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posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 03:01 PM
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I found this kind of interesting and I was wondering what everyone else thought of it.


Majestic 12 Briefing Document

National Security Information

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For Information as a early warning

BRIEFING DOCUMENT : OPERATION MAJESTIC 12

PREPARED FOR THE PRESIDENT-ELECT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER: (EYES ONLY)

18 NOVEMBER, 1952

WARNING: This is a TOP SECRET - - EYES ONLY document containg copartmentalized information essential to the national security of the United States. EYES ONLY ACCESS to the material herein is strictly limited to those possessing Majestic-12 clearance level. Reproduction in any form or the taking of written or mechanically transcribed notes is strictly forbidden.

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SUBJECT:OPERATION MAJESTIC-12 PRELIMINARY BRIEFING FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT EISENHOWER

DOCUMENT PREPARED 18 NOVEMBER,1952.

BRIEFING OFFICER: ADM. ROSCOE H. HILLENKOETTER (MJ-1)

*NOTE: This document has been prepared as a preliminary briefing only. It should be regarded as introductory to a full operations briefing to follow.

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OPERATION MAJESTIC-12 is a TOP SECRET Research and development/ Intellgence operation respnsible directly to the President of the United States. Operations of the project are carried out under control of the Majestic-12 (majic-12) Group which was established by special classified executive order of President Truman on 24 September,1947,upon recommendation by Dr. Vannevar Bush and Secretary James Forrestal. (See Attachment "A".) Members of the Majestic-12 Group were designated as follows:

Adm. Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter
Dr. Vannevar Bush
Secy. James V. Forrestal*
Gen. Nathan F. Twining
Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg
Dr. Detley Bronk
Dr. Jerome Hunsaker
Mr. Sidney W. Souers
Mr. Gordon Gray
Dr. Donald Menzel
Gen. Robert M. Montague
Dr. Lloyd V. Berkner

The death of Secretary Forrestal on 22 May 1949, created a vacancy which remained unfilled until 01 August 1950, upon which date Gen. Walter B. Smith was designated as permanent replacement.

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On 24 June, 1947, a civillian pilot flying over the Cascade Mountains in the State of Washington observed nine flying disc-shaped aircraft traveling in formation at a high rate of speed. Although this was not the first known sighting of such objects, it was the first to gain widespread attention in the public media. Hundreds of reports of sightings of similiar objects followed. Many of these came from highly credible military and civilian sources. These reports resulted in independent efforts by several different elements of the military to ascertain the nature and purpose of these objects in the interests of national defense. A number of witnesses were interviewed and there were several unsuccessful attempts to utilize aircraft in efforts to pursue reported discs in flight. Public reaction bordered on near hysteria at times.

In spite of these efforts, little of substance was learned about the objects until a local rancher reported that one had crashed in aremote region of New Mexico located approximately seventy-five miles northwest of Roswell Army Air Base (now Walker Field).

On 07 July, 1947, a secret operation was begun to assure recovery of the wreckage of this object for scientific study. During the course of this operation, serial reconnaisance discovered that four small human-like beings had apparently ejected from the aircraft before it exploded. These had fallen to earth about two miles east of the wreckage site. All four were dead and badly decomposed due to action by predators and exposure to the elements during the approximately one week time period which had elapsed before their discovery. A special scientific team took charge of removing these bodies for study. (See Attachment "C".) The wreckage of the craft was also removed to several different locations. (See Attachment "B".) Civillian and military witnesses in the area were debriefed and news reporters were given the effective cover story that the object had been a misguided weather research ballon.

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A covert analytical effort organized by Gen. Twining and Dr. Rush acting on direct orders of the president, resulted in a preliminary concensus (19 September, 1947) that the disc was most likely a short range reconnaisance craft. This conclusion was based for the most part on the craft's size and the apparent lack of any identifiable provisioning. (See Attachment "D".) A similar analysis of the four dead occupants was arranged by Dr. Bronk. It was the tentative conclusion of this group (30 November, 1947) that although these creatures are human-like in appearance, the biological and evolutionary processes responsible for thei development has apparently been quite different from those observed or postulated in homo-sapiens. Dr. Bronk's team has suggested the term "Extra Terrestrial Biological Entities" (EBEs), be adopted as the standard term of reference for these creatures until such time as a more definitive designation can be agreed upon.

