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  • 1. Year - $4.00 S K Y L O O K Copy - 3 5 ~ :- -No. 38 .. I We t e l l it a s i t i s ," J ~ n u a ~ y1971Two Observers Vdatch Round O b j e c t Move Across 1 1 l i n o i s SkySam klli, # 5 P h y l l i s Drive, C e n t r z l i a , I l l . , w p s on h i s wayhome from t h e Millf>rLumber Co., where he i s employed i n t h c SZI-esDepertment, Nov. 2 4 , 1970. It was a :lcudy n i g h t , no s t a r s v i s i b l e ,and t h e r e was no wind. At, 5:45 iRrC /ili r o l l e d down h i s c a r window~ n dsaw a round o b j e c t , i t s o u t l i ~ ~a t f i r s t f u z z y , t h e n becomingc l e z r 2nd s p p e ? r i n p t o be perfectly round. It x2s moving t o w ~ r dhim c ? t t h e speed o f a j e t ~ l z n e ,slc.wd t o ? complete s t o p ~s heturned i n t o h i s d r i v e , t h e n moved due west much f s s t e r t h a n a j c t .He observed t h e o b j e c t f o r l e s s t h a n 2 i v e minutes.On e n t e r i n g h i s home, he w ~ sc z l l e d t o t h e tele-hone, t h e n w 2 ssummoned t o t h e door by a knock 2nd found h i s n e i g h b o r , L ~ r r yP a t t e r -son s t a n d i n g o u t s i d e . M r . P r t t e r s o n asked him i f he h2d s e e n anythingp e c u l i a r on h i s way home. I n s t e a d of r e p l y i n g d i r e c t l y , L l l i asked i fP a t t e r s o n had--2nd wzs t o l d he had.Larry K. J . P ~ t t e r s o n ,#8 P h y l l i s Drive, l e f t t h e f i r n of 3 . K.H o l t , CPA, where he i s employed 2s an a c c o u n t a n t , and stopped a t an u r s e r y s c h o o l t o pick up h i s l i t t l e d ~ u g h t e r . He sighted t h e roundo b j e c t i n t h e sky a s he was d r i v i n g through Foundation ( ? ) Pcrk andkept t h e UFO i n s i g h t t h e r e s t of t h e way home. he s ~ i dit eppearedt o be s o l i d w i t h a b r i l i i ~ n tglow of w h i t e and yellow. I t was hover-i n g when he f i r s t s ? ~i t , t h e n it began t o move i n a c i r c u l z r f a s h i o narid i n r a p i d s p u r t s . iie stopped h i s c z r a t Grzgg S t r ~ t tt o watch t h eo b j e c t , t h e n went on and stopped i n f r o n t of Allils home. He s ~ i dhe t u r n e d t o "see i f Sammy were home1 and when he t u r n e d around t olook ?t t h e o b j e c t a g a i n , lit had disappezred. Me t h e n knocked on t h edoor t o zsk R l l i i f he had s e e n t h e o b j e c t .M r s . R o s e t t a Holmcs obtaincd complete w r i t t e n r e n o r t s from bothmen, 2nd t h i s i s w r i t t e n from t h e i r accounts. M r . A l l i thought t h eo b j e c t was t h e s i z e of a d i n e held a t arms l e n g t h , w h i l e M r . Pcqttersr:lestirnzted t h e s i z e t o be t h a t of a pea hcld 2 t arms l e n g t h ,Both agreed on t h e wcather c o n d i t i o n s , t h e d e s c r i ~ t i o nof t h eo b j e c t and i t s movement; arid both wrote t h e y a t f i r s t t h o ~ p h tit mightbe a p l ~ n e ,hut r e ~ l . i z e dit w ~ smoving t o o f z s t . Nr. ? ; > t t c r s o n ~?tc:-,::~.t h e o b j e c t f o r about 1 5 minutes, s o saw it b e f o r e h i s neighbor s i g h t . -ed it.( E d i t o r s Note: We w e r e n t s u r e i f t h e l e t t c r w ~ sa n "1"" c?r zn "OVr~ n ddecided on t h e former and hope we have s p e l l e d M r . h l l i l s namec o r r e c t l y . Mrs. Holmes hzd j u s t broken h e r g l ~ s s e s ,~ n ds e n t t h e r e -p o r t s on t o u s , a s s h e w ~ sunzble t o t y p e them first h ~ r s e l f . )Coming i n t h e February 1971 SKYLOOK-"The UFO: J u s t Beyond t h e S t ~ t e - o f - t h e - f r t " by John F. S c h u e s s l e r .The complete t e x t of h i s a d d r e s s a t t h e Eidwest UFO Conference h e l da t Bradley U n i v e r s i t y , P e o r i a , I l l . , June 13, 1970."Notes on Mergersn by C l i n t o n C u r t i s W i l l i a n s J r . i; f a s c i w t i n ga r t i c l e on a i r c r z f t "merging" w i t h u n i d e n t i f i e d f l y i n g o b j e c t s .
  • 2. - .Number 38 S K Y L O O K January 197-A ~ ~ s s a g eFrom Your D i r e c t o r1 . IA major planning meeting was held sunday, December 6 , 1970, i nS t . Ch?rles, Mo., a t t~he,homer of C l i f f Palmberg t o r e c e i v e r e p o r t sfrom commit t e e s working oG t h e s~IDW.ZTUFO CONFERENCE scheduled f o rSaturday, June 12, 1971, a t t h e ~ o l - i d a ~ -I n n , North ( S t . L o u i s ) . Thisf u l l day symposium w i l l be sponsored by t h e Midwcst UFO Network w i t ht h e UFO Study Group of Greater S t . Lguis a s t h e h o s t o r g ~ n i z e t i o ~ ~MUFON continues t o expand i n thetmidwestern s t z t e s with the 2dd-i t i o n of. MICHICAN, t h e bzdger s t a t e . , O u r new S t z t e - S e c t i o n D i r e c t o rf o r t h e Benton Harbor - S t , J,oesph area. i s : George M. ( "MikeP1) Sniith,2039 Krolow S t . , Benton Harbor, Mich. L9022. Telephone: AC 616 927-1260. Mikes b u s i n e s s i n t h e t h r e e c o u n t i e s surrounding Benton Hsrborw i l l ,provide him , w i t h,menayp o t e n t i a l UFO-interested c o n t a c t s .IOWA g r e e t s anothcr S t e t e - S e c t i o n Direactor f o r t h e Iowa C i t y area.He is: ,William H. ( ll~ill?l) Hunkins, WABKOM, Eowa C i t y , Iowa. TelephoneAC 319351-4200. B i l l formerly l i v e d a t 714 3 r d S t . , Columbus Junction,Iowa. He has a M 3 s t e ~ sdegcer i n L i b r s r y Scicnce and i s employed i nt h e Government Section of t h e S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y of Iowa Library. Hiss p e c i a l i z a t i o n is e l e c t r o n i c UFO d e t e c t i o n devices.The Radio Cornrnunicaft,ions S e c t i o n of MUFON met f o r one of t h e i rmonthly d r i l l s on November 3 0 , 1970 under t h e d i r c c t i o n of Ronzld M.Anderson, WA.9PAb7, Chippew2 F a l l s , W i s . I n a d d i t i o n t o . t h e r e g u l a ramateur r a d i o s t a t i o n s r e p o r t i n g i n W@NC S t . Louis, Mo. ; K@UQJ,, Hazel-wood, Mo.; WA~ARG, Quincy, I l l . ; East P e o r i a , I l l . was represented byK9PWQ with, Bruce a t ) t h e rnicrophonc. S t a t e - S e c t i o n D i r e c t o r . f o r t h cPeoria a r e a , Ray Watts 2nd mcmber, Dezn- Maybcrr-y,; were i n zttendzncet o excki~nge,communicstions on ,current UFO r e p o r t s . D i l l Armstrong,WmNC i n S t . Louis r e l e t e d t h e d e t a i l s of a m u l t i p l e wltness s i g h t i n g emade November 16 p t 9:)O PM n e a r S t r e c k n e r , I l l . , t h a t was reportcdby Mrs. Rosetta Holmes, our S t ~ t e - S e c t i o nD i r e c t o r f o r t h e C a r l y l ea r e a . The next d r i l l w i l l b e . llect-rnber 17, 1970., W ? l t and ~ e a n n eh d r u s - extend th.e h e a r t i e s t of Season:Greetings t o . 2 1 1 o f . t h e members o f the-MIDWFST UFO KET-I WORK 2nd t h ~ i r .fernilies. As ,we- e n t e r t h e NEW yea?, yey-we have vour;..continued e n t h u s i a s t i c support i n our mu-; t u a l e f f o r t t o r e s o l v e t h e UFO phenomena..(S5gncd) W p l th721t Andrus, D i r c c t o r1IMystery Object Sighted i n R. I ;Frovidence, R. I. - - C h ~ r l e s H. Smiley, p r o f e s s o r emeritu-s a t BrownU n i v e r s i t y , Saturday s a i d a ~ y s t e r i o u so b j e c t s i g h t e d inlFrovidences k i e s Seturday morning could have beien space s h o t d e b r i s . The astroil-omer s a i d t h e d i r e c t i o n of t r a v e l of t h e s i g h t i n g and t h e l e n g t h qftime i t / w a s over t h e metropoliten a r e a made i t , unli1cr;fy t h a t t h e o b j e c twas a n a t u r a l phenomenon, such a s a meteor-ite. The b r i g h t , white l i g h t ,r e p o r t e d l y movingfrom west t o e a s t s t z r t l e d e z r l y r i s e r s . O f f i c i a l sa t theNaval Air S t a t i o n , Air Force B2ses i n Massachusetts 2nd t h e Nat-i o n a l Weather S e r v i c e were uneble t o e x p l a i n t h e phenomcrlon. (Source,!Vrkanszs G a z e t t e , " Dcc. 6, 1970; c-i~e4it8--LouF ? ~ . i s h )
  • 3. Two Witnesses t o B o o n v i l l e , Mo. S i e h t i n g . . .-. - ------ -.---.--- By Ted Phj.2 1.i.n~"-.---.. ..---.-,Don P. Kabler end 3 f r i e n d wFre on a d e e r h u n t i n g t r i p ?rid weres i t t i n g i n a c r r wai+,ing f o r daYli$lt t h e morning of Nov. 1 7 , 1970,The skv W ~ Sc l e a r 2nd t h e moon 2nd st2rs were v i s i b l e . I t w?s. 5:30a.m. rnd t h e y saw a l a r g e , b r i g h t o b i e c t , r e d i n c o l o r ~ l n dg u l s n t i n g .It wzs on 2 west t o e z s t c o u r s e , moving slowly. I t was much lzr.yert h z n t h e s t a r s pnd n o t 2s l a r g e a s t h e moon. It passed over t h ec p r e t a n undetermined a l t i t u d e ? and t h e r e w ~ sno sound.The o b j e c t moved i n a s t r z i p h t l i n e , b u t i n 2 seeming zig-zzgmovement. I t suddenly stopped, hovered f o r ,3bout one minute, pro-ceeded towartis t h e n o r t h , hovered z ~ a i n .It continued t o do t h i sd i ~ r i n gt h e 12-15 minutes it was under o b s e r v z t i o n .As t h e sky beg?n t o l i g h t e n , t h e o b j e c t was s t i l l v i s i b l e . Kzblerand t h e o t h e r w i t n e s s l e f t t h e c 2 r and went i n t o t h e wooded a r e aneerby, 2nd l o s t s i g h t of t h e o b j e c t , s t i l l i n t h e n o r t h when l a s tseen. The o b j e c t d i d n o t b r i g h t c n n o r dim a t any t i m e , :?nd no d e t , a i l so r o t h e r l i g h t s could be seen.I have known Don Kzbler, an I n s p e c t o r w i t h t h e Highwey Department,t h e p a s t e i g h t y e a r s 2nd c o n s i d e r him a most r e l i a b l e individual. Iam n o t acquainted w i t h t h e o t h e r w i t n e s s , b u t he confirmed t h e s i p h t -i n g 2nd d e s c r i p t i o n a s given by Kabler.I l l i n o i s Family Watch B r i g h t Object . . . By Mae J2nnet.tMy husband, son 2nd I were t r a v e l i n g on I n t e r s t z t e 70, j u s t e a s tof Effingham, I l l . , t h e evening of Dec. 6, 1970, j u s t a f t e r s u n s e t .We saw 2 v e r y b r i g h t l i g h t t h a t looked l i k e a . s t a r , b u t muchlarger--about h s l f t h e s i z e of t h e moon. It wzs n o t moving when f i r s ts e e n , then s t e r t e d moving t o t h e west and soon fzded from view. Therewas s t i l l enouph l i g h t t o determine t h e r e was no o u t l i n e o r shepeof a p l a n e , 2nd it w ~ snothing t h z t I could r e c o g n i z e .BIOVERSE 7 i s now rezdy f o r m i l i n g ! A f t e r r e m ~ r k c b l cs u c c e s s i ns e l l i n g t o t h e g e n e r a l public, we a r e now o r i e n t i n g our form,?t t o t h eleerned r e s e a r c h e r . 