January 21, 1989
- January 20, 1993
" I know some. I know a fair
George Bush replying in 1988
to a question about UFOs while campaigning to
" I am very careful in public life about dealing with classified
Bush in 1988 debate with
Of all the Presidents that have been
faced with the UFO problem, George Bush seemed, on the
surface, to be the best qualified President to have been given the
secret. He spent a year as Director of Central Intelligence,
the head of the entire United States Intelligence Community for
President Ford. Then as DCI, he was in charge of
giving intelligence briefings to Jimmy Carter during his
transition to the Presidency in 1976.
Only four years later Bush was again receiving the
Presidentís Daily Briefing while a running mate with Ronald
Reagan during his candidacy for the Presidency. For eight years,
while vice-president under Reagan, "he read the current
intelligence publications every day and requested a great deal of
additional support (from the CIA) for his meetings
with foreign leaders."
While President he limited the number of people who could read the
Presidential Daily briefing, "to ensure that the Agency felt
free to include more sensitive material." He started each day with a
briefer from the CIA presenting him the latest
intelligence. Besides limiting the number of people who had access
to the Presidential Daily Briefing book, all briefing books
had to be returned the same day. The security conscious Bush
wanted to prevent leaks.
Who better to know the ultimate Top Secret about UFOs, than
the man the CIA named the headquarters compound in
Langley Virginia The George Bush Center for Intelligence? The
CIA spoke glowingly of him:
with Bush was undoubtedly the most productive it had
enjoyed with any of the nine presidents it served since the
Agencyís founding in 1947... more than any other President, he
was an experienced consumer of national-level intelligence...
President Bush was uniquely and extraordinarily well
The numerous actions of George Bush
may have been the reason that for the entire time Bush was
Vice-President and then President rumors ran through the UFO
community that Bush was a member of the
Majestic Twelve Group that
controlled and managed the UFO situation.
The UFO incidents in the Bush Presidency were few and
far between. This lack of disclosure may have gone back to George
Bushís term as the head of the CIA for Gerald
Ford. Bush had learned the reasons for keeping secrets, and
remained tight-lipped about the UFO situation while
President. Part of the lack of UFO incidents was undoubtedly due to
the fact that President Bush only served one term in the
White House. The addition of Dan Quail as Vice-President only
added to the apparent weakness of the Presidency.
In a letter from the Bush library they informed this author
that there was only one UFO document in the entire Presidential
collection. Does these mean that the UFO phenomena
went away during the Bush years, or that Bush was able
to deflect all UFO paperwork to other agencies such as
the Air Force, NASA, or highly
black-budget programs set
up to specifically deal with the UFO situation away
from the probing eyes of the public?
In 1988, during his campaign to become President, George Bush
broke with his standard silence on the UFO issue.
The incident reawakened all the Ufologists who had believed
for years that George Bush was one of the key members of the
MJ-12 group that was covering things up.
The incident occurred on March 7, 1988, during a trip to a George
Bush for President Rally in Rogers, Arkansas. George Bush was
about to go into a building to meet with reporters when a UFO
researcher approached him by the name of Charles Huffer.
In the days before 911, Huffer and his tape recorder
were allowed to walk up to the Vice-president and ask him the UFO
question all the conspiracy buffs had wanted asked for years.
"Mr. Bush, Mr. President,"
asked Mr. Huffer (in the excitement of the moment Mr.
Huffer called him President). "Will you tell the people the
truth about UFOs?"
"Yeah," replied Bush. Then realizing what he has just
said Bush added, "If we can find it, what it is. We are
"Youíll have it, youíll have it." said Huffer. "Itís in
there. (I meant it would be in his briefing when he became
president) Declassify it and tell us, ok?"
"OK," said Bush, " alright, yes."
Bush then entered the building
where he met with the local Arkansas press. Huffer remained
outside waiting for Bush to come back out. When he did emerge
from the building, Huffer his tape recorder running told
"Going to hold you to that promise."
"Alright," replied Bush.
