The UFO Conspiracy



Information concerning the U.S. government's cover-up of alien

activity on Earth, according to Milton William Cooper

Compiled by David E. Stewart

1301 W. 24th St. Apt. M20

Lawrence, KS 66046


The UFO Conspiracy

Table of Contents

The Milton William Cooper Speech .............................. 3

Appendix A: Operation Majority .............................. 16

Appendix B: For More Information ............................ 23

Appendix C: Musings ......................................... 25



This document was created using Microsoft Word 5.0 on a

Tandy 1000TL (IBM compatible) computer. The information con-

tained herein comes mostly from the alt.conspiracy section of

Usenet, a worldwide computer messaging network accessed via the

University of Kansas Digital Equipment Corporation VAX 8650 com-

puter system. Other information was obtained by the editor via

personal phone calls and other research.

The Milton William Cooper Speech


Editor's note: What follows is a transcript of a 45-minute lec-

ture given by Milton William Cooper on November 17, 1989, at the

"Whole Life Expo" in Los Angeles, Calif. His speech was tran-

scribed word-for-word from a microcassette recording.

"For those of you who don't know who I am, I was raised in a

military family. My family, my ancestors, since they came to

this country, have been government people. We have served in the

military, we have been patriots, we have fought in all the wars,

we care about this country and believe in the constitution of the

United States. We know, as many people don't know, that the Con-

stitution of the United States of America is the United States of

America! And that's why we've always been ready to do the things

needed to preserve and protect it.

"When I left home I went into the Air Force, the Strategic

Air Command. As a child I'd heard stories from my father and pi-

lots, other pilots, my father was a pilot, about Foo Fighters,

UFOs, strange craft that were not made on this Earth. And as a

kid, you hear that in passing, and it's neat, and you giggle

about it, and you go out and play 'Space Man,' and you forget it.

"When I was in the Air Force I met men who had participated

in alien crashed-craft recoveries. Now this intrigued me, it in-

terested me, but it was usually after quite a few bottles of beer

that these stories would come out, and sometimes the next morning

I couldn't remember what the heck the guy said.

"When I left the Air Force I went into the Navy, and this is

where everything began to happen for me. I had originally in-

tended to just go from service to service and do something that

very few people have ever done before. I was a very adventurous,

very crazy ... young man, and I thought that that would be a

pretty exciting life. I volunteered for submarines, and while on

the submarine USS Tyroot, SS-416, on a transit between the Port-

land/Seattle area and Pearl Harbor, which was our home port; the

Pearl Harbor sub base, as the port lookout I saw a craft, saucer-

shaped, the size of a Midway class carrier, aircraft carrier, for

those of you who don't know how big that is; it's huge, come up

out of the water approximately two and a half nautical miles off

the port bow, which is about 45 degrees to the left of the pointy

end of the submarine. It tumbled slowly on its own axis, and

went up into the clouds. It appeared to be moving slowly to me

at a distance of two and a half nautical miles, but in reality it

was moving pretty fast because it came up out of the water, did a

few tumbles, and it was gone!

"I then reported it to the officer of the deck. I didn't

tell him what it was that I saw because my Daddy didn't raise no

fools and in case nobody else saw it I didn't want to be the only

looney on board the ship. So I asked the officer of the deck to

help me cover that area, and he did, which is common for officers

and lookouts to help each other while on bridge watch because

they all hang together if something bad happens. After a few

seconds of watching, the same craft, or another craft exactly

like it, came down out of the clouds, tumbled again on its own

axis, and went into the water. Ensign Ball, who was the officer

of the deck, was literally shocked! What could I say? Seaman

Dejeralimo, who was the starboard lookout, had also witnessed

this, and Ensign Ball called the captain to the bridge who was

followed by the chief quartermaster who brought a 35MM camera,

and we watched for between seven and 10 minutes the same craft,

or different craft that looked exactly alike, enter and leave the

water. It was an incredible show. I don't know if they knew we

were there, or if they even cared, but the craft did not glow,

they were metal, they were machines without a doubt, they were

obviously intelligently guided, they were huge, and having been

in the Air Force and the Navy and knowing what it takes, I knew

without a doubt, and know it today, that that machine was not

made on the face of this earth. Because there's nothing that man

can make, that can fly through the air at a speed like that, tum-

ble on its own axis, and enter the water and effectively fly be-

neath the sea.

