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Brad Sparks is a ufological researcher of high standing. He is a leading expert on the CIA Robertson Panel and the history of the CIA investigation of UFOs. He was the first researcher to discover that the Director of the CIA had been briefed on UFOs, the first to obtain the release of the CIA Director's UFO briefing memos, and the first to obtain the release of the complete, uncensored and declassified CIA Robertson Panel report and Minutes, as well as many other important CIA documents, some of which have never been released again to the public.
'the need for continuous, full scale scientific attack on the UFO subject'
does anyone really think that the scientific method couldn't help in the objective analysis of UFO incidents and UFO data?
a French weekly news and leisure magazine called VSD referred to it as an "official report", though technically this wasn't the case since COMETA was the work of a private, non-profit, ufological study group.
The group was responsible for the 'COMETA Report' (1999) on UFOs and their possible implications for defence in France. The report concluded that about 5% of the UFO cases they studied were utterly inexplicable and the best hypothesis to explain them was the extraterrestrial hypothesis (ETH).
The authors also accused the United States government of engaging in a massive cover-up of the evidence.
Originally posted by Kandinsky
Unfortunately, whatever instigated the UFO waves of the past has largely withdrawn from the stage. Lights in the sky are reported every week and what can anyone do with that sort of data? ‘You saw a light huh? Travelling fast you say? Fill in the form and we’ll put it with the others…yawn.’ I saw something with friends a few years ago and it lasted about 4 seconds. It’s left me with a certainty that there are UFOs, but nothing else can be gained from the sighting. The same might apply to any new and public study; transient, unpredictable lights are hard to study!