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Credible UFO Quotes by prominent individuals

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Credible UFO Quotes from prominent individuals:

"It is impossible for any man-made machine to make a sudden appearance in front of a jumbo jet that is flying 910 kilometers per hour and to remain in steady formation paralleling our aircraft. ... Honestly, we were simply breathtaken."

Japan Airlines pilot Kenju Terauchi in 1986

"This is the first sighting in Zimbabwe where airborne pilots have tried to intercept a UFO. As far as my Air Staff is concerned, we believe implicitly that the unexplained UFOs are from civilizations beyond our planet."

Air Commodore David Thorne, Director of General Operations for the Zimbabwe Air Force in 1985.

"The security guard called and said,Sir, there's a glowing red object hovering right outside the front gate. I've got all the men out here with their weapons drawn. We lost between

16-18 ICBMs (nuclear tipped Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles) at the same time UFOs were in the area. (A high ranking Air Force officer) said,"Stop the investigation; do no more on this and do not write a final report. I heard that many of the guards that reported the incident were sent off to Vietnam."

Captain Robert Salas, USAF, during a videotaped interview for the Disclosure program.

"It was the darndest thing I've ever seen. It was big, it was very bright, it changed colours, and it was about the size of the moon. We watched it for ten minutes, but none of us could figure out what it was. One thing's for sure: I'll never make fun of people who say they've seen unidentified flying objects in the sky.

Former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter following his sighting along with many others of a UFO at Leary, Georgia in October 1969.

"I have frequently been asked why a person of my background 'a former Chief of the Defence Staff, a former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee' why I think there is a cover-up (of) the facts about UFOs. I believe governments fear that if they did disclose those facts, people would panic. I don't believe that at all. There is a serious possibility that we are being visited by people from outer space. It behoves us to find out who they are, where they come from, and what they want."

Lord Admiral Hill-Norton (GCB), Chief of Defense Staff, Ministry of Defense, Britain; Chairman, Military Committee of NATO; Admiral of the Fleet; Member of House of Lords.

"It is time for the truth to be brought out in open Congressional hearings. Behind the scenes high ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense."

Admiral Hillenkoetter-the first Director of the CIA, 1947-50.

February 27, 1960.

"Headquarters wouldn't let us go after it and we played around a little bit. We got to watching how it made 90 degree turns at this high speed and everything. We knew it wasn't a missile of any type, so then we confirmed it with the radar control station, and they kept following it, and then it crashed somewhere off between Texas and the Mexico border."

Colonel Robert Willingham, USAF from an Sworn Affidavit in the 1970's when discussing a sighting of a UFO whilst he was navigating an F94 jet on September 6th 1950.

"Flying saucers are real. Too many good men have seen them, that don't have hallucinations."

Captain Eddie Rickenbacker. World War I air ace.

"UFOs sighted in Indonesia are identical with those sighted in other countries. Sometimes they pose a problem for our Air Defence and once we were obliged to open fire on them."

Air Marshall Nurjadin Roesmin, Commander in Chief of the Indonesian Air Force in 1967.

"The most spectacular UFO incident in Indonesia occurred when during the height of President Sukarno's confrontation in Malaysia, UFOs penetrated a well defended area in Java for two weeks at a stretch, and each time were welcomed with perhaps the heaviest anti-aircraft barrage in history."

Air Commodore J. Salutun, National Aerospace Council of Indonesia, and a Member of the Indonesian Parliament in 1967.

"And don't tell me they were reflections, I know they were solid objects."

Lieutenant D. A Swimley, USAF in 1953 following the sighting of 8 UFOs that were confirmed on radar and witnessed numerous other people including commercial pilots and police officers.

"Something is going on in the skies that we do not understand. If all the airline pilots and Air Force pilots who have seen UFOs and sometimes chased them have been the victims of hallucinations, then an awful lot of pilots should be taken off and forbidden to fly."

Captain Kervendal, French Gendarmerie.

"The Air Force had put out a secret order for its pilots to capture UFOs. For the last six months we have been working with a congressional committee investigating official secrecy concerning proof that UFOs are real machines under intelligent..."

Major Donald Keyhoe,during a live TV broadcast on CBS in 1958 in which he was pulled from the air when he began to deviate from the prepared format of the programme.

"It appears to be a metallic object...tremendous in size, directly ahead and slightly above.I am trying to close for a better look."

Captain Thomas Mantell, USAF. These were his last words as he closed in on a UFO in 1948. Minutes later his plane was to crash and he was to lose his life.

"This was no ordinary UFO. Scores of people saw it. It was no illusion, no deception, no imagination."

Air Marshall Azim Daudpota, Zimbabwe speaking about a UFO sighting over the country in 1985.

"More than 10,000 sightings have been reported, the majority of which cannot be accounted for by any scientific explanation, eg that they are hallucinations, the effects of light refraction, meteors, wheels falling from aeroplanes, and the like. They have been tracked on radar screens and the observed speeds have been as great as 9,000 mph. I am convinced that these objects do exist and they are not manufactured by any nation on earth. I can therefore see no alternative to accepting the theory that they come from an extraterrestrial source."

Air Chief Marshall Lord Dowding, Commanding Officer of the RAF during WWII.

"I am convinced there was thought behind the thing's manoeuvres".

Lieutenant George Gorman, F51 pilot after being in a 30 minute dogfight with a small UFO in 1948.

"UFOs are real and they may come from outer space."

General Kanshi Ishikawa, Chief of Air Staff, 1967.

"Air Force interceptors still pursue UFOs as a matter of national security to this country and to determine technical aspects involved."

Major General Joe W. Kelly, 1957.

"Congressional investigations...are still being held on the problem of unidentified flying objects and the problem is one in which there is quite a bit of interest.

Since most of the material presented to the committee is classified, the hearings are never printed."

Congressman William H. Ayres, 1958.

"Saucers exist (I saw two). They were intelligently flown or operated (evasive tactics, formation flight, hovering). They were mechanisms, not United States weapons, nor Russian. I presume they are extraterrestrial."

Lt. Colonel Richard Headrick, radar bombing expert, 1959.

"My own present opinion, based on two years of careful study, is that UFOs are probably extraterrestrial devices engaged in something that might very tentatively be termed 'surveillance'.

Dr James McDonald before Congress, 1968.

"These UFOs are interplanetary devices systematically observing the Earth, either manned or under remote control, or both.Information on UFOs, including sighting reports, has been and is still being officially withheld."

Colonel Joseph J. Bryan III, founder member of the CIAs psychological warfare staff, advisor to NATO

"Before we could do anymore, the army, after conferring with (US) officials, ordered the investigation stopped."

Dr Paul Santorini regarding UFOs seen over Greece in 1946.

"Maximum security exists concerning the subject of UFOs."

CIA Director, Allen Dulles, 1955.

"I have discussed this matter with the effected agencies of the government, and they are of the opinion that is it not wise to publicize this matter at this time."

Senator Richard Russell, head of the Armed Services Committee, following his sighting of a UFO during an official trip to the Soviet Union in 1955.

"Reliable reports indicate there are objects coming into our atmosphere at very high speeds and controlled by thinking intelligences."

Navy Admiral Delmar Fahrney in a public statement during 1957.

"It is the considered opinion of some elements that the object may in fact represent an interplanetary craft of some kind."

Brig. General George Shulgen

From a Draft Intelligence Collections Memorandum by Brig. Geneneral George Shulgen, Oct. 28, 1947

"Every time I get skeptical, I think of the other reports made by experienced pilots and radar operators, scientists, and other people who know what they are looking at. These reports were thoroughly investigated and they are still unknowns.

We have no aircraft on this earth that can at will so handily outdistance our latest jets... The pilots, radar specialists, generals, industrialists, scientists, and the man on the street who have told me, I wouldn't have believed it either if I hadn't seen it myself, knew what they were talking about. Maybe the Earth is being visited by interplanetary space ships.

When four college professors, a geologist, a chemist, a physicist, and a petroleum engineer report seeing the same UFOs on fourteen different occasions, the event can be classified as, at least, unusual. Add the fact that hundreds of other people saw these UFOs and that they were photographed, and the story gets even better. Add a few more facts, that these UFOs were picked up on radar and that a few people got a close look at one of them, and the story begins to convince even the most ardent skeptic."

Captain Edward J. Ruppelt

Chief of Project Blue Book, from his book, The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, 1956.

"From their maneuvers and their terrific speed I am certain their flight performance was greater than any aircraft known today".

Colonel Carl Sanderson

USAF, commenting on his sighting of two circular silver UFOs in close proximity to his plane over Hermanas, New Mexico. The UFOs were said to make a series of seemingly impossible maneuvers before disappearing at an astonishing speed and showing up again over El Paso, Texas.

"We had a number of reports from reputable individuals (well-educated serious-minded folks, scientists and fliers) who surely saw something".

As Air Force Chief of Staff, in his 1965 autobiography, Mission With LeMay, stated that although the bulk of UFO reports could be explained as conventional or natural phenomena, some could not.

Many of the mysteries might be explained away as weather balloons, stars, reflected lights, all sorts of odds and ends. I don't mean to say that, in the unclosed and unexplained or unexplainable instances, those were actually flying objects. All I can say is that no natural phenomena could be found to account for them... Repeat again: There were some cases we could not explain. Never could.

General Curtis LeMay

Statement from 1965 autobiography Mission With LeMay, with MacKinlay Kantor, New York: Doubleday, 1965.

"Sightings of unexplained objects at great altitude and traveling at high speeds in the vicinity of major US defense installations are of such nature that they are not attributable to natural phenomena or known types of aerial vehicles."

Dr .H Marshall Chadwell, former assistant director of the CIA's Office of Scientific Intelligence, in a December, 1952 memo to then-director of the CIA, General Walter B. Smith.

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

General Kanshi Ishikawa,Commander Chief of Air Staff of Japan's Air Self-Defense Force,1967.

"UFOs are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head. . . . I'm so concerned about what the consequences might be of starting an intergalactic war, that I just think I had to say something".

Paul Hellyer, Canada's Defence Minister from 1963-67, September 25, 2005.

"The evidence that there are objects which have been seen in our atmosphere, and even on terra firma, that cannot be accounted for either as man-made objects or as any physical force or effect known to our scientists seems to me to be overwhelming... A very large number of sightings have been vouched for by persons whose credentials seem to me unimpeachable. It is striking that so many have been trained observers, such as police officers and airline or military pilots. Their observations have in many instances... been supported either by technical means such as radar or, even more convincingly, by... interference with electrical apparatus of one sort or another..."

Admiral Lord Hill-Norton (GCB), Chief of Defense Staff, Ministry of Defense, Britain; Chairman, Military Committee of NATO; Admiral of the Fleet; Member of House of Lords.

