Originally posted by Lazyninja
Nobody has testified before congress about ETS, at least not publicly.
Not recently, no.
But over the decades there have been presentations of UFO evidence to various Congressional committees (and others, e.g. at the United Nations).
A full transcript of most interesting relevant hearing (commonly referred to as "the Roush hearing", after its chairman) is available online on
various websites, including the following
The relevant hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Astronautics,entitled a “Symposium on Unidentified Flying
Objects”, was chaired by Congressman J Edward Roush in 1968.
A list of the names of the members of the Committee (including Donald Rumsfield) can be found online at:
Oral evidence was heard from six speakers: Dr J Allen Hynek, Dr Carl Sagan, Dr Robert L Hall, Dr James E McDonald, Dr James A Harder and Dr Robert M
Written statements were submitted by Dr Donald Menzel, Dr Leo Sprinkle, Dr Garry Henderson, Stanton T Friedman, Dr Roger N Shephard and Dr Frank B
Official reference for the transcript: U.S. House of Representatives, Ninetieth Congress, Second Session, July 29, 1968, No. 7. Washington:
U.S.Government Printing Office.
An edited and annotated transcript of the hearing was published by John Fuller in a book entitled “Aliens in the Skies” (1969), at pages 40-217 of
the Putnam hardback edition.
In the last few years, numerous ufologists and UFO groups have called for congressional hearings into UFOS - without acknowledging the hearings
that have taken place. This is despite the fact that the Roush hearing has been discussed by various UFO researchers
- including the
Achenbach, Joel in his “Captured by Aliens” (1999) at pages 56-57 (in Chapter 5), 377 (in the Notes) of the Simon and Schuster hardback
Barry, Bill in his “Ultimate Encounter” (1978) at pages 183-187 (in Chapter 15) of the Corgi paperback edition.
Berliner, Don with Galbraith, Marie and Hunees, Antonio in their “UFO Briefing Document” (1995) at pages 220-222 (in the Appendices, section
entitled “Congressional Hearings on UFOs”) of the Dell paperback edition.
Blum, Ralph and Blum, Judy in their “Beyond Earth: Man’s Contact with UFOs” (1974) at pages 168-169 (in Chapter 15) of the Bantam paperback
edition (with the same page numbering in the Corgi paperback edition).
Brookesmith, Peter in his “UFO: The Government Files” (1996) at pages 59-60 (in Chapter 3) of the Parragon hardback edition.
Clark, Jerome in his “The UFO Book: Encyclopedia of the Extraterrestrial” (1998) at page 368 of the Visible Ink Press softcover edition in an
entry entitled “McDonald, James Edward (1920-1971)”.
Cohen, Daniel in his “The World of UFOs” (1978) at pages 108-109 (in Chapter 13) of the Lippincott hardback edition.
Condon Report (“Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects”, Edward U Condon (Director) and Daniel S Gillmor (Editor) (1969)) at pages 68-69
(in Section 2 “Summary of the Study”, by Edward U Condon), 967 (in Section 6, Chapter 2 “Process of Perception, Conception, and Reporting”, by
William K Hartmann) of the uncorrected version submitted to the Air Force (with the same page numbering in the 3 volume paperbound edition distributed
by the National Technical Information Service, US Department of Commerce) at pages 49-50, 584-585 of the Vision hardback edition (with the same page
numbering in the Bantam paperback edition). The first of these editions has the same page numbering as the edition available free online at the
Cousineau, Phil in his “UFOs: A Manual for the Millenium” (1995) at pages 83-84 (in Chapter 3) of the Harper Collins paperback edition.
Craig, Roy in his “UFOs – An Insider’s View” (1995) at page 242-244 (in Chapter 15) of the UNT softback edition.
Davidson, Keay in his “Carl Sagan: A Life” (1999) at pages 228-229 (in Chapter 8) of the Wiley softcover edition.
Dennett, Preston E in his “One in Forty : The UFO Epidemic” (1997) at pages 291-293 (in Chapter 40) of the KB hardback edition.
Dick, Steven J in his “Life on Other Worlds” (1998) at pages 155-156 (in Chapter 5) of the Cambridge hardback edition.
Dick, Steven J in his “The Biological Universe” (1996) at pages 298-299 (in Chapter 6) of the Cambridge hardback edition.
Dolan, Richard M in his “UFOs and the National Security State: Volume 1” (2000) at pages 443-444 (in Chapter 8) of the Keyhole softcover edition,
at pages 346-348 of the 2002 revised Hampton Road softcover edition.
Druffel, Ann in her “Firestorm : Dr James E McDonald’s Fight for UFO Science” (2003) at pages 78-79 (in Chapter 4), 224-247 (in Chapter 9), 252
(in Chapter 10), 327 (in Chapter 13) of the Wild Flower Press softcover edition.
