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posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 05:29 PM
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"...and it was up to them to tell us if they (UFOs) were real---some type of vehicle flying through our atmosphere. If they were real,then they would have to be spacecraft because no one at the meeting gave a second thought to the possibility that the UFOs might be a super secret U.S. aircraft or a Soviet development. The scientists knew everything that was going on in the U.S. and they knew that no country in the world had developed their technology far enough to build such a craft that would perform as the UFOs were reported to do."

Captain Ed Ruppelt -Chief of Project BlueBook

www.nicap.org...




posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 07:13 AM
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1989-1990: UFO SIGHTING WAVE IN BELGIUM




"Scientifically we eliminate the simple hypotheses: It's not a plane. It's not a helicopter. It's not a natural phenomenon because the descriptions don't match. Therefore this global phenomenon resists any other explanation. The only remaining hypothesis is the hypothesis of extraterrestrial origin."

L. Clerebaut, Secretary General, SOBEPS - Organisation which assisted the Belgium Goverment in the study of UFO sightings








"On November 29, 1989, a large craft with triangular shape flew over the town of Eupen. The gendarmes von Montigny and Nicol found it near the road linking Aix-la-Chapelle and Eupen. It was stationary in the air, above a field which it illuminated with three powerful beams. The beams emanated from large circular surfaces near the triangle's corners. In the center of the dark and flat understructure there was some kind of 'red gyrating beacon.' The object did not make any noise. When it began to move, the gendarmes headed towards a small road in the area over which they expected the object to fly. Instead, it made a half-turn and continued slowly in the direction of Eupen, following the road at low altitude. It was seen by different witnesses as it flew above houses and near City Hall".

Auguste Meessen, professor of physics at the Catholic University in Louvain








"The aircraft had brief radar contacts on several occasions, [but the pilots]... at no time established visual contact with the UFOs... each time the pilots were able to secure a lock on one of the targets for a few seconds, there resulted a drastic change in the behavior of the detected targets... [During the first lock-on at 0:13 hrs.] their speed changed in a minimum of time from 150 to 970 knots [170 to 1,100 mph and 275 to 1,800 km./hr.] and from 9,000 to 5,000 feet [2,700 m. to 1,500 m.], returning then to 11,000 feet [3,300 m.] in order to change again to close to ground level."

Major P. Lambrechts of the Belgian Air Force General Staff








"What impressed me the most were the witnesses, some of whom I know personally and convinced me that, in fact, something was going on. These were credible people and they told clearly what they saw.

"We always look for possibilities which can cause errors in the radar systems. We can not exclude that there was electromagnetic interference, but of course we can not exclude the possibility that there were objects in the air. On at least one occasion there was a correlation between the radar contacts of one ground radar and one F-16 fighter. This weakens the theory that all radar contacts were caused by electromagnetic interference. If we add all the possibilities, the question is still open, so there is no final answer."

Chief of Operations of the Royal Belgian Air Force, Colonel Wilfred De Brouwer (now Major General and Deputy Chief of the Belgian Air Force)








"Unfortunately, no explanation has been found to date. The nature and origin of the phenomenon remain unknown. One theory can, however, be definitely dismissed since the Belgian Armed Forces have been positively assured by American authorities that there has never been any sort of American aerial test flight."

Belgium Minister of Defense - Leo Delcroix

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posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 08:41 AM
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"I remember the case in Georgia in the 1950's of a National Guard plane going after a UFO and never returning. And I recall the case in Franklin, Kentucky, when four military planes investigated a UFO. One of them exploded in midair and no one knows why."
U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater, retired Air Force Reserve Brigadier General and pilot.