"The phenomenon of UFOs does exist, and it must be treated seriously".

Mikhail Gorbachev,

Premiere of the Soviet Union.

Interview as reported in 'Soviet Youth',May 4th,1990.

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

Prince Philip,

Duke of Edinburgh,

London sunday Dispatch,March 28th,1954.

"For the government to continue to maintain that UFOs are non-existent in the face of the documents already released and of other cogent evidence presented in this book is puerile and ,in a sense, an insult to the American people".

Dr J Allen Hyneck,Phd,

Former scientist with Project Bluebook.

"We have stacks of reports about flying saucers.We take them seriously when you consider we have lost many men and planes trying to intercept them".

General Benjamin Chidlaw,

Air Defense Command.

"The number of thoughtful,intelligent,educated people in full possession of their faculties who have 'seen something' and described it grows every day.We can say catergoricaly that mysterious objects have indeed appeared and continue to appear in the sky that surrounds us".

General Lionel M Chassin,

French Air Forces,

Air Defense Coodinator of the allied forces of NATO.

"UFO sightings are now so common,the military doesn't have time to worry about them....When a UFO appears,they simply ignore it.Unconventional targets are ignored because apparently we are only interested in the Russian targets,possible enemy targets.Something that hovers in the air ,then shoots off at 5000 miles per hour doesn't interest us because it can't be the enemy.

UFOs are picked up by ground and air radar and they have been photographed by gun camera all along.There are so many UFOs in the sky that the airforce has had to employ special radar networks to screen them out".

Lee Katchen,

NASA atmospheric physicist,June 7th,1968.

"Of course it is possible that UFO's really do contain aliens as many people believe, and the Government is hushing it up."

Comment by Stephen Hawking (world renowned astrophysicist) on C Span Television-guest lecturer at the second Millennium Evening at the White House on March 6, 1998.

"We must insist upon full access to disks recovered. For instance, in the La case the Army grabbed it and would not let us have it for cursory examination."

J Edgar Hoover-authenticated memo.

"In my official status, I cannot comment on ET contact. However, personally, I can assure you, we are not alone!

Charles J. Camarda (Ph.D.) NASA Astronaut

More than 10,000 sightings have been reported, the majority of which cannot be accounted for by any scientific explanation... I am convinced that these objects do exist and that they are not manufactured by any nation on Earth." "I can therefore see no alternative to accepting the theory that they come from some extraterrestrial source.

Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Air Force Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, printed in Sunday Dispatch, London, July 11, 1954.

"I've been convinced for a long time that the flying saucers are real and interplanetary. Another words we are being watched by beings from outer space."

Albert M. Chop, deputy public relations director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration,(NASA) and former United States Air Force spokesman for Project Blue Book.

"It is my thesis that flying saucers are real and that they are space ships from another solar system.There is no doubt in my mind that these objects are interplanetary craft of some sort. I and my colleagues are confident that they do not originate in our solar system."

Dr. Herman Oberth (The father of modern rockerty)

"I am completely convinced that UFOs have an out-of-world basis."

Dr. Walther Riedel (Once chief designer and research director at the German rocket center in Peenemunde)

"The possibility of reduced-time interstellar travel either by advanced extraterrestrial civilizations at present or ourselves in the future, is not fundamentally constrained by physical principles."

Dr. Harold Puthoff (Director, Institute for advanced studies at Austin, Author of fundamentals of Quantum Electronics)

The least improbable explanation is that these things are artificial and controlled ... My opinion for some time has been that they have an extraterrestrial origin."

Dr. Maurice Biot (leading aerodynamicists and mathematical physicist)

I feel that the Air Force has not been giving out all the available information on the Unidentified Flying Objects. You cannot disregard so many unimpeachable sources."

John W. McCormack, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States. January (1965)

"I certainly believe in aliens in space, and that they are indeed visiting our planet. They may not look like us, but I have very strong feelings that they have advanced beyond our mental capabilities."

Senator Barry Goldwater (1965)

(Retired Air Force Brigadier General and pilot with many decades of flying experience)

"I strongly recommend that there be a committee investigation of the UFO phenomena. I think we owe it to the people to establish credibility regarding UFOs and to produce the greatest possible enlightenment on this subject"

President Gerald Ford (1966)

"I looked out the window and saw this white light.It was zigzagging around. I went up to the pilot and said,Have you ever seen anything like that? He was shocked and he said, "Nope." And I said to him: "Let's follow it!" We followed it for several minutes. It was a bright white light.We followed it to Bakersfield, and all of a sudden to our utter amazement it went straight up into the heavens. When I got off the plane I told Nancy all about it."

President Ronald Reagen (Describing his 1974 UFO encounter to veteran newsman Norman C. Miller, then Washington bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal.)

"I was testing a P-51 fighter in Minneapolis when I spotted this object. I was at about 10,000 feet on a nice, bright, sunny afternoon. I thought the object was a kite, then I realized that no kite is gonna fly that high."

As I got closer it looked like a weather balloon, gray and about three feet in diameter. But as soon as I got behind the darn thing it didn't look like a balloon anymore. It looked like a saucer, a disk.

About the same time, I realized that it was suddenly going away from me -- and there I was, running at about 300 miles per hour. I tracked it for a little way, and then all of a sudden the damn thing just took off. It pulled about a 45 degree climbing turn and accelerated and just flat disappeared."

Donald Slayton, Mercury astronaut, 1951

"The Air Force has arrived at the conclusion that a certain number of anomalous phenomena has been produced in Belgian airspace.

The numerous testimonies of ground observations reinforced by the reports of the night March 30-31 (1990) have led us to face the hypothesis that a certain number of unauthorised aerial activities have taken place.

The day will undoubtedly come when the phenomenon will be observed with the technological means of detection and collection that won't leave a single doubt about its origin.

This should lift a part of the veil that has covered the mystery for a long time; a mystery that continues to be present.

But it exists, it is real, and that in itself is an important conclusion."

Colonel Wilfred De Brouwer, Chief of Operations for the Belgian Air Force in 1990 following a spate of sightings over the country witnessed by hundreds of people. Many of the sightings were confirmed on radar.

Other substantiated quotes:

Quotes from Prominent World Scientists:

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/...ment/quosci.htm

Quotes from US and USSR Astronauts:

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/...nt/quoastro.htm

Quotes from Prominent World Government and Military Officials:

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/...ment/quogov.htm

Edited by karl 12

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Scudbuster

Great work- that's the most comprehensive summary of quotes I've ever come across.

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JimOberg
Credible UFO Quotes from prominent individuals:

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"It was the darndest thing I've ever seen. It was big, it was very bright, it changed colours, and it was about the size of the moon. We watched it for ten minutes, but none of us could figure out what it was. One thing's for sure: I'll never make fun of people who say they've seen unidentified flying objects in the sky.

Former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter following his sighting along with many others of a UFO at Leary, Georgia in October 1969.

....

What do we conclude from this quote? That Jimmy Carter provides proof of alien visits, or that you provided proof of your lack of the simplest fact-checking and counter-argument internet searching?

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karl 12

Jim, your embittered cynicism never ceases to amaze.

Apparently he said it in October 1969 (feel free to correct me if I am wrong):

"It was the darndest thing I've ever seen. It was big, it changed colors and it was about the size of the moon. We watched it for ten minutes, but none of us could figure out what it was. One thing's for sure, I'll never make fun of people who say they've seen unidentified objects in the sky. If I become president, I'll make every piece of information this country has bout UFO sightings available to the public and the scientists."

President Jimmy Carter October 1969.

Interview:

http://www.presidentialufo.com/nobel_prize.htm

Other:

"There were about twenty of us standing outside of a little restaurant, I believe, a high school lunch room, and a kind of green light appeared in the western sky. This was right after sundown. It got brighter and brighter. And then it eventually disappeared. It didn't have any solid substance to it, it was just a very peculiar-looking light. None of us could understand what it was."

1973

"All of a sudden, one of the men looked up and said, 'Look, over in the west!' And there was a bright light in the sky. We all saw it. And then the light, it got closer and closer to us. And then it stopped, I don’t know how far away, but it stopped beyond the pine trees. And all of a sudden it changed color to blue, and then it changed to red, then back to white. And we were trying to figure out what in the world it could be, and then it receded into the distance

2005

"If I become President, I'll make every piece of information this country has about UFO sightings available to the public, and the scientists. I am convinced that UFOs exist because I've seen one... "

Statement confirmed by White House special assistant media liaison, Jim Purks, in an April 20, 1979 letter.

President Jimmy Carter's UFO Sighting Report:

http://www.presidentialufo.com/carter_ufo_report.htm

Interviews:

In answer to your initial question ,no I don't think these quotes 'prove' anything (particularly Carters) but I do think they are interesting and

certainly add to the growing number of positive comments in circumstantial evidence made about the UFO/OVNI subject by prominent high ranking military officials;politicians;academics;scientists;aviation professionals etc.. - people who are probably in a far better position than you or I to

ascertain whether the subject has any validity or not.

I also find it interesting that you have not even bothered to comment or remark on any of the other quotes.

I'd be interested to hear your opinion about why you think such people as Mikhail Gorbachev; Lord Admiral Hill-Norton; Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding; Admiral Hillenkoetter; Major Donald Keyhoe; Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding; Colonel Wilfred De Brouwer etc.. said what they did about the subject.

Alternately,your honest views on the content of these two hour interviews would be appreciated:

Part 1:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=65...ject+interviews

Part 2:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4...62837&hl=en

Cheers.

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shaka5

great post karl...kinda waiting to see what Jim's beef was...he seemed a little upset :rofl:

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karl 12
Great work- that's the most comprehensive summary of quotes I've ever come across.

Scudbuster thanks for the reply- I think out of all of them,this is one of the most interesting:

"The evidence that there are objects which have been seen in our atmosphere, and even on terra firma, that cannot be accounted for either as man-made objects or as any physical force or effect known to our scientists seems to me to be overwhelming... A very large number of sightings have been vouched for by persons whose credentials seem to me unimpeachable. It is striking that so many have been trained observers, such as police officers and airline or military pilots. Their observations have in many instances... been supported either by technical means such as radar or, even more convincingly, by... interference with electrical apparatus of one sort or another..."

Admiral Lord Hill-Norton (GCB), Chief of Defense Staff, Ministry of Defense, Britain; Chairman, Military Committee of NATO; Admiral of the Fleet; Member of House of Lords.

The quote was made by Lord Hill Norton,the Admiral of the fleet (the British equivalent to the US Secretary of State) and appears to make a mockery of those who think the UFO/OVNI subject is visionary or fictitious

Cheers.

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et's daddy
"Something is going on in the skies that we do not understand. If all the airline pilots and Air Force pilots who have seen UFOs and sometimes chased them have been the victims of hallucinations, then an awful lot of pilots should be taken off and forbidden to fly."

