Deputy Director Intelligence 1. Whether there are national security implications in the problem of "unidentified flying objects" i.
In the hot summer of a provocative series of radar and visual sightings occurred near National Airport in Washington, D. Although these events were attributed to temperature inversions in the air over the city, not everyone was convinced by this explanation.
Meanwhile, the number of UFO reports had climbed to a record high. This led the Central Intelligence Agency to prompt the U. The panel was headed by H. The Robertson Panel met for three days in and interviewed military officers and the head of Project Blue Book.
They also reviewed films and photographs of UFOs. Their conclusions were that 1 90 percent of the sightings could be easily attributed to astronomical and meteorologic phenomena e. A second committee was set up in at the request of the Air Force to review the most interesting material gathered by Project Blue Book.
Condon, the physicist who headed the investigation. A total of 37 scientists wrote chapters or parts of chapters for the report, which covered investigations of the 59 UFO sightings in detail.
Like the Robertson Panel, the committee concluded that there was no evidence of anything other than commonplace phenomena in the reports and that UFOs did not warrant further investigation. This, together with a decline in sighting activity, led to the dismantling of Project Blue Book in Other investigations of UFOs Despite the failure of the ETH to make headway with the expert committees, a few scientists and engineers, most notably J.
The Canadian records comprised about sightings. UFO sightings in China have been similarly provoked by military activity that is unknown to the public. Possible explanations for UFO sightings and alien abductions UFO reports have varied widely in reliability, as judged by the number of witnesses, whether the witnesses were independent of each other, the observing conditions e.
Typically, witnesses who take the trouble to report a sighting consider the object to be of extraterrestrial origin or possibly a military craft but certainly under intelligent control.
This inference is usually based on what is perceived as formation flying by sets of objects, unnatural—often sudden—motions, the lack of sound, changes in brightness or colour, and strange shapes.
That the unaided eye plays tricks is well known. A bright light, such as the planet Venus, often appears to move.
Visual impressions of distance and speed of UFOs are also highly unreliable because they are based on an assumed size and are often made against a blank sky with no background object clouds, mountains, etc. Reflections from windows and eyeglasses produce superimposed views, and complex optical systems, such as camera lenses, can turn point sources of light into apparently saucer-shaped phenomena.
Such optical illusions and the psychological desire to interpret images are known to account for many visual UFO reports, and at least some sightings are known to be hoaxes. Radar sightings, while in certain respects more reliable, fail to discriminate between artificial objects and meteor trails, ionized gas, rain, or thermal discontinuities in the atmosphere.
However, the credibility of the ETH as an explanation for abductions is disputed by most psychologists who have investigated this phenomenon. Start your free trial today.Larry Holcombe believes extraterrestrials are real, and has set forth the evidence in his book, The Presidents and UFOs: A Secret History from FDR to Obama.
Rudolf Schriever, who says engineers throughout the world experimented in the early s with "flying saucers" is willing to build one for the United States in six to nine months. The 40 year old Prague University graduate said he made blueprints for such a machine, which he calls a "flying top", before Germany's collapse and that the.
Miethe developed at a later date similar "flying saucers" at A.V Roe and Company for the United States.
26 This use of the original Schriever story is interesting if only because the author felt that the information was good and warranted exposure. Jan 07, · From important government military intelligence and commercial airline reports to downtown NYC sightings of flying saucers on Broadway and at the Empire State Building, UFOs have been witnessed in the New York State skyscape by some of the most credible people in history.
UFOs Over New York: UFOs Northwest - File . Is it a coincidence that UFOs look like the technology of the time in which they are reportedly seen? The first “flying saucers” were reported in , at the dawn of the jet age, indeed the very year the U.S.
Air Force became its own separate branch of the armed forces. Jan 07, · From important government military intelligence and commercial airline reports to downtown NYC sightings of flying saucers on Broadway and at the Empire State Building, UFOs have been witnessed in the New York State skyscape by some of the most credible people in history.