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Morris Ketchum Jessup March 2,  — April 20,had a Master of Science Degree in astronomy and, though employed for most of his life as an automobile-parts salesman and a photographer, is probably best remembered for his writings on UFOs.
Morris K. Jessup – Wikipedia
Born near Rockville, IndianaJessup grew up with an interest in astronomy. He earned a bachelor of science degree in astronomy from The University of Michigan in Uf Arbor, Michigan in and, while working at the Lamont-Hussey Observatory, received a master of science degree in Though he began work on his doctorate in astrophysicshe ended his dissertaton work in and never earned the higher degree.
Nevertheless, he was sometimes referred to as “Dr. Jessup has been referred to in ufological circles as “probably the most original extraterrestrial hypothesiser of the s”, and it has been said of him that he was “educated in astronomy and archeology and had working experience in both.
Jessup documented an expedition to Cuzco he took part in during Jessup achieved some notoriety with his book The Case jessp the UFOin which he argued that unidentified flying objects UFOs represented a mysterious jesup worthy of further study.
Jessup speculated that UFOs were “exploratory craft of “solid” and “nebulous” character. The latter suggested that transient lunar phenomenon were somehow related to UFOs in the earth’s skies. Jessup’s main flying-saucer scenario came to resemble that of the Shaver Hoax perpetrated by the science-fiction magazine editor Raymond A. Like most of the writers on flying saucers and the so-called contactees that emerged during the s, Jessup displayed familiarity with the alternative mythology of human prehistory developed by Helena P.
Blavatsky ‘s cult of Theosophywhich included the mythical lost continents of AtlantisMuand Lemuria. Jessup attempted to make a living writing on the subject of UFOs, but his follow-up books did not sell well and his publisher rejected several other manuscripts.
In his wife left him, and his friends described him as being somewhat unstable when he traveled to New York City. After returning to Floridahe was involved in a serious car accident and was slow to recover, apparently increasing his despondency. On April 19,Jessup contacted Manson Valentine and arranged to meet with him the next day, claiming to have made a breakthrough regarding an event known as the Philadelphia Experiment.
However, on April 20,Jessup was found dead in Dade County, Floridawith a hose between the exhaust pipe and a rear window of the vehicle, filling the car with toxic exhaust fumes. The death was ruled a suicide. Some people believed that “The circumstances of Jessup’s apparent suicide remain mysterious”  and conspiracy theorists contended that it was connected to his knowledge of the “Philadelphia Experiment”.
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