Tuesday, June 12, 2007
NICAP's "The Year of the UFO" (April)
While several interesting reports are highlighted in the April calendar, the April 8, 1956 reference to an airliner over Schenectady, NY, also known as the Raymond Ryan case, is very important. Despite flying passengers on a commercial airliner, Capt. Ryan and First Officer William Neff were apparently instructed by authorities to pursue a UFO -- a clear violation of federal and air safety rules, no matter how one looks at it.. Though the facts of this astonishing case became muddied quickly by those same authorities, NICAP had the pilot's admission recorded on tape and filed safely away. If you aren't familiar with this case, enter the name Raymond Ryan in the NICAP search engine (link to NICAP is shown above on this page) and read several intriguing accounts right at your fingertips.