A retired Air Force official in charge of one of its most famous UFO research efforts said before his death last year that the effort may have been scuttled not because it was fruitless, but just the opposite.
In a clip from the new documentary “The Phenomenon,” Lt. Col. Robert Friend pointed to the sudden closure of Project Blue Book in 1969.
“Which would suggest what?” he asked before answering his own question: “That they knew what it was.”
James Fox, the film’s director added: “Or didn’t know what it was.”
But Friend, who led Project Blue Book from 1958-1963, persisted.
“Also the other way,” Friend replied with a telling grin. “That they did know what it was.”