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MUFON UFO JOURNAL


NUMBER 164 OCTOBER 1981

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WALTER H. ANDRUS
Director of MUFON In this issue
TED BLOECHER KAL KORFF AND THE "MEIER HOAX":
DAVE WEBB
Co-Chairmen,
A RESPONSE - Ft. 1 3
Humanoid Study Group By Wendelle C. Stevens
CAR PACING, PILOT SIGHTING,
PAUL CERNY
Promotion/Publicity
BUZZING UFO 6
By Richard Hall
REV. BARRY DOWNING CENTER FOR UFO STUDIES CONFERENCE 8
Religion and UFOs
By Richard Hall
LUCIUS PARISH PENTAGONAL UFOs 10
Books/Periodicals/History
By John F. Schuessler
MARK HERBSTRITT CALIFORNIA REPORT 12
Astronomy By Ann Druffel
RQSETTA HOLMES RELIGION AND M.I.T. '81 14
Prom otion/Publicity By Barry H. Downing
TED PHILLIPS UFO SECRECY UPDATE
Landing Trace Cases ("Of Hoaxes and Chutzpah") 16
JOHN F. SCHUESSLER By Larry W. Bryant
UFO Propulsion LETTERS 17
IN OTHERS' WORDS 19
DENNIS W. STACY
Staff Writer By Lucius Parish
DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE 20
NORMA E. SHORT
DWIGHT CONNELLY
By Walt Andrus
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KAL KORFF AND THE "MEIER HOAX":
A RESPONSE — Pt. 1
By Wendelle C. Stevens

The following comments are in- We chose to start this book about the described Meier as "a sort of person
tended as rebuttal to accusations encounters with the Pleiadian contact who gets great satisfaction out of fool-
made in Kal K. Korff's article, "The team at the point where those contacts ing authorities." That is also complete-
Meier Incident: The Most Infamous began. Space was our limitation. ly untrue. The correct statement,
Hoax in Ufology," published in the There were no press releases of any which Jim Lorenzen never published,
December 1980 issue of MUFON kind ever indicating that Jim Lorenzen, is this: "I had mentioned that Meier
UFO Journal. or APRO, "endorsed the book as be- was from a very poor family, and his
Critics such as Korff have the ad- ing a genuine representation of the poor clothes and lack of ability to par-
vantage, in that it takes much more facts." The statement, furnished in Jim ticipate in events at school, for lack of
space to adequately respond to one- Lorenzen's own handwriting, still on money, set him apart from the other
line unsupported accusations than it file at Genesis IE Productions, reads, boys, and that he was often made the
takes to make them. One thing which "At least the preponderance of butt of pranks, and was frequently
puzzles me is the fact that exper- material is too much for an objective punished for things he did not do.
ienced researchers have allowed a mind to ignore in good conscience" The statement was, "Meier learned to
relatively immature newcomer to be- (signed, Jim Lorenzen). This was used smile inwardly when he had to suffer
come their collective spokesman in on our own pre-publicarion flyer for for things he had not done.'" He con-
this case. Kal Korff raises so many the book. After the flyer was printed sidered the inability of the teachers to
misquotes and obviously unsound and in mailing envelopes, Jim (be- see through the set-up as a deficiency
conclusions that I will have to take cause of flak at home) wanted to add on their parts. How Lorenzen, or any-
them in the order in which they ap- another line to say that at this time, he one else, got the other completely dif-
pear in his article. considered the photographs in the ferent inference from that, accidental-
Korff's first mistake, or deliberate category of excellent art, not science. ly, is difficult for me to see.
distortion, appears in the first five We agreed to make the change if he The book does not say, anywhere,
lines of his article, "recording over wanted to bear the cost of reprinting that any of the photographs of the
3,000 pages of quotes from them" (Pleia- the flyers; he declined, so we retained UFOs are authentic. It says, "Nothing was
dians). The book he refers to clearly the original statement. found" to indicate trick photography,
says, on page 35 of the First Edition, I am not a one-fourth partner in models, or other suspicious tech-
"over 3,000 pages of notes on Mr. Genesis III Productions, as Korff niques. Nothing was found to indicate
Meier's phenomenal encounters." alleges, but I do insist that Meier- a hoax. Distance and size measure-
In the same paragraph, he suggests sought no publicity from anyone con- ments are proper in relation to loca-
that we have said the rock and metal cerning his experiences. He had tion measurements taken by the in-
specimens "defy conventional ex- already survived four assassination at- vestigators and the reported size of
planation." The correct phrasing in tempts by gunfire and certainly didn't the craft is appropriate to the calcula-
our book is, "that, in reference to our seek any more attention. He refused tions done with computers. Work on
present technology, was not immediately to accept any money for the material the photographs is continuing and we
explainable." Nor do we declare, he gave me and signed a rights agree- still have not found any way to
anywhere in the book, that all, or ment without accepting any money, successfully duplicate them with
even any, of Meier's claims are gen- believing that whatever we did in the small models.
uine. The closest we came to that was United States would be a long time in We did not say, nor does the book
on page 43 of the First Edition (page coming back to him. When I asked imply, that De Anza Systems "did
45, Second Edition), where we said, him about the statement Korff at- some of the analysis." They aren't
'This could very well be the first tributes to Wilfried Falk ("that he even mentioned anywhere in the
authentic evidence-supported case of planned to write a book about his ex- book. We have stated ekewhere,
ongoing extraterrestrial contact with periences as early as 1977"), Meier however, that we used De Anza
Earth humanity . . . " said that Falk asked him if he planned Computer Graphics equipment
In the third paragraph, we are also to write this up as a book and that his because it was the best we had found
misquoted about Meier's "first ex- reply to Falk was, "Perhaps .. . some
periences with extraterrestrials." day."
Again, the quote actually reads, "first In that same paragraph, Korff
evidence of a man's ongoing encounters . . . " quotes Lorenzen as saying that I (continued on next page)
Meier Photos, Continued viewed six of the main ones on audio knowledge, we might be able to
tape for Psychological Stress Evalua- achieve many of their capabilities
for this -kind of work. They also had tion testing. They were analyzed by within 300 years of our time, if we
the best "edge identification man in two different PSE agencies using dif- would sufficiently concentrate the
the business" working there at the fac- ferent equipment and all were found energies of our planet. They didn't
tory and we consulted him. We did to believe the answers they gave to see any possibility of us doing that at
the testing. We were looking for the the prepared list of questions. Lack of this time. They observed that we
best equipment available for a model space prevented inclusion of these can't even get along with each other,
laboratory for this particular work, to data in Volume 1. or nation with nation, very long, and
be financed by a production company The Pleiadians did not say "that that must be overcome before we can
who was then interested in making a they originated from the star system marshall the resources of the world.
documentary film on this case. We of 'the Pleiades.'" They told Meier Korff's next statement is also
turned in our report, but the project they came here from the direction of wrong. The book does not claim that
was later superceded by something the constellation we call the Pleiades. Meier's camera was jammed for sev-
else and the lab didn't get funded. They have an entirely different name eral years. This is an assumption made
We have never demonstrated the for it. The Pleiades are not "only by Korff from my own statements
photographs to be authentic. Scien- some tens of millions of years old." that Meier's camera was jammed just
tifically, that cannot be done to any Mr. O. Richard Norton, formerly short of the infinity setting, maybe
UFO photograph, short of having the director of the Flandreau Planetarium l/32nd of an inch on the rotating in-
ship at hand, with proof of its origin at the University of Arizona in Tuc- dex, for most of the photos which
(which would also be unprovable, son, says that the latest calculations were taken. What he also failed to
without going to its supposed point of show the basic Pleiads are considered consider is the fact that all of those
origin for verification). We said only to be between 500 million and one photos were made over the first fif-
that we have eliminated the possibil- billion years old, still relatively young teen months of contacts with the
ity of all known methods of trick stars, and not old enough to have pro- aliens. For the first eight months, they
photography and lab techniques duced mature life-bearing planets by did not let the secret out of a very
known to modern photographic the same evolution as ours. However, small group who had only the broken
science. if they were helped from outside, camera that could be held and operated by
I have no unpublished paper men- there are other possibilities. The ques- Meier with his one hand. He had become
tioning thorough analysis of "several" tion is still open. The gaseous neb- familiar with it. Also, he never ex-
of the Meier photos by Dr. Neil Davis ulosity seen around the Pleiades, as pected to get a second or third set of
of Design Technology in Poway, shown in the book, has been especial- pictures. He thought each opportuni-
California. I have Neil Davis' written ly revealed by filters and special ex- ty would probably be his last one. It
report of the analysis of one photo- posures. That effect is not clearly visi- would have taken weeks to have his
graph, which I furnished. The analysis ble to the naked eye. camera repaired and he had no
was thorough and well done, but it As for the quotes from the alien money for such expenses. The re-
didn't prove the photograph authentic. cosmonauts, we selected them, not mainder of Korff's statement on
It did eliminate many lab tricks and Meier, and we selected the ones that camera optics fails to conform to the
hoax techniques. It concluded with a seemed short enough and appropriate facts, as anyone with a basic know-
statement that, "Nothing was found to most of the questions being asked, ledge of photography will know.
in the examination of the print which the most popular of which is, "Do The metal samples were actually
could cause me to believe that the ob- they believe in Jesus Christ?" They do analyzed at three different labora-
ject in the photo is anything other not advocate any particular belief. tories by three different methods, one
than a large object photographed a They were simply comparing their of which was the analysis done by
distance from the camera." beliefs to ours. Marcel Vogel. What Korff failed to
There are actually ten photographs The quotes attributed to James note, or deliberately omitted, is that
of the Swiss Army Mirage jet fighter Hurtak have either been copied Vogel only analyzed one single specimen
making passes at the UFO, with the wrong by Korff or Hurtak doesn't of metal. My very brief summary in
ship high and low, nearer and farther. read German as well as he claims, as the book on Vogel's work with the
They are all in a correct sequential the aliens contacting Meier said, first metal specimen was abstracted from
order. We have only released one. of all, that they do not count time the two hours of videotaped analysis and
There is a total of 23 witnesses to way we do, and secondly, that if we three hours of recorded discussions
the various events described by could compare evolutions, it might be involving dozens of photographs. All
Meier, each participating in some said that theirs is about 3000 years of this is in Mr. Vogel's own words
way at different times. We have ahead of ours, according to the way and the tapes are in my possession.
taken statements and depositions, we count time. The aliens also sug- We did not release anything other
both written and oral (and on video gested in another contact that,
tape), and have especially inter- because of the curve of the growth of (continued on next page)
Meier Photos, Continued
sightings with this landmark. There is Utter
even an old report of a UFO landing
than the preliminary steps, because on top of the Tower. It is reported that OMNI Verltas
we agreed that Vogel should be the Steven Spielberg's movie company MUFON readers of the November
one to release any particular details at had an actual UFO experience there 1981 OMNI magazine will conclude I
his own pleasure in his own choice of while filming scenes for "Close En- have lost my marbles. A "UFO Up-
forum. He evidently did not consider counters of the Third Kind," but that date" I wrote on the Betty Hill star
Korff an appropriate spokesman. he played this down to avoid being map has been editorially rewritten
We should not overlook the fact accused of staging it. and now contains inaccurate and un-
that Marcel Vogel is one of our most Korff's facetious references to warranted statements that I neither
brilliant scientists who, as a chemist, Meier having met Jesus Christ stem authored nor approved. I did not write
has no peers. He is a senior research from a misstatement by Colman von anything about the Hill case being
chemist at IBM's main research labo- Keviczky, whose distorted views "reveal(ed)" as the "most elaborate
ratory. He pioneered luminescence were acquired during his very limited UFO hoax ever perpetrated." This
technology, including the develop- (one day) "investigation" of the Meier editorial insertion grossly misrepre-
ment of fluorescent and phosphores- case. He did not go to the Meier prop- sents my outlook on the matter. The
cent products, did major research on erty, did not interview any of the cur- breakdown of the Fish interpretation
liquid crystals, optical microscopy, rent witnesses or civil and military of Mrs. Hill's alien star map returns
magnetic films, etc., and invented the authorities. He did not check or view the abduction claim to unsupported
"floppy disc" so essential to modern any of the evidence available at the anecdotal testimony . . . but not a
electronic technology. He has pio- Meier property, only visited one of deliberate hoax.
neered new experiments in man-plant the "contact sites," and did not visit Other inaccuracies were intro-
communication and also in energy any of the photo processing agencies duced into my original text. I did not
transference using prepared crystals. that developed Meier's film. describe the Hill's UFO as "starlike";
He chose not to share his research We have heard and are. more in- they claim they saw it with large
findings with Kal Korff. clined to accept for study, some of the angular size. Also, Mrs. Hill never ex-
OMNI magazine arranged for a claims to having flown in the space- pressed a "belief" in which stars were
fourth analysis of a specimen of craft and to have traveled in time, but the aliens' home. Finally, the sen-
metal, to be conducted at MIT. The these are still only stories unfounded timents of Terry Dickinson, precisely
letter carrying the piece of metal for in demonstrable fact and we are un- stated to me for OMNI, were not
analysis took 29 days (First Class able to test their validity. We have presented here. I regret that these
Mail) to get from Tucson to OMNl's reached no conclusions on such problems seem attributed to me as the
offices in New York City. Harry stories at this time. author.
Lebelson, an assistant editor of the Korff gives me far too much credit Allan Hendry
magazine, advised me that he person- when he alleges that I have master- Stone Mountain, Ga.
ally delivered it to MIT. The scientists minded this development for some STAMP CONTRIBUTIONS
who received the metal from Lebel- personal reason.
son later told him that they lost it To summarize our feelings on the We acknowledge receipt of can-
before (ratting a good look at it! We Korff article, it is our opinion that the celled foreign stamps from the follow-
should not forget that MIT is a con- analysis released by GSW is no more ing:
tract university used by many agen- than subjective interpretation of Bill Banks, Oakland, Calif.; Larry
cies of the government, including Polaroid photos of non-specific tests, W. Bryant, Arlington, Va.; Don
various intelligence agencies. Frankly, made by Spatial Data Systems from a Berliner, Alexandria, Va.; Jerome
I felt from the beginning that if they standard catch-all program on file at Clark, Lake Bluff, 111.; Dr. Robert C.
did find anything interesting, we SDS for the testing of all UFO photos Davis, Dallas, Tex.; R. Bruce Jordan,
would be the last to know about it. sent to them by GSW. The results of Palo Alto, Calif.; and Mr. & Mrs. Rex
We did not connect the great struc- such tests are neither scientific nor Stanford, Jamaica, N.Y.
tures of history to the Pleiades. We substantive and it seems obvious that A collector compensates MUFON
only reported a few of the connec- Korff does not know the difference. for the stamps, and proceeds are ap-
tions which had already been made (A discussion of the GSW analysis plied to international exchange of
by others. There are, in fact, scores of will be in Part II, next issue.) UFO information. Send contributions
such connections in our files. The ref- There is one puzzling thing about in any number to Richard Hall, 4418
erences were identified with quotes this article. I have called a number of 39th St., Brentwood, MD 20722.
from these other sources. Korff seems the individuals listed in the acknow-
to take special issue with the ledgements and they tell me that they find that their names had been used.
reference to the Devil's Tower in did not give Korff the information he Is Kal name-dropping again? Or do
Wyoming. Perhaps he is unaware of attributes to them in this article. some of these people really believe
.the extensive relationship of UFO Some, in fact, were quite angry to Kal is correct in his statements?D
CAR PACING, PILOT SIGHTING, BUZZING UFO
By Richard Hall

