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1968 Congressional Hearings: Group Discussion with Symposium Participants

U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Group discussion among the symposium participants at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics.

1968 Congressional Hearings: Prepared Statement by Dr. Donald H. Menzel (UFO skeptic)

Dr. Donald H. Menzel, U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Prepared statement by Dr. Donald H. Menzel (UFO skeptic) at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics.

1968 Congressional Hearings: Prepared Statement by Dr. Frank B. Salisbury

Dr. Frank B. Salisbury, U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Prepared statement by Dr. Frank B. Salisbury at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics.

1968 Congressional Hearings: Prepared Statement by Dr. Garry C. Henderson

Dr. Garry C. Henderson, U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Prepared statement by Dr. Garry C. Henderson at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics.

1968 Congressional Hearings: Prepared Statement by Dr. R. Leo Sprinkle

Dr. R. Leo Sprinkle, U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Prepared statement by Dr. R. Leo Sprinkle at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics.

1968 Congressional Hearings: Prepared Statement by Dr. Robert M. L. Baker, Jr.

Dr. Robert M. L. Baker, Jr., U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Prepared statement by Dr. Robert M. L. Baker, Jr. at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics.

1968 Congressional Hearings: Prepared Statement by Dr. Roger N. Shepard (psychologist)

Dr. Roger N. Shepard, U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Prepared statement by Dr. Roger N. Shepard at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics.

1968 Congressional Hearings: Prepared Statement by Stanton T. Friedman

Stanton T. Friedman, U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Prepared statement by Stanton T. Friedman at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics.

1968 Congressional Hearings: Statement by Dr. Carl Sagan

Dr. Carl Sagan, U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Complete statement by Carl Sagan at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics. R

1968 Congressional Hearings: Statement by Dr. J. A. Harder (regarding UFO propulsion)

Dr. J. A. Harder, U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Complete statement by Dr. J. A. Harder at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics. Dr. Harder had been asked to comment on the problem of UFO propulsion, and what potential benefits there might be to the aerospace programs from the study of UFO phenomena. R

1968 Congressional Hearings: Statement by Dr. J. Allen Hynek

Dr. J. Allen Hynek, U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Complete statement by Dr. J. Allen Hynek at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics. R

A Consistent Feature in UFO Descriptions

Mark Cashman

I believe that I have found several occurrences of what is identifiably the same type of object based on a fairly obscure but noticable common feature (protruding tail). Of these, two are photographic cases, and four are accompanied by a drawing.

Abduction Experiences In Latin America

Inexplicata

It is curious that while instances of alleged abduction by UFO aliens are rife in North America, they should be considerably less virulent in the Spanish-speaking regions of the world. This is made all the more curious due to the fact that one of the earliest cases, and the one most readily memorable, is without question the Antonio Villas-Boas abduction (Brazil, 1952).  R

An Introduction to UFOs

Davy Russell, X-Project

An introduction and overview of the UFO phenomenon and related subjects.

Astrobiologists Find Evidence of Early Life on Land

NASA/Ames press release, January 18, 2001

Scientists with NASA's Astrobiology Institute have discovered evidence that microbial life emerged on land between 2.6 billion and 2.7 billion years ago, much earlier than previously thought. R

Bio of Sir Eric Gairy, Prime Minister of Grenada, who campaigned the U.N. to study UFOs

Afiwi.com

Gairy, convinced that mankind was threatened by extra-terrestrials arriving in flying saucers repeatedly called for a special group within the UN to investigate UFO's.  R

Calling Occupants (The Giant Rock Conventions)

Gregory Bishop and Kenn Thomas, Fortean Times 118 (January 1999)

Gregory Bishop with Kenn Thomas remembers George Van Tassel's Annual Giant Rock Interplanetary Spacecraft Conventions in the Mojave Desert in the early 1950s. for 23 years, other worldly inspired Americans and the great names of contactee ufology gathered there to commune with Space Beings. R

