John Lear, a captain of a major U.S. Airline has flown over 160 different types of aircraft in over 50 different countries.


He holds 17 world speed records in the Lear Jet and is the only pilot ever to hold every airman certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration. Mr. Lear has flown missions worldwide for the CIA and other government agencies. A former Nevada State Senator candidate, he is the son of William P. Lear, designer of the Lear Jet executive airplane, the 8-track stereo, and founder of the Lear Siegler Corporation.


Lear became interested in the subject of UFO’s 13 months prior to the date given below, after talking with United States Air Force Personnel who had witnessed a UFO landing at Bentwaters AFB, near London, England, and three small aliens walking up to the Wing Commander.

The following is a ‘Statement’ released by John Lear on December 29, 1987 and revised on March 25, 1988. It was originally sent to various friends of Lear’s, who in turn put pressure on Lear to release this information more publicly. The first version of the statement was apparently meant for the ‘inside’ crowd of researchers with whom Lear associated, whereas the following revision contains the same information as the first edition, but is directed to the public in general:



“The government of the United States continues to rely on your personal and professional gullibility to suppress the information contained herein. Your cooperation over the past 40 years has exceeded OUR wildest expectations and we salute you.

“’The sun does not revolve around the Earth’

“’The United States Government has been in business with little gray extraterrestrials for about 20 years’

“The first truth stated here got Giordano Bruno burned at the stake in AD 1600 for daring to propose that it was real. THE SECOND TRUTH HAS GOTTEN FAR MORE PEOPLE KILLED TRYING TO STATE IT PUBLICLY THAN WILL EVER BE KNOWN.


(Note: emphasis here and elsewhere in the text is ours - Branton).


“But the truth must be told. The fact that the Earth revolves around the sun was successfully suppressed by the (Roman) church for over 200 years. It eventually caused a major upheaval in the church, government, and thought. A realignment of social and traditional values. That was in the 1800’s.

“Now, about 400 years after the first truth was pronounced we must again face the shocking facts. The “horrible truth” the government has been hiding from us over 40 years. Unfortunately, the ‘horrible truth’ is far more horrible than the government ever imagined.

“In its effort to protect democracy, our government sold us to the aliens. And here is how it happened. But before I begin, I’d like to offer a word in defense of those who bargained us away. They had the best of intentions.

“Germany may have recovered a flying saucer as early as 1939. General James H. Doolittle went to Norway in 1952 to inspect a flying saucer that had crashed there in Spitzbergen.

“The ‘horrible truth’ was known by only a very few persons: They were indeed ugly little creatures, shaped like praying mantises... Of the original group that were the first to learn the ‘horrible truth’, SEVERAL COMMITTED SUICIDE, the most prominent of which was Defense Secretary James V. Forrestal who jumped to his death from a 16th story hospital window (or was murdered by CIA agents who made it look like a suicide according to others, including William Cooper - Branton). Secretary Forrestal’s medical records are sealed to this day.

“President Truman put a lid on the secret and turned the screws so tight that the general public still thinks that flying saucers are a joke. Have I ever got a surprise for them.

“In 1947, President Truman established a group of 12 of the top military scientific personnel of their time. They were known as MJ-12 (Note: Although Lear and Cooper agree on the name of this group, both differ in their idea of how many members this group consisted of in the beginning - Branton). Although the group exists today, none of the ORIGINAL members are still alive. The last one to die was Gordon Gray, former Secretary of the Army, in 1984. As each member passed away, the group itself appointed a new member to fill the position. There is some speculation that the group known as MJ-12 expanded to at least seven more members.

“There were several more saucer crashes in the late 1940’s, one in Roswell, New Mexico, one in Aztec, New Mexico, and one near Laredo, Texas, about 30 miles inside the Mexican border.

“Consider, if you will, the position of the United States Government at that time. They proudly thought of themselves as the most powerful nation on Earth, having recently produced the atomic bomb, an achievement so stupendous, it would take Russia 4 years to catch up, and only with the help of traitors to Democracy. They had built a jet aircraft that had exceeded the speed of sound in flight. They had built jet bombers with intercontinental range that could carry weapons of enormous destruction. The post war era, and the future seemed bright. Now imagine what it was like for those same leaders, all of whom had witnessed the panic of Orson Wells’ radio broadcast, “The War of the Worlds”, in 1938.


Thousands of Americans panicked at a realistically presented invasion of Earth by beings from another planet. Imagine their horror as they actually viewed THE DEAD BODIES OF THESE FRIGHTENING LITTLE CREATURES WITH ENORMOUS EYES, REPTILIAN SKIN AND CLAW LIKE FINGERS. Imagine their shock as they attempted to determine how these strange ‘saucers’ were powered and could discover no part even remotely similar to components they were familiar with: no cylinders or pistons, no vacuum tubes or turbines or hydraulic actuators. It is only when you fully understand the overwhelming helplessness the government was faced with in the late 40’s that you can comprehend their perceived need for a total, thorough and sweeping cover up, to include the use of ‘deadly force’.

“The cover-up was so successful that as late as 1985 a senior scientist with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, Dr. Al Hibbs, would look at a video tape of an enormous flying saucer and state the record, ‘I’m not going to assign anything to that (UFO) phenomena without a lot more data.’ Dr. Hibbs was looking at the naked emperor and saying, ‘He certainly looks naked, but that doesn’t prove he’s naked.’

“In July 1952, a panicked government watched helplessly as a squadron of ‘flying saucers’ flew over Washington, D.C., and buzzed the White House, the Capitol Building, and the Pentagon. It took all the imagination and intimidation the government could muster to force that incident out of the memory of the public.

“Thousands of sightings occurred during the Korean war and several more saucers were retrieved by the Air Force. Some were stored at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, some were stored at Air Force bases near the locations of the crash site.

“One saucer was so enormous and the logistic problems in transportation so enormous that it was buried at the crash site and remains there today. The stories are legendary on transporting crashed saucers over long distances, moving only at night, purchasing complete farms, slashing through forests, blocking major highways, sometimes driving 2 or 3 lo-boys in tandem with an extraterrestrial load a hundred feet in diameter.

“On April 30, 1964, the first communication between these aliens and the U.S. Government (i.e. referring here to the United States elected government and NOT the International Illuminati per se who many believe have been in contact with the subterranean element of the ‘alien’ gray race for years if not centuries prior to this - Branton).

