General John A. Samford, USAF Intelligence Chief, discusses the “flying saucer” in 1952 press conference because he says it is an obligation of the Air Force to investigate anything in the air that might prove a threat to the nation. His findings are that the bulk of the 12,000 reports received are hoaxes. He credits others as being the result of aircraft or meteorological and astronomical phenomena.

He reveals that there is a certain percentage of credible observations but there is not pattern or measurement for analysis. His conclusions are that they represent no threat to us. He adds that flying saucers are not the result of a secret development by any US agency.

A civilian seated at the desk is addressed by off-screen interrogator as Major Donald Kehoe and queried on the origin of his book, “Flying Saucers Are Real”. Kehoe states his belief that “flying saucers are of inter-planetary origin and cites a report of pilots who encountered the objects.

Donald Edward Keyhoe (June 20, 1897 – November 29, 1988) was an American Marine Corps naval aviator, writer of many aviation articles and stories in a variety of leading publications, and manager of the promotional tours of aviation pioneers, especially of Charles Lindbergh.

In the 1950s he became well known as an UFO researcher, arguing that the U.S. government should conduct appropriate research in UFO matters, and should release all its UFO files. Jerome Clark writes that “Keyhoe was widely regarded as the leader in the field” of ufology in the 1950s and early-to-mid 1960s.