Leonard H. Stringfield

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Leonard H. Stringfield
The cover of Leonard H. Stringfield's 1977 book, Situation Red.
The cover of Leonard H. Stringfield's 1977 book, Situation Red.
DiedDecember 18, 1994

Leonard Stringfield (1920–1994) was an American ufologist who took particular interest in crashed flying saucer stories. He died in 1994.[1]

Stringfield was director of Civilian Research, Interplanetary Flying Objects (CRIFO), and published a monthly newsletter, ORBIT. In 1957 he became public relations adviser for the civilian UFO group, National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), under the direction of Donald Keyhoe, a friend since 1953. From 1967 to 1969, Stringfield served as an "Early Warning Coordinator" for the Condon Committee. During the 1970s, he wrote a number of books about alleged recoveries of alien spaceships and alien bodies.

In 1978, Stringfield served as UFO research adviser to Grenada Prime Minister Sir Eric Gairy. Privately, Stringfield worked as Director of Public Relations and Marketing Services for DuBois Chemicals, a division of Chemed Corporation, Cincinnati. He self-published "Status Reports" on alleged UFO "crash-retrievals" until his death. He died December 18, 1994 after a long battle with lung cancer.[1]


  • Inside Saucer Post...3-0 Blue: CRIFO Views the Status Quo: A Summary Report (1957)
  • Situation Red, Fawcett Crest Books 1977 (PB), ISBN 0-449-23654-4
  • Retrievals of the Third Kind: A case study of alleged UFOs and occupants in military custody (1978), presented as a speaker at the Ninth Annual MUFON Symposium in Dayton, Ohio, July, 1978. (Unofficially: Status Report I)[2]
  • The UFO Crash/Retrieval Syndrome: Status report II: New Sources, New Data (1980)
  • UFO Crash/Retrievals: Amassing the Evidence: Status Report III (1982)
  • The fatal encounter at Ft. Dix-McGuire: A case study: Status Report IV (1985)
  • UFO Crash/Retrievals: Is the coverup lid lifting?: Status Report V (1989)
  • UFO Crash/Retrievals: The Inner sanctum : Status Report VI (1991)
  • UFO Crash/Retrievals: Search for Proof in a Hall of Mirrors: Status Report VII (1994)


  1. ^ a b "WHO's WHO in UFOLOGY". National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena. Archived from the original on 12 September 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  2. ^ Stringfield, Leonard H. UFO Crash/Retrievals: Amassing the Evidence: Status Report III. 1982: Self-published.

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