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U.S. Air Force ‘UFO Cover-Up’ Revealed

It Never Happened U.S. Air Force Cover-Up Revealed (By David Schindele)

Capt. David D. Schindele
     Capt. David D. Schindele was a Minuteman I intercontinental ballistic missile launch crew commander in the Minot Air Force Base missile field when
By www.minotdailynews.com
6-16-17

he experienced a situation in which a flying object took down all 10 of the nuclear-tipped missiles he was responsible for, causing them to be unlaunchable. That was 50 years ago.

Air Force officials instructed Schindele never to speak about the incident and as far as he was concerned, it never happened. Schindele was at a launch control facility near Mohall when the incident occurred.

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“It Never Happened, Volume 1: U.S. Air Force UFO Cover-up Revealed” (BUY IT HERE)is the title of Schindele’s new book about the Air Force’s cover-up of the UFO (unidentified flying objects).

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J. Allen Hynek, UFO Skeptic Who Believed in Aliens

J Allen Hynek

‘The Close Encounters Man’ tells the unlikely story of how the government’s astrophysicist debunker became the phenomenon’s most expert defender.

     If you’re jonesing for an extraterrestrial, you should check out “The Close Encounters Man” by Mark O’Connell.O’Connell, a writer for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and founder of the UFO blog High Strangeness, set out to write “a UFO book people wouldn’t need to hide from other people.”
By J. W. McCormack
www.vice.com
5-30-17

He found his ideal subject in J. Allen Hynek, the astronomer hired by the United States Air Force in 1948 to debunk the reports of strange objects in the sky flooding in from across the country. Eventually Hynek broke with his handlers and became the first scientist to lend credence to the UFO phenomenon. …

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UFO Scripted Drama, ‘Blue Book’ To Be Produced By Award Winning Filmmaker, Robert Zemeckis

UFO Scripted Drama, 'Blue Book' To Be Produced By Award Winning Filmmaker, Robert Zemeckis

     History has ordered a 10-episode scripted drama from executive producer Robert Zemeckis straight to series, Variety has learned.

Currently titled “Blue Book,” the series chronicles the real top secret

By Joe Otterson
Variety
5-25-17

United States Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s known as Project Blue Book. It will focus on college professor Dr. J. Allen Hynek, who is recruited by the military to spearhead the project.

“Rarely have I been associated with a project that is a perfect fusion of historical fact and extraordinary entertainment,” said Zemeckis. …

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The X-37B Secret Space Plane Lands With A Boom

X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle

     The Air Force’s experimental X-37B space plane announced the end of its nearly two-year mission by creating a sonic boom on Sunday that surprised residents along Florida’s Space Coast. Officials have provided only vague details about the unmanned craft’s more than 700-day mission.
By Bill Chappell
www.npr.org
5-8-17

“Not much is known about the 30-foot-long robotic spacecraft or what it took to space,” as member station WMFE reports.

The X-37B is an “orbital test vehicle” that looks like a miniature space shuttle — it even used the old shuttle runway at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center when it landed Sunday. To reach orbit, it rides on an Atlas V rocket.

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Senator John McCain and The Air Force Investigation | The Phoenix Lights 20th Anniversary



Senator John McCain and The Air Force Investigation | The Phoenix Lights 20th Anniversary

Senator John McCain and The Air Force Investigation | The Phoenix Lights 20th Anniversary (Pt 2)

In May, 1997, Senator John McCain asked the Air Force to investigate the Phoenix Lights’ events

     As you may know, in May I asked the Department of The Air Force to look into the sighting [Phoenix Lights] at the request of Phoenix City Councilwoman Francis Emma Barwood
By Senator John McCain
10-09-1997

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New CIA Document, Air Force Accused of Withholding Information On UFOs by Carl Jung



New CIA Document, Air Force Accused of Withholding Information On UFOs by Carl Jung

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     Similar to the recent leaks revealing the extent of the NSA surveillance programs, the UFO subject went into the category of unacknowledged and waived Special Access Programs. According to a 1997 U.S. Senate report, these programs are “so sensitive that they are exempt from standard reporting requirements to the Congress.”
By Arjun Walia
www.collective-evolution.com
3-1-17

Former head of the CIA Roscoe Hilenkoetter put it best in 1960 when he told the nation that “behind the scenes, high ranking air force officers are soberly concerned about UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense.”

