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They c o n t i n u e d 0.4 m i l e when R o u t e P t u r n e d s h a r p l y t o t h e l e f t , and Brown d e c i d e d t o c o n t i n u e on i n a n e a s t e r l y d i r e c t i o n on a g r a v e l r o a d t h a t l e f t Route P a t t h a t p o i n s , a s he was c u r i o u s ? b o u t t h e l i p h t . 3 He had b e e n d r i v i n g a b o u t 3 5 0 mph, hl:s a n d w a n t e d t o a p p r o a c h them. s l o w e d t o a b o u t 3 0 m i l e s on t h e g r a v e l r o a d . liihen t h e y w e r e w i t . L n an e s t i m z t e d 0.2 m i l e f r o m t h e p o i n t where t h e l i g h t s w e r e h o v k c i n g , t h e y c o u l d s e e t h s t t h c r e w e r e two s e p a r a t e o b ' e c t s - - o n e h o v e r k g t o t h e l e f t of t h e r - o a d , t h e o t h e r t o t h e r i g h t . a c h o b j e c t consl.s'c;eci o f f o u r l i g h t s , t h e same c o l o r and s i z e . As t h e Browns c p a e w~.t':ln 0.1 m i l e o f t h e o b j e c t s , t h e y c o u l d s e e t h e o b j e c t on t h e r i g h r , w?a a b o u t 2 5 f e e t f r o m t h e r o a d , w h i l e t h e one on t h e l e f t w2s ~ h o u : 19 f e e t f r o m r t h e r o a d . They w e r e h o v e r i n g - a b o v e t h e ground ;)I; ? b o u t . i J k ~ same h e F g h t and,Brown estimc7ted t h e y w e r e some 1 5 0 t o 1'75 f e e t abov? t h e ground. ' When s l i g h t l y l e s s t h a n 0.1 m i l e f r o m t h e o b j e c t s , t h e one on I.' . : r i g h t moved away t o w ~ r d st h e s o u t h , d e s c r i b i n g a s l i g h t a r c - I t r?:>vw a t a h i g h r p t e o f s p e e d and n o sound W ~ Shear<,The l i p h t s d i T ; nf:, change i n i n t e n s i t y o r c o l o r , a n d t h e o b j e c t d i s z p p e z r e d i n a i e w seconds. The o b j e c t t o t h e l e f t d i d n o t move. Brown s t o p p e d h i s c z r i n t!i-2 m i d d l e of t h e r o a d a t a p o i n t some 10 f ~ e ftr o m t h k n c a r e d g e of t ' t e o b j e c t . He r o l l e d down t h e s i d e window f o r a b e t t e r l o o k , b u t . c o s l c s e e no d e f i n i t e s h z p e , j u s t t h e f o u r l i g h t s , Agzin t h e r c wes no s o - c q d , ~ n d r w n e s t i m p t e d t h e o b j e c t , w h i c h s e e m i d t o wobble s l i g h t l y i n B i t s h o v e r i n g , t o b e some 50 f e e t i n d i z m e t e r ( t h e d i a m e t ~ rof t h e s row of l i g h t s 1 . The o b j e c t w ~ -1.arpcr t h a n a g r ~ p e f r u i t2 t a r m ' s length ~ n d wes a t 2n a n g l e of ~ b s u t7 0 t o 80 d e g r e e s j u s t a h e a d of and t o t h e l e f t of t h e c ? r . Brown hzd t u r n e d o f f t h e e n g i n e , w h i c h had n o t been a f f e c t e d by t h e o b j e c t , and t h e c a r r a d i o w ~ n o t on. s A s t h e o b j e c t seemed t o b e s l o w l y d e s c e n d i n g t o t h e g r o u n d and t o w a r d t h e Brown c a r , Mrs. Brown became f r i g h t e n e d and a s k e d h e r husband- t o l e a v e t h e s c e n e . A Brown s t a r t e d h i s c a r w h i c h r o l l e d s f o r w z r d a f o o t o r t w o , t h e l i g h t s on the o b j e c t s u d d e n l y w e n t o u t , anC a t t h e ssme t i m e a r e d l i g h t a p p e ~ r e d2 t t h e t o p f r o n t s e c t i o n o f t h e o b j e c t and a l o u d r o 2 r wes h e a r d and w h a t a p p e a r e d t o b e smoke czme f r o m t h e r e a r s e c t i o n . The r o a r i n g sound and smoke c o n t i n u e d f o r a b o u t 4 t o 5 s e c o n d s , and t h e o b j e c t s t f i r t e d t o move i n a n o r t h t - r l y d i r e c t i ~ n , Out of t h e smoke, t h e o b j e c t wzs v i s i b l e a s a d a r k e g g - s h a p e e g a l n s c t h e s k y , and t h e r e d l i g h t was s t i l l on. The o b j e c t moved t o t h ~ n o r t h f o r a veyy s h o r t d i s t 2 n c e , p i c k e d u p s p g e d and t u r n e d northcc?s;; and disappeared i n t h e d i s t a n c e i n a m a t t e r o f s e c o ~ d s . I n v i s i c i n g t h e a r e a w i t h Rrown zr:d r e t r a c i n g t h e - e v e n t s , it i s e s i a m a t e d t::n t o t 2 1 cb-. s e r v ? t i . o n tim IWS ~ b o u t3 t o 3 ; n i n u t c s Q
