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SAUCER CHASES CAR . LORENZENS MAY SPEAK . THE EVENING NEWS, H a r r i s b u r g , Pa. There was John S c h e u s s l e r s e n t u s a copy of a l e t t e r more i n a r e a s k i e s t h a n snow and r a i n t h i s p a s t he r e c e i u e d from Jim b r e n z e n , who heads APRC week-end; a t l e a s t 42 persons' r e p o r t e d UFO a t t h e Tucson, Arizona, h e a d q u a r t e r s , and M r . s i g h t i n g s , t h r e e women r e p o r t i n g one a t c l o s e Lcrenzen h a s t e n t a t i v e l y a g r e e d t o a t t e n d a range. I Spring meeting t o be spcnsored by t h e M i s a x r i Mrs. Gladys Lehman, Mrs. Charles L i t t l e and j APRQ c h a p t e r . Cathy B e n h i l l , a l l of Mechanicsburg and emplcy- f A s - x e p m t e d ; i n t h e J a n u a r y i s s u e , John i s e e s of t h e Cumberland County Nursing Home, working on p l a n s f o r o u r g e t t o g e t h e r in -. c a r l i s l e RD 1, l i t e r a l l y were accompanied t o ! Columbia, w i t h f u l l c o o p e r a t i o n o f t h a t c i t y ' s work b y . a UFO l a s t F r i d a y (Jan. 1 2 ) morning. \chamber of Commerce who w i l l g l a d l y f u r n i a t l The t h r e e were i n a c a r approximately a i n f o r m a t i o n on h o t e l s , motels, t r a n s p o r t a t i o n , h a l f . m i l e west of Mecbanicsburg on T r i n d l e Rd. , p r e s s and r a d i o coverage, e t c . a t 6:10 a.m. T r a v e l i n g west t h e y s a i d t h e y were you a c e i n t e r e s t e d and will p l a n t o joined by a UFO which c r u i s e d a l o n g t o t h e i r . a t t e n d , w r i t e TODAY t o John F. S c h e u s s l e r , e i g h t f o r a b o u t two m i l e s , " l o t more t h a n 3Gn 1p.0. Sox 223, st. C k r l e s , Mo., 63301: we f e e t i n the a i r . ' /welcomes s u g g e s t i d n s f o r t h e program, a n d It t h e n swerved i n f r o n t of t h e i r c a r and have some idea of how rna,n~r w i l l plan Ihe t r a v e l e d ahead of them " i n t h e middle of t h e to bz p r e s e n t . . raod" f o r a n o t h e r two m i l e s , t h e n passed over ASKS RED A I D I N UFO STUDY t o ' t h e l e f t and continued westward toward KANSAS CITY T~&s.Feb. 24.--Dr. Edward U. . carlisle. Condon, D r i e c t o r of a n A i r Force-financed The women r e p o r t e d t h e i n c i d e n t t o George ; i n v e s t i g a t i o n of u n i d e n t i f i e d flying o b j e c t s , B. Cook, o f 9 3ienwood Dr., Camp K i l l , c h a i r ; s a i d y e s t e r d a y t h z t he has appealed t o the inan of t h e l o k a l subcommittee of t h e N a t i o n a l : s c i e n t i s t s of t h e S o v i e t Union to c o o p e r a t e I n v e s t i g a t i o n s Committee of A e r i a l Phenomena. Iin a study of f l y i n g s a u c e r s . They d e s c r i b e d t h e UFO a s being shaped l i k e The a p p e a l , i n t h e form of a l e t t e r f r o m a pancake, ,'Cook s a i d ; and t h e y added ,it was Condon, was r e a l y e d t h r e e weeks ago by t h e a b o u t 30 f e e t i n l e n g t h , i t s c e n t e r s e c t i o n f i v e . pretigious N a t i o n a l Academy of S c i e n c e s t o t o seven f e e t t h i c k , t a p e r i n g off a t t h e ends t h e S o v i e t Academy, Concon s a i d f r o m Boulder / Colorado. i n d s i d e s . The Center s e c t i o n appeared t o h i v e o f f a whihe haze and t h e o b j e c t had a* p u l - I seems +tor*sn o t e : This sating r e d - t a i l light. t o kn7i p a t e .$he Condon group i s taking a serf The f o l l ~ w i n gday, a t 6:20 a e m * t h e i o u s - l o o k a t t h e pr&lem and a meaningful same women a I 0 n g . a t h 1 7 o t h e r employees of t h e repori should come from t h e i r study, l t t s a . cumberland County Nursing Home viewed a n o t h e r 'big stepforward. UFYI a l i t i l e more t h a n a block s o u t h o f T r i n d l e L SORRY WE'RE LATE!!1!!!11!1 Rd. n e a r Claremont Rd, We a r e sorry we a r e o u t l a t e , and hope ' , ,$oak s a i d he interviewed many of t h e 17 w i t b e s s e s and s a i d t h e y t o l d him t h e UFO was a b o u t your p h i l o s p h y i s " b e t t e r l a t e t h a n never. " 350 f e e t i n t h e a i r and t h a t a 6 t h e y watched it, Our p u b l i s h e r , John Kuhns, was up t o h i s e a r s i n extra s c h o o l work and j u s t c o u l d n ' t t h e o b j e c t r o s e slowly, stopped, gave o f f a c u t t h e s t e n c i l s any sooner.--He t e l l s u s white haze of l i g h t t h a t changed t o r e d , redh e ' l l try h i s b e s t t o keep up i n t h e f u t u r e orange, and back t o white. : !lThen it r e a l l y g o t i n t e r e s t i n g , " Cook s a i d . t h e w i t n e e s e s s a i d t h e y saw : % . a t d e ' f i n i t e l y appeared t o be a door opening t o t h e r i g h t s i d e (Cont. on page 5) '

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FLYING BUBBLE I N COLORADO We c r e d i t t h e Ownesboro, Ky. MESSENGER of SKYLOOK Jan. 4 t h w i t h t h e most complete r e p o r t we $2.00 p e r y e a r , p u b l i s h e d cnce a month. have r e a d on Coloradoqs ':flying bubble. :' Send s u b s c r i p t i o n s t o t h Q u b l i r h e r . C a s t l e RoakPs S h e r i f f Q s deputy R. S. Weimer s a i d . . about a dozen " r e l i a b l e c i t i z e n s : ' r e p o r t e d _. ~ati$'~ rre1.1 a Kuhs s e e i n g a b i g i l y i n g bubble over t h e twon t h e ~ n i + . "of Missouri a t Kansas C i t y n i g h t of January 2nd. . . ..__... ^_........... . 5100Roekhil-1 Road '. . Howard E l l i s . , businessman, f i r s t sax .-... . . .