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Originally posted by expat2368
"According to Reverend Holt, Cordell Hull told him this had to be kept secret to prevent widespread panic among the American public."
I get so ANGRY at this kind of thinking on the part of arrogant public officials who apparently believe all us "regular joes" will go bats**t bonkers if we are told the truth about anything and especially about the existence of aliens.
I guess probably the one thing that did more to stop full disclosure was the "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast on October 30, 1938 and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. A lot of people took for a real invasion from Mars and panic broke out. It is no wonder people panicked given the dramatic way it was presented. Sadly I think it created a mindset in the pea brains of government officials that is still with us today.
I do not know what it is going to take to blow the lid off some of the government secrecy but I am sick to death of it.
Originally posted by Landru
ONE MORE LINK with a little more information. I will cop to being surprised that they couldn't rule ot a subbasement, which sounded like fishiest part of the story to me.... even in the 30's in DC there were better places to keep this than the basement of a busy, crowded and fairly open building.
I wish they said when he told them this --- was it the 40's ? 50's? 60's?