"If you've ever been aboard an airplane and then gone aboard

a submarine, I know there's probably some of you in this room who

have visited a submarine at one time or another, you can readily

see just without even any of the technicalities involved how dif-

ficult such a thing would be to do. Where would it be built,

that size? It was absolutely incredible. It changed my life be-

cause then all the stories that I'd heard all my life I knew were

true, and I began seeing the world in a different light.

"It wasn't long after that I was trained by Naval security

in intelligence. I was sent to Vietnam. I was assigned as a pa-

trol boat captain, first in DaNang harbor, given a crew, given a

multi-million dollar patrol boat. My job was to gather intelli-

gence from the people who lived around the harbor and the fisher-

men who transited the harbor, and maintain the safety and secu-

rity of the harbor and the shipping. After about five months I

was sent up North to the DMZ, to a place called Qua Vieaf [sp],

on the Tacan [sp] river. Our base camp was at the river mouth.

We were only three miles south of the North Vietnamese border and

our job was to patrol the Tacan river from the river mouth to

Dang Ha [sp], and then up the Quang Tree [sp] cutoff to Quang

Tree city, again to get to know the people on the bank, gather

intelligence, and to patrol every night and maintain the safety

and security of the river and the river traffic.

"It was while there that I discovered that there was a

tremendous amount of UFO and alien activity in Vietnam. It was

always reported in official messages as 'enemy helicopters.' Now

any of you who know anything about the Vietnam war know that the

North Vietnamese did not have any helicopters, especially after

our first couple of air raids into North Vietnam. Even if they

had they would not have been so foolish as to bring them over the

DMZ because that would have insured their demise. Our troops

were fired on occasionally by these 'enemy helicopters,' enemy

troops were fired on occasionally by these 'enemy helicopters,'

and occasionally people would disappear. And on one instance

that I know for sure at least one entire village disappeared one

night because of alien activity. The reason they used the term

'enemy helicopters' in messages and dispatches was that in Viet-

nam you could be overrun at any time, no matter where you where.

They did not bring crypto encoding equipment into Vietnam, I'm

talking about the machinery. What we did is we had crypto ta-

bles, and once we every 24 hours those codes would be no good.

So that's what we used. We also, because of the inability to use

crypto transmitting equipment, had to devise code words such as

'enemy helicopters.'

"When I left Vietnam I was eventually attached to the head-

quarters staff of the Commander in Chief of the United States Pa-

cific Fleet at Macalappa, [sp] Hawaii, which is a little hill

overlooking Pearl Harbor, it's a beautiful white building up

there, and I was specifically attached to the Intelligence Brief-

ing Team of the Commander in Chief of the United States Pacific


"It was during this tour of duty that, in the course of my

duties, documents were placed in my hands that were so unbeliev-

able and so incredible that it took me quite a while to adjust to

the fact that what I was seeing was real. Now for those of you

who don't understand how I could come to see this information,

let me give you a little short course in security clearance and

the need to know and how you get to see classified information if

you're in the military or in the government, it doesn't matter

which, the rules are the same.

"No. 1, you need a security clearance, and you've got to

have clearance at the level that the information you want to see

is classified at. In this instance it was classified 'Top Se-

cret, Magic, Restricted Information,' which I came to find out

later is the highest security classification in the Nation. To

get that type of clearance, all you have to have is a Federal Bu-

reau of Investigation background check, which takes about six

months and they send federal agents to your home, to your old

schools, to all your teachers, to your friends, to everybody you

put down on your security clearance forms, to all your old ad-

dresses, your neighbors, everybody that you've worked for, and

it's embarrassing because they don't tell them what they're

checking on. They just show them their identification and start

asking questions and that's when you find out who's your friend

and who's not, because a lot of people get scared and think,

'Bill just robbed a bank and I'm not talking to him anymore.'

