Science: The UFO Clans Gather

Some of the participants slipped out to watch a rerun of an old Star Trek episode. But most of the 350 delegates were more dedicated. After all, what brought them together last week in Fort Smith, Ark., was the world's first "serious" international UFO conference. It was also the first such gathering attended by U.S. official representatives.

As usual, the believers lambasted the Air Force and other authorities for suppressing UFO reports. Astronomer J. Allen Hynek of Northwestern University, the ranking UFO investigator and author of the recent book, The UFO Experience, accused the Air Force of "pigeonholing every UFO sighting as...

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