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Friend's Blue Book Viewpoints Question

From: Greg Boone <evolbaby.nul>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 08:06:09 -0700
Archived: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 11:10:13 -0400
Subject: Friend's Blue Book Viewpoints Question

>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 21:41:16 -0400
>Subject: Re: Friend's Blue Book Viewpoints Question

>>From: Jan Aldrich <project1947.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:10:32 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Friend's Blue Book Viewpoints Question


>>UFO history twists and turns and is poorly documented. Most of
>>the early major players are no longer with us. Col. McCoy
>>interacted with NICAP, but even McDonald and the NICAP personnel
>>apparent did not make an effort to question him closely on
>>SIGN/Grudge, etc. Victor Bilek who served at Wright Field and T-
>>2/TID/ATIC/FTD from WWII to well after the end of Project BB,
>>was able to give great us great insight into the history of
>>Technical Intel activities there but little about the UFO
>>projects even though at one time he shared an office with
>>Loedding. Others like Col. Seashore refused to be interviewed or
>>like LTC Rosengarten would only give consent to talk informallly
>>about the subject, but refused to be recorded and also would not
>>give any info which might be construted as negative about
>>personnel at Wright Field.

>>Historical research continues, but with the end of Loren Gross'
>>UFO history series and other such activities progress proceeds
>>only at a snails pace.

>The harvest grows continually as the grim reaper marches along
>and the information we need becomes lost in the dust and chaff
>of ages.

>I realized over 30 years ago that if we really know what
>happened in the first 5 years (47 - 52) we would know most if
>not all of the basics of the UFO story.

Thanks Doc Maccabee. That's why I started this thread because
I've always realized the importance of the basic history of

I took a page from Jan Aldrich's lead back in the 90's and hit
my local library to go through all the microfilm of those days.
Ten years earlier, I went through my hometown newspaper's morgue
to go through 200 years worth of newsclipplings.

Storys of UFOs don't start in '47 as we all know. The
Convergence as I call it, and it may have been referred to as
same by someone else and I apologize if I've stepped on a toe or
two, in 1947 shows us that for the first time the phenomenon was
addressed via a worldwide network of news and professional
resources. When going back to the basics and re-studying as I do
every year, one sees that many people were caught by surprise
and then after an enthusiastic, earnest approach to the matter,
the cover up began and got nastier every year afterwards.

Nobody counted on the internet though and the surprise attack by
the curious has begun in waves. The sheer amount of reports is
overwhelming. It's in every language where there's an internet
connection. Top movies, books, tv shows, comic books,
predominently alien/space related.


We who delve into the mist know why but we're the poor cousins
aren't we?

I was putting together a bibliography of the first basic wave of
books, research work of early UFOlogy. I know Jerome Clark's UFO
Encyclopedia covers this and much more, but the basic works
needs to be highlighted and gone over. The public must know of
these works and their history as well as where to procure them
and the professional analysis of them.



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