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A prominent software engineer claims the Obama birth certificate released by the White House was forged by using as templates the birth certificates of twins born in Hawaii one day after the president.

The engineer, a high-level programmer for a state government, spoke on condition of anonymity but contends his analysis is self-evident. He previously, as WND reported, presented evidence that the signature of Obama’s mother on the president’s document is proof of fraud.

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He believes forgers used the registration numbers of the birth certificates belonging to Gretchen and Susan Nordyke, 10637 and 10638, to create the Obama birth certificate number, 10641.

Exhibits 1 and 2 show the Nordyke twins’ birth certificate numbers in the original photostat format in which the Hawaii Department of Health released the documents to Mrs. Nordyke in 1966.


Exhibit 1: Susan Elizabeth Nordyke,
birth certificate number 10637

Exhibit 2: Gretchen Carter Nordyke,
birth certificate number 10638

Exhibits 3 and 4 show Gretchen Carter Nordyke’s birth certificate number in a positive developed from the original Hawaii DOH-issued photostatic copy.


Exhibit 3: Susan Elizabeth Nordyke,
birth certificate number 10637, positive

Exhibit 4: Gretchen Carter Nordyke, birth certificate number 10638, positive

Exhibit 5 shows the Obama birth certificate number 10641, in which the numbers 61 and 106 appear to match in size, positioning and spacing the numbers on the Nordyke twins’ birth certificates.


Exhibit 5: Barack Obama,
birth certificate number 10641

“The ’61′ and the ’1063′ were copied directly as an image from a Nordyke birth certificate number, most likely in Adobe software,” the software engineer asserted to WND. “Then the ’3′ was turned to a ’4,’ and the last ’1′ was appended to the number sequence as a separate image.”

The transference of the Nordyke birth certificate number to the Obama document was a multi-step process, he said.

“The forger could not paste the Nordyke birth certificate number directly into the Obama document, because the fourth number in the ’10637′ or ’10638′ sequence needed to be changed to a ’4,’ and a ’1′ had to be added onto the end, so the Obama birth certificate number would read ’10641.’”

Since the short-form Certification of Live Birth released during the 2008 campaign listed Obama’s birth certificate number as 10641, any forger obviously would have to make the long-form birth certificate the same number.

WND reported that the Obama birth certificate number is out of sequence – a higher number than the Nordyke twins were issued, even though the Obama birth certificate was registered at an earlier date.

Changing the “3″ to a “4,” as opposed to creating a new “4″ and pasting it into the sequence, was a preferable strategy, he said, because altering the existing number would allow a forger to maintain the digit’s spacing with the other numbers in the sequence, as well as the digit’s width and height.

“To transform the ’3′ into a ’4′ took a multiple-step process,” he explained. “The forger began by filling out the curve at the base of the ’3,’ preparing to transform it into a ’4.’ Since when did a ’4′ ever have a curve at the base? This alone is a clear sign of the forgery.”

Working in MSPaint, he illustrated the point, showing how a forger would have filled out the curve at the base of the Nordyke ’3,’ preparing to transform it into the ’4′ on the Obama birth certificate, as shown in Exhibit 6.


Exhibit 6: Nordyke “3″ on left; Obama “4″ on right. Modification of curve at base of “3″

Next, as seen in Exhibit 7, a forger would have filled in the curve, forming a straight-line base, as seen in the Obama “4″ baseline on the right.


Exhibit 7: Nordyke “3″ on left; Obama “4″ on right. Filling in the baseline.

From there, as seen in Exhibit 8, the top and the front of the “3″ would be filled in, continuing the transformation of the number into a “4.”


Exhibit 8: Nordyke “3″ on left; Obama “4″ on right. Forming the top of the Obama “4″br />

Finally, as seen in Exhibit 9, the edges of the “3″ would be filled in, eliminating the curves that are not seen in the Obama “4.”


Exhibit 9: Nordyke “3″ on left; Obama “4″ on right. Eliminating curves in the Nordyke “3″

“My ’4,’ as seen in the Nordyke left side of Exhibit 8, is a bit larger than the “4″ the forgers created in the Obama birth certificate,” he admitted. “But even using MSPaint, which is not the professional quality of Adobe Photoshop that the forger used to make the number transformation, I am close to the final result, not using any special touching up.”