Carl Sagan Requested US State Dept. UFO Info

Associated Press, Sept. 30, 1997

Reference in this press article to Carl Sagan requesting information about UFOs from the State Department. R

Characteristics of IFOs and UFOs

Don Berliner, UFO Briefing Document

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Close encounters (UFOs in Japan)

METROPOLIS (English-language Japanese magazine), October 31, 2003, #501

The skies above Japan are alive with extraterrestrial activity, according to the nation’s foremost UFO research group and its fearless leader. Matt Wilce examines the evidence. R

Comments On The Fairy-Lore Hypothesis

Mark Cashman

A UFO phenomenon which was no more than a version of myths about elves and fairies should have very distinct characteristics (discriminators), which do not seem to be present in the UFO phenomenon. R

Congressional Hearings on UFOs

Don Berliner, UFO Briefing Document

Only two formal hearings on UFOs have ever been held. Here is a brief overview of those congressional hearings. R

Conversations with Kenneth Arnold

Bob Pratt

UFOs have been around for more than half a century, if not many centuries, but the “Age of Flying Saucers” didn’t start until 1947. On the afternoon of June 24 that year, an Idaho businessman and private pilot named Kenneth Arnold was flying in his single-engine plane near Mount Rainier in the state of Washington when he saw nine strange objects flying through the sky. This article by Bob Pratt recounts his conversations with Kenneth Arnold. R

Conversations with Major Donald Keyhoe

Bob Pratt

Donald Edward Keyhoe was one of the most prominent people in the world of UFOs in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. His influence on ufology was great. His five books and numerous magazine articles about UFOs convinced countless thousands of people that UFOs are real. Because of him, many of those readers became UFO researchers themselves who are still active today. This article by Bob Pratt recounts his conversations with Donald Keyhoe. R

Excerpts from The Threat by David Jacobs

David Jacobs (credit: Paul Nahay)

The Secret Agenda: What the Aliens Really Want... And How They Plan to Get It.

Father Gill and the Night Visitors

Loy Lawhon, About.com

According to J. Allen Hynek, during the years 1958 - 1959 there were over 60 UFO sightings reported in the Papua New Guinea area, with many of these sightings occurring in the area of Mount Pudi, near the mission station at Boianai. R

Inside Revelations on the UFO Cover-Up

Richard Boylan, Nexus Magazine, Volume 5, Number 3 (April - May 1998)

In this interview, Dr. Michael Wolf, a scientist who has worked in highly classified projects, makes startling disclosures about the United States Government's agenda on UFO's and ET's. R

John Lear - UFOs and Aliens

Edited by Branton

During the late 1980's and early 1990's, John Lear, a Lockheed L-1011 Captain and son of the famous inventor of the Lear Jet, started coming forward with some startling revelations concerning the subject of aerial phenomena and Unidentified Flying Objects.  R

New Documents 'Will Revolutionize UFOlogy'! (UFO Cover-Up By Mussolini)

Alfredo Lissoni, Flying Saucer Review, Volume 46/3, Autumn 2001

The discovery of some documents from the fascist era of Italy opens up new horizons for research on UFOs, and compels students of this subject to amend the official history of the flying saucers. Under "Il Duce", Mussolini, there was a secret government commission of enquiry, known as the RS/33 cabinet, which studied the UFOs.  R

Obituary: Astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh (1906-1997) - UFO Witness

David Levy

Clyde Tombaugh, the discoverer of the planet Pluto, died on Friday, January 17. Below is a brief biography of Tombaugh provided by his close friend and fellow sky-searcher, David Levy. R

Obituary: Gordon Creighton, Editor, Flying Saucer Review

Flying Saucer Review, Volume 48/2, Summer 2003

Government service occupied most of the working life of Gordon Creighton, but he perhaps made his greatest mark as an authority on unidentified flying objects. His conviction that extraterrestrials were visiting Earth seemed oddly at variance with the more orthodox worlds of diplomacy and Whitehall. R

Observed Appearance Of UFOs From Witness Sketches

From "UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors?" by Ray Fowler (reprinted by Mark Cashman)

Witness sketches from selected cases in the New England area, collected by investigator Ray Fowler.

