|WASHINGTON AP - Retired Rear Adm. Delmer S. Fahrney, once head of
the Navy's guided missile program, said Wednesday reliable reports indicate
thst "there are objects coming into our atmosphere at very high speeds.
Fahrney told a news conference that "no agency in this country or Russia
is able to duplcate at this time the speeds and accelerations which radar
and observers indicate these flying objects are able to achieve."
Fahrney said he never has seen a flying saucer but has talked with
a number of scientists and engineers who reported seeing strange flying
objects. He added there are signs that "an intelligence" directs such
objects "because of the way they fly. They are not entirely actuated by
automatic equipment," he said. "The way they change position in formations
and override each other would indicate that their motion is directed."
An Air Force spokesman said that service is still investigating all
reports but has found absolutely no concrete evidence that there are flying
saucers. He said that a majority of the reports are found upon checking
to have some logical explanation, but that a percentage remains unexplained.
Fahrney called a news conference following an organizational meeting
of a new private group. the National Investigations Committee on Aerial
Phenomena, of which he is board chairman.
Fahrney told reporters he has no information or preconceived ideas
as to whether the unidentified flying objects are from outer space, but
believes they involve "a tremendous amount of technology of which we have
no knowledge," and that their development must have taken a long period