- . ..... room 31-9 C:B. t h e bubble hovering a b o u t 50 f e e t above him:' . . ... . ---.. . . ,Kansas C i t ' j i , Missouri It had a dozen l i g h t s :'the c o l o r of c a r head- '64110 .. l i g h t s t h a t have mud on t h e m ' s h i n i n g down on '.Send.r e p o. r t s. t o t h e ~ d i t o:r him. The bubble seemed t o be t r a n s p a r e n t and . . ..... . . siletn. ., - . Mrs. Norma E. S h o r t O t h e r s watched t h e o b j e c t a s it hovered BOX 129 over t h e Douglas County c o u r t h c u s e and t h e n it S t o v e r , Mo. 65788 s h o t s t r a i g h t up and d i s a p p e a r e d , s h o o t i n g Assistant Editor: o u t a c o u p l e b a l l s of flame. ! . An A i r Force and F e r d e r a l A v i a t i o n AdminisMr. Ted F h i l l i p s , Jr. ! t r a t i o n spokesman s a i d no a i r c r a f t were known 1113 Ware Ave. 1t.o be i n t h e a r e a a t t h e t i m e , and Morris ,, S e d a l i a , Mo. , 65301 jFelming, d i r e c t o r of t h e Douglas County C i v i l , .. . ' ~ e f e n s eAgency, s a i d h i s agency would t e s t With t h e E d i t o r 1 blood t o s e e i f any r a d i a t i o n o f A s c h o o l t e a c h e r i n Pennsylvani;? s e n t u s two urlknown o r f o r e i g n m a t t e r was i n h i s blbodc l i p p i i i g 3 ' on UFO's from t h e t e a c h e r s q a n d c,lass ,st,ream. S i n c e he was t h e c l o s e s t p e r s o n t o t h e roomse e d i t i o n s of January c o p i e s of MY WEZKLY iobjeci. READER, a n American Education p u b l i c a t i o n . d If any of o u r r e a d e r s have a n y t h i n g f u r t h e r I review was g i v e n 01u n i d e n t i f i e d f l y i n g on t h i s s t o r y , send it i n and w e ' l l u s e it. . o b j e c t s i n t h i s c o u n t r y s i n c e 1947, i n c l u d i n g s e v e r a l o u t s tanding. .emmples. t en ti on was made THESE ARE NOT UFOqS of: t h e . A i r Force O o e r a t i b n B l u e Book and t h e by Ted P h i l l i p s , J r . Colorado s t u d y , 'now i n o p e r a t i o n , While t h e During February Echos 1 and 2, Pageos and a ? t i c l e s . ' c o n t a i n n o t h i n g %6wX t o t h e a v e r a g e IErplorer 19 w i l l be v i s i b l e . Mercury and Mars r-atleri it i s .riewsworthy t o n o t e t h e s t u d y of ' w i l l be s e e n i n t h e w e s t e r n sky. r i g h t a f t e r a e r i a l phenomena i s being c a l l e d t o t h e a t t e n s u n s e t . Venus w i l l be v i s i b l e f o r a v e r y s h o r t t i o n o f . ' g r a d e s c h o o l ' -teachers and pupil's. time b e f o r e s u n r i s e . J u p i t e r and S a t u r n a r e I 'One fi-equentl.)i' r e a d s of c o l l e g e s t u d e n t s who a s i b l e w i t h t h e former r i s i n ~a b o u t sundown. any,' d r ' 3 8 n o t b e rn&nbei.s of APRO. o r NICAP' me,et- I i n g t o o r g a n i z e groups t o s t u d y u f o l o g y , n t h ! TULSA GROUP ME%I'S f a c u l t y s p o n s o r h i p and 'membership. An PPRO membership meeting was h e l d i n Tulsa The r e c e n t i s s u e of t h e UFO INVE;STIGATCR, t h e t h e evening of January 1 7 t h w i t h a good a t t e n NICBP p u b l i c a t i o n , c a r r l e s a s t o r y of t h e f i r s t ance r e p o r t e d by B i l l C o u r t e r , chairman of c o l l e g e UFC f i l t e r c e n t e i * organized a t Fkanklin / A P R O ' ~Oklahoma. s e c t i o n . Speakers were Robert Pi'erce C o l l e g e i n Rindge, N.H., w i t h f u l l c o o p e r d s t i f f and Hayden Hewes, of Oklahoma C i t y and a t i o n o f t h e c o l l e g e ' s p r e s i d e n t Frank S . hembers o f t h e I n t e r n a t i o n a l U F D Bureau headDePietro and Dean, D r . C l i f f o r d H. Coles. A 24- !*arters i n that city. h o u r s e t ' u p h a n d l e s r e p o r t s of UFO s i g h t i n g s TRUCK DRIVER SEES DISC phbned i n any hour of t h e day o r n i g h t , and , Ted P h i l l i p s , our a s s i s t a n t e d i t o r , i n t e r good ones a r e immediately r e p o r t e d t o t h e Dr. a t r u c k d r i v e r , who d i d n o t want h i s b e w e d C o ~ d o ngroup. ~t t h e univeristy of California a non-credit pme u s e d , who s i g h t e d a n u n i d e n t i f i e d o b j e c t t h e course on UFO's ha$ been i n t r o d u c e d and 60 s t u - ;evening of A p r i l 5, l a s t y e a r , a b o u t 5:15 p.m. The d r i v e r was on highway No. 50, west of Sedalis dept5,:attended t h e f i r s t two-hour c l a s s . 4 ~ i rthing s t you know, one can admit a n inter- knd saw a d i s c shaped o b j e c t , s i l v e r i n c o l o r , h o v e r i n g overhea yd. 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'MILL TRACK UFO s The EVENING NEWS, H a r r i s b a r g , Pa., r e c e n t l y 1 I c a r r i e d a s t o r y of i n f r a - r e d d e t e c t i o n used i n t r a c k i n g unidentified f l y i n g o b j e c t s . T%JOi n f r a -red d e t e c t i o n d e v i c e s and i n f r a - r e d lamps, a l o n g with o t h e r i n s t r u m e n t s valued a t a l m c s t $13,000 and i n c l u d i n g w a l k i e - t a l k i e . Fadios, b a s e r a d i o u n i t s and g e i g e r c o u n t e r s . I have been r e c i e v e d by George B. Cook, of Camp H i l l , chairman of t h e l o c a l subcommittee of I LTCAP and s e n i o r squadron 308, C i v i l Air P a t r o l , . The equipment was a g i f t from Lt. Col. David S. Keffer t o t h e two a r e a u n i t s working j o i n t l y . i n l o c a l UFG i n v e s t i g a t i o n s . ( E d i t o r v s Note-s e e f r o n t page story. ) When a UFO r e p o r t comea t o Cook now, he has a c c e s s t o more t h a n 300 CAP members and 94 l o c a l r a i o s t a t i o n u n i t s throughout t h e f o u r : c c u n t i e s of t h e H a r r i s b u r g a r e a , Col. R. B. Willingham, CAP squadron cornmand e r , has had a n a v i d i n t e r e s t i n UFOqs f o r i y e a r s , d a i i n g back t o 1948 when he was a lead: , I i n g a squadron of F-94 j e t s n e a r t h e Mexican b o r d e r i n Texas and was a d v i s e d by r a d i o t