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On t h e n i g h t o f J u n e 18, 1 9 7 0 , t h e t e l e p h o n e b e g a n t o r i n g a t r a d ? o s t a t i o n WCKB, t h e l o c a l newspaper o f f i c e , 2nd t h e Dunn P o l i c e s t a t i o n a s a b o u t h a l f a d o z e n r e w i d e n t s r e p o r t e d a h r g e round l i e h t moving e a s t . Upon l e a r n i n g o f t h i s s i g h t i n g t h e N o r t h E a r o l i n a UFO R e p o r t i n g Network r e 2 c t e d by c o n d u c t i n g t e l e p h o n e i n t e r v i e w s w i t h t h r e e of t h e p r i n c i p z l w i t n e s s e s w h i c h c o u l d b e l o c a t e d J u n e 2 2 and 2 3 . Mrs. Henry Baldwin wzs s i t t i n g i n h ~ yra r d a l o n e w i t h f r i e n d s and + e l 2 t i v e s whdn t h e y n o t i c e d a n o b j e c t w h i c h had a p p e s r e d i n t h e e a s t , I t was a r o u n d b a l l , r e d d i s h - o r z n g e i n c o l o r , and moving n o r t h e a s t o The e d g e s o f t h e o b j e c t were e v e n and r o u n d . I t was t h e s i z e of a s a u c e r o r o n e - f o u r t h t h e s i z e o f t h e f u l l moon. She s a i d t h z t t h e obj e c t was moving s l o w c r t h a n a n a i r p l ~ n e2nd wes much l ~ r p e r h a n e n t a i r p l ~ n el i g h t . A l l of t h e w i t n e s s e s n o t i c e d t h a t t h e o b j e c t s c e n e d t o b e . t r a i l i n g smoke b e h i n d i t . Though t h e s i g h t i n g o n l y l a s t e d a few s e ' c o n d s , Mrs: Beldwin was f r i g h t e n e d and r 2 n o n t o t h e c z r p o r t , b u t by t h i s t i m e ' t h e o t h e r s i n f o r m e d h e r t h e t t h e o b j e c t hzd s u d d e n l y d i s 1 a p p e a r e d . The s i g h t i n g t o o k p l z c e b e t u ~ e n10 and 1 p.m, It w 2 s b e t w s e n 10 ?nd 1 p.m. when b'irs. J e r r y S m i t h a l o n g w i t h 1 Mrs. Dody Warr'en saw t h e o b j e c t . They w e r e a b o u t a m i l e somewhzt s o u t h S u d d e n l y , Mrs. S m i t h noo f , Dunn on U . S . 421 h e a d i n g t o w ~ r d sDunn. t i c e d a n $ o b j e c t i n f r o n t o f them a b o u t t h e h e i g h t o f a n a i r p l a n e . The o b j e c t was coming t o w ~ r d sthem and a t an a n g l e a s i f f a l l i n g i n t h e i r direction. I t was t w i c e a s b i g a s 2 cc?r h e a d l i g h t and, much b r i g h t e r . w2s t o t h e i r When t h c y r e z c h e d a c u r v e i n t h e r o s d , t h e o b j e c t t h ~ n right. J u s t a s t h e y were p u l l i n g o f f t h e r o ~ d ,Mrs. S m i t h s ~ i d h a t t t h e o b j e c t went o u t , whereupon smoke went u p w ~ r d f r o m i t ; F o r a s c q a n 4 Mrs. S m i t h saw a c o u p l e of l i t t l e red l i g h t s , 2.5. on a n a i r p l e n e , w h i c 5 a p p e a r e d a t , t h e p o i n t t h e o b j e c t seemed t o d i s a p p e a r . Mrs. W a r r e n , who w 2 s d r i v i n g t h e a u t o m o b i l e , c o n f i r m e d most of Mrs., S m i t h ' s a c c o u n t . However, s h e s t a t e d t h z t t h e o b j e c t was y e i l o w i s h - - r e 3 and t h e e d g e s a p p e z r e d b l u r r y ; B e f o r e i t d i s a p p e z r e d , s h e ' s a w many s m a l l l i g h t s a r o u n d i t 2nd d i d n o t s c e t h e two r e d l i g h t s a f t e r i t d i s a p p e a r e d . She a l s o added t h z t , b e c a u s e s h e w2s d r i v i n p , s h e c o u l d The er:ti:-e i n c i d e ~ tl a s t e d a b o u t n o t s e e i t a s w e l l a s h e r companion. on'e m i n u t e . I n v e s t i g a t o r ' s Remzrks: M ~ k i n gt h e ? s s ~ , x p t i o n% h 2 t b o t h s e t s of w i t n e s s e s s2w t h e ssme o b , j e c t ( n o t i c e t h e s i i n i l z r i t y i n d e s c r i p t i o n ) , w t we 2 r e f ~ c e d i t h two d i s c r e p e n c i e s : t h ~ of t i m e and d i r e c t i o n , I n s p e a k i n g w i t h t h e r a d i o s t a t i o n and p o l i c e s t z t i o n , a s w e l l calcul a t i n g it from a d d i t i o n a l i n f o r m t i o n s u p p l i e d by Mrs. W z r r e n , i t scec,,; t h e t i m e of t h e i n c i d e n t c a n be s h o r t c n e d t o b e t w e e n 10 2nd 10:30 p.m, A s t o d i r e c t i o n , t h i s i n v e s t i g a t o r c o n s i d e r s i t more r e l i e b l e t o cons i d e r Mrs. S m i t h 2 n d Mrs. W a r r e n s ' r e p o r t t h 2 t it moved f r o m w e s t ( p r o b a b l y NW o r NNW) t o e a s t ( p r o b e b l y SE) b e s e d - o n t h e o b j e c t ' s o r i e n t a t i o n t o t h e r o a d whose d i r e c t i o n i s known. Mrs. Bpldwin i s p r o b a b l y i n e r r o r when s h e s t p t e s t h ~ i t moved f r o m E t o NE. t A l l three witn e s s e s a d m i t t e d t h a t t h e i i - . s e n s e o f d i r e c t i o n i s p o o r and s o n s i d e r i n g i t was a t n i g h t , t h i s i s u n d e r s t z n d a b l - e . N e i t h e r P o l k AFB n o r Seymour J o h n s o n AFB knew of a n y a i r p l a n e s o r b a l l o o n s i n t h e a r e a a t t h a t t i m e , The n i g h t was c l e a r w i t h a f u l l moon. The n e a r e s t w e a t h e r s t ~ t i o n t a Raleigh-Durham a i r p o r t r e p o r t e d t h a t t h e c o n d i t i o n s w e r e n o t a p p r o p r i a t e f o r r e f r a c t i o n and d i s p e r s i o n t o t z k e p l e c e d u e t o l a c k o f t e r . ? e ~ ature inversions, C r e d i t : N o r t h C a r o l i n a UFO R e p o r t i n g Network, w i t h M r . C a p p a r e l l a a s investigator-reporter.
