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Army Alerted as Burning UFO Crashes

Army Alerted as Burning UFO Crashes - The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Florida) 12-10-1965

     U.S. Army officials and the Pennsylvania State Police Thursday night sealed off an area in southwestern Pennsylvania explaining there “is an unidentified flying object in the woods.”
By The Orlando Sentinel
12-10-1965

A spokesman for a team of radar experts from the Army’s 662 radar squadron here said, We don’t know what have yet.”

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Scientists Probing UFO Mystery | UFO CHRONICLE – 1967

Scientists Probing UFO Mystery - Morning Call (Allentown Pennsylvania 7-23-1967)

     … Dr Edward Condon, physicist, is in a sense looking for UFOs. He heads a team of scientists investigating reports of UFOs, which some persons believe are visitors from distant planets….
The Morning Call
7-23-1967

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UFO Eludes Supersonic Fighter-Bomber, Reports Air Force | UFO CHRONICLE –1968

Spaniards Say UFO Eluded Supersonic Fighter-Bomber - The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, Florida) 9-7-1968

     MADRID (UPI) – The Spanish air force said yesterday an “unidentified flying object” eluded one of its supersonic jet fighter-bombers as a rash of flying saucer reports spread from Latin America to Europe.

The sighting of a bright object in the night sky over Madrid caused a monumental traffic jam and sent the U.S. built F104 jet scrambling to find out what it was.

The Tampa Tribune
9-7-1968
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See Also:

UFO Detected by Radar, Jets Scrambled

UFO Circles Air Force Base; F86 Fighter Jets Scrambled!

UFOs Over Edwards Air Force Base; Interceptors Scrambled!

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KECKSBURG UFO INCIDENT: Eyewitness, Report To US Air Force

Eyewitness Report Re Kecksburg UFO (Pg 1) 12-9-1965
Eyewitness Report Re Kecksburg UFO (Pg 2) 12-9-1965

Eyewitness Report
To The US Air Force
12-9-1965

Dec 9th, 1965

Gentlemen,

I have just returned from a convention in Miami beach, via Tampa on Air Canada Flight.

Since I just sighted this “thing” over your country I suppose you are the people I should report to.

At approx 4:45 p.m. and at about 10 minutes flying time south of the city of Pittsburgh when we were at 18,000 ft. I was looking out the window toward the east when I saw “it.”

A sort of pencil shaped object flying horizontal for a second then going into a 70° dive with an orange flame then appearing behind it. In a matter of just 3 or 4 seconds it was gone. Just like a rocket taking off but this was in reverse – going down.

Apparently I was the only one on board who saw it. However when I asked the stewardess to speak to the captain she told me that he had seen the same thing and was reporting it on the radio.

I was not drinking and have flown quite a bit as a passenger and am a former R.C.A.F. pilot from the last war. I have never seen anything like this before, especially the rapid changes in direction and terrific speed.

I hope that this information may be of some use.

Yours Truly,
[redacted]

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AREA 51: Pilot Dies in Crash of Mystery Aircraft

Area 51

THE death of a top US pilot at a secret test facility is wrapped in mystery. The aircraft he was flying hasn’t been revealed, and it took three days for authorities to admit the crash happened.

     LIEUTENANT Colonel Eric Schults died from injuries sustained after the military aircraft he was flying crashed on Tuesday.

The US Air Force won’t reveal what aircraft he was flying.

By Jamie Seidel
www.news.com.au
9-9-17

It also took authorities three days before publicly announcing his death.

Both elements are highly unusual, especially given it came a day before two A-10C Thunderbolt II ground-attack aircraft crashed on the same weapons testing range. Both pilots managed to eject to safety.

“Information about the type of aircraft involved is classified and not releasable,” Major Christina Sukach, chief of public affairs for the 99 Air Base Wing at Nellis, told military.com.

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UFO Encounter by Air Force Commander

Aerial UFO Encounter by Air Force Commander

A former commander in the Yugoslavian Air Force and Air Defence has spoken candidly about an alleged encounter with a space ship, the likes of which he had never seen before.

