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.Unidentified flying object (commonly abbreviated as UFO or U.F.O.) is the popular term for any apparent aerial phenomenon whose cause cannot be easily or immediately identified by the observer.^ UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We cannot identify the type.
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^ UFO Unidentified Fly ing Object .
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^ We all know it as Unidentified Flying Object.
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.The United States Air Force, which coined the term in 1952, initially defined UFOs as those objects that remain unidentified after scrutiny by expert investigators,[1] though today the term UFO is colloquially used to refer to any unidentifiable sighting regardless of whether it has been investigated.^ USAF United States Air Force (after september 1947)) .
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^ UFO Unidentified Fly ing Object .
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^ The Air Force was responsible for investigating alleged sightings for the military.
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.Another widely known acronym for UFO in Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian is OVNI (Objeto Volador No Identificado, with variant regional spellings).^ Coleccin de Fotos de Objetos Voladores No Identificados .

^ Some investigators now prefer to use the broader term unidentified aerial phenomenon (or UAP), to avoid the confusion and speculative associations that have become attached to UFO. Another widely known acronym for UFO in Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian is OVNI. Studies have established that the majority of UFOs are observations of some real but conventional object most commonly aircraft, balloons, or astronomical objects such as meteors or bright planets that have been misidentified by the observer as anomalies while a small percentage of reported UFOs are hoaxes.
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^ Unidentified flying objector spacecraft with no known human-made origin; thought to be piloted by intelligent beings from outer space or another dimension; flying saucer.

.Some investigators now prefer to use the broader term unidentified aerial phenomenon (or UAP), to avoid the confusion and speculative associations that have become attached to UFO.^ Individuals interested in investigating the truth concerning UFOs and associated phenomenon.
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^ My research thus far indicates the use of the term "unidentified aerial phenomenon" as early as 22 March 1949, as described in a memo from the U.S. Strategic Air Command to the director of the FBI (released under the Freedom of Information Act, 1977).

^ The term UFO stands for unidentified flying objects, which refers to the mysterious phenomenon of alien spacecraft rooming in the universe and sometimes penetrates the sky of our planet.
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.Though the term ETV (ExtraTerrestrial Vehicle) is used for a small subset of UFO studies [3] in the public's mind the term UFO is more commonly used as a synonym for alien spacecraft and many discussions of UFOs revolve around this presumption.^ It is the common belief that UFO’s are extraterrestrial spacecrafts.
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^ Popular culture frequently takes the term UFO as a synonym for alien spacecraft.
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^ Could UFOs be alien spacecraft?
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[4]. .UFO enthusiasts, contactees, and devotees have created organizations and religions that have adopted extraterrestrial themes, and in general the extraterrestrial UFO concept has evolved into a prominent mythos in modern culture.^ From this intense reaction, we can conclude that at this time in history, our culture believed that extraterrestrial life exists, and that aliens are capable of travelling to Earth by UFO’s to invade our planet.
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^ A former French race car driver, now calling himself Rael, has set up a UFO religion to worship the extraterrestrials who supposedly created us.
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^ According to some UFO enthusiasts, the Bible, particularly in the Book of Ezekiel, illustrates a mysterious flying object flying and landing on Chaldea, a place in modern-day Kuwait.
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UFO sightings by the masses increased precipitously after a widely publicized incident reported by private pilot Kenneth Arnold in 1947 that also gave rise to the popular terms "flying saucer" and "flying disc." Studies have established that most UFO sightings are observations of some real but conventional object—most commonly aircraft, balloons, or astronomical objects such as meteors or bright planets—that have been misidentified by the observer as anomalies, while a small percentage of reported UFOs are hoaxes.[6] .The possibility that all UFO sightings are misidentifications of known natural phenomena[7] inspired some debate in the scientific community about whether scientific investigation was warranted given the paucity of available empirical data.^ China is astir with sightings of possible UFOs .
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^ Other investigations of UFOs Possible explanations for UFO sightings ...
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^ All UFO reports are hoaxes, hallucinations, and the misidentification of known objects.
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[8][9][10][11][12] .Very little peer-reviewed literature has been published in which scientists have proposed, studied or supported non-prosaic explanations for UFOs.^ Very little peer-reviewed literature has been published in which scientists have proposed, studied or supported non-prosaic explanations for UFOs.
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^ Hendry found that 88.6% of the cases he studied had a clear prosaic explanation, and he discarded a further 2.8% due to unreliable or contradictory witnesses or insufficient information.
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^ They were just beginning a 2-year study of UFOs under a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and knew very little about the subject.

[13] .Nevertheless, UFOs as a cultural phenomenon continues to be the subject of serious academic research[13] and amateur investigators continue to advocate that UFOs represent real and unexplained events, usually associated with alien encounters.^ The phenomenon is real, consistent and continuing.
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^ UFO research continues in the private sector.

^ He realized that he was losing control of the UFO subject.

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History

.Unexplained aerial observations have been reported throughout history.^ Unusual aerial phenomena have been reported throughout history.
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^ History Unexplained aerial observations have been reported throughout history.
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^ So, we truly need to base our ancient history on the observations of the "reporters" of the Sumerian times.
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.Some were undoubtedly astronomical in nature: comets, bright meteors, one or more of the five planets, that can be seen with the naked eye, planetary conjunctions, or atmospheric optical phenomena such as parhelia and lenticular clouds.^ The first one is in relation to the natural phenomena manifested on this planet or the Universe.
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^ Some were undoubtedly astronomical in nature: comets, bright meteors, one or more of the five planets that can be seen with the naked eye, planetary conjunctions, or atmospheric optical phenomena such as parhelia and lenticular clouds.
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^ Some may have been comets , bright meteors , or atmospheric optical phenomena such as parhelia ; others remain unexplained.
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An example is Halley's Comet, which was recorded first by Chinese astronomers in 240 B.C. and possibly as early as 467 B.C.
.Other historical reports seem to defy prosaic explanation, but assessing such accounts is difficult.^ Other historical reports seem to defy prosaic explanation, but assessing such accounts is difficult, because the information in a historical document may be insufficient, inaccurate, or embellished enough to make an informed evaluation difficult.
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^ An example is Halley's Comet, which was recorded first by Chinese astronomers in 240 B.C. and possibly as early as 467 B.C. Other historical reports seem to defy prosaic explanation, but assessing such accounts is difficult.
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^ No amount of scientific explanation or computer analysis seems able to rid this (or any other) part of the world of those figures in the shadows; those phenomena which seem to defy explanation and convince at a stroke even the most sceptical of witnesses.
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.Whatever their actual cause, such sightings throughout history were often treated as supernatural portents, angels, or other religious omens.^ Whatever their actual cause, such sightings throughout history were often treated as supernatural portents, angels , or other religious omens .
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^ Whatever their actual cause, such sightings throughout history were often treated as supernatural portents, angels, or other religious omens.
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^ These sightings were usually treated as supernatural portents, angels, and other religious omens.
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.Some objects in medieval paintings can seem strikingly similar to UFO reports.^ Some objects in medieval paintings can seem strikingly similar to UFO reports.
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^ Clusters of up to 100 mysterious objects, bright white lights and strange, triangular shaped objects are just some of a huge surge in UFO sightings reported to the Ministry of Defence last year.

^ According to some UFO enthusiasts, the Bible, particularly in the Book of Ezekiel, illustrates a mysterious flying object flying and landing on Chaldea, a place in modern-day Kuwait.
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[14] .Art historians explain those objects as religious symbols, often represented in many other paintings of Middle-Age and Renaissance.^ Art historians explain those objects as religious symbols, often represented in many other paintings of Middle-Age and Renaissance.
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^ For those objects which are not explainable, only the fact that ATIC will analyze the data is worthy of release, due to many unknowns involved.
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^ The majority of UFOs can be easily explained as weather balloons or flocks of birds, but each year there are many sightings of objects in the sky that cannot be explained.
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.Shen Kuo (1031–1095), a Song Chinese government scholar-official and prolific polymath inventor and scholar, wrote a vivid passage in his Dream Pool Essays (1088) about an unidentified flying object.^ Man-made unidentified flying objects .
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^ UFO Unidentified Fly ing Object .
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^ We all know it as Unidentified Flying Object.
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.He recorded the testimony of eyewitnesses in 11th-century Anhui and Jiangsu (especially in the city of Yangzhou), who stated that a flying object with opening doors would shine a blinding light from its interior (from an object shaped like a pearl) that would cast shadows from trees for ten miles in radius, and was able to take off at tremendous speeds.^ He recorded the testimony of eyewitnesses in 11th-century Anhui and Jiangsu (especially in the city of Yangzhou), who stated that a flying object with opening doors would shine a blinding light from its interior (from an object shaped like a pearl) that would cast shadows from trees for ten miles in radius, and was able to take off at tremendous speeds.
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^ Unidentified flying object - United States.

^ Walking to it, he found an ovoid object 3 m in diameter and 2 m thick with a circular opening similar to a vault door.
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  • On January 25, 1878, The Denison Daily News wrote that local farmer John Martin had reported seeing a large, dark, circular flying object resembling a balloon flying "at wonderful speed." Martin also said it appeared to be about the size of a saucer, the first known use of the word "saucer" in association with a UFO.[17]
  • On February 28, 1904, there was a sighting by three crew members on the USS Supply 300 miles west of San Francisco, reported by Lt. Frank Schofield, later to become Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Battle Fleet. .Schofield wrote of three bright red egg-shaped and circular objects flying in echelon formation that approached beneath the cloud layer, then changed course and "soared" above the clouds, departing directly away from the earth after two to three minutes.^ Shape of objects: Egg.
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    ^ After rising above the clouds they appeared to be moving directly away from the earth.

    ^ Schofield wrote of three bright red egg-shaped and circular objects flying in echelon formation that approached beneath the cloud layer, then changed course and "soared" above the clouds, departing directly away from the earth after 2 to 3 minutes.
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    .The largest had an apparent size of about six suns.^ The largest had an apparent area of about six suns.

    ^ The largest had an apparent size of about six suns.
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    ^ However a rather small increase of 1.1 degrees in the estimated angular size, making it about 3.1 degrees or six times the diameter of the moon, would make the calculated size equal the circle diameter.
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  • 1916 and 1926: The three oldest known pilot UFO sightings, of 1305 cataloged by NARCAP.^ We have three different styles of UFO detectors that continually scan the area for electromagnetic anomalies that are typically associated with UFO sightings.
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    ^ The three oldest known pilot UFO sightings, of 1305 cataloged by NARCAP. On January 31, 1916, a UK pilot near Rochford reported a row of lights, like lighted windows on a railway carriage, that rose and disappeared.
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    ^ For example, in November of 1962, the Argentine Embassy in Washington, D.C., furnished NICAP with official reports of UFO sightings made by Argentine Navy pilots.
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    .On January 31, 1916, a UK pilot near Rochford reported a row of lights, like lighted windows on a railway carriage, that rose and disappeared.^ The three oldest known pilot UFO sightings, of 1305 cataloged by NARCAP. On January 31, 1916, a UK pilot near Rochford reported a row of lights, like lighted windows on a railway carriage, that rose and disappeared.
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    ^ These included reports of strange balls of light and small metallic objects made by both Allied and Axis pilots during missions over wartime Europe.

    ^ The objects were seen earlier than the row of lights near Phoenix, videotaped and shown repeatedly on television, which were most likely flares.

    .In January 1926, a pilot reported six "flying manhole covers" between Wichita, Kansas and Colorado Springs, Colorado.^ In January 1926, a pilot reported six "flying manhole covers" between Wichita, Kansas and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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    ^ Reports of ghost rockets preceded by six months the first sighting of "flying saucers" that was made by a private pilot, Kenneth Arnold, whilst airborne over the Cascade Mountains in Washington, USA, on 24 June 1947.

    ^ On June 24 th , 1947, pilot Kenneth Arnold reported sighting nine circular objects flying across his plane's path over Washington state.

    .In late September 1926, an airmail pilot over Nevada was forced to land by a huge, wingless cylindrical object.^ In late September 1926, an airmail pilot over Nevada was forced to land by a huge, wingless cylindrical object.
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    ^ No explanation is given of these bright objects that have been reported by Air Force pilots in the West and elsewhere.
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    ^ When it passed the DC-3, the pilots saw more than a light - they saw a huge object that looked like the "fuselage of a B-29."
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  • On August 5, 1926, while traveling in the Humboldt Mountains of Tibet's Kokonor region, Nicholas Roerich reported that members of his expedition saw "something big and shiny reflecting the sun, like a huge oval moving at great speed.^ On August 5, 1926, while travelling in the Humboldt Mountains of Tibet's Kokonor region, Nicholas Roerich reported that members of his expedition saw--high in the sky, above an eagle they had been watching--"something big and shiny reflecting sun, like a huge oval moving at great speed" (from his travel diary Altai-Himalaya , published 1929).
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    ^ I saw something move above the local club.

    ^ It had a shiny surface that reflected the sun on one side and moved at great speed north to south.
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    .Crossing our camp the thing changed in its direction from south to southwest.^ Crossing our camp the thing changed in its direction from south to southwest.
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    ^ The supposed airship emerged in the south-southwest, then went eastward and disappeared (finally) in a southeasterly direction.
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    ^ Without some kind of control or outside influence, things don't change direction suddenly in space.

    .And we saw how it disappeared in the intense blue sky.^ And we saw how it disappeared in the intense blue sky.
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    ^ It was then just at that moment this blue orb was making its way across the sky, we all saw it, it was a beautiful clear day.

    ^ Fortunately there was not a cloud in the sky and I saw the object climb until it was only a black speck and then it disappeared.
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    .We even had time to take our field glasses and saw quite distinctly an oval form with shiny surface, one side of which was brilliant from the sun.” [20] Another description by Roerich was, "...A shiny body flying from north to south.^ One side glows in the sun.
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    ^ It had a shiny surface that reflected the sun on one side and moved at great speed north to south.
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    ^ We even had time to take our field glasses and saw quite distinctly an oval form with shiny surface, one side of which was brilliant from the sun.
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    .Field glasses are at hand.^ Field glasses are at hand.
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    It is a huge body. .One side glows in the sun.^ One side glows in the sun.
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    ^ If one side was silver and one side blue, it would explain why when viewed from the right side, it appeared to glow blue.
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    ^ We even had time to take our field glasses and saw quite distinctly an oval form with shiny surface, one side of which was brilliant from the sun.
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    It is oval in shape. .Then it somehow turns in another direction and disappears in the southwest."^ Then it somehow turns in another direction and disappears in the southwest."
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    ^ The supposed airship emerged in the south-southwest, then went eastward and disappeared (finally) in a southeasterly direction.
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    ^ Directly afterward he could see that the ship turned and floated away in a southerly direction and disappeared soon (afterward) in the dark.
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  • In the Pacific and European theatres during World War II, "Foo-fighters" (metallic spheres, balls of light and other shapes that followed aircraft) were reported and on occasion photographed by Allied and Axis pilots.^ In the 1940s, Allied pilots started calling the objects "Foo Fighters" .
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    ^ Most UFO researchers are familiar with the Foo Fighter mystery, which involved strange balls of light and small, metallic objects seen by both Allied and Axis pilots during the Second World War.
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    ^ World War II UFO Sightings , UFO's and other unexplained aerial phenomena were sighted during World War II .
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    Some proposed Allied explanations at the time included St. Elmo's Fire, the planet Venus, hallucinations from oxygen deprivation, or German secret weapon.[22][23]
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  • On February 25, 1942, U.S. Army observers reported unidentified aircraft both visually and on radar over the Los Angeles, California region.^ On February 25, 1942, U.S. Army observers reported unidentified aircraft both visually and on radar over the Los Angeles, California region.
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    ^ On February 25 , 1942 , an unidentified craft was detected over the California region.
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    ^ Both visual and radar recognition are concerned.
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    .Antiaircraft artillery was fired at what was presumed to be Japanese planes.^ Antiaircraft artillery was fired at what was presumed to be Japanese planes.
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    .No readily apparent explanation was offered, though some officials dismissed the reports of aircraft as being triggered by anxieties over expected Japanese air attacks on California.^ No readily apparent explanation was offered, though some officials dismissed the reports of aircraft as being triggered by anxieties over expected Japanese air attacks on California.
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    ^ No readily-apparent explanation was offered.
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    ^ Even though Lewin and Navasky admitted that the report was a hoax, there still remain some who believe it to be an official government document that was leaked to the public.
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    .However, Army Chief of Staff Gen.^ L.C. Craigie, Director of Research and Development, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Material, HQUSAF, to Lt. Gen.

    ^ There the voice of Elijah Muhammad informed him that the president and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, under the direction of Gen.
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    ^ In 1961, he became Chief of the Pentagon's Foreign Technology desk in Army Research and Development, working under Lt. Gen.
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    .George C. Marshall and Secretary of War Henry Stimson insisted real aircraft were involved.^ George C. Marshall and Secretary of War Henry Stimson insisted real aircraft were involved.
    • Ghost Hunters Paranormal Investigation - New Zealand 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ghosthunters.co.nz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Curiously, the assassinations were related to covert projects Dick Cheney was allegedly involved in when he was Secretary of Defense for George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1993.
    • UFOHypotheses.com UFO Hypotheses 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC ufohypotheses.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The incident later became known as the Battle of Los Angeles, or the West coast air raid.
  • In 1946, there were over 2000 reports, collected primarily by the Swedish military, of unidentified aerial objects in the Scandinavian nations, along with isolated reports from France, Portugal, Italy and Greece, then referred to as "Russian hail", and later as "ghost rockets", because it was thought that these mysterious objects were possibly Russian tests of captured German V1 or V2 rockets.^ The incident was also reported in a few newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times.
    • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The incident later became known as the Battle of Los Angeles, or the West coast air raid .
    • PowerPedia:UFO - PESWiki 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC peswiki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ PLYMOUTH - There are reports of sightings of unidentified flying objects.
    • Lakes Region Takes Notice of Multiple Sightings, 1973-1974 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC nhufo.org [Source type: News]

    .Although most were thought to be natural phenomena like meteors, over 200 were tracked on radar and deemed to be "real physical objects" by the Swedish military.^ Although most were thought to be natural phenomena like meteors, over 200 were tracked on radar and deemed to be "real physical objects" by the Swedish military.
    • Ghost Hunters Paranormal Investigation - New Zealand 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ghosthunters.co.nz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Over 200 were tracked on radar and deemed to be “real physical objects" by the Swedish military.
    • PowerPedia:UFO - PESWiki 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC peswiki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Over 200 were tracked on radar and deemed to be "real physical objects" by the Swedish military.
    • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .In a 1948 top secret document, the Swedish military told the USAF Europe in 1948 that some of their investigators believed them to be extraterrestrial in origin.^ Some observers believe that the object was of extraterrestrial origin.
    • The GAO report on the Roswell UFO Incident 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.roswellfiles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ A top-secret military craft?

    ^ Originally a Top Secret and Confidential document .
    • WebRoots Library U.S. Miscellaneous 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.webroots.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    (See Wiki ghost rockets article for details)

The Kenneth Arnold sightings

This shows the report Kenneth Arnold filed in 1947 about his UFO sighting.
.The post World War II UFO phase in the United States began with a famous sighting by American businessman Kenneth Arnold on June 24, 1947 while flying his private plane near Mount Rainier, Washington.^ This sighting occurred on 28 June 1947.
  • WebRoots Library U.S. Miscellaneous 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.webroots.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kenneth Arnold's 1947 sighting .
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Adams on June 24, 1947.
  • "MAGNETIC UFO" 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC brumac.8k.com [Source type: Academic]

.He reported seeing nine brilliantly bright objects flying across the face of Mount Rainier.^ The captain and his team were tired of seeing bright objects flying in front of them.
  • BRAZILIAN UFO MAGAZINE REPORTS 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.ufo.com.br [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For details, see Identified flying objects .
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He reported seeing nine brilliantly bright objects flying across the face of Rainier towards nearby Mount Adams at "an incredible speed", which he calculated at at least 1200 miles an hour by timing their travel between Rainier and Adams.
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This shows Kenneth Arnold holding a picture of a drawing of the crescent shaped UFO he saw in 1947.
.Although there were other 1947 U.S. sightings of similar objects that preceded this, it was Arnold's sighting that first received significant media attention and captured the public's imagination.^ Kenneth Arnold's 1947 sighting .
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His sighting subsequently received significant media and public attention.
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  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The majority of UFOs can be easily explained as weather balloons or flocks of birds, but each year there are many sightings of objects in the sky that cannot be explained.
  • Songs About U.F.O.s - The Y! Music Playlist Blog 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Arnold described what he saw as being "flat like a pie pan", "shaped like saucers and were so thin I could barely see them… ", "half-moon shaped, oval in front and convex in the rear.^ Arnold would later say they “flew like a saucer would if you skipped it across the water" and also said they were “flat like a pie pan", “shaped like saucers", and “half-moon shaped, oval in front and convex in the rear.
  • PowerPedia:UFO - PESWiki 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC peswiki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Arnold's saucers were not disc shaped, but resembled a crescent moon.
  • UFOs: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.nicap.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

^ Arnold would later say they "flew like a saucer would if you skipped it across the water" and also said they were "flat like a pie pan", "shaped like saucers," and "half-moon shaped, oval in front and convex in the rear.
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

… they looked like a big flat disk" .(see Arnold's drawing at right), and flew "like a saucer would if you skipped it across the water". (One of the objects, however, he would describe later as crescent-shaped, as shown in illustration at left.^ He actually saw crescent-shaped objects that moved like a saucer would, if you skipped it across the water.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Arnold's saucers were not disc shaped, but resembled a crescent moon.
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  • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

^ "They flew", Arnold told newsmen, "like a saucer would if you skipped it across the water."
  • UFOs: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.nicap.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

) .Arnold’s descriptions were widely reported and within a few days gave rise to the terms flying saucer and flying disk.^ Arnold's reported descriptions caught the media's and the public's fancy and gave rise to the terms flying saucer and flying disk .
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Arnold’s reported descriptions caught the media’s and the public’s fancy and gave rise to the terms flying saucer and flying disk .
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  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "We have stacks of reports about flying saucers.