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The magazine, SPUTNIK, i s a s o r t of "Russian READER'S DIGEST, " p r e se'Mng a r t i c l e s f r o m -a v a r i e t y of S o v i e t p u b l i c a t i o n s , t r a n s l a t e d i n t o English. I n t h e p s s t , have c a r r i e d UFO a r t i c l e s by s u c h w r i t e r s a s Felix Siege1 ( o r and klexar,der Kazantsev. The June 1970 i s s u e o f SPUTNIK c o n t a i n s a ve-ry i n t e r e s t i n g a r t i c l e by V i c t o r Demidov, conc e r n i n g a p o s s i b l e UFO lIcrashT1 s i t e . A m y s t e r i o u s c r a t e r found i n K a r e l i a i n 1961 i s t h e f o c a l p o i n t of t h e a r t i c l e , a s no l l n a t u r a l l ' e x p l a n a t i o n h a s y e t been found t o e x p l a i n it. T h i s i s one more i n d i c a t i o n . t h a t t h e R u s s i s n s a r e wellawareof t h e UFO p o s s i b i l i t y , d e s p i t e t h e o f f i c i a l pronouncements t o t h e c o n t r a r y . Demidovls a r t i c l e i s w e l l , :.worth reading. The August i s s u e of SAGA c o n t a i n s two a r t i c l e s d e a l i n g w i t h UFOs. The- f i r s t , bv - O t t o , 0 . Binder , d e a l s w i t h c o n t a c t e e Ted Owens, who c l a i m s t o have a d i r e c t l 1 p i p e l i n e " t o t h e b e i n g s he d e s i g n e t e s a s S I s ( S a u c e r I n t e l l i g e n c e s o r Space I n t e l l i g e n c e s ) . Owens h2s a l l e g e d l y p r e d i c t e d a number o f o c c u r r e n c e s , c a t a s t r o p h i c and o t h e r w i s e , s i n c e h i s c o n t a c t s began. The p r e s e n t a r t i c l e i s P a r t I , s o y o u ' l l have t o s h e l l o u t a n o t h e r 50$ f o r P a r t I1 i n t h e September i s s u e i f you want t h e f u l l story. The o t h e r SAGA a r t i c l e , by H s r r y L . Helms, J r . , r e l a t e s ( o r r e h a s h e s ) some -of: t h e p u c l i s r g o i n g s - o n i n v o l v i n g o u r s p a c e s a t e l l i t e s . S i n c e . S,putnik 11, a v a r i e t y of enigmas have b a f f l e d o u r s p a c e s c i e n t i s t s - s a t e l l i t e s which m y s t e r i o u s l y d i s a p p e a r from o r b i t e t c . UFO s i g h t i n g s by a s t r o n a u t s , a r e a l s o r e c o u n t e d , a l t h o u g h no new r e p o r t s a r e i n c l u d e d . . T h i s - i s a n o t h e r of tho-se interest i n g - i f - t r u e a r t i c l e s . It i s u n d e r s t q o d i t h a t t h e OFFICIrAL GUIDE TO UFOs, p u b l i s h e d by SCIENCE & MECHANICS, megazine some t i m e a g o , i-s mow a v a i l a b l e i n a p a p e r b a c k e d i t i o n f r o m Ace Books. I do n o t know i f t h i s e d i t i o n h a s been r e v i s e d o r updated, b u t any l a t e r information w i l l appear i n a f u t u r e column. John K e e l ' s a r t i c l e , "Fabled o f t h e UFO Age," a p p e a r s . i n t h e August i s s u e of FATE. M r . K e e l c i t e s a number of " b u f f f a b l e s " and t h e n a t t e m p t s t o d e m o l i s h e s c h of them. U n f o r t u n a t e l y , h i s own r e a s o n i n g l e a v e s a g r e a t d e a l t o be d e s i r e d and one wonders why he b r o u g h t up t h e s u b j e c t i n t h e first plzce,
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Mrs. Brown ( n o t h e r r e a l name) and h e r d a u g h t e r saw a v e r y b r i g h t , w h i t e " s t a r - l i k e f s o b j e c t w h i l e d r i v i n g on Route H between H u g h s v i l l e a n d S e d a l i a , Mo., between 1 0 and iD:3O p.m., CDST, J u l y 3 , 1970. The l i g h t a p p e a r e d t o b e moving v e r y s l o w l y o r h o v e r i n g a s t h e y were a l m o s t d i r e c t l y beneath.the object. A t t h i s closest point, only t h e bright, w h i t e l i g h t c o u l d b e s e e n . The o b j e c t moved away t o w ~ r d st h e n o r t h w e s t and t u r n e d p i n k - r e d i n c o l o r a d ' ! t h r e e o r f o u r r e d l i g h t s " w e r e s e e n on t h e b o t t o m s e c t i o n . I t was u n d e r o b s e r v a t i o n f o r 2 0 m i n u t e s and m o v e d . o u t o f v i e w beyond t h e t r e e l i n e , Ted, P h i l l i p s , o f S e d a l i a , who i n v e s t i g a t e d t h i s s i g h t i n g , makes t h i s comment: "When f i r s t s e e n , i t a p p e a r e d b r i g h t and w h i t e i n c o l o r ; t t h e w i t n e s s e s were d r i v i n g s o t h e r e was t h e motion o f t h e i r c a r t o b e c o n s i d . e r e d . A s t h e y d r o v e , t h e o b j e c t seemed t o g e t c l o s e r , o r h i g h e r apove t h e h o r i z o n ; t h i s may have b e e n d u e t o t h e chanpirlg p o s i t i o n of t h e automobile i n r e l a t i o n t o t h e horizon.. it had l i t t l e o r no mot i o n and f i n a l l y ' e i t h e r l a n d e d o r moved b e h i n d t r e e s i n t h e d i s t a n c e , : It d i s a p p e a r e d i n t h e n o r t h w e s t , a s d o e s Venus; i t was l a s t s e e n a t a b o u t 1 0 : 3 0 p.m. Venus s e t s a t a b o u t 1 0 : 3 0 i n t h e n o r t h w e s t . The t i m e , t h e a p p a r e n t m o t i o n and t h e c o l o r , c h a n g e , a l o n g w i t h t h e d i r e c t i o n s i n v o l v e d , . would s - t r o n g l y s u p g e s t Venus . l l