"OK," said Huffer, "youíre going to get it." (I meant the
"Why donít you send me some information about it? " asked
"Naw," said Huffer, "youíre a CIA man.
You know all that stuff."
" I know some," replied Bush. "I know a fair amount"
The Bush Huffer encounter quickly
sped through the UFO community. No one, however, had the
details. UFO newsletters and magazines wrote that
someone had asked Bush the UFO question, and that he
had confirmed something. Many of the stories had him confirming he
MJ-12. By the time
George Bush entered the White House the story had
Huffer had come close to shaking loose the UFO
answer from a sitting Vice-president, and former director of all
dozen U.S. intelligence agencies. The effort failed because no one
came to Huffer aide with new questions. It was a situation
similar to a situation that would occur in the Clinton White
House when Deborah Orin from the New York Post
stood up in a White House Press conference and asked about
President Clinton giving his friend Webster Hubble the
job of finding out if there were UFOs.
Orin reported that she asked her question, and then went back
with a follow-up. Clintonís Press Secretary was able to
deflect both questions. Orin waited for another reporter to
use one of their questions to help get an answer. The other
reporters as Orin phrased it, "they rolled over and played
Like Clinton, Bush was able to make it around the
bases to the White House without being tagged. Now
protected by the worldís best security, and a White House press
corps that wouldnít ask the UFO question if the
flying saucer landed on the White House lawn, President Bush
did not have to worry about answering the UFO question again.
Stars Wars and Martian Aliens
There was an event in the Bush administration, which was not
a provable direct action by the President, but it did harken back to
and his alien invasion speeches. The
newspaper writer Billy Cox mentioned it in a letter to this
"I donít know if you caught
Nightline last week," wrote Cox, "but it dealt with the
new, unprecedented spirit of cooperation between the KGB
and the CIA. X-CIA chief Bill Colby
said this new data sharing was like something you would expect
the superpowers to do if there were an extraterrestrial threat.
Shades of Ronald Reagan."
Perhaps the invading aliens were from
Mars. George Bush was rumored to be a big advocate of Mars
exploration. The story circulated that Bush had words
with Soviet leader Gorbachev when they met at sea for a
summit at a place called the Bay of Mars.
One of the Ufologists who claimed contact with the Bush White
House on the Martian issue was
Bush Talks Star Travel
President Ronald Reagan had while president signed a national
space policy. Included in the goals of the space policy "to expand
human presence and activity beyond Earth orbit into the solar
When President Bush took over as President he made a speech
on the steps of the National Air and Space Museum down the mall from
the White House. The speech indicated that Bush was promising
to go even farther than Reagan had dreamed.
"You are the children of the new
century - raise your eyes to the heavens and join us in a great
dream - an American dream - a dream without end. Americans will
follow the path of Pioneer 10. We will travel to
neighboring stars, to new worlds, to discover the unknown. And
it will not happen in my lifetime, and probably not during the
lives of my children, but a dream to be realized by future
generations must begin with this generation."
For those who hoped that the former
CIA Director would reveal the truth of the UFO,
the speech given to mark the 20th anniversary of manís
first flight to the moon was a positive sign. Unfortunately
somewhere on the way to disclosing the truth President Bush
lost his way.
Protection for Bush?
Perhaps one of the strangest Presidential UFO stories
comes from circumstances surrounding an abduction of a lady by the
name of Linda Napolitano that occurred in November 1989, and
disclosures made about the case by
Dr. Steven Greer. In order to understand the story
one must review what Dr. Greerís world view regarding
Extraterrestrial visitations, and with the associated abduction
Greer has made it quite clear that he does not agree with the
interpretation of the abduction phenomena as it is written up by a
number of researchers who have studied the abduction phenomena. This
view, expressed by Ufologists such as Bud Hopkins,
contents that aliens are abducting humans as part
of some sort of genetic program.
