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Admiral: Never looked for UFO data
A former high-ranking military intelligence official rumored to have been snubbed in his attempts to obtain sheltered UFO data insists he never even bothered to look for it.
“Never,” retired Rear Adm. Thomas R. Wilson replied Tuesday when asked if he’d ever been barred from retrieving classified material, exotic or otherwise, during his career.
Wilson, the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, was head of intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1997 when he agreed to meet at the Pentagon with advocates of UFO declassification. Among them, he confirms, was Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell.
I just wanted to give you a clap on the back for at least trying to put pressure on the USAF with regards to the Stephenville/MUFON radar data. I found your blog by "googling" UFOs in general, and I was wondering what you thought of the MUFON report since you seem to be a rational voice at least keeping the interest alive for the MUFON report in your blog.
I was wondering if you had any comments or information you'd be willing to share with another audience...I am a member on a free site called abovetopsecret.com and there's a UFO section there. I posted the link to your blog concerning De Void's attempt at demanding at least some response from the USAF and since we're a forum which has avidly followed the Stephenville UFO event, we'd be honored if you'd stop by or at least e-mail back! Thanks for your time and keep up the good work.
Cherie -- I'm not sure what more I could add to your chatter that I haven't already posted in my blog. This is a political story. Forget about contacting the USAF; that's a lost cause. The only possible sliver of light I could see is if you and everyone interested in this subject were to jam your elected representatives' mailboxes -- or their opponents -- with queries about this stuff, along with overt references to campaign contributions based on their responsiveness to your concerns. That's it. And you've gotta be smart about it. You can't be talking about space aliens. Stick to the facts. The civilian agencies have open records policies concerning radar data on the night of Jan. 8, and the military does not. Why no transparency? What are they hiding? The Pentagon may slam the door on the taxpayers' right to know, but can it afford to piss off members of Congress? That's up to you and your audience, Cherie.
Originally posted by ufo reality
I'm in contact with a CNN producer who is trying to see about publishing a story on CNN.com about this...stay tuned!