1970

  • 1970.0000 Strentz thesis on Press Coverage

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    Dissertation: Strentz, Dr. Herbert Joseph “A Survey of Press Coverage of Unidentified Flying Objects, 1947-1966”, PhD thesis, Journalism, Northwestern University (1970), 355 pages

     

     

     

  • 1970.0107 Imjarvi, Finland incident

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    On 7 January 1970, an incident involving 2 skiers, Aarno Heinonen and Esko Viljo, occurred in woodland near Imjarvi, Finland.

     

     

     

  • 1970.0121 AIAA panel meeting

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    On 21 January 1970, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (“AIAA”) sponsored a panel meeting in New York City, moderated by Joachim P Kuettner.

     

     

     

  • 1970.0328 Cradle Hill hoax

     

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    Cradle Hill hoax
    On 28 March 1970, a photo hoax was performed by members of the Society for the Investigation of UFO Phenomena (“SIUFOP”) involving witnesses/victims at Cradle Hill, Warminster. Commonly referred to as “the Cradle Hill hoax”.

     

     

     

  • 1970.0908 Captain Schaffner's crash

     

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    Captain Schaffner's crash
    On 8 September 1970, USAF Captain William Schaffner died when his Lightning jet crashes into the North Sea. It has been alleged by some authors that Schaffner had been pursuing a UFO.

     

     

     

  • 1970.1011 USAF Academy textbook article

     

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    USAF Academy textbook article

    On 11 October 1970, the US Air Force Academy textbook on space sciences was referred to in an article in “The National Enquirer” by Lloyd Mallan.

    The textbook stated that “there is some evidence supporting” the viewpoint that “UFOs are material objects which are either ‘manned’ or remote controlled by beings who are alien to this planet”.

     

     

  • 1970.1100 AIAA on Condon Report

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    In November 1970, the UFO subcommittee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (“AIAA”) published a statement entitled “UFO, An Appraisal of the Problem” in its journal, Astronautics and Aeronautics,criticizing the conclusions of the Condon Report and encouraged further study of the UFO problem. It concluded that it found it “difficult to ignore the small residue of well-documented but unexplained cases which form the hard core of the UFO controversy”.

     

     

  • 1970.1106 Status inconsistency

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    On 6 November 1970, the journal Science includes an article by Donald Warren entitled "Status inconsistency theory and flying saucer sightings"

     

     

     

  • 1970.1117 McDonald on radar

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    At the American Meteorological Society’s 14th Radar Conference on 17th-20th November 1970, James E McDonald gave a paper on “Meteorological Factors in Unidentified Radar Returns”.

     

     

     

  • 1970.1221 Scientology defamation claim

     

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    Scientology defamation claim
    On 21 December 1970, a defamation legal action by the Church of Scientology(founded by L Ron Hubbard) against the Member of Parliament for East Grinstead (Mr Geoffrey Johnson Smith) fails.

     

     

     

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