Dr. Greer, on the other hand, believes that a renegade "black-budget"
group can explain almost all of these "abductions." This is
done using deceptive, psychological warfare on the American
people. Greer maintains that the group possesses the
developed technology to make members of the public believe evil
aliens have abducted them, or that they have talked to God, or
anything else they chose to have them believe. In a 1999 interview
Dr. Greer explained:
"We have... advanced
black budget covert projects
that operate outside of any constitutional oversight have taken
extraterrestrial materials and biological matter and
created scenarios using those to make it look like there are
extraterrestrial events going on which are, in fact, 100 percent
human in origin. For example, the Grays that I
know that exist are artificial biological life forms that are
made out at a facility in
New Mexico named Dulce
which is connected underground to Los Alamos."
"We have already cloned not only humans, but things that look
extraterrestrial but arenít. Theyíre based on the genetic
material that we have retrieved. Iím telling you on the record
for the first time that we do have this ability and I have
people who can confirm this."
"Humans have also been targeted for abduction by paramilitary
units using very sophisticated warfare systems, electronics that
can interface with consciousness and have set up these things
"Iím not saying that every person whoís had an ET encounter
has been the victim of a military encounter, but the ones you
hear about for the most part are victims of military operations.
This sounds more bizarre than saying there are ETs,
but it also happens to be the truth. I have spoken to people who
have been on abduction squads and they donít know why theyíre
doing this. Theyíre commanded to do it and they do it."
"For many years we have had what are called, "alien
reproduction vehicles," that look like UFOs
but are manufactured by a consortium of companies such as
Lockheed Martin, Northrup, E-Systems,
and SAIC and others. These things in conjunction
with electronics that allow an interface with conscious thought
and the conscious state of a human have been used to simulate
"Whatís disturbing about this is that people who have had
real ET encounters have subsequently been targeted for this
kind of faux experience to confuse the database and put a spin
of fear on the subject. There has been a deliberate attempt to
demonize and frighten people about this issue."
"Abductions, cattle mutilations, and other frightening scenarios
have been militarily orchestrated for the purpose
of putting information out which would discredit the field in
the eyes of mainstream scientists, policy makers, and the
"The reason behind this is that people profit from war.
Military spending in the world just hit a trillion dollars this
year. To grow it to a three trillion dollar business in the next
millennia, youíve got to have an enemy off planet, because
everyone knows that with every small country in the world
getting nuclear weapons, we canít afford any more international
conflicts that are of any significance."
"There is an attempt in my opinion to export this "threat."...
Instead of the "evil empire" being the Soviet Union,
there has been an attempt to gradually indoctrinate and
condition people to be afraid of and to hate everything
extraterrestrial so that there could be a justification for
the military industrial complex to have a very strong,
space-based presence in the next century."
The power to abduct is according to
Greer the ultimate "trump card" to control the President or
anyone else in power from revealing the UFO secret.
"It can be made very clear to them,"
Greer told Art Bell, "that if they donít play
along, the trump card can be played."
On November 30, 1989 an incident
occurred in New York City involving Linda Napolitano and her
son. Under hypnosis Linda recalled being abducted from her 12th
floor apartment building on the lower east side of Manhattan in New
Budd Hopkins, a New York City UFO researcher who had
worked with hundreds of abductees, investigated the case. During the
course of the investigation, Hopkins learned that Linda
had received correspondence from a man who claimed to have witnessed
The man claimed his car had stalled two blocks away and that he and
two men with him had witnessed the whole event about 3:30 in the
morning. This man, who wrote Linda and Hopkins about
the event, turned out to be the United Nations Secretary General
Javier Perez de Cuellar. Perez de Cuellar was in New York
City at the time traveling from a heliport into the city with his
two secret service men.
After further investigation, Hopkins determined that Perez
de Cuellar was not a witness, but had been abducted as well.
This fact was confirmed by Lindaís son who identified the
Secretary General from twenty photos of men shown to him by
Hopkins, as the man who was with him and comforted him during
the abduction. Hopkins contacted Perez de Cuellar in
person about the letters he had sent to Linda and himself,
and de Cuellar didnít deny his involvement.