"The official line from the Ministry of Defense is, 'Yes, this happened. No, we don't know what it is, but we say that it is of no defense significance.' How can it possibly be of no defense significance when your best jet is left for standing by a UFO? And, again, how can it be of no defense significance when your air defense region is routinely penetrated by structured craft?"
Nick Pope,Air Secretariat 2-A, British Ministry of Defense








"I have no idea what it could be. It was grayish in color and about thrity to forty feet away."
Major Robert White, USAF X-15 Test Pilot July 17, 1962








"I still do not know why the high order of classification has been given and why the denial of the existence of these objects has been perpetuated."
Dr. Robert Sarbacher, Nov. 29, 1983








"Governments took notice, organizing task forces, encouraging secret briefings and study groups, funding classified research and all the time denying before the public that any of the phenomena might be real. The major revelation of these Diaries may be the demonstration of how the scientific community was misled by the government, how the best data were kept hidden, and how the public record was shamelessly manipulated."
Dr. Jacques Vallee, astrophysicist, computer scientist 1992


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posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 07:07 AM
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Interesting statement about UFOs from Hermann Julius Oberth -the father of modern rocketry:




"There are about 50 observations known from the time before World War II. Then the number of appearances increased; the Allies thought it was a German secret weapon, and the Germans thought it was one of the Allies. Since 1947, the reports of eyewitnesses increased considerably. It is said by the English Air Marshall Lord Dowding that there have been 10,000 (reports) by 1953."

"The appearances are usually described as disks, sometimes as balls or ellipsoids. It sometimes happens that these disks place one upon the other, the largest in the center, the smaller toward the ends, to form an object the shape of a cigar, which then flies away with high speed. Sometimes one already saw such a cigar (UFO) stopping and untie into separate disks. The disks always fly in a manner as if the drive is acting perpendicular to the plane of the disk; when they are suspended over a certain terrain they keep horizontal; when they want to fly very quick, they tilt (tip) and fly with the plane directed forward. In sunlight, which is brighter than their own gleaming, they appear glittering like metal. They are dark orange and cherry red at night, if there is not much power necessary for the particular movement, for instance, when they are suspended calm. Then, they also do not shine very much. If more driving power is necessary, the shining increases (brightens) and they appear yellow, yellow-green, green like a copper flame and in a state of highest speed or acceleration extremely white. Sometimes they suddenly blink or extinguish. Their speed is sometimes very high, 19 km/sec has been measured with wireless measuring instruments (radar). Accelerations are so high that no man could stand it; he would be pressed to the wall and bruised. The accuracy of such measurements has not been doubted. If there would be only 3 or 4 measurements, I would not rely upon them and would wait for further measurements, but there is existing more than 50 such measurements; the wireless sets (radar) of the American Air Force and Navy, which are used in all fighters, cannot be so inaccurate that the information obtained with them can be doubted completely."

Hermann Oberth Writing in
Mitteilungen Der Gesellschaft Fur Interplanetarik
1961


Statements About Flying Saucers And Extraterrestrial Life Made By Prof. Hermann Oberth, German Rocket Scientist
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posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 06:26 AM
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UFO testimony from Military personnel during the Vietnam War:




"I was a Marine during the Viet Nam war period attached to 1ST Marine Division Force Logistics Command. My duty station station was a place called Red Beach. It was a huge supply base for the I-Corp area, just a few klicks from Da Nang.
One night during the Tet offensive a small group of Marines went through the base gate and marched into the jungle approximately 3 clicks to a point where two of the uncounted trails known as the Ho Chi Minh Trail crossed and set up our ambush waiting through the long hot jungle night for "Charlie" to come walking down the trail. It was hot enough you could hear yourself sweat.
The night passed uneventful. WE knew there was enemy activity in the area but "Charlie" probably went in another direction that night. We broke ambush early am and had marched back down the trail and had just entered a clearing when suddenly up in the sky just above the jungle canopy and slightly behind us there it was the U.F.O. visible for a short time. Apparently "Charlie" saw it to and opened fire with r.p.g.s. rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire with no effect on the U.F.O. We did not fire but only watched as it hovered over us for maybe 5 minutes then seemed to drift sideways and as suddenly as it had appeared it was gone. We started marching again toward Red Beach. Nobody said anything but the Captain told us to forget about it. We got back to base without incident but to this day can still see it and so can the rest of us."
Larry Workman







