Publisher: Red Wheel
Dan Wright’s Take
This is a chronicle from the 1940s through the 90s, of UFO-related news that reached the Agency’s attention. These files released to the CIA website in 2017 do not constitute a tell-all file dump—though Agency officials might protest that assertion. To demonstrate, each chapter concludes with a section titled “While you were away from your desk . . .” There, UFO incidents of consequence in that same year, arising in the United States or elsewhere, are summarized. These are cases that were not mentioned in the 2017 cache of documents. A majority of these involved pilots, police, and other trained observers. As officially stated concerning the US Air Force and its Project Blue Book, events potentially involving a national security threat were withheld. One could expect nothing different from the CIA. The 550 usable files on the Agency’s website are, as a certain president under threat of impeachment once said, a “limited hangout.” Still, in sum they tell quite a story. – Dan Wright
About the Author
Dan Wright was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and earned an M.A. in political affairs from the University of Illinois. Following a career as a researcher and technical writer for the State of Michigan, he retired to Athens, Georgia.
Dan joined the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) in 1978 and thereafter served variously on its staff and board of directors. As deputy director he oversaw thousands of UFO investigations across North America. For five years he conducted a MUFON project to transcribe and analyze regressive hypnosis sessions related to possible alien abductions.