Hopkins declined to name Perez de Cuellar in his book
detailing the abduction called Witnessed: The True Story of the
Brooklyn Bridge UFO Abductions. "I feel a great deal of pity for
him," stated Hopkins.
Later in 1996 under pressure from the NOVA television show to
make it public, de Cuellar, then a private citizen denied he
had been abducted.
The next part of the story is provided by Dr. Steven Greer
who himself has briefed United Nations Secretary Generals
about the UFO/ETI situation. Greer, however, fully
believed that the incident with the Secretary General was not
an abduction but a "covert kidnapping" of the Secretary
General. Greer received his account of the incident from a
head of state that was involved with Perez de Cuellar at the
time. This official described to Greer what had happened.
"He was working with a number of
other world leaders to come out with exactly what CSETI
is attempting to do now and he was made to disappear, as it
were, in a faked or hoaxed abduction attempt. Then he was told
on board the craft that he should cease and desist from any
further attempt to bring this information out. If he and the
other leaders didnít, all of them would be abducted . . . Bud
Hopkins thinks it was an abduction. It was not an abduction"
In an article Dr. Greer wrote
detailing his view of the abduction phenomena, he again spoke of the
De Cuellar abduction without mentioning Perez De Cuellarís
name. In the article Greer added that the event had so
panicked the Bush White House that the disclosure
plans for the UFO secret was immediately called off. He
"...Worse yet, these capabilities
have been used to íabductí, intimidate and deceive world leaders
on this subject, and to specifically get them to maintain the
secret status of these programs."
"Specifically, the abduction of a certain past MAJOR world
leader was orchestrated by covert forces attempting to end a
planned disclosure on this subject by this leader, the US
President, the head of the USSR and others. A first hand
witness, who is friends with this world leader and is himself a
head of state, has related the details of this abduction to me
personally. It was an effective, if horrible attempt to frighten
these world leaders into ending their plans to disclose the
UFO information to the world at the end of the cold war.
Both this world leader, and the head of state and friend who
related this to me, did not know that this event was done by
covert human forces. They thought it was an actual alien
"And the message offered to this world leader, by these
hoaxed aliens? íCease your plans to disclose our presence to
the world, or we can and will abduct every world leader
involved...í How convenient. Notwithstanding the fact that in
this same time frame ET craft were being seen in a
massive wave in Belgium, and one would soon begin
in the volcanic zone of Mexico and around Mexico City,
we are to believe that the E.T.s would abduct a world leader to
hide their presence!"
"This, I am told, íblew up like an atomic bomb in the
White Houseí, and all plans to effect a disclosure on
this subject were ended, forthwith and forever."
In checking the Greer version of
the De Cuellar abduction a series of events were uncovered
that indicated that the Greer story, no matter how bizarre at
first glance, might actually be true. Was there a worldwide plan
to release the UFO secret following the collapse of the Soviet
Union and the cold war? Was there an effort by someone to stop it?
Consider the following:
1. On the day of the De
Cuellar abduction, George Bush left Washington for
Malta and the first post cold war summit.
2. The evening of the abduction, only hours before the 3
am abduction, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney was
meeting privately with George Bush at the White House. He
had just returned from the Soviet Union and a meeting with
Gorbachev. His purpose in meeting with Bush was to
"brief" him about his meeting with Gorbachev.
3. Rumors have Brian Mulroney in New York City
following his visit with Bush. There were apparently five
cars in the De Cuellar motorcade, and there is at least
one rumor that Mulroney was in the motorcade. Bud
Hopkins stated when asked he had never heard about the
Canadian Prime Minister being in the motorcade.
