by Michael Salla, Ph.D.
Was President Kennedy Given ET UFO Message About Cuba?
May 20, 2009
A rare video has surfaced with important interviews and testimony concerning George Adamski’s claims of having filmed flying saucers and having met with their extraterrestrial occupants.
The video gives credence to Adamski’s claims of having secret meetings with European dignitaries including Pope John XXIII and members of the Pentagon to secretly brief them about extraterrestrial life. Among the more controversial of Adamski’s claims is that he privately met with President Kennedy in late 1961. Adamski claims he passed on a message from his extraterrestrial contacts about a future world crisis.
If true, Adamski and his extraterrestrials played an unknown role in advising
Kennedy on the best strategy for future events such as the Cuban
Leslie was subsequently able to confirm
Adamski’s did meet Pope John XXIII and was given a papal gold
medallion for his service.
Adamski filmed the saucer using her
camera when she was unable to film it herself due difficulties from
a recovering broken leg. Prior to the sighting, she saw three young
men arriving in an Oldsmobile who told Adamski to get ready to film
the flying saucer. Adamski told Rodeffer that they were part of a
human looking contingent of extraterrestrials living among humanity.
Other witnesses were interviewed who said they saw flying saucers in association with Adamski’s visits.
One of these was Major Hans Peterson
from the Danish Air Force who had also worked at the Danish NATO
exchange office in Washington DC. Peterson had arranged lectures for Adamski in Scandinavia and personally saw flying saucers during
According to Major Peterson, the message contained advise on a world crisis to occur in about a year that was later revealed to be the October 1962 Cuban Missile crisis.
If true, the contents of the message may have helped Kennedy develop the right strategy for dealing with a conflict that could easily have escalated into a Third World War. The extraterrestrial message, apparently, also contained an invitation for Kennedy to meet with them in California.
While there is no direct independent evidence supporting Adamski's claim, there is important circumstantial evidence that President Kennedy accepted the invitation.
This had dire consequences.
[Author Note: Thanks to Neil Gould from Exopolitics Hong Kong for making this video available to the public]
Did President Kennedy Meet Extraterrestrials?
May 22, 2009
According to claims in a rare video, George Adamski met with President Kennedy at the White House in late 1961 and passed on a letter to him from human looking extraterrestrials.
In addition to giving advice on the Cuban missile crisis, the alleged letter also contained an invitation for Kennedy to meet with the extraterrestrials.
If Kennedy did attend such a meeting, it may explain:
President Kennedy arrives at Homestead AFB, Florida, 1962
The quality of witness testimonies, photos and film evidence presented in the rare video (see part one above, of this investigative series), all lead to the conclusion that George Adamski was largely telling the truth about his flying saucer sightings and contacts with human looking extraterrestrials.
There is however no direct physical
evidence that Kennedy met with the extraterrestrials Adamski was in
contact with. There is, however, circumstantial evidence that such a
meeting did happen, and it influenced Kennedy’s policies on space
cooperation and UFOs.
A former flight steward and loadmaster on Air Force One, Bill Holden, confirmed that Kennedy was aware of UFOs and human looking extraterrestrials. In a June 2007 interview, Holden explained that in June 1963, while flying to Germany on Air Force One, he placed two newspapers before Kennedy where UFOs were clearly pictured on the front page.
In response to Kennedy’s question of what he thought of UFOs, Holden said:
In response President Kennedy said:
The unqualified nature of Kennedy’s
response revealed his knowledge that both UFOs and human looking
extraterrestrials were real. This is circumstantial evidence that
Kennedy was either briefed or did meet with human looking
extraterrestrials as Adamski claimed.
The helps support the legitimacy of the leaked document. Furthermore, the claim that Kennedy had knowledge of UFO crash retrieval operations is supported by British UFO researcher Timothy Good. In his book Need to Know (2007), Good cites a reliable military source that Kennedy was taken to see the alien bodies from Roswell.
If the leaked document and/or the
military whistleblower are accurate, then President Kennedy was
aware of the reality of extraterrestrial life and technology. If
Kennedy was so interested in seeing dead alien bodies during the
early part of his administration, then it is very plausible that
he would have accepted an invitation to meet with live
extraterrestrials as Adamski claimed.