“During the period of 1969-1971, MJ-12 representing the U.S. Government made a deal with these creatures, called EBE (Extraterrestrial Biological Entities, named by Detley Bronk, original MJ-12 member and 6th President of John Hopkins University). The ‘deal’ was that in exchange for “technology” that they would provide to us, we agreed to “ignore” the abductions that were going on and suppress information on the cattle mutilations. The EBE’s assured MJ-12 that the abductions (usually lasting about 2 hours) were merely the ongoing monitoring of developing civilizations.

“In fact, the purposes for the abductions turned out to be:

“(1)   The insertion of a 3mm spherical device through the nasal cavity of the abductee into the brain, the device is used for the biological monitoring, tracking, and control of the abductee.
“(2)   Implementation of Posthypnotic Suggestion to carry out a specific activity during a specific time period, the actuation of which will occur within the next 2 to 5 years.
“(3)   Termination of some people so that they could function as living sources for biological material and substances.
“(5)   Effect genetic engineering experiments.
“(6)   Impregnation of human females and early termination of pregnancies to secure the crossbreed infant


(Note: Or perhaps a better term for it would be a “genetically altered” infant, since there has been no evidence forthcoming that an actual “hybrid” has been successful. In other words the offspring would tend to fall to one side or the other, a sauroid entity possessing no soul-matrix, or a humanoid being possessing such a matrix although somewhat altered in it’s outward physical appearance - Branton).


“The U.S. Government was not initially aware of the far reaching consequences of their ‘deal’. They were led to believe that the abductions were essentially benign AND SINCE THEY FIGURED THAT THE ABDUCTIONS WOULD PROBABLY GO ON ANYWAY WHETHER THEY AGREED OR NOT, they merely insisted on a current list of abductees be submitted, on a periodic basis, to MJ-12 and the National Security Council. Does this sound incredible? An actual list of abductees sent to the National Security Council? Read on, because I have news for you...

“The EBE’s have a genetic disorder in that their digestive system is atrophied and not functional... In order to sustain themselves they use enzyme or hormonal secretion obtained from the tissue that they extract from humans and animals


(It is uncertain whether other sauroid mutations such as the ‘large muzzled grays’ or ‘reptoids’ are included here. It is possible that they ‘feed’ through their mouths, which have not become ‘atrophied’ as have the small ‘grays’ - Branton).


“The secretions obtained are then mixed with hydrogen peroxide and applied on the skin by spreading or dipping parts of their bodies in the solution. The body absorbs the solution, then excretes the waste back through the skin. The cattle mutilations that were prevalent throughout the period from 1973 to 1983 and publicly noted through newspaper and magazine stories and included a documentary produced by Linda Howe for a Denver CBS affiliate KMGH-TV, were for the collection of these tissues by the aliens. The mutilations included genitals taken, rectums cored out to the colon, eyes, tongue, and throat all surgically removed with extreme precision. In some cases the incisions were made by cutting between the cells, a process we are not yet capable of performing in the field. In many of the mutilations there was no blood found at all in the carcass, yet there was no vascular collapse of the internal organs.


THIS HAS ALSO BEEN NOTED IN THE HUMAN MUTILATIONS, one of the first of which was Sgt. Jonathan P. Lovette at the White Sands Missile Test Range in 1956, who was found three days after an Air Force Major had witnessed his abduction by a “disk shaped” object at 0300 while on search for missile debris downrange. His genitals had been removed, rectum cored out in a surgically precise “plug” up to the colon, eyes removed and all blood removed with, again, no vascular collapse. From some of the evidence it is apparent that this surgery is accomplished, in most cases, WHILE THE VICTIM. ANIMAL OR HUMAN, IS STILL ALIVE.


(According to Bill English, this incident was mentioned in the Above-Top Secret ‘GRUDGE/BLUE BOOK REPORT NO. 13’ - Branton)




“During the period between 1979 and 1983 it became increasingly obvious to


“By 1984, MJ-12 must have been in stark terror at the mistake they had made in dealing with the EBE’s. They had subtly promoted ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ and ‘E.T.’ to get the public used to ‘odd looking’ aliens that were compassionate, benevolent and very much our ‘space brothers’. MJ-12 ‘sold’ the EBE’s to the public, and were now faced with the fact THAT QUITE THE OPPOSITE WAS TRUE. In addition, a plan was formulated in 1968 to make the public aware of the existence of aliens on earth over the next 20 years to be culminated with several documentaries to be released during 1985-1987 period of time. These documentaries would explain the history and intentions of the EBE’s. The discovery of the ‘GRAND DECEPTION’ put the entire plans, hopes and dreams of MJ-12 into utter confusion and panic.

“Meeting at the ‘Country Club’, a remote lodge with private golf course, comfortable sleeping and working quarters, and its own private airstrip built by and exclusively for the members of MJ-12, it was a factional fight of what to do now. PART OF MJ-12 WANTED TO CONFESS THE WHOLE SCHEME AND SHAMBLES IT HAD BECOME TO THE PUBLIC, BEG THEIR FORGIVENESS AND ASK FOR THEIR SUPPORT. The other part (the majority) of MJ-12 argued that there was no way they could do that, that the situation was untenable and there was no use in exciting the public with the ‘horrible truth’ and that the best plan was to continue the development of a weapon that could be used against the EBE’s under the guise of ‘SDI’, the Strategic Defense Initiative, which had nothing whatsoever to do with a defense for inbound Russian nuclear missiles. As these words are being written, Dr. Edward Teller, ‘father’ of the H-Bomb is personally in the test tunnels of the Nevada Test Site, driving his workers and associates in the words of one, ‘like a man possessed’. And well he should, for Dr. Teller is a member of MJ-12 along with Dr. Kissinger, Admiral Bobby Inman, and possibly Admiral Poindexter, to name a few of the current members of MJ-12.

