Richard F. Haines papers, 1945-2017

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Haines, Richard F.
Title
Richard F. Haines papers
Dates
1945-2017 (inclusive)
Quantity
22.00 cubic ft. (22 boxes) + 27.20 GB
Collection Number
12722
Summary
Richard F. Haines was a research scientist at NASA, who, after retirement began to research UFO interaction with military and civilian aircraft. This collection contains newspaper clippings, books, articles, printed material, digital media, magazines, photographs and negatives, color slides, manuscript material, and cassette tapes related to Haines’s UFO research.
Repository
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
82071
Telephone: 3077663756
ahcref@uwyo.edu
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Richard F. Haines was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Michigan State University in 1964. In 1967, he began work as a research scientist at NASA, where he worked on a number of projects including Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and Space Station Freedom. He was appointed Chief of Space Human Factors Office at NASA-Ames in 1986, where he directed research and development efforts of the AX-5 "hard" EVA space suit, habitability design research for Space Station Freedom, and spacecraft window design. He retired from government service in 1988 and taught at San Jose State University as an Associate Professor of Psychology while working part time as a scientist in the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science. Afterwards, much of his effort was concentrated on documenting and studying UFO sightings around the world.

Haines’s interest in UFO research is separate to his professional work with NASA. He worked with several UFO/UAP investigative organizations such as Chief Scientist with the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena (NARCAP), a field investigator with the Center for UFO Studies, National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), and founded the Joint American-Soviet Aerial Anomaly Federation (JASAAF). His work was primarily focused on cases involving military and commercial aircraft sightings from around the world beginning in the early 20th Century with the First World War and continuing into the early 21st Century. Through the use of photographs, video, pilot and passenger interviews and testimony, military and media reports, and secondary research, Haines thoroughly documented hundreds of UFO sightings over a hundred year period.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains newspaper clippings, books, articles, printed material, digital media, magazines, photographs and negatives, color slides, manuscript material, and cassette tapes related to Haines’s UFO research.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Richard F. Haines at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

This material was received from Richard F. Haines in February 2019.

Processing Note

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Krist Jessup in September 2019.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
AIRCAT: unclassified/no data
1969-2002
1
Aircraft sightings, 1914-1917
1960-2011
1
Aircraft sightings, 1930-1939
1975-2011
1
Aircraft World War II - all cases except Foo Fighters, 1945-1998
1945-1998
1
Foo Fighters - World War II
1945-2016
1
The Foofighters file
2009
1
Aircraft sightings, 1940-1946
1975-2005
1
Aircraft sightings - Emmett, Idaho, July 4, 1947
1966-1998
1
Aircraft sightings - Kenneth Arnold, June 24, 1947
1947-1999
1
Aircraft sightings, 1947
1947-2009
