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CIA UFO Files

From Kook Science

Being a basic index of UFO-related files released by the Central Intelligence Agency, available courtesy the Black Vault (CIA UFO Files, theblackvault.com).

Index

Over 2/5 (46%) of files reviewed by KSRA; summaries of files reviewed below.

BV No. CIA No. Date Type Title Info. Date Info. Loc. From To
Notes
C05515622 C00015235 26 April 1976 Internal Memo DCD Case [redacted] – UFO Research / [redacted]
Redacted individuals seeking information about government programs related to the UFO phenomenon.
C05515624 C00015236 25 June 1976 Internal Memo Case [redacted] – UFO Research / ORD Request for Additional Information
Redacted individuals interested in redacted information about redacted UFO programs.
C05515625 C00015237 1976 Internal Memo Case [redacted] – UFO Research
Redacted source works for redacted employer; source requests guidance from CIA UFO experts as to materials in his report that are to remain classified.
C05515646 C00015238 September 1976 Internal Memo Personal Request to Investigate UFO Sighted Morocco.
Almost fully redacted document, one line unredacted reads “23 September [redacted] with personal request to investigate UFO sighted Morocco.”
C05515647 C00015240 Internal Memo Support [redacted]
Text: "Refer Case [redacted] and Telecon. What progress has been made? This correspondence is more than a month old, I am afraid the longer we procrastinate the more fuel we add to the fire. Also, the people at Wright Field are holding their breaths awaiting advice. Appreciate reply soonest."
C05515648 C00015241 Internal Memo Support [redacted], Re: Case [redacted]
Regarding a letter from Leon Davidson about tape analysis by ATIC (Air Technical Intelligence Center) Wright-Patterson AFB, Davidson seeking further information about such analysis, claim that ATIC stalled him.
C05515649 C00015242 Internal Memo Scientific [redacted]
More about Leon Davidson case, contacting a Col. Baird about receiving a copy of ATIC letter to Davidson.
C05515650 C00015243 Internal Memo Re: Dr. Leon Davidson
Complaints about Leon Davidson being “on our backs again”, his asking for a “verbatim translation of the ‘space’ message and the identification of the transmitter from which it came,” etc., to which Wallace Elwood of ATIC replied that they had identified the message as morse code from a known and licensed radio station, which Davidson denied; agent requests copy of ATIC message translation and transmitter in attempt to appease Davidson. Notes Davidson wrote an article critical of USAF for “concealment of information on flying saucers,” that he is no fool and ATIC is treating him like one.
C05515651 C00015244 Internal Memo Re: WA-26258 and Case [redacted] (CLOSED)
More on Davidson’s quest for the tapes, meetings with him, desire to extricate themselves from the whole affair and get ATIC to give Davidson what he wants.
C05515652 C00015245 Internal Memo Re: Dr. Leon Davidson
Notes on Davidson’s article “The Air Force and the Saucers, Part Three: The Central Intelligence Agency Becomes Involved with Saucers”, further complaints that dealing with Davidson is a chore.
C05515653 C00015246 Internal Memo Re: Case [redacted]
Follow-up on an ORD request for a copy of “UFO – Fact or Fancy”.
C05515654 C00015247 Internal Memo Re: DCI Letter from Leon Davidson
DCI asking why Davidson is contacting them.
C05515655 C00015248 Internal Memo Case [redacted] (Closed)
Note that DCI has been informed about ATIC/Davidson situation, desire by agent to close out the matter with a final letter.
C05515656 C00015249 Internal Memo Case [redacted] (Closed)
More about Leon Davidson, agency desire to get him off their case.
C05515657 C00015250 Internal Memo Case [redacted] (Closed)
More about Leon Davidson case, i.e. “WE DO NOT X NOT WANT ANY BUSINESS WITH DAVIDSON”
C05515658 C00015251 13 August 1957 Information Report Unidentified Flying Object Observed on Iran/-- Border 11 June 1957 Iran
Sighting in Iran airspace
C05515659 C00015252 22 October 1959 Information Report Possible Unidentified Flying Object September 1959 USSR, Ukraine
A "luminous orange ball" seen from a train in USSR (Ukraine)
C05515660 C00015253 9 March 1960 Information Report Rumored Unidentified Flying Objects in Bary Ozek Region 1959 USSR, Kazakh SSR
Several "glittering objects at high speed and accompanied by explosive sounds" in USSR (Kazakh SSR)
C05515661 C00015254 25 May 1962 News Transcript Unidentified Flying Objects May 1962 Argentina
Newspaper report about "flying objects" over Bahia Blanca, south of Buenos Aires, Argentina
C05515662 C00015255 7 July 1965 News Transcript Antarctic Flying Saucers 6 July 1965 Antarctica, Deception Island
Newspaper report (Buenos Aires ANSA), *Antarctic Flying Saucers*
C05515663 C00015256 23 September 1977 News Transcript 'Unusual’ Natural Phenomenon Observed in Karelia 22 September 1977 USSR, Karelo-Finnish SSR
News report (Moscow TASS), *'Unusual' Natural Phenomenon Observed in Karelia*
C05515664 C00015257 25 May 1978 News Transcript Authorities Report Satellite Down in Bolivia 14 May 1978 Bolivia
News report (Madrid EPE), *Authorities Report Satellite Down in Bolivia*
C05515665 C00015258 17 May 1978 News Transcript Reports Conflict on Details of Fallen Object 16 May 1978 Bolivia
News report (Sucre Radio La Plata), *Reports Conflict on Details of Fallen Object*
C05515686 C00015262 30 December 1977 Information Report USSR
Note from unnamed source on summer '73 sighting at "Site 7" in USSR of "unidentified phenomenon"
C05515687 C00015263 September 1955 Information Report Fiery [Plane] Observed in the Rostov Air Base 19 July 1955 USSR
Report on 12-13 Sept. 1953 sighting near Rostov Air Base (USSR)
C05515688 C00015264 9 August 1955 Information Report Flying Objects Observed in the Shakhty Area August 1953 USSR
Report on Aug. 1953 sighting of "three flying objects" near Shakhty, Rostov (USSR)
C05515689 C00015265 7 November 1955 Information Report Flying Objects Seen in… August 1954 USSR
Report on July or August 1954 sighting in USSR
C05515691 C00015266 1956 Information Report Report of Unidentified Flying Objects November 1955 Belgian Congo
Early Nov. 1955 sighting in Kivu, Belgian Congo
C05515692 C00015267 October 1958 Information Report Sighting of Unidentified Airborne Objects Near Leningrad July 1958 USSR
Report on July 1958 interaction with "Ivanov" regarding flying saucers
C05515694 C00015268 October 1958 Information Report Unexplained Traveling Bright Light in Sky 10 July 1958 USSR
Sighting near Leningrad, USSR
C05515695 C00015270 10 April 1972 Intelligence Information Report [redacted] USSR
Report mentioning a Soviet committee "established to investigate unusual phenomenon, in other words, flying saucers," which is described as having "little if any scientific talent."
C05515698 C00015272 22 September 1956 Information Report Sighting of Unusual Phenomenon on Horizon Near Iranian/USSR Border 17 June 1956 Iran
Report on 17 June 1966 sighting, *Sighting of Unusual Phenomenon on horizon near Iranian/USSR Border*, described as a "brilliant white sphere" seen from an international flight to Tehran
C05515699 C00015273 18 August 1967 Foreign Intelligence Information Report Report on Conversations With Soviet Scientists on Subject of Unidentified Flying Objects in the USSR USSR
See title.
C05515701 C00015273
Duplicate of C05515699
C05515702 C00015273 1 November 1976 Foreign Intelligence Information Report UFO Phenomena USSR
Comments of unnamed source, who calls 99% of sightings either natural or man-made, and 1% possibly hallucinatory, but adds "Do you think it is possible... could there be something coming from outer space?"
C05515703 C00015275 18 November 1976 Foreign Intelligence Information Report Aerial Observation of Intense Source of Light September 1976 USSR
Sighting in USSR, 10 Sept. 1976 British European Airways (BEA) flight 831 from Moscow to London, sighting at 1800-1900, inside border of Lithuania
C05515704 C00015276 2 September 1952 Information Report Flying Saucers 24 July 1952 Netherlands
Unnamed sources report 24 July 1952 sighting of a "big formation of 'Flying Saucers'" above Arnhem, Netherlands
C05515705 C00015277 15 November 1955 Information Report Sighting of Unconventional Aircraft 4 October 1955 USSR, Azerbaijan SSR
Sighting from a train, location redacted
C05515706 C00015279 17 April 1956 Information Report Report of Unusual Flying Object Sightings and Attendant Scientific Activity November 1955 Hungary
Nov. 1955 letter received from source in Budapest, Hungary
C05515707 C00015280 2 May 1956 Information Report Fast-moving Flying Objects Over Stalingrad Spring 1954 USSR
Sighting from military hospital near Barrikady Munitions Works in Volvograd, USSR
[1] C00015281 1 April 1957 Information Report Unusual Flying Objects Observed Over Budapest May 1956 Hungary
Reports of May-June 1956
C05515708 C00015282 11 February 1952 Information Report Light Phenomena East of Tashkent September 1947 USSR, Uzbek SSR
Sightings from May-Sept. 1947 in Uzbek SSR (USSR)
C05515709 C00015283 31 July 1950 Information Report German Scientist’s Article on ‘Flying Discs’ 1950 Chile
English translation of an article, *The Mystery of the 'Flying Discs'*, by Eduard Ludwig from *Condor*, a Chilean German-language magazine, about the possibility that UFOs are German-based Soviet craft
C05515711 C00015284 29 December 1952 Letter Chadwell, H. Marshall A.D. Hynek, J. Allen
Letter from Chadwell to Hynek, re: Hynek letter of 23 December on astronomical calculations given via telephone.
C05515711 C00015284 23 December 1952 Letter Hynek, J. Allen Chadwell, H. Marshall
Letter from Hynek to Chadwell, re: astronomical calculations
C05515712 C00015285 1953 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Berkner, Lloyd
Letter from Strong to Berkner, re: January 1953 Scientific Advisory Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects
C05515713 C00015286 1953 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Page, Thorton
Letter from Strong to Page, re: January 1953 Scientific Advisory Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects
C05515714 C00015287 27 January 1953 Letter Chadwell, H. Marshall A.D. Stratton, Julius A.
Letter from Chadwell to Stratton, re: January 1953 Scientific Advisory Panel on UFOs
C05515714 C00015287 27 January 1953 Report Findings of OSI Advisory Group on Unidentified Flying Objects, 14-17 January 1953
Per the title.
C05515715 C00015288 28 January 1953 Letter Chadwell, H. Marshall A.D. Robertson, H. P.
Letter from Chadwell to Robertson, re: UFO panel
C05515715 C00015288 20 January 1953 Letter Robertson, E. P. Chadwell, H. Marshall
Letter from Robertson to Chadwell, re: UFO panel
C05515716 C00015289 7 April 1953 Letter Chadwell, H. Marshall A.D. Goudsmit, Samuel A.
Letter from Chadwell to Goudsmit, re: APRO and CSI
C05515716 C00015289 6 April 1953 Draft letter Chadwell, H. Marshall A.D. Goudsmit, Samuel A.
Draft of preceding letter (Chadwell to Goudsmit, re: APRO and CSI) with handwritten rewrite of last paragraph
C05515716 C00015289 26 March 1953 Letter Goudsmit, Samuel A. Chadwell, H. Marshall
Letter from Goudsmit to Chadwell, re: “pamphlets from crack-pot organization somewhere in the west.”
C05515718 C00015290 Letter Warner, John S. Legislative Counsel Scherer, Gordon H. Representative
Letter from Warner to Scherer, re: 24 August letter from Catherine Carter Golden about UFOs, specifically debunking claims about photos from Brazil shown on “Dave Garroway Show”, and note that query was referred to Air Force.
C05515719 C00015291 Letter Warner, John S. Legislative Counsel Scherer, Gordon H. Representative
Copy of letter from Warner to Schrer, re: 24 August letter from Catherine Golden.
C05515719 C00015291 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D.
Illegible letter from Strong to unknown.
C05515720 C00015292 4 May 1954 Memo Draft Reply to Senator Johnson’s letter Chadwell, H. Marshall A.D. Pforzheimer, Walter General Counsel
Frontpage to draft letter response to 19 April 1954 letter from Senator Johnson
C05515720 C00015292 4 May 1954 Draft letter Draft Reply to Senator Johnson’s letter Chadwell, H. Marshall A.D. Johnson Senator
Draft letter response to 19 April 1954 letter from Senator Johnson, re: P. D. Berniza letter on flying saucers, guidance on how to respond to Berniza.
C05515721 C00015293 4 October 1956 Letter Dulles, Allen W. Director Scherer, Gordon H. Representative
Letter from Dulles to Scherer, responding to Scherer’s 13 September 1955 letter, re: Thomas H. Dickhoff letter to Scherer, noting that Dickhoff’s questions “are largely outside of the jurisdiction of this Agency,” as Dickhoff “appears interested in pursuing the problem of mail fraud in connection with George Adamski’s book entitled ‘Inside the Space Ships’”, that such matters should be referred to law enforcement, that CIA does not comment on the truth or falsity of published materials like Adamski’s book, and that Adamski’s book “would appear more in the jurisdiction” of the Department of Defense and National Science Foundation.
C05515722 C00015294 8 January 1957 Letter Dulles, Allen W. Director Smith, Margaret Chase Senator
Letter from Dulles to Smith, re: letter of 2 January 1957 from Mrs. Vincent J. Perry of Mexico, Maine, which Dulles says will be “forwarded to the proper authorities for action.”
C05515724 C00015295 10 May 1957 Letter Shaw, J. Arnold Assistant to the Director Davidson, Leon
Letter from Shaw to Davidson, re: letter of 21 April 1957 about tape analysis by another, unnamed agency.
C05515725 C00015296 16 January 1957 Letter Scoville, Jr., Herbert A.D. Anderson, John P.
Letter from Scoville, Jr., to Anderson, re: letter of 4 January 1957, thanking them for sending a report of a UFO, giving appreciation for Anderson’s further comments.
C05515766 C00015297 1953 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Berkner, Lloyd
Letter from Strong to Berkner, re: January 1953 Scientific Advisory Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects
C05515767 C00015298 20 December 1957 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Robertson, H. P.
Letter from Strong to Robertson, re: declassified version of the 1953 Panel Report
C05515768 C00015299 20 December 1957 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Goudsmit, Samuel A.
Letter from Strong to Goudsmit, re: declassified version of the 1953 Panel Report
C05515768 C00015299 17 January 1953 Report Report of the Scientific Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects
Scientific Advisory Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects (SAPUFO, 1953): three-point conclusion of panel, signed by H. P. Robertson (chairman, CalTech), Luis W. Alvarez (U. Cal.), Lloyd V. Herimer (Associated Universities Inc.), S. A. Goudsmit (Brookhaven National Laboratories), Thorton Page (Johns Hopkins University)
C05515771 C00015300 20 December 1957 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Berkner, Lloyd
Letter from Strong to Berkner, re: copy of SAPUFO Report and letter to USAF
C05515771 C00015300 20 December 1957 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Byrne, James Major (USAF)
Letter from Strong to Byrne, USAF, re: copy of SAPUFO Report, declassification
C05515771 C00015300 20 December 1957 Report Report of the Scientific Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects
Three-point conclusion of panel, signed by H. P. Robertson (chairman, CalTech), Luis W. Alvarez (U. Cal.), Lloyd V. Herimer (Associated Universities Inc.), S. A. Goudsmit (Brookhaven National Laboratories), Thorton Page (Johns Hopkins University)
C05515772 C00015301 20 December 1957 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Page, Thorton
Letter from Strong to Page, re: copy of SAPUFO Report
C05515773 C00015302 20 December 1957 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Alvarez, Luis W.
Letter from Strong to Alvarez, re: copy of SAPUFO Report
C05515774 C00015303 17 April 1958 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer Keyhoe, Donald
Letter from Earman to Keyhoe, re: CIA denies encouraging witness silence regarding UFO sightings
C05515775 C00015304 3 January 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Goudsmit, Samuel A.
Letter from Strong to Goudsmit, re: letter of 25 December, mentions Hynek sat on SAPUFO but was not a member, did not sign
C05515777 C00015305 1958 Letter Cobell, C. P. Deputy Director Keyhoe, Donald
Letter from Cobel to Keyhoe, re: letter of 13 March referred to relevant organisations (USAF?)
C05515780 C00015306 1958 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer Keyhoe, Donald
Letter from Earman to Keyhoe, re: letter of 13 March to Dulles referred to USAF
C05515781 C00015307 1958 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer Davidson, Leon
Letter from Earman to Davidson, re: letter of 11 March to Dulles referred to USAF
C05515783 C00015308 1958 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer Tacker, Lawrence J. Major (USAF)
Letter from Earman to Thacker, re: request to Wilton E. Lexow, forwarding letters from Keyhoe and Davidson to Thacker
C05515784 C00015309 1958 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer
Illegible letter from Earman to unknown
C05515785 C00015310 8 May 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Berkner, Lloyd
Letter from Strong to Berkner, re: letter of 21 April, mentioning Keyhoe, Davidson letters, adding "the statement made by Ruppelt quoted by Davidson concerning 'orders' to the Panel is completely without foundation"
C05515806 C00015311 26 May 1958 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer Davidson, Leon
Letter from Earman to Davidson, re: letters of 27 April and 16 May to Dulles, reiterating that USAF is government org. to contact regarding UFOs, his letters have been forwarded to them
C05515807 C00015312 29 May 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Goudsmit, Samuel A.
Letter from Strong to Goudsmit, re: Davidson questioning of Berkner and Robertson on SAPUFO, enclosing copies of exchange between Davidson and Robertson, recommending Goudsmit use Robertson’s “tenor” in any response to Davidson, that CIA has been telling Davidson that his letters are being forwarded to USAF
C05515808 C00015313 29 May 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Page, Thorton
Letter from Strong to Page, re: Davidson, repeating message of previous letter to Goudsmit (C00015312)
C05515809 C00015314 29 May 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Alvarez, Luis W.
Letter from Strong to Alvarez, re: Davidson, repeating message of previous letter to Goudsmit (C00015312)
C05515810 C00015315 29 May 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Berkner, Lloyd
Letter from Strong to Berkner, re: follow-up to 8 May letter, reply to 19 May letter from Berkner, regarding Davidson, his correspondence with Robertson, recommendations to Gousmit, Page, Alvarez
C05515811 C00015316 4 June 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Tacker, Lawrence J. Major (USAF)
Letter from Strong to Tacker, re: phone conversation between Tacker and LaRue L. Tecl, copy of Davidson letter “wherein he continues to inquire about UFO’s”
C05515812 C00015317 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Page, Thorton
Letter from Strong to Page, re: thanks for copy of letter Page sent Davidson on 10 July, request for copy of Davidson’s 6 July letter, comment that CIA has “never been able to get a precise statement from [Davidson] as to why he is devoting so much time and effort to the matter.”
C05515813 C00015318 19 August 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Goudsmit, Samuel A.
Letter from Strong to Goudsmit, re: thanks for 14 August letter on flying saucers, comment that Goudsmit’s reply to Kirsch “is exactly what is needed in present context”, mention that Ted Nordbeck gave Goudsmit “all material that we could find in regard to Jungk”, apologies for delay.
C05515823 C00015319 1958 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer Keyhoe, Donald
Letter from Earman to Keyhoe, re: letter of 22 September 1958 referred to Maj. Tacker, OIS/USAF
C05515824 C00015320 2 December 1958 Letter Popowitch, George
Letter to George Popowitch, re: letter of 19 November 1958 referred to USAF, comment that “[c]ontrary to your statement, [CIA] do no take an ‘active interest in the unidentified flying objects picture.’”
