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Re: Monthly UFOB Summary, Oct 55 - 032 Of 03

From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 13:55:24 +0700 (GMT+07:00)
Archived: Sun, 17 Oct 2010 08:45:27 -0400
Subject: Re: Monthly UFOB Summary, Oct 55 - 032 Of 03


Here is section 3 of 3.

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PTTUZELX RUMOUHA3753 2840419-UUUU--RUCICSA RUEOEHA RUMKC.
ZNR UUUUU ZEL //VOL CCN//
RUCICSA T AUTODIN OPNET
RUEOEHA T RULPALJ
P R 100448Z OCT 10 ZEL
FM COMMCEN CAMP SAMAE SAN TH//TERRY C//
TO RUCICSA/AUTODIN OPNET//COMMCENTER-2//
RUMKC/AIG 600
INFO ZEN2/CDRUSARSUPTHAI CAMP SAMAE SAN TH//S-2/PAO/MEDTC/CILTHAI//
RUEOEHA/USCINCSO QUARRY HEIGHTS PN//SCJ2/INTAFF/POLAD/NCR/SCJ6/SSO//
BT
UNCLAS   FINAL SECTION OF 03
DIRECTION THAT BLUE BOOK RECEIVED SOME OF ITS SHARPEST CRITICISM.
UFO RESEARCHER JEROME CLARK GOES SO FAR AS TO WRITE THAT, BY THIS
TIME, BLUE BOOK HAD "LOST ALL CREDIBILITY.''(10)

PHYSICIST AND UFO RESEARCHER DR. JAMES E. MCDONALD ONCE FLATLY DECLARED
THAT QUINTANILLA WAS ''NOT COMPETENT'' FROM EITHER A SCIENTIFIC OR AN
INVESTIGATIVE PERSPECTIVE.[11] HOWEVER, MCDONALD ALSO STRESSED THAT
QUINTANILLA ''SHOULDN'T BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR IT'', AS HE WAS CHOSEN
FOR HIS POSITION BY A SUPERIOR OFFICER, AND WAS FOLLOWING ORDERS IN
DIRECTING BLUE BOOK.(11)

BLUE BOOK'S EXPLANATIONS OF UFO REPORTS WERE NOT UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED,



PAGE 02 RUMOUHA3753 UNCLAS
HOWEVER, AND CRITICS =E2=80=94 INCLUDING SOME SCIENTISTS =E2=80=94 SUGGESTED=
 THAT
PROJECT BLUE BOOK WAS ENGAGED IN QUESTIONABLE RESEARCH OR, WORSE,
PERPETRATING COVER UP.(8) THIS CRITICISM GREW ESPECIALLY STRONG AND
WIDESPREAD IN THE 1960S.

TAKE FOR EXAMPLE, THE MANY MOSTLY NIGHTTIME UFO REPORTS FROM THE
MIDWESTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES IN THE SUMMER OF 1965:
WITNESSES IN TEXAS REPORTED ''MULTICOLORED LIGHTS'' AND LARGE AERIAL
OBJECTS SHAPED LIKE EGGS OR DIAMONDS.(8) THE OKLAHOMA HIGHWAY PATROL
REPORTED THAT TINKER AIR FORCE BASE (NEAR OKLAHOMA CITY) HAD TRACKED
UP TO FOUR UFO'S SIMULTANEOUSLY, AND THAT SEVERAL OF THEM HAD DESCENDED
VERY RAPIDLY: FROM ABOUT 22000 FEET TO ABOUT 4000 FEET IN JUST A FEW
SECONDS,(8) AN ACTION WELL BEYOND THE CAPABILITIES OF CONVENTIONAL
AIRCRAFT OF THE ERA. JOHN SHOCKLEY, A METEOROLOGIST FROM WICHITA,
KANSAS, REPORTED THAT, USING THE STATE WEATHER BUREAU RADAR, HE TRACKED
A NUMBER OF ODD AERIAL OBJECTS FLYING AT ALTITUDES BETWEEN ABOUT 6000
AND 9000 FEET.(8) THESE AND OTHER REPORTS RECEIVED WIDE PUBLICITY.

PROJECT BLUE BOOK OFFICIALLY DETERMINED(8) THE WITNESSES HAD MISTAKEN
JUPITER OR BRIGHT STARS (SUCH AS RIGEL OR BETELGEUSE) FOR SOMETHING ELSE.



