Originally posted by maxella1
I know many threads exist about Majestic 12, but I'm wondering if anybody noticed this contradiction on the FBI website?
In one place on the FBI website they say that Air Force asked FBI to look into Majestic 12 and the FBI determined that it's fake.
UFOlogy is riddled with holes bored by charlatans and get-rich-quick authors who see the gullible as their path to riches. The gullible fill this
forum with threads garnered from these authors questionable research and claims. Don't let the name Klass stop you from enjoying the fruits of his
The New Bogus Majestic-12 Documents
Philip J. Klass
Volume 24.3, May / June 2000
“Majestic Twelve"-better known as “MJ-12"-first achieved international fame in the world of UFOlogy in mid-1987. It was then that UFOlogist
William L. Moore and two associates made public three (purportedly) “Top Secret” documents which indicated that President Harry Truman had created
a super-secret MJ-12 group forty years earlier to deal with extraterrestrial (ET) visitors. Truman’s (alleged) action was prompted by an alleged
crashed-ET craft that had been covertly recovered near Roswell in mid-1947.
The Roswell crashed-saucer claim had been the centerpiece of a book published seven years earlier (1980) which Moore had coauthored with Charles
Berlitz. (Berlitz previously authored a book describing the “mysterious dangers” of the Bermuda Triangle.)
Recently, a large batch of additional “Top Secret Majestic Documents” have emerged, provided by another UFOlogist named Tim Cooper, who claims he
obtained them from several covert sources. Their authenticity has been endorsed by Robert Wood, a respected, retired McDonnell Douglas scientist and
his son Ryan. (Wood is a member of the nine-person Executive Council of Peter Sturrock’s Society for Scientific Exploration.) Based on the Woods’
assessment, wealthy Silicon Valley software expert Joe Firmage, who recently revealed his conviction that some UFOs are extraterrestrial visitors,
also endorsed Cooper’s documents in mid-1999.
However, on November 25 the International Space Sciences Organization (ISSO), which Firmage recently created to pursue his UFO interests, issued a
statement that “ongoing research indicates that many, possibly all, the so-called MJ-12 UFO documents were officially fabricated as instruments of
U.S. covert psychological warfare . . .” (emphasis added). This is ridiculous! The new Cooper documents, like their 1987 predecessors, are so
riddled with flaws that they could never fool Soviet or Chinese intelligence experts. Even some long-time pro-UFOlogists have denounced them as
One of the original MJ-12 documents released by Moore and his two partners (UFO lecturer Stanton Friedman and TV producer Jaime Shandera) purported to
be a memo from President Truman to Defense Secretary James Forrestal, dated September 24, 1947, which authorized the creation of the MJ-12 group. My
investigation revealed that the Truman signature was a pasted-on photocopy of a genuine signature-including accidental scratch marks-from a memo that
Truman wrote to Vannevar Bush on October 1, 1947 (see “New evidence of MJ-12 hoax,” SI 14, Winter 1990).
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