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Antonio Huneeus takes a look at some of the most famous official investigations from around the world. The first in this series covers the UN Briefing documents in which Antonio was one of the people hired to craft by Laurence Rockefeller.
Blue Book was the result of two previous Air Force study projects, Sign and Grudge, in the late forties and lasted until early 1970. It's purpose was to determine if UFOs were a threat to national security, and to scientifically analyze UFO-related data. The project went through many changes, but there can be little doubt that it played a pivotal role in the official history of UFOs in the USA.
The name COMETA in English stands for "Committee for in-depth studies". This report was carried out over a several year period at the Institute of Advanced Studies for National Defense, or IHEDN, a high-level French military think-tank.
These files were originally delivered in the mid-nineties to famed Italian ufologist and author Roberto Pinotti, and sent on stationary bearing the seal of the Kingdom's Senate and Agenza Stefani, the regime news agency in charge of disseminating Fascist propaganda. Forensic analysis was done on the documents and they were found to be originals and not photocopies. Andrea Bedetti, a historian and expert on Italy's Fascist era, found that the stationary, aeronautical terminology and vocabulary were all consistent with real documents from the period. These documents contained written testimony describing in detail several sightings along with hand-drawn pictures. It also discloses that Mussolini and Ciano, Italy's number one and number two leaders were informed right away about the phenomenon. These documents also talk of the alleged creation of the top secret "Cabinet RS/33", led by Marconi, and included some of Italy's most prominent astronomers, scientists and aeronautical engineers. As things went sour for Italy during the war, all the files from Cabinet RS/33 were supposedly shipped to Nazi Germany, where they might have influenced the Italian aeronautical engineer Belluzzo.
Specialty UFO Publications
UFO Historical Review
14 Issues - PDFs at Greenwood UFO Archive
Journal of UFO History
12 Issues - PDFs at NICAP
100+ Issues - PDFs at Open Minds
Flying Saucer Review
PDFs at Ufología Heterodoxa.
Flying Saucer Review - Case Histories
PDFs at Ufología Heterodoxa.
NICAP UFO Investigator
PDFs at Ufología Heterodoxa.
Originally posted by karl 12
If anyone has friands who are newcomers to UFO research then science journalist J. Antonio Huneeus is quite a well established chap and gives some good introductory advice in the videos below about various official and unofficial reports and investigations into the subject -
Originally posted by elevenaugust
My only regrets are about Huneeus, which is a mystery to me, as he never replied to any of my request asking for collaboration and access to the Stevens Wendelle archives, especially about the old UFO photos, for my investigations and analysis....
George donates his 20,000 item UFO archive collection of UFO reports, field investigations, FOIA documents, symposium publications, bulletins, magazine articles, journals, newspaper clippings, audio/video tapes and books to the International UFO Museum.
The archives arrived in Kalamazoo on Friday. Two very hard-working days of shelving and stacking later, punctuated by anomalies "parties" punctuated by sub-sandwiches and pizzas and large quantities of extravagant commentary, our eight person crew we at least got it all off the truck and inside. It's going to take a LOT of archival work, my friends, but it will be worth it---the unloading days themselves were some of the most fun I've had in a very long time.
I want to give you some extremely "early" assessment information. This stuff is EXTENSIVE. It nearly filled a 26-foot U-Haul truck. Secondly, it has survived the rigors of time and mice very well.
Beginning the collection, as delivered to the Personal Collections Section, are hundreds of files containing McDonald's research on UFO cases, classic and otherwise; correspondence and other materials connected with his numerous seminars and symposia talks before scientific groups such as the AIAA, AAAS, AMS, etc., arranged alphabetically from "A" to "Z." This section filled fifteen record storage boxes provided by the University. The file names, for the most part, are those originally selected by McDonald. The collection continues with approximately 580 Project Blue Book R-V files photocopied by McDonald at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1970 after the termination of Project Blue Book. These comprised four boxes and are filed chronologically by date, as McDonald originally arranged them.
Originally posted by milomilo
the cometa report , as it is , is very interesting.. goverments dont know what they are dealing with and they prefer to ignore the UFO problem.. isnt it UK gov that said since UFO is not a defense threat they can safely ignore them ?
"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?"
Head of the "UFO desk" at Air Secretariat 2-A, British Ministry of Defence from 1991-1994
22 UFO Afrinews issues
South Africa - UFO AFRINEWS
I've finally uploaded all 22 UFO Afrinews issues which Cynthia Hind published from 1988 to 2000. Click on the images to view the files
UFO-Related Documentation in PDF Format
Vast Australian UAP newspaper clipping collection unveiled:
UFO Research (NSW) have scanned and uploaded a vast collection of newspaper clippings to their website ( click here to see them).) They are to be congratulated for making this resource available to us. I realise that newspaper clippings may not always be regarded as a 100% accurate sources of data, but they do add to our knowledge of cases, particularly when they carry a photograph of a trace case, or indeed a photograph of something unusual in the skies.
Some UFO Notes By Loren E. Gross:
Having completed a detailed survey of UFO material covering the years 1896 to 1963, I came across some English language newspaper clippings primarily from the 1970s and 1980s..
NOUFORS Newspaper Archive:
1966 UFO Sightings Newspaper Archive:
Project 1947 - UFO Newspaper reports from 1957
My thanks to Robert Frola and AUFORN for permission to keep the archive on UFOINFO.
Individual sighting reports are listed in the Oz Files section of the UFOINFO site.
