Page, Thornton
Thornton Page of Johns Hopkins' Operations Research Office, editor of the Operations Research Journal, and an astronomer, sat on the CIA Robertson Panel in Washington D.C. in January 1953. Page and Goudsmit were both anti-UFO, but it was Page who kept cracking jokes about UFOs until Robertson reprimanded him. Later his opinion changed and in 1969, after reviewing the Condon Report, he stated: "How can we logically reject this theory when we accept theories of rotating neutron stars to explain pulsars? Of course, a better theory might be devised if more data were collected and the present data examined in broader terms."   Jan Aldrich: "Page took notes on the Robertson Panel Proceedings." Brad Sparks: "The notes revealed many details of AF case statistics and cited personalities not disclosed in the lengthy official Durant Report and Minutes of the Robertson Panel.  Page noted that of the 25% Unexplained AF cases none had "hardware," there were a "few" photos, about 100 radar-only cases, 17 Radar-Visual cases, and 10 Theodolite trackings, "all thru official channels."  Page noted the CIA building and room number of the Panel meetings never before disclosed (CIA Temp M-Bld Rm 1514)." Barry Greenwood: "It might be interesting to note that Page claimed to have helped organize the 1966 CBS 'UFOs: Friend, Foe or Fantasy' program around the Robertson Panel conclusions in a September 8th, 1966 letter to Fred Durant."