LEONARD H. STRINGFIELD
Leonard Stringfield(19201994) was an American UFOlogist who took particular interest in crashed flying saucer stories. Stringfield was director of Civilian Research, Interplanetary Flying Objects (CRIFO), and published a monthly newsletter, ORBIT. In 1957 he became public relations adviser for the civilian UFO group NICAP under the direction of Donald E. Keyhoe, a friend of his since 1953. From 1967-1969, Stringfield served as an "Early Warning Coordinator" for the Condon Committee. During the 1970s, he wrote a number of books about alleged recoveries of alien spaceships and alien bodies. In 1978, Stringfield served as UFO research adviser to Grenada Prime Minister Sir Eric Gairy. Privately, Stringfield worked as Director of Public Relations and Marketing Services for DuBois Chemicals, a division of Chemed Corporation, Cincinnati. He self-published "Status Reports" on alleged UFO "crash-retrievals" until his death. He died December 18, 1994 after a long battle with lung cancer. (Wikipedia) He (had) denied that the AF gave Keyhoe any official reports.  He was forced to recant in writing after Keyhoe confirmed it. [See Flying Saucer Conspiracy]. For two years the AF denied Keyhoe got such reports, even giving a statement to Menzel to that effect.  Menzel used it in a magazine article saying Chop's clearance letter was nonsense. The FS Conspiracy just hits some of the high lights of this feud. (Jan Aldrich)


Publications

Inside Saucer Post...3-0 Blue CRIFO Views the Status Quo: A Summary Report (1957)
Situation Red, Fawcett Crest Books 1977 (PB)
Retrievals of the Third Kind: A case study of alleged UFOs and occupants in military custody (1978), presented as a speaker at the Ninth Annual MUFON Symposium in Dayton, Ohio, July, 1978. (Unofficially: Status Report I)
The UFO Crash/Retrieval Syndrome: Status report II: New Sources, New Data (1980)
UFO Crash/Retrievals: Amassing the Evidence: Status Report III (1982)
The fatal encounter at Ft. Dix-McGuire: A case study: Status Report IV (1985)
UFO Crash/Retrievals: Is the coverup lid lifting?: Status Report V (1989)
UFO Crash/Retrievals: The Inner sanctum : Status Report VI (1991)
UFO Crash/Retrievals: Search for Proof in a Hall of Mirrors: Status Report VII (1994)

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