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UFO Studies, Research Papers and Books
Contrary to popular belief, some very serious studies have been done on UFOs and Flying Saucer reports. There are at least five major scientific studies, some of which are listed below. It is important to know that these were done by the top professionals of the day, and not by some two-bit armchair researcher who had nothing better to do than to make up some falsified reports. The True History of what was done in regards to Unidentified Flying Objects is revealed in these documents.

The Most Serious Studies Ever Done On UFOs

PROJECT BLUE BOOK - SPECIAL REPORT NO.14
May 5, 1955

Project Blue Book Special Report #14 was the culmination of an in-depth study of Unidentified Flying Objects done by the Batelle Memorial Institute for the Air Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC) which was located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, and is dated May 5, 1955.

The bulk of the data (3,201 sightings) arrived at ATIC through regular military channels, from June 1947 until the middle of 1952.

Categories of identification, established upon the basis of previous experience, were as follows:

• Balloon
• Astronomical
Aircraft
• Light phenomenon
• Birds
• Clouds, dust, etc.
• Insufficient information
• Psychological manifestations
• Unknown
• Other

UNKNOWN — This designation in the identification code was assigned to those reports of sightings wherein the description of the object and its maneuvers could not be fitted to the pattern of any known object or phenomenon.

INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION — The identification category was assigned to a report when upon final consideration there was some essential item of information missing…. It is emphasized that this category was not used as a convenient way to dispose of what might be called poor unknowns.”

Here is the quality distribution of the same 3201 sightings. Note especially that the better the quality of the sighting, the MORE likely to be listed as an UNKNOWN. A statistical comparison between UNKNOWNS and KNOWNS showed that the probability that the UNKNOWNS were just missed KNOWNS was less than 1%.

QUALITY DISTRIBUTION OF UFO REPORTS
In Blue Book Special Report # 14

Sightings No. % Unknowns % Insufficient Info %
EXCELLENT 308 9.6 108 35.1 12 3.9
Good 1070 33.4 282 26.4 33 3.1
Doubtful 1298 40.5 203 15.6 150 11.6
Poor 525 16.4 96 18.3 103 19.6

It should further be noted that the press release not only didn’t mention the title (surely some reporter would have asked what happened to the other thirteen reports) but did not mention who did the work, namely Battelle Memorial Institute (a very highly respected Research and Development Organization) in Columbus, Ohio. Apparently the press never asked about either the title or the organization. Amazingly, the three-page summary that was released with the press release gave none of the information in the more than 240 charts, tables, graphs and maps that are in the report. Here was a Cosmic Watergate totally ignored by the media.

ELECTRO-MAGNETIC EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH
UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS

by
Washington, D.C., Subcommittee of the
National Investigations Committee
on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP)
June 1960

Dr. James E. McDonald, Ph.D.

The late Dr. James E. McDonald was the author of several scientific papers on Unidentified Flying Objects, including a statement which was submitted to the House Committee on Science and Astronautics in July 1968.


STATEMENT ON UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS
July 29, 1968

His other research papers and written material include:

UFOs - An International Scientific Problem
UFOs - Extraterrestrial Probes?
UFO ENCOUNTER 1
Science in Default
UFOs and the Condon Report
THE PROBLEM OF THE UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS
UFOs OVER LAKENHEATH IN 1956
THE 1957 GULF COAST RB-47 INCIDENT
THE KIRTLAND AIRFIELD UFO
UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS: GREATEST SCIENTIFIC PROBLEM OF OUR TIMES?
Science, Technology, and UFOs
Letter to the United Nations Outer Space Affairs Group
Meteorological Factors in Unidentified Radar Returns


RAND Document
November 27, 1968

James M. McCampbell

In 1976, the late Dr. James M. McCampbell had written a book entitled UFOLOGY - A Major Breakthrough in the Scientific Understanding of Unidentified Flying Objects.

UFOLOGY
1976

He had also written papers on the several unusual aspects linked to Unidentified Flying Objects, such as:

• INTERPRETING REPORTS OF UFO SIGHTINGS - 1975 MUFON UFO SYMPOSIUM
• FURTHER EVIDENCE OF UFO RADIATION - 1977 MUFON UFO SYMPOSIUM
• FORBIDDEN FRONTIER - COMMUNICATION WITH UFONAUTS - 1979 MUFON UFO SYMPOSIUM
• UFO INTERFERENCE WITH VEHICLES AND SELF-STARTING ENGINES - 1983 MUFON UFO SYMPOSIUM


 
 
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