Wednesday, August 04, 2004

The Cold War's Classified Skyhook Program
A Participant's Revelations - By B.D. Gildenberg

Classified high-altitude, long-duration flights of huge Skyhook balloons, which often returned their secret payloads to the surface, began in 1947 and continued for several decades. This secret Cold War program was the likely progenitor of many key aspects of UFO mythology.
BRETT HOLMAN -PRA - University of Melbourne +61 3 8344 7307
IT Manager, School of Earth Sciences * IT Support, Astrophysics Group
"An article like this proves very little - it's pretty thin onspecific times, dates and places of the Skyhook flights and the associated retrieval missions. With those in hand, it should be easy enough to correlate with reported UFO sightings. Until then,it's just another interesting claim."
Skeptical Inquirer magazine : May 2004