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ON THIS DAY IN UFOLOGY
On January 18, 1979, the Earl of Clancarty initiated a historic debate in Britain’s venerable House of Lords over a “question” previously requested by him. The debate lasted almost four hours, and not less that 14 lords stated for the record their pro and con positions concerning UFOs, and specifically , Lord Clancarty’s motion that Her Majesty’s initiate an “intra-governmental study” of UFOs, as well as his suggestion to set up a UFO Study Group within the House of Lords to look further into the matter. It was reported that within 48 hours of this debate, every single copy of Hansard—the official Parliamentary Debates records—with the UFO transcript was sold out.
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ON THIS DAY IN UFOLOGY

On January 18, 1979, the Earl of Clancarty initiated a historic debate in Britain’s venerable House of Lords over a “question” previously requested by him. The debate lasted almost four hours, and not less that 14 lords stated for the record their pro and con positions concerning UFOs, and specifically , Lord Clancarty’s motion that Her Majesty’s initiate an “intra-governmental study” of UFOs, as well as his suggestion to set up a UFO Study Group within the House of Lords to look further into the matter. It was reported that within 48 hours of this debate, every single copy of Hansard—the official Parliamentary Debates records—with the UFO transcript was sold out.

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ON THIS DAY IN UFOLOGY
On January 17, 1967, an article entitled “UFO Pictures Look Factual” was published in the Edmonton Journal in regards to several photographs taken by two teenage brothers in Lake St. Claire, Michigan.

DETROIT (AP) - A leading expert on unidentified flying objects said Monday that photographs of a “flying saucer” taken near here last week are apparently authentic.
Dr. J. Allen Hynek, chairman of the astronomy department at Northwestern University, also said the pictures are strikingly similar to other pictures of UFOs he has investigated.
Dr. Hynek, a scientific adviser to the U.S. Air Force’s Project Blue Book, which co-ordinates all UFO reports for the military, commented in an interview with the Detroit News.
Dr. Hynek had examined negatives copied by The News from the original prints taken last week near the Detroit suburb of Mount Clemens.
“Analysis so far does not show any indication of an obvious hoax,” he said.

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ON THIS DAY IN UFOLOGY

On January 17, 1967, an article entitled “UFO Pictures Look Factual” was published in the Edmonton Journal in regards to several photographs taken by two teenage brothers in Lake St. Claire, Michigan.

DETROIT (AP) - A leading expert on unidentified flying objects said Monday that photographs of a “flying saucer” taken near here last week are apparently authentic.

Dr. J. Allen Hynek, chairman of the astronomy department at Northwestern University, also said the pictures are strikingly similar to other pictures of UFOs he has investigated.

Dr. Hynek, a scientific adviser to the U.S. Air Force’s Project Blue Book, which co-ordinates all UFO reports for the military, commented in an interview with the Detroit News.

Dr. Hynek had examined negatives copied by The News from the original prints taken last week near the Detroit suburb of Mount Clemens.

“Analysis so far does not show any indication of an obvious hoax,” he said.

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On January 16, 1958, a photographer on a Navy ship at Trindade Island snaps what are to become some of the best known UFO pictures ever taken.
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ON THIS DAY IN UFOLOGY

On January 16, 1958, a photographer on a Navy ship at Trindade Island snaps what are to become some of the best known UFO pictures ever taken.

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On January 15, 1957, the National Investigation Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) had its first meeting of its Board of Governors.

ON THIS DAY IN UFOLOGY

On January 15, 1957, the National Investigation Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) had its first meeting of its Board of Governors.

