by Michael Salla, Ph.D.

Honolulu Exopolitics Examiner

January 31, 2009

from TheExaminer Website


Lockheed Skunk Works, Palmdale, CA.

Photo: Wikimedia



President Obama’s January 21 Memoranda to promote Open Government and strengthen the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) are intended to release unnecessarily classified national security files. Among the many millions of classified files to ultimately be released, some will concern UFOs and extraterrestrial life.


From these releases, UFO enthusiasts and exopolitical researchers hope to find clues into how government policy has been developed. More importantly, FOIA releases will point to where the bulk of the nation’s UFO files are located. That’s when the Obama administration will run up against corporate control of UFO files and policy.

Testimonial evidence exists that corporations have become the ultimate repository of the nation’s UFO secrets.


A number of whistleblowers have emerged revealing how corporate control has been achieved. A recently deceased corporate whistleblower revealed how during the mid-1980s, he worked for six months as an archivist for a large aerospace defense contractor based in California. It was a temporary assignment with his employer at an obscure office building. The archivist found many files dealing with flying saucers and extraterrestrial life.


The files contained:

“Reports, photos, media materials (tapes, films, video cassettes) and material from crashed saucers.”

When asked where the files came from he revealed the,

“materials came from everywhere. CIA, Air Force, Navy, Army, DARPA, NORAD, DoD, FBI, and government officials to name most.”



Project Camelot interviews "Mr X", a former UFO archivist






If the archivist’s testimony is accurate, this means that prior to the mid-1980s UFO files were taken out of the possession of U.S. government agencies and military departments due to security concerns.


One reason for this is that the proprietary rights of corporations would enable UFO files to remain hidden from the prying hands of congressmen, and private citizens using the Freedom of Information Act first passed in 1966 and strengthened in 1974.

The above scenario is supported by comments by Ben Rich, former CEO of Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works.


In hand written responses (below insert) to questions from John Andrews of the Testor Corporation in 1986, Rich confirmed the existence of both man-made and extraterrestrial UFOs.


Most importantly, Rich revealed to Andrews how control of UFO files had slipped from the U.S. military to private corporations.

These Three posted letters are part of a great body of correspondence that went on between USAF scientist Dr. Robert I. Sarbacher, Dr. Ben R. Rich, and Mr. John Andrews - Chief Special Projects Director of the Testor Corporation (All now deceased).


Dr. Clarence L. ("Kelly") Johnson also participated in some of these discussions prior to his death in February of 1990.

"On June 24, 1947, Kenneth Arnold saw something that would change his life forever. His experience also served as a catalyst for our modern UFO craze."

document from the only surviving carbon copy of Kenneth Arnold's report


..."I was fascinated by this formation of aircraft. They didn't fly like any aircraft I had ever seen before. In the first place, their echelon formation was backward from that practiced by our Air Force. The elevation of the first craft was greater than that of the last. They flew in a definite formation, but erratically.


As I described them at the time, their flight was like speed boats on rough water or similar to the tail of a Chinese kite that I once saw blowing in the wind. Or maybe it would be best to describe their flight characteristics as very similar to a formation of geese, in a rather diagonal chain-like line, as if they were linked together.


As I put it to newsmen in Pendleton, Oregon, they flew like a saucer would if you skipped it across the water".
Kenneth Arnold Quote

John Andrews Letter to Ben Rich regarding his belief in "Manmade UFOs" and "Extraterrestrial UFOs."
July 10, 1986

"I believe with certainty in manmade UFOs. I am tending to believe there are also extraterrestrial UFOs."
John Andrews

John Andrews letter to Ben Rich.

Ben's Answer to John's letter
July 21, 1986

"Yes, I'm a believer in both categories."
Ben Rich

Ben's Answer to John's letter

"The significance of the letters above are that Kelly Johnson observed a "Batarang" - shaped craft close
but not identical to the "Batarang" craft that was number eight in the line formation of "Scallop-shell" - shaped craft.


This observation was made in 1951, a report of which was made directly by Kelly to an associated personal friend, USAF Lieutenant General Donald Putt, who was known for his documented personal assessment of the AVRO Canada saucer configured vehicles in 1953 and 1954.


Kelly Johnson later observed a football stadium-sized disc vehicle pacing an early variant of his "Connie" in December of 1953. This was also reported directly to Lt. Gen. Putt. Putt was historically associated with USAF Major General Samford and USAF Major General Roger Ramey, during the official debunking operation that the USAF undertook after the two weekend UFO flap over Washington D.C. and the eastern seaboard in July of 1952."
William L. McDonald




Andrews relayed Rich’s responses to questions from UFO investigator William McDonald which confirmed:

There are two types of UFOs:

  1. the ones we build

  2. ones THEY build

We learned from both crash retrievals and actual "Hand-me-downs."


The Government knew, and until 1969 took an active hand in the administration of that information. After a 1969 Nixon "Purge", administration was handled by an international board of directors in the private sector.

Former astronaut, Dr Edgar Mitchell recently confirmed an incident in 1997 where the Head of Intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff was supplied the code names of UFO related projects, but was denied need-to-access. The first to report the incident was UFO researcher, Dr Steven Greer, who in 2001 revealed that Admiral Wilson was furious over his failure to gain access.


On a July 4, 2008 CNN interview, Dr Mitchell confirmed Greer’s version of events when he said that Admiral Wilson,

“had found the people responsible for the cover-up and for the people who were in the know and were told, I'm sorry, admiral, you do not have need to know here and so, goodbye.”

A reliable source furthermore revealed to UFO researcher Richard Dolan that Admiral Wilson was frustrated by attorneys of a corporation that denied him access. I interviewed an active duty U.S. Navy officer in October 2008 who confirmed the powerful role of corporations involved in UFO projects.

A number of senior officials in the Obama administration were deeply involved in Clinton administration efforts to disclose files concerning UFOs.


If President Obama’s January 21 Memoranda are fully implemented, FOIA requests will allow much information about UFOs to emerge. This will give important clues to where the bulk of the nation’s UFO files are kept. That is when the Obama administration will run up against powerful corporate interests claiming proprietary control of UFO information and advanced extraterrestrial technology.


The Obama administration will ultimately need to confront corporate interests that house UFO files, and controlled UFO policy since the Nixon Administration.