C05515825 C00015321 17 December 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Bryant, Larry W.
Letter from Strong to Bryant, re: letter of 30 November 1958 referred to Maj. Tacker, OIS/USAF, comment that “This Agency has no responsibility in the matter of unidentified flying objects. The Air Force has been assigned executive responsibility and is the only agency of government qualified to speak on UFO’s.”
C05515866 C00015322 27 January 1959 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer Keyhoe, Donald
Letter from Earman to Keyhoe, re: letter of 12 January [1959], comment that “we do not normally pass, outside of official channels, either affirmative or negative information in response to an inquiry such as yours. Would it be possible for you to tell us why you require this information, so that we may have a basis for an appropriate reply.”
C05515867 C00015323 6 February 1959 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer Popowitch, George
Letter from Earman to Popowitch, re: letter of 21 January 1959, comment that “total responsibility for the Government in dealing with the UFO matters is vested in the U.S. Air Force” and “[t]his Agency has no jurisdiction or responsibility in this area and is therefore not in a position to supply the information you have requested.”
C05515868 C00015324 5 March 1959 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer Keyhoe, Donald
Letter from Earman to Keyhoe, re: letter of 12 February 1959, comment that “I regret that I still have insufficient information upon which to base an appropriate answer to your question. However, I assume the conversation you refer to concerns paragraphs 16 and 17 of your letter dated 15 March 1958. If so, my reply of 17 April 1958 furnishes all information available on the subject.”
C05515869 C00015325 26 March 1959 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Page, Thorton
Letter from Strong to Page, re: copy of Page’s letter of 18 March [1959] to Fred A. Kirsch, complimenting Page’s response as “a masterpiece”, commenting that Strong wishes “that earlier in this latest go-round of flying saucers correspondence we had taken this very same down-to-earth approach” and “[w]e are still besieged, though on a diminishing scale, with people who write us on this matter and I am afraid that in the future I am going to plagiarize from you.”
C05515870 C00015326 2 July 1959 Letter Scoville, Jr., Herbert A.D. Wyllie, George Patrick
Letter from Scoville, Jr., to Wyllie, re: letter to Allen Dulles and copy of Barker’s “They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers”, which were referred to Scoville, who is now returning book to Wyllie.
C05515871 C00015327 25 November 1959 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Page, Thorton
Letter from Strong to Page, re: letter of 19 November [1959], comment that CIA would be “very much interested” in reading freshman papers on UFOs, note that Page should not “identify the agency, but simply indicate that they are being reviewed by a part of the national defense establishment.”
C05515872 C00015328 10 December 1959 Letter Belt, Alnora M. Secretary Page, Thorton
Letter from Belt to Page, re: Page letter to Strong, responding in Strong’s absence to acknowledge receipt of fourteen essays, note that they will be returned with comment “as soon as possible.”
C05515873 C00015329 29 January 1960 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Page, Thorton
Letter from Strong to Page, re: letter of 10 December [1959], acknowledgement that fourteen essays were passed along to “the people in my shop who have been following the subject of flying saucers”, that Strong reviewed “some of them rather cursorily”, general kudos to students.
C05515874 C00015330 13 December 1960 Letter Warner, John S. Legislative Counsel Lorenzen, Coral
Letter from Warner to Lorenzen, re: letter and enclosure referred to Lt. Col. Tacker, USAF, and comment that a typo in a letter to Congressman Scherer should read “which has already been provided by the Air Force.”
C05515875 C00015331 10 January 1961 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Tacker, Lawrence J. Lt. Col. (USAF)
Letter from Strong to Tacker, re: thank you note to Tacker for sending an inscribed copy of his book "Flying Saucers and the U.S. Air Force: The Official Air Force Story", comment that “there seems to be a fair sized ‘lunatic fringe’ that will never be really convinced of Air Force objectiveness and forthrightness on the subject.”
C05515876 C00015332 5 April 1961 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Palmer, Robert J.
Letter from Strong to Palmer, re: letter of 21 February [1961], commenting that Palmer “please be advised that all governmental responsibility for Unidentified Flying Objects has been charged to the Air Force.”
C05515877 C00015333 1961 Letter Mouston, Laurence E. General Counsel Karth, Joseph Representative
Letter from Mouston to Karth, re: 26 June 1961 letter from Leon Davidson and claims that CIA is "solely responsible for creating the Flying Saucer furore" as a "tool in psychological [warfare]", which Mouston suggests is unfounded, comments agency forwards all such correspondence to USAF, includes index of exchanges between CIA and Davidson from 1958-1961
C05515928 C00015334 16 August 1956 Letter Kuber, Karl H. Deputy Director, SI Jorgensen, Gerald B. Col. (USAF)
Letter from Kuber to Jorgensen, re: Jorgensen’s 27 July 1956 request to have SAPUFO report declassified, which CIA will not declassify, but appends an unclassified version of the same report, comments that CIA is “most anxious that further publicity not be given” on the matter, and that CIA cannot authorise “the listing of personnel participating in the discussions”.
C05515929 C00015335 7 December 1967 Letter Executive Assistant Lesley, Gary R.
Letter from [redacted] to Lesley, re: acknowledgement of receipt of letter, comment that “[s]ince the matters of concern to you are the responsibilities of the United States Air Force, I suggest that you contact them.”
C05515930 C00015336 5 November 1974 Draft letter Lowe, Bruce A. Executive Secretary Sparks, Brad C.
Letter from Lowe to Sparks, re: letter of 21 October 1974, Lowe is forwarding a copy of minutes from 4 December 1952 meeting of Intelligence Advisory Committee relating to the discussion of UFOs, as well as a copy of “Report on Unidentified Flying Objects” of 17 January 1953 (SAPUFO), comment that “[i]n view of the conclusion of the Panel that the evidence presented on unidentified flying objects showed no indication that those phenomena constitute a direct physical threat to national security, no National Security Council Intelligence Directive (NSCID) was drafted.”
C05515931 C00015337 15 March 1949 Office Memorandum Flying Saucers Stone OSI Machle OSI
Memo from Stone to Machle, commenting on Stone’s UFO documents, offering skepticism, alternative explanations for sightings, as in weather balloons, midsummer madness, etc.
C05515932 C00015338 195* Memorandum Flying Saucers Smith, Walter B. Director Director, Psychological Strategy Board
Copy of National Security Council proposal (TAB A), “in which it is concluded that the problems connected with unidentified flying objects appear to have implications for psychological warfare as well as for intelligence and operations”, and background for the proposal (TAB B), suggestion that “we discuss at an early board meeting the possible offensive or defensive utilization of these phenomena for psychological warfare purposes.”; TAB A and TAB B are mostly legible, but have some copy errors cropping margin text.
C05515933 C00015339 2 October 1952 Memorandum Flying Saucers Chadwell, H. Marshall A.D., Scientific Intelligence Smith, Walter B. Director of Central Intelligence
Memo with recommendation to research the problem and adopt "policy of public information which will minimize concern and possible panic resulting from the numerous sightings of unidentified objects."
C05515933 C00015339 24 September 1952 Memorandum Flying Saucers Chadwell, H. Marshall A.D., Scientific Intelligence Smith, Walter B. Director of Central Intelligence
Memo reporting that only the USAF has been studying the UFO problem, that associated intelligence problems must be reviewed (in relation to USSR, etc.)
C05515771 C00015300 20 December 1957 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Berkner, Lloyd
Letter from Strong to Berkner, re: copy of SAPUFO Report and letter to USAF
C05515771 C00015300 20 December 1957 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Byrne, James Major (USAF)
Letter from Strong to Byrne, USAF, re: copy of SAPUFO Report, declassification
C05515771 C00015300 20 December 1957 Report Report of the Scientific Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects
Three-point conclusion of panel, signed by H. P. Robertson (chairman, CalTech), Luis W. Alvarez (U. Cal.), Lloyd V. Herimer (Associated Universities Inc.), S. A. Goudsmit (Brookhaven National Laboratories), Thorton Page (Johns Hopkins University)
C05515772 C00015301 20 December 1957 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Page, Thorton
Letter from Strong to Page, re: copy of SAPUFO Report
C05515773 C00015302 20 December 1957 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Alvarez, Luis W.
Letter from Strong to Alvarez, re: copy of SAPUFO Report
C05515774 C00015303 17 April 1958 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer Keyhoe, Donald
Letter from Earman to Keyhoe, re: CIA denies encouraging witness silence regarding UFO sightings
C05515775 C00015304 3 January 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Goudsmit, Samuel A.
Letter from Strong to Goudsmit, re: letter of 25 December, mentions Hynek sat on SAPUFO but was not a member, did not sign
C05515777 C00015305 1958 Letter Cobell, C. P. Deputy Director Keyhoe, Donald
Letter from Cobel to Keyhoe, re: letter of 13 March referred to relevant organisations (USAF?)
C05515780 C00015306 1958 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer Keyhoe, Donald
Letter from Earman to Keyhoe, re: letter of 13 March to Dulles referred to USAF
C05515781 C00015307 1958 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer Davidson, Leon
Letter from Earman to Davidson, re: letter of 11 March to Dulles referred to USAF
C05515783 C00015308 1958 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer Tacker, Lawrence J. Major (USAF)
Letter from Earman to Thacker, re: request to Wilton E. Lexow, forwarding letters from Keyhoe and Davidson to Thacker
C05515784 C00015309 1958 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer
Illegible letter from Earman to unknown
C05515785 C00015310 8 May 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Berkner, Lloyd
Letter from Strong to Berkner, re: letter of 21 April, mentioning Keyhoe, Davidson letters, adding "the statement made by Ruppelt quoted by Davidson concerning 'orders' to the Panel is completely without foundation"
C05515806 C00015311 26 May 1958 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer Davidson, Leon
Letter from Earman to Davidson, re: letters of 27 April and 16 May to Dulles, reiterating that USAF is government org. to contact regarding UFOs, his letters have been forwarded to them
C05515807 C00015312 29 May 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Goudsmit, Samuel A.
Letter from Strong to Goudsmit, re: Davidson questioning of Berkner and Robertson on SAPUFO, enclosing copies of exchange between Davidson and Robertson, recommending Goudsmit use Robertson’s “tenor” in any response to Davidson, that CIA has been telling Davidson that his letters are being forwarded to USAF
C05515808 C00015313 29 May 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Page, Thorton
from Strong to Page, re: Davidson, repeating message of previous letter to Goudsmit (C00015312)
C05515809 C00015314 29 May 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Alvarez, Luis W.
Letter from Strong to Alvarez, re: Davidson, repeating message of previous letter to Goudsmit (C00015312)
C05515810 C00015315 29 May 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Berkner, Lloyd
Letter from Strong to Berkner, re: follow-up to 8 May letter, reply to 19 May letter from Berkner, regarding Davidson, his correspondence with Robertson, recommendations to Gousmit, Page, Alvarez
C05515811 C00015316 4 June 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Tacker, Lawrence J. Major (USAF)
Letter from Strong to Tacker, re: phone conversation between Tacker and LaRue L. Tecl, copy of Davidson letter “wherein he continues to inquire about UFO’s”
C05515812 C00015317 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Page, Thorton
Letter from Strong to Page, re: thanks for copy of letter Page sent Davidson on 10 July, request for copy of Davidson’s 6 July letter, comment that CIA has “never been able to get a precise statement from [Davidson] as to why he is devoting so much time and effort to the matter.”
C05515813 C00015318 19 August 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Goudsmit, Samuel A.
Letter from Strong to Goudsmit, re: thanks for 14 August letter on flying saucers, comment that Goudsmit’s reply to Kirsch “is exactly what is needed in present context”, mention that Ted Nordbeck gave Goudsmit “all material that we could find in regard to Jungk”, apologies for delay.
C05515823 C00015319 1958 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer Keyhoe, Donald
Letter from Earman to Keyhoe, re: letter of 22 September 1958 referred to Maj. Tacker, OIS/USAF
C05515824 C00015320 2 December 1958 Letter Popowitch, George
Letter to George Popowitch, re: letter of 19 November 1958 referred to USAF, comment that “[c]ontrary to your statement, [CIA] do no take an ‘active interest in the unidentified flying objects picture.’”
C05515825 C00015321 17 December 1958 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Bryant, Larry W.
Letter from Strong to Bryant, re: letter of 30 November 1958 referred to Maj. Tacker, OIS/USAF, comment that “This Agency has no responsibility in the matter of unidentified flying objects. The Air Force has been assigned executive responsibility and is the only agency of government qualified to speak on UFO’s.”
C05515866 C00015322 27 January 1959 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer Keyhoe, Donald
Letter from Earman to Keyhoe, re: letter of 12 January [1959], comment that “we do not normally pass, outside of official channels, either affirmative or negative information in response to an inquiry such as yours. Would it be possible for you to tell us why you require this information, so that we may have a basis for an appropriate reply.”
C05515867 C00015323 6 February 1959 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer Popowitch, George
Letter from Earman to Popowitch, re: letter of 21 January 1959, comment that “total responsibility for the Government in dealing with the UFO matters is vested in the U.S. Air Force” and “[t]his Agency has no jurisdiction or responsibility in this area and is therefore not in a position to supply the information you have requested.”
C05515868 C00015324 5 March 1959 Letter Earman, J. S. Executive Officer Keyhoe, Donald
Letter from Earman to Keyhoe, re: letter of 12 February 1959, comment that “I regret that I still have insufficient information upon which to base an appropriate answer to your question. However, I assume the conversation you refer to concerns paragraphs 16 and 17 of your letter dated 15 March 1958. If so, my reply of 17 April 1958 furnishes all information available on the subject.”
C05515869 C00015325 26 March 1959 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Page, Thorton
Letter from Strong to Page, re: copy of Page’s letter of 18 March [1959] to Fred A. Kirsch, complimenting Page’s response as “a masterpiece”, commenting that Strong wishes “that earlier in this latest go-round of flying saucers correspondence we had taken this very same down-to-earth approach” and “[w] are still besieged, though on a diminishing scale, with people who write us on this matter and I am afraid that in the future I am going to plagiarize from you.”
C05515870 C00015326 2 July 1959 Letter Scoville, Jr., Herbert A.D. Wyllie, George Patrick
Letter from Scoville, Jr., to Wyllie, re: letter to Allen Dulles and copy of Barker’s “They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers”, which were referred to Scoville, who is now returning book to Wyllie.
C05515871 C00015327 25 November 1959 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Page, Thorton
Letter from Strong to Page, re: letter of 19 November [1959], comment that CIA would be “very much interested” in reading freshman papers on UFOs, note that Page should not “identify the agency, but simply indicate that they are being reviewed by a part of the national defense establishment.”
C05515872 C00015328 10 December 1959 Letter Belt, Alnora M. Secretary Page, Thorton
Letter from Belt to Page, re: Page letter to Strong, responding in Strong’s absence to acknowledge receipt of fourteen essays, note that they will be returned with comment “as soon as possible.”
C05515873 C00015329 29 January 1960 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Page, Thorton
Letter from Strong to Page, re: letter of 10 December [1959], acknowledgement that fourteen essays were passed along to “the people in my shop who have been following the subject of flying saucers”, that Strong reviewed “some of them rather cursorily”, general kudos to students.
C05515874 C00015330 13 December 1960 Letter Warner, John S. Legislative Counsel Lorenzen, Coral
Letter from Warner to Lorenzen, re: letter and enclosure referred to Lt. Col. Tacker, USAF, and comment that a typo in a letter to Congressman Scherer should read “which has already been provided by the Air Force.”
C05515875 C00015331 10 January 1961 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Tacker, Lawrence J. Lt. Col. (USAF)
Letter from Strong to Tacker, re: thank you note to Tacker for sending an inscribed copy of his book "Flying Saucers and the U.S. Air Force: The Official Air Force Story", comment that “there seems to be a fair sized ‘lunatic fringe’ that will never be really convinced of Air Force objectiveness and forthrightness on the subject.”
C05515876 C00015332 5 April 1961 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Palmer, Robert J.
Letter from Strong to Palmer, re: letter of 21 February [1961], commenting that Palmer “please be advised that all governmental responsibility for Unidentified Flying Objects has been charged to the Air Force.”
C05515877 C00015333 1961 Letter Mouston, Laurence E. General Counsel Karth, Joseph Representative
Letter from Mouston to Karth, re: 26 June 1961 letter from Leon Davidson and claims that CIA is "solely responsible for creating the Flying Saucer furore" as a "tool in psychological [warfare]", which Mouston suggests is unfounded, comments agency forwards all such correspondence to USAF, includes index of exchanges between CIA and Davidson from 1958-1961
C05515928 C00015334 16 August 1956 Letter Kuber, Karl H. Deputy Director, SI Jorgensen, Gerald B. Col. (USAF)
Letter from Kuber to Jorgensen, re: Jorgensen’s 27 July 1956 request to have SAPUFO report declassified, which CIA will not declassify, but appends an unclassified version of the same report, comments that CIA is “most anxious that further publicity not be given” on the matter, and that CIA cannot authorise “the listing of personnel participating in the discussions”.
C05515929 C00015335 7 December 1967 Letter Executive Assistant Lesley, Gary R.
Letter from [redacted] to Lesley, re: acknowledgement of receipt of letter, comment that “[s]ince the matters of concern to you are the responsibilities of the United States Air Force, I suggest that you contact them.”
C05515930 C00015336 5 November 1974 Draft letter Lowe, Bruce A. Executive Secretary Sparks, Brad C.
Letter from Lowe to Sparks, re: letter of 21 October 1974, Lowe is forwarding a copy of minutes from 4 December 1952 meeting of Intelligence Advisory Committee relating to the discussion of UFOs, as well as a copy of “Report on Unidentified Flying Objects” of 17 January 1953 (SAPUFO), comment that “[i]n view of the conclusion of the Panel that the evidence presented on unidentified flying objects showed no indication that those phenomena constitute a direct physical threat to national security, no National Security Council Intelligence Directive (NSCID) was drafted.”
C05515931 C00015337 15 March 1949 Office Memorandum Flying Saucers Stone OSI Machle OSI
Memo from Stone to Machle, commenting on Stone’s UFO documents, offering skepticism, alternative explanations for sightings, as in weather balloons, midsummer madness, etc.
C05515932 C00015338 195* Memorandum Flying Saucers Smith, Walter B. Director Director, Psychological Strategy Board
Copy of National Security Council proposal (TAB A), “in which it is concluded that the problems connected with unidentified flying objects appear to have implications for psychological warfare as well as for intelligence and operations”, and background for the proposal (TAB B), suggestion that “we discuss at an early board meeting the possible offensive or defensive utilization of these phenomena for psychological warfare purposes.”; TAB A and TAB B are mostly legible, but have some copy errors cropping margin text.
C05515933 C00015339 2 October 1952 Memorandum Flying Saucers Chadwell, H. Marshall A.D., Scientific Intelligence Smith, Walter B. Director of Central Intelligence
Memo with recommendation to research the problem and adopt "policy of public information which will minimize concern and possible panic resulting from the numerous sightings of unidentified objects."
C05515933 C00015339 24 September 1952 Memorandum Flying Saucers Chadwell, H. Marshall A.D., Scientific Intelligence Smith, Walter B. Director of Central Intelligence
Memo reporting that only the USAF has been studying the UFO problem, that associated intelligence problems must be reviewed (in relation to USSR, etc.)
