In September 1984 I was in Chicago while attending a company based international quality assurance conference. I took the opportunity to meet with Allen Hynek. It was like open house, with a lot of great friends and researchers in and out, but Allen kindly invited me to stay over night, so I could peruse the CUFOS files, and talk at length the next day when everyone had departed. I got the opportunity to interview him as well, and also focused on us both going through his 1973 notebooks he used in his trip to Australia. While Allen was in Australia at that time we only spoke on the phone. He was interested in joining me on the Dorrigo plateau to check out the intense Tyringham Dundurrabin localised flap that I had been closely monitoring. But by then, I recommended that it probably wasn't worth his while to come up from Sydney (he was in the good company of my friend David Buching) and besides, the intense phase of the flap had largely passed. While I spent a wonderful time with Allen Hynek in 1984, I wished we had covered more. He soon after relocated to Arizona but sadly he passed away in 1986. Revisionist histories paint Allen Hynek's UFO interests in a wide range of perspectives. I knew him as an open minded scientist deeply intrigued by the UFO mystery. He signed my copy of his classic book “The UFO Experience”: "To Bill Chalker - we'll unite the two hemispheres - at least ufologically! - J. Allen Hynek." I certainly formed a closer connection with Allen, but his move and subsequent illness, meant that his CUFOS organisation continued on without his day to day input. I joined the International UFO Reporter (CUFOS’s publication) as a contributing editor continuing that connection until is ceased its hard copy presence in 2012.