AUFORN reports may include sightings not mentioned in the Oz Files.
AUFORN, Australian UFO Reports and Experiences
Publications and Statements on Unidentified Flying Objects
133. Talks on Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (Oct. 1966 – Mar. 1968),
134. The Problem of Unidentified Flying Objects, summary of a talk presented to the Am.
Meteor. Soc. (Washington, DC, Oct. 19, 1966),
135. UFOs: Greatest Scientific Problem of Our Times?, presented at the annual meeting
of the Am. Soc. Newspaper Eds. (Washington, DC, Apr. 22, 1967),
136. International Scientific Aspects of the Problem of Unidentified Flying Objects,
presented to the Group of Outer Space Affairs of the United Nations (New York, June
137. Unidentified Flying Objects: Greatest Scientific Problem of Our Times,
coempendium of several papers by NICAP (1967),
138. UFOs: Extraterrestrial Probes? Aeronautics and Astronautics 5(8), 19 (1967),
139. Science, Technology, and UFOs, presented at a General Seminar of the United
Aircraft Research Laboratories (East Hartford, CT, Jan. 26, 1968),
140. UFOs – An International Scientific Problem, Astronautics Symposium, Canadian
Aeronautics and Space Institute (Montreal, Mar. 12, 1968),
141. A Need for an International Study of UFOs, Flying Saucer Review (London) 14(2),
142. Statement on Unidentified Flying Objects, submitted to House Committee on Science
and Astronautics (Washington, DC, July 29, 1968),
143. UFOs and the Condon Report, prepared for the Medical Students Colloquium of the
Arizona College of Medicine (Tucson, AZ, Jan. 30, 1969),
144. UFOs and the Condon Report - A Scientist’s Critique, presented to the Dupont
Chapter of The Scientific Research Society of America (RESA, Wilmington, DE, Feb.
145. UFOs and the Condon Report: A Dissenting View, presented at the Pacific Missile
Range Section, Am. Inst. Aero. Astro. (Pt. Mugu, CA, Feb. 18, 1969),
146. The Dissenting View, Engineering Opportunites (April, 33, 1969),
147. Review of The Condon Report, Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects,
Icarus 11, 443 (1969),
148. Science in Default: Twenty-Two Years of Inadequate UFO Investigations, presented
at the 136th meeting of the Am. Assoc. Adv. Sci. (Boston, Dec. 27, 1969),
149. UFOs over Lakenheath in 1956, Flying Saucer Review (London) 16(2), 9 (1970),
150. The 1957 Gulf Coast B-47 Incident, Flying Saucer Review (London) 16(3), 2 (1970),
151. The Kirtland Airfield UFO, Flying Saucer Review (London) 16(5), 6 (1970),
152. Meteorological Factors in Unidentified Radar Returns, presented at the 14th Radar
Meteor. Conf. (Tucson, Nov. 1970),
153. Letter to the Hon. Silvio Conte (Mar. 8, 1971),
154. UFO Encounter 1. Sample Case Selected by the UFO Subcommittee of the AIAA,
Aeronautics and Astronautics 9(7), 66 (1971),
155. Papers on Unidentified Flying Objects and Related Phenomena (1958-1971),
University of Arizona Special Collection MS412 (previously MS328)
156. ETH: The ExtraTerrestrial Hypothesis, Audio recording (date uncertain),
157. Quotations assembled over many years
Main pdf file
This next part of our "Your Need to Know" series, Antonio Huneeus examines RAND Corporation's UFO document, titled UFO's: What to do? The RAND Corp was originally an outgrowth project of World War II, called Project RAND, in May of 1948 it separated from the Douglas Aircraft Company and became it's own independent, nonprofit organization.
George Kocher of the RAND Corporation, published this document in November of 1968, a few months after the University of Colorado completed it's Condon Report. The RAND Corp document is broken into five different essays, Historical Aspects, Astronomical Aspects, The Character of Reports, Phenomenological Aspects, and How to Proceed and Why. These essays explore the types of reports and sightings, how they are categorized, and a list of hypotheses that exist surrounding the phenomenon. The document also provides an example of a detailed UFO report form developed by the University of Colorado's study group.
UFOs in the daily Press:
The UFO phenomenon in the newspapers, a collection of newspaper articles reporting UFO observations or UFO related information, by local and national newspapers from all countries. These articles are linked from their respective dossier on this site. This page is to answer the claim "if UFOs existed, they would be in the newspaper."
Years 2000 to 2009
Years 1990 to 1999
Years 1980 to 1989
Years 1970 to 1979
Years 1960 to 1969
Years 1950 to 1959
Years 1940 to 1949
In this next part of our Your Need to Know series, Antonio Huneeus examines the UFO files from the FBI’s The Vault. The Vault was created in 2011 as a storehouse for commonly requested FBI documents already released under the Freedom of Information Act. Go to Vault.FBI.gov, and from there you can easily search a multitude of topics ranging from counterterrorism to unexplained phenomenon.
The FBI recently revealed on its website that the most searched document is a simple one page memo called the “Guy Hottel Memo”. Its contents were written on March 22, 1950 by Guy Hottel, a special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office, and allude to the crash and recovery of the Roswell UFO. The memo ends abruptly with a sentence stating that no further evaluations were attempted. Major news organizations reported on this document being newly released, but it was actually released under the Freedom of Information Act, and available since the 1970s. Bruce Maccabee was the first to obtain this document, and he believes it to be part of an elaborate hoax.