Perhaps something substantive is coming out of the MUFON Symposium in Kentucky.
Leonard Stringfield had been a central figure in UFO research after having his own visual encounter during WWII. In 1954 Stringfield created Civilian Research, Interplanetary Flying Objects (CRIFO), and was approached by the Air Force to cooperate in mutual sharing of sighting reports. Author of several books on the subject, and collaborator on others, there are probably few people with more information and more detailed information out there.
From The Examiner.com
Sixty volumes of “meticulous UFO research over 30 years” by the late Ufologist Leonard H. Stringfield were donated to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), according to an August 3, 2012, announcement by MUFON Executive Director David MacDonald who spoke at the organization’s annual symposium.
“In those 60 volumes we have government interference, the FBI and CIA stopping the ufologists at any cost,” Ventre said. “He names Donald Rumbsfeld and President Ford as being briefed on UFOs by J. Allen Hynek. He talks about UFO investigators being beaten or receiving death threats. He names heads of state that knew. He even has actor Jackie Gleason’s contact information in there. There is a lot of explosive information in there.”
MUFON Pennsylvania State Director John Ventre
Leonard Stringfield (1920–1994) was an American Ufologist who took particular interest in crashed flying saucer stories. His contacts in the medical field gave him the first descriptions of the alien bodies allegedly recovered at Roswell or elsewhere.
MUFON plans to digitize the files and make them available to researchers.
At least Stringfield’s field of interest is not so ephemeral as lights in the sky, as he seems to want to know about objects on the ground, and their intent. and will hopefully not be blacked out like such government documents as have been released typically are. For myself, I expect that what will come of this is more unconfirmed data. More of what the believers already believe. More of what the detractors will say is inconclusive, hearsay without hard evidence.
In any case I hope that we here at GT can bring you as much information as becomes available.