We have quotes from 48 Scientists and
Science organizations about UFOs
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics UFO
The AIAA established a subcommittee in 1967 to look into
the UFO question. The UFO Subcommittee issued several reports and statements,
including in-depth studies of two UFO incidents. The UFO Subcommittee stated
that its "most important conclusion" was that government agencies consider
funding UFO research:
"From a scientific and engineering standpoint, it is
unacceptable to simply ignore substantial numbers of unexplained observations...
the only promising approach is a continuing moderate-level effort with emphasis
on improved data collection by objective means... involving available remote
sensing capabilities and certain software changes."
The Encyclopedia of UFOs, Ronald D.Story, New York:
Doubleday, 1980. The Subcommittee of the American Institute of Aeronautics
and Astronautics criticized the conclusion of The Condon Report as the personal
views of Dr. Condon, and added:
"The opposite conclusion could have been drawn from The Condon Report's content,
namely, that a phenomenon with such a high ratio of unexplained cases (about 30
percent) should arouse sufficient scientific curiosity to continue its study."
Dr. Robert M. L. Baker, Jr.
"The system is partially classified and, hence, I cannot
go into great detail... Since this particular sensor system has been in
operation, there have been a number of anomalistic alarms. Alarms that, as of
this date, have not been explained on the basis of natural phenomena
interference, equipment malfunction or inadequacy, or man-made space
In 1968, he made this statement concerning the one U.S.
radar system in operation at that time that, to his knowledge, exhibited
sufficient continuous coverage to reveal UFOs operating above the earth's
atmosphere during 1968 Congressional Hearings. He has specialized in the study
of motion pictures of UFOs and anomalistic radar images, and has concluded that
two of the most famous UFO motion pictures, taken in the 1950s, cannot be
explained in terms of conventional phenomena. Dr. Robert Baker was President of
West Coast University; author of two astrodynamics textbooks; head of Lockheed's
Astrodynamics Research Center (1961-64) and member of the faculty of Astronomy
and Engineering at UCLA (1959-71).
"From now on the universe is without further mystery"
Dr. Maurice Biot
"The least improbable explanation is that these things
UFO's are artificial and controlled. My opinion for some time has been that they
have an extraterrestrial origin."
Biot was one of the world's leading aerodynamicists and mathematical
physicists. Life, April 7, 1952.
"The discs use a means of propulsion different from
ours. There is no other possible explanation. Flying saucers come from another
Breguet was a French aircraft designer and manufacturer.
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
One of the branches of the Chinese Academy of
Social Sciences is the China UFO Research Organization (CURO). As of 1985, CURO
had 20,000 members, and two publications, the Journal of UFO Research and Space
Exploration. The Journal's first issue in 1981 included an article by Comrade
Bang Wen-Gwang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Beijing Astronomical Research
Society. The article stated in part: "In this field [Ufology], prejudice will
take you farther from the truth than ignorance... But with a topic such as UFOs,
where does the scientific method begin? And where does it end? This grand
endeavor would consist of the serious recording of the enormous available data
and the use of all scientific procedures for the purpose of analysis... China is
so vast, and UFOs are certainly being witnessed again and again all throughout
China, and China most definitely will evolve her own indigenous school of UFO
researchers. This is our sincerest and deepest hope."
Wen-Gwang, B., "The Aspirations & Hopes of
the Chinese UFO Investigator," The Journal of UFO Research, No. 1, People's
Republic of China, 1981.
UFO Scientific Conference in Darlian. In
1985, the government newspaper, China Daily, reported that a UFO Scientific
Conference was held in Darlian, with some forty papers presented on various
aspects of UFO research. Professor Liang Renglin of Guangzhou Jinan University,
Chairman of CURO, stated in the Darlian Conference that more than 600 UFO
reports had been made in China during the past five years. The article
concluded: "UFOs are an unresolved mystery with profound influence in the
"UFO Conference Held in Darlian," China
Daily, August 27, 1985; quoted in Good, T., ibid.)
