In December 1969, an announcement was made by then Air Force Secretary, Dr. Robert C. Seamans Jr., who informed us that the continuation of the (Blue Book) study "no longer can be justified either on the ground of national security or in the interest of science." The Air Force, then, shipped all its _Project Blue Book_ files to Maxwell AFB in Alabama. 20 . . . . . . . It was painfully obvious that although the UFO topic had cried out to be scientifically analyzed, it didn't get its fair hearing. To this day, it *has not yet* been fairly studied (at least by civilian science). Naturally there was a backwash to all this. Within that backwash was a book from Dr. Hynek that revealed to us some of the inner workings of Project Bluebook and proved, beyond a shadow of doubt, there was definitely more going on here than first met the eye. Furthermore, with the passage of time, things surfaced that made it crystal clear that our Air Force and government had a lot more information concerning UFOs than they were willing to tell. 21 My next essay will focus on more of this "backwash;" specifically, extraordinary revelations by Dr. Hynek concerning Project Blue Book and how these relate to Gordon Cooper's claims.
1 Ruppelt, Edward J. (former head of Project Blue Book): "The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects," New York: Ace Books Inc., 1956 (paperback) Tells UFO history from an Air Force perspective and covers 1952 sightings.(no photos) 2 Newsday, (L.I. Newspaper) . Wednesday 11/6/57 . "CG Ship Sights Weird Object Off Louisiana" 3 Newsday, (L.I. Newspaper) . Wednesday 11/6/57 . "Flying Something Still Unidentified" 4 McDonald, James E. . presentation at AAAS UFO Symposium, Boston 12/27/69 : Excellent documentation by Val Germann "Yet More McDonald" -- # 5/6 . firstname.lastname@example.org (Germannvh) Similar to speech given to the Dupont Society at Wilmington, Delaware 5 Newsday 8/31/60 Chicago AP "They Wonder What's Up" : Newsday 9/1/60 Caro, Bob "Experts Cloudy on Identity of Sky Thing : Long Island Press 9/1/60 "Grumman Films Mystery Sphere" 6 Newsday, Washington AP 11/7/57 "Flying Saucers Don't Exist AF Finds in 10-Year Study : Herald Tribune, Washington 2/27/59 "Air Force Puts Stress On Flying Saucer Data : Herald Tribune 12/18/60 "A Blast at Flying Saucers," Ubell, Earl (Science Editor) : "Parade" section of Washington Post 9/19/65 "FLYING SAUCERS" 7 Newsday, Wed. 8/4/65 "They're Seeing Things Out Yonder" 8 Ibid 9 Look Magazine 2/22/66 Fuller, John G. "OUTER-SPACE GHOST STORY" : Fuller, John G. "Incident at Exeter", New York: Pub. by G.P. Putnam & Sons; distrib. by Berkley Publishing Corp., 1966 (no photos) (paperback) 10 Washington Daily News 4/18/66 "Flying 'Hot Dog' Spotted" : The Evening Star 4/18/66 "Ohio Deputy Sheriff Tells of Chasing Object 86 miles" : Newsday 10/22/66 "Report UFOs, of Some Sort" : New York Times 10/25/66 "Unidentified Objects in Sky Sighted at Goldsboro, N.C." : Life Magazine 10/28/66 "A flying 'something' touches down in Brazil" (& color photo) : Newsday 10/31/66 "25 See UFOs Over Island; AF Will Probe" : Long Island Press 11/2/66 "It Wasn't a Plane, A Star, a Planet . . . " : Long Island Press 11/5/66 "McDivitt & White Spot 'yellow-white egg-shaped' object in June 1965" (& photo) : Newsweek 3/20/67 "UFO-Watcher Watcher" :
Also see, Olavo Fontes, M.D. report. 11 The Evening Star 3/23/66 "Flying Object Reports Have an Unusually Good Week" : Life Magazine 4/1/66 "A Well-witnessed 'Invasion' - by Something" (8 pages & color photos) 12 The Washington Post 3/26/66 "Flying Objects Identified as College Pranks and Swamp Gas" : The Washington Post 3/28/66 "UFO's Revenge : The Washington Post 4/22/66 "UFO Sightings Study Ordered" : The New York Times 8/14/66 Sullivan, Walter "Air Force Selecting University to Study 'Flying Saucer' Data" : Newsday Saturday 10/8/66 "Flying Saucer Study Is Sponsored by AF" : Look Magazine.Rogers, Warren ."Flying Saucers - Why the Pentagon was forced to call for scientific help" 13 NICAP Journal (The U.F.O. Investigator) Oct/Nov 1966 "University Starts UFO Probe..NICAP to Submit Factual Reports" : NICAP Journal (The U.F.O. Investigator) Jan/Feb 1967 "Colorado Project Operations" : NICAP Journal (The U.F.O. Investigator) Nov/Dec 1967 "AF-Colorado Contract Casts New Light On UFO Project" (Air Force "redefines" the term UFO) : Fox, J./Blumenfeld, H./Mindell T.: Flying Saucers Look Magazine Special, New York: Cowles Communications, Inc. & United Press International 1967 (excellent photos) : For a really excellent replay of the case,
please see Dr. Harry Willnus' research by clicking here. 14 Hynek, Allen J. Newsweek 10/10/66 p. 70 "UFO's for Real?" : Hynek, Allen J. Saturday Evening Post 12/17/66 . "Are Flying Saucers Real?" 15 Fawcett, L. & Greenwood, B. "The UFO Cover-up" Simon & Schuster Fireside Book 1992 16 Hynek, J. Allen "The UFO Experience" Henry Regnery Company 1972, appendix 4 (Excerpt of a Letter from J. Allen Hynek to Colonel Raymond S. Sleeper) 17 Condon, Dr. Edward U.: "Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects", New York: Bantam Books (A New York Times Book), 1/8/69 (minimal photos ... Good Gemini 11, plate 17) 18 Sullivan, Walter . introduction to the "Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects", New York: Bantam Books (A New York Times Book), 1/8/69 19 Sullivan, Walter (New York Times Science Editor). introduction to the "Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects", New York: Bantam Books (A New York Times Book), 1/8/69 20 Newsweek Magazine 12/29/69 "Closing the Blue Book" : NICAP UFO Investigator / May 1970, p. 3 . "The Book is Closed 21 Fawcett, L. & Greenwood, B. "The UFO Cover-up" Simon & Schuster Fireside Book 1992 22 McDonald, Dr. James E. . NICAP UFO Investigator . Feb/Mar 1969 . "A Scientists Critique" . "My own estimate is that absolutely no further general progress towards scientific clarification of the UFO problem will come until the inadequacies of the Condon Report are fully aired in as many ways as possible. I intend to devote all possible personal effort to that objective..." : NICAP UFO Investigator . Sept/Oct 1969 . "UFO Clearing House Recommended"
Respectfully submitted, Jerry CohenE-mail: email@example.com