"Visit of Dr. Condon to NPIC, 20 February 1967"

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By Paul of www.ufocrashsite.com

                                                    23 February 1967


SUBJECT: Visit of Dr. Condon to NPIC, 20 February 1967

    1. The U.S. Air Force has let a $300,000 contract to the
University of Colorado to study reported UFO sightings. Brig.
Gen. Edward B. Gillers, USAF, is senior Air Force contact and
Dr. Thomas Rachford is senior Air Force Scientist on the project.
The senior scientist from the University of Colorado is
Dr. E.U. Condon.

    2. On 20 February 1967 at 0915 Dr. Condon and four members
of has investigative team visited NPIC. With Dr. Condon were
Dr. Richard Love, University of Colorado, Dr. David Saunders,
University of Colorado, Dr. William Price, Executive Director
of APRST, and Dr. Rachford, USAF. The purpose of this visit was
to familiarize Dr. Condon and members of his team with selected
photogrammetric and photographic analysis capabilities of NPIC.

    3. The clearance level for the meeting was SECRET.

    4. Upon arrival at NPIC, 0915,               escorted the
group to Mr Lundahl's office. In the ensuing 10-15 minute
discussion between Mr. Lundahl and Dr. Condon the following points
were clearly established:

           a. Any work performed by NPIC to assist Dr. Condon
     in his investigation will not be identified as work accom-
     plished by CIA. Dr. Condon was advised by Mr. Lundahl to 
     make no reference to CIA in regard to this work effort.
     Dr. condon stated that if he felt it necessary to obtain
     an official CIA comment he would make a seperate distinct
     entry into CIA not related to contacts he has with NPIC.

           b. NPIC will not prepare any written comments, will
     not analyze information with the intent of drawing a
     conclusion, nor prepare written reports. NPIC personnel


SUBJECT: Visit of Dr. Condon to NPIC, 20 February 1967

       will be available to assist Dr. Condon by performing work
       of photogrammetric nature, such as attempting to measure
       objects imaged on photographs that may be part of
       Dr. Condon's analysis. Work performed by NPIC will be
       strictly of a technical nature using services and equipment
       generallynot available elsewhere.

       5. Following this brief discussion in Mr. Lundahl's office
the group adjourned to the    conference room where a series of
briefings was presented to Dr. Condon and his group. Following a
short introduction by           the following briefings were

            a. General discussion of photogrammetry, including
        deffinition, terminology and, in general, what photogrammetry
        is and what it can do.               presented this

            b.                                         followed
        with a presentation of the analysis he had been conducting on
        UFO photography furnished by NPIC by Dr. Rachford.
        discussion was a general nature and outlined the problems
        he had encountered because of lack of basic information,
        such as camera focal length, make of camera, unspecified
        enlargements, ect.

            c.                     then gave a general discussion
        on the microdensitometer and its application to image analysis.

            d.                        followed this with a 
        presentation on isodensitometer experiments he has been

            e.              then escorted the group into the
        new clean area where they viewed and discussed the isoden-
        sitometer and the new Mann Microdensitometer.

            f. Returning to the conference room,              
        briefed the group on measuring instruments used in     and
        followed by a general presentation on the success and
        failure    had experienced in trying to measure objects
        imaged on the second UFO project assigned      Following
        his discussion          then conducted the group into
        the instrument area where the Point Transfer Device, Mann
        880 Comporator, the Benson-Lehner Plotter and the NHI were
        viewed by the group.


SUBJECT:  Visit of Dr. Condon to NPIC, 20 February 1967

         6. At about 1215               escorted the group back to
    Mr. Lundahl's office where a general discussion on UFOs ensued.
    At about 1235 the group adjourned to lunch and following lunch
    they left NPIC for a meeting with Brig.Gen Gillers at the 

         7. Most all the discussion during the morning was of an
    unclassified nature dealing with primary basic fundamentals of
    photogrammetry, photographic analysis and problems related to
    the acquiring of enough information to conduct meaningful analyses.

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