The swamp gas might have been particularly thick around Manhattan that day.

ISGP section: UFO press reports index

Time Magazine
June 3, 1966

Knut Hammarskjöld, 44, director general of the International Air Transport Association, was conjuring up otherworldly aircraft at a meeting of the Aviation Space Writers Association. "I must make a confession," said Knut, whose Uncle Dag Hammarskjold was rather a mystic before him. "I believe in those Unidentified Flying Objects. Is it really unlikely that there exist civilizations outside our planet which are more developed, both technically and mentally, than we are? Are these space neighbors of ours getting more interested in what we are doing as our own technical abilities develop?"

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Hammarskjold was the director-general of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) at the time. In his lifetime he was also a deputy secretary-general of the European Free Trade Association, a governor of the Atlantic Institute for International Affairs, a deputy head of the Swedish Delegation to the OECD, head of the Department for Foreign Relations of the Swedish Civil Aeronautics Board, director of Friends of the United Nations, and chairman of two newspaper groups in Sweden.

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