Section of Titanic Hull offered by Heritage Auctions May 21 auction features 7 x 4 inch piece of hull, fossilized impression of railing and rope and other never-before-offered Titanic relics consigned by famed deep ocean archeologist and Hollywood cons
bed of the Atlantic, and the collapse-columns of water that trailed behind them, an investigation that would apply to the same physical effects on the World trade Center towers at Ground Zero in New York.
He is the author of 20 books, co-author (with Jesse Stoff) of the Europa Theory (sub-surface oceans inside Europa, Enceladus, and other icy satellites of Jupiter and Saturn), and (with James Powell and Pierre Noyes) co-designer of the Valkyrie interstellar rocket engine and has served as a scientific consultant to James Cameron on 3-D Imax films ranging from expeditions to the Titanic and the mid-Atlantic hydrothermal vents as well as to Discovery Channel features.
Pellegrino is also the scientist who invented the "dinosaur cloning recipe," published in "Time Gate," "Darwin's Universe," and OMNI Magazine in the early 1980s and featured as the scientific basis behind Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park.
“’Cloning’ is a popular misnomer,” said Pellegrino. “I have always called the process ‘bio-morphing,’ as 80% of the therapod genome is still walking around in ostriches and emus.”
Pellegrino is also one of only six people to have actually gone inside the wreck of the Titanic.
Also included in this consignment is Pellegrino’s personal copy of A Night to Remember, the 1978 illustrated edition, which was carried by him on three separate expeditions to reach the wreck of the Titanic, and which actually went down to the wreck twice in submersibles, estimated at $4,000. Pellegrino’s personal copy of Ghosts of the Titanic rounds out the quartet. It comes with his correction notations for the next edition and, at the front of the book in the author's hand, in the same red ink used to make his corrections, is the inscription “Dog-eared correction copy - drawing corrections presently being made aboard Mir-2 on deck of Titanic, September 10, 2001.” It carries an estimate of $2,000+.
Charles Pellegrino is available for interview. Please call Noah Fleisher at 214-409-1143, or write to NoahF@HA.com, to schedule a time.
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