First Director, CIA - 1947-1950
"It is time for the truth to be brought out...Behind the scenes, high ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense....I urge immediate Congressional action to reduce the dangers from secrecy about Unidentified Flying Objects." (Note his concern is not for the dangers from the objects but the dangers from the secrecy.)
Aliens from Space, Major Donald E. Keyhoe, 1975
"I would do it [study UFOs], but before agreeing to do it, we must insist upon full access to discs recovered. For instance in the L.A. case, the Army grabbed it and would not let us have it for cursory examination"
Letter to Clyde Tolson, July 15, 1947
James E. McDonald, PhD Senior Physicist, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, University of Arizona
"The type of UFO reports that are most intriguing are close-range sightings of machinelike objects of unconventional nature and unconventional performance characteristics, seen at low altitudes, and sometimes even on the ground. The general public is entirely unaware of the large number of such reports that are coming from credible witnesses....When one starts searching for such case, their number are quite astonishing." Hearings before the Committee on Science and Astronautics, US House of Representatives, July 1968