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"The Commercial Appeel , l t iY?~@-j.s, Tune 1 4 , 1970. E d i t o r ' s Note: The a r t i c l e j u s t q u o t e d from t h e T u l c a newspaper a p p e a r e d i n Memphis pap??, " S t . L o u i s G l o b e - - D e m o c . f ,l9 J u n e 1 8 , 1970: E v a n s t o n , I l l . ( A P )--I+s e a r c h i n t o reported s i g h t i n g s s GF0s--unidentified f l v i n g objectc-=f should be handled by a loose o r g a n i z a t i o n of i n t e r e s t e d i n d i v i d u z l s , T h a t ' s t h e o n i n i o n of J . A l l e n Hynek, head o f t h e a s t r o n o m y d e p a r t ment a t North1 e s t c r n U n i v e r s i t v , who made s u c h a p r o p o s a l l a s t week a t a m e e t i n g of t h e Midwest UFO S t u d y g r o u p a t B r a d l e y U n i v e r s i t y i n Peori-a, I n a n i n t e r v i e w bJednesday, Hynek p o i n t ~ do u t t h a t -the A i r F o r s e s c r a p p e d i t s UFO i n v e s t i g a t i o n - - O p e r a t i o n B l u e Book--"There i s no p l a c e f o r p e o p l e t o r e p o r t . And t h e a i r o f m y s t e r y i s k e p t around t h e s u b j e c t , , I t w i l l b e d i f f i c u l t f o r t h o s e i n t e r ~ s t e di n e x p l o r i n g t h e phenornen o n , Hynek s a i d , b e c a u s e t h e c h s n c e o f government moneTj i s n i l , COlWNT b y A r t E p s t e i n , SKYLOOK s t a f f member: I t was i n t e r e s t i n g t o a e t h a t t h i s p r c s s r e l e a s e was made f r o m E v a n s t o n f i v e d a y s a f t e r t h r ; r:':nc 13 P e o r i a C o n f e r e n c e . D r . Hynek u r g e d i n d i v i d u a l r e s e a r c h e r s t o : > p c c i a l i z e , s u c h a s b u r n e d c i r c l e s , o r E.M. e f f e c t s e t c . I t ~ 2 i3n t e r ~ s t l i , : ; t o n o t e t h a t h i s p e r s o n a l c h o i c e i s ? ' t h e s i n c e r i t y of t h e jndivid~l.r?:~-'l' o r i n o t h e r w o r d s , c r e d i b i l i t y . From t h e p a n e l d i s c u s s i ~ ~ nx e r hj.5 a s p e e c h , I was i m p r e s s e d w i t h t h e r e m a r k t h a t va c o i ~ l < n ' tt ; - u s t ai?o:.i?~?igovernment s p o n s o r e d p r o j e c t . D r . Fynek a l s o p r o m i s e d nc-;r./ z g a i n i;> 11-5; t h e t e r m "swamp g a s . " H i s own book +;ill e p u b l i s h e d s o o n . b I n my humble o p i n i o n , t h e UFO pherinmenon has z t l a s t r e a c h c ~ ~ . - - ~ ~ ~ res --- p e c t a b l e s c i e n t i f i c s t a & t h a t k t was s u p p o s e d t o h a v e r ~ 2 c ? ; l s - ?SC-:-e r a 1 y e a r s a g o a t t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f C o l o r a d o . D r . Hynek I S r e s e z r c h Fag t h e U G problem and h a s t h e u n d e r s t a n d i n g w i t h N o r t h w e s t e r n UniF v e r s i t y t h a t t h i s i s p a r t o f h i s work. T h e r e f o r e , t h e q u o t e i n t h e a r t i c l e t h a t s t a t e s ?!There i s no p l a c e f o r peop1.e t o r e p o r t y 1 i s r a t . ? e ? c o n f u s i n g b e c a u s e D r . Hynek h a s a s k e d f o r p e o p l e t o s c n d him r e p o r t s , I t i s a l s o i n t e r e s t i n g t o n o t e t h a t t h e M l ~ . > c e s UFO Network i s e x a c ~ l y t one t h a t was s o descri-bed by D r . Hynek--"a l o o s e o r g a n i z a t i o n o f - i n t e r e s t e d i n d i v i d u a l s . l1 T h i n g s a r e l o o k i n g up!
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E d i t o r ' s Note: Thanks t o s t a f f members and r e a d e r s who s e n t i n newe c l i p p i n g s . W d e l e t e d some p o r t i o n s i n t h e i n t e r e s t o f a v o i d i n g r a p e t i e t i o n and i n s c l e c t i n g t h e most j n t e r e s t i n g s e c t i o n s r o r o u r r e a d e r s . A c o m p l e t e r e p o r t o f t h e C o n f e r e n c e , w i t h a l l speakers, a p p e a r e d i n t h e J u l y i s s u e of SKYLOOK, Back i s s u e s a r e a v a i l a b l e . M r . E p s t e i n h e a r d D r . Hynek s ~ e a k n P e o r i a , ar,d c o u l d r e a d l q b e t l ~ ~ e ; i . i t h e l i n e s " i n commenting on thc E'6rqnstoni r. 5-nterview w i t h Hynek. I t i s e n t i r e l y probable t h e e n t i r e a ~ t i c l e was c u t Cow2 b y t h e S t , L o u i s p a p e r ( t o fill a g i v e n s p a c e o r b e c a u s e of l a c k o f i n t e r e s t b y t h e e d i t o r i a l d e p a r t m e n t h a n d l i n g i t ) and t h i s would a c c o u n t f o r i).e'a~:.sraz., misleading statement t h a t :'there i s no p l a c e f o r peoale t o r e p e r t , ' ' Q u o t e s s e l e c t e d a t random seldom i r n p s r t ' t h e f u l l meaning ( P a g e M r . .lgse~v: ., -,. . and t h e message i s l o s t b e c a u s e o f p o o r r e p o r t i n g 2r,a/o1- 72--&,j- ~2 az;-'; - -i n ~ .C o n s i d e r i r ~t h e "Globe s f 3u s u a l i n c l i f f :ll.zn ~2 hr>s-:e UP~; = r e t h z : s1:SJecP; w n ' r e i n l u c k t o g e t a rcm?lc? p a r e z r < ? ? h s ,