"2300 hours" I Corps" was the location. Sound of rushing wind in a distance. It took about 5 min. to reach or area. It rattled the cans tied in the barbwire. It was at this time that me and another Marine looked up. It was black no lights 200ft. off the ground and disk shape. It was Hugh and moving no more than 10 MPH. It took about a min. for it to completely cross over. We were in a free fire zone but no one fired a round. It was also reported a the other end of our perimeter by two other Marines."
Ron Hayes







"I was the artillery spotter on Strongpoint ALFA-ONE during the
month of June 1968 when the UFO incident transpired.
We were shelling the sampans in the mouth of the Ben Hai River
when we noticed the hovering lights through our Night Observation
Device (Large, classified "Starlight" scope). We radioed 9th Marines
to clear all aircraft from the area. We were informed that there
were no friendly aircraft in the area. Calls to radar at Gio Linh (ALFA-TWO) verified the existence of aircraft in the area.

ALFA-ONE was three kilometers south of the DMZ and three kilometers
west of the South China Sea. The hill was just over 90 feet high and
was the prominent terrain feature in the area.

Anyway, the lights (not aircraft, per se) were spotted over many
sensitive areas. They appeared to be doing reconnaissance as at
least once we noticed what appeared to be high-speed strobe
lights of the type used for photo-reconnaissance being used. In another
incident an M42 "duster" opened up at point-blank range from C-1 and
was unable to engage the aircraft. The duster is two WWII pom-pom 40mm
guns mounted on a track and armed with proximity fuzes. At 240 rounds
per minute, no helicopter could possibly survive that onslaught"
Don Delano







"It was while there that I discovered that there was a tremendous amount of UFO and alien activity in Vietnam. It was always reported in official messages as `enemy helicopters.' Now any of you who know anything about the Vietnam war know that the North Vietnamese did not have any helicopters, especially after our first couple of air raids into North Vietnam. Even if they had they would not have been so foolish as to bring them over the DMZ because that would have insured their demise. Our troops were fired on occasionally by these `enemy helicopters,' enemy troops were fired on occasionally by these `enemy helicopters,' and occasionally people would disappear"
William Cooper







"I don't know whether this story has ever been told or not. They weren't called UFOs. They were called enemy helicopters. And they were only seen at night and they were only seen in certain places. They were seen up around the DMZ in the early summer of '68. And this resulted in quite a little battle. And in the course of this, an Australian destroyer took a hit and we never found any enemy, we only found ourselves when this had all been sorted out. And this caused some shooting there, and there was no enemy at all involved but we always reacted. Always after dark. The same thing happened up at Pleiku at the Highlands in '69."
USAF Chief of Staff General George S. Brown
DoD Transcript of Press Conference in Illinois (10/16/1973).


UFO Reports During The Vietnam War.



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 07:33 AM
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Originally posted by karl 12


"I have no idea what it could be. It was grayish in color and about thrity to forty feet away."
Major Robert White, USAF X-15 Test Pilot July 17, 1962




And when you omit the rest of his description, are you engaging in outright fraud, Karl?

Like, the part where the object was a few inches across and slowly tumbling in the near vacuum of space?

Better your target audience does NOT know such details, right?



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 10:53 AM
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Originally posted by JimOberg

Originally posted by karl 12


"I have no idea what it could be. It was grayish in color and about thrity to forty feet away."
Major Robert White, USAF X-15 Test Pilot July 17, 1962




And when you omit the rest of his description, are you engaging in outright fraud, Karl?


Hey if you're aware of the rest of the quote then post it and stop being so melodramatic.

Whilst you're at it you could post your opinions about all the other statements and what you think were the motivations behind them.



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 11:33 AM
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Originally posted by karl 12

Originally posted by JimOberg

Originally posted by karl 12


"I have no idea what it could be. It was grayish in color and about thrity to forty feet away."
Major Robert White, USAF X-15 Test Pilot July 17, 1962




And when you omit the rest of his description, are you engaging in outright fraud, Karl?