Pilot
Several 1981 sightings of unusual
interest were received recently by On April 20, 1981, a pilot ap-
MUFON. A car pacing case in New proaching Cannon International Air-
Zealand during July was investigated port, Reno, Nevada, about 10:15 a.m.
by Fred and Phyllis Dickeson, sighted a small UFO, estimated to be
Timaru, New Zealand. (An account 3-5 feet in diameter.' Interviewed by
of the sighting also appeared in the Bob Neville, MUFON State Director,
Timaru Herald, July 31.) During April, Walter Austin, 42, said he and his
a pilot in Nevada saw a small disc (a wife, Judy, were on a landing ap-
relatively rare but not unknown type proach at about 6,000 feet in their
of report), and another small disc was Cessna 210 when they saw an appar-
seen by an engineer in Minnesota that ently stationary shiny object at their 2
month. And during March, in South o'clock position and about 100 feet
Africa, a businessman was attracted to below them. The object then flut-
a cigar-shaped UFO by a buzzing tered or tilted, accelerated rapidly,
New Zealand UFO and disappeared on a heading of
sound from overhead. Details of his
sighting contain possible clues to about 190 degrees. -
er shade as the UFO approached; the
UFO propulsion. "When first sighted," Austin said,
bottom was red, with a gold tinge in
Mr. & Mrs. Ken Thew, with their "we were above the object and saw it
between. On the upper surface were
three young daughters, were return- below the horizon. As we descended,
what appeared to be slots or box-like
ing home to Temuka, N.Z., from we viewed it from the same altitude,
partitions, and square apertures like
Pleasant Point at 12:50 a.m., Sunday, and then from below it, giving a com-
windows became visible beneath.
July 12,1981 along a back road. They prehensive view of an unmistakable
Mrs. Thew said, "One could look
suddenly became aware of a brilliant- solid object which appeared to be
through them, across a white area
ly lit green-gold-red object ap- shiny metal." His sketch shows the
within." Near one end, on the outside
proaching them from the opposite UFO edge-on, flat on the bottom and
of the object, they saw a sort of
direction (east). The object stopped slightly rounded on top, in the
figure-eight shaped thing which they
abruptly, about 200-300 yards away, described as a "fat person" in con- general proportions of a frisbee.
then changed direction and began figuration. Austin broke off the landing and
pacing the car. As they approached an circled back to try to see the UFO
Further along the road the UFO
intersection, they noticed that the again, but without success. It had
suddenly shot away to the east. "One
UFO was descending even lower, and disappeared toward cloud-shrouded
moment it was at point A," Ken said,
Mrs. Thew, driving, became fright- mountains to the south-southwest.
"the next, at point B. You didn't see it
ened and sped up from 45 m.p.h. to Visibility was excellent during the
move between the two points, it was
65 m.p.h. in an effort to reach the il- sighting. Upon landing, Austin checked
just there." Reaching the outskirts of
luminated area of Temuka township with the ATC approach controller
Temuka, the Thews elected not to go
away from the open country. The and was told that nothing had ap-
home right away but instead to try to
UFO accelerated to keep pace with peared on radar. The temperature
observe the UFO further. However, it
the car. was about 50 degrees F. with little or
remained off in the distance to the
Mrs. Thew said the extreme bril- no wind. Austin has been a licensed
east, so they continued home, arriv-
liance of the light emanating from the pilot for 5 years, with about 300 fly-
ing at 1:20 a.m. There they were sur-
UFO made the car headlights appear ing hours per year. He is an electrical
prised to see the UFO hovering about
very dim. After a while the UFO contractor and real estate salesman.
1,000 feet overhead, but it soon
came nearer and the family was able headed away to the east and re-
to see considerable detail (see sketch). Buzzing UFO
mained visible in the distance, finally
Ken Thew, a mechanic, said the ob- disappearing at 2:00 a.m. When the In Uitenhage, South Africa, March
ject was completely silent and " . . . it UFO moved, it displayed a fan-like 11, 1981, at 7:40 p.m., businessman
was quite apparent that it was a con- tail of yellow red, as if exhaust; the H. E. Thatcher observed a dark, cigar-
trollable flying object." The top part tail was not visible while the UFO
changed from a dark green to a light- hovered. (continued on next page)
sixth birthday, and to relive the
are continually being altered, trans- events of that day. "The students
BOOK REVIEW formed, and distorted." In recalling gave lengthy descriptions, pepper-
an experience, we remember some ed with numerous tiny details. Un-
Memory, by Elizabeth Loftus (Read- aspects of it, and "using these facts beknownst to these students, the
ing, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1980) we construct other facts that prob- psychologist had gotten descriptions
207 pp., $5.95 paper, $10.95 hard-
ably happened." These fragments from the students' parents and other
cover.
are then integrated into a logical sources to compare with the students'
This book is a thorough summa- sequence and a new "memory" is memories. The result: Although the
tion of research on how memory created. "Our biases, expectations, 'memories' were rich in detail, they
operates, compiled by a professor of and past knowledge are all used in were hopelessly inaccurate."
psychology at the University of the filling-in process, leading to dis- Her conclusion on hypnosis and
Washington. While it does not speci- tortions in what we remember." memory:
fically mention UFOs, it provides She states flatly that hypnosis "No solid studies exist that show
useful insights for weighing the testi- "doesn't work." In one study a group recall during a state of hypnosis is
mony of witnesses who describe of people were shown a videotape of any more accurate or complete than
UFO encounters, and particularly an accident, then some of them were recall under ordinary waking condi-
where information is sought from hypnotized and others were not, tions. What is worse, people under
many years back, or where hypnosis and all were asked to describe the hypnosis have been known to 'recall'
is used. accident. The study showed that events from their past confidently
Many people believe that mem- ". . . hypnosis does not reduce re- and to fabricate future scenarios with
ories last forever; although some trieval difficulties. Quite the con- the same confidence."
details might not come to mind im- trary, people appear to be more She specifically rejects hypnosis
mediately, many think that with hyp- suggestible and more easily influ- as a means of recovering memory of
nosis or some other technique we enced." "lost time" in a blackout. Although
can recover that material from a Another study relates to situa- she was referring to alcoholic black-
"permanent storehouse" in the deep- tions where the hypnosis seeks to outs ,the findings presumably would
est part of the brain. recall material from many years be- also apply to time-lapse blackouts
Not so, the author says: "New fore. College students were regress- from the shock of a close UFO en-
studies suggest that our memories ed under hypnosis back to their counter. —Robert Wanderer

