President Kennedy’s Deadly Confrontation With The CIA & MJ-12 over
A number of documents and testimonies cast light on President
Kennedy’s knowledge of UFO crash retrieval operations, and his
efforts to gain access to classified files concerning
extraterrestrial life and technology. There are two main phases to
The first is a series of executive actions he
began on February 19, 1961 to place cold war psychological warfare
programs under the control of his national security advisor, and
later in June 1961 to implement Presidential executive oversight
over covert CIA operations through the Joint Chiefs of Staff. These
executive actions coincided with Kennedy’s efforts to gain access to
the activities of a highly classified project dealing with
extraterrestrial life - MJ-12 Special Studies Project.
phase began on September 20, 1963 when Kennedy embarked on a high
risk political strategy of getting NASA to cooperate with the USSR
on joint space and lunar missions. This brought to a climax a
confrontation over the release of classified UFO files with the CIA
& those in control of the
MJ-12 Special Studies Project.
article reviews testimonies, documents and events concerning
Kennedy’s interest in UFOs and extraterrestrial life, and how this
culminated in a deadly behind-the-scenes confrontation with the CIA
and MJ-12 in the final month of his life.
Early in his Presidential administration John F. Kennedy had very
strong interests in UFOs and extraterrestrial life that directly
influenced some of his policy initiatives.
A number of documents and
testimonies cast light on his knowledge of highly classified UFO
crash retrieval operations, and efforts to gain access to classified
UFO files. If leaked documents and testimonies are correct,
President Kennedy traveled to remote military locations to view
retrieved extraterrestrial vehicles and bodies; allegedly received
messages from and even met with human looking extraterrestrials; and
pressured the CIA to give him access to classified UFO files.
There are two main phases to Kennedy’s attempts to gain access to
files concerning extraterrestrial life and technology. The first
concerns a series of executive actions Kennedy took early in his
administration. On February 19, 1961, Kennedy issued an Executive
Order to placing cold war psychological warfare programs under the
control of his national security advisor.
This was followed on June
28 by a series of Presidential Memoranda to implement Presidential
executive oversight over covert CIA operations through the Joint
Chiefs of Staff.
These executive actions coincided with Kennedy’s
efforts to gain access to the activities of a highly classified
project dealing with UFOs and extraterrestrial life - MJ-12 Special
Studies Project. Kennedy’s executive actions led to a bitter
conflict with his outgoing CIA Director, Allen Dulles who was
opposed to granting Kennedy access.
The second phase began on September 20, 1963 when Kennedy embarked
on a high risk political strategy of getting NASA to cooperate with
the USSR on joint space and lunar missions. Less well known is that
this brought to a climax a confrontation over the release of
classified UFO files with the CIA & those in control of the MJ-12
Special Studies Project.
This article reviews testimonies, documents
and events concerning Kennedy’s interest in UFOs and
extraterrestrial life, and how this culminated in a deadly
behind-the-scenes confrontation with the CIA and MJ-12 in the final
month of his life.
Was Kennedy briefed about and witness extraterrestrial life and
A leaked document from July 22, 1947 claims that John F. Kennedy,
then serving in the U.S. Congress, had learned about the
crash and the recovery of alien bodies.
According to the
Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit Summary:
It has become known to CIC [U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps]
that that some of the [Roswell UFO] recovery operation was shared
with Representative John F. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat elected
to Congress in 46…
Kennedy had limited duty as naval officer
assigned to Naval intelligence during war. It is believed that
information was obtained from source in Congress who is close to
Secretary for Air Force. 
Kennedy appeared to have been unofficially briefed about the Roswell
UFO crash from an unnamed Congressional source close to Stuart
Symington who at the time was Assistant Secretary of War for Air.
Symington was certainly informed about the UFO crash near Roswell
Army Airfield in July, 1947, and two months later on September 18,
1947 became the first Secretary for the newly created U.S. Air
Symington was a native of Massachusetts and was Kennedy’s
favorite as a running mate for the 1960 Presidential election. It is
very likely that after the Roswell flying saucer crash made front
page headlines on July 6, 1947, Symington took into his confidence
the unnamed Congressional source.
