Tuesday, July 1, 2008

NICAP Alerts Members About the Movie

NICAP, the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, once the most popular civilian UFO study lobbying organization in the country, apparently followed the release of "U.F.O." closely. In addition to the UFO aspect, NICAP already had Al Chop on board as a special adviser and Dewey Fournet served on its board of governors.

Shown here is an article printed in NICAP's membership journal, the UFO Investigator, of August-September 1957 (producer Clarence Greene's name is misspelled). I'm working from an old photocopy sent to me years ago by another researcher, so I apologize for the poor visual quality. I remind readers that the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) sells a compact disc containing a complete set of the UFO Investigator for a very reasonable price, so please inquire of them via CUFOS.org, which you may also link to if you go to my main UFO blog page at robert-barrow.blogspot.com.

Also displayed today from the main lobby card are photos of Mariana and Newhouse, the gentlemen who filmed UFOs in the early fifties, and whose films survived extensive military analysis. The objects filmed remain unexplained. The black-and-white photo is another 8"x10" scene from the movie, signaling the initiation of Project Blue Book.