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Unit commanders are responsible for the submission of required reports when an unidentified flying object is sighted either visually or by means of radar. Each individual member of the command is responsible for initiating reports if and when he comes into the possession of information on unusual airborne sightings. The 34th ADD Director of Intelligence is responsible for the rendering of reports in accordance with the provisions of Air Force Letter 200-5, dated 29 April 1952 and ADCR 200-5, dated 20 October 1952.
The investigations and analyses prescribed are related directly to the Air Force's responsibility for the air defense of the United States. The UFO Program requires prompt reporting and rapid evaluation of data for successful identification. Strict compliance with this regulation is mandatory.
This is the famous Air Force Regulation 200-2 (AFR 200-2). This version, dated 12 August 1954, is after the 4602 Air Intelligence Service Squadron (4602d AISS) was brought in to assist the USAF Air Technical Intelligence Center with preliminary and field UFO investigations.
This Regulation establishes procedures for information and evidence material pertaining to unidentified flying objects and sets forth the responsibility of Air Force activities in this regard. It applies to all Air Force Activities.
Unidentified flying objects - sometimes treated lightly by the press and referred to as "flying saucers" –must be rapidly and accurately identified as serious USAF business. Responsibility for handling UFO's should rest with either intelligence, operations, the Provost Marshal or the Information Officer - in that order of preference, dictated by limits of the base organization.
Flying objects reported in the past have posed no threat to the security of the U.S. However, since the possibility exists that a UFO reported may be hostile, it is imperative to report sightings rapidly, factually, and as completely as possible.
Commanders should insure that their training programs for crew members, pilots and other personnel include current information on the UFO Program
The purpose of this Instruction is to establish procedures for handling reports of sightings of objects such as fragments or component parts of space vehicles…Included are reports of sightings of objects not related to space vehicles.
Originally posted by more_serotonin_pls
Sorry to be cynical, Mike, but do you have any links that show actual scans of the real paperwork or where they came from?
I mean, not that they would, but in theory what's to stop someone making something up and putting it as 'verified' on their website as html or pdf texts?
Originally posted by jimmy1200
you do realize that ufo doesnt automatically mean alien in a flying car. im just sayin. you know what it stands for, but im sure that no where in those documents does it say anyting about aliens. the ufo term is used, but that doesnt mean much to me. but still interesting to say the most. maybe ill look at it later
The most publicized collection agency was the U.S. Air Force through its Projects Sign (1948), Grudge (1948–1951), and Blue Book (1951–1969). The Air Force also sponsored research by the Battelle Memorial Institute in 1955 and the University of Colorado in the late 1960s. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, and other U.S. government agencies also looked into the phenomenon. Congressional hearings were held on the subject in 1966 and 1968.