The Twining Memo
If there was ever a “smoking gun” document on the reality of the UFO phenomenon, this is it. The Twining Memo is one of the most intriguing
government documents in that they admit that, at that time, they believed the UFO phenomenon to be real. The year is 1947, the same year as the first
widely publicized sightings by Kenneth Arnold
, as well as the famous
Roswell UFO Incident
This memo was a reply to the earlier Schulgen Memo, which after careful study, the Air Materiel Command (AMC) felt that it was necessary to study the
phenomenon and determine it’s origin. From the memo, it describes objects known as “flying discs” or “flying saucers” as possibly being from
advanced technology from another country, and that to duplicate it would be costly.
The author of the memo was General Nathan F. Twining, who was the commander of AMC during this era, and was involved in many UFO cases at that time,
as well as starting Project Sign, the first US program to investigate the UFO phenomenon.
General Nathan F. Twining
In the Memo, the description of the objects in question is very descriptive, as the following excerpts will show.
The Twining Memo has been used countless times to show that the US government was convinced UFO’s were real, even though the Government would
publicly deny it. This is direct evidence of a UFO coverup by the US government.
On the other hand, I have also seen this same memo used against the Roswell UFO Crash Debate, because it also states that the Government did not
possess any crash debris at that time, which was September 1947 the same year of the crash in July 1947. So the memo has been used as a reference by
both sides of the UFO debate.
One thing to note is that there is another memo called the Cutler/Twining Memo, which this one should not be mistaken for. The Cutler/Twining Memo,
which was obtained under unusual circumstances while UFO researchers were investigating the Majestic 12 documents, is not readily available through
the FOIA like this memo is, and is considered to be questionable as are the Majestic 12 documents.
Wikipedia article: Gen. Nathan Twining
Tinwiki article: Project Sign