From a paper presented in at
Crashed Retrieval Conference
Las Vegas November 16, 2003
Before considering the available
evidence about crashed saucer material and the White House, it is
important to view why the role of the president is so important.
It has long been rumored that the real hard evidence such as crash
retrieval materials are in the hands of the military. The president
is the civilian head of the military, and thus should be receiving
on his desk the best material that has been gathered by the
If the critical crash material is not held by the military, but by
some agency of the government such as the National Security Agency
or CIA, the president should still receive the best available
material, as he is the head of the Executive branch that employs
most employees of the government.
Most importantly, it is important to view the role of the president
in any review of crashed saucer evidence, because the president is
the ultimate authority. Only when the president stands up and says,
"Some UFOs are not of this world" will the cover-up end. The
presidentís word is final and cannot be overruled. It is therefore
important to see what he knows on the subject, or at least what
statements or actions he has taken.
Many believe that once elected, the president is suddenly spoken to
by God and suddenly knows everything there is about the ultimate UFO
evidence such as crashes. This is quite far from the truth. Once
sworn in a president is dependant on cabinet officers to present to
him any information he might obtain. All the information from the
past administration has been removed and the filing cabinets are
An example is President Clinton, who at the time of his 1993
inauguration, was faced with 17,000 classified documents a day being
written within the U.S. government. People who think he has time to
read these documents, and maintain a 16-hour grueling daily schedule
of meetings, briefing, photos, state dinners, and in Bill Clintonís
case dating interns, are mislead.
The presidentís knowledge comes from short briefings he gets from
subordinates about things they think are important for him to know.
The presidentís knowledge is therefore dependent on the ability of
those below him to gather up the facts for him.
With this as background, the following are some of the stories that
look at what the president might have known about the subject of
crashed saucers. These few examples I have chosen, are the result of
attempts to track down rumored stories, and investigate them with
interviews and material from the various presidential libraries.
The following presidential stories show at times the president
knows, and at time doesnít know. Summing it all up I would say that
the president is told, but that the level of knowledge is not as
great as the stories that have been leaked into the UFO community by
U.S. intelligence. The aliens are still in control.
I think the evidence shows that the president knows the reality of
the phenomena, but realizes that the government has very little
control over the situation, especially when it comes to the
phenomena of abductions and cattle mutilations. It is this ignorance
and lack of control, which has led to a continued cover-up, while
officials scramble to get better information about how to deal with
Our knowledge of the White House role and knowledge has been limited
by two factors,
The only story that I will deal with regarding FDR is a story that
is being worked on by CUFOS and the Ohio MUFON people.
It involves the longest servicing State Secretary in US history
Cordell Hull. Hull won the Nobel Peace Prize for the work he
towards the creation of the United Nations.
He is one of three Nobel Peace Prize winners who have been involved
in UFOs. The other two are Jimmy Carter, and former Canadian
Prime Minister Lester Pearson.
Hullís story is this. The daughter of his cousin, Reverend
Turner Hamilton Holt, came forward a few years back to tell a
story of an incident that had occurred in Washington DC in 1939.
According to what the Reverend told the family his cousin Cordell
Hull had taken him to the sub-basement of the Capitol building
during a visit to Washington. There he viewed,
1) Four large glass
jars holding 4 creatures
2) A wrecked round
craft of some kind nearby
No other supporting evidence is yet
available, but MUFON Ohio is still working on it.
Harry Truman was, as everyone knows was the president who
held the White House at the time of the Roswell crash.
Despite the importance of the crash in UFO lore there is very little
evidence to be found in White House records to show that
any documented involvement in the handling of the crash.
A display at the Roswell Museum has a display showing a phone call
and a meeting with General Hoyt Vandenberg, who is generally
acknowledged to be a key player in the Roswell event. The call and
meeting were supposed to have occurred on July 9th, the
day after the Roswell press release on the crash. According to White
House records, however, neither occurred. Vandenburg and other
possible key Roswell players did meet on July 10th, but
it was only for 10 minutes and then only for the signing of an Air
Force Day proclamation.