h a t ! t h r e e U F O q s . ! f l y i n g i n f ormationit were near. He plcked them up on h i s p l a n e r a d a r and was , informed one of t h e UFOPs had crashed a few m i l e s away from hlm i n Mexico. He went t o t h e t prevented by t h e scene s f t h e c r a s h b - ~x2s Mexican authorities from making a n i n v e s t i g a - : , t i o n o r coning any c l o s e r t h a n 60 f e e t . *on t h a t vantage p o i n t t h e wreckage seemed t o c o n s i s t of "numerous p i e c e s of m e t a l p o l i s h e d : on t h e o u t s i d e , v e r y rough on t h e inner sides. ELECTRIC JOLT CUTS SONIC BOOX One of t h e i n t r i g u i n g f a c t o r s i n t h e f a s t moving space v e h i c l e s i s t h e l a c k of t h e s o n i c , boom. John S c h u e s s l e r sends US a n a r t i c l e from: a January i s s u e of t h e ST. 33UIS GLORE-LDEM~L. ' CRAT which c o v e r s a r e v o l u t i o n a r y approach t o t h e problem of s o n i c booms ( with i n t e r e s t l w ' connotations r e f l y i n g saucers). s p k k e r s f o r t h e Northrop Corp t o l d a news conference t h a t a d i s c h a r g e of e l e c t r i c i t y i n t o t h e - a i r ahead of faster-than-sound a i r c r a f t may not only l e s s e n t h e i n t e n s i t y of booms b u t a l s o , c u t aerodynamic d r a g *':': t h e d i s c h a r g e of e ~ e c t r i c i ahead - ~ ~ of a f a s t moving o b j e c t r e p e l s t h e molecules of a i r ahead and makes them g e t out of t h e way. The molecules t h e n t e n d t o ' flow smoothly around t h e o b j e c t i n s t e a d of ' j a m ~ i n gup i n f r o n t of it. T h i s cotnpression o f , a i r ~ 0 e l c u l e Sahead of Supersonic d r a f t creates.! a P r e s s u r e wave which r e s u l t s i n a s o n l c boom , when it h i t s t h e ground. The Boeing Co.,the National Aeronautics and Space A d m i n r s t r a t i o n a r e i n t e r e s t e d I n t h e new l i n e of r e s e a r c h .

THE GREAT UFO PRGBE 'Can We T r u s t t h e Upcoming Condon Report?'' By H e r b e r t S h u l d i n e r (Reprinted c o u r t e s y of Popular Science Monthly ( c ) 1967 by Popular Science P u b l i s h i n g Co, ) A f t e r 20 y e a r s of s w i r l i n g c o n t r o v e r s y , s c i e n c e i s t a k i n g i t s most s e a r c h i n g look i n t o t h e mystery of UFOqs. The i n t e n s i v e probe i s headed by Dr. Edwarc U. Condon, former heard of t h e N a t i o a a l Bureau of S t a n d a r d s , and c u r r e n t l y p r o f e s s o r of p h y s i c s a t t h e U n i v e r s i t y of Colorado. He i s a i d e d by up t o 30 t o p s c i e n t i s t s from e v e r y f i e l d t h a t might f i g u r e i n t h e s t u d y of f l y i n g s a u c e r s . Condon was handed t h i s h o t p o t a t o by t h e A i r Force, which has f a i l e d t o s a t i s g y many thousands of b e l i e v e r s w i t h i t s e x p l a n a t i o n s o f s a u c e r s i g h t i n g s . Theyqve g i v e n him a b o u t $500,000 through t h e L'niv e r s i t y of Colorado t o make a n o b j e c t i v e s t u d y t h a t , it s i hoped, will s a t i s f y bel i e v e r s and s k e p t i c s a l i k e . Can t h e Condon s t u d y f i n a l l y s o l v e t h e r i d d l e of f l y i n g s a u c e r s , which h a s p e r s i s t e n l y e l u d e d m l l i t a r y i n v e s t i g a t o r s ? Is it a n a t t e m p t by t h e A i r Force t o w h i t e wash t h e subject? POPULAR SCIENCE took a c l o s e look a t t h e work s f t h e Ccnden team t s b r i n g you t h i s p r o g r e s s r e p o r t on t h e g r e a t UFO probe a s t h e f i r s t y e a r of t h e i n v e s t i g a t i o n i s conp l et e d Condon e n t e r e d t h e scene w i t h t h e detached o b j e c t i b i t y of a n o u t s i d e r with no s p e c i a l knowledge o f s a u c e r s . His r e p u t a t i o n a s a tough-minded s c i e n t i s t was f i r m l y e s t a b l i s h e d when he headed t h e N a t i o n a l Bureau of Standards from1945 t o 1951. Condon reorganized t h e Sureau, modernized its o p e r a t i o n s , and mov,?. ;is s c i e n t i f i c functions outof t h e p o f i t i c a l a r e a n , r e s i s t i n g Congressional p r e s s u r e s f o r such t h i n g s a s t h e a p p r o v a l of e s s e n t i a l l y w o r t h l e s s products. A, m e n Mind. Condonqs a t t i t u e d toward UFO's when he s t a r t e d t h e probe was: witm a n g n o s I simply donq t know, B U ~he b e l i e v e d t h e r e was a need t o f i n d o u t whether

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t h e minds of t h e viewer. Regardless of t h e i r ; .--even t h e a s H a l l p u t s i t . He r e c e n t backgrounds, a l l h i s a i d e s s h a r e CondonPs l y a t t e n d e d a s a u c e r congress i n New York o b j e c t i v e approach and h i s f e e l i n g t h a t more ! i n f o r m a t i o n i s needed t o determine t h e o r i g i n C i t y t h a t h e a r d many of t h e way o u t b e l i e v e r s and : ' c o n t a c t e e s i 7 ( t h o s e whc claim t o have , o f UFOPs. c o n t a c t e d crews from o u t e r s p a c e ) . One of t h e Nothing Hidden. The Condon team ha9 completf s p e a k e r s a t t h e Congres was Vi-Venus, who a c c e s t o t h e f i l e s of P r o j e c t Blue Book, t h e claimed s h e was from t h e p l a n e t a f t e r which A i r Force o f f i c e f o r U F O i n v e s t i g a t i o n s . There Hall says t h i s type gives s h e was named. a r e over 15,000 UFO r e p o r t s i n i t s f i l e s - s e r i o u s s u a c e r r e s e a r c h e r s a b l a c k eye and a b o u t 20 p e r c e n t of t h i e s e s i g h t i n g s t r u l y NICAP b y c o t t e d t h e New York c o n g r e s s . unidentified. However w i l l i n g t h e Colorado r e s e a r c h e r s Maj. Hector Q u i n t a n i