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Response to James Oberg's:

by Jerry Cohen


Oberg/Cooper rebuttal.4b
continued from 4a



In December 1969, an announcement was made by then Air Force 
Secretary, Dr. Robert C. Seamans Jr., who informed us that the 
continuation of the (Blue Book) study "no longer can be justified 
either on the ground of national security or in the interest of 
science."  The Air Force, then, shipped all its _Project Blue 
Book_ files to Maxwell AFB in Alabama. 20  . . . . . . . 
It was painfully obvious that although the UFO topic had cried out 
to be scientifically analyzed, it didn't get its fair hearing.  To 
this day, it *has not yet* been fairly studied (at least by 
civilian science). 
Naturally there was a backwash to all this.  Within that backwash 
was a book from Dr. Hynek that revealed to us some of the inner 
workings of Project Bluebook and proved, beyond a shadow of doubt, 
there was definitely more going on here than first met the eye. 
Furthermore, with the passage of time, things surfaced that made 
it crystal clear that our Air Force and government had a lot more 
information concerning UFOs than they were willing to tell. 21  
My next essay will focus on more of this "backwash;" specifically, 
extraordinary revelations by Dr. Hynek concerning Project Blue 
Book and how these relate to Gordon Cooper's claims.

Footnotes to "Oberg/Cooper rebuttal.4ab:"

