By David F. Salisbury, 22 June 1998
(Stanford News Service, StanfordUniversity, Stanford, California)
Quote from the news release:
“In the first independent review of UFO phenomena since 1970, apanel of scientists has concluded that some sightings are accompanied by physical evidence that deserves scientific study. But the panel was not convinced that any of this evidence points to a violation of known natural laws or the involvement of an extraterrestrial intelligence.
The reviewers also made the following observations:
• The UFO problem is not a simple one, and it is unlikely that there is any simple, universal answer.
• Whenever there are unexplained observations, there is the possibility that scientists will learn something new by studying them.
• Studies should concentrate on cases that include as much independent physical evidence as possible.
• Continuing contact between the UFO community and physical scientists could be productive.
• Institutional support for research in this area is desirable.”