Since it is virtually certain that these craft do not originate in any country on earth, considerable speculation has centered around what their point of origin might be and how they got here. Mars was and remains a possibility, although some scientists, most notably Dr. Menzel, consider it more likely that we are dealing with beings from another solar system entirely.

Numerous examples of what appear to be a form of writing were found in the wreckage. Efforts to decipher these have remained largely unsuccessful. (See Attachment "E".) Equally unsuccessful have been efforts to determine the method of propulsion or the nature and method of transmission of the power source involed. Research along these lines has been complicated by the complete absence of identifiable wings,propellrs,jets, or other conventional methods of propulsion and guidance, as well as a total lack of mettallic wiring, vacuum tubes, or similiar recognizable electronic components. (See Attachment "F".) It is assumed that the propulsion unit was completely destroyed by the explosion which caused the crash.

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A need for as much additional information as possible about these craft, their performance charateristics and their purpose led to the undertaking known as U.S. Air Force Project SIGN in December,1947. In order topreserve security, liason within the Inteeligence Division of Air Material Command whose role was to pass along certain types of information through channels. SIGN evolved into Project GRUDGE in December, 1948. The operation is currently being conducted under code name BLUE BOOK, with liason maintained through the Air Force officer who is head of the project.

On 06 December, 1950, a second object, probably of similar origin, impacted the earth at high speed in the EL Indio-Gurrero area of the Texas-Mexican border after following a long trajectory through the atmosphere. by the time a search team arrived, what remained of the object remained almost totally incinerated. Such material as could be recovered was transported to the A.E.C. facility at Sandia, New mexico, for study.

Implications for the National Security are of continuing importance in that the motives and ultimate intentions of these visitors remain completely unknown. In addition, a significant upsurge in the surveillance activity of these craft begining in May and continuing through the autumn of this year has caused considerable concern that the new developments may be imminent. It is for these reasons, as well as the obvious international and technological considerations and the ultimate need to avoid a public panic at all costs, that the Majestic-12 Group remains of the unanimous opinion that the imposition of the strictest security precautions should continue without interruption into the new administration. At the same time, contingency plan MJ-1949-04P/78 (Top-Secret - Eyes Only) should be held in continued readiness should the need to make a public announcement present itself. (See Attachment "G".)

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The White House
Washington
September 24, 1947

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

Dear Secretary Forrestal: It continues to be my feelings that any future considerations relative to the ultimate disposition of this matter should rest solely with the Office of the President following appropriate discussions with yourself, dr. Bush and the Director of Central Intelligence .

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July 14, 1954

TOP SECRET

RESTRICTED SECURITY INFORMATION

MEMORANDUM FOR GENERAL TWINING

SUBJECT: NSC/MJ-12 Special Studies Project. The President has decided that the MJ-12 SSP briefing should take place during the already scheduled White House meeting og 16 July, rather than following it as previously intended. More precise arrangements will be explained to you upon arrival.

Your concurrence in the above change of arrangements is assumed.

ROBERT CUTLER
Special Assistant to the President


`MacKiller




posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 03:26 PM
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I thought the govt knew more than that =/

Guess they are as clueless as we are... oh no...



posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 04:07 PM
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So does anyone know if, Dr. Vannevar Bush, who is mentioned in the document, is of any relation to the Bush family? Bush Sr. was head of the CIA... T'would be a very twisted tale indeed, if that were the case....hmmm



posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 11:47 PM
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Hmm....being someone who has actually handled the original MJ-12 documents and files in my hands this is quite interesting. It has been a few years now since I was around them, so I dont remember what most of them said. I just remember asking the Archivist to bring out any UFO related documents, and next thing I know he brings out about 2 carts filled with both the original MJ-12 documents and others....all I thought was "WOW!" how am I ever going to get through all of this.

PS- where did you find this document? On the web? At a Presidential Library?

[edit on 18-7-2004 by Jazzerman]



posted on Jul, 18 2004 @ 11:59 PM
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As you can probably guess from my handle, this is one of my favorite chestnuts.

I have covered the topic at length in other threads, but the gist of it (which you are, of course, free to disagree with) is that...