Official International Government UFO Organizations, Programs, and Case Files

NARCAP (National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena)

Information regarding official, government, international research organizations examining unidentified aerial phenomena. Includes information on CNES-SEPRA in France, CEFAA in Chile, OIFAA in Peru, and the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

Panspermia Q and A: Leading Proponent Chandra Wickramasinghe

SPACE.com, 27 October 2000

Astronomer Chandra Wickramasinghe is director of the Cardiff Centre for Astrobiology. He is a former student of Fred Hoyle, with whom he co-developed the modern theory of panspermia. Wickramasinghe, who proposed in 1974 that dust in interstellar space and in comets was largely organic, is currently developing methods for detecting life processes in space. R

Philip J. Klass UFO Research Collection

American Philosophical Society

An electrical engineer and senior editor for Aviation Week and Space Technology, Philip Klass began investigating UFOs in 1966 after participating in a panel discussion on the subject for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The Klass Collection relate to his forty-plus years of investigating UFO sightings, and includes correspondence with many of the leading UFOlogists, both pro and con. The collection contains case files, subject files, and correspondence. In addition, Klass' SDI material is included.

Pine Gap Base: World Context (Area 51 of Australia)

Lucien Cometta (reprinted on UFO newsgroups)

Article on the top-secret Pine Gap Base in Australia. R

Reported UFO Geometries

From "The UFO Evidence" NICAP, 1964 (reprinted by Mark Cashman)

A graphical overview of various typical UFO shapes.

Resources on UFOs

Don Berliner, UFO

Key UFO books and catalogs. R

Revelations of an MJ-12 Special Studies Group Agent

Michael Wolf

Some of the more relevant points brought out in Michael Wolf's trilogy, THE CATCHERS OF HEAVEN. R

Reverse-Engineering Roswell UFO Technology

Jack Shulman, Nexus Magazine, Volume 6, Number 4 (June-July 1999)

Computer company chief Jack Shulman argues that the transistor could never have been invented so suddenly at AT&T in late 1947 without input from top secret Government projects, that some have identified to him as being from alien spacecraft.  R

Rockefeller Funding Serious Crop Circle Investigations (press report)

The Independent, 19th May 1999

THE enduring mystery of Wiltshire's crop circles is coming under the gaze of one of America's wealthiest men. Laurance Rockefeller is funding research into the puzzling patterns that have spawned a host of theories embracing everything from alien spacecraft to freak wind conditions.  R

Rockefeller Not Believer, But Wants to End UFO Secrets

New York Observer

The following text is excerpted from a story that appeared in the New York Observer on April 8 under the title, "Rockefeller Greets Aliens! A Rich Guy's UFO Dream."  R

Scientific Braintrust Tackles UFO Mystery

B. Ann Slate, Saga’s UFO Report, Vol. 3, No. 2, June 1974 (Credit: Michigan MUFON)

Recently, without fanfare, some of our most distinguished space and aeronautic experts gathered to exchange data on Unidentified Flying Objects - and their confidential reports show that many scientists have seen aerial phenomena that could only be labeled UFOs R

Scientists Find Clues That Life Began in Deep Space

NASA Ames Research Center, January 30, 2001

Duplicating the harsh conditions of space in their laboratory, NASA scientists have created primitive cells with membrane-like structures. These chemical compounds may have played a part in the origin of life. R

Shining Light on Life's Origin

Leslie Mullen, Astrobiology Magazine

When ultraviolet radiation was more intense than today, and the early Earth had a mix of nitrogen-rich molecules, how did this primordial soup get cooked? And how did it not burn? This kitchen chemistry lesson has a new recipe, according to recent research from Osnabrueck University, Germany and the National Institute of Health, USA. Scientists are asking the question: How did the fittest biomolecules survive, before life itself began? R

