UFOs: Air Force Successfully Blocks Congressional Investigation – 1961
| No House investigation of the Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) will be held this session. The Air Force is understood to have succeeded in blocking it.|
U.S. Rep. Joseph E. Karth, chairman of the sub-committee that
By Bulkley Griffin
was picked to probe the UFO situation, predicted that hearings will be held in
the next session of Congress, which starts next January. Karth may get the
backing of House Leader John W. McCormack, D-Mass., in this plan.
Despite the Air Force pressure and prestige, men like House Leader McCormack,
Adm. R. H. Hillenkoetter, former head of the CIA, a considerable number of
veteran pilots, a few former Pentagon officials who were close to the situation
while in the Pentagon and other experts in the field of the atmosphere and its
sights, all disagree with the Air Force.
These persons hold that certain of the sightings constitute something real and
unknown, and demand investigation. Leader McCormack, Adm. Hillenkoetter and
others believe the Air Force has been withholding some information. The move for
congressional hearings will continue, it is indicated at the Capitol.
Source: The Ufo Chronicals