Saturday, July 18, 2009
Richard Hall was born December 25, 1930, in Hartford, Connecticut. When the Korean War was imminent, Richard enlisted in the fledgling U.S. Air Force in 1949 and served into early 1951, followed by six years in the Air Force Reserve. After returning to civilian life he enrolled at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1954. Attracted by then emerging news about sightings of "flying saucers" (UFOs) in the 1950s he opted to make himself available to the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) then being formed. After working for NICAP for about 10 years, Hall resigned to find paying work because of his impending marriage.
L to R: David M. Jacobs, history professor & abduction researcher; Richard Hall; Ted Bloecher, former NICAP staff member; Bruce Maccabee, Navy physicist & photoanalyst; John Carlson, archeoastronomer & Fund for UFO Research board member.
For a number of years thereafter, he worked for various trade associations in Washington, D.C., and for some "Beltway Bandit" consulting firms as a writer-editor. His final formal job before semi-retirement was as an abstractor-indexer at Congressional Information Service, Bethesda, Maryland for about 10 years.
Hall served as Chairman of the Fund for UFO Research, 1993-1998, and is the author of several books. He was selected to be listed in Marquis Who's Who in the East. As well, Hall was a part-time abstractor-indexer for a Washington, D.C., consulting firm that manages an online database for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, of the National Institutes of Health.
Featured here are ufologists Stan Friedman and Richard Hall and Captain Robert Salas (ret'd), one of the USAF officers involved in the incident 30 years ago. Richard Hall speaks at the 40 second mark.
The following video has only Richard Hall.
Pictured here is Richard Hall with Donald Keyhoe
Below are just some of Richard's accomplishments in the realm of Ufology. Books and papers on the UFO Subject by Richard Hall: "The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty Year Report." (2001) "The Science of UFOs: Facts vs. Skepticism," International Space Sciences. Organization, web site: www.isso.org (December 1999) "Signals, Noise, and UFO Waves," International UFO Reporter. (Winter 1998)"Bridging 50 Years of UFO History," chapter in UFOs: 1947-1997, edited by Hilary Evans & Dennis Stacy (1998) "Uninvited Guests: A Documented History of UFO Sightings, Alien Encounters & Coverups." Santa Fe, NMex. (1988). "The UFO Evidence". NICAP (1964)
Today's articles regarding the passing of Richard Hall.
UFO MYSTIC: Richard Hall Passes
UFO CHRONICLES: Vet Ufologist Richard Hall Succumbs To Cancer!
LOREN COLEMAN: Dick Hall Has Died
LARRY BRYANT: A Tribute to Richard H. Hall
RICHARD H. HALL: Website
DAILY GRAIL: Vale Richard Hall
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