USA: UFOs and National
Last month's release of the
first detailed satellite images of Area 51, the top-secret US Air Force test
site in Nevada, prompted a Web site meltdown as people from across the
nation logged on in search of clues about unidentified flying objects.
''The interest has been really phenomenal,'' said David. Mountain, marketing
director for Aerial Images Inc., which posted the high-resolution
photographs of Area 51 on the Internet.
But those hoping to see signs that captured UFOs are stored at the site (as
some aficionados have suggested) were destined to be disappointed. Most of
Area 51's operations occur underground, making photos meaningless.
Anyone looking for fresh information on UFOs would have better luck trying a
new, but less publicized, source: a study by the French military, just
translated into an approved English edition.
High-level officials - including retired generals from the French Institute
of Higher Studies for National Defense, a government-financed strategic
planning agency - recently took a giant step in openly challenging
skepticism about UFOs.
In a report based on a three-year study, they concluded that ''numerous
manifestations observed by reliable witnesses could be the work of craft of
extraterrestrial origin'' and that, in fact, the best explanation is ''the
extraterrestrial hypothesis.'' Although not categorically proven, ''strong
presumptions exist in its favor and if it is correct, it is loaded with
The French group reached that conclusion after examining nearly 500
international aeronautical sightings and radar/ visual cases, and previously
undisclosed pilots' reports. They drew on data from official sources,
government authorities, and the air forces of other countries. The findings
are contained in a 90-page report titled ''UFOs and Defense: What Should We
''The number of sightings, which are completely unexplained despite the
abundance and quality of data from them, is growing throughout the world,''
the team declared.
The authors note that about 5 percent of sightings on which there is solid
documentation cannot be easily attributed to earthly sources, such as secret
military exercises. This 5 percent seem ''to be completely unknown flying
machines with exceptional performances that are guided by a natural or
artificial intelligence,'' they say. Science has developed plausible models
for travel from another solar system and for technology that could be used
to propel the vehicles, the report points out.
It assures readers that UFOs have demonstrated no hostile acts, ''although
intimidation maneuvers have been confirmed.''
Given the widespread skepticism about UFOs, many will quickly dismiss the
gener als' ''extraterrestrial hypothesis.'' But it is less easy to do so
once the authors' credentials are considered. The study's originators are
four-star General Bernard Norlain, former commander of the French Tactical
Air Force and military counselor to the prime minister; General Denis Letty,
an air force fighter pilot; and Andre Lebeau, former head of the National
Center for Space Studies, the French equivalent of NASA.
They formed a 12-member ''Committee for In-depth Studies,'' abbreviated as
COMETA, which authored the report. Other contributors included a three-star
admiral, the national chief of police, and the head of a government agency
studying the subject, as well as scientists and weapons engineers.
Not only does the group stand by its findings, it is urging international
action. The writers recommend that France establish ''sectorial cooperation
agreements with interested European and foreign countries'' on the matter of
UFOs. They suggest that the European Union undertake diplomatic action with
the United States ''exerting useful pressure to clarify this crucial issue
which must fall within the scope of political and strategic alliances.''
Why might the United States be interested - albeit, privately - in a subject
often met with ridicule, or considered the domain of the irrational?
For one thing, declassified US government documents show that unexplained
objects with extraordinary technical capabilities pose challenges to
military activity around the globe. For example, US fighter jets have
attempted to pursue UFOs, according to North American Aerospace Defense
Command logs and Air Force documents. Iranian and Peruvian air force planes
attempted to shoot down unidentified craft in 1976 and 1980. Belgium F-16s
armed with missiles pursued a UFO in 1990.
Further, the French report says that there have been ''visits above secret
installations and missile bases'' and ''military aircraft shadowed'' in the
COMETA spokesperson Michel Algrin says that the report was delivered to
French president Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Lionel Jospin. "No
response is awaited, only action," he says.
"The COMETA made no request to the US government. It is not entitled to do
so," says Algrin, an attorney and political scientist. "But, in its report,
it recommended to the French government to seek for a cooperation [sic] with
its American ally on the subject of UFOs."
Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the Apollo 14 astronaut who was the sixth man to walk on
the moon, is one of many supporters of such cooperation. "It's significant
that individuals of some standing in the government, military and
intelligence community in France came forth with this," he said in a recent
interview from his home in Florida. Mitchell, who holds a doctor of science
degree from MIT, is convinced "at a confidence level above 90%, that there
is reality to all of this."