He also noted that he made no effort to fill in the white pixels created around the Nordyke “3″ in eliminating the curves.

“But it appears the Obama forger didn’t do much better,” he observed, noting the obvious pixel disruption surrounding the Obama “4″ in the final birth certificate production.

For the final “1″ in the Obama birth certificate, he contended forgers copied the first “1″ in the Nordyke number sequence, modified it to create sharper edges, completing the Obama birth certificate number by dropping the last “1″ into the number sequence, most likely as a “cut-and-paste JPG image.”

He noted that the dropped-in cut-and-paste final “1″ in the Obama number sequence rode lower on the horizontal base than the last “7″ or “8″ in the Nordyke twins’ birth certificate numbers.

Another piece of evidence for forgery is that the last digit of the Obama birth certificate number, as seen in the top right of Exhibit 10, was added as a separate layer.

Eliminating Curves in the Nordyke “3″


Exhibit 10: Last digit of Obama birth certificate formed on separate layer in Adobe file

“The forgery should be obvious, even to the non-expert,” he concluded. “Even if the modification of the ’3′ into the ’4′ is not apparent to someone not trained in digital image manipulation, the tonal difference between the dark, solid-black, bitmap-like first five digits in the Obama birth certificate number and the softer, fuzzier, and more pixelated quality of the final ’1′ in the sequence is apparent to even the untrained eye under modest magnification of the document.”

Adobe book editor agrees

Mara Zebest, the nationally recognized computer expert who has served as contributing author and technical editor for many books on Adobe software, agrees that forgers used the Nordyke twins’ document as a template.

“I believe the Nordyke image played a significant role in compiling Obama’s document,” she wrote in her report on the Obama birth certificate fraud, concluding that the Nordyke twins’ birth certificates were “the ultimate template” for the Obama birth certificate final product.

Zebest attributed the curvature observed in the Obama birth certificate to the curvature observed in the Nordyke photostats.

“When viewing Obama’s document for the first time, one of the first items that struck me as odd (especially if still applying common sense) was the curvature on the left edge of the document,” she wrote. “To make matters worse, I could see evidence that the poor quality text seems to be digitally manipulated to mimic the curvature.

“For me, the Nordyke image explains the inspiration for the curvature effect (and trust me, it is just that – an effect – even down to the shadow.”

Zebest also observed how closely the “Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital” in the Nordyke birth certificates mirrored the same entry in Box 6e of the Obama birth certificate, as seen in Exhibits 10 and 11.


Exhibit 11: Gretchen Carter Nordyke’s birth certificate. Box 6e: Name of hospital

Exhibit 12: Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Box 6e: Name of hospital

Zebest was struck by the similarity of the letter groupings in both documents. She noted the closeness of the “ani” in “Kapiolani”; the closeness of the “ty” in “Maternity”; the touching “yn”; the touching “al” in “Gynecological”; and the closeness of “Ho” and “sp” in “Hospital” – letter groupings that appear almost identical in the Nordyke document and the Obama birth certificate.

“The big tip off that the Kapiolani text was cut and pasted from another document, such as the Nordyke certificate, is the fact that the text can be lined up identically with Obama’s certificate. The quality of text matches if you resize the low quality image,” she observed.

“But in Obama’s certificate, the text does not line up in the left margin (as it does with the Nordyke certificate), but instead is centered on Obama’s certificate – which wouldn’t happen when a typist is typing the information and the carriage return goes to the left margin edge.”

Her conclusion: “Analyzing the letter groupings, it looks like the forgers cut-and-pasted the hospital name from the Nordyke twins directly onto the Obama birth certificate, taking pains only to sharpen the letters to make them more legible.”

On April 28, one day after the White House release of the Obama birth certificate, WND ran a story analyzing the Nordyke twins’ birth certificates as a “Rosetta stone” to understanding whether the Obama birth certificate was an authentic photocopy of an original 1961 vital record or a forgery.

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