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UFO News Article:
“Doubts Rise as to Objectivity
Of ‘Flying Saucer’ Project”

1 May 1968
(Nashua Telegraph, New Hampshire)

Quote from the article:
“A final report of the scientists’ findings will be given to the National Academy of Sciences late in September. Condon, a physicist, said he would not discuss any conclusions that the researches might have reached.

Condon’s statement came amid controversy between him and Look Magazine over an article that calls the project the ‘Flying Saucer Fiasco.’

The university undertook a $500,000 study of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO’s) late in 1966 at the request of the Air Force, whose critics accused it of failing for two decades to make a comprehensive, scientific investigation of saucer reports from the public.

On the House floor Tuesday, Rep. J. Edward Roush, D-Ind., using phrases from the Look article, said Congress should take over the investigation from the Air Force. He said grave doubts had arisen ‘as to the scientific profundity and objectivity of the Colorado project.’

Elsewhere, the non-governmental National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) held a news conference here to announce that it had ‘broken with’ the Colorado project and to ‘reveal the firing of top project scientists and other incidents leading to the project’s failure.’

NICAP headquarters here has expressed strong scepticism about the project for months.

The Look article, in the May 14 issue, indicates that the two men who were dismissed and others on the staff felt that Condon and others directing the project took a negative attitude toward the possibility that flying saucers existed and were attempting to end up with a report containg such a ‘negative’ conclusion.”

Wikipedia article: “Condon Committee”:

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