DETROIT (AP) - A leading expert on unidentified flying
objects said Monday that photographs of a “flying saucer” taken near here last
week are apparently authentic.
Dr. J. Allen Hynek, chairman of the astronomy department at Northwestern
University, also said the pictures are strikingly similar to other pictures of
UFOs he has investigated.
Dr. Hynek, a scientific adviser to the U.S. Air Force’s Project Blue Book,
which co-ordinates all UFO reports for the military, commented in an interview
with the Detroit News.
Dr. Hynek had examined negatives copied by The News from the original prints
taken last week near the Detroit suburb of Mount Clemens.
“Analysis so far does not show any indication of an obvious hoax,” he said.
“To the best of my recollection even the ‘antenna’ shown on the back has been
previously reported, as has the tail structure,” he said.
The pictures were taken around 2:30 p.m. January 9 by two Harrison Township
youths, Grant Jaroslaw, 15, and his brother, Dan, 17.
The youths said the object hovered over Lake St. Clair behind their home
before speeding off to the southeast.
The boys’ mother, Betty Jaroslaw so far has refused to let the U.S. Air Force
or other experts examine the original prints.