The following were present:
Honorable W. Stuart
Symington, Assistant Secretary of War
Lt. General Hoyt S.
Vandenberg, Acting Deputy Commander
Army Air Forces Major
General Lauris Norstad
General James H. Doolittle
The White House records, however, might
not be all that inclusive. Edwin Easley, for example, is
shown in White House records to have never had contact with Truman.
In direct contradiction to this is a statement by Easleyís daughter
who stated her father had promised not to talk after making a
promise to the president.
General Roger Ramey is another example of possibly incomplete White
House records. White House records show that he never had contact
with the president, and yet George Filer of "Filerís Files", stated
that Mrs. Ramey had told him during an interview that she and her
husband had met Truman and his wife on more than one occasion, and
were in fact good friends.
The oral history testimony of Robert Landry, the Air
Advisor to President Truman, may also help shed light on why
there is no crashed saucer material, or recorded contacts with
Roswell participants, in White House files.
Landry told Truman oral historians that he briefed
Truman on UFOs orally every three months during his tenure (February
1948 Ė January 1953). He described himself as a go-between to the
CIA. As a side light to this, Landry undoubtedly told
Truman of the number of radar UFO sightings (described in a second
oral history interview) he had while stationed with the 8th
Army Air Force in Hawaii during World War 2.
As I said previously, the president only knows what is told to him
by those around him. He can be cut off from knowledge such as Harry
Truman was while vice-president under FDR. During his whole time as
vice-president he only met with the
president twice, and was
therefore out of the loop on almost everything that was going on.
When Truman became president he decided that the next president
would not end up as president knowing nothing as he had. He set up a
series of briefing to be given to the president-elect that would
have him ready to govern when sworn in. This is a practice that
continues up to the present.
Truman helped brief Eisenhower on many subjects he
would need to govern. One of those briefings is the rumored UFO
briefing given to Ike in November 1952. This briefing has become
famous because of the
MJ-12 document mailed to Jamie
Shandera in 1984. As my time is limited and others are talking
about this document I will not deal with it.
I will say, however, that I have spent a lot of time in the past
couple months looking at the concept of "if presidentís gets UFO
briefing and what they are told." I will discuss later other
examples which show the importance of such briefings.
Now to perhaps the most well known of the presidential UFO stories.
This story is the visit of Eisenhower to Palm Springs in February
1954. It was during that visit that the press discovered Ike had
disappeared. Panic broke out and one reporter almost got a story on
the wire stating that Ike had died of a heart attack.
Ikeís press secretary James Hagerty gained control of the
situation saying Ike was at the dentist after having broken a cap
eating chicken. Ike reappeared the next morning at church and all
All of the 1950s stories state that
Ike had gone to nearby Edwards Air Force Base,
and there met with aliens who landed at the base. Ike met
with the aliens, heard their message, and thereby decided the world
was not ready for this type of information. The story further states
it was at this point Ike ordered the real cover-up to start.
In the late 70s and early 80s, when dead aliens became the rage, the
story of Ikeís visit to Edwards turned into a visit to see dead
alien bodies. Although no 1950 story mentions dead aliens there is
actually some evidence to indicate that he may in fact have gone to
Edwards to see alien bodies.
A month before Ike made his trip to Palm Springs, the APRO
Bulletin published a headline story which stated "A.F. Men
Examine UFO: Object Found Near California Oregon Border."
Prominent radio commentator Frank Edwards, who broke the
story, stated that the object had been moved to a "West Coast US
An interesting sidelight to this story is the fact that one of the
air force men reported to be going to the airfield to investigate
the object was none other than J. Allen Hynek.
Finally, related to Eisenhower, is the testimony of Brigadier
General Steven Lovekin who stated that he had been shown
small UFO wreckage pieces, and that Ike was fully aware of the
facts. Lovekin had served with the White House Army Signal Corps.
