I would like nothing more than the proof of various cryptids, alien civilizations, even alien visitors to be found. But that proof will come only through rigorous science and objective analysis, and by holding evidence to the highest standards of scrutiny. Born in south eastern Pennsylvania, i have found myself at one time or another living in Chicago, Cleveland, Raleigh-Durham, on the island of Kaua'i and finally landed on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. I have turned my hand to various professions from early work in 3d graphics to historic building restoration, carpentry and log home building to working in a bronze art foundry on the WWII Veterans Memorial. Currently I am a writer, script writer and working for a non profit organization called Empowerment Through Connection which is involved in equine assisted therapy for veterans, at risk teens and women.

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

From Wikipedia

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.

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  • The Oshmar

    I’m going to agree with you Henry, nothing new will come of this.

  • It makes you wonder though, if more of the same will make a difference. Does a preponderance of unsubstantiation ever reach critical mass and simply overwhelm doubt to become fact?

  • The Oshmar

    Well I guess that goes for conspiracies as well, if enough people believe in them it still doesn’t make them real though. It’s nice to get a compiled list of information but I doubt that anything short of a confirmed sighting by many hundreds of people recorded from multiple locations all at the same time will be enough to convince.

  • Rmon

    Physical evidence will matter. Evidence that has been confirmed by enough research institutes. That is the only way.