July 8, 1947...URGENT FBI MEMO from Gen. Roger Ramey concerning
"flying disc information": "Maj. Curtan, HQ 8th AF, telephonically
advised this office that an object purporting to be a flying disc was
recovered near Roswell, N.M., this date...Information provided this
office because of national interest in case and fact that (certain
media sources) attempting to break the story of location of disc
today...(the recovered disc was) being transported to Wright Field by
special plane for examination...Maj. Curtan advised would request
Wright Field to advise (FBI) results of examination." (see
Jul. 10, 1947..FBI MEMO: Gen. George F. Schulgen organizes top
scientists to determine if the flying discs are indeed fact and
whether or not they are a foreign body mechanically devised and
controlled. He desired the assistance of the FBI in locating and
questioning the individuals who firstsighted the discs. Col. L. R.
Forney of MID indicated that it has been established that the flying
discs are not the result of any Army or Navy experiments and should be
of interest to the FBI.
Sept. 23,1947..SECRET BRIEFING DOCUMENT to Brig. General George
Schulgen,AC/AS-2, from Lt. Gen. Nathan F. Twining (MJ-4), Commanding
Officer, AMC, stating: Flying Saucers are REAL! Concerning "Flying
Discs" the phenomenon reported is something real, not fictitious.
These objects approximate the shape of a disc and appear to be as
large as man-made aircraft. They have operating characteristics such
as extreme rate of climb and maneuverability. Under a Security Code
Name copies of this information will be sent to Army, Navy, AEC, JRDB,
SAG, NACA, RAND and NEPA Projects. (AAF Record, U-39552. see
7/47;9/15/50;8/54) Sept. 24,1947..A covert operation, MAJESTIC-12, is
established and classified TOP SECRET by President H. Truman. It
consists of 12 persons selected to control all branches of government,
both military and non-military. This ultimately led to silencing of
UFO witnesses, confiscating of UFO photos, harassing and debunking of
witnesses (ref. "Black Budget"; JMP letter see 2/15/87;9/4/87)
Just some interesting rebuttals to the "folding" theory.