1 0 wr~p-;.round o f f s e t peges o f fu?! T h i s i s s u ef e z t u r e s - - a n a r t i c l e on UFOzine p u b l i s h i n g , and wh2t1s wronp x i t h it.- h lampoon of t h e pompous FLYING SAUCER DIGEST! Dont miss t h i s ! -The f u t u r e was y e s t e r d a y - A new ~ n dd i f f e r e n t s e r i e s ! B e a u t i f u l ill-u s t r ~ t i o n s ,p l u s a r e v e c l i n g l e t t e r from Gene D u p l ~ n t i e r !Anyone e l s ewould e s k 75 c e n t s . . b u t UFOs a r e o u r hobby, n o t 2 s i d e l i n e ! J u s t35k, 3 - i s s u e s u b s c r i p t i o n f o r a d o l l ~ r .Published bi-monthly. A l l mail-ed f i r s t c l a s s ! Foreign n i r m a i l , 7 0 $ , 3/2.10 . Order todzy! K r i t e Gary2nd Glenn R i c k e r , 1334 S. Wcsley Ave., Berwvn, I l l . , 60402. Note t oPublishers--BIOVERSE i s copyrighted 1970 by Gcry and Glenn Ricker. Nor e p r i n t i n g without w r i t t e n consent.--1. dv----- - - - - - - - -- - -- - - . -- -. - - --- - - - - -PERSONAL: To t h e many who s e n t h o l i d z y g r e e t i n g s - your good w i l lis t r u l y s p p r e c i a t e d - each c a r d , a f r i e n d l y " h e l l o " . We wish everyr e a d e r t h e b e s t f o r 1971 - 2nd 2 s p e c i a l 11th2nk you" t o t h e f i n e SKY-LOOK s t a f f t h a t never l e t s me down. Youre t h e t o p s !HAPPY NEW YEAR!--Ye Ed
  • 4. Hiph School Girls Watch Ob,iects- --Debbie Tallmzn and J a n i c e S k i v e r , of B e c k e m e y ~ r ,I l l . , r e p o r t e dwatching f o u r moving o b j e c t s zbout s i x o l c l o c k or,e evening t h e l2stweek i n August, 1970. The two h i g h s c h o o l g i r l s s 2 w t h r e e o b j e c t sl1sh2ped l i k e f r i s b e e s f 1 ( a round disc-shsped t o y t h e t s z i l s t h r o u g ht h e a i r ) . They appe2red t o be hovering over z f ~ r m h o u s e ,Cebbie s a i d ,t h e n s t r r t e d moving t o t h e west. r, f o u r t h o b j e c t "swooped out of someclouds" and jolned t h e t h r e e , and a l l slowly f,-,ded from view. Therewas no sound. The o b j e c t s were a s i l % , r e rc o l o r 2nd r ~ ol i g n t s could beseen. ( C r e d i t : Ma? ~ a n n d t tand R o s e t t a Holmes)________________________________________----________________________________________--------- ............................B s 1 1 of L i g h t Over Aviston, Ill.Bob Crow r e p o r t e d t o Mrs. Mae J a n n e t t , o f Beckemeyer, I l l . , k h e the ~ n dh i s f a t h e r wcre heading west on Route j O t h e of Nov. 26,1970, about 7 o l c l o c k , , and were a m i l e west of i.viston, I l l . , whenb o t h s s w a f l a s h o f l i g h t resembling a welding f l a s h . I few secondsl a t e r a b i g b 2 l l of l i g h t appeared over Aviston, yellow+sh r c d i nc o l o r , and noving s o u t h a t g r e a t speed. It d i s a p c e z r e d i n l e s s t h a na minute. Bob t u r n e d on t h e c a r r z d i o 2s t h ~o b j e c t d i s z p p e e r e d , b u tcould g e t no s t a t i o n because of s t z t i c . Ten minutes l a t e r , r a d i o r e -c e p t i o n was normal.Revolving L i g h t Seen Near J e f f e r s o n C i t y , Mo.Mrs. B e t t y Kehoe of Moberly, Mo., w?s d r i v i n g on Highway 40about s i x Oclock t h e morning of Nov, 22, 1970, when s h e S 2 Wa b r g e g r e e n and w h i t e r e v o l v i n g l i g h t zbout s i x hundred y ~ r d swestof t h e highway. The ob,ject w s over a d e n s e l y wooded Frea aboutf i v e mriles from J e f f e r s o n C i t y , Mrs. Kehoe r e ~ o r t e d t h e o b j e c t ceclscst o r e v o l v e a s s h e passed t h e s i t e . Because o f t h e b r i p h t n e s s of t h el i g h t , s h e was unable t o s e e any o u t l i n e of t h e o b j e c t .( C r e d i t , L a r r y Yoder)C a s s i u s Clay S e e s S t a r s ! ( N , Y. C.)Perheps i t i s n t unusual f o r a f i g h t e r t o !see st;rsl o f onekind o r a n o t h e r , b u t C a s s i u s Clay s a i d t h i s one w 2 s a UFO. He s p o t t e git a s he w?s d o i n g roadwork i n C e n t r a l P ~ r kDecember 1st. Clay s ~ j 6h e o f t e n saw UFOs when he d i d e a r l y morning roadwork, a c c o r d i n g t o 2c l i p p i n g from t h e "Chicago D a i l y Newsf1--"Theyre up t h e r e a l l t h e tlmrand t h e government i s keeping it a s e c r e t , " he s a i d .P o l i c e headquartex-s s z i d e p2trolman i n 2 s a w d c z r r e p o r t e d s c e i ~ ;a UFO hovering i n Queens County, and t h e La Guzrdla A i r p o r t a l s o r e -ceived r e ~ o r t s .The i n t e n s e b r i g 3 t l i g h t was Venus, and t h e Washington N e t ~ o n a lObservatory e x p l a i n e d i t s unusual b r i g h t n e s s t o atmospheric c o n d i t i o n s ,( S o u r c e , "Chicago D a l l e y News" and lArk2nses GazetteT1--Credit, ThomasE. M i l l e r , o f E r a n k l i n P ~ r k ,I l l . , m d Lou F ~ r i z h )- ---------------M i s s o u r i Boom From J e t ?The s o u r c e o f a loud booming n o i s e hezrd about 2 : 5 0 p.m. MondryDec. 14, 1970 i n J e f f e r s o n County and p a r t s of S t . Louis County mayhave been a s u n c r s o n i c m i l i t a r y j e t a i r p k n e , a u t h o r l t l c s theorized.However, F e d e r a l A v i a t i o n Apency and S c o t t Air Force Bz-se spokesmans a i d t h e y knew of no s u p e r s o n i c p l a n e s i n t h e a r e a a t t h e t i m e . Theboom r e p o r t e d l y shook t h e J e f f e r s o n County Courthouse i n H i l l ~ b o ~ candwas f e l t by many r e s i d e n t s i n Eureka, Fenton Bsllwin ~ n do t h e r p a r t sof southwest, S t . Louis County. ( C r e d i t : " S t . Louis Globe--DmocraL1j
  • 5. Missouri Reader Reports S i g h t i n g-E ; d i t o r T s Note: One of o u r Missouri r e a d e r s who does n o t wish h e rnzme used o r t h e e x a c t s i t e of h e r hone g i v e n ( i n f o r n l ~ t i o nI n ourf i l e s ) has s e n t us a n i n t e r e s t i n g s i h t i n g . We w i l l r e f e r t o h e rf a m i l y a s t h e Browns ( n o t t h e i r name 7and i d e n t i f y t h e i r home a s bcinfw i t h i n 100 m i l e s from S t . Louis ( t r u e ) . Ye have w r i t t e n o u r r e p o r tfrcm Mrs. Browns l e t t e r s , g i v i n g t h e e s s e n t i a l f s c t s and o m i t t i n gc n l y i d e n t i f y i n g lzndmarks e t c which would p i n p o i n t t h e i r home.The Browns l i v e on a fzrm sever: m i l e s from a Missouri town. Ont h e n i g h t of IJov. 5 , 1970, t h e teell .~;e s o n , who w z s outdoors; c a l l e de x c i t e d l y , "Come h e r e and look a t t k 2 1 i ~ k . t s . l Mrs. Brown h u r r i e d o u t s i d e and t h e y b o t h w ~ t c h e dl1 a bunch ofgreen and red and yellow l i g h t s b l i n k i n g o f f and on, j u s t above t h et r e e t o p s , " t o t h e e a s t . "When two o r t h r e e would come on, t h e o t h e rtwo o r t h r e e would b l i n k o f f ,11 N r s . Brown wrote. "If t h e y would have2 1 1 s t ~ y e don ~t t h e s2me t i m e , i t would have made a c o n p l e t e o v a li n t h e sky."71Thcn,11s h e r e n o r t e d , "We saw 3 b i g , w h i t e l i p b t t h ~ tscemed t o beg e t t i n g b i y g e r and b i g p e r a s it cpme c l o s e r , f a r t h e r t o t h e l e f t oft h e o v a l of b l i n k i n g r e d , g r e c n 2nd vellow l i g h t s . f f It w ~ sh i g h e ri n t h e sky. T h i s looked l i k e it could be 2 n ~ i r q l a n e ,but we h e ~ r dn o t h i n g and suddenly it went o u t a l t o g e t h e r - - j u s t went out completely,Then i n a n o t h e r mlnute o r two, t h e c o l o r e d l i p h t s were gone t o o . wewatched a 1 1 t h i s z good f i v e minutes."The colored l i g h t o v a l was :bout 5 m i l e s e a s t of t h e Brown home,t h e y judged, w h i l ~t h e l a r g e white l i g h t , a l s o e z s t , was hqzher i nt h e sky.A h a l f a n hour l a t e r , t h e Browns were i n d o o r s wstching TV whent h e e l e c t r i c l i g h t s i n t h e house went o f f f o r a minute 2nd t h e n csmeback on. This was r c p e z t e d f o u r o r f i v e t i m e s 2nd Mrs. Brown decidedt o c a l l t h e R . E. A. t r o u b l e number. On c a l l i n g , s h e g o t a busy s i g -n a l , w ~ i t e da fcw minutes and c a l l e d a g a i n .The w i f e o f t h e lineman r e p l i e d and Mrs. Brown hsard h e r c a l l t>oh e r husband, ll. Heres a n o t h e r i n the same v i c i n i t y . " The linerwn t a l k s ?t o Mrs. Brown and s a i d t h e y had been g e t t i n g o t h ~ e rr e p o r t s of t h el i g h t s going on and o f f s i n c e t h e f i r s t o f October end s a i d , flWelvechecked e ~ e r y t h i n gon t h e l i n e and even walked t h e l i n e s on f o o t , b u tc z n l t f i n d a n y t h i n g out o f order.-F1Mrs. Brown had mentioned e e r l i e r i n h e r l e t t e r t h a t t h e i r l i g h t shad gone o f f and on a numbc,r of e v e n i n g s , zlways between 6PM 2nd7:30 PM, b u t n o t every n i g h t .Mrs. Brown asked. "Do vou t h i n k t h e r e i s 2nv connection betweent h e b l l n k i n g l i , g h t s i n t h k o v a l end t h e b i g w h i t e l i g h t t h ? t wento u t , t o t h e l i n e t r o u b l e ? I d i d n t t e l l him about t h e b l i n k i n gl i g h t s ( d i d n t want t o e x c i t e t h e whole REA) i f meybe it i s o n l ysome f a u l t y t h i n g on t h e m ~ i nl i n e . But I am t e l l i n g vou."Firs. Brown made it c l e a r s h e wants no p e r s o n ~ lp u b l i c i t y , b u ts h e gzve u s permission t o send a s t a f f member t o h e r home f o r ani n t e r v i e w , 2nd we hope t o h ~ v emore on t h i s a t a l a t e r d a t e .__________ ...................... ----------------------G e r ~ l dL o v e l l , E n g l i s h r e s e ~ r c h c rand UFO i n v e s t i g ~ t o r ,c c l l s"The S c i e n t i f i c Study of U n i d e n t i f i e d Fl-vin$ O b j e c t s f r t h e Conned EmReport.
