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December 9, 2016
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January 3, 2001
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February 5, 1972
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Approved For Release 2001/03/04: CIA-RDP80-01601 R SAN ANTONIO, TEX. LIGHT FEB 51972 E - 116,344 S - 148,838 Air JP 'o'ree, CIA' [ The director of the Aerial Phe- nomena Research Organization (APRO), a group dedicated to scientific investigation of flying saucers, said Friday night in San Antonio "the more we know about some specific UFO (uni- dentified flying oject)Tcases, the harder such cases are to explain away." The comment came from L. J. Lorenzen, Tucson, Ariz., speak- ing at a UFO seminar sponsored by AFRO at Trinity University. Lorenzen castigated the Air Force and the Central Intellig- ence Agency for "deception" in reporting observed UFO cases and said the subject of UFO's has been "taken underground, where the CIA eels it should have been ong." Lorenzen said the goal of the APRO is "research and an objective study." deception has made it difficult to get reports on the cases that we need." "Sometimes," he added, "gov- ernment reports leave out infor- mation that would substantiate the u n k n o w n nature of UFO sightings." Lorenzen discussed several recent UFO sightings now under APRO investigation. Included is one report of a "glowing disc" spotted .by- a Kansas farmboy that left a pow- dery deposit on the ground. Lorenzen said no "current" Air Force or CIA investigation of UFO's is apparent. "But I'm sure," he said, "that the Air Force is still investigat ing such sightings as a matter of national security." Lorenzen says the most com 1. mon UFO sighting.5 have been . reported in all sections of the ? ration. He said there has been little tended the Trinity seniinar..Also, or no verified contact with occu- speaking were Richard Greens pants of UFO's. well, assistant APRO director More than 300 p e r s o If sat= and R. Richland Stanford. 4 Approved For Release 2001/03/04: CIA-RDP80-01601 R001400030001-6