The CIA, UFOs, MJ-12, JFK & James Jesus Angleton

Timothy S. Cooper, Nexus Magazine, Volume 7, Number 4 (June-July 2000)

As the CIA's Counterintelligence Chief, James Jesus Angleton had access to the Agency's most closely guarded secrets, including MJ-12 files on UFOs. R

The CIA's Secret UFO Files (skeptical)

Jim Wilson, Popular Mechanics

The Central Intelligence Agency says it has finally come clean about UFOs. To absolutely no one's surprise, it knew more than it ever let on.  R

The Lazar Synopsis

Gene Huff, posted to alt.conspiracy.area51, 12 Mar 1995

This is a synopsis, or maybe booklet, of Bob Lazar's story which is being offered as a ground zero for future dialogue. R

The Three Domains of Life

Leslie Mullen, NASA Astrobiology Institute, 2001

When scientists first started to classify life, everything was designated as either an animal or a plant. But as new forms of life were discovered and our knowledge of life on Earth grew, the original classification was not sufficient enough to organize the diversity and complexity of life. R

The truth is out there: that's a scientific fact

The Sunday Herald (Scotland), 2002

Aliens have never had it so good. Their friends the Raelians are claiming to have cloned humans; their PR agent on earth, Steven Spielberg, has just unveiled a new TV mini-series, Taken; and now science is starting to take them seriously. An interest in the existence of cosmic neighbours is no longer the preserve of shadowy conspiracy theorists or sci-fi obsessives: respectable academics are now in on the act.  R

The UFO Cover-Up

John Lear

The sun does not revolve around the earth. The United States government has been in business with little gray extraterrestrials for about 20 years. The first truth stated here got Giordano Bruno burned at the stake in 1600 for daring to propose that it was real. The second truth has gotten far more people killed trying to state it publicly than will ever be known.  R

Top-Secret 1949 Document

Jan Aldrich, International UFO Reporter

In the general correspondence file on UFOs for the Director of Intelligence (Decimal files .009 "Flying Disks" 1949), there were vague references made to this document and other USAF contacts with the Joint Intelligence Committee regarding UFOs.

U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet on UFOs and Project Blue Book

U.S. Air Force (updated April 2003)

This is a current, official fact sheet by the U.S. Air Force regarding UFOs and Project Blue Book. R

UFO Briefing Document: Summary of Quotations

UFO Briefing Document

Selected quotations on the UFO phenomenon, covering the following topics: The Reality | Extraterrestrial Origin | Secrecy & National Security | Challenge for Today's Science | The Effects of Ridicule R

UFO Cases Which Have Reliably Been Discredited

Mark Cashman, Temporal Doorway

While there are many reliable and genuine UFO reports, there are also hoaxes, misinterpretations and psychologically generated cases which are often referenced as reliable. In some instances, this is because the cases were discredited long ago, or in obscure journals.

UFO Chronology By Year

MUFON of Western Mass.

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UFO Mars Correlations

Bruce Rux, "Architects of the Underworld" (reprinted on Siriusly)

"Anine and I are now doing a study of the correlation between the frequency of sightings and the distance of planet Mars," Jacques Vallee wrote in his diary on November 25, 1961, "which comes closest to the earth every twenty-six months. The resulting curve is striking.  R

UFO Whistleblower Robert O. Dean Speaks Out

Robert O. Dean / Randy Koppang, Perceptions Magazine, May/June 1996

Command Sergeant Major (ret.) Robert O. Dean claims he saw a "Cosmic Top Secret" briefing document on UFOs when he worked on the General Staff at SHAPE (Strategic Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe) in the mid-1960s.  R

UFOs & EBEs: More Insider Evidence

Linda Moulton Howe, Nexus Magazine, Volume 5, #5 (August-September '98).

