October 1999
Return to UFO Folklore !

UFO Folklore recently was fortunte enough to receieve a copy of this book from Time Warner for
review at UFO Folklore. For many of you that follow UFO Folklore, you should recognize the author
Peter A Sturrock. He has been in many articles. You can easily view them at the Search Page using
sturrock as Keyword. Any way, I am in the midst of reading it and seems so far so good. As of
November 11 I will be able to publish chapter 1 so stay tuned ! Thanks Time Warner Bookmark
for the read !

 
The UFO Enigma: A New Review of the Physical Evidence
by Peter A. Sturrock

The first major scientific inquiry since the Condon Report

One of the major mysteries of our time, it continues to evoke intense public interest but has received scant scientific scrutiny—until now...

The UFO Enigma

For over fifty years, the modern UFO controversy has raged between believers and debunkers, with very little input from the scientific community. The only unclassified, government-sponsored scientific study in the United States was the Colorado Project, which led to the 1967 Condon Report advising the Air Force that further examination of UFOs was useless. Official U.S. investigation came to a grinding halt-while other countries, most notably France, continued with research programs that found dramatic new evidence.

Now, in a major report commissioned by Laurance S. Rockefeller, world-renowned scientists debate the physical evidence in puzzling cases presented by UFO investigators. The UFO Enigma overrides the Condon Report and concludes that there is much we could learn from further study of the phenomenon-if the evidence is carefully collected and scientifically analyzed.

An international panel of scientists grilled UFO researchers and examined dozens of cases including:

- Paris, 1984: Military radar confirms a commercial airline pilot's report of a gigantic disk, more than a half mile in diameter.

- Mansfield, Ohio, 1978: Four crew members of an Army Reserve helicopter give vivid accounts of an encounter with an unknown cylindrical object, during which their flight control system malfunctioned.

- Southern France, 1981: Police and scientific investigators find physical traces in the soil and biochemical changes in vegetation at the location of a reported landing of an ovoid object.

- Dayton, Texas, 1980: Three witnesses who observe a large, flaming object subsequently suffer debilitating radiation-type injuries.

A report on the conference findings along with supporting case material, The UFO Enigma is not about alleged abductions or government cover-ups, nor about purported hoaxes or "shared illusions." With its focused scope and sober assessment by a distinguished scientific panel, its findings may be even more challenging-and more disturbing-than any of us dared to imagine.

Commissioned by Laurance S. Rockefeller and implemented by the society for scientific exploration. With a Foreword by Laurance S. Rockefeller

A report on the conference findings along with supporting case material,
THE UFO ENIGMA is not about alleged abductions or government cover-ups,
nor about purported hoaxes or "shared illusions." With its focused scope
and sober assessment by a distinguished scientific panel, its findings may
be even more challenging-and more disturbing-than any of us dared to
imagine.

About the Author PETER A. STURROCK is emeritus professor of applied
physics and emeritus director of the Center for Space Science and
Astrophysics at Stanford University. He has received numerous awards
including prizes from the American Astronomical Society; The American
Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Cambridge University; The
Gravity Foundation; and the National Academy of Sciences. His other
publications include five edited volumes, two monographs, and over two
hundred scientific articles.