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T h e c f e w , o f t e n c o u r p p e o u s , e f f o r t s b y i n d i v i d w l s t o come t o g r i p s w i t h t h i s p r o b l e m s'hould $be viewed more f r o m P n b a s p e c t o f f o c u s i n p r t t r n t i o n on t h e p r o b l e m r a t h e r t h e n of s o l v i n g , i t , l s i n c e t h ~ r ei s l i t t l e d o u - t t h p t i t t a k c s [more thc'n a p e r s o n a l e f f o r t t o i n v e s t i g ~ t ef u l l y e p r o b l e m o f s u c h co,rr,plt.xity.. I n t h e o p i n i o n i o f t h e committee, t h e Colorzdo Universilty study,"Sci;. e n t i f i c , S t u d y o f U n i d e n t i f i e d E h v i n g O b j c c t s , " '(The W o n d o n R e p o r t , " B2ntam Books, New Y,ork 2 9 6 9 ) a t t i m e r e p r e s e n t s t Ih e most s c i e n t i f i . c a l l y o e i e n t e d i n v e s t k g a t i o n p u b l i s h e d on t h e UFO problem. 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One i s happy t o o b t a - i n t h e judgement o f s o e x p e r i m b e d and r e s p e c t e d a man; b u t one need n o t a g r e e w i t h i t . The UFO 'Subcor:.init?,c, d i d n o t & f i n d a b a s i s i n t h e r e p o r t f o r h i s p r e d i c t i o n t h ~ nt o t h i n g of s c i e n t i f i c v a l u e w i l l come o f f u r t h e r s t u d i e s , I n . r e i v i e w i n g t h e m z t e r i a 1 a c c i ~ m u l c ? t e dt o d a t e , t h e S u b c o m m i t t e e four.*a n e x c e e d i n g l y low s i g n z l - t o - n o i s e r a t i o , a s i l l u s t r z t e d by t h e s t r t i s t i c s o f t h e A i r F o r c e ' s P r o j e c t s'Bluebook19q u o t e d i n t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f Colorado1 s t u d y , w h i c h showed 3 . 3 % u n i d e n t i f i e d o b s e r v e t i o n s ( 2 5 3 o u t of 7741 a v a i l z b l e a t t h ~ tt i m e ) . T h i s f i g u r e i s f r e q u e n t l y d i s p u t e d , b u t i t s o r d e r of m a g n i t u d e ( 5 % ) a p p e a r s t o b e c o r r e c t , t a k i n g z l l a v a i l a b l e r e p o r t s i n t o account, The f ~ c tt h ~ t h e C o n d o n t s t u d y i t s e l f a r r i v e s , a t a much h i g h e r p e r c e n t a g e o f u n e x p l a i n e d c 2 s e s name1y;at ? b o u t 30% ( 3 5 o u t of 117) f s p r i m z r i l y d u e t o t h e p r e s e l e c t i o n of s p e c i f i c cases for investigation. The p r e c i s e f i g u r e i s h a r d t o a s s e s s , f o r t h e Condon r e p o r t d o e s n o t l e n d i t s c l f e ~ s i l yt o t h i s t y p e o f z n z l y s i s , 4. ,ns same c a s e s b e i n g t r c ~ t e do f t e n i n d i f f e r e n t s e c t i o n s a n d u n d e r d i f ferent i d e n t i f i c a t i o n s . 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They r e p r e s e n t o n l y a s m a l l f r a c t i o n o f t h e " u n i d e n t i f i e - . c a s e s and ? r e c h a r a c t e r i z e d b y ' b o t h a h i p h d e g r e e o f c r e d i b i l i t y a n d a h i g h a b n o r m z l i t y ( " s t r 7 n g e n e s ~ ' i~n Hynekf s t e r m i n o l o g y ) . A l t h o u g h none o f them o f f e r s : t o o u r ' knowledge q u z n t i t a t i v e r e c ' o r d i n g s b y c a l i b r a t e d i n s t r u m e n t s f o r p e r m a n e n t i n s p e c t i o n , th-ey z r e o f t e n c a l l e d " h a r d c a s e s . l1 The Subcommittee h a s t r i e d t o e x p l o r e t h e n a t u r e of t h i s h ~ r d - c o r e r e s i d u e and f o u n d e s t i m p t e s t o v a r y b e t w e e n 10 2nd s e v e r a l h u n d r e d c a s e s , d e p e n d i n g i n p F r t on a s u b < j e c t i v e judgment a s t o t h e c r i t e r i a f o r a " h a r d c a s e ; " 'High c r e d i b i l i t y i s