THE SIGN ORAL HISTORY PROJECT (SOHP)
The Sign Historical Group is pleased to announce significant new
and updated material for UFO history researchers.
The Sign Oral History Project (SOHP)
The Sign Oral History Project began in 1999 to record
recollections of UFO witnesses, investigators officials,
scientists, and other individuals associated with UFO history.
SOHP records interviews with a cross section of individuals
involved with UFOs on archives quality video media.
Tom Tulien founder of SOHP with the assistance of a number of
UFO historians has conducted well over 100 interviews. A partial
list of interviewees is here:
and includes witnesses from a number of important UFO cases,
former Project Blue Book officials, UFO investigators and
aviation and ballooning experts.
Over the past five years, SOHP teams have traveled thousands of
miles interviewing subjects in most states in this country. SOHP
interviewed visiting foreigners and made a special trip to
Brazil to interview UFO witnesses and researchers there. SOHP
has a long list of potential interviewee, but we would also
welcome leads and assistance in obtaining other important
Some oral histories from this project have been deposited at
We have posted the transcripts of a few of the SOHP interviews
For the Colonel Doyle Rees, USAF (Retired) interview a large
number of supporting documents and important links support the
subject matter covered.
Col. Rees was commander of 17th Air Force Office of Special
Investigations (OSI) District during the years when the Green
Fire Ball (GFB) burst upon the scene.
We are pleased to have a collection of interesting support
documents and research for this interview including:
The unpublished history "The Genesis Of AFOSI" by Major Kurt K.
Kunze, former AFOSI Historian, obtained by Robert Todd from the
OSI history office.
17th OSI District Letter, 12 May 1949,
Subject: UNKNOWN (Aerial Phenomena)
Certain document by or related to Dr. Lincoln LaPaz who assisted
Col. Rees in his investigations:
and a letter from Dr. Joseph Kaplan, who was called in by
General Cabell to help in the GFB investigations:
The Conference on Aerial Phenomena held at Los Alamos 16 Feb
The Project Twinkle Final Report
The Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Meeting of 3 November
A newspaper articles including the Los Alamos newspaper and
another item about officers of Air-Land, Inc. who earlier ran
Project Twinkle for the Air Force
Other important links are also included.
Joel Carpenter's UFX articles on Green Fire Balls are linked to
the interview's introduction
We also are proud to host Joel's "Green Fireballs over Los
and his well researched Green Fireball Chronology
which give further insight into the history of the most
Colonel C. H. Lonzo, wrote in his column, "Perimeters in
Paragraphs" column in the October 1946 Field Artillery Journal
about the Ghost Rockets over Scandinavia. Dr. LaPaz quoted from
Lonzo's article in 1951 in connection with the Green Fire Ball
reports in the Southwestern US.
A special thanks to Joel for the special essays too long absent
from the Internet. I also want to recognize John Stepkowski,
Project 1947's tireless Webmaster whose efforts bring this most
useful and interesting material to readers of the Sign
Historical Group and Project 1947 web pages. Candy Peterson and
Gary Mangacorpra transcribed the current interviews. More will
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