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December 27, 2016
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June 12, 2014
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March 4, 1960
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'STAT . , Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release @'50-Yr 2014/06/12 : CIA-RDP68-00046R000200090027-0 - JOURNAL Circ.: m. 42,976 S; 59,580 Edit Other Page Page Page .frofit Date: i'TNG SAM:1M ALERT "flying saucer" is bak to p1,1:4(0 us. V,Thethet the Aififorce i-ifwUy apprehensive or -thereiy,i p uious isn't clear. 13ut it has sont its commands a fresh warning, to ',feat aii unidentified flying ob-1 :iccts ti:FO's) af, "serious busi- t ' ? There's a private "flying Saucer" ! ? research group, privately financed,? ' that has letig accused the Air '. Force inipublie of falsely describing 1_'70 repot s, as delusions and I hoaxes while sending secret in- s,'t ruction to its commands to be on ? the alert. Whether the new UP40 warning by the Air Force is just to appease 1, ? and quiet the flying saucer re- ? search group, or is genuine isn't 1 too clear. ? i . But the group's spokesman, vice Adm. R. H. Hillenkoetter (ret) and former director of the Central intelliggna.A8PncY, says "it's time , fdr the truth to be brought out in , congressional hearings" and that behind the scenes high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly con- cerned about the UFO's. The retired admiral charges that through official secrecy and ridi- cuiemanyy citizens are led to be- lieve flying objects are nonsense.. Be says the Air FOree has open.", a ted to hide the facts. ' If the Air Force considers the unidentified objects as "serious business" it is not In' the Public in- terest to keep that concern a ss- cret. We suspect the Air Force simp- ? ly doesn't know the answer and hesitates unduly to alarm the pub- - lic But apparently the Air Force is ?ever on the alert It has .investi- gated 6312 UFO reports since 1947 with 183 of them irr ,the last six ''' ? 40. ? ? Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release @ 50-Yr 2014/06/12 : CIA-RDP68-00046R000200090027-0