1
Aircraft special file - Chiles-Whitted, July 24, 1948; George F. Gorman, October 1, 1948
1948-2011
1-2
Aircraft sightings, 1948
1948-1983
2
Aircraft special file - Thomas Mantell, January 7, 1948
1948-1973
2
Aircraft sightings, 1949
1949
2
Aircraft sightings, 1950s
1950-1990
2
Aircraft sighting - Adams and Anderson, March 20, 1950
1950
2
Aircraft sightings, 1950
1950-2009
2 and Digital ahcdm_12722_001
Dr. James E. McDonald collection: 2 tracks
undated
2-3
Aircraft sightings, 1951
1951-2011
3
Wills T. Sperry
1950-2000
3
Aircraft sightings - Vinther and Bachmeier
1951-1986
3
Aircraft sightings - Graham Bethune, February 10, 1951
1951-2014
3
National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP)
2011-2013
3-4
Aircraft sightings, 1952
1952-2011
4
Nash and Fortenberry, April 14, 1952
1952-2002
4
NICAP: UFO sightings, 1953
2011-2012
4-5
Aircraft sightings, 1953
1953-1988
4
Suggs and Barckhoff (F-94), October 27, 1953
1953-2003
5
Howard, Boyd, and Allen, June 29, 1954
1954-2014
5
Kinross Case, November 23, 1953
1953-2006
5
AIRCAT: Paris, France to Idlewild Airport, New York, June 1, 1954
1954
5-6
Aircraft sightings, 1954
1954-2011
5
Harry Roe, June 23, 1954
1954-1977
6
Aircraft sightings, 1955
1955-2012
6 and Digital ahcdm_12722_002
Pilot interview by Joe Torres of Colonel Robert W. Willington - alleged crashed saucer
undated
6
Royal Canadian Air Force - R.J. Childerhose - Alberta, Canada, August 27, 1956
1956
6
Aircraft sightings - Ryan and Neff, April 8, 1956
1956
6
Aircraft Lakenheath/Bentwaters - UM/FM - 3-13, 14-56
1956-2010
6-7
Aircraft sightings, 1956
1956-2014
7
Late 1956 - RB-36H - Lenny Marquis and Jimmie Llyod
1956-1998
7
Aircraft sightings, 1957
1957-2013
7
Van Winkle , March 9, 1957
1957-1977
7
RB-47 case, September 19, 1957
1957
7
9-57 Day; N=2 - n=1 UFO; 1 black and white photos
1957-1982
7-8
Aircraft sightings, 1958
1958-2010
8
Aircraft sightings, 1959
1959-2010
8
Aircraft - Killian and Dee UC, February 24, 1959
1959-2011
8
Aircraft sightings, 1960
1960-1980
8
Aircraft sightings, 1961
1961-2010
8 and Digital ahcdm_12722_003
Fund for UFO research interviews; Dr. James E. McDonald collection
1961
Box
8
Ernst Stadvec, July 6, 1961
1961
8
Mrs. Lawrence Bellau, 9 July 1961
1961
8
Robert Myers, July 9, 1961
1961
8
Ernst Stadvec, August 1, 1961
1961
8
Aircraft sightings, 1962
1962-2013
8
Aircraft sightings, 1963
1963-2010
9
Aircraft sightings, 1964
1964-2010
9
Aircraft sightings, 1965
1965-2010
9
Aircraft sightings, 1966
1966-2010
9
Aircraft - Millbank and Dahl FC, December 30, 1966
1966-1975
9
Aircraft sightings, 1967
1967-2012
9
Aircraft sightings, 1968
1968-2010
9
Sighting - Cross City, Florida, September 15, 1968
1968
9
NARCAP: historical study - airborne radar contact - Minot AFB, October 1968
1968
9 and Digital ahcdm_12722_004
Minot Air Force Base; B-52-H Radar Scope Photos, 24 October 1968
1968
9-10
Aircraft sightings - B. Runyan, October 24, 1968
1968-2011
10
Aircraft sightings, 1969
1969-2015
10
Aircraft sightings, 1970
1970-2011
10 and Digital ahcdm_12722_005
UAP interview with Captain Werner Utter, Lufthansa Chief Pilot, Early 1970s
1970-1975
10
Aircraft sightings, 1971
1971-2013
10
U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, July 2, 1971
1971-2003
10
UAP close approach and airplane pacing at Santos Dumont Airport in Spring or summer of 1979
2009
10
International UFO reporter vol. 34, no. 2 - airplane pacing in Rio
2012
10
AIRCAT: FP - Santos Dumont, Brazil, October 6, 1971
1971-2011
10 and Digital ahcdm_12722_006
Santos Airport, Brazil - complete file, 27 October 2009
2009
10
Aircraft sightings, 1972