The source then relayed this to
newly elected Kennedy who began his first Congressional term in
January 1947 after the November 1946 mid-term Congressional
elections. As a former Naval Intelligence officer and a serving
Congressman, Kennedy was presumably deemed reliable to receive and
keep secret such highly classified information.
authenticity of the document in question, "Interplanetary Phenomenon
Unit Summary," is disputed, the U.S. Army did finally acknowledge
through FOIA responses that the Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit did
at one time exist and was abolished in the late1950s.
admission supports the legitimacy of the leaked document.
The claim that Kennedy had knowledge of UFO crash retrieval
operations is supported by British UFO researcher Timothy Good.
Need to Know, Good cites a reliable military source that
Kennedy was taken to see the alien bodies from Roswell:
Around 1961/1962 President J.F. Kennedy expressed a wish to see the
alien bodies associated with an alien crash-site. He had obviously
been informed of their existence and wished to see for himself the
According to information received, the alien bodies were
taken to Florida when Kennedy went to see them [at] a medical
This is consistent with leaked documents concerning the death of
Marilyn Monroe and her knowledge of President Kennedy seeing alien
bodies at a US Air Force base. A leaked top secret CIA wiretap
summary of conversations concerning Monroe and the Kennedy brothers,
has been tacitly acknowledged by the CIA as genuine.
Rothberg indicated in so many words, that she [Monroe] had secrets
to tell, no doubt arising from her trists [sic] with the President
and the Attorney General. One such "secret" mentions the visit by
the President at a secret air base for the purpose of inspecting
things from outer space. Kilgallen replied that she knew what might
be the source of visit [sic].
In the mid-fifties Kilgallen learned
of secret effort by US and UK governments to identify the origins of
crashed spacecraft and dead bodies, from a British government
official. Kilgallen believed the story may have come from the New
Mexico story [Roswell] in the late forties.
Significantly, the CIA document was signed by
Angleton, chief of counterintelligence for the CIA.
As will be
discussed later, this reveals that Angleton’s CIA
counterintelligence was closely involved in events concerning
classified UFO files. The document certainly points to Monroe’s
knowledge of Kennedy visiting an Air Force base to see remnants of a
crashed UFO and dead extraterrestrials.
Rare first hand witness evidence that Kennedy had certain knowledge
of UFOs and extraterrestrial life comes from a former flight steward
on Air Force One. Bill Holden claims that Kennedy was aware that
UFOs were extraterrestrial in origin. 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:
“For us to believe
that we are the only intelligent beings in the world is
unbelievable. So, yes, I believe that there is such a thing as other
human species as well as UFOs.”
In response President Kennedy said:
“You're right, young man.”
The unqualified nature of Kennedy’s
response revealed he had knowledge that UFOs interplanetary in
origin. More significant was the implication that Kennedy knew some
extraterrestrials were human looking.
This leads to the
extraordinary claims by
George Adamski that President Kennedy
received messages from and even met with human looking
Did Kennedy receive messages from and meet with extraterrestrials?
George Adamski’s claims of having filmed flying saucers and having
met with their human looking extraterrestrial occupants have long
been controversial despite supporting photographic, film and witness
The testimonies of a number of first hand witnesses and
investigators of Adamski give credence to his claims of having
secret meetings with European dignitaries including Pope John XXIII
and members of the Pentagon to secretly brief them about
Among the more controversial of Adamski’s
claims is that he privately met with President Kennedy in late 1961
and again in 1962.
Adamski claims that during his first visit, he
passed on a message from his extraterrestrial contacts about a
future world crisis - thought to be the October 1962 Cuban Missile
Desmond Leslie, a former Royal Air Force pilot, Irish Lord and
cousin to Winston Churchill, closely investigated Adamski’s claims.
Adamski claimed he secretly visited Pope John XXIII and passed on a
message from extraterrestrials to him shortly before the Pope's
death shortly after the completion of the opening session of the
Second Vatican Council which lasted from October 11 to December 8,
Leslie was subsequently able to confirm Adamski did meet Pope
John XXIII and was given a papal gold medallion for his service.