     General Zvonimir Jurjevic was serving as head of the 172 Aviation Regiment in Titograd – now Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro – in 1975 when a brightly-coloured UFO came into the Air Force’s vicinity.
By Sean Martin
www.express.co.uk
8-23-17

General Jurjevic said he first spotted the UFO in a routine flight in January of that year.

He described the object as having the ability to constantly change colours and was deliberately trying to be noticed.

The commander said: “The object looked like a glowing orb, very well visible, maybe 10 times lighter than the brightest star at that moment.

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The CIA’s Secret Counterintelligence Project

The CIA's Secret Counterintelligence Project

     When the U. S. Air Force, under Congressional pressure, appointed Dr. Edward U. Condon of the University of Colorado to head a purported “independent scientific study of UFOs” in 1966, it was the end result of the CIA secretly taking charge of UFO intelligence in late 1957, having gained control of “‘scientific intelligence” within the intelligence community. Between 1958 and 1966, the Air Force had been stuck in the publicly humiliating position of having to pretend it was the U.S. government agency responsible for studying UFO
By W. Todd Zechel
Investigative Journalist
Former NSA/ASA Communications Specialist
(c) 2006

sightings and related events for whatever intelligence could be obtained. But in reality it was the CIA that had wrestled control away from the USAF by proving to the National Security Council (NSC) that the Air Force had completely bungled the job and was incapable of handling it without covering itself in proverbial eggs.

Dr. Condon had worked on the ultra-secret Manhattan Project during WW II, helping develop the Atomic Bomb. Later he became the head of the National Bureau of Standards, which assisted in American scientific, technical development. But in early 1951 he suddenly left the Bureau to become the director of research and development at Corning Cookware in upstate New York. But unlike the previous director, Condon did not specialize in developing pots and pans at Corning; but instead he spent his time developing missile and rocket nose cones and heat shields/ablation shields for America’s space program — Condon had been and was a key member of the National Aeronautics Advisory Committee (NACA), the forerunner of NASA. In fact, Condon is reputed (within supersecret circles) to have based his heat shield developments on the analysis of recovered extraterrestrial material*, after he left the National Bureau of Standards at the behest of President Truman.

In reality, Condon was chosen to head the UFO study in order to get the Air Force off the hook, the USAF being in the position whereby it had to pretend it was studying UFOs, while behind the scenes and in secret the CIA was conducting the real study. In point of fact, the CIA would utilize the Condon Committee to collect UFO intell, while at the same time promising the USAF it would ultimately debunk and dismiss UFOs, which was done in what became known as “The Condon Report.”

In February 1967, Condon and four other scientists associated with his study secretly met with CIA officials at the National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC) in downtown Washington, D.C., where U-2, SR-71, and satellite spy photos were analyzed utilizing state-of-the-art computer enhancement techniques. After being briefed and given a dog-and-pony show by NPIC’s founder and director, Art Lundahl, who implored Condon’s group to obtain some good UFO photos/films for NPIC to study, Condon issued a nationwide appeal through the media for citizens to send the Condon Committee UFO photos/films to assist the purported “impartial” study of UFOs, post-haste. In reality, the photographic evidence was being sought for the CIA to further its secret study of UFOs, on-going since the early 1950s but without a mandate until late 1957.

In April 1967, a Condon Committee researcher, Dr. Gerald Rothberg of Stevens Institute, Hoboken, N.J., was dispatched to Harrisburg, Penn., to investigate an on-going local UFO flap. Accompanying Rothberg, disguised as research assistants, were two covert CIA officers, one of whom was Fred Durant, a highly experienced and knowledgeable CIA Office of Scientific Intelligence officer who typically operated under a cover of being a civilian scientist, lastly with Avco-Everett Research Lab, where he was reputed to be conducting R&D with recovered E.T. material*. Durant and his partner brought with them a van load of high-tech detection equipment such as frequency scanners, plus advanced photographic gear. The CIA men mounted a special “all-sky” tracking camera atop Harrisburg’s largest hospital, interviewed local civilian UFO witnesses, and met with the Harrisburg chapter of NICAP, then the nation’s largest and most influential civilian UFO group, headed by an anti-UFO secrecy activist, Maj. (Ret) USMC, Donald Keyhoe.