  • 6. THE ASTRONOMY CORNER. ..... .. .Mercury i s z t i t s g r e a t e s t w e s t e r n 2longa-t i o n on January 1 8 ; i t may be s e e n a s 2 f z i n tI s t a r i n t h e e a s t e r n sky j u s t b e f o r e s u n r i s e ,Venus i s now v i s i b l e a s a b r i l l i z n t o b j e c t i n t h e e a s t e r n s k y ; i tis s e e n f o r s e v e r a l hours b e f o r e s u n r i s e . It has a l r e a d y been r e -ported a s a UFO by p o l i c e and o t h e r i n d i v i d u a l s i n v ~ r i o u se r e a s .Maqs i s a t h i r d magnitude o b j e c t d u r i n g t h e month. It w l l l bemuch b r i g h t e r a s t h e y e a r progresses. I t w i l l be a v e r y b r i l l i a n t r e ?o b j e c t i n t h e low s o u t h e r n sky t y August 11, when it w i l l be q u i t enear t h e e a r t h . During January i t rises about one hour b e f o r e Venus,J u p i t e r i s a l s o a morning objecJ; d u r i n g t h e month. It r i s e s 5tabout ; t h e .s?me time a s Vcnus end mt?y be s e e n i n t h e e a s t e r n sky.S a t u r n i s % v i s i b l et h r o u i h o u t t h e evening hours and i n t o t h e e z r l ymorning hours. It w i l l be seen a s a b r i g h t s t ~ roverhcad and l e t e ri n t h e mid-western po?tion of t h e sky.Fisst moon; January 3 ; f u l l moon - Jznuery 1 1 ; l c s t q u a r t e r - J?n-u a r y 19 ; ncw moon - Jznuzry 26,,;: >;: g .#a .@,.b*,..,. q.The ~ o n s t e l l i t i o n s .No. 2. Taurus (The B u l l ) . . . By Merk Herbstri-t.t---.The c o n s t c l l ~ ~ t i o nTaurus i s n e e r t h e meridian I n Jsnuary. The con-s t e l l ~ t i o nof Taurus ( t h e B u l l ) 1s t h e o l d e s t 2nd one of t h e mosts p l e n d i d of a l l t h e C o n s t e l l a t i o n s , The most conspicuous s t z r s i nTaurus ? r e a c l e a r V-shzped gcoup of s t a r s known a s t h e Hyades whichform t h e neck of t h e b u l l . A t t h e t o p of t h i s group i s the P l e i a d e s( a g ~ l a c t i cc l u s t e r ) ; s o m e t i n c , ~c a l l e d " t h e seven s i s t e r s . " TheP l e i a d e s a r e one of t h e most b e e u t i f u l o b j e c t s i n t h e sky and photo-graphs show o v e r 2,000 s t a r s .When t h e f i r s t prlmative a r t i s t s began t o d e c o r a t e c e v e s , t h e b u l l -; t h e f i r s t d o m e s t i c s t e d animel, was an i n v e r i a b l e s u b j e c t . The b u l lhas bcen worshipped i n , m n y a n c i e n t r e l i g i o n s . Taurus i s l o c a t ~ da-bout 60 d e g r e e s above t h e s o u t h e r n h o r i z o n a t t h e l a t i t u d e of NewYork C i t y on Januzry 1 4 a t 9 PM.Aldebaran i s t h e b r i g h t e s t s t a r i n Taurus; it 1s a r e d g i z n t 35 tl:t h e s u n s diameter. Also l o c a t e d i n Taurus i s t h e fapous c r a b nebulawhich is t h e rernnznts of a supernova explosion. About 5,000 y e a r s .a g o t t h e v e r n a l equinox probzbly stood b e f o r e t h e stsrs of Taurus....................................................................., Moon Rocks Like Cheese?Allen Benz sends u s a c l i p p i n g from t h e ,"Daily S t ~ n d r r d "( S i k e s t o n ,Mo.) which q u o t e s B r i t i s h g e o l o g i s t p r o f e s s o r George Malcolm Braowni n t e l l i n g t h e B r i t i s h A s s o c i a t i o n t h ~ the h ~ danalyzed some moonrocks 2nd f i n d s t h e y have a l o t i n common w i t h a chesse c a l l e d Swisse m m ~ n t 2 l e r . He s a y s " t h e n e a r e s t t h i n g on e p r t h t o t h e moon a s f a re s t h e t r a n s m i s s i o n of seismic w2ves z r e concerned 5 s chee,se.ltM r . Benz w r i t e s : "The q u e s t i o n i s , how d i d t h e n o t i o n t h g t t h emoon i s mzde of { c h e e s e g e t s t ~ r t e di n t h e f i r s t place?ls Comment, any-one?OKLAHOMA READERS, p l e a s e n o t e : hny Oklahom~ UFO n r g a n i z a t i o n wishingt o a f f i l i a t e w i t h t h e Midwest UFO Network, o r i n d i v i d u a l d e s i r i n g t oI s e r v e a s a MUFOQf i e l d i n v e s t i g a t o r , p l e a s e w r i t e t o Wrn. L. I r b y ,1404 E. 6 t h S t . , T u l s a , Okla. 74120.MI!. I r b y i s t h e Okl~*homaS t s t e D i r e c t o r C j r MJFON. If you h ~ v ef r i e n d s i n Oklahoma i n t e r e s t e d i n ufology, a s k them t o 4 c o n f 2 Y t I[+,I r b y . Y o u l l be doing both a f a v o r ,
  • 7. UFO--An Appraisal o f t h e ProblemA Statement by t,he UFO Subcommittee of t h e A I P A----------------------------------------------===2==================E d i t o r s Note: The f o l l o w i n p i s f.rom t h e November 1970 i s s u e ofA s t r o n z u t i c s & ~ e r b n ~ u t i c s .C r e d i t : John F. S c h u e s s l e r .To g z i n a f r e s h and o b j e c t i h e p e r s p e c t i v e on t h e UFO problem, t h eUFO Subcommittee of t h e A I A A , from i t s i n c e p t i o n i n 1967, decided t o p h c e s p e c i f i c , w e l l - d ~ f i n e d q u e s t i o n s t o UFO e x p e r t s of h i g h s c i c n t i -f i c q u ~ l i f i c a t i o n sb u t st,rongly d i v e r g e n t views. S u r p r i s i n g l y , t h ef a c t u ~ lFnswers t h e Subcommittee- obtained i n a s e r i e s of i n t e r e s t i n gi n t e r v i e w s were s t r i k i r i g l y s i m i l z r . Differences occurred i n c c r t a i nq u a n t i t ~ t i v ee s t i m t e s and i n t h e d e g r e e of e m p h a s i s , . b u t n o t i n p r i n -c i p l e . -I t w ? s a t t h e n e x t s t e p where t h e views begzn t o d i v c r g e : s u b j e c t -i v e judgment 2s t o t h e s > c i e n t i f i c s i g n i f i c ~ n c eof t h e . p r o b l e m and t h eneed t o p u r s u c znd e x p l o r e i t . - , O b v i o u s l y , such o p i n i o n dtpends .on t h e c r i t e r i a a p p l i e d by t h e i n d i v i d u a l , and much of t h e d i s c o r d a p p e a r s Cobe due t o a l z c k of a n a l y s i s of t h e s e c r i t e r i a . It i s a t t h i s s t a g ewhere g u e s s e s and s p e c u l a t i o n s c r e e p i n t o t h e d i s c u s s i o n end l e a d t ocontroversy.I n t h e c p i n i o n of t h e UFO Subcommittee, -such s p e c u l a t i o n s ? r e e n t i r e -l y premature and no p o s i t i o n i s a b s o l u t e l v d e f e n s i b l e ~t t h i s p o i n ti n time. This a p l i e s specifically t o - s t ~ t e m e n t st h z t t h e e x t r z t e r r e s -t r i z l h y p o t h e s i s 7ETH) is " t h e l e z s t p r o l ~ r b l e "o r " t h e l e a s t unprobablerle x p l a n a t i o n ( N a t i o n a l Academy of S c i e n c e s , -Review of t h e "Condon Re-~ o r t " :Jzmes E. McDonc?ldls s t ~ k e m e n t s ) . There i s no s c i e n t i f i c b 2 s i s?or: a s s e s s i n g such p r o b a b i l i t i e - s $ t , t h i s time.The Subcommittee was g r e a t l y perturbed by t h e ~ a u c i k ~.of thoroughs c i e n t i f i c 2nd t e c h n o l o ~ i c a lz n a l y s i s z p p l i c d t o ~ r ~ c t i c ~ l l ya l l obser-.v a t i o n s : b e f o r e t h e Condon s t u d y . Thecfew, o f t e n courppeous, e f f o r t s byi n d i v i d w l s t o come t o g r i p s w i t h t h i s problem should $be viewed morefrom P n b a s p e c t of f o c u s i n p r t t r n t i o n on t h e problem r a t h e r t h e n ofs o l v i n g , i t , l s i n c e t h ~ r ei s l i t t l e d o u - t t h p t i t t a k c s [more thcn a per-s o n a l e f f o r t t o i n v e s t i g ~ t ef u l l y e problem of such co,rr,plt.xity..II n t h e o p i n i o n i o f t h e committee, t h e Colorzdo Universilty study,"Sci;.e n t i f i c ,Study of U n i d e n t i f i e d Ehving O b j c c t s , " (The Wondon Report,"IB2ntam Books, New Y,ork 2969) a t this1 time r e p r e s e n t s t h e most s c i e n t i f i .c a l l y o e i e n t e d i n v e s t k g a t i o n published on t h e UFO problem. Att>cks d i -r e c t e d a q a i n s t t h e s t u d y seem t o ovcrlook t h e a h o s t imsurmount?bl,ed i f f i c u l t i e s which a s h o r t - t i m e , one-shot p r o j e c t of tihis t y p e f a c e s ;b u i l d i n g up t h e m u l t i - d i s c i p l i n ~ r y , unbiased t a l e n t , a.ccum:il: t i n g - .p r s c t i c < l experience:, v c o l l e c t i n g hzrd i n f o r n n t i o n , soqLing o u t t h e I- Ls i g n a l from t h e n o i s e , a p p l y i n g t h e b e s t a n a l y t i k z l me,thods, andw r i t i n g , a n d ediiting.2 r e p o r t i n l e s s t h c n two y e a r s .To understand t h e Condon r e p o r t , which i s d i f f i c u l t L t o,reed, duei n p a r t ! t o i t s organizat.ion8; one must s t u d y t h e bulk o,F t h e r e p o r t .It i s n o t enough t o l r e z d summerics, s u c h 2s t h o s e by S u l l i v a n m d byCondon, o r summaries of bsumrnaries, oh which t n e v a s t masjorlty of read-e r s 2nd news media sacm t o r e l y . There ? r e d i f f e r e n c e d i n t h e o p i n i o n sand conclusions d2awn by t h e a u t h o r s of t h e v ~ r i o u s ~ c h & p t e r s ,.and t h e r ~ ?a r e difflerences between t h e s e and Condonls summary. N,ot a l l ~ c o n c l u s i o r , scontzined i n t h e fieport i t s e l f 2 r e f u l l y f e f l e c t e d i n (Condonils summaTyoFor example t h e o p t i c a l / r z d a r c h z p t e r c c n t n i n s t n e folUowing s t a t e m a i ton t h e Lakenheath # c a s e ( 1956): "The apparently r ~ t i o n q l ,i n t k l l i g e n tbehavior of t h e UFO .silpg~st.sa mechanical d e v i c e of vn!:n~~wr~o r i pin as{ ~ o l j t , i l ~ i 1 0 ( 1( 1 1 1 I L C , Y Ti>nya)
