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The Parrot Paper - Time Line

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2002
 
March 5
 
Wilmer Faust contacts Jim Miller about a parrot formation he found on Mars.  
 
March 7
 
Wilmer Faust presents a section of MOC image M14-02185 that appears to present a geoglyphic formation of a parrot to the members
of the Anomaly Hunters Discussion Board.
 
March 8
 
Haas sends Faust a personal e-mail comparing the parrot formation on Mars to the Maya god Seven Macaw.
 
March 15
 
Doctor A.J. Cole submits her analysis of the parrot formation to Mr. Haas.
Haas begins working on his analysis of the parrot formation.
 
April 21
 
Faust presents his “Port City” theory on the Anomaly Hunters Discussion Board.
 
2003
 
July 1
 
Miller posts on Anomaly Hunters Roundtable a group project of member’s analysis of the Agrye area.
 
2004
 
April 1
 
Haas completes the first draft of the Parrotopia paper.
 
April 2
 
Haas contacts Faust, Miller and Saunders (via e-mail) about expanding his article into a science paper – as a group effort of Project Teardrop.
 
May 15 
 
Haas posts his “Parrotopia” paper on the Project Teardrop web site.
 
May 18
 
Haas sends a link to the Parrotopia article to JP Levasseur for review and invites him to collaborate on a more in-depth article
to be submitted to a peer reviewed Journal.
 
May 20
 
Haas, Faust and Miller begin working on the Parrottopia paper.
 
June 21
 
Haas posts his revised version of the “Parrotopia” paper on the Project Teardrop web site.
 
 
2005
 
March
 
Faust and Laney have a heated discussion concerning which photo enhancements of the parrot formation to be used in the paper.
 
May 3
 
Haas updates his article entitled “Parrotopia” on the Project Teardrop web site.
 
May 20
 
Haas invites Keith Laney to participate in writing a science paper describing the avian formation.
 
May 21
 
Laney agrees to joins the group project and Haas sends Laney an image of the avian formation and a link to his initial analysis posted
the Project Teardrop web site.
 
May 22
 
Haas sends Faust an update on the participating authors for the parrot paper. Authors include: Faust (who has an academic
degrees in both anthropology and urban planning), Haas (author and sculptor), Saunders (author and geomorphologist),
Laney (image specialist), Miller (researcher and Anomaly Hunters webmaster) and Dr. Cole (veterinarian).
 
May 25
 
Miller contacts Faust about the progress of his “city analysis” of parrot formation and sends Haas the first draft of the parrot paper (via e-mail).
 
May 26
 
Saunders sends Haas the first draft of his geomorphologic analysis for the parrot paper.
 
May 28
 
Saunders sends Haas a second draft of his geomorphologic analysis for the parrot paper.
 
July 1
 
Faust submits his section of the avian paper to Haas and Miller for review.
 
July 20
 
Miller informs Faust that his section of the paper needs editing and a re-write.
 
July 25
 
Faust dies of a heart attack.
 
September 17
 
Haas and Miller visit  Wil Faust’s wife in Pennsylvania to pay respects to his family and retrieve Wil’s image file for Parrotopia.
 
October 24
 
Haas sends Miller his first draft of the avian paper for review.
 
November 9
 
Haas meets with Veterinarian Dr. Freidlander in Brick New Jersey to discuss the parrot image.
 
November 22
 
Dr. Joe Friedlander submits his analysis of the parrot formation.
 
November 25
 
The first draft of the paper “Avian Formation on a South Facing Slope Along the Northwest Rim of the Argyre Basin” is completed.
 
Authors include:
 
Wilmer C. Faust
George J. Haas
Keith Laney
James S. Miller
William R. Saunders
 
Contributing DVMs
 
Doctor A. J. Cole
Doctor Joseph M. Friedlander
 
2006
 
April 5
 
Miller submits the paper “Avian Formation on an S-Facing Slope Along the Northwest Rim of the Argyre Basin” to the
Journal of Scientific Exploration for publication.

Authors include:
 
Wilmer C. Faust
George J. Haas
Keith Laney
James S. Miller
William R. Saunders
 
Contributing DVMs
 
Doctor A. J. Cole
Doctor Joseph M. Friedlander
 
 
May 24
 
Miller receives a decision form the Journal of Scientific Exploration that they regret they are unable to accept the paper for publication.
 