In a conversation with me Lovekin stated that Eisenhower
knew what was going on and that Lovekin himself had witnessed
Eisenhower talking about UFOs while at Camp David.
During a recent visit to the Lyndon Johnson library in Austin
Texas, I spent a week looking at the UFO connection to the 1965
power blackout in the northeast, and the role of the Johnson
White House in the crash of an object in Kecksburg,
Based on information supplied by Kecksburg expert Stan Gordon
and researcher Leslie Kean I was looking for information that
would support stories, which showed the involvement of such groups
as NASA (who have now agreed to turn over 3 dozen pages of
documents they have always claimed they donít have) and the
Office of Emergency Planning at the crash site.
My library research involved checking the presidentís movements and
contacts between him and his top advisors with the information
Stan Gordon had collected related to the crash.
At the time of Kecksburg crash President Johnson was
at his White House ranch in Austin, Texas. A careful review of the
evidence showed some interesting parallels to what Gordon had
discovered about groups reported at the crash scene. These included:
James Webb, the head of
NASA arrived at the ranch at 9:50 the morning after
All members of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff arrived the morning after the crash.
The Governor of Pennsylvania
arrived at the ranch in afternoon.
On Sunday night, three days after the
crash Johnson arrived back at the White House. The next
afternoon, Johnson met off the record with Buford Ellington.
Ellington was the head of the Office of Emergency Planning, which is
inside the Executive Office of the President. This was one of the
groups that appeared to have been involved in the Kecksburg crash.
One of the key people under Lionel Ellington was USAF Col.
J. Leo Bourassa. He headed up the "Special Facilities Division"
within the Office of Emergency Planning. He is the person mentioned
the Blue Book file dealing with the
While at the Johnson library I was looking for files on Bourassa
and on the "Special facilities Division" to see how it fit
into the Kecksburg crash. What I learned about Bourassa
while at the library is that he had also been heavily involved in
the 1965 blackout of New York City. In fact, he wrote a report to
Ellington detailing his findings. Bourassaís findings hinted at the
possible role of UFOs in the blackout.
From the November 23, 1965 Bourassa report we read,
"The lack of specific information at
the time, plus the state of confusion that existed in the
Northeast U.S., the fact that sabotage, enemy action, and
unknown phenomena were all considered possibilitiesÖ"
It was not until I got home that I
figured out who J. Leo Bourassa was, and why this might be
significant to his involvement in the Kecksburg crash. It
turns out that Bourassa was the head of
Mount Weather, the nuclear attack
proof bunker outside Washington D.C., where the president and top
government leaders are taken in case of nuclear attack.
In fact, on September 11 when the Trade Towers were hit, the
top 15 government leaders were rounded up by the secret service and
taken there, while Cheney directed things in the bunker
under the White House.
Bourassa, who at Mount Weather had instant access to
the Joint Chiefs of Staff Command center, all the military services,
fire departments, NORAD, and other key agencies, was involved
in the Kecksburg recovery and may actually have been
directing the proper units to the site behind the scenes.
Aerial photographs of Mount Weather show the presidential
heliport where the president is dropped off. The tower that directs
in the presidentís flight is known as "bluegrass tower." In the
Kecksburg Blue Book file right after J. Leo Bourassaís
name you will find (Code blue grass). Another connection to
the code "bluegrass" is a paranormal CIA project
started in 1955, which I havenít confirmed yet.
Another person who adds evidence for this role of Mount Weather
in UFOs was Brigadier-General Steven Lovekin who
testified for the Briefings held by CSETI for Congressmen and
others in April 1997. He stated,
"I was fortunate enough to travel
around Washington DC area, and I was fortunate enough to speak
to one individual who was a government employee. He was not
military. I only knew him as Frank, and I first met him at
Mount Weather Virginia, Winchester, which is the place many
of you might know where the president in case of attack. He told
me at that time, the first time that I saw him, because he knew
I was interested in this subject matter, that this place also
had facilities to track these UFOs."