[24] .Arnold’s sighting was followed in the next few weeks by hundreds of other reported sightings, mostly in the U.S., but in other countries as well.^ Arnold’s sighting was followed in the next few weeks by several thousand other reported sightings, mostly in the U.S., but in other countries as well.
  • PowerPedia:UFO - PESWiki 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC peswiki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Arnolds sighting was followed in the next few weeks by several thousand other reported sightings, mostly in the U.S., but in other countries as well.
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Well-documented in U.S. DIA report and other documents.
  • PowerPedia:UFO - PESWiki 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC peswiki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After reports of the Arnold sighting hit the media, other cases began to be reported in increasing numbers.^ Once Arnold's sighting hit the press wires, other sighting reports began to make the papers.
  • UFOs: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.nicap.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

^ The post World War II UFO phase in the United States began with a reported sighting by American businessman Kenneth Arnold on June 24, 1947 while flying his private plane near Mount Rainier, Washington.
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reports are increasing as reflected in the increasingly number of TV shows about the subject, the frequent domestic and foreign media reports of sightings such as the one at Stephenville, Texas in January 2008 witnessed by hundreds of people.
  • Book Review: Flying Saucers and Science 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theufochronicles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In one instance a United Airlines crew sighting of nine more disc-like objects over Idaho on the evening of July 4. At the time, this sighting was even more widely reported than Arnold’s and lent considerable credence to Arnold’s report.^ This sighting was even more widely reported than Arnold’s and lent considerable credence to Arnold’s report.
  • PowerPedia:UFO - PESWiki 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC peswiki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ LaPaz reported 2 personal sightings, one of a green fireball, the other of an anomalous disc-like object.
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This sighting was even more widely reported than Arnold's and lent considerable credence to Arnold's report.
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[25]
.American UFO researcher Ted Bloecher, in his comprehensive review of newspaper reports (including cases that preceded Arnold's), found a sudden surge upwards in sightings on July 4, peaking on July 6–8. Bloecher noted that for the next few days most American newspapers were filled with front-page stories of the new "flying saucers" or "flying discs". Reports began to rapidly tail off after July 8,[26] when officials began issuing press statements on the Roswell UFO incident, in which they explained debris found on the ground by a rancher as being that of a weather balloon.^ Starting with official debunkery that began the night of July 8 with the Roswell UFO incident , reports rapidly tapered off, ending the first big U.S. UFO wave.
  • PowerPedia:UFO - PESWiki 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC peswiki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The incident was also reported in a few newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times.
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Second, where is responsible reporting of a news story??
  • Flying entities of Mexico – A closer look | Ghost Theory 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ghosttheory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[27]
.Over several years in the 1960s, Bloecher (aided by physicist James E. McDonald) discovered 853 flying disc sightings that year from 140 newspapers from Canada, Washington D.C, and every U.S. state except Montana.^ Over several years in the 1960s, Bloecher (aided by physicist James E. McDonald ) discovered 853 flying disc sightings that year from 140 newspapers from Canada, Washington D.C, and every U.S. state save Montana.
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They resembled pie plates and an anonymous newspaper writer, referring to the sighting, coined the phrase "flying saucers" for them.
  • UFOArea - Provocative, Controversial And Uncensored - with Ellen Lloyd! 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC ufoarea.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jerome Burne You are driving along an empty road late at night when several large, disc-shaped lights suddenly fly in front of you.

[28]

Investigations

.UFOs have been subject to investigations over the years that vary widely in scope and scientific rigor.^ "Further scientific investigation of UFOs is unwarranted."
  • Further Releases of FOIA Info 1981 (CohenUFO.org) 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.cohenufo.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While ufology does not represent an academic research program, UFOs have been subject to various investigations over the years, varying widely in scope and scientific rigor.
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While Ufology does not represent an academic research program, UFOs have been subject to various investigations over the years, varying widely in scope and scientific rigor.
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Governments or independent academics in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Peru, France, Belgium, Sweden, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, Spain, and the Soviet Union are known to have investigated UFO reports at various times.^ UFO sighting reports from Newfoundland, Canada.

^ Check UFO Reports in your state .
  • UFODisclosure.org The truth is in here. 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.ufodisclosure.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United denies UFO report.

.Among the best known government studies are the ghost rockets investigation by the Swedish military (1946–1947), Project Blue Book, previously Project Sign and Project Grudge, conducted by the United States Air Force from 1947 until 1969, the secret U.S. Army/Air Force Project Twinkle investigation into green fireballs (1948–1951), the secret USAF Project Blue Book Special Report #14 [29] by the Battelle Memorial Institute, and Brazilian Air Force Operation Saucer (1977).^ The Air Force was responsible for investigating alleged sightings for the military.
  • LATEST UFO AND ALIEN NEWS 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even the Air Force statements and the Project 'Saucer' report contradict each other."

^ This led to the creation of the Air Forces Project Sign at the end of 1947, which became Project Grudge at the end of 1948, and then Project Blue Book in 1952.
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

France has had on ongoing investigation (GEPAN/SEPRA/GEIPAN) within its space agency CNES since 1977, as has Uruguay since 1989.
.A public research effort conducted by the Condon Committee for the USAF, which arrived at a negative conclusion in 1968, marked the end of the US government's official investigation of UFOs, though documents indicate various government intelligence agencies continue unofficially to investigate or monitor the situation.^ Ruppelt and Hynek) who have been involved in official government UFO research and investigation programmes.
  • Official History 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.nickpope.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Declassified government UFO documents.

^ The Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU) has just received a massive lot of new UFO-related documents from the Brazilian government, which disclose in detail the inner workings of the official body created by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) in 1969, during the dictatorship years, to investigate the presence and activity of aliens in the country: the System for the Investigation of Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (SIOANI).
  • UFOs and Crop Circles - By Colin Andrews 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC colinandrews.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[30]
.Allen Hynek was a trained astronomer who participated in Project Bluebook after doing research as a federal government employee.^ Allen Hynek was a trained astronomer who participated in Project Bluebook after doing research as a federal government employee.
  • Ghost Hunters Paranormal Investigation - New Zealand 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ghosthunters.co.nz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although most scientists accepted the government reports, a few like astronomer J Allen Hynek concluded that a small percentage of UFO reports did give indications of the presence of extraterrestrial visitors.

^ When Spielberg was researching the aliens for Close Encounters, he held lengthy consultations with the veteran American astronomer Dr J Allen Hynek a once-fierce critic of UFOs and alien phenomena who changed his mind completely after he became a consultant on the subject for the United States Air Force.

.He formed the opinion that some UFO reports could not be scientifically explained.^ Could some UFOs be foreign airplanes?
  • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

^ UFO REPORT FORM, 6 Jan 1965.
  • UFO-Norges Internettportal 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ufo.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Could this account for some UFO sightings?
  • Uk UFO sightings (march 2008) « UFO Online by dandare 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC dandare.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

.Through his founding of the Center for UFO Studies and participation at CUFOs he spent the rest of his life researching and documenting UFOs.^ Through his founding of the Center for UFO Studies and participation at CUFOs he spent the rest of his life researching and documenting UFOs.
  • Ghost Hunters Paranormal Investigation - New Zealand 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ghosthunters.co.nz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Center for UFO Studies FAQ on UFO sightings.
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^ Excellent researcher Brad Sparks is presently disagreeing with me on this because he never found anything in a huge number of documents he looked through many years ago, so I will be extremely careful before I say this is what it appears to be.
  • Unresolved UFO Cases (CohenUFO.org) 25 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.cohenufo.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind had a character loosely based on Hynek.^ The movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind had a character loosely based on Hynek.
  • Ghost Hunters Paranormal Investigation - New Zealand 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ghosthunters.co.nz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ideas of abduction appeared in the movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind .
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^ Close encounters of the third kind.

.Another group studying UFOs is Mutual UFO Network.^ Another group studying UFOs is Mutual UFO Network.
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^ Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) database.
  • Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon News - Airline Industry Today 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC airlines.einnews.com [Source type: News]

^ An Oklahoma witness reports an unusual appearance of what seemed to be a wormhole opening up and a light moving out of it, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network database.
  • UFO and Alien News - Topix 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

.MUFON is a grass roots based organization known for publishing one of the first UFO investigators handbooks.^ MUFON is a grass roots based organization known for publishing one of the first UFO investigators handbooks.
  • Ghost Hunters Paranormal Investigation - New Zealand 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ghosthunters.co.nz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They definitely feel like they were abducted, and so did the investigators from MUFON (Mutual UFO Network),” the author said.
  • The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia - Author: Feds to admit UFOs soon 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.register-herald.com [Source type: News]

^ CROWDED SKIES --Organization London UFO Studies was launched in January 1990 in an attempt to fully investigate and evaluate the numerous UFO sightings which continuously occur throughout the U.K. .

.This handbook went into great detail on how to document alleged UFO sightings.^ How many UFO sightings have been reported?
  • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

^ The Air Force said the archives contain details of unexplained events occurring between 1978 and 2002, before the job of chronicling UFO sightings went to a group called Scandinavian UFO Information.
  • BlackRaiser Reporter » UFOs Explained –– and Unsolved 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC reporter.blackraiser.com [Source type: News]
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^ This list of UFO sightings includes cases of alleged alien sightings and abductions along with all major UFO sightings since the 19th Century.

.Jacques Vallée, a scientist and prominent UFO researcher, has argued that most UFO research is scientifically deficient, including many government studies such as Project Blue Book, and that mythology and cultism are frequently associated with the phenomenon.^ Since the mid forties, there have been many Government studies of the UFO Phenomenon.

^ I studied many ufo photos from the web.

^ Project Blue Book was the third and final study into the UFO phenomenon.

.Vallée states that self-styled scientists often fill the vacuum left by the lack of attention paid to the UFO phenomenon by official science, but also notes that several hundred professional scientists continue to study UFOs in private, what he terms the "invisible college". He also argues that much could be learned from rigorous scientific study, but that little such work has been done.^ A scientific study of Ufo's .
  • UFODisclosure.org The truth is in here. 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.ufodisclosure.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ UFO research continues in the private sector.

^ Flying saucers and science : a scientist investigates the mysteries of UFOs : interstellar travel, crashes, and government cover-ups / by Stanton T. Friedman.

[5]
.There has been little mainstream scientific study of UFOs, and the topic has received little serious attention or support in mainstream scientific literature.^ There are professors in the scientific and academic community who would debate this topic, so Ill address their arguments directly by elaborating on some of my spiritual observations.
  • Examining UFOs, Nephilim and the Fallen Ones 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.watchmanbiblestudy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rouse , who had been supporting Edwards in his campaign for Congressional attention to the UFO issue, died of a similar heart attack shortly afterwards.
  • Is some one killing our UFO Investigators: UFO Magazine 25 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.metatech.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "UFO's Merit Scientific Study" by Dr. J. Allen Hynek; letter in SCIENCE, 21 October, 1966 14.
  • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

.Official studies ended in the U.S. in December 1969, subsequent to the statement by Edward Condon that the study of UFOs probably could not be justified in the expectation that science would be advanced.^ In addition the Air Force sponsored an independent study by scientists led by Dr Edward U Condon at the University of Colorado, which ended in 1969.

^ By 1969, the Condon Commission was formed, studied the circumstances, and concluded that of 91 cases studied, 61 were misinterpretations or hoaxes and 31 remained unidentified.
  • Unidentified Flying Objects - Project Blue Book and Me 25 September 2009 10:23 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: General]

^ Unidentified Flying Object: Encyclopedia - Condon Committee The Condon Committee was the informal name of the University of Colorado UFO Project, a study of unidentified flying objects, undertaken at the University of Colorado and directed by physicist Edward Condon from 1966 to 1968.

[10] .The Condon report and these conclusions were endorsed by the National Academy of Scientists, of which Condon was a member.^ These various reported physical evidence cases have been studied by various scientist and engineers, both privately and in official governmental studies (such as Project Blue Book , the Condon Committee , and the French GEPAN/SEPRA ).
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^ In accordance with the conclusions and recommendations from the 1969 Condon Report, the U.S. Air Force terminated its Project Blue Book study of UFOs in December 1969.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Article on UFOs by Dr. Thornton Page 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.cufon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These various reported physical evidence cases have been studied by various scientist and engineers, both privately and in official governmental studies (such as Project Blue Book, the Condon Committee, and the French GEPAN/SEPRA).
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, a scientific review by the UFO subcommittee of the AIAA disagreed with Condon's conclusion, noting that at least 30% of the cases studied remained unexplained, and that scientific benefit might be gained by continued study.^ About 14% of some 6000 cases studied remained unexplained.
  • Ghost Hunters Paranormal Investigation - New Zealand 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ghosthunters.co.nz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A scientific study of Ufo's .
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^ The remaining 701 cases were unexplained .

.It has been claimed that all UFO cases are anecdotal[31] and that all can be explained as prosaic natural phenomena.^ Not all UFOs can be explained Oberg.
  • Another 'UFO' from Russia - Cosmic Log - msnbc.com 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

^ The Working Party decided that all UFO sightings could be explained as misidentifications of ordinary objects or phenomena, optical illusions, psychological delusions or hoaxes.

^ This list of UFO sightings includes cases of alleged alien sightings and abductions along with all major UFO sightings since the 19th Century.

.On the other hand, it has been argued that there is limited awareness among scientists of observational data, other than what is reported in the popular press.^ There had been no other reports at this stage.

^ On the other hand, there had been no sightings in the vicinity of sensitive related AE establishments while there were occasionally multiple cases of unexplained sightings in non-strategic areas.
  • REPORT OF SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY PANEL ON UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS CONVENED BY OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE, CIA  January 14 - 18, 1953 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.cufon.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Some scientists have argued that all UFO sightings are misidentifications of natural phenomena and historically, there was debate among some scientists about whether scientific investigation was warranted given available empirical data.
  • Ghost Hunters Paranormal Investigation - New Zealand 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ghosthunters.co.nz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[5][32]
.Controversy has surrounded the Condon report, both before and after it was released.^ Twice before the riddle of the UFO has been "solved," only to have the reports increase in both quantity and quality.
  • Daily Kos: Saturday Night Uforia: "The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects" 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Condon Report, "A Scientific Study of UFO's," was reviewed by a special committee of the National Academy of Sciences and released in early 1969.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Article on UFOs by Dr. Thornton Page 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.cufon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It has been claimed that the report was "harshly criticized by numerous scientists, particularly at the powerful AIAA … [who] recommended moderate, but continuous scientific work on UFOs".[10] In an address made to the AAAS, James E. McDonald stated that he believed science had failed to mount adequate studies of the problem, criticizing the Condon report and prior studies by the US Air Force for being scientifically deficient.^ Then the Air Force made its routine denial.

^ The Air Force report allows us to ap proach the problem in a rational and scientific way.
  • An Unidentified Flying Object On The Radar Of An F-16 - UFO Evidence 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ufoevidence.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A scientific study of Ufo's .
  • UFODisclosure.org The truth is in here. 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.ufodisclosure.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He also questioned the basis for Condon's conclusions[33] and argued that the reports of UFOs have been "laughed out of scientific court."[9] J. Allen Hynek, an astronomer whose position as USAF consultant from 1948 made him perhaps the most knowledgeable scientist connected with the subject, sharply criticized the report of the Condon Committee and later wrote two nontechnical books that set forth the case for investigating seemingly baffling UFO reports.
.No official government investigation has ever publicly concluded that UFOs are indisputably real, physical objects, extraterrestrial in origin, or of concern to national defense.^ The officer concluded that the UFO was no airplane.
  • The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects: Chapter Seven. The Pentagon Rumbles 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.sacred-texts.com [Source type: General]

^ No national government has ever publicly admitted that UFOs represent any form of alien intelligence.
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^ No national government has ever publicly suggested that UFOs represent any form of alien intelligence.
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  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.These same negative conclusions also have been found in studies that were highly classified for many years, such as the UK's Flying Saucer Working Party, Project Condign, the US CIA-sponsored Robertson Panel, the US military investigation into the green fireballs from 1948 to 1951, and the Battelle Memorial Institute study for the USAF from 1952 to 1955 (Project Blue Book Special Report #14).^ I again bade farewell to Project Blue Book.
  • Daily Kos: Saturday Night Uforia: "The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects" 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "We have stacks of reports about flying saucers.

^ That's why the book is flying saucers and UFOs.
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.However, the initially classified USAF Regulation 200-2, first issued in 1953 after the Robertson Panel, which first defined UFOs and how information was to be collected, stated explicitly that the two reasons for studying the unexplained cases were for national security reasons and for possible technical aspects involved, implying physical reality and concern about national defense, but without opinion as to origins.^ The regulation also said UFOBs were to be investigated as a “possible threat to the security of the United States" and “to determine technical aspects involved".
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^ Concerned about UFOs and air safety.
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^ About 14% of some 6000 cases studied remained unexplained.
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.(For example, such information would also be considered important if UFOs had a foreign or domestic origin.^ And, that like the above given reason, the general conclusion of all the information is that it, the UFO phenomena, shows NO aggression (at least the info that is going to be given to the public in such a release).

^ Earlier claims that all UFO information had been released were shown to be incorrect, and some agencies such as the CIA have admitted holding back UFO-related material, claiming that releasing it would harm national security.
  • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

^ Objects are foreign, and if so, it would seem most logical to consider that they are from a Soviet source.
  • WebRoots Library U.S. Miscellaneous 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.webroots.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

) .The first two known classified USAF studies in 1947 also concluded real physical aircraft were involved, but gave no opinion as to origins.^ George C. Marshall and Secretary of War Henry Stimson insisted real aircraft were involved.
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^ (It is of my opinion that an advanced form of 'Strong General A.I.' may be involved, wether or not it be of extraterrestrial origin.

^ This was the first time two reliable sources had been really close enough to anything resembling a UFO to get a good .
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.(See American investigations immediately below) These early studies led to the creation of the USAF's Project Sign at the end of 1947, the first semi-public USAF study.^ Touted as nonsense publicly UFOs were not only thought of as a security threat, before the gag rule was imposed, the first investigation, commission on UFOs, "Project Sign" concluded the best explanation for UFOs was they were "interplanetary craft".

^ "The American public deserves a better explanation than that thus far given by the U. S. Air Force, I strongly recommend that there be a committee investigation of the UFO phenomena.
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^ RG 341.15 RECORDS OF PROJECT BLUE BOOK 1947-69 History: Established as Project Sign by a memorandum from Maj.

.Project Sign in 1948 wrote a highly classified opinion (see Estimate of the Situation) that the best UFO reports probably had an extraterrestrial explanation, as did the private but high-level French COMETA study of 1999. A top secret Swedish military opinion given to the USAF in 1948 stated that some of their analysts believed the 1946 ghost rockets and later flying saucers had extraterrestrial origins.^ Some observers believe that the object was of extraterrestrial origin.
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^ "I believe that UFOs are spaceships or extraterrestrial craft...

^ A top-secret military craft?

.(see Ghost rockets for document).^ There is a distinct possibility that all documents on the 1946 ghost-rocket wave have been destroyed.
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.In 1954, German rocket scientist Hermann Oberth revealed an internal West German government investigation, which he headed, that arrived at an extraterrestrial conclusion, but this study was never made public.^ A large fraction of the U.S. public, and a few scientists and engineers, continued to support ETH. A middle group of scientists felt that the possibility of extraterrestrial visitation, however slight, justified continued investigation, and still another group favored continuing investigation on the grounds that UFO reports are useful in sociopsychological studies.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Article on UFOs by Dr. Thornton Page 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.cufon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Flying saucers and science : a scientist investigates the mysteries of UFOs : interstellar travel, crashes, and government cover-ups / by Stanton T. Friedman.

^ Vatican Reveals Secret Archives High-quality reproductions of 105 documents, 19 of which have never been seen before in public, have now been published in a book.

.Classified, internal reports by the Canadian Project Magnet in 1952 and 1953 also assigned high probability to extraterrestrial origins.^ Early Canadian studies included Project Magnet (1950√1954) and Project Second Story (1952√1954), supported by the Defence Research Board.
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^ He claims to be a physicist who worked on a project at the Top Secret Nevada Base Area 51 involving the back engineering of flying disks of extraterrestrial origin.

