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UFO News Article:
“UFO’s: New sightings raise more questions”

18 October 1976
(St. Petersburg Times, Florida)

Quote from the article:
“Shaped like two enormous upside-down soup bowls, the objects hovered in the sky just over a dip in the Ramapo mountain range.

(Warren) BERBIT (Suffern lawyer), ALONG with policemen, businessmen, school teachers, housewives and others, say they have seen strange objects recently in the skies over Rockland and Putnam Counties.

Several UFOs have been reported over Stony Point, just across the Hudson River from the Indian Point nuclear reactors. Others have been spotted over plants in Tomkins Cove and Haverstraw.

(Dan) Cetrone, publisher of The Rockland County Almanac, lives in a white house at the top of Buckberg Mountain Road. His terrace commands a view of the Hudson, and both he and his wife, Barbara, say they have observed several cylindrical flying objects with red, green and white flashing lights, which hover a while, then turn sharply and disappear.

THE UFO’S, Cetrone theorized, are probably drawn to the area by the nuclear plants. They are part of a cycle of UFO appearances that peaks every 61 months, he said.

Reports of possible sightings in the county reached a peak of about 100 during a three-week period around the end of August. Since the Air Force discontinued collecting information about UFO sightings in 1969, most residents make their reports to the local police.

OF THE NINE UFO sightings in Stony Point attested to by police officers, (Bill) Patrick said he had been on the scene of five. Each object, he said, ‘first appeared to be a star, but when I looked through a telescope, I could see red or green lights rotating.’ They were observed by seven other Stony Point police officers, he added, who ‘all described exactly the same things.’ ”,2549101

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UFO News Article:
“UFO project concluded 20 years ago”

28 February 1989
(Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Missouri)

Quote from the article:
“Voluntary UFO organizations made up of concerned and curious citizens, are just about all that’s left now, at least officially, said Walter Andrus, international director of the Mutual UFO Network in Seguin, Texas.

Andrus said his organization has obtained more than 7,000 official government documents that he claimed reveal all branches of the military, intelligence agencies and even the State Department are collecting UFO reports.

‘The U.S. Air Force was simply a front to receive reports from the public,’ Andrus said. ‘The good reports never got to the Air Force, they went to the CIA and the National Security Agency.’ ”

According to the Pentagon, however, for more than two decades the Air Force and the Air Force alone led the official government investigation into alleged close encounters.”

NOTE: The newspaper date is 28 February 1989.

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UFO Article (Blog):
“Lies and More Lies”

By Kevin D. Randle, 13 July 2014
(A Different Perspective, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

Quote from the article:
In an earlier posting I purposely and deliberately said that the Air Force lied about sighting solutions in the Project Blue Book files. I said this because they knew, based on their own files, that the satellite solution for one aspect of the Portage County Chase did not work. They, which is to say Hector Quintanilla, knew the truth. As the man in charge, he owns the ultimate responsibility here and he had, naturally, complete access to the Project Blue Book files.

And yes, I can provide other examples where the Air Force mislead the public about their UFO information. They say that only 701 sightings remained unidentified at the close of Blue Book but that isn’t exactly true. Overlooking the fact that some cases were labeled as identified when that identification can be shown to be untrue, there were some 4000 sightings labeled as ‘insufficient data for a scientific analysis.’ That means that more than thirty percent of the sightings were labeled as ‘insufficient data,’ which isn’t an identification at all but keeps that sighting off the unidentified roles.”

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UFO Article (Blog):
“UFO Cover Up – The Early Days”

By Kevin D. Randle, 20 June 2011
(A Different Perspective, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

Quote from the article:
The other day I was on a radio show and the host asked if there was a cover up. I said, ‘Yes,’ and that I could prove it. 

In my search of UFO files, at the National Archives, at the Center for UFO Studies, and using the Project Blue Book files, I learned how some of this transpired. The following will provide a glimpse into the convoluted trail that leads into the cover up.

The military, after the code name Project Sign, the first of the official UFO investigations was compromised, claimed that the UFO investigation had been closed. They had merely changed the name and kept going under the code name of Grudge. Then, in December 1949, they announced that Project Grudge had been ended. The study hadn’t ended, but continued, still using the code name Grudge. Later that name was changed and Blue Book was born.

While it can be argued, persuasively, that military secrets are a necessity, and since Blue Book was well known by the beginning of 1953, the policy makes sense. But it can also be argued that the policy is an outgrowth of a desire to mislead the public about the reality of the situation. The question that can be asked, and frequently was, ‘How can anyone suspect the Air Force takes UFOs seriously if the investigation consists of an officer, an NCO, an enlisted man or two and a secretary?’ The answer is, of course, not very.

But, of course, that wasn’t the true picture. Investigation was continuing at a very high level with the addition of the 4602d’s intelligence teams. More information comes from the unit history (originally classified as Secret) and dated from 1 January - 30 June 1955. ‘The 4602d Air Intelligence Service Squadron continues to conduct all field investigations within the zone of the interior to determine the identity of any Unidentified Flying Objects.’ The unit history also noted, ‘The responsibility for UFOB investigation was placed on the Air Defense Command, with the publication of AFR 200-2, dated 12 August 1954.’

This merely confirms what we had suspected before. There was a secret study of UFOs conducted by the Air Force that was not part of the Blue Book System. Clearly ATIC was involved because regulations demanded it, but there is nothing to suggest that every report forwarded to ATIC made its way down to Blue Book.”

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