C05515934 C00015340 29 July 1952 Memorandum Recent Sightings of Unexplained Objects Clark, Ralph L. Acting A.D., Scientific Intelligence Deputy Director, Intelligence
Memo, illegible, relating to O/SI study of UFOs, promise of report around 15 August.
C05515935 C00015340 2 December 1952 Memorandum Unidentified Flying Objects Chadwell, H. Marshall A.D., Scientific Intelligence Smith, Walter B. Director of Central Intelligence
Memo briefly overviewing CIA internal actions regarding study of UFOs, agency and inter-agency cooperation.
C05515935 C00015340 Draft Memorandum Unidentified Flying Objects (Flying Saucers) Executive Secretary, National Security Council Smith, Walter B. Director of Central Intelligence
Draft memo for NSC, re: CIA review of UFO, agency efforts in area, recommendation for collaboration with DoD in carrying out intelligence, research operations related to phenomena, recommendation to issue NSC directive on matter.
C05515935 C00015340 Draft NSC Directive Unidentified Flying Objects
Draft directive, per preceding draft memorandum (included in C00015340)
C05515936 C00015341 1 August 1952 Informal Memo Flying Saucers Tauss, Edward Deputy A.D./SI Acting Chief, W&E Division
Memo regarding A.C.’s request for “overall evaluation of ‘flying saucers’ and associated reports”, finding “of 1000 to 2000 such reported cases by ATIC (Air Technical Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson AFB), a large percentage are clearly ‘phoney’” and “equally large percentage can be satisfactorily explained as known flights of currently operational U.S. equipment" or natural phenomena, while remaining reports require "intelligence continue coverage", with note that "no indication of CIA interest or concern reach the press or public, in view of their probably alarmist tendencies to accept such interest as 'confirmatory' of the soundness of 'unpublished facts' in the hands of the U.S. government".
C05515937 C00015342 22 August 1952 Memorandum USSR and Satellite Mention of Flying Saucers A.D., Operations Deputy Director, Intelligence
Memo mentioning "no factual evidence that the subject has been mentioned in Soviet Satellite press within the past two years," aside from one derisive comment
C05515938 C00015343 11 September 1952 Memorandum Flying Saucers Chadwell, H. Marshall A.D., Scientific Intelligence Smith, Walter B. Director of Central Intelligence
Memo giving point-by-point summation of problem, facts, discussion, and conclusions as relate to CIA study of UFOs, the UFO problem.
C05515939 C00015344 14 October 1952 Memorandum for Record Flying Saucers Problems Clark, Ralph L.
Memo on informal meeting held on subject between DD/I, AD/IC, and Acting A.D./SI on subject of flying saucers, determination that another meeting should be held to discuss it further.
C05515940 C00015345 3 December 1952 Memorandum for Record Flying Saucers Strong, Philip G.
Memo summary of a meeting with Julius A. Stratton (MIT), another with Berkner and Jerrold Zacharias, and conclusion that "it will probably be necessary to secure the full backing of DCI in order that a scientific review of the problem may be laid on," requirement of DCI support to cooperate with Air Force on matter.
C05515941 C00015346 9 December 1952 Office Memorandum FCC Monitoring and Flying Saucers Graham, H. U. Deputy A.D., Scientific Intelligence
Memo relating to the FCC responses to questions about "unexplained radio signals which might possibly be connected with unidentified flying objects," to which FCC response was "no", with summation of FCC abilities, activities.
C05515942 C00015347 10 December 1952 Memorandum Unidentified Flying Objects Chadwell, H. Marshall A.D., Scientific Intelligence Smith, Walter B. Director of Central Intelligence
"Request of the Director of 10 December 1952", including a mention of recent incidents that are unexplained - 2 July 1952 sighting of ten UFOs near Tremonton, Utah; 10-11 Oct. sighting of "brilliant unidentified light" over coast of Maine; an "alleged contact with a device on the ground in Florida late this summer which left some presently unexplained after-effects"; and other non-specific sightings - and plans to organize panel for scientific review (see: *The Report of the Scientific Panel on Unidentified Flying Saucers*, 1953).
C05515943 C00015348 13 December 1952 Memorandum Unidentified Flying Objects Chadwell, H. Marshall A.D., Scientific Intelligence Smith, Walter B. Director of Central Intelligence
Follow-up to 10 December 1952 memo (C00015347), with further details of incidents mentioned in said memo, etc.
C05515943 C00015348 12 December 1952 Letter Page, Thorton Robertson, H. P.
Letter from Page to Robertson, re: response to Robertson regarding an article in the *New Yorker*, re: cameras, communications systems, mass psychology, etc.
C05515943 C00015348
duplicate of C00015347
C05515943 C00015348 9 December 1952 Memorandum for Record Unidentified Flying Objects Durant, F. C.
Memo summation of discussions with Edward J. Ruppelt (Aerial Phenomena Branch, Analysis Division, ATIC), mention of the Limestone-Presque Isle case, which Ruppelt reported "is suspected of being the planet Saturn", while Durant finds it "difficult to believe the moons of Saturn could be seen visibly".
C05515944 C00015349
duplicate of C00015347
C05515944 C00015349 Tab A
Scientific Advisory Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects, 14-17 January 1953: list of panel members, associate members, and interviewees, along with their orgs., fields of competency.
C05515944 C00015349 Tab B
Scientific Advisory Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects, 14-17 January 1953: index of evidence presented, including reports, charts, etc.
C05515944 C00015349 17 January 1952 Report of the Scientific Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects
Complete SAPUFO report, including sections previously excised as classified, with signatories.
C05515944 C00015349
illegible letter/memo
C05515944 C00015349
illegible letter/memo
C05515944 C00015349 Tab A
Scientific Advisory Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects, 14-17 January 1953: list of panel members, associate members, and interviewees, along with their orgs., fields of competency.
C05515944 C00015349 Tab B
Scientific Advisory Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects, 14-17 January 1953: index of evidence presented, including reports, charts, etc.
C05515944 C00015349 17 January 1952 Report of the Scientific Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects
Complete report, including sections previously excised as classified, with signatories.
C05515944 C00015349
illegible letter/memo
C05515944 C00015349
illegible letter/memo
C05515945 C00015350 9 January 1953 Memorandum for Record Telephone Conversation with Dr. John A. Wheeler Durant, F. C.
Memo regarding Durant’s phone call with Wheeler, re: SAPUFO, Wheeler’s referrals of Chapman (Cambridge), O'Day (Cambridge, Mass. USAF RC), Hannes Alfven, author of *Cosmological Electrodynamics* (Oxford Uni. Press).
C05515966 C00015351 9 January 1953 Memorandum Consultants for Advisory Panel on UFOs Chadwell, H. Marshall Smith, Walter B. Director of Central Intelligence
Memo outlining plans for SAPUFO to convene on 14 January 1953, timeline, rates per consultant ($50 a day), permission required to approach Alvarez and Page to be “ad hoc consultants” on UFOs. Signed by Deputy Director, Intelligence, approved by Director.
C05515967 C00015352 21 January 1953 Memorandum for File OSI-W/A Meeting of OSI Advisory Group on UFO, January 14 thru 17, 1953
Memo outlining details of the meeting, participants – including Robertson (chairman, CalTech), Alvarez (U. Cal.), Goudsmit (Brookhaven), Page (ORD Johns Hopkins), Hynek (ATIC), Chadwell, Clark, Strong, Durant, Lt. Col. Oder (P&E), D. B. Stevenson (Weapons), Capt. E. J. Ruppelt (ATIC), Lt. Neasham (Navy Photo Interpretation Lab), H. Woo (Navy PIL), Maj. Fournet (Air Force Direcorate of Intelligence), Capt. Smith (AFDOI). Conclusions given that “no evidence is available to indicate any physical threat to the security of the United States”, “no evidence is available to indicate the existence of use of any as yet unknown (to us) fundamental scientific principles”, and “subject 'UFO' is not of direct intelligence interest. It is of indirect intelligence interest only insofar as any knowledge about the innumerable unsolved mysteries of the universe are of intelligence interest", further noting operational interest insofar as "UFOs" may cause interference with air defense networks and there is the "possibility of a psychological offensive by the enemy timed with respect to an actual attack”.
C05515968 C00015353 30 January 1953 Memorandum for Record Briefing ONE Board on Unidentified Flying Objects Durant, F. C.
Memo on briefing that was given by Strong and Durant, listing ONE attendees, who were shown film of recorded sightings at Tremonton, Utah and Great Falls, Montana.
C05515969 C00015354 6 February 1953 Memorandum Unidentified Flying Objects Waffield, Alan M. Bureau Chiefs
Memo giving summation of SAPUFO findings.
C05515970 C00015355 9 February 1953 Office Memorandum California Committee for Saucer Investigation Chief, Contact Division Assistant for Operations, OSI
Memo relating an unnamed member of the Los Angeles CIA office's discussion with Walter Riedel, a "Paperclip" scientist, on CSI activities, including a "planned 'hoax'" the group contemplated "to test the reaction and reliability of the public in general to unusual aerial phenomena" (which may have been "the sighting reported over Malibu in the Los Angeles papers of Jan '53"), and that the National Aeronautical Association (NAA) "suggested politely" that Riedel "disassociate himself from official membership on CSI".
C05515971 C00015357 31 March 1953 Office Memorandum Unidentified Flying Objects Durant, F. C. Strong, Philip G.
Memo, re: OSI efforts on UFOs to go through D. B. Stevenson (Air Branch/Applied Science) and Lt. Col. Fritz Oder (Geophys. Branch/P&E Div.); OCI (Jack Heckert) no longer monitoring UFOs.
C05515972 C00015358 21 April 1953 Item for Director’s Log Drain, Richard D. Secretary, Intelligence Advisory Committee
Note, re: Federal Civil Defense Administration (FCDA) interest in SAPUFO report
C05515973 C00015359 23 April 1953 Memorandum for Record FCDA Meeting Strong, Philip G. Acting Deputy A.D., Scientific Intelligence
Memo, re: discussion between Ted Babbitt and Strong about meeting on SAPUFO report proposed by Val Peterson for 30 April with Clark and H. P. Robertson
C05515974 C00015360 24 April 1953 Memorandum for Record Further to FCDA Meeting Strong, Philip G. Acting Deputy A.D., Scientific Intelligence
Memo setting date as 30 April, noting FCDA attendees as John deChant, Ralph E. Spear, Ted Babbitt.
C05515975 C00015361 27 May 1953 Office Memorandum Unidentified Flying Objects Chadwell, H. Marshall A.D., Scientific Intelligence Odarenko, Todos M. Chief, Physics & Electronics/OSI
Memo transferring responsibility for UFO research to P&E Division, identifying where files are.
C05515976 C00015362 3 July 1953 Office Memorandum Unidentified Flying Objects Odarenko, Todos M. Chief, Physics & Electronics/OSI Chadwell, H. Marshall A.D., Scientific Intelligence
Memo outlining OSI review of the existing files and conclusion that, as there is no "serious, direct threat to national security" and the project would require extensive resources, that "the project will be considered as inactive" by OSI outside of periodic reviews of new information.
C05515977 C00015363 8 December 1953 Office Memorandum Report on Book Entitled “Flying Saucers from Outer Space” Strong, Philip G. A.D., Scientific Intelligence Chief, Operations Staff, OSI
Memo re: Donald Keyhoe's 1953 book, described as being "highly readable" but also "highly distorted and filled with so many half-truths and inferences that [the reviewer feels] certain that the author is knowingly committing a perpetration" - refers to Albert M. Chop's service record; Keyhoe's claims about CIA pushing a public debunking and "underground, Top Secret" investigation, which the reviewer discredits; meeting with Stefan T. Poscony (Chief, USAF OIN Special Study Group), who "was not aware of any special concern in Pentagon over Keyhoe's assertions"; and concludes that Chop / Keyhoe may have been aware of a briefing, but no OSI leak regarding *Scientific Advisory Panel* is evidenced, and "any [further] investigation of this book would only serve to focus additional attention on an obvious bit of sensational science 'fiction'."
C05515978 C00015364 16 December 1953 Memorandum Strong, Philip G. A.D., Scientific Intelligence
Illegible memo, seem to relate to transfer of UFO research to P&E.
C05515979 C00015365 17 December 1953 Memorandum Current Status of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOB) Project Odarenko, Todos M. Chief, Physics & Electronics/OSI Strong, Philip G. A.D., Scientific Intelligence
Memo reporting that OSI is only monitoring other agencies, namely USAF, and their reporting on the matter, and summarizing those findings, while mentioning that Project STORK has been doing statistical analysis of UFO sightings from 1947-1952 for ATIC, then dunking on George Adamski's claims as "so nonsensical" and "obviously fraudulent" that they "may actually help calm public reaction".
C05515980 C00015366 Memorandum for Record Office Responsibility for Non-Conventional Types of Air Vehicles Scoville, Jr., Herbert A.D., Scientific Intelligence
Undated, but refers to “Memorandum for the Record, 14 June 1954” on same subject, rescinding aforementioned memorandum and assigning ASD to the project, with all other divisions to forward their files to them.
C05515981 C00015367 14 June 1954 Memorandum for Record Intelligence Responsibility for Non-Conventional Types of Air Vehicles ASD/SI; Ops/SI; P&E/SI
Memo signed off by Sidney H. Graybeal (ASD/SI), T. M. Nordbeck (Ops/SI), T. M. Odarenko (P&E/SI), re: allocation of resources to UFO project in collaboration with Canada, Britain, USAF; this is seemingly follow-up to the preceding memo (C00015366), assigning the responsibility to ASD
C05515982 C00015368 Memorandum Comments on 00-B-90229, Sighting of Unconventional Aircraft Scoville, Jr., Herbert A.D., Scientific Intelligence Dulles, Allen Director of Central Intelligence
C05515983 C00015369 16 September 1954 Memorandum for Record Meeting of Upper Atmosphere Rocket Research Panel Strong, Philip G.
Partially illegible memo, review of Air Force Scientific Advisory Board meeting of 8 Sept. 1954 on rockets, satellite vehicles, etc.
C05515984 C00015370 25 February 1955 Memorandum Unusual Wire Recording Norbreck, P. R. Deputy Chief Chief, Contact Division
Memo, re: redacted source "possesses a wire recording of an unidentified electrical transmission of unknown origin", requests Office of Operations attempt to obtain recording, recording should be sent to Support Staff/SI for P&E/SI.
C05515985 C00015371 4 March 1955 Memorandum New Case [redacted] - Radio Code Recording Chief, Contact Division Chief, Chicago Office
Memo, re: "OSI is interested in obtaining the wire recording of the radio program in which the unidentified code was heard. If they will not relinquish it permanently, please arrange to get it on loan."
C05515986 C00015372 17 March 1955 Memorandum Radio Code Recording - Case [redacted] Chief, Chicago Office Chief, Contact Division
Memo reporting successful retrieval of "a tape copy of the wire recording which [redacted] made of a message from outer space", which [redacted] was "overjoyed" that CIA showed an interest in, Chicago office interest in knowing OSI conclusions
C05515987 C00015373 6 April 1955 Memorandum Radio Recording Odarenko, Todos M. Chief, Physics & Electronics/OSI Chief, Contact Division
Memo re: C00015372, reporting finding that recording is "positively identified as a known signal of U.S. origin".
C05515988 C00015374 12 July 1955 Memorandum Unusual UFOB Report Odarenko, Todos M. Chief, Physics & Electronics/OSI Acting A.D., Scientific Intelligence
Memo re: report from Pepperrell Air Force Base, Newfoundland, of an "object" that was observed visually and by radar for 49 minutes, "more information will be available on this when complete report (AF Form 112) is issued"
C05515989 C00015375 8 August 1955 Office Memorandum Responsibility for 'Unidentified Flying Objects' (UFOBs) Odarenko, Todos M. Chief, Physics & Electronics/OSI Acting A.D., Scientific Intelligence
Memo in which Odarenko recommends "that the project be terminated and the files thereof be placed in dead storage," as "no positive intelligence of significance has been produced"
C05515990 C00015376 Memorandum Observation of Flying Object Near [redacted] 4 October 1955 USSR, Azerbaijan SSR Chief, [redacted]
Memo with names and locations redacted, reporting on sighting of non-disc, non-circular "short object, probably shorter than an airplane" but lacking obvious wings, high altitude, did not move with unusual speed, did not produce enough noise to be heard, seen from a train.
C05515990 C00015376 Interrogation of [redacted] 4 October 1955 USSR, Azerbaijan SSR
Notes from interrogation, names and locations redacted, relating to the previous sighting report (C00015376).
C05515990 C00015376 4 October 1955 USSR, Azerbaijan SSR
Handwritten notes of previous interrogation report, names and locations redacted (C00015376).
C05515991 C00015377 1955 Memorandum Flying Saucers or Unconventional Aircraft 13 October 1955 Czechoslovakia, Prague Scoville, Jr., Herbert A.D., Scientific Intelligence Dulles, Allen Director of Central Intelligence
Partially illegible memo about sighting report from Prague of "two flying saucers or disc-like unconventional aircraft".
C05515992 C00015378 19 October 1955 Memorandum for Information Reported Sightings of Unconventional Aircraft Lexow, W. E. Chief, Applied Science/SI
Memo relating to objects sighted by a redacted source as being "similar to Project 'Y' which is in the research stage at Avro Aircraft Ltd., Canada, under contract to the US Air Force", with limited details on Project "Y", directed by John Frost, provided.
C05515993 C00015379 Memorandum for the Record Interview with [redacted] 4 October 1955 USSR, Azerbaijan SSR Scoville, Jr., Herbert A.D., Scientific Intelligence
Memo brief of second witness interview on the matter of the "Observation of Flying Object Near [redacted]" (C00015376).
C05515994 C00015380 Memorandum for the Record Interview with [redacted] 4 October 1955 USSR, Azerbaijan SSR Scoville, Jr., Herbert A.D., Scientific Intelligence
Memo brief of third witness interview on the matter of the "Observation of Flying Object Near [redacted]" (C00015376).
C05515995 C00015381 27 October 1955 Memorandum for Director Interview with [redacted] 4 October 1955 USSR, Azerbaijan SSR Scoville, Jr., Herbert A.D., Scientific Intelligence Dulles, Allen Director of Central Intelligence
Memo summation of interviews, noting "there still appears nothing to confirm the existence of these or other particularly unconventional aircraft".
C05515996 C00015382 1955 Memorandum for Director Sightings of Flying Saucers or Unconventional Aircraft 4 October 1955 USSR, Azerbaijan SSR Scoville, Jr., Herbert A.D., Scientific Intelligence Dulles, Allen Director of Central Intelligence
Memo summation of the "Interview with [redacted]" memos previous.
C05515997 C00015383 8 November 1955 Memorandum Guided Missiles in Afghanistan Afghanistan Scoville, Jr., Herbert A.D., Scientific Intelligence
Memo noting OSI has “no desire to interview [redacted]” but is interested in report, that OSI is “unable to determine the nature and use of the observed object”, and reference made to an attached UP article of 4 October 1955, re: “Flying Objects in Afghanistan”
C05515998 C00015384 26 March 1956 Memorandum Flying Saucers Amory, Jr., Robert Deputy Director, Intelligence Scoville, Jr., Herbert A.D., Scientific Intelligence
Memo mentioning article in French-language magazine MATCH on "a particularly challenging sighting of a MOC (mysterieux objet celestial)", inquiry as to whether USAF concerns itself with foreign sightings, brief remark that "in the coming year Mars will reach its closest point to the Earth in a long period" and that OSI "has the responsibility to keep its finger on this general subject if for no other purpose than to arm the front office with the refutation of the more spectacular published reports".
