National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP)
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|National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena|
|Formation||1956 October 24|
The National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) was an American UFO group, founded at Washington, D.C. in 1956 by Thomas Townsend Brown and members of the intelligence community, later being headed by Donald Keyhoe. The committee was ostensibly founded for the purpose of facilitating the study of unidentified flying objects with a focus on non-contactee events, and during the 1960s, it was considered the most popular U.S. organisation of its kind, attracting over 14,000 active members. However, these numbers declined significantly during the 1970s and the group disbanded by 1980, following years of in-fighting and accusations of CIA infiltration.
- NICAP Homepage (nicap.org) — an archive and historical review of the group
- Brewer, Jack (2021), Wayward Sons: NICAP and the IC, The Author, https://www.amazon.com/Wayward-Sons-NICAP-Jack-Brewer/dp/B09CRQHPV2/?tag=apopheniacs-20