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New Majestic-12 Document

Here are some of the most interesting MJ-12 documents to have come to light. To learn more about these documents and the research behind them, please go to:


Documents Dated Prior to 1948

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This is the memo that links the UFO crashes with the Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942, since it occurred only three days earlier. It alludes to "atomic secrets learned from study of celestial devices" and authorizes "Dr. Bush to proceed with the project without further delay." The reference to "this new wonder" is, to our knowledge, a unique phrase for the time. The writing of Source S-2 shows at the bottom of the page. Authenticity, for a retyped memo like this, is nearly hopeless to prove in court. Format details might be of some help if they are consistent with the style of the time.

On March 5, 1942, George C. Marshall writes a top-secret memo to the President, which states: "regarding the air raid over Los Angeles, it was learned by Army G2 that Rear Admiral Anderson 'recovered an unidentified airplane off the coast of California' with no bearing on conventional explanation... This Headquarters has come to the determination that the mystery airplanes are in fact not earthly and according to secret intelligence sources, they are in all probability of interplanetary origin." Marshall goes on to state: "As a consequence, I have issued orders to Army G2 that a special intelligence unit be created to further investigate the phenomenon and report any significant connection between recent incidents and those collected by the director the office of Coordinator of Information." The memo bears correct Office of Chief of Staff (OCS) file numbers and has "Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit" (IPU) typed on it at a later time by a different typewriter. It is logical to believe that this is the order that sets up the IPU.

George C. Marshall to Franklin D. Roosevelt, 5 March 1942

On February 22, 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt writes a DOUBLE TOP SECRET memo on White House stationary for "The special committee on non-terrestrial science and technology." Both the title and the content clearly allude to extraterrestrial life, the former using the word "non-terrestrial" and the latter talks about "coming to grips with the reality that our planet is not the only one harboring intelligent life in the universe." Remarkably, the last four words are exactly the title of Sagan's book co-authored with the Soviet scientist Shklovsky. Clearly the situation was that we had recovered at least one craft by then, probably the Cape Girardeau crash of 1941, and came to realize the wealth of technology that lay there for the pickings. Apparently the "Special Committee on Non-terrestrial Science and Technology" had been working some time in order to define a clear action. Dr. Bush had presumably presented a proposal from the Committee for an aggressive separate program to apply "non-terrestrial know-how" to the war effort, but FDR thought that it would threaten the atomic bomb program. Thus, he carefully avoids saying "no," but says that we will "take every advantage of such wonders that have come to us" after we have won the war. Very gracious letter. The classification "double top secret" was a legitimate one. We are currently (May 2000) requesting copies of similar correspondence from the Roosevelt Library for format and typography comparison. The signature, although not a strong discriminant, is consistent with other authentic signatures.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Memo on Non-Terrestrial Science and Technology, 22 February 1944

This six-page document titled, "Relationships with Inhabitants of Celestial Bodies", is the first document to use the phrase Extraterrestrial Biological Entities, or EBEs. It says the presence of unidentified spacecraft is accepted as de facto by the military - and this is dated June 1947. It deals with the subjects that you would expect competent scientists to deal with - i.e., where do they come from, what does the law say about it, what should we do in the event of colonization and/or integration of peoples, and why are they here? The document suggests that in the event that EBE's desire to settle here on earth there will be "profound change in traditional concepts" of law and the possible need for a new "Law Among Planetary Peoples." There is also propositions concerning the necessary creation of a "Cosmic International law" that would protect the rights of all celestial states to lay claim on otherwise unclaimed solar territories. Finally, the document addresses the presence of celestial astroplanes in our atmosphere as a result of actions of military experiments with fission and fusion devices of warfare. The authors of this document encourage consideration of our potential future situation and safety due to our present and past actions in space. How can we avoid a perilous fate?

Oppenheimer-Einstein Draft, June 1947

In this one-page unclassified memo dated 30 June 1947, Eisenhower orders Col. K. W. Ireland to take good care of Archbishop Francis J. Spellman on his tour through New Mexico. What seems unusual is President Truman's personal involvement in this matter. The memo states: "By personal direction of the President of the United States, Archbishop Francis J. Spellman in his capacity as Military Vicar of the Armed Forces of the Army, Army Air Forces and the Navy, is making a tour of military bases in New Mexico, afterwards is making a trip over the routes of the Air Transport Command." It is strange that this is a classified trip, as evidenced by the following statement: "General Webster has assured me that the Archbishop will have complete security at all times and that his presence at any air field will not be disclosed as his flight schedule is considered classified by order of AC/AS General Vandenberg."

General Eisenhower Memo to Col. K. W. Ireland, 30 June 1947

This one-page order directs the officer in charge (OIC) to take a counter intelligence team to the UFO crash site and report to the G2 (intelligence) at Condron Field, New Mexico, which, of course, is Roswell. OIC is to take along a non-commissioned OIC, an aeronautical engineer, a scientist, a security officer and a medical doctor, and to provide a report by the 28th of July.

Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit Field Order, 4 July 1947

On July 5, 1947, possibly as a result of the New Mexico events, Vannevar Bush writes a memo to Truman recapping the status of the earlier investigations. As an apparent follow up by FDR to Bush, FDR wrote another letter (which we don't have) in April 1944 requesting recommendations on four specific points. This letter is Bush's answer. It is presumed that the Top Secret/Eyes Only Operation Majestic-12 classification was added at a later date. The letter also shows an "OK" and a Harry Truman signature. This letter is stamped with the known authentic "original" stamp, and was probably produced by a typewriter because of the uniformity of letter spacing. We expect to show, of course, that this format was commonly used by OSRD typewriters of the era. Bush restates the FDR questions for Truman's benefit, mentions the assistance of distinguished committees, alludes to the "many meetings since the events of this summer," transmits the full reports as appendices, and proposes a "single mechanism for implementing the recommendations of the several committees." Could this be one hugely classified program called "Majestic Twelve" at the end of the summer? The date of the letter, 5 July, was, of course, coincident with the recoveries going on in New Mexico at that very time. Harry Truman's "OK" may have been prophetic.

Vannevar Bush Letter to President Truman, 5 July 1947

On the 8th of July, Eisenhower got around to signing the authorization for General Nathan Twining, the head of the Air Materiel Command, to go to White Sands to "...make an appraisal of the reported unidentified objects being kept there." With a team of experts, technicians, scientists and assistants, Twining was directed to not only appraise the unidentified object, but also to deal with the military, political, and psychological situation surrounding its existence in New Mexico.

Directive to General Twining by Eisenhower, 8 July 1947

On the 9th of July, Harry Truman signed a virtually identical letter authorizing Twining to re-visit White Sands to make another appraisal of the object being kept. It was desired that he "proceed with detachment from any opinions or feelings expressed by personnel involved which do not conform to sound reasoning with regard to possible outcome." Someone apparently thought it was so important that the Commander-in-Chief put his name on the spot without "passing the buck." Alternatively, Ike himself may have requested a "back-up" memo.