C05515999 C00015385 9 January 1956 Memorandum for the Record Office Responsibilities for Non-Conventional Types of Air Vehicles Scoville, Jr., Herbert A.D., Scientific Intelligence
Memo rescinding “Memorandum for the Record, 14 June 1954”, assigning ASD responsibility for subject, including maintenance of OSI files; all other divisions to forward files to ASD and terminate activities.
C05516000 C00015386 9 February 1956 Memorandum for Director of Intelligence, Hqs., USAF Transmittal of Tabulation on Unconventional Flying Object Sighted Near Baku 4 October 1955 USSR, Azerbaijan SSR James, Harrie A. Chief, Liaison Division, Central Reference
Paperwork regarding transfer of paperwork re: Baku sighting of 4 October 1955; paperwork is in memo C00015461.
C05516001 C00015387 9 February 1956 Memorandum for the Record Responsibility for 'Unidentified Flying Objects' (UFOBs) Lexow, W. E.
Outline of ASD protocols on study of “unconventional air vehicles”.
C05516002 C00015388
Illegible document, possibly related to C00015387, “Responsibility for 'Unidentified Flying Objects' (UFOBs)”
C05516003 C00015389 Scoville, Jr., Herbert
Illegible document, possibly related to C00015387, “Responsibility for 'Unidentified Flying Objects' (UFOBs)”
C05516004 C00015390 13 April 1956 Memorandum Flying Saucers Scoville, Jr., Herbert A.D., Scientific Intelligence Amory, Jr., Robert Deputy Director, Intelligence
Response to Amory’s memo of 26 March 1956 (C00015384), answering his questions as follows: 1. MATCH article lacks sufficient details to be useful; 2. CIA maintains "close liaison with the Air Force Technical Intelligence Center on reports of unidentified flying objects", which includes foreign sightings; 3. confirmation on Mars proximity, agreement to monitor general subject.
C05516005 C00015391 11 June 1956 Memorandum Unidentified Flying Saucers (UFO) Office of the Director, Planning and Coordination Staff
Memo briefly outlining CIA role in government study of UFOs based on Strong's accounts, mentioning possibility that Soviets have advanced aircraft, and secret British-Canadian project through Avirl (Avro) "which has completed the design of a flying saucer", i.e. the Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar.
C05516023 C00015488
Partially legible handwritten notes on "three consecutive radar trackings on 19 Dec. between 3:15-3:30 P.M." at Patuxent Naval Air Station, reference to Keyhoe organising NICAP, "current issue of [LIFE (?)] magazine" with article by Keyhoe, "several articles in newspaper recently on flying saucers", etc.
C05516026 C00015392 8 May 1957 Memo Leon Davidson Letter to the [OSI]
Memo is partially redacted, details planned response to Davidson letter by J. Arnold Shaw, Assistant to Director, re: "your 21 April 1957 letter addressed to Mr. Dulles", stating a "survey of the intelligence community has resulted in the determination that the tape in question was analysed by another agency of the government. We believe that you will receive another communication shortly from the Air Force which will answer your query as to the nature of the recording."
C05516027 C00015393 10 May 1957 Memo Case [redacted] Chief, Contact Division Chief, Chicago Office
Memo referring to two attached memorandum, re: OSI relating to attempts to recover Davidson tape analysis (from USAF), and suggested letter to Davidson (C00015492), and request to advise USAF of actions taken.
C05516028 C00015394 26 July 1957 Memo Interview with [redacted] on the subject of Unidentified Flying Objects Deputy A.D., Collection
Memo of interview with an unnamed individual (likely Wayne Aho) who is described as "a very average person" raised in the Pacific NW who spent most of his adult life in lumber business at Oakland, California, served as an intelligence officer for 197 A.A. battalion, who "explained that he has powers of extrasensory perception," that "space ships are all about but they travel in a fourth dimension and are invisible unless they will," that he "has the ability to travel in the fourth dimension" when he is asleep, encountered a UFO two years ago "in the fourth dimension", that the morning of 11-12 May 1957 while flying from Landers to Yucca Valley (both in San Bernardino Co., California) aboard an aircraft he sighted a flying saucer, a "round red orb of light," that landed in the desert, and that he spent the rest of the night "walking in the desert as directed by the magnetic force" until he came upon the invisible saucer, etc.
C05516029 C00015395 1957 Memorandum Flying Saucers Deputy Director, Coordination
Memo re: conversation between Chamberlain, Chief of Fundamental Science Division, with Morris K. Jessup, and a second meeting with Wayne Aho, who was possibly the subject of the preceding interview.
C05516030 C00015396 21 September 1957 Memorandum UFO Reported on 20 September 1957 Scoville, Jr., Herbert Acting Director, Central Intelligence
Memo, re: an object tracked from Long Island, New York to Chicago, Illinois, apparently causing jamming of radar, speculation as to Soviet involvement.
C05516031 C00015397 26 October 1957 Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D., C/SI A.D., Scientific Intelligence
Memo re: Air Force request to have *Report of the Scientific Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects* (Jan. 1953) declassified.
C05516032 C00015398 7 November 1957 Case [redacted] - Photographs and Background on Unidentified Flying Object Seen by Ralph L. Mayher
Memo with technical details on the film prints, negatives, from unknown source, and source's desire to gain publicity for efforts to build clearinghouse for UFO photos.
C05516033 C00015399 12 December 1957 Case [redacted]
Memo regarding Ralph L. Mayher case (C00015398), return of five photographs, source asked if “it would be possible for [CIA] to submit to him any evaluations which might have been made on these photographs” to which writer replied “it was very doubtful but [writer] would pass on the request”, to which source responds they are “attempting to set up a TV show to brief the public that if and when they ever see any U.F.O.’s to call him”, asks if he can mention CIA interest, which is given a reply of “negative”, so source asks if he can write a letter to the Director, to which writer replies he “could not advise him about writing or not writing a letter but that he as a US citizen, interested in U.F.O.’s would have to make his own decision.”
C05516034 C00015400 20 December 1957 Memorandum Case [redacted] Chief, Contact Division
Memo applauding previous memo (C00015399), note that the “subject of UFO was under the purview of CIA for a limited time only” by “a request from ‘the hill’” that is assumed to be satisfied “because the case has been closed and the subject dropped by CIA,” instruction that any new writers will “probably be forwarded to the Air Force”.
C05516035 C00015401 20 December 1957 Memorandum Declassification of the “Report of the Scientific Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects” Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Department of the Air Force
Memo relating that portions of SAPUFO report can be declassified, but “it is the decision of all concerned that no connection with CIA may be disclosed” and recommendation portions of report “may not be declassified”, attachment of a revised version of report without classified materials.
C05516036 C00015402 8 January 1958 Memo Case [redacted] (Closed) and Dr. Leon Davidson Chief, Chicago Office
Memo concerning phone call to Davidson, re: his “space message”, in which CIA related they could not resolve his problem as “records on the matter have been destroyed by the evaluating agency”, and that information given Davidson “was hardly fair” and “not likely to be fully accepted by him,” concluding that “[w]e are sure more will be heard from Davidson”.
C05516037 C00015403 21 March 1958 Memorandum Unidentified Flying Objects Scoville, Jr., Herbert A.D., Scientific Intelligence A.D., Operations
Memo accompanying letters addressed to Director of Central Intelligence, noting that “statements and inquiries made in these letters involve a number of rather critical matters” and request for comment on Donald Keyhoe’s letter in particular.
C05516038 C00015404
duplicate of C00015403
C05516039 C00015405 March 1958 Memorandum Acting A.D., Operations Scoville, Jr., Herbert A.D., Scientific Intelligence
Memo responding to C00015403, re: Keyhoe’s question “concerning alleged efforts by CIA Agents to prevent UFO witnesses making public their sighting experiences”, answered as “a possible misinterpretation of the policy governing the relationship of Contact Division field personnel and their sources”, clarifying “deliberate effort is made to apprise each source of Contact Division that the relationship between the source and the Agency is confidential in nature” which is “not intended to impose a security restriction on the information imparted by the source but to minimize disclosure of the Agency’s relationship with the source”, adding it is “conceivable” that sources may confuse matters; and further notes that Contact Division has a “detailed history” of Leon Davidson’s activities, and that ATIC “has also communicated with Dr. Davidson to their mutual dissatisfaction.”
C05516040 C00015406 1 April 1958 Unidentified Flying Objects Chadwell, H. Marshall
Illegible document
C05516041 C00015407 4 April 1958 Memorandum for Record Comments on Letters Dealing with Unidentified Flying Objects Lexow, W. E. Chief, Applied Science/SI
Memo re: Maj. Byrne’s office being contacted about release of SAPUFO report to Leon Davidson and Donald Keyhoe, being referred to Maj. Tacker; Lexow was asked to forward declassified revised SAPUFO report and letters to Tacker in effort to “impress upon Major Keyhoe and others” that Tacker’s “office is the proper place to come for such information”; Lexow suggests that all future inquiries regarding UFOs be handled in such way, forwarding them to the Air Force.
C05516042 C00015408 4 April 1958 Office Memorandum Comments on Letters Dealing with Unidentified Flying Objects Lexow, W. E. Chief, Applied Science/SI A.D., Scientific Intelligence
Follow-up on C00015407, outlining SAPUFO panel, letters from Davidson and Keyhoe (re: Ruppelt’s statements about SAPUFO panel), notes on the declassified SAPUFO report, note that Mike Wallace “had a copy of the scientific panel report” and “association of CIA with the US Air Force in the selection of the panel was revealed during the television interview” (hence, exposing panel members association with CIA), and concluding that sending Davidson and Keyhoe the declassified report would be “most expedient” answer to their inquiries; includes attached copy of declassified version of SAPUFO report (17. Jan. 1953)
C05516043 C00015409
duplicate of C00015407 (with illegible handwriting)
C05516044 C00015410 16 May 1958 Memorandum for Record Meeting with Air Force Personnel Concerning Scientific Advisory Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects, dated 17 January 1953 (Secret) Lexow, W. E. Chief, Applied Science/SI
Memo outlining SAPUFO meetings, explains why paragraph 3 of report was classified (“cites examples of actions that could be taken by an enemy with possibly dangerous consequences to national security”), that panel members “did not want their names connected to the Central Intelligence Agency”, Strong and Maj. Boland’s suggestion of a press release, that Maj. Tacker “will draft an Air Force press release”, that Keyhoe/NICAP’s connection with Vice Admiral Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter gives certain pull that might be more easily dealt with if Hillenkoetter “was shown the secret panel report” as that might prompt him to “take appropriate actions” (to prevent leaks), and concluding that Maj. Boland, in response to [Donald H.] Menzel letters to panel, suggests advisability of “rewording the panel report somewhat” in line with Henzel suggestions, which Strong finds “inadvisable at the present time” as report is already available and “any change may arouse suspicion”.
C05516045 C00015411 22 May 1958 Memorandum for Record Meeting with Mr. Chapin on Replying to Leon Davidson’s UFO Letter, and Subsequent Telephone Conversation with Major Tacker LaRae, L. Teel Deputy Division Chief, Applied Science/SI
Memo re: meeting with Chapin on Davidson letters, response will be succinct, to “merely acknowledge receipt of Davidson’s letters” and “inform him again that the matter is one of Air Force concern and that his queries have been referred thereto for reply”, and follow-up call with Maj. Tacker on the same matter, who asked if Cary had contacted Hillenkoetter, which Lexow did not know.
C05516046 C00015412 22 August 1958 Office Memorandum Lexow, W. E. Chief, Applied Science/SI Tacker, Lawrence J. Major (USAF)
Memo to accompany copy of “letter from Fred Kirsch which [Lexow] phoned [Tacker] about [on 21 August 1958]”.
C05516046 C00015412 22 August 1958 Office Memorandum Lexow, W. E. Chief, Applied Science/SI Chapin, F. M.
Memo re: previous memo (C00015412), noting Kirsch letter has been forwarded to Tacker.
C05516047 C00015413 22 August 1958 Memorandum for Record Reply to Leon Davidson’s letter of 3 July 1958 Lexow, W. E. Chief, Applied Science/SI
“In accordance with my recommendation to Mr. Chapin on 28 July 1958, a check this date with the executive registry indicates the letter was not replied to apparently in accordance with my recommendation.”
C05516048 C00015414 1 October 1958 Memorandum Reported Photography of Unidentified Flying Objects
Redacted memorandum, unnamed sender and receipient, reporting that “a civilian [redacted] has been experimenting with new kinds of films and emulsions which he has been exposing through a telescope set-up in his backyard here in Washington,” which resulted in photographs of “geometrically shaped flying objects as they passed between his telescope and the moon” that were seen by a CIA agent, that [redacted] reported photographs “indicated a phenomena for which he had no ready explanation”; sender further notes that [redacted] “is exceedingly cagey in his handling of these materials and would not permit anyone to borrow any of these materials” but that sender is “sure he would consider delivering them to somebody only for a price, yet unspecified.”
C05516049 C00015415 29 October 1958 Memorandum Reported Photography of Unidentified Flying Objects Strong, Philip G. Director, Photographic Intelligence Center
Response to C00015414, answering that “OSI has an interested in keeping track of UFO’s” but that responsibility is “vested in the Department of the Air Force”, that CIA has been “flooded by queries” since recent release of declassified SAPUFO report and is referring all letters to Maj. Tacker (USAF), and reveals that [redacted] civilian in C00015414 was “Mr. Fine”.
C05516050 C00015416 1959 Memorandum Inquiry by Major Donald E. Keyhoe [redacted] Chief, Contact Division Assistant to the Director
Memo on Keyhoe, who is described as “persisting in his effort to find out if a CIA agent told witnesses of [UFO]s not to make public information about their sightings”, referencing his 13 March 1953 letter to DCI, in which Keyhoe asks whether it is true “one or more” agents told witnesses not to publicise their sightings, citing “one report to the effect that a witness was interrogated recently about a sighting which involved a photograph” who was told not to make the matter public or “reveal the fact that he had been interrogated by CIA representatives”, concluding “we should like to know under what laws, and by what authority, it has been established [that CIA can demand witness silence], and also the reasons for requesting witnesses to keep silent.” Redacted paragraphs that follow identify Ralph L. Mayher as possible source for Keyhoe claims, references earlier memos about that case, and generally seeks guidance on best means of answering Keyhoe’s questions. Attached is a letter signed by J. S. Earman, responding to Keyhoe letter of 12 January, in which no questions are answered, only posed, namely “Would it be possible for you to tell us why you require the information, so that we may have a basis for an appropriate reply.”
C05516051 C00015417 1959 Memorandum Guidance to UFO Photographers
Ten-point bulletin outlining best methods for photographing of UFOs and technical requirements for analysis of negatives.
C05516052 C00015418 1959 Memorandum UFO Photographic Information Sheet (To Be Filled In)
Eight-point bulletin consisting of questions – about the camera, location photos were taken, date, time, direction, etc. – to be answered by individuals submitting UFO photographs for analysis.
C05516053 C00015419 26 January 1960 Office Memorandum Flying Saucers – Student Papers Theron Received from Dr. Thorton Page Lexow, W. E. Chief, Applied Science/SI Deputy A.D., Collection
Memo re: Page’s student papers on UFOs, noting they are being returned, giving praise but nothing specific about any one of them.
C05516054 C00015420 31 August 1960 Letter Reply to your Note Regarding Gordon H. Scherer Strong, Philip G. Cary, C. L.
Note summary of CIA efforts to answer inquiries of Scherer constituent Golden regarding a photograph, which the U.S. Naval Attache evaluated as being a fake, taken by a freelance photographer, unidentified, “noted for his trick photography.” Notes Air Force is responsible for UFO matters, and quotes Naval attache: “It is the reporting officer’s private opinion that a flying saucer sighting would be unlikely at the very barren island of Trindade, as everyone knows Martians are extremely comfort loving creatures.” Attached is a draft letter addressed to Golden for Scherer’s signature.
C05516055 C00015421 31 August 1960 Letter Reply to your Note Regarding Gordon H. Scherer Strong, Philip G. Cary, C. L.
Duplicate of previous note (C00015420), sans draft letter.
C05516055 C00015421 15 August 1960 Letter Golden, Catherine Carter Scherer, Gordon H. Representative
Letter from Catherine Golden to Rep. Gordon Scherer, re: Brazilian UFO photo shown on Dave Garroway Show, followed by concerns about Air Force and CIA cover-up of UFO information, request for Scherer’s support to encourage an open Congressional hearing on UFOs.
C05516056 C00015422 16 December 1960 Office Memorandum Sighting of Unusual Object Chief, Detroit Office
Memo on sighting report given to CIA Chicago office, [redacted] witness, a doctor of “dynamics and physics”, relating that at “about 6:54PM Wednesday, 14 December 1960” they looked “out to the left (about due east) and saw an object that looked like a meteor except that it was extremely large and almost like a disc, not like a point of light”, adding it was “a greenish light (just off white), but green and quite visible”, “definitely incandescent, and of a very high temperature”, and visible “at an angle of an elevation of about 50 to 55 degrees and it came down within about 20 degree elevation” with first impression it would “land in the Detroit River”. When asking students in his class later, made inquiry as to whether any others had seen it; one other confirmed they had, saw it while traveling “east on Hines Drive” and thought it would land at the end of said drive, two or three miles west of Telegraph. A third witness was reported to have seen it as well, but was not questioned at time of report. Concludes this “was not flying saucer stuff.” considered that “it might be related to some part of a missile or something similar.”
C05516058 C00015423 12 July 1961 Memo Scoville, Jr., Herbert A.D., Scientific Intelligence Legislative Counsel
Memo accompanying draft letter to Rep. Joseph Karth, re: Leon Davidson’s letters on the subject of UFOs, which “in every case” were referred to the USAF.
C05516058 C00015423 18 July 1961 Draft letter Mouston, Laurence E. General Counsel Karth, Joseph Representative
Draft letter in response to 30 June letter “concerning statements made by Leon Davidson”, note that Davidson “has been involved in rather extensive correspondence with [CIA] and with the Air Force”, that Davidson believes CIA is “withholding information” that would prove CIA “solely responsible for creating the Flying Saucer furore”, which Davidson believes would be proven by full SAPUFO report, despite Maj. Tacker sending Davidson a long letter attempting to demonstrate otherwise. Concludes that “Mr. Davidson’s belief that this Agency is involved in the ‘Flying Saucer furore’ and is using this as a tool of psychological warfare is entirely unfounded” and CIA no longer participates in UFO research, directs all inquiries to USAF.
C05516059 C00015424 23 April 1962 Memorandum Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Hart, Carl R. Major (USAF)
Short memo: “Enclosed is the letter we received from the observer Mr. Lexow talked to you about on the telephone and a copy of the letter which we have sent to young Mr. Scott.”
C05516059 C00015424 20 April 1962 Letter Strong, Philip G. Deputy A.D. Scott, Jr., Thomas B.
Letter from Strong to Scott, responding to Scott letter of 2 April 1962, with usual response that Scott’s letter will be forwarded to the Air Force.
C05516060 C00015425 26 January 1965 Memorandum Evaluation of UFO’s Chamberlain, Donald F. A.D., Scientific Intelligence McCone. John Director of Central Intelligence
Memo from Chamberlain to McCone, outlining OSI activities in UFOs – namely, monitoring USAF reports – with a statistical chart on sightings, somewhat illegible, dated 1 November 1964, covering period from 1954-1963, with sighting reports broken up into explanatory categories (astronomical, aircraft, balloon, etc.)