^ NATO Meets E.T. Name: Robert O. Dean, retired Army command sergeant major Claim: Back in the Sixties, NATO issued a classified report stating that UFOs were real, of extraterrestrial origin, and had visited the earth.
  • Inside the Military UFO Underground 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.sacred-texts.com [Source type: Original source]

.Publicly, however, Project Magnet, nor later Canadian defense studies, ever stated such a conclusion.^ However, Hendry's figure for unidentified cases was considerably lower than many other UFO studies such as Project Blue Book or the Condon Report that have found rates of unidentified cases ranging from 6% to 30%.
  • Ghost Hunters Paranormal Investigation - New Zealand 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ghosthunters.co.nz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One of the earliest government studies to come to a secret ETH conclusion was Project Sign, the first official Air Force UFO investigation.
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^ Early Canadian studies included Project Magnet (1950√1954) and Project Second Story (1952√1954), supported by the Defence Research Board.
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.Another highly classified U.S. study was conducted by the CIA's Office of Scientific Investigation (OS/I) in the latter half of 1952 after being directed to do so by the National Security Council (NSC).^ Ruppelt also investigated the great "Invasion of Washington" in July 1952 when UFOs were seen above the nation's capital and were detected by radar at two airports in Washington.
  • Amazon.com: The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects (9780966531237): Edward J Ruppelt: Books 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ WALTER BEDELL SMITH Director of the CIA from 1950 to 1953 1952 memorandum to the National Security Council .

^ I applaud very much your excellent work being done on it, and I will certainly report it to others, in order to facilitate scientific-oriented investigators to use this tool.

.They concluded UFOs were real physical objects of potential threat to national security.^ UFOs are they real!
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^ It concluded that UFOs didn't represent a threat to national security, or that there was any evidence that UFOs were extraterrestrial.

^ PREFACE The national debate over whether UFO's are a real objects, i.e.

.One OS/I memo to the CIA Director (DCI) in December read, "...the reports of incidents convince us that there is something going on that must have immediate attention...^ "At this time the reports of incidents convince us that there is something going on that must have immediate attention.

^ "There's something damned queer going on.

^ A December 1952 memo from the Assistant CIA Director of Scientific Intelligence (O/SI) was much more urgent: "...the reports of incidents convince us that there is something going on that must have immediate attention.
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.Sightings of unexplained objects at great altitudes and traveling at high speeds in the vicinity of major U.S. defense installations are of such a nature that they are not attributable to natural phenomena or any known types of aerial vehicles."^ Sightings of unexplained objects at great altitudes and travelling at highs speeds in the vicinity of U.S. defense installation are of such nature that they are not attributable to natural phenomena or known types of aerial vehicles."
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^ The flares are at such a high altitude that they appear to hover.
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^ Sightings of unexplained objects at great altitudes and traveling at highs speeds in the vicinity of U.S. defense installation are of such nature that they are not attributable to natural phenomena or known types of aerial vehicles."
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.The matter was considered so urgent, that OS/I drafted a memorandum from the DCI to the NSC proposing that the NSC establish an investigation of UFOs as a priority project throughout the intelligence and the defense research and development community.^ Was Project Blue Book an attempt to collect data about UFOs for The Central Intelligence Agency but at the same time discredit any credible witnesses or accounts?
  • UFO's - Unidentified Flying Objects 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ CROWDED SKIES --Organization London UFO Studies was launched in January 1990 in an attempt to fully investigate and evaluate the numerous UFO sightings which continuously occur throughout the U.K. .

^ CSETI, he has led research teams throughout the world investigating the existence of ETI, and on several occasions has successfully established preliminary contact and communication with extraterrestrial spacecraft at close range.

.They also urged the DCI to establish an external research project of top-level scientists to study the problem of UFOs, now known as the Robertson Panel, to further analyze the matter.^ The UFO was now almost on top of them.
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^ It was first believed the UFO fell off a plane, but the Civil Aviation Authority said that couldn't be the case, after an engineer studied the UFO. They concluded that "we don't know what it's from".
  • UFO Crashes Through Roof of New Zealand Home 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.shortnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Two of the most respected UFO researchers in the country are Dr J. Allen Hynek and Dr Jacques Vallee, leading officials of the Center for UFO Studies in Evanston, Illinois.
  • UNIDENTIFIED FRAUDULENT OBJECTS +quot;UFOs are real, all right, - It's some of IFOs that a 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC skepticfiles.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The OS/I investigation was called off after the Robertson Panel's negative conclusions in January 1953.[34]
.Some public government conclusions have indicated physical reality but stopped short of concluding extraterrestrial origins, though not dismissing the possibility.^ Some private or governmental studies, some secret, have concluded in favor of the Extraterrestrial hypothesis (ETH), or have had members who disagreed with official conclusions against the conclusion by committees and agencies to which they belonged.
  • Ghost Hunters Paranormal Investigation - New Zealand 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ghosthunters.co.nz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Stopping short of an extraterrestrial explanation (though not discounting it), Pope believes the UFO phenomenon is quite real and raises serious defense, national security, and air safety issues.
  • Ghost Hunters Paranormal Investigation - New Zealand 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ghosthunters.co.nz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This explosive testimony by actual government insiders proves that UFOs are real, that some are of extraterrestrial origin and that super-secret programs have energy and propulsion technologies that will enable humanity to begin a new civilization- A civilization without pollution, without poverty - A civilization capable of traveling among the stars.
  • UFO Books 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC mufonoc.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Examples are the Belgian military investigation into large triangles over their airspace in 1989–1991 and the recent 2009 Uruguay Air Force study conclusion (see below).^ The Air Force was responsible for investigating alleged sightings for the military.
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^ Then he gave me a telex sent by the Military Attache of the U.S. Ambassador to the Commander of the Belgian Air Force confirming that the Stealth airplane was never stationed on European territory nor did it ever fly over that territory.
  • An Unidentified Flying Object On The Radar Of An F-16 - UFO Evidence 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ufoevidence.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While some European nations have sent aircraft aloft to investigate UFOs intruding into their airspace, to date, no one has launched interceptors to investigate the triangle-shaped craft that hovers above New England cities for hours on end.
  • Rapture - Unidentified Flying Objects 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.cyber-north.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some private studies have been neutral in their conclusions, but argued the inexplicable core cases called for continued scientific study.^ Some studies were neutral in their conclusions, but argued the inexplicable core cases called for continued scientific study.
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^ The official French government UFO scientific study (GEPAN/SEPRA) from 1976 to 2004 listed about 14% of 5800 cases as inexplicable.
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Other private or governmental studies, some secret, have concluded in favor of the ETH, or have had members who disagreed with the official conclusions.
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.Examples are the Sturrock Panel study of 1998 and the 1970 AIAA review of the Condon Report.^ Examples are the Sturrock Panel study of 1998 and the 1970 AIAA review of the Condon Report.
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^ Examples are the Sturrock Panel study of 1998 and the 1970 AIAA review of the Condon Report .
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^ (Good, 347) Although the 1968 Condon Report came to a negative conclusion (written by Condon ), it is known that many members of the study strongly disagreed with Condon's methods and biases.
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American investigations

.Following the large U.S. surge in sightings in June and early July 1947, on July 9, 1947, Army Air Force (AAF) intelligence, in cooperation with the FBI, began a formal investigation into selected best sightings with characteristics that could not be immediately rationalized, which included Kenneth Arnold’s and that of the United Airlines crew.^ This sighting occurred on 28 June 1947.
  • WebRoots Library U.S. Miscellaneous 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.webroots.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kenneth Arnold's 1947 sighting .
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^ The Air Force was responsible for investigating alleged sightings for the military.
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.The AAF used "all of its scientists" to determine whether or not "such a phenomenon could, in fact, occur". The research was "being conducted with the thought that the flying objects might be a celestial phenomenon," or that "they might be a foreign body mechanically devised and controlled."^ Furthermore, the research was "being conducted with the thought that the flying objects might be a celestial phenomenon," or that "they might be a foreign body mechanically devised and controlled."
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^ The FBI was told that intelligence was using "all of its scientists" to determine whether or not "such a phenomenon could, in fact, occur."
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^ The FBI used “all of its scientists” to determine whether or not “such a phenomenon could, in fact, occur.” The research was “being conducted with the thought that the flying objects might be a celestial phenomenon,” or that “they might be a foreign body mechanically devised and controlled.” [25] Three weeks later they concluded that, “This ‘flying saucer’ situation is not all imaginary or seeing too much in some natural phenomenon.
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[35] .Three weeks later in a preliminary defense estimate, the air force investigation decided that, "This ‘flying saucer’ situation is not all imaginary or seeing too much in some natural phenomenon.^ (Maccabee, 5) Three weeks later they concluded that, “This ‘flying saucer’ situation is not all imaginary or seeing too much in some natural phenomenon.
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^ In September 1947, the Air Force concluded that the flying saucers were real.
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^ "This 'flying saucer' situation is not at all imaginary or seeing too much in some natural phenomena.

.Something is really flying around."^ Something is really flying around."
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^ Something is really flying around.

^ Something is really flying around".
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[36]
.A further review by the intelligence and technical divisions of the Air Materiel Command at Wright Field reached the same conclusion, that "the phenomenon is something real and not visionary or fictitious," that there were objects in the shape of a disc, metallic in appearance, and as big as man-made aircraft.^ The phenomenon is something real and not visionary or fictitious."

^ A further review by the intelligence and technical divisions of the Air Materiel Command at Wright Field reached the same conclusion, that "the phenomenon is something real and not visionary or fictitious," that there were objects in the shape of a disc, metallic in appearance, and as big as man-made aircraft.
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^ These objects are as large as man-made aircraft and have a metallic or light-reflecting surface.

.They were characterized by "extreme rates of climb [and] maneuverability," general lack of noise, absence of trail, occasional formation flying, and "evasive" behavior "when sighted or contacted by friendly aircraft and radar," suggesting a controlled craft.^ They were characterized by "extreme rates of climb [and] maneuverability," general lack of noise, absence of trail, occasional formation flying, and "evasive" behavior "when sighted or contacted by friendly aircraft and radar," suggesting either manual, automatic, or remote control.
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^ They were characterized by “extreme rates of climb [and] maneuverability,” general lack of noise, absence of trail, occasional formation flying, and “evasive” behavior “when sighted or contacted by friendly aircraft and radar,” suggesting a controlled craft.
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^ Further they exhibit extreme rates of climb and maneuverability with no associated sound and take action which must be considered evasive when contacted by aircraft and radar."

.It was thus recommended in late September 1947 that an official Air Force investigation be set up to investigate the phenomenon.^ It was recommended in October 1947 that an official Air Force investigation be set up.
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^ In September 1947, the Air Force concluded that the flying saucers were real.
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^ It was thus recommended in late September 1947 that an official Air Force investigation be set up to investigate the phenomenon.
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.It was also recommended that other government agencies should assist in the investigation.^ Crucially, however, the Government was not prepared to make such a judgement and continued to take the view that all sightings should be investigated.
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^ Despite my efforts, to my knowledge, no one from any intelligence or government agency ever came on base to investigate.
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^ Another less than 2 weeks later, in January 1981, occurred in Trans-en-Provence and was investigated by GEPAN , then France's official government UFO-investigation agency..
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[37]
.This led to the creation of the Air Force’s Project Sign at the end of 1947, one of the earliest government studies to come to a secret extraterrestrial conclusion.^ One of the earliest government studies to come to a secret ETH conclusion was Project Sign, the first official Air Force UFO investigation.
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^ It led to a suicide that the Air Force is responsible for.

^ This led to the creation of the Air Forces Project Sign at the end of 1947, which became Project Grudge at the end of 1948, and then Project Blue Book in 1952.
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.In August 1948, Sign investigators wrote a top-secret intelligence estimate to that effect.^ In 1948, they wrote a top-secret intelligence estimate to that effect.
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^ He ended up on Project Bluebook, Section 13, which I believe was the top-secret portion of that investigation.

^ One of the earliest government studies to come to a secret ETH conclusion was Project Sign, the first official Air Force UFO investigation.
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.The Air Force Chief of Staff Hoyt Vandenberg ordered it destroyed.^ The Royal Norwegian Air Force sent two jets to look for the submarines, and the Coast Guard was ordered there as well.
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^ BRIGADIER GENERAL JO O ADIL OLIVEIRA Chief of the Air Force General Staff Information Service, Brazil "Briefing to the Army War College" in Rio de Janeiro November 2, 1954 .

^ Al Chop (Tom Towers) is promoted to Chief of the Press Section at the U.S. Air Force's Air Materiel Command.
  • UFO Revisited 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.nicap.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The existence of this suppressed report was revealed by several insiders who had read it, such as astronomer and USAF consultant J. Allen Hynek and Capt.^ The existence of this suppressed report was revealed by several insiders who had read it, such as astronomer and USAF consultant Dr. J. Allen Hynek and Edward J. Ruppelt, the first head of the USAF's Project Blue Book.
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The existence of this suppressed report was revealed by several insiders who had read it, such as astronomer and USAF consultant Dr. J. Allen Hynek and Edward J. Ruppelt , the first head of the USAF's Project Blue Book .
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A fuller definition was given by Dr. J. Allen Hynek, late astronomer, U.S. Air Force consultant and UFO proponent, as "the reported perception of an object or light seen in the sky or upon the land the appearance, trajectory, and general dynamic and luminescent behaviour of which do not suggest a logical, conve ...

.Edward J. Ruppelt, the first head of the USAF's Project Blue Book.^ (This uncertainty is typical of early UFO identifications, and led to greater USAF effort in Blue Book.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Article on UFOs by Dr. Thornton Page 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.cufon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Edward J. Ruppelt The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects (Project Bluebook) *Landman, Jack, " Mexico City, August 6 1997 ".
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All of the records from Project Blue Book have been deposited in the Military Reference Branch, National Archives and Records Service, Washington, D.C. 20408.
  • UFOs (Science Tracer Bullet - Science Reference Services, Libraryof Congress 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.lcweb.loc.gov [Source type: Academic]

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.Project Sign was dismantled and became Project Grudge at the end of 1948. Angered by the low quality of investigations by Grudge, the Air Force Director of Intelligence reorganized it as Project Blue Book in late 1951, placing Ruppelt in charge.^ "I'm a former Air Force Intelligence officer.

^ John Samford, the Air Force's director of intelligence.
  • Alien Armada! (washingtonpost.com) 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.washingtonpost.com [Source type: News]
  • washingtonpost.com: Alien Armada! 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.washingtonpost.com [Source type: News]
  • UFO Sightings Over Washington D.C. In July 1952 and July 2002. 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.informantnews.com [Source type: News]

^ This led to the creation of the Air Force's Project Sign at the end of 1947, which became Project Grudge at the end of 1948, and then Project Blue Book in 1952.
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Blue Book closed down in 1970, using the Condon Commission's negative conclusion as a rationale, ending the official Air Force UFO investigations.^ Each commander of an Air Force base will provide a UFO investigative capability.
  • Condon Report, Appendix B: USAF Regulation 80-17, UFO Reporting 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ncas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blue Book closed down in 1970, ending the official Air Force UFO investigations.
  • PowerPedia:UFO - PESWiki 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC peswiki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Since the closing of Blue Book in 1969, it has been official United States Air Force policy not to take a UFO report.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

.However, a 1969 USAF document, known as the Bolender memo, plus later government documents revealed that nonpublic U.S. government UFO investigations continued after 1970. The Bollender memo first stated that "reports of unidentified flying objects that could affect national security… are not part of the Blue Book system," indicating that more serious UFO incidents were already handled outside of the public Blue Book investigation.^ Scientific study of unidentified flying objects.
  • Inventory of the Roy Craig Collection on the Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects Papers: 1963-ca. 2002 25 September 2009 10:23 UTC www.lib.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Unidentified flying objects.
  • UFOs (Science Tracer Bullet - Science Reference Services, Libraryof Congress 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.lcweb.loc.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ UFOs may later be identified, after investigation, and are known as IFOs or Identified Flying Objects.
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The memo then added, "reports of UFOs which could affect national security would continue to be handled through the standard Air Force procedures designed for this purpose."^ Advise civilians to report UFOs to the nearest Air Force base.
  • Condon Report, Appendix B: USAF Regulation 80-17, UFO Reporting 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ncas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was the standard Air Force reporting form that is used for all intelligence reports, including UFO reports.
  • Daily Kos: Saturday Night Uforia: "The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects" 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They didn't like the way the Air Force had handled UFO reports and I was the Air Force's "Mr.
  • Daily Kos: Saturday Night Uforia: "The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects" 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

.[39] In addition, in the late 1960s, there was a chapter on UFOs at the U.S. Air Force Academy in their Space Sciences course, giving serious consideration to possible extraterrestrial origins.^ There is a serious possibility that we are being visited by people from outer space.

^ Didn't the U. S. Air Force investigate UFOs and conclude there was nothing to them?
  • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

^ "The American public deserves a better explanation than that thus far given by the U. S. Air Force, I strongly recommend that there be a committee investigation of the UFO phenomena.
  • UFODisclosure.org The truth is in here. 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.ufodisclosure.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When word of the curriculum became public, the Air Force in 1970 put out a statement the book was outdated and that cadets were now being informed of Condon's negative conclusion instead.^ "Project Blue Book", which began in 1949 and ceased in 1969, was headed by the U.S. Air Force.

^ Government Conspiracy Air Force's UFO Case Studies Published Online Although the mainstream media have mostly come to the conclusion that UFOs can all be explained away as misperceptions, unusual natural phenomena, or frauds, this was not the official conclusion of Project Blue Book or other UFO studies carried out by the U.S. government.

^ "The American public deserves a better explanation than that thus far given by the U. S. Air Force, I strongly recommend that there be a committee investigation of the UFO phenomena.
  • UFODisclosure.org The truth is in here. 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.ufodisclosure.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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.Use of UFO instead of the popular flying saucer was first suggested in 1952 by Ruppelt, who felt that flying saucer did not reflect the diversity of the sightings.^ Use of "UFO" instead of "flying saucer" was first suggested in 1952 by Capt.
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Flying saucer to use air as fuel .
  • Flying saucer to use air as fuel - Boing Boing 22 September 2009 18:54 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: General]

^ Edward J. Ruppelt , the first director of Project Blue Book , who felt that flying saucer did not reflect the diversity of the sightings.
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ruppelt suggested that UFO should be pronounced as a word — you-foe.^ Ruppelt suggested that UFO should be pronounced as a word — you-foe .
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you haven't yet seen the show, you might be surprised to learn the word "UFO" in the TV series is pronounced "you-foe."
  • UFO - the tv series 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yes 8% · No 82% · Perhaps 10% Do you think the government should support further research to document existence or non-existence of UFOs?
  • Mutual UFO Network 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.mufon.com [Source type: Original source]

.However it is generally pronounced by forming each letter: U.F.O. His term was quickly adopted by the Air Force, which also briefly used "UFOB" circa 1954, for Unidentified Flying Object.^ Scientific study of unidentified flying objects.
  • Inventory of the Roy Craig Collection on the Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects Papers: 1963-ca. 2002 25 September 2009 10:23 UTC www.lib.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ "The Air Force says it's still unidentified."

^ In the meantime the C.I.A. carried on its censorship of the strange flying objects for the Air Force.
  • Feb 1961 - The Flying Saucers Are Hostile - Mu-Meson Archive Online 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.mumeson.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ruppelt recounted his experiences with Project Blue Book in his memoir, The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects (1956), also the first book to use the term.^ Unidentified flying objects.
  • UFOs (Science Tracer Bullet - Science Reference Services, Libraryof Congress 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.lcweb.loc.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Unidentified flying object .
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I just got the book Unconventional Flying Objects.
  • UFOs AND THE NEW PHYSICS 25 September 2009 10:23 UTC www.qedcorp.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Air Force Regulation 200-2,[42] issued in 1953 and 1954, defined an Unidentified Flying Object ("UFOB") as "any airborne object which by performance, aerodynamic characteristics, or unusual features, does not conform to any presently known aircraft or missile type, or which cannot be positively identified as a familiar object." The regulation also said UFOBs were to be investigated as a "possible threat to the security of the United States" and "to determine technical aspects involved." .As to what the public was to be told, "it is permissible to inform news media representatives on UFOB's when the object is positively identified as a familiar object," but "For those objects which are not explainable, only the fact that ATIC [Air Technical Intelligence Center] will analyze the data is worthy of release, due to many unknowns involved."^ Air Force Regulation 200-2, "Unidentified Flying Objects Reporting," for example, prohibits the release to the public and the media of any data about "those objects which are not explainable."
  • LATEST UFO AND ALIEN NEWS 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Air Force Regulation 200-2, issued in 1954, defined an U nidentified F lying Ob ject (UFOB) as "any airborne object which by performance, aerodynamic characteristics, or unusual features, does not conform to any presently known aircraft or missile type, or which cannot be positively identified as a familiar object."
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ten Air Force Reserve F-16 fighter jets were the cause of the lights seen over parts of central Texas earlier this month that many believed to be UFOs, according to an Air Force Reserve news release.
  • UFOs and Alien Abductions: News & Videos about UFOs and Alien Abductions - CNN.com 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

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Well known American investigations include:
.
.Another early U.S. Army study, established sometime in the 1940s and of which little is known, was called the Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit (IPU).^ An early U.S. Army study, of which little is known, was called the Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit (IPU).
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A sighting is called a UFO when "the description of the object and its manoeuvres could not be fitted into the pattern of any known object or phenomenon."
  • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

^ In England a phenomenon called the "ley" lines is known.

.In 1987, British UFO researcher Timothy Good received a letter confirming the existence of the IPU from the Army Director of Counter-intelligence, in which it was stated, "… the aforementioned Army unit was disestablished during the late 1950s and never reactivated.^ In 1987, British UFO researcher Timothy Good received a letter confirming the existence of the IPU from the Army Director of Counter-intelligence, in which it was stated, "...the aforementioned Army unit was disestablished during the late 1950s and never reactivated.
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^ In 1987, British UFO researcher Timothy Good received a letter confirming the existence of the IPU from the Army Director of Counter-intelligence, in which it was stated, "...the aforementioned Army unit was disestablished during the late 1950's and never reactivated.
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" UFO researchers .