Directive to General Twining by President Truman, 9 July 1947

This three-page bureaucratic report provides the first glimpses of Lt. General Nathan F. Twinning's Air Accident Report originally published in Leonard Stringfield's (now deceased) Status Report VII, in 1994. Twining apparently describes in first order detail the inside of a "flying disc", everything from the typewriter-like keys that control the propulsion system to a thirty-five foot doughnut shaped one-inch tube inside the craft filled with a clear substance and a coil of copper-like material. Twining, engineers from Engineering Division T-3, scientific personnel from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and other educated experts report that the object was not manufactured by the US, Germany, or Russia for a variety of reasons including; lack of any known design resemblance, lack of external propulsion system and power plant, and the lack of Identifying markings and/or numbers. The experts theorized about how the craft is powered, how it moves, and how and where it is controlled from, but there is no real knowledge beyond the theories. The inability for the experts to prove the object to be made in any of the advanced technological societies on earth is intriguing and thought provoking. The significance and consistency of the technical content has not been evaluated, although it is clear that the writing is consistent with 1947 state of the art, not modern.

Air Accident Report by Twining to Headquarters, 16 July 1947

This two-page memo from Lt. General Nathan Twining to Curtis LeMay activates a new laboratory to conduct meteorological research and development and upper air research with the Electronics Subdivision of the Engineering Division of the AMC. It states in part, "In view of the close relationship and interdependence of research in meteorology and research in electromagnetic compressional wave propagation, action is being taken to reorganize the present Applied Propagation Laboratory of Watson laboratories in the Atmospheric Laboratory, and expand its functions to include research and development in meteorology and related geophysical fields." Later, the memo goes on to state that "funds requested for F.Y. 1949 Project 680-11, Atmospheric Research and applied scientific research of the upper atmosphere, a total sum of $6,000,000 has been specified." What a huge sum of money in 1949 to study the "upper atmosphere;" a more logical interpretation is that we are analyzing flying saucers, their technology, why they are here, and what are we going to do about it.

Interesting list of metallurgical lab personnel as of July 17, 1947, that may have been unwittingly involved in analyzing and reverse engineering crashed wreckage.

Metallurgical Lab Personnel

This seven-page document by the Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit begins by saying "...the extraordinary recovery of fallen airborne objects in the State of New Mexico between 4 July and 6 July 1947." That's the subject, and it goes on to state what the coordinates are, and other fascinating details of the recovery operations and discoveries. The most interesting being the discovery and basic detailed appearance of several bodies that were taken to the hospital at Roswell AAF and other near by hospitals (listed, but not disclosed for security reasons). The conclusion arrived at by the team of experts was unclear because of the limitations of contemporary science and appropriate budgets for future investigation, but leans to the possibility of a very well orchestrated Hoax by US societal outsiders or that "our country has played host to beings from another planet."

Counter Intelligence Corps/Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit Report, 22 July 1947

This one-page memo discusses the control of Restricted Data, which was used for both atomic activities and alien activities stemming from the New Mexico events. Cantwheel, the alleged source of much of these new documents, typed on the bottom of the document: "SAC wanted to keep certain AAF personnel from accessing the out-going messages from Roswell AAF to SAC headquarters that would identify AAF personnel responsible for the transport of classified material to Wright Field, and the personnel who were responsible for disposition of the wreckage and bodies found near Socorro and Corona, New Mexico."

CWO Marcrau Memo to Commanding General Army Air Forces, 12 August 1947

This two-page Top Secret MAJIC Eyes Only report to General C. P. Cabell and commanding General of the Air Materiel Command from the Research and Development Laboratory is dated 2 September 1947. It provides a credible glimpse into the problems that faced the first analytical team to examine real crashed extraterrestrial hardware. Here are some quotes: "some nation has reached a stage of flight development in which the present ideas are entirely obsolete" and "the absence of riveting and surface over-lapping indicates a 'simplistic' concept that confronts our technology to match the 'careful and well-considered compromises in respect to weight, aerodynamic refinement and design.'" A general description of the flying saucer craft is presented, including a host of historically accurate AISI metallurgical tests. The research team did have success in identifying some control surfaces and exhaust ports and concluded the spherical reactor (hydrogen isotope type) was connected to propulsion motors.

Flying Saucer Analytical Report, 2 September 1947

The title of this document is "Memorandum for the Military Assessment of the Joint Intelligence Committee." And for those of you paying special attention, you'll notice that the acronym is MAJIC, which in fact turned out to be the code word selected. The four paragraphs say we need a classified intelligence project; we recovered one craft, captured one. It says no coordinated scientific examination is possible until we get a clear directive from the president. It also says Wright Field has a new biological laboratory; the Joint Research and Development Board and the FBI, MI5, MI6 are helping.

Hillenkoetter Memo to Joint Intelligence Committee, 19 September 1947

"No one, without express permission from the President, may disseminate the information contained in this report or communicate it to any unauthorized person not possessing MAJIC SECURITY CLEARANCE." The White Hot report is a 19-page document, dated 19 September 1947 and signed by an appropriate cadre of military leaders on 24 September 1947. Several accounts of individual pilots were reported in 1947 with varying details that make each encounter a unique piece in a puzzle of phenomenon. In this particular year, sightings were reported "not only in the United States, but also in Sweden, Germany, Holland, Paraguay, Scandinavia, Greece, and by ships at sea." Studied by classified teams of experts, many interesting and provocative details were recorded in this report of unidentifiable crash remains. The document is broken down into various sections that address concerns specifically: Preliminary Intelligence Estimate, Technical Evaluation, Scientific Probabilities, Political Considerations, and National Security Structure. In the preliminary estimate, experts of the AMC and ONR speculate that "the unidentified lenticular-shaped aerodyne lacking conventional wing, fuselage, nacelle, control, and fuel systems" is not only foreign to United States technology, but is also unlikely to be of Russian origin, or for that matter, unlikely to have been designed to operate within the earth's atmosphere. Several bodies were discovered along with the material of the crash, their existence and death just as mysterious as the cause of the crash itself. More interesting than these basic facts is the evidence that suggests "a symbionic relationship between operator and the functions of the aerodyne's operation." This particular leaked governmental document has a plethora of factual information linked to the retrieval and appraisal of the evidence collected from the recovered exhibits that "AMC, ASP, NEAP, ACE, ONR, NACKA, JED, RAND, USAF, SAG, and MIT, are deemed extraterrestrial in nature." The White Hot report not only covers the factual evidence of the retrieval, but also sheds light on a number of conceptual concerns surrounding politics, National Security, nuclear weaponry, and the reasons behind keeping knowledge of this nature out of the public's grasp indefinitely. It concludes, for the well being of the public, of course, and the protection of national security, that "the US must be perceived as being the top of the heap, and every effort must be made to insure that there is, and never has been, a threat to the country."

Twining's "White Hot" Report: Mission Assessment of Recovered Lenticular Aerodyne Objects, 19 September 1947

Brig. Gen. Malcolm C. Grow writes a two-page memo for General Twining describing the preliminary results of the post-mortem examination of the Air Accident Report filed 17 July 1947 (see above). Note the wide-ranging distribution list from people like Dr. Detlev Bronk and Dr. Randolph Lovelace to the AAF Scientific Advisory Group and Intelligence Departments. This perfunctory preliminary report is clear in its references to a UFO: "Collision in full flight with object other than conventional aircraft," "Artifacts collected and assembled indicate that the unidentified aircraft," "The functions of the instruments found in the cockpit area are unknown at present; so there is no way to determine if the craft was manned or remotely controlled."