This testimony from a former US Army Signal Corps and CIA officer is the latest to confirm that the US government and military are withholding the facts about extraterrestrial craft and biological entities.  R

UFOs and the CIA

Reg A. Davidson, New Dawn Magazine, No. 36 (May-June 1996)

Ever since 1948 the CIA has maintained an interest in UFOs and remains tight-lipped to this very day on the subject, keeping evidence and documents on the phenomena many levels above Top Secret. R

UFOs, Astrophysicists and the MIR Space Station

Rubén Sobrino, INEXPLICATA

Aside from being an experienced webmaster for his own site, "Expedientes Secretos" and for Spain's highly popular "Mundo Misterioso", Rubén Sobrino is a noted ufologist and a member of SEIP-La Coruña. This is his first contribution to INEXPLICATA. R

Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective

George W. Earley, 1967, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Conference

The paper presents an examination of the overall UFO scene during the past 20 years [up to 1967]. Several representative unsolved sightings reported in the United States are summarized and the global nature of sighting reports is discussed. Brief mention is made of pre-2Oth Century sightings. The activities of hoaxers, psychotics and liars-for-a-profit are outlined. Attitudes towards sightings and the investigatory efforts of the USAF are examined.

Unusual Aerial Phenomena (Published Scientific Paper by J. Allen Hynek)

J. Allen Hynek, Journal of the Optical Society of America, April 1953 (reprinted on UFOs at Close Sight)

The following scientific paper by J. Allen Hynek is from the Journal of the Optical Society of America, April 1953. R

US billionaire funds crop circle research (press report)

BBC, 20th May 1999

US billionaire Laurance Rockefeller is to fund the UK's biggest survey of crop circles.  R

What is Life?

Johan H Koeslag, Medical Physiology, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)

We consider an egg as alive, but regard the Aurora Borealis as a non-living physical phenomenon. Textbooks of Biology and Physiology offer no explanation. This is strange. No textbook on jet engines would neglect to define a jet engine, nor would a reference work on Mammals fail to remind us what distinguishes a mammal from other creatures.

What To Do With Sturrock?

Robert J. Durant / NICAP

Public opinion polls show that over 50% of adult Americans think UFOs are "real," over 70% think the government is hiding information about UFOs, and 40 % think that the government is concealing information proving the existence of UFOs, presumably hardware or bodies. Only one out of three are skeptics.

Why Don't The Damn Things Swim so we can turn them over to the Navy

Capt. Edward J. Ruppelt USAFR, TRUE Magazine, 1967 (reprint: UFOs at Close Sight)

Captain Edward J. Ruppelt was the head of USAF's Project Blue Book in its first year, which was initially meant to be an honest and public investigation on the problem of the UFO reports. Long after his retirement from the Air Force, he wrote the following article for TRUE Magazine; which published it in a special issue on UFOs. He told further things which he omitted in the present article, in his book "The Report on the Unidentified Flying Object", 1956.

Wilbert Smith, A Crashed Saucer, and the Ultimate Alien Encounter

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

As more and more is made public about the flying saucer research of Canadian Project Magnet Director Wilbert Smith, it becomes more and more apparent that Smith enjoyed a high “need-to-know” on the subject, and at least temporarily held a close relationship with those doing the highest-level research in the United States. Agencies included the CIA, U.S. Navy, FBI, NASA, and the U.S. Research and Development Board.

websites & organizations

International Petition to the United Nations for UFO Disclosure

A united effort to obtain disclosure of information pertaining to the UFO phenomenon.

They Fly - Michael Horn's Billy Meier Website

The Meier Contacts meet all standards for a preponderance of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. All challenges by scientists and skeptics, to duplicate or debunk the physical and prophetic evidence, have been soundly defeated. The Meier Contacts are, therefore, the most important story in all of human history. This website is by Michael Horn, the Authorized American Media Representative for the Billy Meier Contacts.

UFO related FOIA PDF Documents

Kaeser Konsulting

Under the Freedom Of Information Act, I have obtained a number of UFO related items from various agencies. These are available here, along with other reports and documents, such as The UFO Enigma by Marcia Smith, Project Blue Book Unknowns, and the 1949 USAF Conference on Aerial Phenomena.