.All records pertaining to this unit were surrendered to the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations in conjunction with operation BLUEBOOK." The IPU records have never been released.^ All records pertaining to this unit were surrendered to the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations in conjunction with operation BLUEBOOK." The IPU records have never been released.
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "This order you mentioned--is it for all Air Force pilots, or special fighter units?"

^ "The American public deserves a better explanation than that thus far given by the U. S. Air Force, I strongly recommend that there be a committee investigation of the UFO phenomena.
  • UFODisclosure.org The truth is in here. 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.ufodisclosure.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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.Thousands of documents released under FOIA also indicate that many U.S. intelligence agencies collected (and still collect) information on UFOs, including the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), FBI, CIA, National Security Agency (NSA), as well as military intelligence agencies of the Army and Navy, in addition to the Air Force.^ "The Air Force says it's still unidentified."

^ FOIA CIA document, 8 August 1952.
  • UFO-Norges Internettportal 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ufo.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Released in 1976 under the FOIA .

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.The investigation of UFOs has also attracted many civilians, who in the U.S formed research groups such as National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena (NICAP, active 1956–1980), Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO, 1952–1988), Mutual UFO Network (MUFON, 1969–), and Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS, 1973–).^ Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO) (1952-1988) National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) (1956-1980) Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) (1969-present) Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) (1973-present) Fund for UFO Research (FUFOR) (1976-present) National Institute of Discovery Science (NIDS) (1996-present) National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) (1994-present): Run by Peter Davenport ; national clearing house for UFO reports with phone hotline; listings of reports online.
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There have been a number of civilian groups formed to study UFO’s and/or to promulgate their opinions on the subject.
  • PowerPedia:UFO - PESWiki 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC peswiki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unidentified Flying Object: Encyclopedia - Center for UFO Studies The Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) is an unidentified flying object research group.

Famous American cases

.The Battle of Los Angeles in 1942, where an unidentified flying object erroneously was thought to be part of a Japanese airstrike.^ Unidentified flying objects.
  • UFOs (Science Tracer Bullet - Science Reference Services, Libraryof Congress 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.lcweb.loc.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Unidentified flying object .
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^ Flying saucer - type of unidentified flying object...
  • Up channels: Flying saucer - type of unidentified flying object (UFO) with a disc- or saucer-shaped body, usually described as silver or metallic, 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC u.tearn.com [Source type: General]

.The Roswell Incident involved New Mexico residents, local law enforcement officers, and the US military, the latter of whom allegedly collected physical evidence from the UFO crash site.^ Did anything crash at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947?
  • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

^ UFOs have played a role in tourism , such as in Roswell, New Mexico .
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A flying saucer crashed near Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Objects » Roswell 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC ufo.jack.sk [Source type: Original source]

.In the Kecksburg Incident, Pennsylvania residents reported seeing a bell shaped object crash in the area.^ As it passed over the area they were camping in, they reported no sound emanated from the object.
  • Real UFO 25 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.realufo.org [Source type: Original source]

^ December 9 , Kecksburg incident , mass sighting of a falling UFO followed by an alleged isolation of the crash site.
  • PowerPedia:UFO - PESWiki 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC peswiki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Domingo Troncoso, on the jungle frontier with Bolivia, was called to a very strange cigar-shaped flying object over the river area.
  • UFO Sightings Over Washington D.C. In July 1952 and July 2002. 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.informantnews.com [Source type: News]

.Peace officers, and possibly military personnel, were sent to investigate.^ Other qualified amateurs, such as ex-military intelligence personnel, could assist in field investigations of current sighting reports.
  • UFOs: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.nicap.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

^ The program draws on interviews with police officers, pilots, military personnel, scientists and ordinary citizens who give extraordinary accounts of encounters with the unexplained.
  • UFO'S AND EXTRATERRESTRIALS 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: Academic]

.The Betty and Barney Hill abduction was the first reported abduction incident.^ Maybe an anniversary article on the Barney and Betty Hill abduction case?
  • Paranormal and UFO Information Network 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.pufoin.com [Source type: General]

^ BETTY AND BARNEY HILL --The first to report publicly that they had been abducted by "aliens."

^ Betty and Barney Hill Abduction revisited .
  • UFODisclosure.org The truth is in here. 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.ufodisclosure.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Canadian investigation

The Falcon Lake incident report filed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Stephen Michalak claimed incident with a UFO.
.In Canada, the Department of National Defence has dealt with reports, sightings and investigations of UFOs across Canada.^ This is a UFO report of a recent UFO sighting and it was narrated by me.

^ In Canada , the Department of National Defence has dealt with reports, sightings and investigations of UFOs across Canada.
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ UFO sighting reports from Newfoundland, Canada.

.In addition to conducting investigations into crop circles in Duhamel, Alberta, it still considers "unsolved" the Falcon Lake incident in Manitoba and the Shag Harbour incident in Nova Scotia.^ In addition to conducting investigations into crop circles in Duhamel, Alberta , it still identifies the Falcon Lake incident in Manitoba and the Shag Harbour incident in Nova Scotia as "unsolved".
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Crop Circles 13028-32 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5A 3E3 Canada .

^ The policeman who conducted the investigation into possible murder reported to the coroner’s court that no cause for Jeannie’s combustion could be found.
  • Yet Another 10 Unsolved Mysteries - Listverse 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC listverse.com [Source type: General]

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.Early Canadian studies included Project Magnet (1950–1954) and Project Second Story (1952–1954), supported by the Defence Research Board.^ Speculations to explain human-looking UFOnauts, include: Migration / Colonisation : FWIW engineer Wilbert Smith, the past head of Canadian government's UFO study project 1950-1954 thought we are the descendants of "their" colonists on this planet .
  • UFO occupants - Reptilian and grey alien pictures 25 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.hyper.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Our review of records control forms showing the destruction of other records-including outgoing RAAF messages for 1950 -- supports the Chief Archivist's viewpoint.
  • The GAO report on the Roswell UFO Incident 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.roswellfiles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New research efforts are underway to support this new program, including: Lethal HPM munitions.
  • LATEST UFO AND ALIEN NEWS 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.These studies were headed by Canadian Department of Transport radio engineer Wilbert B. Smith, who later publicly supported extraterrestrial origins.^ Canadian radio-engineer & UFO researcher Wilbert Smith .

^ Speculations to explain human-looking UFOnauts, include: Migration / Colonisation : FWIW engineer Wilbert Smith, the past head of Canadian government's UFO study project 1950-1954 thought we are the descendants of "their" colonists on this planet .
  • UFO occupants - Reptilian and grey alien pictures 25 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.hyper.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jean-Jacques Velasco , the head of the official French UFO investigation SEPRA, wrote a book in 2005 saying that 14% of the 5800 cases studied by SEPRA were utterly inexplicable and extraterrestrial in origin.
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Famous Canadian cases

.In the Shag Harbour incident, an alleged UFO was seen in the water.^ December 9 , Kecksburg incident , mass sighting of a falling UFO followed by an alleged isolation of the crash site.
  • PowerPedia:UFO - PESWiki 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC peswiki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ October 4 , Shag Harbor Nova Scotia UFO crash , object seen crashing into Shag Harbor followed by Canadian naval search; officially referred to as a UFO crash.
  • PowerPedia:UFO - PESWiki 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC peswiki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One of the most prevalent incident happened in Roswell situated in New Mexico when a clear evidence of the UFO was seen.
  • Real UFO 25 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.realufo.org [Source type: Original source]

.Numerous people were involved, including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and local residents.^ A whole bunch of people witnessed this, including a member of the Stillwater Police Department,'' said Ray Cecot of Niskayuna, section director of the Mutual UFO Network.
  • The UFOs of October 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.rpi.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A complete guideline is also included on the website explaining all of the details involved with the Ballester-Guasp numerical evaluation, and its associated calculations.

Nothing was ever found. .Around the same time, both the Canadian and US military were involved in another UFO-related search at Shelburne, Nova Scotia, approximately 30 miles from Shag Harbour.^ The UFOs are not around all the time.
  • The UUFOH - UFO Spotting & Recording Tips 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.aliendave.com [Source type: General]

^ Ufos Alien Abductions Texas UFOs Reminescent of Phoenix Lights of 1997 It seems amazing that so many people could see the same phenomena at approximately the same time and suffer from misinterpretation or a failure of their senses.

^ In addition to conducting investigations into crop circles in Duhamel, Alberta , it still identifies the Falcon Lake incident in Manitoba and the Shag Harbour incident in Nova Scotia as "unsolved".
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

French investigation

.On March 2007, the French Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES) published an archive of UFO sightings and other phenomena online.^ Main article: List of major UFO sightings In March 2007, the French Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES) published an archive of UFO sightings and other phenomena online.
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Uk UFO sightings (march 2008) « UFO Online by dandare UFO Online by dandare .
  • Uk UFO sightings (march 2008) « UFO Online by dandare 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC dandare.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ In January 2007, the French Centre National d'tudes Spatiales (CNES) declared it will publish an archive of UFO sightings and other phenomena online.
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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.French studies include GEPAN/SEPRA/GEIPAN (1977–), within the French space agency CNES, the longest ongoing government-sponsored investigation.^ Again, this isn't the official public posture of SEPRA, CNES, or the French government.
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  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Claude Poher (Astronomer, founder and first director of GEPAN, 1974-1978, the first official French UFO investigation under French space agency CNES ) Yves Sillard [18] (Engineer, former director of CNES , 1976-1982, head of new French government UFO investigation GEIPAN) Dr. Jean-Jacques Velasco (Engineer, former head, 1983-2004, of the official French UFO investigation GEPAN/SEPRA) Italy .
  • PowerPedia:UFO - PESWiki 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC peswiki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Claude Poher, a French scientist formerly associated with the French National Space Agency (CNES), studied sightings in France that occurred during the October, 1954 "flap."
  • "MAGNETIC UFO" 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC brumac.8k.com [Source type: Academic]

.About 14% of some 6000 cases studied remained unexplained.^ Nevertheless, many cases remained unexplained.
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  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In this case, predictions about alien disclosure and even some personalities that will be involved.

^ The official French government UFO scientific study (GEPAN/SEPRA) from 1976 to 2004 listed about 14% of 5800 cases as inexplicable.
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The official opinion of GEPAN/SEPRA/GEIPAN has been neutral or negative, but the three heads of the studies have gone on record in stating that UFOs were real physical flying machines beyond our knowledge or that the best explanation for the most inexplicable cases was an extraterrestrial one.^ Most UFO pictures are really fake.
  • Real UFO 25 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.realufo.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The UFO is really one of the challenges which our scientists have to agree.
  • Real UFO 25 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.realufo.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "UFOs are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head.

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.The French COMETA panel (1996–1999) was a private study undertaken mostly by aerospace scientists and engineers affiliated with CNES and high-level French Air Force military intelligence analysts, with ultimate distribution of their study intended for high government officials.^ Again, this isn't the official public posture of SEPRA, CNES, or the French government.
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "I'm a former Air Force Intelligence officer.

^ The 1999 French COMETA committee of high-level military analysts/generals and aerospace engineers/scientists declared the ETH was the best hypothesis for the unexplained cases.
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The COMETA panel likewise concluded the best explanation for the inexplicable cases was the extraterrestrial hypothesis and went further in accusing the United States government of a massive cover-up.^ The government, they cover up.

^ They also claim a cover-up, that the United States government is keeping the information secret.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (Regarding government cover-up of UFOs) .

[51]

British investigation

.The UK conducted various investigations into UFO sightings and related stories.^ UK , uk ufo sightings .

^ UK UFO sightings [ June 2009] … .

^ There are too many variables in this recent UFO sighting, but this is an amazing story.

.The contents of some of these investigations have since been released to the public.^ These tools can often add many supporting details allowing the investigator to make a more informative evaluation of the UFO sighting report and its contents.

^ These are some of the points which are really very important and I must say that you will then be able to investigate the presence of the UFO in much better way.
  • Real UFO 25 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.realufo.org [Source type: Original source]

^ On July 10th, MUFON released their in-depth investigation into these UFOs and reveal several Unidentified radar tracked objects in the Texan skies that night.

.Eight file collections on UFO sightings, dating from 1978 to 1987, were first released on May 14, 2008, to the UK National Archives by the Ministry of Defence.^ May 14, 2008 - The British Ministry of Defence opened its files on UFOs.
  • BlackRaiser Reporter » 2009 » August 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC reporter.blackraiser.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On 14 May 2008 a number of government files relating to UFOs were released.

^ UK UFO sightings [ June 2009] … .

[52] .Although kept secret from the public for many years, most of the files have low levels of classification and none is classified Top Secret.^ It is still classified above Top Secret.

^ The classification was, from the outset, above top secret, so the vast majority of U.S. officials and politicians, let alone a mere allied minister of defence, were never in-the-loop."

^ The subject was classified Top Secret by the world's militaries.
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.200 files are set to be made public by 2012. The files are correspondence from the public sent to government officials, such as the MoD and Margaret Thatcher.^ French said she hopes to mobilize the public and demand that the federal government release information about sightings or discoveries, such as Roswell, N.M., spaceship crash in 1947.

^ Even though Lewin and Navasky admitted that the report was a hoax, there still remain some who believe it to be an official government document that was leaked to the public.
  • UFO Conference 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC hitsusa.com [Source type: General]

^ Because cameras are literaly everywhere at the airport, Ufologist feel it is far likely the incident was videotaped and that such footage should be made available to the public a.s.a.p.

.The MoD released the files under the Freedom of Information Act due to requests from researchers.^ MOD UFO files being released ] .

^ In the '70s, he filed the Freedom of Information Act request that led to the release of the FBI's file on UFOs.
  • UFO Sightings Over Washington D.C. In July 1952 and July 2002. 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.informantnews.com [Source type: News]

^ Six frames from the 1949 footage were released under the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Yet Another 10 Unsolved Mysteries - Listverse 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC listverse.com [Source type: General]

[53] .These files include, but are not limited to, UFOs over Liverpool and the Waterloo Bridge in London.^ A site with information on all types of ufo phenomenon and related subjects, these include Area51, Roswell, Alien Abductions.

^ Subscribe today and receive a free UFO Photo CD. Holidays are the time to donate, to buy a book, or a CD of the last eight years of these files.

^ Just take a look at these recent sightings we plucked from the files of NUFORC (the National UFO Reporting Center)!
  • Mysterious Unidentified Flying Objects! 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC richlabonte.net [Source type: General]

[54]
.On October 20, 2008 more UFO files were released.^ May 14, 2008 - The British Ministry of Defence opened its files on UFOs.
  • BlackRaiser Reporter » 2009 » August 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC reporter.blackraiser.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Files released in October revealed cases of passenger jets nearly colliding with UFOs and reports of alien abduction which have been logged by the Ministry of Defence.

^ A total of 160 UFO files dating back to the 1970s were included in the three year project, 48 of which have been released via The National Archives UFO page to date.

.One case released detailed that in 1991 an Alitalia passenger aircraft was approaching Heathrow Airport when the pilots saw what they described as a "cruise missile" flew extremely close to the cockpit.^ The pilot saw it right away and closed in.
  • Daily Kos: Saturday Night Uforia: "The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects" 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Source: Wales Online Wales Online issues a plea to the Pilots of the Police helicopter, a NASA expert was reported as saying: "Hearing details from two officers and a helicopter pilot who claimed they saw a flying saucer-shaped aircraft would allow people to make their own judgements" .

^ In one or two cases, it appeared that missiles or rocket fire could have been the cause."

The pilots believed that a collision was imminent. .UFO expert David Clarke says that this is one of the most convincing cases for a UFO he has come across.^ Certainly not one of the most convincing cases I’ve seen.
  • UFO Conference 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC hitsusa.com [Source type: General]

^ "One expert says it was temperature inversion.
  • UFO Sightings Over Washington D.C. In July 1952 and July 2002. 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.informantnews.com [Source type: News]

^ "Serious UFO researchers never believed most of them", wrote UFO historian Dr. David Jacobs in 1978.
  • The Gemini 4 UFO 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.jamesoberg.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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.British investigations include the UK's Flying Saucer Working Party.^ The Flying Saucer Working Party 1950-1951 .

^ The first thing the general wanted to know was, "Who in hell has been giving me these reports that every decent flying saucer sighting is being investigated?"
  • The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects: Chapter Seven. The Pentagon Rumbles 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.sacred-texts.com [Source type: General]

^ The object, matching previous flying-saucer descriptions, was spotted by R.D. McCarthy, an electrician working atop the plant.
  • Daily Kos: Saturday Night Uforia: In the news, 1952 (Part 3) 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC dailykos.com [Source type: News]

.Its final report, published in 1951, remained secret for over 50 years.^ But all the government studies remained secret for years.
  • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

^ UFOs reported 10 or more years ago were almost certainly not secret airplanes, because airplanes are almost never kept secret that long.
  • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

^ Greek authorities kept the UFO encounter secret for over a year but finally released documents and pilot conversation recordings, generating huge public interest.
  • BlackRaiser Reporter » 2009 » August 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC reporter.blackraiser.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Working Party concluded that all UFO sightings could be explained as misidentifications of ordinary objects or phenomena, optical illusions, psychological delusions or hoaxes.^ The Working Party decided that all UFO sightings could be explained as misidentifications of ordinary objects or phenomena, optical illusions, psychological delusions or hoaxes.

^ Not all UFOs can be explained Oberg.
  • Another 'UFO' from Russia - Cosmic Log - msnbc.com 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

^ Please explain all of the reports and sightings.
  • Examining UFOs, Nephilim and the Fallen Ones 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.watchmanbiblestudy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The report stated: ‘We accordingly recommend very strongly that no further investigation of reported mysterious aerial phenomena be undertaken, unless and until some material evidence becomes available’.^ They conclude with the following statement: "We accordingly recommend very strongly that no further investigation of reported mysterious aerial phenomena be undertaken, unless and until some material evidence becomes available".

^ The message stated that no further investigation by the FBI was being conducted.
  • The GAO report on the Roswell UFO Incident 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.roswellfiles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A reporter investigated but found no evidence of a landing.
  • UFO Landings 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC noufors.com [Source type: News]

.A secret study of UFOs undertaken for the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) between 1996 and 2000 and was publicly released in 2006. The report is titled "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena in the UK Defence Region" and was code-named Project Condign.^ Main article: ufology "Ufology" is the name given to the study of UFO phenomena.
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They conclude with the following statement: "We accordingly recommend very strongly that no further investigation of reported mysterious aerial phenomena be undertaken, unless and until some material evidence becomes available".

^ The BBC (British Broadcasting Company) released a report on August 9 2000 that a star map had been discovered in the famous painted caves of Lascaux in central France.

.The report confirmed earlier findings that the main causes of UFO sightings are misidentification of man-made and natural objects.^ UFO sighting reports from Newfoundland, Canada.

^ This is a UFO report of a recent UFO sighting and it was narrated by me.

^ All UFO reports are hoaxes, hallucinations, and the misidentification of known objects.
  • The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects: Chapter Seven. The Pentagon Rumbles 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.sacred-texts.com [Source type: General]

.The report noted: "No artefacts of unknown or unexplained origin have been reported or handed to the UK authorities, despite thousands of UAP reports.^ On the other hand, there had been no sightings in the vicinity of sensitive related AE establishments while there were occasionally multiple cases of unexplained sightings in non-strategic areas.
  • REPORT OF SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY PANEL ON UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS CONVENED BY OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE, CIA  January 14 - 18, 1953 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.cufon.org [Source type: Academic]

^ We have called no one in authority at various venues to report this sighting.

^ The origin of the rain is still unknown today, despite worldwide efforts to discover the cause and true nature of the rain.
  • Yet Another 10 Unsolved Mysteries - Listverse 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC listverse.com [Source type: General]

There are no SIGINT, ELINT or radiation measurements and little useful video or still IMINT." It concluded: "There is no evidence that any UAP, seen in the UKADR [UK Air Defence Region], are incursions by air-objects of any intelligent (extraterrestrial or foreign) origin, or that they represent any hostile intent."
In contrast, Nick Pope, who headed the MoD UFO desk from 1991 to 1994, states that while about 80 % of the cases he investigated were misidentifications of known objects and phenomena (while 15 % of sightings had insufficient information), about 5 % "seemed to defy any conventional explanation." These included cases with multiple and/or highly trained witnesses such as pilots or military personnel, corroboration from radar or video/photography, and involved apparent structured craft with speeds and maneuverability beyond that of human origin.[56] .Stopping short of an extraterrestrial explanation (though not discounting it), Pope believes the UFO phenomenon is quite real and raises serious defense, national security, and air safety issues.^ Concerned about UFOs and air safety.
  • PowerPedia:UFO - PESWiki 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC peswiki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "I believe that UFOs are spaceships or extraterrestrial craft...

^ He really believed he had seen UFOs."
  • Cosmic Conspiracies - Europe's Largest UFOs and Aliens Database 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.ufos-aliens.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Pope describes many of the perplexing cases, such as the Rendlesham Forest incident, and the politics surrounding UFOs in his book Open Skies, Closed Minds.^ The late abduction submyth began 14 years after the Hill case, in the month following the broadcast of The UFO Incident (1976), with the five-day disappearance of Travis Walton, later filmed as Fire in the Sky (1993).
  • Skeptic UFO 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

^ Nick Pope , the head of the UK government UFO desk for a number of years, is an advocate of the ETH based on the inexplicable cases he reviewed, such as the Rendlesham UFO incident , although the British government has never made such claims.
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nick Pope, the head of the UK government UFO desk for a number of years, is an advocate of the ETH based on the inexplicable cases he reviewed, such as the Rendlesham UFO incident, although the British government has never made such claims.
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Famous British cases

.Both US and British military personnel allegedly witnessed UFOs in the forests near Rendlesham Rendlesham Forest incident and Bentwaters.^ Nick Pope, the head of the UK government UFO desk for a number of years, is an advocate of the ETH based on the inexplicable cases he reviewed, such as the Rendlesham UFO incident, although the British government has never made such claims.
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1998, we set out to privatize the disclosure process by raising the funds to videotape, edit, and organize over 100 military and government witnesses to UFO events and projects.