He joins five-star Admiral Lord Hill-Norton, the former head of the British
Ministry of Defense and Major Gordon L. Cooper, one of America's original
seven Mercury astronauts, in calling for Congressional fact-finding hearings
into the UFO question. "People have been digging through the files and
investigating for years now. The files are quite convincing. The only thing
that's lacking is the official stamp," Mitchell says.
Despite the fact that Mitchell is a national hero and has been honored with
the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the USN Distinguished Service Medal and
the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, his request for an investigation has
been ignored by U.S. officials.
As the COMETA report points out, the U.S. is unique in its silence on this
issue. UFOs and Defense notes that many UFO files are classified above top
secret, and accuses the U.S. of following a policy of disinformation. It
says that the government has an "impressive repressive arsenal" in place,
which includes military regulations prohibiting public disclosure of UFO
Air Force Regulation 200-2, ``Unidentified Flying Objects Reporting,'' for
example, prohibits the release to the public and the media of any data about
``those objects which are not explainable.'' An even more restrictive
procedure is outlined in the Joint Army Navy Air Force Publication 146,
which threatens to prosecute anyone under its jurisdiction - including
pilots, civilian agencies, merchant marine captains, and even some fishing
vessels - for disclosing reports of sightings relevant to US security.
Although some documentation has been released through the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA), researchers have had an increasingly difficult time
accessing information about a subject that the U.S. government claims does
not exist. A 1980 Federal suit is a case in point. The case was filed in the
US District Court of the District of Columbia against the National Security
Agency (NSA) for 156 UFO documents the agency refused to release. The NSA
provided U.S. District Court Judge Gerhard A.Gesell with a 21-page, Above
Top Secret affidavit justifying the withholding. No one else was permitted
to see the affidavit.
The judge dismissed the lawsuit stating that "public interest in disclosure
is far outweighed by the sensitive nature of the materials and the obvious
effect on national security their release may entail."
MILITARY CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
A few months after the French release of the COMETA report, U.S. Naval
Reserve Commander Willard H. Miller agreed to go on the record about his
participation in a series of previously undisclosed briefings for Pentagon
brass about national security and military policy regarding UFOs. Miller has
been a key liaison to the Pentagon on the subject for years. "It's time to
give some credibility to the fact that there are those in high places in the
government who have an interest in this subject," he says, taking a
considerable risk by coming forward.
Miller retired in 1994 from active duty on the Current Operations Staff (J3)
of U.S. Atlantic Command, Norfolk, Virginia where he worked operations,
intelligence, and special contingency issues. With over 30 years of
experience in Navy and Joint Interagency operations with the Department of
Defense, Commander Miller has held a Top Secret clearance with access to
sensitive compartmented information.
It has not been easy for Miller to overcome the taboo that the UFO subject
carries among his colleagues in the military. "It is treated much the way we
used to view mental illness. Hide the crazy daughter in the attic," he says.
In a February, 2000 confidential memo titled "Selected Discussions with Key
United States (US) Department of Defense (DoD) Intelligence Personnel on the
Subject of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and Extraterrestrial
Intelligence (ETI)" prepared for this reporter, Miller spelled out the
details of meetings between 1989 and 2000 with named high level Department
of Defense intelligence personnel - including the Director of the Defense
Intelligence Agency (DIA), an Admiral on the Joint Staff, and the U.S.
Atlantic Command Director for Intelligence - among others. Miller says he
initiated briefings "to provide the flag officers with information to help
the military decision-making processes when these unexplained craft are
encountered by members of the Department of Defense."
Concerned that many high-ranking military officers are not properly informed
about the UFO phenomenon, Miller believes that the generals who have come
forward in France could have a significant impact. "Without preparation and
planning for encounters, precipitous military decisions may lead to
unnecessary confusion, misapplication of forces, or possible catastrophic
consequences," he says..
The Navy Commander's concern is justified by the historical record.
Declassified government documents show that unexplained objects with
extraordinary technical capabilities pose challenges to military activity
around the globe. U.S. fighter jets have been scrambled to pursue UFOs,
according to North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) logs and U.S.
Air Force documents. Peruvian and Iranian Air Force planes attempted to
shoot down unexplained objects during air encounters, and Belgium F-16's
equipped with automatically guided missiles pursued UFO's in 1990.