“Before the ‘Grand Deception’ was discovered and according to a meticulous plan for metered release of information to the public, several documentaries and video tapes were made. William Moore, a Burbank, California, based UFO researcher who wrote ‘The Roswell Incident,’ a book published in 1980 that detailed the crash, recovery and subsequent cover-up of a UFO with 4 alien bodies, has a video tape of 2 newsmen interviewing a military officer associated with MJ-12. This military officer answers questions relating to the history of MJ-12 and the cover-up, the recovery of a number of flying saucers and the existence of a live alien (one of 3 living aliens captured and designated, or named, EBE-1, EBE-2, and EBE-3, being held in a facility designated as YY-II as Los Alamos, New Mexico. The only other facility of this type, which is electromagnetically secure, is at Edwards Air Force Base in Mojave, California). The officer names as previously mentioned plus a few others: Harold Brown, Richard Helms, Gen. Vernon Walters, JPL’s Dr. Allen and Dr. Theodore van Karman, to name a few of the current and past members of MJ-12.

“The officer also relates the fact that the EBE’s claim to have created Christ. The EBE’s have a type of recording device that has recorded all of Earth’s history and can display it in the form of a hologram. This hologram can be filmed but because of the way holograms work does not come out very clear on movie film or video tape. The crucifixion of Christ on the Mount of Olives (it actually took place on the hill Calvary, not the Mt. of Olives - Branton) has allegedly been put on film to show the public. The EBE’s claim to have created Christ, which, IN VIEW OF THE ‘GRAND DECEPTION’, COULD BE AN EFFORT TO DISRUPT TRADITIONAL VALUES FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS.

“Another video tape allegedly in existence is an interview with an EBE. Since EBE’s communicate telepathically, an Air Force Colonel serves as interpreter. Just before the recent stock market correction in October of 1987, several newsmen, including Bill Moore, had been invited to Washington D.C., to personally film the EBE in a similar type interview, and distribute the film to the public. Apparently, because of the correction in the market, it was felt the timing was not propitious. In any case, it certainly seems like an odd method to inform the public of extraterrestrials, but it would be in keeping with the actions of A PANICKED ORGANIZATION WHO AT THIS POINT IN TIME DOESN’T KNOW WHICH WAY TO TURN.

“Moore is also in possession of more Aquarius documents, a few pages of which leaked out several years ago and detailed the supersecret NSA project which had been denied by them until just recently. In a letter to Senator John Glenn, NSA’s Director of Policy, Julia B. Wetzel, wrote,

‘Apparently there is or was an Air Force project with the name (Aquarius) which dealt with UFO’s. Coincidently, there is also an NSA project by that name.’

NSA’s project Aquarius deals specifically ‘communications with the aliens’ (EBE’s). Within the Aquarius program was project ‘Snowbird’, a project to test-fly a recovered alien aircraft at Groom Lake, Nevada. This project continued today at the location. In the words of an individual who works at Groom Lake, ‘Our people are much better at taking things apart than they are at putting them back together.’

“Moore, who claims he has a contact with MJ-12, feels that they have been stringing him along, slipping him documents and providing him with leads, promising to go public with some of the information on extraterrestrials by the end of 1987.

“Certain of Moore’s statements lead one to believe that Moore himself is a government agent working for MJ-12, not to be strung alone, but to string along ever hopeful UFOlogists that the truth is just around the corner. Consider.

“1. Moore states emphatically that he is not a government agent, although when Lee Graham (a Southern California based UFOlogist) was investigated by DIS (Defense Investigative Service) for possession of classified documents received from Moore, Moore himself was not.

“2. Moore states emphatically that the cattle mutilations of 1973-1983 were a hoax by Linda Howe (producer of ‘A Strange Harvest’) to create publicity for herself. He cites the book ‘Mute Evidence’ as the bottom line of the hoax. ‘Mute Evidence’ was a government sponsored book to explain the mutilations in conventional terms.

“3. Moore states that the U.S.A.F. Academy physics book, ‘Introductory Space Science’, vol. II chapter 13, entitled ‘Unidentified Flying Objects’, which describes four of the most commonly seen aliens (one of which is the EBE) was written by Lt. Col. Edward R. Therkelson and Major Donald B. Carpenter. Air Force personnel who did not know what they were talking about and were merely citing ‘crackpot’ references. He, Moore, states that the book was withdrawn to excise the chapter.

“If the government felt they were being forced to acknowledge the existence of aliens on Earth because of the overwhelming evidence such as the October and November sightings in Wytheville, Va., and recently released books such as ‘Night Siege’ (Hynek, J. Allen; Imbrogno, Phillip J.; Pratt, Bob: NIGHT SIEGE, Ballantine Books, Random House, New York), and taking into consideration the ‘grand deception’ AND OBVIOUSLY HOSTILE INTENT OF THE EBE’S, it might be expedient for MJ-12 to admit the EBE’s but conceal the information on the mutilations and abductions. If MJ-12 and Moore were in some kind of agreement then it would be beneficial to Moore to tow the party line. For example, MJ-12 would say... ‘here are some more genuine documents...but talking about the mutilations or abductions’. This would be beneficial to Moore as it would supply the evidence to support his theory that E.T.’s exist but deny the truths about the E.T.’s. However, if Moore was indeed working for MJ-12, he would follow the party line anyway...admitting the E.T.’s but pooh poohing the mutilations and abductions. If working alone, Moore might not even be aware of the ‘grand deception’.

“Time will tell. It is possible that Moore will go ahead and release the video interview with the military officer around the first of the year, as he has promised. From MJ-12’s point of view, the public would be exposed to the information without really having to believe it because Moore is essentially not as credible a source as, say, the President of the United States. After a few months of digestion and discussion, a more credible source could emerge with a statement that yes in fact the interview was essentially factual. This scenario would cushion somewhat the blow to the public. If, however, Moore does not release the tape by, say, February 1 of 1988, but comes instead with a story similar to: ‘MJ-12 has informed me that they are definitely planning a release of all information by October of 88. I have seen the plan and have seen the guarantee that this will happen, so I have decided to withhold the release of my video tape at this time as it may cause some problems with MJ-12’s plans.’ This would in effect buy more time for MJ-12 and time is what they desperately need.

“Now you ask, ‘Why haven’t I heard any of this?’ Who do you think you would hear it from? Dan Rather? Tom Brokaw? Sam Donaldson? Wrong. These people just read the news, they don’t find it. They have ladies who call and interview witnesses and verify statements on stories coming over the wire (either AP or UPI). It’s not like Dan Rather would go down to Wytheville, Virginia, and dig into why there were 4 THOUSAND reported sightings in October and November of 1987. Better Tom Brokaw or someone else should risk their credibility on this type of story. Tom Brokaw? Tom wants Sam Donaldson to risk his credibility. No one, but no one, is going to risk their neck on such outlandish ideas, regardless of how many people report sightings of 900 foot objects running them off the road. In the case of the Wytheville sightings, dozens of vans with NASA lettered on the side failed to interest newsmen. And those that asked questions were informed that NASA was doing a weather survey.

