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Rocket Builder Steals Truckload of Equipment From Caltech

Aug. 22, 1953: Fred Frank Wildemuth kills his wife because he didn’t want her to catch carbon monoxide poisoning from him. “I, the Jury” in 3-D at the Paramount theaters in Hollywood and downtown. A brilliant — and unidentified — … Continue reading

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Explosion in Caltech Secret Project Kills 1, Injures 6

March 28, 1942: A fiery explosion during a secret experiment at the Kellogg Radiation Laboratory kills Raymond L. Robey and injures six others. Robey was thrown 50 feet by the force of the explosion, which scorched the four-story building, The … Continue reading

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Scientist disappears

lbert and Alfred… Before and after… Lost and found… Found but still missing … still haunted by something and still walking in a dream.  I pulled the photos of Albert and Alfred from their old-fashioned paper envelope, slightly tattered and … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock

Sept. 30, 1957 Ever since returning from my vacation I’ve been thinking about an eerie piece of information I picked up while driving along Highway 395 near Big Pine. Riding along was Sid Parratt of the Department of Water and … Continue reading

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Inventing tomorrow

  May 25-27, 1957 Pasadena Is it terribly cruel to pick apart a 50-year-old vision of the future? Must we laugh at the naivete of the 1950s as the work of well-meaning but misguided idealists? Let’s gently dissect a plan … Continue reading

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