Condon’s most valuable service to the CIA, however, began in 1968 when another Condon Committee press release invited Soviet Union scientists to participate in his purported “independent scientific study” of UFOs. Condon was just dangling bait for the CIA, trying to get Soviet officials into a “non-aggression” treaty on UFOs. Subsequently, Condon “researchers” — some of whom were covert CIA officers — met with Soviet Bloc scientists in Eastern Europe, where the treaty parlay was set in motion.

According to information provided in confidence to the author by the late Art Lundahl, founder and original director of the CIA’s National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC), the highly proficient CIA center where U-2, SR-71, and satellite recon photos were analyzed, in February 1969 a high-ranking Soviet KGB official flew to Washington, D. C., in order to meet with the CIA hierarchy and work out a sort of non-aggression pact on UFOs whereby each side would pledge not to falsely claim the UFOs hovering over the other’s sensitive military installations were secret devices which belonged to them. This pact was put in place in order to try to prevent an accidental nuclear exchange or war triggered by UFO intrusions and
overflights.

Interestingly, Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter, the CIA’s first director in 1947, was very vociferous about the dangers of accidental nuclear war triggered by UFO intrusions and overflights, either in the Soviet Union or America — to the point he allowed NICAP Director Don Keyhoe to publicly quote him warning as such while he served on Keyhoe’s NICAP Board of Governors. It’s not known if the Admiral ever learned of the ultra-secret “non-aggression” pact between the Russians and Americans, signed in 1969, but he must have breathed a sigh of relief if he did.

In the end, the Condon Report, released in late 1969, was a classic example of CIA disinformation, for it not only dismissed UFOs but also called for the USAF to cease investigating them, no matter how concerned about UFO intrusions witnesses might be.

Thereafter, UFO intelligence became a matter for the CIA to secretly collect and analyze, even though in the fall of 1975 UFOs were buzzing USAF SAC B-52 bases and missile sites, hovering over and, in the Air Force’s own words, “demonstrating a clear intent toward nuclear weapons.”

But Fred Durant, author of the CIA’s Robertson Panel Report in 1953, perceived the greatest danger of UFO activity was the public and news media attention given to them. Durant had outlined a program of debunking and downplaying UFOs in order to prevent what he called “a morbid national psychology,” which might foster “a harmful distrust of duly constituted authority.”

The Condon Report sealed the lid on the coffin in which the truth about UFOs was buried. However, the UFO or flying saucer misinformation war between the U. S. and the USSR had been on–going since about 1950. The Soviets had suspected from the early days of saucer sightings in America that it was all a misinformation game designed to scare them into believing the U. S. had developed some sort of fantastic secret aerial weapon (which the USAF tried to reinforce by loudly proclaiming it was developing the AVRO disc** in the early 1950s). Conversely, in America some top scientific advisors to the Air Force [demurred] — such as Dr. Anthony Mirarchi at the Air Force Geophysics Lab in Cambridge, Mass., which was receiving films of UFOs shot at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., shot by telescopic tracking cameras; Mararchi knew the UFOs surveilling White Sands were real but was convinced they were an amazing technological advancement by the Soviets.

The Soviets had gone so far as to stage an “accidental” exposure of a supposedly “Top Secret” schematic of a (bogus) Soviet-built flying saucer to an American spy in Moscow in 1950. Then in 1953 the Russians tried to reinforce this misinformation by planting a story in a Vienna, Austria, newspaper which claimed a flying saucer had crashed on Norway’s Spitzbergen Island, and it had Russian markings on internal parts and matched almost exactly the bogus schematic exposed to an American spy in Moscow in 1950.

