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October 8, 1966
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11 .I31"I,. lMOJU SUN, Approved For ReI&QTa 20b `DEBUNKING' CHARGED ON UFO STORIES Researcher Says CIA Is Putting Pressure On Air Force Tucson, Ariz., Oct. 7 (A-The United States Central Intelligence; Agency has ordered the Air Force; to "debunk" stories on unidenti-' Pied flying objects, a University of Arizona physicist charged yester- day. Dr. James E. McDonald, senior, physicist at the university's Insti- tute of Atmospheric Physics, said, p f the. hush-hush policy has throttled, , suddenl r eclassified. y any scientific investigation of thcl objects. And he said there is reason to, believe some of the objects may carry persons from outer space on reconnaisanee missions over' the earth. ` ' '. Maj. Hector Quintanilla said the He made his comments in a.' :.talk major pcirtion' of the IJ53 report to scientists in the depart--,I had loo since been declassified.' ment of meteorology yesterday. ' ' He said its purpose was not toj However, just today the Air discourage scientific int~estlgation Force announced that the Univer-1 but to remove the aura. of danger Laity of Coloradohap.beeq: award- ,from UFO sightings Approved for Release 2004/02/10 CIA-RDP75-00149R000500070006-7 10 : CIA-RDP75-00149R000 ed a research grant of aboutl $300,000 to undertake independent investigations of reports on, unidentified flying objects. McDonald, also an adviser of the Navy's Storm Fury panel;t said he reached the extraterres-' tial theory reluctant after years! of research on the UFO problem. Discovered CIA Order While doing research at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, where the Air Force filed its fly! ing saucer reports, McDonald' said he discovered the CIA order! -with the notation that its role; not be disclosed.' McDonald said the' order was, attached to a' book of UFO inves-' tigations compiled by scientists: and calted the "Robertson Re- port." Completed in 19.;3, mane of the report was declassified ~' short time later. But Mc?,Donald noted that only three of its four sections were de-' classified and when, he tried to` follow up his original research by seeking photostatic co ies, it was At Wright-Patterson, however, the head of the Air Force Blue Book Project, which investigates UFO reports; discounted McDon- aid's remarks and accused him of STAT