C05516060 C00015426 25 January 1965 Memorandum National Investigation Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), Case [redacted] Chief, Contact Division
Memo concerning [redacted] individuals sending copies of NICAP samples and reports, meeting with Richard Harris Hall, Acting Director of NICAP, and giving a general overview of NICAP’s procedures for gathering information, their mistrust of the Air Force, followed by some details of the most recent case of interest to NICAP - a “series of pick-ups” on radar at Patuxent Naval Air Station between 1500-15300 on 19 December 1964 – and concluding that [redacted] is “requesting a security clearance on Mr. Hall predicated upon biographic information provided by [redacted].”
C05516061 C00015427 11 February 1965 Memorandum Unidentified Flying Object 19 November 1964 Chamberlain, Donald F. A.D., Scientific Intelligence A.D., Special Activities
Memo concerning a [redacted location] sighting of 19 November 1964 by a U.S. Navy F-8C pilot of a delta-wing fighter, and related sightings from 16-24 November 1964 of “unidentified aircraft”, possibly Soviet MIG-21 reconnaissance flights, though there is “no evidence to suggest or deny” that.
C05516061 C00015427 1958 Memorandum Reported Photography of UFO’s Scoville, Jr., Herbert A.D., Scientific Intelligence Director, Photographic Intelligence Center
Undated memo responding to C00015414, in which Scoville answers that the case has been referred to the USAF, gives [redacted] suggestions regarding procurement of Mr. Fine’s photographs.
C05516062 C00015428 20 July 1966 Memorandum Air Force Request to Declassify an OSI Paper on UFO’s Stevenson, David B.
Memo regarding a meeting between Sara B. Hunt, Office of Information, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, with D. B. Stevenson on 19 July 1956 to discuss USAF request to declassify SAPUFO report, triggered by “CBS Reports” news program of 12 May appearance by H. P. Robertson, chairman of SAPUFO, who “made sufficient references to CIA involvement in UFO analysis to cause a press reaction”, continuing that USAF is “now trying to declassify all U.S. Government work on UFO’s”, to which CIA answers that a new request need be filed by USAF.
C05516063 C00015429 11 August 1966 Memorandum Air Force Request to Declassify CIA UFO Report Stevenson, David B.
Memo regarding phone call from Sara B. Hunt, re: USAF request to have SAPUFO report declassified, to which Stevenson related that, per Walter Mackey, the report was being retyped and “would be forwarded soon.” Hunt concluded call by noting John Leard, journalist, wrote an article on UFOs for Saturday Review, and she would like to show him the SAPUFO report as soon as it is declassified.
C05516064 C00015430 22 August 1966 Memorandum Air Force Request to Declassify CIA UFO Report Stevenson, David B.
Memo regarding phone calls from Sara B. Hunt, re: USAF request for SAPUFO report, asking to know “the extent of the deletions” from the report, if any, to which Stevenson answered “reference to CIA and names of CIA employees were removed” as well as “some additional sanitizing”.
C05516065 C00015431 1 September 1966 Memorandum for the D/CI Air Force Request to Declassify CIA Material on Unidentified Flying Objects Mackey, Walter D. Executive Officer Stevenson, David B.
Memo from Mackey, summarising previous three memos (C00015428, C00015429, C00015430).
C05516067 C00015432 7 February 1967 Memorandum U.S. Air Force Contract with the University of Colorado to Report on the UFO Situation Lundahl, Arthur C. Director, National Photographic Interpretation Center Deputy Director, Intelligence
Partially illegible memo from Lundahl to D.D., Intelligence, re: USAF contract with University of Colorado, which would involve scientists H. U. Condon, Robert Lane, David Saunders, William Price, John Coleman, “all cleared for at least USAF Secret”, that Lundahl can assist technically as allowed but “can have no part in writing whatever they might conclude on this UFO phenomena”, further notes on security protocol.
C05516068 C00015433 17 February 1967 Memorandum Photo Analysis of UFO Photography Lundahl, Arthur C. Director, National Photographic Interpretation Center
Memo “in response to Project Number 66120-7, submitted by [redacted] requesting that [redacted] perform a photo analysis of photographs imaging an alleged UFO (i.e. unidentified flying object)”, specifying that the photography was supplied by the Aerial Phenomena Office of FTD (TDET/UFO) at Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, including: three photo enlargements of UFO, one of a helicopter, the latter “supposedly taken at approximately the same time and from approximately the same camera station as were the UFO photographs”, of poor image quality, being copies reproduced from a second-generation negative, original photography was done using Polaroid Swinger camera with 2”x3” image format; five photos of the “alleged exposure station and surrounding vicinity” at Lake St. Clair, Michigan, also taken with Polaroid Swinger camera, these by Maj. R. W. Nyls of USAF., who “tried to duplicate as closely as possible the exact position of the original camera exposure stations”, and provided measurements; and an “artists rough conception of the UFO along with the averaged dimension obtained from the mensural analysis” of photos provided. Concludes that “[t]his office cannot shed any light on the authenticity of this alleged UFO from this photo analysis”, that “[t]here is no definite evidence that this photography is a hoax”, but poor quality makes all analysis “inconclusive”. File includes B&W photo copies of some of the images and the artist sketch of the UFO, all very poor quality.
C05516069 C00015434 21 February 1967 Memorandum Answer to Request of Speed Letter dated 30 January 1967
Largely illegible document, seems to relate to photo analysis of UFO from previous memo (C00015433).
C05516070 C00015435 23 February 1967 Memorandum for the Record Visit of Dr. Condon to NPIC, 20 February 1967
Memo summary, re: USAF contract of $300,000 to University of Colorado “to study reported UFO sightings”, program contacts including Brig. Gen. Edward B. Gillers (USAF), Thomas Rachford (USAF), E. U. Condon (U. Colorado). Report on a clearance level SECRET meeting with Condon, Richard Lowe, David Saunders, William Price, and Rachford on 20 February 1967 at National Photographic Investigation Center (NPIC), at which it was determined “investigation will not be identified as work accomplished by CIA”, that “no reference to CIA” is to be made in regard to the program, and was followed by discussion of “primary basic fundamentals of photogrammetry, photographic analysis and problems related to the acquiring of enough information to conduct meaningful analyses.”
C05516072 C00015437 25 June 1976 Memo for the File
Redacted memorandum, unnamed sender and receipient, on 25 June 1976 meeting between [redacted] and [redacted] of ORD “regarding possible interest by that office in the UFO case.” Copies and originals were provided; there was further request to “obtain addition info on the [redacted] system which we agreed to do”. Concludes “[redacted] asked that the ORD interest be kept at a low profile until some evaluation could be made, but at the same time indicated he would be in touch with me on a fairly regular basis.”
C05516073 C00015438 9 February 1978 Office Memorandum Report of UFO at Time of Soviet Satellite Failure Chief, Minneapolis Office Chief, Domestic Collection Division
Report of information from [redacted] given at 4:30 on 8 February 1978 regarding 24 January fall of Soviet satellite into Canadian territory, stating that [redacted] was “on the bridge in [redacted] going over towards [redacted]” on 27 January when he “observed an odd object coming down in the sky”, no further details given. Report was sent to USAF along with his name and telephone number.
C05516074 C00015439 4 December 1952 Meeting Minutes Intelligence Advisory Committee: Minutes of Meeting Held in Director’s Conference Room, Administrative Building, Central Intelligence Agency, on 4 December 1952. Amory, Jr., Robert Acting A.D., Intelligence
The minutes of CIA meeting, per subject, including list of members, with one action item, “Unidentified Flying Objects”: “3. Action: The Director of Central Intelligence will: a. Enlist the services of selected scientists to review and appraise the available evidence in light of pertinent scientific theories. b. Draft and circulate to the IAC a proposed MSCID, which would signify IAC concern in the subject and authorize coordination with appropriate non-IAC departments and agencies.”
C05516076 C00015441 11 August 1952 Meeting Minutes Minutes of Branch Chief’s Meeting of 11 August 1952
The minutes of CIA meeting, per subject, including list of members. In summary: P&E Division will start project on “Flying Saucers”; “ATIC has the job of finding out about ‘flying saucers’ and keeping records, is responsible for getting information for CIA.”; branch representatives appointed; P&E to forward information requests to ATIC. Handwritten notes and corrections.
C05516077 C00015442 13 March 1967 Report Monthly Report for February 1967
Redacted report, showing only points regarding Condon & co. USAF/University of Colorado project, and closure of “UFO Mensuration Support” project which had “no definite conclusion as to the authenticity of the image” in question.
C05516079 C00015443 Memo
Partially illegible memo, re: [redacted] FBID giving information regarding “Der Flieger” article by Dr. Waldemar Beck; followed with attachment of AFP Paris news article on story, which gave summary of Beck’s article on “a flying saucer which recently fell at Spitsbergen” and was “studied by eminent Norwegian and German rocket experts”, giving details on object and crash, namely that it had a radio piloting transmitter “with a nucleus of plutonium transmitting on all wave lengths with 934 hertz”, that the “saucer” crashed due to a defect of the radio piloting system, that the “saucer” had no crew, a diameter of 47 meters, made of steel of unknown alloy, consists of an exterior disc with 16 automatic jets at periphery that “pivots around the central sphere which contains measurement and remote control equipment”, and that “measurement instructions have an inscription in Russian.” Handwritten note reading: “8 Aug. – FBID item not used for Director’s log.”
C05516085 C00015444 January 1956 Notes
Handwritten note, two copies: “NOTE: There is one other aspect of this whole situation which is [not] an OSI [?], but is a CIA interest because it is of interest to national security; that is: [flying saucer] UFO reports could, (a) produce mass hysteria, (b) [jam] [overload] our radar [warning] system, (c) overload communication facilities.”
C05516086 C00015445 March 1959 News Transcript UFO’s Observed Over Norway 12 March 1959 Norway, Bergen
Sourced to Oslo Aftenposten of 16 March 1959, morning edition, report on “five bright bodies” seen over Bergen at 2010 local time on 12 March 1959 by Birgar Storesund and his neighbours, described as having “crossed the sky from north to south”, compared to “size and appearance” of Soviet sputniks, sighting made using binoculars.
C05516087 C00015446 March 1959 News Transcript Flying Saucers Seen Over Sweden January 1959 Sweden, Lake Laangsjoen
Sourced to Stockholm Stockholm-Tidningen of 20 January 1959, report on “flying saucer” seen over Stigsjoe, near Haernoesand (Vaesternorrland Province) by “eight reliable persons”, described as a round object, “6 to 8 meters in diameter, and surrounded by a luminous ring about two meters wide,” the under side emitting “a reddish yellow light”, that was approaching “slowly from the south over [Lake] Laangsjoen at a height of about 300 meters” and remained visible for “about three minutes.”
C05516088 C00015447 17 March 1960 News Transcript UFO’s Sighted, Photographed in Sweden; Unidentified Satellite Seen 6 March 1960 Sweden
Sourced to Stockholm Dagena Nybeter, two articles: (1) 8 March 1960, “Light in Sky New Satellite, Experts Believe”; (2) 7 March 1960, “Moving Light Phenomenon Is Believed To Be Satellite”. (1) a “luminous object” sighted shortly after 2000 hours local on 6 March by crew of Linjeflyg (Swedish airline) flight to Sundavall and the observatory in Saltsjoebaden that “judging from all the circumstances” was “a hitherto unidentified satellite”. Esse Jansson photographed two UFOs on the morning of 6 March while attempting to capture images of Alpha 1960 satellite, and Thorsten Haakansson sighted satellite with binoculars. (2) Identifies captain of airline as Mauritz Hamrin, his co-pilot as Kjell Ferm.
C05516109 C00015449 19 December 1964 Memo 19 December 1964 United States, Maryland, Patuxent Naval Air Station
Text: “Chief Petty Officer, Patuxent Naval Air Station, picked up on radar 3 consecutive trackings: December 19th 1964 between 3:15 and 3:30 P.M. InitialF sighting 2 objects 10 miles apart. 2nd sighting picked up on screen 39 miles S.E. of Patuxent Naval Air Station traveling towards base at estimated speed of 6 thousand miles per hour. Lost it off screen about 10 miles out of Patuxent. 3rd sighting on screen one UFO 8 miles N.E. of Patuxent which made 160° turn and dropped off screen. On same date about same time checked with an FAA station at LX Salisbury, Maryland, which had picked up messages from U.S. Coast Guard reporting sightings of UFOs. Based on radar beam data, altitude of UFOs estimated in range between 3000 to 25000 feet.”
C05516110 C00015450 Memo
Text: “Data from CBS and from FBIS on Zigel, F. Yu., Dr. of Technical Sciences, writes under auspices of Moscow Aviation Institute, Associate Professor there as of 1969.” Includes bibliography:
   • ”Nuclear Explosion over the Taiga (Study of the Tunguska Meteorite)", Znaniye-Sila, No. 12, 1961, pp 24–27, JPRS: 13480, https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/citations/AD0607498;
   • ”On the Agenda – Space!” Nedel’ya, 17-23 April 1960, p 14, IFC, OTS-PB 131632-121 – NTIS/Dept of Commerce
   • ”Problem of the Relation of a Restricted Three-Body Problem to the Motion of Artificial Earth Satellites,” Byult. Vses. Astron-Geodez Obshch., No. 21, IGY-35 – NTIS/Dept of Commerce PB-131632-35
   • ”Life in a Meteorite,” Ogonek, No. 47, Nov. 1962, pp 28-29, JPRS 17326
   • ”Space Housing,” Iskusstvennyy Sputnik Zomji, Moscow, 1965, pp 33-75 CIA 1175829 (also AP)
   • ”The Minor Planets,” 101 p. Moscow, 1969 NASA TT [B] 700-72
   • ”A Dialog on Mars,” Znaiye-Sila, No. 3, March 1965, pp 44-47 JPRS 31118
C05516112 C00015451 15 April 1976 Memo
Text: “The UFO [redacted] was turned over to Dr. [redacted] (AD[IXI&]T) who was also briefed on developments to date. Dr. [redacted] said he would show the study to a few people to determine the possible implications of the [xxxxxx, (inforta)] information and would be back to us soon on this matter.”
C05516113 C00015451 15 April 1976 Memo
Text: “The UFO [redacted] was turned over to Dr. [redacted] (AD[IXI&]T) who was also briefed on developments to date. Dr. [redacted] said he would show the study to a few people to determine the possible implications of the [xxxxxx, (inforta)] information and would be back to us soon on this matter.”
C05516115 C00015452 9 April 1968 Memo Nothing But the Facts on UFOs or Which Novosti Writer Do You Read?
Memo on two separate Novosti (APN, Soviet news agency) articles regarding UFOs: a. “Unidentified Flying Objects” from February 1968 issue of Soviet Life, article by Felix Zigel, Doctor of Science (Technology), Assistant Professor, Moscow Aviation Institute; b. “’Flying Saucers’? They’re a Myth!” from 16 February 1968 issue of Moskovsky Komsomolata, article by Villen Lynstiberg, APN Science Commentator. Memo author comments: “The first article takes UFOs quite seriously; the second laughs them off and even claims the U.S. publicizes them to divert people from its failures and aggressions” and “It is not surprising that two writers take opposing views on so controversial a subject, or that one adds a dollop of propaganda. It is surprising to find any disagreement on any subject in Soviet media, especially in materials made available by the same agency to approximately the same readership. The irony is obvious.” Remainer of the memo is redacted. Two articles referenced are attached, English translations.
C05516118 C00015453 Memo The Air Force Stand on “Flying Saucers” – as stated by CIA, in a briefing on 22 August 1952
Memo briefly outlining that USAF “has primary responsibility for investigating ‘flying saucers’”, USAF’s official positions on “flying saucers” (in effect: they’re not secret weapons or extraterrestrials, just balloons, known aircraft, meteors, clouds, etc., etc.), emphasis on “psychological warfare implications”, note that reviews of “publications designed for Soviet consumption” show “there has not been a single reference to ‘flying saucers’” while in the U.S. there are “several ‘saucer’ societies” which have been “instrumental in keeping the ‘flying saucer’ craze before the public have been exposed as being of doubtful loyalty”, and that a “public made jumpy by the ‘flying saucer’ scare would be a serious liability in the event of air attacks by an an enemy.”
C05516118 C00015453 19 August 1952 Report Flying Saucers
18-page report on “the findings of the OSI Study Group on the implications of the Flying Saucer Problem”.
C05516118 C00015453 14 August 1952 Report Flying Saucers
9-page presentation on UFOs, re: “phenomenal increase in the number of Flying Saucer reports” in recent weeks, intended to accompany previous report and memo as part of an overall presentation.
C05516119 C00015454 18 February 1953 Report Intelligence Advisory Committee: Unidentified Flying Objects Reber, James Q. Secretary Intelligence Advisory Committee
Cover letter indicating it has been “proposed to transmit copies of this report to the Secretary of Defense; the Director, Federal Civil Defense Administration; and the Chairman, National Security Resources Board”, enclosed with a copy of the SAPUFO Report (compare C00015349) and related documents.
C05516120 C00015455 Report National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP)
Outline of the organisational structure of NICAP under Stuart Nixon, John Acuff, and Charles Miller, including how they handle investigations, general background on membership, recruitment, their annual budget, plans for “Project Access” computer database, etc.
C05516124 C00015456 12 March 1953 Memo Secretary, Intelligence Advisory Committee
Letter to [redacted] from [redacted], Secretary, Intelligence Advisory Committee, accompanying a copy of the SAPUFO Report (compare C00015349) and related documents.
C05516125 C00015457 17 January 1953 Report Report of the Scientific Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects
One-page, 3-point abbreviated copy of SAPUFO report.
C05516126 C00015458 1953 Report Comments and Suggestions of UFO Panel
21-page report on, as the title suggests, the comments and suggestions of the CIA’s SAPUFO 14-17 January 1953, including: On Lack of Danger (unanimous conclusion that there was no evidence of direct threat to national security from UFOs); Air Force Reporting System; Artifacts of Extraterrestrial Origin (“none of the members of the Panel were loath to accept that this earth might be visited by extraterrestrial intelligence beings of some sort, some day”, but found no compelling evidence that such had occurred); Trementon, Utah, Sighting (“considered significant” due to “excellent documentary evidence in the form of Kodachrome motion picture films (about 16000 frames)”, speculated it have been a balloon); Potential Related Dangers (“Misidentification of actual enemy artifacts by defense personnel”, “overloading of emergency reporting channels with ‘false’ information (‘noisato signal ratio’)”, “subjectivity of public to mass hysteria and greater vulnerability to possible enemy psychological warfare”); Geographic Location of Unexplained Sightings; Instrumentation to Obtain Data; Radar Problem of Mutual Interference; Unexplained Cosmic Ray Phenomena; Educational Program (“training and ‘debunking’”); Unofficial Investigating Groups (Civilian Flying Saucer Investigators, Aerial Phenomena Research Organization; concern about “possible use of such groups for subversive purposes”); Increase in Number of Sightings. Attachment of the outline of the meetings (Evidence Presented), seen previously.
C05516128 C00015459 1953 Report Durant, F. C.
Low-quality, frequently illegible copy of a 32-page report on SAPUFO findings, including: History of the Meetings of Panel; Comments and Suggestions of Panel; Report of Panel; List of Attendees; List of Evidence Presented.
C05516131 C00015460 1953 Report
Low-quality, almost completely illegible copy of a 22-page report on SAPUFO findings.
C05516143 C00015461 24 January 1956 Memorandum Tabulation on Unconventional Flying Object Sighted Near Baku 4 October 1955 USSR, Azerbaijan SSR Lexow, W. E. Chief, Applied Science/SI Chief, Liaison Division
Report tabulating statements “made by each member of the party relative to unidentified flying object sighted by them on 4 October 1955 while on the train from Baku (Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union) to Tiflis [Tbilisi] (Georgian SSR, Soviet Union).
