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U.F.O. UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS THE TRUE STORY OF THE FLYING SAUCERS – FREE

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The most amazing thing about this film is the fact that it was made with the full cooperation of the United States government, and every scrap of evidence it presents was made available to any and all scientific agencies who wanted to examine it. Watch it and make up your own mind about UFO’s — but you’ll lose some sleep over it before you do.
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THIS IS HOW U.F.O. OPENS:
“The motion picture you are about to see is true.
It is not fiction. Much of the information in it has never been told.
You will see it for the first time.”

THIS IS HOW U,F.O ENDS:

RATING:  5 Charley’s – PLUS!
The promotional material for U.F.O. promises that this is “The Motion Picture Scoop of the Century!” Other copy points state: NOW! THE TRUTH ABOUT FLYING SAUCERS! And “SEE IT ALL AS IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED!and is still happening!” Additionally, one of the credit lines cites “With the people who actually lived the story of the U.F.O.”

LARGEDARD
The lobby card features the “TOP SECRET” Nick Mariana’s film. The Utah UFO fleet that Navy Chief Photographer Delbert Newhouse filmed. The unfortunate Mantell tragedy. The Washington D.C. aerial swarm “invasion” of 1952, and other dramatic UFO events.

In short, this film promises to be a bombshell, and in truth it is! There is no way you can watch this documentary and not come away with the impression that, way back in 1956, the United States Air Force was openly admitting that U.F.O.s were indeed real.  And reputable witnesses by the dozens were seeing, and also filming strange things in the skies.

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The original Press Kit for the movie. Notice the “newsy” editorial look. This design technique gives it a “torn from today’s headline” immediacy.

They weren’t ready to take the leap of faith required to make a guess that they are interplanetary in origin, but it appears, they were considering that option among other possible solutions. Except for one sighting that is debunked as the planet Jupiter, all the other sightings and films in the movie pass their rigorous investigations and are found to be “unexplained.”

MANTELL
The movie features the tragic death of Captain Mantell, but does nothing to try to explain it away. Years later, however the official verdict was “Mantell lost consciousness while chasing a weather balloon, causing him to crash.”

So the question this video poses is, what made the Air Force go from this open and serious cooperative investigation stance in 1956 to an official policy of complete dismissal and ridicule of UFO reports the carries though to today?

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At the end of the documentary, Albert M. Chop, states his belief that UFOs are a “real, physical phenomenon of unknown origin.” Chop is portrayed by Tom Towers, who was the Aviation reporter for the Los Angeles Examiner. He personally knew Chop before being cast
in the movie.

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In this particular streamed print, the color is terrible on both the Great Falls and Tremonton films. In the black and white version on YouTube, the quality of both films are much better. See the additional YouTube* postings below for better color prints of both films.

CLASSIC REEL
The only way I know of getting this channel is through RoKu. It runs about $6.00 (-/+) a month. It’s a treasure trove of classic movies. Has large selection of movies of all categories, and a tremendous library  of film-nor. New films are added daily. What’s really fun is that they use the original poster from the films for icons. You’ll find U.F.O. in the documentary section.

REFERENCES:
UFO” REVISITED
By Robert Barrow
UFOR
This great article concerning the documentary film, first appeared in 1976 in OFFICIAL UFO Magazine and was very extensive. The entire article [14 pages of regular type] was retyped into two web pages by Jerry Washington & Francis Ridge. Part one is the Al Chop story, of which the documentary was based. Part two covers the other persons portrayed in the movie.
Part One: The Al Chop Story
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Part Two: The Other Players
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TURNER MOVIE CLASSICS’ REVIEW
“There was something up there in that sky, and if they were not balloons, I don’t know what to think.”  So says the character,  Albert M. Chop in this 1956 documentary.
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NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW FROM 1956
THE fact that truth can be more engrossing than fiction is quietly and effectively demonstrated in “Unidentified Flying Objects,” which landed at the Mayfair yesterday. Clarence Greene and Russell Rouse the producers, reportedly assembled their material over a period of two years. They have re-created in black-and-white and in heretofore classified color footage of “flying saucers” the astounding events that have perplexed and/or frightened civilians and the military alike since 1947.
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The Captain Thomas F Mantell, Jr. Marker in Franklin, KY about the crash of his aircraft and death in pursuit of a UFO in 1948. Photographer: Mark S. Hilton.
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Remembering the Mantell Plane Crash After 72 Years
Franklin Favorite News – Franklin, KY – Jan 16, 2020
By Jodi Camp
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*THE UFO FOOTAGE ANALYZED IN THE FILM
AUGUST 15, 1950 – GREAT FALLS, MT.
NICK MARIANA
64 Years On, The Mariana UFO Footage Still Has Experts Divided

By Kieran Dickson – Thursday,  August 7, 2014
Good color footage included.
OUTER PLACES:
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Nick Mariana UFO Footage 1950 Great Falls Montana
This is footage is from U.F.O but the color is much better than the Amazon film. Includes Mariana’s filmed testimony.
From: parkerdonaldmusic YouTube Channel
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JULY 1, 1952 – TREMONTON, UTAH
NAVY CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER DELBERT NEWHOUSE
This is footage is from U.F.O but the color is much better than the Amazon film. Includes Newhouse’s filmed testimony.
From: parkerdonaldmusic YouTube Channel
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THE ARTICLES REFERENCED IN THE FILM:
LIFE MAGAZINE – APRIL 7, 1952
LIFE 4-7-52
For some reason the Life magazine cover shown in the movie was incorrect. Here is the actual cover.  It’s Marilyn Monroe’s first appearance on LIFE. Monroe’s photo makes this copy of
LIFE a highly prized, and expensive collectable item.
COVER BLURB:
THERE IS A CASE FOR INTERPLANETARY SAUCERS
ARTICLE TITLE:

HAVE WE VISITORS FROM SPACE? 
By H. B. Darrach Jr. and Robert Ginna
This and the article below are must reads for anyone who is interested in Classic UFOlogy.
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LOOK MAGAZINE – JULY 1, 1952
LKCOVER
Again, as above, the cover featured in the
U.F.O. film is not the correct one.
Cover close-up
Close-up of the LOOK magazine cover from July 1, 1952.
Is this a depiction of the Mantell incident?
COVER BLURB:
FLYING SAUCERS – THE HUNT GOES ON
ARTICLE TITLE:
WHATEVER IT IS, THE AIR FORCE MUST
HUNT FOR THE FLYING SAUCER

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MAP
The map from the LOOK magazine article.
The caption read: “This map scared the Pentagon. It pinpoints unexplained ‘flying saucer” sightings across the nation with concentrations near vital defense installations.”

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LEARN MORE ABOUT ALBERT M. CHOP
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