Captain Kervendal, French Gendarmerie.

"UFOs are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head. . . . I'm so concerned about what the consequences might be of starting an intergalactic war, that I just think I had to say something".

Paul Hellyer, Canada's Defence Minister from 1963-67, September 25, 2005.

those two are my favorites

i totally agree if people dont believe pilots then maybe those that report should all be grounded

and i find it a little disturbing that the former defense minister is openly worried about an intergalactic war

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thefinalfrontier
What do we conclude from this quote? That Jimmy Carter provides proof of alien visits, or that you provided proof of your lack of the simplest fact-checking and counter-argument internet searching?

unsolicited attack and very uncalled for IMO,

carry on Karl and dont let negativity bring your thread down; most folks enjoy reading this stuff,,

SOME GREAT QUOTES ,

Regards;

TFF

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Lt_Ripley

excellent quotes ! :tu:

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Lt_Ripley
great post karl...kinda waiting to see what Jim's beef was...he seemed a little upset :rofl:

not enough ruffage in his diet !!..... that will make anyone cranky :wacko:

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War Eagle
Credible UFO Quotes from prominent individuals:

Good post Karl...

Other substantiated quotes:

Quotes from Prominent World Scientists:

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/...ment/quosci.htm

Quotes from US and USSR Astronauts:

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/...nt/quoastro.htm

Quotes from Prominent World Government and Military Officials:

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/...ment/quogov.htm

This one:

"Of course it is possible that UFO's really do contain aliens as many people believe, and the Government is hushing it up."

Comment by Stephen Hawking (world renowned astrophysicist) on C Span Television-guest lecturer at the second Millennium Evening at the White House on March 6, 1998.

That, coming from a man who states all abductees are 'weirdos'(?) ... *confused (((?))) scratches head*

These two:

hmmm, very interesting...

"We must insist upon full access to disks recovered. For instance, in the La case the Army grabbed it and would not let us have it for cursory examination."

J Edgar Hoover-authenticated memo.

"In my official status, I cannot comment on ET contact. However, personally, I can assure you, we are not alone!

Charles J. Camarda (Ph.D.) NASA Astronaut

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shaka5
not enough ruffage in his diet !!..... that will make anyone cranky :wacko:

lol..i see...i was so foolish not to see he needed his daily dose of ruffage :rofl:

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NoTC

Don't believe everything you read.

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karl 12
"We must insist upon full access to disks recovered. For instance, in the La case the Army grabbed it and would not let us have it for cursory examination."

J Edgar Hoover-authenticated memo.

Thanks for the replies -theres a good little short film here about that quote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfgVRkv0wys

Other interesting ones:

"I must say that if listeners could see for themselves the mass of reports coming in from the airborne gendarmerie, from the mobile gendarmerie, and from the gendarmerie charged with the job of conducting investigations, all of which reports are forwarded by us to the National Center for Space Studies, then they would see that it is all pretty disturbing."

"I believe that the attitude of spirit that we must adopt vis-à-vis this phenomena is an open one, that is to say that it doesn't consist in denying apriori, as our ancestors of previous centuries did deny many things that seem nowadays perfectly elementary."

M. Robert Galley - French Minister of Defense. From an interview by Jean-Claude Bourret, on February 21, 1974.

"I have been over the years very skeptical like many others. But in the last ten years or so, I have known the late Dr. Alan Hynek - who I highly admire. I know and currently work with Dr. Jacques Vallee. I've come to realize that the evidence is building up to make this a valid and researchable question. Further, because my personal motivation has always been to understand our universe better, and my own theoretical work has convinced me that life is everywhere in the universe that has been permitted to evolve, I consider this a very timely question... By becoming more involved with the serious research field, I've seen the evidence mount towards the truth of these matters. I rely upon the testimony of contacts that I have had - old timers - who were involved in official positions in government and intelligence and militiary over the last 50 years. We cannot say that today's government is really covering it up - I think that most of them don't know what is going on anymore than the public..."

-Dr. Ed Mitchell Apollo 14 Astronaut, MSN Interview 10/98

"It followed us during half of our orbit. We observed it on the light side, and when we entered the shadow side, it disappeared completely. It was an engineered structure, made from some type of metal, approximately 40 meters long with inner hulls. The object was narrow here and wider here, and inside there were openings. Some places had projections like small wings. The object stayed very close to us. We photographed it, and our photos showed it to be 23 to 28 meters away".

Cosmonaut Victor Afanasyev commenting on a UFO sighting that occurred while en route to the Solyut 6 space station in April of 1979.

"...I've been asked about UFOs and I've said publicly I thought they were somebody else, some other civilization".

Commander Eugene Cernan, Commanded the Apollo 17 Mission - quote from a 1973 article in the Los Angeles Times.

"I was testing a P-51 fighter in Minneapolis when I spotted this object. I was at about 10,000 feet on a nice, bright, sunny afternoon. I thought the object was a kite, then I realized that no kite is gonna fly that high. As I got closer it looked like a weather balloon, gray and about three feet in diameter. But as soon as I got behind the darn thing it didn't look like a balloon anymore. It looked like a saucer, a disk. About the same time, I realized that it was suddenly going way from me-and there I was, running at about 300 miles per hour. I tracked it for a little way, and then all of a sudden the damn thing just took off. It pulled about a 45 degree climbing turn and accelerated and just flat disappeared."

-Donald Slayton, Mercury astronaut, in a 1951 interview

"This 'flying saucer' situation is not at all imaginary or seeing too much in some natural phenomena. Something is really flying around. The phenomenon is something real and not visionary or fictitious."

Gen. Nathan Twining Chief of Staff, US Air Force, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

"I concentrate on the science. I'm interested in the UFOs seen by the police and military witnesses. I'm interested in the near misses that pilots report, where their aircraft nearly collide with these things. I'm interested in the visual sightings backed up by radar. I'm interested in the military bases that are overflown by these things. I'm interested in the cases where you have radiation readings on the ground.

These are no lights in the sky. These are not misidentifications of fantasy prone individuals. This is a cutting-edge technology being reported by reliable, trained observers, and it is something that goes beyond what we can do.

That to me suggests that if it is not ours, it belongs to someone else. If that technology is better than ours, then the extraterrestrial hypothesis seems to me the best explanation."

Nick Pope

Head of the "UFO desk" at Air Secretariat 2-A, British Ministry of Defence from 1991-1994.

"I have discussed this matter with the effected agencies of the government, and they are of the opinion that is it not wise to publicize this matter at this time."

Senator Richard Russell

Head of the Armed Services Committee, following his sighting of a UFO during an official trip to the Soviet Union in 1955.

"I shall be very glad to accept appointment as a member of the (NICAP) Board of Governors and be listed as a 'believer' in the reality of UFO's, with the understanding that I shall resign if it appears at any time that your big group is being used to cover up for the top brass.

I know that there is a real need to break through the official Washington brush-off and get the truth home to the people. There seems to be a great fear among the powers that be that the American people will panic if told the truth. How little they know and understand their countrymen.

I feel that millions of our people already believe in the reality of the UFO's."

Admiral M Herbert B Knowles

US Navy

"First of all, I told a magazine this past January that, as an underdeveloped country with regards to the UFO problem, Japan had to take into account what should be done about the UFO question, and that we had to spend more time on these matters. In addition, I said that someone had to solve the UFO problem with far reaching vision at the same time. Secondly, I believe it is a reasonable time to take the UFO problem seriously as a reality... I hope that this Symposium will contribute to peace on earth from the point of view of outer space, and take the first step toward the international cooperation in the field of UFOs. From the point of view of 'people' in outer space, all human beings on earth are the same people, regardless of whether they are American, Russian, Japanese, or whoever."

Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu - From an interview with students of Waseda University in Tokyo in November 1989.

"With the aircraft under my control, I observed the red-lighted object closing upon the helicopter at the same altitude at a high rate of speed. It became apparent a mid-air collision was about to happen unless evasive action was taken."

"I looked out ahead of the helicopter and observed an aircraft I have never seen before. This craft positioned itself directly in front of the moving helicopter.

This craft was 50 to 60 feet long with a grey metallic structure. On the front of this craft was a large steady bright red light. I could delineate where the red stopped on the structure of this craft because red was reflecting off the grey structure. The design of this craft was symmetrical in shape with a prominent aft indentation on the undercarriage. From this portion of the undercarriage, a green light, pyramid-shaped, emerged with the light initially in the trail position.

This green light then swung 90 degrees, coming directly into the front windshield and lighting up the entire cockpit of the aircraft. All colors inside the cabin of the helicopter were absorbed by this green light. That includes the instrument panel lights on the aircraft."

"As a result of my experience, I am convinced this object was real and that these types of incidents should require a thorough investigation. It is my own personal opinion that worldwide procedures need to be established to effectively study this phenomena through an international cooperative effort. The establishment of a Transponder Code for aircraft flying worldwide is needed, to identify to ground controllers that a pilot is indeed experiencing a UFO phenomena and that pilot anxiety can be reduced to provide safe effective flying, knowing he is under radar control."

Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence J. Coyne describing UFO encounter he witnessed with three other airmen over Mansfield Ohio,October 18, 1973.

Quote taken from United Nations UFO hearing in 1978.

"There is a [military] publication called JANAP 146E that has a section that says you will not reveal any information regarding the UFO phenomenon under penalty of $10,000 fine and ten years in jail. So the secret has been kept."

Lieutenant Frederick Fox - 1991

"Saucers exist, I saw two. They were intelligently flown or operated (evasive tactics, formation flight, hovering). They were mechanisms, not United States weapons, nor Russian. I presume they are extraterrestrial."

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Headrick,1959.

"Everything is in a process of investigation both in the United States and in Spain, as well as in the rest of the world... Look, as a General, as a military man, I have the same position as the one officially held by the Ministry [of Defense]. Now, from a personal position, as Carlos Castro Cavero, I believe that UFOs are spaceships or extraterrestrial craft... The nations of the world are currently working together in the investigation of the UFO phenomenon. There is an international exchange of data. Maybe when this group of nations acquire more precise and definite information, it will be possible to release the news to the world."

"I myself have observed one [uFO] for more than an hour... It was an extremely bright object, which remained stationary there for that length of time and then shot off towards Egea de los Caballeros, covering the distance of twenty kilometers in less than two seconds. No human device is capable of such a speed."

General Carlos Castro Cavero ,Spanish Air Force - From a 1976 interview with journalist J.J. Benítez.

"We had many adventures flying under primitive conditions in the frozen north, but none compared with this." "I looked back and saw something that didn't make sense," "It was nothing like flying machines of that period," "It was hexagonal, flat, and seemingly made of aluminum or some other metal, with no breaks in the surface and no rivets." "At the time, I had a spooky feeling. I can't explain it. It was as if I 'felt' the presence of whoever was inside that craft--and the feeling was hostile."

