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#1    mcrom901

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:03 PM

here are some mind boggling details concerning ufos & aliens... which were published initially in afa's physics textbooks as part of their space science curriculum... up until the early 70s... i must say that they have really done a good job here.... :tu:

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INTRODUCTORY SPACE SCIENCE - VOLUME II
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY


Edited by: Major Donald G. Carpenter
Co-Editor: Lt. Colonel Edward R. Therkelson

CHAPTER XXXIII
UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS

What is an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO)? Well, according to United States Air Force Regulation 80-17 (dated 19 September 1966), a UFO is "Any" aerial Phenomenon or object which is unknown or appears to be out of the ordinary to the observer." This is a very broad definition which applies equally well to one individual seeing his first noctilucent cloud at twilight as it does to another individual seeing his first helicopter. However, at present most people consider the term UFO to mean an object which behaves in a strange or erratic manner while moving through the Earth's atmosphere. That strange phenomenon has evoked strong emotions and great curiosity among a large segment of our world's population. The average person is interested because he loves a mystery, the professional military man is involved because of the possible threat to national security, and some scientist are interested because of the basic curiosity that led them into becoming researchers.

The literature on UFO's is so vast, and the stories so many and varied, that we can only present a sketchy outline of the subject in this chapter. That outline includes description classifications, operational domains (temporal and spatial), some theories as to the nature of the UFO phenomenon, human reactions, attempts to attack the problem scientifically, and some tentative conclusions. If you wish to read further in this area, the references provide an excellent starting point.

cntd....

http://www.cufon.org/cufon/afu.htm

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33.6 CONCLUSION

From available information, the UFO phenomenon appears to have been global in nature for almost 50,000 years.  The majority of known witnesses have been reliable people who have seen easily-explained natural phenomena, and there appears to be no overall positive correlation with population density.  The entire phenomenon could be psychological in nature but that is quite doubtful.  However, psychological factors probably do enter the data picture as "noise."  The phenomenon could also be entirely due to known and unknown phenomena (with some psychological "noise" added in) but that too is questionable in view of some of the available data.

This leaves us with the unpleasant possibility of alien visitors to our planet, or at least of alien controlled UFO's.  However, the data are not well correlated, and what questionable data there are suggest the existence of at least three and maybe four different groups of aliens (possibly at different stages of development).  This too is difficult to accept.  It implies the existence of intelligent life on a majority of the planets in our solar system, or a surprisingly strong interest in Earth by members of other solar systems.

A solution to the UFO problem may be obtained by the long and diligent effort of a large group of well financed and competent scientists, unfortunately there is no evidence suggesting that such an effort is going to be made.  However, even if such an effort were made, there is no guarantee of success because of the isolated and sporadic nature of the sightings.  Also, there may be nothing to find, and that would mean a long search with no proof at the end.  The best thing to do is to keep an open and skeptical mind, and not take an extreme position on any side of the question.

what do you guys make of all this?

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:14 PM

That is U.S. government language for they dont know either !
Its plane to see or maybe thats the problem in the first place.
Nothing is plane to see. B)
It is afterall The Space Cadet School right?

Edited by DONTEATUS, 28 October 2009 - 06:24 PM.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:48 PM

Really, global in nature for 50,000 years?  Is there any confirmation of the authenticity of this excerpt?


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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:56 PM

View Postsinewave, on 28 October 2009 - 06:48 PM, said:

Really, global in nature for 50,000 years?  Is there any confirmation of the authenticity of this excerpt?


Maybe refering to UFOs in rock paintings?


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Posted 28 October 2009 - 07:20 PM

View PostDONTEATUS, on 28 October 2009 - 06:14 PM, said:

That is U.S. government language for they dont know either !
Its plane to see or maybe thats the problem in the first place.
Nothing is plane to see. B)
It is afterall The Space Cadet School right?

you make more sense in chinese...

這是美國政府使用的語言他們不知道!
它的飛機可能看到或多數民眾贊成的問題擺在首位。
沒有什麼是飛機看到的。
這始終是太空訓練學校的權利?

my apologies for the copyright infringements  :P


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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:24 PM

well...... any further comments on this?

anybody?

@MID.... did you take this course?