g e n e r a l l y a c c e p t e d f o r o b s e r v a t i o n s by m u l t i p l e i n d e p e n d e n t w i t n e s s e s o f known and r e l i a b l e b a c k g r o u n d o r b y mult'ilj'le i n d e p e n d e n t s e n s i n g s y s t e m s ( r e p o r t e d b y m u l t i - p l e i n d e p e r l d e n t o p e r a t o r s ) o r b o t h ; h i g h a b n o r m a l i t y o r s t r z n g e n e s s , whgn n o known n a t u r a l phenomena w h a t s o e v e r s e e m , t o f i t t h e o b s e r v a t i o n s , I t i s c l e ~ r ,t h e n , t h ~ t h e h a r d ' c o r e r e s i d u e r e p r e s e n t s l e s s t h a n 1%of t h e t o t 2 1 a v a i l z ' b l e r e p o r t s . 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A l t h o u p h t h e vniCr'rsi.ty o f C o l o r a d o r c p o r t d e ~ l sq n l y w i i h a v e r y , s m e l l S r e c t i o n o f t h e exist in^ o b s e r v e t i o n s l : m r t e r i ~ +( l e s s ' t h e n I$), it o f f e r s i t s c l f J l e n o u g h s u b s t ~ n c eo f t h e 'descrilbed s o r t : e s p e c i a l l y .if a d d i t i b n z l i n f o r m ~ t i o n + e x t r p c t c db y McDonclc! i s a d d e d t o some o f # t h e c z s e s . ' I n f ? c t , : t h e 'Subcommittee f i n d s t h ~ tt h e o r j p d s i t e c ' o n c l u s i o n c o u l d h ~ v eb e e n drzwn f r o m i t s c o n t e n t , n?rnely, t h ~ it ghenomenon w i t h s u c h a h i g h r z t i o of: a n e x p l z i n c d c; s e s ( c b o u t ' 30%)' s h o u l d a r o u s e sufficient s c i e n t i f i c c u r i o s i t y t o continue i t s studx. 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UFO A p p r a i s a l , pzge 4 . SKYLOOK I n t h e o p i n i o n o f t h e S u b c o m m i t t e e , t h i s q u e s t i o n must b e e s k e d c r i t i c a l l y and o b , j e 3 c t i v e l y i n e a c h i n d i v i d u e l c a s e . lr! c a s e s which do n o t f i t t h e e x t r a p o l a t i o n a l t e r n a t i v e , t h e . f u r t h e r q u e s t i o n s h o u l d be e x p l o r e d : "Do t n e Y e v i d e n c e common a t t r i b u t e s ? " It e p n e a r s t o t h e Subc o m m i t t e e t h a t , - t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f C o l o r a d o g r o u p h a s m d e no s e r i o u s attempt i n t h i s direction,. ' If i t i s a l r e a e y d i f f i c u l t . t o r e a c h a c o n s e n s u s on what c o n s t i t u t e s a h ~ r dc a s e , i t a p p e z r s even more d i f f i c u l t t o f i n d a y r e e m e n t on t h e a d v i s a b i l i t y and i m n o r t a n c e o f ~ r ~ r t , i n ~ r:e~s 'ede r c h . As m e n t i o n e d e z r l i e : i t l p p e a r s even more d i f f i c u l t , t c f j n d agreement on t h e a d v i s a b i l i t y and i m p o r t a n c e . o f c o n t j n u c d r e s e ~ r c h . Ls m e n t i n n c d e a r l i c r , i t i s e t t h i s p o i ' n t w h e r e t h o c o n t r o v e r s y o f t c n becomes h e z t e d b e c a u s e c r i t e r i a f o r such: a s s e s s m e n t a r e n o t . w e l l - d e f i n e d . E a r l i e r , C o n d o n T s s t ~ t e v e n twas q u o t e d t h ~ lt t c l e ~ r l yd e f i n ~ d ,s p e c i s h o u l d b e c o n s i d e r e d and s u p p o r t e d . " I n t h i s c o n n e c t i o r : f i c ' stud*ies. he c a l l s a t t e n t i o n t o "important a r e a s of ztmospheric o p t i c s , i n c l u d i n g radiowav,e p r o p a g a t i o n , 2nd o f a t m o s p h e r i c e l e c t r i c i t y i n , w h ' i ~ hp r e s e n t knowledge i s q u i t e i n c o m p l e t e . T h e s e t o p i c s czme t o o u r a t t e n t i o n i n c o n n e c t i o n w i t h t h e i n t e r p r e t a t i o n of some UFO r e p o r t s , b u t t h c v a r e a l s o o f f u n d a m e n t a l s c i e n t i f i c