This post over at Blue Blurry Lines is a must-read (and must-see visuals) for anyone interested in UFOs. It’s pretty conclusive proof that the photo is real, but has misunderstood and misused. Here’s the photo (just as you’ll usually see it):
|Arthur Lundahl, the government’s top photo interpreter who told President Kennedy that Russian missiles were in Cuba, says he’s seen a film of UFOs which he believes is totally genuine.|
Lundahl, 61, studied the original UFO movie film shot in Tremonton, Utah, by Navy photographer Delbert Newhouse in 1952. His conclusion: These were indeed UFOs.
|1. Flying unidentified objects (Flying Saucers) have been the subject of Air Force observation and analysis because of the possibility that such objects might conceivably be an attack on the U.S. If they are not, it is|
conceivable that the enemy might take advantage of the confusion created by the Flying Saucers to use at his convenience some air weapon against the United States.
|“… there were a lot of good UFO reports coming in from Korea. Fighter pilots reported seeing silver-colored spheres or disks on several occasions, and radar tracked unidentified targets …”|
|“In June 1952 the Air Force was taking the UFO problem seriously. One of the reasons was that there were a lot of good UFO reports coming in from Korea. Fighter pilots reported seeing silver-colored spheres or disks on several occasions, and radar in Japan, Okinawa, and in Korea had|
tracked unidentified targets.” Capt. Edward J. Ruppelt, head of the US Air Force Project Blue Book 1951-1953.
During his tour in the Far East, Mr. Wallace Bush, Electronics Engineer, Classified Reconnaissance Branch, Director of Intelligence, Headquarters, Far East Air Forces, had collected information on UFO radar incidents, re-interviewed witnesses, produced updated Air Intelligence Information Reports on some cases, kept records of meetings in which UFOs were discussed, and evaluated UFO radar reports. He turned the collected information over to Air Technical Intelligence Liaison Office, Far East Air Force.
Captain Charles Malven compiled the information into Intelligence Report 29-52 sent to both the Air Technical Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Director of Intelligence, Headquarters, US Air Force. In this report Project 1947 discusses the activity of the Air Technical Intelligence Liaison Office and the 6004th Air Intelligence Service Squadron in UFO investigations during the Korean War.
|The USS Philippine Sea in the western pacific – 1955|
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|May 21, 1952. Barcelona was making preparations for the International Eucharistic Conference to such an extent that the La Vanguardia Española discussed the arrival of the archbishop of|
Ottawa as though he were a special guest. The possibility of some afternoon rain showers that Wednesday was in the forecast. Journalist Valentín García was among those who looked at the sky that day, but it seems he saw more than just a storm warning.
This is what a document declassified by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) attests. It forms part of a series of documents disclosed last February, a considerable part of them related to the likelihood of unidentified flying object sightings.
Valentín García, as the CIA reports, was crossing Avenida de Jose Antonio – the modern Gran Via de les Cortes Catalanes – on the way to his newsroom when he saw something strange – too strange – up in the sky. “I saw a strange object flying at high speed from the Prat Airport, some 2000 meters over the ground, leaving a broad plume of smoke in his wake,” the journalist told the news agency. García even made some inquiries about the object and ascertained that it was not an aircraft of which the El Prat and Sabadell Airports were aware. He also noted that there were differences with the so-called flying saucers because it did not emit “flashes or light, nor did it spin on an axis.”
The reporter was not alone in seeing that craft, according to what is presented in the CIA’s declassified pages. “My colleagues at the office saw the smoke, but not the object,” said one document. A curious item of information is that when it was already over Badalona, the craft or whatever it was stopped expelling the eye-catching smoke and “vanished for a few seconds, reappearing once again kilometers later, issuing smoke. Telephones started ringing at the paper’s newsroom, with people claiming having seen the same smoking vehicle that Valentín García mentioned.
There is something more, although all we have is a reference in the CIA papers. A photograph is known to exist, but unfortunately, it appears to remain classified because it does not appear in the raft of documents released on 21 February. It was taken by Francisco Andreu and according to the note, [the object] “presented a diagonal stripe.” Oddly, it is said that the photo was taken on 17 May, even though the information is from the 21st of that month. Clerical error?
What is indeed certain is that this incident, whose existence is known thanks to a journalist in contact with the CIA, caught the attention of the U.S. intelligence services.
|Brigadier General William Garland in a 1952 Memorandum for Record (MFR) told a LIFE magazine researcher that the US Air Force had considered using a missile to shoot down a UFO.|
Robert Powell, Scientific Director of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) found two MFR recording LIFE magazine researcher, Robert Ginna’s visit to the Pentagon in February 1952. Ginna met with a number of high ranking officers and intelligence officials gathering more research data for his article which was published in April. Among the general officers who helped him during his visit in addition to Brigadier General Garland were Brigadier Sory Smith, in charge of Public Information, and General Joseph F. Carroll, Deputy Inspector General and Director of Special Investigations. With their help, he was able to interview Lt. Col. Doyle Rees, for Commander of the 17th Air Force Office of Special Investigation, in New Mexico, and who had worked with Dr. Lincoln LaPaz, University of New Mexico expert on meteors. Both Dr. LaPaz and Lt. Col. Doyle Rees had investigated numerous UFO cases and green fire ball incidents in the southwest US. Also, involved in these meeting was Lt. Col. Dewitt Searles, public information UFO spokesman going back years, and a civilian Mrs. Helen Barber, managing editor of the classified internal publication, Air Intelligence Digest, who also figured in a number of Air Force Headquarters UFO investigations. General Garland arranged for a visit to the Air Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC) where Ginna could confer with Lieutenant Edward Ruppelt newly appointed chief of the USAF’s revitalized UFO investigative project which would shortly be renamed Project Blue Book. Read more at Project 1947….
|A mysterious, cigar-shaped object was spotted rushing through the sky, by Watsonville police, Monterey county sheriffs and multiple civilians.|
* Special Thanks To Barry Greenwood
By Chicago Tribune
The Air Force announced that radar operators picked up eight unidentified objects on their screens.
Forty feet of film was taken of the object as it flashed across the sky.
By Miami Daily News