Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, which anchors Air Force research and logistics work, has long been associated with UFO lore.
For decades, there were rumors that the base served as a storehouse for the remnants of a UFO or UFOs that allegedly crashed in the desert outside Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.
“Obviously, the Air Force took this seriously to an extent because they had collection and analysis of programs for nearly a quarter of a century, so certainly I took it seriously,” UFO researcher Raymond Szymanski told the Dayton Daily News in 2017.
And in December 2017, the Pentagon confirmed to Dayton Daily News and other outlets that it investigated service members’ claims of reported UFO sightings decades after Project Blue Book, once headquartered at Wright-Patterson concluded.
Szymanski is a former Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate senior engineer who wrote “50 Shades of Greys: Evidence of Extraterrestrial Visitation to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Beyond.”
Media representatives for Wright-Patterson said Thursday they would look into questions sent by the Dayton Daily News about whether the Air Force could consider making its own changes in guidelines for reporting UFOs.
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A media operations specialist for the secretary of the Air Force’s public affairs desk also took questions Thursday.