In earlier decades, such concerns were openly discussed among American
government officials. In 1960, for example, Representative Leonard G. Wolf
of Iowa entered an "urgent warning" from former CIA Director Vice Admiral R.
E. Hillenkoetter into the Congressional Record that "certain dangers are
linked with unidentified flying objects." Wolf cited Gen. L. M. Chassin,
NATO coordinator of Allied Air Service, warning that "if we persist in
refusing to recognize the existence of the UFOs, we will end up, one fine
day, by mistaking them for the guided missiles of an enemy - and the worst
will be upon us."
Wolf also referenced a three-year study which determined that air defense
scrambles and alerts had already occurred due to the presence of UFOs. All
defense personnel "should be told that UFOs are real and should be trained
to distinguish them - by their characteristic speeds and maneuvers - from
conventional planes and missiles" the study said.
These concerns were taken seriously enough to be incorporated into the 1971
"Agreement on Measures to Reduce the Outbreak of Nuclear War" between the
U.S. and the Soviet Union. The treaty states that the two countries will
"notify each other immediately in the event of detection by missile warning
systems of unidentified objects...if such occurrences could create a risk
of outbreak of nuclear war between the two countries."
The COMETA assures its readers that UFOs have not been the cause of any
hostile acts "although intimidation maneuvers have been confirmed." In
France, they say, there have been "visits above secret installations and
missile bases" and "military aircraft shadowed" by UFOs. Like Miller, they
warn against impulsive, uninformed actions. "In the face of an unknown
situation, one must be on guard against any instinctive self-defense
reaction that could be easily interpreted as a provocation."
Reports such as the one from France may open the door for the U.S. and other
nations to be more forthcoming. Chile, for example, is openly addressing
it's own concerns about air safety and UFOs. The now retired Chief of the
Chilean Air Force has formed a committee with military and civil aviation
experts to study recent near collisions between UFOs and civilian airliners.
GOVERNMENT WITNESSES: EXTRAORDINARY AND UNAMBIGUOUS EVENTS
While Commander Miller alerted the Pentagon, researcher Dr. Steven M. Greer
was working the issue within the U.S. Congress and the executive branch.
Greer, an emergency physician who has assembled government documents, visual
evidence and credible witness reports on UFOs, also attended some of the
Pentagon briefings with Miller.
In 1993, Greer was invited to meet with President Clinton's first sitting
CIA Director, Admiral James Woolsey. The three hour event was arranged by
futurist John L. Petersen, President and founder of the Washington area
think tank The Arlington Institute, who "specializes in the area of national
and global security" and currently serves as a Pentagon consultant,
according to Institute materials. Petersen's credentials include stints at
the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council
Petersen declined to answer questions concerning his purpose in hosting the
dinner meeting at his home in Arlington, Virginia. However, he obviously was
aware of the high stakes involved. In a sensitive memo he sent to Greer just
prior to the meeting, he said that the dinner with Woolsey would "move the
whole thing to a much, much higher plane..." and that "the most powerful
in the world will have a deep, compelling interest in our activities..." At
the same time, he pointed out that the meeting - kept secret until 1998 -
would raise "significant red flags for those who don't want to see this
Greer says he only needed 15 minutes to present Woolsey with the
documentation he brought in a large briefcase. Woolsey was already convinced
as to the reality of UFO's. Most of the meeting was spent discussing "what
all of this means" and "the geopolitical implications of disclosing this
matter fully to the public," Greer says
In August 1995, philanthropist Laurance Rockefeller provided Greer's
briefing materials to President Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and Presidential
science advisor Jack Gibbons while they spent a weekend at Rockefellers'
Wyoming ranch. Clinton then instructed Associate Attorney General at the
Justice Department, Webster Hubbell, to investigate the existence of UFOs,
as disclosed in his book Friends in High Places. Despite this request from
the Commander-in-Chief, Hubbell was unable to obtain information on the
Greer has worked tirelessly in an effort to bring about Congressional
hearings into the UFO question. He has earned the trust of over 100
government witnesses with personal, first-hand knowledge of UFO phenomena
and related projects who are committed to testify under oath. These
witnesses made their observations while in the Air Force, Army, Navy, NASA,
private industry and intelligence operations. According to Greer, they are
waiting only for Congressional subpoenas to protect them from penalties for
violating national security oaths before coming forward.
Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell has talked to a number of these witnesses.
