On this date – January 9, 1969 -50 years ago today- the Condon Committee which was chaired by physicist Edward Condon issued their report titled “Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects and their conclusion was ” “nothing has come from the study of UFOs in the past 21 years that has added to scientific knowledge. Careful consideration of the record as it is available to us leads us to conclude that further extensive study of UFOs probably cannot be justified in the expectation that science will be advanced thereby.”
The Condon Report cost $520,000 and was commissioned by the United States Air Force. They also recommended that the Air Force close it’s Project Blue Book which had started in 1952 to study unidentified flying objects and UFO’s. The goal of Project Blue Book was to determine if UFO’s were a threat to national security and to scientifically analyze UFO data. Project Blue Book was terminated in December 1969.
I don’t know what they really came up with- if this was their actual conclusion or not but can you imagine if the report had said- yes there are UFO’s out there and they are visiting us? No- people would have freaked out- they couldn’t handle it. This was the only conclusion the committee could have came up with.