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Re: Hynek - Cohen

From: Jerry Cohen <rjcohen@optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 09:46:36 -0500
Fwd Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 23:04:09 -0500
Subject: Re: Hynek - Cohen

 >From: Laurel Oplatka <calabash2003@webtv.net>
 >To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
 >Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2002 11:10:30 -0800 (PST)
 >Subject: Re: Hynek - Oplatka

 >My asking if Hynek had a "specific agenda", pehaps that was a
 >poor choice of words on my part.  I was trying to reconcile in my
 >mind Hynek's early "swamp gas" theory with his later statement
 >about 1 out of 40 people being abducted.

 >After re-reading some of my files, I see that perhaps Hynek was,
 >at that time, directed by the Air Force to state his views
 >(publicly) due to pressure, and thus issued his "swamp gas"
 >theory statement.  And Perhaps Major Quintanilla pushed and
 >reiterated the S.G. theory.  As far as the 1 out of 40 abducted
 >statement made much later, pehaps, as Jerry has suggested,
 >Hynek simply never said that.  So, is this assessment of
 >Hynek's swamp gas theory, pretty much correct?


Dr. Hynek's "Swamp Gas Theory" was proposed for one specific
case in which the UFO in question was reported in a swamp.

Clicking at the following you can see Dr. Hynek's own words
regarding his part in those Michigan sightings and where he was
at in his study of UFOs to that point. The article by Dr. Hynek
appeared 12/17/66 in the Saturday Evening Post.


In the following specific part of the article, Hynek describes
exactly how he came up with the explanation. Hynek also told us
that he had reached a point where he realized he needed to get
other scientists involved in the study. He felt the problem was
big enough that it was probably impossible for him to solve it
by himself.


Also in this article, he mentions writing a letter to the Air
Force to try to get them to study the subject more seriously. He
also wrote another letter in 1968 to his boss Colonel Raymond S.
Sleeper where he tells him the statistics in Blue Book are a
farce. It is important to read this to gain some insight into
his relationship with the Air Force.


Reading the above and the links I gave you in my 24 Dec 2002
posting to UpDates


will give you plenty of information concerning Dr. Hynek and his
evolution regarding UFOs. You just have to read it.


Jerry Cohen