“Well then, you ask, what about our scientists? What about Carl Sagan? Issac Asimov? Arthur C. Clarke? Wouldn’t they have known? If Carl Sagan knows then he is committing a great fraud through the solicitation of memberships in the Planetary Society, ‘to search for extraterrestrial intelligence’. Another charade into which the U.S. Government dumps millions of dollars every year is the radiotelescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, operated by Cornell University with - guess who? - Carl Sagan. Cornell is ostensibly searching for signals from Outer Space, a sign maybe, that somebody is out there. It is hard to believe that relatively intelligent astronomers like Sagan could be so ignorant.

“What about Isaac Asimov? Surely the most prolific science fiction writer of all time would have guessed by now that there must be an enormous cover-up? Maybe, but if he knows he’s not saying. Perhaps he’s afraid that Foundation and Empire will turn out to be inaccurate.

“What about Arthur C. Clarke? Surely the most technically accurate of Science Fiction writers with very close ties to NASA would have at least a hint of what’s really going on. Again, if so he isn’t talking. In a recent Science Fiction survey, Clarke estimates that contact with extraterrestrial intelligent life would not occur before the 21st Century.

“If the government won’t tell us the truth and the major networks won’t even give it serious consideration (Note: This was written before such programs as SIGHTINGS, UNSOLVED MYSTERIES, CURRENT AFFAIR, MONTEL WILLIAMS and other TV programs DID in fact begin dealing with the UFO phenomena, abductions, etc., in much greater depth - Branton), then what is the big picture, anyway? Are the EBE’s, having done a hundred thousand or more abductions (possibly millions worldwide), built AN UNTOLD NUMBER OF SECRET UNDERGROUND BASES (Groom Lake, Nevada; Sunspot, Datil, Roswell, and Pie Town, New Mexico, just to name a few) getting ready to return to wherever they came from? Or, from the obvious preparations are we to assume that they are getting ready for a big move? or is (it) the more sinister and most probable situation that the invasion is essentially complete and it is all over but the screaming?

“A well planned invasion of Earth for it’s resources and benefits would not begin with mass landings or ray-gun equipped aliens. A properly planned and executed invasion by a civilization thousands...of years in advance of us would most likely be complete before a handful of people, say 12?, realize what was happening. No fuss, no mess. The best advice I can give you is this: Next time you see a flying saucer and are awed by its obvious display of technology and gorgeous lights of pure color - RUN LIKE HELL! -- June 3, 1988 Las Vegas, NV”

(The following was an addendum to the above which was included with later copies of John Lear’s ‘statement’):

“In 1983 when the Grand Deception was discovered MJ-12 (which may now be designated ‘PI-40’) started work on a weapon or some kind of device to contain the EBE’s which had by now totally infested our society. This program was funded through SDI which, coincidentally, was initiated at approximately the same date. A frantic effort has been made over the past 4 years by all participants. This program ended in failure in December of 1987. A new program has been conceived but will take about 2 years to develop. In the meantime, it is absolutely essential to MJ-12 (PI-40), that no one, including the Senate, the Congress or the citizens of the United States of America (or anyone else for that matter) become aware of the real circumstances surrounding the UFO cover-up and total disaster it has become.

“Moore never did release the video tapes but claims he is negotiating with a major network to do so...’soon’.”





Following are some quotes from prominent sources:

“In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us realize this common bond. I occasionally think how quickly our differences would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world. And yet, I ask you, IS NOT AN ALIEN FORCE ALREADY AMONG US?”
-- President Ronald Reagan.

Remarks made to the 42nd General Assembly of the United Nations.
Sept. 21, 1987

“I couldn’t help but say to him (Gorbachev), just think how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from some other species from another planet outside in the universe... Well, I don’t suppose we can wait for some alien race to come down and threaten us. But I think that between us we can bring about that realization.”
-- President Ronald Reagan.

Remarks to Fallston High School students and Faculty, Fallston, MD.

October 4, 1985

“For your confidential information, a reliable and confidential source has advised the Bureau that flying disks are believed to be man-made missiles rather than natural phenomenon. It has also been determined that for approximately the past four years the USSR has been engaged in experimentation on an unknown type of flying disk.”
-- FBI Memo, dated March 25, 1949 sent to a large number of FBI offices.

“...on Unidentified Flying Objects... The panel recommends that the national security agencies institute policies... designed to prepare the material defenses and the morale of the country to recognize... and react most effectively to true indications of hostile measures.”
-- Recommendation of the CIA Robertson Panel on UFOs.

January, 1953

“Public interest in disclosure is far outweighed by the sensitive nature of the materials and the obvious effect on national security their release may entail.”
-- U.S. District Court Opinion in the case of
Citizens Against UFO Secrecy vs. the National Security Agency.

May 18, 1982

“The sums made available to the Agency may be expended without regard to the provisions of law and regulations relating to the expenditures of Government.”
-- Central Intelligence Act of 1949

“On this land a flying disk has been found intact, with eighteen three-foot tall HUMAN-LIKE occupants, all dead in it but not burned.

-- FBI memo from New Orleans Branch to Director, FBI

March 31, 1950

about a disk found in the Mojave desert in January, 1950


(Note: An alleged photograph of an alien body being kept in cold storage at Wright Patterson shows what appears to be a small HUMAN like being with human-like eyes and oriental features. Although it was about the size of the short grays, this particular being is apparently not sauroid-reptilian in nature. Is it possible that the eightteen “human-like” occupants described in this quote are of the same race? - Branton)

“When four sit down to conspire, three are fools and the fourth is a government agent.”
-- Duncan Lunan

“The flying disks are real.”
-- General Nathan Twining.

“According to Mr. ...informant, the saucers were found in New Mexico due to the fact that the Government has a very high-powered radar setup in that area and it is believed that the radar interferes with the controlling mechanism of the saucers...each one of the three saucers were occupied by three bodies of human SHAPE (Note: this does not conclusively indicate whether they were humanoid or sauroid, as both groups are hominoid-shaped - Branton) but only 3 feet tall, dressed in metallic cloth of a very fine texture.”
-- FBI Memo from agent Guy Hottel., Washington, Field Office

sent to Director, FBI.