A reliable source, according to UFO researcher Timothy Cooper, said that Kennedy,
If Kennedy did travel to a secret airbase in California to meet with live extraterrestrials, then the incident described by Cooper offered at least one opportunity for such a meeting to take place.
Kennedy's alleged meeting with
extraterrestrials, would have made him the second U.S. President to
meet extraterrestrial ambassadors in the California desert. The
first allegedly occurred on
February 20, 1954 with President Eisenhower
at Edwards Air Force base.
More circumstantial evidence for such a meeting is found in Kennedy’s initiative to get the USSR and USA to cooperate in joint space and lunar missions, and to release classified UFO files.
Kennedy linked US-USSR space missions with classified UFO files
May 27, 2009
Kennedy and Khrushchev in 1961
Photo: US National
In 1963, President John F. Kennedy launched a ground breaking initiative to get the USSR and USA to cooperate in joint space and lunar missions. In the background of this publicly announced initiative with powerful Cold War implications was a more secretive attempt to release classified UFO files.
Leaked documents reveal that Kennedy
instructed the CIA to release classified UFO files as part of the
cooperative space effort with the Soviet Union. If Kennedy had
succeeded, there would have been joint space mission to the moon and
eventual public release of classified UFO files by both the US and
USSR. President Kennedy’s assassination quickly led to the
abandonment of his joint moon mission with the USSR, and ended his
administration’s effort to force the CIA to release classified UFO
In putting into effect his commitment for joint space missions, President Kennedy issued National Security Action Memorandum No. 271 on November 12, 1963 with the subject header: "Cooperation with the USSR on Outer Space Matters:"
The Memorandum went on to say that the cooperation was a direct outcome of Kennedy’s September 20 proposal,
The Memorandum was classified “Confidential” and circulated to:
In addition to the Confidential National Security Action Memorandum, Kennedy issued a more highly classified “Top Secret” Memorandum to the Director of the CIA.
Dated the same day of November 12, 1963 the subject header of the file was:
The Top Secret Memorandum went on to say:
It’s important to note that CIA Memorandum refers to the National Security Action Memorandum issued to Webb on the same day.
Even though the leaked Top Secret Memorandum to the CIA has not been officially acknowledged (it has been ranked medium-to-high level of authenticity), there is no question about the legitimacy of the National Security Action Memorandum (NSAM).
The November 12,
1963 National Security Action
Memorandum clearly showed that Kennedy had decided to cooperate with
the USSR on “Outer Space Matters.” If Kennedy had been warned by
about the dangers of future conflict with the Soviet Union and/or
with extraterrestrial life, then sharing classified UFO files was an obvious way to
implement the National Security Action Memorandum.
UFO cases that had national security implications, however, were investigated under a separate reporting system. Joint Army Navy Air Publication (JAMAP) 146 created the Communications Instructions for Reporting Vital Intelligence Sightings (CIRVIS system) that required all civilian and military pilots in the US and Canada to report UFO sightings. UFO sightings with national security implications were investigated under the CIRVIS system.
These UFO cases were classified and their release was an offense under the Espionage Act. Less important UFO sightings were not classified and made available through the Blue Book reporting system. The separate investigation systems for UFO sightings was eventually disclosed in 1979 by a document released through the Freedom of Information Act.
In the released memorandum dated Oct 20, 1969, Brigadier General C.H. Bolender acknowledged:
In 1963, President
Kennedy was therefore seeking the release of classified UFO files
collected through the CIRVIS reporting mechanism, and not those made
available through Project Blue Book.
This suggests that the USAF and the other military services were secretly required to release UFO files reported through the CIRVIS system to the CIA. Kennedy was therefore directly confronting the CIA over its ultimate control of classified UFO files.
Ten days after the two November 12
memoranda were issued, President Kennedy was dead.
Kennedy assassination linked to CIA and classified UFO files
June 9, 2009
Leaked documents concerning the alleged conversation and the role of the CIA in controlling UFO information directly implicate the CIA in Kennedy’s assassination ten days later.
