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Quotes from UFOs; Getting the Questions Right

The Air Force has found no evidence of any kind that anyone has ever seen, heard, smelled, photographed, touched, or in any way detected a trace of an interplanetary spacecraft. Extraterrestrial visitors have not arrived, and may never arrive. If and when they do, our Air Force wants to be the first to know.
Air Force consultant Dr. Donald Menzel, World of Flying Saucers pg 288-289
There never has been an official Air Force conclusion that flying saucers are real.
AF headquarters spokesman Lt. Col L.J. Tacker, Aliens from Space pg 9
The Air Force is not hiding any UFO information. And I do not qualify this in any way.
Asst. AF Secretary Richard E. Horner, 1958, Aliens from Space pg 9
The phenomena reported is not visionary or fictitious.... There are objects probably approximating the shape of a disc, of such appreciable size as to appear to be as large as a man-made aircraft... Apparent common description of the objects is as follows:(1) Metallic or light reflecting surface (3) Circular or elliptical in shape, flat on bottom and domed on top. (4) Several reports of well-kept formation flights varying from three to nine objects.... It is recommended that Headquarters, Army AF issue a directive assigning a priority, security classification and Code Name for a detailed study of this matter.
Chief Air Technical Command LT. Gen. Nathan F. Twining, Aliens from Space pg 7-8
There were some cases we could not explain. Repeat again. Never could.
Head of Strategic Air Command etc etc. Air Force General, Curtis LeMay, Aliens from Space pg 309
The Air Force has constantly misled the American public about UFOs... I urge Congressional action to reduce the danger of secrecy.
Pacific Commander of Intelligence in WWII and 1st Director of CIA Vice-Admiral R.H. Hillenkoetter, Major Donald E. Keyhoe USMC Ret., Aliens from Space pg 12
The general said it would cause a stampede....Also he said we didn’t have physical proof, like a captured spaceship, and a lot of scared people would grab at this to claim the conclusion was wrong, in spite of all the expert evidence. To hide the spaceship answer, the general ordered the secret analysis burned. But one copy was held out - Major Dewey Fournet and I saw it in 1952.
Chief of Project Bluebook Capt. Edward J. Ruppelt, Aliens from Space pg 17
The AF witholds UFO information, including sighting reports.
Maj Dewey Fournet, AF HQ monitor of Project Blue Book, Aliens from Space pg 309
Our study would be conducted almost exclusively by non-believers... The trick would be, I think, to describe the project so that, to the public, it would appear a totally objective study...
Condon Commission Administrator Robert J. Low
Air Force interceptors still pursue UFOs as a matter of security to this country and to determine technical aspects involved.
AF Headquarters spokesman Maj. Gen Joe W. Kelly 1953, Aliens from Space pg 39
We were naturally anxious to get hold of one of the things. We told pilots to do practically anything in reason, even if they had to grab one by the tail.
Air Force HQ Intelligence officer Maj Gen Jeremiah Boggs, Aliens from Space pg 45
In our squadron at least we were told to ram one and bail out, if we could do it without getting hurt. I don't know anybody that tried it-- I certainly didn't.
Interceptor pilot interviewed by Maj Donald Keyhoe, Aliens from Space pg 45
It is recommended that CIA surveillance of subject matter, in coordination with proper authorities of primary operational concern at ATIC, be continued. It is strongly urged, however, that no indication of CIA interest or concern reach the press or public....
Memo from Acting Chief CIA Weapons & Equipment Division 1952, The UFO Cover-up, Fawcett and Greenwood pg 123 pp
I had started out as an outright debunker' taking great joy in cracking ...... puzzling cases ...... My transformation was gradual but by the late sixties it was complete. Today I would not spend one further moment on the subject of UFOs if I didn't seriously feel that the UFO phenomenon is real...
Air Force consultant and Northwestern University astronomer J. Allen Hynek, Hynek UFO Report Frontispiece and Above Top Secret pg 129
I must say that if your listeners could see for themselves the mass of reports coming in from the airborne gendarmerie, and from the gendarmerie charged with the job of conducting investigations, all of which reports are being forwarded by us to the CNES (National Center for Space Studies), then they would see that it is all pretty disturbing.
Robert Galley, French Minister of Defense Feb 21, 1974, Above Top Secret pg 129