C05516145 C00015462 28 March 1972 JPRS Report JPRS 55557: Bibliographies on Parapsychology (Psychoenergetics) and Related Subjects, USSR
English translations of two Soviet bibliographies:
   • Naumov, E. K., Vilenskaya, L. V., (1971), Soviet Bibliography on Parapsychology (Psychoenergetics) and Related Subjects), Moscow
   • Naumov, E. K., Vilenskaya, L. V., Klychnikov, I. V., (1971), Foreign Bibliography of Parapsychology (Psychoenergetic) and Related Subjects, Moscow
C05516146 C00015464 13 August 1952 News Transcript “Flying Saucers” in East Germany East Germany, Hasselbach
Sourced to Athens I Kathimerini, Greek-language newspaper, of 9 July 1952, “’Flying Saucers’ in East Germany”. In summary: Oscar Linke, former mayor of Gleimershausen, gave sworn testimony that he and his 11-year-old daughter, Gabriella Linke, witnessed the landing of an object “resembling a huge flying pen” in a forest clearing near Hasselbach in East Germany (Soviet Zone of Germany) after a motorcycle tire blew out and they were made to walk. On approaching the object, Linke saw two men in “shiny metallic clothing” who were examining “something lying on the ground”, and who promptly boarded the object after hearing Linke’s daughter call out to him. The object itself is described as having a diameter between 13-15 meters, appearance of “a huge frying pan”, with two roles of holes on the periphery, 30cm in circumference, the space between the rows being 0.45 meters, with a black conical tower (cylinder) at the top some 3 meters high; prior to ascent, the holes opened and began to glitter, first green then red, and the object produced a slight hum, while the cylinder retracted and slid down into the center, after which the object “began to rise slowly from the ground and rotate like a top”, as if the cylinder had moved from the top to the bottom. The object was “surrounded by a ring of flames” after rising several feet from the ground, after which the cylinder returned to the top of the craft, and quickly rose higher, gaining altitude, before disappearing in the direction of Stockheim. Report adds that others who lived in the same area related seeing an object “they thought to be a comet”. In the aftermath, Linke testified he saw a “circular opening in the ground” that convinced him he had not just dreamt the object.
C05516147 C00015465 27 August 1952 News Transcript “Flying Saucers in Spain and North Africa” May 1952 Spain, Barcelona
Sourced to Tangier Kapana newspaper for 22 May 1952, “Smoke-Trailing Object over Barcelona”. In summary: Valentin Garcia, a newspaper employee, “saw a strange object flying at high speed from the direction of Prat Airport, about 2000 meters above ground, and leaving a wide smoke trail” in May 1952 while crossing Jose Antonio Avenue. Object did not “look like an aircraft” and “unlike the so-called flying saucers, it was proceeding in a straight line, without emitting flashes of light or revolving on an axis”, but rather seemed “rocket-shaped”, the smoke coming out of “two points close together, merging into a single streak”. Object reportedly appeared over Badalona, where it “stopped trailing smoke, disappeared for a few seconds, and reappeared, again emitting smoke, several kilometers further away.” Newspaper was “flooded with telephone calls from people who had seen the object.” A picture accompaniment is described as showing “a diagonal stripe of diminishing width and lighter in shade than the sky over the dark bulk of a building cornice”, and is “attributed to Francisco Andreu”, caption stating photo was taken on 17 May.
C05516147 C00015465 27 August 1952 News Transcript “Flying Saucers in Spain and North Africa” 3 June 1952 Tunisia
Sourced to Algiers Echo d’Alger newspaper for 4 June 1952, “Unusual Object Over Tunisia”. One line: “On 3 June, at about 2000 hours, many inhabitants of Sousse saw a flying object traveling at dizzy speed from west to east and emitting a pale green light.”
C05516147 C00015465 27 August 1952 News Transcript “Flying Saucers in Spain and North Africa” 15 June 1952 Morocco, Meknes
Sourced to Algiers Echo d’Alger newspaper for 11 June 1952, “Flying Saucer Over Meknes, Morocco”. In summary: Sighting of flying saucer by two witnesses above Meknes at 1300 local on 7 June 1952, described as “a bright spot in the sky moving at lightning speed” and “emitted a white trail of smoke and made no sound”. It “drew near, described a parabola in the sky, stopped, and then disappeared toward Ifrane in the south.”
C05516147 C00015465 27 August 1952 News Transcript “Flying Saucers in Spain and North Africa” 15 June 1952 Morocco, Taouriet
Sourced to Algiers Echo d’Alger newspaper for 16 June 1952, “Flaming Disc Above Taouriet, Morocco”. Three lines: “On the morning of 15 June 1952, a strange phenomena appeared above Taourirt, French Morocco. For 30 seconds, dock workers saw a disc of white flames surrounded by two circular strands, with smoke trailing behind it. The fiery object, which seemed to move earthward, vanished rapidly.”
C05516147 C00015465 27 August 1952 News Transcript “Flying Saucers in Spain and North Africa” 15 June 1952 Morocco, Casablanca
Sourced to Algiers Echo d’Alger newspaper for 16 June 1952, “Saucer Over Casablanca”. Three lines: “After Meknes and Marrakech, Casablanca had its flying saucer on 15 June 1952. It was observed by Andre Assorin, a former pilot. The Meteorological Bureau claims that it has not seen this unusual apparition above Casablanca.”
C05516149 C00015466 2 September 1952 News Transcript Unidentified Flying Objects over Morocco and French West Africa 3 July 1952 Senegal, Dakar
Sourced to Dakar France-Afrique, French-language weekly newspaper, of 12 July 1952, “Eyewitness Reports Saucer Over Dakar”. In summary: single witness sighted “flying saucer” above Dakar moving southward at high-speed, altitude of 1500 meters, at 0608 hours local on 3 July 1952, described as “flat and tapered in shape”, emitting “bluish and reddish flames which were quite long and very clearly visible.”
C05516149 C00015466 2 September 1952 News Transcript Unidentified Flying Objects over Morocco and French West Africa 12-14 July 1952 Morocco
Sourced to Casablanca La Vigie Marcoaine, French-language newspaper, of 16 July 1952, “Flying Objects Seen in Morocco”. In summary: two policemen sighted two “flying saucers” over Had Kourt, travelling from north to south, during night duty on 12 July 1952, described as “elongated in shape, followed by a trail of white light”; two witnesses at Pedala at 2345 horus local on 13 July 1952 saw “blue-green, ball-shaped object, followed by short trail of light” that disappeared after 3-4 seconds, seemed to have “literally melted into the sky”; two witnesses sighted at 0900 hours on 14 July 1952 a “mysterious flying object traveling from Ifrane in the direction of Meknes”; two witnesses sighted at 2130 hours on 13 July 1952 at Chichaona “three ‘white fires’”; “several persons” sighted “a yellow flying disk, about 30 centimeters in diameter” at 2130 hours on 12 July 1952; further reports from Bousnikaou and Banihaut “between 2100 and 2200 hours on 13 July 1952”.
C05516149 C00015466 2 September 1952 News Transcript Unidentified Flying Objects over Morocco and French West Africa 13 July 1952 Morocco
Sourced to Casablanca Maroc-Presse, French-language newspaper, of 15 July 1952, “Luminous Object Seen Near Casablanca”. One-line: “Forty persons have reported that at 2200 hours on 13 July 1952, they observed a ‘luminous flying object’ in the vicinity of Casablanca.”
C05516149 C00015466 2 September 1952 News Transcript Unidentified Flying Objects over Morocco and French West Africa July 1952 Morocco
Sourced to Casablanca Maroc-Presse, French-language newspaper, of 18 July 1952, “Ovoid Object Seen Taking Off in Daiet Aoua Region”. Two-lines: “Inhabitants of the Daiet Aoua region, French Morocco, have reported seeing recently a ‘blue, phosphorescent, ovoid object’ on the ground rise rapidly in the air, followed by a bluish trail. The observers estimated the object to be 20 meters long.”
C05516152 C00015467 27 September 1952 News Transcript “Saucers” Sighted over Spain and French Africa 21 April 1952 Spain, Almansa
Sourced to Tangier Kepana of 22 April 1952, “Glowing Spheres Seen Over Almansa, Spain”. In summary: “many persons” sighted at 0800 hours on 21 April 1952 a series of “four glowing spheres” (described as “locks of wool of a vivid reddish color which changed to intense yellow as they flew further away”) in the sky “along the Murcia-Valencia trajectory at high speed and at great height”, disappearing in the distance over a minute.
C05516152 C00015467 27 September 1952 News Transcript “Saucers” Sighted over Spain and French Africa 30 July 1952 Spain, Andujar
Sourced to Tangier Kepana of 1 August 1952, “Andujar Residents Report Saucer” In summary: “many residents” sighted on the night of 30 July 1952 at Andujar, Spain what was “presumed to be a so-called flying saucer”, described as “red, round, and approximately the size of a desert dish,” emitted a “long trail of very bright greenish light”.
C05516152 C00015467 27 September 1952 News Transcript “Saucers” Sighted over Spain and French Africa 1 June 1952 Gabon, Port Gentil
Sourced to Conakry La Guinee Francaise, French-language newspaper, of 26 June 1952, “Luminous Object Seen Over Port Gentil”. In summary: cargo ship master and first mate sighted at 0240 hours on 1 June 1952 a “mysterious object came up from the area behind Port Gentil, made a double loop, passed over the roadstead, and then dived toward the sea at great speed.”
C05516152 C00015467 27 September 1952 News Transcript “Saucers” Sighted over Spain and French Africa 15 July 1952 Algeria, Boukanafis
Sourced to Oran L’Echo d’Oran, French-language newspaper, of 17 July 1952, “Strange Objects Seen in Sky Over Algeria”. In summary: two bakers sighted at 2300 hours on 15 July 1952 a “plate-shaped flying object” that “moved with unusual agility, giving off a greenish smoke and lighting up the sky”; followed by second report from Lamoriciare of 11 July 1952 by Thomas Martinez who “saw a sudden illumination above” taken to be a falling star, or “a meteor followed by two other bodies, all trailing a yellow cloud of smoke”, which disappeared, after which appeared an “oval-shaped, longish ball of fire” at low altitude.
C05516152 C00015467 27 September 1952 News Transcript “Saucers” Sighted over Spain and French Africa 25 July 1952 Algeria, Oran
Sourced to Oran L’Echo d’Oran, French-language newspaper, of 26 July 1952, “Strange Phenomena Witnessed from Two Points in Oran”. In summary: “several inhabitants” of Oran sighted around 1535-1537 hours on “presumably” 25 July 1952 a flying saucer, described by Maurice Dubessay as “a brilliant disk”.
C05516152 C00015467 27 September 1952 News Transcript “Saucers” Sighted over Spain and French Africa 26 July 1952 Algeria, Oran
Sourced to Oran L’Echo d’Oran, French-language newspaper, of 28 July 1952, “Saucers Observed in Two Areas of Oran”. In summary: three women sighted a “large, orange-red, luminous patch in the sky of the size of a duck’s egg but flatter” at around 2300 hours on 26 July 1952 in the Eckmuhl district of Oran; second report by three witnesses at 1045 on same date at Tiaret Plateau of “a shining, cigar-shaped mass without a smoke trail”; third report by two witnesses of similar object, adding “object had a dark center, was in an oblique position”.
C05516152 C00015467 27 September 1952 News Transcript “Saucers” Sighted over Spain and French Africa 29 July 1952 Algeria, Mostaganem
Sourced to Casablanca La Vigie Marcoaine, French-language newspaper, of 31 July 1952, “Cites Several Appearances of Flying Saucers in Algeria”.
C05516152 C00015467 27 September 1952 News Transcript “Saucers” Sighted over Spain and French Africa 30 July 1952 Algeria
Sourced to Oran L’Echo d’Oran, French-language newspaper, of 31 July 1952, “Points to Frequency of Flying Saucer Reports in Oran Department”.
C05516152 C00015467 27 September 1952 News Transcript “Saucers” Sighted over Spain and French Africa 31 July 1952 Algeria, Oran
Sourced to Oran L’Echo d’Oran, French-language newspaper, of 1 August 1952, “Observe Unusual Flying Object For Over a Minute”.
C05516154 C00015468 13 November 1952 News Transcript Unidentified Object Over Norwegian Town 18 September 1952 Norway, Kirkenes
C05516155 C00015469 24 November 1952 News Transcript Sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects Over Spain and Africa, July – October 1952
C05516157 C00015470 9 February 1953 News Transcript Reports of Unconventional Aircraft in French Africa, Corisca, and Western Europe
C05516158 C00015471 18 August 1953 News Transcript Engineer Claims “Saucer” Plans are in Soviet Hands; Sightings in Africa, Iran, Syria
Sourced to Athens I Vradyni, Greek-language newspaper, of 13 May 1953, “German Engineer States Soviets Have German Flying Saucer Experts and Plans”. In summary: Canadian Air Force engineers “are engaged in construction of a ‘flying saucer’ to be used as a future weapon of war” at the A. B. Roe Company; continues with headline story - “Georg Klein, a German engineer, stated recently that though many people believe the ‘flying saucers’ to be a postwar development, they were actually in the planning stage in German aircraft factories as early as 1941. Klein said that he was an engineer in the Ministry of Speer [probably refers to Albert Speer, who, in 1942, was Minister for Armament and Ammunition for the Third Reich] and was present in Prague in 14 February 1945, at the first experimental flight of a ‘flying saucer.’” Klein claims in article that the Prague ‘saucer’ reached a high altitude and speed, that German engineers had solved “the problem of obtaining materials to be used for the construction of the ‘saucers’” in late 1945, that experimental models were ready for tests in late 1944, one model a disc, the other a ring, both able to take off and land vertically, and that orders were given to destroy the plans and models, but Soviets arrived before this could be accomplished, after which Soviets transported plans and personnel to unknown location. Klein further opines that ‘saucers’ are being built by the Soviets, and the designs could be adapted for civilian air travel, being able to “carry 30-40 passengers at a speed of 4,000 kilometers per hour,” but the material requirements would be high.
C05516158 C00015471 18 August 1953 News Transcript Engineer Claims “Saucer” Plans are in Soviet Hands; Sightings in Africa, Iran, Syria 1953 French Equatorial Africa, Ubangi-Shari
Sourced to Brazzaville France-Equateur, French-language newspaper, of 11 March 1953, “Delayed Report on Four ‘Saucers’ Seen in Ubangi-Shari”. In summary: Father Carlos Maria, a Capuchin missionary, and his companion, Lasimone, and four others driving to Bocaranga at 2200 hours sighted “a large flying disc traveling overhead in the same direction as they”, which subsequently disappeared; and “a short while later, in the same spot, they saw four discs motionless in the air.” Maria further described them as having “a silvery color like that of the moon” and a diameter “somewhere between 30 and 40 centimeters,” and that they “lit up brightly, like suns” when moving, regaining their silvery color once motionless, and that they were observed by the group for “about 20 minutes”. Lasimone provided further details, including relating to movement patterns.
C05516158 C00015471 18 August 1953 News Transcript Engineer Claims “Saucer” Plans are in Soviet Hands; Sightings in Africa, Iran, Syria 1953 Syria, Homs
Sourced to Athens Le Messager d’Athens of 19 May 1953, “Report ‘Flying Saucers’ Seen in Syria”: “The Damascus newspaper Al Abaya reports that ‘flying saucers’ were seen recently above the city of Homs, Syria, coming from the south.”
C05516158 C00015471 18 August 1953 News Transcript Engineer Claims “Saucer” Plans are in Soviet Hands; Sightings in Africa, Iran, Syria 18 May 1953 Iran, Abadan
Sourced to Tehran Etela’at, Persian-language newspaper, of 20 May 1953, “Luminous Object Seen in Sky Over Abadan”. In summary: a sighting reported from Abadan at 1855 hours on 18 May 1953 of “a luminous object […] reported to be as bright as the sun and to have the shape of a new moon” that “traveled extremely fast and could be seen for 20 minutes.” Also reported that “the same object was seen over all the oil areas in Khuzistan.”
C05516159 C00015472 20 August 1953 News Transcript Danish Defense Leaders Take Serious View of Flying Saucers
Sourced to Stockholm Morgon-Tidningen, Swedish-language newspaper, of 13 July 1953.
C05516160 C00015473 11 January 1954 News Transcript Unidentified Aircraft Reported Over Spain, Greece, North Africa
C05516165 C00015474 1 April 1954 News Transcript Veteran Swedish Airmen Observed, Describe Disk-Shaped Aircraft Over Skaane 17 December 1953 Sweden, Skaane
Sourced to Stockholm Dagena Nyheter, Swedish-language newspaper, of 18-20 December 1953.
C05516168 C00015475 20 April 1954 News Transcript Sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects
C05516171 C00015476 26 May 1954 News Transcript Non-Orbit Sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects, 10 December 1953 – 2 March 1954
C05516188 C00015477 27 May 1954 News Transcript “Flying Saucer” Theories and Experiments
C05516189 C00015478 30 July 1954 News Transcript Sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects, 19 January – 15 May 1954
C05516190 C00015479 25 August 1954 News Transcript Sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects
C05516191 C00015480 22 September 1954 News Transcript Sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects, 10 June – 15 July 1954
C05516192 C00015481 25 October 1954 News Transcript Sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects
C05516194 C00015482 29 October 1954 News Transcript Sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects, 31 July – 20 September 1954
C05516195 C00015483 11 January 1957 Memorandum Transmittal of Correspondence pertaining to Reported Citing of an Unidentified Flying Object James, Harrie A. Chief, Liaison Division, Central Reference Director of Intelligence, USAF
C05516196 C00015484 25 July 1958 Memorandum for Record Meeting with Representatives of [redacted] Concerning Letter from Leon Davidson, dated 3 July 1958 Lexow, W. E. Chief, Applied Science/SI
Memo regarding a meeting held regarding a 3 July 1958 letter from Leon Davidson, in which it was discussed how to respond, specifically how to respond “no” and that “perhaps Davidson should be advised of the fact that we are barred from such operations in the United States by public law”, and further that [redacted] suggested forwarding the letter to the FBI for investigation “in the event that Mr. Davidson is working for any subversive group attempting to solicit information from the Agency”.
C05516198 C00015485 1958 Letter
Letter from Donald Keyhoe to J. S. Earman, re: SAPUFO report and CIA secrecy, with routing slip cover note, re: “USAF is the executive agency, and, in fact, the only agency qualified to speak on UFOs”, etc.
C05516200 C00015486
duplicate of C00015485
C05516201 C00015487 Official Routing Slip Assistant to the Director
Routing Slip with Remarks: “Keyhoe’s insistence in pursuing this matter re-enforces my conviction that it would be useless to [redacted]. [Illegible] we may have to give in and let me try [illegible] to [illegible].”
C05516202 C00015488 5 July 1961 Official Routing Slip
Routing Slip with Remarks: “New previous record of Davidson in Exec. Registry.”
C05516204 C00015489 24 March 1967 Center Routing Slip
Handwritten remarks: “The original & 3 copies sent to Dr. Ratchford, 27 March ‘67. He will forward them on to Dr. Condon.” “*2 – This looks OK to me. Would you check and if you see any ‘big’ blooper tell Steve? Otherwise let her [illegible].”