"They have stated their first hand experience with conviction and their
stories check out," he said. Coupled with the new military disclosures
acknowledging national security concerns, advocates for Congressional
hearings believe that the testimonies of these highly credible government
witnesses could force, once and for all, a government examination of the
"extra-terrestrial hypothesis" as has been done in France.
As a small prelude to these hearings, eleven witnesses risked coming forward
"for ethical, moral and patriotic reasons" as Greer explained it. On April
9, 1997, Greer and his associates held an unprecedented, confidential
congressional briefing at the Westin Hotel in Washington. The VIP's in
attendance included Representative Dan Burton, Chair of the House Committee
on Government Reform and Oversight, with his chief of staff, and staffers
from nearly thirty congressional offices. Representatives from the executive
branch, including a staff member from Vice President Gore's office, were
present, along with representatives of two state governors, the Department
of Defense, and the scientific community.
Greer told the attendees that the witnesses "have directly handled this
subject or have been present while it was occuring - major events,
unambiguous events, not a light in the sky, but extraordinary events" and
"are tremendously dedicated to trying to bring this forward to the public."
For over one and a half hours, participants heard from a Pentagon
cryptologist who said he viewed extraterrestrial space debris containing
indecipherable writing, and a NASA subcontractor who saw restricted
satellite photos showing flying discs that were routinely airbrushed out
before public release. A navy pilot and his crew experienced electromagnetic
effects in their airplane when a 300 foot UFO flew 25 miles in two seconds
directly in front of the plane, as confirmed by Gander radar and official
Witnesses touched on national security concerns such as those brought to the
Pentagon by Commander Miller. Loring Air Force base was visited by a silent
triangular ship which hovered over B-52's on strategic alert. A senior
admiral, amid command center chaos, issued a "force down" order against an
elliptical-shaped craft of unknown origin, tracked by satellite, radar, and
chased by military planes. According to the witness, it literally jumped
between states in under a minute, flew out to sea and suddenly left the
By all accounts, the VIP's present paid close attention. They had been
clearly informed that these witnesses were only the tip of the iceberg out
of a pool of more than 100. "This is a subject that can either bore you to
death or shock you to death or absolutely leave you speechless" witness
Major Steven Lovekin told them.
A veteran Congressional staffer received a standing ovation when,
unsolicited, she took the floor and declared her determination to bring this
information to the public by organizing for hearings on capitol hill. The
next day, Miller, Lovekin, Mitchell and Greer brought the same information
to the Joint Staff Vice Director for Intelligence at a private Pentagon
PROTECTING HARD-EARNED REPUTATIONS
Two years after the Washington briefing, the COMETA released its dramatic
report which ended by stating that "only increasing pressure from public
opinion, possibly supported by the results of independent researchers, by
more or less calculated disclosures, or by a sudden rise in UFO
manifestations might perhaps induce U.S. leaders and persons of authority to
change their stance." Witness testimonies and other evidence presented in
1997 did not seem to create movement in that direction.
"Because the Congress is afraid they won't get re- elected, they don't even
want to talk about this. I just think somebody should do something," says
the Congressional staffer who is working for hearings behind the scenes.
When Representative Burton left the Westin Hotel that night, he requested
that all information on the subject be sent to his office. Yet a recent
inquiry to Burton's office revealed that whatever interest the Congressman
may have shown will not bear fruit until the demand for hearings - from both
the press and the public - escalates. "We haven't heard a very loud call for
hearings on this issue yet," said press secretary John Williams. "As far as
any intention of holding hearings regarding the existence of UFOs or
anything that pertained to that briefing, we have no intention of holding
any hearings on that right now." Williams stated that Burton's interest in
the subject is purely personal.
Some representatives are interested, but only behind closed doors, says a
democratic campaign manager, requesting anonymity, who has been intimately
involved in electoral politics for 29 years. He has met personally with a
number of members of congress on the subject. "With our thirty second
commercials' ability to destroy hard-earned reputations, particularly using
a subject like this, people are very hesitant to take a leading role on the
subject, although they know that it's a very real matter," he says.
Nonetheless, one congressman did respond to public pressure. In 1993, New
Mexico representative Steven Schiff requested that the General Accounting
Office investigate the infamous 1947 crash of a mysterious object in the
desert near Roswell, New Mexico. Two years later, he learned from the GAO
that all documents and radio messages during the relevant time period had
been destroyed "without proper authority." Schiff was unable to attend the
Washington briefing in 1997 and died of an aggressive skin cancer the
following year. No other member has picked up where he left off.