^ A UFO-style incident, reported by two passenger airline pilots flying from Heathrow airport, baffled aviation experts, a near-miss report reveals.
  • LATEST UFO AND ALIEN NEWS 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This case was reported in December 1980 and took place over several nights at both the US and RAF military bases.^ All the rest of us know is that we have reports, so far unexplained, of unidentified objects able to operate in both the atmosphere and the aquasphere.
  • UFO-Norges Internettportal 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ufo.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Excellent archive of witness reports from both the military and civilian .

^ Jeff on September 08, 2009 at 07:02 AM Report this comment All your base are belong to us!
  • Chinese scientists 'filmed UFO for 40 minutes' - Telegraph 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

Uruguayan investigation

.The Uruguayan Air Force has had an ongoing UFO investigations since 1989 and analyzed 2100 cases, of which they consider only 40 (about 2%) definitely lacking any conventional explanation.^ Concerned about UFOs and air safety.
  • PowerPedia:UFO - PESWiki 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC peswiki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Members of the Mexican Air Force think they could be UFOs.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Now - what has the Air Force done in the field of UFO investigations?
  • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

All files have recently been declassified. .The unexplained cases include military jet interceptions, abductions, cattle mutilations, and physical landing trace evidence.^ (Hence the title of Steven Spielberg 's movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind ) Hynek's CE classification system has since been expanded to include such things as alleged alien abductions and cattle mutilation phenomena.
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Hence the title of Steven Spielberg 's movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind ) Hynek's CE classification system has since been expanded to include such things as alleged alien abductions (CE4s) and cattle mutilation phenomena.
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Hence the title of Steven Spielberg's movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind) Hynek's CE classification system has since been expanded to include such things as alleged alien abductions and cattle mutilation phenomena.
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Colonel Ariel Sanchez, who currently heads the investigation, summarized their findings as follows: "The commission managed to determine modifications to the chemical composition of the soil where landings are reported.^ Three of the sightings were in the Memorial Park area and one was made by a wife and husband who reported they saw a UFO heading toward Weirs Beach.
  • Lakes Region Takes Notice of Multiple Sightings, 1973-1974 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC nhufo.org [Source type: News]

^ The following procedures will assist the investigating officer in completing the report and arriving at a conclusion as required in paragraph 11.
  • Condon Report, Appendix B: USAF Regulation 80-17, UFO Reporting 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ncas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A reporter investigated but found no evidence of a landing.
  • UFO Landings 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC noufors.com [Source type: News]

The phenomenon exists. .It could be a phenomenon that occurs in the lower sectors of the atmosphere, the landing of aircraft from a foreign air force, up to the extraterrestrial hypothesis.^ Scores of Air Force pilots and groundmen watched the disk, as fighters raced up in pursuit.

^ The Air Force agreed to redirect its effort as this could demonstrate the design features of the 606A concept in less time at a much lower price.
  • BlackRaiser Reporter » 2009 » August 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC reporter.blackraiser.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ According to the Army Air Forces' Report of Major Accident, these four accidents occurred at or near the towns of Hobbs, Albuquerque, Carrizozo, and Alamogordo, New Mexico.
  • The GAO report on the Roswell UFO Incident 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.roswellfiles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It could be a monitoring probe from outer space, much in the same way that we send probes to explore distant worlds.^ If you are interested in this video I could send you a copy on cd-rom or dvd format by mail, however the file itself is much too large to email.

^ They may be explorers and adventurers, like the astronauts we someday will send to distant inhabited worlds.
  • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

^ "Much evidence tells us UFOs have been tracked by radar; so, UFOs are real and they may come from outer space...

.The UFO phenomenon exists in the country.^ "The phenomenon of UFOs does exist, and it must be treated seriously."

.I must stress that the Air Force does not dismiss an extraterrestrial hypothesis based on our scientific analysis."^ Each commander of an Air Force base will provide a UFO investigative capability.
  • Condon Report, Appendix B: USAF Regulation 80-17, UFO Reporting 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ncas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But before his radio went silent, he sent a strange message to Godman Air Force Base.

^ Marana air force base officials today denied reports that a "flying saucer" had been sighted over the base.
  • Daily Kos: Saturday Night Uforia: In the news, 1952 (Part 3) 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC dailykos.com [Source type: News]

[57]

Astronomer reports

.The Air Force's Project Blue Book files indicate that approximately 1 %[58] of all unknown reports came from amateur and professional astronomers or other users of telescopes (such as missile trackers or surveyors).^ Although it is sometimes contended that astronomers never report UFOs, the Air Force's Project Blue Book files indicate that approximately 1% of all their reports came from amateur and professional astronomers or other users of telescopes (such as missile trackers or surveyors).
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even the Air Force statements and the Project 'Saucer' report contradict each other."

^ I checked over all the reports we had on file.
  • The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects: Chapter Three. The Classics 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.sacred-texts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 1952, astronomer J. Allen Hynek, then a consultant to Blue Book, conducted a small survey of 45 fellow professional astronomers.^ J. Allen Hynek in 1952 surveyed 45 fellow professional astronomers at an astronomy convention.
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hynek was also a top scientific consultant for Project Blue Book .
  • PowerPedia:UFO - PESWiki 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC peswiki.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hynek was also a top scientific consultant for Project Blue Book.
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Five reported UFO sightings (about 11%).^ UFO sighting reports from Newfoundland, Canada.

^ This is a UFO report of a recent UFO sighting and it was narrated by me.

^ How many UFO sightings have been reported?
  • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

.In the 1970s, astrophysicist Peter A. Sturrock conducted two large surveys of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and American Astronomical Society.^ In the 1970s, astrophysicist Peter A. Sturrock conducted two surveys of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and American Astronomical Society .
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the 1970s, astrophysicist Peter A. Sturrock conducted two surveys of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and American Astronomical Society.
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thesis, synthesis, antithesis: a joint symposium sponsored by the Los Angeles & Orange County Sections of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics and the Los Angeles Chapter of the World Futures [sic] Society, Saturday, September 27, 1975 ...
  • UFOs (Science Tracer Bullet - Science Reference Services, Libraryof Congress 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.lcweb.loc.gov [Source type: Academic]

.About 5 % of the members polled indicated that they had had UFO sightings.^ About 5% of the members polled indicated that they had had UFO sightings.
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What if they were reading about a "UFO" sighting?
  • Paranormal and UFO Information Network 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.pufoin.com [Source type: General]

^ It reviewed 10 recent UFO sightings and concluded that they could not be written off as hallucinations, hoaxes or earthly aircraft.
  • UFO Sightings Over Washington D.C. In July 1952 and July 2002. 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.informantnews.com [Source type: News]

Astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, who admitted to six UFO sightings, including three green fireballs, supported the Extraterrestrial hypothesis (ETH) for UFOs and stated he thought scientists who dismissed it without study were being "unscientific." Another astronomer was Lincoln LaPaz, who had headed the Air Force's investigation into the green fireballs and other UFO phenomena in New Mexico. .LaPaz reported two personal sightings, one of a green fireball, the other of an anomalous disc-like object.^ I learned of two other sightings, one over the Pacific Ocean and one in California .

^ LaPaz reported 2 personal sightings, one of a green fireball, the other of an anomalous disc-like object.
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ La Paz reported 2 personal sightings, one of a green fireball, the other of an anomalous disc-like object.
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.(Both Tombaugh and LaPaz were part of Hynek's 1952 survey.^ J. Allen Hynek in 1952 surveyed 45 fellow professional astronomers at an astronomy convention.
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

) .Hynek himself took two photos through the window of a commercial airliner of a disc-like object that seemed to pace his aircraft.^ In 1965, Rex Heflin took four Polaroid photos of a hat-shaped object.
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Aug 1946; Sande; Two men saw an aircraft-like object at 21:00, coming from north at high speed.
  • UFO-Norges Internettportal 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ufo.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As the daughter of a pilot and aeronautical engineer, I am familiar with many types of aircraft -- none of which are shaped like these two objects or hover soundlessly for minutes.
  • Mysterious Unidentified Flying Objects! 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC richlabonte.net [Source type: General]

[59] .Even later UFO debunker Donald Menzel filed a UFO report in 1949.^ Even later UFO debunker Dr. Donald Menzel filed a UFO report in 1949.
  • UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects - From the New Universe 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.newuniverse.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even later UFO debunker Dr. Donald Menzel filed a UFO report in 1949 [45] .
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This shows the report Kenneth Arnold filed in 1947 about his UFO sighting.
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In 1980, a survey of 1800 members of various amateur astronomer associations by Gert Helb and Hynek for the Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) found that 24 % responded "yes" to the question "Have you ever observed an object which resisted your most exhaustive efforts at identification?"[60]

British records on UFOs

.In August 2009 The Black Vault internet archive announced the release by the British government of more than 4,000 pages of declassified records.^ The BBC (British Broadcasting Company) released a report on August 9 2000 that a star map had been discovered in the famous painted caves of Lascaux in central France.

^ In April of 1997, more than a dozen such government and military witnesses were assembled in Washington DC for briefings with Congressmen, Pentagon officials and others.

^ A total of 160 UFO files dating back to the 1970s were included in the three year project, 48 of which have been released via The National Archives UFO page to date.

[61] .The records include information on the Rendlesham Forest incident, crop circles, a UFO attack on a cemetery and even reports of alien abduction claims.^ Informations about alien abductions, UFO sightings and crashes,and also crop circles.

^ Q: Then what motivates all the claims of alien abduction?
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^ On my page are pictures and reports about ufos, aliens, crop circles...

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.On 1st December 2009, the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) quietly closed down its UFO investigations unit.^ UFO Conference – The National Press Club held a UFO Close Encounters press conference today on UFOs, outlining the need for new UFO joint investigations among the top aviation countries.
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^ Two weeks later, Halt sent a report about the strange encounters to the British Ministry of Defense.
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^ Mitchell joins five-star Admiral Lord Hill-Norton, the former head of the British Ministry of Defense, in calling for congressional fact-finding hearings into the UFO question.
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The unit's hotline and email address were suspended by the Ministry of Defense on that date. The MoD said there was no value in continuing to receive and investigate sightings in a release, stating
"... in over fifty years, no .UFO report has revealed any evidence of a potential threat to the United Kingdom.^ United denies UFO report.

^ A visual observation by Wells Allan Webb (reported in _Mars, the New Frontier_, 1956; reproduced in "The UFO Evidence," NICAP, 1964, R. Hall, Ed.
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^ Governments or independent academics in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Sweden, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, and the Soviet Union are known to have investigated UFO reports at various times.
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.The MoD has no specific capability for identifying the nature of such sightings.^ However, enen if such an effort were made, there is no guarantee of success because of the isolated and sporatic nature of the sightings.
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^ A report that a witness is completely familiar with certain aspects of a sighting should indicate specific qualifications to substantiate such familiarity.
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^ WAS THE PHENOMENON IN SIGHT CONTINUOUSLY?  [ ]YES   [ ]NO. IF "NO," INDICATE WHETHER THIS IS DUE TO YOUR MOVEMENT OR THE BEHAVIOR OF THE PHENOMENON, AND DESCRIBE SUCH MOVEMENT OR BEHAVIOR. INDICATE DISAPPEARANCES ON PREVIOUS SKETCHES.         .
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.There is no Defence benefit in such investigation and it would be an inappropriate use of defence resources.^ A meteorite burning up in the planet’s atmosphere would be the likeliest choice, but there’s the matter of the object’s luminosity being clearly visible at such an early hour.
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^ We checked and rechecked and found that at the time of the sighting there were no ships, buoys, or anything else that would give a radar return in the area of Mobile Bay in which we were interested.
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^ (This does not mean that there was no field gradient, only that there was no gradient detectable by the instrument at the sensitivity used during the investigation.
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Furthermore, responding to reported UFO sightings diverts MoD resources from tasks that are relevant to Defence."
.The Guardian reported that the MoD claimed the closure would save the Ministry around 50,000 pounds a year.^ He brought the pilot around south of the base and gave him a course correction that would take him right into the light, which was still at 16,000 feet.
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^ The Sun reports a total of 231 sightings passed on to the MoD so far this year; compared to to 285 in 2008, 135 in 2007 and 97 in 2006.

^ Both sides of the UFO coin are now rejoicing as a leading space administrations makes 50 years of UFO reports available online.

.The MoD said that it would continue to release UFO files to the public through the National Archives.^ MOD UFO files being released ] .

^ In an illustrated, 40-page pamphlet he had published after what he called his "ordeal," Mr. Michalak, 52, said he believes that results of the inquiries would "never be made public."
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^ French said she hopes to mobilize the public and demand that the federal government release information about sightings or discoveries, such as Roswell, N.M., spaceship crash in 1947.

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Identification of UFOs

.
Fata Morgana, a type of mirage in which objects located below the astronomical horizon appear to be hovering in the sky, may be responsible for some UFO sightings.
^ These are some of the areas the experts are researching into.Why do people attribute them to aliens?Most think that aliens are responsible because such crop circles have often appeared in UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) hot spots.

^ I looked outward to notice an object of light moving in the sky above some farming properties.

^ UK UFO Sightings [ May 2009 ] Updated regularly .

.Fata Morgana can also magnify the appearance of distant objects or distort them to be unrecognizable.^ According to general relativity a massive object that lies between a more distant body and earth, can act as a gravitational lens, bending and magnifying light from the distant body.

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.Studies show that after careful investigation, the majority of UFOs can be identified as ordinary objects or phenomena (see Identification studies of UFOs).^ For details, see Identified flying objects .
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^ See List of major UFO film and television shows See UFOs in Fiction .
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^ See List of major UFO movies/tv shows .
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The most commonly found identified sources of UFO reports are:
.
Lenticular clouds have been reported as UFOs due to their peculiar shape.
.A 1952–1955 study by the Battelle Memorial Institute for the US Air Force included these categories as well as a "psychological" one.^ Anonymous Air Force officer, 1955.

^ EE: US Air Force (retired) .

^ An Air Force study by Battelle Memorial Institute scientists from 1952-1955 of 3200 USAF cases found 22% were unknowns, and with the best cases, 33% remained unsolved.
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.However, the scientific analysts were unable to come up with prosaic explanations for 21.5 % of the 3200 cases they examined and 33 % of what were considered the best cases remained unexplained, double the number of the worst cases.^ Nevertheless, many cases remained unexplained.
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^ An Air Force study by Battelle Memorial Institute scientists from 1952-1955 of 3200 USAF cases found 22% were unknowns, and with the best cases, 33% remained unsolved.
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^ They unjustifiably claim to be champions of the scientific method and vigorously attack those using sources they consider unproven or fall into a proverbial ‘grey box”.
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.(See full statistical breakdown in Identification studies of UFOs).^ British diplomat Gordon Creighton studied UFOs for decades, ever since seeing one in 1941 while stationed at the British embassy in China.
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^ Approximately 90 to 95% of UFOs are later identifed, according to the The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies [4] .
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^ During this time the UFO passed between the full moon and DC-6 and the crew could see the dark silhouette of a "wingless B-29."
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.Of the 69 % identifieds, 38 % were deemed definitely explained while 31 % were thought to be "questionable."^ What is an IFO? An Identified Flying Object is anything that was first thought to be a UFO, but was then explained by qualified persons.
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.About 9 % of the cases were considered to have insufficient information to make a determination.^ "If I become President, I'll make every piece of information this country has about UFO sightings available to the public and scientists.

^ SlickWilly: That makes sense, having read about modern cases of enforced issolation from a young age I wondered how it would have been possible to get his story accross… .
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^ White: We do know about cases where we have provided films and reports and technical studies and then seen that information twisted and give false impressions.
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.The official French government UFO investigation (GEPAN/SEPRA/GEIPAN), run within the French space agency CNES between 1977 and 2004, scientifically investigated about 6000 cases and found that 13.5 % defied any rational explanation, 46 % were deemed definitely or likely identifiable, while 41 % lacked sufficient information for classification.^ The official French government UFO scientific study (GEPAN/SEPRA) from 1976 to 2004 listed about 14% of 5800 cases as inexplicable.
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^ Again, this isn't the official public posture of SEPRA, CNES, or the French government.
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^ The official French government UFO scientific study (GEPAN/SEPRA) from 1976 to 2004 listed about 13% of 5800 cases as very detailed yet still inexplicable (with 46% deemed to have definite or probable explanations and 41% having inadequate information).
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.An individual 1979 study by CUFOS researcher Allan Hendry found, as did other investigations, that only a small percentage of cases he investigated were hoaxes (<1 %) and that most sightings were actually honest misidentifications of prosaic phenomena.^ Studies also show only a tiny percentage of UFO reports to be deliberate hoaxes; most are honest misidentifications of natural and man-made phenomena.
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^ Whatever their actual cause, such sightings throughout history were often treated as supernatural portents, angels , or other religious omens .
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^ Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO) (1952-1988) National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) (1956-1980) Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) (1969-present) Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) (1973-present) A privately-funded UFO research group founded by J. Allen Hynek, a professor of astronomy at Northwestern University in Chicago.
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Hendry attributed most of these to inexperience or misperception.[65] .However, Hendry's figure for unidentified cases was considerably lower than many other UFO studies such as Project Blue Book or the Condon Report that have found rates of unidentified cases ranging from 6 % to 30 %.^ How many UFO sightings have been reported?
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^ Another exhaustive case study, more recent UFO reports.
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^ I again bade farewell to Project Blue Book.
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.Hendry found that 88.6 % of the cases he studied had a clear prosaic explanation, and he discarded a further 2.8 % due to unreliable or contradictory witnesses or insufficient information.^ Statistics compiled by U.S. Air Force studies found that the strong preponderance of identified sightings were due to misidentifications, with hoaxes and psychological aberrations accounting for only a few percent of all cases.
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^ Statistics compiled by U.S. Air Force studies from 1947-1970 found that the strong preponderance of identified sightings were due to misidentifications, with hoaxes and psychological aberrations accounting for only a few percent of all cases.
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^ White: We do know about cases where we have provided films and reports and technical studies and then seen that information twisted and give false impressions.
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.The remaining 8.6 % of reports could not definitively be explained by prosaic phenomena, although he felt that a further 7.1 % could possibly be explained, leaving only the very best 1.5 % without plausible explanation.^ What could possibly explain that?
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^ Although I am only posting articles and links I feel are honest, I can't possibly be 100% positive.

^ I'm just wondering if these marks or scoopings you guys claim were caused by aliens during abductions, is there any other possible scientific explanation that could possibly explain their origin?
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UFO hypotheses

.To account for unsolved UFO cases, several hypotheses have been proposed.^ To account for unsolved UFO cases, several hypotheses have been proposed by both proponents and skeptics.
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^ To account for hardcore unsolved cases, a number of explanations have been proposed by both proponents and skeptics.
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^ Similarly about 30% of the UFO cases studied by the 1969 USAF Condon Committee were deemed unsolved when reviewed by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
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.
  • The Extraterrestrial hypothesis (ETH), defined by Edward U. Condon in the 1968 Condon Report as "The idea that some UFOs may be spacecraft sent to Earth from another civilization, or on a planet associated with a more distant star", further attributing the popularity of the idea to Donald Keyhoe's UFO book from 1950,[66] though the idea clearly predated Keyhoe, appearing in newspapers and various government documents (see immediately below).^ Some UFOs may not be designed to land.
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    ^ Another exhaustive case study, more recent UFO reports.
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    ^ Fourteen percent report seeing UFOs.
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    .This is probably the most popular theory among Ufologists.^ Probably most Ufologists believe the basic premise that various world governments are covering up UFO information.
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    ^ Probably most ufologists believe the basic premise that various world governments are covering up UFO information.
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    .Some private or governmental studies, some secret, have concluded in favor of the Extraterrestrial hypothesis (ETH), or have had members who disagreed with official conclusions against the conclusion by committees and agencies to which they belonged.^ Other private or governmental studies, some secret, have concluded in favor of the ETH, or have had members who disagreed with the official conclusions.
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    ^ The Swedish Defense Staff supposedly conducted a comprehensive study of the incidents and concluded that they were all explainable in terms of astronomical phenomena.
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    ^ In a report based on a three-year study, they concluded that "numerous manifestations observed by reliable witnesses could be the work of craft of extraterrestrial origin" and that, in fact, the best explanation is "the extraterrestrial hypothesis."
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    [67][68][69][70][71][72][73][74]
  • .
  • The Interdimensional hypothesis, that UFOs are objects crossing over from other dimensions or parallel universe, popularly proposed by Jacques Vallée,[75] though also predating him.
  • The paranormal/occult hypothesis; A variant of the Interdimensional Hypothesis, invoked to explain so-called paranormal aspects sometimes associated with UFO reports [8] lists of full disclosure.
  • The psychosocial hypothesis, that what people report as UFO experiences is the result of psychological misperception mechanisms and is strongly influenced by popular culture.
  • That UFOs represent poorly understood or still unknown natural phenomena, such as ball lightning or sprites.^ The Psychological-Social Hypothesis The man-made craft hypothesis The unknown natural phenomena hypothesis, e.g.
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    ^ It's about UFO and other things related to UFO, paranormal phenomena ...

