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Gordon Cooper sighting

There was an alleged Mercury 9 UFO report involving astronaut L Gordon Cooper on 16 May 1963.

This incident is Case 79 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 35 of the books covered by that article.

This incident has also featured in a list of cases produced by British ufologist Gary Heseltine for the Fortean Times in 2007 as part of a survey of various researchers of the ten cases from 1947 onwards that interested them the most.

 

 

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1. Web Resources

2. Book References

3. Other material

 

Web Resources

Discussed in a sceptical article at : Gordon Cooper sighting (1963)

This incident is discussed on the AboveTopSecret.com (“ATS”) internet discussion forums in Thread 191935.

There is a rapid turnover of UFO material on the Internet. Many links to material on UFO websites quickly become out of date. Therefore, instead of giving many links to specific webpages I have instead included below a search box which can be used to search various leading UFO websites at the same time. You can then click on tabs at the top of the search results to list only results from forums, only results from websites I have labelled as "skeptical" etc. I have included tabs for a couple of specific websites that I find particularly useful, including the valuable archives of the UFO UpDates email discussion List. The relevant websites are all listed in the discussion of the "UFO Searchillion" search engine in Section 2.4 of the "Free UFO Researcher Starter Pack" and continues to evolve...

 

The relevant search box is one of the two main tools on this website which are intended to help reduce the amount of reinvention of the wheel within UFOlogy. The other main tool is the collection of tables of references to discussion of UFO incidents, personalities and other matters in various books. Those tables can be sorted by author, length and date. I hope these tools are useful.

 

 

 

Book References

For discussion of Gordon Cooper (including this alleged sighting) see the following:

 

Year

Discussion by:

 

No. of Pages

1995

Beckley, Timothy Green in “Other Voices” (1995) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) (by George Hunt Williamson with Alfred Bailey) at page 28 (in the Introduction) of the Abeldard softcover edition.

1

1979

Beckley, Timothy Green in “The Total UFO Story” (1979) (edited by Milt Machlin) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 251 (in Chapter 14, entitled “Celebrities Who Have Seen UFOs”) of the Dale paperback edition.

1

1989

Beckley, Timothy Green in his “MJ-12 and the Riddle of Hangar 18” (1989) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 11, 12-15 (in Chapter 1) of the Inner Light softcover edition.

5

1995

Berliner, Don with Galbraith, Marie and Huneeus, Antonio in their “UFO Briefing Document : The Best Available Evidence“ (1995) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 182-183 (Part 3:Quotations, section entitled “Astronauts”) of the Dell paperback edition.

2

1980

Berlitz, Charles and Moore, Bill in their “The Roswell Incident“ (1980) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 17 (in Chapter 1) of the Granada hardback edition (with the same page numbering in the Granada paperback edition).

1

1968

Binder, Otto in his “Flying Saucers Are Watching Us” (1968) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 163 (in Chapter 15) of the Belmont paperback edition.

1

2004

Birnes, William in his “The UFO Magazine UFO Encyclopedia” (2004) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 99-100 (in an entry entitled “Cooper, Gordon”) of the Pocket Books softcover edition.

2

1975

Chatelain, Maurice in his “Our Ancestors Came From Outer Space” (1975) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 26-27 (in the Introduction) of the Pan paperback edition.

2

1987

Chatelain, Maurice in his “Our Cosmic Ancestors” (1987) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 26 (in the unnumbered chapter entitled “The Apollo Spacecraft”) of the Temple Golden Publications softcover edition.

1

1998

Clark, Jerome in his “The UFO Encyclopedia: The Phenomenon from the Beginning - 2nd edition” (1998) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) in Volume 2:L-Z at page 666 (forming part of an entry entitled “NASA and UFOs” at pages 663-667) of the Omnigraphics hardback edition.

1

2001

Denzler, Brenda in her “The Lure of the Edge” (2001) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 25 (in Chapter 1) of the California hardback edition.

1

1967

Edwards, Frank in his “Flying Saucers – Here and Now!” (1967) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 197 (in Chapter 10) of the Lyle Stuart hardback edition, at page 117 of the Bantam paperback edition.

1

1966

Edwards, Frank in his “Flying Saucers – Serious Business” (1966) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 120 (in Chapter 8) of the Bantam paperback edition, at page 127 of the Mayflower-Dell paperback edition.

1

1964

Edwards, Frank in his “Strange World” (1964) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 249 (in Chapter 118) of the Ace paperback edition.