Lieutenant Colonel Peter Grunnet-Royal Danish Air force, describing incident in H. E. 8 seaplane over Greenland,1932.

"UFOs are impossible to deny....It is very strange that we have never been able to find out the source for over two decades."

Colonel Fuijo Hayashi - Commander of the Air Transport Wing of Japan's Air Self-Defense Force , statement made in 1960.

“For six hours ... there were at least ten unidentifiable objects moving above Washington. They were not ordinary aircraft.

Harry G. Barnes-Senior Air Traffic Controller for the C.A.A. discussing Washington sightings 1952.

"Sightings of unexplained objects at great altitude and traveling at high speeds in the vicinity of major US defense installations are of such nature that they are not attributable to natural phenomena or known types of aerial vehicles."

Dr. H. Marshall Chadwell - Assistant director of the CIA's Office of Scientific Intelligence.

1952 memo to then-director of the CIA, General Walter B. Smith.

"We have, indeed, been contacted - perhaps even visited - by extraterrestrial beings, and the U.S. government, in collusion with the other national powers of the earth, is determined to keep this information from the general public.”

"The purpose of the international conspiracy is to maintain a workable stability among the nations of the world and for them, in turn, to retain institutional control over their respective populations. Thus, for these governments to admit that there are beings from outer space... with mentalities and technological capabilities obviously far superior to ours, could, once fully perceived by the average person, erode the foundations of the earth's traditional power structure. Political and legal systems, religions, economic and social institutions could all soon become meaningless in the mind of the public. The national oligarchical establishments, even civilization as we now know it, could collapse into anarchy.”

"Such extreme conclusions are not necessarily valid, but they probably accurately reflect the fears of the 'ruling classes' of the major nations, whose leaders (particularly those in the intelligence business) have always advocated excessive governmental secrecy as being necessary to preserve 'national security."

Victor Marchetti - Former Special Assistant to the Executive Director of the CIA, May 1979.

Other well respected individuals who have made positive statements - some of which have gone on record and sworn under oath to testify about the reality of the UFO/OVNI subject:

Captain A D Yates - United Airlines

Adolph Wagner - Deputy Coordinator, Civil Defence

Lieutenant General Akira Hirano - Chief of Staff of Japan's Air Self-Defence Force

Al Worden - NASA Astronaut, Apollo 15

Reverend Albert Baller - Pastor, German Congregational Church, Clinton, Mass & NICAP Board Member

Alan C Holt - Experimental Specialist, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston and NICAP Special Advisor

Albert M Chop - Deputy Public Relations Director of NASA & Former US Air Force Spokesman for Project Bluebook

Sergeant Alberto Covas - Portuguese Air Force, Ota Air Base

Allen Dulles - Former CIA Director

Dr Anthony O Mirarchi - Air Force Geophysical Laboratory

Brigadier General Arthur E Exon - Former Commander, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Arthur H Sorensen - Research Geologist, Wallace, Idaho and NICAP Special Advisor

Captain Art Shutts - Trans-world Airlines

Air Marshal Azim Daudpota - Zimbabwe Air Force

Senator Barry Goldwater - Retired Air Force Brigadier General

General Benjamin Chidlaw - Commanding General of Air Defence Command

Benjamin (Ben) R Rich - Director, Lockheed Skunk Works

Bill Gates - American Airlines First Officer

Dr Brian O'Leary - NASA Astronaut

Bruce Foster - Bell Aircraft Company Engineer

Dr Bruce Maccabee - Physicist US Navy & Head of the Fund for UFO Research

Captain C S Chiles - Eastern Airlines Pilot and NICAP Special Advisor

C W Sonner - Chief of Interstate Airways Communication Station

Cady Coleman - NASA Astronaut, Shuttle Mission STS-73

Carl J Henry - Chairman, Industrial Commission of Missouri, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

Colonel Carl Sanderson - US Air Force

Dr Carol Rosin - Aerospace Executive, Fairchild Industries

Captain Casey Pierman - Capitol Airlines Pilot

Charles A. Carson - California State Policeman

Professor Charles A. Maney - Head of the Defiance

College Physics Department and NICAP Board Member

Charles B Moore - Aerologist, General Mills Balloon Technicians

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Brown - US Air Force

Charles Fisher - Civil Engineer

Dr Charles Gaston - Space & Atmospheric Sciences, IBM, Wheaton, Maryland and NICAP Special Advisor

Dr Charles H. Otis, Professor Emeritus of Biology, Bowling Green State University

Charles J Camarda - NASA Astronaut

Pilot Charles Kratovil - Trans World Airlines

Major General Charles P Cabell - Director of Intelligence, US Air Force, Director of the Joint Chief of Staff (1951)

Charles W James - Photographer, Philadelphia Enquirer

Captain Charles Zammett - Pan American Airways

Chuck Sorrels - Air Traffic Controller, Edwards Air Force Base

Clark C. McClelland, Former ScO (Spaceraft Operator), Space Shuttle Fleet, Kennedy Space Centre Florida

Clyde Clark McClelland - US Space Program Pioneer

Dr Clyde Tombaugh - Astronomer, Discovered planet Pluto, Optical Scientist, White Sands Missile Range

D Shenkel - Former Air Force Pilot

Lieutenant D A Swimley - US Air Force

Daniel Salter - US Air Force, Chief Master Sergeant, NRO

Dan Willis - US Navy

Dr Darell B Harmon Jnr - Deputy Program Manager., McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co, Santa Monica

Dave Richey - Canal Fulton Patrolman, Northeast Ohio

David McCurry - Northeast Ohio State Police

Air Commodore David Thorne - Director of General Operations for the Zimbabwe Air Force in 1985

Delbert C Newhouse - US Navy, Chief Photographer of Aviation and NICAP Special Advisor

Rear Admiral Delmar S Fahrney - US Navy Missile Chief and former NICAP Board Member

Delmus Early - Carroll County Police Officer, Northeast Ohio

Captain Dermott - Capitol Airlines Pilot

Major Dewey J Fournet - US Air Force, Former US Air Force HQ Monitor to Blue Book

Dick Beemer - Aviation Photographer, North American Aviation

Don Newman - Former Air Force pilot

Don P Hollister - Goodyear Aircraft Corporation Technical Writer

Don Phillips - Lockheed Skunkworks, CIA Contractor

Deputy Sheriff Donald E. Corey - Mahoning County, Northeast Ohio

Major Donald E Keyhoe - United States Marines

Captain Donald Slayton - Mercury Astronaut

Donna Hare - NASA (Airbrushing) Department Houston

General Douglas MacArthur

Doyle Kline - Scripps, Howard Staff Writer

Lieutenant Colonel Dwynne Arnesson - US Air Force, SAC Control Officer

Dr Earl Douglas - Religious Writer & Columnist

Ed Nugent - Radar Controller

Ed White - NASA Astronaut

Marshal Ed Marah - Cedaredge Marshal, Rocky Mountains

Captain Eddie Rickenbacker - Commander of the 94th Aero Pursuit Squadron in WWI

Astronaut Captain Edgar Mitchell - Sixth Man on the Moon (Apollo 14)

Edison F Carpenter - Research Technician, North American Aviation

Captain Edward J Ruppelt - US Air Force

Dr Edward Teller - Creator of the Hydrogen Bomb

Elizabeth Helen McClelland - Pioneer of the US Space Program

Sir Eric Gairy - Prime Minister of Grenada

Ernest Stadvec - Former World War II Bomber Pilot (now owns a flying service in Akron, Ohio)

Commander Eugene Cernan - Commander Apollo 17 Mission

Dr Eugene Mallove - Director New Energy Research Labs, Aeronautical Engineer

Sir Francis Chichester - Famous aviator, sailor, and author

Dr Frank B Salisbury - Department Head, Plant Sciences, Utah State Univ and NICAP Special Advisor

Frank Borman - NASA Astronaut, Gemini 7 Mission

Frank Edwards - Radio and TV Commentator and NICAP Board Member

Frank H Schofield - Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific fleet in the 1930s

Frank Halstead - Former Curator, University of Minnesota's Darling Observatory and NICAP Special Advisor

Frank G Rawlinson - Physicist, NASA Space Flight Center and NICAP Special Advisor

Franklin Carter - United States Navy, Radar Specialist

Fred C Fair, Ph D - Former Professor of Engineering, New York University and NICAP Special Advisor

Fred Porcello - State Police Officer, Portville, NY

Frederick Clark Durant III - Advisor, Robertson Scientific Advisory Committee on UFOs, Pentagon/NASA

Frederick Fox - US Navy Pilot, Top Secret Nuclear Clearance

Dr Fulton Koehler - Institute of Technology, Dept of Mathematics, Univ of Minnesota and NICAP Special Advisor

Deputy Fry - Tehama County Sheriff's Office, California

Colonel Fuijo Hayashi - Commander of the Air Transport Wing of Japan's Air Self-Defence Force

Galen Anderson - Police Officer, Sunnyvale Police Department, San Francisco Bay

Gene Miller - Former Air Force Flight Instructor, member of NICAP

Major George A Filer - US Air Force, Deputy Director of Intelligence

Lieutenant Colonel George Edwards - US Air Force

Captain George Robertson - Former Air Force Pilot

George Todt - Columnist, Public Relations Council and NICAP Special Advisor

Former President Gerald Ford

Lieutenant George Gorman, North Dakota Air National Guard

George Jacobson - Pan American Airlines Co-Pilot

George Morales - FAA Supervisor

George W Earley - Administrative Engineer, Connecticut Aerospace Firm and NICAP Special Advisor

Major Gerald Smith - US Air Force

Dr Garry Henderson - NASA

Gordon Creighton - Military Intelligence, Ministry of Defence

Gordon Higgins - US Air Force Control Tower Operator and Flight Controller

Captain H Dunker - Pan American Airways

Dr H Percy Wilkins - British Lunar Astronomer

Dr Harold Puthoff - Director, Institute of Advanced Studies, Austin, Creator of Remote Viewing (ESP) Project, CIA & DIA for a decade

Harry Allen Jordan - US Navy, Radar Operator, USS Roosevelt

Harry G Barnes - Senior Air Traffic Controller for the CAA

Lieutenant Harry L Roe - Air National Guard pilot

Harry O Barnes - Senior Air Route Traffic Controller

Hartland Bentley - US Army

Helen G. Mitchell - Police Dispatcher, Delta County Court House

Henry C. Kawecki - Physical Analyst, Fleetwood, Pennsylvania and NICAP Special Advisor

Professor Henry Carlock - Physics Department, Mississippi College

Dr Herman Oberth - The Father of Modern Rocketry

Lord Hill-Norton - Chief of Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence

