28 February 1989
(Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Missouri)
Quote from the article:
“Voluntary UFO organizations made up of concerned and curious citizens, are just about all that’s left now, at least officially, said Walter Andrus, international director of the Mutual UFO Network in Seguin, Texas.
Andrus said his organization has obtained more than 7,000 official government documents that he claimed reveal all branches of the military, intelligence agencies and even the State Department are collecting UFO reports.
‘The U.S. Air Force was simply a front to receive reports from the public,’ Andrus said. ‘The good reports never got to the Air Force, they went to the CIA and the National Security Agency.’ ”
According to the Pentagon, however, for more than two decades the Air Force and the Air Force alone led the official government investigation into alleged close encounters.”
NOTE: The newspaper date is 28 February 1989.