Monday, 7 January 2013

UFO Paper:
“The Quest For The Truth About UFOs:
A Personal Perspective On The Role Of NICAP”
by Richard H. Hall, 1994

Richard H. Hall presents the history of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP):

The late Richard H. Hall, former NICAP Assistant Director,
UFO Author & Researcher ( photo)
UFO Bulletins:
“Special Bulletins” 
(from 1957 through 1967)
(NICAP, Washington, D.C.)

In the bulletin dated 22 April 1957, the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena informs that Rear Admiral Delmer S. Fahrney has withdrawn from his post as NICAP chairman:

Quote from the above mentioned bulletin:
“l sincerely believe that serious, factual investigations by NICAP should  continue and I have faith in your leadership to carry out this program. Also, I am under no compulsion to resign, this being due solely to personal reasons. Best wishes for the success of NICAP. (Signed) Admiral Delmer S. Fahrney, USN, Ret.”

Wikipedia article: “National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena”:

Rear Admiral Delmer S. Fahrney,
U.S. Navy, (Ret.)
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UFO Journal Article (Book Review):
“A New Start on the Whole UFO Problem? –
J. Allen Hyneks ‘The UFO Experience:
A Scientific Inquiry’ ”
by Joachim P. Kuettner, Chairman, 
AIAA UFO Subcommittee
(Astronautics and Aeronautics, November 1973)

Hynek’s book was published by Henry Regnery Co., Chicago in 1972:

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UFO Journal Article:
“AIAA Committee Looks at UFO Problem”
(AIAA UFO Subcommittee, 
Astronautics and Aeronautics, December 1968, p. 12) 
(American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 
(AIAA), Reston, Virginia)
(NARCAP, Temecula, California)

In December 1968, the AIAA UFO Subcommittee was of the opinion that the UFO phenomenon is a valid subject for scientific investigation:

Quote from the document:
“Under these circumstances the AIAA, about a year ago, asked two of its Technical Committees – namely, the Committee on Atmospheric Environment and the Committee on Space and Atmospheric Physics, to consider the formation of a focal point for this problem area, which, by its very nature, lies in the sphere of interest of the AIAA community. Accordingly, these two TCs established a Subcommittee on the UFO Problem with the following membership:

Joachim P. Kuettner (Chairman)
ESSA Research Laboratories
Boulder, Colorado

Jerald M. Bidwell
Martin Marietta
Denver, Colorado

Glenn A. Cato
TRW Systems Group
Redondo Beach, Calif.

Bernard N. Charles
Aerospace Corporation
Los Angeles, Calif.

Murray Dryer
ESSA Research Laboratories
Boulder, Colorado

Howard D. Edwards
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia

Paul MacCready
Meteorology Research, Inc.
Altadena, California

Andrew J. Masley
Douglas Missile & Space Systems Division
Santa Monica, Calif.

Robert Rados
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Maryland

Donald M. Swingle
U.S. Army Electronic Command
Fort Monmouth, New Jersey

This group has made its own objective investigation of the subject and has now issued the statement above, which speaks for itself. The Committee plans to develop certain recommendations and to give some insight into its reasoning to the AIAA readership in future issues of A/A.

Wikipedia article: “American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics”:

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