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:45 PM

View Postmcrom901, on 28 October 2009 - 06:03 PM, said:

This leaves us with the unpleasant possibility of alien visitors to our planet, or at least of alien controlled UFO's. However, the data are not well correlated, and what questionable data there are suggest the existence of at least three and maybe four different groups of aliens (possibly at different stages of development). This too is difficult to accept. It implies the existence of intelligent life on a majority of the planets in our solar system, or a surprisingly strong interest in Earth by members of other solar systems.

bob dean's comments in the following video are very much in line with the a/m details......



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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:49 PM

Quite interesting...but how would they know there are different types of aliens (if there were/are any)? That would mean they have not only seen different models of UFOs, but also the aliens themselves (different models does not mean different aliens, imagine a different species for every model of aircraft we have today, so it doesn't make sense). I don't really believe it (no, I'm not a skeptic)but then again...if it's true (why wouldn't it be?) we don't have any evidence.


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Posted 10 November 2009 - 09:00 PM

View PostLcvec, on 10 November 2009 - 08:49 PM, said:

Quite interesting...but how would they know there are different types of aliens (if there were/are any)? That would mean they have not only seen different models of UFOs, but also the aliens themselves (different models does not mean different aliens, imagine a different species for every model of aircraft we have today, so it doesn't make sense). I don't really believe it (no, I'm not a skeptic)but then again...if it's true (why wouldn't it be?) we don't have any evidence.

thanks for your input..... appreciated.... yups, i agree with you.... it does raise a lot of questions......

how did they gather all this info?

why was it suppressed?

more details from the link mentioned in the op........

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It has been known for some time that during the late 1960's and early 1970's the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs had some material on UFOs in  its curriculum.  The chapter of the textbook "Introductory Space Science" for  the class Physics 370 has been posted on CUFONSM  for quite a while.  This file contains expanded coverage, including a newspaper article from the "Lemoore Advance, A letter of reply from the A.F. Academy transmitting copies of the two versions of Chapter 33, Chapter 33 as it was in use from 1968 - 1970, and the revised Chapter 33 placed in use for the Fall Quarter, 1970.  (Posted 14 MAY 1992) -- Jim Klotz, CUFONSM SYSOP

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from the Lemoore, CA Advance, October 8, 1970

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AIR ACADEMY TEXT BOOK URGES MORE STUDY OF UFO SIGHTINGS

by TED HUBBARD

  Students at the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs are being taught to stop scoffing at the mention of UFO's or "flying saucers" and to keep an open mind on the subject.

  This was made clear last Thursday in an interview given by Major Stewart Kilpatrick, deputy Director of Public Information of the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, to the Lemoore Advance in a lengthy and exclusive phone interview.

  The "National Enquirer," a country-wide journal, which claims the "largest circulation of any weekly paper in America," headlined this following statement, "Air Force Academy Textbook Warns Cadets That UFO's May Be Spacecraft Operated by Aliens From Other Worlds," in its Oct. 11 issue.  "Because so many of our readers are interested personally in aircraft, The Advance sought to verify what appeared to be exaggerated claims and somewhat on the unbelievable side.  This despite the reported sightings of some strange craft over Lemoore by several witnesses a few weeks ago.

   Major Kilpatrick, as second ranking officer in public affairs at the Air Academy, is in a position to speak authoritatively for the Air Force.  He admitted at once that Plebes are taught from a text entitled "Introductory Space Science, Volume II" and an entire Chapter 33 deals entirely with UFO considerations.  He quoted from page 455, that "50,000 virtually reliable people have reported sighting unidentified flying objects."

  "This leads us with the unpleasant possibility of alien visitors to our planet," the 14-page chapter continues, "or at least alien controlled UFO's."

   According to the Academy text book: "If such beings are visiting the earth, two questions arise: (1) Why haven't they attempted to contact us officially, and (2) Why haven't there been accidents which would have revealed their presence?

   "Why no contact? That question is very easy to answer in any of several ways: (1) We may be the object of intensive sociological and psychological study.  In such studies you usually avoid disturbing the test subjects' environment. (2) You do not contact a colony of ants - and humans may seem that way any aliens (variation: a zoo is fun to visit, but you don't `contact' the lizards). (3) Such contact may have already taken place secretly, and may have taken piece on a different plane of awareness - and we are not yet sensitive to communications on such a plane."