1       Ruppelt, Edward J. (former head of Project Blue Book):  
"The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects," New York:  Ace Books 
Inc., 1956 (paperback) Tells UFO history from an Air Force 
perspective and covers 1952 sightings.(no photos) 
2       Newsday, (L.I. Newspaper) . Wednesday 11/6/57 . "CG Ship 
Sights Weird Object Off Louisiana" 
3       Newsday, (L.I. Newspaper) . Wednesday 11/6/57 . "Flying 
Something Still Unidentified" 
4       McDonald, James E. . presentation at AAAS UFO Symposium, 
Boston 12/27/69 : Excellent documentation by Val Germann "Yet More 
McDonald" -- # 5/6 . (Germannvh) Similar to
speech given to the Dupont Society at Wilmington, Delaware
5       Newsday 8/31/60 Chicago AP "They Wonder What's Up" : 
Newsday 9/1/60 Caro, Bob "Experts Cloudy on Identity of Sky Thing 
:  Long Island Press 9/1/60 "Grumman Films Mystery Sphere" 
6       Newsday, Washington AP 11/7/57 "Flying Saucers Don't Exist 
AF Finds in 10-Year Study : Herald Tribune, Washington 2/27/59 
"Air Force Puts Stress On Flying Saucer Data : Herald Tribune 
12/18/60 "A Blast at Flying Saucers," Ubell, Earl (Science Editor) 
: "Parade"  section of Washington Post 9/19/65 "FLYING SAUCERS" 
7       Newsday, Wed. 8/4/65 "They're Seeing Things Out Yonder" 
8       Ibid 
9       Look Magazine 2/22/66 Fuller, John G. "OUTER-SPACE GHOST 
STORY" : Fuller, John G.  "Incident at Exeter",  New York:  Pub. 
by G.P. Putnam & Sons; distrib. by Berkley Publishing Corp., 1966 
(no photos) (paperback) 
10      Washington Daily News 4/18/66 "Flying 'Hot Dog' Spotted" : 
The Evening Star 4/18/66 "Ohio Deputy Sheriff Tells of Chasing 
Object 86 miles" : Newsday 10/22/66 "Report UFOs, of Some Sort" : 
New York Times 10/25/66 "Unidentified Objects in Sky Sighted at 
Goldsboro, N.C." : Life Magazine 10/28/66 "A flying 'something' 
touches down in Brazil" (& color photo) : Newsday 10/31/66 "25 See 
UFOs Over Island; AF Will Probe" : Long Island Press 11/2/66 "It 
Wasn't a Plane, A Star, a Planet . . . " : Long Island Press 
11/5/66 "McDivitt & White Spot 'yellow-white egg-shaped' object in 
June 1965" (& photo) : Newsweek 3/20/67 "UFO-Watcher Watcher" :
Also see, Olavo Fontes, M.D. report. 11      The Evening Star 3/23/66 "Flying Object Reports Have an  Unusually Good Week" : Life Magazine 4/1/66 "A Well-witnessed  'Invasion' - by Something" (8 pages & color photos)  12      The Washington Post 3/26/66 "Flying Objects Identified as  College Pranks and Swamp Gas" : The Washington Post 3/28/66 "UFO's  Revenge : The Washington Post 4/22/66 "UFO Sightings Study  Ordered" : The New York Times 8/14/66 Sullivan, Walter "Air Force  Selecting University to Study 'Flying Saucer' Data" : Newsday  Saturday 10/8/66 "Flying Saucer Study Is Sponsored by AF" : Look  Magazine.Rogers, Warren ."Flying Saucers - Why the Pentagon was  forced to call for scientific help"     13      NICAP Journal (The U.F.O. Investigator) Oct/Nov 1966  "University Starts UFO Probe..NICAP to Submit Factual Reports" :  NICAP Journal (The U.F.O. Investigator) Jan/Feb 1967 "Colorado  Project Operations" : NICAP Journal (The U.F.O. Investigator)  Nov/Dec 1967 "AF-Colorado Contract Casts New Light On UFO Project"  (Air Force "redefines" the term UFO) : Fox, J./Blumenfeld,  H./Mindell T.:  Flying Saucers Look Magazine Special,  New York:   Cowles Communications, Inc. & United Press International 1967  (excellent photos) : For a really excellent replay of the case,
please see Dr. Harry Willnus' research by clicking here. 14      Hynek, Allen J. Newsweek 10/10/66 p. 70 "UFO's for Real?"  : Hynek, Allen J. Saturday Evening Post 12/17/66 . "Are Flying  Saucers Real?"  15      Fawcett, L. & Greenwood, B. "The UFO Cover-up" Simon &  Schuster Fireside Book 1992  16      Hynek, J. Allen "The UFO Experience" Henry Regnery Company  1972, appendix 4 (Excerpt of a Letter from J. Allen Hynek to  Colonel Raymond S. Sleeper)  17      Condon, Dr. Edward U.:  "Scientific Study of Unidentified  Flying Objects",  New York:  Bantam Books (A New York Times Book),  1/8/69 (minimal photos ... Good Gemini 11, plate 17)  18      Sullivan, Walter . introduction to the "Scientific Study  of Unidentified Flying Objects",  New York:  Bantam Books (A New  York Times Book), 1/8/69  19      Sullivan, Walter (New York Times Science Editor).  introduction to the "Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying  Objects",  New York:  Bantam Books (A New York Times Book), 1/8/69  20      Newsweek Magazine 12/29/69 "Closing the Blue Book" : NICAP UFO Investigator / May 1970, p. 3 . "The Book is Closed 21      Fawcett, L. & Greenwood, B. "The UFO Cover-up" Simon &  Schuster Fireside Book 1992  22      McDonald, Dr. James E. . NICAP UFO Investigator . Feb/Mar  1969 . "A Scientists Critique" . "My own estimate is that  absolutely no further general progress towards scientific  clarification of the UFO problem will come until the inadequacies  of the Condon Report are fully aired in as many ways as possible.  I intend to devote all possible personal effort to that  objective..." : NICAP UFO Investigator . Sept/Oct 1969 . "UFO  Clearing House Recommended"

End: Oberg/Cooper rebuttal.4b
To: O/C rebut.5a


Respectfully submitted, 
Jerry Cohen

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Rebuttal Table of Contents (hyper-linked)

O/C rebut.1a - Introduction

O/C rebut.1b - Intro. (continued)

O/C rebut.2 - "Skything 1960"

O/C rebut.3a - Hynek, from skeptic to "qualified believer"

O/C rebut.3b - Hynek, from skeptic to ... (continued)

O/C rebut.4a - UFOs, a synopsis of.... history

O/C rebut.4b - UFOs, a synopsis of.... history (continued)

O/C rebut.5a - Hynek takes us inside Blue Book

O/C rebut.5b - Hynek takes us inside..... (continued)

O/C rebut.6 - Who is, and isn't studying the UFO Phenomenon & Why

O/C rebut.7a - Sebago & Stokes

O/C rebut.7b - Kirtland

O/C rebut.7c - Krtlnd conclusion, B. B. & Condon errors, summation

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