Dr Hugh S. Brown, MD - Spokane, Washington and NICAP Special Advisor

Dr J Allen Hynek - Director, US Air Force Project Bluebook

J B Bradley - US Civil Aeronautics Administration Traffic Controller

J B Hartranft Jr - President of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, NICAP Board Member

J B Whitted - Eastern Airlines Pilot

J J Kaliszewski - Aeronautical Research Laboratories, Supervisor of Balloon Manufacture, General Mills

Air Commodore J Salutun - National Aerospace Council of Indonesia & Indonesian Parliament Member

Jack Brotzman - Physicist, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC and NICAP Special Advisor

Reverend Jack L Sanford - First Congregational Church, Longpoint, Illinois

Colonel Jack Morrow - Deputy Director for Estimates, US Air Force Intelligence

Captain Jack Puckett - US Air Force Military Pilot

Dr James C Bartlett Jnr - Astronomer and NICAP Special Advisor

James C. Beatty - Civil Defence & Ground Observer Corps, California and NICAP Special Advisor

James Chapman - in charge of UFO Photos for US Air Force Project Bluebook at Wright Air Development Center

James Dee - American Airlines First Officer

James F Bachmeier - Mid-Continent Airlines Co-Pilot

James Irwin - NASA Astronaut, Apollo 15

James Nelson - Carroll County Police Officer, Northeast Ohio

Lieutenant Colonel James McAshan - US Air Force

Brigadier General James McDivitt - Commanding Pilot Gemini Space Craft

Dr James E McDonald - Senior Physicist at the Institute for Atmospheric Physics, University of Arizona

Dr Jamison R. Harrison - Engineering Physics, Bedford, Massachusetts and NICAP Special Advisor

Dr Jerry Linenger - NASA Astronaut

Jim Copeland - Radar Controller

Jim Ritchey - Radar Controller

Jimmy Carter - Former US President

Major General Joe W Kelly - US Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel Joe Wojtecki - US Air Force, Strategic Air Command

Brigadier General John B Ackerman - Deputy Director for Collection & Dissemination of US Air Force Intelligence

John B. Bean - Pilot

Captain John Baldwin - Former Air Force Pilot

John Callaghan - Senior FAA Official, Head of Accidents and Investigations

Major John F McLeod - Former US Air Force Pilot, Civil Air Patrol, Jacksonville, Florida and NICAP Special Advisor

Colonel John G Ericksen - Former Head of Policy and Management Group of the Directorate of Intelligence

Dr John P Guarino - Physical Chemistry, Mobil Research & Dev., Princeton, N.J and NICAP Special Advisor

John Maynard - Defence Intelligence Agency

John R. Cooke - Radar Technician, US Air Force Strategic Air Command

Lance Corporal John Weygandt - US Marine Corps

John W McCormack - Speaker at the House of Representatives

John Wilbur - Pan American Airlines Engineer

John Williams - Mid-Continent Airlines Chief Controller

John Zimmerman - Geologist

Captain Jose Lemos Ferreira - Portuguese Air Force, Ota Air Base

Joseph A Walker - NASA Astronaut/Pilot

Colonel Joseph J. Bryan III - Founder of the CIA's psychological warfare staff, special assistant to the secretary of the Air Force, advisor to NATO, and board of NICAP

Joseph J Greiner - US Civil Aeronautics Administration Radio Operator and Traffic Controller

Joseph J Kaliszewski - Aeronautical Engineer, General Mills

Captain Joseph L. Flynn - Pan American Airways

Commander Juan Barrera - Commander in charge, Aquirre Cerda Airbase

Julius L Benton Jr (M.S Biology) - Armstrong State College, Savannah and NICAP Special Advisor

General Kanshi Ishikawa - Chief of Staff of Japan's Air Self-Defence Force

Sergeant Karl Wolfe - Langley Air Force Base, Tactical Air Command

Kenneth B Steinmetz - Amateur Astronomer, Head of Denver Moonwatch and NICAP Special Advisor

Dr Kenneth E. Bryan - Meteorology, Memphis, Tennessee and NICAP Special Advisor

Captain Kenneth G Brosdal - Pan American Airlines

Reverend Kenneth R. Hoffman - Pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church, Cleveland, Ohio

Captain Kervendal - French Gendarmerie

L D Sheridan Jnr - Former Marine Corps Pilot, Ponte Vedra, Florida and NICAP Special Advisor

L F Baney - United Airlines Pilot

Laverne Werta - Flight Service Specialist, FAA Office

Captain Lawrence W Vinther - Mid-Continent Airlines Pilot

Lee Katchen - Former Atmospheric Physicist for NASA

Sergeant Leonard Pretko - US Air Force

Leonard H. Stringfield - Public Relations, Ground Observer Corps, Cincinnati and NICAP Special Advisor

Dr Leslie K Kaeburn - Biophysicist, University of Southern California and NICAP Special Advisor

Dr Leslie Ward - Redlands Physician

General Lionel M Chassin - Commanding General of the French Air Forces and General Air Defence Coordinator, Allied Air Forces, Central Europe (NATO)

Lloyd V Berkner - Advisor, Robertson Scientific Advisory Committee on UFOs, Pentagon/NASA.

Lieutenant Colonel Lou Corbin - Former Army Intelligence and NICAP Special Advisor

Dr Luis Alvarez - Nuclear Physicist, Robertson Panel Member and Nobel Peace Prize Winner 1968

Luther H O'Banian - US Civil Aeronautics Administration Air Traffic Controller

Rear Admiral M Herbert B Knowles - US Navy

Dr Magoroh Maruyama - Consultant in Anthropology & Social Psychology, Berkeley, California and NICAP Special Advisor

Sergeant Manuel Marcilino - Portuguese Air Force, Ota Air Base

Marie H Matthews - US Civil Aeronautics Administration Tower Controller

Dr Marcus Bach - State University of Iowa

Mark McCandlish - US Air Force

Martyn Stubbs - Secret NASA Transmission Department, NASA

Marvin W Skipworth - Judge, District Court of Oregon

Dr Maurice Biot - Leading Aerodynamicist and mathematical physicist

Maurice Chatelain - Former NASA Apollo Director of Communications

Captain Max M Jacoby - Chief Pilot, Pioneer Airlines

Merle Shane McDow - US Navy (Top Secret SCI Clearance Zebra Badge)

Michael Smith - US Air Force, Aircraft Control/Early Warning Operation

Professor Michio Kaku - Author of Theoretical Physics

Mikhail Gorbachev - Former Soviet President

Deputy Montgomery - Tehama County Sheriff's Office, California

Morton Gerla - Aviation Ordnance, Past Director N.Y.Chapter, American Rocket Society, NICAP Special Advisor

General Nathan Twinning - Chief of Staff US Air Force, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Newell Schneider - Sherriff's Office, Hillside, Michigan

Dr Nicholas E. Wagman - Director, Allegheny Observatory

Nick Pope - British Ministry of Defence Official, Head of the "UFO desk" at Air Secretariat 2-A

Professor N N Kohanowski - Geologist & Mining Engineer, University of North Dakota, NICAP Special Advisor

Norman S Bean - Director of Engineering Development and NICAP Special Advisor

Dr Norman S Wolf - Radiation Biologist, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash and NICAP Special Advisor

Air Marshall Nurjadin Roesmin - Former Commander in Chief of the Indonesian Air Force

Patrick McAley - Deputy Inspector, City of Chicago

Paul R Hill - Aeronautical Research Engineer

Pavel Popovich - Pioneer USSR Cosmonaut

Captain Peter W. Killian - American Airlines

Captain R B McLaughlin - US Navy Missile Expert, Naval Ordnance Laboratory and NICAP Special Advisor

R C Munroe - Engineering Standards Section Head of Raytheon Manufacturing Company

R L Messmore - US Civil Aeronautics Administration Airways Operations Specialist

Ralph D Mayher - News Photographer, Station KYW, Cleveland, OH, NICAP Special Advisor

Captain Raymond Ryan - American Airlines Pilot

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Headrick - Radar Bombing Expert

Richard Kuta - Rocky Mountains State Police

Senator Richard Russell - Head of the Armed Services Committee

Captain Robert Adickes -Trans World Airways DC-3 Pilot

Robert Arnholt - American Airlines Flight Engineer

Colonel Robert B Emerson - US Air Force, NICAP Board Member

Robert Dickerson - Police Officer, Oregon

Captain Robert F Manning - Trans World Airways DC-3

Robert Fisher - Pilot

Dr Robert H Williams - Radiation Chemistry, Mobil Research & Dev. Corp., Princeton, N.J and NICAP Special Advisor

Dr Richard Haines - Aerospace Researcher, NASA (Retired)

Captain Robert Harris - Pan American Airways

Professor Robert Jacobs - USAF, Vandenberg Air Force Base

Dr Robert L Hall - Social Psychologist & Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, NICAP Special Advisor

Sergeant Major Robert O Dean, former NATO intelligence analyst for SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe)

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Salas - US Air Force, SAC Launch Officer

Dr Robert Sarbacher - Physicist

Dr Robert Spencer Carr - Aztec UFO Crash Expert

Major Robert White - US Air Force

Colonel Robert Willingham - US Air Force

Roger A Stinard - State Police, Northeast Ohio

Roger L Guay, M.S., Physics - Infrared Technician, The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington and NICAP Special Advisor

Dr Roger W Wescott - Chairman, Department of Anthropology, Drew University, N.J and NICAP Special Advisor

Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter - Former Director of the CIA

Rubens S Villela - Brazilian Meteorologist employed at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Sergeant Salvador Oliviera - Portuguese Air Force, Ota Air Base

Dr Samuel A Goudsmit - Advisor, Robertson Scientific Advisory Committee on UFOs, Pentagon / NASA

Samuel Freeman - Former President, National Aviations Trades Association and NICAP Special Advisor

Sarah McClendon - White House Correspondent, and Dean of the White House Press Corps

Dr Seymour L Hess - Department Head of Meteorology, Florida State University

Major Shiro Kubuta - Japan's Air Self-Defence Force

Stanley Scott - California State Policeman

Dr Stefan T Possony - Acting Chief of the Directorate of Intelligence Special Studies Group, US Air Force

Brigadier General Stephen Lovekin - National Guard, JAG, Eisenhower White House

Steve Lewis - Former Air Force Intelligence Officer who spent years investigating the UFO phenomenon for the US military

Dr Story Musgrave - NASA Astronaut and Scientist

Professor Ted Loder - University of New Hampshire

Texas J Rodriguez Jr - Pan American Airways Flight Radio Officer

Colonel Thomas Jefferson Dubose - US Air Force (adjutant to Brig. General Roger Ramey)

