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I did t&e two &otogr(;l&s ~il:lCh were of e x c e l l e n t exposure. They show tile o b j e c t q u i t e . w e l l sad a t r e e i s v i s i b l e i n t h e foreground. The ex;,osures were 1 5 secolrds i n l e n g t h on T r i - X f i l m (USA 400) a t f/3.5 on a Yashica canera a t infinity.

I sei,i a conplet'e r e , ~ o r t anr!, t h e n e g a t i v e s t o D r . J . A l l e n Hynek, Northwestern Urliversity, Evailstun, I l l . , f o r a n a l y s i s I received c o p i e s o l the photogradhs and a l e t t e r from D r . Hynek Feb. 1 5 a n d f t h e l e t t e r r e a d s a s f o l l o w s : "I t h i n k tile mystery h a s been solved4 The phoijogra .,is you took a r e of a p e r s i s t e n t t r a i n of a meteor o r ree n t r y w~:lell was widely observed over ?any s t a t e s almost due n o r t h a t 1:00 A.H. arc a few mifiutes a f t e r . I h .-

The n o r n i a g a f t e r t h e s i g h t i n g I d i d f i n d s e v e r a l a r t i c l e s i n vari o z s a e v l s p p e r s on t h e many r e p o r t s of meteor-like o b j e c t s s e e n t o t h e n o r t h . A t t h e time I could n o t imagine a n e t e o r t r a i n ' P ~ l s t i n gf o r o v e r f l v e minutes, b u t I have the g r e a t e s t r e s p e c t f o r Dr. Hynek and h i s evaluation.

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of t h c UBO i s s u e and hzs concluded t h a t t h e controversy cannot be resolved wi$hout f u r t h e r study i n a q u a n t i t a t i v e s c i e n t i f i c manner and t h a t i t deserves the a t t e n t i o n of the erigineering and s c i e n t i f i c c 0IxYL:.: it y ?,:!. n.

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T h i s , 01 Course, 1s i n d i r 2 c t c o n t r a d l s t i m wlth B r . C)ndonVs coriclu-nloils tadt no f u r t h e r s t ~ d j r,of UPOts can be j u s t i f l e d , ( Credi.: -.John >'. S c h u e s s l e r ) *

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The f l a s h was s i & t e d a s f a r n o r t h a s Green Bay, Wis., a s f a r south a s S p r i n g f i e l d , I l l . , 2nd - a s f a r west a s Cedar Rapids, Ia. P i l o t s guiding j e t l i n e r s to Chicago's OIHare a i r p o r t r e p o r t e d s i g h t i ~ l ga smoking orange f i r c ? S a l l over the a i r p o r t a t 1:12 a.m. It seemed -to s e t o f f two b r i l l i a n t f l a s h e s in quick succession, t h e pilot ~ 2 i d . A p,~ilcemani n Appleton, W i s . , s a i d he s i g h t e d an orange f i r e b a l l de s a i d i t seemed t o t r a l l i n g a plume of blue f l a n e a t 12:55 a . m . be d l r ~ c t i yoverhead. 'The s l g i l t i n g was accompanied by a 2-second power failure and ' c b a l l s of f i r e d r i p p i n g from h i g h t e n s i o n w i r e s , " a p o l i c e s ~ o k e s m ms a i d .

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On t k saxe d a t e t h e Jagan "Times" of Tokyo r e g o r t e d : 'lYasuo Baba, p i l o t > f a Japan Domestic A i r l i n e s plane bound f o r Tokyo from Oita r e p o r t e d lie saw a b a l l of, f i r e of d a l e blue c o l o r f l y i n g toward the n o r t h b t a very high speed when tile plane was f l y l n g between I s e Bay and Osnima I s l a n d . He s a i d %he f l r e b a l l f l e w a t a much h i k h e r a l t i t u d e t h a n h i s plane which was f l y i n g about 15,000 meters a t the time, ')The b r i g h t o b j e c t was seen f o r about 30 seconds, according t o w i t n e s s r e p o r t s . Some N i i g a t a r e p o r t s s a i d it s p l i t i n t o t h r e e and* f e l l ink0 t h e s e a , while eyewitnesses i n Tokyo s a i d the b a l l of f i r e t r a i l e ? a lone t a i l . "An astmnomer a t t h e observatory s a i d t h a t i t could have been e i t h e ~a comet o r an e a r t h s a t e l l i t e t h a t burned up i n t h e atmosphem Judging froxi the r e p o r t s t h a t l i g h t emitted by t h e o b j e c t w a s p a l e b l u e , i t was more l i k e l y t o have been a comet than a s a t e l l i t e , he added. " ( ~ r e d i - t ,c.21l; Kndrus, Jro

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n n a l y s i s of t h e Men i n Black" by Kurt A l e ~ ~ g l ha yr t i c l e " ~ A G l e n s 5 r h a s a r o u s e d o u r a & i t t e C l y f l a g g i n g i n t e r e s t i n t h e MIB. Space ' does r o t , ~ e r r ; ~ i pu>?'lshing t Kurt a r t i c l e i n i t s e n t i r e t y , but we w i l l c o v e r the h i g h poLyts,