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E d i t o r ' s Note: I n 1956 Walt Andrus, of Q u i n c y , I l l . , r e c e i v e d a l ~ t % c r from a l a d y r e v e a l i n g her close-range o b s e r v a t i o n of an u n c o n v e n t i o m l I n A p r i l o f t h i s y e a r Mr. Andrus and h b e r ' a e r i a l o b j e c t and o c c u p a n t . S m u l l i n g , o f H a m i l t o n , I l l i n o i s , t a p e d a n i n t e r v i e w w i t h Mrs. X ( h e r name i n o u r f i l e s ) . Her s t o r y r e n o i r ~ a de s s e n t i a l l y t h e same a s h e r i n i t i a l l e t t e r and a d d i t i o n a l i n f (,rn;ation was a c q u i r e d . The r e s u l t of t h e i r i n v e s t i g a t i o n , a s w r i t t e n by Ivlr, S m u l l i n g , f o l l o w s :

A t 8:15 a.m. on t h e c o l d morning o f t h e 5 t h d a y o f ~ a n u i r y ,1956, Mrs. X was d r i v i n g n o r t h on s t , a t e hig5wzy 9 4 , two m i l e s n o r t h of Harpe. I n t h e d i s t a n c e s h e saw a f l . 2 s h o f l i ~ h t .She i n i t i a l l y bel i e v e d i t t o b e a s i l v e r p l z n e coming toward h e r v e r y r a p i d l y Prom t h e n o r t h w e s t . She t h o u g h t it was ~ r o b ~ b a ys m a l l p l a n e ownea oy l a l o c a l r e s i d e n t . But a s s h e p r o p - & s s 9 d dovm t h e r o a d , s h e grew conc e r n e d a s t h e " p l a n e n , which now a p ~ ~ a r e d more d i r i g i b l e - s h a p e d ; was coming v e r y q u i c g y t o w a r d h e r on a c o l l i s i o n c o c r s e . But a l m o s t b e f o r e s h e knew i t , t h e o b j e c t was h o v e r i n g j u s t above t h e t e l e p h o n e l i n e s across t h e road opposite her. The s i l v e r , egg-shaped c r a f t was p o s s i b l y a s l o n g a s a p i e r c u b , n o t o v e r t e n f e e t t h i c k and hzd one h u g e , v e r y b r i g h t l i g h t y e l l o v V i ? h w h i t e ) on t h e end f a c i n g h e r . T h e r e w e r e no d o o r s o r p o r t s o r l&iwir.& g e a r s e e n . Only a l i n e which a p p e a r e d t o b e a seam was seer. a p p r c x i m a t e l y through t h e l o n g i t u d i n a l c e n t e r of it. The c r a f t b e g a n t o d r i f t c l o a k w i s e v e r y s l o w l y on i t s l o r i g i t c d i ~ a l a x i s . A . t h e o t h e r end of t h e c r a f t came i n t o view, s h e saw a p l a t f o n . s a b o u t two f e e t wide. On t h i s p l a t f o r m was a "nan" w e a r i n g a b u l k y , w h i t e , o n e - p i e c e , a s b e s t o s - l o o k i n g s u i t . H i s h a n d s were c o v e r e d w i t ? m i t t e n s o r g a u n t l e t s and o n l y h i s f a c e wss v i s i b l e b e n e a t h t h e hocded garment. He a p p e a r e d t o b e s b o u t 5 s f e e t t a l l and v e r y s t o c k y l o o k i n g i n t h s s u i t . H i s l e f t hand was p l a c e d on t h e c r a f t and t h e r i g h t was on hi: h i p . He was l o o k i n g r i g h t down a t Mrs. X w i t h " b l a d k , s t a r i n g e y e s v i which s h e " w i l l n e v e r f o r g e t . f 1 H i s f a c e had a r u d d y complexion o t h e ; > . wise s h e could n o t s e e any s p e c i a l f a c i a l f e a t u r e s . The c r a f t d r i f t e d a g a i n and t h e man was l o s t t o view. A s t h e en?. h a v i n g t h e p l a t f o r m and man came a r o u n d a g a i n , t h e y w e r e n o l o n g e r v i s i b l e . The c r a f t climbed h i r h e r and. t h e n s u d d e n l y i t l e f t v e r y , v e r y r a p i d l y , f a s t e r t h a n a j ( ~ s ,i n a f l a s h s o t o s p e a k . Mrs. X r e n o r t s t h 2 t s h e waL p - a c t i c a l l y p e t r i f i e d and n o t s u r e i-i' s h e hed s t o o p e d h e r a u t o o r n o t , rlcr i s s h e c e r t a i n how l o n p s h e watched t h e o b j e c t , She d o e s n ' t t h i n k h e r 165 Mustang s t o p p e d r u n n i p ( , She h2d t r i e d t o g c t t h e attention o f a man and woman j u s t t w e n t y f c c ; ahead b y w a v i n g , pounding on t h e window and ~ o i n t i n g ,b u t t o n c a x - a i l The woman was i n a c a r p a r k e d i n t h e l a n e which l c a d t o a f ~ r m . The man was s t a n d i n g o u t s i d e w i t h h i s head i n t h e window. They a p p e a r e d t o b e a r g u i n g . Although t h e i r nemes a r e n o t known, i t i s b e l i e v e d t h e y were t e n a n t s o f t h e f a r m a t t h a t t i m e . A p p a r e n t l y MI-s. X hzd t o b e s t o p p e d and p e r h a p s f o r a t o t a l d u r a t i o n o f f i v e m i n u t e s . She had t h r e e nine-month o l d m i n i a t u r e S c h n a u z e r pups i n t h e b a c k s e a t which w e r e q u i e t a s mice. T h i s i s q u i t e u n u s u a l f o r t h e s e f r i s k y pups. She h e a r d no sound and t h e d o g s were n o t v i s i b l y d i s % u r b c ' - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ------- - - - -- -- - - - ~ - - - . - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - ...................... -- _ --_.