"Now once you get that it's called a 'B.I.' and for those of

you who have received a copy of my service record look on the

first page, the DD-214 where it says 'Security Clearance,' you

will see the term 'B.I.' That's a 'Bureau of Investigation'

clearance. Now at that point, you have the clearance for every-

thing including Top Secret and above. What determines what you

get to see is your need to know, and the job that you have deter-

mines what your need to know is.

"I was assigned to the Intelligence Briefing Team of the

Commander in Chief of the United States Pacific Fleet, who had to

know everything concerning his area of operations which was one

half of the Earth's surface; the Indian ocean, the Pacific ocean,

and all the land masses in between. Believe it or not, if we go

to war, if we ever go to war, it's the United States Navy that

strikes the first blow and attempts to keep the enemy at bay

while we can get ourselves together, at least historically. Nu-

clear weapons have kind of done away with that concept, but mili-

tary commanders like to talk about it anyway.

"Because of this, and you have no conception of the amount

of material and information that an area commander has to know;

it's unbelievable, and he has to keep track of this, he has to

keep on top of it. He has to know what's happening; he has to

make the right decisions. Because it's almost humanly impossible

for anyone to do that, they have what's called a briefing team,

and it's our job to make sure that he has the correct informa-

tion, all the time, on a 24-hour basis. And every morning, be-

tween 8 and 9 a.m., we would give a briefing which covered every-

thing that happened in the previous 24 hours, and everything

scheduled to happen in the next 24 hours, and all the pertinent

intelligence reports that we had received since the last briefing

that he needed to know and that his staff members needed to know.

Occasionally we would get messages marked 'Top Secret, Magic, Re-

stricted Information,' and it would be coded in such a way that

all you had were answers to questions which you didn't know what

the questions were so you really didn't know what the message was

all about.

"But eventually I found myself in possession, holding two

documents; one called 'Project Grudge,' another one called

'Operation Majority.' Project Grudge contained the history of

alien involvement since around 1936, and it began talking about

Germany's involvement with a crashed disk that they had recovered

in 1936 and were attempting to duplicate the technology. They

were not successful despite what all these Nazi hunters want to

tell you. If they had been successful, we would not have won the

war, because you cannot beat those weapons! You cannot out fly

those craft, you can't even think about it with conventional air-

craft. If Germany had been successful, we would now have a Ger-

man flag up in front of this podium.

"They did make some headway. When we went into Punta Mundy

[sp] we captured documents, we got some scientists, we got some

hardware. The Russians also got some documents, some scientists,

and some hardware. It wasn't until 1947 that we were able to

capture a craft, a whole craft, not all together but it was ev-

erything. And that occurred near the city of Roswell, New Mex-

ico. There were dead aliens recovered from the craft. In Pro-

ject Grudge I saw photographs of these dead aliens, of the craft;

I saw photographs of live aliens; I saw photographs of autopsies,

internal organs; I saw photographs of the alien designated 'E.B.'

[or Ebe], which was held in captivity from 1949 until June 2,

1952, when he died. I saw the history of what they had been able

to at that time put together, from incidents in the 1800s, which

involved aliens and their craft.

"I saw the names of projects. I saw a project that was to

fly recovered alien craft that had been recovered intact and un-

damaged, and some of them were recovered intact and undamaged,

and how that happened I have no idea. It was called 'Project

Redlight,' and first was conducted from the Tonopah test range in

the Nevada test sight and then was moved to a specially built

area, ordered built by president Eisenhower, called 'Area-51,'

code named 'Dreamland,' in the Groom [sp] dry lake area of the

Nevada test sight, by secret executive order. It doesn't exist

officially, if you ask anyone, or if you write letters to the

government they will tell you it doesn't exist. However if you

go out there at several places and see it, fly outside the bound-

aries and look down and see it, you know it's there, but accord-

ing to the government it doesn't exist.

