Wednesday, 5 December 2018

U.S. Government Journal UFO Article:

The Inspector General (TIG) Brief, Number 8, Volume XIV,
13 April 1962
(U.S. Air Force, WashingtonD.C.)


The whole article:
“For some time now the USAF has investigated all reports of unidentified flying objects (UFOs), under provisions of AFR 200-2. This has been done to leave no stones unturned in identifying objects which may pose a threat to the security of the United States and its armed forces.

Even though to date there has been no evidence that UFOs represent technological developments beyond the range of our present day scientific knowledge, we continue to be on the alert and examine reports submitted under the regulation. However, time and effort could be saved if individuals who make the sightings and submit reports understood that often reported UFOs are finally identified as jet aircraft, missiles, balloons, searchlights, birds, kites, anti-collision beacons, jet engine exhaust, condensation trails, known meteorological phenomena, etc. The fact that there are many manmade objects (satellites) now in orbit, may add to the items suspected of being extraterrestrial vehicles or foreign weapons threatening the security of this country.

A more careful scrutiny of sightings, which are potential objects of reports, is therefore obvious. Only objects which the observer is sure do not conform to known aircraft, missiles, or other above-mentioned items should therefore be reported.”

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U.S. Government Journal UFO Article:

The Inspector General (TIG) Brief, Number 26, Volume XI,
24 December 1959

(U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.)


The whole article:
     “Unidentified flying objects - sometimes treated lightly by the press and referred to as ‘flying saucers’ - must be rapidly and accurately identified as serious USAF business in the ZI As AFR 200-2 points out, the Air Force concern with these sightings is threefold: First of all, is the object a threat to the defense of the U.S.? Secondly, does it contribute to technical or scientific knowledge? And then there’s the inherent USAF responsibility to explain to the American people through public-information media what is going on in their skies.

     The phenomena or actual objects comprising UFO’s will tend to increase, with the public more aware of goings on in space but still inclined to some apprehension. Technical and defense considerations will continue to exist in this era.

     Published about three months ago, AFR 200-2 outlines necessary orderly, qualified reporting as well as public-information procedures. This is where the base should stand today, with practices judged at least satisfactory by commander and inspector:

- Responsibility for handling UFO's should rest with either 
   intelligence, operations, the Provost Marshal or the 
   Information Officer - in that order of preference, dictated 
   by limits of the base organization;

- A specific officer should be designated as responsible;

- He should have experience in investigative techniques 
   and also, if possible, scientific or technical background;

- He should have authority to obtain the assistance of 
   specialists on the base;

- He should be equipped with binoculars, camera, Geiger 
   counter, magnifying glass and have a source for 
   containers in which to store samples.
       What is required is that every UFO sighting be investigated and reported to the Air Technical Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson AFB and that explanation to the public be realistic and knowledgeable. Normally that explanation will be made only by the OSAF Information Office. It all adds up to part of the job of being experts in our own domain.”

I also reported about this article on 27 January 2013.

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