  • 8. UFO Appraisal-page 2 SKYLOOKt h e most probable e x p l z n a t i o n of t h i s s i p h t i n g . However, i n view cft h e i n e v i t ? b l e f ~ l i i b i l i t yof w i t n e s s e s , more conventional e x p l a n a t i . 0 ~ 3of t h i s r e p o r t czrznot b e- e n t i r e 1 r r u l e d out."On Colorzdo S p r j n p s czse (1967 : ?In view of t h e rxeteorologicels i t u ~ t i o n ,it would seem t h a t AP (anomalous p r o p ? g ~ t i o n )w ~ sr p t h e ru n l i k e l v . Besides, w h ~ tis t h e p r o b a b i l i t y t h a t a n AP r e t u r n wouldz p p e ~ ronly once and a t t h a t time appear t o execute a p ~ r f e c tp r p c t i c eILS approach. Condons own conclusions hzve been widely misqvoted. He s a y s : . .S c i e n t i s t s .; r e no. r e s p e c t e r s of ailt+ori-ty. Our conc?.usion t h a t s t u d yof UFO r e p o r t s i s not l i k e l y t o a d ~ ~ a ~ z es c i c n c e w i l l n o t be u n c r i t i -caLly accepted by them. Nor should lt b e , nor do we wish it t o be.For s c i e n t i s t s , it is our hope tha-Gt h e d e t a i l e d c!nalytical p r e s e n t a -t i o n of,what we,;were a b l e t o . d o , 2nd sf w h ~ twe werc unable t o do, w i l la s s i s t them i n - d e c i d i n g ~ i h e t h c ro r n o t t h ~ ys g r e e w i t h o u r c o n c l ~ l s i o n s ,Our hope is t h z t t h e d c t a i l s of t h i s r e p o r t w i l l h e l p o t h e r s c i e r ~ i s t si_n s e e i h g - what t h e problems a r e ?r,d t h e d i f f i c u l t i e s of coping w i t hthem," I f t h e y a g r e e w i t h o u r .conclusions, t h e y w i l l t u r n t h e i r v a l w b l ea t t e n t i o n and t ? l e n t s elsewhere. If t h e y d i s z g r e e , i t w i l l be becauseour r e p o r t h2s lhelped them r c a c h a c l e ~ rp i c t u r e of wherein e x i s t i n gs t u d i e s , a r e f ~ u l t yo r incomplete 2nd t h i r e b y w i l l hnlre stimulatedi d e a s f o r more ? c c u r z t e s t u d i e s , - I f t h e y do g c t suzh i i c ~ s?nd c2nfoL-mulpte them c l c ~ r l y , ,we hrve ;no doubt t h ~ tsupport w i l l be f o r t h -c ~ ~ z i n gt o c F r r v on y i t h such c , l e ~ r l yd e f i n e d , s p e c i f i c s t u d i e s . Ldet h i n k t h ~ tsuch i d e z s f o r work should be supported.I f . . . Therefore we t h i n k t h ~ t311 of t h e ~ g e n c i e sof t h e f e d e r s lgovernment, ~ n dt h e p r i v ~ t e~ f o u n d ~ t i o n s?s w e l l , ought t o b e w i l l i n gt o cons3der UFO r e s e ~ r c hproposzls ?long w i t h t h e o t h e r s submitted t othem op an open-minded, unprejudiced b s s i s . While wo do n o t t h i n k 2 tp r e s e n t t h z t a n y t h i n g w o r t h w h i k i s l i k e l y -to come of such r e s e n r c heach i n d i v i d u z l cast ought t o be c ~ r e f u l l yconsidered on i t s own rnerit.:lCondons c h a p t e r , llSummary of t h e Study," c o n t a i n s more t,han i t st i t l e i n d i c a t e s : it d i s c l o s e s meny of hiis .person21 c o n c l u s i o n s ~M~kiny:v a l u e j d g e m e n t s was no .dou5t one r e a s o n why Condon 1~72sasked t o h p n a l r .t h e p r o j e c t . One is happy t o obta-in t h e judgement o f s o e x p e r i m b e dand r e s p e c t e d a man; b u t one need n o t a g r e e w i t h it. The UFO Subcor:.init?,c,d i d n o t &finda b a s i s i n t h e r e p o r t f o r h i s p r e d i c t i o n t h ~ tnothing ofs c i e n t i f i c v a l u e w i l l come of f u r t h e r s t u d i e s ,I n . reiviewing t h e mzteria 1 acci~mulc?tedt o d a t e , t h e Subcommittee four.*-an exceedingly low s i g n z l - t o - n o i s e r a t i o , a s i l l u s t r z t e d by t h e s t r t i s -t i c s of t h e A i r F o r c e s P r o j e c t sBluebook19quoted i n t h e U n i v e r s i t y ofColorado1 s t u d y , which showed 3.3% u n i d e n t i f i e d o b s e r v e t i o n s (253 o u t of7741 a v a i l z b l e a t t h ~ tt i m e ) . This f i g u r e i s f r e q u e n t l y d i s p u t e d , b u ti t s o r d e r of magnitude (5%) appears t o be c o r r e c t , t a k i n g z l l a v a i l a b l er e p o r t s i n t o account, The f ~ c tt h ~ tt h e Condontstudy i t s e l f a r r i v e s ,a t a much h i g h e r percentage o f unexplained c2ses name1y;at ?bout 30%(35 o u t of 117) f s p r i m z r i l y due t o t h e p r e s e l e c t i o n of s p e c i f i cc a s e s f o r i n v e s t i g a t i o n . The p r e c i s e f i g u r e i s hard t o a s s e s s , f o rt h e Condon r e p o r t does n o t lend i t s c l f e ~ s i l yt o t h i s t y p e o f z n z l y s i s ,4. 1,ns same c a s e s b e i n g t r c ~ t e do f t e n i n d i f f e r e n t s e c t i o n s and under d i f -ferent i d e n t i f i c a t i o n s . (The f i n a l f i g u r e s , ~ c c o r i i n pt o o u r inform?-t i o n , appeFr t o be 701 o u t of 12,618 o r 5,5%.)I t h ~ sbeen v ~ r i o u s l vestim t e d t h z t t h e r e p o r t e d c ~ s c s ,~ p p r o x i m a t e -l y 2C,00?, r e p r e s e n t only 5 t o 15%-cf t h e t o t a l o b s e r v e t i o n s , s i n c eI ( c o n t i n u e d on next page)
  • 9. UFO Appraisal, Page 3 SKYLOOKmost o b s e r v e r s e i t h e r do n o t go t o t h e t r o u b l e of an o f f i c i a l r e p o r to r f e e r r i d i c u l e . I n tui-n,$ v a r i o u s p o l l s s u g g e s t t h e t 3 t o 5% of t h eU. S. population claim t o have s e e n UFOs. It f o l l o w s , t h e n , t h a t t h ea v a i l n b l e r e p o r t s which can be c l a s s i f i e d a s l l u n i d e n t i f i e d " r e p r e s e n ta v e r y s m a l l percentage of a l l UFO s i g l ~ t i n g son t h e one h ~ n d ,b u t n o ta n e g l i b i b l e number of o b s e r v a t i o n s o n - t h e o t h e r .It i s i n t e r e s t i n g t h z t , , c o n t r s r y t o p u b l i c o p i n i o n , t h e e s t i m z t e dpercentage of llhoaxesll i s lik,ewise s m a l l ( l e s s t h a n 5%) 2nd t h a t t h eg r e a t m e j o r i t y of UFO P-,-:htings c?n b e e x p l a i n e d by known phenomena( z b o u t 75%) w h i l e 1 5 t c 20% c o n t a i n i n s u f f i c i e n t d2te. I n o t h e r words-what may appear t o t h e u n t r z i n e d o b s c r v e r a s s t r a n g e 2nd u n e x p l a i n a b l eis i n most c z s e s known znd e x p l s i n e b l e ,Taking a l l evidence which h2s come t o t h e Subcommittee*~a t t e n t i o ni n t o 2ccount) we find i t d i f f i c u l t t o i p o r e t h e s m l l r e s i d u e of w e l l -documented b u t iinexplainable cnses.which form t h e h ~ r dc o r e of t h e UFOcontroversy. They r e p r e s e n t only a s m a l l f r a c t i o n of t h e " u n i d e n t i f i e - .c a s e s and ? r e c h a r a c t e r i z e d b y b o t h a hiph degree of c r e d i b i l i t y anda high abnormzlity ( " s t r 7 n g e n e s ~ ~i n Hynekfs terminology). Althoughnone of them o f f e r s : t o our knowledge q u z n t i t a t i v e recordings b y c a l i -b r a t e d i n s t r u m e n t s f o r permanent i n s p e c t i o n , th-ey z r e o f t e n c a l l e d"hard c a s e s . l1The Subcommittee has t r i e d t o e x p l o r e t h e n a t u r e of t h i s h ~ r d - c o r er e s i d u e and found e s t i m p t e s t o v a r y between 10 2nd s e v e r a l hundredc a s e s , depending i n p F r t on a s u b < j e c t i v e judgment a s t o t h e c r i t e r i af o r a "hard case;" High c r e d i b i l i t y i s g e n e r a l l y accepted f o r observa-It i o n s by m u l t i p l e independent w i t n e s s e s o f known and r e l i a b l e back-, ground o r by multiljle independent s e n s i n g systems ( r e p o r t e d b y multi-pleindeperldent o p e r a t o r s ) o r b o t h ; high abnormality o r s t r z n g e n e s s , whgnno known n a t u r a l phenomena whatsoever s e e m , t o f i t t h e o b s e r v a t i o n s ,It i s c l e ~ r ,t h e n , t h ~ tt h e hard c o r e r e s i d u e r e p r e s e n t s l e s s t h a n1%of t h e t o t 2 1 a v a i l z b l e r e p o r t s .Those used t o 8work.ing under c o n t r o l l e d l a b o r a t o r y c o n d i t i o n s f i n d 1.:.d i f f i c u l t t o c o n s i d e r , s e r i o u s l y Pny o b s e r v a t i o n which i s n o t a v a i l z b l ei n recorded form f o r " q u a n t i t a t i v e i n s p e c t i o n . A s a m a t t e r of f a c t , tl?c:-make t h i s a c r i t e r i o n f o r a "hard case. On t h e o t h e r hznd, t h e r e a r ct h o s e , ~ i n c l u d i n g ~ s o m emembers o f t h i s Subcommittee, q a m i l i s r w i t h t h ei n t r i c i c i e s o f r e s e j r c h i n t h e complex and yncontrolTed l r b o r s t o r y o ft h e atmosphere, .who f i n d t h i s l e ~ sof a d e t e r r e n t . They d i s c o v e r p?ie,-a l l e l s .bebween :he UFO problem 2nd c e r t a i n atmospheric ~henomenaw h i c tf a l l i n t h e c l a s s of r p r e e v c n t s , A! r a r e eirent a l w ~ y si n v o l v e s ~t, f i r s t 2 q u e s t i o n . o f t h e r e a l i t y of P q u z l i t ~ t i v eo b s e r v z t i o n . L?ter,Is c i e n t i f i c i n v e s t i g ? t i o n , u s u ~ l l ycombining s t c t i s t i c s and ~ h y s i c , ~ ,r e -s o l v e s t h i s q u c s t i o n one way o r t h e o t h e r . I, Althouph t h e vniCrrsi.ty o f Colorado r c p o r t d e ~ l sq n l y w i i h a v e r ys m e l l S r e c t i o n of t h e exist in^ o b s e r v e t i o n s l : m r t e r i ~ +( l e s s t h e n I$),it o f f e r s i t s c l f J l e n o u g h s u b s t ~ n c eof t h e descrilbed s o r t : e s p e c i a l l y .ifa d d i t i b n z l i n f o r m ~ t i o n + e x t r p c t c dby McDonclc! is added t o some of # t h ec z s e s . I n f ? c t , : t h e Subcommittee f i n d s t h ~ tt h e orjpdsite conclusioncould h ~ v ebeen drzwn from i t s c o n t e n t , n?rnely, t h ~ ti ghenomenonw i t h such a h i g h r z t i o of: a n e x p l z i n c d c; s e s ( c b o u t 30%)should a r o u s es u f f i c i e n t s c i e n t i f i c c u r i o s i t y t o c o n t i n u e i t s studx.T h e , i s s u e seems t o b o i l down t o t h e q u e s t i o n : Arehwe j u s t i f i e d t oe x t r a p o l ~ t efr.orn 0.99 t o 1.00, inplying t h a t i f 99% 6f a l l o b s e r v p t i o n sczn be e x p l z i n e d ; t h e remaining 1%could z l s o b e explained.; or d o we .f a c e a s e v e r e p-oblcfi of s i g n a l - t o - n o i s e r a t i o ( o r d e ? of magnitude lo-; !II (Continued on n e x t p ~ ~ c :
  • 10. -- --UFO A p p r a i s a l , pzge 4 . SKYLOOKI n t h e opinion of t h e Subcommittee, t h i s q u e s t i o n must b e eskedc r i t i c a l l y and ob,je3ctivelyi n each i n d i v i d u e l c a s e . lr! c a s e s which don o t f i t t h e e x t r a p o l a t i o n a l t e r n a t i v e , the. f u r t h e r q u e s t i o n should beexplored: "Do t n e Y evidence common a t t r i b u t e s ? " It e p n e a r s t o t h e Sub-committee t h a t , - t h e U n i v e r s i t y of Colorado group has m d e no s e r i o u sa t t e m p t i n t h i s d i r e c t i o n , . If it i s a l r e a e y d i f f i c u l t . t o reach a consensus on what c o n s t i t u t e sa h ~ r dc a s e , i t appezrs even more d i f f i c u l t t o f i n d ayreement on t h ea d v i s a b i l i t y and imnortance of ~ r ~ r t , i n ~ : ~ dr e s e e r c h . As mentioned e z r l i e :i t l p p e a r s even more d i f f i c u l t , t c f j n d agreement on t h e a d v i s a b i l i t yand importance . o f contjnucd r e s e ~ r c h . Ls mentinncd e a r l i c r , i t i s e tt h i s point where t h o c o n t r o v e r s y o f t c n becomes hezted because c r i t e r i af o r such: assessment a r e not. well-defined.E a r l i e r , CondonTs s t ~ t e v e n twas quoted t h ~ tl t c l e ~ r l yd e f i n ~ d ,s p e c i -f i c s t u d * i e s . . . should be considered and supported." I n t h i s connectior:he c a l l s a t t e n t i o n t o "important a r e a s of ztmospheric o p t i c s , i n c l u d i n gradiowav,e propagation, 2nd of atmospheric e l e c t r i c i t y in, w h i ~ hp r e s e n tknowledge i s q u i t e incomplete. These t o p i c s czme t o our a t t e n t i o n i nconnection w i t h t h e i n t e r p r e t a t i o n of some UFO r e p o r t s , but t h c v a r ea l s o of fundamental s c i e n t i f i c i n t e r e s t , 2nd t h e y z r e r e l e v a n t t o p r z c t -i c a l problems r c k t e d t o t h e improvement of s a f