In addition to the two Presidential memoranda cited earlier in Part III above, another leaked document shows the extent to which Kennedy was prepared to cooperate with the Soviet Union in declassifying UFO files. The aim was to avoid the risk of a mistaken military confrontation over UFOs.
The document (below images) is allegedly a Top Secret NSA intercept of a “Hot Line” conversation between President Kennedy and Soviet Premiere Nikita Khrushchev dated November 12, 1963.
Kennedy and Khrushchev discussed the importance of their respective UFO working groups to deal with the UFO problem to avoid the risk of future conflict.
Kennedy told Khrushchev:
Kennedy was certainly referring here to the National Security Action Memorandum released on the same day, November 12 1963. Kennedy also said,
While the NSA intercept has not been
conclusively determined to be authentic (it has been
medium-to-high level of authenticity), it is consistent with the
National Security Action Memorandum 271 titled:
“Cooperation with the USSR on Outer Space Matters."
Titled simply “The Assessment,”
said that it was feared that mistaken UFO sightings could start an
accidental nuclear war. Dean’s statement validates the content of
the alleged Hotline transcript and gives support to its
In another interview, he said:
The November 12 National Security Action Memorandum revealed that Khrushchev had only just accepted Kennedy’s offer.
The Hotline conversation shows that Kennedy and Khrushchev reaching agreement on a broad range of issues concerning sharing UFOs information and joint cooperation in space. The dating of the Hotline conversation is consistent with the agreement reached in the background over this period between Kennedy and Khrushchev.
This gives more confidence that the Hotline document is genuine.
President Kennedy & Governor Connolly shot in Dallas.
Ten days after the breathtaking events of November 12,
Kennedy was assassinated.
Garrison discovered that Shaw had an "extensive international role as an employee of the CIA."
While Garrison was unsuccessful in earning a conviction against Shaw, Garrison was partly vindicated in 1979 by the House Select Committee on Assassinations.
The Committee concluded:
Historians who view the CIA as complicit in Kennedy’s assassination point to the CIA’s role in covert operations in Vietnam as the reason why the CIA wanted Kennedy’s removal from office.
Col Fletcher Prouty, in his well
JFK: The CIA, Vietnam and the Plot to
Assassinate John F. Kennedy, reveals that Kennedy was attempting
to end the CIA’s influence over covert operations. Chief among these
was the escalating U.S. involvement in Vietnam that Kennedy wanted
to end and was why he was assassinated. There is, however, a more
compelling reason for why the CIA wanted Kennedy’s removal for
office - the CIA’s role in controlling UFO information.
Documents confirm that on November 12, 1963 Kennedy and Khrushchev had agreed on steps to share UFO information precisely for this reason, and Kennedy identified the CIA as the lead U.S. agency to implement the process. Kennedy’s assassination by a hit team organized by a CIA asset, Clay Shaw, directly implicates the CIA.
CIA officials complicit in the Kennedy assassination were likely acting to preserve the CIA’s institutional power and influence through its control of UFO information.
There was, however, another secretive
organization that was even more threatened by Kennedy’s efforts to
share UFO files with the USSR – the MJ-12 Special Operations
CIA Director issued secret directive denying
President Kennedy access to UFO files
JFK pins medal on outgoing CIA Director Allen Dulles
Photo: JFK Library
President John F. Kennedy’s desire to cooperate with the Soviet Union in joint space and lunar missions led to him asking the CIA to release classified UFO information to the Soviets.
On November 12, 1963, Kennedy issued two Presidential Memoranda and participated in a Hotline discussion with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to finalize details for future joint space missions. Most importantly, agreement was reached on the need for sharing both countries most sensitive UFO files. Both Kennedy and Khrushchev were concerned that a mistaken identification of UFOs could lead to nuclear war and jeopardize space cooperation.
Kennedy’s Memorandum to the Director of
the CIA to share UFO files was relayed on to the James Jesus
Angleton, the CIA’s chief of counterintelligence, who controlled
access to the nation’s most sensitive UFO files. In responding to
Kennedy’s request, Angleton followed a secret directive from former
CIA Director Allen W. Dulles to ensure that under no circumstances
would any U.S. President or his staff gain access to classified UFO
Other (leaked) government documents refer to an “MJ-12 Special Studies Project” as the name of the project housing the U.S. UFO working group. For example, on July 14, 1954 a memorandum was sent by President’ Eisenhower’s National Security Advisor Robert Cutler to U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, General Nathan Twining to schedule a meeting for the MJ-12 Special Studies Project briefing.
