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 >http://tinyurl.com/39eg4jg >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). <snip> 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 article. http://www.brumac.8k.com/cia_explaination.html (Yes, I know "explanation" is spelled incorrectly!) Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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