Sightings, Continued "I have a number of geese on the


shaped UFO after hearing a sound farm," Thatcher noted, "and through-
like the humming of bees. He was in- out the duration of the sighting they
terviewed on behalf of MUFON by were silent. Before and after the
Sgt. Christopher M. Powell of the sighting the geese were making their
Uitenhage police. Thatcher had just usual noise."
finished pumping water from an Sgt. Powell checked with author-
underground tank into his water ities and determined that no aircraft Small disc: Minnesota
tower and had switched off the elec- or helicopters were in the area. He
tric pump when he became aware of also checked on Mr. Thatcher's repu- on to a place where he could turn
the odd noise emanating from above. tation, determining that he was con- around and headed back north. Mrs.
Looking up, he saw the dark UFO sidered to be of "outstanding char- Schenk continued to keep the UFO in
against the background of light cloud, •acter." The sighting lasted 10-15 sec- sight. .
moving slowly toward the southwest onds. No other witnesses could be They stopped the car and Schenk
at an altitude of about 600 meters. It located. got out for a better view. At this time
appeared to be about 120 m by 30 m the UFO was at an estimated 2,000 to
Small Disc
wide. 4,000 feet and climbing rapidly, head-
"While I stood looking at the ob- Another small disc, estimated to be ing northwest toward Minneapolis. It
ject," Thatcher said, "I noticed a very 2 feet in diameter and 6 inches thick, was finally lost to sight in the dis-
intense white light at the extreme was observed on April 12, 1981, in tance.
front end of the object (in the direc- Goodhue, Minnesota, about 1:30 The UFO appeared to be like alu-
tion it was moving) flash on and then p.m. on a bright, sunny day. R. E. minum, slightly wrinkled at the
off. Only once. It appeared to in- Schenk, 56, a civil engineer from rounded surfaces at each end, with a
crease speed at a phenomenal rate and Waterloo, Iowa, was driving south on seam at the equator. (See sketch.) Mr.
it disappeared in the southwest in a Highway 58 with his wife, when they Schenk was a Navy pilot for 5 years
matter of 5 seconds." When the light saw the object hovering a few feet off and now operates his own company
flashed on, the sound stopped abrupt- the ground about 40 feet away. in Iowa. The case was investigated for
ly. When it flashed off, the sound Schenk stopped to investigate but had MUFON by Forrest R. Lundberg,
resumed. no place to park safely, so he drove State Director for Iowa.
CENTER FOR UFO STUDIES CONFERENCE
By Richard Hall

(Information and photographs supplied by Thomas P. Deuley.)

The Center for UFO Studies any known aircraft or vehicle and ap-
(CUFOS) convened a wide-ranging parently artificial in nature.
conference September 25-27,1981, at • Review of the 1950 McMinnville
a downtown Chicago hotel. Although photographs by optical physicist
not large in numbers of attendees, the Bruce S. Maccabee.
conference was widely praised for the • Re-examination of the November
serious level of discussion and the 1966 Oregon UFO photograph taken
high quality of papers presented, in- by a PhD biochemist, previously
cluding a number of technical anal- dismissed as a hoax for the less-than-
yses. Among the speakers were Bertil scientific reason that it didn't "fit" our
Kuhlemann of Sweden, and Roberto knowledge. An explanation of the
Pinotti of Italy, with other countries photographic effects was presented in
also represented in the submitted terms of current physical principles.
papers. The proceedings will be pub- • "Size, Distance, and Duration Budd Hopkins
lished. (For information, write to Parameters of the Ignition Inter-
CUFOS, P.O. Box 1402, Evanston, IL ference Effect," a statistical study Time, who presented a paper on "The
60204). based on UFOCAT computer cata- investigation of Abduction Reports."
In a continued spirit of cooperation, logue data by Donald A. Johnson. Bertil Kuhlemann described Project
MUFON officers — including Inter- • Another statistical analysis of URD (Box 454, S-101 26, Stockholm,
national Director Walt Andrus, Re- vehicle interference reports by Mark Sweden), a UFO reporting and data
search Director James McCampbell, Rodeghier. system utilizing formatted report
Associate Director John Schuessler, forms and computer analysis to help
and Western Regional Director Paul establish UFOs as a serious scientific
Cemy — attended and participated in problem. Kuhlemann also made a pre-
the discussions. Schuessler presented sentation on behalf of the Provisional
an update report on the December International Committee on UFO Re-
29, 1980, Betty Cash radiation injury search (PICUR), a newly formed inter-
case near Huffman, Texas, in which national group in which MUFON par-
more than 20 "mystery helicopters" ticipates, which hopes to establish in-
were involved. One helicopter pilot ternational standards of investigation
was located who acknowledged par- and reporting. At the conference, Dr.
ticipating in an operation fitting the J. Allen Hynek was appointed Presi-
general time and location, but he dent Emeritus of PICUR in recogni-
subsequently refused to talk about it. tion of his leadership in the UFO
Betty Cash continues to have medical research field. The concept of a
problems as a result of the incident, . Donald Johnson "United Nations" of Ufology has
and the effects will be monitored by great appeal to serious UFO research-
The most controversial paper, ers, but many practical problems re-
the investigators, including radiologist
presented by English professor Alvin main (including finances). However,
Peter Rank. Mrs. Cash, her friend
H. Lawson, argued that some abduc- PICUR and Project URD have cap-
Vicky Landrum, and Vicky's grand-
tion reports might be a psychological tured the imagination of U.S. re-
son Colby all suffered apparent radia-
phenomenon based on revivification searchers and could provide a vehicle
tion sickness after being confronted
of birth trauma (BT). Lawson asserted for improved international coopera-
by a brilliantly glowing UFO that
that abduction narratives include im- tion.
hovered above the road in front of
ages and events from several recog-
their car. In the sphere of sociological
nized psychological processes, in-
The technical papers included: studies, J. Gordon Melton presented
cluding BT, hallucinations, and near-
an analysis of contactee claims from
. • Analysis of a recorded UFO death experiences. He cited extensive
the 1950's through the somewhat dif-
sound by acoustical expert Howard R. abduction/BT parallels from the liter-
Schechter and J. Allen Hynek;. the ature. His view was later disputed by
sound was established to be unlike Budd Hopkins, author of Missing (continued on next page)
CUFOS, Continued
ferent 1970's abduction reports, and
Dr. Ron Westrum presented "A Soci-
ology Workshop on UFOs," includ-
ing analysis of opinion polls, press
coverage of UFOs, and the sociology
of reporting. Roberto Pinotti pre-
sented a survey of UFO sightings and
related events in Italy.
The conference illustrated an im-
portant point counter to the skeptical
scientific view that 'There is nothing
in UFO reports to investigate." To the
contrary, well-qualified analysts
demonstrated the existence of tape
recorded UFO sounds, photographs,
physical effects data, and sociological
phenomena, all of which lend them-
selves to systematic study by recog-
nized scientific methods. The fields of Dr. J. Allen Hynek observes proceedings
acoustics, optics, radiology, sociol-
ogy, statistical analysis, and computer
processing all have been brought to
bear on aspects of the UFO phenom-
enon and have yielded significant in-
formation. It only remains for more
scientists with appropriate qualifica-
tions to become aware of the "embar-
rassment of riches" of UFO data, and
to lend their skills in a concerted ef-
fort to study the problem. The
CUFOS conference was a positive
step in this direction.
Among the submitted papers not
presented in person, but to be in-
cluded in the Proceedings, was one
by NASA scientist Richard F. Haines
titled "Results of Sound Spectrum
Analysis of a Tape Recorded Radio
Transmission Between Cessna
VH:DSJ and Melbourne Flight Ser- John Schuessler, Walt Andrus, left, confer with other attendees on
vice." (The paper is scheduled for international cooperation
publication in Vol. ID of the journal of
UFO Studies.) It promises to be of ex- under comparable flight conditions. ology, by Barbara Schutte.
traordinary interest, since it refers to Other submitted papers to be pub- Altogether, the conference dealt
the October 21, 1978, disappearance lished in the Proceedings include with almost every aspect of the UFO
of pilot Frederick Valentich over the "The UFO Phenomenon in Argen- problem except the controversial
Bass Strait of Australia after being tina," a survey by Guillermo claims that the U.S. government has
confronted by a- UFO. The final Aldunati; Keith Basterfield's hypoth- in its possession the bodies of dead
sound on the tape of Valentich's com- esis on UFO imagery (reported else- aliens retrieved from UFO crashes.
munications with air traffic con- where in MUFON UFO Journal); Privately, it also dealt with this ques-
trollers was 17 seconds of " . . . a n "UFO Maneuvers and Radiation : A tion since Leonard Stringfield was one
unusual reverberating metallic type Theoretical Perspective," by Alan of the attendees, and he held private
of sound." Dr. Haines somehow has Holt; paranormal aspects of UFO conferences with others to discuss
obtained a copy of the tape and sum- reports, by Joan Jeffers; a method of ways of obtaining proof or disproof.
marizes the results of a spectral mathematical analysis of* UFO re- We commend CUFOS for the high
analysis of this final period on the ports, by Vicente-Juan Ballester quality and comprehensiveness of this
tape in comparison to "control" Olmos and Miguel Guasp of Spain; extraordinary conference.
sounds recorded in a similar aircraft and a paper on investigation method-
PENTAGONAL UFOs
By John F. Schuessler