Malcolm Grow to Lt. Gen. Twining - Aero Medical Laboratory, 20 September 1947

A bureaucratic memo with excellent checkable references discusses an Analysis of Factors Contributing to "Pilot-Error" Experiences in Operating Experimental Aircraft Controls written by Lt. Col. Tucker. Tucker and his correct period phone extension, memo format, and writing style have been verified in the National Archives. Tucker was part of the Aero Medical Laboratory, Psychological Branch. It discusses two incidents on 25 March and 4 July 1947 about S-Aircraft (PF) and interactions with symbolic instrumentation with tactile manipulation of flight controls.

Lt. Col. Tucker Memo to Office of Air Surgeon, 22 September 1947

Marshall writes a memo to the President concerning the "Presentation of Report to the President Re; ULAT" dated September 24, 1947 that expresses concern about the timing of the internal release of this report. "It would be better to discuss the report during the meeting (National Security Council). This would give the members a better picture of the situation rather than having it released piecemeal." Marshall goes on to say, "I further suggest that Twining present the findings of the Majestic-12 briefing to be given be the Director of Central Intelligence with a detailed showing of visual as well as written materials." File references, format, and signatures suggest authenticity.

Secretary of State Marshall, Memo to The President, 24 September 1947

So, five days later, President Truman, in that busy week of the 24th of September, 1947, decided that he would sign this document, which says, "Hereafter this matter shall be referred to only as Operation Majestic Twelve." Unfortunately, researcher Stanton Friedman found another memo, with a nearly identical signature in this same week signed by Truman to Dr. Bush. How can that be? See the Authentication section for a possible answer.

President Truman to Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, 24 September 1947

This one-page unclassified memo dated 25 September 1947 is directed to General Spaatz. It voices concern about the quality of the briefing given that day and wants the presentation package improved for the National Security Council (NSC) meeting the following day. Cantwheel's comments typed in capital letters at the bottom sum up the sentiment, "The Secretary of Defense was unhappy with briefing of the AMC and R&D briefing officers and Symington wanted Bush and Twining to meet with Truman before NSC meeting on the 26th so that a more concise and explainable report of the discovery would be made."

Memo to General Spaatz, 25 September 1947 (with Cantwheel comments; retyped copy)

This memo was signed top secret, MAJIC eyes only. It says "cryptographic (misspelled in original) security does not apply," thereby revealing that this subject would normally be encrypted, but to expedite it they did not. The memo says that no indication of its contents is to be divulged to the public, referring to Twinning's White Hot report discussed earlier. So this is Marshall telling Humelsine, the secretary to President Truman, to make sure that Truman realizes that he's not going to let anything out to the public, and even suggests a "cover story." The similarity of the handwriting to that in other documents poses an authentication challenge.

Secretary of State Marshall to President Truman, 25 September 1947

General Nathan Twining writes to the President on 26 September 1947 and respectfully submits his report on Flying Saucers. This is "In accordance with your instructions, advisors from State, Treasury, War, and Navy departments assisted me in a two month exploratory mission concerning the reality of other-world visitation." The memo is impressive for its authentic looking pentagon Joint Chiefs of Staff and Combined Chiefs of Staff filing references along with clear older sized paper markings.

Twining's Report to The President, Parts I-V, 26 September 1947

On 27 September 1947, George C. Marshall writes to his Executive secretary Carl Humelsine about the tragic consequences if the present rumors about New Mexico events are disclosed to the public. Humelsine is resistant to sign an agreement to remain quiet concerning these events because he has already heard about them through other sources. The memo states in part, "(a) you are unwilling to commit yourself to any agreement regarding not communicating its contents to any other person in view of the fact that you felt you already knew certain of the things probably referred to in the memo, as suggested to you by seeing the security reference 'MAJIC' and b) you could not feel that such a letter as this could have been addressed to you without the knowledge of the President." This ozalid (early carbon duplication) printing process memo is authentic for the era and would be difficult to fake.

Secretary of State George C. Marshall to Carl Humelsine, 27 September 1947

This presidential briefing document is an intelligence estimate dated September 30, 1947 titled "Unidentified Aircraft Sighting Over the United States." Prepared by the Special Studies and Evaluation State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee and the Office of National Estimates Central Intelligence Agency. It references both a TS Control No. 7300405, NSA authority and a NSCID (National Security Council Intelligence Directive) 6 Authority, NIA Directive.

The six page Top Secret Eyes Only covers essential elements of information, however, no discussion of wreckage, alien bodies etc., after all the briefing is about unidentified aircraft sightings. Main headings are: estimates of Soviet capabilities, domestic capabilities, estimate of the situation, estimates of interplanetary capabilities, and conclusions. The estimate of the situation and interplanetary capabilities make for very interesting reading.

The document is retyped and Source S-2 has handwritten at the bottom this is the best version available. It is allegedly annotated by Harry Truman "I want the Director of NSA to have this for future reference. October 24, 1952"

"Unidentified Aircraft Sightings Over the United States," Top Secret Eyes Only Intelligence Estimate, 30 September 1947

This memo from Vandenberg to the Army Chief of Staff does not clearly relate to UFOs. However, it is clear that the decision process at White Sands and Alamogordo was in turmoil and that clarification was needed. Possibly as a result of the UFO wreckage being stored there and different access requests and priorities. The addition of a senior Army Ordnance Officer being permanently assigned to work with the joint committee for range coordination was the resolution to improve local decision making. What could be so important that would involve top generals to clarify decision making? The leaked version (page 1), is nearly identical to a document we found at the National Archives, RG 341, Entry 174, Box 141 (page 2), showing the same language in Paragraph 1 but an additional clarifying paragraph has been added which states: "This agreement concerns only decisions on joint range problems and does not extend into command and administration matters at Alamogordo Air Base." It is possible that either Vandenberg or the Army Chief of Staff upon seeing or reviewing the first memo might say "we need to clarify this so that no one misconstrues our intent and screws up the basic functions of Alamogordo Air Base."

General Vandenberg to Chief of Staff, 17 December 1947

Documents Dated 1948-1959

On 11 February 1948, Hillenkoetter (DCI) writes a Top Secret Majic Eyes Only memorandum to the President Truman about the Majic Black Book summaries. It states, "For some time, the last two months in particular, I have had our intelligence liaison organization concentrating on the possible presentation on 'Majic' for my use as well as for the other officials concerned, particularly yourself. A highly specialized organization is now engaged in the very necessary process of separating the wheat from the chaff and correlating the items with past information in order that I may be able to quickly and intelligently evaluate the importance of the product." This memo with 092447 classified executive order (EO) stamp and other marginalia looks to be authentic, and our forensic linguistics resources hopefully will confirm Hillenkoetter authorship.

Hillenkoetter to Truman: Majic Black Book Summaries, 11 February 1948

This cover page defines the members of panel of experts responsible for preparing the report on Majestic. They had a very impressive panel - Bush, McDonald, Vandenberg - all these people you would have expected. The odd one is Major Luther D. Miller, Chief of Chaplains. Additionally, notice the Collection Directive number A-1762.1-J1. This file number also appears on other declassified documents that are related to UFOs. The absence of a date and the reference to CIA SI 28-55 suggests the possibility of evidence of deliberate altering for some purpose, such as psychological warfare.

Majestic Twelve Project, 1st Annual Report, Cover Page, 1948?

Allegedly released by the CIA, but most likely released by National Archives Records Administration (NARA) due to the "approved for release" stamp and valid lower right hand corner control number. The challenge is finding the memo at NARA to prove the document is either real or fake. It mentions CIA Top Secret MJ-12 as a File Distribution. The memo subject is Project 63, which is a known program to import PAPERCLIP (German) scientists into the U.S. via New York city.