e t y of m i l i t z r y 2nd c i v -i l i a n f l y i n g . "The Subcommittee f i n d s ; t h i s statdment of t h e Condon r e p o r t a b e t t c rc r i t e r i o n f o r s u p p o r t of UNC-related - s t u d i e s t h a n t h e c1ai.m by some ETHe x ~ o n e n t kt h ~ tUFO r e s e 2 r c h deser,ves maximum s u p p o r t e s long a s t h c r ei s a - g h o s t of a c h a n c e t h a t UFOs a r e e x t r a t e r r e s t r i p l veh$c.les, o r t h eo p p o s i t e claim t h a t proof f o r t h e ETH must be provided b e f o r e s e r i o u sc o n s i d e r a t i o n o f ; t h e UFO prcblem i s j u s t i f i e d . Both o p i n i o n s s t r i k et h e Subcommittee a s unwarrznted.We have a l r e a d y expressed our disenchantment with arguments ?boutt h e probability of t h e e x t r a t e r r e s t r i a l o r i g i n of UFOs, s i n c e t h e r e isn o t s u f f i c i e n t s c i e n t i f i c b a s i s a t t h i s timc t o t a k e a p o s i t i o n oneway o r t h e o t h e r . However, i n view of t h e i n f z n c y of o u r s c e i n t i f i cand t e c h n o l o g i c ~ lknowledge (approximate1.v one century,) , t h e ~ u b c o r n r ~ t-t e e would a g r e e w i t h t h i s s t s t e m c n t by Condon: "We m u s t - n o t Pssume thzi:we ? r e capable of i m ~ g i n i n gnow t h e scope and e x t e n t off f u t u r ~techno1o g i c e l development o f our own or any o t h e r c i v i l i z a t i o n , snd s o wt muc:-3guard p p z i n s t 2ssuminp t h z t - w e hsve 2nv c ~ p a c i t yt o imegine w h ~ ta morea d v ~ n c e ds o c i c t y would reg2rd a s i n t e l l i g e n t conduct." On t h e o t h e rhand, we f i n d no convincinp b a s i s f o r h i s s t e t e m e n t , i s s ~ f et oassume t h a t no ILE ( i n t e l l i p e n t l i r e elsewhere) from o u t s i d e of o u r ,s o l p r svsf,em hes any p o s s i b i l i t y of v i s i t i n g E ~ r t hi n t h e n e x t 10,000years." :(lllhen does one s t ~ r tc o u n t i n g ? )The q u e s t i o n a r i s c s whether t h e r e i s a need r t a l l t b s p s c u l a t e ona s ~ e c i f i ~ ch y p o t h e s i s , such a s ETH, i n o r d e r t o decide on t h e s i g n i f -i c z n c e of a s c i e n t i f i c problem, o r whether any known phenomenon i nq a t u r e lis worth i n v e s t i g ~ t i n g . We t h i n k j t i s , b u t we r c c o g n i z c ztt h e szme,time t h t t h e .UFO problcm may r e q u i r e expensive t o o l s o f *technoldgy. T h e r e f o r e , t h e questidon of c o s t , ~ r i o r i t y ;2nd r r l c t i v eimportanlce of t h i s ! problem w i t h i n t h e t o t a l spectrum of r e s e a r c h can-n o t be overlooked. (The UFO Subcommittee f t els t h c t the ETH, t a n t a l i z i n g though i t mayb e , should n o t be d r ~ g g e di n t o t h i s c o n s i d t L ,-1ti3n 2s it i n t r o d u c e san u n a s s e s s a b l e element of s p e c u l ~ t i o n ;but t h e Subcommitpee a l s ~s t r o n g l y ! f e e l s t h ? t , from a scientific and engineering: c+,;..~dpoint,. iti s unacc$ptabl. e t o simply igno-e s u b s t a n t i a l numbers of u ? ~ ~ p lainkrio b s e r v a t i o n s and co c l o s e t h e book c,S3ut them on t h e bAsis GIp r m a t u r e( S o r r y-- Will h e c o c c l ~ l l ~ d;n Fsbr:l-ry !7. :~r, -c?!? Ci.,:,
  • 11. C e l e s t i a l Skyrocket L i g h t e n s Texas S k i e s - - N O ~ . 27; 3-97;M E T E O R ? , - - . . - - - - - - ~ - . . - - - -4;t-~~~ Texans froin T e g a r k ~ n at o t h e South P l a i ~ s2nd s o u t h a -round San Antonio wcre exposed t o t h e b e a u t y of a b r i i -l i a n t f i r e b a l l Thursd3y morning--if t h e y werg--make.,It w ~ sd e s c r i b e d a s s o b r i g h t It momentarily t u r n e d n i g h t i n t o day,Most o b s e r v e r s s p e c u l ~ t e dt h a t i t was a m e t e o r i t e ."It ,was s o brl;gnc it almost blinded me," s ~ i dDzve Knspp, r e t u r n i n ghome from h i s job a s n i g h t managing e d i t o r of, t h e Lubbock A v ~ ~ l e n c h e -J o u r n a l . He s e t t h e time of t h e s p e c t ~ c l ea b o u t 1 : 1 4 a.m.Knappts newspaper r e p o r t e d t h e t l c e l e s t i ~ lsky r o c k e t , " 2s one w i t n e sd e s c r i b e d i t , - d i s a p p e z r e d a f t e r a second o r two 2nd a l o n g , t h r e a d l i k et r a i l o f smoke s t r e ~ m e da c r o s s the sky i n i t s w2ke.The f i r e b a l l , 2ppczring t o w ~ r dt h e e a s t o r s o u t h e a s t , w2s v i s i b l ea c r o s s t h e b r e e d t h of Texas s t a r t i n g a t Tuxarkana i n t k ~ es t 2 t e t s n o r t h -e 2 s t c o r n e r . F e d e r a l / . v i a t i o n A d m i n i s t r ~ t i o np e r s o n n e l s a i d p i l o t s tol::o f viewing t h e b r i g h t l i p h t a l s o i n t h e D z l l ~ s - F o r tWorth a r e a 2nd n e z rAlbuquerque 2nd Denver,One o r more m e t e o r i t e s apparently c r e z t e d t h e s p e c t a c l e , an FAAemploye s a i d .A t Flainview,, . 50 m i l e s n o r t h of Lubbock, m o t o r i s t B i l l y Ray t o l dPolicemzn Frknk Niblack a r e d 5211 appezred i n t h e s k y , t u r n e d b l u e a she watched and a p p e ~ r e dt o explode. Ray s z i d t h e - f r i r e S a l l was movingv e r y low i n t h e s k y .toward t h e west-northwest ,ttand looked l i k e burniingp i e c e s were f a l l i n g o f f a s i t moved."S t z t e patrolmen s a i d t h e y 2nd o t h e r o f f i c e r s f i e l d e d e x c i t e d i n -q u i r i ~ sfrom s c o r e s o f r e s i d e n t s i n a r e a s around Lubbock and Plainviewand gome c a l l e r s were convinced a plzne had c r a s h e d c l o s e by. No p l a n ewas qeported i n t r o u b l e . (Source, ttCorpus,C h r i s t i C z l l e r , " c r ~ d i t -C l i n t o n C u r t i s Williams, J r . )Kanspns See Sky Light --Nov. 27, 1970:: Thk f i r e b a l l which a p p a r e n t l yw a s c e n t e r e d over Texas e g r l y y e s t e r d a y ,wes r e p o r t e d 2 t s e v e r a l p o i n t si n Kansas. Allen Foulk, a PTederzl A v i a t i o n a d m i n i s t r a t i o n o f f i c i a l a tHutchinson, s a i d he s ~ wt h e phenomenon, which appezred t o be a n explo-s i o n i q t h e sky; i n t h c southwest, towzrd Dodge,,City. U n i d e n t i f i e dp i l o t r e p o r t e d s i g h t i n g it a s ,he f1e.w between $ G r e a t Bend and Dodge Cit!-and a n o t h e r s i g h t i n g was r e p o r t e d ~t McConnell Air Force b ~ s e ,W i c h i t z -( S o u r c e , "The ~ a n s a sC i t y Timestt) , -B r i i h t ~ r i ~ h tFlzshes, Ac-ross O k l a h o ~ aSky -- Nov. 2,7: A b r i g h t l i g h f .p o s s i b l y from a m ~ t e o r ,f l a s h e d over C e n t r ~ lOklahoma 2nd a wide s e c t i o cof t h e n 2 t i o n ear-ly Thursday.0 k l ~ h o m a city r ~ d i p s t s t i o n KOWA s e i d it hed r e c e i v e d repoets eboutt h e l i p h t from North Dakota t o Mexico and from Nevadz $9 Tennessee.Witnesses said ,the l j p h t w ~ sv i s i b l e over: t h e OJl~homa C i t y a r e a s b -out 1 a . m . ( S o u r c e , ttbrkzn.sc7~G 2 ~ e t t e , ~ ~credit--LOU F ~ r l s h ), -------------------------------------------------------------_____________-_-_-_----_____-_--__----------------------Now you can tiave t h e famous s c i e n c e f = c t i o n STAR TREK series onyour clwn-mono o r , l s t e r ~ ot a p e r e c o r d e r . ,Tapes c a n b e p r d e r e d i n s t e r e so r rnorio~-for p r i c e list, w r i t e Ray and [Koehnke SoundrTrack recording^^1221 E a s t Esplanade Rve. davenport, Ia.. -52803. ]--Ad v---- ---- - ---- - - --- -- -- - .,- - . - -- -. . . -- I ,_ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _.---- - -- - - - --U F O ~D:own UnderGiven on t h e Paul H ~ r v e yNews, Dec. 8, 1970--there h a s been a rack1of UFq s i g h t i n g s i n A u s t r a l i a d u r i n g t h e p a s t weeks?j i n p ~ r t . i c l ~ l a r ,as e r i e s .of s i g h t i , n g s ovgr a copper mine l o c a t e d n e a r P e r t h where ano b j e c t has been ,observed, b numerous i n d i v i d u s l s . Wed l i k e more ont h i s ! ( Credit--Ted P h i l l i p s,f ,I
  • 12. SPACE NEWS-.- -------..----.----M e t e o r i t e witlh P,mtqo Acids S - v r s B e l i e f of L i f ~i n___-_- - _ _ ..- _..- _ - _ _ ----- . - --- --------?;;;?ride-- A m e t e ~ - .,t. which f c i nepr IJiurc:,~~o:~:!us-------t r z l i a , l ~ s t~ e a rw s found t o c o n t a i n ?mino a c i d s ,t h e b u i l d i n g blocks o f 0 l i f e , which s u g g e s t s t h e p o s s i b i l i t y of l i f eelsewhere i n t h e t h e N a t i o n a l Aei-onzutics & Space Adminis-t r a t i o n r e p o r t e d . The filrst positiire i d e n t i f i c ~ t i o nof ?mino acidso r i g i n p t i n g o u t s i d e Ezrthwas mede by s c i e n t i s t s z t NASAs Ames 2e-s e a r c h Center c7t Mquntzin View; C z l i f .D r . C y r i l Ponnamperumz, t h e c h i e f s c i e n t i s t , s a i d it probzbly WFSt h e f i r s t conclusive proof of e x t r a t e r r e s t r i a l chemlcal evolution*, t h echemical p r o c e s s e s t h ~ tprecede t h e beginning of l i f e . NASA noted t h a tamino a c i d s and o t h e r cgomplex organic molecules, o r hydrocc7rbons, havebeen found i n m e t e o r i t e s b e f o r e , but , t h e s e might h ~ v e,been t h e r e s u l tof cont3mination a f t v r impact w i t h E ~ r t h .The meteorite from which samples were t ? k t n i s believed. t o hsve or-g i n a t e d i n t h e b e l t of a s t e r o i d s , o r s m a l l p l a n e t s , which o r b i t mostlybetween Mars and J u p i t e r .NASA lsaid t h e m c t e o r i t e l i k e v i r t u a l l y 2 1 1 o t h c r s , is 4.5 b i l l i o ny e z r s o l d . S c i e n t i s t s b e l i e v e E a r t h and o t h c r p l a n e t s were formed t h z tl o n g ago from a g a s cloud. ( S o u r c e , "Buffalo Evening Ntws , I f c r e d i t -Michael M. P. G i n t e r )B a l l Lightning May be ~ u c 1 e z . rReactor -- The mysterious end s t a r t l i n gphenomenon of b a l l l l g h t i i i n g m2y c?ctuzlly be a n s t u r ~ l .neclecr r e a c t o ri n o p e r a t i o n , thr,ce Golorado s c i e n t i s t s s u g g t s t i n t h e c u r r e n t i s s u eof 9fNztureT1magzzine.B e l l l i g h t n i n g i s a h i p h l p luminous globe z p p e ~ r i n gi n pre2s ofc o n s i d e r ~ b l ee l e c t r i c a l a c t i v i t y , e s i n storms:T%ny i n s t a n c e s have bcerrecorded showing t h z t i t possesses r e l a t i v e l y enormous energy. Yet itdoes n o t explode. I t s s u s t a i n e d , r s t h e r t h a n e x p l o s i v e , r e l e a s e ofpower i s ev?denced,by many c z s e s where it s h p t t e r e d wooden l o g s , c u t .metal c ~ b l e s2nd did other d ~ m ~ g ep o s s i b l e o n l y from a s u r p r i s i n g arnoun.of continued power.Previous t h e o r i e s t o Fccount f o r t h e - h u g e b u t r e h t i v e l y slow energyr e l e a s e and f o r t h e behavior of b a l l l i r h t n i n g a r e found wenting. ?Thisei n c l u d e t h e i d e a t h ? t . b p l l l i g h t n i n e might be a Sphcre of i o n i z e d a i ro r pla sma . IThe s c i e n t i s t s s u ~ g e s tt h z t , i f tornadoes o r i n t e n s e thunderstormsc r e a t e a s u f f i c i e n t l y hiph c o n c e n t r a t i o n of i s o t o p e s of oxygen (1-17),n i t r o g e n ( N - 1 5 ) o r f l o u r i n e (F-17) p l u s hydrogen p r o t o n s , t h c s c couldi n t e r ~ c t ii n a n u c l e ~ rrc?tht:r t h a n merely chemical f a s h i o n , 2nd produceb e t a r a y s ; which i n t u r n decay t o emit e n o t h e r n u c l e ~ rp ~ r t i c l e ,p o s i -t r o n s . The r e l a t i v e l y long k l f - l i f e of t h e o x y g e n and f l o u r i n e i s o -t b p e n u c l e i could account f o r t h e s u s t z i n e d n a t u r e of t ~ eb ? l l l s emi-s s i o n o f ! e n i r g y end t h e p o s i t r o n s , d i s s o c i ~ t i n gsurrounding r i r n o l e c d ~ nf o r t h e a t t e n d a n t glow. (Source, "Arkansas Democratf; c r e d i t - Lou ~ a r i s i i ;Science Says E z r t h Germs Live on Moon -- Nov. 1 5 , 1970: S c i e n t i s t si n t h e Lunar Receiving-Laboratory ? t t h e U. S. Space Center a t Houstonreportla!comrnon germ from c ~ r t happc?rcntly survived t,hrke y e z r s i n t h eh o s t i l e environment of t h e moon. The r c p o r t cemc follohling ti?