The Cutler-Twining memo (below image) was found at the National Archives in 1985 and is the most authoritative documentary evidence so far that the name of the U.S. UFO working group during the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations was associated with the MJ-12 Special Studies Project.
Another leaked document that has been
investigated and found to be authentic, more specifically names the
U.S. UFO working group as the MJ-12 Special Studies Group or
A former counterintelligence colleague of Angleton, who claimed to be present at the burning, sent it on June 23, 1999 to Timothy Cooper, a UFO researcher best known for his role in making public leaked MJ-12 documents (see cover letter).
Accompanying the burned memo was a one-page cover letter (above image) to Tim Cooper
regarding the history of these eight new directives concerning the MJ-12 program.
Startling revelations in the Source S-1 letter include:
"sensitive files that would connect MJ-12 to JFK's murder.
This document did not exist officially and has never been disclosed within the agency...
We in CI have monitored civilian UFO research for a long time and have played a major role in keeping the UFO community busy...
Nixon's special classified executive order (SCEO) ordered all MJ-12 documentation purged and destroyed.
This one was not. This carbon copy is the only link to MJ-12 and don't expect any more in the future.
Everything is now on computers and there is no existing paper trail to my knowledge..."
The redactions were done by the Majestic Documents team to protect the identity of the author.
According to Dr Robert Wood and Ryan Wood, the burned document,
The burned document (below images) dates from the Kennedy era and has the characteristics of a government document. If its contents are accurate, it provides smoking gun evidence of a direct link between Kennedy’s efforts to gain access to UFO information and his assassination.
The classified Top Secret document with MJ-12 codeword access is a set of directives from the Director of the CIA who simultaneously headed the MJ-12 Special Studies Project, to six other members of the Project.
The document clearly acknowledges that
Kennedy’s efforts to gain access to UFO information soon after
coming into office on January 20, 1961, actually imperiled the
existence of the MJ-12 Special Studies Project/Group.
The Memorandum requested a “Review of MJ-12 Intelligence Operations as they related to Cold War Psychological Warfare Plans.”
The burned document acknowledged that it had,
This appears to be a reference to the
June 26 NSAM review Dulles was ordered to undertake.
The burned document contained a number of directives concerning how to control UFO information and ensure that it would not be shared with the,
Basically, Dulles secret directives proscribed Kennedy’s National Security team from gaining access to the most sensitive UFO files possessed by the CIA and MJ-12. Most important was what appeared to be a cryptic assassination directive in case senior Washington officials did not cooperate with MJ-12.
While the response of other MJ-12
members is not known, subsequent events indicate that Dulles secret
set of directives was approved.
President Kennedy’s UFO involvement led to assassination order
June 15, 2009
His November 12 Memorandum was relayed on to the James Jesus Angleton, the CIA’s chief of counterintelligence. Angleton controlled access to the most highly classified UFO files in the U.S, and was in direct communications with MJ-12 - the UFO working group within the “MJ-12 Special Studies Project.”
In responding to Kennedy’s request, Angleton followed a Top Secret/MJ-12 set of directives.
JFK with his CIA Directors, Dulles & McCone in 1962
One of the secret directives, revealed in a leaked partially burned Top Secret/MJ-12 document forensically dated to the early 1960s, was a cryptic assassination directive. In case any senior U.S. official did not cooperate with MJ-12, the directive sanctioned political assassination. If accurate, the leaked document is smoking gun evidence that former CIA Director Allen Dulles was involved in drafting and approving with other MJ-12 members a cryptic “assassination directive.”
The MJ-12 “assassination directive” was
later implemented by Angleton in response to President Kennedy’s
November 12, 1963 request to the CIA to release classified UFO
Kennedy, according to a leaked Top Secret Memorandum titled “Review of MJ-12 Intelligence Operations,” (below image) requested Dulles to give a brief summary.