CIA JOIA Memo, 12 April 1949

This Top Secret Intelligence Report that is suggestive of a pre-flight (PF) aircraft of "Unidentified" U.S. design. Prepared for signature for both Watson and McCoy, it correctly follows the format of other intelligence reports.

White Shot Memo, October 1949

A three-page memo CIA Office of Scientific Intelligence titled "Analysis of the Corona and Oscura Peak, New Mexico Wreckage of Unidentified Lenticular Aerodyne Technology" covers flight dynamics, power plant and propulsion, construction, avionics and navigation. Conclusions are startling for 1950: "construction methods are unknown at this time", "analysis of the fusion reactor...", and "travels through space by utilizing the ionizing plasma and the planets magnetic lines of force..."

CIA Office of Scientific Intelligence, 30 October 1950

For the first time, we see the use of "Not For Public Inspection," "Restricted," and "For Official Use Only" on a formerly Top Secret Majic document. The table of contents appears to be the standard content covered during the 1st-5th annual reports because it perfectly aligns with the remaining report.

Majestic Twelve Project, Purpose and Table of Contents, Summer 1952?

This draft is not dated, but from dates mentioned in the document (latest is May 1951) we believe that it was written in the summer of 1952, on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the July '47 crashes. It contains the nature of the investigation, the panel's contribution to the TOP SECRET MAJESTIC DOCUMENTS, a review of the Military Assessment, and various problems in relation to technology, Nuclear Weapons development, Biological Warfare Programs, Genetic and Pharmaceutical Development Programs, New Material Development, Planned Future Rocket Development, Nuclear Propulsion Development, Intelligence Gathering and Analysis, Foreign Policy and National Security, Domestic and Constitutional Issues, social, religious, and Scientific Reaction, Cold War development, and Government Policy of Control and Denial. Lots of sensational information is contained in the seventeen pages of single-spaced, specific, checkable details. It will take several man-years to validate every phrase and claim. The initial checks we have performed provide no clear indication of fakery at all. See the authentication sections for a discussion of subtle issues here.

Majestic Twelve Project, Annual Report, Summer 1952

This eight-page memo by President Truman to the Secretary of State and Defense is about "Communications Intelligence Activities." In short, it establishes the NSA (National Security Administration). What is interesting is that the same Top Secret Control Number of 7300405 is used on another questioned document of the same era, the Truman Presidential Briefing, discussing unidentified aircraft sightings over the United States. Dated October 24, 1952.

This document appears to be part of one of the annual reports of MAJESTIC although the numbering does not correspond to the annual report which can be downloaded in its entire draft form. Particularly noteworthy is the handwritten references to "put in Angelton's 'Yellow' files - J1" and "Project White Hot." The text contains some fascinating details such as "The untimely death of Secretary Forrestal was deemed necessary and regrettable." From a historical view, the document says that because of Twining's report (White Hot), President Truman was compelled to sign the National Security Act of 1947.

Annex C Fragment

This "NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION" is classified "TOP SECRET". After identifying the 12 Majestic members, it states that the Kenneth Arnold sighting had caused near hysteria; noted that there was a secret recovery operation starting on 07 July, 1947; four dead bodies; wreckage moved to several locations. It showed Harry Truman's top-secret memo as Appendix A on page 008 setting up the program. Stan Friedman is a notable expert on this document. Some statements agree and some do not agree with statements in other documents. This does not necessarily imply fakery, because of heavy compartmentalization of the facts. "Implications for the National Security are of continuing importance in that the motives and ultimate intentions of these visitors remain completely unknown."

Eisenhower Briefing Document, 18 November 1952

This two-page Secret memorandum from President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the Director of Central Intelligence is dated 4 November 1953. The document deals with Eisenhower's comments on an "MJTWELVE Operations Plan of June 16, 1953 on the subject of instructions for the expenditures of the National UFO Intelligence Program, and more specifically, the Special Operations instructions to be issued to Unified and Specific Major Commands and Commanders." Eisenhower (a) expresses concern about inflaming the UFO situation with the Soviets; (b) reiterates that both the CIA and the NSA had leading roles to play in the UFO program; and (c) confirms that both Robert Oppenheimer and Albert Einstein (described as the director of Project JEHOVAH) were involved in research relating to UFO physics.

President Eisenhower to the Director of Central Intelligence, 4 November 1953 - original followed by replica

This one-page document with "1955" handwritten on it is a fragment of a larger document. Two-thirds of the contents refer to the "Nature of Survey" which begins with: "An analysis has been made of the first one-hundred publications in the AFSA Unidentified Flying Object Intelligence Reports, prepared by the U.S. Army Security Service, the U.S. Naval Security Group, and the U.S. Air Force Security Service. Additional reports were reviewed which originated from respective branches intelligence departments. These reports were produced in order to establish what material of UFO intelligence is of value in relation to the New Mexico incidents and the ongoing MAJESTIC PROGRAM."

"Nature of Survey" Fragment, 1955

Documents Dated 1960-1969

This terse memo to the DCI asks for an update on the psychological warfare plans related to MJ-12. The Kennedy signature looks genuine, but he often used an autopen so that is not an important authentication point. There seems to be no reason to doubt that this is a valid memo. If valid, it clearly indicates that there was an MJ-12 continuing as of 1962, the CIA knew about it, and it was involved in psychological warfare.

John F. Kennedy to Director, CIA, June 1961

This one-page top-secret operations review concerning the MJ-12 project is written by Allen W. Dulles. Dated 5 November 1961 and referencing Presidential National Security Memorandum of June 28, 1961, the document describes the situation as: "the overall effectiveness about the actual Soviet response and alert status is not documented to the point where U.S. intelligence can provide a true picture of how Soviet air defenses perceive unidentified flying objects." It goes on to state: "80% of the sighting reports investigated by the Air Force's project Blue Book were explainable and posed no immediate threat to national security. The remaining cases have been classified for security reasons and are under review. While the possibility remains true U.F.O. cases are of non-terrestrial origin, U.S. Intelligence is of the opinion that they do not constitute a physical threat to national defense. For reasons of security, I cannot divulge pertinent data on some of the more sensitive aspects of MJ-12 activities, which have been deemed properly classified under the 1954 Atomic Energy Act."

Operations Review: The MJ-12 Project, by Allen W. Dulles, 5 November 1961

This memo, written in early 1962 and allegedly signed by President Kennedy, was received from Source S-1 on 21 July 2000; it clarifies the authority of the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) regarding the collection of UFO intelligence. It states in part: "as the Government's principal intelligence officer, you will assure the proper coordination, correlation, and evaluation of intelligence from all sources and its prompt dissemination to me and to other recipients as appropriate." It is clear that the DCI is responsible for coordinating with all U.S. agencies engaged in foreign intelligence activities, and this would include UFOs and their related government investigation organizations. Hence, the DCI would have been intimately involved with Majestic and its related projects.

Authority of Director of Central Intelligence Clarified 1962

The authenticity of this document has been studied by several others including Milo Speriglio and Tim Cooper. In this rare version that includes the signature of James J. Angleton (CIA counter intelligence chief) it references 54-12/MJ-12. In light of the large FOIA FBI file on Monroe, a suspicious death, known associations with the JFK and discussion of secret diaries that Monroe kept and yet disappeared, this document could be absolutely authentic.

