the Anders work was the discovery in the meteorite 12 years ago of an unusual isotope of the gaseous element xenon, by J.H. Reynolds and Grenville Turner at Berkeley. The properties of the xenon isotope suggested it was produced by the fission process of a heavy element.


The xenon was discovered in a large meterotite, the Alende meteorite, which fell in northen Mexico in 1969. Taking a piece of the meteorite, Anders succeeded in producing highly enriched xenon in a small complex of minerals when the meteorite was dissolved in acid.


The evidence points to element 114, or 113 or 115, as the most likely candidate fr the element that produced the xenon, Anders said. These would be under the columns including thalium, lead and bismuth in the periodic table.


“The most straightforward interpretation of the evidence is that one of these three elements was present in the solar nebula 4.5 billion years ago, and condensed on primitive meteorites when temperatures fell below about 400 degrees Fahrenheit,” Anders said. “It decayed subsequently, though it is conceivable that traces have survived to this day.”

To read more please see the article below. We uncovered this article in October 2018.


Uncovered Historical News Article:

Have questions, comments, tips, or more information?