&d i s ~ o v i ; r , ~ ~of t h e b a c t e r i a on a t e l e v i s i o n camera r ~ t u r n c dt o e ~ r t hby t h e Apoll512 crewmen,Ident%fied a s s t r e p t o c c u s m i t i s , t h e m i c r o - o r g ~ n i s mw ? s found ont e l e v i s i o n camera which Astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bc?n removedfrom t h e Surveyor III ,un-manned moon l a n d e r d u r i n g t h e i r moon welk l c s tNovember.! Surveyor 1111 landed on t h e moon i n 1967. The. germ w ~ sprcb-a b l y e x p e l l e d by a workmanls b r e a t h and d e p o s i t t d on t h c camerz i n at e s t b e f d r e t h e Survevor was l a u n c h ~ d . It cPmc t n l i f e 7. . g c L x 31.growth media . ( - l , . ( I I . V;>IG U o c ...? % : .-" !.-
  • 13. A Catalog of Missouri UFO Cases: 1857-1970 . . . By Ted ~ h i l l i ? ~Any i n q u i r y should r e f e r 50 t h e f i l e number and b e addressed t o TedP h i l l i p s , P . 0. B&X 615, S e d a l i a , Mo. 1%. P h i l l i p s would l i k e t o hea?from anyone having i n f o r m a t i o n .on any c a s e l i s t e d a s D l . The l i s t i n gbegan i n t;h,e October i s s u e of SKYLOOK: Back i s s u e s a r e ~ v a i l ~ b l e .jf F i l e # Dete, , L o c a t i o n Time. D e s c r i p t i o n o f I n c i d e n t Ra:i.l?g- --67 229,I- Weston .. - - D l68 1 7 2 , - , Owensville - - D l69 176 - Tipton - Nighc, two v ~ i t n e s s e s D l70 25 1-12-67 J o p l i n - ,Meteor-like D-71 26 1-13-67 S p r i n g f i e l d 1700 Disc, photograph, 2 w i t . B73 28 1 - 1 6 Poplar B l u f f - Night C74 29 1-19-67 S i k e s t o n - .Paced a i r c r a f t C75 3 0 1-20-67 S p r i n g f i e l d - Night, 3 w i t ; s t a r - l i k e C76 152 1-20-67 Brad-leyville - Nipht, s e e n from s i r c r ~ f t D l77 31 1-20-67 ~ r s v o i sMills - Night, hovered B78 32 , 1-22-67 Kansas C i t y - Night, r e d d i s h 1;iipht D l79 33 1-23-67 K a n s z s C i t y - R e d n n d - g r e e n l i g h t mass D l80 3 4 1-28-67 S t . Louis - Night, diamond-shaped C81 35 2-1-67 S e d a l i a - Night, s t ~ r - l i k e(Venus?) D82 36 2-8-67 Cresden - - Night,, s t z r - l i k e (Venus?) D83 150 2-?-67 S t . Louis 2 w i t . , 3 o b j e c t s s e e n B84 157 2-?-67 Camdenton - Night, nepr ground, 1 v ? i t . Dl$5 37 2-11-67 K ~ n s ~ sC i t y - Near ground, 2 w i t n e s s e s D l86 38 2-14-67 Tuscurnbis . 0700 Lsnding, o c c u p s n t s , d a y l i g h t AI t ( Continued Next Month)- - - - 2 - - - _ - _ - _ _ _ - _ _ - _ _ I - _ _ - - _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ - - - - - - - - - --------_---__---_-__-_-_____--__--------_------ ----A t t e n t i o n , ReadersdWhat, is t h e c u r r e n t s t a t b s of t h e n o t i o n p t c t u r e documentarye n t i ; t l e d "UFO - U n i d e n t i f i e d F l y i n g ObjectslT purchased - byClarence Green-Russell Rouse P r o d u c t i o n s , Sam Goldwyn S t u d i o s , 8 -Hollywood, C a l i f . , and r e l e a s e d by; United Artists i n 1956? - ,Who owns i t today? Their a d d r e s s ? Is it a v a i l a b l e f o r showing ,a t a , r e n t a l fee? P l e a s e send t h i s & i n f o r m a t i o n, t o SKYLOOK.I1-------------------_-----_------------5------------_------_-----_-~===========-==----==ELRLY,IN 1971 a d i r e c t o r y l i s t i n g persons and b u s i n e s s e s i n t e r e s 5 e ;i n any o f t h e psychic scic-nces:, unusual a c t i v i t i e s , metaphysicals;tudied,, UFOs or Bnything of a peranormal n ~ t u r ew i l l :be published.One purpose i s t o meke. correspondence between pprsons throughout t h eworld who s r e i n t e r e s t e d ( i n p ~ r t i c u - l a rs u 3 j e c t s , a p r e c t i c n l thing.N~mesand a d d r e s s e s w i l l belprovided w i t h key codes rindicsting s p o c i -f i c i n t e r e s t s . Business s e r v i c e s a v a i l a b l e , p u b l i c o t i o n s a n d n r o d u c t swill be shown i n a d d i t i o n t o i n d i v i d u a l s . k l o c a l i t y 4nd& w i l l e n a b kt r a v e l e r s t o know who. and what i s a v z i l 3 b l e in;ny ?real 2s w e l l 2 s ,t h e i r i n a e r e s t s . A W O f S WHO I N THE PSYCHIC WORLD will! b e included i nt h e d i r e c t o r y . If YOU want - t o be included * i n t h e d i r e c < o r y , w r i t e n o ra f r e e brochure. R e g i s t r e t i o n--- dendline,--Jan.--.- 31. 1971. I IIT h e PSYCHIC REGISTER INTERNATICNALP. 0. BOX 1 1 2 g 8 B Pk1rxri-ix Ari 3 4 bn:~ G6317
  • 14. . ..-,:. .S.hort N0te.s ..- - --- -<------ .In ~ ~ ~ ~ s ~ 1970we llsed an s r t i c l e " H e l l o , gown The: .". ..f r o n ?Twin-- C i r c l e ? 7 2nd d e a l i n g with- fTt.::~:bo?.l.c.;;e?rt;iit h e o r y ? which brought more . l e t t & s from t h e r-eiders t h a x 2ny o t h e ra r t i c l e e v e r a . ~ ~ e a r i . r : ~- i n SKYL,OC;.K.. Wfii>l.e.some:-conside.red:it a l o t ofnonsense hn:@ 0,5,? of . p ~ T c e ~i n o u r u f o z i n e , o t h e r s foukd some merit i nt h e theor-ie,s&and-wetr.e.. , sti.l.1-.gt..t.ting -letters.- Guillermo .Aldunati,e d i t o r of "A. 0, A. I n t c r n a t i o n c ? l T 1wrote from L r g e n t i n a r e c e n t l y : 1:. . , r e a d , w i t h i n t e r . e s t about y o u r i.nformation zbout.<khe UFO s i g h t e d i n . A n t a r c t i c a ; w e l l , I r e a l l y can s 2 y t h a t I i n t e r v i e w e d one of t h e . .witness,es who s i g h t e d t h e b r i g h t n b j e c t and he s g i d t h a t t h e s t r + r i g e ,. . obje.ct ;was something he had n e v e r seen b e f o r e . Thzt s i g h t i n g t o o k .:.pl$c,e .?!,bout f lye, y e a r s .,ago,;.~.nawadaysr e p o r t s f r o m t h e .South Pole are::still1 ciorning t o o u r ofSice.s..lf .l"J b e l i e v e h e , was, r e f c r r i n g t o l T h t a r c t i eSaucerTS i g h t i n g ,Reportedll.?lso. iri. August 1970 "fs,sue. He a l s o . Hgd somen i c e , t h;lngs t o . s$y. about SKY:LOOK,.. . end ,weappi-ec<a,,te,,t s a t. C.ornerfT. ... . .According t o c omments. ~ f r o m . . t he r e a d e r s ;,."The ;Astronomy se.erst o be t h e most popul-ar:f e s t u r e :in SKYLOOK a s . it i s most . f r e q u s n t l y men-t.ioned b.y reeders,.who renew their s u b s c r i p t i o n s 2nd ,mike a conment . o rtwo on t h e back of t h e s u b s c r i p t i o n -blank. W.hy donTt YOTJ .wr,ite a fewl i n e s t o t e l l us, whpt :you l i k e : -best---21-so,, anj t h i n g ?bout S,KYLOOK. . you;d i s l i k e ! (.md weT-ll, t r y to..do b e t t e r ; ) : . .. - S e v e r a l h ~ v ewr,it,.ten.u s - t h e y :p r e f e r a - f r o n t -page o f . report:s t o .-.,. . . . - , . . .a lTcover.",,so.we have...decidkd.:t o I fol-low t h e i l ; sup.pestio.n-..Fl!e r e a,lways,s h o r t o f 5 . p ~c e end can..use. thatii e x t r a pege -(jbd.;3avssus-money t o o !1.S o r r y $bout t h e a b r u p t b r e a k . : i n t h e UFO . A p p r z l s a l article--we:. jc u t . . t h e,s,tenc.i.ls:£.or . t h e , e n t i r e a r t i c l e 2nd i n t e n d e d u s i n g i t - - b u t ; .j u s t , ,h5d : t o l e a v e o u t . a ,:couple pages i n - o ~ d e r".tornzke ,1700111 f o r c u r r e n trep0r:t.s .,,:I,t,.wi.ll,be. . c ~ q c l u d . e di n the Februa;ry. i s s u e .!AS %id-begin t h i s new, !ye?r, :we a ~ a i . r i . ~ h & $ ko u r s t a f f f o r t , h e i r . . . .suppo,~,t.!.and.co.oper?tion ..-December i s a -bus-y month,for everyone , b u tFvery meiriber: of the s t a f f t u r n e d i n c o p y e . a r l y t h i s month s o Ye Edc ~ u l d-get.-.SKYLOOKi n t h e m a i l o n t h e 24th and l f r e l a x n on Christmas:. . , ,- .Day, and w e r e happy ebout th.at--but n o t surpi-ised, o u r s t a f f , neverf a i l s us.: . . . , . , ... - .T,ho:nks:,to;e l l t h e .r e a d e r s who renew t h e i r subscrip&ibn,si.nd sendi n articiles.rel?ting-to-UF0s--andthankst o o t o - t h e e d i t o r s o f o t h e rufozinesi w i t h whom: we c o r r e s p o n d - and exchange ideas, Our. good r e i i t i o n -s h i p i . s : ~ v ~ l u e d. . . arid;w e . , h d p e t o c o n t i n u e t o m e r i t your g o o d w i l l 2nd, :. . . . , .f r i e n d s h i p ..,. ... . . . ,. .--Ye Ed . . . .------------------L-----------.-----------~---L--~i~-..------1---------5------------------------------__-__. - . . - . .. 8, .~ h k t . ~ ? d e ~ l > s ~all.i n ~ i - m & Squzre? . . I i :*The ba@e e y e !.of C l i n t 1. JVilliams found a "flying~.~ob-ject!?:,i n . , .a- "New YorkTirnesT1l ( Dec. 2 , 1970) r e p o r t which a p p a r e n t l y missed tfienotic-epof other r e a d e r s , a s we h: t.enrt seen it quoted ~~~~~~~~e a s :yet,he. . . city1s.Actirig. B u i l d i n g s .C.ommissioner,:told~.t h e ~imes,he. was 9n%st--i f i e d T T after: a two+day . i n v e s t i g a t i o n a s t o whet had caused ~ w os h e e t s - ,,of . p a , s s! to. . f a l l . f$on a. 5G-st.ory b u i l d i n g . under c o n s t r u c t i o n , i n Times:S q u a r e ,on. Satur6,ay::night. The f a l l i n g g l a s s i n j u r e d one, m a r i ~ n d .,a, blbqko f west L4th S t r e e t was , c l o s e d t o - t r e f f i c e s s p r e c a u t i o n . a f t e r t h ea c c i d e n t l s h o u t 8:130 PM.%Ins p e c t o r s could f i n d no . oaus!?: for f a l l -i n g p%aslsand M. Minskoff, hesd . o f t h e c v ~ l k t , r u c t i o nd e p s r t m e n t , s a i i .he was e c j u a l l y bewilldered. "El t.her a f l y i n g ,objc0 t h i t :the windows, l1.I .he s a i d , " o r j I; ~ 2 5 .s~.!)~,.k..q:;r~." An." ~ i r ~ i . r l ~ n + . jf j cJ: fl)/i~.!~.:,)!-,.:-.. t: t. 1.. oo !.. . . . . , .