i n t e r e s t , 2nd t h e y z r e r e l e v a n t t o p r z c t i c a l p r o b l e m s r c k t e d t o t h e improvement o f s a f e t y o f m i l i t z r y 2nd c i v i l i a n flying." The S u b c o m m i t t e e f i n d s ; t h i s s t a t d m e n t o f t h e Condon r e p o r t a b e t t c r c r i t e r i o n f o r s u p p o r t o f UNC-related - s t u d i e s t h a n t h e c1ai.m by some ETH e x ~ o n e n t kt h ~ UFO t r e s e 2 r c h d e s e r , v e s maximum s u p p o r t e s l o n g a s t h c r e i s a - g h o s t o f a c h a n c e ' t h a t UFOs a r e e x t r a t e r r e s t r i p l v e h $ c . l e s , o r t h e o p p o s i t e c l a i m t h a t p r o o f f o r t h e ETH must be p r o v i d e d b e f o r e s e r i o u s c o n s i d e r a t i o n o f ; t h e UFO p r c b l e m i s j u s t i f i e d . Both o p i n i o n s s t r i k e t h e Subcommittee a s unwarrznted. We h a v e a l r e a d y e x p r e s s e d o u r d i s e n c h a n t m e n t w i t h a r g u m e n t s ? b o u t t h e probability of t h e e x t r a t e r r e s t r i a l o r i g i n o f UFOs, s i n c e t h e r e i s n o t s u f f i c i e n t s c i e n t i f i c b a s i s a t t h i s t i m c t o t a k e a p o s i t i o n one way o r t h e o t h e r . However, i n v i e w o f t h e i n f z n c y o f o u r s c e i n t i f i c and t e c h n o l o g i c ~ lknowledge ( a p p r o x i m a t e 1 . v one c e n t u r y , ) , t h e ~ u b c o r n r-~ t t e e would a g r e e w i t h t h i s s t s t e m c n t by Condon: "We m u s t - n o t Pssume t h z i : we ? r e c a p a b l e of i m ~ g i n i n gnow t h e s c o p e and e x t e n t off f u t u r ~t e c h n o 1 o g i c e l d e v e l o p m e n t o f o u r own 'or a n y o t h e r c i v i l i z a t i o n , snd s o wt muc:-3 g u a r d p p z i n s t 2 s s u m i n p t h z t - w e h s v e 2nv c ~ p a c i t yt o i m e g i n e w h ~ ta' more a d v ~ n c e ds o c i c t y would r e g 2 r d a s i n t e l l i g e n t c o n d u c t . " On t h e o t h e r h a n d , we f i n d no c o n v i n c i n p b a s i s f o r h i s s t e t e m e n t , i s s ~ f et o assume t h a t no ILE ( i n t e l l i p e n t l i r e e l s e w h e r e ) f r o m o u t s i d e o f o u r , s o l p r svsf,em h e s a n y p o s s i b i l i t y o f v i s i t i n g E ~ r t hi n t h e n e x t 1 0 , 0 0 0 y e a r s . " :(lllhen d o e s one s t ~ r tc o u n t i n g ? ) s p s c u l a t e on The q u e s t i o n a r i s c s w h e t h e r t h e r e i s a need r t a l l a s ~ e c i f i ~hcy p o t h e s i s , s u c h a s ETH, i n o r d e r t o d e c i d e on t h e s i g n i f i c z n c e of a s c i e n t i f i c p r o b l e m , o r whether a n y known phenomenon i n q a t u r e lis w o r t h i ' n v e s t i g ~ t i n g . We t h i n k j t i s , b u t we r c c o g n i z c zt t h e s z m e , t i m e t h t t h e .UFO problcm may r e q u i r e e x p e n s i v e t o o l s o f technoldgy. 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I t s s u s t a i n e d , r s t h e r t h a n e x p l o s i v e , r e l e a s e of power i s e v ? d e n c e d , b y many c z s e s where i t s h p t t e r e d wooden l o g s , c u t . m e t a l c ~ b l e s2nd d i d othe'r d ~ m ~ gp oe s s i b l e o n l y from a s u r p r i s i n g arnoun. of c o n t i n u e d power. 