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CIA: 50s, 60s UFOs Were Spy Planes

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 08:54:23 -0400
Archived: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 08:54:23 -0400
Subject: CIA: 50s, 60s UFOs Were Spy Planes

Source: Military.Com


Aug 26, 2013

CIA: UFO Sightings In 50s, 60s Were Of Spy Planes
Dayton Daily News| by Barrie Barber

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE -- A recently declassified CIA
report on the development of the U-2 and SR-71 spy planes said
the high-flying jets were mistaken for UFOs more than half the
time in the late 1950s and 1960s during Project Blue Book, a
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base operation that investigated
reports of UFOs.

Not everyone is convinced, however, of the explanation.

"There's no question that a lot of the sightings that take place
are in fact our own aircraft, secret military projects or
whatever it happens to be," said David P. MacDonald, a
Cincinnati area resident and executive director emeritus of the
Mutual UFO Network. "Whether or not 50 percent can be attributed
to one or two aircraft, I don't know if I could go along with
that or not just because of the diversity of what people were

Blue Book investigated 12,618 UFO reports, and 701 of those
remain unidentified, according to the Air Force.

Project Sign and Project Grudge preceded Blue Book in the late
1940s and early 1950s.

"The Air Force was concerned back in the 1940s that some of the
UFO sightings might be related to the Soviet Union," said Robert
Young, a National Air and Space Intelligence Center historian at
Wright-Patterson. The concern was the Cold War adversary might
have "something that we didn't have. That's really what drove a
lot of it."

[More at site...  Thanks to Dave Haith for the lead]

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