THE CRUMBLING QUADRO.....

James Randi --- Wizard (randi-hotline@ssr.com)
Tue, 16 Jan 1996 16:08:08 -0500

Another phone call came in today from another victim of the Quadro
hoax. Corporal Billy Johnson, a K-9 officer with the North Charlston
police department, was quoted by Quadro in respect to the use of the
device in finding drugs, as saying, "There is no doubt that the Quadro
Tracker can do everything the dogs can do, and from a much greater
distance."

Corporal Johnson never said any such thing. In fact, his department
has not purchased the Quadro product, nor do they intend to do so.
The quotation is simply a lie.

And an article from a Houston, Texas, newspaper on the Quadro
indicates that Malcolm Roe, V-P of Quadro, just may be preparing an
"out" for himself. Said Roe, "We don't sell [the device.] We let
people come and buy it." But Roe hints at an "advanced," "Phase Two"
tracker yet to come. "In the first case we're using molecules; in the
second case, we're using photons. But it's a little scientific, and
there are a lot of people who can't come to terms with it."

I agree with that last statement. Corporal Johnson in South Carolina,
Officer Steve Lassater in Texas, and Michael Ferdinand in Texas can't
understand why Quadro invented their endorsements, either. Maybe
there's something here that's a bit deceptive?

More anon, as the endorsements continue to be denied...

James Randi

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