1969

  • 1969.0000 H Y Chiu on Condon

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    During 1969, H Y Chiu wrote an article entitled “The Condon Report, Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects” reviewing the Condon Report and arguing that the observed visit rate would require too much material in the form of spaceships.

     

     

     

  • 1969.0000 UFO Newsclipping Service

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    During 1969, the "UFO Newsclipping Service" was founded by Rod Dyke. Taken over from Rod Dyke by Lucius Farish in 1977

     

     

     

  • 1969.0100 MOD spokesperson on TV

     

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    MOD spokesperson on TV
    During January 1969, a British Ministry of Defence spokesperson (Anthony Davis) appears on British television in a debate on UFOs.

     

     

     

  • 1969.0100 NICAP on Condon

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    During January 1969, an article entitled “NICAP Disputes Condon Report” published in “The U.F.O. Investigator” Volume IV, No. 9, pages 1-5.

     

     

     

  • 1969.0106 Jimmy Carter's UFO sighting

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    6 January 1969 is the date given by Jimmy Carter (there is some confusion regarding the actual date) for his reported UFO sighting at Leary, Georgia prior to a Lions Club meeting.

     This incident is Case 32 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 65 of the books covered by that article.

     

     

  • 1969.0108 National Academy on Condon

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    On 8 January 1969, a National Academy of Sciences (“NAS”) panel produced a report providing an independent assessment of the scope, methodology, and findings of the University of Colorado study as reflected in the University’s Report. (Commonly referred to as “the NAS review of the Condon Report”).

     

     

     

  • 1969.0109 Condon report released

     

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     The Condon Report was released to the public on 9 January 1969.

     

     

     

  • 1969.0111 Press conference on Condon

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    On 11 January 1969, a press conference was held by Dr. David R Saunders and others to criticise the Condon Report’s conclusions.

     

     

     

  • 1969.0219 Discussion of closing Bluebook

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    On 19 February 1969, a meeting was held at Air Force Headquarters in Washington which discussed closing down of Project Blue Book

     

     

     

  • 1969.0400 Hynek on Condon report

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    A review of the Condon Report by Dr J Allen Hynek was published in the April 1969 edition of the “Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist” at pages 39-42.

     

     

     

  • 1969.0504 Jose Antonio da Silva abduction

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    On 4 May 1969, Jose Antonio da Silva (an orderly in the Brazilian Armed Forces) was allegedly abducted near Belo Hoizonte / Bebedouro, Brazil. He claimed to have been given a message which he said should not be passed on for several years.

     

     

     

  • 1969.0716 Extra-Terrestrial Exposure Law

     

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    Extra-Terrestrial Exposure Law
    On 16 July 1969, the United States adopted Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations (“14 CFR 1211”), since known as the “Extra-Terrestrial Exposure Law”, applicable to “allNASA manned and unmanned space missions which land or come within the atmospheric envelope of a celestial body and return to the Earth”. Revoked in April 1991. (Commonly referred to as “the ET law” or “the ET exposure law”.)

     

     

     

  • 1969.0720 Apollo 11 landing

     

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    Apollo 11 landing
    The Apollo 11 landing on the moon occurred on 20 July 1969. Various alleged sightings whilst on the Moon and during the voyage.

    This incident is Case 55 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 52 of the books covered by that article.

     

     

     

  • 1969.1000 Thornton Page on Condon

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    During October 1969, a review of the Condon Report by Dr. Thornton Page was published in the American Journal of Physics

     

     

     

  • 1969.1020 Bolender memo on terminating Bluebook

     

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    Bolender memo on terminating Bluebook

    On 20 October 1969, Brigadier General C H Bolender wrote a memo recommending termination of Project Blue Book. He stated that “reports of unidentified flying objects which could affect national security are made in accordance with JANAP 146 or Air Force Manual 55-11, and are not part of the Blue Book system”. Thus although “termination of Project Blue Book would leave no official federal office to receive reports of UFOs”, he commented that “reports of UFOs which could affect national security would continue to be handled through the standard Air Force procedures designed for this purpose”

     

  • 1969.1114 Apollo 12 sighting

     

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    Apollo 12 sighting
    On 14 November 1969, a sighting, involving astronauts Pete Conrad, Alean Bean and Dick Gordon on Apollo 12, allegedly occurred.

    As with several other alleged astronaut sightings, a wide variety of contradictory dates are given for the alleged sighting in the various relevant sources.

     

     

  • 1969.1129 Jennison on Ball Lightning

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    On 29 November 1969, a letter waspublished in the journal Nature entitled “Ball Lightning”, in which Professor R C Jennison (sometimes mispelt as Jenninson) of the Electronics Laboratories at the University of Kent reported seeing a glowing sphere float down the aisle of an Eastern Airlines Jet flight from New York to Washington on 19th March 1963

     

     

     

  • 1969.1217 Project Bluebook terminated

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    On 17 December 1969, the Secretary of the Air Force, Robert C Seamans Jr, announced the termination of Project Blue Book.

     

     

     

  • 1969.1226 AAAS UFO Symposium

     

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    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (“AAAS”) held a 2 day UFO Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts on 26th and 27th December 1969. Various participants (including Dr J Allen Hynek, James E McDonald and Lester Grinspoon) contributed their papers to a book edited by Carl Sagan and Thornton Page (“UFO’s : A Scientific Debate” (1972)).

     

     

     

  • 1969.1230 Letter from AAAS attendees

     

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    Letter from AAAS attendees
    On 30 December 1969, a letter sent to Mr Robert Seamans by Thornton Page on behalf of various attendees of the AAAS symposium urging that the Blue Book and Condon files be lodged with a research institute to allow further study.

     

     

     

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