C05516206 C00015490 14 July 1976 Memo DCD Deputy Chief, OD&E
Redacted memorandum, DCD to Deputy Chief, OD&E: “Mr. [redacted]. At a recent meeting to evaluate some material from [redacted] you mentioned a personal interest in the UFO phenomenon. As you may recall, I mentioned my own interest in the subject as well as the fact that DCD had been receiving UFO related material from many of our S&T sources who are presently conducting related research. These scientists include some who have been associated with the Agency for years and who credentials remove them from the ‘nut’ variety. The attached material came to my attention through these sources and it appears to have some legitimate FI or community interest potential. The [redacted] work being carried out by Dr. [redacted] should, in the view of our S&T, be evaluated by the Agency or community. In view of the expertise associated with your office, as well as your interest in the subject, I felt you might like to see the materials. [If you need additional information or if you feel there is some potential, I would be glad to discuss this with you. If not, please feel free to destroy the material. [redacted]”
C05516207 C00015491 16 December 1956 Memorandum Report of Unidentified Flying Object 8 December 1956 USA, Florida Anderson, J. P.
13-point memo, slightly illegible, on a UFO (“flare”) sighting of 8 December 1956 during a missile test that was reported by an employee working on said test.
C05516208 C00015492 Congressional Correspondence Legislative Counsel
Illegible handwriting on a form dealing with “Congressional Correspondence”.
C05516209 C00015495 11 December 1958 Teletyped Information Report Unidentified Object Observed in Sky 6 December 1956 USSR / India
Report of sighting between 18:35-18:40 local time on 6 Dec. 1956 of “artificial object” sighted by telescope by unnamed source while observing Mars, described as having “a continuous brightness of magnitude 3 (same as the Belt of Orion)”, travelling north to south, no signs of “disintegration, smoke, flame, or noise” and “no sign of fall”, believed identical with Sputnik III; HQ response that “preliminary check showed that Sputnik III was not within source’s area of visibility”, and carrier rocket re-entered atmosphere on 3 Dec. 1956. “Evaluation requested of Air and OSI.”
C05516210 C00015496 20 July 1960 Information Report Unidentified Flying Object Sighted at Behshahr 17 July 1960 Iran, Mazandaran, Behshahr
C05516212 C00020552 28 October 1975 Report 28 October 1975 USA, Maine, Loring AFB
Action report of 28 October 1975 0610, “NMCC Rep notified Ops Ctr that DDO Talker contained update concerning penetration of Loring AFB, Maine by unidentified helicopter(s) flying out of Canada. Received copy via LDF and disseminated.”
C05516214 C00028261 5 December 1952 Memorandum Proposed Study on the “Flying Saucers” Phenomena; Intelligence Advisory Committee Keay, V. P. Belmont, A. H.
FBI Memorandum, re: 4 December 1952 meeting of Intelligence Advisory Committee (IAC), attended by Supervisor M. W. Kuhrtz, Liaison Section, in which [redacted] discussed “flying saucers”, mentioning theory of German atomic scientist that “caused the British to initiate considerable intelligence effort” into the matter, and recent African sightings as potential “evidence that the ‘saucers’ are not a meteorological phenomena,” possibility of UFOs being a scientific development, concluding with agreement for military to continue studies to determine if that is the case.
C05516218 C00028609 8 May 1975 Report
Mostly redacted document, a few lines shown: “On one occasion [redacted] asked if the U.S. Forecast Center was ever bothered with UFO sightings. He explained that at one time the [redacted] and [redacted] in particular, had been plagued with calls and questions about UFO sightings. He said that [redacted] – some of their scientific balloon flights had prompted some of them. Now, he said, he never gets those calls anymore and half jokingly surmised that someone must have made a political decision that they were not to be sighted anymore.”
C05516220 C00041853 3 June 1977 Memorandum Proposed Research Project Lapham, Anthony A. General Counsel Director, Research and Development, DDS&T
Memo regarding inquiries by Stanford Research Institute, Center for the Study of Social Policy, author redacted, as to whether CIA had any interest in a “comprehensive research project on the global UFO phenomena” (in effect, soliciting CIA for financing of proposed project).
C05516221 C00042346 22 November 1989 FBIS Press Note USSR: Media Report Multitude of UFO Sightings
Intro: “Leading Soviet newspapers and journals have recently begun publishing an increasing number of articles and news reports on sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in various areas of the Soviet Union. A ‘permanent center’ for the study of UFOs has been established in Moscow to conduct research and support the investigation of reported sightings.” Followed by an outline of the reporting by several Russian-language Soviet media outlets.
C05516222 C00042347 27 August 1989 News Transcript Farmers Burning Straw To Make Up For Delays
Sourced to Sofia Rabotnichesko Delo, Bulgarian-language newspaper, of 11 August 1989, p. 2. Refers to “flying saucers” only in jest, referring claimed sightings in Moscow; article relates to straw harvesting delays, shortages, and the apparent burning of straw by some farmers.
C05516224 C00042348 November 1989 JPRS Report National Affairs: Abalkin Answers Questions on Economic Conference
Sourced to Moscow Television Service, Russian-language, of 1903 GMT on 17 November 1989, a news conference led by Leonid Abalkin, in which Abalkin makes passing reference to “UFO” sightings as evidence that people are looking for an “instant miracle” to current economic and political difficulties.
C05516225 C00042349 19 September 1988 JPRS Report Wang Ruoshui on Truth Criterion, Theory Research
Sourced to Beijing Wei Rendao Zhuyi Bianhu, Chinese-language journal, 1986, p. 1-22, being a Marxist/Maoist academic paper on evaluating truth, which includes only briefly and in passing the example of the concept of “flying saucers” and the need to “conduct research and prolonged studies and collect data before we can finally judge what exactly is a ‘flying saucer’ and understand its essence.”
C05516226 C00042350 8 March 1989 JPRS Report Spanish TV Satellite for 1992: Four Manufacturers Competing for the Fr2-billion Project
Translation of an article by Pierre Langereux about a Spanish satellite project for television broadcasting; unrelated to UFOs.
C05516227 C00042351 18 January 1990 JPRS Report Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) in Ancient China
Summary of an article credited to A. D. Dikaryov: “The process of emancipation of thought in China in 1980s is particularly impressive after the spiritual vacuum of the epoch of ‘cultural revolution.’ The thirst of the whole society for knowledge based on the economic reforms takes in a number of cases the form of unofficial science. An example of such organizations is the scientific societies of UFO fanciers with corresponding periodicals as the revue ‘Feidie Tansuo’ (‘Studies of Flying Saucers’). The efforts by Chinese scientists to find in ancient Chinese sources ‘historical evidences’ of UFO existence are of particular interest for Sinologists and experts in science of science. The activities of adherents of this new scientific trend in China demonstrate methodology and tasks of the Chinese historical science in general. The article considers a number of concrete modern versions of interpretation of historical materials on extraordinary flying phenomena. A number of works criticizing the attempts to place a historical basis under this problem, as a rule, does not dispute the main modern concept of UFO as a product of alien mind.”
C05516229 C00042352 4 April 1989 JPRS Report Results of Youth Poll on Religious Issues Reported
Sourced to Tallinn Molodzh Estonii, Russian-language newspaper, article by Ye. Grishina, “Sociological Laboratory: ‘Are We Religious?’” - briefly reports that 80% of late Soviet era youth showed interest in things like “UFOs, telepathy, telekinesis, the biofield, and the like”, notes a faddish interest in “dream books, horoscopes, fortune telling” which 36% considered “a kind of ‘game’” and “something to do ‘from boredom’” while 32% wished to know about the future and “almost as many say that they have encountered cases which verified certain signs, predictions, so on.”
C05516230 C00043370 May 1990 FBIS Press Note USSR, PRC Scientists in Joint Study of UFO’s
Sourced to Moscow Domestic Service (Russian-language), 2100 GMT on 21 May 1990, “A Report from Vladivostok – Scientists of the PRC and the Soviet Far East have begun joint study of UFO’s. The first meeting of Ufologists of the two countries has ended in the small maritime townlet of Dalnegorsk. The Soviet and Chinese specialists on anomalous phenomena have mapped out a program for investigating incidents that are already known and have also arranged to directly enlarge video and photographic materials on new similar phenomena. Dalnegorsk has not been chosen by chance as the place for such acquaintance. In the last few years the number of cases of visual observation of UFO’s has noticeably increased there. In just the last four years alone no less than 10 UFO’s have been recorded. Specialists link their heightened interest in places here with the variety and wealth of useful minerals in maritime Kray. Similar incidents have also occurred in mountainous regions in China whose climatic conditions and natural landscape resemble our own.”
C05516231 C00044116 News Transcript Unidentified Flying Object
Abstract of an article by Felix Zigel, “Unidentified Flying Objects”, sourced to Soviet Life, no. 2, 1968, 27-29. Full article: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951001364270z&view=1up&seq=105
C05516234 C00098713 June 1996 News Transcript Police Officers Spot UFO; Rapid Reaction Force Alerted 25 June 1996 Lithuania, Nemezis
Sourced to Moscow ITAR-TASS World Service, Russian-language news-wire, 0920 GMT on 26 June 1996, report by Vladas Burbulis. Summary: sighting on 25 June 1996 on Lithuanian border, near Nemezis, of a “spherical object” described as “hanging, and ‘pulsing’, alternately shrinking and expanding,” “a strange sound like an electric or electronic crackle”, observed for half an hour by police.
C05516235 C00098714 January 1996 News Transcript Somaliland President Egal Speaks on Mysterious Bomb Blast
Sourced to London BBC World Service, English-language, 1705 GMT on 25 January 1996, from the program ‘Focus on Africa’. Summary: mysterious blasts in the eastern region of the Republic of Somaliland in December [1995] had been attributed by unnamed persons to unidentified flying objects, a claim that President Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal dismisses, saying they were likely bomb explosions.
C05516237 C00098719 April 1990 News Transcript Program Summary – PAR 90-002
Sourced to Paris Antenne-2 Television, French-language program, of 1800 GMT on 15 April 1990, one listing: “15. (23:00) Report over video of UFO Hunt in Belgium.” No further details provided.
C05516239 C00112330 10 January 1990 Report Overview of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR
Report on the state and activities of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, with one sentence relating to UFOs: “[Redacted] asked about U.S. research in the area of unidentified flying objects, saying that the Academy has several organizations that follow the subject and that some scientists think it is a serious problem.”
C05516241 C00112352 April 1988 News Transcript PRC Scientists Identify Xinjiang UFO as Plasma Fireball
Sourced to Beijing Xinhau, English-language service, 0548 GMT on 20 April 1988. Summary: According to Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the UFO sighted in Xianjiang on 18 March 1988 was “plasma fireball spinning at high speed in the atmosphere”, “the existence of plasmas in the ionized stratum of the atmosphere is common”, and reports of “green ring of light was probably the result of electric discharge of a high-frequency magnetic field”.
C05516242 C00112355 September 1989 News Transcript UFO Sighted over Urumqi Evening of 6 Sep. 6 September 1989 China, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Urumqi
Sourced to Beijing Xinhau, English-language service, 0619 GMT on 13 September 1989. Summary: UFO sighted over Urumqi in Xinjiang at 21:13 PM on 6 September 1989 by local worker Tong Yuwei, who saw “a dark cloud suddenly light up” and that “following a golden flash, a saucer shaped object with a black gap on its edge appeared” which hovered for a minute before “bathed in red and yellow light, rotating at high speed” it “dropped out of sight toward the southwest.” Sounds accompanying were reported, “louder than a car engine.”
C05516243 C00114231 April 1991 News Transcript “Strange Roar” Precedes “Mysterious Blast” in Sasovo
Sourced to Moscow TASS, English-language service, 1303 GMT on 12 April 1991, report by Anatoliy Kakovkin. Summary: A large explosion in Sasovo, Ryazan Region, Central Russia shortly after midnight on 12 April 1991; includes aside that the “Military, for their part, reported no unidentified flying objects over the area.”
C05516245 C00121374 December 1993 News Transcript Xinhua Highlights Beijing-Based Newspapers for 8 Dec
Sourced to Beijing Xinhau, English-language newspaper, of 8 December 1993, one item from China Daily, “Nearly 6,000 sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) across the Taiwan Straits have been reported, said experts from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan meeting in Beijing.” No further details given.
C05516246 C00121389 December 1993 News Transcript Program Summary – Moscow Mandarin 221300
Sourced to Moscow Radio Moscow, Mandarin language broadcast, 1300 GMT of 22 December 1993, item #11, “Russian Researchers Sight Unidentified Flying Objects (Und Min)”. No further details given.
C05516247 C00121391 April 1994 News Transcript Television Program Summary 170000: MRT 94-1022
Sourced to Moscow Russian Television and DUBL Networks, Russian language broadcast, “ATY-BATY” Program, item 1. “(0000) Unidentified correspondent video report on unidentified flying objects phenomena seeking to confirm their existence; interviews with various ufologists, psychologist, people who claim that secrecy is part of government conspiracy. (18 min.)”
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C05516575 C00121401 September 1990 News Transcript TASS to Publish “Mysterious Phenomena” Bulletin
Sourced to Moscow TASS, English-language service, at 1453 GMT of 14 September 1990, article by correspondent Veronika Romanenkova, re: a new bulletin called “Anomaly”, edited by Sergey Bulantsev, Chief of TASS Press Bureau, published by the “Ecology of the Unknown” Association and TASS, as well as an almanac “We and UFOs” from the “scientific production firm Compass-S”.
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C05516588 C00174602 News Transcript Takeall – Press Service Log: Xinhau English 22 Apr
Sourced to Beijing Xinhau, English-language newspaper, of 22 April [unknown year], one item, #241-243, “File: D:PAXINHUAAMONPAMSG055.MSG Words: 186 hk042209 -- UFO Appears in New Zealand; Wellington, April 22 (Xinhua) -- An unknmzrying object (ufo) is said to have appeared for almost ten minutes last night in Christchurch, the biggest city in New Zealand's south island.”
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C05516591 C00174605 8 June 1991 News Transcript Commentary List: Moscow in German 8 June 91
Outline of stories in an unidentified “information magazine”, #9 being “story of an unidentified flying object”, no further details given.
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C05516641 C00174676 11 June 1993 JPRS Report JPRS-TEN-93-019: “Readers Cite Instances of Radioactive Pollution”
Sourced to Moscow Rossiyskiye Vesti, Russian-language newspaper, of 11 June 1993, p. 4, entitled “Operation ‘Radiation’”. Summarised in bullet points; point #12 relates a nightmare that a shop foreman Aleksandr Krasin had about an explosion at power unit #4 in Chernobyl; #13 refers to an article by I. Zhukov, “Alarm Predicted”, published in Sovetskaya Rossiya on 12 February 1992, which refers to ridicule of “unsuccessful forecasters”, who were called “publicity-seeking UFO watchers”; #17 refers to a Natalya P., a medium from Pavlodar who “cited ‘extraterrestrial sources’” and “prophesied a grandiose explosive in Tomsk (10 Chernobyls!)”; #18 relates “[t]he date of the impending catastrophe was invariably set in April 1990, although the date of the Tomsk explosion was predicted in Novosibirsk as April 1993,” and that “[c]areful research on the sources of the rumors, which we conducted in late 1989 and early 1990, showed them to be completely identical with the sources of the rumors that engulfed the USA on the wave of the 20th cycle of solar activity and were brilliantly described by John Kil [transliteration] in the book ‘UFO-Operation Trojan Horse’”, in which Keel “distinguished four sources of rumors in the book – clairvoyants, mediums, spirits and hippies (an altered state of consciousness).”; #19. relates predictions of “clairvoyants and sensitives”, including Baba Vanga of Bulgaria, who rejected any Tomsk disaster prediction, and Viktor Vostokov, who was “very troubled by the Tomsk Nuclear Power Plant, that something might possibly go wrong there.”; #20 relates predictions of “mediums”, specifically Viktor L., who had “telepathic contact with ‘aliens’” while aboard an An-2 travelling from Kharkov to Tomsk, the aliens telling him that “catastrophe was to befall Tomsk-7 on the first of April 1990”.
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C05516652 C00174701 26 January 1981 JPRS Report JPRS 77236: China Report, Science and Technology, No. 79
Sourced to Shanghai Ziran Zazhi (自然杂志, Chinese Journal of Nature), Chinese-language journal, of September 1980, n. 9, pages 685-686, article by Cha Leping and Lin Hongjing, “Preliminary Survey of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena in China”, re: “UFO Phenomenon in China Analyzed”. In summary: sightings from 1977-1979 across China, including detail of types, location, times, witnesses, etc.; concludes that “the substance of reports currently being received in China is rather pedestrian”, noting that UFOs have not “caused power outages or blotted out communications”, there are “no photographs or movies taken, or material evidence left behind”, “no cases of peril to humans or to social order”, “no cases of ‘flying saucer men’”.
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C05516658 C00174708 1985 News Transcript Airliner Crew Reports UFO Sighting USSR, Baltic SSRs
Sourced to Moscow TRUD, Russian-language newspaper, of 30 January 1985, p. 3, article by V. Vostrukhin, “At 4:10 Precisely”, followed by commentary of N. A. Zheltukhin, deputy chairman of the Commission on AYa (Aerodynamic Phenomena), VSNTO (All-Union Council of Scientific and Technical Societies), and member of USSR Academy of Sciences. In summary: a Tu-134 Soviet aircraft, commanded by Igor Alekseyevich Cherkashin, Yegor Mikhaylovich Ognev as navigator, Gennadiy Mikhaylovich Kozlov as flight engineer, at 0410 hours, some 120 kilometers from Minsk, sighted a projector of a cone-shaped of light that first illuminated the ground, then their aircraft, before shifting the beam upward and revealing the projector as a “green cloud”, which proceeded to move at tremendous speed on an apparent intercept course, stopping abruptly, then following the aircraft, bobbing up and down in altitude, shifting left and right. The “cloud” was described as changing in shape and colour: first it had “little lights” that “sparkled” inside “like the string of lights on a New Year tree”, followed by “fiery zigzags” that “glided horizontally”, then a “’tail’ grew out of it, like a tornado – wide at the top and thin at the ground”, then “the tail began rising ‘to the horizon’ and the cloud changed from an elliptical shape into a quadrangular one”, before finally appearing as a “sharp-nose ‘cloud airplane’ – without wings, with tapered tail,” “shining with yellow and green light”, and having “a sense of a dense nucleus where the real aircraft’s nozzle was situated.” The “cloud airplane” continued to follow the Tu-134 over Riga, Vilnius, and Tallin, where it was briefly detected by radar before vanishing. Further note: after by another Tu-134 flying 100 kilometers nearby failed to see the “cloud airplane”, it was assumed “that the light from the object was polarized,” “not dispersed in all directions.”
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C05516669 C00174749 1 August 1990 JPRS Report JPRS-UAC-91-001: “Maj. Gen. Avn Leonov on Soviet Lunar Program Details”
Interview with Maj. General of Aviation Aleksey Arkhipovich Leonov, USSR Pilot-Cosmonaut, HSU, with Maj. I. Kuznetsov, entitled “The Flight That Did Not Occur”, from Aviatsiya I Kosmonavtika (n. 8, Aug. 1990, pp. 44-45). In summary: Leonov recollections of Soviet lunar program and its failures, the L-1 craft, how cosmonauts were trained for the mission, how it compared with the American lunar program (Apollo), etc.; includes one question regarding extaterrestrials that “UFO specialists assert” were seen by Apollo astronauts, which Leonov dismisses as a fantasy.
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C05516678 C00174870 1990 News Transcript FBIS-SOV-90-173: Air Defense Forces Shoot Down Balloon Over Kola
Sourced to Moscow Krasnaya Zvezda, Russian-language newspaper, of 6 September 1990, p. 3, article by V Magas, “Incidents: How a UFO Was Downed”. In summary: On 2 September 1990 residents of Murmansk sighted UFO, approaching the coast; hovered over Murmansk and Severomorsk at “up to 29,000 meters”, no radio signals detected; on 3 September 1990, it had “moved deep into the Kola Peninsula”, where it was shot down by a fighter plane, revealed to be a balloon, “up to 40 to 50 meters in diameter”, carrying containers which landed using “automatically deployed parachutes”. Concludes that “So far just one thing is known: The ‘UFO’ was produced abroad.”