Finally, I should mention a final note
on the Special Facilities Division. In a 1996 story former
USAF physicist Robert Collins posted a chart and a letter to
the Internet following the release of "Independence Day."
As a part of that posting, Collins
made the following interesting comment.
"The following has been uncovered
over the years of research. MJ-12 had a "cover" under
which it operated and that cover was reportedly 'The Office
of Emergency Preparedness, Special Facilities Division.'"
I followed up on this possible role of
the Special Facilities Division in the crash at Kecksburg
during a recent trip to the National Archives in Washington but was
unable to come up with a single piece of paper on the unit after
reviewing almost every box of files from the Office of Emergency
The only Nixon story I wish to deal with in this presentation
is the story about President Nixon giving Jackie Gleason
access to dead alien bodies. Three separate people claim to
have been told the story by Nixon. (Bill Knell,
Larry Warren and Beverly Gleason)
The key witness of the three was Beverly Gleason, the second
wife of the comedy superstar. We have proof that she wrote a version
of the story for the National Enquirer in 1983 four years before
Gleasonís death. It was a story that Beverly said made Jackie very
The gist of the story is that Gleason was friends with Nixon. He
lived in Miami, Florida near Nixonís southern White House at Key
Biscayne. Gleason saw the bodies late one night at
Homestead Air Force Base in 1973, which was close to both menís
homes. It was also the base where Nixon flew in on his 92
trips to the southern White House.
There is very little supporting evidence other than what Beverly
Gleason and the other two witnesses claimed Gleason told them
about the event. In only the last few months Mrs. Gleason has
reconfirmed the story she told so many years ago as being true.
Gerald Ford as most people know was involved in the big flap
of UFO sightings in Michigan in the mid-sixties. He helped to
initiate a congressional look at the UFO problem.
The only things I wish to bring up about Ford is to play a
clip which shows how quickly and dramatically opinions can change
once a person enters the White House. Listen to him talk about UFOs
before he became president. From the March 26, 1966 "Face The
Nation" show the following question and answer.
Q: Mr. Ford, what about
flying saucers? Weíve had some in Michigan in the past week. Do
you really believe in flying saucers Ė youíve called for a
Ford: Dave, weíve had several incidents in Michigan in
the last week Ė incidents that many reliable good citizens felt
were sufficient to justify some action by our government and not
the kind of flippant answer given by the Air Force where the
passed it off as some "swamp gas."
And in addition there are other
incidents that happen from time to time Ė reported by people who I
think are basically fully sincere and honest. It seems to me that
this mystery which has been around the country with all these
various sightings does require that the congress take a good look at
it. They should bring up these witnesses from the Air Force
and NASA Ė have them interrogated by the members of a House
of Senate committee. Let them put their records on the line, and let
the people who have seen these unidentified flying objects come and
testify. I think the American people would be more assured that
there were, or were not, if an effective public hearing were held."
Ford did nothing on the UFO front once he became
president or after. It naturally leads to the question of whether
there is a big briefing given which changes all presidentsí minds
about releasing confirming evidence of UFOs.
It has always been questioned whether Jimmy Carter was told
much about evidence such as crashed saucers because he had run his
campaign against the Washington insiders. He also got into trouble a
couple of times with the U.S. military such
as when he cut the
defense budget, cancelled the B-1 bomber, leaked the stealth fighter
The evidence now seems to indicate Carter was told and may
actually have been told about the crashed saucers.
Now, as background for those of you who did not know Jimmy Carter
had seen a UFO, here is his version of the event. He has
spoken of this sighting more times than he lusted after women.
"There were about 20 of us standing
outside of a little restaurant, I believe, or high school lunch
room and a kind of green light appeared in the western sky. This
was right after sundown. It got brighter and brighter, and
eventually it disappeared. It didnít have a solid substance to
it. It was just a very peculiar looking light. None of us could
understand what it was. I never made fun of other people who
have seen things of that kindÖ"
This admission of a sighting, and a
promise Carter made during the campaign to release all UFO
information, led to a deluge of 9,000 UFO letters into the White
House on UFOs. Here is a picture from within the Carter archives
showing the letters.