DARK SURFACE
One of the more puzzling aspects
of the UFO problem is the variety of
shapes reported by the witnesses. 'LASHING LIGHT
Predominant are the saucer, cigar, and
ball. However, since 1973, there have LIGHTS
been an ever increasing number of
triangular and diamond shaped ob-
jects and a few witnesses have
reported objects with five or more
sides. OLD YELLOW
Statistically, the number of
reported UFOs having five sides is in-
significant; but that fact has not
eliminated such sightings. The offset-
ting factors are the high strangeness BOTTOM VIEW
of the incident and the high reliability
of the witness.
Two separate reports from near the
city of Houston, Texas, bring the pen-
tagonal UFO problem into focus. In-
terestingly, both of the incidents took
place to the southwest of Houston,
and were separated in time by only 9
months. REAR VIEW
The first incident was reported to
MUFON State Section Director Dave
Kissinger by an Alief, Texas, high
school senior. It was December 1975
Pentagonal UFO, Alief, Texas, December 1975
and the time was 10:30 ,p.m. when
the young woman observed a bright
flashing light approaching her home. advertising airplane businesses. No they could see only a crisply outlined
Immediately, she ran to the window explanation for the sighting was pentagon shape — no wings, tail, or
to get a better view and then went found. engines.
outside. The UFO was moving in a A similar incident occurred during Each point of the pentagon con-
northerly direction at an estimated September 1976 when a Missouri tained a steady white light. A blink-
speed of 100-150 mph. It passed City, Texas, oil company executive ing light marked the center of the bot-
directly overhead at no more than and his son saw a pentagon-shaped tom and 30 to 50 red lights ringed the
1,000 feet altitude. The view was UFO. It was first observed as a steady edge and bottom of the vehicle. Once
spectacular as the witness watched bright light hovering about one mile the UFO began to move it was over-
the unusual pentagon-shaped object to the southwest of the observers' head and out of sight in about 30
move along flying point forward. In home. After a couple of minutes the seconds. The witnesses estimated the
her words, " . . . it appeared solid object seemed to rise upward and speed to be 200 mph at an altitude of
with a sharp outline." She described come toward them, flying directly 1,500 feet. The only sound was a
lights on the points and a flashing over their heads. Because their home "whoosh" like a jet engine that had
light in the middle of the bottom sur- is located on a golf course, they had a been throttled back.
face. As the UFO flew away she wide open area for viewing the At first only the bright light on the
could see it was not just a flat plate, strange sight. Their initial reaction point could be seen. As the object ap-
but had a definite thickness. The only was to accept the possibility the ob- proached, other lights came into view
sound detected was a steady hum. ject was a star. Once it started to and as it went overhead the total
Investigation of the Alief case in- move they revised the identification lighting pattern was visible. Then as it
cluded visits to the local airports, the to helicopter, and finally to aircraft.
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Pentagonal Continued
BLUE LIGHTS
flew away only the two aft point
lights could be seen. Although the
witnesses were still skeptical, they RED LIGHT
notified the Mutual UFO Network.
Pentagon-shaped UFOs have been
noted in other parts of the world as
well. On July -il, 1979, one was
sighted over Vigo and Puertos de
Morrazo, Spain. A greenish-yellow
light emanated from the middle of the
bottom surface. Hundreds of people
in both cities observed the strange
sight. In addition, the crew of a
DC-10 airplane flying over the area
spotted the same UFO below their
aircraft and about 12 miles away. The
official explanation given was the
American Skylab satellite.
Three pentagonal UFOs were seen
over West Germany on September
17, 1979. Workers at the Ingolstadt,
Bavaria, Audi-NSU car manufacturing
plant were the first to report the Hexagonal UFO, Watford City, N. Dak., November 1978
UFOs. Eyewitnesses said, " . . . they
were very big and beamed brightly.
They flew very fast and without 1981 SYMPOSIUM PRO-
engine noise. In doing so, they CEEDINGS
flickered yellow and red." Ten off- Theme: UFOs — The Hidden
duty police officers watched the three Evidence; Cambridge, Mass.
objects as they flew over Ingolstadt in "Ufblogy as a Profession," by Dr.}.
a north-westerly direction toward A. Hynek.
Eichstaett. "What the Government Would
Several minutes later Eichstaett Know About UFOs If They Read
police said two of the UFOs flew on Their Own Documents," by Peter A.
to Weissenburg, where police veri- Gersten.
fied their overflight. One of the "Faith, Theory, and UFOs," by Dr.
UFOs hovered at an altitude of 1,500 Barry H. Downing.
feet before it flew off at high speed. "UFO Abductions — The Invisible
An Ingolstadt police spokesman said, W. Sussex, Eng. UFO, Jan. 1981
Epidemic," by Budd Hopkins.
" . . . the observations made by our above ground and was moving quite 'The Human Factor in UFO
officers are beyond any doubt." slowly — only 25 mph. The UFO Sightings," by Dr. Ron Westrum.
Although a nearby air base and the was 40 feet across, with a large red "Missing Time: A Psychologist Ex-
Munich air traffic controller were light in the middle of the bottom sur- amines the UFO Experience," by Dr.
alerted to the incident, they had no face. Blue lights ringed the whole Aphrodite Clamar.
explanation for the phenomenon. vehicle. It had no tail, nose or pro- "African Encounters- Case In-
A slight departure from the pen- pellers. After the UFO disappeared to vestigations," by Cynthia Hind.
tagonal shape is the octagonal UFO. the northeast each of the witnesses "Close Encounters of the Second
According to the Watford City, made independent sketches. Kind: Physical Traces," by Ted R.
North Dakota, newspaper, local The pentagonal UFOs remain a Phillips.
citizen Barb /ohnsrud and her son mystery. No satisfactory explanation 'The Roswell Incident: Beginning
Kent saw an eight-sided UFO go over has been found. To aid in this in- of the Cosmic Watergate," by Stanton
their house on November 2, 1978. vestigation, additional reports and T. Friedman and William L. Moore.
Each witness claimed the UFO was data should be sent to John F.
first seen as'a bright light that quickly Schuessler, Mutual UFO Network, $11.50 including postage & handling
came down from the sky like a bad P.O. Box 58485, Houston, Texas from MUFON, 103 Oldtowne Rd.,
storm. It passed overhead just 60 feet 77058.- Seguin, TX 78155.

