Morris Ketchum Jessup
(March 20, 1900 – April 29, 1959)
Astronomer and author.
Author of The Case for UFOs (1955).
Jessup was also a correspondent of the mysterious Carlos Allende. Allende’s annotated copy of Jessup’s book was reprinted with the marginalia at the Navy’s request by the Varo Manufacturing Company of Garland, Texas. They printed a run of 127 (or 200) books, which are now an exceedingly rare and valued tomes in certain ufological circles. A PDF of the Varo Edition is available in the Obscurantist Library.
Jessup became increasingly obsessed and confused by his correspondence with Allende — a man whom he and the Navy were never able to actually track down.
Morris Jessup apparently commited suicide by asphyxiating himself in his car on April 29, 1959. (Revelations, 198-208)
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