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Does anyone know how credible Gerald H Kraines is?

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posted on Aug, 17 2007 @ 02:12 PM
This is a really good article on the CIA and the history of their studying of UFOs. This goes back in time to the 50s and it goes to the present. How credible is he though?

posted on Aug, 17 2007 @ 02:29 PM
Are you doubting the story? It is in fact on the CIA website so its either true or disinfo.

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Quoting - Please review this link

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posted on Aug, 17 2007 @ 03:47 PM

Originally posted by Maverickhunter


There is a typo in the title for this thread. The relevant author's name is Gerald K Haines, not "Gerald H Kraines".

He is a historian for the National Reconnaissance Office, and his article about UFOs (“A Die-Hard Issue : CIA's Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947-90”) was published in "Studies in Intelligence", Issue 1997 Vol. 1, No. 1.

Bruce Maccabee has written an interesting article entitled “CIA's UFO Explanation Is Preposterous”, which focuses on the material at footnotes 44 and 45 of Gerald Haines’ article.

The article by Bruce Maccabee is available online on his website at:

The study by Haines is fairly controversial, as can be seen from the discussion at the above link and discussions in various UFO books.

In case anyone is interested, I'll give some references below to books that have discussed the study by Haines.

Achenbach, Joel in his “Captured by Aliens” (1999) at page 385 (in the Notes) of the Simon and Schuster hardback edition.

Baker, Alan in his “The Encyclopaedia of Alien Encounters” (1999) at page 45 (in an entry entitled “Central Intelligence Agency”) of the Virgin hardback edition.

Birnes, William in his “The UFO Magazine UFO Encyclopedia” (2004) at pages 64-68 (in an entry entitled “Central Intelligence Agency, History of UFOs”) of the Pocket Books softcover edition.

Campagna, Palmiro in his “The UFO Files: The Canadian Connection Exposed” (1998) at page 162 (in the Postscript) of the Stoddart softcover edition.

Clark, Jerome in his “The UFO Encyclopedia: The Phenomenon from the Beginning - 2nd edition” (1998) in Volume 2:L-Z at page 740 (forming part of the entry entitled “Project Blue Book” at pages 730-742) of the Omnigraphics hardback edition.

Clark, Mark in “Lights in the Sky and Little Green Men” (2002) (edited by Ross, Hugh and Samples, Kenneth and Clark, Mark) at pages 79-80 (in Chapter 7) of the Navpress softcover edition.

Clarke, David and Roberts, Andy in their “Out of the Shadows” (2002) at page 244 (in Chapter 13) of the Piatkus hardback edition, and mentioned on various other pages.

Cook, Nick in his “The Hunt for Zero Point” (2001) at pages 149-150 (in Chapter 14) of the Century hardback edition.

Dean, Jodi in her “Aliens in America” (1998) at pages 190-191 (in the Postscript) of the Cornell University softcover edition.

Fitzgerald, Randall in his “The Cosmic Test Tube” (1998) at pages 70-71 (in Section 2) of the Moonlake Media softcover edition.

Good, Timothy in his “Alien Base” (1998) at page 5 (in the Introduction) of the Century hardback edition.

Hansen, Terry in his “The Missing Times : News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-Up” (2000) at pages 240-242 (in Chapter 6) of the Xlibris softcover edition.

Maccabee, Bruce in his “UFO FBI Connection” (2000) at pages 257-258 (in Chapter 21) of the Llewellyn softcover edition.

Matthews, Tim in his “UFO Revelation” (1999) at pages 52 (in Chapter 4) , 71-73 (in Chapter 6) of the Blandford softcover edition.

Park, Robert in his “Voodoo Science” (2000) at pages 179-180 (in Chapter 9) of the Oxford University Press hardcover edition.

Randles, Jenny in her “UFO Crash Landing? Friend or Foe?” (1998) at page 146 (in Chapter 12) of the Blandford softcover edition.

Rhodes, Ron in his “Alien Obsession: What Lies Behind Abductions, Sightings and the Attraction to the Paranormal” (1998) at pages 69-70 (in Chapter 4) of the Harvest House softcover edition.

Sheaffer, Robert in his “UFO Sightings: The Evidence” (1998) at pages 270-271 (in Chapter 19) of the Prometheus hardback edition.

Wright, Susan in her “UFO Headquarters” (1998) at page 93 (in Chapter 5) of the St Martin’s Press softcover edition.

Kind Regards,

Isaac Koi

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