  In releasing this interview in The Lemoore Advance we are well aware that many readers will certainly "raise an eyebrow or two." But Major Kilpatrick insisted the above chapter in the text is not a fairy story. At the end he seemed to go along with the recommendations of the physics text book which advises Air Force officers as follows: "The best thing to do is to keep an open and skeptical mind - and not take an extreme position on any side of the question."

   "Introductory Space Science" closes the chapter with the wish expressed that renewed extensive investigation be given to the possibility of UFO's. This will require expenditure of a considerable sum of government funds, it explained, and in the present public attitude of scorn and ridicule whenever "UFO's" are mentioned, such possibility seems almost hopeless the chapter laments. As most people know, the Dr. Eugene U. Condon investigation was closed down by the Pentagon and no present official scientific investigation is now operating in this field. In 1966 we talked with six different Air Force pilots at Travis Air Force Base, who claimed to have seen UFO's but stated they did not dare report them for fear of extreme ridicule.  At least in 1970 this Air Force attitude seems to have changed as indicated by Major Kilpatrick interview with The Advance.  Lemoore's representative at the Colorado Springs Academy is Steve (Moon) Mullens, former basketball star on the Tiger team, and alumnus of Lemoore High.  We are asking him his opinion of his science text's presentation of the so called UFO's.

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DEPARTMENT Of THE AIR FORCE

HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY

USAF ACADEMY, COLORADO 80840

REPLY TO ATTN OF: OI                                                                     4 NOV 1970

   In reference to your recent inquiry to the Air Force Academy concerning Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO's), the following facts are provided  for your information.

   The subject of UFO's is examined briefly at the end of an Academy elective course, Physics 370, which usually attracts approximately 20 students per semester. The UFO subject falls under the course objective of discussing all observable or reported physical phenomena occurring from the surface of the sun to the surface of the planets.

   When the UFO subject was first included in the course, the subject served, from an academic point of view, to illustrate that when contradictory data are available, the best course is to keep an open mind and search for further data. The subject remains an excellent vehicle to discuss the implications and applications of many basic physical laws to "observed" phenomena.

   The source of recent news media stories concerning the study of UFO's at the Air Force Academy was an out-of-date chapter in the course text entitled "Introductory Space Science", a two-volume, 470-page unpublished work printed in a spiral notebook by the Academy for classroom use.  The last chapter in the second volume was a 14-page chapter entitled "Unidentified Flying Objects".

   When this chapter was written and printed in 1968, the Air Force was still collecting reports of UFO sightings under Project Blue Book and sponsoring the investigation of UFO's by Dr. E. U. Condon of the University of Colorado.

   The Condon report was completed in early 1969 with the general conclusion that nothing has come from the study of UFO's in the past two decades that has added to scientific knowledge and that further extensive study of UFO's probably cannot be justified in the expectation that science will be advanced.

"MAN'S FLIGHT THROUGH LIFE IS SUSTAINED BY THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE"

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   Based on the conclusions of the Condon report and its own twenty-year UFO experience, the Air Force terminated Project Blue Book in December 1969 with this final statement, "As a result of investigating UFO reports since 1948, the conclusions of Project Blue Book are (1) no UFO reported, investigated, and evaluated by the Air Force has ever given any indication of threat to our national security; (2) there has been no evidence submitted or discovered by the Air Force that sightings categorized as 'unidentified' represent technological developments or principles beyond the range of present-day scientific knowledge; and (3) there has been no evidence indicating that sightings categorized as 'unidentified' are extraterrestrial vehicles."

   In light of these developments, the in-class content of the course was changed to present orally the conclusions of the Condon report and the reasons why the Air Force cancelled Project Blue Book. It was considered uneconomical to reprint the entire second volume for such a limited number of students until the fall of 1970.

   Beginning with the 1970 fall semester, a revised updated chapter entitled 'Unidentified Aerial Phenomena" has been substituted for the old chapter so that the text now follows the oral in-class presentation on this subject.

