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December 1, 1973
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STAT Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/07/23: CIA-RDP90-00552R000303250002-8 ',PORTLAND, ORE. OREGONIAN M - 25;q320 S - 407,186 1?,73 t; l ee ~? ~f`~i~ iCird 5 By VICTOR \ViLSON N'ashingtnn Bureau, Th" Ora9"ntan \VA.SIIINGTON --- So-called flying saucers are very real, but unrelenting federal secrecy has ohscured this fact for more than 25 years, according to one of the foremost authorities on un- identified living objects (UFO's). To those few in the know, says Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), about the only major questions unanswered on UFOs are (1) whether crews ai?e anything like humans physi- cally and in their thinking processes: (2) where in space they are from, and (3) what is the space aliens' motive in keeping earth under surveillance. Kcyhoc, \Vest Point graduate and, World War 11 aide to now retired Gen. Charles A. Lindbergh, and since 1957 dsrr:ctor of the National Investigations Committee of A e r i a l Phenomena (NiCAP), has helped analyze more than 11,000 UFO reports. The massive evidence thus assem- bled has convinced even the most skeptical of military general officers among NICAP's membership that UFOs are real. Why then, asks Keyhoe in "Aliens from Space," is a cover-up still maintained by the Air Force, and more rccently by the Contra Intelli- The hest he can answer is that "high officials," fearing a public reaction Ilia' could lead to panic and perhaps chaos, "are convincrd it is best to de- lay admitting, that UFOs are real," Keyhoe r-minds readers of this coun- try's Espionage Law, which prohibits private citizens from revealing any in- formation affectin defense of the Unit- ed States. Penalties can range from five years imprisonment to a;10,000 f i tie. A Joint Chiefs of Staff secrecy direc- tive, JANAP-146, covers armed forces airmen and airliner pilots and crews, Entitled "Communications Instructions for Reporting Vital lntelli??ence Sight- logs from Aircraft," it directs immedi- ate transmission of all data to the Arrnspacc Command and the nearest military command. "Under the provisions of JANAP- 146," Keyhoe explains, "hundreds of pi- lots reporting UFOs have been strictly muzzled and are still officially si- lenccd." As a graduate of the Pensaco- la, FIn, Naval Aviation Training Sta- tion, and a retired commissioned offi- cer in the armed forces, Keyhoe pre- sumohly feels he's covered as both a private citi:Tn and as a former flyin, officer. So there are limits to what he can say, Rut Keyhoe feels frep to report some astonishing thins about UFOs, official "policy" toward therm, and to draw conclusions and make recommenda tions. For example: Air Force policy for some tin(- has been to fire at UFOs when sighted and to pursue them when possible (some pilots doing so have disappeared). There also have been reports of UFO firings at earth objects. Several fatal '4Airiiner crashes have been attributed tt UFOs, and in other cases passengers hake been injured on commercial flights whose pilots look violent ova- sive action on sighting LiFOs. An offi- cial repot by it retired Army member of the Join: Chiefs said "the phenome- non reported is something real, not vi- sionary or fictitious," and UFO sight- ings have increased since America's space program went into high gear-. Keyhce's hook prose-i's an elaborate plan called "Operation Lure " by which flying, saucers with crews could be induced to land long; cnou^h for ob- servatinn via television, listening de- vices (for linguists who might decipher their language), motion pictures, etc. Coincident ally, a wceh before Kev- hoe's eon:: was published, the Gallup LSo11 report rd that 51 per cent of Atacri- ans it polled believed in UFO:. Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/07/23: CIA-RDP90-00552R000303250002-8