What most people donít know about the Carter promise is that there
was an exception, which I believe relates directly to the crashed
saucer subject being discussed here today. Carter made an exception
saying he would not release UFO records with national security
implications. Here is what he said,
"I donít believe in keeping
information like that secret, but there may be some aspects of
the UFO information, with which I am not familiar which might be
related to some secret experiments that we were doing that
involve national security Ė a new weapons system. I surely
wouldnít release that, but if it was something removed from our
national security, then I as president would go ahead and
release it. I see nothing wrong with that."
In a related story, we have the story
of the George Bush UFO briefing of President-elect Carter.
According to Marcia Smith, a researcher at the Library of
Congress, when Carter asked for the files, then CIA
Director Bush said Carter did not have the need to know -
that being president was not sufficient "need to know." He would
have to go to Congress and get the requested UFO documents
declassified. The incident and the constant rumors about George
H.W. Bushís involvement in UFOs led me to make Bush a
part of my "UFO Most Wanted" deck.
An even more important story comes from
prominent civil rights attorney Daniel Sheehan. He was called
in by Marcia Smith as a consultant on two studies she was preparing
for President Jimmy Carter. One study was on UFOs, and the
second was on extraterrestrial intelligence. Sheehan is famous for
his legal work on the Pentagon papers, the Karen Silkwood case,
Iran-Contra, and several other important cases.
Sheehanís story is that he had gained access to the classified
Blue Book files, through the efforts of Marcia Smith. In
a vault in the basement of the Madison Building in Washington, D.C.,
Sheehan found pictures of a crashed flying saucer. This is
information that he reported back to Smith. Smith, in turn, would
have undoubtedly have related this discovery to the president in her
study. Here is Sheehanís account
"Back in 1977 when I was asked to
participate as a special consultant to the Library of Congress
Research Group analysis for President Carter, I was given access
The Project Blue Book files Ė
the classified sections of them in preparation for a seminar I
was asked to present to the top 50 scientists at the Jet
Propulsion Laboratory in California in the SETI program.
(on the religious implications of extraterrestrial contact) In
that context I was allowed to review the classified second of
the Blue Book project.
In that section I came across
absolutely clear pictures, photographs of a UFO that was on the
ground. It had apparently crashed and it was stuck in the side
of an embankment. There was snow all around in the photograph,
and there were United States Air Force personnel in the
photograph measuring this particular craft. There were
photographs of them. You could see in a number of these
photographs. There were actually close up photos of different
perspectives of the vehicle. They actually had insignia on the
side of the vehicle. They had taken close-up pictures of these.
So when I saw this in the context
that I had been allowed in this room downstairs in the new
building of the Library of Congress. It hadnít even been opened
yet. This was a new building. They had a big special room
downstairs. There were Air Force guards at the door. When I
actually saw these photographs in the files, I said,
"Well now that I have seen this,
and I know that the United States Air Force has these
photographs Ė that theyíve got this vehicle. Theyíve
obviously got it. Here are the photographs."
Further evidence that Carter was
briefed and told of UFOs and crashed saucers come from a leaked
document that was put out by Bill Moore in the late 1980s. It
purports to be notes related to a UFO briefing given to Carter on
June 14, 1977. As this is a very complex issue, and this is a very
short lecture I will leave out discussion of it. It is one of a
series of UFO briefing rumors I am working on.
The most important evidence that Jimmy Carter may have been
told of crashed saucers, and chose not to release it, comes from a
1995 interview with Shirley MacLaine on the Larry King
show. In a call-in question, Florida UFO researcher
Greenfield asked about a claim that was made a couple weeks
before by actor Nicholas Cage. In that claim Shirley MacLaine
had told him that Jimmy Carter had been shown a crashed saucer and
bodies. Here is the question and Shirley MacLaineís reply. Keep in
mind that Nicholas Cage stands by his claim.