  • 15. No. 1 0 i n a s e r i e s of pre-1947 UFO r e p o r t s .Cherleston, S. C . , N E ~& COURIER-- Dec. 31, 1893--Mr. H. K. C o r b e t iof S t . C h a r l e s , Sumpter Co., v i s i t e d t h e o f f i c e s of t h e NEWS & COUHIERy e s t e r d a y a f t e r n o o n t o c a l l t a t t e n t i o n t o an astronomical phenomenonof which he w 2 s an eye w i t n e s s - He s a i d t h a t y e s t e r d a y morning w h i l ehe W ~ Son a t r a i n on t h e L J i l r f l i n ~ t o n ,Columbia and Augusta R a i l r o x l gc-i n g . f r o m Sumpter t o F l o r e n c e , and w h i l e i n t h e immediate neighborhoodof Timmonsville,- t h e passengers were s t s r t l e d by a g r e a t and suddenl i g h t i l l u m i n a t i n g t h e c o u n t r y and t h e i n t e r i o r of t h e c a r . He lookedo u t of t h e window and saw i,n t h e s k y , p a s s i n g over t h e t r a i n , an o b j e c tresembling t h e moon i n s i z e and c o l o r , b u t with a long vppory t r a i l .t h e o b j e c t passed v e r y r a p i d l y i n a r o r t h e 2 s t d i r e c t i o n , b u t f i n z i l yseemed t o s t a n d s t i l l i n t h e sk-y about -15 d e g r e e s a b o v e t h e horizcn.The t e i l w 2 s n o t s t e a d y but assumed d i f f e r e n ? . sh?pes, a t one t i m e l i k et h e l e t t c r G , b u t it a t l a s t bec~rnen e ~ r l yp e r p e n d i c u l a r . The o b j e c twas s t i i l v i s i b l e . 2 t s u n r i s e , looking l i k e a s m a l l moon, b u t t h e t e i lhad d i s a p p e ~ r e d . ( C r e d i t - - J a n A l d r i c h )No. 6 of t h e S e r i e s !The 1897 N y s t e r i o u s A i r s h i p nResearch by Walter H. Andrm, Omaha, Neb:,ApPil 12--The m y s t e r i o u s a i r s h i p , whlch h a s causedt h e v e r a c i t y of many r e p u t a b l e , c i t i z e n s t o b e q u e s t i o n e d , promises t obe c l e a r e d up w i t h i n a , few -days #through t h e medium o f .the trans-Iqiss-i s s i p p i e x p o s i t i o n . L i t h e r t h i s )is t h e f z c t o r a stupendous hoax i s t o b e perpeerated :on t h e e x p o s i t i o n a u t h o r i t i e s , :the f i r s t m a i ly e s t e r d a y S e c r e t a r y Wakefield r e c e i v e d a l c t t c r d s t e d a t Ornzh~andb e a r i n g t h e postmark Omahe. :,The l e t t e r was s i g n e d Ilk. C. Clintons andread 2s f o l l o w s : ,"To t h e Exposit i o n directors^: .My i d e n s y up t o - d a t e has?been unkndi.m,b u t ,I ~$11come tom t h e front.now>, i f you g u ~ r z n t e eme $~170,000squ?re5f e e t of ~ s p p c e . I am t h e famous a i r g h i p c o n s t r u c t o r and w i l l g u a r a n t e eyou posiltively o f t h i s f a c t i n 3 week. The a i r s h i p i s my own imnvcn-t i o n , and e s I am a n Omaha m2n I wish i t t o be h e l d a s 2n Omzha ,inven-t.ion. It w i l l c a r r y s a f e l y twenty people t o a, h e i g h t of f r o m 10,000t o 20,0010 f e e t . I , t r u l y beli-eve -1 h ~ v et h e g r e a t e s t i n v e n t i o n and d i s -covcry e b e r made. Will s e e you A p r i l 17, 1@7, a t t h e h e a d q u n r t e r ~ . ~The w r i t e r gave .no addri.ss~..The anount o f space asked f o r by t h e ,w r i t e r of t h i s ! l e t t c r i s ncaray*t h i r t y - f i v e h c r e s . I(Continued n e x t mont-h)W A N T E D ~Books by Morris Jessup--"A Cfse f o r t h e UFOu and "The Ex-panding Case f o r t h e UFO." W i l l buv o r t r e d e . Write I r s . . M s e J e n n e t t ,Box 277,;Beckemeyer) I l l . , 62219. Acjlv,----------------------------2-------------------------------------2---1 1 %FOR SALE: UFO p h o t o s ) s l i d e s , books e t c . F r e e UFO s l i d e w i t h e a d h -o r d e r . Write: Mark R. H e r b i t r i t t , 967 T h e r e s i a S t . , S t : ~ b r ~ ~ sPa.15857.---------____-- . __ . _ _Fidv,-__---_-___ _-- _ - 7 _ - = _= --- .>---- - ., --__ .--..- -- . -- -- . --- - . :_ihiANTED: Missouri UFO r e p o r t s , o l d and new. Send t o Ted Phillip..;,P. 0. Box 615, S e d a l i a , Mo., 65301. ~ d v ,
  • 16. Organiz2tion -.The UFO Study p o u of G r e z t e r S t . Louis--- met Sunday,No+,es ~ e i ~ tt h p id:?:! P e l n ~ ~ c l ~ ehome. 2nd some groundwork w ~ sdone f o r t h e ~ i d w c i t~ r 0 ~ o n f e r ~ n c e - t obc.h e l d i n S t . Louis, June 12. h committee meeting wass e t up f o r Dec. 1 3 t h . R o s e t t a Holmes announced anopen-to-the-public p z n e l t a l k on UFOs w i l l be h e l d a t Breese, I l l . ,! Jan. 10th. (Art E p s t c i n , R e p o r t e r )John S c h u e s s l e r , D i r e c t o r of t h e UFO Study Group of Greater St.L o u i s , 2 1 ~ 0 MUFON S t p t e D i r e c t o r of N i s s o u r i , addressed an et,tt-ntiveaudience of more7t h a n 200 a t -Linden$%-ood. -.. -- - College, S t . C h e r l e s , No.,Dec. 2nd. H i s s u b j e c t was "The UT:* 4 Challenge t o Science1 Mr.S c h ~ e s s l e ra l s o appecrkd on t h e ---B1,--- Ej--e l d program on. KPLR-TV, Chennel11, K O ~ . 27.Michigan members of t h e , A e r i a l Fh~p7ornena Research O r g a n i z a t i o n , o rany r e ~ d e r sof t h i s publication, a1.e ~ v i t e dt o wl-fLte o r c a l l -C l i n t o nCui-tis-Williams, Jr. 662 Main S t . , Itochester, Michigan 48063, ( 3 1 3 F -651-3789, concesFsg c u r r e n t S t a t e of N i c h i g ~ nA .P.R.O. a c t i v i t i e s . AD e t r o i t - a r e a A-P.R.O. suh:,r?up, ,k,e T.O.S., has been f o r t h e p z s t twomonths, meeting- i n Rochc*:: c r e v e r y o t h e r S a t u r d a y ; t o consider- f i e l dr e s e a r c h a c t i v i t i e s , and rll;!n l e c s u r e s , s c - r n i n ~ r s ,and o t h e r p u b l i cp r e s e n t z t i o n s of t h e prot-ims and challenges-of? m a t e r i a l i s t i c LIFOf i e l d r e s e p r c h . This i n v i t a t i o n i s c o r d i a l l y extended t o persons whos h a r e t h i s i n t e r e s t . (C.C, Vlill-izrns, J r . 9Rondld M. F,nders~n_~-W!9PkM~IlFON----- Communicetions D i r e c t o r , ofR t . 5 , Box 511. W. TJJ2f-e Shore ~ ~ r i v e ,-Chi-pp~waF a l l s , W i s . 54729, w r i t e st h a t t h e first MUFON-Radio -net h e l d -Nov. 6 i n . t h e 75 -Meter Band 2 t afrequency of 3.975 Nhz ?t, 0200 GMT, f i v e i s t a t i o n s checkcd i n ; and s i xa t t h e second n e t on Nov. 30th. Upcoming d a t e s 2 r e Dee* 17, Jan;9$Jan, 2 5 , Feb. 10: Feb, 26, March 1 4 , .March 3 0 t h . ~ e e p t h e s ei n yourmemo p ~ d .-Mr.-hnderson w i l l remind t h e r e g u l p r o p c r e t o r s end S t 7 t eD i r e c t o r s of t h e s e d a t e s end hopes t o g e t -new o p e r a t o r s . You cpn r e a c ?$Ron a t t h e a d d r e s s g i v e n . His home phone is 723-1729, a r e a code 715,. and h i s work phone i s 723-4441. - ,R o s e t t a Holmes r e t u r n e d t o C a r l y l e , I l l . , Dec. 5 from a v a c z t i o nt r i p ) L O ( she z.nd Dick stopped t o . v i s i t -Ye Ed en r o u t e )- ~ n dhasbeen up t o h e r e 2 r s i n u f o - r e l ~ t e d p r o j e c t s e v e r s i n c e . She a s k s ,us1t o inform t h e many who have c ~ l l c dand w r i t t e n t h ~ tshe WILL g e t a-round t o answering a l l m a i l and c a l l s 2s f:,st 2s p o s s i b l e . H ~ v i n g,the mi sf or tun^ of 6reckir.g h e r g l a s s e s , she w2.s f u r t h e r delayed i nkeeping up w i t h h e r work--but -evenf on v a c a t i o n , Rosie plugged SKYLOOKand s e n t i n s u b s c r i p t i s o n s ! S i n c e t h e f i r s t of necember she h3s h ~ da r t i c l e s published i n , t h e I l l i n o i s . p r e s s , attend-ed th:e .UFO ~ x t t i n g-aL Z i i i i , ralmbergs, t r a c k e d down dome UFO s l g h t l n g s , ancl appc?rt;d onc e n t r a i i a , 111. llHot. Line" program on Radio .WILY, and, i s i.orKing onp l a n s fior a UFO 5 ~ c ~ u r . et o be p r e s e n t e d a t a h i g h s c h o o l i n h e r a r e a ,And s h e w i l l zax:-- * t h c T 3 --ti - b~ B r c e s e , I l l . , Jan. 1 0 t h . Wed o u b t t h i s coversAaii of h e r z%;vit?es, ss t h i s i s bking w r i t t e nDee.. l5,th-- a n o t h e r h ~ l f - m o n t h t o go b e f o r e t h i s i s s u e i s cbfijjl&&( b u t were t r y i n g t o g e t o u t e a r l 1.If we were handing o u t a w r d s For our selection o f Women !of theYear r e ufology, ,Rosetta Holrnts would certainly be ou. choice--and -t h e , M2ri of t h e Year .Aw?rd------- --- would have t o . go t o Walt flndrus--hiswork a s D i r e c t o r of NUFON speaks -for i t s e l f . Keep up t h e good work i n 1971.--Ye EdI I, 1
  • 17. Landing Case in,JQuebec., Canada : T3e- Reports From Other Countrieo -- ---. ---............................ s i g h t i n g i n v o l v e s a M r . Adrien Boldur,40, a miner- working w i t h t h e f s b e s t o aC o r p o r a t i o n l s Normandie mine i n Thetford Mines, Quebec. It occurreda t about 11:30 p.m. I,ugust 1 5 , 1970, about 4 m i l e from B o l d u c l s home,He saw a l a r g e neopolitan-coloured b a l l of l i g h t (,red on t o p , w h i t ei n t h e middle and blue on t h e b o t t o n i ) descending toward t h e ground. Hee s t i m s t e d it W ~ S50 f e e t i n diametdr. - A f t e r it had r e s t e d on, o r clos!;t o , t h e ground t h e c o l o u r changed t o red.momentarily. Then t h e o b j e c tbecame w h i t e f o r a , s h o r t int,erv;ll. A p p r c n t l y s e v e r a l - c a r s passed byon a nearby road and a s t h e y d i d s o , t h e l i g h t s went o u t , o n l y t o r e -appepr a f t e r t h e v e h i c l e s had passed, During t h e l ~ s ti n t e r v a l wheret h e l i g h t s were e x t i n ~ u i s h e d , ~t h e UFO z y p ~ r c n t l yt o o k i t s l e a v e f o r itd i d not r e a p p e a r a g a i n a f t e r t h z t . The Bolduc s i p h t i n e w2s t h e o n l y on-of s e v e r a l UFO r e n o r t s a t Thetford Mlnes t h ~ tevening. ,However, the.important f e ~ t u r eof ~ o l d u c ~ s pccount is t h e f c c t t h r t ,impressionswere found i n t h e a r e a where t h e o b j e c t had a l l e a g e d l y hovered,A number of squared i m p r i n t s 20" by 20" were s c a t t e r e d over t h ea r e a . Seven hoof - l i k e mmerkins and, numerous 1 i n c h c i r c l e s ; coveredt h e ground. C e r t a i n l y t h e llhoofll marks hsve been -reported numeroustimes +before a s have t h e s r n a l l c i r c l e s , which I feel emphasizest h e importance of t h i s czse: I hope more d e t ~ i lw i l l -be forthcoming.( C r e d i t , Brian C.Caannon, of Winnipeg. He o b t e i n e d t h i s r e p o r t froma group c a l l e d - PROXETER, of Qucbec, )11 F l y i n g C r a f t k t t s c k k d Mef1 . Translati-on from Hebrew n e w s p ~ p e r"Yadiot P , h a r x ~ t ~ ~( The L z t e s t News) Nov. 1 0 , 1970;. .by. A. Cohn fromC ~ p e n ~ a g e n :" A Ndrw&&&<. d r i v e r , Nr. ?-aid& $alwasen :.from G r i s t i n - ::s i n d :told t h i s st,ory: tlit was4:40"P,?l. , . l a s t Tuesd.ay. 1,-:drove o n asideLr0a.d when a l l bf: a .sudden I w5s blinded by.. a; s.trong5.1ight.( 3.t:. . ,t h i s time and s-eason it;i s ; d a r k i n Norw~y).. - . I l e f ~.th.e,:c a r - ?nd c-leg?