Captain Thomas Mantell - US Air Force

Thomas Townsend Brown, US Navy, 1956 founder of NICAP

Dr Thornton Page - Astronomer, John Hopkin's Operations Research Office and former board member on the CIA's Robertson Panel in Washington D.C

Tom Christensen - Wisconsin Central Airlines Representative

Tom Rush - Private Pilot

Lieutenant Colonel Toshio Nakamura - Japan's Air Self-Defence Force

Victor Afanasyev - USSR Cosmonaut

Victor G Didelot - B.S. Physics Research Engineer in Aircraft Instrumentation and Magnetics

Major General Vladimir Kovalyonok - USSR Aviation

Captain W.B. Nash - Pan American Airways and NICAP Special Advisor

W K Rutledge - Private Pilot

W R Peters - Former Pan American Airways Pilot, Coral Gables, Florida

Walter N Webb - Chief Lecturer on Astronomy, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Boston, Mass

Walter Schirra - NASA Astronaut Sigma 7

Dr Walther Reidel - Chief Designer and Research Director, German Rocket Centre, Peenemunde

Colonel Weldon H Smith - US Air Force

Wells Alan Webb - Chemical Engineer & Research Chemist, University of California

Wilbert B Smith - Former Chief of the Canadian Government's UFO Project Magnet and NICAP Special Advisor

Colonel Wilfred De Brouwer - Chief of Operations, Belgian Air Force

Colonel William A Adams - US Air Force Chief, Topical Intelligence Division

Brigadier General William A Matheny - 34th Air Defence Division in Albuquerque

William B Hiller - US Civil Aeronautics Administration Aircraft Communicator

Captain William B. Nash - Pan American Airways

William J Besler - President of Besler Corporation, Oakland, California

William H Ayres - US Congressman

William Fortenberry - Pan American Airways Second Officer

William Hodges - US Air Force, Goodfellows NSA Facility

Captain William Hutchins - Pan American Airways

Brigadier General William M Garland - US Air Force Assistant for Production at the Pentagon (The Number 2 man in Air Force Intelligence, 1952)

William Neff - American Airlines First Officer

Dr William S Bickel - Physicist, University of Arizona and NICAP Special Advisor

Colonel William T Coleman - Former Air Force Pilot, former Public Information Officer for Project Blue Book and Air Force's Chief Public Relations Officer during the 70s

William Van Horn - Civil Defence Director, Hillside, Michigan

Dr Willie Ley - Rocket Scientist, NASA Rocketry Division

First Officer W R Peters - Pan American World Airways and NICAP Special Advisor

Captain Willis T Sperry - American Airlines

Yevegni Khrunov - USSR Spacecraft Pilot, Soyuz-5

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karl 12
Don't believe everything you read.

I'd agree there -particularly when it comes to corporate media.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3...hEoOgrwLa04DdAw

A mesmerizing account of his investigation into whether some of America's most influential news organizations, many having maintained close ties to the U.S. intelligence community, have willingly suppressed full and accurate news coverage of extraterrestrial related phenomena for a variety of "national-security" reasons. Hansen reveals the remarkable and persistent difference in UFO-related news coverage exhibited by local and national news organizations and reviews the history of censorship and propaganda during the twentieth century and the evidence for media-government collusion over the course of the half-century-long UFO controversy.

Terry Hansen is an independent journalist with an interest in scientific controversies and the politics of mass media,he holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in science journalism.

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum...=138129&hl=

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karl 12

Interesting quote by US government's main scientist to officialy investigate the UFO subject:

"Before I began my association with the US Air Force, I had

joined my scientific colleagues in many a hearty guffaw

at the "psychological postwar craze" for flying saucers

that seemed to be sweeping the country and at the naivete

and gullibility of our fellow human beings who were being

taken in by such obvious "nonsense." It was almost in a

sense of sport that I accepted the invitation to have a

look at the flying saucer reports....."

"I had started out as an outright 'debunker,' taking

great joy in cracking what seemed at first to be puzzling

cases. I was the arch enemy of those 'flying saucer

groups and enthusiasts' who very dearly wanted UFOs to be

interplanetary. My own knowledge of those groups came

almost entirely from what I heard from Blue Book

personnel; they were all "crackpots and visionaries.'"

"Now, however, documentation which puts the UFO-

U.S. government controversy in quite a new light has

become available. The authors have made revealing use of

documents released through the mechanism of the Freedom

of Information Act and other data which have been made

available to them, often through private sources, which

show that the CIA and NSA protestations of innocence and

lack of interest in UFOs are nothing short of

prevarication."

"The reader must judge for himself or herself just

how far these implications extend, but certainly no one

can deny any longer that various intelligence agencies of

our government were long cognizant of UFOs and the global

extent of this phenomenon. Official dispatches from our

embassies and air bases in other countries to these

agencies, to the State Department, and even, on occasion,

to the White House, bear incontrovertible witness to

this."

"For the government to continue to maintain that

UFOs are nonexistent in the face of the documents already

released and of other cogent evidence presented in this

book is puerile and in a sense an insult to the American

people."

Dr J Allen Hyneck

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Interesting quote by US government's main scientist to officialy investigate the UFO subject:

Credibility of alleged quotes goes up, if you spell the name of the quotee correctly...

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"I propose that true skepticism is called for today: neither the gullible acceptance of true belief nor the closed-minded rejection of the scoffer masquerading as the skeptic.

One should be skeptical of both the believers and the scoffers. The negative claims of pseudo-skeptics who offer facile explanations must themselves be subject to criticism. If a competent witness reports having seen something tens of degrees of arc in size (as happens) and the scoffer -- who of course was not there -- offers Venus or a high altitude weather balloon as an explanation, the requirement of extraordinary proof for an extraordinary claim falls on the proffered negative claim as well. That kind of approach is also pseudo-science. Moreover just being a scientist confers neither necessary expertise nor sufficient knowledge.

Any scientist who has not read a few serious books and articles presenting actual UFO evidence should out of intellectual honesty refrain from making scientific pronouncements. To look at the evidence and go away unconvinced is one thing. To not look at the evidence and be convinced against it nonetheless is another. That is not science."

Bernard Haisch, astrophysicist.

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Any such compilation is bound to have 'noise' and mistakes...

Can we all agree that the entry for

"Maurice Chatelain - Former NASA Apollo Director of Communications"

is a fraud?

Chatelain never held that post -- never worked for NASA -- never was involved in space during the Apollo missions -- it's all made up to fool the eager-believers out there.... time to enforce a few standards if any credibility can be rescued from generations of bunk.

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Interesting article from the Telegraph:

Are UFOs real? Famous people who believed:

The former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell has claimed that aliens exist and their visits are being covered up by the United States government. Mitchell is in good company in his beliefs. Here we highlight 12 other public figures who believe that extraterrestrials may have been visiting our planet over the last 100 years.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechn...o-believed.html

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"I doubt that the phenomenon was any terrestrial reflection, because... nothing of the kind has ever appeared before or since... I was so unprepared for such a strange sight that I was really petrified with astonishment."

Dr. Clyde W. Tombaugh, American astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto. On August 20, 1949, he observed a UFO that appeared as a geometrically arranged group of six-to-eight rectangles of light, window-like in appearance and yellowish-green in color, which moved from northwest to southeast over Las Cruces, New Mexico.

"I must admit that any favorable mention of the flying saucers by a scientist amounts to extreme heresy and places the one making the statement in danger of excommunication by the scientific theocracy. Nevertheless, in recent years I have investigated the story of the unidentified flying object (UFO), and I am no longer able to dismiss the idea lightly." (Paper on "Exobiology" presented at the First Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium, held at the United States Air Force Academy, in May 1964).

Dr. Frank B. Salisbury, Professor of Plant Physiology at Utah State University

"We watched it for quite a few minutes. We could see it was larger than the headlights of the cars below. And we could see it was not attached to anything. And there was no sound. I became frightened actually, because it wasn't anything I could understand... from a personal viewpoint, I am pretty well convinced that we are being surveyed." (Look magazine, 1967.)

Dr. Leo Sprinkle, Professor of psychology at the University of Wyoming had his first UFO sighting in 1951 when he and a friend saw "something in the sky, round and metallic looking."

"There are unidentified flying objects. That is, there are a hard core of cases - perhaps 20 to 30 percent in different studies - for which there is no explanation... We can only imagine what purpose lies behind the activities of these quiet, harmlessly cruising objects that time and again approach the earth. The most likely explanation, it seems to me, is that they are simply watching what we are up to." (Redbook, vol. 143, September 1974.)

Dr. Margaret Mead, world-renowned Anthropologist.

"The opposite conclusion could have been drawn from The Condon Report's content, namely, that a phenomenon with such a high ratio of unexplained cases (about 30 percent) should arouse sufficient scientific curiosity to continue its study."

"From a scientific and engineering standpoint, it is unacceptable to simply ignore substantial numbers of unexplained observations... the only promising approach is a continuing moderate-level effort with emphasis on improved data collection by objective means... involving available remote sensing capabilities and certain software changes."

Ronald D Story - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics UFO Subcommittee -New York: Doubleday, 1980

"Reports of anomalous aerial objects (AAO) appearing in the atmosphere continue to be made by pilots of almost every airline and air force of the world in addition to private and experimental test pilots. This paper presents a review of 56 reports of AAO in which electromagnetic effects (E-M) take place on-board the aircraft when the phenomenon is located nearby but not before it appeared or after it had departed. "

"Reported E-M effects included radio interference or total failure, radar contact with and without simultaneous visual contact, magnetic and/or gyro-compass deviations, automatic direction finder failure or interference, engine stopping or interruption, dimming cabin lights, transponder failure, and military aircraft weapon system failure."

"We're not dealing with mental projections or hallucinations on the part of the witness but with a real physical phenomenon."

(Haines, Dr. Richard, "Fifty-Six Aircraft Pilot Sightings Involving Electromagnetic Effects," MUFON 1992 International UFO Symposium Proceedings.)

Dr. Richard Haines, Psychologist specializing in pilot and astronaut "human factors" research for the Ames NASA Research Center in California-Chief of the Space Human Factors Office.

"Skeptics, who flatly deny the existence of any unexplained phenomenon in the name of 'rationalism,' are among the primary contributors to the rejection of science by the public. People are not stupid and they know very well when they have seen something out of the ordinary. When a so-called expert tells them the object must have been the moon or a mirage, he is really teaching the public that science is impotent or unwilling to pursue the study of the unknown."

Dr. Jacques Vallee, astrophysicist

"There are too many independent eyewitness reports to ignore. Too many of the reports describe coherent physical effects, and there is an agreement among the accounts concerning what was observed... But of course there are also physical effects. The Air Force report [of the F-16 jet scramble incident on the night of March 30-31, 1990] allows us to approach the problem in a rational and scientific way. The simplest hypothesis is that the reports are caused by extraterrestrial visitors, but that hypothesis carries with it other problems. We are not in a rush to form a conclusion, but continue to study the mystery."