In response and unknown to Kennedy,
Dulles drafted a set directives shortly before his November 1961
retirement. Dulles’ draft document was addressed to another six
members of MJ-12 requesting comments and their approval. It had
clear instructions that under no circumstances would any U.S.
President or his national security staff be briefed or given access
to classified UFO files.
In full, this states (below image):
Dr Robert Wood who is the foremost expert in analyzing MJ-12 documents using forensic methods, has concluded that the burned document is an assassination directive.
In an interview (below insert) discussing the burned document, he pointed out that the cryptic phrase “it should be wet” originates from Russia, where the phrase ‘wet works’ or “wet affairs” denotes someone who had been killed and is drenched with blood.
The codeword ‘wet’ was later adopted by the Soviet KGB and other intelligence agencies, according to Dr Wood. The term “it should be wet” therefore was a coded command to kill someone. In drafting this cryptic directive, Allen Dulles was seeking approval from six of his MJ-12 colleagues, to lay the justification for the assassination of any elected or appointed official in Washington DC whose policies were “non-conducive for growth”.
The cryptic directive was a
pre-authorization for the assassination of any U.S. President who
could not “be influenced any further” to follow MJ-12 policies.
The trigger was Kennedy’s agreement with Khrushchev on November 12, 1963 on space cooperation that led to the National Security Action Memorandum (NSAM) - above image - instructing the new Director of the CIA, John McCone, to share UFO information with NASA, and due to NSAM 271 (below image), with the USSR.
Kennedy’s explosive NSAM to the CIA Director was relayed by William Colby, then (Deputy) Chief of the CIA's Far East Division, to James Angleton in CIA counterintelligence. It was Angleton who had the authority to implement Kennedy’s NSAM.
On the bottom of Kennedy’s NSAM next to the signature space appears the following handwriting:
Colby is here acknowledging that
Angleton, two days before Kennedy’s assassination, had the MJ
directives – the burned document – and would use them to respond to
Kennedy’s NSAM. This handwriting directly implicates Angleton in the
Kennedy assassination due to the cryptic MJ-12 assassination
An alleged leaked CIA document (below image) also suggests that Oswald was trained by the CIA in 1957 for Soviet assignments.
At the very least, as an American defector, Oswald was the responsibility of CIA counterintelligence headed by Angleton.
Upon his return to the U.S. in June 1962, Oswald’s activities were closely monitored by CIA counterintelligence. Oswald’s subsequent association with a number of CIA assets including Clay Shaw provided opportunities for Angleton’s counterintelligence to not only monitor, but to manipulate Oswald.
Ensuring Oswald’s participation in the
Kennedy assassination, no matter how minimal, provided a powerful
rationale for preventing a thorough investigation of the Kennedy
assassination. As a former communist defector, Angleton and the CIA
could persuasively argue that Oswald’s involvement directly
implicated the USSR. This allowed the CIA to successfully argue to
the Warren Commission, through Allen Dulles who was a member, that a
thorough investigation was too dangerous due to the risk of nuclear
Unknown to Kennedy, a set of secret MJ-12 directives issued by his former CIA Director, Allen Dulles, proscribed any cooperation with Kennedy and his national security staff on the UFO issue.
It was Dulles and another six unknown MJ-12 members who sanctioned the directives found in the burned document including a political assassination directive against non-cooperative officials in the Kennedy administration. While Dulles and his six associates pre-authorized the assassination of Kennedy, it was the CIA counterintelligence chief who gave the final orders that culminated in Kennedy’s assassination.
In doing so, James Angleton arranged for a communist defector to be involved so as to eventually take the blame and ensure that no thorough investigation would follow by federal or congressional authorities. Documents and facts bear witness to the complicity of former CIA officials in the assassination of President Kennedy.
The implications of leaked MJ-12 documents relevant to the Kennedy administration require a thorough public inquiry.
The document contained eight directives describing future MJ-12 policies. The first directive prevented access by the President, his National Security Council staff and Joint Chiefs of Staff to information concerning UFOs.
The alleged assassination directive was the eighth directive (below image) and appeared to be a cryptic order to eliminate uncooperative U.S. federal officials.