    ^ UFOs in popular culture .
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  • .
  • The Earthquake lights/Tectonic Strain hypothesis: UFOs are caused by strains in Earth's crust near earthquake faults, which can also supposedly induce hallucinations.
  • That UFOs are military flying saucers; top secret or experimental aircraft unfamiliar to most people.^ A top-secret military craft?

    ^ Flying saucers top secret, Major D. Keyhoe (Putnam, 1960) .
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    ^ That's why the book is flying saucers and UFOs.
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Associated claims

.Besides anecdotal visual sightings, reports sometimes include claims of other kinds of evidence, including cases studied by the military and various government agencies of different countries (such as Project Blue Book, the Condon Committee, the French GEPAN/SEPRA, and Uruguay's current Air Force study).^ The Air Force was responsible for investigating alleged sightings for the military.
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^ Even the Air Force statements and the Project 'Saucer' report contradict each other."

^ These various reported physical evidence cases have been studied by various scientist and engineers, both privately and in official governmental studies (such as Project Blue Book , the Condon Committee , and the French GEPAN/SEPRA ).
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.A comprehensive scientific review of cases where physical evidence was available was carried out by the 1998 Sturrock UFO panel, with specific examples of many of the categories listed below.^ A comprehensive scientific review of physical evidence cases was carried out by the 1998 Sturrock UFO panel.
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^ Examples are the Sturrock Panel study of 1998 and the 1970 AIAA review of the Condon Report.
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^ Examples are the Sturrock Panel study of 1998 and the 1970 AIAA review of the Condon Report .
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  • Radar contact and tracking, sometimes from multiple sites.^ Radar contact and tracking, sometimes from multiple sites.
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    .These have included military personnel and control tower operators, simultaneous visual sightings, and aircraft intercepts.^ Airliner pilot + Control tower operators .
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    ^ These are often considered among the best cases since they usually involve trained military personnel and control tower operators, simultaneous visual sightings, and aircraft intercepts.
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    ^ At one-fifteen on that afternoon the control tower operators at Godman AFB, outside Louisville, Kentucky, received a telephone call from the Kentucky State Highway Patrol.
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    .One such recent example were the mass sightings of large, silent, low-flying black triangles in 1989 and 1990 over Belgium, tracked by NATO radar and jet interceptors, and investigated by Belgium's military (included photographic evidence).^ Posted in recent-ufo-sightings , ufo evidence .

    ^ One such recent example were the mass sightings of large, silent, low-flying black triangles in 1989 and 1990 over Belgium, tracked by multiple NATO radar and jet interceptors, and investigated by Belgium's military (included photographic evidence).
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    ^ Other: chevrons, equilateral triangles, spheres (usually reported to be shining, glowing at night), domes, diamonds, shapeless black masses, eggs, and cylinders.
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    [79] .Another famous case from 1986 was the JAL 1628 case over Alaska investigated by the FAA.
  • Photographic evidence, including still photos, movie film, and video.
  • Claims of physical trace of landing UFOs, including ground impressions, burned and/or desiccated soil, burned and broken foliage, magnetic anomalies, increased radiation levels, and metallic traces.^ Another famous case from 1986 was the JAL 1628 case over Alaska investigated by the FAA .
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    ^ Another famous case from 1986 was the JAL 1628 case over Alaska investigated by the FAA. Photograpic evidence, including still photos, movie film, and video, including some in the Infrared spectrum (rare).
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    ^ Photograpic evidence, including still photos, movie film, and video, including some in the infrared spectrum (rare).
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    See, e. g. .Height 611 UFO Incident or the 1964 Lonnie Zamora's Socorro, New Mexico encounter of the USAF Project Blue Book cases).^ Height 611 UFO Incident or the 1964 Lonnie Zamora 's Socorro , New Mexico encounter, considered one of the most inexplicable of the USAF Project Blue Book cases).
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    ^ I again bade farewell to Project Blue Book.
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    ^ It is the Socorro, New Mexico sighting made by police Sergeant Lonnie Zamora.
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    .A well-known example from December 1980 was the USAF Rendlesham Forest Incident in England.^ A well-known example from December 1980 was the USAF Rendlesham Forest Incident in England.
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    ^ And in 1980, Chuck and his patrol investigated an internationally known UFO encounter in Rendlesham Forest, close to the Bentwaters Woodbridge case.
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    ^ NICK POPE, FORMER OFFICIAL, U.K. (PH) MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: Well, the Rendlesham Forest case was certainly one of the most compelling UFO incidents in the British government's files on this.
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    .Another occurred in January 1981 in Trans-en-Provence and was investigated by GEPAN, then France's official government UFO-investigation agency.^ Another less than 2 weeks later, in January 1981, occurred in Trans-en-Provence and was investigated by GEPAN , then France's official government UFO-investigation agency..
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    ^ Another less than 2 weeks later, in January 1981, occurred in Trans-en-Provence and was investigated by GEPAN , then France's official government UFO-investigation agency.
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    ^ Another less than 2 weeks later, in January 1981, occurred in Trans-en-Provence and was investigated by GEPAN, then France's official government UFO-investigation agency.
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    .Project Blue Book head Edward J. Ruppelt described a classic 1952 CE2 case involving a patch of charred grass roots.
  • Physiological effects on people and animals including temporary paralysis, skin burns and rashes, corneal burns, and symptoms superficially resembling radiation poisoning, such as the Cash-Landrum incident in 1980.
  • Animal/cattle mutilation cases, that some feel are also part of the UFO phenomenon.
  • Biological effects on plants such as increased or decreased growth, germination effects on seeds, and blown-out stem nodes (usually associated with physical trace cases or crop circles)
  • Electromagnetic interference (EM) effects.^ Also charred roots and wilted plants are found.
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    ^ A UFO classic by insider Ruppelt, the first head of the USAF Project Blue Book Technology .
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    ^ Crop Circles - Hoax or Happening (book) .
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    .A famous 1976 military case over Tehran, recorded in CIA and DIA classified documents, was associated with communication losses in multiple aircraft and weapons system failure in an F-4 Phantom II jet interceptor as it was about to fire a missile on one of the UFOs.^ How about this is a CIA document, it took me five years to get, about UFOs.
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    ^ A famous military case from 1976 over Tehran , recorded in CIA and DIA classified documents, resulted in communication losses in multiple aircraft and weapons system failure in an F-4 jet interceptor as it was about to fire a missile on one of the UFOs.
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    ^ A famous 1976 military case over Tehran , recorded in CIA and DIA classified documents, resulted in communication losses in multiple aircraft and weapons system failure in an F-4 Phantom II jet interceptor as it was about to fire a missile on one of the UFOs.
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  • .
  • Apparent remote radiation detection, some noted in FBI and CIA documents occurring over government nuclear installations at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1950, also reported by Project Blue Book director Ed Ruppelt in his book.
  • Claimed artifacts of UFOs themselves, such as 1957, Ubatuba, Brazil, magnesium fragments analyzed by the Brazilian government and in the Condon Report and by others.^ Actual hard physical evidence cases, such as 1957, Ubatuba , Brazil, magnesium fragments analyzed by the Brazilian government and in the Condon Report and by others.
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    ^ Well-documented in U.S. DIA report and other documents.
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    ^ I again bade farewell to Project Blue Book.
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    .The 1964 Socorro/Lonnie Zamora incident also left metal traces, analyzed by NASA.^ "Socorro Saucer", by Lonnie Zamora in 1964.
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    ^ The 1964 Socorro/ Lonnie Zamora incident also left metal traces, analyzed by NASA .
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    ^ The 1964 Socorro/Lonnie Zamora incident also left metal traces, analyzed by NASA. Misc: Recorded electromagnetic emissions, such as microwaves detected in the well-known 1957 RB-47 surveillance aircraft case, which was also a visual and radar case; polarization rings observed around a UFO by a scientist, explained by Dr. James Harder as intense magnetic fields from the UFO causing the Faraday effect.
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    [81] A more recent example involves "the Bob White object" a tear drop shaped object recovered by Bob White and was featured in the TV show UFO hunters
  • Angel hair and angel grass, possibly explained in some cases as nests from ballooning spiders or chaff.

Reverse engineering

.Attempts have been made to reverse engineer the possible physics behind UFOs through analysis of both eyewitness reports and the physical evidence, on the assumption that they are powered vehicles.^ Attempts have been made to reverse engineer the possible physics behind UFOs through analysis of both eyewitness reports and the physical evidence.
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^ UFO mystery (including reverse-engineering) .

^ "There are many reasons to believe that they (UFOs) do exist: there is so much evidence from reliable witnesses."

.Examples are former NASA and nuclear engineer James McCampbell in his book Ufology, NACA/NASA engineer Paul R. Hill in his book Unconventional Flying Objects, and German rocketry pioneer Hermann Oberth.^ I just got the book Unconventional Flying Objects.
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^ Analysis of UFO technology by pioneering NACA / NASA aerospace engineer.
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^ Another analysis by former NASA and nuclear engineer.
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.Among subjects tackled by McCampbell, Hill, and Oberth was the question of how UFOs can fly at supersonic speeds without creating a sonic boom.^ Maybe it has to do with how these UFO’s Fly ?

^ Among subjects tackled by McCampbell, Hill, and Oberth was the question of how UFOs can fly at supersonic speeds without creating a sonic boom .
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^ Examples are former NASA and nuclear engineer James McCampbell in his book Ufology online , NACA / NASA engineer Paul R. Hill in his book Unconventional Flying Objects , and German rocketry pioneer Hermann Oberth .
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.McCampbell's proposed solution is microwave plasma parting the air in front of the craft.^ McCampbell's proposed solution of a microwave plasma parting the air in front of the craft is currently being researched by Dr. Leik Myrabo, Professor of Engineering Physics at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a possible advance in hypersonic flight.
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^ McCampbell's proposed solution of a microwave plasma parting the air in front of the craft is currently being researched by Dr. Leik Myrabo , Professor of Engineering Physics at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a possible advance in hypersonic flight.
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.In contrast, Hill and Oberth believed UFOs utilize an as yet unknown anti-gravity field to accomplish the same thing as well as provide propulsion and protection of occupants from the effects of high acceleration.^ Still the Norwegian Defense have unofficially assisted in UFO research, among other things in the well-known Hessdalen valley, [where there have been] numerous UFO observations.
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^ Jack Sarfatti , in his book "Super Cosmos" (2005), has an extremely detailed "theory" based on the recent discovery of the repulsive anti-gravity field " dark energy " that is accelerating the expansion of the 3D space of our universe.
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^ There were possibly about 20.” Others have reported seeing the same sight on a national UFO website as well ” (extract from article).

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Ufology

.Ufology is a neologism describing the collective efforts of those who study UFO reports and associated evidence.^ Ufology is a neologism coined to describe the collective efforts of enthusiasts who study UFO reports and associated evidence.
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^ Neologism coined to describe the collective efforts of those who study UFO reports and associated evidence.
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^ Main article: Ufology Ufology is a neologism coined to describe the collective efforts of those who study UFO reports and associated evidence.
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UFO researchers

UFO sightings

UFO organizations

UFO categorization

.Some ufologists recommend that observations be classified according to the features of the phenomenon or object that are reported or recorded.^ Some researchers recommend that observations be classified according to the features of the phenomenon or object that are reported or recorded.
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^ According to the reporting agencies, anyone who sees a mysterious object in the sky should make a set of simple but accurate observations and then get in touch with one or more of the following: .
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^ The object, according to the witness, hovered with it's length some 45 degrees tilted up in the rear portion, had a white light top and bottom centrally.

Typical categories include:
.
  • Saucer, toy-top, or disk-shaped "craft" without visible or audible propulsion.^ Saucer, toy-top, or disk-shaped "craft" without visible or audible propulsion.
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    ^ Saucer , toy-top, or disk-shaped "craft" without visible or audible propulsion.
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    ^ High-speed, ultra-maneuverable disk-shaped alien craft have been observed for thousands of years, tracked on radar and observed by pilots and astronauts, proving their extraterrestrial nature.
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    (day and night)
  • Large triangular "craft" or triangular light pattern, usually reported at night.
  • Cigar-shaped "craft" with lighted windows (Meteor fireballs are sometimes reported this way, but are very different phenomena).
  • Other: chevrons, (equilateral) triangles, crescent, boomerangs, spheres (usually reported to be shining, glowing at night), domes, diamonds, shapeless black masses, eggs, pyramids and cylinders, classic "lights".
.Popular UFO classification systems include the Hynek system, created by J. Allen Hynek, and the Vallée system, created by Jacques Vallée.^ Vallee UFO Classification System (an updated version of Hynek's) .

^ A description of a new (non-Hynek) UFO-sighting classification system .
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^ (Hence the title of Steven Spielberg 's movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind ) Hynek's CE classification system has since been expanded to include such things as alleged alien abductions and cattle mutilation phenomena.
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.Hynek's system involves dividing the sighted object by appearance, subdivided further into the type of "close encounter" (a term from which the film director Steven Spielberg derived the title of his UFO movie, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind").^ The Third Kind (CE-III) - a CE-I in which the presumed occupants are seen near the UFO. The title of the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind was suggested by Dr. Hynek.
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^ There are several types of Close Encounters: .
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^ Ideas of abduction appeared in the movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind .
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.Jacques Vallée's system classifies UFOs into five broad types, each with from three to five subtypes that vary according to type.^ I don't know that the government has any official program looking into UFOs right now, NASA or classified government project of another agency.
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^ Some 1950s contactee cultists had incorporated various religious and occult ideas into their beliefs about UFOs, but in the 1970s this was repeated on a considerably larger scale.
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^ Jacques Vallee has devised a UFO classification system which is preferred by many UFO investigators over Hynek's system as it is considerably more descriptive than Hynek's, especially in terms of the reported behavior of UFOs.
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UFO skeptics

.An influential group which has for many years offered critical analysis of UFO claims is the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.^ Given the widespread skepticism about UFOs, many will quickly dismiss the generals' "extraterrestrial hypothesis."
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^ I have been over the years very skeptical like many others.

^ Aided by its Sub-Committees and Affiliated groups, NICAP endeavours, to the best of its ability, to investigate in a scientific manner UFO reports made to it.
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Conspiracy theories

.UFOs are sometimes an element of elaborate conspiracy theories in which governments are said to be intentionally covering up the existence of aliens, or sometimes collaborating with them.^ The government, they cover up.

^ (Regarding government cover-up of UFOs) .

^ UFO Pictures ufos and aliens ufos UFOINFO Contents UFOs & Transformation UFOs and a Government Conspiracy?
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.There are many versions of this story; some are exclusive, while others overlap with various other conspiracy theories.^ There are many versions of this story; some are exclusive, while others overlap with various other conspiracy theories.
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^ "There are too many reliable pilots telling the same story--flat, round objects able to outmaneuver ordinary planes, and faster than anything we have.

^ There are many other reports and rumors of UFO crashes where the wreckage was quickly removed.
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.In the U.S., an opinion poll conducted in 1997 suggested that 80 % of Americans believed the U.S. government was withholding such information.^ In the U.S., opinion polls again indicate that a strong majority of people believe the U.S. government is witholding such information.
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^ In the U.S., opinion polls again indicate that a strong majority of people believe the U.S. government is withholding such information.
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^ French said she hopes to mobilize the public and demand that the federal government release information about sightings or discoveries, such as Roswell, N.M., spaceship crash in 1947.

[83][84] .Various notables have also expressed such views.^ Various notables have also expressed such views.
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.Some examples are astronauts Gordon Cooper and Edgar Mitchell, Senator Barry Goldwater, Vice Admiral Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter (the first CIA director), Lord Hill-Norton (former British Chief of Defense Staff and NATO head), the 1999 high-level French COMETA report by various French generals and aerospace experts, and Yves Sillard (former director of the French space agency CNES, new director of French UFO research organization GEIPAN).^ Some examples are astronauts Gordon Cooper and Edgar Mitchell, Senator Barry Goldwater, Vice Admiral Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter (the first CIA director), Lord Hill-Norton (former British Chief of Defense Staff and NATO head), the 1999 high-level French COMETA report by various French generals and aerospace experts, and Yves Sillard (former director of the French space agency CNES, new director of French UFO research organization GEIPAN).
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^ Gordon Cooper on supposed astronaut sightings of UFO's.
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^ UFO researcher William Cooper .

[85]
.It has also been suggested by a few paranormal authors that all or most human technology and culture is based on extraterrestrial contact.^ It has also been suggested by a few fringe authors that all or most human technology and culture is based on extraterrestrial contact.
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^ Contact author for all other rights, which are reserved.
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^ It claims to have explained all but about 600 of them, but the facts of most of those reports strongly suggest that something important was seen.
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.See also ancient astronauts.^ See also Ancient astronauts.
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^ See ancient astronauts .
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^ See also ancient astronauts .
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Allegations of evidence suppression

.There have been allegations of suppression of UFO related evidence for many decades.^ Allegations of evidence suppression .
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^ Is there evidence of a UFO in Datchet?

^ There have been allegations of suppression of UFO related evidence for many decades.
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.There are also conspiracy theories that claim that physical evidence might have been removed and/or destroyed/suppressed by some governments.^ There are also conspiracy theories which claim that physical evidence might have been removed and/or destroyed/suppressed by some governments.
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^ The panel concluded the physical evidence linked to some sightings deserved additional scientific study [21] .
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^ Also, as some weird people think, the government might have found some way to get there hands on this sort of technology.
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.(See also Men in Black, Brookings Report.^ (See also Men in Black ) Some examples are: .
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^ See the Brookings Report.
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^ (See also Men in Black) Some examples are: .
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)

Famous hoaxes

.
  • The Maury Island Incident
  • The Ummo affair, a decades-long series of detailed letters and documents allegedly from extraterrestrials.^ The Maury Island Incident The Ummo affair, a decades-long series of detailed letters and documents allegedly from extraterrestrials.
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    ^ The Maury Island Incident Bob Lazar, who claimed to have been hired to help reverse engineer saucer craft at Area 51 The Ummo affair, a series of detailed letters and documents allegedly from extraterrestrials.
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    ^ The Maury Island Incident Bob Lazar , who claimed to have been hired to help reverse engineer saucer craft at Area 51 The Ummo affair, a series of detailed letters and documents allegedly from extraterrestrials.
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    .The total length of the documents is at least 1000 pages, and some estimate that further undiscovered documents may total nearly 4000 pages.^ The total length of the documents is at least 1000 pages, and some estimate that further undiscovered documents may total nearly 4000 pages.
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    .A José Luis Jordan Pena came forward in the early nineties claiming responsibility for the phenomenon, and most consider there to be little reason to challenge his claims.^ A Jose Luis Jordan Pena came forward in the early nineties claiming responsibility for the phenomenon, and most consider there to be little reason to challenge his claims.
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    ^ But the whythe reason behind the secrecyis the most challenging problem of all.

    ^ These people, or similar types, were involved with the ancients and were most likely responsible for the very early and advanced cultures of Sumer, Akkad, Assyria and possibly Egypt [5].

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  • .
  • George Adamski over the space of two decades made various claims about his meetings with telepathic aliens from nearby planets.^ Prominent among such individuals was George Adamski , who claimed to have met a tall, blond-haired Venusian named “Orthon", who came to warn us about the dangers of nuclear proliferation .
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    ^ Prominent among such individuals was George Adamski, who claimed to have met a tall, blond-haired Venusian named "Orthon," who came to warn us about the dangers of nuclear proliferation.
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    ^ Contactees such as George Adamski, who claimed he went on flights in UFOs.
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    .He claimed that photographs of the far side of the moon taken by a Soviet orbital probe in 1959 were fake, and that there were cities, trees and snow-capped mountains on the far side of the moon.^ Over the mountain at the east side of the city.

    ^ Others claim having taken chance photographs during any time of the year.
    • Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology 25 January 2010 17:017 UTC inexplicata.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The object was hovering off the ground about 15 feet and probably measured 20 feet wide by 30 feet high this is an estimation as there are 2 trees which were on either side of the object.

    .Among copycats was a shadowy British figure named Cedric Allingham.
  • In 1987/1988 Ed Walters allegedly perpetrated a hoax in Gulf Breeze, Florida.^ Perhaps most notably, Ed Walters ' 1987 hoax, perpetrated in Gulf Breeze , Florida .
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    ^ The Gulf Breeze, Florida UFOs (Ed Walters), UFO Casebook files ^ PARANOIA - People Are Strange: Unusual UFO Cults ^ Bio and Video portfolio .
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    ^ Ed Walters of the Gulf Breeze, Florida UFO reports.
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    .Walters claimed at first having seen a small UFO flying near his home, and then in a second incident seeing the same UFO and a small alien being standing by his back door after being alerted by his dog.^ Have been seen in or near flying saucers.
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    ^ Walters claimed at first having seen a small UFO flying near his home, and then in a second incident seeing the same UFO and a small alien being standing by his back door after being alerted by his dog.
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    ^ UFO folks see an alien ship.
    • Yet Another 10 Unsolved Mysteries - Listverse 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC listverse.com [Source type: General]

    .Several photographs were taken of the craft, but none of the being.^ Several photographs were taken of the craft, but none of the being.
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    .Three years later, in 1990, after the Walters family had moved, the new residents discovered a model of a UFO poorly hidden in the attic that bore an undeniable resemblance to the craft in Walters' photographs.^ Three years later in 1990, after the Walters family had moved, the new residents discovered a model of a UFO poorly hidden in the attic that bore an undeniable resemblance to the craft in Walters' photographs.
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    ^ Later that year at the International UFO conference in Mesquite, Nevada these same star symbols were presented having been discovered on control panels of the Roswell starcraft.