"The project to fly, test fly these craft, was ongoing until

sometime in 1962 when a craft blew up not far from the test

sight, in the air, and the explosion was seen over a three-state

area. The pilots were killed, they had no idea what had happened

or why the craft blew up, but they put Project Redlight on hold

until a later date when the aliens supplied us with three craft

and personnel to help us learn how to fly these craft. That pro-

ject is ongoing, and we now have not only alien craft that we are

flying, we have craft we have built, using the captured technol-

ogy, and some of the UFOs that people report seeing in the United

States, and maybe even elsewhere, are flown by United States per-


"That may come as a shock to you. We have technology way

beyond the limits of what we have been told. A lot of our devel-

opment technologically, since the end of World War II, has been

due to the exchange of technology which occurs in the area called

'Area-51' on a regular basis ... ongoing.

"When James Oberth, Professor Oberth retired, many of you

don't know who he is ... not too many space people in here. Pro-

fessor Oberth was probably one of the greatest rocket scientists

and space commentators that ever lived. When he retired, the

government gave him a special award, there was a press confer-

ence, all kinds of ceremony, and when he got up to speak he said,

'Gentlemen,' and I quote Professor Oberth, he said, 'Gentlemen,

we cannot take credit for all the technological developments that

we have had in the last decade. We have had help,' and that's

where he stopped.

"One of the reporters raised his hand and said, 'Professor

Oberth, can you tell us what other country helped us?'

"He said, 'It was those little guys from out in space,' and

then he got down and would not comment any further. Now this oc-

curred in 1959. I can go on and on, but time doesn't allow it.

"I will tell you ladies and gentlemen that there are all

kinds of things going on all the time, we are making rapid

progress in exposing this. Since I have begun talking, people

have been coming out of the woodwork at a rapid rate, who know

and have pieces of this puzzle, and are helping us to put it to-

gether, because I don't have all the answers. I saw an awful lot

of material, I have remembered an awful lot of it, I have proba-

bly, in my remembering, made some mistakes, and I guarantee you

they're minor ones, if I have.

"We have just recently, for those of you who didn't believe

that the Jason Society of the Jason Scholars, the secret group,

existed, we now have a letter from the Pentagon, with 51 names of

the Jason Scholars, an admission from the Pentagon that they hold

the highest security clearances in the nation, an admission from

the Pentagon that they hold the protocol rank of Rear Admiral,

and are treated as such on any military installation or in any

government office. There are six Nobel Prize winners on that

list, there are the elite of the elite of the scientific world,

they are the only ones who really know the truth about the tech-

nology today and about the real science of physics, because the

one that we're being taught all the time ... If you send your

kids to college to learn physics you're wasting your money be-

cause they're teaching them stuff that doesn't work, it's not

true, it's not real. Gravity is not what we think it is. There

is a Unified Theory! We already know what it is; it's what makes

these craft work. It's absolutely incredible what's going on.

"How many of you keep up with Billy Goodman's show on KVEG

out of Las Vegas? For those of you who don't, I would try tuning

in on any night between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. It's 840 on your AM

dial, and the subject every night are those subjects that no

other media person in the United States will touch with a 10-foot

pole, every single night except Saturday night. It's the only

show that you can call in and talk to another caller, you've got

three minutes to say whatever you want to say as long as you

don't cuss or swear or slander anyone, and every night they're

helping to expose this.

"When John Lear and I first said what was going on out at

Groom Lake everybody said, 'You're nuts, there's nothing going on

out at Groom Lake!' The listeners of the Billy Goodman radio show

put together an excursion and went up to Groom Lake and they all,

ever since, every night, they go up there and watch them test fly

the alien craft ... every night! The first night they had 100

people there. And 100 people saw four alien craft fly, doing

things that no airplane and no helicopter can do. Now they don't

tell us anymore that there's nothing happening at Groom Lake.

What they tell us now is there's no such thing as aliens, it's

all government secret projects. That's OK because we'll prove

that wrong too eventually, it just takes a while. Because where

we were ... it's not where we're at, and I'm really happy about


"Now, if you want to see what's happening right now, keep

watching your movies, keep watching your television commercials,

your alien programs on television, read Whitley Strieber's

Majestic, which is a part of the contingency plan called

'Majestic' to test the reaction of the population to the presence

of aliens on the Earth. And I have just finished my study of

Whitley Strieber's book Majestic, and I'm going to tell you right

now that most of the documents in there, that he says are

fiction, are real documents that came right out of Project

Grudge. It is part of the government's campaign to leak informa-

tion out in ways that they can always deny that it's real.