Hey if you're aware of the rest of the quote then post it and stop being so melodramatic.

Whilst you're at it you could post your opinions about all the other statements and what you think were the motivations behind them.


I'll comment on others, but re this one, we're in a self-help world, and you have to assume that i'm not always going to be nearby to hold your hand. When you see a quotation, what do you have to do, on your own, to verify it? Or is it eager-believer super-dupe time for every claim any promoter wants to pull over on you?



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 11:58 AM
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Really Jim?

karl has posted post after post of endless quotes, links, and videos, and you still refuse to go through each one and try to prove it's fake, or incorrect. One post here or there that shows your information is nothing but drivel.

Haven't you ever heard of the disclosure project? I'm sure all of them would be more than happy to undergo a lie detector test just to prove their testimony. In fact all of them swore they would go under oath in congress to prove their testimony is true. These are hundreds of people from all facets of government, science and anywhere else you can think of. What do they gain in providing testimony that could have their lives or careers put in jeopardy? They want the lies to stop and for everyone to know the truth. If you can't see that, then it's hopeless to continue explaining anything.

Your actions don't really make any sense other than something my 4 year old niece does when she wants a piece of candy. Keep asking for the same thing over and over until she thinks she'll get what she wants. It's a form of brainwashing.

It doesn't work for me though...



posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 03:34 PM
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Heres an interesting quote - I think this guys got it spot on.




"Early in my research I had several confrontations with James Oberg, a UFO skeptic, whose style of debunking is almost legendary. His tactics led me into a study of debunking to counter his dismissive and completely illogical points, which were almost baffling in their ability to convince others proof of UFOs was a total sham. I found, through years of experience that his tactics were very similar to those used by almost every UFO skeptic in the field. Anyone armed with the knowledge of how debunkers operate can see common threads in the way they argue their points and counter them.

It almost always starts with a condescending and self-assured attitude, which suggests that the debunker's points are backed by the full faith and credit of God. Dismissive terms such as ridiculous, absurd, trivial, or even pathetic are used to make the UFO believer seem ignorant and gullible. Science is used as the Holy Grail of reality, which bravely defending common sense against the unruly hordes of quacks and myth-worshiping infidels. Arguments are as abstract and theoretical as possible, but presented in a manner that makes science superior to any actual evidence that might challenge it, making such evidence seem to be completely worthless. They constantly reinforce the popular misconception that anything that challenges the status quo must be inherently unscientific. They deliberately confuse the “process” of science with the “content” of science."

www.bibleufo.com...








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Nate,thanks for the reply -it doesn't work for me either.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 12:08 PM
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Pilot Statements:




Jean-Charles Duboc


"My name is Jean-Charles DUBOC, and I am a retired Air France Captain.During Air France Flight 3532 from Nice to London, on 28 January 1994, 1 observed, with my crew, a dayliqht UFO near Paris. We had few passengers on board and none of them had reported that observation to the crew.The time was 1:00 P.M, and the visibility was excellent with some altocumulus clouds.

That object had been identified initially by a steward who was in the cockpit and by the copilot as a weather balloon, but when I identified it, it looked quite different.In fact this UFO was in evolution and it looked like this (I shall then show a drawing), with a bank angle of 45°. It seemed to be a huge flying DISC. It stabilized and stopped moving (moving horizontally the draw.

We observed it over one minute on the LEFT on our plane, surprisingly totally stationary in the sky, and it disappeared progressively (turn of the drawing).This large object was below us at the altitude of 35, 000 ft (we were at 39 000 if), at a distance of about 25 nautical miles.

The colour was RED BROWN with BLURRED outlines.

The apparent diameter of this object could be compared to the diameter of the moon, or the sun. That means that it was about 1000 feet wide".

Jean-Charles Duboc - Captain,Air France.

www.ufoevidence.org...