Marilyn Monroe Document, 3 August 1962

This letter from former CIA Director Hillenkoetter to Donald Menzel is marked "CIA Copy" in original ink and handwritten "Top Secret" across the document. Of note is the comment from Hillenkoetter about his experience in the NICAP organization, which he was once chairman of, "_I resigned from NICAP about 20 months ago feeling that it had degenerated from an organization honestly trying to find out something about unknowns, into a bickering body about personalities." It is worth noting that Hillenkoetter was congratulating Menzel on the completion of the new book and states "I would say that you have effectively put to rest all surmises about flying saucers being from 'outer space.' You have done a thorough and praiseworthy job." Both are participants to MJ-12, with Hillenkoetter congratulating Menzel on what a great job he did with the disinformation, psychological warfare, and obfuscation of the UFO reality.

CIA Director R. Hillenkoetter to Donald Menzel, 19 September 1963

This memo, when read and re-read, gives the impression that JFK was urging a downgrading of the genuine extraterrestrials (read Unknowns) so that NASA could be better informed to handle their "defensive responsibilities." Even in this top-secret memo, it is fairly unclear what all the subtleties were. However, the handwriting at the bottom, "Angleton has MJ directive" is confirmation that as late as three days before his assassination, there was an MJ program on the books. Whether this is strongly, weakly, or not at all related to his death is impossible to say from the data here.

John F. Kennedy to CIA, November 1963

This is apparently a modern retyped NSA intercept of JFK's "hot line" talking to the Premiere about the UFO problem and its collective national security importance to each country. Statements made about NASA dovetail with other known authentic National Security Action Memorandums (NSAMs) and other earlier leaked documents about partnering with the Soviets on joint space exploration. This document is virtually impossible to verify even if the nomenclature is proper for the era.

NSA Intercept, 12 November 1963 - TOP SECRET UMBRA

Accompanying the burned memo was a one-page cover letter to Tim Cooper regarding the history of these eight new directives concerning the MJ-12 program. Startling revelations in the Source S-1 letter include: "…sensitive files that would connect MJ-12 to JFK's murder. This document did not exist officially and has never been disclosed within the agency... We in CI have monitored civilian UFO research for a long time and have played a major role in keeping the UFO community busy... Nixon's special classified executive order (SCEO) ordered all MJ-12 documentation purged and destroyed. This one was not. This carbon copy is the only link to MJ-12 and don't expect any more in the future. Everything is now on computers and there is no existing paper trail to my knowledge..." The redactions were done by the Majestic Documents team to protect the identity of the author.

Source S-1 to Cooper: "Burned Memo" Cover Letter

The nine-page "burned" memo, stamped TOP SECRET/MJ-12, is named because it was snatched from a fire before being destroyed, which is why it is discolored and disintegrating. Unlike many of the Majestic documents, this one is an original carbon with an Eagle watermark characteristic of government work, but so far forensic laboratories have been unable to trace it. The memo is from the Director of Central Intelligence (MJ-1) to MJ-2, MJ-3, MJ-7, in reference to Project MAJESTIC and JEHOVAH, Project EVIRO, Project PARASITE, and Project PARHELION. Although no dated is given, its content directly suggests the month of September. The year is estimated to be in the early 1960s and is still under investigation.

The purpose is to have the team review a new set of directives and recommend changes that can be agreed on. Of note is the statement "As you must know LANCER [code word for JFK] has made some inquiries regarding our activities which we cannot allow." The eight tabs of directives are fascinating: (A) President's EYES ONLY, (B) "NEED-TO-KNOW", (C) DoD 5200.1, (D) Project BLUE BOOK, (E) Freedom of Information, (F) PSYOP, (G) BW (biological weapons) and (H) Project ENVIRONMENT. Particularly chilling is the Biological Weapons directive, which states: "Designated MJ projects should be held in readiness to perform SPIKE and HOUSE CLEANING operations in major population centers in the event conventional methods are not satisfactory. Specialists from MK-ULTRA and ARTICHOKE are hereby activated to conduct DOMESTIC." Logically, this paragraph refers to UFO retrieval operations. The authenticity of these directives seems beyond question: original onionskin papers, proper forensically verified red ink of the time period, and rare "CI" (counter intelligence) stamps.

Burned Memo, pages 1-9, 1963

An MJ-12 directive to kill JFK

The most dramatic directive, likely drafted by Dulles (MJ-1), Director of CIA under JFK and apparently approved by six other MJ-12 members was a cryptic assassination directive. In full, this states:

Draft - Directive Regarding Project Environment - When conditions become non-conducive for growth in our environment and Washington cannot be influenced any further, the weather is lacking any precipitation … it should be wet.

The term “it should be wet” is a coded command to kill someone.

This 15-page (five pages downloadable) Top Secret Majic report on Isotope Thermal Thrusters and Applications by John S. Martinez is clearly over stamped at a later time with security warnings and a period style vertical number scheme of 28710. The contents are normal physics, yet use nuclear power in thermonic reactions to generate significant power for a variety of applications for spacecraft and nuclear rockets. Well referenced with much of the information more publicly understood now in this eclectic field of nuclear propulsion. This area has a rich history of close linkage to UFOs, since it was widely understood even in 1947 that UFOs don't run on kerosene, they must be nuclear. Nuclear Energy for the Propulsion of Aircraft (NEPA) and Advanced Nuclear Power (ANP) were huge military efforts to test the feasibility of nuclear propulsion in airplanes, although the modern day success of these programs is unknown the earlier programs were canceled and not considered successful.

Isotope Thermal Thrusters and Applications - ASTIA 28710

This 12-page document is a chronological summary of National Investigation Committee on Aerial Phenomenon (NICAP) cases allegedly pulled from the Project Blue Book files. We have determined there is identical handwriting found on the IPU Intelligence Assessment and the first page of the NICAP Cases. See image below, which states: "N.M. Cases were pulled from Project Sign files and classified (TS)1) Corona, NM 2) Socorro, NM. 3) WSPG, NM"

Summary of National Investigation Committee on Aerial Phenomenon (NICAP) Cases, 12 pages

Documents Dated 1970 to Present

Believed to be written by the Office of Scientific Intelligence in 1976, this seven page photocopied onionskin document is titled UFO Sovereignty Over Air Space: A Defense Intelligence Problem. The document is signed by LCR, the initials of an astronomer attached to the CIA's Office of Scientific Intelligence in the 1970's. LCR talks about the way in which UFOs have violated U.S. airspace on numerous occasions; the way in which Top Secret UFO data has been withheld from elected leaders by the CIA; the recovery of a crashed UFO in New Mexico in 1947 by the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project; the fear of a nuclear confrontation with the Soviets being prompted by UFO radar tracks; President John F. Kennedy's involvement in the UFO controversy; UFOs and the Cuban missile crisis of 1962; and LCR's initiative to begin reintroducing presidential briefings on the UFO subject. The discussion of organizational slowdowns, denied information and management dilemmas are typical of bureaucracies, irrespective of topic. Such references in the discussion are consistent with a pragmatic working document, not for sensationalism or public melodrama.