Dr. Greer, who has privately briefed both Representative Christopher Cox and
Senator Richard Bryan of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is asking
supporters to apply pressure.
Missouri, the "Show Me" state, has become the first to launch a ballot
initiative urging Congress to convene hearings in which government witnesses
can testify "regarding their personal knowledge of any UFO-related
evidence." Certified by the Missouri secretary of state in March, the
initiative states that "the Federal Government's handling of the UFO issue
has contributed to the public cynicism toward, and general mistrust of,
government - a development injurious to our republic."
Robert Bletchman, a Connecticut attorney who conceived of the initiative,
has no doubt it would win votes in the November election, as long as the
requisite number of signatures are collected in time. "My expectation is
that Missouri will kindle a firestorm of proactive interest throughout the
country in those sixteen states that allow for the direct initiative," he
says. Hundreds of thousands of votes would be involved. "What does Congress
pay attention to? How real people at the ballot box actually vote,"
Bletchman says. "Maybe for the first time the
politicians would have to pay overt attention."
THE REAL NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT
On September 15, 1998, Commander Willard Miller and Dr. Steven Greer entered
the Pentagon through the VIP entrance. After passing through metal
detectors, they were escorted past armed security guards, up the massive
staircase and into the innermost ring of the Pentagon. An electrically
controlled door brought them into the comfortable outer office of the
Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), adorned with mahogany,
walnut, brass, and military plaques.
Thirty minutes later, the DIA Director came out of his inner chamber,
parting company with an entourage of high- level foreign Admirals and
Generals. He graciously ushered in his two guests, taking his place at the
head of a massive wood table. According to Miller's confidential memo of
February 2000, an Army Colonel, a DIA staff member and a Defense Department
clerk were also seated around the table. The briefing lasted 50 minutes.
Greer provided the military officials with declassified documents from the
CIA, DIA, FBI, NORAD, SAC (Strategic Air Command) and NMCC (National
Military Command Center), referencing specific UFO events connected with
military forces and bases. At the general's request, he provided a
"comprehensive overview" of the subject.
Commander Miller's Military Information Outline prepared for the briefing
included a discussion of national security
implications, military risks and recommended courses of action. Greer and
Miller explained to the DIA Director that there is no credible evidence of
hostility from UFO occupants. "The only threat to the national security of
the United States is the continued denial of undeniable physical UFO
occurrences and sightings to a public growing increasingly frustrated with
its government's weak explanations," Miller says he told the Pentagon
officials. "Some US Air Force denials defy logic and strain the public's
tolerance, he said.
His point was dramatically illustrated in the aftermath of an extraordinary
event that occurred one spring evening over the state of Arizona. On March
13, 1997, thousands observed enormous, lighted, triangular craft flying low
and silently, sometimes hovering wingless over populated areas. Hundreds of
feet long, air traffic controllers failed to register them on radar. To this
day, the people of Arizona do not know what penetrated US airspace that
In response to public demand, Phoenix city council member Frances Barwood
initiated an investigation into the Arizona triangles. "I like answers. I
don't like unfinished business. People need to push their elected officials
to find out what is invading our air space," she says. Barwood says she
personally spoke with over seven hundred people who saw the objects.
She was never provided any reasonable explanation. Instead, the councilwoman
was given the run-around from her city, state and federal government -
including Arizona Senator John McCain - and was publicly ridiculed by the
mayor of Phoenix. Yet she still considers this "an issue of state and
national significance." Barwood has retired from politics to write a book
about this experience. "The fact that the government never interviewed one
witness doesn't make me feel too secure about our national security," she
commented during a recent interview.
Arizona attorney Peter Gersten responded by filing a Freedom of Information
Act lawsuit against the Department of Defense in 1999. The case challenged
the adequacy of the governments "reasonable search" for information about
the triangular objects seen over Arizona in 1997, and elsewhere in the US
over the last twenty years.
As recently as January 5, 2000, four policemen at different locations in St.