Parviz Jafari


"At about 11 pm on the evening of 1 8th September, 1976, citizens were frightened by the circling of an unknown object over Tehran, the Capital city of Iran, at a low altitude. It looked similar to a star, but bigger and brighter. They reported it to the tower and it was seen by the tower man too. He alerted the Air Force command post and Deputy General Yousefi decided to scramble an F-4 jet to investigate.

The pilot in the first jet lcst instrumentation and communications when he got too close to the brilliant object, so he headed back. About 10 minutes later, they scrambled a second jet, which I was piloting. At the time I was Squadron commander. I approached the object, which was flashing with intense red, green, orange and blue light so bright that I was not able to see its body. The sequence of flashes was extremely fast, like a strobe light. We locked on it with radar; it was at 30° left, at a range of 25 miles. The size on the radar scope was comparable to that of a 707 tanker.

Four other objects with different shapes separated from the main one, at different times during this close encounter. Whenever they were close to me, my weapons were jammed and my radio communications were garbled. One of the objects headed toward me. I thought it was a missile. I tried to launch a heat seeking missile to it, but my missile panel went out. Another followed me when I was descending on the way back. One of the separated objects landed in an open area radiating a high bright light, in which the sands on the ground were visible.

We could hear emergency squash all the way, which was reported by other airliners flying at the time and continuei for another couple of days. During my interview at H.Q, after the incident, an American colonel took notes, but after it was over I could not find him to talk with. Later, a once-classified document was released here in America through the Freedom of information Act. The Defense Intelligence Agency documented the event in great detail, and it was sent to NSA, The White House and the CIA. The DIA assessment said this case is a classic that meets all necessary conditions for a legitimate study of the UFO phenomenon".

Parviz Jafari, and I am a retired General of Iranian Air Force

www.ufoevidence.org...












Oscar Santa Maria Huertas


"I am Oscar Santa Maria Huertas, official pilot of the Peruvian Air Force, currently retired.
On April 11, 1980, at 7:15 in the morning, 1800 men were in formation at the Air Base of La Joya, Arequipa. They all observed a stationary object in the sky which looked like a balloon, at about three miles distance, and approximately 1,800 feet altitude. It was luminous because it reflected the sun.

My unit commander ordered me to takeoff in my Sukoi -22 jet to shoot down the spherical object. It was in restricted airspace, without clearance, and we were concerned about espionage. I approached the object and strafed sixty-four 30mm shells at it. Some projectiles went towards the ground, and others hit the object fully, but they had no effect at all. The projectiles didn t bounce off; probably they were absorbed. The cone-shaped wall of fire that I sent out would normally obliterate anything in its path.

The object then began to ascend, and move farther away from the base. When I was at about 36,000 ft., it made a sudden stop, forcing me to veer to the side since I was only 1500 feet away. I flew up higher to attack it from above, but just as I had locked on to the target and was ready to shoot, the object made a straight vertical climb evading the attack. Two more times I had the object on target, when the object was stationary. Each time, it moved away at the very last minute, when I was just about to fire, always eluding my attack.

I decided to climb at full thrust to get above the object, but it began to ascend almost parallel to my plane, and when I reached 63,000 ft., it stopped. At this point, I came to within about 300 feet of the UFO. It was about 30 feet in diameter. It was an enameled, cream-colored dome, with a wide, circular, metallic base. It had no engines, no exhausts, no windows, no wings or antennae. It lacked all the typical aircraft components, with no visible propulsion system. It was at that moment that 1 realized this it was not a spying device, but that it was a UFO, something totally unknown. I was almost out of fuel, so I couldn t attack or maneuver my plane, or make a high speed escape. I was afraid. I thought I might be finished. When I had calmed down, I radioed for another plane to come and have a look, trying to hide my fear. They said no, it's too high, just come back. I had to glide part way down due to lack of fuel, zigzagging to make my plane harder to hit, always with my eyes on the rearview mirrors hoping it wouldn t chase me. It didn't.

