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Thursday, February 02, 2017

The Condon Brouhaha

This article (from 1966) by super columnist Drew Pearson -- he had a cameo in The Day The Earth Stood Still -- outlines the imbroglio between good guy, James McDonald and bad guy Edward U. Condon:
(I've left the article at full scan so you can mouse over it and click to read it.)

James McDonald was an exemplary UFO researcher, ostensibly for the U.S. Navy (which is the real fount for UFO information, not the U.S. Air Force).

Edward U. Condon was denied security access in his career because of some iffy Soviet associations.

(I've provided, online, our documentation and howling about him getting the UFO contract because of his security lapse. Condon told me he'd quit the Air Force sponsored study if the security issue were raised again, but no one, in national media, took him on and he proceeded to besmirch UFOs by design or ineptness. I think it was the former.)

You can see, in the Pearson article, that McDonald was vilified, unjustly, ending in his alleged suicide eventually.



  • Anyone who thinks that this "flying saucer" stuff is all crap will have to deal with the research and tenacity of Dr. James McDonald. Any mention of McDonald (thanks Rich)deserves thanks. For one of the best, and best written, UFO books ever see Ann Druffel's wonderful bio of Jim..."Firestorm" Wild Flower Press, 2003.

    By Blogger Dominick, at Thursday, February 02, 2017  

  • Dr. McDonald (may he rest in peace) stood out as an icon of decency and ethical behavior in a field flush with scalawags and con men/women.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, February 02, 2017  

  • In regards to you pointing at the Navy as the 'fount of all knowledge' - that's something that has been done by various researchers since the 1960's. Can you cite three concise reasons for having arrived at the same conclusion?

    By Blogger Theo Paijmans, at Thursday, February 02, 2017  

  • Theo...

    I've put my suggestion online many times.

    I'll do something on it upcoming.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, February 02, 2017  

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