Saturday, August 31, 2013

According To The CIA Most UFO Sightings In 50s, 60s Were Of Spy Planes

CIA: Most UFO Sightings In 50s, 60s Were Of Spy Planes -- Stars and Stripes/Dayton Daily News, Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio — A recently declassified CIA report on the development of the U-2 and SR-71 spy planes said the high-flying jets were mistaken for UFOs more than half the time in the late 1950s and 1960s during Project Blue Book, a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base operation that investigated reports of UFOs.

Not everyone is convinced, however, of the explanation.

“There’s no question that a lot of the sightings that take place are in fact our own aircraft, secret military projects or whatever it happens to be,” said David P. MacDonald, a Cincinnati area resident and executive director emeritus of the Mutual UFO Network. “Whether or not 50 percent can be attributed to one or two aircraft, I don’t know if I could go along with that or not just because of the diversity of what people were seeing.”

Blue Book investigated 12,618 UFO reports, and 701 of those remain unidentified, according to the Air Force.

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My Comment: I would love to know why they could not identify the 701 sightings that are listed as unknown.

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