posted on May, 28 2013 @ 06:52 AM
reply to post by HomerinNC
My question is this: if the document was a hoax, why request mishandling said classified documents be investigated if it was a HOAX?
This is another one that has been beaten to death on the forums.
The FBI asked the Air Force if this group existed, and of course, the AF said no. The FBI decided this document was a hoax and declassified,
disposition to make sure 'all incidents involving of mishandling classified information are adequately investigative attention...and attempt to
ascertain the originator of the document and current classification of document.'
I can't remember how the original story went, the MJ12 document was planted somewhere if I remember correctly. Maybe the investigation was either:
A. To see who and why it was planted somewhere.
B. If it was mishandled when it was classified, it could have been something that was sensitive and its mishandling is no different than any other
classified information the AF or FBI have in their databases.
The answers you're looking for are probably already on the forum though.
Here's a pretty (what seems to be) comprehensive thread on MJ12
This one under the presumption that the docs are legit I assume from a quick once over.
For another view on the papers, this is a good source.
It's been awhile since I looked into the MJ12 thing, I believe this was the one where Friedman was under the impression they were real, and came out
later denouncing them. (And wrote a book on them beforehand)
In 1996, after researching and fact checking the Majestic 12 documents, Friedman said that there was no substantive grounds for dismissing their
I'm sure other members will have more to say on it.
edit on 28-5-2013 by boncho because: (no reason given)