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By Ann Druffel

The Corner of Barbara's Garden


On June 10, 1981, Barbara Mathey
departed from this earth. She lived in
Los Angeles and was friend and cor-
respondent to many UFO researchers
and investigators throughout the
world. She worked closely with a
group of us in Los Angeles who
regularly exchange UFO news, ideas,
and labor together on chosen proj-
ects.
A veteran in the field, having read,
studied, and contributed for over two
decades, she subscribed to almost
every UFO publication and read all
the latest books. She gave generously
to the Fund for UFO Research and
other worthwhile projects. She con-
tributed liberally of her time, money,
and intellect.
For the past year she assumed the
duties of International Coordinator
for Africa in the Mutual UFO Net-
work. Her time spent on UFOs had Barbara Mathey, on couch, talks with APRO members at Los Angeles
been snatched piecemeal between research group meeting
responsibilities to home and family in
earlier years. For the past year, maintained toward UFOs and other prior illness, she had taken the time,
however, she was able to spend a few world mysteries. Her mind was open shortly after her mother's death in
uninterrupted hours each day on to all points of view, and she sought 1975, to anticipate her own passing.
research and correspondence. She proven Truth. Barbara was organization itself, even
reveled in this freedom — translating Although basically a private per- when it came to that.
reports from other countries, cor- son, she extended herself into pursuits The members of our UFO group
responding with African UFO re- of knowledge she felt were important tried to comfort each other, but could
searchers and others worldwide, — the nature and motives of UFOs in not accept the sudden loss. She
writing book reviews, reading the particular. We in Los Angeles feel her seemed still near and would not ap-
voluminous literature, and attending loss deeply. We cannot afford to lose prove of senseless grief. Although she
conferences on UFOs and various people like Barbara ^Mathey. died much too soon — considering
metaphysical branches of study. We attended her service on Satur- the contributions she still had to make
Her eyes and voice always held a day, June 13th at St. Alban's Episcopal to her family and to research — she
smile. Her personality was a magic Church. It comprised a series of was one of those rare people who had
blend of formal and friendly. You selected readings from .St. Paul, determined the purpose of human
would never hear her speak a harsh Exodus, and other portions of the life. Her attitude was that life on this
word about anyone. When contro- Bible, all with the "theme of human material world is merely a prepara-
versies arose, she always maintained- life beyond death in the care of a lov- tion for a transformed, immortal life
an objective attitude, helping work ing God. We learned later that she beyond Dearth's plane.
out problems with her own quiet had chosen the readings herself. Still I could not accept or under-
style. Significantly, this objective, Although she died unexpectedly
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California Report, Continued daisies were symbolically concerned? GEPAN NOTES
stand her loss. I wanted to write about Barbara, although she never In our exchange program with Cen-
her, to share her with others who had discussed it openly, believed that this tre National D'Etudes Spatiales or
not had the privilege of knowing her material world did not occur by itself GEPAN (Groupe D'Etudes Des
well, for this would help. But com- but had been created to delight our Phenomenes Aerospatiaux Non Iden-
mon words seemed insufficient; the five senses by an organized, loving tifies) that was arranged during a per-
thoughts would not flow. God. In a symbolic sense, our world is sonal meeting in Houston, Tex., with
On that sorrowful Saturday I went a garden. Her deep searches into Dr. Alain Esterle, MUFON recently
into my garden — a quiet wooded UFOs, psychic phenomena, and meta- received the following six booklets
spot where the best of nature's beauty physical studies gave clues to this, but published in French with the titles:
rambles untamed. Everything is only those who had the opportunity Note Dlnformation No. 2 Les
welcome there but weeds. Tangled to talk at length with her realized the etudes de phenomenes aerospatiaux
wildwood and flowering vines are firmness of her beliefs. She knew that non identifies aux Etats-Unis "lere
mixed with transplants of anything the material world — the physical Partie: L'enigme des OVNI." (This is
which takes my fancy — an infant fig world which most scientists insist is the Marcia S. Smith bibliography
tree, a beavertail cactus from Tu- the only knowable reality — was published March 9, 1976 for U.S.
junga, wild carnations. only a mere portion of a vast Reality Congressmen.)
Some of us tend to think in sym- • beyond. Her own life experiences, Note Technique No. 3 Methodolo-
bols, especially when something im- which were a blend of objective and gie D'un Probleme: Principals and
portant is at stake. When phrases do subjective truths, had convinced her Applications. (Methodologie-Isocelie-
not flow easily, symbols can relate to of this. Information.)
what has happened so that the ex- A few weeks before she died, we Note Technique No. 4 Recherche
perience can be adequately ex- met at a research foundation to statistique d'une typologie des
pressed. Symbols flow from the sub- discuss a current project. Afterwards descriptions de phenomenes aero-
conscious when the mind is at rest, we talked in the car for a very long spatiaux non identifies.
and the mind rests well in the midst of time. The car was perched high over a Note Technique No. 5 Compte
beauty. There in'the garden I found a long slope filled with ancient weeds, rendu de 1'enquete GEPAN No.
symbol which helped me understand slanting down to the busy street 79/03.
Barbara's death. below — a scene now strangely Note Technique No. 6 Enquete
It was on a sunny slope, filled with reminiscent of the slope .where the GEPAN No. 79/07 "A propos d'une
debris and ancient weeds. This slope hidden African daisies lay waiting to disparition'."
adjoins our garden but is on our be uncovered. Note Technique No. 7 Compte
neighbor's property. He cannot see We spoke of life and death, of ex- Rendu De L'Enquette 79/05 "A pro-
the corner, therefore does not attend istence beyond the present, of time pos d'une rencontre."
to it. Because it needs care, and and space blending into an infinite MUFON is indebted to Dominique
prevents my own garden from look- Now. She was happy and healthy and Keller of GEPAN for mailing us these
ing its best, I have slowly cleared, looked 'forward eagerly to full par- copies. John Timmerman advised
replanted, and cared for it. That Satur- ticipation in exciting research. your Director that CUFOS plans to
day, amidst high, dried weeds, a We can learn something from Bar- translate each of these from French to
clump of sturdy African daisies were bara Mathey. From her private life English. Anyone interested in secur-
struggling upward, toward the she built a bridge, extending herself ing copies should write to: Domi-
cleared level ground above. Here, through laborious study into worlds nique Keller, GEPAN-CNES, 18
some straggling oleanders and other beyond this one. She knew some- Avenue Edouard Belin, 31055
African daisies were attempting 'a thing that many scientists seem fear- Toulouse-Cedex, France.
comeback, for they once grew pro- ful of knowing — that as human in-
fusely there. strumentation and detection devices
Barbara, in her generous contribu- evolve, science will discover more Cause, a Creator. They seem to fear
tion to all phases of UFO research, and more of the invisible realms of recognizing orderly purpose behind
had extended herself into a wilder- being beyond our material world, all those things which exist.
ness of controversy — weeding out gathering clues to non-material realms In that realm of being where Bar-
animosities, planting seeds of and to their Creator. Though some of bara now exists, does she reach back
knowledge among her friends, en- these realms will then be scientifically to help nurture the "African daisies,"
couraging new growth among young analyzable, other detection processes quiet controversy, and spread her
investigators. In a way, she was will necessarily come from the subjec- generosity over all of us? If only one
cultivating a neglected corner of a tive recesses of our human minds. "scientific" researcher would speak
neighbor's garden. And was it mere With her intelligent, objective ap.- forth his conviction concerning invisi-
coincidence, or some thrust of mean- proach, Barbara wondered what^holds ble Creation and its Creator, this
ingful syhchronicity, that African back scientists from admitting-a Final would be a fitting memorial to her.

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RELIGION AND M.I.T.
By Barry H. Downing, PhD