Adamski’s claim of having an ordnance pass which gave him access to
U.S. military facilities was confirmed by William Sherwood who at
the time worked at Eastman Kodak as an optical physicist, and
Madeline Rodeffer who worked as personal secretary for the US Air
Force. Sherwood himself had previously worked for the U.S. Ordnance
Department and possessed his own ordnance pass. Both Sherwood and
Rodeffer saw Adamski’s Ordnance pass thereby giving credence to
Adamski’s claims that he secretly briefed the Pentagon about his
If Adamski did regularly brief the Pentagon and European VIPs, then
this leads to his claim that he secretly met with President Kennedy
around October 1961 to deliver a message from the “space brothers.”
The message contained advice 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.
According to Adamski, President
Kennedy accepted the invitation.
Lou Zinstag, Carl Jung’s niece describes what she was told by Adamski concerning Kennedy’s alleged meeting with extraterrestrials:
I still remember his [Adamski’s] White House story. He told me that
he had been entrusted with a written invitation for President
Kennedy to visit one of the space people’s huge mother ships at a
secret airbase in Desert Hot Springs, California, for few days. In
order to keep this visit absolutely secret, Adamski was to take the
invitation directly to the White House through a side door.
glowing with excitement and smiling happily, he explained how the
row of cars in which his taxi was traveling had to stop because of a
red light just in front of this particular door where a man he knew
- a spaceman, he said - was standing ready to let him in.
later learned that Kennedy had spent several hours at the airbase
after having canceled an important trip to New York, and that he had
a long talk with the ships crew, but that he had not been invited
for a flight."
The quality of witness testimonies, photos and film evidence all
lead to the conclusion that George Adamski was largely telling the
truth about his flying saucer sightings and contacts with human
There is however no reliable
independent evidence that Kennedy met with the extraterrestrials Adamski claims he was in contact with. The only witness testimony
related to Adamski’s claim concerns President Kennedy secretly
traveling to an undisclosed Air Force base to watch UFOs in flight.
A reliable source, according to UFO researcher
Timothy Cooper, said
"did fly out to an air force base to personally watch
an unidentified bogie track from an aircraft under tight security
which got no press coverage sometime in 1962."
appears to be different to Kennedy’s visits to view remnants of
crashed UFOs and alien bodies. If Kennedy actually traveled for a
secret meeting with human looking extraterrestrials, no one other
than Adamski has come forward to make this claim.
Pres Kennedy arrives at Homestead Air Force Base
Whatever the truth of claims that Kennedy,
had been unofficially
briefed about the Roswell UFO crash while a congressman in 1947
personally saw extraterrestrial vehicles and bodies early in his
received extraterrestrial messages
human looking extraterrestrials,
...there is little doubt that he
attempted to gain official access to UFO files.
An extensive set of
documents reveal that Kennedy ran into a powerful opposition from
the Director of the CIA when he tried to gain access to the files of
the classified project created to handle UFOs and extraterrestrial
affairs - MJ-12 Special Studies Project.
Kennedy’s Efforts to Gain Access to MJ-12 Activities
The existence of a Top Secret classified project responsible for
extraterrestrial life and technology is supported by three official
The first was a document found in 1985 in the
U.S. National Archives that explicitly referred to an “MJ-12 Special
Studies Project”. It was found among a group of declassified Air
Force documents and copied by the archivist, Ed Reese, as part of
official records belonging to the National Archives.
14, 1954 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” is among the
most authoritative documentary sources so far for the existence of
an MJ-12 Special Studies Project.
The second government document referring to a Top Secret UFO control
group is a
Top Secret memo from Wilbert Smith who at the time was a
senior radio engineer with the Canadian Department of
Dated November 21, 1951, Smith wrote the following
to the Controller of Telecommunications concerning flying saucer
technologies being secretly studied in the U.S. by a very highly
The matter is the most highly
classified subject in the United States government, rating
higher than the H-bomb
Flying saucers exist
Their modus operandi is unknown but a concentrated effort is
being made by a small group headed by Dr. Vannevar Bush
The entire matter is considered by the United States authorities
to be of tremendous significance.
Smith’s memo confirms that in 1951 a small group headed by Dr
Vannevar Bush was secretly studying the technologies associated with
the UFO issue.
Bush had earlier headed the Office of Scientific
Research and Development (1941-1947) and the joint military services
Research Development Board (RDB). At the time of Smith’s memo,
Bush was on the oversight committee of the RDB and a leading
scientific advisor to Truman. Bush’s role is significant for another
leaked document, the Truman Memo, shortly to be discussed.