l l a J r . , d i r e c t o r of a r e t o c o n s i d e r even b i z a r r e "evidence,:' t h e y Blue Book, s a y s CondonPs a i d e s have asked f o r a r e s e r i o u s l y a t t e m p t i n g t o z e r o I n on UFOos o n l y a b o u t 400 c a s e h i s t o r i e s of t h e o l d e r i n a s c i e n t i f i c manner. They a r e e s p e c i a l l y s a u c e r s i g h t i n g s . These a r e t h e c l a s s i c a n x i o u s t o i n v e s t i g a t e c u rrent casses t h a t c a s e s t h a t have been e x t e n s i v e l y w r i t t e n a b o u t can be observed from s t a r t t o finish. i n UFO l i t e r a t u r e . is One of t h e i r b i g g e s t accomplishments Although P r o j e c t Blue Book c o n t i n u e s t o t h e e s t a b l i s h m e n t of a team of t r a i n e d i n i n v e s t i g a t e s a u c e r s , it g e t s n o t h i n g i n r e t u r n who c a n g et v e s t i g a t o r s around t h e c o u n t r y , from Condon's team. .:It's a one-way s t r e e t , " t o t h e s c e n e of any importanb UFO s i g h t i n g Q u i n t a n i l l a s a y s . "I d o n v t want t o b i a s him w i t h i n 24 h o u r s with cameras and o t h e r i n any way, s o I d o n ' t r e q u e s t a n y t i n g f r m equipment. him. .: The Condon group a l s o hope p o l i c e d e p a r t Dondon and h i s a i d e s have c o n f e r r e d w i t h ments w h i l l make e f f o r t s t o g e t photos of Dr. J. A l l e n Hynek, chairman of Northwestern UFODs t h a t c a n be s c i e n t i f i c a l l y a n a l y z e d . U n i v e r i s t y q s Department of Astronomy and They have devised a meticulous questionnaire ? S c i e n t i f i c C o n s u l t a n t t o P r o j e c t Blue Book, f o r s a u c e r r e p o r t e r s t o f i l l o u t - - s i z e , shape, who has looked i n t o many of t h e A i r F o r c e ' s c o l o r , motion, and o t h e r c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s . The most p u z z l i n g c a s s e s . They a l s o q u e s t i o n e d answers a r e f e d i n t o a computer and t h e s c i e n ~ i Force r a c i e n t i f i c a d v i s e r Jacques V a l l e e on t i s t s hope e v e n t ually t o discover additional t h e methodology employed i n P r o j e c t Blue Rookq: p a t t e r n s of s a u c e r pehnomena investigations The Colorado i n v e s t i g a t o r s f o l l o w up t h e The c o n f e r e n c e s were followed by a meeting q u e s t i o n n a i r e s with phone c a l l s t o t h e p e r s o n s l a s t June a t t h e U n i v e r s i t y of Colorado, which from whom a r e p o r t s o r i g i n a t e . I f t h e y canwas a t t e n d e d by a b o u t 100 of t h e 1 4 0 A i r F{ o r c e n o t c a r l i f y a r e p o r t i n a phone c o n v e r s a t i o n , C F O i n v e s t i g a t i n g o f f i c e r s - - e v e r y base h a s one and t h e s i g h t i n g i s deemed of s u f f i c i e n t i m t o t i g h t e n r e p o r t procedures i n a n a t t e m p t t o i n v e s t i g a t o r s go t o t h e scne t o p o r t a n c e , g a i n a more s c i e n t f i c d e s c r i p t i o n of s a u c a r s ' check it o u t . sightings. & D e on t h e Scene. Some c a s s e s y i e l d Condon h a s n o t confined h i s i n q u i r i e s t o s o l u t i o n s e a s i l y when i n v e s t i g a t o r s g e t a A i r Force and s c i e n t f i c personnel.. He a l s o f i r s t hand look a t t h e scene. I n a r e c e n t has c a l l e d i n some of t h e A i r F o r c e P s s e v e r e s t C o n n e t i c u t s i g h t i n g , f o r example, a :'glowing c r i t i c s t o g e t t h e i r views on s a u c e r s . Of'fio b j e c t n t u r n e d o u t t o be a n e l e c t r i c a l a r c , c e r s of t h e N a t i o n a l I n v e s t i g a t i o n s Committee c r e a t e d when t h e wet branches of t r e e s s l a p p e d on A e r i a l Phenomena (NIcAP) , a n o r g a n i z a t i o n a g a i n s t , and s h o r t - c i r c u i t e d , a power l i n e . t h a t b e l i e v e s t h e r l s something t o f l y i n g sauc But o t h e r cases continue t o puzzle i n v e s t i e r s , have v i s i t e d Boulder t o submit evidence. g a t o rs. R e t i r e d Marine Corps Major Donald E. Keyhoe Two of Condonvs team r e c e n t l y t r a v e l l e d t o and Richard J . H a l l , N:CCAP1s t o p o f f i c i a l s , t h e Winnnipeg, Canada, a r e a t o i n v e s t i g a t e a have o c c a s i o n a l l y c o n s u l t e d with Condon s weird s t o r y of a man 'burned by t h e e x h a u s t group t o r e v i e w t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n q s documented o f a saucer." The v i c t i m claimed h e s p o t t e d sightings. a strange, saucer-like vehicle i n a clearing H ? 1 1 s a y s Condon i s making a broad f r o n t a l a t t a 4 on t h e whole problem a n d H I c o u l d n s t be a s he wlalked through t h e bush. When h e approached t h e v e h i c l e , he heard v o c a l sounds more ?leased.:' Asked i f he thought Condon coming from i n s i d e . He peered i n t h e open migk: whitewash t h e s a u c e r m y s t e r , H a l l s a y s , hatxh and t h e v e h i c l e suddenly took o f f i n a !'I .lP t t h i n k he would. . . v e r t i c a l climb, erattting a j e t exhaust t h a t burned f ci om h t . on Page F i v e ) a

