posted on Jul, 29 2005 @ 10:20 AM
Hynek founded CUFOS after he became frustrated with the way Blue Book was handling things (at a time when blue book was ending, anyways). The truth
of the matter is that many of his 'dismissals' of UFO events that the government offered up were actually taken from lists of suggestions he was
making for individual cases. For instance, he's ridiculed for mentioning 'swamp gas' by the UFO community... but the truth of the matter is that
this was one out of many suggestions he made in regards to a specific case (it just happened to be the one the media ran with).
Hynek was always open to the notion of 'other' explanations for UFOs. He was, however, working for the government for a long time and -- as a
professor as well -- couldn't just jump on the type of book-selling, sensationalist UFO bandwagon that so often devalues UFO research.
On a personal note, having met several staff members of CUFOS, I can attest to their genuine interest in the subject.