Thursday, October 17, 2013

NASA's UFO-Related Correspondence - Mostly from Schoolchildren!

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Inquiry To Robert Sheaffer Re UFOs (From 12-year-old) - 3-6-1978
   Inquiry To Robert Sheaffer Re UFOs (From 12-year-old) 3-6-1978
   Credit: Robert Sheaffer (Click Image[s] To Enlarge)

By Robert Sheaffer

      When the British government released the last of its UFO files in June, 2013 (all except for “copies of MoD papers, records or other information relating to internal discussion, policy and/or briefings in response to public statements made to the media and via the release of Open Skies, Closed Minds by Nick Pope during the period 1995-96,” that Pope insists must remain hidden), much was said about the apparently frivolous nature of much of the correspondence from the public. For example, "A letter from a school child in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, to the MoD, dated January 2009, asking if aliens exist after she had seen some strange lights, and including a drawing of an alien in a UFO waving." At that time I wrote:
When my name was included on a list prepared by NASA of people who might have information on UFOs (since they did not), I used to receive dozens of letters like this from school children requesting information. I would usually reply with just a page or two of skeptical materials, but I suppose that was not what they wanted to receive.
Now it's time to look at the correspondence I received when I was listed by NASA (along with several other groups) as a source of information about UFOs. Each and every such letter I received was from someone who had written NASA, asking for information about UFOs. . . .

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