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The declassified document comes as part of the batch of thousands that were recently released by the CIA. These documents deal with a number of subjects, ranging from CIA parapsychology experiments to information about UFOs.

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J Allen Hynek and a Canadian UFO Study



J Allen Hynek and a Canadian UFO Study

     A U.S. astronomer yesterday gave a seminar of scientists and graduate students at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Aerospace Studies the benefit of his 20 years of experience in assessing unidentified flying objects.
The Globe and Mail
9-22-1967

The astronomer was Dr J. Allen Hynek, director of the astronomy department at Northwestern University and an advisor to the U.S Air Force and to a University of Colorado study of UFOs. The seminar was being held in connection with the establishment of a Canadian UFO study by the Aerospace Institute.

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CIA Memo on ‘Flying Saucers’



CIA Memo on 'Flying Saucers'

CIA Memo on 'Flying Saucers' (pg 2)

     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
By The CIA
10-13-1952

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.

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Albuquerque Girl Burned by UFO?



Girl Said She Was Burned While Watching UFO

     In looking at some of the Project Blue Book files, and learning that late that Edward Ruppelt, the one-time chief of Blue Book, was probably anti-extraterrestrial as opposed to neutral; I came across what I think of as evidence of this bias throughout the history of Blue Book. The case in point is that of Sharon Stull who claimed that she was burned by a UFO on April 28,1964.

The story, as it appeared in the newspapers and in The A.P.R.O. Bulletin, was that Stull had returned to school after lunch and was on the playground with other children. She spotted an egg-shaped craft and


By Kevin Randle
A Different Perspective
1-24-17
Edward Ruppelt
Edward Ruppelt who wasn’t quite as
unbiased as we had all thought.

watched it for ten minutes or so. Those other children, including her sister didn’t seem all that interested in the object and continued with their games. Later none of them would confirm they had seen anything strange. Stull, returning home complained about a mild burn and trouble with her eyes. There were some other alleged problems but the medical evidence didn’t bear that out. She was taken to the doctor but there were no long-term effects of the burn. It isn’t clear if doctor saw burn or just gave her some suave to placate her mother.

The Lorenzens investigated in person but it seemed that the Air Force did not. The Lorenzens, who were predisposed to accept tales of alien visitation, had some real problems with this case. They wrote that the Mrs. Stull did most of the talking, alluded to a friendship with a local TV announcer that apparently didn’t exist and talked about their “family doctor” who they had apparently just met. Coral Lorenzen wrote, “The whole thing was preposterous and the Lorenzens were hard put to understand the kind of people who would attempt to perpetuate such a fraud.”

The Air Force wrote the case off as a hoax, and while I agree with that assessment, I am disturbed by their analysis. On the Project Card, they summarized the case by writing, “Extensive news accounts of sighting flying saucer with little green men. Witness 12 year old girl. Supposedly burned by ray guns from obj. Seen from school yard. Noon recess.”

This just shows where those working at Blue Book were on the subject of UFOs, alien visitation and conducting a proper investigation in April 1964. There had been no sightings of little green men (LGMs in the world of science fiction) and there had been no talk of ray guns used to burn the child. The suggestion was that she had exposed herself to some sort of radiation from the object resulting in what was described as a light sunburn.

Of course, the real point is that there doesn’t seem to have been an actual UFO sighting, none of the other children said that they had seen anything and the burn was gone (if it was ever there) before any of the investigators arrived on the scene. As I said, the Air Force explanation of hoax is probably the correct one, especially when it is remembered that the Lorenzens came to the same conclusion. It was a rare day when the Air Force and the Lorenzens agreed on anything but the Air Force analysis shows their bias in a way that is over the top.

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UFOs Chase Autos ; Air Force to Investigate | UFO CHRONICLE – 8-11-1963

Mysterious Lights Chasing Autos - Lowell Sun 8-11-1963
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     Those mysterious lights in the skies over Southern Illinois coal fields have begun chasing cars at Mt Vernon, residents claim.

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Lowell Sun
8-11-1963

Mt Vernon police said nine person reported seeing the lights. … A team from Scott Air Force Base … plans to investigate the incidents.

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