There's only one thing wrong with the information in that book,

the stories of the characters in there I know nothing about.

What I'm talking about are the supposed government documents that

he has in that book. I'm telling you tonight they're real.

Those are some of the same documents that I saw in Project Grudge

back between 1970 and 1973, and where we have wondered before,

now we know that Whitley Strieber is working for the government.

And we had a suspicion anyway because in the front of his book he

states that he got information and was helped by the research

team of Moore, Shanderey, and Friedman. William Moore has pub-

licly admitted on July 1 that he is an agent of the United States

Government, and we know that the others are too.

"This is going to come out, and the reason they're doing it

the way they're doing it is they know eventually you're going to

find out that it's all true and real. They're desensitizing you

so that you're not shocked, so that there's no collapse of soci-

ety as we know it, so that the religious structure doesn't fall

to pieces, so that the stock market doesn't go crazy, because

these were their original fears. Now, there's nothing we can do

about the last one because it's already happened, there will be a

segment of the population that worships the aliens, even though

they're no different than us; they're just from somewhere else,

and they may look a little different. They are not gods. But

there are already people worshiping the aliens and they predicted

this would happen when they slapped the secret stamp all over all

this stuff.

"You know, there's really nothing wrong with what's been

happening except for three things. [Cooper forgot to mention the

third thing, or was sidetracked, or included it into the second


"No. 1, when they decided to keep it secret they needed to

finance it, they couldn't tell the public, so they couldn't tell

Congress. They decided to finance it with the sale, importation

and sale, of drugs. Now in the documents that I read, in Opera-

tion Majority, it specifically stated that when George Bush was

the president and CEO of Sapata [sp] Oil, he, in conjunction with

the CIA, organized the first large-scale drug importation into

this country from South and Central America by fishing boat, to

the offshore oil platforms of Sapata Oil, and then from there

into the beach, thus bypassing all Customs inspections and law-

enforcement inspections of any kind. They are still bringing in

drugs, to a limited extent, in this manner. Another manner is by

CIA contract aircraft which, one of their bases of landing is

Homestead [sp] Air Force Base in Florida. We have affidavits

from air controllers who have vectored the planes in, who have

made sure that they're not interfered with in any way. We have

affidavits from personnel at Homestead Air Force Base who say the

planes have been met by Jeb Bush, who is George Bush's son. We

have affidavits from people who work in the Gulf of Mexico, in

the offshore oil business, that yes indeed, the drugs are coming

in, at least some of them, from the offshore oil platforms."

From the audience came a clear statement, "Just say no?"

"Pardon? Right! Just Say No! Well that's what we're going

to do ladies and gentlemen with your help. We are going to say

no, no more! And you have to do it, you have to act. You either

have to act or watch your country go down the tubes.

"Now, that's one of the things that's wrong. The next thing

that's wrong is, to keep the secret, they killed a lot of people

who tried to leak it out. And if I hadn't done it the way that I

did it, you wouldn't be seeing me anywhere standing or walking on

this Earth now. They killed President Kennedy and during the

workshop, for those of you haven't seen the tape, I will show

you, on the tape, who shot the president and why. Between '70

and '73, in Operation Majority it stated verbatim that President

Kennedy ordered MJ-12 to cease the importation and sale of drugs

to the American people, that he ordered them to implement a plan

to reveal the presence of aliens to the American people within

the following year. His assassination was ordered by the policy

committee of the Vilderbergers. MJ-12 implemented the plan and

carried it out in Dallas. It involved agents of the CIA, Divi-

sion-5 of the FBI, the Secret Service, and the Office of Naval

Intelligence. President Kennedy was killed by the driver of his

car, his name was William Greer, he used a recoilless, electri-

cally operated, gas-powered assassination pistol that was spe-

cially built by the CIA to assassinate people at close range. It

fired an explosive pellet which injected a large amount of shell-

fish poison into the brain, and that is why, in the documents, it

stated that President Kennedy's brain was removed. If you've

studied the case, you will find that indeed his brain disap-

peared. The reason for that is so that they would not find the

particles of the exploding pellet or the shellfish poison in his

brain which would have proved conclusively that Lee Harvey Oswald

was not the assassin. In fact, Lee Harvey Oswald never fired a

shot, he was the patsy."