MAJESTYTWELVE and this whole set of documents is bogus. It was generated as part of a very successful counterintelligence operation to ferret out Soviet spies at a time when we had a lot more of them in our government than you could shake a raygun at. The data was so hot, it acted like a "barium tracer" that allowed our guys to see where the leaks were, both in the U.S. and overseas.

It had the added benefit of scaring the crap out of the Soviets, but it was all cut from whole cloth. Most participants thought it was REAL, but that was needed to protect operational security. Some of the moles were very senior and well-placed.

But it does make for some interesting reading, and imagine being a Soviet spy and getting your mitts on this back in the day.


Of course, maybe I'm just saying this to protect the program wooOOoooOOOooOOo



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 12:31 AM
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i just read, 'out there' by howard blum.
he was led into the world of ufo government knowledge by a tip from an informant about the john walker spy case(of which, i know nothing, except it's not the same one who was arrested in the 'war on terror').
this guy chased down everybody involved, and studied the battle between a believer(the guys who received and developed the filmed mj12 documents, jaime shandara and bill moore) and a famous 'debunker'(phil klass).
anyway, the author thinks like a real debunker debunker. he presents only facts, names and (this is where his colorful bias comes in) impressions of the people involved. he actually travelled all over the u.s. and wiggled his way into the world of duplicit high level backroom meetings and whatnot.
i can't say if every word's a lie, but i can say the book's been out for 14 yrs. without a libel suit.
it's been 'out there' since 1990. do an internet search for a little adventure into the covert world of disinfo, cover-ups and, ....dunh duhn duuuuuuuuaaw, .......mysterious unknown aliens, and perhaps MORE disturbing, unknown motive for cover-up.

a great line out of the book, 'the government doesn't know what it knows'. that's compartmentalisation run rampant for ya.

here's an interesting related link....
www.presidentialufo.com...



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 12:42 AM
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Originally posted by Majic
As you can probably guess from my handle, this is one of my favorite chestnuts.

MAJESTYTWELVE and this whole set of documents is bogus.

Of course, maybe I'm just saying this to protect the program wooOOoooOOOooOOo


yes, majic, i see the tie-in. majic, .....majic.....the identical letters. amazing.

what's MAJESTYTWELVE? this thread is about Majestic-12(Majic-12). do you know how meticulous you have to be to be an effective 'debunker'? getting the name right for one of your favorite chestnuts is a bad first volley in an info war.

you're probably trying to protect the program, wooOOoooOOOooOOo
.



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 12:59 AM
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Titillating stuff, but ultimately a sandcastle built from innuendo and a desire to see something that isn't there.

I'm not saying that extraterrestrials have not visited earth, nor that the government does not or would not know about that sort of stuff. I honestly do not know one way or the other about that.

However, I can say with a reasonable degree of confidence that MAJESTYTWELVE and its numerous spinoffs are not evidence of such things. Although, ironically, some important policies did end up deriving from that work, as fate would have it.

It was also a textbook example of modern information warfare at its finest. Better men than we are were fooled on both sides of the Iron Curtain by these programs.

Of course, people will tend to believe what they want to believe. I suppose in the final analysis, there really isn't anything wrong with that. The beauty of a program like this is that once it is created, it is almost impossible to kill. Its effects continue to mold minds and affect the world to this day, right down to this message. New programs could even be built on the uncertainty left by this one. It's brilliant work.

As for "Majic", it's styled after one of the program access keywords, as in "TOP SECRET/MAJIC". If you look into what the MAJESTYTWELVE program as a whole was all about, the relationship with the various subprograms becomes clearer.

The fact that so many documents have been declassified should be a tip-off. Genuine, documentary evidence confirming government interaction with extraterrestrial intelligences would not be declassified in our lifetimes, but the Soviets figured out long ago we were pulling their legs (although it took a while, it was a very successful program).

Hence it is now FOIA fodder and a foundation for uncounted cottage industries. We want to believe.

Indeed, believe as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.


Oops, almost forgot! wooOOoooOOOooOOo



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 02:11 AM
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Originally posted by CAPT PROTON
So does anyone know if, Dr. Vannevar Bush, who is mentioned in the document, is of any relation to the Bush family? Bush Sr. was head of the CIA... T'would be a very twisted tale indeed, if that were the case....hmmm
\

No, he isn't. Vannevar Bush was one of the unsung geniuses of the century, who helped shape the world. It is a little sad that he is not more well recognized. Anyway, here is an article comparing Vannevar's ideas with George W's policies.

www.betterhumans.com...



