In 1958, Donald Keyhoe, former US Marine Corps Naval Aviator, was featured on the Mike Wallace Interview, a popular interview series at the time, to discuss his concern over the number of reported UFO encounters and the implications.
Major Keyhoe was the Director and one of the founders of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon (NICAP). NICAP is a non-profit research group devoted to gaining a better understanding of unidentified aerial phenomena and UFOs.
Keyhoe went on to write numerous books and was a prominent figure in ufology during the 50s and 60s. He maintained his steadfast support of further UFO research up until he passed in 1988 at the age of 91.