Representatives call on US govt to re-open UFO debate
Posted by dandare on November 13, 2007
Carrying on from UFO Update (link here)….. however, extract below for easy reading;
“From PRWEB.com (posted 7th november,2007) “Pilots to tell their UFO stories for the first time” . The original source is from http://www.freedomofinfo.org/ (see this link for more. It will be held at the National Press Club, on the 12th november,2007, 11am.
Those to give evidence will be:
Fife Symington, Former Arizona Governor, Moderator
Ray Bowyer, Captain, Aurigny Air Services, Channel Islands
Rodrigo Bravo, Captain and Pilot for the Aviation Army of Chile
General Wilfried De Brouwer, former Deputy Chief of Staff, Belgian Air Force (Ret.)
John Callahan, Chief of Accidents and Investigations for the FAA, 1980’s (Ret.)
Dr. Anthony Choy, founder, 2001, OIFAA, Peruvian Air Force
Jean-Claude Duboc, Captain, Air France (Ret.)
Charles I. Halt, Col. USAF (Ret.), Former Director, Inspections Directorate, DOD I.G.
General Parviz Jafari, Iranian Air Force (Ret.)
Jim Penniston, TSgt USAF (Ret.)
Dr. Claude Poher, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales, founder, French GEPAN
Nick Pope, Ministry of Defence, UK, 1985-2006
Dr. Jean-Claude Ribes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France, 1963-98
Comandante Oscar Santa Maria, Peruvian Air Force (Ret.)
“Representatives from France, England, Belgium, Chile, Peru, Iran and the US will call for the US Government to join in an international dialogue and re-open its investigation – which the Air Force shut down over 30 years ago – in cooperation with other governments currently dealing with this unusual and controversial phenomenon” (extract from article). I hope this not alot of hype, with little substance, although those involved above, are good witnesses to ufo sightings/phenomena. We will have to see.
*** update to this (posted today) from CNN relating to this meeting “Symington: I saw a UFO in the Arizona sky“….**** Also it seems, following on from the Larry King show last night (9th november), that “……this is just to establish the fact that the phenomenon is real and it’s happening worldwide” (extract from transcript of the show)”. (posted 11th november,2007).
In Reuters, (posted 12th november) “former piolts and officials call for new US ufo probe“.
“An international panel of two dozen former pilots and government officials called on the U.S. government on Monday to reopen its generation-old UFO investigation as a matter of safety and security given continuing reports about flying discs, glowing spheres and other strange sightings.” (extract from article).
Other sources are :
“Symington: I saw UFO in Arizona sky” (posted by azcentral.com 12th november,2007)
Comments on both this event and Larry king’s show can be found from the American Chronicle “Larry King:Friday’s UFO show………Bang or Bust” (posted 12th november,2007).
KPHO.com (posted 12th november) with video links “Phoenix lights discussed in D.C.” One video on what symington saw (from meeting), and the other video on the pheonix lights.
It seems many news outlets have just repeated the Reuters article…..
Other articles of interest:
Daily telegraph “The role of UFOs in the 2008 US elections” (10th november 2007), not pacifically about the meeting, (but more about Kucinuch’s comments)…… but some good quotes such as “”It would be nice if a president would accept the evidence and tell the military to cut the crap and give us the facts”.
ctv.ca (posted 11th november) “Group urges U.S. to re-open UFO investigations“. This article was written the day before..
UPDATE 14th november,2007:
Sorry this post might be getting a bit confusing…. however, more articles have been added to the list of those above, talking about this conference (there are others, but many repeat the same information).
From the blog, crossing point of Light ” call for US to re-open UFO file“, who quotes Bijanc.wordpress.com as the source. At this blog, an interesting post “From Blue book to X Files: Washington UFO event features Brass and poles“.
From Fox news (posted 13th november,2007) “Pilots urge Government to investigate UFOs“.
Form the BBC (posted 13th november,2007) “call for US to re-open UFO file“.
The daily mail “Experts call on US government to reopen UFO investigations” (posted 13th november,2007).
Also it has come to my attention that this event was not organized by the national press club, but by a video production company….called FCZ Media, (owned by james fox- tim coleman and boris zubov.
In the Denver Post (posted 13th november) “colo. group calls for investigation of UFOs“. It mentions “An international UFO group based in Colorado supports a call from pilots and former government officials to the U.S. government to reopen its investigation of UFO sightings to secure the skies” (extract from article).
If there is a video, i will endeavour to find it and post the link here.
At this time, i can only find 2 short (about 2 mins long) videos about this, both at CNN.
The first link is at “They believe in UFO’s” and the second is “High level UFO Meeting” on you tube (from cnn report on the meeting…unable to embed the video).
ok i have it now: please see immediately below for video “high level UFO meeting”
*** also Anderson Cooper CNN show (12th november,2007) talks about UFO close encounters, and has some clips from the conference….. (video length ..around 7 mins)
Also wolf blitzer covers the conference (3 mins)
Update 8th january 2008
Finally (and thanks to the poster on google video) we have a 1 hour 34 minute video of this event
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