March 22, 1950

In their QUARTERLY REPORT, July - September 1990, the ‘Fund For UFO Research’ (P. O. Box 277., Mount Rainier, MD 20712) related the following:

“The primary activity during this quarter involved ‘Crash II,’ a conference consisting of investigators and witnesses involved in the reported crash and recovery of one or more Unidentified Flying Objects. It was the second such conference coordinated by the Fund, but it was remarkable because it included ten witnesses who had information about the recovery of at least one apparent alien craft and bodies outside Roswell, New Mexico, in July 1947. (The conference was made possible by a special contribution.)

“All the witnesses (with one exception) agreed to be identified and to have their statements recorded on videotape for archival and other purposes. At the conclusion of the conference, the Fund’s Executive Committee solicited proposals from the investigators, including Stanton T. Friedman, Donald R. Schmitt and Kevin Randle, to interview and videotape additional witnesses in the Roswell case.

“All of those involved agreed that the information gathered at the conference and in subsequent interviews should be assembled into a briefing paper and a videotape to be made available to Members of the United States Congress. Researchers hope to convince an appropriate congressional committee to hold hearings requiring testimony from former military employees who have refused to discuss their involvement in the event on the grounds of national security.

“Schmitt and Randle subsequently submitted a request for $6,600 to interview 24 additional witnesses in the Roswell case. Another investigator in UFO crash/retrieval cases, Leonard H. Stringfield, requested up to $1,500 for further research in the Roswell case. An additional proposal to edit the interviews with witnesses in the Roswell case at a cost of approximately $2,000 was submitted, resulting in a goal to raise $10,000 for follow-up research in the Roswell case.

“A letter outlining the proposed fundraising campaign was to be mailed to all of the Fund’s supporters by the end of the year. To encourage enough large donations to meet the goal of $10,000, copies of the congressional briefing paper would be offered to contributors of $50 or more; a copy of the videotape was offered to contributors of $100 or more. A report on the progress of the fundraising effort will appear in the next Quarterly Report.

“Also during this period, the Executive Committee of the Fund received a proposal from noted abduction researcher Bud Hopkins to do a statistical study of a selected number of high-quality abduction cases. It is hoped that such a study will uncover correlations and ‘undiscovered links’ between key elements of abductions. The proposal in its most comprehensive form would cost approximately $6,000, which would require a substantial infusion of funds to support.

“Also received during the quarter was a proposal by Dr. Leslie E. Wong of The Evergreen College in Olympia, Washington, for the study of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in abductees. This grant proposal for $7,115 would involve follow-up research of 50 - 60 respondents to a questionnaire-based pilot study of abductees undertaken by two students at the college earlier this year. The purpose of the study is to determine whether the abduction phenomenon causes PTSD in some abductees. Such a finding would make a substantial contribution, not only to abduction research, but also to the field of mental health.”

Another letter released by theFund’ was dated October, 1990, and stated:

“Dear Supporter:
“I’m writing to you at a critical time in the history of the UFO movement. The issues contained in this letter are extremely sensitive, and so I would appreciate your confidentiality.

“Because of your support for scientific research into the UFO phenomena, I want to bring you up-to-date on recent events which may result in a resolution of the mystery of Unidentified Flying Objects.
“As you know, there is a great deal of interest currently in the apparent crash of one or more UFOs in New Mexico over 43 years ago. This event has become the most intensively-investigated—and best documented—case in UFO history.

“It came to the public’s attention in 1980 with the publication of ‘THE ROSWELL INCIDENT’ by Charles Berlitz and William Moore. With the capable assistance of veteran UFO investigator and nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman, the authors documented that SOMETHING very unusual crashed in the New Mexico desert in July 1947.

“Friedman and Moore continued to follow up on new leads and uncovered new evidence following publication of the book. During the course of their research, they identified nearly 100 witnesses who had information about the event.

“However, the focus of their investigation changed with the release of apparently authentic documents outlining Operation Majestic Twelve, a TOP SECRET government research project initiated following the Roswell crash. The Fund for UFO Research awarded Mr. Friedman a $16,000 grant to investigate the documents, and his research into the MJ-12 matter inevitably turned up new witnesses in the Roswell event.

“In the meantime, Don Schmitt and Kevin Randle, under the auspices of the Center for UFO Studies, decided to reexamine the Roswell case and managed to bring the number of first-hand witnesses and sources of information to more than 200.

“Earlier this year, the Fund invited Friedman, Schmitt and Randle to the Washington, DC, area to discuss the status of their research. Also invited were ten first-hand witnesses who agreed to record their testimony on videotape. A report on the conference, called ‘Crash II,’ is enclosed for your review.

“As noted in the report, the investigators have identified a large number of additional witnesses who have agreed to make videotape depositions. The witnesses may even agree to present their accounts to Members of Congress.

“Representatives of the Fund are now involved in assembling the new evidence (which) turned up at the Crash II conference for presentation to appropriate individuals on Capitol Hill. We hope this will result in a new inquiry by the Congress into the Roswell case.

“As you can imagine, this effort will require financial support to be successful. We need to pay for the expenses of the investigators to travel across the country and conduct recorded interviews with first-hand witnesses. We want to produce a videotape which summarizes their testimony to Members of Congress and their staffs, so they will be convinced of the legitimacy of the case. All told, this phase of the project will cost approximately $10,000.

“However, all of our current assets are committed to other worthwhile projects; therefore, I am asking for your assistance. Your contribution of $100 or $50 will assure us of the funding necessary for this project. Even a $25 contribution would help. I will continue to keep you informed of further developments.

“Sincerely, Bruce Maccabee, Ph.D. - Chairman...”

And in their QUARTERLY REPORT, October - December 1990, we read the following:

“The investigation into the apparent crash of one or more UFOs outside Roswell, NM, in July 1947 continued to be the primary focus of the Fund’s activities during the last quarter of 1990.

“The primary goal was to raise at least $10,000 to support the costs of the investigators in identifying additional first-hand witnesses, to record their testimony, and to produce a videotaped record of their testimony. A fundraising letter requesting donations for the project was mailed to the Fund’s supporters; copies of a briefing paper and a videotape were offered as premium for contributions of $50 and $100 respectively. As of December 31, the effort had generated more than $16,000 in revenue.