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 02:28 AM
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Its interesting how the suppsoed fake UFO story of Roswell, when reopened by congress, siscovered every document related to that incident had been completely destroyed.I dont see why they would do that for a "farce".



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 10:25 AM
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Originally posted by Majic

The fact that so many documents have been declassified should be a tip-off. Genuine, documentary evidence confirming government interaction with extraterrestrial intelligences would not be declassified in our lifetimes, but the Soviets figured out long ago we were pulling their legs (although it took a while, it was a very successful program).

Hence it is now FOIA fodder and a foundation for uncounted cottage industries. We want to believe.

Indeed, believe as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.


Oops, almost forgot! wooOOoooOOOooOOo


william cooper and MAJESTYTWELVE.....
www.thewatcherfiles.com...
funny, william cooper mentions similiar characters, but has them cast in different roles. he was right enough about SOMETHING to get himself assassinated. when i look around, i see much of what he said still playing out. i tend to favor his explanation over anyone's. i mean, the front page of the papers, and the headlines, just keep confirming that the plan and the methods he described are being played out by a little orchestra of reality virtuosi(my contribution to anglish for today).
this is one of my favorite wall nuts, tooOOOoooOOOOoooOO!
let partyin' down while meglomaniacs burn the world be the hole in the wall!



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by Jazzerman
Hmm....being someone who has actually handled the original MJ-12 documents and files in my hands this is quite interesting. It has been a few years now since I was around them, so I dont remember what most of them said. I just remember asking the Archivist to bring out any UFO related documents, and next thing I know he brings out about 2 carts filled with both the original MJ-12 documents and others....all I thought was "WOW!" how am I ever going to get through all of this.

PS- where did you find this document? On the web? At a Presidential Library?

[edit on 18-7-2004 by Jazzerman]


How did you see them? FOIA?


Mr. M



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 11:02 AM
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Its interesting how the suppsoed fake UFO story of Roswell, when reopened by congress, siscovered every document related to that incident had been completely destroyed.I dont see why they would do that for a "farce".


Excellent point...

As for the document, it's on the web, and fairly easy to find... For that and more, go to majesticdocuments.com (one of my faves). This is a research project dedicated to trying to authenticate or debunk the various documents... (if it's your first visit to that site, see you in about a month, hehe....)



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 05:11 PM
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Ah yes, William Cooper. A colorful guy, no doubt about it.

The irony about him is that, in between the Luciferian, Freemason and Kabbala references, he did seem to have a fairly good understanding of the MAJESTYTWELVE umbrella, although instead of realizing it to be a counterintelligence program, he claimed it to be part of a plot to take over the world.

While there no doubt are many plots to take over the world, I'm pretty sure this program is not one of them.

What Cooper claims he saw and what he actually saw (if he directly saw anything regarding this program at all) are -- and I'll admit I'm guessing on this one -- probably at odds in places. People tend to see what they want to see, and believe what they want to believe, and Cooper seems to exemplify the aphorism well. I suspect his knowledge of the program more likely came from less direct sources, and were then assembled into an image that pleased him.

Wrapping fantastic, but false, information in an authentic package (there are some common but crude euphemisms for this) for "unwanted" discovery by enemy agents is not a new or revolutionary concept. Whether William Cooper was the victim of this technique or a practitioner of it remains to be seen. I find the majority of his claims to be dubious.

Whatever his actual official relationship to the program may have been, he does seem to have "fallen for it".

Edit: Spelling and addition of obligatory wooOOoooOOOooOOo


[edit on 7/19/2004 by Majic]



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 06:02 PM
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A quick comment on destruction of documents.

All sensitive programs specify provisions for the destruction of documents associated with them. The more sensitive the program, the more restrictive the policies on document retention, and the more quickly documents are destroyed.

Some programs are so sensitive that few or no documents directly related to them are generated, with program scope and objectives instead discussed and passed along by word of mouth only. Needless to say, those are very sensitive programs.

Destruction of documents surrounding the Roswell incident is not necessarily proof of malicious intent or a worldwide conspiracy. But, of course, it leaves questions unanswered, opening the door for all sorts of speculation.



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