The third document involves three 1952 Top Secret memos from the
Joint Chiefs of Staff titled: "Joint Logistic Plan for MAJESTIC."
The memos were declassified in 1976 and state:
The following plans in support of MAJESTIC are now under
preparation: A psychological warfare plan, an unconventional warfare
plan, cover and deception plans, a civil affairs/military government
plan, a command plan, a logistic plan, transportation guidance, to
be included in the logistic plan, a map and chart plan and a
communications plan." 
The significance of this set of memos is that it shows that in 1952
a project called Majestic was underway and this involved significant
support across a wide spectrum of areas that would be expected for
something involving UFOs and extraterrestrial life:
The Joint Chiefs memos
corroborate the 1954 Cutler-Twining memo involving a project called
Majestic-12, and what Smith described as a
UFO group headed by Vannevar Bush.
Secretary Forrestal (2nd from right) with other alleged MJ-12
The three preceding official documents corroborate a number of
leaked documents also describing a UFO control group called MJ-12,
Majestic or similar variations.
One leaked document is an alleged
Top Secret memorandum written by President
Truman to Secretary of
Defense, Robert Forrestal on September 24, 1947.
Referring to recent
conversations on an undisclosed matter [UFOs and extraterrestrial
life], Truman writes:
“[h]ereafter this matter shall be referred to
only as Operation Majestic Twelve.” 
The Memorandum goes on to
“future considerations relative to the ultimate disposition of
this matter should rest solely with the Office of the President
following appropriate discussions with yourself, Dr Bush and the
Director of Central Intelligence.”
The Truman memo was described as
a Special Classified Executive (#092447) and attached to a larger
leaked document called the
Eisenhower Briefing Document.
be a briefing to President-Elect Eisenhower on 18 November 1952, the
Eisenhower Briefing Document describes the beginning of Majestic-12
operations and the twelve officials that sat on it. The
Eisenhower Briefing Document has been exhaustively researched, and
found by some prominent UFO researchers to be historically
consistent with events, documents and officials of the time.
...conclusively show the existence of a Top Secret
military scientific group responsible for dealing with
extraterrestrial life and technology called at the time - Majestic-12 or some variation.
These documents reveal that MJ-12
operated in a clandestine manner, was given enormous logistics
support by the Pentagon, was closely associated with CIA covert
operations, and escaped direct Presidential oversight.
President Kennedy came to office in 1961, he was aware of the
existence of MJ-12, and its relationship to information concerning
UFOs and extraterrestrial life. He decided to find out more about
its covert activities and reestablish Presidential executive
authority over it.
On June 28, 1961, President Kennedy wrote the following to Allen
Dulles who was the Director of the CIA:
National Security Memorandum
To: The Director, Central Intelligence Agency
Subject: Review of MJ-12 Intelligence Operations as they relate to
Cold War Psychological Warfare Plans
I would like a brief summary from you at your earliest
This leaked National Security Memorandum clearly shows that in June
of 1961, Kennedy 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
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, McGeorge Bundy
and the Department of State.
President Kennedy’s EO 10920 showed that he desired to gain control
over all intelligence activities related to psychological warfare.
Abolishing the Operations Coordinating Board shows he was willing to
dismantle any government entity in order to bring its psychological
warfare operations under the direct control of his national security
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, to be discussed later,
that Dulles believed that the future of MJ-12 was at stake.
The authenticity of the June 28, 1961 Memorandum is also supported
by a declassified set of three National Security Action Memorandums
(NSAM) issued on the same day to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and also
forwarded to Dulles.
NSAM 55-57 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.
…shortly after the Bay of Pigs committee had completed its
hearings, the White House issued three NSAM of a most unusual and
revolutionary nature. They prescribed vastly limiting stipulations
upon the conduct of clandestine operations.
NSAM #55 was addressed
to the chairman of the JCS, and its principle theme was to instruct
the chairman that the President of the United States held him
responsible for all "military type" operations in peacetime as he
would be responsible for them in time of war.…
[T]here was no
misunderstanding the full intent and weight of this document.
Peacetime operations, as used in that context, were always
clandestine operations… This NSAM therefore put into the chairman's
hands the authority to demand full and comprehensive briefings and
an inside role during the development of any clandestine operation
in which the U.S. Government might become involved.
