Investigator teams with renowned audio expert Steve Barber
PRESS RELEASE #8 – MH370
For IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2014
Independent Researcher/Investigator John Fiorentino announced today that he has teamed with renowned audio expert Steve Barber** to perform an audio analysis of the Air Traffic Control (ATC) recordings in the disappearance of Malaysian Flight MH370.
Mr. Fiorentino, as reported by CNN was recently credited with providing information to CNN analyst and safety expert David Soucie, author of “Why Planes Crash” relating to the “pings” detected by the Australian ship Ocean Shield in its ongoing search for the wreckage of the missing Boeing 777.
The information provided by Fiorentino was pivotal in demonstrating that the impulses detected by the underwater search vessel Bluefin-21 weren't necessarily from the missing plane's black boxes. Fiorentino tried unsuccessfully for over a month to persuade CNN to report the news.
Subsequent to CNN breaking the story there has been increased skepticism about the ocean search questioning whether or not searchers are even looking in the right location. Some of that skepticism has even emanated from search officials themselves such as Australian naval Commander James Lybrand, captain of the Ocean Shield.
Mr. Fiorentino indicated that a very preliminary review of the audio recordings tended to confirm some of his suspicions but indicated there would be no further speculation or comments until the analysis was completed, which could take months.
**Steve Barber's work was seminal in proving that the Dictabelt recorded by the Dallas Police Department that allegedly contains sounds of the shots in the JFK assassination actually contained impulses that were not recorded contemporaneously to the assassination and most likely contained sounds from a microphone in a location other than Dealey Plaza. He worked directly with a panel of the Committee on Ballistic Acoustics (CBA), which included two Nobel prize-winning physicists, Norman F. Ramsey, chairman of the committee, and the late Luis Alvarez, who were hired by the Justice Department to reexamine earlier findings of the acoustics experts hired by the House Select Committee on Assassinations, who had concluded that the Dictabelt contained the gunshots that killed President Kennedy. More recently, Barber assisted several members of the CBA panel who regrouped for the purpose of examining a 2001 acoustics paper by Donald Thomas, published in the journal ‘Science and Justice’ (2001:41 p21-32). Thomas criticized the CBA's findings.
Mr. Barber has also analyzed audio recordings relating to the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.
For further information contact:
John E. Fiorentino
PO Box 324
Oakhurst, NJ 07755 USA