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Mr. Dewey J. Fournet Jr.

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Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory
 
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www.nicap.org, 1 Feb 2014 [cached]
Ruppelt thought that Dewey Fournet influenced Adams' thinking to a great extent and said, "he pushed Fournet's study of the motions of the UFO's and he is the one who used to be the most vocal in briefings and at meetings in regard to Blue Book's taking a 'negative' attitude. Adams was the person who became irked in one briefing (June 1952) and asked Ruppelt if it wasn't true that "if we made a few positive assumptions we could prove that the UFO's were real". (In a 1979 interview with Brad Sparks, Col. Adams said that in Jan 1953 he had signed and approved Fournet's study concluding that UFO's were extraterrestrial and sent it up the chain of command, to the Deputy Director for Estimates, Col.
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Ruppelt: "He got a little hacked at Fournet quite often, because he thought that Fournet was pushing his ideas, that the UFO's were real, too hard.
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Dewey J., USAF Fournet served in the Technical Capabilities Branch of AF Intelligence until transfer to the new Current Intelligence Branch in the June 1952 reorganization. Fournet took over UFO duties in the TCB (liaison officer between Project Grudge/Blue Book and the Pentagon) from Lt. Col. Milton D. Willis in Feb 1952. (Ruppelt: Dewey got hot on the subject right away and helped us a great deal in getting things straightened out in the Pentagon.
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After being released from active duty from the Air Force, Fournet became a member of NICAP's original Board of Governors.
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He was Fournet's boss (until Porter went to the JCS in Aug 1952).
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He was smart enough to know that the UFO situation was hot so he used Fournet, who was a reserve and didn't plan to stay in the Air Force any longer than he had to, to try out his ideas.
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Ruppelt: "This man was Dewey Fournet's boss.
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He was following the whole show from the Pentagon, through my calls to Fournet and from the wires that I was sending back.
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I don't believe it, however, I think that Fournet wrote it."Col.
EastCoast-Technologies - UFO/USO News
www.eastcoast-technologies.com, 5 Dec 2012 [cached]
The Estimate, or EOTS as it has come to be called, was described by Ed Ruppelt, one time chief of Project Blue Book and Dewey Fournet, the Pentagon's liaison for UFOs in the 1950s.
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There are no indications from either Ruppelt or Fournet that there was anything more.
Swords ProjectSignAndTheEOTS
www.www.nicap.org, 7 Nov 2007 [cached]
Dewey Fournet's boss in the Pentagon would become a strong proponent of the extraterrestrial hypothesis in 1952. (Fournet was the Pentagon's chief UFO officer in 1952.)
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We know that two prominent Air Force intelligence officers (Ruppelt and Fournet) saw the document in 1952.
UFO Area CIA's Robertson Panel On UFOs
ufoarea.bravepages.com, 11 Sept 2002 [cached]
Besides Panel members and CIA personnel, Capt. E. J. Ruppelt, Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Mr. Dewey J. Fournet, Capt. Harry B. Smith (2-a-2), and Dr. Stephen Possony were present.
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At 1000 Mr. Fournet gave a briefing on his fifteen months experience in Washington as Project Officer for U.F.O.'s and his personal conclusions.There was considerable discussion of individual case histories of sightings to which he referred.Following Mr. Fournet's presentation, a number of additional case histories were examined and discussed with Messrs.Fournet, Ruppelt, and Hynek.
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Mr. Fournet, in his presentation, showed how he had eliminated each of the known and probable causes of sightings leaving him "extra-terrestrial" as the only one remaining in many cases.Fournet's background as an aeronautical engineer and technical intelligence officer (Project Officer, BLUEBOOK for 15 months) could not be slighted.
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* Mr. Dewey J. - The Ethyl Corporation - Aero Eng.Fournet, Jr.
Photo Bios
www.www.nicap.org, 13 Oct 2009 [cached]
Ruppelt thought that Dewey Fournet influenced Adams' thinking to a great extent and said, "he pushed Fournet's study of the motions of the UFO's and he is the one who used to be the most vocal in briefings and at meetings in regard to Blue Book's taking a 'negative' attitude. Adams was the person who became irked in one briefing (June 1952) and asked Ruppelt if it wasn't true that "if we made a few positive assumptions we could prove that the UFO's were real". (In a 1979 interview with Brad Sparks, Col. Adams said that in Jan 1953 he had signed and approved Fournet's study concluding that UFO's were extraterrestrial and sent it up the chain of command, to the Deputy Director for Estimates, Col.
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Ruppelt: "He got a little hacked at Fournet quite often, because he thought that Fournet was pushing his ideas, that the UFO's were real, too hard.
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Fournet served in the Technical Capabilities Branch of AF Intelligence until transfer to the new Current Intelligence Branch in the June 1952 reorganization. Fournet took over UFO duties in the TCB (liaison officer between Project Grudge/Blue Book and the Pentagon) from Lt. Col. Milton D. Willis in Feb 1952. (Ruppelt: Dewey got hot on the subject right away and helped us a great deal in getting things straightened out in the Pentagon.
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After retiring from the Air Force, Fournet became a member of NICAP's original Board of Governors.
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He was Fournet's boss.
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He was smart enough to know that the UFO situation was hot so he used Fournet, who was a reserve and didn't plan to stay in the Air Force any longer than he had to, to try out his ideas.
...
Ruppelt: "This man was Dewey Fournet's boss.
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He was following the whole show from the Pentagon, through my calls to Fournet and from the wires that I was sending back.
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I don't believe it, however, I think that Fournet wrote it."
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