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D r . Utke p o i n t s o u t t h e f a c t s r e l a t i v e t o UFO's a r e v e r y c o n f u s i n g , While t h e A i r F o r c e s t a t e s t h p t o n l y a p p r o x i m a t e l y 3% o f t h e r e p c r t s t h e y h z v e r e c e i v e d i n t h e l a s t 22 y e a r s have i n v o l v e d h o a x e s , h a l l u c i n a t i o n s and p s y c h o l o g i c a l p r o b l e m s , t h e s e " c r z c k p o t " c s s e s a r e o f t e n h i g h l y p u b l i c i z e d and o v e r l o o k t h e f a c t t h a t e b o u t 97% of t h e c a s e s have i n v o l v e d o b j e c t s s e e n i n t h e s k y r a t h c r t h z n i n t h e mind. And when t h e A i r F o r c e e m p h a s i z e s t h e t t h e y c a n e x p l a i n a b o u t 93% of t h e r e p o r t s they've received, people tend t o overlook t h e converse f a c t t h p t a p p r o x i m a t e l y 7% have gone u n e x p l a i n e d . A l s o , t h e f a c t t h s - t many UFO1s hpve b e e n d e s c r i b e d a s b e i n g s o i i c o b j e c t s c r "machinesf1 moving i n a mnnnpr s u g g e s t i v e o f p o s s i b l e e x t r a t e r r e s t i a l o r i g i n h ~ b e e n n e g a t e d b y t h e many s c i e n t i s t s who deny s t h e p o s s i b i l i t v of o u r b e i n g v i s i t e d b y s v r h e r + , r a - t ~ r r e r ; + . % 2 1 ~ . An0thc.r r e a s o n we n a v e a l m o s t c o m p l e t e l v i g n o r e d UFOTs, Dr. d t k e s a v s , i s b e c a u s e t h e r e i s no overwhelming l l s c i c - n t i f i c l l e v i d e n c e a v a i l a b l e t h a t f o r c e s u s t o a d m i t t h e y t h e y e x i s t pnd c o n s t i t u t e a. problem. "The e v i d e n c e t h ~ i s a v a i l a b l e i s o n l y c i r c u m s t a n t i ~ l - , "he t s a y s . "It h a s n o t s t o o d t h e t e s t of a s c i e n t i f i c c o u r t o f l a w , w h e r r t h e e m p h a s i s i s on r e p r o d u c i b l e p h y s i c a l d a t a t h a t c a n b e s t u d f ~ e di ; ~ a Izborat~ry.~~ The t e c h n i q u e o f u s i n g l i e d e t e c t o r s , h y p n o s i s 2nd l l t r u t , h drilgs" t o v e r i f y v e r b a l r e p o r t s i s open t o d e b a t e and q u e s t i o n , t h u s d o u b t . Photographs, movies, r a d a r s i g h t i n g s , b u r n t v e g e t a t i o n , llgoassemerw marks on t h e g r o u n d , r a d i o a c t i v i t y , and e l e c t r c m ~ g n e t i ce f f e c t s 3.5 n o t c o n c l u s i v e l y s u p p o r t v e r b a l a c c o u n t s e i t h e r , D r . Utke b e l i e v e s , A l l o f t h e s e t h i n g s , h e s e y s , e x c e p t m o v i e s , ra.'.ar s i g h t i n g s , and e l e c t r o m a g n k t i c e f f e c t s , c a n b e f o l r l y e a s i l y f a k e d . Movies a r e more d i f f i c u l t t o f a k e , b u t t h e y a r e a l s a v e r y r z r e . "No d e f i n i t i v e , conv i n c i n g movie o f a UFO t a k e n a t c l o s e r a n g e e x i s t s a t t h e p r e s e n t t i m e , " he s t a t e s . C i v i l i a n and m i l i t a r y r a d a r s i g h t i n g s s r e s e l d o m made p u b l i c and c a n n o t be c o n c l u s i v e e v i d e n c e a s t h e s i g h t i n g s c c c u r l l i n d i r e c t l y on a r a t h e r s e n s i t i v e machine which must b e o p e r p t e d and i n t e r p r e t e d by a human b e i n g . " h d , a l t h o u g h t h e r e h a v e b e e n many 1 1 4 u a l i t a t i v e 1 1 c - . r p o r t s o f e l e c t r o m e p n e t i c e f f e c t s accompanying s i g h t i n g s o f UFO's, a g a i n t h e s e h a v e b e e n v c r b a l a c c o u n t s . No " q u z n t i t z t i v e " measurements have b e e n r e c o r d e d on s c i e n t i f i c i n s t r u m e n t 2 , With t h e e v i d e n c e j u s t l i s t e d b e i n g c i r c u m s t a t i a l . r a t h e r t h a n c o n c l u s i v e " s c i e n t i f i c p r o o f , I r t h e t UFOrs e x i s t and c o n s t i t u t e a v a l i d problem w o r t h y o f i n v e s t i g ~ t i o n ,where d o we g o f r o m h e r e ?
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E d i t o r ' s N o t e : J o h n K e e l ' s l a t e s t book flUFOs--Operation T r o j a n Horse'' was r e v i e m i b r i e f l y b y Lou F a r i s h i n h i s column I N OTHERST WORDS i n t h e June i s s u e o f SKYLOOK. F r a n k A, Hudson, J r , of E l k i n s , Ark. ( a u t h x , of "A Down t o E a r t h Look a t t h e S p a c e Menv i n t h e May SKYLOOK) h a s senr. u s h i s v i e w s on K e e l ' s book, andwe t h i n k y o u T l l f i n d them i n t e r e s t i n g , The f i r s t f e w p a g e s of t h i s book b r i n g s t o t h e a t t e n t i o n of t h e reaci e r t h a t we d o h a v e some u n u s u a l v e h i c l e s f l y i n g a b o u t i n t h e a i r and e l a n d i n g on t h e g r o u n d . W l e a r n t h a t p e o p l e i n a l l w a l k s of l i f e a r e s t i l l s e e i n g them. These UFOs s r e t r a c k e d b y r a d a r and c h a s e d b y j e t f i g h t e r p l a n e s . These o b j e c t s have l i g h t s a t n i g h t , and l o o k m e t a l l i c i n daylight, Then J o h n K e e l r e a c h e s o u t and g r a b s a f e w w c l i n k e r s v and s c a t t e r s them a r o u n d f o r a f o u n d a t i o n on w h i c h he b u i l d s h i s h y p o t h e s i s . The a u t h o r m e n t i o n s t h a t he s c r e e n e d o u t a l l r e p o r t s t h a t h s d a r e a d y exp l a n a t i o n , b u t