Mr. Cooper paused briefly, and a lady in the audience asked

the obvious question, "Why haven't you been assassinated?"

"If they were to kill me right now, what would you think?"

Cooper posed.

"That it's the truth," several people chimed.

"I've got them right where I want them. If they touch me,

everyone who has ever heard me talk is going to be absolutely en-

raged and is going to know that everything I've said is true. As

long as they don't touch me there's going to be some of you who

are always going to be wondering. But eventually we're going to

bring enough proof out, and if you're here during the workshop

you're going to see an awful lot of it that's going to prove to

you that it's true. It's real. And it's happening!

"Okay, I've tried to cover a lot of stuff, just briefly, be-

cause there's no time in 45 minutes to get into anything very


Mr. Cooper then announced the scheduled workshop session the

following day in which tangible proofs could be seen but the

transcriber was unable to attend. He then opened up the floor to

questions and answers.

A muffled question was barely heard coming from the front of

the room, which in essence asked, "What about all the people in

the press and others who were in Dallas and who saw the assassi-

nation? Couldn't they tell where the shot came from? Why didn't

they come forward? There must have been plenty."

"There was, we know that there was at least 18 who were all

murdered within two years of the event. The odds of that happen-

ing are 1 in 300,000 trillion," Cooper replied.

Again a muffled question, "Why did the driver have to shoot


"Because the other fools missed! There were a total of three

shots fired at President Kennedy, one hit him in the throat and

didn't kill him and two of them hit John Connelly [sp]. The one

that was fired from the grassy knoll hit the president in the

throat. The other two shots came from directly behind the limou-

sine, not the school book depository building, and hit Governor

Connelly. Governor Connelly, in intelligence community circles,

is known as a 'can do' man, because he took two hits and still

kept his mouth shut."

"How is it that the driver, sitting on the front, left-hand

side of the car was able to blow off the right side of Kennedy's

brain when the bullet actually entered in, and it would have been

virtually impossible ..." another person asked.

Mr. Cooper seized the gist of his question and injected,

"For those of you who have been listening to all these talk show

hosts, whose job it is to be a talk show host, and who have not

done any legitimate research into this, if you come to the work-

shop, I will show you, on the tape, how it was done. You will

see that Kennedy was, in fact slumped over against Jackie, his

head was turned [this direction], it was very simple, it was easy

and you will see it with your own eyes."

Another muffled, off-mike question from a member of the au-

dience inquiring why no one else had come forward with the infor-

mation Mr. Cooper was disseminating, and why those who knew it

had kept it secret for so long was quickly answered, "It hasn't

been, I'm talking about it now. Bill English was talking about

it eight years ago, but everybody laughed at Bill English. John

Lear's been talking about it for three years, and everybody

laughed at him. Now there's so many people have been talking

about it, people are starting to listen, and it's about time.

Because it's about time we that we quit being fools, and that's

exactly what they think we are, and we prove it to them every


The next question dealt with the alien technology and asked

in essence, "Hasn't any one else [other than the government] come

up with the energy technology that the aliens have?" to which Mr.

Cooper answered, "There's been quite a few people who've come up

with it and they've all been stopped, and they'll all continue to

be stopped. Because once you have it you have free energy. Once

you have free energy they no longer have power over you. You un-

derstand? That's why they stop it."

Another question asking, "In the film of the assassination,

which was examined greatly by experts, why didn't they conclude

that Kennedy's driver shot him?" to which Cooper asked, "Examined

by whom greatly? Most of the film that you can purchase has that

segment cut out, and you can always tell it by the person running

in the background, they'll run up to here ... all of a sudden

they'll be down here ... running. You will see in most of the

clips that you've ever seen on television, or in the movies, or

that you're able to get your hands on, you'll see William Greer

start to turn like this ..." then a muffled comment from the au-

dience, then Cooper answered, "That's because they clipped it

out! And on a lot of them, I'll bet you most of you, every time

you've seen the clip on television, never looked at the driver

anyway. If you're really honest with yourself, and with me, you

know your eyes were right on Kennedy."