I had spent 22 minutes maneuvering with this object. After I landed, the object remained stationary in the sky for two hours, for everyone at the base to see.

A US Department of Defense document titled UFO Sighted in Peru described the incident, stating that the vehicle's origin remains unknown.

It still gives me chills to think about it".

Oscar Santa Maria Huertas - Pilot of the Peruvian Air Force

www.ufoevidence.org...



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 08:04 AM
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Russian Naval personnel discuss USOs:




“On several occasions the instruments gave reading of material objects moving at incredible speed. Calculations showed speeds of about 230 knots, of 400 kph. Speeding so fast is a challenge even on the surface. But water resistance is much higher. It was like the objects defied the laws of physics. There’s only one explanation: the creatures who built them far surpass us in development".
Russian Naval Rear Admiral Yury Beketov










“Ocean UFOs often show up wherever our or NATO’s fleets concentrate. Near Bahamas, Bermudas, Puerto Rico. They are most often seen in the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean, in the southern part of the Bermuda Triangle, and also in the Caribbean Sea.”
Captain 1st rank Igor Barklay










“Fifty percent of UFO encounters are connected with oceans. Fifteen more – with lakes. So UFOs tend to stick to the water".
Vladimir Azhazha,Russian Naval Officer

rt.com...



posted on Jan, 27 2010 @ 02:12 PM
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Dr James E. McDonald, “Are UFOs Extraterrestrial Surveillance Craft?”, talk give at American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics,1968:




"If there were even a slim possibility that the Earth were under extraterrestrial surveillance in any form, that would be a matter of the greatest scientific importance, warranting the most rigorours investigation. In fact, the evidence that seems to point to the conclusion that UFOs could be such devices is far from negligible; yet because of the history fo the official and scientific response to the earlier UFO reports, we continue to see mainly neglect or ridicule on this intriguing question.

After examining around a thousand UFO reports and directly interviewing several hundred witnesses in selected UFO cases of outstanding interest, and after weighing alternative hypotheses, I find myself driven steadily further toward the position that the extraterrestrial hypothesis is, of course, not original with me; it has been urged for many years by persons knowledgeable with respect to the UFO problem, who spoke from outside scientific circles. Our collective failure to examine scientific aspects of the UFO problem will, I fear, be held against the scientific community when the full dimensions of the UFO evidence come to be recognized.

The type of UFO reports that are most intriguing, and point most directly to an extraterrestrial hypothesis, are close-range sightings of machine-like objects of unconventional nature and unconventional performance characteristics, seen at low altitudes, and sometimes even on the ground. The general public is entirely unaware of the large number of such reports that are coming from credible witnesses because ridicule and scoffing have made most witnesses reluctant to report openly such unusual incidents. When one starts searching for such cases, their numbers are quite astonishing. Also, such sightings appear to be occurring all over the globe.

The sooner we take a serious new stance and confront the UFO question with adequate scientific talent and staffing, the less embarrassing will be the ultimate admission that we have been overlooking a problem of potentially enormous scientific importance to humanity.”


Dr James McDonald -Senior physicist at the Institute for Atmospheric Physics and professor in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Arizona.

www.ufoevidence.org...



posted on Jan, 27 2010 @ 02:14 PM
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I can't believe I haven't starred and flagged this thread before now!


Great work as usual Karl.



posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 12:07 PM
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Hey Malcram, thanks for the reply mate and thought your new sig was very apt
- I don't know if you've seen them before but there's some very interesting statements made below by members of U.S. Congress in relation to the UFO subject - they're taken from this NICAP report and its well worth a look on a rainy day.

Cheers.




STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS



Congressman J. Edward Roush (Who conducted July 29 hearings or symposium):

"I am recommending that we launch a congressional investigation into the matter of UFOs. To these hearings I would urge that we invite all those individuals and organizations in the United States and abroad, which have made serious efforts to study the subject. We need such a scientific review in order to direct our efforts in the future. The American people have the right to ex-pect this from us. (Congressional Record, April 30)." "I have written the Comptroller General of the United States asking for an immediate investigation of the incidents involving the use of public moneys at the University of Colorado... I am convinced that the reasonable approach, the scientific approach is to main-tain an open mind on the matter until some real evidence appears, one way or the other. We have not had that as yet. I was hopeful that the Colorado project would provide just this evidence, or leadings for the future. Now I have my doubts." (Congressional Record, May 1).





Congressman William F. Ryan, Science & Astronautics Com-mittee (to NICAP):

"I share your belief that action should be taken. I have written to the Chairmen of both the Science and Astronautics Committee and the House Committee on Armed Services proposing that a thorough investigation be made on the Congressional level."





Congressman Lionel Van Deerlin:

"I cannot share the smug com-placency of the disbelievers, who automatically assume that every sighting must either be a hoax or hallucination. . . A thorough hearing should put the entire problem in some perspective, and perhaps even permit the congressmen to make some qualified judgments about the true nature of these objects."





Congressman Louis C. Wyman: (Congressional Record, October 11):

"It seems to me that the Congress would be well advised to investigate this subject. Unless there are compelling security reasons to the contrary, I believe the time has come to subject the whole panoply of unidentified flying objects to cross-examination under oath so that we may have a record of reference with more than usual credibility."





Congressman Gerald Ford, House Minority Leader:

"Thank you (a constituent) for your recent communication endorsing my proposal that Congress investigate the rash of reported sightings of unidentified flying objects in southern Michigan and in other parts of the country... I am aware of other reports such as The UFO Evidence which pose questions that, like the most recent sightings, cannot be answered by a few `pat' solutions."





Congressman Fred B. Rooney:

"This is a subject of increasing interest throughout the world, and I am pleased to see that legitimate efforts are being made to thoroughly investigate the situation."





Senator Everett M. Dirksen:

"I may have occasion to resume my explorations of the matter but I note from the number of persons in House and Senate who have made reports on the matter that this rather solid body of opinion may continue to push for a broader investigation."





Congressman Melvin R. Laird:

"I read the UFO Investigator [copy sent by constituent] with interest and want you to know that as a member of the Defense Appropriations Committee, we have dis-cussed this problem with the Air Force on several occasions in the past. I intend to discuss this matter at greater length with Air Force officials as this session of Congress progresses."





Congressman Richard S. Schweiker. Armed Services Committee (to a constituent):

"Thank you for your letter of July 29 inform-ing me of your support of a congressional inquiry. into the matter of unidentified flying objects... You will be pleased to learn that I would support such an inquiry."





Congressman Roman C. Pucinski (Congressional Record, August 9):

"Mr. Speaker, the Chicago Sun-Times, in an editorial of August 8, has performed a most creditable public service by calling attention to the fact that unidentified flying objects are a serious business. I believe the article. . . should be added to the present dialogue on this very important subject and I am taking the liberty today of including it in the Congressional Record."





Congressman Alvert H. Quie (To a constituent):

"Thank you for your letter of May 27. From all evidence that I have seen, there must be flying saucers. In regard to your second question, I certainly would support Congressional hearings concerning UFO."





Congressman Bob Wilson (Armed Services Committee, CIA Sub-committee):

"We have checked into the possibility of gaining enough support to initiate Congressional hearings for clarification of the UFO problem. Regretfully, we find there is very little interest in holding such hearings. Should increased interest develop on this subject, you can be assured I will be back in touch with you."


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posted on Mar, 3 2010 @ 04:29 PM
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"In this field (Ufology), prejudice will take you farther from the truth than ignorance... But with a topic such as UFOs, where does the scientific method begin? And where does it end? This grand endeavor would consist of the serious recording of the enormous available data and the use of all scientific procedures for the purpose of analysis... China is so vast, and UFOs are certainly being witnessed again and again all throughout China, and China most definitely will evolve her own indigenous school of UFO researchers. This is our sincerest and deepest hope."

