Do you believe the government is telling the truth about UFOs? Each of the government's major
   UFO studies–projects Blue Book, Grudge and Sign–claimed to have made a clean breast of things.
   Yet, according to JAHCUS's Clark, 80% of Americans "believe the government is hiding evidenceof  UFOs."
        David M. Jacobs, a historian at Temple University, says the government's own paper trail suggests there
    may be a good reason to distrust the official version. He points out that  between 1953 and 1969,
    the entire period the Air Force was responsible for investigating  UFOs, its officers operated under standing
    orders from the Joint Chiefs of Staff that made it a crime under the  Espionage Act to share UFO reports
    with unauthorized personnel.
        "This action effectively stops the flow of information to the public," says  Jacobs. "Only if Blue Book could
    positively identify a sighting as a hoax or misidentification would the Air Force release information  to the
    public."
         The rules, Project Blue Book advisor Hynek once remarked, made it impossible to evaluate  a UFO
    report as anything other than a natural  object, weather or atmospheric phenomenon, a hoax or a hallucination.
         Hynek claimed that the Air Force was also under economic pressure to reduce the paperwork that UFO reports
    generated. To help keep the work flow manageable, said Hynek, Blue Book made arbitrary rules. For  example,
    sightings reported by anyone under 18 were automatically disregarded. Toward the end of the project, enlisted
    men were allowed to summarily dismiss cases by claiming they were filed by crackpots.
          Now, many of the sightings that Blue Book and earlier UFO investigations refused to examine are about to come out.
    In 1980 a group called Citizens Against Unidentified Flying Objects Secrecy filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of
    Information Act that asked the National Security Agency (NSA) to open its files on 239  sightings.
    In documents filed under a top-secret security classification, NSA responded that revealing its knowledge
    of UFO activity would damage national security.
          But now, under revised declassification rules, many of these documents are being released by virtue of their age.
    Included among them are the Joint Chiefs of Staff communications about the Iran sighting. Historians and
    ufologists may soon have the final pieces of the great UFO puzzle.
 
 
 

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