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posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 01:30 AM
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I found this while browsing the CIA's website. It might have already been posted or referenced on ATS at a prior time but I couln't find any mention or post on it. Owners & Mods of ATS I apologize if this has already been posted so remove at will. Otherwise I think it's in some form, an official acknowledgement that UFO's exist and that they are of extraterrestial origin.




The Investigation of UFO's
APPROVED FOR RELEASE
CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM
22 SEPT 93

OFFICIAL USE ONLY

History and methodology of "flying saucer" intelligence.

THE INVESTIGATION OF UFO'S

Hector Quintanilla, Jr.

Unidentified flying objects are not a new phenomenon. In 593 B.C. Ezekiel recorded a whirlwind to the north which appeared as a fiery sphere. In 1254 at Saint Albans Abbey, when the moon was eight days old, there appeared in the sky a ship elegantly shaped, well equipped and of marvelous color. In 1520 in France there were sighted a round-shaped object with rotating lights and two fiery suns. In 1874 in Texas a farmer reported seeing a dark flying object in the shape of a disc cruising in the sky at a wonderful speed. These are a mere sampling of the many such events recorded by historians. The modern era of UFOs, however, can be dated from 24 June 1947, when a flyer made some strange observations which national news coverage and authors with a poetic license so played up as to excite public entertainment of a notion that our planet had been visited by unknown vehicles from outer space.

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Supersonic Saucers
On that 24 June, Kenneth Arnold was out flying in his private plane. He was looking for a Marine transport that was supposed to have crash-landed somewhere on the southwest side of Mt. Ranier. First he flew directly toward the mountain from the west at an altitude of approximately 9,500 feet, searching all of the various ridges for the downed plane. Then he made a sweep back to the west, found nothing, and headed again toward Mt. Ranier. The air was so smooth that it was a real pleasure flying; he trimmed out the aircraft and relaxed, admiring the crystal-clear sky and the terrain. There was a DC-4 to his left and rear at approximately 14,000 feet.

He hadn't flown more than two or three minutes on this course when a bright flash reflected on his airplane. He couldn't find where the reflection came from, but to the left, north of Mt. Ranier; he did observe a chain of nine peculiar-looking objects flying from north to south at approximately 9,500 feet. They were approaching Mt. Ranier very rapidly, and he at first assumed them to be jet aircraft. Every few seconds two or three of them would dip or change course slightly, so as to catch the sun at an angle and reflect brightly. They were too far away for him to determine their shape or formation.

As they approached Mt. Ranier, however, he observed their outline quite clearly-except that, oddly, he could not find their tails. He watched them pass the southern edge of Mt. Ranier flying directly south-southeast down the hog's-back of a range. Their elevation seemed to vary by as much as one thousand feet, but they remained very near the horizon, therefore around his own elevation. They flew rather like geese, in a diagonal chain as though they were linked together. They seemed to maintain their orientation while swerving in and out of the high mountain peaks.


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posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 07:37 PM
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UFO's exist and that they are of extraterrestial origin.


A sound official line for the CIA to take.
However there are groups that want to deny the existence of the UFO
and will say natural phenomena.



posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 07:45 PM
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It's not the official CIA line.

It's that of the books author, Hector Quintanilla, Jr.

The CIA's official line is:


All statements of fact, opinion, or analysis expressed in Studies in Intelligence and CSI Publications are those of the Authors. They do not necessarily reflect official positions or views of the Central Intelligence Agency or any other US government entity, past or present. Nothing in the contents should be construed as asserting or implying US government endorsement of an article's factual statements and interpretations.
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But we already knew that...



posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 09:04 PM
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Well who can tell what the CIA is doing or what their official
word is on anything.
Their last official word was "yellow cake" that Bush said with a smile.

People like Bill Lyne always mention the CIA in some sort of refernece
and who even recognize them or runs into their presence.

I can only recall his story of following a CIA flatbed truck to a salvage
yard and looking over the high voltage switches the CIA dropped off.
He connected them with a recent Aurora crash.



posted on Dec, 5 2009 @ 09:11 PM
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Its getting bad with all the people telling us about what a UFO
is and what alien's are.
As bad a people telling us what Tesla meant.
Lets say they don't understand Tesla.
They don't understand UFOs.
And they don't understand aliens.