1

1998

Fitzgerald, Randall in his “The Cosmic Test Tube” (1998) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 70-71 (in Section 2) of the Moonlake Media softcover edition.

2

2006

Good, Timothy in his “Need To Know : UFOs, the Military and Intelligence” (2006) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 5-6 (in the Introduction), 162-163 (in Chapter 11), 220-222 (in Chapter 15) of the Sidgwick & Jackson hardback edition.

7

2001

Greer, Steven in his “Disclosure : Military and Government Witnesses Reveal the Greatest Secrets in Modern History” (2001) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 225-229 (in Section 4) of the Crossing Point softcover edition.

5

1999

Greer, Steven in his “Extraterrestrial Contact: The Evidence and Implications” (1999) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 115 (in Chapter 15), 447 (in Part 4) of the Crossing Point softcover edition.

2

2006

Greer, Steven in his “Hidden Truth – Forbidden Knowledge” (2006) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 124 (in Chapter 17) of the Crossing Point softcover edition.

1

2000

Hansen, Terry in his “The Missing Times : News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-Up : News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover -Up” (2000) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 184-185 (in Chapter 5) of the Xlibris softcover edition.

2

1976

Hervey, Michael in his “UFOs : The American Scene” (1976) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 30 (in Chapter 3) of the Hale hardback edition.

1

1997

Kerner, Nigel in his “The Song of the Greys” (1997) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 9 (in Chapter 1) of the NEL paperback edition.

1

1997

Marrs, Jim in his “Alien Agenda” (1997) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 18-20 (in Chapter 1) of the Harper Collins paperback edition.

3

1997

Missler, Chuck and Eastman, Mark in their “Alien Encounters: The Secret behind the UFO Phenomenon” (1997) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 24-26 (in Chapter 1) of the Koinonia House softcover edition.

3

2001

Oberg, James E in “The Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters” (2001) (edited by Ronald Story) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 93 (in an entry entitled “astronauts, sightings by”) of the New American Library softcover edition, at page 92 of the pdf edition (with the same page numbering in the Microsoft Word edition).

1

2001

Oberg, James E in “The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters” (2001) (edited by Ronald Story) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 105 (in an entry entitled “astronauts, sightings by”) of the Robinson softcover edition.

1

1980

Oberg, James in “The Encyclopedia of UFOs” (1980) (edited by Ronald Story) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 26 (in an entry entitled “Astronauts, sightings by”) of the NEL hardback edition.

1

1982

Oberg, James in his “UFOs and Outer Space Mysteries” (1982) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 185 (in the Afterword) of the Donning paperback edition.

1

1991

Randles, Jenny and Hough, Peter in their “Looking for the Aliens” (1991) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 152-153 (in Chapter 17) of the Blandford softcover edition.

2

1987

Ross, Daniel in his “UFOs and the Complete Evidence from Space: The Truth About Venus, Mars and the Moon” (1987) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 22-24 (in Chapter 2) of the Pintado softcover edition.

3

1980

Sachs, Margaret in her “The UFO Encyclopedia“ (1980 (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 72-73 (in an entry entitled “Cooper, L Gordon”) of the Corgi softback edition.

2

1997

Spencer, John and Spencer, Anne in their “Fifty Years of UFOs” (1997) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 81-83 (in the unnumbered chapter entitled “1967-1977”) of the Boxtree hardback edition.

3

1978

Steiger, Brad in his “Alien Meetings” (1978) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 25 (in Chapter 3) of the Ace paperback edition.

1

1968

White, Dale in his “Is Something Up There?” (1968) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 131-132 (in Chapter 11) of the Scholastic Book Services paperback edition.

2

1988

Wilson, Clifford in his “The Alien Agenda” (1988) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 35 (in Chapter 4) of the Signet paperback edition.

1

1974

Wilson, Clifford in his “UFOs and Their Mission Impossible” (1974) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 35 (in Chapter 4) of the Signet paperback edition.

1

1975

Wilson, Don in his “Our Mysterious Spaceship Moon” (1975) at pages 26-27 (in Chapter 2) of the Sphere paperback edition.

2

2005

Wood, Ryan in his “MAJIC Eyes Only” (2005) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 249, 250 of the Wood Enterprises hardback edition.

2

1998

Wright, Susan in her “UFO Headquarters” (1998) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 154 (in Chapter 8) of the St Martin’s Press softcover edition.

1

1998

Wright, Susan in her “UFO Headquarters” (1998) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 153-158 (in Chapter 8) of the St Martin’s Press softcover edition.

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