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A good c o l l e c t i o n of UFO r e p o r t s f r o m ftdoim u n d e r t t ? r e t o b e found i n M i c h a e l H e r v e y T s r e c e n t p a p e l b ~ c k ,UFOsOVE'R THE SOUTHERN HI?4ISPKI'F (Hampton P r e s s , 5 D i c k S t . , H e n l e l , N . S . W . , k u s t r ~ l i a2111, p r i c e $1.: B e g i n n i n g w i t h a b r i e f h i s t o r y o f UFO,s\, Mi-. H e r v e y t h e n p r e s e n t s a l t e r n a t e c h a p t e r s d e v o t e d t o p r e s s r e r o r t s and p e r s o n a l z c c o u n t s of UFO s i g h t i n p s i n 2 1 1 p z r t s of A u s t r s l i a , Tasmznia 2nd N e w Z e e l e n d . Some v e r y i n t e y e s t i n g c a s e s a r e d e t a i l e d , d a t i n g b 2 c k t o t h e p r e - 1 9 4 7 p e r i o d when UFOs w e r e , t o s a y t h e l e a s t , n o t t h e m a j o r t o p i c of conversation. APR0,'s C o r a l L o r e n z e n h a s a new p a p e r b 2 c k on s z l e , TSE SHfiDO'd OF T k UNKNOWN ( S i g n e t Books; 7 5 t ) . I s . L o r e n z e n r e p o r t s on a v s r i c t y of phenomena--psychic happenings, g h o s t s , s e a m y s t e r i e s , i c e f p l l s , t ' c r e a t u r e s , l l ' e t c . - - i n a d d i t i o n . t o UFOs. Though t h e book m2y n o t rneasurc; up t o t h e s t a n d z r d s w h i c h h a v e b e e n s e t b y t h e p r e v i o u s L o r e n z e n b o o k c , i t i s a f a i r l y t y p i c a l c o l l e c t i o n o f t 1 F o r t e 2 n a . t t Some minor e r r o s ~ s e 8 r e e v i d e n t , b u t n o t h i n g o f an o u t s t a n d i n g n ~ t u r e .Many o f t h e a c c o u n t s i n v o l v e anonymous w i t n e s s e s , which i s r i t h e r d i s c o n c e r t i n g t o some " r e a d e r ' s who would p r e f e r a l l t h e f e c t s r e g z r d i n g a . p a r t i c u l a r c a s e . I c a n n o t . v o u c h f o r t h e a c c u r a c y of a l l such a c c o u n t s , of c o u r s e , b u t 1 happen t o h a v e f u l l d c t z i l s on one o f t h e ftanonymoustl c a s e s p r e s e n t e d ( f r o m a n o t h e r s o u r c e ) and no e r r o r s a r e t o b e f o u n d i n t h i s i n s t z n c e . A b i t on t h e " r e h a s h v l l s i d e f o r c o n f i r m e d t f e n i g m ~ t o l o g i s t s , "b u t it has i t s i n t e r e s t i n g ~ o m e n t s . A f & w y e e r s ? g o , t h e B r i t i s h p e r i o d i c a l FLYING S A U C E R REVIEW, iosued a s p e c i a l p u b l i c 2 t i o n e n t i t l e d THE HUMLNOIDS. It w s v i r t u a l l y t h e f i r s t m a j o r a t t e m p t t o c a t a l o g u e a p o r t i o n o f t h e many t f o c c u p a n t r t s i g h t i n p s o f t h e UFO e r a . A h r r d c o v e r e d i t i o n ( w i t h added r n z t e r i a l ) was l a t e r p u b l i s h e d i n E n g l ~ n d , T h i s same e d i t i o n h z s r e c e n t l y b e e n p u b l i s f i e d i n t h e U . S . by Henry R e g n e r y C o . , p u b l i s h e r o f J a c q u e s V a l l e e ! ~t h r e e UFO books. THE HUMANOIDS c o n t a i n s m a t e r i a l bv V a l l e e ,* Aime k c h e l , Gordon C r e i g h t o n , C o r n 1 L o r e n z e n , Antonilo ~ i b G aand, o t h e r n e s e ~ r c h e r s . C h a r l e s Bowan, t h e e d i t o r o f FLYING SAUCER REVIEW, h 2 s a l s o c o n t r i b u t e d two s e l e c t i o n s t o t h e book. P r i c e d a t $5.95, TFiE HUMANOIIIS i s a v ~ l u a b l cc o m p i l a t i o n o f " o c c u ~ a n t " r e p ' o r t s =and i s w e l l worth r e ~ d i n g . ' I v s n Snnd e r s o n s new b o o k , IKVISIBLE RESI'DENTS ( W o r l d P u b l . Co. ' $6.95) i s f i n a l l y o u t , s o we h e a r , a l t h o u g h I h a v e n q t s e e n a copy a s y e t 2nd c a n n o t g i v e a r e v i e w o f i t . P e r h a p s l z t e r . A l s o , I am t o l d t h ~ t h e J a n ~ i s r yi s s u e o f SAGA c o n ' t a i n s pn a r t i c l e c o n c e r n i n g UFOs, # a l t h o u g h t h i s i s s u e h a s n o t m2de it ; t o my l o c a l n e w s s t a n d s a s y e t ( d a t e o f w r i t i n g : Dec. 1 3 ) . If s a i d l t z r t i c l e i s wort h y o f l m e n t i o n , 1'11 comment on it i n n c x t m o n t h ' s column. #

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