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CE: U.F.O. Historical Revue is out!/CIA involvement

From: Jan Aldrich <jan@CYBERZONE.NET>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 1998 12:51:21 -0700
Fwd Date: Sat, 27 Jun 1998 14:35:09 -0400
Subject: CE: U.F.O. Historical Revue is out!/CIA involvement

Greetings List,

The first issue of the U. F. O. Historical Revue (UHR) was found
in the old mail box today.

I had previously announced that it would contain an article
about "Unusual U. S. Coastal Aerial Observations during World
War II" and the continuation of the Just Cause article on the
summer of 1997.

Well, I didn't know what Barry would have to say, however, he
pointed out something that few had commented on concerning the
CIA.  It is obvious, but few in the popular or the UFO press
have mentioned it.

I expect lots of fun times with the CIA in the near future!

UHR is available from:  P. O. Box 176, Stoneham, MA 02180 $15
per year US and $20 Foreign.

A little supplemental information on the CIA is given below:

The CIA was involved with UFOs from the very beginning in 1947.
There is an indication of this in the USAF Directorate of
Intelligence files. However, most CIA/USAF correspondence on any
matters was withheld by the CIA, so the extent of it is not
possible to say. (DI Decimal correspondence file 1948 (AAF items
from 1947 included), National Archives II)

In 1947, the CIA did establish a liaison with the USAF DI, ONI,
etc. to read all incoming intelligence reports. (DI 1948 Decimal

At the beginning of 1952 the CIA was specifically mentioned in a
memo as an agency was to receive copies of UFO reports from the
USAF. (DI 1952 Decimal files)

The file of "UFO Reports Found After the Transfer of Project
Blue Book Files" had most of the distribution sheets attached.
The CIA, NSA and other agencies inside and out of the Air Force
routinely received multiply copies of UFO reports.  (National
Archives II)

Certain Naval intelligence reports in the Air Force files also
indicate distribution in multiple copies to the CIA.

When I interviewed Col. Friend, he told me he did not deal
directly with the CIA, however, he did deal frequently with the
AF liaison to the CIA.

Another good article on CIA involvement may be found in  the
International UFO Reporter, Fall 1997, "The CIA's UFO History"
by Mark Rodeghier.  (Center for UFO Studies, 2457 WEst Peterson
Ave., Chicago, IL 60659.)

Best regards,

Jan Aldrich
Project 1947
P. O. Box 391, Canterbury, CT 06331, USA
Telephone: (860) 546-9135

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