Fitzgerald, Randall in his “The Cosmic Test Tube” (1998) at pages 126-128 (in Section 2) with a one sentence summary at page 371 (in the Guide To
Books) of the Moonlake Media softcover edition.
Flammonde, Paris in his “UFO Exist!” (1976) at page 412 (in Chapter 20) of the Ballantine Books paperback edition.
Fowler, Raymond E in his “UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors” (1974) at pages 107-109 (in Chapter 8) of the Exposition Banner hardback edition, at
pages 104-106 of the Bantam paperback edition.
Friedman, Stanton T in his “Top Secret – MAJIC” (1997) at pages 27 (in Chapter 2), 142 (in Chapter 7) of the Michael O’ Mara hardback
Fuller, John G in Saunders, David R and Harkins, R Roger’ “UFOs? Yes!” (1968) at pages 13-16 (in the Introduction) of the Signet paperback
Fuller, John in his “Aliens in the Skies” (1969) at pages 7, 8-11, 18, 38 (in the Introduction), 40, 60-63 (in Chapter 1), 112-114 (in Chapter 3),
186-189 (in Chapter 8) of the Putnam hardback edition. Edited and annotated transcript of the Roush hearings presented at pages 40-217.
Greenwell, J Richard in “The Encyclopedia of UFOs” (1980) (edited by Ronald Story) at page 85 (in an entry entitled “Congressional Interest in
UFOs”) of the NEL hardback edition.
Hall, Michael David in his “UFOs : A Century of Sightings” (1999) at page 297 (in Chapter 7) of the Galde Press softcover edition.
Hall, Richard in “The UFO Evidence: Volume 2 – A Thirty Year Report” (2001) (edited by Richard Hall) at page 12 (in the unnumbered chapter
entitled “Master Chronology”) of the Scarecrow Press hardback edition.
Hartmann, William K in “UFO’s: A Scientific Debate” (1972) (edited by Carl Sagan and Thornton Page) at page 15 (in Chapter 2) of the Barnes and
Noble hardback edition (with the same page numbering in the Norton paperback edition.
Jacobs, David in his “The UFO Controversy in America” (1975) at pages 233-238 (in Chapter 9) of the Indiana hardback edition, pages 207-211 of the
Signet paperback edition.
Kettelkamp, Larry in his “Investigating UFOs” (1971) at page 20 (in the unnumbered chapter entitled “UFO’s Under Study”) of the Target
Keyhoe, Donald E in his “Aliens from Space” (1973) at pages 148-154 (in Chapter 10) of the Signet paperback edition, pages 170-177 of the Panther
Kinder, Gary in his “Light Years” (1987) at pages 170-171 (in Chapter 8) of the Viking hardback edition.
Klass, Philip J in “The UFO Invasion” (1997) (edited by Kendrick Frazier, Barry Karr and Joe Nickell) at pages 39-40 of the Prometheus hardback
edition (part of Chapter 2 at pages 29-43, “The Condon UFO Study”). The relevant chapter is a reprint of an article in the Skeptical Inquirer 10,
number 4 (Summer 1986).
Klass, Philip J in his “UFO Abductions : A Dangerous Game” (1989) at page 15 (in Chapter 1) of the updated Prometheus softback edition.
Klass, Philip J in his “UFOs Explained” (1974) at pages 274-275 (in Chapter 25), 347-349 (in Chapter 30, “Congress, UFOs and N-Rays”) of the
Random House hardback edition, at pages 325-326, 412-414 of Random House paperback edition.
Menzel, Donald H in “UFO’s: A Scientific Debate” (1972) (edited by Carl Sagan and Thornton Page) at page 129 (in Chapter 6) of the Barnes and
Noble hardback edition (with the same page numbering in the Norton paperback edition.
Menzel, Donald in a written statement to the Roush Hearing (the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Astronautics "Symposium on
Unidentified Flying Objects" on 1968.0729) at page 205 of the transcript of the Ninetieth Congress, Second Session, Number 7. Complete
transcript available free online at the following links:
Peebles, Curtis in his “Watch The Skies!” (1994) at pages 183-185 (in Chapter 12, entitled “The Condon Report” – in a section entitled
“The Roush Hearings”) of the Smithsonian hardback edition, at pages 221-223 of the Berkley paperback edition.
Quintanilla, Hector (Major) in his unpublished manuscript entitled “UFOs: An Air Force Dilemma” (copyright 1974) at pages 63-64, 80 of the
manuscript, at pages 76-77, 93 of the NIDS pdf version available free on-line on various websites, including at the following link:
Randles, Jenny in her “The Little Giant Encyclopedia of UFOs” (2000) at page 73 (in Part 1, “A UFO Timeline”) of the Sterling softcover
[edit on 12-7-2009 by IsaacKoi]