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C05516700 C00175067 1991 News Transcript Takeall – Comlist: Moscow Consolidated 14 June 91
Sourced to “Update”, presumably Russian-language show, item 130, “anon on report about UFO sighting in estonia several days ago by milkman and passenger in his van (3 min).” No further details given.
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C05516760 C00175514 News Transcript Take 13 of 18 – Press Service Log: Xinhua English 07 Sep
Sourced to Beijing Xinhau, English-language newspaper, of 7 September [year unknown], headline #10, “September 7 (Xinhau) – An aircraft or other flying object exploded in the sky over east Lebanon’s Bekka Valley today, local radios reported.” No further details given.
C05516761 C00175515 News Transcript Commentary List – Moscow Radio Korean
Sourced to Seoul-based Moscow Radio Korean, Korean-language station, for 0900 GMT 28 September 1991, item #22, Radio Magazine “Post Box”, including “talk on unidentified flying object, allegedly seen in Azerbaijan. (23 min).” No further details given.
C05516762 C00175517 News Transcript Takeall – Press Service Log: Xinhau English 07 Nov
Sourced to Beijing Xinhau, English-language newspaper, of 07 November [year unknown], item #354, “Cairo, November 7 (Xinhau) – Israeli police stationed in the Jordan Valley Oown reported that they sighted an unidentified flying object over northern Israel early Wednesday, reports reaching here said.” No further details given.
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C05516792 C00175548 News Transcript Takeall – Press Service Log: Xinhau English 30 Nov
Sourced to Beijing Xinhau, English-language newspaper, of 30 December [unknown year], one item, #66, “New York, November 29 (Xinhau) – A study of people who report encounters with unidentified flying objects (UFO) has found no tendency toward abnormality in them.”
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C05516812 C00175555 News Transcript Takeall – Press Service Log: Xinhau English 28 Dec
Sourced to Beijing Xinhau, English-language newspaper, of 28 December [unknown year], one item, #128, “New York, November 29 (Xinhau) – A study of people who report encounters with unidentified flying objects (UFO) has found no tendency toward abnormality in them.”
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C05517480 C00175595 May 1993 TV Listing Takeall – FYI – CIS TV Preview 3-9 May
Several pages of upcoming TV listings for Moscow CIS TV from May 3-9 of 1993, includes one item, 339, covering Saturday May 8, which includes a listing at 0940 for “Extra – UFO”. No further details given.
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C05517492 C00175606 June 1993 TV Listing Television Program Summary 031730: BOG 93-215
Summary of “Noticiero Nacional” newscast on Santa Fe de Bogota Inravision Television 1, Spanish-language network, at 1730 GMT on 3 June 1993. One point, #21, “20. people in jamundi, valle department claim ufo's seen in area. (1 min)”.
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C05517512 C00175644 1 June 1984 Report Soviet Public Treatment of President Ronald Reagan (November 1980 – May 1984)
56-page report on Soviet public comments about Reagan, quoting speeches and news reports, including a single point re: UFOs, #360, sourced to Aleksandr Yakovlev, director of the World Economics and International Relations Institute (Izvestiya, 7 Oct 83): “As the Los Angeles Times notes, Reagan does not have an inquiring mind. Eyewitnesses invariably stress that he has more horses in his stables than books in his library. He believes in flying saucers, assiduously reads horoscopes, and believes in the actions of secret evil spirits.”
C05517513 C00175645 3 February 1984 Report Soviet Treatment of President Reagan Since November 1980
36-page report on Soviet public comments about Reagan, quoting speeches and news reports, including a single point re: UFOs, #262, sourced to Aleksandr Yakovlev, director of the World Economics and International Relations Institute (Izvestiya, 7 Oct 83): “As the LOS ANGELES TIMES notes, Reagan does not have an inquiring mind. Eyewitnesses invariably stress that he has more horses in his stables than books in his library. He believes in flying saucers, assiduously reads horoscopes, and believes in the actions of secret evil spirits.”
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C05517537 C00175716 1991 JPRS Report JPRS-USP-91-005: Annotation
53-page JPRS report, described as a brochure that is “something of a summary of the development of the space program, and an attempt at predicting how it will develop”; does not mention UFOs.
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C05517569 C00200797 December 1995 News Transcript Special Service Set Up Within Army to Monitor UFOs Ukraine
Unattributed report from the “Ukraine and the World” column in Kiev Kyivska Pravda, Ukrainian-language newspaper, of 19 December 1995, entitled “The Defense Minister Monitors UFOs”, translated by FBIS (Foreign Broadcast Information Service). In summary: one Colonel Yuriy Lunyov, Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Main Directorate of the Meteorological Service, gave an interview with the Kiyevskiye Vedomosti radio station, reporting his directorate had setup a UFO monitoring program that records sightings “according to their form, color, sound, and … behavior,” and that from 1993-1995, the program had “recorded two cases of UFOs visiting Ukraine,” one which involved an air force engagement, but that the program “never managed to collect materials concerning such visits.” Further, Col. Lunyov cited an unnamed expert on [UFOs] who claimed that “Russian anti-aircraft forces downed a UFO in the North Caucasus last year [1994] and even took an alien ‘captive’.”
C05517674 C00200798 November 1995 News Transcript Take 1 of 2 – Physicist Sees UFO’s as CIA Device Russia
Interview with physicist Pavel Poluyan conducted by Yuriy Belikov for PERM, date unspecified, entitled “Extraterrestrials are CIA’s Secret Ploy”, translated by FBIS. In summary: Poluyan wrote a letter, stemming from his reading of a Pravda article about “the ‘reactivated’ anomaly zone near Molebka in the Perm region,” in which he expressed frustration over “the most impressive mystification of the 20th century”, stating “there are no aliens or flying saucers”, only aircraft “being used for intelligence purposes in a regime of extreme secrecy”; from this, Belikov begins his interview, in which Poluyan writes off the “alien boom” of the early 1990s as “nothing but a CIA action to destabilize public consciousness”, and that there are advanced craft, which he calls “ryvok”, but that they are of human design, utilising electromagnetic technology, but are not useful as military craft.
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C05517678 C00204832 4 May 1966 Report Exploitation of Metallic Fragment from Unidentified Flying Object April 1966 Congo, Republic of the
Largely illegible document, “POOR ORIGINAL” stamped, front-page summary given as: “On file in CIA Library is an exploitation report on a metallic fragment approximately 2”x2”x1”, recovered near Kerekene, Republic of Congo. The fragment was recovered by ground search after a UFO fell to earth in the area. The report concludes the fragment was originally part of an electrical component and was constructed of 0.010-inch thick silicon-steel laminate.”
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C05517723 C00212889 News Transcript “[redacted] /// have psychotic breaks.” UK: U.S. Use of ‘Psychic Spies’ Reported (Take 4 of 5)
FBIS transcription, excerpt of original article:
   • Schnabel, Jim (26 Aug. 1995), "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, PSI", The Independent (UK) , https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tinker-tailor-soldier-psi-1598203.html
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C05517742 C00242525 News Transcript CIA’s Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947-90
Article, photocopied:
   • Haines, Gerald K. (1997), "CIA's Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947-90", Studies In Intelligence 1 (1) 
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C05517761 C00386418 March 1993 News Transcript Paper Reports Alleged Evidence on Mishap Involving UFO
Report sourced to Kiev Holos Ukrayiny, Ukrainian-language newspaper, of 27 March 1993, page 5, a reprint from Ternopil Vechirniy, entitled “Cosmic Revenge”. In summary: TV/HU outline of a report from the “authoritative magazine” Canadian Weekly World News that “U.S. Intelligence Obtained a 250-Page File on the Attack by a UFO on a Military Unit in Siberia”; the original article that TV/HU cite as follows: "SECRET KGB PHOTO TAKEN IN 1987! RUSSIANS SHOOT DOWN UFO - Angry aliens turn Soviet soldiers into stone!", Weekly World News (8 Sept. 1992), p. 4-5.
C05517762 C00386419 February 1993 News Transcript Ministry to Study Psychic Powers, UFO’s for Future Industry
Sourced to Tokyo Kyodo, English-language newspaper, of 19 February 1993. In summary: “Japan’s bureaucrats are beginning to take the burgeoning new age industries seriously with a plan to study supernatural phenomena, including psychic powers and even unidentified flying objects (UFOs), government officials said Friday”, specifically officials the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), who planned to form a research institute for “Scientific Study of Art, Culture, and Parapsychology – such as telepathy and clairvoyance – for application to next-generation industry”, based on a proposal by an MITI panel established November 1992 “to study creation of an industry more sensitive to human needs for art, inner peace, and other intangible things”, including accumulation of data on “the effect of cultural activities such as tea ceremonies and flower arranging on the state of the mind through brain wave checks”, as well as applying a “scientific approach” to “telepathy, UFOs, and other parapsychological and occult phenomena,” such as “brain wave checks on those who claim to experience telepathy”, and further proposals like the use of music to stimulate plant growth. One concept proposed as a possible outcome of such research is “a home-use device which emits supersonic waves to relax people by giving them the illusion they are sitting in a forest”
C05517763 C00386420 October 1994 News Transcript Take 2 of 5 – Chernobyl Chief Adviser Urges Plant Shutdown
Sourced to Kiev Vechirniy Kyyiv, Ukrainian-language newspaper, of 30 September 1994, translated by FBIS. In summary: exchange between Usatenko and Smaha, discussing Chernobyl nuclear disaster, with question from Smaha regarding Oleksandr Kovalevskyy’s theory that “the accumulation of critical mass in the residual fire of Chernobyl’s fourth unit is continuing and that it will soon explode,” which Kovalevskyy gave an exact date to and would apparently “put an end to human civilization”, to which Usatenko responds that Kovalevskyy’s claims “should be researched and assessed by responsible and qualified experts”, and considers other claims, such as that “a large group of scientists” suggesting “the shining over the unit during the accident resembled St. Elmo’s fires,” raising the question “does this mean that we are dealing with some unknown state of matter?”, and continuing that “[t]here is a certain ‘black magic’ in all the fires at the Chernobyl power plant,” mentioning that “[d]uring the fire of 1991, ‘flying saucers’ were allegedly observed over the station” but “[f]rankly speaking, I do not believe in all that gibberish.”
C05517764 C00386421 August 1994 News Transcript China Urges Global Cooperation in UFO Research
Sourced to Beijing Xinhau, English-language newspaper, of 21 August 1994. In summary: Beijing-based China UFO Research Organization hosted a four-day conference, at which Wang Changting, the group’s chairman, reported “China has reported more than 5000 sightings, or one-eighth of the total worldwide, ranking among the first in the world in terms of UFO sightings and the number of people involved in its study”, and that “we have successfully explained” most of such sightings, but “convincing explanations are still lacking” for the remainder.
C05517765 C00386422 May 1994 News Transcript Meteorites May Have Caused ‘Mysterious Craters’ Near Kursk
Sourced to Moscow Komsomolskaya Pravada, Russian-language newspaper, of 28 May 1994, page 2, entitled “Atomic Anomaly Near Kursk”. In summary: Two craters, 7-8 meters in diameter, discovered in ravine near Kursk Nuclear Power Station, specialists determine “hollows of this kind can only be the result of 500-kg bomb exploding”, but no explosions reported, no sign of earth discharge from craters, no fragments of metal or traces of fire, radiation normal, soil and water normal, no seismological fluctuations recorded; two ideas proposed are a large meteorite fall, or a UFO.
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C05517799 C00611707 22 September 1993 Journal Article The Investigation of UFO’s
Article from “Studies in Intelligence, Journal of the America Intelligence Professional”, undated in file:
   • Quintanilla, Jr., Hector (September 1993), "The Investigation of UFO’s", Studies in Intelligence 10 (4) , https://www.cia.gov/static/835f2989f8b975cc31ebbfd2f78e7d34/Investigation-of-UFOs.pdf
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C05517853 C00779658 2001 News Transcript Take 2 of 2 – Caribbean Rim Press Highlights 18 Oct 01 17 October 2001 Suriname, Paramaribo
Sourced to De Ware Tidj of 18 October 2001, “UFO Spotted Above Paramaribo”. In summary: UFO sighting at 10AM local on 17 Oct. 2001 over Paramaribo, Suriname, first over the Flora neighbourhood near Suriname Air Force base, and later over Cupido-project in west Paramaribo, moving at a high rate of speed, back and forth across the sky, for approx. an hour.
C05517854 C00779659 2001 News Transcript Take 2 of 3 – Argentina Press Review 14 Nov 01 2001 Argentina
Outline of Argentine press reports of 14 November 2001, including 16. “Incident Reported in Argentina’s South Atlantic Airspace”. In summary: Flashes of light shone on a Tierra del Fuego provincial government plane is believed by Lieut. Governor of province to have originated from a British combat airplane, not a UFO or atmospheric phenomena. British embassy calls claims “senseless speculations”, and Argentine AF Chief Commander Jorge Reta adds pilot did not report this to control tower but rather to the press, suggesting irresponsibility on part of the pilot.
C05517855 C00779660 2001 Newspaper Plans Press Selection List: Kyrgyzstan 25 December
Outline of processing plans for Kyrgyzstan newspapers available in Bishkek, 25 December 2001. Item: “Correspondent Vyacheslav Anikin has visited the Kyrgyz air defence forces. The number of UFO sightings has increased, a detachment commander has said. P2 (380 words, processing).” No further details given.
C05517856 C00780107 2001 TV Listing Take 3 of 3 – Bogota TV Highlights 111200: BOG 01–1098
Outline of a news program on Bogota Caracol TV, Spanish-language show, for 1200 GMT of 11 June 2001, segment #28 [47], “Video report: Argentine UFO expert Dante Alberto Frank is visiting Colombia and he declares that UFOs are constantly visiting our planet.” No further details given.
C05517857 C00779593 2000 TV Listing TV Program Summary 021200: MNT 00-529
Outline of a news program on Moscow NTV, Russian-language show, for 1200 GMT of 2 July 2000, includes one listing, #9, 1406, “Locals in Stavropol Territory continue to discuss a recent incident in which crop circles appeared in a field. Timofey Bazhanov video report showed rural scenes; local farmers and inhabitants discussing rumours of a UFO; the crop circles.” No further details given.
C05517858 C00779640 2001 TV Listing TV Program Summary 131600: MRT 01-284
Outline of a news program on Moscow Russia TV RTR, Russian-language show, for 1600 GMT of 13 July 2001, segment #14, 2800, “Crop circles have been found in Adygeya in southern Russia, presenter says over video of circles.” No further details given.
C05517859 C00779616 2000 TV Listing TV Program Summary 141300: MNT 00-871 13 November 2000 Russia, Dagestan
Outline of a news program on Moscow NTV, Russian-language show, for 1300 GMT of 14 November 2000, segment #11, 1840, “Russian Border Guards have seen a UFO in Dagestan last night. Video report shows a border guard unit at the Russo-Azerbaijani border, Russian servicemen with guns, a map of the region, a mosque.” No further details given.
C05517860 C00779635 2001 TV Listing Belgrade TV Program Summary: Serbo-Croatian 1730 GMT 31 May 01 – BEL 01-138 1999 Croatia, Novalja
Outline of a news program on Belgrade RTS SAT Television, Serbo-Croatian-language show, of 31 May 2001, includes one listing, #24, (2729), “Video report on appearance of crop circles in Sombor and Odzak area. (29 min).” No further details given.
C05517861 C00779594 2000 TV Listing TV Program Summary 221730: ZAG 00-203
Outline of a news program on Zagreb HTV 1, Serbo-Croatian-language network, for 1730 GMT of 22 July 2000, segment #16, 2504, “Report over video on reported sightings of UFO’s near Novalja last year; site of sightings set to become tourist attraction.” No further details given.
C05527990 C00175557 TV Listing Takeall – FYI – CIS TV Preview 27 Dec - 3 Jan
Several pages of upcoming TV listings for Moscow CIS TV from 27 December [unknown year] to 3 January [unknown year], includes one listing, #312, likely 2 January at 1525, “Extra - UFO”. No further details given.
C05527991 C00177892 January 1991 TV Listing Television Program Summary 191830: BUD 91-018 1991 Hungary, Kecskemet
Outline of a news program on Budapest MTV, Hungarian-language network, for 1830 GMT of 19 January 1991, segment #16 given as “Video Report on Unidentified Flying Object spotted in Kecskemet (1.15 min)”. No further details given.
C05527992 C00177897 February 1992 News Transcript Unidentified Plane ‘Might Have Been a Phantom’ January 1992 South Korea
Sourced to Seoul Yonhap, English-language edition, of 11 February 1992, “Fighter Planes Scramble to Intercept Unidentified Plane”. In summary: South Korean Air Force pursued a radar signal, flying at 1160 km/ph (724 m/ph), first detected 24 km (15 m) south of Shandong Peninsula, China, and tracked to the west of Kunsan, South Korea, but found nothing, suspect signal may have been due to “overlapping of air surveillance systems”.
C05527993 C00179735 May 1992 News Transcript Xinhua Reviews Beijing-Based Newspapers for 14 May
Sourced to Beijing Xinhau, English-language newspaper, of 14 May 1992, “Highlights of Today’s Major Beijing-Based Newspapers”. From the Guangming Daily (national newspaper), a headline “China Has Made Progress in the Study of Unidentified Flying Objects.”
C05527994 C00179737 May 1992 News Transcript Take 1 of 2 – Legal Official on Defense, Security Issues
Sourced to Moscow Argumenty I. Fakty, Russian-language magazine, no. 18, May 1992, “On the Third Strategic Line”. In summary: an interview with A. Kotenkov, Deputy Chief of the Department of Constitutional Law of the President of Russia in Charge of Questions of Security and Defense conducted by A. Uglanov, which mentions toward the end rumors that “until recent a number of top scientists had been enlisted in a study of UFO’s at the disposal of the Ministry of Defense”, specifically that “fragments or whole ‘articles’” are “kept secret in hangars and undergoing tests”, which Kotenkov denies knowledge of, stating that while “all unidentified flying objects” are recorded as part of “global monitoring of space and the air space of the former Soviet Union” that he “has not heard of any objects being stored and studied anywhere.”
C05527995 C00179739 December 1992 News Transcript Copilot’s Brother Speaks on Guilin Air Disaster
Sourced to Hong Kong Ta Kung Pao, Chinese-language newspaper, of 3 December 1992, entitled “Reflection on the Air Disaster – Interviewing Wen Wenxiang, Younger Brother of Copilot of Guilin Crashed Plane” (Guilin Crash of 24 November 1992). Article includes a question on if “disaster [was] related to the UFO’s?”, which Wang answers that he does not believe that, and that he heard “many reports about UFO’s in the United States but they did not have sufficient scientific proof.”
C05530814 C00112351 September 1987 News Transcript Barbadians Report Several UFO Sightings 1 September 1987 Barbados
Sourced to Bridgetown Cana (Barbados), English-language newspaper, of 2 September 1987. In summary: “Scores of Barbadians” report sighting of 4-18 “slow-moving balls of light with long illuminated tails” on 1 September 1987, which “meteorological officials could not explain”; an unnamed pilot of the regional airline LIAT quoted as having said he saw a group of objects at 8000 feet, “moving at terrific speed”, one large craft in front followed by five or six others. Sightings also reported in Grenada, St. Lucia, Martinique.