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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Book

The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects

1956

2016-11-24

"During the past four years the most frequent question I've been asked is: 'What do you personally think? Do unidentified flying objects exist, or don't they?'

I'm positive they don't.

I was very skeptical when I finished my tour of active duty with the Air Force and left Project Blue Book in 1953, but now I'm convinced.

Since I left the Air Force the Age of the Satellite has arrived and we're in it. Along with this new era came the long range radars, the satellite tracking cameras, and the other instruments that would have picked up any type of 'spaceship' coming into our atmosphere.

None of this instrumentation has ever given any indication of any type of unknown vehicle entering the earth's atmosphere." - The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, 1956

And I suppose that's basically my opinion as well. If UFO's represented either spaceships or an unexplained class of natural phenomenon, we'd expect quantity and quality of evidence to scale with sensing equipment, but it has not, as far as I'm aware.