1972-2015
10
Aircraft sightings, 1973
1973-2016
10
Aircraft sightings, 1974
1974-2009
10
Helicopter UFO encounter over Ohio
1973
10
AIRCAT: UM Florida, February 6, 1975
1975-2012
11
Aircraft sightings, 1975
1975-2011
11
Aircraft sightings - Carlos de los Santos, May 3, 1975
1975-2013
11 and Digital ahcdm_12722_007
RAW TV London: the Unexplained Files - Carlos de los Santos 3 May 1975; Mexico City Trip 12-15 April 2013
2013
11
Interview notes with Carlos Antonia de los Santos, April 12-15, 2013
1975-2013
11 and Digital ahcdm_12722_008
Mexico Trip X - color photos by RFH from Mexico and Interview, April 14, 2013
2013
11 and Digital ahcdm_12722_009
Mexico Trip Y - files
undated
11 and Digital ahcdm_12722_010
Mexico Trip Z - files
undated
11
Aircraft sightings, 1976
1976-2001
11
FP - Germany, August 13, 1976
1976-1999
11
Tehran case, September 19, 1976
1976-2013
11-12
Aircraft sightings, 1977
1977-2015
11
Aircraft sightings - Captain Neil Daniels - DC-10, March 12, 1977
1977-2007
12
Aircraft sightings, 1978
1978-2012
12
Melbourne, Australia (Vulentich, vol.1) October 21, 1978
1978-2016
12 and Digital ahcdm_12722_011
Valentich file and SAR official file
undated
12-13
New Zealand, December 21 and 30, 1978
1978-1997
13
New Zealand, December 30, 1978
1978-1980
13
Aircraft sightings, 1979
1979-2000
13
Air Marshall Giancarlo Cecconi, June 18, 1979
1979-1996
13
Tejada and Zauzu, November 11, 1979
1979-2009
13
Aircraft sightings, 1980
1980-1999
13 and Digital ahcdm_12722_012
Shannon, Ireland, June 12, 1980: 3 Short Sequences of 8mm film and interview of the witness (pilot, Air France)
1980
13
Missing aircraft and 2 men, June 28, 1980
1980-2017
13 and Digital ahcdm_12722_013
narc12_FP_06/28/80: entire file as of April 4, 2008
1980-2008
13-14
Aircraft sightings, 1981
1981-2001
14
Aircraft Sightings UC - Phil Shultz, July 4, 1981
1981
14
Aircraft sightings, 1982
1982-1988
14
Aircraft sightings - VASP 169, February 8, 1982
1982-2009
14
Aircraft sightings, 1983
1983-2009
14
Aircraft sightings, 1984
1984-1996
14
Aircraft sightings, 1985
1985-2014
14
Aircraft sightings, 1986
1986
14
Aircraft sighting - Brazil FM, May 19, 1986
1986-1989
14-15
Aircraft - FC JAL 1628, November 17, 1986
1986-2014
14 and Digital ahcdm_12722_014
AIRCAT: FAA voice tape: Japan AL 1628; ATC sector R-15
undated
15
JAL 1628
1987
15
FA - Alaska, November 17, 1987
1987
15
Aircraft sightings, 1987
1987
15 and Digital ahcdm_12722_015
AIRCAT: Aircat pilot interview; Arlington fly-in show, July 9, 2016
2016
15
Aircraft sightings, 1987
1987-2000
15
Aircraft sighting - Mt. San Jacinto, California, July 16, 1988
1988-2011
15 and Digital ahcdm_12722_016-017
NARCAP case 1: TR-7, J. English case, July 16, 1988
1988
15 and Digital ahcdm_12722_018
San Jacinto - digital text and figures, July 16, 1988
1988
15
Aircraft sightings, 1989
1985-2015
15
Aircraft - Lawrence Sacramento, California - UPV, April 19, 1989
1989-1991
15
Aircraft - Bremerton, WA - UP cigar, April 23, 1989
1989-2005
15 and Digital ahcdm_12722_019
NARCAP: H.D. Johnson interview, November 18, 2005
2005
16
Aircraft sighting, 1990
1990-2011
16
Aircraft sighting, 1991
1991-2005
16
Desert Shield - all cases August 1990-March 1991
1990-1991
16
Aircraft sightings, 1992
1992-2016
16
Aircraft sightings, 1993
1993-2008
16
Aircraft sightings, 1994
1994-2013
16
Aircraft sightings, 1995
1998-2005
16 and Digital ahcdm_12722_020
USA-FAA FOIA request for UAP sighting; American West 564, Bovina, Texas, May 25-26, 1995
1995
16
Aircraft - TWA 800 (vol. 1), July 17, 1996
1996
16
Aircraft sightings, 1996
1996-2012
16