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bP t h e o b j e c t , which t h e y e s t i m a t e d t o be 40 t o 50 f e e t round. From t h e door opening, f o u r very d i s t i n c t r e d s m a l l e r o b j e c t s were emitte;' a t a n evenly spaced i n t e r v a l s a t 45 degree downward p o s i t i o n s . The f o u r s m a l l e r red o b j e c t s disappeared below t r e e t o p s and f i v e more o b j e c t s came o u t o f t h e UFO .:door.'--- t h e s e f i v e being white i n color. A s i m i l a r UFC phenomenon was seen by t h e Rev. Richard Mossir, of D i l l s b u r g RD 3, S a t urday a t 9:05 p.m., who s a i d he had witnessed s i c r e d u l s a t i n g o b j e c t s l e a v i n g a white a e z l 3 J o j e c t which seemed t o explode i n t h e sky a s t h e r e o j b e c t s l e f t it. Other s i g h t i n g s were r e p o r t e d i n Summerdale ( a UFO hovering over a house), Rutherford Heights, Regina S t . , and throughout t h e West Shore a r e a between Camp H i l l 'and C a r l i s l e and up i n t o P e r r y County. The s i g h t i n g s were i n v e s t i g a t e d by Cook and NICAF' sub-committee members: Col. Robert B. Willingham and Robert L. Rineard, both of Mechanicsburg, and Ivan Kerns and John W. Steigieman d r . , both of C a r l i s l e . Cook s a i d h e had s t a t e m e n t s from 42 persons who w i t n e s s e s UF3's on F r i d a y and S a t u r d a y (Jan. 12-13). .: And t h o s e a r e ~ n l yt h e ones I ' v e - t a l k e d . w i t h , " he s a i d . '!I'm s u r e t h e y Y e - many more. ::

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by mid 1968 when p r e p a r i n g t h e r e p o r t - - c e r t a i n t o be a b e s t s e l l e r - - w i l l begin. Before t h e r e p o r t i s r e a l s e d t o t h e p u b l i c , it w i i i be reviewed by a s p e c i a l committee of t h e N a t i o m l Academy of S c i e n c e s . They w i l l check t h e Condon g r o u p P s s c i e n t i f i c methods and determine whether t h e i r c o n c l u s i o n s a r e s c i e n t i f i c a l l y v a l i d . A f t e r t h e Academy apprpves t h e r e p o r t , it w i l l be made p u b l i c . W i l l Anything be Held Back? The A i r Force answer i s t h a t t h e r e p o r t w i l l n o t be c l a s s i f i e d . The Condon group i s pledged t o withhold any d a t a on c l a s s i f i e d a i r c r a f t o r m i s s l e s it might come a c r o s s i n i t s i n v e s t i g a t i o n s , b u t a n A i r Force spokesman s a y s ;'Everyone knows p r a c t i c a l l y e v e r y t h i n g we ahve now. '' Can you t r u s t t h e upcoming Condon R e p ~ n t ? The e d i t o r s of POPULAR SCIENCE b e l i e v e -You can. The r e p u t s t i o n and c h a r a c t e r of Condon and h i s a i d e s i n s u r e t h a t t h i s s t u d y w i l l be no white-wash, a s some p r e d i c t , b u t w i l l lay t h e groundwork f o r a b e t t e r u n d e r s t a n d i n g o f UFOqs i n g e n e r a l and r e p o r t s of s i g h t i n g s i n particular. The g r e a t UFO probe should a l s o s e t b e t t e r S t a n d a r d s ' f o r c o n t i n u a i n g s t u d i e s oE Ekying saucer .'+epocts. and: t h e .. r s l a t e d m y s t e r i e s of t h e u n i v e r s i n which we l i v e . MORE FUNDS PFOR UFO STUDY

The A i r Force has awarded t j e U n i v e r s i t y o f Colorado a t Coulder arbund $180,000 , t o THE GREAT UP0 PROBE--CONTINUED FROM PAGE FOUR c o n t i n u e t h e s t u d y of u n i d e n t i f i e d f l y i n g . -. . o b j e c t s under d i r k c t i o n of D r . Condon. The man s t r u g g l e d out of t h e bush ~ 6 t h T h i s w i l l extend t h e p r o j e c t through burns t h a t a c t u a l l y r e q u i r e d h o s p i t a l t r e a t September of t h i s y e a r . P r o j e c t c o o r d i n a t o r ment. But when r e l e a s e d , he was unable t o Robert J . Low r e p o r t s t h e O p e r a t i o n a l phase l e a d t h e s c i e n t i s t s t o t h e c l e a r i n g . The s i t e of t h e U F O i n v e s t i g a t i o n should be f i n i s h e d i s s t i l l undiscovered. by June 30th a f t e r which t h e r e p o r t w i l l be Because of such f r u s t r a t i o n s , ' t h e Condon w r i t t e n and submitted t o tine National Academy group i s hoping f o r an o p p o r t u n i t y t o u s e of S c i e n c e s f o r review. It w i l l t h e n be s e n t t e c h n i c a l equipment t h a t could y i e l d s c i e n t i f t o t h e USAF's O f f i c e of S c i e n t i f i c Research i c d a t a more p r e c i s e and e a s i e r t o a n a l y z e it i s n o t known when o r how t h e A i r and t h a n t h e testimony of w i t n e s s e s . But t h e r e Force w i l l r e l e a s e t h e r e p o r t t o t h e public-has been no q p p o r t u n i t y t o c a p t u r e a UFQ i n it w i l l be s l a n t e d toward A i r . o r whether the act. Force :'policy':, we might add. White t h e y w i a t f o r such a break, t h e Colorado s c i e n t i s t s a r e a t t e m p t i n g t o check LETTER FROM AUTHOR s c i e n t i f i c a l l y some of t h e s3range t h i n g s t h a t The Skylook e d i t o r had a l e t t e r from Otto r e p o r t e d l y have occurred when UFOqs have been 0. Binder, a u t h o r of WHAT WE REALLY KNOW spotted--power f a i l u r e s and c a r engines- going A B O U T FLYING SAUCERS, on o f t h e b e s t paperdead a f t e r d r i v e r s r e p o r t e d t h e y saw a UFO. back we have r e a d on f l y i n g s a u c e r s . M r . Every pcwer f a i l u r e a t t r i b u t e d to UFOqs Binder hopes t o f i n d new m e t e r i a l m for OUR i s being s c r u t i n i z e d . Condonqs group has apSPACE AGE, h i s s y n d i c a t e d p a n e l which h a s ;-. pro?ched a number of power-company e x p e r t s been running d a i l y f o r seven y e a r s i n many f o r a i d i n p i n p o i n t i n g t h e cause nf each ' newspapers, and a s k s t o be p l a c e d en o u r power f a i l u r e . Ken w i l l t h e Condon group complete t h e i r m a i l i n g list-. work? T h e i r r e s e a r c h should be wrapped up, a