UFO Sovereignty Over Air Space: A Defense Intelligence Problem, ~1976 (replica followed by original)

This paper is an Executive Briefing for the Director of Central Intelligence titled: Unidentified Flying Object Implication for Nation Security and Human Survival. LCR reveals that between 1946 and 1955 he was tasked with preparing information on UFOs and the U.S. Intelligence community that was published in a 1956 book written by him, published by the CIA and titled Central Intelligence, UFOs, and National Security. It reveals the surprising fact that many secret documents concerning UFO encounters at Los Alamos and the White Sands Missile Range in the period 1944-1949 were destroyed and also reveals how this caused problems in trying to evaluate the true picture from a historical perspective. The paper also touches upon the CIA's role in espionage and UFO investigations, and LCR's examination of the CIA's historical UFO studies.

Unidentified Flying Object Implication for Nation Security and Human Survival, December 1976 (replica followed by original)

In this five-page double-spaced memo written for President Reagan's approval, Dr. Edward Teller clearly shows his familiarity with the UFO subject and its threat to National Security. It opens with a gripping sentence, "I wish to bring to your attention a very real and dangerous situation that threatens not only us, the world, but our very existence as a race." It goes on to state, "No longer can the United States be in the position which it found itself in 1947. This was realized in January 1950 when President Truman made a decision to go ahead with a defense program exceeding in scope and cost of the Manhattan Project." What could this have been? The only logical conclusion is that it was a massive effort to exploit the celestial gifts as FDR recommended in his 24 February 1944 Double Top Secret Memo to the Special Committee on Non-Terrestrial Science and Technology.

Edward Teller's Pitch to President Reagan for SDI, ~1980s

Another fascinating paper, titled UFO Technology and the Imbalance of Power, is attributed to Edward Teller and is a five-page photocopy of onionskin paper. It goes into great detail about the nature of official secrecy and the benefits and the hazards of secrecy both in the Cold War and in the present day. Teller proposes that official secrecy surrounding UFOs should be lessened for three prime reasons: (a) to stimulate research in the field of military applications of UFO technology; (b) to promote cooperation between the USA and its allies around the world on the UFO issue; and (c) to inform the U.S. public of "the true state of UFO reality." Teller also proposes that the majority of classified UFO documents should be declassified. In addition, Teller discusses the use of UFO technology integrated into the U.S. military's remotely piloted vehicle (RPV) program and maintaining an adequate defense against "UFO nuclear weapons."

UFO Technology and the Imbalance of Power by Edward Teller, ~1980s (replica followed by original)

It is believed that this is a retyped Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) document that Bill Moore received. Although the focus of the controversy is around the Aquarius project, Paul Bennewitz, and the film that is discussed in the document, the comment about MJ - TWELVE is secondary and off hand to the whole teletype. There is an excellent 8 page write up from International UFO Reporter (IUR) about the authenticity of this document which can be downloaded from the Authentication section.

Aquarius Teletype, 17 November 1990

On January 30, 1996, Thomas Cantwheel wrote a two-page memo, which included a drawing of an unidentified aerodyne found July 5, 1947 south of Socorro, New Mexico by military and civilian members of the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project (AFSWP). The memo begins: "The 'loaned' aircraft was acquired in 1945 from the Air Technical Services Command (ATSC, now AEDS, Air Force Systems Command). The 'S' aircraft was designed from an aerodyne recovered in 1941 that crashed in southeastern Missouri and the one captured in 1942 in Louisiana. Reconstruction commenced in 1945 with the assistance of German scientists at Wright Field. Propulsion programs tried to duplicate the atomic power plant found in the aerodyne captured in Louisiana and integrated the magnetic drive system developed by Tesla. Efforts to conceal the true nature of flight operations were successful in that the AF devised a cover intelligence project called Blue Book. In 1958, Project UFO and Moon Dust were activated when the USA Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit operations ceased and CIC responsibility for UFO security was transferred to USAFOSI."

S-Aircraft Drawing and Memo by Thomas Cantwheel, 30 January 1996

Chronologically, this is the most recent document to cite the words TOP SECRET MAJESTIC. With hand written references to "Weird Desk and A51" this document provides a glimpse into the modern world of asset code names, and instant assignations for unauthorized disclosure. The document is rich with key phrases such as Project 'KOHTPOA,' MOD and KGB officials, Dreamland, Area 54 & 17, leaks by Teller, Sagan, China problems, and contacting '33' investors. Many of the details are checkable.


Source S-1 writes a memo entitled Unidentified Flying Objects, the CIA, and Congress. It opens with an interesting story of an interview with President Truman by the FBI and states: "he was asked the embarrassing question, did you authorize Operation Majestic 12? To which he replied "I never gave any thought about it after leaving office." He added, "it was not my intention when I set up the CIA would be injected into strange activities of that sort." He was upset when the subject was brought up and it was sensed that Mr. Truman was being coy and evasive."

The paper goes on to discuss congressional surveillance concerning the UFO issue, which came to a head in the Senate in early 1956. "The specific point at issue was whether Congress was to establish a standing Joint Committee on the CIA, similar to the joint Committee on Atomic Energy, to provide a fuller and continuing look at the United States UFO intelligence programs. The CIA's UFO intelligence budget is concealed within the budgets of various government departments, mainly that of the Defense Department. The average member of Congress has no more knowledge than the average citizen of annual expenditures or of the size and scope CIA UFO operations..."

"Ever since CIA was established, the director has been authorized, and in fact, directed to make complete disclosure of CIA UFO activities to special committees in both the Senate and House. The CIA is, at times, completely responsive to their questions, no matter how sensitive. For example, during the first 12 weeks as DCI, Admiral William F. Raborn was called to 17 meetings with these congressional committees. The legislative log for the year 1965 shows that the DCI or his senior (sic) aides met a total of 34 times with four special subcommittees." Additionally, there are three tabs attached to the paper that discuss arguments in favor of a joint UFO committee and arguments against it.

Unidentified Flying Objects, The CIA, and Congress, Essay by Source S-1

This seven-page IMPORTANT letter starts "Please read everything I am about to tell you as the truth. I am not a prankster or a wacko. My reason for typing this letter is to give you the facts as I know them. I am what is called in the spy jargon a 'walk in.'" The memo is rich in detail, mentioning a whole slew of code words, TRINE, UMBRA, SACRED, JEHOVAH, MAJESTIC, ZODIAC, SPIRITUAL, ENVIRONMENT and MEDEA. The memo is hard to summarize because of its varied content, but it discusses the CIA role, UFO/EBE working groups, and historical events like the JFK assassination.

Important Memo from Source S-1, 7 July 1999

Freedom of Information Act Documents
Of the thousands of pages of official documentation that have surfaced on the subject of UFOs under the terms of the U.S. Government’s Freedom of Information Act, references to the Roswell and New Mexico UFO crashes of 1947 are few and far between. But they do exist. One such example is an FBI Teletype of 8 July 1947.

On 10 July 1947, Brigadier General George F. Schulgen (Chief of the Requirements Intelligence Branch of Army Air Corps Intelligence) met with Special Agent S. W. Reynolds of the FBI with a view to determining if the Army Air Force could solicit the assistance of the Bureau on a regular basis in its investigation of the UFO mystery.

Declassified FBI memoranda shows that the Bureau had been monitoring the UFO subject on an ad hoc basis in the wake of the Kenneth Arnold sighting of 1947. It was this meeting between Schulgen and Reynolds that cemented the way for a short-lived liaison between the FBI and the military in the investigation of UFO reports.

Only forty-eight hours before this now-historic meeting took place, however, the FBI was briefly implicated in what is certainly the most-talked about UFO incident in history – Roswell.

