Saturday, 8 April 2017

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Focus On The Computer UFO Network (CUFON)

The Computer UFO Network, located in Seattle, Washington, is run by Jim Klotz, CUFON SYSOP, and Dale Goudie, Information Director.

CUFON presents U.S. government FOIA UFO documents and articles by contributors.
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Quote from the article, “CUFON Principles, Policy and Purpose (and other notes)”:
“The guiding principle which has made CUFON the fine resource which it continues to be is that we post ONLY verified and verifiable material, sometimes with a small comment. Our purpose is to provide solid material from which you can draw your own conclusions. Additionally, any conclusions drawn by readers are their own responsibility, as are ours, which are clearly marked as such when presented. We stand behind what we post, and very much want to keep it that way.

We strongly feel that inclusion of other subject matter, such as ‘new age’ type material, dilutes and damages the validity of the clear evidence of the reality of the UFO phenomenon, often presented in the government’s own words. Therefore, information lacking a recognizable relationship to the subject of UFO will not be posted on CUFON.

Although the verified documents and other solid information CUFON makes freely available may, in many cases, come in the form of government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, it is not our intention to discredit in any way any branch of the United States armed forces, their officers or personnel.

CUFON operates independently, it is not associated in any way with any other web site, computer bulletin board system, network, information service, or UFO or civilian interest group, and none should be inferred. CUFON may utilize information made available to it at no cost by UFO Reporting and Information Service of Seattle, Washington, USA, and others.”

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UFO Catalogue:

Compiled by Ted R. Phillips
(J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, Northfield, Illinois, 
July 1975)


Ted R. Phillips (left) and Dr. J. Allen Hynek investigate the
2 November 1975 Medford, Minnesota, UFO landing incident
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U.S. Government UFO Document:

14 August 1952
(Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.)

Quote from the document:
    “During the past weeks, with the phenomenal increase in the number of Flying Saucer reports (my emphasis) there has been a tremendous stimulation of both public and official interest in the subject.  Requests for information have poured into the Air Force, including an official inquiry from the White House.  Finally on July 29, General Samford held a press conference in which he stated, that analysis showed ‘no pattern of anything remotely consistent with any menace to the United States;’ that recent Washington sightings were possibly due to ‘temperature inversions,’ others to ionized clouds, ice formations, etc.; that instrumentation would be emphasized henceforth in the Air Force Study.  He emphatically stated that the unexplained sightings could not have resulted from any experiments or tests conducted by the United States.
     At this point, OSI felt that it would be timely to make an evaluation of the Air Force Study, its methodology and coverage, the relation of its conclusions to various theories which have been propounded, and to try to reach some conclusion as to the intelligence implications of the problem (my emphasis) – if any.  In view of the wide interest within the Agency (my emphasis), this briefing has been arranged so that we could report on the survey.  It must be mentioned that the outside knowledge of Agency interest in Flying Saucers carries the risk of making the problem more serious in the public mind that it already is, which we and the Air Force agree must be avoided (my emphasis).
     In order to supply both breadth and depth to the survey we have reviewed our own intelligence, going back to the Swedish sightings of 1946; reviewed a large number of individual official reports, recent press and magazine coverage and the main popular books.  Indexes of the Soviet press were scanned.  We interviewed a representative of the Air Force Special Studies Group.  Following this, we spent a day at Wright Field in a thorough discussion with the officers conducting the ATIC study, and finally we took the problem to a selected group of our own consultants, all leaders in their scientific fields.
     From all this, we have come up with facts, theories, explanations and some conclusions, which we will cover in a brief summary of Flying Saucers history, an analysis of the ATIC work, and a discussion of the explained sightings and of possible theories regarding the unexplained (my emphasis).  We make no recommendations of action.  We would ask that questions be held until the end.”

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