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6.04: UFO: US Government Offical Studies


This article is from the Alien Visitors FAQ, by CRAM: The Cyberspatial Reality Advancement Movement ldetweil@csn.org with numerous contributions by others.

6.04: UFO: US Government Offical Studies

On Sep 30, 1947 Lt General Twining of ACM expressed his opinion that there
was sufficient substance in reports to warrant a study on UFOs. On Dec.
23, 1947 Project Sign was established to collect, collate, evaluate, and
disseminate all information concerning UFO sightings and phenomena.
Project sign completed it evaluations in Feb of 1949 and concluded "No
definite and conclusive evidence is yet available that would prove or
disprove the existence of these UFOs as real aircraft of unknown and
unconventional configuration." Project Sign was changed to Project Grudge
on Dec.16, 1948. Project Grudge recommended that the investigation and
study of UFO reports be reduce in scope. In early 1950 UFO reports by the
public increased. This prompted Project Grudge to be changed to Project
Blue Book in March of 1952.

Project Blue Book goals were :-
1: To find an explanation for all the reported sighting of UFO's.
2: To determine if the UFO posed any security threat to the
United States.
3: To determine if UFO's exhibit any advanced technology which the
U.S. could utilize.

In 1966 the USAF commisioned a report on UFOs from the University of
Colorado. This project was headed by Dr Edward Condon. Condon was a well
respected physicist who gather a panel of experts from a variety of fields
to assist him. They reported in 1969, the report being referred to as the
Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects, also known as the Condon
Report. They concluded:-

1: There is no evidence that any UFOs are "extraterrestrial
2: No UFO has ever given any indication of a threat to the
national security.
3: There is no evidence that UFO's represent technological
developments or principals beyond present-day scientific knowledge.

As a result the USAF closed down Project Bluebook. Although it has been
suggested on many occasions that some members of the panel had deceided the
conclusions of the study before the work started there is evidence that at
least Condon took the task seriously. He appears to have joined a number of
different civilian UFO research groups, including the British UFO Research
Association, around the world.

Main Source:
Project Blue Book: The Top Secret UFO Findings Revealed,
By Brad Steiger, 1976
sheaffer@netcom.com (Robert Sheaffer)
BUFORA Journal, Summer 1974


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