4. The De Cuellar motorcade was, according to
Richard one of De Cuellarís secret service agents,
heading for heliport at Governors Island. This island on
the southern most part of Manhattan is a U.S. Coast Guard
authorized personnel-only complex. The secure complex was the
site of the summit meeting held the year before between
President Reagan and Gorbachev, along with
As strange as this story might appear,
there is no doubt that some sort of bizarre abduction event
occurred in New York City on November 30, 1989. There is also
little doubt that it involved the then Secretary General of
the United Nations and a number of world leaders in New York
on the night in question to meet about critical and dramatic shifts
in the balance of power among countries of the world. They were in
New York, in effect, to oversee the end of the "cold
Because of the importance of the players in the event, and the high
classification given to UFO events, it is not
surprising that confusion still rains supreme in attempt to sort out
exactly what occurred in this event.
Bush and SETI
Goldstone where the
Bush White House was told
they were receiving
"very curious signals."
Less spectacular than the story of the
possible abduction of the most powerful man in the world are the
stories of the everyday alien events that occurred in the Bush
White House. One involved the association of the Bush
science people in possible detections of signals from outer space.
The official government funded Search For Extraterrestrial Life
(SETI) program had been killed during the Carter
administration. In early 1977, Carter had gone to
NASA for support in investigating UFOs, and
had in turn promised continued support for the NASA SETI program,
which had begun in 1974 when NASA first funded "a
preliminary Interstellar Communications Study Group."
With the kind support of the "UFO President," by 1978
NASA had requested $2 million for an initiation of an
all-sky, all frequency search for radio signals from intelligent
extraterrestrial life using some of the existing antennas of the
Deep Space Network at Goldstone,
California, and some state-of-the-art hardware that was to
be developed specifically for the program. Carterís space people
were projected a cost of $15 million over 7 years.
It was at this point that conservative Republican Senator William
Proxmire awarded the Carter NASA alien hunters "a Golden
Fleece" award for the project, which he figured "should be postponed
for a few million light-years." Within months congressional funds
for SETI were stricken from the 1979 HUD-appropriation
In 1981 Senator Proxmire discovered that the Carter
people were still funneling money into the project. NASA
had spent $500,000 during `980 and the budget for 1981 and 1982 was
$1 million a year. The Senator again rose in the Senate to denounce
the spending. When he had finished his speech the money was
completely cut off without a dissenting voice being raised.
One would assume then, that when Bush arrived in the Oval
Office all attempts by the White House to help E.T.
phone home would have been a thing of the past. A book put out by
Howard Blum in 1990 seemed to indicate that was not true.
Bushís Science Director through the office Of Science and
Technology Policy was still actively funding SETI
efforts going on at the NASA Goldstone complex out
in the Mojave desert.
The man in charge of the White House effort was Jonathan Thompson,
who was an executive secretary to the Presidentís Science Advisor,
Dr. Allan Bromley. He had made many trips to the California
complex to meet with the project director and learn if there was any
progress in the E.T. search.
In an interview with Howard Blum in a hotel dining room down
the street from the White House, Thompson told Blum
that a well-known SETI scientist at Goldstone had told him
the study was reaping results. He told Thompson, "Weíve been
getting some repetitive noises from space. Very curious signals.
When Washington finds out, itíll shake them up." Thompson
told Blum that just hearing this had shaken him up.
Blum traveled to Goldstone and spoke to the
same SETI scientist who had told the White House
representative that they were picking up signals. The scientist,
however, denied he had said any such thing to Jonathan Thompson.
Blum contacted Thompson, and Thompson confirmed
what the scientist had told him about the signals they were
receiving. "They must have reasons," Thompson told Blum,
"for not telling you what they told me."
Joyce Jillson, who claimed she was paid $1200 by Reagan
insiders to help pick George Bush as Vice-president using a
Whether or not George Bush was a deep
MJ-12 insider, or just a
Texas oilman who made it to the Oval Office through a movement of
fate, Bush did express his prediction about travel to other
parts of the universe. In a speech marking the 20th
anniversary of manís landing on the moon President Bush said
this about travel to future stars.
We will travel to neighboring stars,
to new worlds, to discover the unknown. And it will not happen
in my lifetime, and probably not during the lives of my
children, but a dream to be realized by future generations must
begin with this generation. We cannot take the next giant leap
for mankind tomorrow unless we take a single step today.