August 11
 
Miller receives notice from NASA that the Mars Global Surveyor has acquired a new image (S20-00165) of the Agryre Basin feature via his public request.
 
November 20
 
Haas contacts avian specialist Dr. Susan Orosz about reviewing the avian formation.
 
2007
 
January 13
 
Dr. Orosz submits her analysis of the parrot formation.
 
January 29
 
Haas sends a copy of the paper “Avian Formation on an S-Facing Slope Along the Northwest Rim of the Argyre Basin”
to Eric J. Pyle, Ph.D., an Associate Professor at the Department of Geology and Environmental Science, James Madison University for review.
 
Within hours Haas receives a quick response from Dr. Pyle deeming the formation natural.
 
March 3
 
Miller submits a revised edition of the paper “Avian Formation on a South Facing Slope Along the Northwest Rim of the Argyre Basin”
with additional material added by Dr. Orosz to the Journal of Scientific Exploration (JSE) for publication.
 
Authors include:
 
George J. Haas
James S. Miller
William R. Saunders
 
Contributing DVMs
 
Doctor A. J. Cole
Doctor Joseph M. Friedlander
Doctor Susan Orosz
 
May 29
 
The Journal of Scientific Exploration rejects our paper “Avian Formation on a South Facing Slope Along the Northwest Rim of the Argyre Basin” for publication.
 
June 18
 
Haas send an appeal letter to the editors of JSE for reconsideration of their submitted paper “Avian Formation on an S-Facing Slope Along the Northwest Rim of the Argyre Basin”
on the grounds that the images suffered “posterization” during their conversion of the document to a PDF file, which is a distinct separation of light and gray areas into flat shapes.
 
June 19
 
The JSE rejects the appeal.
 
July 17
 
Haas, Saunders and Miller begin revising the avian paper for submission to another journal.
 
September 12
 
Haas, Saunders and Mill complete the revised edition of the avian paper.
 
October 23
 
Haas sends copies of the “Avian Formation on an S-Facing Slope Along the Northwest Rim of the Argyre Basin” to members of The Society for Planetary SETI Research (SPSR) for review and comment.
 
Those members include: Erol Torun, James Erjavec, Mac Tonnies, JP Levasseur, Greg Orme, and Dr. Horace Crater.
 
October 24
 
Haas sends copies of the “Avian Formation on an S-Facing Slope Along the Northwest Rim of the Argyre Basinto” of the U.S. Geological Survey for review and comment.
 
Those members include: Ken Herkenhoff, Jim SkinnerMary, Randolph L. Kirk, Mary Genevieve Chapman, and Larry Soderblom.
 
Saunders sends two petroleum geologists in Canada named Jack and Dan a copy of the “Avian Formation on an
S-Facing Slope Along the Northwest Rim of the Argyre Basinto” for their review.
 
He receives no reply.
 
October 25
 
Saunders invites Dr. Hildebrand, professor at the University of Calgary, to review the paper “Avian Formation on an
S-Facing Slope Along the Northwest Rim of the Argyre Basin.”
 
Haas receives a response from Mary Genevieve Chapman of the U.S. Geological Survey. She deems the formation natural (without explanation).
 
2008
 
February 7
 
Miller submits the paper “Avian Formation on a South Facing Slope Along the Northwest Rim of the Argyre Basin” to the
Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS).
 
Authors include:
 
George J. Haas
James S. Miller
William R. Saunders
 
Contributing DVMs
 
Doctor A. J. Cole
Doctor Joseph M. Friedlander
Doctor Susan Orosz
 
March 12
 
Haas proposes the submission the paper “Avian Formation on an S-Facing Slope Along the Northwest Rim of the Argyre Basin” to The Mars Journal for publication.
 
Authors include:
 
George J. Haas
James S. Miller
William R. Saunders
 
Contributing DVMs
 
Doctor A. J. Cole
Doctor Joseph M. Friedlander
Doctor Susan Orosz
 
Just a few hours after his proposal, Haas receives an E-Mail from The Mars Journal notifying him that the paper is rejected, without review.
 
April 8
 
The Journal of the British Interplanetary Society rejects our paper “Avian Formation on a South Facing Slope Along the Northwest Rim of the Argyre Basin” for publication.
 
2009
 
August 22
 
Keith Laney reveals a third, previously unknown "higher resolution" image of the avian formation (S13-01480) on his Hidden Mission discussion board.
 
September 1
 
Haas and Saunders discuss adding the new parrot image to the avian paper and re-submitting it to a science journal.
 
