Whilst writing this thread up, I noticed Nick Redfern has released a new book
covering this very same topic. But this all comes free so if you don’t like it then all you’ve wasted is your time reading it! Well that is until
the new ATS 'subscription only service' starts in 2015 anyway**.
For more than 60 years there have been many stories about strange visitors, or the infamous “Men in Black”, threatening those who have had close
encounters. There are even more about military officers telephoning and even visiting witnesses. The possibility of nasty consequences, if people ever
speak of what they know, is often part of the conversation that follows.
There are also a string of deaths and suicides of scientists, investigators, military personnel, the rich and famous, and political figures where a
dark, suspicious finger lingers. It points to something more than the coroner’s official verdict on the cause of death.
But where UFOs are involved, the proof, and the truth are never quite within reach.
There are numerous UFO related tales where we hear that witnesses have been threatened not to speak out. The implication being that their lives (and
often the lives of their families) are in danger should they do so? Others that important people were eliminated for what they were about to reveal
and some because they were actually victims of direct action by UFOs on our aircraft.
But is there any evidence to prove that such lethal actions have ever been taken?
There is some circumstantial evidence. But I’ll leave you to make up your minds as to how convincing it is.
Aliens v Aircraft - 1947
UFOs are not a threat according to many military and government officials around the world. However in Timothy Good’s book “Need to Know” he
highlights some investigations made by Andy Kissner into aircraft crashes in the early summer of 1947. That very summer that Kenneth Arnold’s
sighting of “saucers” and the alleged Roswell UFO crash occurred.
Were United States pilots being given shoot down orders? More importantly were the saucers carrying out retaliatory action?
He states that over 60 USAF and USN aircraft were lost in May/June in 1947.
The list looks impressive until you realize that many cases are not related to any UFO sightings at all. Then cast an eye on the number of aircraft
lost in other years. Here’s a useful website to help.
We also must take into account that many pilots, including some of the very best, had lost their lives fighting in WWII and the US and other nations
were testing new aircraft. However there are still some who believe there was more to the famous Thomas Mantell crash a year later in 1948 than the
‘official’ Project Bluebook explanation that he was following a Skyhook balloon.
Interesting theories yes. But also conjecture and inconclusive.
The Mysterious Death of James Forrestal
One of the highest profile cases is the death of James Forrestal. During World War
II he became Under Secretary of the Navy and in 1944 Secretary of the Navy. He was eventually appointed as the first US ‘Secretary of Defense’ in
September of 1947 by President Truman.
The details of James Forrestal’s death could fill a book. Indeed they have done. James Vincent Forrestal remains one of the highest ranking U.S.
government officials in history to have committed suicide.
Or did he?
Notified in January 1949, by Truman, that he was soon to be replaced as Secretary of Defense, Forrestal became increasingly paranoid and believed he
was being followed by ‘foreign looking’ men. He eventually left his post on March 28th 1949 in a traumatised state.
Within 24 hours Forrestal had been hospitalised in Bethesda suffering from depression. A number of reports state the former Defence Secretary as
claiming “they” (forces inside the government was one interpretation) were out to get him.
Forrestal was effectively isolated from most of his family and friends, particularly those he was closest to, despite personal requests to see them.
By mid May reports stated that Forrestal’s condition had improved. On the 20th May 1949, Henry Forrestal (his brother), informed the hospital
administrators he was going to take his brother out to the country for further convalescence. Henry was never to see his brother alive again.
Around 1:45 a.m. on May 22nd, apprentice attendant R.W. Harrison, checked in on the Secretary, to find him awake and copying a Sophocles poem. He then
allegedly forgot to lock Forrestal’s door behind him. When he checked the room again at 1:50 a.m. Forrestal was gone.
A duty nurse reported hearing a loud sound from her window on the 7th floor. Forrestal’s body had hit the third floor roof. The authorities came to
the conclusion that the patient, finding his door unlocked, walked across the hall to the kitchen, pushed open a window, knotted his bathrobe belt
tightly around his neck and the other end to a small radiator below. Forrestal then lowered himself out of the window, and fell to his death as the
The reasons he became emotionally unstable, paranoid, and suicidal in the first place, has been the subject of much debate. But one theory involves
what Forrestal may have known about Roswell, ET and UFOs. He was in place during the summer of 1947 to know everything about the UFO problem. By 1948
regular briefings were being arranged for the President. The ever elusive,” Estimate of the Situation” document supposedly concluded that some
UFOs were extra-terrestrial in origin
Could the truth or the magnitude of the problem have got to Forrestal and caused him so much inner turmoil that he eventually committed suicide? Or
perhaps his views on how to handle the issue were in contrast with the inner sanctum of the Military Industrial Complex that was developing at the
time. Some believe he was murdered, in a deadly plot to silence him, before he spoke out about the biggest secret of modern times. There is enough
circumstantial evidence to suggest that this could be true. But, it seems, nothing to actually prove it.
edit on 4/7/14 by mirageman because: for some reason the word window is a problem!