Our current understanding of the history of military UFO (Flying Saucer) investigations is that they began in 1941 with the first crash recovery of a saucer in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. It is believed that some exploitation (reverse engineering) of this event was integrated into the Manhattan Atomic Bomb Project, but that significant efforts did not occur until the July 1947 New Mexico events. Both SECRET cover stories and TOP SECRET research and development projects were started to begin unraveling the greatest technological and biological opportunity in the history of humanity.

“Secrecy is a form of government regulation,” is the opening phrase of executive summary of the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy, 1997. “Excessive secrecy has significant consequences for the national interest when, as a result, policymakers are not fully informed, government is not held accountable for its actions, and most importantly the public cannot engage in an informed debate.” The 200-page report can be found at http://www.gpo.gov/congress/commissions/secrecy/pdf/03sum.pdf or by calling 202-512-1530 and requesting S. Doc. 105-2.

It is critical to remember how security classifications work. Each document, individual or groups of individuals is compartmentalized based on a “need to know.” So just because an individual would have a SECRET or TOP SECRET security clearance does not mean that an individual would have access to similarly classified material. In general, these structures are and were very effective in maintaining security. Security classifications have changed over time; in the 1947 timeframe, military documents were either CONFIDENTIAL, RESTRICTED, SECRET, TOP SECRET or TOP SECRET/CODEWORD. Since each government agency establishes their own security procedures, it is possible to find many variations in security policy and labeling. For example, CIA, NSA, and DoD have different but compatible procedures.

Project Blue Book

Project Blue Book On 11 September 1951, Captain Edward J. Ruppelt took over the reins of Project Grudge; and one month later, a revamped version was established – Grudge II. The Battelle Memorial Institute, a "think-tank" consulting firm, was asked to prepare a statistical study of UFO reports obtained up until that time period. Several...

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Project Grudge

Project Grudge Declassified on July 23, 1997, Project Grudge was originally released in August of 1949 as a SECRET Technical Report (NO 102-AC 49/15-100) by the headquarters of the Air Materiel Command, Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton Ohio. Approved by Lt. Col. Hemstreet and Col. Watson, it is 406 pages long and covers a large number...

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Project Magnet

Project Magnet The genesis of Project Magnet can be largely traced back to a memorandum of 21 November 1950 that Wilbert B. Smith, an official with the Canadian Government’s Department of Communications (and who held a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering), wrote to the Department of Transport. Smith, who had a personal interest...

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Project Moondust & Blue Fly

Project Moon Dust & Blue Fly Although ostensibly two projects involved in the recovery and exploitation for the US Government of foreign space debris such as crashed satellites, rocket boosters and so on, there is intriguing data at our disposal showing that both projects have been involved in the recovery of far more exotic items...

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Project Sign

Project Sign Declassified in 1997 as part of the GAO's investigation sponsered by the late Congressman Schift (Rep - New Mexico) in the Roswell incident, project SIGN began in 1947 as an Air Force investigation of UFOs, headed by Col. H. M. McCoy, Chief of Intelligence, Air Materiel Command, Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton Ohio. Project...

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Project Snowbird

Project Snowbird The original and only documented reference to this project came in 1983 when the “Project Aquarius Briefing Document” was shown to William L. Moore (the co-author of the book, The Roswell Incident) by an insider source in the U.S. Intelligence community. According to the documentation briefly revealed to Moore, Project Snowbird was established in...

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Robertson Panel

The Robertson Panel, 1952-53 For years rumors have circulated to the effect that the Central Intelligence Agency has been deeply implicated in the UFO mystery and in the crashed UFO controversy in particular. These assertions are further bolstered by the contents of the Majestic 12 documents. Nevertheless, at an official level at least, the CIA...

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Air Force / GAO

The Air Force, General Accounting Office, Mogul Balloons and Crash-Test Dummies As evidence that the controversy surrounding the so-called Roswell Incident refuses to roll over and die, in the 1990s the Air Force published two investigative reports pertaining to the events of July 1947. The following is taken from the Air Force’s press release on...

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Congressional Hearings on UFOs

Congressional Hearings on UFOs and Blue Book There have only ever been two official Congressional Hearings held on UFOs. The House Armed Services Committee convened the first such hearing in 1966 in response to widely publicized UFO sightings and repeated public and media criticism of the Air Force’s Project Blue Book. The hearing had the...

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FBI Investigation

FBI Investigation of the Eisenhower Briefing Document  MJ12: The FBI Connection, by Nick Redfern (118k)  

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NASA & UFOs

NASA and UFOs Those with an interest in determining what has been learned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) about UFOs will in most cases be presented with the following press release: No branch of the United States Government is currently involved with or responsible for investigations into the possibility of advanced alien...

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COMETA Report

The COMETA Report The Association of COMETA has asked www.majesticdocuments.com to not provide a complete copy of the report. They have committed to publish an English version, but the details as to when it will be available and how much are unclear. Originally published in France in 1999, the Cometa Report (titled UFOs and Defense: What...

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