On 8 July 1947, the FBI office at Dallas forwarded a 1-page teletype message to FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover, concerning the events at Roswell. It is evident, however, that the FBI was in possession of only half the story. That "half" having been supplied sometime previously by Major Edwin M. Kirton (name deleted on the FBI record originally released in 1976) of Army Air Force Intelligence at Fort Worth, Texas.

According to the documentation released by the FBI, on the day in question Kirton contacted the FBI at Dallas and informed them that, yes, something "purporting to be a flying disc" had indeed been recovered at Roswell. The disc, said Kirton, was hexagonal in shape and was suspended from a 20-foot diameter balloon by a cable. Kirton further advised the FBI that the object resembled a high-altitude weather balloon with a radar reflector. A telephone conversation between Kirton’s office and Wright Field had not borne out this belief, however. Kirton informed the FBI that the material was being transported to Wright Field for examination and that he was passing the information on to the FBI because of "national interest" in the case and the fact that the Press was "attempting to break [the] story of [the] location of [the] disc today."

Kirton concluded his conversation by assuring the Bureau that the results of the study of the Roswell material would be forwarded to the FBI Field Office at Cincinnati. Interestingly and perhaps not surprisingly, no further documentation on this aspect of the Roswell affair has surfaced. If either FBI Headquarters or the Cincinnati Office were informed of the results of the examination of the Roswell debris, those papers have failed to surface via the FOIA. It is also of interest to note that, according to the INTERPLANETARY PHENOMENON UNIT SUMMARY of 9 July 1947: "…FBI interest was curtailed and access to stored craft at Los Alamos was denied upon request of Deputy COS Lt. General Collins."

This accords well with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s hand-written notes that appear at the foot of a 10 July 1947 FBI document pertaining to UFOs, in which Hoover writes: "…we must insist upon full access to discs recovered. For instance in the La [Los Alamos?] case the Army grabbed it and would not let us have it for cursory examination."

Despite the relative lack of official FBI documentation in the public domain on the Roswell events, there are indications of deeper FBI knowledge on this matter:

On 5 December 1950, the FBI was informed by Army Intelligence at Richmond, that the military had "been put on immediate high alert for any data whatsoever concerning flying saucers." This was one day before, according to the MJ-12-Eisenhower Briefing Document, a UFO crashed at El Indio-Guerroro area of the Texas-Mexican border.

On 30 November 1988, an arranged meeting took place between representatives of the FBI and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations in Washington, D.C., to discuss the MJ-12 papers that were in the public domain at that time. The Air Force informed the Bureau that the papers were bogus. This is borne out by the fact that any requests to the FBI for information pertaining to MJ-12 will result in copies of the MJ-12 papers being dispatched to the requester with the word BOGUS written across them in heavy ink. The AFOSI has stated in response to FOIA requests that nothing was committed to paper on their part with respect to this meeting and they concede further that they undertook no investigation into the authenticity or otherwise of the MJ-12 papers, which begs an important question. How was the Air Force able to inform the FBI with confidence that the MJ-12 papers were “bogus” if they had conducted no investigation into their contents?

Two of the premier investigators of the Roswell crash – Stanton Friedman and William Moore (who co-wrote the book, The Roswell Incident, with Charles Berlitz) have been the subject of FBI investigations. In the case of Moore, by 1993 the FBI file on him was running at 61 pages, of which Moore was able to gain access to only six.

As all of the above information shows, the Roswell Incident and the FBI have at various times between intimately connected. How much more information pertaining to Roswell, MJ-12 and the many and varied investigators that have researched the case and that remains unseen outside of official circles is unknown at this time.

Roswell Teletype, 8 July 1947

Perhaps the most important document ever released in Canada is the Top Secret memo of November 21, 1951 from Wilbert B. Smith, senior radio engineer with the Canadian Department of Transportation. Smith was a highly respected employee, with a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and several patents to his credit. The memo was sent to the Controller of Telecommunications and recommended that a research project be set up. "We believe that we are on the track of something which may well prove to be the introduction of a new technology," Smith wrote.

"The existence of a different technology is borne out by the investigations which are being carried on at the present time in relation to flying saucers." Smith goes on to state that:

a. The matter is the most highly classified subject in the United States government, rating higher than the H-bomb,
b. Flying saucers exist,
c. Their modus operandi is unknown but a concentrated effort is being made by a small group headed by Dr. Vannevar Bush, and
d. The entire matter is considered by the United States authorities to be of tremendous significance.

Here is an unarguable link between Vannevar Bush and UFO reverse-engineering which the Majestic documents describe.

Wilbert B. Smith Memo, 21 November 1950 (original and replica)


Wilbert Smith's original draft

This 30-page FOIA release of a formerly Top Secret "Project Silver Bug," developed at Wright-Patterson AFB, was made to Tim Cooper in October '97. All the "release information" is printed on the cover page for the reader to see. This "saucer" designed aircraft uses "gas turbine engines," a conventional power source. The report is a preliminary design document that includes sectional drawings, performance characteristics, weight breakdowns, control systems, and problem areas.

This 1955 report does, however, fit into another story relating to U.S. Air Force interest in testing saucer designs. According to a now retired AF Lt. Col., in 1954, while a 2nd Lt., he and a few other 2nd Lt.'s came across a table full of "wind tunnel test model saucers" while in a wind tunnel test building of Area "C," Wright-Patterson AFB. It is illogical to assume that USAF, as well as foreign militaries, do not have modern versions of this type of craft.

Some have argued that reported UFOs are U.S. government or even Nazi experimental craft. However, those arguments can't account for the extreme maneuverability and accelerations seen in UFO reports. The right angle turns, the over-the-horizon disappearances in seconds; no conventional power source could provide the performance characteristics described.

Project Silver Bug, 15 February 1955

NOTE: These files are very similar to Canada's Project 1794, dated 2 April-30 May 1956

President Kennedy signed this declassified memo dated 12 November 1963. It is a National Security Action Memorandum (NSAM) No. 271 directed to the administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), James Webb. The subject matter is surprising, namely "Cooperation with U.S.S.R. on Outer Space Matters." It opens with, "I would like you to assume personally the initiative and central responsibility with the Government for the development of a program of substantive cooperation with the Soviet Union in the field of outer space, including the development of specific technical proposals. I assume that you will work closely with the Department of State and other Agencies as appropriate." It goes on to mention: "…broader cooperation between the United States and the U.S.S.R. in outer space, including cooperation in lunar landing programs. …In this connection the channel of contact developed by Dr. Dryden between NASA and the Soviet Academy of Sciences has been quite effective, and I believe we should continue…" This memo cross checks with a Top Secret memo of the same date that is part of the leaked Majestic documents cache (John F. Kennedy to CIA, November 1963) which states that with the joint cooperation efforts, make sure to explain in a credible way the impact of knowns (terrestrial aircraft), and unknowns (UFOs).

President Kennedy: National Security Action Memorandum No. 271, 12 November 1963

This NASA document written in 1964 is titled "Concepts for Detection of Extraterrestrial Life" (NASA SP-56). This copy was released from the U.K. via Nick Redfern. Note the stamps on the cover that mention the University of Warwick and A. V. Roe & Co. Ltd. Weapons Research Div. Woodford, Wilkshire.