i n h i s e a g e r n e s s t o i n v e s t i g a t e a l l t h e e v i d e n c e , he a c c e p t e d a n y and a l l s c r a p s of i n f o r m a t i o n t h a t came h i s way and g l u e d t h e UFO l a b e l t o them. From t h i s odd i n f o r m a t i o n we l c a r n t h a t t h e s o l i d o b j e c t s a r e n o t r e a l a t a l l , and t h e v a p o r o u s g h o s t l y a p p a r i t i o n s a r e t h e r e a l thing. If p r o j e c t i o n s a r e r e a l l y i n v o l v e d , would i t n o t b e l o g i c a l t o p u r s u e t h e i d e a t h a t t h e s o l i d o b j e c t s might b e r e s p o n s i b l e f o r t h e m i s t y o n ' a g a i n , o f f a g a i n c o n f i g u r a t i o n s i n s t e a d ? The r e a d e r i s l e d t o beiS-evi. t h a t a l l unusual l i g h t s seen i n . t h e distance a r e aut'omatically design a t e d t o t h e , " s o f t s i g h t i n g ! c a t e g o r y . T h i s i d e a i s i n e r r o r and w i t h o u : foundation. S i n c e t h i s UT t h e o r y i s b u i l t s o s t r o n g l y on o b s e r v e r s ' s t o r i e s t h a t 'UFOs j u s t " d i s a p p e a r e d , ! ' t h e i n v e s t i g a t o r ~ h o ~ ? ad s e b e p u f o r e h e t h i n k s h e h a s found t h e a n s w e r . The word vdisay.peai-ll i n Ut 0 ?ep o r t s i s u s e d s o l o o s e l y t h a t i t c o u l d h z v e s e v c r a l m e s n i n g s , a n 5 passi b l y none o f them would a c t ~ ~ a l d y s c r i b e wh;t happened t o th2 o L j e c t . l e A low f l y l n g v e h i c l e c o u l d e d i s a p p e a r v s i m p l y b y t u r n m g o u t l i g L t s d u r i n g n l g h t f l i g h t s , o r by simply going behind h i l l s , t r e e s , b u i l d i n g s o r c l o u d s t h a , t t h e o b s e r v e r knows n o t h i n g a b o u t . B u i l d i n g a t h e o r y on t h e a s s u m p t i o n t h a t a n o b j e c t " v a n i s h e d u i n t o t h e f o u r t h d i m e n s i o n rnzrr3 l y b e c a u s e t h e o b s e r v e r d i d n o t s e e where i t went i s t r e a d i n g on s h > i ; ~ ground. 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T h i s c o u l d h a r d l y p r o d u c e r e s u l t s on a n y s12bject, UFO s i g h t i r i g s h a v e been r e p a r t e d f o r many y e a r s , b u t we a r e jix:, now b e g i n n i n g t o h e a r o f t h e f i r s t few f a l t e r i n g s t e p s t o w a r d a r e a i l o o k a t t h e s i t u a t i o n b y - p e o p l e who a r e c a p a b l e o f s o l v i n g t h e m y s t e r y , There i s s u c h a w e a l t h of u n u s u a l and i n t e r e s t i n g i n f o r m a t i o n s e t down i n t h i s b o o k , , i t i s u n f o r t u n a t e t h a t s u c h a t h e o r y was t a c k e d on j u s t t o be d i f f e r e n t , E d i t o r ' s N o t e : Henk J . H i n f e l a a r , e d i t o r o f SPACEVIEW, P. 0. Box 21-007, H e n d e r s o n , A u c k k n d , 8 , N . 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Now w e know d e f i n i t e l y and f i n a l l y t h a t t h e moon i s n o t made of greerc h e e s e , b u t a r e we y e t s u r e t h a t t h e e a r t h i s n o t shaped l i k e a dough= nut--hollow i n s i d e , w i t h e n t r a n c e s a t t h e p o l e s ? ( S e e d r a w i n g . ) lfIf t h c e a r t h i s h o l l o w , why d o n t t "How i s t h i s p o s s i b l e ? " you a,:l-:. we know a b o u t i t ? " P e r h a p s soma day we w i l l . How well-known i s o m e a r t h ? Remember t h a t l e s s t h a n 500 y e a r s ago t h e g r e a t i n t e l l e c t s o f t h e day c o n s i d e r e d t h e e a r t h t o be c l a t and Columbus t o be a f o o l . Is i t n o t p o s s i b l e t h a t t h e r e s t i l l e x i s t s v a s t a r e a s of t h e e a r t h o f which we a r e i g n o r a n t , j u s t a s were t h e men of Columbusf d a y ? Ed: Note: s o r r y , c a n ' t reproduce-/ and L e t t s look a t t h e drswing imagine t h a t t h e e a r t h g e n t l y s l o p e s inward a t b o t h p o l e s f r o m a l l p a r t s of t h e c i r c l e on which t h e magnetic p o l e s f l u c t u a t e . (The m a g n e t i c and g e o g r a p h i c p o l e s a r e w i d e l y s e p a r a t e d from e a c h o t h e r , b o t h a t t h e n o r t h and s o u t h p o l e s . A l l n a v i g a t i o n a l b e a r i n g s a r e t a k e n from t1:2 magnetic p o l e s . ) Imagine f o r a minute t h a t you a r e i n a s ~ a l b o a t o r p l z n e . P: :;ou l s l i p g r ~ d u a l l yo v e r t h i s p o l a r l l l i p , l l you would have no s e n s a t i o : ? c' change o f d i r e c t i o n , b e c a u s e t h e e e n t e r o f g r a v i t y remain.? b e n e a t h you, j u s t a s Chinamen d o n ' t walk u p s i d e down, b e c a u s e t h e y a r e or, ~Zle o t h e r s i d e of t h e e a r t h . F u r t h e r , imagine t h a t t h e e a r t h ' s c r u s t i s $00 m i l e s t h i c k , s o t h n ? a s you p r o g r e s s i n t h e d i r e c t i o n of t h e i n n e r s u r f a c e , y9u a - ?.ot n = : i x t h e c u r v e o f t h e h o r i z o n . G r a v i t y u n d e r - s i d e a s w e l l a2 bcp- r :*:e, xeop:: you i n p l a c e . A s you advance f a y t h e r and f a r t h e r i n t o a d e l j @ f u l l , : warmer c l i m a t e and o b s e r v e t r e e s , m o u n t a i n s , r i v e r s , b i r d s an:,. - n 1~72 : 1 4. 