--, .l y s a w a huge, -round lobj g c t .aboutl.O meters -away..;li,s.:,fara s I could.. - tell,:!;he obj e c t z :f l o a t e d about 10 meters from t h e . ground.. I t s dia.- . .meter was s b o u t ! 2 0 m e t e r s ; its h e i g h t a t . . t h e c e n t e r h a s :30 meters . .and o n l y . a b o u t , . ~ pc e n t i m e t e r s a t t h e edges. .A,toweriof ?bout 2 meters. 8. , ., .. : ,. .; I. , ,.. .. .was s i t u a t e d on i t s c e n t e r . I .- l 1 j ? l 1 of a suddcn 1 .was - h i t b y something 2nd ,fell.to.-the:ground .a ; I1, -When f " g o t up,. ,.saw the,..cr?ft cd.isappe,-rink i n t o t h e ,rsky, l e a v i n g be-hind a cold wave. ,The Iniiri-6r . i n my c a r was, bro:ken. ,I!s.sw-no,l i f e . irn ;t h e cr5ft.11 (Credit.;P r t ~ ~ s t e i n : w h oobtained it. from M r . E l i Mitizon,.. ,of I s r a e l a n d f ormerlyb f st: , ~ o u i s..) . - . . , . . . . .llSpidemanll R-obk C.$ifirig i n Svdney , ~ u s t r a l i ai .The. I0,ct. 4,1970 .. . .,llSun-Hera.ld., 1. ofiSydn,ey,,,Australia , re,poit;ued..the.,di.$c.overy, .of -a.we:i:rdAboriginal r o c k - ~ ~ r v : i ~ , ~o f a f i g u r e whi-ch appe+rs.-to!b.e w e a r i n g a . - . , is p a c e helmeh) 2nd a lelading S y d n e y a r i t h r o p o l o p ~ ~ t . s ~ . $ s- t h e d r a v ~ i n ~could b e used tb 1 support a S w i s s s c i e n t i s t ls the,dry.,.that sp,zcernen... , .., :v i s i t i d t h e e n r t l i t h o u s i n d s o€ y e a r s ago. ,. Hewn i n out,.l.ijne-,-.iona Xerge. , . If l a t r o c k a i o n g s i d e -3 s t r t a m 2nd f o u r mile-s from t h e kel.1-known csrvlinr.of M t . Ku-ring-pai , t h e carving,i s o f . a s t o c k y sppirqntl!-yhuman f i g u r ew i t h ufistretched :!arms.that end i n p.0inted~c1a.w-likehknd1:s. .The:.fi;kureiis , w e ~ k i n g,.a smakl. dome ,; evident-$y helmgt , on. its..kie:ad,.:.. On--its.ch.e-st%re $7 c ~ r v e di n q e n t i i t i & s ,: f r i r l y e v t n l y . S ~ F C ~ G; b:e,ne:i,qh:and a l o q g is i d e ei:,h other., 4ike-but.tons. (The photograph inc$uded :.in t h e - news. , .c l i p p i n g - is e x a c t l y as d e s c r i b e d . ) -..!, : Rock drawings land c n r v i n g s r e s e m b l i n g ~ p ~ c e m e nhavie: been ifourid i ns e b e r a l p ? r t s of t h e wh-1.d ,, j r-1611 1 d i ( . : I ~ J ~ . s o r ) t . 1 1 ~A f:r!r?n L . , ~ 1 ~ 1 ; ~ . 1 1 ~ ~ ~ . : $(Credit-.-Lou Farijsh ) : . .. i
  • 18. D r . All€n R. .Utke, Ph.D, Looks a t t h e UFO ~ r o b l e m --- No. 6Any supposed UFO sample 0-r fragment i s goinp t o be questioned, D r oUtke s t a t e s . To i l l u s t r a t e t h i s w i t h a s p e c i f l c example, he UPt h e most p u b l i c i z e d p h y s i c a l evidence case known--the Ubatuba magne-sium fragments. These fragments a p p a r e n t l y were t h e only p h y s i c a levidence analyzed by t h e Condon Committee.To review--on Sept. 14; 1957, it was r e p o r t e d an observer saw a UFOexplode i n mid-air, slicl~~ti;.ingfragments over t h e s e a and a beach i n thc C-Ubatuba r e g i o n of ~Brazil. Three s n l d l l p i e c e s of dull-grey metal werethen mailed t o 2 newspaper c o l u m n ~ s ti n Ric de J a n i e r o , and he r e p o r t e dt h e s i g n a t u r e on t h e l e t t e r was " l l l e g i b l e . t t The s2mples werc .turnedover t o t h e l a t e D r . Olavo T, Fontes, a l o c a l UFO i n v e s t i g a & o r , whotook.-them to a - B r a z i l i a n government lzbocatory f o r a n a l y s i s .Emission spectroscopy r e v e a l e d magnesium of ttunusuel pGritytt con-t a i n i n g "no o t h e r m e t a l l i c elementtt and "no t r a c e elements. " Analysisby x-ray kliffraction affirmed t h a t t h e samples wcre bout 100% puremagnesium but a l s o r e v e ~ l e dt h a t they c o n t ~ i n e dmagnesium oxide and mag-nesium Hydroxide. x-ray d i f f r a c t i - o n 2 l s o d i s c l o s e d a t y p e of atomics t r u c t u r e . t h a t lncli-cated t h e llsamples were fragments of 2 m~gnesium~ a s t i n g . ~ Ad e n s i t y of 1.866 grams p e r ccibic centimeter was found i n -s t e a d o f -the expected v z l u e of 1.!741 f o r - t e r r ~ s t i a l :.m2gnesium. Althought h i s could i n d i c a t e a non-terresti+al"isotonic d i s t r i b u t i o n , t h e s ~ l j l p l ~ swere not subjected t o mass sp6ctroscopy.The A e r i a l PhenomenaRcsearch O r g a n i z ~ t i o nthen received t h esamples . ( D r . Fontes was a member of APRO) and submitted. one ,of t h e frag-ments t o t h e United States h i r . Force f o r a n a l y s i s . But when t h e f r a g -ment ~ a s ~ ~ ~ a c c i d e n t a l l yburnedT9during an a t t ~ m p t2 t emission s p e c t r o s -copy, APRO declined t o send another. Emission spectroscopv by t h eAtomic Energy Commission (AEC) r e v e ~ l e ds m e l l amounts of i r o n , s i l i c o n ,aluminum, and copper present a s i m p u r i t i e s i n t h e sample. The AEC a l s oredetermined t h e , d e n s i t y of-one of the fragments by a n o t h e r method andfound it t o be 1.7513--fairly c l o s e t o t h e expected value of 1.741.I n Februsry of 1968, one of ,the fragments was loanea t o t h e CondonCommittee .and i t was subsequentlyanalyzed by neutron g c t i v a t i o n an-a l y s i s a t t h e F.B.I. l a b o r z t o r i e s i n Washington, D. C. rhe sample wasfound t o be 99.9%-pure magneslurn. Magncsiun of t h i s p u r i t y c u r r e n t l ycan be produced here on t h e e a r t h . Small amountsof z i n c , b?rium,manganese, and chromium were found a s impurities, b u t no alummum o rcalcium. ,Most t e r r e s t i a l - m a g n e s i u m contains t h e l a t t e r two elements.The Ubhtuba fragments a r e extremely i n t e r j e s t i n g , but t h c y have notc o n c l u s i v e l y convinced most s c i c n t i s t s t h a t t h e y a r e genuinc e x t r a -t e r r e ~ t r ~ i a lUFOrfrSgmcn-ts.. Theres. j u s t t o o much t o d e t r a c t from t h i sconclusion. For example, t h e i d e a o f a hoax cannot be r u l e d out be-cause t h e f i n d e r .of t h e fragments has never been i d e n t i f i e d . ~ l s o , a-lthough the- fragments have been r a t h e r e x t e n s i v e l y aria-lysed, t h e a-a l y s e s s r e confusing because t h e y c o n f l i c t , Confusion:always l e a d st o doubtl, D r . Utke reminds us. But most damzging of a l l , t h e samplesa r e simply unusually Dure magnesium ( a r a t h e r poor s t r u c t u r z l m a t e r i a l ) ,The A p r i l 1969 i s s u e o f ltChemistry Magazine" s t a t e s : "The samplewas s i m i l a r t o magnesium producefi by t h e now Chemical Company."iYour s u b s c r i p t i o n bo SKYLOOK e x p i r e s w i t h t h i s i s s u e jf t h e r e is a r e dBby your name r,n t h e address. l a b e l . Why n o t renew. today.
  • 19. INOTHERSt MORDS . . . By Lucius F z r i s ! ~A good c o l l e c t i o n of UFO r e p o r t s from ftdoim undertt ? r e t o b e foundi n Michael HerveyTs r e c e n t papel b ~ c k ,UFOsOVER THE SOUTHERN HI?4ISPKIF(Hampton P r e s s , 5 Dick S t . , H e n l e l , N.S.W., k u s t r ~ l i a2111, p r i c e $1.:Beginning w i t h a b r i e f h i s t o r y of UFO,s, Mi-. Hervey t h e n p r e s e n t s a l -at e r n a t e c h a p t e r s devoted t o p r e s s r e r o r t s and p e r s o n a l zccounts ofUFO s i g h t i n p s i n 2 1 1 p z r t s of A u s t r s l i a , Tasmznia 2nd New Zeelend.Some v e r y i n t e y e s t i n g c a s e s a r e d e t a i l e d , d a t i n g b2ck t o t h e pre-1947period when UFOs were, t o s a y t h e l e a s t , n o t t h e major t o p i c of con-v e r s a t i o n .# APR0,s Coral Lorenzen h a s a new paperb2ck on s z l e , TSE SHfiDOd OF T kUNKNOWN ( S i g n e t Books; 7 5 t ) . I s . Lorenzen r e p o r t s on a v s r i c t y ofphenomena--psychic happenings, g h o s t s , s e a m y s t e r i e s , i c e f p l l s ,t c r e a t u r e s , l l e t c . - - i n a d d i t i o n . t o UFOs. Though t h e book m2y n o t rneasurc;up t o t h e s t a n d z r d s which have been s e t b y t h e p r e v i o u s Lorenzen bookc, ,it i s a f a i r l y t y p i c a l c o l l e c t i o n of t1Forte2na.tt Some minor e r r o s ~ s e 8 r ee v i d e n t , b u t n o t h i n g of an o u t s t a n d i n g n ~ t u r e .Many of t h e accountsi n v o l v e anonymous w i t n e s s e s , which i s r i t h e r d i s c o n c e r t i n g t o some"readers who would p r e f e r a l l t h e f e c t s r e g z r d i n g a . p a r t i c u l a r case. Icannot.vouch f o r t h e accuracy of a l l such a c c o u n t s , of course, b u t 1happen t o have f u l l d c t z i l s on one of t h e ftanonymoustl c a s e s presented(from a n o t h e r s o u r c e ) and no e r r o r s a r e t o be found i n t h i s i n s t z n c e .. A b i t on t h e "rehashvll s i d e f o r confirmed t f e n i g m ~ t o l o g i s t s , "but ithas i t s i n t e r e s t i n g ~ o m e n t s .A f & w y e e r s ?go, t h e B r i t i s h p e r i o d i c a l FLYING SAUCER REVIEW, ios-ued a s p e c i a l p u b l i c 2 t i o n e n t i t l e d THE HUMLNOIDS. It w s v i r t u a l l yt h e f i r s t major a t t e m p t t o c a t a l o g u e a p o r t i o n of t h e many tfoccupantrts i g h t i n p s of t h e UFO e r a . A h r r d c o v e r e d i t i o n ( w i t h added r n z t e r i a l )was l a t e r published i n E n g l ~ n d , T h i s same e d i t i o n h z s r e c e n t l y beenpublisfied i n t h e U. S. by Henry Regnery Co., p u b l i s h e r of JacquesV a l l e e ! ~t h r e e UFO books. THE HUMANOIDS c o n t a i n s m a t e r i a l bv V a l l e e ,Aime k c h e l , Gordon Creighton, Corn1 Lorenzen, Antonilo ~ i b G aand,*o t h e r n e s e ~ r c h e r s . Charles Bowan, t h e e d i t o r of FLYING SAUCER REVIEW,h2s a l s o c o n t r i b u t e d two s e l e c t i o n s t o t h e book. Priced a t $5.95, TFiEHUMANOIIIS i s a v ~ l u a b l ccompilation of " o c c u ~ a n t "reports =and is w e l lworth r e ~ d i n g . I v s n Snnd e r s o n s new book, IKVISIBLE RESIDENTS (World Publ. Co. , $6.95) is f i n a l l y o u t , s o we h e a r , a l t h o u g h I have n q t s e e n a copya s y e t 2nd cannot g i v e a review o f i t . Perhaps l z t e r .Also, I am t o l d t h ~ tt h e J a n ~ i s r yi s s u e o f SAGA contains pn a r t i c l econcerning UFOs, #although t h i s i s s u e h a s n o t m2de it ; t o my l o c a lnewsstands a s y e t ( d a t e of w r i t i n g : Dec. 13). If saidltz r t i c l e is wor-t h y oflmention, 111 comment on it i n n c x t months column.E d i t o r : ~Note: The Elmer, Mo., czse of March 14, 1969,) i n wfiich ,William O v e r s t r e e t r e p o r t e d a UFO stopped h i s t r u c k , r e p o r t e d i nt h e c h a p t e r of ffAirborne Anom?licstl ( page 173) i n Mrs:. L,orenzen7sbook, reviewed above, was r e p o r t e d t o hPRO by o u r st$? member, TedP h i l l i p s , and was; i n t h e May-June 1969 i s s u e o f THE A,.P.R. 0 . BULLETIN.As o u r r e a d e r s know, M r . O v e r s t r e e t t s word-for-word report appearedi n t h e ; A p r i l 1969 i s s u e of SKYLOOK, a l o n g w i t h eddit.ilonal inforrationr e c e i v e d from M4. P h i l l i p s f o l l o w i n g h i s i n t e r v i e w wdth Mr. 0verstrec.:-,
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