Larry King: "Cocoa Florida
with Shirley MacLaine, hello.
Art Greenfield: "Hello, Good evening Larry and Shirley,
About two weeks ago, Nicholas Cage was on the Letterman Show and
said Shirley had told him that President Carter had told her he
had seen recovered alien spacecraft and aliens in a hanger. Can
you tell me exactly what President Carter said?"
Shirley MacLaine: "He didn't tell me that, but he told me
many times that when I first wrote "Out On A Limb" that he would
support me, that it was true, that there were crafts, that he
believed there were occupants, why should we be the only people
in the universe. He wanted to shine the sunshine laws on
intelligence, to expose it, to see how the people would react,
but he didn't and wouldn't and couldn't as he explained to me."
Ronald Reagan was a president who was interested in the
paranormal. Any number of stories could be told about his comments
on the White House ghost, or the fact that he claimed his father
spoke to him during his funeral. The Reagan
White House actually had
people hired to keep Reagan away from school children asking
questions after speeches because, as Marlin Fitzwater said,
"The goddamnest things would come out of his mouth." Reagan had two
There are a couple quick crashed saucer related stories that I would
like to share. The first centers on the visit of Steven Spielberg to
the White House in June 1982 to screen ET Ė The Extraterrestrial
to Reagan and 36 other people.
The story of ET is actually the fictionalized version of the live
alien story that has been circulated by U.S. intelligence inside the
UFO community many times over the last 55 years. As the story goes a
live alien was recovered from a crash in the late 1940s, and it died
in captivity in 1952.
Reagan sat beside Spielberg during the screening.
According to the story that Spielberg told to film producer Jamie
Shandera near the end of the screening Reagan leaned over to
Spielberg and stated, "I bet there arenít six people in this whole
room who know how true this all is." Spielberg was shocked by the
statement but was unable to get future details from the president as
Reagan left for bed as soon as it was over.
A couple months after seeing ET Ė The Extraterrestrial -
President Reagan made an appearance at the old Roswell Army
Air Base. There in front of the west hanger where the bodies and
craft pasts from the Roswell crash were rumored to have been held
for a short period before being shipped to WPAFB, Reagan made
a campaign speech for Senator Harrison Schmitt then running
for re-election. In case you are wondering, Reagan did mention ET
in the speech.
As a side note to this Vice President Dick Cheney also showed
up at the Roswell base to make a speech in 1992. Cheney has
long been rumored to be an inside player on the critical information
such as crashed saucers, so I have put him in my "UFO Most
Wanted" deck as the King of Clubs.
Another Reagan story is the
involvement and knowledge of Frank Carlucci, a key person in
the military industrial complex, and Reaganís former national
security advisor. One of
Steve Greerís disclosure witnesses
tells of Carlucci being a key figure in a Top Secret air
show at Norton Air Force Base in 1988, where an alien
reproduction vehicle was shown off.
Carlucci is also in my "UFO Most Wanted" deck, holding one
of the highest cards.
Finally on Reagan, let me quickly
discuss the role of your present Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Powell was Reaganís last National Security advisor. He told
presidential historian Lou Cannon that one of his roles in
the Reagan White House was to keep the alien references out of
Reaganís speeches. He stated he worked hard to keep the alien
invasion remarks out lest people think there actually was an alien
Powell stated that whenever Reagan brought up
aliens in meetings, he would roll his keys and whisper to his
colleagues "Here comes the little green men again."
Powell stated further that the concept of Star Wars was an
idea that Reagan got from the 1951 movie "The Day the Earth Stood
Still." Now billions are being spent on the idea.
Clinton, like Jimmy Carter, had problems with the military.
He, like Jimmy Carter, had also run as a Washington outsider
the Washington insiders. He referred to them as the "F***king
He should, therefore, not have been surprised when the Washington
insiders, who told the UFO secrets, chose not to play ball with
Clinton did many things, which upset the military such
appearing to dodge the Vietnam War, and making a promise to put gays
in the military.
