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Re: Gordon Cooper Talks UFOs With Defense

From: James Oberg <joberg@houston.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 11:08:41 -0600
Fwd Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 15:37:55 -0500
Subject: Re: Gordon Cooper Talks UFOs With Defense


 >From: Grant Cameron <sqquishy@altavista.com>
 >Date: 27 Nov 2001 19:03:55 -0800
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Subject: Gordon Cooper Talks UFOs With Defense Secretary

 >>The identity of the astronaut is Gordon Cooper.

I believe Grant must be correct on this. Cooper's story about
the film he inspected at Edwards AFB in May 1957 is in his book
'Leap of Faith' in some detail. He reports that the object
landed in front of the witnesses.

The account of every other person involved with that incident --
the two primary witnesses, the officer who did the blue book
interviews (Lt. Hubert Davis), the actual report filed with Blue
Book (which included the film), the account  of the case
described by James McDonald before Congress in 1968 -- describe
only a light drifting past the observers, with no landing. One
witness, plus Davis, stated unequivocably that Cooper had no
connection with the sighting at all, was not in the chain of
command, and in fact was never noticed by them. I have also
talked with the engineer who was Cooper's boss during this
interval.

As regards this discrepancy between Cooper's version and
everybody else's, I offer no explanation.

My 1983-1984 investigation of this story is at:

http://www.zip.com.au/~psmith/cooper.html

and I'd be happy to receive comments on-line or off-line.

My report on Cooper's book's story about a Gemini space camera and secret
photos of Area-51 is at:

http://www.space.com/sciencefiction/phenomena/cooper_questioned_000929.html

and may provide some insight into the 1957 incident versions
discrepancies.







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