Dr. Josef Allen Hynek was an American astronomer, professor, and UFO investigator officially appointed by the U.S. Air Force as a scientific consultant for three high-profile UFO investigations. Those investigations include Project Sign, Project Grudge, and Operation Blue Book, and range from 1947 to 1969, a span of 22 years.
In 1997, a scientific panel was called together to scrutinize the physical evidence in relationship with UFO sightings. Professor Peter A. Sturrock of Stanford University was tasked as the lead investigator, with funding and support provided by Laurance Rockefeller, a notable advocate of UFO disclosure. The Sturrock Panel was tasked