    ^ I continued to see these crafts/creatures in the sky for about three more years, while I was slowly learning about life.

    .Various witnesses and detractors came forward after the local Pensacola newspaper printed a story about the discovered model, and some investigators now consider the sightings to be a hoax.^ But now let us again consider the story.

    ^ Various witnesses and detractors came forward after the local Pensacola newspaper printed a story about the discovered model, and some investigators now consider the sightings to be a hoax.
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    ^ A Jose Luis Jordan Pena came forward in the early nineties claiming responsibility for the phenomenon, and most consider there to be little reason to challenge his claims.
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    .In addition, a six-figure television miniseries and book deal were nearly struck with Walters.
  • Warren William (Billy) Smith, A popular writer and confessed hoaxster.^ In addition, a six-figure television miniseries and book deal were nearly struck with Walters.
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    ^ Copies of popular published works dealing with subject (articles in periodicals, newspaper clippings and books).
    • REPORT OF SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY PANEL ON UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS CONVENED BY OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE, CIA  January 14 - 18, 1953 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.cufon.org [Source type: Academic]

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.A Ufologist who disagrees that the Ed Walters Gulf Breeze photos are hoaxes is naval optical physicist Bruce Maccabee.^ Bruce Maccabee (Navy optical specialist) .

^ Gulf Breeze photos.
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^ Bruce Maccabee, what do you believe about these photos?
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He investigated the incident, analyzed the various photos and deemed them authentic.[88] .Maccabee claimed he himself was among independent witnesses of some of the Gulf Breeze sightings.^ Report on recent daylight sightings of unusual objects in Gulf Breeze, Florida .
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^ Excerpts from Gulf Breeze Sentinel on sightings there.
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^ The sighting was independently witnessed by the family who reported it to the RAF - and it was forwarded to the Ministry of Defence.
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UFOs in popular culture

.UFOs constitute a widespread international cultural phenomenon of the last 60 years.^ UFOs constitute a widespread international cultural phenomenon of the last half-century.
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^ Later that year at the International UFO conference in Mesquite, Nevada these same star symbols were presented having been discovered on control panels of the Roswell starcraft.

^ But the most important point here, Larry, is that the conversation I had years ago with the late Carl Sagan, we agreed that the UFO phenomenon was an extraordinary phenomenon.
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.Gallup polls rank UFOs near the top of lists for subjects of widespread recognition.^ Gallup polls rank UFOs near the top of lists for subjects of widespread recognition.
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^ Gallup polls rank UFOs near the top of lists for subjects of widespread recognition -- a 1973 survey found that 95 percent of the public had heard of UFOs, whereas in 1977 only 92 percent had heard of Gerald Ford in a poll taken just nine months after he left the White House ."
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^ Top 30 years of archived newspaper articles on the subject of UFOs may be found at this site.
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.In 1973, a survey found that 95 percent of the public reported having heard of UFOs, whereas only 92 percent had heard of US President Gerald Ford in a 1977 poll taken just nine months after he left the White House.^ Clearing house for aviation UFO reports.
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^ In 1973, a survey found that 95 percent of the public reported having heard of UFOs, whereas only 92 percent had heard of US President Gerald Ford in a 1977 poll taken just nine months after he left the White House .
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^ PRESIDENT GERALD FORD, NOVEMBER 2000: That such an investigation be taken...
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.(Bullard, 141) A 1996 Gallup poll reported that 71 percent of the United States population believed that the government was covering up information regarding UFOs.^ The government, they cover up.

^ They also claim a cover-up, that the United States government is keeping the information secret.
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^ (Regarding government cover-up of UFOs) .

.A 2002 Roper poll for the Sci Fi channel found similar results, but with more people believing UFOs were extraterrestrial craft.^ "I believe that UFOs are spaceships or extraterrestrial craft...

^ A 2002 Roper poll for the Sci Fi channel found similar results, but with more people believing UFOs were extraterrestrial craft.
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^ This conflation of serious, sober UFO minutiae, along with sci-fi, light hearted silliness only tends to dumb down the public in my view.

.In that latest poll, 56 percent thought UFOs were real craft and 48 percent that aliens had visited the Earth.^ But 56% thought UFOs were real craft and 48% that UFOs had visited the Earth.
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^ In that latest poll, 56 percent thought UFOs were real craft and 48 percent that aliens had visited the Earth.
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^ Q: Can you prove that aliens are not visiting the Earth?
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.Again, about 70 percent felt the government was not sharing everything it knew about UFOs or extraterrestrial life.^ Again about 70% felt the government was not sharing everything it knew about UFOs or extraterrestrial life.
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^ Again, about 70 percent felt the government was not sharing everything it knew about UFOs or extraterrestrial life.
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^ The official French government UFO scientific study (GEPAN/SEPRA) from 1976 to 2004 listed about 14% of 5800 cases as inexplicable.
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[90][91][92] .Another effect of the flying saucer type of UFO sightings has been Earth-made flying saucer craft in space fiction, for example the Earth spacecraft United Planets Cruiser C-57D in Forbidden Planet, the Jupiter 2 in Lost in Space, and the saucer section of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek, and many others.^ How many UFO sightings have been reported?
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^ Another effect of the flying saucer type of UFO sightings has been Earth-made flying saucer craft in space fiction, for example the Earth-made craft Starship C-57D in Forbidden Planet , and the saucer part of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek .
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^ That's why the book is flying saucers and UFOs.
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.For an excellent analysis of the interrelationship between popular culture and UFOs consult the research by psychologist Armando Simon, especially his contribution in Richard Haines' book, UFO Phenomena and the Behavioral Scientist.^ UFOs in popular culture .
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^ I quote from one of Luukanen's books: "A representative of a Norwegian UFO organisation once told me that the organisation had in vain tried to get the Norwegian Defense to show an interest in UFO research.
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^ DR. RICHARD F. HAINES Retired NASA senior research scientist Ames Research Center Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science 1998 .

Use in film and television

See also

References

General

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  • Thomas E. Bullard, "UFOs: Lost in the Myths", pages 141–191 in "UFOs, the Military, and the Early Cold War Era", pages 82–121 in "UFOs and Abductions: Challenging the Borders of Knowledge" David M. Jacobs, editor; 2000, University Press of Kansas, ISBN 0-7006-1032-4
  • Jerome Clark, The UFO Book: Encyclopedia of the Extraterrestrial, 1998, Visible Ink Press, ISBN 1-57859-029-9. Many classic cases and UFO history provided in great detail; highly documented.
  • J. Deardorff, B. Haisch, B. Maccabee, Harold E. Puthoff (2005).^ Thomas E. Bullard , “UFOs: Lost in the Myths”, pages 141-191 in “UFOs, the Military, and the Early Cold War Era”, pages 82-121 in “UFOs and Abductions: Challenging the Borders of Knowledge” David M. Jacobs, editor; 2000, University Press of Kansas, ISBN 0-7006-1032-4 Jerome Clark , The UFO Book: Encyclopedia of the Extraterrestrial , 1998, Visible Ink Press, ISBN 1-57859-029-9 .
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    ^ Thomas E. Bullard , "UFOs: Lost in the Myths", pages 141-191 in "UFOs, the Military, and the Early Cold War Era", pages 82-121 in "UFOs and Abductions: Challenging the Borders of Knowledge" David M. Jacobs, editor; 2000, University Press of Kansas, ISBN 0700610324 Jerome Clark , The UFO Book: Encyclopedia of the Extraterrestrial , 1998, Visible Ink Press, ISBN 1-57859-029-9 .
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    ^ Many UFO documents.
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    ."Inflation-Theory Implications for Extraterrestrial Visitation".^ Inflation-Theory Implications for Extraterrestrial Visitation ".
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    .Journal of the British Interplanetary Society 58: 43–50.^ Journal of the British Interplanetary Society 58 : 43–50.
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    .http://www.ufoskeptic.org/JBIS.pdf.
     
  • Curran, Douglas.^ AGETI founder http://www.clarc.org/~9a4ag .
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    ^ The address is http://www.majesticdocuments.com/authentication/pdf/psywar.pdf .
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    ^ Citizens Against UFO Secrecy HTTP://www.caus.org .
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    .In Advance of the Landing: Folk Concepts of Outer Space.^ Douglas Curran, In Advance of the Landing: Folk Concepts of Outer Space , 2001 (revised edition), Abbeville Press, ISBN 0-7892-0708-7 .
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    ^ In Advance of the Landing: Folk Concepts of Outer Space .
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    .(revised edition), Abbeville Press, 2001. ISBN 0-7892-0708-7. Non-sensational but fair treatment of contemporary UFO legend and lore in N. America, including the so-called "contactee cults."^ Abbeville Press, 2001.
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    ^ Douglas Curran, In Advance of the Landing: Folk Concepts of Outer Space , 2001 (revised edition), Abbeville Press, ISBN 0-7892-0708-7 .
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    ^ Non-sensational but fair treatment of contemporary UFO legend and lore in N. America, including the so-called “contactee cults.” The author traveled the United States with his camera and tape recorder and directly interviewed many individuals.
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    .The author traveled the United States with his camera and tape recorder and directly interviewed many individuals.
  • Hall, Richard H., editor.^ Non-sensational but fair treatment of contemporary UFO legend and lore in N. America, including the so-called “contactee cults.” The author traveled the United States with his camera and tape recorder and directly interviewed many individuals.
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    ^ The author traveled the United States with his camera and tape recorder and directly interviewed many individuals.
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    ^ Any time I traveled I had to notify and get permission, even in the United States.

    .The UFO Evidence: Volume 1.^ The UFO Evidence: Volume 1 .
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    ^ Richard H. Hall , editor, The UFO Evidence: Volume 1 , 1964, NICAP , reissued 1997, Barnes & Noble Books, ISBN 0760706271 .
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    .1964, NICAP, reissued 1997, Barnes & Noble Books, ISBN 0-7607-0627-1. Well-organized, exhaustive summary and analysis of 746 unexplained NICAP cases out of 5000 total cases—a classic.
  • Hall, Richard H. The UFO Evidence: A Thirty-Year Report.^ Well-organized, exhaustive summary and analysis of 746 unexplained NICAP cases out of 5000 total cases--a classic.
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    ^ Well-organized, exhaustive summary and analysis of 746 unexplained NICAP cases out of 5000 total cases — a classic.
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    ^ New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997.
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    .Scarecrow Press, 2001. ISBN 0-8108-3881-8. Another exhaustive case study, more recent UFO reports.
  • Hendry, Alan.^ Another exhaustive case study, more recent UFO reports.
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    ^ Scarecrow Press, 2001.
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    ^ Douglas Curran, In Advance of the Landing: Folk Concepts of Outer Space , 2001 (revised edition), Abbeville Press, ISBN 0-7892-0708-7 .
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    .The UFO Handbook: A Guide to Investigating, Evaluating, and Reporting UFO Sightings.^ If all reports were of a single object, in the knowledge of this investigator no man-made object could have been large enough and far enough away for the approximate simultaneous sightings.

    ^ For example, in November of 1962, the Argentine Embassy in Washington, D.C., furnished NICAP with official reports of UFO sightings made by Argentine Navy pilots.
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    ^ In the 1971 survey, 54% thought UFOs definitely or probably existed, vs. UFO sighting while 14% reported "perhaps."
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    .New York: Doubleday & Co., 1979. ISBN 0-385-14348-6. Skeptical but balanced analysis of 1300 CUFOS UFO cases.
  • Hynek, J. Allen.^ Skeptical but balanced analysis of 1300 CUFOS UFO cases.
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    ^ Update of Above Top Secret with new cases and documents Bruce Maccabee , UFO FBI Connection , 2000, Llewellyn Publications, ISBN 1-56718-493-6 Kevin Randle , Project Blue Book Exposed , 1997, Marlowe & Company, ISBN 1-56924-746-3 Edward J. Ruppelt , The Report On Unidentified Flying Objects , 1956, Doubleday & Co.
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    ^ Paul R. Hill , Unconventional Flying Objects: a scientific analysis , 1995, Hampton Roads Publishing Co., ISBN 1-57174-027-9 .
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    .The UFO Experience: A scientific inquiry.^ The UFO experience: a scientific inquiry.
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    ^ Excerpt from Hynek's "The UFO Experience - A Scientific Inquiry", concerning Project Blue Book and its bound-to-fail set-up.
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    ^ The UFO experience: a scientific inquiry, J. A. Hynek .
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    .Henry Regnery Co., 1972.
  • Hynek, J. Allen.^ J. Allen Hynek , The UFO Experience: A scientific inquiry , 1972, Henry Regnery Co.
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    ^ Henry Regnery Co., 1972.
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    .The Hynek UFO Report.^ (See the book The Hynek UFO Report by Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Dell Books, New York, N.Y., 1977, pages 70 to 72.
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    ^ Jacques Vallee has devised a UFO classification system which is preferred by many UFO investigators over Hynek's system as it is considerably more descriptive than Hynek's, especially in terms of the reported behavior of UFOs.
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    ^ Hynek, in his report added another comment that explains part of this perception that astronomers don’t see UFOs.

    .New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997. ISBN 0-7607-0429-5. Analysis of 640 high-quality cases through 1969 by UFO legend Hynek.
  • Rose, Bill and Buttler, Tony.^ New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997.
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    ^ Analysis of 640 high-quality cases through 1969 by UFO legend Hynek.
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    ^ Update of Above Top Secret with new cases and documents Bruce Maccabee , UFO FBI Connection , 2000, Llewellyn Publications, ISBN 1-56718-493-6 Kevin Randle , Project Blue Book Exposed , 1997, Marlowe & Company, ISBN 1-56924-746-3 Edward J. Ruppelt , The Report On Unidentified Flying Objects , 1956, Doubleday & Co.
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Flying Saucer Aircraft (Secret Projects).^ If we had such super aircraft, we wouldn't fly them over cities if we were trying to keep them secret.
    • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "We firmly believe that the flying saucer we saw over Arkansas was a secret experimental type aircraft--not a visitor from outer space.

    ^ Edward J. Ruppelt , the first director of Project Blue Book , who felt that flying saucer did not reflect the diversity of the sightings.
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Leicester, UK: Midland Publishing, 2006. ISBN 1-85780-233-0.
  • Sagan, Carl & Page.^ ISBN 1-85780-233-0 .
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Carl Sagan & Thornton Page, editors, UFO's: A Scientific Debate , 1972, Cornell University Press, 1996, Barnes & Noble Books, ISBN 0-76070-192-2 .
    • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Sagan, Carl & Page.
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Thornton, editors. .UFOs: A Scientific Debate.^ UFOs: A Scientific Debate .
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    \Cornell .University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-7607-0192-2. Pro and con articles by scientists, mostly to the skeptical side.
  • Sheaffer, Robert The UFO Verdict: Examining the Evidence, 1986, Prometheus Books ISBN 0-87975-338-2
  • Sheaffer, Robert UFO Sightings: The Evidence, 1998, Prometheus Books, ISBN 1-57392-213-7 (revised edition of The UFO Verdict)
  • Sturrock, Peter A. (1999).^ Cornell University Press, 1996.
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Pro and con articles by scientists, mostly to the skeptical side.
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Douglas Curran, In Advance of the Landing: Folk Concepts of Outer Space , 2001 (revised edition), Abbeville Press, ISBN 0-7892-0708-7 .
    • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The UFO Enigma: A New Review of the Physical Evidence. New York: Warner Books.^ Urge to Investigate and Believe Sparks New Interest in UFOs, by William J. Broad, New York Times, 1986 .
    • T E X T F I L E S 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.textfiles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The journal brings articles, reader's letters, book reviews, a chronological review of received reports, pictures of the phenomena, and other current news items.
    • UFO-Norges Internettportal 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.ufo.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ New Compelling Evidence Of Roswell UFO Crash .

    ISBN 0-446-52565-0
  • Canada's Unidentified Flying Objects: The Search for the Unknown, a virtual museum exhibition at Library and Archives Canada

Skepticism

.
  • Philip Plait (2002).^ Philip Plait (2002).
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    • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax".^ Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing “Hoax” .
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax" .
    • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0-471-40976-6. (Chapter 20: Misidentified Flying Objects: UFOs and Illusions of the Mind and Eye.^ UFO (unidentified flying object) .
    • Skeptic UFO 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    ^ James M. McCampbell, Ufology: A Major Breakthrough in the Scientific Understanding of Unidentified Flying Objects , 1973, 1976, Celestial Arts, ISBN: 0-89087-144-2 online .
    • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ For decades now, eyes and sky have met to witness the buzzing of our world by Unidentified Flying Objects, termed UFOs or simply flying saucers.
    • Skeptic UFO 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    )
  • .
  • Ian Ridpath "Astronomical Causes of UFOs"[93]
  • Michael A. Seeds.^ Ian Ridpath "Astronomical Causes of UFOs" [8] Michael A. Seeds .
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    (1995). Horizons: Exploring the Universe, Wadsworth Publishing, ISBN 0-534-24889-6 and ISBN 0-534-24890-X. (Appendix A)

Psychology

  • Carl G. Jung, "Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies" (translated by R.F.C. Hull); 1979, Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-01822-7
  • Armando Simon,A Nonreactive, Quantitative Study of Mass Behavior with Emphasis on the Cinema as Behavior Catalyst," Psychological Reports, 1981, 48, 775–785.
  • Richard Haines"UFO Phenomena and the Behavioral Scientist." Metuchen: Scarecrow Press, 1979.
  • Armando Simon "UFOs: Testing for the Existence of Air Force Censorship." Psychology, 1976, 13, 3–5.
  • Armando Simon "Psychology and the UFOs." The Skeptical Inquirer. 1984, 8, 355–367.

Histories

.
  • Dr David Clarke, The UFO Files.^ Dr Clarke, who is researching a book called Saucer Full of Secrets about the folklore of UFO sightings, said, "I was really surprised to find this.
    • Mysterious Unidentified Flying Objects! 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC richlabonte.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Even later UFO debunker Dr. Donald Menzel filed a UFO report in 1949 [45] .
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ As well as pranksters, and talk of strange goings-on at local military bases, folklore expert Dr David Clarke thinks films fuel the hysteria.
    • Mysterious Unidentified Flying Objects! 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC richlabonte.net [Source type: General]

    .The Inside Story of Real-life Sightings
    , 2009, The National Archives, Kew.^ From 1994 to present time involved in research into government documents relating to UFOs from the National Archives of Canada focusing on police witnessed UFO sightings.

    ^ Posted: June 14, 2009 Release Date: June 14, 2009 UFOs ET MIBs - My Close Encounters - Part 1 A true life's story.

    ^ The National Archives on Monday released the government’s complete file on the “Rendlesham Forest Incident” of December 1980, one of Britain’s most famous UFO sightings.

    .ISBN 978-1-905615-50-6. Reports from the UK government files
  • Richard M. Dolan, UFOs and the National Security State: An Unclassified History, Volume One: 1941–1973, 2000, Keyhole Publishing, ISBN 0-9666885-0-3. Dolan is a professional historian.
  • Downes, Jonathan Rising of the Moon.^ Dolan is a professional historian.
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    ^ Governments or independent academics in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Sweden, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, and the Soviet Union are known to have investigated UFO reports at various times.
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    • Unidentified flying object - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.theblackvault.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Today if you report a UFO to the U.S. government you will be informed that the Air Force conducted a 22-year investigation that ended in 1969 and concluded that UFOs are not a threat to national security and are of no scientific interest.
    • UFO'S AND EXTRATERRESTRIALS 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: Academic]

    2nd ed. .Bangor: Xiphos, 2005.
  • Lawrence Fawcett & Barry J. Greenwood, The UFO Cover-Up (Originally Clear Intent), 1992, Fireside Books (Simon & Schuster), ISBN 0-671-76555-8. Many UFO documents.
  • Timothy Good, Above Top Secret, 1988, William Morrow & Co., ISBN 0-688-09202-0. Many UFO documents.
  • Timothy Good, Need to Know: UFOs, the Military, and Intelligence, 2007, Pegasus Books, ISBN 978-1-933648-38-5. Update of Above Top Secret with new cases and documents
  • Bruce Maccabee, UFO FBI Connection, 2000, Llewellyn Publications, ISBN 1-56718-493-6
  • Kevin Randle, Project Blue Book Exposed, 1997, Marlowe & Company, ISBN 1-56924-746-3
  • Edward J. Ruppelt, The Report On Unidentified Flying Objects, 1956, Doubleday & Co.^ Scientific study of unidentified flying objects.
    • Inventory of the Roy Craig Collection on the Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects Papers: 1963-ca. 2002 25 September 2009 10:23 UTC www.lib.utexas.edu [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Unidentified flying objects.
    • UFOs (Science Tracer Bullet - Science Reference Services, Libraryof Congress 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.lcweb.loc.gov [Source type: Academic]

    ^ A top-secret military craft?

    online. A UFO classic by insider Ruppelt, the first head of the USAF Project Blue Book
  • LeRoy F. Pea, Government Involvement in the UFO Coverup, or earlier title History of UFO Crash/Retrievals", 1988, PEA RESEARCH.[94]

Technology

.
  • Paul R. Hill, Unconventional Flying Objects: a scientific analysis, 1995, Hampton Roads Publishing Co., ISBN 1-57174-027-9. Analysis of UFO technology by pioneering NACA/NASA aerospace engineer.
  • James M. McCampbell, Ufology: A Major Breakthrough in the Scientific Understanding of Unidentified Flying Objects, 1973, 1976, Celestial Arts, ISBN 0-89087-144-2 full-text online.^ But UFO means Unidentified Flying Object, not alien space ship.
    • Skeptic UFO 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A: They are unidentified flying objects.
    • Skeptic UFO 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is a book about unidentified flying objects - UFO's - flying saucers."
    • Daily Kos: Saturday Night Uforia: "The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects" 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Another analysis by former NASA and nuclear engineer.
  • James M. McCampbell, Physical effects of UFOs upon people, 1986, paper.
  • Antonio F. Rullán, Odors from UFOs: Deducing Odorant Chemistry and Causation from Available Data, 2000, preliminary paper.
  • Jack Sarfatti, "Super Cosmos", 2005 (Authorhouse)
  • S. Krasnikov (2003).^ James M. McCampbell, Physical effects of UFOs upon people , 1986, paper .
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Antonio F. Rullán, Odors from UFOs: Deducing Odorant Chemistry and Causation from Available Data , 2000, preliminary paper .
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Analysis of UFO technology by pioneering NACA / NASA aerospace engineer.
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ."The quantum inequalities do not forbid spacetime shortcuts". Physical Review D 67: 104013. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.67.104013.  See also the "eprint version".^ Physical Review D 67 : 104013.
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ See also the eprint version .
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "The quantum inequalities do not forbid spacetime shortcuts".
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    arXiv. .http://www.arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0207057. 
  • L. H. Ford and T. A. Roman (1996).^ See also http://www.stardrive.org 1952 was a good year for UFOs .
    • UFOs AND THE NEW PHYSICS 25 September 2009 10:23 UTC www.qedcorp.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ L. H. Ford and T. A. Roman (1996).
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ CSETI http://www.cseti.org/video/s30_004.mov .
    • UFO'S AND EXTRATERRESTRIALS 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: Academic]

    ."Quantum field theory constrains traversable wormhole geometries". Physical Review D 53: 5496. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.53.5496.  See also the "eprint".^ "Quantum field theory constrains traversable wormhole geometries".
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    ^ Physical Review D : 5496.
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    arXiv. http://www.arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9510071. 