Aircraft UC air shuttle 5959, February 28, 1996
1996-2012
16 and Digital ahcdm_12722_021
AIRCAT: Cleveland - clear transmission 2 A/C and ATC - no radar
undated
16
Case 13, April 4, 1996
1996
16
Aircraft - FED EX DC-10, September 27, 1996
1996-2012
16 and Digital ahcdm_12722_022
NARCAP: TR-15 FED EX, July 10, 2012; Dan Lee study, September 27, 1996
1996-2012
16
Aircraft FP - Westendorff, Brazil, November 5, 1996
1996-2013
17
Aircraft sightings, 1997
1997-2009
17
Aircraft - Swiss Air flight 127 - Kennedy, NY, August 9, 1997
1997-1999
17
Aircraft sightings, 1998
1998-2000
17
Aircraft sightings, 1999
1999-2003
17
Aircraft - Egypt Air 990 (vols. 1 and 2), October 31, 1999
1999-2002
17
Aircraft sightings, 2000
2000-2005
17
Aircraft sightings, 2001
2000-2001
17
NARCAP case 7: Carteret, N.J., July 15, 2001
2001
17
Salida, Colorado
2001
17
September 11, 2001, New York, New York
2001-2005
17
Aircraft - American AL 587 crash, November 12, 2011
2003
17
United Airlines 931 - Butte, Montana, September 26, 2001
2001
18
Aircraft sightings, 2002
2002-2013
18
NARCAP case 14: mid-air collision, October 23, 2002
2002-2016
18 and Digital ahcdm_12722_023
"The Unexplained Files" season 2: Episode 209; pilot safety UFO, October 2014
2014
18 and Digital ahcdm_12722_024
"The Unexplained Files", September 25, 2014; nova hackers; Richard Wolff; NARCAP NW regional meeting, October 4, 2014
2014
18 and Digital ahcdm_12722_025
NARCAP case 14: mid-air collision, Mobile, AL, October 23, 2002
2002
18 and Digital ahcdm_12722_026
FAA - all ATC - pilot voice communication
undated
18 and Digital ahcdm_12722_027
Mobile, AL mid-air collision
undated
18
China Airlines 611 - Penghu Island, Taiwan, May 25, 2002
2002
18
NARCAP case 14: UC - all correspondence, October 23, 2002
2002-2014
18
Aircraft UC video - Albany, New York - October 20, 2002
2002-2003
18 and Digital ahcdm_12722_028
ALB UAP
undated
18 and Digital ahcdm_12722_029
NARCAP case 7: Albany, New York
undated
18 and Digital ahcdm_12722_030
Brandon Mowry - Fox 23 WXXA - UFO video
undated
18
Aircraft sightings, 2003
2002-2004
18
Aircraft sightings, 2004
2002-2008
18
Mexican Air Force FLIR - 1700L - FM - March 5, 2004
2004
18
NARCAP case 15: Mexican FLIR, March 5, 2004
2003-2004
18 and Digital ahcdm_12722_031
Yucatan Peninsula FLIR case, March 05, 2004
2004
18
AIRCAT: Italy, 2004
2004
18
NARCAP: near-miss near Sao Paulo Airport, 2004
2004
18 and Digital ahcdm_12722_032
Sao Paulo, Brazil - all files, photos, and text
undated
18 and Digital ahcdm_12722_033
Sao Paulo, Brazil - near-miss, full text and select figures
undated
18 and Digital ahcdm_12722_034
Sao Paulo, Brazil - complete files including summary report
undated
18
Near-miss with UAP near Sao Paulo, Brazil airport in 2004 (vol. 1 of 2) May 2009
2009
19
Near-miss with UAP near Sao Paulo, Brazil airport in 2004 (vol. 2 of 2) May 2009
2009
19
AIRCAT: 1900 L - UC, March 25, 2004
2004
19 and Digital ahcdm_12722_035-36
Minneaplos ARTCC - NWA 985, March 26, 2004
2004
19 and Digital ahcdm_12722_037
Unlabeled
undated
19
NARCAP case 18: Japan video, October 23 , 2004
2004-2007
19 and Digital ahcdm_12722_038
NARCAP case 18: - Japanese video
2004
19
Aircraft sightings, 2005
2005
19
Aircraft - Palo Alto, CA - Ground Video, July 3, 2005
2005-2008
19 and Digital ahcdm_12722_039
NARCAP: TR-12, 2007: Palo, Alto, California; 2 ground witnesses and hi-res video, July 3, 2005
2005
19 and Digital ahcdm_12722_040
Lance Boehm UAP: Palo Alto, California; all photos and sketches, July 3, 2005
2005
19
Aircraft sightings, 2006
2006-2017
19
Aircraft - Melbourne, Australia - airborne dig., July 21, 2006
1995-2006
