On UFOs, UAP, etc.

The publication of an article on 2023-06-05 on this subject,

https://thedebrief.org/intelligence-officials-say-u-s-has-retrieved-non-human-craft/ ,

 featuring statements from David Grusch, a 36-year-old veteran of the USAF, NRO, and NGA, 
brought this subject to the world's  attention.

There are of course voluminous writings on UFOs.
A key, perhaps the most important, issue has been:
What has the U.S. government done to study this subject?

Let me suggest a valuable, well-organized, starting point on that question, 
a 1997 report from the Federation of American Scientists (hardly a wild-eyed organization):

<b>CIA's Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947-90</b>
by Gerald K. Haines


From that report:

[A CIA official] "also urged that CIA conceal its interest from the media and the public, 
"in view of their probable alarmist tendencies" 
to accept such interest as confirming the existence of UFOs."


Also, it is certainly interesting to Google the phrase
CIA directors UFOs 
and see what and who turns up.
James Woolsey, Leon Panetta, and John Brennan are all mentioned.
Also, former DNI John Ratliffe has spoken to this issue.
And way back (in 1960?), the first DCI, Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter, urged a Congressional investigation. 


Here is a really good overview of the USG/UFO situation up to May 2021:


It features extensive discussion with Leslie Kean, 
and briefer vignettes with other players and incidents in the UFO picture.

For another interesting article, dealing with Lue Elizondo, see


Elizondo's attorney, Daniel Sheehan, said 
<blockquote>there is “this extraordinarily bizarre process going on in the heart of the national security state bureaucracy 
where general officers, secretaries of defense 
are not being briefed in on something that is transparently within their jurisdiction.”

“That is a profound and fundamental problem that they view as being above their pay grade,” Sheehan added. 
“They know something is going on, and they don’t dare go there.”</blockquote>


The above is a lot of high-level people and journalists talking about the possibility of a cover-up of observations of UFOs.
But let's get down to the working level, members of, say, the Air Force who have actually manned American missile fields, 
and see what some of them have said they have seen.
This is not secondhand information, this is direct, firsthand assertions of what they have seen and observed, with their own eyeballs.
See, for instance, 


<blockquote>"Have we been ignored? 

For God sakes, we've been shut up and silenced," Jacobs said. 

"We've been ridiculed; we've had our lives disrupted. 

This is more than just being ignored. 

We've been treated like imbeciles."</blockquote>

And as to the psychological stability of these men, 

I am quite sure there was psychological screening performed before they were entrusted with such a key responsibility as 

having charge of a missile field, or being part of its security or maintenance.


In response to David Grusch's June 5, 2023 article, 

the aged Captain Schindele recounts his story of what happened in 1966 

in an article that appeared in a Minot newspaper, the Minot Daily News:


<blockquote>Air Force officials instructed the military members at the launch control facility and those who knew about the incident, 

never to speak about it 

and as far as they should be concerned, 

it never happened.


About a month ago, Schindele was one of former military members interviewed by the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) 


He said the “oral history reviews” were conducted with former military who have had sightings, incidents and encounters impacting national security. 

<I>“Sad to say, however, I have now determined that 

<B>AARO is part of the cover-up</b> 

and cannot be trusted,”</I> Schindele said.</blockquote>


For part of IAA 2024, see