Ted Phillips and I had already One of the new pieces of evidence, UFOs. There was much fear at Akron
given our presentations to the 1981 since Akron, comes from the ex- that I might be part of the "cult nut
MUFON UFO Symposium at M.I.T., cellent work of Peter Gersten, who fringe." (I may be, of course.) But at
in Cambridge, Mass., as we sat down through his legal work has obtained M.I.T. '81,1 found among all the par-
together to hear the next speaker. access to government documents ticipants a serious interest in explor-
Ted said to me, "How have things which prove, at least in courtroom ing the religious dimensions of the
changed since you were in Akron in language, that the United States UFO issue, and a general understand-
1974?" Ted and I had met for the only Government not only knows about ing that good science demands that
other time at that conference. UFOs, and has been hiding the we look at the religious issues,
Ted's question has led me to a more evidence, with the "big lie" and the because they are clearly right there,
specific question, which I think needs Cosmic Watergate as the technique, often at the center of our best and
to be answered for all our MUFON and that the general view of the most difficult modem UFO cases, as
members: What are the religious government agrees with our in Raymond Fowler's work in the Bet-
dimensions to our current UFO MUFON view — that UFOs repre- ty Andreasson case.
quest? And how were these dimen- sent some kind of advanced other- There is as yet no consensus about
sions exhibited at the M.I.T. con- worldly technology. the abduction cases, and there prob-
ference? The result of this consensus is a ably will not be one for some time.
developing "inner confidence" in But the message of Budd Hopkins in
The Current Scientific State MUFON members that we have not his excellent talk, "UFO Abductions:
Before reflecting on the religious been chasing a "myth," however wide The Invisible Epidemic," gave us a
dimensions of the conference, let me ranging the psychological implica- clear picture of the size of the
make some observations concerning tions of the UFO reality may be. "iceberg" we may be dealing with.
In the past, the scientific consensus UFOs appear to have the ability to ab-
the scientific state of our quest for the
truth about UFOs. At a press con- has been, "we are not sure what duct humans, use semi-hypnotic tech-
ference, our Director Walt Andrus UFOs are, but we think they may be niques to block out memory, and hav-
said, "I don't believe in UFOs. It is not important." Now we do not know ex- ing "programmed" these humans,
actly what they are, but they are very then release them back into society
a question of belief. It is a fact. We
much like an advanced technology without conscious memory of the ex-
have the facts and data that UFOs do
from another world, and the U.S. perience. Under hypnosis, we can
exist."
government knows this. At this con- discover the evidence — probably.
I think this statement not only
reflects Walt's views, but reflected ference, as Walt Andrus said, there Or maybe. In any case, there may be
the general scientific consensus of the was no scientific "apology" for thousands of Betty Hills and Betty
conference participants. Beyond this, "believing" in UFOs. Now we Andreassons all over the world.
I think it was the consensus that UFOs "know." That leads us quickly to consider
represent some kind of advanced very seriously the developing theory
They Are Real — Real What?' of Jacques Vallee, as in his book
technology, not of earthly origin.
Beyond that, however, I think the In the past our UFO evangelists, like Messengers of Deception, that UFOs are a
consensus would begin to break Stan Friedman, have devoted much of "control" mechanism. They control
down. their public work trying to convince and direct the unconscious beliefs of
The basis for this consensus has the public that UFOs are real, as the the human race. Or as Quazgaa said
many roots. It comes in part from the title of Stan's film suggests. But as the to Betty Andreasson, "All things have
accumulation of hard evidence of public has come more and more to been planned." (Fowler, The An-
landing traces, as documented by Ted believe with us that UFOs are real, it dreasson Affair, p. 111). Whoever they
is now time to ask the next question, are, they think they are in charge.
Phillips. It comes from the work of
Stanton Friedman, who can give a UFOs are Real What? In the past, we have called the one
good set of scientific reasons, as op- It was in this atmosphere that I at- in charge God. Now what do we do?
posed to Dr. Carl Sagan and others, of tended M.I.T. '81, and it was here At M.I.T. '81, the new scientific con-
why you can get here from there, that I found a big contrast with Akron sensus has led to an openness to this
wherever "there" is. It comes from '74. At Akron, we were still so unsure question, to a realization that we can-
the obviously careful style of Dr. J. of our scientific base that the religious not keep "scientific" UFO questions
Allen Hynek, who keeps his profes- questions which I asked seemed to
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Religion, Continued The tension was also there during life, and if we do badly, we are rein-
and "religious" UFO questions the question period following the carnated into a "lower" form of life.
separate. With a view toward open- presentation by Ray Fowler and Betty So far as I know, there is a concept of
ing up more dialogue between the Andreasson on Sunday morning. Bet- "judgement" at the center of every
scientific and religious disciplines, ty had said that she believed she was major world religion, and we may
especially from my own Christian chosen by God for her abduction by very well expect that UFOs, as a
point of view, I gave as my talk, the angels of God to help prepare the world-wide reality, have left this
"Faith, Theory and UFOs." human race for the Second Coming of mark in every religion.
Christ. A woman in the audience, Indeed, it is central to my own
The Sectarian Problem who was an obvious child of our view of what 'life is about." In my
After one of our evening meals, I secular age, did not want to hear Bet- M.I.T. talk I spoke of "God's game"
sat down with Dr. Hynek for a few ty placing such an obvious Christian being a faith game, and at the end of
minutes and asked him, "What has message right at the center of her ex- the game, God adds up our score. We
the CUFOS group done with the issue perience. And in Ray Fowler's book are now living in God's laboratory,
of UFOs and religion? And he said, on the abduction, he keeps offering going through a series of tests, and
"Not much." He also said, in effect, the option of saying, 'This is no our future beyond death depends on
that he was concerned about the over- longer scientific fact. This is Betty im- how we meet these tests.
all impact of UFOs on all religions, posing her Christian beliefs on the ex-
not just the Christian religion. perience." When we arrive at Betty's Can Science and Religion Live in
This is a serious concern, and it eagle, it seems like a good place to Peace?
hides a rather more negative question draw the line "scientifically." Yet,
I believe we in MUFON know that
which might be, "How do we keep there are really no good scientific
the religious questions must be faced.
UFO groups like MUFON or CUFOS reasons to draw the line there, only
It will not be easy. First of all, the
from being taken over by Christian reasons imposed by the skepticism of
Jewish-Christian community, which
evangelists?" our secular age.
represents the religious cultural
I think that Dr. Hynek, and many What are we to do about the "sec-
matrix in which MUFON operates, is
other "scientists," are rightly con- tarian" problem? That is, how are we
not a unified matrix, and will not pre-
cerned that people like myself, with a to listen to Betty Andreasson's
sent a unified response as the UFO
very specific religious point of view, message about the Second Coming of
religious questions are asked.
may turn our UFO groups like Christ, and yet remain "objectively
After Betty Andreasson's presenta-
MUFON into sectarian religious scientific"? Maybe we cannot.
tion, a woman in the audience came
groups, or maybe even nothing more But one thing the MUFON com-
up to me — an evangelical Christian
than sophisticated scientific cults. In munity can do is to learn to "objec-
— and she was in great fear. She was
other words, how can we, from a tify" the religious UFO stories, such
literally shaking as she talked to me,
scientific point of view, ask religious as Betty's. Christian scholars do this
and she had some tears. She had been
questions without "selling out our all the time. What do I mean? The
told that UFOs were of the devil by
science?" Christian doctrine of the Second
her church. If her church was right,
The tension is there, I felt it during Coming of Christ is basically a doc-
Betty Andreasson was an agent of the
the conference, and it cuts both ways. trine of coming Last Judgement. It is a
devil — a surprise to Betty, who
I spent quite a bit of time talking with doctrine that says that there will come
believes (as I do) that she is an agent
John Oswald, who has written a huge a time in human history when Christ,
of God.
manuscript, which uses a system of acting for God, will judge every
But a very large segment of the
logic to prove that the Christian view human.
Protestant — and perhaps Roman
of reality, and our current UFO view All the major world religions have
Catholic — community, as Cynthia
of reality, are logically identical, and a teaching concerning a Day of Judge-
Hind explained of her African En-
MUFON ought to be able to see this, ment. It is central to the Jewish
counters, will see UFOs as of the
and announce it to the world. While I religion, and to Islam, which is an off-
Devil. And Jacques Vallee seems to
agree with John that the Christian shoot of both Judaism and Christian-
make a good "secular demonic" case
reality and the UFO reality are ity. Although the Jewish religion does
to support this view (see my article,
basically "one," that is my "faith-," at not see Christ as judge, it does believe
"Demonic Theory of UFOs," in The
the same time, I can see many other all humans will be held accountable to
Encyclopedia of UFOs). The devil-angel
"options" or "theories" and so I am God, and likewise to Islam.
theory will not have a quick painless
not as frustrated as John with the cur- In regard to Hinduism, and its solution in the years ahead.
rent state of MUFON "unbelief." But child, Buddhism, the law of Karma is I can well understand why the
John has expressed his frustration similar to the biblical religion of MUFON scientific community (like
openly, and the "scientific" side of judgement. In other words, we live Dr. Hynek) would not want to be-
MUFON has to worry about this under spiritual laws, and if we "do
evangelical Christian view. well," we pass on to a higher form of (continued on nexl page)

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UFO SECRECY UPDATE H and ChutZpah By Larry W. Bryant