Comrade Bang Wen-Gwang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Beijing Astronomical Research Society.


The Rockefeller Briefing Document



posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 09:33 AM
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Statement by Don Phillips






"When I was working with the Skunkworks, we signed an agreement with the National Security Agency, and the National Security Council, as well as the CIA. And we kept very quiet about this. Anti-gravitational research was going….We know that there were some captured craft from 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico. And, yeah, they were real. And, yes, we really did get some technology from them. And, yes, we really did put it to work….We knew each other from what we call unseen industry. We can term it black, deep black, or hidden. The knowledge I have of these technologies came from the craft that were captured here. I didn’t see the craft, nor did I see the bodies. But I certainly know some of the people that did. There was no question that there are peoples, or beings, from outside the planet".

US Air Force, Lockheed Skunkworks Engineer, Don Phillips


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posted on Mar, 14 2010 @ 08:46 AM
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Statement from Colonel Ryszard Grundmanem






"During the 1955 Warsaw Pact exercises, a radar station in the area of Warsaw recognized two targets over the Gulf of Gdansk. The targets were moving at a speed of 2,300 km/h at an altitude of 20 thousand meters. In those days there was no aircraft with such performance. At one point it was noticed that the two objects did a 90 degrees turn, literally on the spot with no turning radius. This maneuver at such high speeds cannot be done. Most modern aircraft are unable to do so even today, and that was 50 years ago".

Colonel Ryszard Grundmanem - Former Head of Poland's 'Air Traffic, Air Force and Air Defense'


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posted on Mar, 18 2010 @ 08:10 AM
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Statement report made to RAF Topcliffe's Commanding Officer from Flight Lieutenant John Kilburn describing one of the UFO sightings involved with Operation Mainbrace:



The Topcliffe Incident -witness statement



‘The Meteor was at approximately 5,000 feet and approaching from the east. Flt Lt Paris suddenly noticed a white object in the sky at a height between ten and twenty thousand feet some five miles astern of the Meteor. The object was silver in colour and circular in shape, it appeared to be travelling at a much slower speed than the Meteor but was on a similar course. It maintained the slow forward speed for a few seconds before commencing to descend, swinging in a pendular motion during descent similar to a falling sycamore leaf. This was at first thought to be a parachute or engine cowling. The Meteor, meanwhile, turned towards Dishforth and the object, while continuing its descent, appeared to follow suit. After a further few seconds, the object stopped its pendulous motion and its descent, and began to rotate on its own axis. Suddenly it accelerated at an incredible speed towards the west turning onto a south easterly heading before disappearing. All this occurred in a matter of fifteen to twenty seconds. The acceleration was in excess of that of a shooting star. I have never seen such a phenomenon before. The movements of the object were not identifiable with anything I have seen in the air and the rate of acceleration was unbelievable."

Flight Lieutenant John Kilburn of 269 Squadron, 19th September, 1952


The UFO Files - The Inside Story of Real Life Sightings - Dr David Clarke (pdf)
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posted on Mar, 18 2010 @ 08:37 AM
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RAF Expert Tracked Fleet of UFOs

AN RAF expert yesterday revealed how he tracked a whole fleet of “spaceships” on military radar — but the Ministry of Defence told him to keep quiet. Wing Commander Alan Turner, 64, said colleagues sat stunned when 35 super-fast vessels appeared on their screens.

Wing Cmdr Turner, who was a chief operator of the RAF’s radar system for 29 years, said the craft were equally spaced and shot from 3,000ft to 60,000ft at almost 300mph.




RAF Wing Commander Alan Turner (MBE).





“What I saw defied all logic and was, quite frankly, extraordinary".

"It wasn’t just me, more than 30 pairs of eyes of RAF staff and radar operators at Heathrow Airport witnessed the same thing".

"I instantly knew this wasn’t a convoy of military planes -the only craft with that rate of climb were supersonic lightning aircraft but they wouldn’t have been able to hold such a perfect formation".


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