Dr. Auguste Meessen, Professor of physics at the Catholic University in Louvain.

"The phenomenon seems to be real... The general coherence of sighting reports worldwide should not leave researchers indifferent. One does not conceive objective arguments to justify an attitude that would avoid at all cost these observations... The risk is, at worst, to confirm the existence of unknown vehicles appearing erratically into our atmosphere - a hypothesis that seems to explain nearly all reported aspects of the phenomenon and could be linked to the current (1970) exobiology branch of space research." (1971 Statistical Study prepared for the CNES and French officials.)

Dr. Claude Poher, expert on aeronautics, astronomy and astronautics, engineer at the French Space Agency (CNES) for thirty years

"Unidentified flying objects are a very serious subject which we must study fully. We appeal to all viewers to send us details of strange flying craft seen over the territories of the Soviet Union. This is a serious challenge to science and we need the help of all Soviet citizens."

"Observations show that UFOs behave 'sensibly.' In a group formation flight, they maintain a pattern. They are most often spotted over airfields, atomic stations and other very new engineering installations. On encountering aircraft, they always maneuver so as to avoid direct contact. A considerable list of these seemingly intelligent actions gives the impression that UFOs are investigating, perhaps even reconnoitering... The important thing now is for us to discard any preconceived notions about UFOs and to organize on a global scale a calm, sensation-free and strictly scientific study of this strange phenomenon. The subject and aims of the investigation are so serious that they justify all efforts. It goes without saying that international cooperation is vital."

Dr. Felix Y. Zigel, Professor of mathematics and astronomy at the Moscow Aviation Institute

"The Central Intelligence Agency has reviewed the current situation concerning unidentified flying objects which have created extensive speculation in the press and have been the subject of concern to Government organizations... Since 1947, approximately 2,000 official reports of sightings have been received and of these, about 20% are as yet unexplained.

"It is my view that this situation has possible implications for our national security which transcend the interests of a single service. A broader, coordinated effort should be initiated to develop a firm scientific understanding of the several phenomena which apparently are involved in these reports..." (1952 memorandum to the National Security Council.)

General Walter Bedell Smith, Director of the CIA from 1950-53

"I wish to give you a summary of what is known in the world about 'flying discs,' of what is known about the opinion of qualified experts who have dealt with this matter. The problem of 'flying discs' has polarized the attention of the whole world, but it's serious and it deserves to be treated seriously. Almost all the governments of the great powers are interested in it, dealing with it in a serious and confidential manner, due to its military interest." (O'Cruzeiro magazine, Rio de Janeiro, December 11, 1954)

Colonel Brigadier General João Adil Oliveira, Chief of the Air Force General Staff Information Service,Brazil

"The type of UFO reports that are most intriguing are close-range sightings of machine-like objects of unconventional nature and unconventional performance characteristics, seen at low altitudes, and sometimes even on the ground. The general public is entirely unaware of the large number of such reports that are coming from credible witnesses... When one starts searching for such cases, their number are quite astonishing. Also, such sightings appear to be occurring all over the globe." (Hearings before the Committee on Science and Astronautics, U.S. House of Representatives, July 29, 1968.)

Dr. James E. McDonald, Senior Physicist at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Robert M. L. Baker, Jr., President of West Coast University; author of two astrodynamics textbooks; head of Lockheed's Astrodynamics Research Center (1961-64); member of the faculty of Astronomy and Engineering at UCLA (1959-71).

In 1968, he made the following statement concerning the one U.S. radar system in operation at that time that, to his knowledge, exhibited sufficient continuous coverage to reveal UFOs operating above the earth's atmosphere:

"The system is partially classified and, hence, I cannot go into great detail... Since this particular sensor system has been in operation, there have been a number of anomalistic alarms. Alarms that, as of this date, have not been explained on the basis of natural phenomena interference, equipment malfunction or inadequacy, or man-made space objects."

(1968 Congressional Hearings)

Dr. Robert M. L. Baker, Jr.

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"I doubt that the phenomenon was any terrestrial reflection, because... nothing of the kind has ever appeared before or since... I was so unprepared for such a strange sight that I was really petrified with astonishment."

Dr. Clyde W. Tombaugh, American astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto. On August 20, 1949, he observed a UFO that appeared as a geometrically arranged group of six-to-eight rectangles of light, window-like in appearance and yellowish-green in color, which moved from northwest to southeast over Las Cruces, New Mexico.

"I must admit that any favorable mention of the flying saucers by a scientist amounts to extreme heresy and places the one making the statement in danger of excommunication by the scientific theocracy. Nevertheless, in recent years I have investigated the story of the unidentified flying object (UFO), and I am no longer able to dismiss the idea lightly." (Paper on "Exobiology" presented at the First Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium, held at the United States Air Force Academy, in May 1964).

Dr. Frank B. Salisbury, Professor of Plant Physiology at Utah State University

"We watched it for quite a few minutes. We could see it was larger than the headlights of the cars below. And we could see it was not attached to anything. And there was no sound. I became frightened actually, because it wasn't anything I could understand... from a personal viewpoint, I am pretty well convinced that we are being surveyed." (Look magazine, 1967.)

Dr. Leo Sprinkle, Professor of psychology at the University of Wyoming had his first UFO sighting in 1951 when he and a friend saw "something in the sky, round and metallic looking."

"There are unidentified flying objects. That is, there are a hard core of cases - perhaps 20 to 30 percent in different studies - for which there is no explanation... We can only imagine what purpose lies behind the activities of these quiet, harmlessly cruising objects that time and again approach the earth. The most likely explanation, it seems to me, is that they are simply watching what we are up to." (Redbook, vol. 143, September 1974.)

Dr. Margaret Mead, world-renowned Anthropologist.

"The opposite conclusion could have been drawn from The Condon Report's content, namely, that a phenomenon with such a high ratio of unexplained cases (about 30 percent) should arouse sufficient scientific curiosity to continue its study."

"From a scientific and engineering standpoint, it is unacceptable to simply ignore substantial numbers of unexplained observations... the only promising approach is a continuing moderate-level effort with emphasis on improved data collection by objective means... involving available remote sensing capabilities and certain software changes."

Ronald D Story - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics UFO Subcommittee -New York: Doubleday, 1980

"Reports of anomalous aerial objects (AAO) appearing in the atmosphere continue to be made by pilots of almost every airline and air force of the world in addition to private and experimental test pilots. This paper presents a review of 56 reports of AAO in which electromagnetic effects (E-M) take place on-board the aircraft when the phenomenon is located nearby but not before it appeared or after it had departed. "

"Reported E-M effects included radio interference or total failure, radar contact with and without simultaneous visual contact, magnetic and/or gyro-compass deviations, automatic direction finder failure or interference, engine stopping or interruption, dimming cabin lights, transponder failure, and military aircraft weapon system failure."

"We're not dealing with mental projections or hallucinations on the part of the witness but with a real physical phenomenon."

(Haines, Dr. Richard, "Fifty-Six Aircraft Pilot Sightings Involving Electromagnetic Effects," MUFON 1992 International UFO Symposium Proceedings.)

Dr. Richard Haines, Psychologist specializing in pilot and astronaut "human factors" research for the Ames NASA Research Center in California-Chief of the Space Human Factors Office.

"Skeptics, who flatly deny the existence of any unexplained phenomenon in the name of 'rationalism,' are among the primary contributors to the rejection of science by the public. People are not stupid and they know very well when they have seen something out of the ordinary. When a so-called expert tells them the object must have been the moon or a mirage, he is really teaching the public that science is impotent or unwilling to pursue the study of the unknown."

Dr. Jacques Vallee, astrophysicist

"There are too many independent eyewitness reports to ignore. Too many of the reports describe coherent physical effects, and there is an agreement among the accounts concerning what was observed... But of course there are also physical effects. The Air Force report [of the F-16 jet scramble incident on the night of March 30-31, 1990] allows us to approach the problem in a rational and scientific way. The simplest hypothesis is that the reports are caused by extraterrestrial visitors, but that hypothesis carries with it other problems. We are not in a rush to form a conclusion, but continue to study the mystery."

Dr. Auguste Meessen, Professor of physics at the Catholic University in Louvain.

"The phenomenon seems to be real... The general coherence of sighting reports worldwide should not leave researchers indifferent. One does not conceive objective arguments to justify an attitude that would avoid at all cost these observations... The risk is, at worst, to confirm the existence of unknown vehicles appearing erratically into our atmosphere - a hypothesis that seems to explain nearly all reported aspects of the phenomenon and could be linked to the current (1970) exobiology branch of space research." (1971 Statistical Study prepared for the CNES and French officials.)

Dr. Claude Poher, expert on aeronautics, astronomy and astronautics, engineer at the French Space Agency (CNES) for thirty years

"Unidentified flying objects are a very serious subject which we must study fully. We appeal to all viewers to send us details of strange flying craft seen over the territories of the Soviet Union. This is a serious challenge to science and we need the help of all Soviet citizens."

"Observations show that UFOs behave 'sensibly.' In a group formation flight, they maintain a pattern. They are most often spotted over airfields, atomic stations and other very new engineering installations. On encountering aircraft, they always maneuver so as to avoid direct contact. A considerable list of these seemingly intelligent actions gives the impression that UFOs are investigating, perhaps even reconnoitering... The important thing now is for us to discard any preconceived notions about UFOs and to organize on a global scale a calm, sensation-free and strictly scientific study of this strange phenomenon. The subject and aims of the investigation are so serious that they justify all efforts. It goes without saying that international cooperation is vital."

Dr. Felix Y. Zigel, Professor of mathematics and astronomy at the Moscow Aviation Institute

"The Central Intelligence Agency has reviewed the current situation concerning unidentified flying objects which have created extensive speculation in the press and have been the subject of concern to Government organizations... Since 1947, approximately 2,000 official reports of sightings have been received and of these, about 20% are as yet unexplained.

"It is my view that this situation has possible implications for our national security which transcend the interests of a single service. A broader, coordinated effort should be initiated to develop a firm scientific understanding of the several phenomena which apparently are involved in these reports..." (1952 memorandum to the National Security Council.)