Claire County, Illinois, witnessed a brightly lit, huge triangular craft
flying at 1000 feet, according to the Los Angeles Times. Most alarming was
the report from Lebanon police officer Thomas Barton that he witnessed the
hovering object jump at least 8 miles in 3 seconds. Aeronautical expert Paul
Czysz, who spent 29 years at McDonnell-Douglas designing faster-than-sound
aircraft, says that such rapid motion cannot be explained in conventional
terms. The object would be a "fireball" and "people on board would be mush,"
he says. Yet nearby Scott Air Force base and the FAA purport to know nothing
On February 29, 2000, a reporter brought the issue of military denial and
the Arizona lawsuit to the attention of U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona
at a California press conference. "I think it's of great interest,"
responded the Presidential candidate, acknowledging that the 1997 "lights"
seen over Arizona have "never been fully explained."
Nonetheless, the DoD continues to maintain that it can find no information
about the triangular objects. It provided details of its search to the court
as required by U.S. District Court Stephen M. McNamee of Phoenix for
Gersten's lawsuit. On March 30, 2000, the judge concluded that "a reasonable
search was conducted' even though no information was obtained, and he
dismissed the case.
Like Barwood, Gersten is incredulous. "What is it that has unlimited,
unrestricted access to our airspace in populated areas?" he says. "With so
many worries about terrorist attacks, how could they not know what these
The danger of such blatant denial is what Navy Commander Willard Miller
brought to the attention of the three star general from the Defense
Intelligence Agency that day in 1998. Miller told him that the continued
denial of information "causes the public to begin to loose additional faith
in the military and the government. That's not good for the country. That
type of non-response threatens the stability, trust and fabric of an open
democratic society," he said.
Miller and Greer left the DIA director with a multi- volume package of
briefing materials and video documentation which had been prepared for the
Washington briefing in 1997.
Once again, the French Generals make the same point raised by their American
counterparts. "How can one try to ignore a phenomena that is manifested by
the regular crossing of our air space by moving objects...If we do nothing,
the very principle of defense and air intelligence would be called into
question," they state.
According to Miller, all of the high-ranking military officers at the
briefings showed "a great amount of inquisitiveness." There was little
laughter. "The briefings were accorded the same serious attention given to
other briefings on national security matters," says Miller. He has yet to
assess, however, whether he achieved the desired effect of transforming
military policy towards UFO encounters and response to public inquiries.
"WHAT SHOULD WE PREPARE FOR?" ASK AMERICAN FIRE FIGHTERS
UFOs and Defense: What Should We Prepare For? recommends that the French
government reflect on "the measures to take in the event of a
spectacularşand indisputable manifestation of a UFO." Surprisingly, the
United States has taken one small step in that direction. The second edition
of the Fire Officer's Guide to Disaster Control is currently used for
training by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at its National
Fire Academy and is taught nationally through the seven universities
offering degrees in fire science. Chapter 13 of the guide is titled "Enemy
Attack and UFO Potential." It warns fire fighters of known "UFO hazards"
such as electrical fields that cause blackouts, air and ground travel
disruptions by force fields, and physiological effects.
"Do not stand under a UFO that is hovering at low altitudes. Do not touch or
attempt to touch a UFO that has landed," the book warns.
Researched primarily by now deceased US Naval Reserve Captain Charles Bahme,
a Los Angeles deputy fire chief who also worked for the Department of
Defense and the U.S. State Department, the chapter describes the role that
fire fighters should play "in the event of the unexpected arrival of UFOs in
their communities." As an example, it outlines a scenario of a UFO crashing
into the boiler room of a school, where the spilled oil ignites, endangering
the lives of those inside the craft. The fire officials are instructed to
let the military take over.
Dr. William M. Kramer, professor of Fire Science at the University of
Cincinnati and an Ohio Fire Chief, co- authored the chapter and will be
updating it this year. Kramer says that "the vast majority of fire fighters
believe very definitely that UFOs are genuinely unidentifiable craft and are
not natural phenomena native to our known earth and our known existence."
Like most people, they are reluctant to admit this publicly.
The French Institute of Higher Studies for National Defense and the National
Center for Space Studies are a few steps ahead of the United States military
and NASA. Not only do they openly present information acknowledging the
existence of UFOs and attempt to explain their origin, they also recommend a
widespread information and training campaign on preparedness which would
reach all sectors of the relevant political, military, and civilian spectrum
in their country. Perhaps the report by the bold French generals - with its
goal of "stripping the phenomenon of UFOs of its irrational layer" - will be
a catalyst for American authorities to examine the issue of UFO's in a new
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