Though the document is undated and unsigned, forensic analysis on the original carbon version dates it to the 1960s. The political context dates it to the first year of President Kennedy’s term.
This means that just before he retired on November 29, 1961, outgoing DCI Allen Dulles drafted a document that would deny his superior, President Kennedy, information that had been legitimately requested concerning MJ-12 activities.
Members of the original MJ-12 Special Studies Group
More importantly, the assassination
directive constituted pre-authorization for the violent removal of a
sitting President from office in a covert coup d'etat.
The text of the burned document clearly points to President Kennedy’s inquiries concerning MJ-12 Special Studies Project activities as the catalyst for it being drafted.
In a cover letter (below image) by the Director of the CIA (DCI) to six other members of group response for the MJ-12 Project, the DCI said:
More significantly, the document says that “continuance of the group” was at stake. While Dulles name does not appear on the burned document other leaked documents reveal that he drafted it.
On June 28, 1961, President Kennedy wrote (below image) the following to Dulles:
This leaked National Security Memorandum clearly shows that Kennedy in June of 1961, wanted to learn about MJ-12 activities and the relationship with psychological warfare.
While the leaked June Memorandum has not been acknowledged by the CIA (it was classified TOP SECRET), other documents from the period support its authenticity. Early in his administration, President Kennedy showed that he desired to restructure the National Security Council and bring all intelligence and psychological warfare activities under direct Executive control.
On February 19, 1961, President Kennedy
Executive Order 10920 which abolished the
Coordinating Board. The Operations Coordinating Board was the
primary interagency organization responsible for Cold War
psychological warfare activities. Its responsibilities were handed
over to Kennedy’s national security advisor,
and the Department of State.
EO 10920 helps substantiate his later
June 28, 1961 National Security Memorandum concerning a review of
MJ-12 activities that Kennedy had learned involved psychological
warfare. EO 10920 also helps substantiate the very real concern
expressed by the drafter of the burned document that the future of
MJ-12 was at stake.
NSAM 55-57 (below images) placed Cold War operations firmly under the control of the Joint Chiefs.
According to Col Fletcher Prouty, they were Kennedy’s main means of gaining control over covert CIA operations.
This supports the content of the June 28 CIA
Memorandum which involved Cold War operations by MJ-12. Furthermore, the three NSAMs help
explain why the Joint Chiefs were included among the entities in the
burned document’s first directive that would be excluded from UFO
Once again, this shows the relationship between MJ-12 (Majestic) operations and psychological warfare.
Kennedy therefore had good reason to issue his June 28 1961
memorandum to Dulles asking him for a review of MJ-12 psychological warefare operations.
It describes UFOs as part of “Soviet propaganda” designed “to spread distrust of the government.”
Dulles’ letter acknowledged that while it was possible some,
Most significantly, the letter said:
If genuine, Dulles’ letter was giving
President Kennedy only minimal information in response to his June
1961 NSAM request for a brief summary of MJ-12 activities.
The response of other MJ-12 members
presumably led to Dulles November 5 letter to Kennedy. The letter
firmly suggests that MJ-12 had decided not to cooperate with Kennedy
and authorized the set of directives drafted by Dulles. Thus
Kennedy’s efforts to incorporate MJ-12 psychological warfare
activities under the direct control of his National Security Advisor
It is further supported by declassified 1952 memos from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to provide logistic support for MAJESTIC (MJ-12) psychological warfare programs, and three NSAM’s issued on June 28, 1961 to place covert Cold War activities under the control of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. On the same day, June 28, Kennedy contacted Allen Dulles to request a summary about MJ-12’s psychological warfare activities. Dulles November 5 response highlighted that these activities involved the UFO issue but declined to release sensitive information.
These events are consistent with the content of the burned document comprising eight directives restricting access to UFO information from the President, his National Security Council Staff, including Bundy, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It can therefore be concluded that Allen Dulles was the official who drafted the document including the cryptic assassination directive.
Some time shortly before his alleged November 5, 1961 letter to Kennedy, Dulles draft set of directives had been responded to and approved by six other members of MJ-12.
The implementation of the
assassination directive on November 22, 1963 therefore
constituted a covert coup d’etat by MJ-12.