   For your further information we are enclosing a copy of (1) the old Chapter 33, which is no longer being used and (2) a copy of the new, current Chapter 33 now being used by students of Physics 370 beginning with  this  fall  1970  semester,

   I hope this letter clarifies your questions concerning the study and treatment of UFO's at the Air Force Academy,

     Sincerely

     /s/ James F Sunderman
     James F Sunderman, Colonel, USAF                  2  Atchs
     Director of Information                           1. Old Chapter 33
                                                       2. Updated Chapter 33

now check the updated version of chapter 33 from the link....... 'unidentified flying objects' suddenly become 'unidentified aerial phenomena'.........  :rolleyes:


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Posted 10 November 2009 - 09:23 PM

View Postmcrom901, on 10 November 2009 - 09:00 PM, said:

thanks for your input..... appreciated.... yups, i agree with you.... it does raise a lot of questions......

how did they gather all this info?

why was it suppressed?

more details from the link mentioned in the op........



now check the updated version of chapter 33 from the link....... 'unidentified flying objects' suddenly become 'unidentified aerial phenomena'.........  :rolleyes:

Well, I keep an open mind, but if all these details are true (by that I mean if they were in fact official documents that were and later changed), then I don't know if I would find it easier to believe on Sitchin's theory or on the government writing one totally different idea about the same subject every decade  :rolleyes:

Anyway, all I can do is wait and see if anything comes up...aliens that look exactly like us sounds really weird to me but who knows. And thanks for the info


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Posted 11 November 2009 - 03:34 AM

I wonder if the AF training was done merely in anticipation of possible contact.  After all, military types like to be prepared. It could be argued that the removal of the alien related text indicates the AF no longer felt contact was imminent or likely. Doesn't the timing of the removal coincide with the end of Project Blue Book?


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Posted 11 November 2009 - 10:48 AM

View Postmcrom901, on 28 October 2009 - 06:03 PM, said:

here are some mind boggling details concerning ufos & aliens... which were published initially in afa's physics textbooks as part of their space science curriculum... up until the early 70s... i must say that they have really done a good job here.... Posted Image



http://www.cufon.org/cufon/afu.htm



what do you guys make of all this?

Posted Image

Amazing isn't it? When it was revealed, the Air Force pulled it off the shelf.

A case of the Air Force telling its cadets one thing on the UFO enigma, and the public a completely different story.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 10:52 AM

View Postsinewave, on 11 November 2009 - 03:34 AM, said:

I wonder if the AF training was done merely in anticipation of possible contact.  After all, military types like to be prepared. It could be argued that the removal of the alien related text indicates the AF no longer felt contact was imminent or likely. Doesn't the timing of the removal coincide with the end of Project Blue Book?


The Condon Study was responsible for the closing down of Project Blue Book, not the Air Force Academy's science book.

If you check it out, the publication revealed that an F-86 pilots fired on a flying saucer, which then, lefft him in the dust. Considering out level of technology,  it was evident that the flying saucer was not ours, meaning, mankind.

Edited by skyeagle409, 11 November 2009 - 10:53 AM.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 01:43 PM

View Postskyeagle409, on 11 November 2009 - 10:52 AM, said:

The Condon Study was responsible for the closing down of Project Blue Book, not the Air Force Academy's science book.

If you check it out, the publication revealed that an F-86 pilots fired on a flying saucer, which then, lefft him in the dust. Considering out level of technology,  it was evident that the flying saucer was not ours, meaning, mankind.

loooooooool..... wanting to do something & being able to, are two different scenarios....  :P

as i understand correctly from the following report... the air force has put in place regulations for destroying all ufos :wacko:

after observing the phenomenon for such a long time.... aren't they convinced that their capabilities are way off...  :alien:

i suppose they are arrogantly just paranoid... and as a matter of fact damn lucky.... since the ets are not retaliating  :innocent:

anyways.... here is the document obtained through the foia.....

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you can download the (4.69 mb) pdf here.....

http://files.aboveto...3b3b5ca1ae1.pdf

and here is the link to the air force foia...

http://www.foia.af.mil/index.asp

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 01:50 PM

View Postskyeagle409, on 11 November 2009 - 10:48 AM, said:

Amazing isn't it? When it was revealed, the Air Force pulled it off the shelf.

A case of the Air Force telling its cadets one thing on the UFO enigma, and the public a completely different story.

but then again the general opinion of the public varies.....  :geek:

i suppose the skeptics are finding it very hard / next to impossible to believe such stuff.....  :lol:

after all.... they are pre-condition as per.....  ^_^

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Edited by mcrom901, 11 November 2009 - 01:57 PM.





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