taken from THE UFO CRASH/RETRIEVAL SYNDROME
Status Report II: New Sources, New Data
By Leonard H. Stringfield
informant is self-employed after serving a long career
with the Air Force, retiring with the rank of Major. He
was a pilot, as well as filling other special assignments.
During the mid 1950's, he seved in an official capacity
with the Ground Observers Corp (GOC), at which time I
was asked by the Air Defense Command to screen and report
UFO activity by code name, FOX TROT KILO 3-0 BLUE. During
this activity period, I was often in communication with
informant called me in the winter of 1979 when he learned
from Tom Shell, newsman for ABC-TV in Los Angeles, that
I had been considered by that network to be interviewed
for a major TV production featuring the UFO. My informant
said he recommended me, having known of my former work
in the GOC and as publisher of ORBIT in the late 1950's.
During one of our several discussions of the UFO problem,
when I cited some of the medical information relative
to the recovered alien humanoids, he confided that in
1952, he had attended a high-level secret meeting at Wright-Patterson
AFB and saw in an underground chamber one of the deceased
alien bodies in deep-freeze preservation.
informant recalls some of the physiological characteristics
of the corpse from his yesteryear observation, but admits
details are vague. He said the body, with its long arms
positioned straight down alongside it, was about 4 feet
tall. The head was large by human standards, and the skin
on the face appeared smooth and gray. No bone structure
was evident; eyes were open, no hair. The feet, he said,
were like an orangutan.
informant stated he had visited the Air Force's underground
complex in Colorado Springs and that some of the UFO material
that had been stored at the Wright-Patterson depository
had been transferred there. He also admits having seen
a portion of an Air Force movie which showed an alien
craft imbedded in the sand of a desert-like region. Aware
of this film, I asked if he saw the portion showing the
deceased bodies. (See Case A-9.) He said that at that
time of the movie review, he was preoccupied with other
business and missed seeing that portion.
informant disclosed that he is aware of secret Air Force
orders in the early 1950's which directed pilots on UFO
intercept missions to shoot down or ram their target.
He did not know of any successful mission of this kind
which forced down or caused a UFO to crash. In one instance,
he said, he was aware of an incident when a UFO was surrounded
by jets, but by its highly evasive tactics, it escaped.
support of the Major's information concerning tactical
operations involving the UFO and interceptors of the USAF,
Mildred Biesele, of Salt Lake City, Utah, who serves as
Contributing Editor for the MUFON UFO Journal sent me
the following item, typical of other reports known to
me since the early 1950's, in her letter of October 2,
1979, quoted in part, as follows:
heard you speak at the MUFON Symposium in Dayton last
year, and I am interested in your research on "Retrievals
of the Third Kind"... I gave a talk at a local library
last week, and in the discussion period following, a fellow
told me that when he was a gunner in the Air Force; he
had emptied his guns on a UFO and had taken pictures with
his gun camera that clearly showed the shells exploding
against the side of the craft. He said the camera was
taken off the wing of his plane when it landed and the
pictures developed. At 2 a.m., a couple of military policemen
came and got him out of bed and took him to the base auditorium.
They ran the 17 seconds of movie of the UFO over and over
and questioned him, and two other crew members until 10
a.m. He was warned never to tell anyone what had happened....
He said he had a wife and family, a good job, and a lot
to lose. He seemed afraid of the C.I.A., and wouldn't
even give me his name...."