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-1 c r u s t e x p l a i n s t h e meandering l i n e s and apAT THE. hRWS STAND p a r e n t e r o s i o n of t h e s u r f a c e of t h e moon. by Ted P h i l l i p s , J r . IHe t h i n k s t h e l i n e s a r e d i r e d up r i v e r beds NATIONAL ENQUIRER, Jan. 14--59 P e c p l e T e r r i - arid s t a t e s some s c i e n t i s t s have f l a t l y c a l l e d f i e d When F2ying Saucer Cuts Radin, D i m s L i g h t s them r i v e r beds, He .siad it p r o b a b l y would On A i r l i n e r . ' ' E x c e l l e n t r e p o r t on t r u l y myshave t a k e n 100,000,000 y e a r s f o r t h e atmost e r i o u s s i g h t i n g , Feb, 18--.'Excellent UFO phere and w a t e r of t h e moon t a d i s s i p a t e t o photos :' a r t i c l e on b e s t UFO photos e v e r i t s p r e s e n t d o n d i t i o n . Assuming theory seen by Canadian Defense o f f i c i a l s . Feb. 25-i s c o r r e c t , Menzel s a i d , t h e r may b e d e p o s i t s ''2,000 UFO S i g h t i n g s Reported i n Pennsulvanja:', of w a t e r i n t h e form of i c e t r a p p e d i n pockets good a r t i c l e on t h e H a r r i s b u r g f l a p of l a s t / u n d e r t h e s u r f a t e of tlje lpoon and t h e s e summer ! d e p o s i t s c o u l d be mined by a s t r o n a u t s and I B C H A N I X ILLUSTRATED, Jan. , 1968-- "How l w a t e r and oxygen produced f o r e a s i e r s u r v i v a l F l y l n g S a u c e r s Can I n j u r e You.:: ; on t h e l u n a r s u r f a c e . SAGA--Jan., 1 9 6 8 - - ~ ' ~ ~Jbstery--Outer (; Space His t h e o r i e s a r e i n t e r e s t i n g and may be Calling Earth?:: / p r o v e d o r d i s p r o v e d by l u n a r e x p l o r a t i o n ARGOSY-- J a n . ,1966- -"FLying S a u c e r s , Our Sew i t h i n t h e n e k t decade. c r e t Weaponii--story of a i r cushion v e h i c l e s used While D r . Menzel d i d n o t mention UFOPs i n Vietnam war, no UFC'so u r r e a d e r s w i l l be i n t e r e s t e d i n knowing GRIT--Feb. 11--"Saucer Ladyz;--good a r t i c l e he h a s w r i t t e n two books on u n i d e n t i f i e d on Maryland UFO. %ing ob,jects. FATE--Feb. 1968, ::UFO Off Shag Harbor and SNIPPY BACK I N THE NEMS "Oddball S a u c e r s That Fit No P a t t e r n . THS NEW REPORT CN FLYING SAUCERS--A Fzwce t t The TULSA WORLD, Feb. 11, r e p o r t s a n P u b l i c a t i o n . 754. a n a l y s i s of t h e remains of Snippy, t h e ColorPOPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY--article by D r . Hynek ado h o r s e , shows n o t h i n g u n n a t u r a l a b o u t t h e on how t o photograph a UM. d e a t h . You remember Snippy, of c o u r s e , t h e TRUE--March 1968, W h a t Was t h e Thing ~%er h o r s e whose " n a t u r a l 1 d e a t h caused s o much t h e Great Lakes?,: excitement i n t h e Alamosa, Col. a r e a l a s t SAGA--March 1968, "Flying Saucer S i l e n c e r s . " Septneber . TKE FLYING SAUCER READER--Edited by J a y David The remains were examined by s i x s c i e n t i s t s a S i g n e t book, 75C. Very i n t e r e s t i n g . . a t t h e D e s e r t Reasearch I n s t i t u e of t h e UniTHE REPORT ON UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS': v e r s i t y of Nevada and :'They s a i d t h e h o r s e i: by Edward J . Ruppelt, An Ace book. 50#. might have been h i t tin t h e neck by l i g h t n i n g . 'I UFODS1968--K.M.R.P u b l i c a t i o n . 755. Dr. Richard Norton, who d r a f t e d t h e f i n a l SOVIET LIFE-- February 1968. Good a r t i c l e , r e p o r t , concluded: ::Since t h e d e a t h of t h e W?OS Where d o They Come From?:' h o r s e took p l a c e d u r i n g t h e t h u n d e r storm CORONET--March 1968. "The Wildest F l y i n g season a n d i n a n a r e a where t h u n d e r s t o r m s a r e Saucer S t o r y of Them All"--a r e h a s h of t h e common it i s p o s s i b l e t h a t t h e h o r s e c o u l d . Snippy s t o r y . have been s t r u c k i n t h e neck by l i g h t n i n g and RUDDB--February 1968. "UFO's A t Sea. " k i l l e d . :' And i f t h a t doesnqt g9 over--a l i t t l e swamp g a s , anybody? LECTURES CN THE MOON ; r e s t i n peace, Snippy. -Well Dr. Donald H. Menzel, s e n i o r d e c i e n t i s t i n RUSSIAN SCIENTIST SPEAKS OUT a s t r o p h y s i c s a t t h e Smithsonian I n s t i t u t i o n and d i r e c t o r of t h e Harvard College o b s e r v a t o r y Our a b l e a s s i s t a n t e d i t o r , Ted P h i l l i p s , l e c t u r e d on !'The Moon A s An Abode o f L i f e : ' a t J r . , c a l l e d our a t t e n t i o n t o a f i n e a r t i c l e t h e M c k n n e l l P l a n e t a r i u m i n S t . Louis, J a n , l S . i n t h e February i s s u e of SCVIE2' LIFE, John S c h u e s s l e r , among t h o s e a t t e n d i n g t h e " U n i d e n t i f i e d Flying O b j e c t s 3 w r i t t e n by l e c t u r e , r e p o r t s D r . 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"There were three of u s i n the cabin-Captain Markov, Senior Engimcr Ivanov and myself. Sysoyev, :. - - ..igator on duty, reported e ran to a strange p h e n m n i n the' sky. W t h e bridge and saw a sphcre-like b ~ h i t i s h spot m v i n g southward. "A few minutes l a t c r a b r i g h t spot f lard up high in t h e sky. For a couple of seconds it rush& headlong f m west t o c a s t a t an angle of -.5 d q r e e s t o t h e Earth, g e t t i n g much l a r g e r . S u d d d y it came t o s, s t o p and with a play of bric&t rainbaw cc1.0rs (yellow .. prdcminating) hcgan throwing off sparks and b c c m cnvcloped i n a w h i t e shroud. "Oncc again t h e s p h c r e l i k c wkite ncbula man m v i n g south. Thc p r o c d e was rep e t a l four tf .