“As a result of the fundraising appeal, we were able to compensate investigators Stanton T. Friedman, Kevin Randle and Don Schmitt for their costs in conducting interviews with more than a half-dozen additional witnesses located in four states. Their testimony, in addition to the interviews recorded at the Fund’s ‘Crash II’ conference in July, were edited into a 25-minute videotape entitled ‘Recollections of Roswell.’ Expenditures for the project at year’s end were nearly $10,000. The total amount spent on crash/retrieval research in 1991 exceeded $40,000.

“Having reached its fundraising goal, the Fund is now able to make copies of the videotape and briefing paper available for purchase by the public (i.e. via the address given earlier - Branton)...

“Members of the Fund’s Board conducted an extensive program of public appearances and media promotion during this period. Chairman Bruce Maccabee, Ph.D., spoke at the International Conference of New Sciences at the University of Colorado, the ‘Show Me UFO Conference’ in St. Louis, a conference sponsored by the Center for Humanistic Studies and the Center for UFO Studies in Santa Barbara, CA; and the ‘UFO and Space Symposium’ in Hakui City, Japan. The latter was particularly notable, because it was sponsored by the city and endorsed by the Japanese Prime Minister.

“Dr. Richard Haines made a presentation on ‘Using Concepts from UFO Studies to Teach Science and Critical Thinking’ at the Arizona State Teachers Association annual conference. Board members Don Berliner, Richard Hall, Rob Swiatek and Fred Whiting attended a conference on ‘The UFO Experience’ in North Haven, CT. And Mr. Berliner reported conducting a total of 39 media interviews resulting in more than 27 hours of air time in 1990.

“1991 was a record-setting year for the Fund, in terms of both income and expenditures—primarily because of the ‘CRASH II’ conference in July. As a result, the amount spent during the year on grants, awards and special projects (such as the Roswell case investigation) exceeded $55,000--or nearly 70% of the Fund’s total expenditures...”


“On July 10-12, 1990, a group of investigators and witnesses involved in the Roswell UFO crash case gathered in Arlington, VA, at the invitation of the ‘Fund for UFO Research’ to discuss new developments and evidence.

“The purpose of the meeting was to debrief the witnesses and investigators on evidence in the case and to record the witnesses’ accounts on videotape for archival and other purposes.

“The meeting was conducted by David Jacobs, Ph.D., an assistant professor of history at Temple University and author of ‘UFOS IN AMERICA’.

“The investigators included:

“* Stan Friedman, who initiated the investigation into the Roswell case and who has continued to pursue the case independently; and

“* Kevin Randle and Don Schmitt, who re-opened the Roswell investigation two years ago under the sponsorship of the Center for UFO Studies, and whose book on the case is scheduled for publication this Fall.

“The witnesses were chosen by the investigators based on their first-hand knowledge of events associated with the Roswell case. Several witnesses had not been known previously to anyone in the UFO community. A summary of their testimony follows:

  • “LORETTA PROCTOR—‘Mac’ Brazel’s closest neighbor who recalls Brazel bringing a piece of unusual debris he found on his property to her ranch.

  • “PHYLLIS MCGUIRE and ELIZABETH TULK—daughters of the Sheriff in Roswell who was contacted by Brazel after seeing the Proctors; both sisters recall seeing a number of Army Air Force personnel at their father’s office during the period and were aware that Brazel was held incommunicado by the military for several days.

  • “JESSE A. MARCEL, M.D.—son of Major Marcel; as an 11-year old, he handled the debris his father recovered on the Brazel ranch.

  • “WALTER HAUT—the public information officer at the base who issued the news release (on the orders of the base commander, Col. William Blanchard) that the AAF had recovered a ‘flying disc.’

  • “ROBERT SHIRKEY—the flight operations officer at the Roswell Army Air Force base who recalls seeing the wreckage loaded on a B-29 with Major Jesse Marcel, headed for Carswell AFB in Ft. Worth.

  • “ROBERT PORTER—a crewman on the plane with Marcel who helped load the wreckage.

  • “JOHN KROMSCHROEDER, D.D.S., and WILLIAM LOUNSBERRY—close friends of ‘Pappy’ Henderson, pilot of a flight which transported both wreckage and ALIEN BODIES to Wright Field, who told them about his involvement several years before he died.

  • “VERNE MALTAIS—close friend ‘Barney’ Barnett who told him of finding a damaged craft and dead alien bodies on the Plains of San Augustin.

“All of the witnesses were extremely cooperative. We went to great lengths to assure them in advance that their testimony would be held in confidence and that an attorney would be present to provide legal counsel. Such assurances turned out to be unnecessary. All of the witnesses (with one exception) agreed to be videotaped and signed forms granting permission to the Fund to use the information at its discretion.

“Moreover, the witnesses made every effort to distinguish between what they knew first-hand and what they heard from others. As a result, the videotape record provides an honest and vivid account of their recollection of events 43 years ago.

“Although the purpose of the meeting was to record history, it also made history: it was the first on-the-record gathering of a group of witnesses to the apparent crash and recovery of a UFO and alien bodies.

“At the conclusion of the meeting, the Executive Committee invited the investigators to submit proposals to conduct follow-up research in the Roswell case. The objectives are to record videotaped depositions with as many witnesses as possible; to edit the videotapes into a viewable presentation for selected Members of Congress and/or the news media; and to construct a revised timeline of events connected with the events in New Mexico in 1947.

“Stan Friedman, Don Schmitt and Leonard Stringfield have indicated plans to cooperate in follow-up research. Schmitt’s request for $6,600 to interview 24 additional witnesses and Stringfield’s request for approximately $1,500 have been approved by the Executive Committee and referred to the National Board.

“In addition, an initial contact has been made with the staff director of an important congressional committee and has indicated an interest in reviewing evidence associated with the Roswell case.

“The goals of the congressional effort are,

(1) to seek immunity from prosecution for current and former military employees who have expressed reluctance to talk about their involvement in this affair

(2) to explore the possibility of closed-door hearings involving first-hand witnesses with an appropriate committee or subcommittee.

“The Executive Committee wishes to express its appreciation to the investigators and witnesses for making the conference possible.”