E n t t o o q u e s t i o n s t h e a u t h e n t i c i t y of t h e m a j o r i t y of c l a i m s a n d he m2ri;s o f f t h e s t o r i e s of Harold A. Dahl, A . 1(. Bender, George Adanski, Buck d e i s m , Korruan b ~ h r e i b s t e i n (who i n a d d l t i o n t o b e i n g c l a l x s h i s body i s t a k e n o v e r p e r i o d i c a l l y by a n v i s ~ t z c iby t h e a l i e a :lamed Z a ~ r o n ) ,j o s e p h H e n s l i k ( h i s s t o r y was i l z v e s t i g a t e d by John Keel who d i d n o t b e l i e v e t h e c l a i m s ) , and a nvmber of o t h e r s . It b ~ e 6 p~o i n~t l e s s t o l i s t .t7:3ese i n d e t a i l . E x t w r i t e s , . "A f r i e n d of 8FO i n v e s t i g a t o r Brad S t e i g e r w a s h a m s c : - , d willle i n v e s t i g a t i n g a UP0 f l a p . T h i s o c c u r r e d i n midE'ebrui~,y 1968. The s t o r y was r e g r i n t e d in wany UYO p u b l i c a t i o n s and i s ..:cite w e l l imown. It s t a n d s a good chance of b e i n g t r u e . The MI% 1;: h i s GaSe c m l d ,be a g e n t s of t h e government."

He naiies a good p o i n t i n s u g g e s t i n g much of t h e t e l e p h o n e h a r a s s ment bz $he ITtB i s simply Mcranlc calls." d i r e c t e d a t anyone and n o t le j u s t i ~ . f o l o g i s t s . He q s o t e s a " ~ c i e n c e& M e c h a i ~ i c s " ~ ~ a r t i c'',Fighting Tele$ione T e r r o r i s m t t i n which Ross Olney s a y s , " B r e a t h e r s a r e becoming qui%e nuperous. .They g e t t h e i r k i c k s by l i s t e n i n g t o t h e r e a c t i o n as t h e y pant i n t o t h e phone. Treatment--donf t " r e a c t 'I-- j u s t hang up. S e v e r a l u f o l o g i s t s have c h a l l e n g e d t h e MIB t o v i s i t them--two b e i n g Joseph P e r r i e r e , e d i ' t o r of I'Probett and John A , Keel, w r i t e r , As f a r as i s known, Kurt w r i t e s , t h e c h a l l e n g e s were i g n o r e d , h o ' t l i e r m c h publ,ic,ized case of a l l e g e d v i s i t s by t h e MIB was t h a t of C a r r o l l Watts who c l a m e d he r e c e i v e d t h r e a t s and s h o t s were f i r e d i n 3 0 h i s hone a f t e r he t o l d ' of s e e i n g a s p a c e s h i p a n d space men. i'Jat<s1whole s t o r y h a s been p r e t t y imch d i s c r e d i t e d ( s e e SKYLOOK i s s u e s of May and Jxne 1 9 6 8 ) ,

W e a i e reminded o f a r e m r k made by he oSserved t h e ESIB seemed t o "lave b e e n p o r t s had them d r i v i n g r e d Volkswaggens C a d i l l a c s . "Tjmes a r e g e t t i n g tough a l l

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"AS Tor Vie s c i e i i ' c i f l c me-thod, why d o n ' t you q u o t e p e r s o n s who h e v e . :-,z<.e an e x l e r l s i v e s ~ s d ya& i n v e s t i g a t i o n o f UFOs s u c h as D r . J . P I L l e A Hynek, D r . ~-driim,Il'lcDoaaId, Jaca_il.es V a l i e e , IYa j. Donald Kehoe, Ji~rces Loreh:;en, anong o t h e r s ? k , c l o s e d riiild h a s a l w a y s b e e n :the s c v u s g e of c i v i l i ~ a t i o n~ i l dy o x newspaper r e f l e c t s t h i s i n p r i n t o n aalv s u b j e c t s . You t a x e L U C ~ f ' o r g r a ~ t e danti nay I s u g g e s t more s t u d y on U20s by y o u r s t a f f ? Ye a l r e a d y s u i f e r f r o m t o o much prov i n c i a l tninking. " F o r tt:ose whc r e a l l y w ~ . n t t o lmow t h e f a c t s a b o ~ t t t. h e A i r F o r c e snonsoreif Cqndon CornrlStt-ee an? t k e i r UP0 r e p o r t , I woi~lrj s u g g e s t t h a t they. rcz6 The " P l y i n g Sxucer F i a s c o l t q u b l i s h e d by Look J k g a z i n e , May 14., '1368,' i n s t e n d of i r r e s p o n s i b l e Post-Dispcltch e d i t o r i a l s . ~ u b u s tW.

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