"The Air Force wanted to counter the 'Black Sky' UFO threat by the formation of the 'High Frontier' programs for space-based weapons systems in the early 1960s. Talon Gold and Teal Ruby projects were a direct result of satellite recon photos of orbiting space craft of unknown origins. This led to the establishment of the NRO (National Reconnaissance Office) in 1960. Also, the raw data were processed by the secretive Technical Reconnaissance Squadrons and classified by NORAD HQ at Ent AFB, Colorado Springs, Colorado."
- Albert Bruce Collins, Metallurgical Engineer, 1990
To be more computer-friendly, the reprint has been divided into parts. Here begins Part 8 of Status Report VI, from July 1991. These status reports were written by Leonard H. Stringfield from 1978 to 1994. Status Report VII begins at Earthfiles 12/15/03. Leonard Stringfield died on December 18, 1994.
Len Stringfield: "I am indebted to Tim Cooper again, this time for his story on 'Barnabas,' age 87, who passed 'way December 31, 1990, in Big Bear Lake, California. Said the local newspaper, Grizzly, on January 10, 1991, 'The Valley watchdog is gone. Albert Bruce Collins, known as Barnabas, passed away on New Year's Eve.' Described as a friend of law enforcement who always had something to report to deputies, the stoop-shouldered man with white hair and trailing beard to match was found by a repairman coming to fix the heater at the apartment where he was staying. Barnabas had called 911 early in the morning on New Year's Eve to report an odor of gas. The dispatchers on duty said Barnabas sounded sick and sent an ambulance as well, according to detective, Tom Bradford, of the Big Bear's Sheriff Station.
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