Attended the Mutual UFO Network 1978 UFO Symposium, Dayton, Ohio. On Saturday a program was presented by a Mr. Stringfield and ad an adjunct he introduced a Mr. Robert Barry. Barry discussed, and showed publicly, two letter he allegedly received from the CIA. My immediate opinion was that the letter were fraudulent. Sunday I was introduced to Mr. Stringfield and requested copies of the letters. I explained that I felt that the letters were frauds and the I thought I could possibly have them checked out.
The implications of the UFO phenomena go far beyond the particular phenomena itself. The human incapacity to objectively process such data indicates a serious weakness in the intelligence community. This weakness ought to be remedied and quickly if the United States is to be able to respond swiftly and appropriately to surprise attach indicators. The reason that surprise attack is such a basic ingredient of military success is that it is able to rely on a most dependable human blind spot. The inability of most men to objectively process and evaluate highly unusual data and to react to the data in a meaningful way.
The project "SEAL" had its origin in a request of the Commander South Pacific Area (COMSOPAC) during April 1944, to the New Zealand Government for an investigation into the potentialities of offensive inundation by waves generated by means of explosives. During the period from February to April exploratory trials in New Caledonia indicated that there were reasonable prospects of developing techniques for favourable sites. The request incorporated two — the development of techniques, and the application of these to a trial upon an operational scale.
Owing to changes in policy at a later date, the second part was cancelled.