Saunders sends Haas his colorized version of the new avian image.
 
September 5
 
Haas notifies members of the Society for Planetary SETI Research, via e-mail, about the release of a third image of the parrot formation (S13-01480).
Those members include: Dr. Mark Carlotto, Greg Orme, Dr. Randolfo Pozos, Dr. Horace Crater, Lan Fleming, John Levasseur, and Mac Tonnies.
 
September 9
 
Haas sends Saunders and Miller the first draft of the revised avian paper with the new image, for their review.
 
October 23
 
Saunders sends Haas and Miller the first draft of the revised avian paper, with his analysis of the newly released third parrot image (S13-01480).
 
November 24
 
Saunders sends Haas and Miller the second draft of the avian paper, with his complete analysis of the third parrot image (S13-01480).
 
2010
 
July 7
 
Keith Laney reveals a forth, previously unknown image of  the avian formation (P18_008062_1289_XN_51S054W) on his Hidden Mission discussion board.
 
September 9
 
Haas, Saunders and Miller complete the revised edition of “Avian Formation on an South Facing Slope Along the Northwest Rim of the Argyre Basin.”
 
September 11
 
Haas sends a copy of the revised edition of the “Avian Formation on an South Facing Slope Along the Northwest Rim of the Argyre Basin” paper to Dr. Horace Crater for review.
 
October 30
 
After reading our revised avian paper Dr. Horace Crater offers to be named as a potential referee during our submission process with the Journal of Scientific Exploration.
 
November 4
 
Keith Laney provides Haas with permission to use his images in the avian paper.
 
November 5
 
Haas adds Laney’s images to the avian paper and adjust text.
 
November 8
 
The submission of the avian paper is put on hold, due to Saunders job schedule. He will be gone for 2-3 weeks.
 
November 29
 
Haas sends Saunders and e-mail with Laney’s images and the adjusted text for review.
 
December 7
 
Saunders submits a revised edition of the paper “Avian Formation on a South Facing Slope Along the Northwest Rim of the Argyre Basin” to The Journal of Scientific Exploration (JSE) for review.
 
Authors include:
 
George J. Haas
James S. Miller
William R. Saunders
 
Contributing DVMs
 
Doctor A. J. Cole
Doctor Joseph M. Friedlander
Doctor Susan Orosz
 
2011
 
January 2
 
The Journal of Scientific Exploration files the paper for review.
 
March 17
 
Saunders receives a review of our paper “Avian Formation on a South Facing Slope Along the Northwest Rim of the Argyre Basin” from the editor of The Journal of Scientific Exploration, Kathleen Erickson. She informs the authors to revise the geology section of the paper and adding a geologist before being reconsidered for publication.
 
March 20
 
Haas contacts Michael Dale, a geologist he met on facebook in March 2010. Haas invites Dale to participate in the analysis of the avian feature on Mars and contribute his comments to the revised paper to be submitted to The Journal of Scientific Exploration.  Dale accepts.
 
April 10
 
Michael Dale submits his geological review of the avian paper. 
 
April 11
 
Over the next few days, Haas and Saunders make the finial adjustments to the avian paper.
 
April 14
 
The managing editor of The Journal of Scientific Exploration, Kathleen Erickson, is notified that the revised edition of our paper is complete and we are ready to submit our paper “Avian Feature on a South Facing Slope along the Northwest Rim of the Argyre Basin” to The Journal of Scientific Exploration.
 
April 15
 
Saunders sends the revised avian paper to The Journal of Scientific Exploration. Due to the size of the paper it is sent on CD by mail.
 
June 10
 
The managing editor of The Journal of Scientific Exploration, Kathleen Erickson notifies Saunders that the paper “Avian Feature on a South Facing Slope along the Northwest Rim of the Argyre Basin”
is accepted for publication.
 
July 9
 
Kathleen Erickson notifies Saunders that the paper is scheduled for the Winter 2011 issue of the Journal of Scientific Exploration, however it might possibly be moved up to the Fall issue.
 
August 17
 
Kathleen Erickson notifies Saunders that paper has been moved up to the Fall issue of the JSE, and he was also sent a proof of the paper to approve.
 
August 23
 
Haas is notified by Kathleen Erickson that the fall issue of the JSE will be released on September 15, 2011.
 
2012
 
February 14
 
The Society for Planetary Research SPSR publishes the paper on its website   http://spsr.utsi.edu/