NEW DOUBTS CAST UPON 1986 UFO CASE OVER ALASKA….the Japan Airlines Flight 1628 case. (by Robert Sheaffer):
“Leslie Kean is enormously impressed by pilot sightings, which she describes as ‘a unique window into the unknown.’ She writes that pilots ‘represent the world’s most experienced and best-trained observers of everything that flies… these unique circumstances potentially transform any jet aircraft into a specialized flying laboratory for the study of rare anomalous phenomena.’
However, Dr. J. Allen Hynek, the late USAF Project Blue Book consultant who Kean repeatedly cites as a respected UFO authority, came to exactly the opposite conclusion. On page 271 of his 1977 book The Hynek UFO Report, he wrote, ‘Surprisingly, commercial and military pilots appear to make relatively poor witnesses.’ Kean actually quotes from other pages of that book, but makes absolutely no mention of Hynek’s low opinion of pilot sightings.
Re-reading Terauchi’s own statements about the incident, I don’t think that anyone could call him an unbiased or objective observer.”
Terauchi, a UFO repeater:
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