November 7, 2007
Group to call on US
Government to Re-Open its Investigation.
"I believe that
our government should take an active role in
investigating this very real phenomenon".
The American public is not alone when
it comes to sighting what the US Air Force has labeled
Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). So too have former
governors, high level military and government officials, highly
trained airplane pilots and aviation experts. The phenomenon is
real. It happens worldwide. No one is sure about its nature. Experts
from seven countries will divulge what they have discovered about
UFOs at a November 12 panel discussion moderated by former Arizona
Governor Fife Symington (R) at the National Press Club (www.freedomofinfo.org).
Just one year ago, pilots, mechanics and managers from United
Airlines witnessed a metallic disc-shaped object hovering over the
United Airlines Terminal at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The clearly
observed object shot straight up leaving a hole through the clouds.
Despite the clear aviation safety issues involved, the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) never investigated the incident and
dismissed it as weather.
This head-in-the-clouds refusal to
investigate stands in sharp contrast to efforts by governments of
other countries to understand these incidents.
“I believe that our government
should take an active role in investigating this very real
phenomenon,” said Symington, who was a witness to the famed
‘Phoenix Lights” incident seen by hundreds in Arizona while he
“This panel consists of some of the
most qualified people in the world with direct experience in
dealing with this issue, and they will bring incredible,
irrefutable evidence, some never presented before, that we
simply cannot dismiss or ignore,” he said.
The group, using previously classified
documents, will discuss many well-documented cases, including two
investigated by the US government. The first involves a Peruvian Air
Force pilot who fired many rounds at a UFO which was not affected.
The second was an Iranian Air Force pilot’s attempt to fire at a
UFO, but whose control panel became inoperable.
“This case is a classic that meets
all the necessary conditions for a legitimate study of the UFO
phenomenon,” stated the US Defense Intelligence Agency document
on the Tehran incident.
Both pilots will come forward to speak
about these events publicly for the first time.
Fife Symington, Former Arizona
Ray Bowyer, Captain, Aurigny Air
Services, Channel Islands
Rodrigo Bravo, Captain and Pilot
for the Aviation Army of Chile
General Wilfried De Brouwer,
former Deputy Chief of Staff, Belgian Air Force (Ret.)
John Callahan, Chief of
Accidents and Investigations for the FAA, 1980’s (Ret.)
Dr. Anthony Choy, founder, 2001,
OIFAA, Peruvian Air Force
Jean-Claude Duboc, Captain, Air
Charles I. Halt, Col. USAF
(Ret.), Former Director, Inspections Directorate, DOD I.G.
General Parviz Jafari, Iranian
Air Force (Ret.)
Jim Penniston, TSgt USAF (Ret.)
Dr. Claude Poher, Centre
National d’Etudes Spatiales, founder, French GEPAN
Nick Pope, Ministry of Defence,
Dr. Jean-Claude Ribes, Centre
National de la Recherche Scientifique, France, 1963-98
Comandante Oscar Santa Maria,
Peruvian Air Force (Ret.)
Former Arizona Governor Fife
Symington will moderate a distinguished panel of former
high-ranking government, aviation, and military officials from
seven countries to discuss close encounters with what the US Air
Force describes as Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs).
Representatives from France,
England, Belgium, Chile, Peru, Iran and the US will call for the
US Government to join in an international dialogue and re-open
its investigation – which the Air Force shut down over 30 years
ago – in cooperation with other governments currently dealing
with this unusual and controversial phenomenon.
While on active duty, the panelists
have either witnessed a UFO incident or have conducted an
official investigation into UFO cases relevant to aviation
safety and national security.
Monday, November 12, 2007
National Press Club
Event open to credentialed media and Congressional staff only
James Fox, documentary
filmmaker; director of the acclaimed film “Out of the Blue”
415 519 9631
Leslie Kean, investigative journalist with the Coalition
for Freedom of Information
415 250 9791
High-ranking military officials and
government personnel from around the world discuss close encounters
with UFOs on Thursday, Nov. 12. To learn more, visit
Whatever your take, you'll be talking
about this long after Larry says good night.