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Sunday, August 28, 2011

UFO Critique

Diana Palmer Hoyt provided a graduate thesis to the Faculty of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: UFOCRITIQUE: UFOS, SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE, AND THE CONDON REPORT

In her abstract she wrote, "The history of UFO sightings and their sociopolitical context and consequences constitutes the broad subject of this study..."

It's an important, brilliant overview of UFOs, ufology, and all the relevant parameters of the phenomenon, from 1947 up to and including the Condon Report and its aftermath.

Click here to access the thesis, a PDF

2 Comments:

  • I think the whole Condon Report episode doesn't amount to a whole lot. The USAF simply wanted out of the business of running down every UFO report that came in and considering most of them aren't much and some of them were classified aircraft, I don't really blame them. The really compelling cases don't come up all that often and while it can get sticky when they do, it's better than the alternative.

    By Blogger Frank Stalter, at Monday, August 29, 2011  

  • Frank:

    You state the obvious. :-)

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, August 29, 2011  

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