It was these kind of things that have led to the idea that
Clinton may have been cut out of the UFO situation. One
of the stories that has been told to support this idea is a story
told by Dr. Steven Greer about the late White House reporter
Sarah McClendon, and her question to Clinton about UFOs. Here
is what Greer said on the Art Bell show.
"You know Bill Clinton leaned
over and told Sarah McClendon, who hosted us at the
National Press Club on May 9th Ė this is a story I
havenít told, and Iím going to tell you now. She told me this.
Bill Clinton leaned over to her and said, because she brought up
this issue to Bill Clinton saying, "Why donít you do something
about what Dr. Greer and this group are trying to do?" He bent
over and he said, "Sarah, thereís a secret government within
the government, and I donít control it."
What I wish to discuss today about the
Clinton presidency is the Clinton connection to the Roswell story.
The Clinton Roswell crash story started just after Clinton entered
the White House in 1993. Billionaire Laurance Rockefeller had
seen a documentary on Roswell. He was amazed by what he saw. He
decided it was time to go to the president and get him to
declassify all UFO files, despite warnings from researchers such
as Bud Hopkins who were telling him this is not how it
Rockefellerís presidential effort was cut of at the pass by
Bill Clintonís science advisor Dr. Jack Gibbons, a self
acclaimed UFO skeptic. Gibbons handled Rockefellerís questions and
concerns related to declassifying the UFO files from 1993 to 1996.
Gibbons told Rockefeller that the request to
declassify all UFO files would be impossible if the cover-up was as
widespread as Rockefeller was claiming. Gibbons proposed taking one
case and trying to get it declassified. They would then have a
pattern to follow.
Rockefeller thought about it, and said that this one case idea would
be fine. He was choosing the Roswell case. Thus began a move
to get the facts on Roswell. The USAF started their study on
what really happened in 1947.
Bill and Hillary Clinton are most well known for their
interest in UFOs, and their efforts to get to the bottom of the
Roswell crash. Looking back at the 1,000 pages of UFO material that
was released to me by the Clinton White House Office of Science and
Technology Policy, it appears that Hillary may have been
dealing with the UFO issue for the president.
The OSTP files reveal that much of the Rockefeller effort to
declassify the Roswell case was being passed through Hillary
Clintonís office in the West Wing of the White House.
In a November 1, 1995 letter from Rockefellerís lawyer Henry
Diamond to Dr. Gibbons, Diamond discussed a draft letter
to the president on UFO disclosure that he felt it was now time for
the president to see. Further Diamond talked about how Mrs. Clinton
and her staff had been helping Laurance Rockefeller to edit the UFO
letter to the president.
head of the UFO Disclosure Initiative to Clinton White House
walks with rumored
UFO Insider Dick Cheney.
In a second letter written by
Laurance Rockefeller to Dr. Gibbons, Rockefeller stated,
"You indicated that you will keep
the First Ladyís office informed and we shall as well."
As I have said President Clinton
was very interested in the Roswell crash case. It was even known
that he had a book on Roswell in his private library. Some of his
top officials, however, claimed to be ignorant of Roswell. One such
official was Anthony Lake who was speechless when asked a
question about Roswell on the Diane Rehm Washington DC talk show.
Diane Rehm was forced to go to commercial to bail him out.
In a second appearance on the show Lake talked about
Roswell. He made the claim that he as National Security Advisor
to the president was "out of the loop."
"Just one minute. I would like to
thank you for saving, if not my life at least some embarrassment
when I once did this (show). I think it was the second caller
who called in and asked me about Roswell Air Base, and
there was this stunned blank look on my face. I had no idea what
he was talking about. You said very generously "Itís time to
take a break."
Over the break you explained to me
that we might or might not be keeping an alien at Roswell Air
Force Base. I had never before been let into this conspiracy,
even as National Security advisor, so I didnít know what to say.
I tried to prove a negative afterwards that there is no alien
being held there. What I should have said is that in fact the
alien does not look anything like the alien in Independence Day
Ė the movie. Anyway I want to thank you for stepping in."