Camille Flammarion, The systematic denial of unexplained facts has never
advanced science by one single step -, French Astronomer
Dr. Paul Czysz
"When I was at Wright-Patterson Air
Force Base, we had flying saucers that covered the distance from Columbus to
Detroit in the equivalent of about 20,000 miles per hour ... Zero-point energy
represents about 40-50 megawatts of power per cubic inch of space. That’s a lot
of power. If you could tap it at will, then no one would have to sell gasoline
or oil anymore ... Depending on the secrecy level, you have to go through a
significant background check. When you do that, if you’re in a very tight
compartment, you sign a statement that you will not divulge the existence of the
project or even answer a question that could acknowledge the existence of the
project. I know people today that worked on one of the things I worked on, and
if you asked them about it, they would say, “No, I have no idea what you’re
talking about.” They’re in their seventies now, but they still absolutely would
never admit that they even know what you’re talking about. If there were
non-earthbound sources of information, the people who were doing the design or
analysis work would never have any idea of where it came from."
Dr. Paul Czysz,
McDonnell-Douglas, Professor of Aeronautical Engineering
"I think that it is much more
likely that the reports of flying saucers are the results of the known
irrational characteristics of terrestrial intelligence than of the unknown
rational efforts of extra-terrestrial intelligence."
Richard Feynman an influential
American physicist and a key player the development of the atomic bomb,
Stanton T. Friedman
"1. To what conclusions have you come with
regard to UFOs? I have concluded that the earth is being visited by
intelligently controlled vehicles whose origin is extraterrestrial. This doesn't
mean I know where they come from, why they are here, or how they operate.
"2. What basis do you have for these
conclusions? Eyewitness and photographic and radar reports from all over the
earth by competent witnesses of definite objects whose characteristics such as
maneuverability, high speed, and hovering, along with definite shape, texture,
and surface features, rule out terrestrial explanations.
"6. Were there any differences between the
unknowns and the knowns? A 'chi square' statistical analysis was performed
comparing the unknowns in this study to all the knowns. It was shown that the
probability that the unknowns came from the same population of sighting reports
as the knowns, was less than 1%. This was based on apparent color, velocity,
etc... Maneuverability, one of the most distinguished characteristics of UFOs,
was not included in this statistical analysis."
Stanton T. Friedman was a nuclear
physicist and well known UFO researcher responsible for the original
investigation of the Roswell, New Mexico incident. From a prepared statement
submitted to the House Science and Astronautics Committee UFO Hearings in 1968,
he posed and answered a series of key questions about the UFO phenomenon.
Dr. Pierre Guérin
"At the very least, it is already possible to
show scientifically the evidence for physico-chemical modifications affecting
sometimes the ground of alleged landing sites, as well as the effects produced
on the vegetation. Such research has already begun and doesn't necessarily
require large sums."
"The UFO problem in its totality,
nevertheless, cannot be really understood unless our science someday is able to
propose physical models that take into account the observed phenomena. We are
not able to know if this will ever occur, and in any event, we are still very
far from that stage."
Dr. Pierre Guérin, senior researcher at
the French National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS), has written
extensively about the need for scientific research in the UFO field. He was
concluding a summary of the UFO evidence published in Sciences & Avenir in 1972.
Guérin, P., "Le Dossier des Objets Volants Non Identifiés," Sciences & Avenir,
No. 307, Paris, September 1972.
Dr. Richard F. Haines
"What I found [in doing research for the book
Project Delta] was compelling evidence to claim that most of these aerial
objects far exceeded the terrestrial technology of the era in which they were
seen. I was forced to conclude that there is a great likelihood that Earth is
being visited by highly advanced aerospace vehicles under highly 'intelligent'
"We're not dealing with mental projections or hallucinations on the part of the
witness but with a real physical phenomenon."
"Reports of anomalous aerial objects (AAO) appearing in the atmosphere continue
to be made by pilots of almost every airline and air force of the world in
addition to private and experimental test pilots. This paper presents a review
of 56 reports of AAO in which electromagnetic effects (E-M) take place on-board
the aircraft when the phenomenon is located nearby but not before it appeared or
after it had departed.
"Reported E-M effects included radio interference or total failure, radar
contact with and without simultaneous visual contact, magnetic and/or
gyro-compass deviations, automatic direction finder failure or interference,
engine stopping or interruption, dimming cabin lights, transponder failure, and
military aircraft weapon system failure."
Observing UFO's, Haines, Dr. Richard, Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1980.
Haines, a retired NASA senior research scientist at Ames Research Center and
the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science where he worked on the
International Space Station, from the preface of his book, CE-5, 1998. Dr.
Haines was also a psychologist specializing in pilot and astronaut "human
factors" research for the Ames NASA Research Center in California, from where he
retired in 1988 as Chief of the Space Human Factors Office.
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