Sign Historical Group
Peterbourgh, New Hampshire Transcript, November 23, 1967
Cong. Wyman Sees Interest in UFO Hearings
Cong. Louis C. Wyman this week reported that Congress is
showing "much interest" in a resolution he has entered to authorize
the Committee on Science and Astronautics to investigate UFO's.
Said Cong. Wyman:
"Much interest has been shown in H. Res. 946, a bill which I
introduced on Oct, 17, to authorize the Committee on Science and
Astronautics to investigate UFO's. There have been nearly 11,000
reported sightings of UFO's, most of which have been explained in
one way or another. But several hundred sightings have not been
explained, leaving a serious questions in many minds as to just what
there is in all this.
"Should it be established that some UFO's are extra-terrestrial,
which seems impossible, it would have a profound effect on U. S.
space policy. The same situation would prevail if UFO's were
identified as terrestrial but foreign to the United States."
Faster Than X-15
"The speed and maneuverability described on radar contact by
pilots observing UFO's indicates objects with capacities greatly in
excess of anything presently reported including the X-15 at Edwards
Air Force Base in California which had glided with jet thrust at a
speed approaching 5000 miles per hour.
"The Soviet Union is reported to have set up a project to study
UFO's following a series of sightings in the Soviet Union,
consisting of a government commission with a staff of 18 and some
200 additional observers.
"The Canadian Air Force is taking an official interest and the
USAF has an investigation underway at Boulder, Col. at the present
"H. Res. 946 calls for an investigation under oath in which
the USAF would be but one witness. I continue to suspect that the
USAF knows more about UFO's than it has let on to date. This will
have to come out in the wash, but the wash' ought not to be more
rumor and speculation. It ought to be the reported results of the
record of an orderly Congressional investigation.
"The subject is too important to be left uninvestigated any
College Gets Calls
Interest in "getting to the bottom" of the UFO situation has
also prompted Franklin Pierce College at Rindge to list its
switchborad number899-3381as a reporting center, through
which information will be passed on to NICAP (National
Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena).
Dr. Clifford Coles, Dean said, Tuesday that three callsone
from Nelsonand a "very interesting" letter from Salem, have been
received this week, and reported to a NICAP official in Claremont.