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Things That Make You Cringe

From: Keith Chester <projectbluebook.nul>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 16:30:04 -0400
Archived: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 09:11:15 -0400
Subject: Things That Make You Cringe


Hello List,

Several years ago, while conducting my Foo Fighter research, I
was in communication with the Air Force Materiel Command
Historical Office. My contact was Mrs. Jean August, who has
since retired. I also had the opportunity to speak with Mr.
Robert Young, a civilian historian at the National Air
Intelligence Center (NAIC). In 2000, he told me a very
disturbing account.

Mr. Young is still at Wright Patterson, but organizational
changes now places him at the National Air and Space
Intelligence Command, if I understand it correctly. I recently
placed a telephone call to Mr.Young to ensure I remembered our
previous telephone conversation correctly. Mr Young was told me
the following story:

It occurred sometime during 1969. An officer was playing golf at
Wright-Patterson when he noticed a piece of paper pressed
against a chain link fence backed up to a portion of the golf
course. Walking over, he grabbed the paper and examined it. To
his surprise, the paper was from a blueprint of a rare version
of a Me-262. I could not comprehend such a thing. Mr.Young said
that huge amounts of paper records were dumped and buried on-
site, so when a bulldozer was excavating an area for
construction, it had inadvertently hit the dump. Subsequently,
some of the documents scattered in the wind, and the officer who
was playing golf found the document pressed against the fence.
"But why?," I asked. Young said it wasn't part of the "Russian
Mission." We were in the beginning of the Cold War. He said at
the time, Intelligence personnel at Wright - Patterson were only
interested in the current mission, not in history. They needed
space. That meant filing cabinet space for current records. The
officers in charge made decisions to clean house. Young said,
even at that time, historians at the facility were probably
having a heart attack. I asked if he thought the documents were
microfilmed. He said it was possible some were, but he doubted
it.

I think many on this List are well aware of the authorized
destruction of documents. I have personally seen documents
marked for destruction, but somehow survived their death. Those
of us in search of Project Sign's "Estimate of the Situation"
still hold onto hope that a few copies survived their death
warrant. I'm optimistic that a couple copies found their escape.
Maybe one is in a retired intelligence officer's personal files,
kept as a souvenir, now awaiting destruction by a future family
member who sees the family member's filing cabinet full of
papers nothing but clutter and garbage. We have all heard about
UFO collections meeting this fate.

It's my suspicion that much of the wartime enemy documentation
was destroyed around 1948 onwards, after an thorough assessment
was conducted of the material.

I feel that we will find the famous Project Sign "Estimate of
the Situation" right along side the documentation missing from
Roswell. Many of you may disagree, but that's fine. There is,
however, hope. I find no reason for us to discontinue our
search. In reference to key UFO records, that's exactly what the
Air Force wants to happen.


Happy Hunting!

Keith Chester




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