THE MARCH 22, 1950 FBI MEMO ON
CRASHED FLYING SAUCERS:
Livescience.com Spins the Facts
By Robert Hastings
In the wake of the recent, widespread, but misguided publicity surrounding the FBI memorandum written by Special Agent-in-Charge Guy Hottel—which
recounted the alleged recovery of three “flying saucers” in New Mexico—numerous articles have appropriately debunked the document, including one
written by Skeptical Inquirer magazine’s managing editor Ben Radford. See:
The supposedly just-released, supposedly important memo is neither and Radford rightly says just that. So far, so good. However, in an apparent effort
to suppress relevant facts related to the UFO crash-recovery topic—facts that Radford would never mention—livescience.com has declined to post my
own input. In response to Radford’s remarks I wrote a detailed comment, which received an “awaiting moderation” reply when I tried to post it.
As of this date it still has not appeared on the website and seems to have been rejected. In any case, here is what I attempted to add to the
[Robert Hastings writes]
Yes, the March 22, 1950 FBI memo was first released to physicist Dr. Bruce Maccabee via the FOIA in 1977 and, no, it does not relate to Roswell but
the so-called Aztec case which most researchers believe was a hoax. Ben Radford, the managing editor of Skeptical Inquirer, published by the Committee
for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), is correct about that much at least.
That said, investigators Scott and Suzanne Ramsey report that they are about to publish new information on Aztec which, they say, will raise serious
doubts about the hoax theory. I am not endorsing their claim but merely reporting it here.
Furthermore, over the years, CSI—and its earlier incarnation, CSICOP—has gotten almost everything they've published about UFOs wrong. (And those
pesky, almost completely unpublicized links between some of the group’s leading members and the U.S. government's nuclear weapons program are, uh,
interesting. Please read on.)
Re: Roswell proper, the most credible—if chiefly second-hand—information relating to it originated with the late USAF Brigadier General Arthur E.
Exon. His published comments may be found at:
Perhaps significantly, at the time of the alleged UFO recovery in July 1947, nearby Roswell Army Air Field was the only atomic bomber base in the
world, hosting the 509th Bomb Group, the post-war iteration of the B-29 squadron that had destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki two years earlier.
Why is this significant? Declassified U.S. government documents, including some accessed by Dr. Maccabee himself, confirm the reality of ongoing UFO
incursions at nuclear weapons sites as early as December 1948. A small cross-section of those documents may be found at:
The linked-article above also contains the legal affidavits of the seven former or retired USAF personnel who participated in my September 27, 2010
UFO-Nukes Connection press conference in Washington D.C. All of those individuals were directly or indirectly involved in still-classified UFO
incidents at nuclear weapons sites. CNN streamed the event live and a video of it, with subtitles, is at:
An article regarding certain key CSICOP/CSI members' professional links to the U.S. government's nuclear weapons program, titled “Reporter Duped by
UFO Debunkers”, may be found at my website.
Things are not always as they seem folks. Do your homework.
END OF MY ATTEMPTED POSTING AT LIVESICENCE.COM
On the topic of crashed UFOs, or alleged crashes, former CIA official Victor Marchetti’s published comments are noteworthy. Prior to his departure
from—and denunciation of—the agency, Marchetti had been the executive assistant to the Deputy Director of the CIA. He is also the co-author of The
CIA and the Cult of Intelligence, the first book to be censored by the U.S. Government prior to publication.
In the May 1979 issue of Second Look magazine, Marchetti’s article, “How the CIA Views the UFO Phenomenon”, included these revelations:
“During my years in the CIA, UFOs were not a subject of common discussion. But neither were they treated in a disdainful or derisive manner,
especially not by the agency's scientists. Instead, the topic was rarely discussed at internal meetings. It seemed to fall into the category of
‘very sensitive activities’...
There were, however, rumors at high levels of the CIA—rumors of...little gray men whose ships had crashed, or had been shot down, being kept ‘on
ice’ by the Air Force at FTD (Foreign Technology Division) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.”
Please note that Marchetti used the word “rumors”. Should I repeat that? Even if I did, it probably wouldn’t matter. Within one hour of this
article being posted online, some blogger somewhere will write, “Breaking News: A CIA official has just confirmed that UFOs piloted by aliens have
crashed and been recovered!”
And blah, blah, blah.
In any case, according to Marchetti, talk of UFO crashes was apparently circulating at “high levels” within the agency. Although he found these
rumors to be unimpressive, Marchetti’s departure from the CIA occurred long before General Arthur Exon’s important revelations about the Roswell
case were published in the early 1990s.
Perhaps more importantly, Marchetti also wrote, “I do not know from my own firsthand experience if there are UFOs. I have never seen one. Nor have I
seen conclusive, empirical, or physical evidence that they really exist. But, I do know that the CIA and U.S. Government have been concerned over the
UFO phenomenon for many years and that their attempts, both past and recent, to discount the significance of the phenomenon and to explain away the
apparent lack of official interest in it, have all the earmarkings of a classic intelligence cover-up.”
edit on 19-4-2011 by Robert Hastings because: (no reason given)