--. On the f i f t h and last 'irne the s p o t ' s behavior chmged. It stoppcd mi"way, turned over and a s d the shape of an q g with t h e thicker end up. Then a p e r f u l white jct qirtcd frm the i a v a d, after which t h e 'cgg' g r e w pale, becm envclopcd i n white mist - -- ' vith its white t a i l , kegan t o head soutnd~.rd. A l l t h i s strangc cclcstial a c t i v i t y was v i s i b l e f o r an hour and thm vanish& i n t o thin air. Fourth Account. N o t one kt several rep o r t s camc F r m a s t r o n a w r s of khe Y m t a i n t Astrophysical Station, USSR Academy of Sciences, 1 2 miles Z -m Kislovodsk, Caucasus. I n J u l y 1967 t h e s t a t i o n received letters ÂŁran l o c a l newspapas reporting the f l i g h t of a strange reddish crescent across tk sky a t 9:20 P.M. on J u l y 17. I n t h e very e a r l y morning of July 18, 1967, astroncnner H. I. P o t t e r , who was o b s m the 1-on a t t h e Mountain S t a t i o n , noticed a strange formation a g a i n s t a clear .starry sky a t 2:50 A.M. ~ s c m t h . A white cloud appeared i n t h e northeast a t an elevation of about 20 degrees. Its d i a m t c r was twice a s long a s t h a t of t h c Pbon but its nose w a s several tires less bright. The cloud i t s e l f had a dcnse milkywhite color, with a rosy rcd ~ u c l e u sc l e a r l y disc e r n i b l e near i t s northern erd. The cloud expanded and grew paler. A few minutes l a t e r t h e white cloud dispersed campletely, hut tlie reddish nucleus r a r a i n a l . Toward (cont. on page e i g h t )

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The wcll-known American a s t r o p h y s i c i s t a3nal.d - b n z c l says t h a t f l y i n g saucers are daybreak i t .lost its o u t l i n e s ard thcn d i s o p t i c a l p h e n m n a i n t h e E a r t h ' s atmosphere. appeared. Photographs showing, its changes . . Because of Professor W n z c l ' s s c i e n t i f i c wme t a h . .. . t h e explanation is generally zcceptp r e s t i g e A t 8 :40 P.M. on ~ u g u s .El, t 1967, a t t h e same e l . But it does not hold water. A s soon as Kountain S t a t i o n a s t r o n m r Anatoli Sazanov v i e go on f r m t h i s generalization to c o n c r e ~ observcd an unf&likir Plyirig ob] fct,.It wzs i ~ ? t c r p r e t a t i o n sof 'concrete observatior-; it shapcd like ' c ; n " a s M t r i c a l cresc&t ,' with .Cts b-.comcs evident that UFOs w i l l not r . ' i - c convex s i d e turnd i n the d i r e c t i o n of its. +hcmselves to o p t i c a l p h c n m n a of L L rikragc, mvcment. Narrow, f a i n t l y -luminous ribbons Minkow o r halo typc. Try t h e Wnzel explaresembling. the condensation t r a i l of a j e t nation on the four accounts w e c i t k d carlier. plane fiAlowed k h i n d the lmrns of t h e crcsNothing intelligible w i l l m g e . What w e c e n t . , Its d, i a m t e r .was tlm-thirds t h a t of the . . s e a to k c d e a l i ~ g with hcre is a k i d of Koon,, ::.. i...- was not a s bright. . I t was yellow r e a l i t y s t i l l unocplorcd. h with a r ~ d i s -tinge. The obj a t .was flying, horizontally i n the Thc appearance of iXs is almost always northern of the sky, fram i~...jt to e a s t , accompanied by a lumincsccncc of a i r and t h e a t - a b u t--20 degrees h v e the. h r i z o n . It formation of an a t m s p h e r i c p l a s m . This f a c t r~:.,-~-:'i:led the distance f r a n Ursa Yajor t o Casi s thc basis f o r t h c "plasma" hypothesis of niopcya i n ' h a l f a ininute. A ?:f., :?t s t a r of t h e U I V s a s accumulations of atmospheric p l a s m f i r s t magilitude was moving a t a constant d i s of t h e &illlighrning typc. But t h i s cxplat a x ? ahead of the.crescent. nation dccs rot hold up e i t h e r . B a l l l i g h t A s it 'mvd away from t h c obse:wers , the n.ing is always a product of thunderstorms, drescent d\vind.id, tumcd i n t o a ,mil d i s c a d t h c appearance of UFOs has no r e l a t i o n alic'l then i n s t m t l y disappearzd. t o m a t h e r , Ball lightning diameters a s a Thc rc-ystcrious objc.-.'; wa.s seen by 10 of r u l e run four t o f i v c inchcs, no lxger; the the s t a t i m ' s s c i m t i f i c w r k e r s . I t was a:lso d i m t c r s of f l y i n g d i s c s arc t n e s a d cvcn !xscF~ed i n Kislovodsk, .L x 2 d i n g t o Sazamv h ~ m d r d sof t i m e s that s i z e . The bchavior of til? crescent was 12 miles away, a i d it was Ul'Os, their shapes and o t h c r physical proRi) 1 ~ 5 :than ~ 500 f e e t across. pcrtics arc q u i t e d i f f e r e n t f r m what w @tical .Il.lusion? k t u s s t o p l ~ r and e draw kncx11 of b a l l lightning. . c . .: .2U!~le 'csr,!-.l.usions. Even j f a l l the UFO evidence Saucers and Balls. To f i n d a c l u e to the ci:~:i:t:;cl t o no more than these f a u r account.: nature of UFOs, LE must study a l l t h c r e p o r t s i.t'i? - C ~ C X that the evidence mists. The on these surprising and, t o my mind, r c a l f r ? ,-" r Of t h e ~ t t m 'is, howcvcr, t h a t many objects. Only a s c i e n t i f i c a n a l y s i s w i l l re.skg~sq:-dsof such obscrvations have been docv e a l t h e truth.What is, hwcvcr, clear a l u;ncntcd..in t h 6 p a s t 20 years. They cam from ready is t h a t UQ phencmcmn can bc objecdozens o f countries and v i r t u a l l y every cornzr t i v e l y analyzcd and c l a s s i f i d . T1-E UFO of our planet ,, including t h e Arctic and Antc l a s s i f i c a t i o n adopt& by foreign invcstiarctic. The UFO plienmnon is too widespread g a t o r s is also confirnu3 by S m i c t o b s w e r s . t o bc dismissed l i g h t l y . By day when o b s m c d f r m Earth o r planes, A s:" . ;I :- :; i ixbcr of scrious sciientists a r t 3 UFOs zppcar as bright d i s c s with a metallic n c t s a t i s f i e d w i t h explanations charactmi-t m g e . A s s i s t a n t Professor Vyachcslav zing the sightings a s v i s u a l aberrations. I t Zaitscv observcd such a f l y i n g saucer in goes without saying t h a t the phencxnenon at-1964, above Eologoyc7 from a TU-104 a i r c r a f t t r a c t s , and w i l l unfortunately continue t o , mtking a s c h e d u l d f l i g