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Re: BBC On A-12 OXCART & CIA Study

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 20:18:11 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Wed, 06 Oct 2010 08:01:09 -0400
Subject: Re: BBC On A-12 OXCART & CIA Study

>From: Giuliano Marinkovic <giuliano.marinkovic.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 21:52:28 +0200
>Subject: BBC On A-12 OXCART & CIA Study

>BBC's broadcast yesterday - a new piece on UFOs:

>Audio: UFOs in Nevada - BBC, A-12 OXCART & CIA Study

>BBC World Service
>Program: Newshour
>Title: UFOs In Nevada - .mp3


>UFOs in Nevada - BBC, A-12 OXCART and CIA study

>As far as I am aware, last mainstream story on Area 51 goes back
>to April 2009, when LA Times published article The Road To Area
>51, where ex-workers and engineers from Groom Lake, Colonel Hugh
>Slater, Edward Lovick, Kenneth Collins and Thornton Barnes,
>declared that high number of UFO sightings during cold war could
>be explained as test flights of top-secret Lockheed spy
>reconnaissance plane code-named OXCART. The OXCART was in
>operation from 1963 until 1968. In LA Times article, Annie
>Jacobsen writes that "commercial pilots cruising over Nevada at
>dusk would look up and see the bottom of OXCART whiz by at
>2,000-plus mph. The aircraft's titanium body, moving as fast as
>a bullet, would reflect the sun's rays in a way that could make
>anyone think, UFO. In all, 2,850 OXCART test flights were flown
>out of Area 51 (while Colonel Slater was in charge)".

>"That's a lot of UFO sightings!", Colonel Slater adds.

>Those, so called revelations, which were in 2009 presented as
>breaking story, are nothing new. In fact that was a rehash of
>.CIA's study, written by government historian Gerald K. Haines.
>It was published back in 1997 inside Studies in Intelligence, a
>classified journal for the intelligence community. The article
>in question was titled, "CIA's Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947-
>90". In one section of the study, there is a same story that
>will be published again 12 years later in LA Times article.

>Haines claims, inside segment titled "CIA's U-2 and OXCART as
>UFOs," that many UFO sightings from the late 1950s and 1960s
>were caused by secret American spy planes. Of course,
>implications would be that most unknowns during Blue Book could
>be now explained by OXCART flights. So, in that way, it's a
>final solution of a UFO Phenomenon - it is "completely stripped
>from aura of mystery" (to borrow that famous quote from 1953).


In the event that the reader of this message might question the
claim that the U-2 flights explained a lot of UFO sightings in
the 50's and afterward, I draw your attention to "CIA's
Explanation is Preposterous" published in response to the Haines


(Yes, I know "explanation" is spelled incorrectly!)

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