ON THIS DAY IN UFOLOGY
On January 14, 1953, a secret committee commissioned by the Central Intelligence Agency met to review widespread reports of unidentified flying objects the previous year, especially over the Washington, D.C. area. The committee is generally known as the “Robertson Panel” after its director, Howard Percy Robertson — a physicist, CIA employee, and director of the Defense Department Weapons Evaluation Group.
Later declassified, the Panel concluded “that there was no evidence of a direct threat to national security in the objects sighted”, but that they could pose an indirect threat by overwhelming standard military communications due to public hysteria. As a result, the Panel recommended that a public relations campaign should be undertaken in order to “debunk” UFOs, and reduce public interest in the subject, and that civilian UFO groups should be monitored.
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ON THIS DAY IN UFOLOGY

On January 14, 1953, a secret committee commissioned by the Central Intelligence Agency met to review widespread reports of unidentified flying objects the previous year, especially over the Washington, D.C. area. The committee is generally known as the “Robertson Panel” after its director, Howard Percy Robertson — a physicist, CIA employee, and director of the Defense Department Weapons Evaluation Group.

Later declassified, the Panel concluded “that there was no evidence of a direct threat to national security in the objects sighted”, but that they could pose an indirect threat by overwhelming standard military communications due to public hysteria. As a result, the Panel recommended that a public relations campaign should be undertaken in order to “debunk” UFOs, and reduce public interest in the subject, and that civilian UFO groups should be monitored.

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An unknown airship passed over Chattanooga yesterday morning about 9:30 o’clock, proceeding in a northeasterly direction and in a straight course, as if on a long journey. The unusual sight was witnessed by many people in this city. Starting point or destination of the mysterious aerial craft is not known.

Some who saw it described the vessel as cigar-shaped, which would indicate that it was a dirigible balloon. These people say they did not see it through rings of cigar smoke, either, and that they were not victims of a pipe dream.

The airship seen yesterday above the city is thought to be at least the second to pass over this region within a few weeks. Some Chattanoogans saw a strange object in the sky recently and strongly leaned to the opinion that it, like the unknown visitor of yesterday, was an aerial machine.

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On January 13, 1910, the Chattanooga Times publishes the above story, entitled “Many See Strange Craft Pass Over Chattanooga”. The sighting is one of many chronicled by paranormal historian Charles Fort.

Braintree: Couple baffled by "UFO" sighting

“It appeared to be round in shape and although it was high up, you could just about make out the shape.

“But what caught our attention was the fact that it had a huge bright white beam of light coming from it.

“It wasn’t beaming down or in front, but straight up into the sky.

“We were so surprised by what we were seeing, we stopped the car to concentrate on it.”

"Kyle man sees UFO, and the theories fly." Hays Free Press.

“As my wife got out of the SUV and I got out of the other car, she began to reach for our son in the car seat, when all of a sudden I noticed this strange black/grayish ball just hovering in the sky,” he said in the report.
The ball seemed to be floating in the same direction as the moon.
“What is that?” the Kyle man asked his wife. “Look! Look there, do you see that black ball?”
“Yeah, I see it,” she replied, according to the report.
“What the heck is that?” the man recalls saying. “It’s just sitting there.”
He turned around quickly to grab his “smartphone” from the car seat, but when he looked back the object had vanished. After his wife had gone inside with their child, however, he reported seeing a second, cigar-shaped object resembling a long black line in the sky not far from a jet at a higher altitude.
While he watched, the object disappeared.

"Kyle man sees UFO, and the theories fly." Hays Free Press.

“As my wife got out of the SUV and I got out of the other car, she began to reach for our son in the car seat, when all of a sudden I noticed this strange black/grayish ball just hovering in the sky,” he said in the report.

The ball seemed to be floating in the same direction as the moon.

“What is that?” the Kyle man asked his wife. “Look! Look there, do you see that black ball?”

“Yeah, I see it,” she replied, according to the report.

“What the heck is that?” the man recalls saying. “It’s just sitting there.”

He turned around quickly to grab his “smartphone” from the car seat, but when he looked back the object had vanished. After his wife had gone inside with their child, however, he reported seeing a second, cigar-shaped object resembling a long black line in the sky not far from a jet at a higher altitude.

While he watched, the object disappeared.