1 p l u s a glowing " i n n e r sunf1 h i g h i n t h e h e a v e n s , would you n Q t x l i e v e you hsd wandered i n t o , a f a n t a s t i c l a n d ? J u l e s Verne ( n o v e l i s t , 1828-1905) a man ahead of h i s t i m e , t o ~;-:t i t m i l d l y , e n v i s i o n e d t h e submarine ('l'l'wenty Thousand Leagues Under the. Sea , I t 1 8 7 0 ) and a l a n d i n g 'on t h e moon ( I1From t h e E a r t h t o t h e Mooil," 1865). He a l s o dreamed o f a hollow p l a n e t when he w r o t e t ? J o u r n e y t o tb-; Center of t h e E a r t h T 1 ( 1 8 6 4 ) - - t w o down now, and one t o g o , t o m ~ k ea l l h i : fantasies a reality.. The b e l i e f ' i n "under peopleq1 h a s b e e n h e l d , i n some form o r a n o t h e r , by e v e r y a n c i e n t c u l t u r e on e a r t h . Some imagined t h e s e " o t h e r c r e a t i o n s T 1t o be c r u e l and e v i l ; o t h e r s f e l t t t s j were b e n i g n and v a s t l y morc i n t e l l i g e n t t h a n we, depending on t h e legr'nds. Thcse c r e a t u r e s were s a i d t o a p p e a r on t h e s u r f a c e of t h e e a r t h on o c c a s i o n , - t o h a r a s s o r t o i n s p i r e , a s t h e c a s e might be. The Holy B i b l e h a s some o b s c u r e r e f e r e n c e s t h a t b e a r r e p e a t i n g . "Ani no man was a b l e n e i t h e r i n heaven, n o r on e ~ r t h , ' n o ru n d e r t h e e a r t h , t o open t h e b o o k . " (Apoc. 5 : 3 ; 5:13). The c u r r e n t t h e o r y h e l d by some o f t h e f l 1 , i n g s a u c e r b u f f s i s t h a t t h e r e e x i s t s w i t h i n o u r e a r t h a v e r y advanced c u l : i ; - r e arid t h a t fl:riiig s a u c e r s o r i g i n a t e t h e r e and emanate from t h e p o l e s . (Not a l l o f . thexi, . : of c o u r s e ! ) (Continued on Next P a g e )

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Edmund H a l l e y o f H a l l e y l s Comet fzme ( 1 6 5 6 - 1 7 4 2 ) w r o t e a n e s s a y in 1692 s u g g e s t i n g t h a t t h e e a r t h ccntained s e v e r a l "spheres'? o r i n n e r w o r l d s , a l l ' o f w h i c h c o n t a i n e d p l a n t and a n i r n a l l i f e i n a b u n d a n z e . ( "The Under People,!' E r i c Normsn, -4wa75 Books, 75 c e n t s . ) X n t e r e s t i n t h e t h e o r y ha:; ~ l ~ s i n d i ~ dt h e T w e n t i e t h c e n t u r y . We've n b e e n t o t h e moon. The e a r t h h a s b e e n p h o t o g r a p h e d f r o m o u t e r s p a c e , The f i l m shows no " h o l e s i n t h e p o l e s , t t But w z i t ! 'Whclt e l s e d o e s t h e f i l m show? The p o l e s s h r o u d c d i n e n d l e s s c l o u d s . F l i g h t s " o v e r %he n o r t h p o l e n d a i l y - - a b o v e t h e c l o u d s and 4 0 , 0 0 0 f e e t o r s o . They t a k e t h e i r b e a r i n g s from t h e m a g n e t i c p o l e . Do t h e y f l y o v e r t h e g e o g r a p h i c pole a t a l l ? Is t h e r e a pole? O r i s t h e i r a hole? Admiral Byrd a p p a r e n t l y t h o u g h t t h e r e w ~ a h o l e . More a b o u t t h a t s next time ! P a r t I1 f o l l o w s 7 It would u n d o u b t e d l y b e a l o t e a s i e r t o d i s c u s s t h e , m y s t e r i e s c o n c e r n i n p t h e N o r t h and S o u t h Poles-, h2d Admire1 R i c h ? r d E. Byrd b e e n somewhat l e s s r e t i c e n t c o n c e r n i n g h i s u n u s u a l f l i p h t s ovej' t h e N o r t h P.ole i n 1947 and t h e . S o u t h P o l e i n 1956. To add t o . t h e conundrum, s e r i o u s r e s e s r c h c l r s who a t t e m p t t o pur..~~?.? u n p u b l i s h e d d z t a c o n c e r n i n g A d m i r a l B y r d l s l i f e , work 2nd t r a v e l , zX::r . i n t o a f r u s t r a t i n g dead-end. A d m i r a l B y r d T s p e r s o n s 1 p y p e r s a r e prez,.-:ltl y and a p p a r e n t l y f o r a l o n g t i m e t o come, t i g h t l y c l o s e d a g z i n s t ~ u . ! . ~ i c scrutiny. H i s family i s n ' t talking. Admiral Byrd wzs a m e t i c u l o u s s t o r y - t e l l e r . H i s many b o o k s a r e f l l l e d w i t h d e t p i l e d day-by-day a c c o u n t s o f what h e h a s done and s e e n on h i s various e x p e d i t i o n s by l a n d , s e a and a i r i n t o t h e A r c t i c and t h 2 A n t a r c t i c , o v e r a p e r i o d o f more t h a n 7 0 y c a r s . But. i r , h i s publis;l.cd w o r h h e s a y s v e r y l i t t l e a b o u t h i s f i n d i n g s i n 194.7 on h i s f l l p h t o v e r t1.0 N o r t h P o l e , n o r d o e s he d w e l l upon a n y c o n c l u s i o n s r e g a r a i n g h i s b i - , ? r r e f l i g h t o v e r t h e S o u t h P o l e i n 1956. Of n e c e s s i t y , t h e r e f o r e , we must r e l y on t h e c o n t e m p o r a r y n e w s p ~ p e r and r a d i o a c c o u n t s , s o we t u r n t o t h e Kew York Times f o r ' ! a l l t h e nelrJ3 t h 2 t 1 s f i t t o p r i n t f 1 about t h e s e i n c r e d i b l e polar expeditions. For i n s t a n c e , i n February of 1947, p r i o r t,o h i s North-Poler f l i g h t , Byrd i s q u o t e d 2s s a y i n g : " I ' d l i k c t o s e e t h a t l a n d beyond t h e P o l e . t h a t a r e a beyond t h e P o l e i s t h e c e n t e r o f t h e g r e a t unknown.1T Ray P a l m e r , a h o l l o w - e a r t h e n t h u s i a s t , d e s c r i b e s A d m i r a l B y r d l s t r i p 'beyond t h e P o l e 1 a t l e n g t h . Here i s p a r t o f what h e s z y s : " M i l l i o n s o f p e o p l e r e a d h i s s t a t e m e n t i n t h e d 2 i l y p z p e r . 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