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Re: OSI CIA NSC MIT AF & UFOs - Maccabee

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 14:58:48 -0400
Fwd Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 14:48:11 -0400
Subject: Re: OSI CIA NSC MIT AF & UFOs - Maccabee

>From: Brad Sparks <RB47x.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 18:25:09 EDT
>Subject: Re: British National Archives


>The AF tricked the CIA with deviously selected IFO cases dressed
>up as the "best" UFOs. Based on this the CIA reached the
>conclusion that UFOs were ET in origin in late 1952 (as Chadwell
>and his deputy Ralph Clark both told me) but only until the AF
>sprung its trap at the Robertson Panel.

>As the AF planned, the supposed "best UFO" cases blew up into
I>FO's at the Robertson Panel, which never got the set of best
>cases that Ruppelt kept in a special file collection. The CIA
>was humiliated and never suspected it was an AF trick. The CIA
>was thus manipulated by the AF into drawing the conclusion that
>UFOs must just be IFO's, nothing more, and ought to be
>vigorously debunked. But the UFO community does not want to read
t>he released CIA documents and see this is the case - the CIA
>can only be the root of all UFO evil in the UFO community's
>party line view of UFO history.

The "dupilicity"of the Air Force is evidenced in the following
memorandum and discussion (abstracted from from THE UFO-FBI


A document entitled "The Air Force Stand on Flying Saucers - as
stated by CIA, in a briefing on 22 August 1952" contains the

information based on the CIA visit to ATIC:

I. The Air Force has primary responsibility for investigating
the flying saucers. The unit concerned with these investigations
is a part of the AIr Technical Intelligence Center at Dayton,
Ohio, and consists of three officers (a Captain in charge) and
two civilians. They receive reports of sightings, analyze and
attempt to explain them.

A standard reporting form has been prepared which is used on a
world-wide basis. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations
checks into each sighting attempting to determine its
authenticity and the reliability of the observer.

II. (A) The Air Force officially denies that flying saucers are:
 (1)U.S. secret weapons
 (2) Soviet secret weapons
 (3) Extra-terrestrial visitors

II.(B) It is believed that all sightings of flying saucers are:

(1)Well known objects such as balloons, aircraft, meteors,
clouds, etc. not recognized by the observer

(2) Phenomena of the atmosphere which are at present poorly
understood, e.g., refractions and reflections caused by
temperature inversion, ionization phenomena, ball lightning, etc.

III. Not a shred of evidence exists to substantiate the belief
that flying saucers are material objects not falling into
category II B(1), above.

IV. A study of flying saucer sightings on a geographical basis
showed them to be more frequent in the vicinity of atomic energy
installations (which is explained by the greater security
consciousness of persons in those areas). That by-products of
atomic fission may in some way act catalytically to produce
flying saucers has not been disproved. The greatest number of
sightings has been made at or near Dayton, Ohio, where the
investigations are going on.

V. Of the thousands of flying saucers sighted of which there are
records, the Air Force says that 78% have been explained by
either II B(1) or II B(2) above, 2% have been exposed as hoaxes
and the remaining 20% have not been explained, primarily because
of the vague descriptions given by observers.

VI. The Air Force is mostly interested in the saucer problem
because of its psychological warfare implications. In reviewing
publications designed for Soviet consumption, there has not been
a single reference to flying saucers. On the other hand, several
saucer societies in the United States have been investigated.
Key members of some of these societies which have been
instrumental in keeping the flying saucer craze before the
public have been exposed as being of doubtful loyalty.
Furthermore the societies , in some cases, are financed by an
unknown source. The Air Force realizes that a public made jumpy
by the flying saucer scare would be a serious liability in the
event of air attacks by an enemy. Air defense could not operate
effectively if the Air Force were constantly called upon to
intercept mirages which persons had mistaken for enemy

Evidently the opinion of the saucer craze as expressed by the
Project Blue Book staff to the CIA study group was considerably
different from the opinion expressed by Air Force Intelligence
personnel in the Pentagon to the AFOSI and to the FBI. The AFI
personnel admitted to the FBI that there was a hard core
amounting to about 3% of the sightings, such as many reported by
commercial and Air Force pilots, which could not be explained
and this led some top level officials to believe that saucers
could be interplanetary vehicles. Because the Project Blue Book
personnel were very skeptical, even cynical, about UFO
sightings, they did not tell the CIA study group about the hard
core . Instead the CIA representatives were told that "...20 %
have not been explained, primarily because of the vague
descriptions.." This was misinformation provided (perhaps
intentionally) to the CIA by the Blue Book personnel. The fact
is that the hard core 3% of the total number of sightings (15%
of the unexplained sightings) had well reported, explicitly
described details which prevented identification as known

Instead of being told that saucers were most often reported in
the vicinity of airports, as Commander Boyd had correctly told
the FBI, the CIA was told, incorrectly, that saucers were most
frequently seen near Dayton, Ohio. The Blue Book personnel did
not tell the CIA representative that whenever a pursuing jet
tried to get close to a saucer it invariably would fade from
view, nor did they tell the CIA that the extraterrestrial
hypothesis (ETH) was not being overlooked. Instead, as the CIA
perceived it, the Air Force had officially taken a rigid stand
against the ETH: Anything But ET .

Why would the Blue Book personnel do such a thing?

We know from the FBI documents that the Top Brass at the
Pentagon did not flatly deny that flying saucers could be ET
visitors. We also know that there was a considerable amount of
highly credible testimonial evidence available to the ATIC
personnel to show that saucers could not be explained as II (B)
above. We also know that the hard core unexplained cases did not
have vague descriptions which prevented identification. In fact,
the Battelle Memorial Institute study was finding the opposite:
the unexplained cases had lots of details that prevented
identification as mundane objects. Furthermore, Battelle
discovered that, on a statistical basis, the better sighting,
with more details and more credible observers, the more
difficult it was to explain. (A year or so later the Battelle
study would discover that nearly 33% of the best sightings by
military witnesses were not explainable!)

So, the question is, why did Project Blue Book misinform the
CIA? Was it because the Blue Book staff really believed there
was no ET evidence at all or was to it to prevent the CIA from
looking more deeply into the saucer problem and perhaps
discovering something the Air Force wanted to keep secret?

[End of book abstract]

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