After Condon had buried the truth about UFOs with the study he headed and the report it generated, all designed to get the Air force off the hook and take UFO research underground where the CIA would answer to no-one, the public was only partly persuaded; but academia and politicians swallowed it like the proverbial hook, line, and sinker. Now, however, all manner of nonsense became part of the public forum on UFOs; but still, in spite of Fred Durant’s gloomy predictions, America did not fall apart, the Soviet Union did.

The CIA’s motto, borrowed from the Bible, says: “Know ye the truth, and the truth shall set ye free.” Sadly, America has yet to be set free by learning the truth about UFOs being withheld by the CIA and other U. S. government agencies.

* Note: The E.T. material studied and mentioned in this report has nothing whatsoever to do with the Roswell, N. M., incident of 1947, which was in truth the debris from the crash of a cluster of six balloons launched June 14, 1947, from White Sands as part of a Top Secret experiment to develop a recoverable sniffer of atomic tests in the Soviet Union. [LWB note: this being Zechel’s bias favoring the contentious Mogul balloon theory for the Roswellian crash-retrieval/cover-up case.]

** The AVRO disc was just part of a U.S. Air Force attempt to misinform/mislead the Soviets, which started about 1953, when the USAF let a contract to Canada’s A. V. Roe aviation company purportedly to build a flying saucer for only a few hundred thousand dollars. It was all a hoax designed to fool the Russians and the American public! [LWB note: The U. S. Army also had a hand in that multi-$m R&D contract. Indeed, one of the two “AVROcar’s” prototypes became, back in the mid-sixties, an exhibit on the grounds of the U. S. Army Transportation Museum in Fort Eustis, Va.]

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UFOs Appear in Air Force Training Manual

UFOs Appear in Air Force Training Manual

What's a Drawing Like This - By Robert Barrow APRO Bulletin April 1980

What’s a Drawing Like That, Doing in a Place Like This?

     One day, we were instructed to complete, in class, a manual and test on Air Force security. Working diligently from page to page of the booklet, dated 1 January 1968 and entitled, “Air Force Standard Communications Security Education Program (Transmission Security),” I at last reached page 56–where I suddenly encountered a strange sight indeed. Under the heading, “Proper communications Security Procedures,” was a drawing depicting two unmistakably saucer-shaped craft, armed and firing no less. Below the drawing a caption read: “Information concerning radically new and extremely important weapons or equipment should be classified Top Secret.
Robert Barrow
By Robert Barrow
APRO Bulletin
April 1980

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Disney’s Mythic UFO Documentary | VIDEO

Disney’s Mythic UFO Documentary

     In 1995, an intriguing documentary was broadcast on TV stations across the United States. It was titled Alien Encounters from New Tomorrowland and supposedly was produced with the sole purpose of promoting Disneyworld’s then-new “ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter” attraction in Orlando, Florida.
By Robbie Graham
Mysterious Universe
8-6-17

Throughout the documentary’s forty-minute run-time, the presenter/narrator, Robert Urich, makes numerous declarative statements to the effect that UFOs are one-hundred-percent real and extraterrestrial in origin. …

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UFOs Visited Nuclear Missile Sites & Bomber Bases According to The Defense Department

UFOs Visited  Nuclear Missile Sites & Bomber Bases According to The Defense Department

     During two weeks in 1975, a string of the nation’s supersensitive nuclear missile launch sites and bomber bases were visited by unidentified, low-flying and elusive objects, according to Defense Department reports.

The sightings, made visually and on radar by air and ground crews

By Ward Sinclair and Art Harris
The Washington Post
1-19-1979

and sabotage-alert forces, occurred at installations in Montana, Michigan and Maine, and led to extensive but unsuccessful Air Force attempts to track and detain the objects.

Air Force and Defense Department records variously describe the objects as helicopters, aircraft, unknown entities and brightly lighted, fast-moving vehicles that hovered over nuclear weapons storage areas and evaded all pursuit efforts.

In several instances, after base security had been penetrated, the Air Force sent fighter planes and airborne command planes aloft to carry on the unsuccessful pursuit. The records do not indicate if the fighters fired on the intruders.

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