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Re: UFO Investigator & ISU Alumnus Dead - Warren

From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 07:29:38 -0800
Fwd Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 07:01:26 -0500
Subject: Re: UFO Investigator & ISU Alumnus Dead - Warren


>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 10:18:28 -0800
>Subject: Re: UFO Investigator & ISU Alumnus Dead

>>From: Terry Groff <terry.nul>
>>To: UFO Updates" <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 02:15:03 -0600
>>Subject: UFO Investigator & ISU Alumnus Dead

>>Source: Iowa State Daily

>>http://www.iowastatedaily.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/03/24/4061058409b0b?in_archive=1

>>March 24, 2004
>>UFO investigator, ISU alumnus dead

>>By Scott Rank
>>Daily Staff Writer

>>An ISU alumnus who worked on the country's largest, most
>>systematic investigation of UFOs died Thursday after a struggle
>>with cancer. He was 70.

>>Roy Craig, who received his doctorate in physical chemistry from
>>Iowa State in 1952, was chief field investigator for The
>>Colorado Project, the official government search for verifiable
>>evidence for the existence of UFOs. He was highly skeptical of
>>UFOs, but was fascinated by the false reports of their
>>existence.

><snip>

>Fellow Listers,

>Here is a copy of the letter I sent to the author of the afore
>mentioned article:

>Dear Mr. Rank,

>Thank you for your article about the life of Dr. Roy Craig and
>his unfortunate passing.

>In regards to the comments made by "Hal Mansfield," I'd like to
>point out a few errors about UFOs that he made: For one, the
>"existence" of UFOs or "Unidentified Flying Objects" has not
>been in question "officially" for over six decades. The term was
>created by the Air Force in the early 1950's. To use the noun
>"believers" in association with UFOs is not rational. It would
>be the same as saying, "believers in the Empire State Building,"
>neither makes any sense.

>Furthermore, one might argue that Dr. Craig "gained notoriety"
>by the "subject matter" of the "Condon Report" opposed to his
>position on it.

>Finally, the so-called  "Condon Report," is filled with errors,
>and in some instances is quite ludicrous. Moreover, there is
>ample evidence that Edward Condon had a predisposed ideology in
>regards to the UFO phenomenon, and was more interested in
>maintaining the "status quo" then providing "unbiased scientific
>methodology" to the study of said phenomenon.


Feedback To Article:

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/03/24/4061058409b0b

Posted 03/24/2004

A simple review of the USAF sponsored Condon report (not Condor)
reveals that the entire study was simply a rubberstamp for the
public conclusions of the USAF Project Blue Book. If one looks
but a little deeper into the Condon report one finds a
terrifically biased perspective that did not seek to find the
truth regarding UFO and, further, ignored or obfuscated cases
that might refute the predetermined conclusions offered by the
report.

The easiest proof of the failing of both the USAF Blue Book
project and the USAF sponsored Condon report is that since those
efforts were concluded, thousands of documented reports
including military reports and aviation radar/visual reports
have been made world-wide.

While science has validated the existence of a variety of
natural phenomena that may well have invoked UFO reports, none
of those phenomena were discovered in the course of the so-
called investigations by the USAF. One would think that an
honest inquiry would have revealed those observations.

In fact very little analysis was ever conducted on Blue Book
cases, and even less statistical examinations were undertaken.
Those that were done implied findings other than those
sanctioned by the USAF.

For the benefit of your readers who have seen unidentified
aerial phenomena, there has been no thorough examination of this
matter by the scientific community due to a bias against
examining these issues. There are many cases involving radar and
other physical evidence that can't be explained away as spurious
radar returns and that should be quite interesting to a true
scientist.

Who knows if they are Aliens? Until the matter is engaged by
science in an unbiased manner we will not know.

The French Space Agency has studied UFO for over forty years and
the opinions of its director are reflected in an independant
report to the French Institute for Higher Defense Studies - the
so-called COMETA Report. It is their opinion that the phenomena
may be of great interest to the SETI community and that more
intensive efforts are needed to resolve that question.

This is not to cast dispersions upon Mr. Craig, he participated
in the project under the direction of Mr. Condon. If his
commentary opened any minds at all, that is a fine legacy.


Ted
Exec. Director
California




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