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Ufology in the Cold War Era

First Half: Frank Sheeran confessed to investigative author Charles Brandt that he handled more than 25 hits for the Mob, and for his friend Jimmy Hoffa. Joining George Knapp, Brandt shared evidence about Sheeran's involvement with Hoffa, new information on other famous murders, and the announcement of a film adaptation of his book.

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Ufology in the Cold War Era

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Date: Sunday - August 23, 2009
Host: George Knapp
Guests: Richard Dolan

George Knapp was joined by acclaimed UFO historian Richard Dolan, who discussed his exhaustive research into the UFO phenomenon during the Cold War, as well as the national security state and cover-ups. "I did not appreciate it until I truly started digging into it, myself, and then I had these 'wow' moments like every single day," Dolan said of the 1973 to 1991 era in Ufology which is chronicled in his recently released, and eagerly anticipated, new book.

Some of the many landscape altering changes to the field of UFO studies that he covered included: the strengthened Freedom of Information Act in 1974, the emergence of Roswell research in the late 1970's, and the schism that developed within Ufology over topics like MJ-12 in the mid-1980's. On the subject of US Presidents from that era and what they may have known about UFOs, Dolan revealed that a high level source told him that Jimmy Carter received a briefing on UFOs in June of 1977. According to this source, Dolan said, Carter was seen "with his head in his hands and he had apparently been very, very upset about whatever he was told."

Dolan also spoke candidly about the challenges of covering such an era of Ufology fraught with hotly debated figures and events. "In the eighteen years that this book covers, there are probably about a hundred minefields that I had to walk through to do this and none of them were topics that I really wanted to do," Dolan conceded. To that end, he stressed that his goal in profiling some of the more controversial researchers and stories was to provide insight into their role in shaping the history of UFO studies. "These topics need to be handled with an even hand," Dolan contended, saying that to judge their veracity is "not my obligation or even my duty."

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Knapp's News Links 8/23

A number of articles have caught George Knapp's attention in the last week or so, including stories about another batch of UK UFO files being released, 'intuitive archaeology' used to discover a lost colonial town, and an upcoming movie dealing with abductions:

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