UFO News Article: “Air Force Pacts for Saucer Probe But Can’t Wait To Discount UFOs”

18 October 1967
(The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, California)
Source: CaliforniaDigital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside, California (http://cdnc.ucr.edu)
Quote from the article:
“To get back to Flying Saucers—Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), that is:
The North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) knows what it thinks about them. A recent issue of the NORAD News Service, published in Colorado Springs, carried an article headlined somewhat this way:
UFOs NOT SAUCERS, NO THREAT Says NORAD
This might strike you as a bit presumptuous, considering that: 
—NORAD’s boss, the U.S. Air Force, last year contracted (for $313,000) with the University of Colorado to conduct a scientific investigation to find out just what the—just what in the world UFOs really are.
As far as the air defense command is concerned, the NORAD News Service reported, UFOs ‘have never been shown to be anything but natural atmospheric or astronomical phenomena or airborne objects —birds, insects, hardware—seen under unusual circumstances.’ ”

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