The three June 28 NSAM’s support the content of the CIA Memorandum
issued the same day that involved Cold War operations by MJ-12.
will show later through a leaked burned document, the three NSAMs
explain why the Joint Chiefs were excluded from the most classified
UFO information by MJ-12.
Finally, I referred earlier to three 1952 Top Secret memos titled:
"Joint Logistic Plan for MAJESTIC" from the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Prominent among the various “plans in support of MAJESTIC” was a
“psychological warfare plan.”
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
Dulles response to Kennedy’s June 28 Memorandum was an alleged Top
Secret letter issued on November 5, 1961. Dulles’ letter gives
an overview of the MJ-12 activities with regard to psychological
activities. It describes UFOs as part of “Soviet propaganda”
designed “to spread distrust of the government.”
acknowledged that while it was possible some,
“UFO cases are of
non-terrestrial origin,” these did not “constitute a physical threat
to national defense.”
Most significantly, Dulles’ letter said:
“For reasons of security, I cannot divulge pertinent data on some of
the more sensitive aspects of MJ-12 activities.”
Dulles’ letter was giving President Kennedy only minimal information
in response to his June 1961 NSAM request for a brief summary of
Dulles and the Burned MJ-12 Memorandum
The leaked June 28, 1961 Memorandum; EO 10920; NSAM’s 55-57; and
Dulles’ November 1961 letter reveal that a power struggle was
occurring over Presidential Executive control of Cold War
psychological warfare programs and the covert activities of MJ-12.
Up until his resignation as DCI on November 29, 1961, Dulles was the
pivotal figure in the power struggle with Kennedy over MJ-12
activities and its control of classified UFO files. This power
struggle is reflected in a leaked draft of a partially burned
memorandum allegedly rescued from a fire burning the remainder of
James Angleton’s files after his death on May 12, 1987.
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.
According to Dr Robert Wood and
the burned document
is an original carbon with an Eagle watermark characteristic of
government work, but so far forensic laboratories have been unable
to trace it…
Although no dated is given, its content directly
suggests the month of September. The year is estimated to be in the
early 1960s and is still under investigation.
The burned document dates from the Kennedy era and has the
characteristics of a government document. If its contents are
accurate, it provides smoking gun evidence of the power struggle
between Kennedy and MJ-12 over access to UFO information.
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
It says on the cover page:
As you must know Lancer [Kennedy’s Secret Service codename] has made
some inquiries regarding our activities which we cannot allow.
Please submit your views no later than October. Your action to this
matter is critical to the continuance of the group.
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
While the burned document has no date of issue, the authority of the
writer and the political context indicates it was written shortly
after Kennedy had issued his June 26, 1961 National Security Action
Memorandum requesting a,
“Review of MJ-12 Intelligence Operations as
they related to Cold War Psychological Warfare Plans.”
burned document acknowledged that it had,
“become necessary to review
and evaluate duplication of field activities in light of the current
This appears to be a reference to the June 26 NSAM
review Dulles was ordered to undertake.
The burned document appeared to be a draft for a series of MJ-12
directives from Allen Dulles, who knew his time as DCI was limited
due to the April 1961 Bay of Pigs fiasco. He needed an answer from
the other MJ-12 members by October, a month before he was to retire
as DCI on November 29, 1961.
The burned document contained a number
of directives concerning how to control UFO information and ensure
that it would not be shared with the,
“Chief Executive [President
Kennedy), National Security Council Staff, department heads, the
Joint Chiefs, and foreign representatives.”
Basically, Dulles secret
directives proscribed Kennedy’s National Security team from gaining
access to the most sensitive UFO files possessed by the CIA and
While the response of other MJ-12 members is not found in leaked
documents, Dulles November 5, 1961 letter to Kennedy indicates that
his secret draft of MJ-12 directives was approved. Dulles letter
firmly suggests that MJ-12 had decided not to cooperate with
Thus Kennedy’s efforts to incorporate MJ-12 psychological
warfare activities under the direct control of his National Security
Advisor had been dismissed.
To summarize so far President Kennedy’s activities towards MJ-12,
documents reveal that in 1961 Kennedy was attempting to gain control
over intelligence activities related to Cold War psychological
This is confirmed in Executive Order 10920 that
placed interagency psychological warfare plans under the control of
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 burned document.