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BLUE BOOK'S EXPLANATION WAS WIDELY CRITICIZED AS INACCURATE. ROBERT RISER,
DIRECTOR OF THE OKLAHOMA SCIENCE AND ART FOUNDATION PLANETARIUM OFFERED
A STRONGLY-WORDED REBUKE OF PROJECT BLUE BOOK THAT WAS WIDELY CIRCULATED:
''THAT IS AS FAR FROM THE TRUTH AS YOU CAN GET. THESE STARS AND PLANETS
ARE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE EARTH FROM OKLAHOMA CITY AT THIS TIME OF
YEAR. THE AIR FORCE MUST HAVE HAD ITS STAR FINDER UPSIDE-DOWN DURING
AUGUST.''(8)

A NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL FROM THE RICHMOND NEWS LEADER OPINED THAT ''ATTEMPTS
TO DISMISS THE REPORTED SIGHTINGS UNDER THE RATIONALE AS EXHIBITED BY
PROJECT BLUEBOOK (SIC) WON'T SOLVE THE MYSTERY ... AND SERVE ONLY TO
HEIGHTEN THE SUSPICION THAT THERE'S SOMETHING OUT THERE THAT THE AIR FORCE
DOESN'T WANT US TO KNOW ABOUT'',(8) WHILE A WICHITA-BASED UPI REPORTER
NOTED THAT ''ORDINARY RADAR DOES NOT PICK UP PLANETS AND STARS.''(8)

ANOTHER CASE THAT BLUE BOOK'S CRITICS SEIZED UPON WAS THE SO-CALLED
PORTAGE COUNTY UFO CHASE, WHICH BEGAN AT ABOUT 5.00AM, NEAR RAVENNA, OHIO
ON APRIL 17, 1966. POLICE OFFICERS DALE SPAUR AND WILBUR NEFF SPOTTED
WHAT THEY DESCRIBED AS A DISC-SHAPED, SILVERY OBJECT WITH A BRIGHT LIGHT
EMANATING FROM ITS UNDERSIDE, AT ABOUT 1000 FEET IN ALTITUDE.(8)(12)



PAGE 04 RUMOUHA3753 UNCLAS
THEY BEGAN FOLLOWING THE OBJECT (WHICH THEY REPORTED SOMETIMES DESCENDED
AS LOW AS 50 FEET), AND POLICE FROM SEVERAL OTHER JURISDICTIONS WERE
INVOLVED IN THE PURSUIT. THE CHASE ENDED ABOUT 30 MINUTES LATER NEAR
FREEDOM, PENNSYLVANIA, SOME 85 MILES AWAY.

THE UFO CHASE MADE NATIONAL NEWS, AND THE POLICE SUBMITTED DETAILED
REPORTS TO BLUE BOOK. FIVE DAYS LATER, FOLLOWING BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH
ONLY ONE OF THE POLICE OFFICERS (BUT NONE OF THE OTHER GROUND WITNESSES),
BLUE BOOK'S DIRECTOR, MAJOR HECTOR QUINTANILLA, ANNOUNCED THEIR
CONCLUSIONS: THE POLICE (ONE OF THEM AN AIR FORCE GUNNER DURING THE
KOREAN WAR) HAD FIRST CHASED A COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE, THEN THE
PLANET VENUS.

THIS CONCLUSION WAS WIDELY DERIDED,(8) AND WAS STRENUOUSLY REJECTED BY
THE POLICE OFFICERS. IN HIS DISSENTING CONCLUSION, HYNEK DESCRIBED
BLUE BOOK'S CONCLUSIONS AS ABSURD: IN THEIR REPORTS, SEVERAL OF THE
POLICE HAD UNKNOWINGLY DESCRIBED THE MOON, VENUS AND THE UFO, THOUGH
THEY UNKNOWINGLY DESCRIBED VENUS AS A BRIGHT ''STAR'' VERY NEAR THE
MOON. OHIO CONGRESSMAN WILLIAM STANTON SAID THAT ''THE AIR FORCE HAS
SUFFERED A GREAT LOSS OF PRESTIGE IN THIS COMMUNITY ... ONCE PEOPLE



PAGE 05 RUMOUHA3753 UNCLAS
ENTRUSTED WITH THE PUBLIC WELFARE NO LONGER THINK THE PEOPLE CAN
HANDLE THE TRUTH, THEN THE PEOPLE, IN RETURN, WILL NO LONGER TRUST
THE GOVERNMENT.''