General Walter Bedell Smith, Director of the CIA from 1950-53

"I wish to give you a summary of what is known in the world about 'flying discs,' of what is known about the opinion of qualified experts who have dealt with this matter. The problem of 'flying discs' has polarized the attention of the whole world, but it's serious and it deserves to be treated seriously. Almost all the governments of the great powers are interested in it, dealing with it in a serious and confidential manner, due to its military interest." (O'Cruzeiro magazine, Rio de Janeiro, December 11, 1954)

Colonel Brigadier General João Adil Oliveira, Chief of the Air Force General Staff Information Service,Brazil

"The type of UFO reports that are most intriguing are close-range sightings of machine-like objects of unconventional nature and unconventional performance characteristics, seen at low altitudes, and sometimes even on the ground. The general public is entirely unaware of the large number of such reports that are coming from credible witnesses... When one starts searching for such cases, their number are quite astonishing. Also, such sightings appear to be occurring all over the globe." (Hearings before the Committee on Science and Astronautics, U.S. House of Representatives, July 29, 1968.)

Dr. James E. McDonald, Senior Physicist at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Robert M. L. Baker, Jr., President of West Coast University; author of two astrodynamics textbooks; head of Lockheed's Astrodynamics Research Center (1961-64); member of the faculty of Astronomy and Engineering at UCLA (1959-71).

In 1968, he made the following statement concerning the one U.S. radar system in operation at that time that, to his knowledge, exhibited sufficient continuous coverage to reveal UFOs operating above the earth's atmosphere:

"The system is partially classified and, hence, I cannot go into great detail... Since this particular sensor system has been in operation, there have been a number of anomalistic alarms. Alarms that, as of this date, have not been explained on the basis of natural phenomena interference, equipment malfunction or inadequacy, or man-made space objects."

(1968 Congressional Hearings)

Dr. Robert M. L. Baker, Jr.

Thanks! :tu:

Of course, there will be those who will simply say that they are nuts. However, those same folks will look up to guys as heroes, such as Phil Klass and Dr. E. U. Condon, the same guys who'd rather point to planets and stars as UFOs that maneuver around aircraft within Earth's atmosphere.

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Thanks! :tu:

Of course, there will be those who will simply say that they are nuts. However, those same folks will look up to guys as heroes, such as Phil Klass and Dr. E. U. Condon, the same guys who'd rather point to planets and stars as UFOs that maneuver around aircraft within Earth's atmosphere.

Presenting your own delusions as 'obvious facts' again, Sky? Please cite where anybody serious has seriously said these guys are nuts.

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Presenting your own delusions as 'obvious facts' again, Sky? Please cite where anybody serious has seriously said these guys are nuts.

You might want to go back and read where some of the skeptics attempted to discredit them and place them in the 'nut bucket' by bringing up things such as ESP, psyhic things, etc! I am very sure you know the routine! :yes:

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..such as Phil Klass and Dr. E. U. Condon, the same guys who'd rather point to planets and stars as UFOs that maneuver around aircraft within Earth's atmosphere.

SkyEagle, thanks for the reply -I think when it comes to ego-driven cynics like Klass, there may be a 'psychological need' to project premeditated debunks onto unexplained incidents -regardless of any facts that might get in the way.

I've read that many scientists thought he showed utter contempt for objectivity;found his 'explanations' spurious at best and generaly treated him as a bit of a joker.

As for Dr Condon ,I'm sure he's selling snakeoil down in Texas somewhere. :)

Cheers.

More quotes:

"We've got no conclusions, except after this, do not give us the old routine of Venus, weather balloons, aircraft and the like which has been given as a general panacea for almost every case of UFOs."

Captain Jose Lemos Ferreira, with Sergeants Alberto Covas, Salvador Oliviera, and Manuel Marcilino, after an alleged encounter with a UFO on a flight out of Ota Air Base, Portugal

The phenomenon is something real and not visionary or fictitious. There are objects approximating the shape of a disc, some of which appear flat on bottom and domed on top. These objects are as large as man-made aircraft and have a metallic or light-reflecting surface. 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."

Commanding General Nathan F. Twining of the Air Material Command, U.S.A.A.F., in a declassified letter to the Pentagon.

"The real danger to the U.S. and perhaps this whole planet is the government has placed such a heavy blanket of secrecy upon this issue. So much secrecy, those in government who have knowledge showing UFOs are identifiable feel the subject cannot be discussed by those in the know without serious repercussions. Others are afraid their friends and co-workers will think they are crazy if they even so much as insinuate that UFOs are identifiable as manned craft from outside the earth.

This particularly applies to newspaper editors and publishers, reporters and analysts. Thus the U.S. is denying itself the chance to learn more about UFOs or to encourage research despite the fact the U. S. stands to gain from such discussions. . . .

Not publicized but true is that the Clinton administration, soon after coming to office, had many briefings on the subject. Laurance Rockefeller provided the information for the President and Mrs. Clinton. Others provided documents and verbal briefings to presidential advisors Jack Gibbons (science), Bruce Lindsay (personal), Anthony Lake (national security) and Vice President Albert Gore".

Sarah McClendon, White House Correspondent, and Dean of the White House Press Corps--exerpts from a press release by McClendon on March 30, 1998

"I think it’s time to open the books on questions that have remained in the dark; on the question of government investigations of UFOs. It’s time to find out what the truth really is that’s out there. We ought to do it because it’s right; we ought to do it because the American people quite frankly can handle the truth; and we ought to do it because it’s the law."

John Podesta - Bill Clinton White House Chief of Staff ,News Conference October 22, 2004

"I don't know whether this story has ever been told or not. They weren't called UFOs. They were called enemy helicopters. And they were only seen at night and they were only seen in certain places. They were seen up around the DMZ in the early summer of '68. And this resulted in quite a little battle. And in the course of this, an Australian destroyer took a hit and we never found any enemy, we only found ourselves when this had all been sorted out. And this caused some shooting there, and there was no enemy at all involved but we always reacted. Always after dark. The same thing happened up at Pleiku at the Highlands in '69."

USAF Chief of Staff General George S. Brown

DoD Transcript of Press Conference in Illinois (10/16/1973).

"As a member of the House Committee on Science and Astronautics, I, of course, have had contact with high Air Force officers and have had opportunity to hear their comments on and off the record on the subject of unidentified flying objects. Despite being confronted with seemingly unimpeachable evidence that such phenomena exist, these officers give little credence to the many reports on the matter. When pressed on specific details the experts refuse to answer on grounds that they are involved in the nation's security and cannot be discussed publicly ...I will continue to seek a definite answer to this most important question."

Congressman Joseph E. Karth - Aug 24, 1960

"I feel that the Air Force has not been giving out all the available information on the Unidentified Flying Objects. You cannot disregard so many unimpeachable sources."

John McCormack, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States; Jan 1965

Many of the reports that cannot be explained have come from intelligent and technically well-qualified individuals whose integrity cannot be doubted."

Major General E.B. LeBaily, USAF Director of Information -Sept 28, 1965 letter to USAF Scientific Advisory Board.

"The trick would be to describe the project so that, to the public, it would appear a totally objective study, but to the scientific community would present the image of a group of nonbelievers trying their best to be objective but having an almost zero expectation of finding a saucer."

Robert Low, University of Colorado senior administrator, former intelligence officer, and assistant director of the Condon Committee, in a confidential 1966 memo suggesting the approach of the Condon UFO study.

"My study of past official Air Force investigations (Project Blue Book) leads me to describe them as completely superficial. Officially released 'explanations' of important UFO sightings have been almost absurdly erroneous."

James McDonald, speech to American Meteorological Society 1966.

"UFOs defy worldly logic... The human mind cannot begin to comprehend UFO characteristics: their propulsion, their sudden appearance, their disappearance, their great speeds, their silence, their manoeuvre, their apparent anti-gravity, their changing shapes."

Earl of Kimberly, House of Lords Debate on Unidentified Flying Objects, Jan. 18, 1979.

"Many men have seen them [uFOs] and have not been mistaken. Who are we to doubt their word?... Only a few weeks ago a Palermo policeman photographed one, and four Italian Navy officers saw a 300-foot long fiery craft rising from the sea and disappearing into the sky... Why should these men of law enforcement and defense lie?"

Lord Rankeillour, Member of the House of Lords

"I still do not know why the high order of classification has been given and why the denial of the existence of these objects [has been perpetuated]."

Dr. Robert Sarbacher,Nov. 29, 1983.

"Most scientists have never had the occasion to confront evidence concerning the UFO phenomenon. To a scientist, the main source of hard information (other than his own experiments' observations) is provided by the scientific journals. With rare exceptions, scientific journals do not publish reports of UFO observations. The decision not to publish is made by the editor acting on the advice of reviewers. This process is self-reinforcing: the apparent lack of data confirms the view that there is nothing to the UFO phenomenon, and this view (prejudice) works against the presentation of relevant data."

Peter A. Sturrock, "An Analysis of the Condon Report on the Colorado UFO Project," Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol.1, No.1, 1987

"Skeptics, who flatly deny the existence of any unexplained phenomenon in the name of 'rationalism,' are among the primary contributors to the rejection of science by the public. People are not stupid and they know very well when they have seen something out of the ordinary. When a so-called 'expert' tells them the object must have been the moon or a mirage, he is really teaching the public that science is impotent or unwilling to pursue the study of the unknown."

Dr. Jacques Vallee, astrophysicist, computer scientist 1990

"What I found was compelling evidence to claim that most of these aerial objects far exceeded the terrestrial technology of the era in which they were seen. I was forced to conclude that there is a great likelihood that Earth is being visited by highly advanced aerospace vehicles under highly 'intelligent' control indeed."

Dr Richard F. Haines-Retired NASA senior research scientist,Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science,1998.

“Having spent a great deal of my life in the air, as a pilot... I know that many pilots... have seen phenomena that they could not explain. These men, most of whom have talked to me, have been very reticent to talk about this publicly, because of the ridicule that they were afraid would be heaped upon them... However, there is a phenomena here that isn't explained.”

Congressman Jerry L. Pettis - House Committee on Science and Astronautics hearing on UFOs,Ninetieth Congress, Second Sesson,July 29, 1968.

"Three objects appeared beneath the clouds, their color a rather bright red. As they approached the ship they appeared to soar, passing above the broken clouds. After rising above the clouds they appeared to be moving directly away from the earth. The largest had an apparent area of about six suns. It was egg-shaped, the larger end forward. The second was about twice the size of the sun, and the third, about the size of the sun. Their near approach to the surface appeared to be most remarkable. That they did come below the clouds and soar instead of continuing their southeasterly course is also curious. The lights were in sight for over two minutes and were carefully observed by three people whose accounts agree as to the details."

Lt. Frank Schofield - Later Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet.

Aboard the U.S.S. Supply,Eastern Coast of Korea,February 28, 1904.

“The lights were really brilliant. And it was just fascinating. I mean, it was enormous.” “It just felt otherworldly. You know, in your gut, you could just tell it was otherworldly.” "I'm a pilot and I know just about every machine that flies." "It was bigger than anything that I've ever seen. It remains a great mystery. Other people saw it, responsible people. I don't know why people would ridicule it."

Fife Symington - Former Governor of Arizona,2007.

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