19
NARCAP case 18: O'Hare Airport, November 7, 2006
2006-2016
19 and Digital ahcdm_12722_041
NARCAP case 18: O'Hare all file material, 2007
2007
19
NARCAP case 18: O'Hare Airport (media and correspondence) November 7, 2006
2006
19
Aircraft sightings, 2007
2006-2009
19 and Digital ahcdm_12722_042
AIRCAT: Lakenheath, UK, January 12, 2007
2007
19 and Digital ahcdm_12722_043
Lakenheath, UK: air-to-ground radio transmission, January 12, 2007
2007
19
Aircraft - FC - Guernsey Island, April 23, 2007
2007
19 and Digital ahcdm_12722_044
Guernsey Island sighting, April 23, 2007
2007
19 and Digital ahcdm_12722_045
Guernsey Island sighting: all RFH files and final PDF file, April 23, 2007
2007
19
"Report on Aerial Phenomena Observed near the Channel Islands, UK, April 23, 2007"
2007-2008
19
Aircraft sightings, 2008
2008-2010
19
Aircraft FM - El Bosque, Chile, November 5, 2010
2010-2012
19 and Digital ahcdm_12722_046
NARCAP El Bosque case: all figures and text, 2012
2012
19 and Digital ahcdm_12722_047
NARCAP El Bosque case, 2012
2012
19
Aircraft sightings, 2009
2008-2009
19
"Analysis of Digital Photographs of Commercial Airplane and Small UAP on November 8, 2009"
2009
19
Aircraft sightings, 2010
2010-2011
20
Aircraft sightings, 2011
2011-2012
20
NARCAP: Orlando video, June 10, 2011
2011
20
Rome, Italy - digital imagery, May 8, 2012
2012
20
Aircraft sightings, 2012
2012
20 and Digital ahcdm_12722_048
Kansas City case: air traffic control, July 30, 2012
2012
20
Aircraft sightings, 2013
2013
20
Aircraft - Puerto Rico - FLIR, April 26, 2013
2013-2016
20
Aircraft sightings, 2014
2014
20 and Digital ahcdm_12722_049
NARCAP: IR-7 - Baster Field and Dean, Perth, March 19, 2014
2014
20
Aircraft sightings, 2015
2015-2016
20
Albany, New York
2015-2017
20 and Digital ahcdm_12722_050
Albany, New York Airport sighting
undated
20
Aircraft sightings, 2016
2016
20
Aircraft sightings, 2017
2017-2018
20
AIRCAT: bird strikes, lighting strikes, and wind shear
1990-2011
20
UAP film/digital - imager in infrared
2005-2012
20
UAP in UK air defense region: executive summary (Condign)
2000-2006
20 and Digital ahcdm_12722_051
The Condign Report
undated
20
NARCAP: earthlings review
1988-2003
20
NARCAP: spherical UAP and aviation safety, April 2010
2010-2011
20 and Digital ahcdm_12722_052-053
Project sphere, March 15, 2011
2011
20 and Digital ahcdm_12722_054
Video files from Italy - Tony Zecchinelli; airliner falling vertically
undated
Box
20-21
B-36 related UFO cases
1950-2013
20 and Digital ahcdm_12722_055
B-36, 1952
1952
21
AIRCAT: very large UAP
1999-2005
21
Souz UFOTSENTER investigation manual (English version)
1992
21
UFO sightings over the USSR (vols. 1-6)
1968
21
"Observations of Anomalous Atmospheric Phenomena in the USSR: Statistical Analysis"
1979
21
World of the unknown
1994
21
1998 Russian editions of UFO books
1998
22
Joint American-Soviet Aerial Anomaly Federation (JASAAF)
1989-1994
Box
22
Sighting
1991-1992
22
Notes and Correspondence - USSR
1974-2006
22
Russian language book "The Truth about UFO from the KGB Files"
2003
22
LDA 093 - Felix Zigel - vol. 1 English translation
1968-1992
22
Magazines
1992
22
Photographs
1992
22
Miscellaneous articles
1989-1994
22
Russian Language books
1980-2004
22 and Digital ahcdm_12722_056
"Rhythmodynamics of Nature"
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Airplanes
  • Airplanes, Military
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Pilots and pilotage
  • Unidentified flying objects

Geographical Names

  • Asia
  • Central America
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America
  • Soviet Union