In relation to the above information on “crash/retrievals” we will quote here from a letter released by William Cooper detailing alleged retrievals of other “alien” craft.


For obvious reasons, Cooper has kept the name of the author of the letter, which was dated June 13, 1987, confidential:

“Dear Sirs;
“Although I missed your very recent radio and TV shows, a friend suggested that I write this letter and share my information with you. I am (a) fifty year of age engineer that has worked in the private sector, as well as with the government.

“From 1975 to 1980, I was involved with several investigations having to do with E.T. material. Even though the project was very well covered, I am still very much surprised that Project Pluto and results have not surfaced yet.

“In as much as the project was handled by others, there was no question that the government was in full control. For security purposes, Project Pluto had five levels. Those who investigated one level had nothing to do with the next, and would only turn in the results of data of these findings to the next level, then go on to another area.

“No one that I knew ever had the results of two levels at the same time. There was only one very rare exception to the rule which took place in 1975, and was in fact my very first assignment with the project. I was employed by a non-government firm that of course was directly involved with the government, and probably fronted for them on projects.

“I would assume that eventually government records could be made available to the general public, but not from the private sector. I’m not really sure. In any event, several others and myself were rushed to a rather remote place in upstate Pennsylvania.

“We were informed that every thing was top secret, and had to remain that way. We were even housed in a hotel close by, and security people were assigned to us. Some type of aircraft had crashed in this area, and the government felt that it would be easier and faster to do all of their investigation right there rather than move the remains of the wreck, and whatever evidence the soil may contain.

“The wreck site was rather difficult to get to, however, we turned it into a construction site, clearing the area, and building two small and one very large metal pre-general buildings over and around the wreck. Heavy equipment, materials, and workers were flown in and out on a daily basis.

“We were moved from the hotel to some mobile homes that were brought in for us, and any more top level people who joined us. I might add that the local people who still lived some distance from the site, were led to believe that a large private corporation was preparing to build an electrical power supply for the area. But it was off limits to everyone in the area.

“We were some of the first one’s on the scene other than lots of security people. The wreck had already been covered by very large canvas blankets, and large nets were tented over head to protect the site from any possible air traffic. I did manage to get a very good look at the wreck on several occasions. My first thoughts were that it may have been an experimental air craft of our government, or perhaps the government of another.

“It was later suggested to us that is was a new type of air craft of a foreign government, and it was a super hush - hush project. The air craft was nothing like I have ever seen (or) probably ever will again.

“The crash site was also something quite different. The disturbed soil was about a hundred feet in diameter, although the craft was much larger in length. I only saw what appeared to be about two-thirds of the rear end, and even that was about ten feet below the surface. When it crashed on about a 30 degree angle, it pushed all the earth back away from the craft itself. Almost as if the hole were made first, and then something half the size was put in place.

“My best thought of this rather strange hole is that some kind of magnetic field had pushed all the earth away from the craft at impact. It was reasonable to assume that I was looking down at the rear end of the air craft, yet there was nothing to indicate that it had any kind of engine as we know it. Not even one little opening.

“I don’t really like to use the term cigar, but since I could not see the front part, it certainly appeared to have once been shaped like a large cigar. That’s my best description.

“If it was a craft from a foreign government, then we are in big trouble. I actually held one small portion of the wreck in my hand. Incidentally, there was only a very small reading of radio waves in the area. The area was quite safe. There was on the other hand, a great deal of free magnetic energy in the area. It was very difficult using our instruments. It was very difficult just to establish the correct time. Every wrist watch was a different time.

“The piece of physical evidence that I held in my hand, was a material that I really can’t identify. It may have been torn from the front of the craft when it crashed. A few of us compared thoughts as to what it might be, but no one was really certain. None of us had ever seen any thing like it before. It was about one square foot and about an inch thick. It weighed almost nothing, and one had the feeling that it may blow away if you let go of it and the wind increased.

“It was the same color and texture of the large portion, so it was safe to assume that it was part of the shell of the craft. It weighed no where near enough to be any metal that we had ever seen. It even weighed less than any plastic that I had seen of a similar size.

“I tried to scratch it with a pocket knife, and even cut away a small piece of the edge, but the knife did nothing to it. The surface was clear as glass, and stronger than any thing we had ever seen. It was like trying to scratch the surface of glass with a feather. Of course, we had to turn it into the security people.
“After the site was secure, the first groups that included myself were taken away. There was a very thorough strip search prior to us being given jumpsuits, and put into a truck for transportation to a waiting plane. We were taken to another area and debriefed before we were allowed to return to our normal way of life.

“About three months later, a few of us returned to the site to remove the buildings, fill up the hole, and generally put the area back into the same shape as it may have been prior to the crash. We went through the same type of security search and debriefing as we had done the first time. Whatever was left of the craft had been removed and sent to - unknown -.

“Almost a year to the day, I was sent to another crash site. Everything was a repeat of the first time, except that there were six of us. Four of us were part of the first crash site, and the other two were new. This time the air craft was buried so deep into the lower side of the hill that we could not get a good look at it.

“The security arrangements were just about the same, and we constructed similar buildings around it. It was very close to a rerun of the first crash site. Only this time we were told, ‘as a matter of fact,’ that it was a top secret experimental air craft that had crashed. I could however, manage to see the rear end of the craft. It appeared to be the same type as the first. The code name of the project was Pluto, as it was the first also. Incidentally, that was in upstate New York, in 1976. I do not know if there were any ‘people’ or life forms aboard.

“Several years later, I had an occasion to be in the area of site # one, and I managed to stop in the cocktail lounge of hotel # one. The bartender only recognized me because he brought in our first room service the first night we stayed there. There was no room service there, but he made his one and only exception to the rule for us. He asked me lots of questions which (I) of course had no answers for, nor would I give any. He told me that he heard that there were lots of medical people on the site. He thought that rather odd for an electric power station. He assumed that there must have been some kind of accident, or lots of waste material in the area. We let it go at that.

“It appears that security was very good, and no one had any idea that an air craft had crashed there. I suspect that the air craft was fifty feet in diameter and as long as two hundred feet. I could be wrong in the length. I could recall the under portion of air craft # one had more of a flat surface. It was difficult to see, but I do recall the difference in the portion of the under surface that I could see.