h t . The huge b r i g h t a l l s p r t s of publicity-seckers. W i t w do not mctal d i s c s l i d under t h e l i n e r ' s b e l l y , stop using money because t h e r e are countermadc a turn a d a t s a c d i s t a n c e took a f + k e r s . The task of science is, precisely, course p a r a l l c l with the a i r c r a f t . A the obligation t o d i s t i n g u i s h between t h e b .lging core resembling a cabin could be b l s e and t h e true. seen i n t h e h e a r t of t h e d i s c . After f l y i n g Thcs, i f science considres f l y i i q saucers al.ongsidc the plane f o r scvc-ral seconds, it a h a l l ~ c i n a t i o . n ,it s t i l l .must explain the swerved abruptly disappeared. cause of the 'global psychic illness. That nlay A sinilzr object was observcd by goedetic well be a s d i f f i c u l t t o e s t a b l i s h a s t h e t r u e a s t r o m e r L-la Tsekhanovih i n the sumnature of UFOs. ( a n t . on page nins) '

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SOVIE2 ASKED TO A I D IN UFO PROBE Dr. Condon, director of an A i r Force financed investigation of UFO' s ann0Lmced Feb. EVENING NEWS, Harrisburg, Pa. , .Parch 4. k s i d e n t s of several s t a t e s , including Pem- 2 3 d , that he has asked scientists of--the sylvania, Ohio; ?Jest Virginia, and Ksntucky, Soviet Union t o cooperate i n a study of f l y i n g r e p r t e d seeing numerous unindctificd f l y i n q saucers. The letter from Condon was realyed three o b j e c t s streaking through tb s k i e s l a s t night. A spokesarun f o r thc.Greatar ~$n<:i&-gtlG-,~ ~ e a kr l si c k by' the prcstigidus National p o r t Control Tower sald t h e UFO's were prob-- Fd=adlmy of Sciences t o the Soviet Ac?.demy. The request was pranpted by ncws r e p o r t s fmn ably a meteorite breaking up. The Ohio Highway Ps-trol said r e s i d e n t s a l l floscow quoting info& sources a s saying t h e over the s t a t e r e p x t e d seeinq the same obic!ctsSovi.et g o v e m n t had set up a specicd cornS t a t e Police ~ e n n s u l b a ~ Ckst a, v i r g k i a mission t o i n v e s t i g a t e reports of f l y i n g ard Kentucky a l s o r e c e i v d telephone calls sauccrs from curious persons. Condon s a i d hc h a s n ' t had an answer y e t , Som observers s a i d they saw " t m b r i l l i a n t "but. I guess it ' s too soon t o expcct o m . " white UFOs with long tails, " whilc o t h e r s reI n a telephone interview from Boulder, Colo., ported a s t r i n g of o b j e c t s "rsnging mywhere Condon declined t o say whether h i s research from gold i n c o l o r t o v x i o u s shades." t o d a t e has m d e him a bcliever in f l y i n g A s t o r y o u t of Washington, D.C., c a r r i c d sauccrs. by t h e KANSAS CITY TIMES, Plach 7 , thls " I ' m g e t t i n g t o bc more one way than t h e t o say : A b r l g h t , uniden t l f lecl f l y i n g object othcx," he s a i d , "but I ' m not going t o t e l l spottcd by hundrec!s of pcrsons in the e a s t and you what t h a t way is." the southeast l a s t M y m y have kxxn a piece Condon, a p h y s i c i s t now on the University of space junk, a Pentagon s p o k e m said yes- of Colorado f a c u l t y , f o m r l y h e a d d t h e U.S. terday. Bureau of Standards. He was n& d i r e c t o r of An Air Force o f f i c e r s a i d r e p o r t s of a the UFO study 15 m n t h s ago ard k a d s t h e m v i n g , s l i g h t l y f l i c k e r i n g l i g h t by thc A i r r p b e designod t o f i n d out whether unidcntiForce's p r o j e c t Blue Book which investigates ÂŁ i d f l y i n g o b j e c t s are n a t u r a l p h e m n a o r UFO sightings, but a s p o l ~ e ms a i d t h e possibly a i r c r a f t frm d i s t a n t p l s n e t s . cl~jecthad a l l the e m r k s of a piece of D r . Condon s a i d t h e investigation w i l l space d e b r i s , p s s i b l y an old rocket booster. not be complet& u n t i l sametime i n June, .c!omrd ' in according t o t h e ST. MUIS GLOBE-DEPERAT of The Nozth :Amerfcan Air ;Ce.5C ~ b s i d o'Springs, ' - -lch.&ceps track: of a l l t h e Feb. 25th, and the r e p o r t w i l l n o t be made hcardwzre i n t h e sky, t o l d the National Acre- public u n t i l Mvcmbcr o r Dccaker. m u t i c s & Space Administration it was unable Cordon's letter "said i n esscncc, t h a t w t o confirm o r c o n t r a d i c t speculation t h a t t h e zrcdoing a job f o r the Ilmcrican A i r Force, ad Sunday s i g h t i n g s represented r e e n t r y of pert we have an i n t e r e s t i n any s i m i l a r research, of t h e Soviet spacecraft Zond 4 launch& last you m y be doing-- ard w e ' l l ke glad t o exSaturday. change i n f o m t i o n vrith you. So, the letter E d i t o r ' s Note: I f any of our readers have says, 'how s h a l l we g e t together?' " =my l o c a l r e p o r t s on the above sightings The KANSAS CITY TIMES on March 1st r e p r t e d please send them i n . Condon, 66, was c o n f i n d t o h i s . hamcx t h - a f at et rDar . "recurrence of a h e a r t ailment'; on E N G ~ ~ EADDRESSES X GROUP H i s condition ms not considered Feb. 23th. John F. Schuessler of S t . Charles, a . s e n i o r serious. design engineer employed by Pk=Donnell AstroThe r e p o r t was a l s o made t h a t Dr. Condon nautics Co., of S t . Louis, spoke a t a meeting had asked f o r and received Dr.J. .Allen Hynek's of t h e Tri-State UFO Dsicussion Group i n f i l e s of u x x p l a i n e d LEO cases. D r . Hyndc has Hannibal, Wednesday night, Feb. 21st a t t h e been a UFO consultant t o t h e Air Force f o r Arrch Street Plethodist Church. 18 years and is Director of t h e Dearborn obserOfficers were i n s t a l l d a t t h i s meeting withvatory at Chicago B i l l Schelen of (Xlincv, I l l . , n a n d . 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