This is almost as good as it gets! I find this very interesting and I'm sorry if this has been posted before. But I feel that those who don't know
about this should have the chance to know...
For those who don't know about Barry Goldwater:
Barry Morris Goldwater (January 2, 1909 – May 29, 1998) was a five-term United States Senator from Arizona (1953–1965, 1969–87) and the
Republican Party's nominee for President in the 1964 election. He is the American politician most often credited for sparking the resurgence of the
American conservative political movement in the 1960s.
His interest in UFOs:
Goldwater was one of the more prominent American politicians to openly show an interest in UFOs.
On March 28, 1975, Goldwater wrote to Shlomo Arnon: "The subject of UFOs has interested me for some long time. About ten or twelve years ago I made
an effort to find out what was in the building at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base where the information has been stored that has been collected by the
Air Force, and I was understandably denied this request. It is still classified above Top Secret." Goldwater further wrote that there were rumors the
evidence would be released, and that he was "just as anxious to see this material as you are, and I hope we will not have to wait much longer."
The April 25, 1988 issue of The New Yorker carried an interview where Goldwater said he repeatedly asked his friend, Gen. Curtis LeMay, if there was
any truth to the rumors that UFO evidence was stored in a secret room at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and if he (Goldwater) might have access to
the room. According to Goldwater, an angry LeMay gave him "holy hell" and said, "Not only can't you get into it but don't you ever mention it to
In a 1988 interview on Larry King's radio show, Goldwater was asked if he thought the U.S. Government was withholding UFO evidence; he replied "Yes
I do." He added:
I certainly believe in aliens in space. They may not look like us, but I have very strong feelings that they have advanced beyond our mental
capabilities....I think some highly secret government UFO investigations are going on that we don't know about-and probably never will unless the Air
Force discloses them."
[edit on 27-12-2006 by classified material]