ED: Oops or in this case what the CIA means
or how to understand them.


[edit on 12/5/2009 by TeslaandLyne]



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 03:44 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by TeslaandLyne
 


It's not the official CIA line.

It's that of the books author, Hector Quintanilla, Jr.

The CIA's official line is:


All statements of fact, opinion, or analysis expressed in Studies in Intelligence and CSI Publications are those of the Authors. They do not necessarily reflect official positions or views of the Central Intelligence Agency or any other US government entity, past or present. Nothing in the contents should be construed as asserting or implying US government endorsement of an article's factual statements and interpretations.
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But we already knew that...



Very true indeed.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 05:05 AM
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Theres an interesting news article below regarding the CIA and UFOs - the reading does become a bit difficult towards the end but it make some good points about how the CIA is lying when it says its 'closed its books' on UFOs.





The C.I.A. has repeatedly said that it investigated and closed it's books on U.F.O.'s during 1952, according to Ground Saucer Watch, a nation-wide research organization of about 500 scientists, engineers and others who seek to scientifically prove or disprove the existence of U.f.O.'s, but 100 pages of documents obtained under a freedom of information suit, show "the Government has been lying to us all these years," it said.

Embassies Gather Information

Mr. Spaulding an aerospace engineer with Airesearch, one of the largest producers of aerospace components, said the documents show the United States embassies are used to help gather information on U.F.O. sightings and that the information "seems to be directed to the C.I.A., the White House and the National Security Agency."

www.rense.com...


Theres also some other interesting government UFO documentation at this thread which appears to show the government take the UFO subject very seriously indeed -despite their claims to the contrary.


As for Major Hector Quintanilla,his name seems to pop up again and again when looking into the UFO subject - especialy in relation to 'absurdly erroneous' USAF UFO explanations:


*Above BlueBook* - Ohio UFO Chase , Portage County April 17, 1966

The Davis-Monthan AFB UFO Incident.

USAF "force fit" debunks.

Cheers.

[edit on 02/10/08 by karl 12]



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 05:27 AM
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This caught my eye from the web site...




Special Report No. 14 reduced and evaluated all the UFO data held in the Air Force files. It contains graphs showing the frequency distribution of sightings by time, date, location, shape, color, duration, azimuth, and elevation. It records an attempt to build a model of the typical UFO and an ultimate finding that UFOs come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. It concludes as follows:

It can never be absolutely proven that "Flying Saucers" do not exist. . . . Scientifically evaluated and arranged, the data as a whole did not show any marked patterns or trends. . . . A critical examination of the distributions of the important characteristics of sightings, plus an intensive study of the sightings evaluated as unknown, led to the conclusion that a combination of factors . . . resulted in the failure to identify as Knowns most of the objects classified as Unknowns. An intensive study aimed at finding a verified example of a "Flying Saucer" or at deriving a verified model or models of "Flying Saucers" led to the conclusion that neither goal could be attained using the present data.

It is emphasized that there was a complete lack of any valid evidence consisting of physical matter in any case of a reported unidentified aerial object. Thus, the probability that any of the unknowns considered in this study are "Flying Saucers" is concluded to be extremely small, since the most complete and reliable reports from the present data, when isolated and studied, conclusively failed to reveal even a rough model, and since the data as a whole failed to reveal any marked patterns or trends.

Therefore, on the basis of this evaluation of the information, it is considered to be highly improbable that any of the reports of unidentified aerial objects examined in this study represent observations of technological developments outside the range of present-day scientific knowledge.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 06:15 AM
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Here is Special Report 14:

Project Blue Book Special Report 14 (pdf)


There is also this full list of 1,600 unexplained Project Bluebook UFO incidents:

Full List - 1,600 incidents (pdf)



I think what is most interesting is this excerpt from the Bolender memo in which it states the more serious UFO incidents are not part of the Blue Book system:


The Bolender Memo:


"Moreover,reports of unidentified flying objects which could affect national security are made in accordance with JANAP 146 or Air Force manual 55-11,and are not part of the Blue Book system."

Bolender memo (pdf)




As to who was investigating the more serious reports -there's some interesting reading here concerning the special unit of the 4602d Air Intelligence Service Squadron (AISS) operating out of Langley, Virginia:

Cheers.

[edit on 02/10/08 by karl 12]



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