Egregious actions and blunders?
UFO Report magazine [August 1976] had an interview with J. Allen Hynek by Timothy Green Beckley [Page 18 ff]. This clip is from Page 20:
Hynek’s “marsh gas” or “swamp gas” explanation was for the Ann Arbor/Dexter/Hillsdale sightings in March of 1966, not April 1967.
This kind of inattention to detail is what has undermined Hynek by any serious UFO investigator or maven.
Adrian Vance provided an article for that same UFO Report magazine [August 1976, Page 36 ff]: Vanishing UFOs: A Dimensional Dilemma.
In Vance’s piece he related that Edward U Condon destroyed all the Colorado Projects UFO materials right before his death.
And in a following paragraph, Mr. Vance tells how Hynek mislaid some UFO photos and negatives that he (Hynek) took of a UFO himself.
Click HERE to see that portion of Mr. Vance’s article.
Can anyone substantiate the Condon and/or Hynek actions?
If either actually happened, it represents behavior that is egregiously unscientific and sickening, as Mr. Vance indicates.
Condon was a security risk, who should not have had access to any materials from the Air Force or any other government agency. We went after Condon’s security status right before he was handed the Colorado Project and you can read about our efforts here in a very early posting – the second one in the archive:
Condon's Security Woes
Hynek was just scatter-brained.
Is this any way to do science?
Is this why the UFO phenomenon is a joke?
Are UFO hobbyists investing their productive lives in a topic that is so befouled by past and present stupidities that they (the hobbyists) can be maligned for wasting their lives?
I ask you…