IN SEPTEMBER 1968, HYNEK RECEIVED A LETTER FROM COLONEL RAYMOND
SLEEPER OF THE FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIVISION. SLEEPER NOTED THAT HYNEK
HAD PUBLICLY ACCUSED BLUE BOOK OF SHODDY SCIENCE, AND FURTHER ASKED
HYNEK TO OFFER ADVICE ON HOW BLUE BOOK COULD IMPROVE ITS SCIENTIFIC
METHODOLOGY. HYNEK WAS TO LATER DECLARE THAT SLEEPER'S LETTER WAS
''THE FIRST TIME IN MY 20 YEAR ASSOCIATION WITH THE AIR FORCE AS
SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANT THAT I HAD BEEN OFFICIALLY ASKED FOR CRITICISM
AND ADVICE (REGARDING) ... THE UFO PROBLEM.''(13)

HYNEK WROTE A DETAILED RESPONSE, DATED OCTOBER 7, 1968, SUGGESTING
SEVERAL AREAS WHERE BLUE BOOK COULD IMPROVE. IN PART, HE WROTE:

1. ... NEITHER OF THE TWO MISSIONS OF BLUE BOOK (DETERMINING IF UFOS
ARE A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY AND USING SCIENTIFIC DATA GATHERED
BY BLUE BOOK) ARE BEING ADEQUATELY EXECUTED.
2. THE STAFF OF BLUE BOOK, BOTH IN NUMBERS AND IN SCIENTIFIC TRAINING,



PAGE 06 RUMOUHA3753 UNCLAS
IS GROSSLY INADEQUATE...
3. BLUE BOOK SUFFERS ... IN THAT IT IS A CLOSED SYSTEM ... THERE IS
VIRTUALLY NO SCIENTIFIC DIALOGUE BETWEEN BLUE BOOK AND THE OUTSIDE
SCIENTIFIC WORLD...
4. THE STATISTICAL METHODS EMPLOYED BY BLUE BOOK ARE NOTHING LESS
THAN A TRAVESTY.
5. THERE HAS BEEN A LACK OF ATTENTION TO SIGNIFICANT UFO CASES ...
AND TOO MUCH TIME SPENT ON ROUTINE CASES ... AND ON PERIPHERAL PUBLIC
RELATIONS TASKS. CONCENTRATION COULD BE ON TWO OR THREE POTENTIALLY
SCIENTIFIC SIGNIFICANT CASES PER MONTH (INSTEAD OF BEING) SPREAD THIN
OVER 40 TO 70 CASES PER MONTH.
6. THE INFORMATION INPUT TO BLUE BOOK IS GROSSLY INADEQUATE. AN
IMPOSSIBLE LOAD IS PLACED ON BLUE BOOK BY THE ALMOST CONSISTENT
FAILURE OF UFO OFFICERS AT LOCAL AIR BASES TO TRANSMIT ADEQUATE
INFORMATION...
7. THE BASIC ATTITUDE AND APPROACH WITHIN BLUE BOOK IS ILLOGICAL
AND UNSCIENTIFIC...
8. INADEQUATE USE HAD BEEN MADE OF THE PROJECT SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANT
(HYNEK HIMSELF). ONLY CASES THAT THE PROJECT MONITOR DEEMS WORTHWHILE
ARE BROUGHT TO HIS ATTENTION. HIS SCOPE OF OPERATION ... HAS BEEN



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CONSISTENTLY THWARTED ... HE OFTEN LEARNS OF INTERESTING CASES ONLY
A MONTH OR TWO AFTER THE RECEIPT OF THE REPORT AT BLUE BOOK.(14)


8. JEROME CLARK, THE UFO BOOK: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL,
1998; DETROIT: VISIBLE INK PRESS, ISBN 1-57859-029-9
9. JEROME CLARK, THE UFO BOOK: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL, P468
10. JEROME CLARK, THE UFO BOOK: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL, P592
11. ANN DRUFFEL; FIRESTORM: DR. JAMES E. MCDONALD'S FIGHT FOR UFO
SCIENCE; 2003, WILD FLOWER PRESS; ISBN 0-926524-58-5, P63
12. SEE ALSO PORTAGE COUNTY UFO CHASE PAGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS
13. JEROME CLARK, THE UFO BOOK: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL,
P477
14. JEROME CLARK, THE UFO BOOK: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL,
1998; DETROIT: VISIBLE INK PRESS, P478=E2=80=93479; EMPHASIS AS IN ORIGINAL
((PROJECT BLUE BOOK - HQ, 4602D AISS AISOP SUBJ: MONTHLY UFOB
SUMMARY, OCT 55))
(((DUPLICATE OSSN 3753 DUE TO RESECTIONING OF YESTERDAY'S MESSAGE)))
BT
#3753







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Terry W. Colvin
Ladphrao (Bangkok), Thailand
Pran Buri (Hua Hin), Thailand
http://terrycolvin.freewebsites.com/
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