[CNI News thanks longtime ISCNI member Density4 for forwarding this information from Brian Zeiler.]
Brian Zeiler reports the following:
"I recently emailed Rep. Scott Klug, Republican, Second District of Wisconsin, expressing my conviction that Congressmen should be interested in UFO secrecy as a legitimate issue. Here is [his] snail-mailed response:
"October 10, 1995
"Dear Mr. Zeiler:
"Thanks for contacting me over the Internet to express your concerns regarding unidentified flying objects (UFOs). It's good to hear from you.
"As you may know, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has undertaken many projects to explore the heavens for life. On Columbus Day, 1992, NASA unveiled a multibillion dollar string of radio telescopes in Puerto Rico, designed to listen for extraterrestrial communications. The privately funded Center for UFO Studies in Chicago, Illinois also investigates and holds archives on UFOs and extraterrestrials. Finally, Congressman Steve Schiff (R-NM) has undertaken efforts to investigate what is commonly referred to as the "Roswell Incident", as you mentioned in your Internet letter.
"I believe that the UFO phenomena is a fascinating subject and [I] will continue to support scientific research and investigation of it, providing it offers a significant return on taxpayers' investment. For your review, I have enclosed information compiled by the Library of Congress regarding UFOs. I hope you find it useful.
"(signed) Scott Klug
"Member of Congress"
Brian Zeiler then notes that the information package sent by Congressman Klug contained the following:
-- Memo from USAF Secretary Widnall [Sept 8, 1994] about the negative conclusions about Roswell
-- Roswell articles from the Washington Post and Air & Space Smithsonian
-- Bibliography of sources from the Library of Congress Science Tracer Bullet, Science Reference Section, Science and Technology Division
-- Directory of UFO organizations from the Encyclopedia of Associations
-- Excerpts from "The UFO Enigma", a government paper by Marcia S. Smith, Specialist in Aerospace and Telecommunications Systems, Science Policy Research Division, and revised and updated by George D. Havas, also of the Science Policy Research Division, Report No. 83-205 SPR, June 20, 1983; published by the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress.
-- An excerpt from OMNI magazine's Project Openbook series, focussing on Bob Lazar, who alleges that he worked on a recovered extraterrestrial vehicle at Area 51, and on Robert Dean, who claims to have had NATO clearance to learn of the documented truth about ET visitation. [Dean is now leading a grassroots effort to launch a Congressional inquiry into UFOs.]
"Overall," Zeiler says, "I was quite pleased with the lengths that Rep. Klug went to in order to respond to my email. I would recommend that everybody email the U.S. Rep. from their district to demonstrate both public interest and to see the level of interest in Congressmen. Obviously, somebody in Congress, if not Klug, demonstrated the interest and obtained the permission to distribute to constituents the possibly subversive claims of Lazar and Dean, which [to me] is the most intriguing aspect of all."
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