Only when the last book-length er: he (and it is a he, I'm told) might UFO landing and nuclear-missile tam-
treatment of the subject of uniden- have a grudge against the U.S. Air pering being turned over to the F.B.I,
tified flying objects reaches print will Force (who employs him at Ellsworth and the AF Office of Special In-
the world see an end to what is Air Force Base, S. Dak.); or he might vestigations; and the intimation that
known as the UFO hoax. Put another be a megalomaniac seeking a perma- the incident will undergo follow-up
way: as long as there's a UFO con- nent place in history; or a self- investigation and high-level classifica-
troversy, there'll always be someone appointed media-reformer bent on tion of the results. Finally: to anyone
ready, willing, and able to try his/her teaching the tabloids a lesson in with a working knowledge of the
hand at contriving a tale, or otherwise responsible journalism; • or any com- garden variety of official UFO docu-
putting one over on the not-so- bination of the above. Perhaps some mentation that's been made available
unsuspecting public. day hell tell all, and by so doing join to the public, this alleged incident
Fact is, right now, there's enough the ranks of such legendary hoaxers report simply fails to fit the mold.
hoax-related substance in UFO lore to as Clifford Irving (the pseudo- Perhaps lacking that degree of
produce an Encyclopedia of UFO Hoaxes. Howard Hughes biographer) and that knowledgeability, and at the same
Lavishly illustrated with examples of occasional medical doctor whose time giving the "leaker" the benefit of
hoaxed UFO photography, alphabet- celebrated written findings prove the doubt, the recipient tabloid chose
ically keyed to biographical studies of bogus upon independent testing. to launch a thorough check into the
the world's foremost (admitted) UFO document's authenticity. I'm told by a
In the meantime, all we can do is
hoaxers, and laced with just the right source close to the investigation that
savor the meat, juice, and spice of his
amount of wit and wisdom from the the officials at Ellsworth have bent
gem of a put-on. The three-page doc-
compiler, such a reference work over backwards to assist in the gather-
ument in question — typed single-
would be warmly received by so- ing of testimony and other data lead-
spaced on a blank form titled In-
called Ufologists, social scientists, ing to a resolution of the issue.
cident/Complaint Report — is at first
and, yes, those legions of future hoax- Everything thus far produced — in-
glance a typical account of an atypical
ers waiting for inspiration. cluding voice-stress analysis — points
event. All the names, dates, and
If it's inspiration they need, they to a deliberate, well-engineered hoax,
places are there. All the identity fac-
ought to find plenty in a recent case brought off with as much chutzpah as
tors of the principals (including social
study that would represent the any hoax in history.
security numbers) are there; all the
essence of the encyclopedia. We If the perpetrator in this case be-
particulars of who-did-what-to-whom
could call it the Alien Intrusion Hoax or moans his having been so premature-
are spelled out in the chronological
the Ellsworth Humanoids. Whatever we ly exposed, he might take some com-
narrative of the "Remarks" section of
call it, you can be sure it will serve as fort in knowing that he has indirectly
the form. In short, it makes a neat
a model for hoaxed extraterrestrialism performed a public service. For exam-
package. Too neat. For on the second
for many years to come. ple, his feat of foolery puts the UFO-
glance I'd given it upon receipt of my
The Ellsworth Hoax came to light research community on notice that
copy, I couldn't help concluding that
presumably as a "leaked" document, they are ever vulnerable to such a
this cleverly crafted account was
directed to the editors of a nationally trap as this. It also reminds official-
reveling in the chance to insult my in-
circulated tabloid that's known for its dom of the extent to which their in-
telligence.
sensationalized treatment of UFO en- difference to the perennial "UFO
counters. We can speculate endlessly In the first place, logic tells us that problem" can backfire at the hands of
about the motive of the alleged hoax- no document containing the details of resident clowns.
an official "close encounter of the But perhaps the ultimate value of
Religion, Continued third kind" would bear a security the Ellsworth Hoax lies in its inadver-
come any part of this religious (and classification lower than TOP tent contribution to the sociol-
sectarian) warfare. But in the name of SECRET. As it is, it's stamped "FOR ogy/psychology of the hoax phenom-
scientific objectivity, the battle will OFFICIAL USE ONLY," which tech- enon in general. In this connection it
have to be fought. The UFO facts, as nically isn't a classification. might be useful for one or two hoax-
they now stand, will not let good In the second place, the narrative ologists to acquire (via the U.S.
scientists ignore the obvious, that itself seems too good to be true: the Freedom of Information Act, of
there are huge religious dimensions to intruders on that night of November course) all government records per-
the UFO problem. And now that we 16, 1977, sporting exotic dress and taining to the investigation of the
know that UFOs are real, we have to weaponry; the challenging security hoax. That material ought to provide
face what may turn out to be a much guards mounting a feeble attack/- fascinating insight into the anti-hoax
tougher question: Real What? counterattack; the "evidence" of the mentality of the "authorities."!!]
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Letters excellent and revealing article, "A
Klassical Encounter," in the March
Response to Greenwell

issue (No. 157). His interpretation of


the resulting heated session is so Editor,
Abduction Effects This is a response to Greenwell's
typical of the rude, crude, and twisted
Editor, retrieval rebuttal (No. 161, July
distortions routinely belched out by
In response to Arkansas State 1981). Greenwell's anecdotal mate-
our great hero of the debunking
Director Bill Leet's letter in the May rials fail to provide convincing rejoin-
world. We should all be reminded
1981 issue (No. 159) pointing out the der to the testimony of individuals
that this mere handful of "Klassics" is
enlightenment that might be gained most of whom were not acquainted.
only outnumbered by about 10,000
by follow-up investigations into the The crux of this argument lies in
to 1. At least the positive side can
effects resulting in the lives of those failure to admit that the testimony of
boast no government funding. And
reporting abduction by or other con- so-called "junior specialists" may be as
what a pity; think of all we could do
tact with the alien operators of UFOs, significant, and at least as ethical, as
for scientific UFO research if we had
and noting no such reports of such the silence of so-called "senior special-
some.
studies have come to his attention, I ists." Greenwell must know that fail-
Mr. Fogarty's article in my estima-
would like to call attention to one ure to testify is not recognized as
tion, should have had a subtitle —
such attempt, of recent publication, evidence.
"Or, How to Insult a Guest in our
namely: Greenwell believes that junior spe-
Country." Mr. Fogarty should be
Direct Encounters: 'the personal highly commended for having the cialists may be less likely to maintain
histories of UFO abductees by courage to stand up to the "scorn, in- the secrecy of controlled data than
Judith M. and Alan L Gansburg, nuendo, sarcasm, and attempted char- one might expect of those higher on
published by Walker & Co. (720 acter assassination" for which Mr. the totem. Indeed, the list of String-
Fifth Avenue, New York City Klass is so famous. field's witnesses indicates that
10019) in 1980. Whenever I read anything about Greenwell might be correct. But such
This appears to be a first endeavor Klass & Co. ridiculing credible admission does nothing constructive
to determine the effect on the lives of witnessess such as Fogarty and Larry for Greenwell's thesis. Does Green-
a number of individuals in well- Coyne plus many others, it en- well really believe that junior special-
known cases .of abduction and to be courages me to redouble my efforts ists are more likely to lie than those
carefully and objectively done. into more intensive accelerated who have ascended higher into the
It may very well be that more of research. I would heartily recommend academic apex? What would be the
value will be learned about the UFO the reader to do likewise. The one basis of such assertion?
phenomenon and its significance by thing that bothers these absurd gentry The extended reference to senior
investigating the influence UFO con- more than anything is to have their specialists as "outside contractors" is a
tacts have on the individuals involved fanatical efforts and clumsy attempts subterfuge since essentially the same
than all the inquiry into behavior, at debunking completely ignored, controls exist for classified material in
motive power, physical characteristics especially by the news media and any government as in industry or in uni-
and the like of the reported craft. It exposure to the general public. versity work. Government funding of
would seem, after over 30 years of in- Now we have Mr. Fogarty's junior numerous experimental studies is well
vestigation, that these visitors are not agitator, Bobby Schaeffer. He is re- known. Support of these programs
likely to give us clues to their superior ferred to here in our area as the produces jobs. A senior specialist who
technology, knowing to what aggres- "Sorcerer's Apprentice," a sort of "yes is milking the cow, certainly does not
sive use we would surely put it, and man" for P. K. Mr. Schaeffer has want it to go dry. Neither does the in-
instead are trying to awake us to recently turned up here in San Jose, stitution being funded. The more de-
values we must first acquire for the California from the Washington, D.C. pendent one becomes on such fund-
sake of our own evolution. In any area and has already begun his seem- ing, and subject to departmental and
event, we can get some inkling of ingly obvious plan within this most administrative pressure, the less likely
their intent through follow-up in- active pro-UFO area group by infil- is one to compromise.
vestigations of those most directly trating Tom Gates' college lecture, Greenwell has indicated that the
affected (and perhaps chosen) — the visiting MUFON's Research Director, controls sometimes break, and it is
abductees themselves. Jim McCampbell, and appearing as a this writer's view that Stringfield's
Robert S. Camburn guest on a KGO radio talk show, witnesses may be an excellent exam-
Glenside, Pa. M.C.'d by a complete and admitted ple. So, as one might expect, the hole
disinterested communicaster. in the dike has appeared not amongst
Had Your Phil? Remember folks, the key word is those who have the most to lose but
Editor, IGNORE! As Dr. James McDonald out of the broad circle of those who
Three cheers for Quentin Fogarty, used to say, "Klass dismissed!" have the least.
our "Down Under" friend involved in Paul Cerny Virgil Staff
the New Zealand photo case, for his Western States Director Berkeley, Calif.

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HISTORICAL MT. SHASTA CASE its underside were two thick tubular According to Mr. Cerny, Capt.
protrusions, curved and tapered, Brown, 42 and a family man, seemed
By Steven Adams about eight inches around at the ends, well above average intelligence,
skid-like in appearance, but with no physically fit, in good mental health,
In an interview on May 27, 1967, Paul perceived function. Also, Capt. and, in short, a competent observer.
Cerny, then Chairman of the Bay Area Sub- Brown commented that he detected Capt. Brown claimed that he would
committee of NICAP, learned that Captain no exhaust trails coming from these be reluctant to report any future
jack Brown of the Mount Shasta, Califor- structures. sightings because of the way the Air
nia, Police Department, had encountered a Brown stated that after the ap- Force had handled his first report.
peculiar craft-like object in the early morning parent craft lingered for 3 or 4 Evidently, the Air Force insisted on
hours of a July morning in 1966. The minutes, it drifted off, moving er- his completing many tedious and ir-
following article is based on Mr. Cerny's ratically across the road and adjacent relevant forms and report sheets
report. fields "as if nonchalantly surveying before informing him that what he
the immediate area." Suddenly the and his fellow officers had seen was
At 3:00 a.m. while on duty and object shot off toward the slopes of something other than what they had
patrolling the northwest city limits of Mt. Shasta where it stopped and described.
Mount Shasta, Capt. Brown first hovered again before accelerating a
observed the object through his car's second time. It climbed eastward over CORRECTION
windshield. The UFO closed with the mountain and disappeared. A printing error appeared in Jennie
him rapidly, apparently on a collision The patrol car's headlights and two- Zeidman's comment (No. 160, June
course with the patrol car. To avoid a way radio functioned normally 1981) on the Klass-Fogarty exchange
crash, Brown swerved violently, throughout the encounter. In fact, about the New Zealand UFO movie
barely missing a ditch, and came to an Brown contacted his dispatcher, films. The word "disclosure" was
abrupt halt. Fear and plans to escape David Vacari, who after dashing to a substituted for "discourse." The
by foot in case the UFO exhibited window sighted the glowing object in sentence should read:
any further hostilities prompted the Brown's reported vicinity. Further- "I would no more attempt dis-
police officer to get out of the car and more, Officer Mazzeri, 8 miles north course with him (Klass) than with a
lean on the open door, one foot of Mount Shasta in the town of tantrum-throwing, hysterical 6-year-
planted on the door frame. Weed, spotted the UFO heading for old."
The alleged craft, a smooth disc, ap- the mountain but did not observe the
proximately 30 to 40 feet in diameter object hovering over the car because
and 10 to 12 feet thick, hovered the terrain blocked his view. (Mr.
silently 20 to 30 feet above the car Cerny saw fit to point out the absence MUFON
and emitted a blue-white glow which of electro-magnetic effects on
seemed particularly bright at the Brown's body and automobile: the 1030LDTOWNERD.
disc's rim. The intensity of the light captain experienced no paralysis or SEGUIN.TX 78155
hurt Brown's eyes as he gazed upward tingling sensations, and as previously
at the disc. The object had no visible stated, the car performed as usual dur-
windows or openings; however, on ing the incident.)