Notes

  1. ^ Air Force Regulation 200-2 text versionpdf of document, initially defined a UFO as "any airborne object that by performance, aerodynamic characteristics, or unusual features, does not conform to any presently known aircraft or missile type, or that cannot be positively identified as a familiar object." The Air Force added that "Technical Analysis thus far has failed to provide a satisfactory explanation for a number of sightings reported." A later version [1] altered the definition to "Any aerial phenomena, airborne objects or objects that are unknown or appear out of the ordinary to the observer because of performance, aerodynamic characteristics, or unusual features," and added "Air Force activities must reduce the percentage of unidentifieds to a minimum. Analysis thus far has explained all but a few of the sightings reported. These unexplained sightings are carried statistically as unidentifieds."
  2. ^ A good example is the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena or NARCAP. [2]
  3. ^ Giere, Ronald N.; Bickle, John; Mauldin, Robert F. (2005), Understanding scientific reasoning (5th ed.), Wadsworth Publishing, p. 99, ISBN 015506326X 
  4. ^ Armando Simon (1979). "The Zeitgeist of the UFO Phenomenon". UFO phenomena and the behavioral scientist (Scarecrow Press). 
  5. ^ a b c Vallée, J. (1990). Alien Contact by Human Deception." New York: Anomalist Books. ISBN 1-933665-30-0
  6. ^ For example, the USAF's Project Blue Book concluded that less than 2 % of reported UFOs were "psychological" or hoaxes; Allen Hendry's study for CUFOS had less than 1 %
  7. ^ Menzel, D. H.; Taves, E. H. (1977). The UFO enigma. Garden City (NY, USA): Doubleday
  8. ^ Sagan, Carl and Page, Thornton (1995). .UFOs: A Scientific Debate.^ UFOs: A Scientific Debate .
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Barnes & Noble. p. 310. ISBN 978076070916.
     
  9. ^ a b McDonald, James. E. (1968). Statement on Unidentified Flying Objects submitted to the House Committee on Science and Astronautics at July 29, 1968, Symposium on Unidentified Flying Objects, Rayburn Bldg., Washington, D.D.
  10. ^ a b c COMETA Report: http://www.ufoevidence.org/topics/Cometa.htm
  11. ^ Politicking and Paradigm Shifting: James E. McDonald and the UFO Case Study http://www.project1947.com/shg/mccarthy/shgintro.html
  12. ^ "UFO study causes media sensation: 7/1/98". News-service.stanford.edu. http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/1998/july1/ufostudy71.html. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  13. ^ a b "The Flexibility of Scientific Rhetoric: A Case Study of UFO Researchers". Qualitative Sociology (Springer Netherlands) (Volume 27, Number 1): 3-34. March, 2004. doi:10.1023/B:QUAS.0000015542.28438.41. ISSN (Print) 1573-7837 (Online) 0162-0436 (Print) 1573-7837 (Online). 
  14. ^ Giordano, Daniela, "Do UFOs Exist in the History of Arts?" from American Chronicle, 2006-11-13. Retrieved 2007-07-27.
  15. ^ Cuoghi, Shaba. "The Art of Imagining UFOs". in Skeptic Magazine Vol.11, No.1, 2004. http://www.skeptic.com/the_magazine/archives/vol11n01.html. 
  16. ^ Dong, Paul. (2000). China's Major Mysteries: Paranormal Phenomena and the Unexplained in the People's Republic. San Francisco: China Books and Periodicals, Inc. ISBN 0-8351-2676-5. Pages 69–71.
  17. ^ "Before the Wright Brothers… There Were UFOs". Americanchronicle.com. http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/17732. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  18. ^ NAVY OFFICER SEES METEORS.; They Were Red Ones, the Largest About Six Suns Big. New York Times, March 9, 1904; Bruce Maccabee analysis, with original log entries of sighting; Maccabee summary of sighting with log quotes
  19. ^ [3] NARCAP, 'Unidentified Aerial Phenomena: 80 Years of Pilot Sightings', "Catalog of Military, Airliner, Private Pilots’ Sightings from 1916 to 2000", Dominque F. Weinstein, 2003,
  20. ^ Nicholas Roerich, 'Altai-Himalaya: A travel diary', Kempton, IL: Adventures Unlimited Press, 2001 (1929), pp. 361–2
  21. ^ Nicholas Roerich, 'Shambhala: In search of the new era', Rochester, VE: Inner Traditions, 1990 (1930), pp. 6–7, 244., online
  22. ^ Monday, Jan. 15, 1945 (1945-01-15). "Foo-Fighter – TIME". Time.com. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,775433,00.html. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  23. ^ [4] Hitler's Flying Saucers: Henry Stevens
  24. ^ Clark (1998), 61
  25. ^ http://www.project1947.com/fig/ual105.htm, http://www.ufoevidence.org/cases/case723.htm, http://www.nicap.org/470704e.htm
  26. ^ "Ted Bloecher's bar chart of June/July 1947 UFO sightings". http://nicap.org/waves/Wave47Rpt/Report1947Images/Chart_Daily.jpg. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  27. ^ On July 9, 1947, United Press stories on the Roswell incident noted that "Reports of flying saucers whizzing through the sky fell off sharply today as the Army and Navy began a concentrated campaign to stop the rumors." UP story
  28. ^ "Ted Bloecher & James McDonald, ''Report on the UFO Wave of 1947'', 1967". Nicap.org. http://nicap.org/waves/Wave47Rpt/ReportUFOWave1947_Cover.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  29. ^ "Project Blue Book Special Report #14". Projectbluebook.org. http://www.projectbluebook.org/pdfs/150DPI/BBA-PBSR14-150.pdf. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  30. ^ See, e. g., the 1976 Tehran UFO incident where a Defense Intelligence Agency report on the event had a distribution list that included the White House, Secretary of State, Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Security Agency (NSA), and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Several thousand UFO-related pages of more recent vintage from the CIA, NSA, DIA, and other agencies have also been released and can be viewed online.[5]
  31. ^ The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
  32. ^ Friedman, S. (2008). Flying Saucers and Science: A Scientist Investigates the Mysteries of UFOs. Franklin Lakes, NJ: New Page Books ISBN 978-1-60163-011-7
  33. ^ McDonald, James E. (1972). "Science in Default". in Carl Sagan, Thornton Page. UFO's, A Scientific Debate. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 134th Meeting. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. ISBN 978-0-393-00739-8. http://dewoody.net/ufo/Science_in_Default.html. 
  34. ^ https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/97unclass/ufo.html CIA history of their involvement in UFOs
  35. ^ internal FBI memo from E. G. Fitch to D.M. Ladd concerning a request by General Schulgen of USAAF intelligence corps Office of Intelligence Requirements for the FBI to help with their investigation of UFO reports.
  36. ^ Alfred Loedding and the Great Flying Saucer Wave of 1947, Sarah Connors and Michael Hall, White Rose Press, Albuquerque, 1998. Chapter 4: The Onslaught This quotes and summarized the interim report of Lieutenant Colonel George D. Garrett.
  37. ^ The so-called Twining memo of Sept. 23, 1947, by future USAF Chief of Staff, Gen. Nathan Twining, specifically recommended intelligence cooperation with the Army, Navy, Atomic Energy Commission, the Defense Department's Joint Research and Development Board, Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), Project RAND, and the Nuclear Energy for the Propulsion of Aircraft (NEPA) project.
  38. ^ Ruppelt, Chapt. 3
  39. ^ For example, current USAF general reporting procedures are in Air Force Instruction (AFI)10-206. Section 5.7.3 (p. 64) lists sightings of "unidentified flying objects" and "aircraft of unconventional design" as separate categories from potentially hostile but conventional, unidentified aircraft, missiles, surface vessels, or submarines. Additionally, "unidentified objects" detected by missile warning systems, creating a potential risk of nuclear war, are covered by Rule 5E (p.35)
  40. ^ "Air Force Academy UFO material". Cufon.org. http://www.cufon.org/cufon/afu.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  41. ^ Ridge, Francis L.. "The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects". National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena. http://www.nicap.dabsol.co.uk/Rufo.htm. Retrieved 2006-08-19. 
  42. ^ http://www.foia.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070703-004.pdf
  43. ^ "Official US Air Force document in pdf format". http://www.foia.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070703-004.pdf. Retrieved 2007-11-12. 
  44. ^ "Wikisource article about Air Force Regulation 200-2". http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Transwiki:Air_Force_Regulation_200-2. Retrieved 2007-11-12. 
  45. ^ George Kocher, UFOs: What to Do", RAND Corporation, 1968; UFO historical review, case studies, review of hypotheses, recommendations
  46. ^ Good (1988), 484
  47. ^ Many of these documents are now online at the FOIA websites of these agencies such as the FBI FOIA site, as well as private websites such as "The Black Vault", which has an archive of several thousand U.S. government UFO-related documents from the USAF, Army, CIA, DIA, DOD, and NSA.
  48. ^ Canada's Unidentified Flying Objects: The Search for the Unknown, a virtual museum exhibition at Library and Archives Canada
  49. ^ "Site du GEIPAN". Cnes-geipan.fr. http://www.cnes-geipan.fr. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  50. ^ Interview with GEIPAN director Yves Sillard; public statements of SEPRA director Jean-Jacques Velasco; 1978 GEPAN report by director Claude Poher.
  51. ^ COMETA Report (English), part1; COMETA Report, part2; COMETA Report summary by Gildas Bourdais; Summary by Mark Rodeghier, director of CUFOS
  52. ^ "UK National Archives". Nationalarchives.gov.uk. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ufos. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  53. ^ "news.bbc.co.uk Files released on UFO sightings". BBC News. 2008-05-14. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7398108.stm. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  54. ^ (AFP) – May 13, 2008 (2008-05-13). "AFP Article: Britons 'spotted' UFOs, records say". Afp.google.com. http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5j0OnawpQKsmDXbJAce-OI5EiUgHQ. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  55. ^ "Airliner had near miss with UFO". BBC News. 2008-10-20. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7679145.stm. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  56. ^ "Nick Pope website". Nickpope.net. http://www.nickpope.net/faq.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  57. ^ 'El Pais', Montevideo,Uruguay, June 6, 2009; English translation by Scott Corrales
  58. ^ CUFOS (1970-01-30). "Catalog of Project Blue Book unknowns". Cufos.org. http://www.cufos.org/BB_Unknowns.html. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  59. ^ Hynek's photos in Hynek, The UFO Experience, 1972, p. 52
  60. ^ Herb/Hynek amateur astronomer poll results reprinted in International UFO Reporter (CUFOS), May 2006, pp. 14–16
  61. ^ "'The Black Vault', August 2009". Community.theblackvault.com. http://community.theblackvault.com/articles/entry/United-Kingdom-UFO-Documents. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  62. ^ "'The Black Vault', August 2009" (PDF). http://documents.theblackvault.com/documents/ufos/UK/aug-2009-highlights-guide.pdf. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  63. ^ ""Cost-cutting causes British gov't to shut down UFO investigations"". Digitaljournal.com. 2009-12-05. http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/283265. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  64. ^ Electromagnetic-Wave Ducting BY V. R. ESHLEMAN
  65. ^ Allan Hendry, The UFO Handbook: A Guide to Investigating, Evaluating, and Reporting UFO Sightings, 1979, Doubleday & Co., ISBN 0-385-14348-6
  66. ^ Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects, Section II Summary of the Study, Edward U. Condon, University of Colorado
  67. ^ Good (1988), 23
  68. ^ Document quoted and published in Timothy Good (2007), 106–107, 115; USAFE Item 14, TT 1524, (Top Secret), 4 November 1948, declassified in 1997, National Archives, Washington D.C.
  69. ^ Schuessler, John L., "Statements About Flying Saucers And Extraterrestrial Life Made By Prof. Hermann Oberth, German Rocket Scientist" 2002; Oberth's American Weekly article appeared in a number of newspaper Sunday supplements, e. g., Washington Post and Times Herald, pg. AW4
  70. ^ Copy of FBI FOIA document; Text quotation in essay by Bruce Maccabee on military/CIA ETH opinions circa 1952
  71. ^ Dolan, 189; Good, 287, 337; Ruppelt, Chapt. 16
  72. ^ Good, 347
  73. ^ David Saunders, UFOs? Yes
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The problem is not to demonstrate whether it's possible or not but whether it's going on or not.
^ They do not appreciate that the problem is not to demonstrate whether it's possible or not but whether it's going on or not.

~ Richard Feynman
.Unidentified flying object (commonly abbreviated as UFO or U.F.O.) is the popular term for any aerial phenomenon whose cause cannot be easily or immediately identified.^ This means a UFO is any object in the sky we can’t identify.
  • Biblehelp.org 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.biblehelp.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Unidentified flying object identified .

^ Man-made unidentified flying objects .
  • SFFRD: Search results :: Texas A&M University Libraries 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC web08.library.tamu.edu [Source type: Academic]

.Both military and civilian research show that a significant majority of UFO sightings have been identified after further investigation, either explicitly or indirectly through the presence of clear and simple explanatory factors.^ "Further scientific investigation of UFOs is unwarranted."
  • Further Releases of FOIA Info 1981 (CohenUFO.org) 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.cohenufo.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ List of major UFO sightings .
  • UFO - Unidentified Flying Object 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I will be listing several other researchers and investigators of UFO sightings in the future.
  • UFO's - Unidentified Flying Objects 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

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  • Some years ago I had a conversation with a layman about flying saucers — because I am scientific I know all about flying saucers!^ We all know it as Unidentified Flying Object.
    • Debate: UFOs (unidentified flying objects): Fact or fiction? - Sciences (Other) - Helium 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.helium.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "We have stacks of reports about flying saucers.

    ^ "I'd been worried for some time about the saucers.

    .I said "I don't think there are flying saucers'. So my antagonist said, "Is it impossible that there are flying saucers?^ I think he said there were three bodies.
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Objects » Roswell 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC ufo.jack.sk [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Captain Anderson said it was from a flying saucer.
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Objects » Roswell 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC ufo.jack.sk [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I do not say there are no flying saucers," he said.
    • Daily Kos: Saturday Night Uforia: In the news, 1952 (Part 3) 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC dailykos.com [Source type: News]

    Can you prove that it's impossible?" "No", I said, "I can't prove it's impossible. .It's just very unlikely". At that he said, "You are very unscientific.^ I then said to him, "Did you know there were two UFO's flying above the small planes in the sky just above the tower?"

    ^ When she returned, she said she had good news for me, she was also very excited, she said "Look, we don't normally do this, but we have a General out in the field today and I have been instructed to give you his mobile number."

    ^ The way my character was at that time, I just said, Im a civilian and you can go to hell.

    .If you can't prove it impossible then how can you say that it's unlikely?"^ Post Reply goldenbear says: January 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm mmm don’t you love how tourists are ruining newport beach.
    • Huge fish dragged out of Newport surf - Sciencedude : The Orange County Register 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC sciencedude.freedomblogging.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ 'You'd be surprised if you knew how many of our own cloth argued against its use, saying that hydrogen has that much more lift.
    • A Bertram Chandler Fanzine Fiction - UFO 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.bertramchandler.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When asked how close this rendering comes to what they saw, Reme says "Almost as if you were there...
    • New Mexico UFO Crash Encounter In 1945 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.rense.com [Source type: News]

    But that is the way that is scientific. .It is scientific only to say what is more likely and what less likely, and not to be proving all the time the possible and impossible.^ I say this as only a possibility.
    • Cryptomundo » Mystery Flying Cryptid Photo 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.cryptomundo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The reports were all investigated and despite the MoD admitting that five percent could not be explained, they say they do not think they are worth investigating any more.
    • UFOs | Disinformation 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.disinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Just like humans, aliens have babies and with so many aliens finding their way to Earth it was only a matter or time before a picture of an alien baby made its way into the public sphere.
    • Alien and UFO Pictures - A collection of real alien pictures and real UFO photos collected from around the world. 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.alienandufopictures.com [Source type: General]

    .To define what I mean, I might have said to him, "Listen, I mean that from my knowledge of the world that I see around me, I think that it is much more likely that the reports of flying saucers are the results of the known irrational characteristics of terrestrial intelligence than of the unknown rational efforts of extra-terrestrial intelligence."^ See more Flying Saucer reviews .
    • Flying Saucer - Memphis, TN, 38103 - Citysearch 22 September 2009 18:54 UTC memphis.citysearch.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It might even look like a flying saucer.
    • Unidentified Flying Threats - Readers' Comments - NYTimes.com 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC community.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I think that it is much more likely that the reports of flying saucers are the results of the known irrational characteristics of terrestrial intelligence than of the unknown rational efforts of extra-terrestrial intelligence.

    .It is just more likely.^ The more pages you create just like this the more money you could get paid!
    • UFO's - Unidentified Flying Objects 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But something that is more astounding is that the piece of metal that we brought back was so thin, just like the tinfoil in a pack of cigarette paper.
    • UFO - Unidentified Flying Objects » Roswell 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC ufo.jack.sk [Source type: Original source]

    That is all. .
  • Anyway, I have to argue about flying saucers on the beach with people, you know.^ I have argued flying saucers with lots of people.

    ^ Do you think their law of physics would be the same as we know it?
    • UFO - China - Video 9 January 2010 11:26 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "We have stacks of reports about flying saucers.

    .And I was interested in this: they keep arguing that it is possible.^ Some scientists are, but most of them prefer to keep their interest quiet because they are concerned that their fellow scientists may not take them seriously.
    • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    ^ While keeping an open mind to the possibility that they are, I would also like to explore more prosaic explanations for the UFO phenomenon.
    • Skeptic UFO 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    And that's true. It is possible. .They do not appreciate that the problem is not to demonstrate whether it's possible or not but whether it's going on or not.^ They do not appreciate that the problem is not to demonstrate whether it's possible or not but whether it's going on or not.

    ^ And if they want to go about their business as quietly as possible, they'll try not to meet up with anyone.
    • Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We don't know whether they are going to be friendly or not.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 11 January 2010 6:57 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Richard Feynman in The Meaning of It All : Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist (1998)

External links

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Simple English

[[File:|thumb|right|200px|A UFO in New Jersey, USA]] A UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) is any object flying in the sky which cannot be identified by the person who sees it. Sometimes the object is investigated. If people can still not figure out what the object is after an investigation, it is called a UFO. If they figure out what the object is, it can no longer be called a UFO because it has been identified.

Even though UFOs can be anything, people often use the word UFO when they are talking about alien spacecraft. Flying saucer is another word that is often used to describe an unidentified flying object.

Identified flying objects (IFOs)

Studies estimate that 50-90% of all reported UFO sightings are identified later. Usually 10-20% are never identified. Studies also show that very few UFO sightings are hoaxes (people trying to trick other people). Most UFOs are actually natural or man-made objects that looked strange.

80-90% of IFOs are identified as one of three different things:

  1. astronomical causes (for example: planets, stars, or meteors)
  2. aircraft
  3. balloons (including weather balloons)

10-20% of IFOs are other causes (such as birds, clouds, mirages, searchlights, etc.)

References

  • Allan Hendry, The UFO Handbook: A Guide to Investigating, Evaluating, and Reporting UFO Sightings, 1979, Doubleday & Co., ISBN 0-385-14348-6

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