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two cases were unexplained and particularly noteworthy as probative evidence of the reality of UFOs.
"The Condon Report settled nothing." He called Condon's introduction "singularly slanted" and wrote that it "avoided mentioning that there was embedded within the bowels of the report a remaining mystery; that the committee had been unable to furnish adequate explanations for more than a quarter of the cases examined."
originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: Cosmic911
On the internet (somewhere) are a series of pictures that show that the ring of smoke phenomena is not uncommon and frequently caused by the explosion of a 55 gal. drum of fuel.
Sagan was recruited by Condon for his team. I place that as the point where Sagan was a wide-eyed UFO fanatic and switched sides to, ahem, ensure his career in astronomy. To have followed his original course would have been instant political suicide. (William Poundstone's long bio of Sagan details to some extent Sagan's early beliefs about UFOs which were extreme.)