by Michael Salla, Ph.D.
Honolulu Exopolitics Examiner
January 31, 2009
Lockheed Skunk Works,
President Obama’s January 21 Memoranda
to promote Open Government and strengthen the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) are intended to release
unnecessarily classified national security files. Among the many
millions of classified files to ultimately be released, some will
concern UFOs and extraterrestrial life.
From these releases, UFO enthusiasts and
exopolitical researchers hope to find clues into how government
policy has been developed. More importantly, FOIA releases will
point to where the bulk of the nation’s UFO files are located.
That’s when the Obama administration will run up against corporate
control of UFO files and policy.
Testimonial evidence exists that corporations have become the
ultimate repository of the nation’s UFO secrets.
A number of whistleblowers have emerged
revealing how corporate control has been achieved. A recently
corporate whistleblower revealed how during the mid-1980s,
he worked for six months as an archivist for a large aerospace
defense contractor based in California. It was a temporary
assignment with his employer at an obscure office building. The
archivist found many files dealing with flying saucers and
The files contained:
“Reports, photos, media materials
(tapes, films, video cassettes) and material from crashed
When asked where the files came from he
“materials came from everywhere.
CIA, Air Force, Navy, Army, DARPA, NORAD, DoD, FBI, and
government officials to name most.”
Project Camelot interviews "Mr X", a former
If the archivist’s testimony is
accurate, this means that prior to the mid-1980s UFO files were
taken out of the possession of U.S. government agencies and military
departments due to security concerns.
One reason for this is that the
proprietary rights of corporations would enable UFO files to remain
hidden from the prying hands of congressmen, and private citizens
using the Freedom of Information Act first passed in 1966 and
strengthened in 1974.
The above scenario is supported by comments by
Ben Rich, former CEO
of Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works.
In hand written responses (below
questions from John Andrews of the Testor Corporation in 1986, Rich
confirmed the existence of both man-made and extraterrestrial UFOs.
Most importantly, Rich revealed to Andrews how control of UFO files
had slipped from the U.S. military to private corporations.
These Three posted letters are part of a great body of
correspondence that went on between USAF scientist Dr. Robert I. Sarbacher, Dr. Ben R. Rich, and
Mr. John Andrews - Chief Special Projects
Director of the Testor Corporation (All now deceased).
Dr. Clarence L. ("Kelly")
Johnson also participated in some of these
discussions prior to his death in February of 1990.
"On June 24, 1947,
Kenneth Arnold saw something that would change his
life forever. His experience also served as a
catalyst for our modern UFO craze."
document from the only
surviving carbon copy of Kenneth Arnold's report
..."I was fascinated
by this formation of aircraft. They didn't fly like
any aircraft I had ever seen before. In the first
place, their echelon formation was backward from
that practiced by our Air Force. The elevation of
the first craft was greater than that of the last.
They flew in a definite formation, but erratically.
As I described them at
the time, their flight was like speed boats on rough
water or similar to the tail of a Chinese kite that
I once saw blowing in the wind. Or maybe it would be
best to describe their flight characteristics as
very similar to a formation of geese, in a rather
diagonal chain-like line, as if they were linked
As I put it to newsmen
in Pendleton, Oregon, they flew like a saucer would
if you skipped it across the water".
Kenneth Arnold Quote
John Andrews Letter to Ben Rich regarding
his belief in "Manmade UFOs" and "Extraterrestrial
July 10, 1986
"I believe with
certainty in manmade UFOs. I am tending to believe
there are also extraterrestrial UFOs."
John Andrews letter to Ben Rich.
Ben's Answer to John's
July 21, 1986
"Yes, I'm a believer
in both categories."
Ben's Answer to John's
"The significance of the letters above are that
Kelly Johnson observed a "Batarang" - shaped craft
but not identical to the "Batarang" craft that was
number eight in the line formation of
"Scallop-shell" - shaped craft.
This observation was
made in 1951, a report of which was made directly by
Kelly to an associated personal friend, USAF
Lieutenant General Donald Putt, who was known
for his documented personal assessment of the AVRO
Canada saucer configured vehicles in 1953 and 1954.
later observed a football stadium-sized disc vehicle
pacing an early variant of his "Connie" in December
of 1953. This was also reported directly to Lt. Gen.
Putt. Putt was historically associated with USAF
Major General Samford and USAF Major General Roger
Ramey, during the official debunking operation that
the USAF undertook after the two weekend
UFO flap over Washington D.C.
and the eastern seaboard in July of 1952."
William L. McDonald
Andrews relayed Rich’s responses to
questions from UFO investigator
William McDonald which confirmed:
There are two types of UFOs:
the ones we build
ones THEY build
We learned from both crash retrievals
and actual "Hand-me-downs."
The Government knew, and until 1969 took
an active hand in the administration of that information. After a
1969 Nixon "Purge", administration was handled by an international
board of directors in the private sector.
Former astronaut, Dr Edgar Mitchell recently confirmed an incident
in 1997 where the Head of Intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff
was supplied the code names of UFO related projects, but was denied
need-to-access. The first to report the incident was UFO researcher,
Steven Greer, who in 2001 revealed that Admiral Wilson was
furious over his failure to gain access.
On a July 4, 2008 CNN interview, Dr
Mitchell confirmed Greer’s version of events when he said that
“had found the people responsible
for the cover-up and for the people who were in the know and
were told, I'm sorry, admiral, you do not have need to know here
and so, goodbye.”
A reliable source furthermore revealed
to UFO researcher Richard Dolan that Admiral Wilson was
frustrated by attorneys of a corporation that denied him access. I
interviewed an active duty U.S. Navy officer in October 2008 who
confirmed the powerful role of corporations involved in UFO
A number of senior officials in the Obama administration were deeply
involved in Clinton administration efforts to disclose files
If President Obama’s January 21
Memoranda are fully implemented, FOIA requests will allow much
information about UFOs to emerge. This will give important clues to
where the bulk of the nation’s UFO files are kept. That is when the
Obama administration will run up against powerful corporate
interests claiming proprietary control of UFO information and
advanced extraterrestrial technology.
The Obama administration will ultimately
need to confront corporate interests that house UFO files, and
controlled UFO policy since the Nixon Administration.