Director's Message, Continued (e) Develop a list of speakers vestigated, and applicable local
that are qualified to speak at UFO news.
schools, service clubs, churches, 7. Require MUFON membership
vestigator training courses. radio, television, and organiza- as a condition for participation in a
(c) The State Section Director tions seeking a program on State Section or local UFO Study
or his/her assistant to cultivate UFOs. (Speakers Bureau) Group.
the police agencies (city, coun- (f) A librarian to systematically 8. Wherever a state section group
ty, and state), radio and televi- accumulate UFO books and is organized and functioning, UFO
sion stations, airports. Federal publications. (Suggest that the sighting reports from Phenomena
Aviation Administration, con- • local group purchase an annual Research, the Center for UFO Studies
trol towers, etc. to report cases subscription to the MUFON •and MUFON will be directed to the
locally. Distribute UFO hotline UFO Journal as a contribution State Section Director for assignment,
number of the local group. to the public or school libraries.) in conjunction with the Chief In-
(d) Public Relations director to (g) Utilize CB radio for local vestigator.
cultivate in a favorable manner communications. 9. Local groups may elect to have
the newspapers, radio and (h) A Newsletter Editor to keep membership dues to support their
television for potential public- members advised of meetings, own activities, such as postage, sta-
ity. UFO sighting reports being in- tionary, UFO hotline, library, etc.

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Lucius Parish

In Others' Words
An article on "space ghosts" (beings be another of those regions where Fate, in which he says that UFO activ-
who seem to dematerialize at will) is UFOs are seen on a more-or-less ity in Wales' 'Terror Triangle" (the
featured in the August 25 issue of N«- regular basis. One photograph of scene of an alleged flap in 1977) has
tional Enquirer. Dr. Leo Sprinkle and anomalous lights in the night sky is in- been exaggerated, to put it mildly.
Brad Steiger' are two of the research- cluded with the column. Though there may have been genuine
ers quoted in this report. The The August issue of Discover, Time, sightings in the area, Evans' research
September 1 issue told of a giant UFO Inc.'s science magazine, has an article failed to confirm the startling claims
dropping balls of fire, seen over taking Dr. J. Allen Hynek to task for made by others who have written
Portland, Oregon, on April 3, 1981. having "tainted" the pages of numerous articles and books on the
This is perhaps Bob Pratt's last UFO Technology Review with an article on supposed flap. This issue of Fate also
article for the Enquirer. UFOs. There are, without doubt, any contains a revealing article on the
UFO Report has finally made its number of legitimate criticisms which committee for the Scientific Investiga-
reappearance on the newsstands. It is could be aimed in Hynek's direction, tion of Claims of the Paranormal,
now to be published quarterly and it but this is hardly one of them. written by a former member of the
seems that no subscriptions will be ac- The No. 23 issue of True Outer Space group.
cepted. The fall issue contains articles b Paranormal World has relatively little
by Dwight Whalen, James Oberg, of interest to offer, UFO-wise. Most
Wayne Laporte, Joseph Trainer, and of the magazine is taken up with
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by
DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE Walt Andrus

On Sunday, September 20, 1981, Pinotti (Italy), Barbara Schutte, John Manual, this would be an appropriate
Mrs. Idabel Epperson and her Timmerman, Donald Johnson, and time to evaluate and consider the
daughter Marilyn were hosts in their Mark Rodeghier. Mark Rodeghier is Swedish (URD) proposition.
home to an important MUFON to be congratulated for his outstand- In the August 1981 issue of the
Southern California meeting. William ing job in organizing and planning Journal, your International Director
"Bill" Hassel, State Director, presiding this conference. A San Francisco Bay elaborated on five steps to expand the
officer, introduced Joseph Kirk Area group of six was headed by subscription distribution of the Jour-
Thomas as his replacement as State Directors Paul Cerny and Jim Me- nal and MUFON membership. In sub-
Section Director for Los Angeles Campbell. sequent 'Director's Message" col-
County. Joe resides at 2220 South Another media for communica- umns, other ideas will be suggested
Beverly Glen No. 114, Los Angeles, tions was used on September 13th, that will help to develop MUFON as
CA 90064, telephone: (213) -when your director had the privilege a worldwide UFO investigative or-
556-2192. Holding a Masters Degree of visiting with Jane Thomas ganization. Frequently new members
in physics, he has been a research (LU6DSM) in Buenos Aires, Argen- ask the question, "What are the duties
specialist in electromagnetics for tina, via amateur radio station K5RF of a State Section Director?" In this
MUFON. As Chairman for the 1983 in Seguin. Robert Florstedt (K5RF) has edition of the Journal, we will concen-
MUFON UFO Symposium, to be a schedule with Jane Thomas for trate on procedures and proposals
hosted by Southern California, Bill every other Sunday at 1:00 PM that will strengthen our state
Hassel utilized the occasion to initiate C.D.S.T. or C.S.T. on 28.916.3 organizations.
planning for this prestigious event. megahertz. Jane had responded by let- 1. Organize state groups, headed
A unique feature of their meeting ter to our inquiry to set up an interna- by a State Director.
was an invitation by Marilyn Epper-. tional MUFON amateur net. We in- 2. State Director to select an Assis-
son to J. Allen Hynek and Walt An- vite others to join us on ten meters. tant State Director to cover a portion
drus to participate from Evanston, 111., Jane is best known for her work in of the state or actively assist the
and Seguin, Tex., via a telephone translating UFO accounts published Director in administrative functions.
loudspeaker amplifier. Each passed in Spanish to English for the Journal, 3. The State Director should seek
along greetings and an appropriate Lou Parish, Ted Bloecher, and others. and appoint State Section Directors
message for this auspicious occasion. Her schedule is October the llth and for one county or a group of counties
Your director answered questions 25th and November 8th and 22nd. depending upon population density
from the assembled group in the Ep- Dennis W. Stacy, Director of or geographic square mile area. The
person living room. Other MUFON Publications, represented MUFON at qualifications should be based upon
officers present were Willard D. the recent Second London Interna- leadership, interest, and time to
Nelson, State Section Director for tional UFO Congress as reported in devote to Ufology.
Orange County; Melvin Podell, State the August 1981 issue of the Journal. 4. State Section Directors are ad-
Section Director for San Diego Coun- He also substituted for Michael vised to conduct monthly meetings.
ty; Mrs. Ann Druffel, Associate Sinclair, International Coordinator, On many cases this is already being
Editor of the MUFON UFO Journal; who was accepted as MUFON's per- done in a local MUFON-affiliated
and Mrs. Idabel Epperson, Advisor to manent delegate to the Provisional In- UFO group.)
the Southern California group. ternational Committee on UFO 5. State and State Section Directors
The Center for UFO Studies Scien- Research (PICUR). Bertil Kuhlemann should be constantly searching for
tific Conference on September 25th (Sweden) proposed the international competent, interested people to
through 27th at the Midland Hotel in adoption of Project UFO Research recruit as Field Investigators, Research
downtown Chicago was a memorable Data (URD), a two-fold program Specialists, and Field Investigator
event for all of us who were fortunate designed to coordinate in-the-field Trainees.
to attend. We were especially proud data gathering with computer analysis 6. Each State Section Director
of the numerous MUFON members of the data. James McCampbell, should select and appoint members to
who spoke at this distinguished^ffair. MUFON Director for Research, will serve in the following capacities:
They were Alan Holt, Dr. Bruce Mac- meet with Mr. Bertil Kuhlemann and (a) A Chief Investigator to
cabee, John Schuessler, Dr. Irwin Stan Lindgren, both representing coordinate investigations
Wieder, Dr. Alvin H. Lawson, Dr. Project URD, to discuss inputs and ap- assignments in conjunction with
Ron Westrum, and Budd Hopkins. plications of the proposal for potential with' the State Section Director.
Other qualified speakers were Bertil MUFON utilization. Since we are in (b) An instructor for Field In-
Kuhlemann (Sweden), Gordon Mel- the process of composing the third
ton, Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Roberto edition of our Field Investigator's (continued on page 18)