Anyway, in response to the push by the
White House the USAF Headquarters released their report on the
Roswell crash in late 1995. It was titled "The Roswell Report:
Fact vs. Fiction in the New Mexico Desert." It concluded that
there was nothing to the alien spaceship theory.
President Clinton was not amused. In a speech on November 30,
1995 he answered back to the USAF. It was a speech given in Belfast
Northern Ireland in front of 80,000 people, and I can assure you
after a couple weeks at the Reagan Library studying how presidential
speeches are put together, the reference to Roswell was intentional.
Nothing gets in a presidential speech that is not there for a
There had been a letter writing competition in Northern Ireland.
School children wrote letters to the visiting U.S. president and the
two winning letter writers were on the stage with Clinton during his
speech. Neither of their letters, however, was read. Instead,
Clinton answered a letter from Ryan who was asking about
Roswell. This is what Clinton stated,
"I got a letter from 13-year-old
Ryan from Belfast. Now, Ryan, if you're out in the crowd
tonight, here's the answer to your question. No, as far as I
know, an alien spacecraft did not crash in Roswell, New Mexico,
A couple days following this speech the
Air Force published a news story on the release of the USAF Roswell
report. They quoted the above Clinton statement stating that
he had therefore agreed with the USAF conclusion. Nothing could be
farther from the truth.
As with any argument, it is only as strong as the facts one wishes
to leave out. Here is the very next line of what Clinton said
in the speech. It was a clear shot across the bow of the Air Force
stating that he wanted more answers.
"And, Ryan, if the United States Air
Force did recover alien bodies, they didn't tell me about it,
either, and I want to know."
So in 1997, the USAF decided the screw
the president with yet another Roswell report, this one called "The
Roswell Report: Case Closed." Answering the presidentís order
that he wanted to know about the bodies, the Air Force spent much of
the report dreaming up the bizarre notion that dummies dropped in
1953 explained why people in 1947 were reporting bodies in
connection with the Roswell crash.
George W. Bush
My final story is a key story dealing with the role in the inside
workings of the UFO story as it applies to Vice President Dick
Cheney. Cheney has held many key government positions, has been
tied into the military industrial complex for years, and
the focal point of many stories dealing with
Area 51 and crashed saucers.
In April 2001, just after entering the White House I had a chance to
question Cheney on UFOs. He was on the Diane Rehm talk show
announcing that the U.S. had just recovered a plane from China
that the Chinese had shot down claiming to be a spy plane. Cheney
was in a victorious mood, until the questions started. I was first
up with the UFO question and all the rest of the questions
were on Halliburton. I donít think he has appeared on an
open-line talk show since.
The question I asked him was the key question of briefings. Because
of his background I wanted to know if he had been involved in
anything official dealing with the UFO subject, defined by
the question of whether anyone had every walked in his office and
given him a briefing. The Q&A went as follows,
Question: Good morning. Mr.
Cheney, I have a question. Since a statement made by
George Bush last July there has been a vicious rumor in the
UFO community that you have been "read-in" to the UFO program.
My question to you is, in any of your government jobs have you
ever been briefed on the subject of UFOs, and if you have
when was it and what were you told?
Cheney: Well, if I had been briefed on that, I am sure it
would have been classified, and I couldnít talk about it.
Host question: Is there an investigation going on within
this administration Mr. Vice President with regards to UFOs?
Cheney: UmÖ I have not come across the subject since Iíve
been back Ė I guess itís January 20th. Iíve been in a
lot of meetings but I donít recall one on UFOs.
Cheney has always been considered
to be a smart man, but he slipped up on this answer. This is
probably because he was not expecting the question.
The government has always stated that all UFO material has
been released, and there is no cover-up. Cheney however
clearly stated that the subject was "probably classified.í If it is
classified, there are documents. If there are documents the
government has not released them, and we have been lied to.
There is a cover-up.
I hope my presidential tales have added to your knowledge of what is