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.
While Dulles and MJ-12
frustrated Kennedy’s efforts to gain access to classified UFO files
in late 1961, less than two years later Kennedy would embark on a
course of action that would renew his conflict with MJ-12 and bring
it to a devastating climax.
 “Counter Intelligence
Corps/Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit Report,” has been given a
medium-to-high authenticity rating by the founders of the
Majestic Documents website. Available online at: http://www.majesticdocuments.com/pdf/ipu_report.pdf
 Symington was Secretary of the USAF from September 18, 1947
to April 24, 1950. Biographical information at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_Symington
 US Army FOIA response is available online at: http://www.cufon.org/cufon/foiasop.htm
 Timothy Good, Need to Know: UFOs, the Military, and
Intelligence (Pegasus Books, 2007) 420-21.
 See “The Marilyn Monroe CIA Memo,” available online at:
 Document available online at: http://www.majesticdocuments.com/pdf/marilynmonroe.pdf
 Cited online at: http://projectcamelot.org/bill_holden_interview_transcript.html
 Cited online at: http://www.presidentialufo.com/johnf.htm
 Testimonies and film supporting Adamski’s claims are
presented in video available online at:
See also Neil Gould, “Revisiting George Adamski’s claims of
Human looking Extraterrestrials,” Exopolitics Journal 3:2 (July
 Cited online at: http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/jfk_ufos.htm
 Even though the document was found in a box of official
records at the National Archives, it does not have the standard
control number. This has led to some claiming it was planted in
the National Archives and is a hoax, but that is unlikely given
NARA security procedures. See: http://www.ufoforhumanrights.com/mj-12.php
. For a NARA statement on the memo, go to: http://www.archives.gov/foia/ufos.html#mj12
 Available online at: http://www.majesticdocuments.com/pdf/cutler_twining.pdf
 Smith’s memo is available online at: http://www.majesticdocuments.com/pdf/smithmemo-21nov51.pdf
 Vannevar Bush’s biography available online at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vannevar_Bush
 Available online at: http://www.majesticdocuments.com/pdf/jointlogisticplan_majestic.pdf
 Truman Memo is available online at: http://www.majesticdocuments.com/pdf/truman_forrestal.pdf
 Available online at: http://majesticdocuments.com/documents/pdf/eisenhower_briefing.pdf
 Stanton Friedman is the most prominent supporter of the
legitimacy of the Eisenhower Briefing Document, see his Top
Secret/MAJIC: Operation Majestic-12 and the United States
Government’s UFO Cover-Up (Marlowe and Co., 2005 . For
discussion of the Eisenhower Briefing Document and MJ-12 more
generally, see: http://www.ufoforhumanrights.com/mj-12.php
 Available online at: http://www.majesticdocuments.com/pdf/kennedy_ciadirector.pdf
 Available online at: http://web.archive.org/web/20030503172057/http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/jfkeo/eo/10920.htm
 President Truman’s Executive Order 10483 - Establishing the
Operations Coordinating Board, was issued on
September 2, 1953. Available online at: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=60573
 Available online at: http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/Archives/Reference+Desk/NSAMs.htm
 Fletcher Prouty, The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies in
Control of the United States and the World (Skyhorse Publishing,
2008) 134-35. Also available online at: http://www.bilderberg.org/st/SecretTeamChapter04.htm
 Available online at: http://www.majesticdocuments.com/pdf/jointlogisticplan_majestic.pdf
 “Operations Review: The MJ-12 Project,” available online
 “Operations Review: The MJ-12 Project,” available online
 “Operations Review: The MJ-12 Project,” available online
 “Operations Review: The MJ-12 Project,” available online
 Available online at: http://www.majesticdocuments.com/pdf/burnedmemocoverletter.pdf
 See prefatory comments for burned memo at: http://www.majesticdocuments.com/documents/1960-1969.php
 The burned memorandum is available online at: http://majesticdocuments.com/documents/1960-1969.php#burnedmemo
 See page one of burned memorandum available at: http://www.majesticdocuments.com/pdf/burnedmemo-s1-pgs1-2.pdf
 “John F. Kennedy to Director, CIA,” http://www.majesticdocuments.com/pdf/kennedy_ciadirector.pdf
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