“There was also a few interesting grooves on the top and side areas about twenty feet long. We had speculated that either a steering fin had been attached, or a place where it could slide through from the inside, similar to the type of system used to lower wheels on any air craft. First speculation!

“In 1978, I was again sent to a crash site. We arrived the day after the security people. This time the air craft landed in a lake in upstate Pennsylvania. We went through the same motions, and built several buildings on the edge of the lake to house the craft, once it was removed from the water. Lots of Navy equipment was flown in, and there were divers everywhere. The same magnetic field was present as in the first two incidents. There was no air craft.

“I spent three weeks there in the event that the buildings had to be adjusted. It seems that the divers had located the exact spot that the air craft had rested on the bottom, but it was gone. There was lots of evidence on the beach that something very large had crashed into the lake causing the water of the lake to splash ashore, over thirty feet, and what was normally a rather clean lake, was suddenly a very large mudhole. After three weeks, I left and was subjected to the same type of security as the first two times.

“I didn’t have to return to dismantle the pre-general buildings. I would think that it was done by others very soon after. There was some thought at first that the craft may have been buried under the bottom of the lake, but by this time, we knew enough about the craft to know if that were the case. It was not - it just vanished. Perhaps it was not damaged and managed to fly away. That may sound silly, but I believe it is a reasonable conclusion. There was some damage to the immediate area. Six large electrical transformers, and some other equipment were burnt out and had to be replaced by the electric company. The government took the electrical equipment and had it flown somewhere else.

“...I don’t really believe that the air craft belongs to our Government or any other government on this earth. From 1975 to present, we would certainly have seen some kind of revolutionary change in our air craft.

“...After twelve years we probably don’t even know what it is, or how to make it. I am positive that at the very least, they have two of the air craft hidden some where, and probably have learned very little from them, other than they exist. However, THE COMPANY THAT I WAS ASSOCIATED WITH HAS MADE SOME GIGANTIC LEAPS FORWARD IN ELECTROMAGNETIC FORCES. Perhaps they did learn something from it after all...


Harold T. Wilkins, in his book ‘FLYING SAUCERS UNCENSORED’, made the following claims regarding crash/retrievals:

“...Mr. James W. Moseley got on the trail of a woman he calls ‘Miss. Y.,’ who, as a civilian employee at a large military and air base in Ohio, acted as night girl on the teletype, decoding messages and handling classified material. About August, 1952, she saw in the photographic laboratory twelve prints of a non-terrestrial flying saucer, which the cameraman said he had taken on a recent secret assignment to a location in Ohio, where an interplanetary saucer had come to grief.


Some days later ‘Miss Y.’ handled official messages which said that the saucer was passing through her base under guard, EN ROUTE to Wright-Patterson airfield in Ohio, which is the location of the secret Flying-Saucer Investigation Bureau of the U.S. Air Force. She also found that, both before and after the transit, a Red and White Alert was on, indicating official fear that the landed ship might have communicated with its space ship.

“Two weeks later, after official experts had examined the captured saucer, the Alert terminated. According to the reluctant witness, ‘Miss Y.,’ who would appear to have been talking too much, either for her own comfort or that of the authorities, the saucer was thirty feet in diameter, but had no ‘bubs’ or blurbs, although there was a rim, or flange where the sections of the disk joined.


She said its metals were riveted together and she had heard that the saucer had ports of a one-way vision, translucent material; that is, the entities could see through it without being seen. ‘Miss Y.’ further alleged that the U.S. experts had penetrated the saucer with considerable difficulty, and found that its metals were of alloys ‘unknown on the earth.’ It appeared to have been remotely controlled.


She also alleged that she had heard—of course, this is NOT evidence in any law-court or judicial sense—that dead bodies of humanoid creatures, five feet tall, had been found in other saucers previously captured and photographed. She said the saucer had floated down, not crashed, as if its magnetic propulsion had failed, or been cut off.”

PEA Research released a list of some alleged crash-retrievals.


They will be signified by date/area/and body count of aliens recovered/and craft diameter if specified:

  • 1989.11.0 - Corkery Rd., Ont. Canada - 3 bodies - UNKN - (Joint US-CAN security helicopter fires missiles at landed UFO. Allegedly found on board - 50 nuclear warheads, ‘box’ of chip implants, dead aliens)

  • 1989.9.28 - Morichs Bay, NY - UNKN - UNKN - (craft disabled by anti-UFO ‘beam’ weapon from govt. van after 6 unmarked helicopters forced UFO towards it)

  • 1988.7.0 - Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy, USSR - UNKN - UNKN

  • 1978.5.0 - Bolivia - NONE - UNKN

  • 1978.1.18 - Fort Dix Army Base - 1 body - UNKN (UFO escapes)

  • 1977 (labor day) - Ocotillo, CA - 1 body? (miniature flight suit pressure gloves found) - UNKN

  • 1977.8.17 - Tabasco, Mexico - 2 bodies - UNKN

  • 1977.4.5 - SW Ohio - 11 bodies - UNKN

  • 1977.6.22 - NW Arizona - 5 bodies - UNKN

  • 1977.1.10 - Wakefield, N.H. - NONE - 12 in (remote?)

  • 1976.5.12 - Australian desert - 4 bodies - UNKN

  • 1973.9.0 - Great Lakes Naval Base - UNKN - 30 ft.

(For more info on original sources for these & other cases, contact: PEA Research., 116 Vargas Ct., Milpitas, CA 95035)

It is uncertain exactly how may crash/retrieval cases have taken place in the U.S. alone, however from what we can gather from different sources there have been SEVERAL DOZEN to date, involving both sauroid and humanoid occupants.


If we are ever to understand the full extent of the retrieval incidents we would have to examine more closely the contents of the dark ‘hanger’ in the back of Wright Patterson Air Force Base, both the upper and the underground levels. Wright Patterson AFB in Ohio was the headquarters of ‘Project Blue Book’, which sponsored the top-secret “Grudge/Blue Book Report No. 13” and, according to some sources, is still in existence and still utilizes ‘Blue’ and ‘Alpha’ teams specially trained for crash-recoveries.


Although many disks and craft of other configurations have allegedly been stored in other military bases around the country such as in the S-4 complex in Nevada, one of the largest collection of such craft, and possibly even alien life forms, allegedly exist within the Top Secret limits of Wright Patterson.