Concepts for Detection of ET Life, NASA, 1964

This FOIA response to Richard Hall dates 25, September 1980 clearly confirms the existence of the Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit part of the Scientific and Technical Branch of the Counterintelligence Directorate was disestablished during the late 1950’s and allegedly never reactivated. Their files were surrendered to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI).

Col. William Guild FOIA Response to Richard Hall Re: IPU, 25 September 1980

This Top Secret UMBRA document, specifically Civil Action lawsuit No. 80-1562 Citizens Against UFO Secrecy (CAUS) versus the National Security Agency (NSA) clearly confirms deep and widespread government involvement with UFOs. This document was released and declassified as a result of a FOIA process and shows numerous blackout areas related to COMINT (communications intelligence) and SIGINT (signals intelligence). This in camera affidavit for Judge Eugene F. Yeates is simply a justification by the NSA to withhold the information that CAUS was seeking. Furthermore, the key agency or organization that performed the analysis and search is blacked out.

Citizens Against UFO Secrecy vs. The National Security Agency In Camera Affidavit, 9 October 1980

This two-page memo is a response to William Steinman’s original memo of 18 May 1983 in which Steinman names nine scientists that took part in the 1948 UFO crash retrieval 12 miles Northeast of Aztec, New Mexico. Dr. Sarbacher, of the Washington Institute of Technology, confirms that John Von Neuman, Vannevar Bush, and Robert Oppenheimer were definitely involved. The letter goes on to state: "…certain materials reported to have come from flying saucer crashes were extremely light and very tough. I am sure our laboratories analyzed them very carefully… I remember in talking with some of the people at the office (Pentagon) that I got the impression these ‘aliens’ were constructed like certain insects we have observed on earth…" The reality of the Aztex crash is not well established.

Dr. Robert Sarbacher to William Steinman Memo, 29 November 1983 (original & replica)

This letter dated May 16, 1984 from Lt. Col. Lance R. Cornie to William S. Steinman provides more official evidence that the Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit (IPU) did exist and that their records were transferred to the Air Force. The memo is suspicious in its categorical denials and claims based only on "institutional memory." For example, it states that "It was never a 'unit' in the military sense, nor was it ever formally organized or reportable, it had no investigative function, mission or authority and may not have had any formal records at all." Yet the unit "was formed as in-house project purely as an interest item of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence." Note that from 1941 to the late 50's when it was allegedly disestablished, there have been many Assistant COS-G2, most of which have been directly linked to the MJ-12 program, such as Stephen J. Chamberlain or George C. McDonald.

Steinman Letter Re: IPU, 16 May 1984

Project Moondust Files

Project MOON DUST was an operation to recover objects and debris from space vehicles that had survived re-entry from space to earth. However, there have been many rumors about the project which connected it to the UFO phenomenon. The following list of documents seem to confirm those rumors.


This 3-page document, titled Somaliland President Egal Speaks on Mysterious Bomb Blast, dates from January 1996 and concerns a series of "mysterious explosions" that had occurred in the same month and year in the eastern part of Somaliland. The report (that originated with the CIA and that was forwarded to the State Department, Defense Intelligence Agency and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base among others) states that in some quarters, the explosions had been attributed to UFOs. Interestingly, the document also states that the physical and mental health of both animals and people in the region had been adversely affected by whatever it was that had exploded. Symptoms included dementia, skin rashes, boils on the skin, aching stomachs, and skin shedding. The document states that the object that crashed or exploded was moving at supersonic speed, but due to the size and remoteness of the area, a search for debris had been unsuccessful. The reference to people having physical reactions is not unlike the references in the Majestic-12 1st Annual Report and the Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit document about individuals having adverse (and fatal) reactions to an alien virus at the scene of a UFO crash site in 1947.

Project Moondust: Somali Explosion, 25 January, 1996

A one-page Department of Defense document dated 18 January 1967 discusses a UFO incident at Agadir, Morocco, and again makes a clear and undeniable link between UFO studies and Project Moondust investigations. It states in part: "…this sighting demonstrates a high level of local interest in the subject of UFOs and presages future reporting which could be valuable in pursuit of Project MOON DUST."

Project Moondust: Agadir, Morocco, 18 January 1967

A one-page Department of Defense document dated 6 April 1967 and titled UFO Sighting at Kasba Tadla, Morocco makes a clear link between UFOs and Project Moondust. In part, the document states that: "…it indicates continued local interest in UFOs" and directly references Project Moondust as being relevant to the investigation.

Project Moondust: UFO Sighting at Kasba Tadla, Morocco, 6 April 1967

Additional documentation demonstrating a link between UFOs and Project Moondust comes via a package of 42 pages of documentation that were all released as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request to the State Department for files on Moondust. The first entry is titled Project Moondust and dates from November 1973 and concerns the recovery of what may have been Soviet satellite debris. However, also included in this 42-page package are: (a) documents on a 1978 discussion concerning the potential of having the United Nations undertake UFO investigations; (b) UFO sightings in Afghanistan; (c) a UFO encounter in Kuwait in 1980 that "shut down" the pumping system of a local oil pumping device; (d) the recovery of a spherical object in Buenos Aries in 1984; and (e) a 1984 report titled Unidentified Objects Observed on Radar Screen at Grantley Adams International Airport.

Project Moondust: 42-Page Package, 18 November 1973

These 2 pages of documentation were forwarded to the State Department by the CIA and detail the crash of "an unidentified object" in Bolivian territory in May 1978. The object was reportedly 4 meters in diameter and Bolivian authorities had sealed off an area of 200 km around the crash site.

Project Moondust: Santa Cruz, Bolivia Object Recovery, May 1978

In April of 2007, Air Intelligence Agency, part of the US Air Force through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) confirmed that in August 1979 a pair of weird spheres crashed near Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The documents not only verify what Ryan S. Wood has already revealed in his book Majic Eyes Only, but also provides additional intriguing details and references to "MOON DUST," the prominent governmental space debris and UFO retrieval program designed to locate, recover, and deliver descended foreign space vehicles back to Wright Patterson Foreign Technology Division headquarters for analysis and exploitation. According to several eye-witnesses, two "balls of fire" fell from the sky and softly landed in the cities of Santa Cruz and Cotoca on August 8th, 1979. The story behind these fallen objects is continuously growing with intensity and credibility. The spheres — almost identical in nature — were about "80 centimeters in diameter and ~2 meters in circumference with a hole in one side and a metal skin covering approximately one-half inch thickness… The spheres weighed about six kilograms with half-inch thick skin and the outside metal was similar to copper with dark and light spots …the plants near the objects were burned." First-hand witnesses mentioned in the official documentation of this incident include Colonel Ariel Coca, Campesino Gonzalo Menacho Viveras, and Nathaniel Mendez Hurtado. Most of the mystery associated with these incidents is in the practically impossible landing of these objects. The two objects were reported to be on fire, made a loud whistling sound and then exploded. However, "in the area where they’ve been found, there were no signs of the impact and it looks as though the spheres landed smoothly." How did the spheres negotiate a smooth landing? Certainly they are not terrestrial space debris. More mysterious yet, is the presence of a “silent aircraft” with three lights that appeared later the same evening, hovering above the explosion area. What was the craft doing? Who contracted it to be there and why? Was it an extraterrestrial craft or man-made? The incidents’ association with project MOON DUST intensifies these questions; what was the level of involvement of MOON DUST personnel and what did they hope to gain or hide in Bolivia? Where are the spheres today?

Project Moondust: Santa Cruz, Bolivia, August 1979




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