A woman asked if any of the alien technology was being used

in present-day military equipment and was answered, "Yes, there's

a lot of alien technology contained in the Stealth bomber, that's

right. The Stealth fighter was flying for 10 years before you

even knew it existed."

As the hour drew late another question, more clearly stated,

was asked of Mr. Cooper, "Before you let us all out of here,

there's a bunch of us here wondering what can we all do to help

bring this all out?"

A single word, "revolt," issued from several listeners si-

multaneously, but Cooper responded, "Don't revolt. What you need

to do is what you should have been doing all along. You need to

get involved with your government. The first thing you need to

do is purchase a copy of the Constitution, which I know that most

of you don't have anywhere in your house, and if I were to go

around this room and ask each person what the Constitution says,

most of you couldn't tell me what the Constitution says from your

grocery bill. And that's the truth! And that is your country!

So if you don't know what your Constitution is you're dead al-

ready, so the first thing you do is you get a copy of your Con-

stitution. The second thing you do is you learn it! The third

thing you do is you start calling your senators and your repre-

sentatives, and the President of the United States and you start

leaning on them, and you tell them, 'Unless you straighten up the

government, and unless we start getting the truth, and I mean the

whole truth, and no more of this baloney, this is the last job

you're ever going to have, period. And I'll do everything in my

power to make sure that comes true.' And then write them, fre-

quently, saying the same thing. And then when they're in your

area, in their area offices, take a little delegation and go see

them, and make them understand that they're going to be living in

poverty because they're not going to have a job anymore come

election day. You see, the secret government may own the execu-

tive branch, but you people, all of us, we own the Congress, and

the Congress makes the laws, and the Congress can impeach the en-

tire executive branch! You also have the right to petition the

government for a redress of injuries. So you are powerful,

you've just forgotten that you're powerful, you've forgotten that

that vote that you haven't been doing every time election comes

around, that vote has abdicated your power. That vote you did

not cast abdicated your power and gave it to those who are sub-

verting the Constitution and are ruining this country."

A gentleman then asked, "What was traded to the aliens for

their technology?"

"People and animals," replied Cooper succinctly.

Another man asked, "Is the Soviet Union in on any of this?"

"The Soviet Union and the United States of America have been

close allies since the end of World War II and have been closely

participating in the secret space program all this time. The So-

viets have the same thing we have, yes. What you see happening

in the Soviet block right now is not the result of people stand-

ing up and saying, 'We want to be free.' It's the result of the

international bankers saying, 'You tear down these barriers, and

you meet the West half way, give your people some freedom, the

West is going to take some freedom away from their people so that

we can put together a one-world economic system ... and have all

the power. That's what's happening! If you don't believe it,

stick around and watch it!"

A dubious woman then asked, "Why was the shellfish poison

necessary? A lot of his brain was blown off anyway."

Cooper: "The shellfish poison? If you go to kill someone,

one thing I've learned, I learned it real good, I learned it es-

pecially good when I went to Vietnam; just because you shoot

someone doesn't mean they're going to die. And if they don't

die, they're going to be mad. And if they've got a gun, you're

dead. So you want the first time to be the last time. So if you

really want to kill somebody you don't play around. If you re-

ally want to kill somebody ... you kill them, you don't play, you

make sure that when you shoot them, they're dead. That way they

can't hurt you, can't hurt you at all."

Regrettably, the next question was totally unintelligible,

but thankfully Mr. Cooper had a good public address system to am-

plify his reply, "The first moon landing was May 22, 1962 ... or

excuse me, that was the first landing on Mars. I'm sorry, May

22, 1962, was the winged probe that used a hydrozine propeller,

flew around approximately three orbits and landed on May 22,

1962, was a joint United States/Russian endeavor. The first time

that we landed on the moon was sometime during the ... probably

middle 50s, because at the time when President Kennedy stated

that he wanted a man to set foot on the moon by the end of the

decade we already had a base there."

"What about Mars?" came another quick question.

"We have a base on Mars also," Cooper calmly replied.

"When did that happen?"

"I don't know the exact date but I know the project's name,

it was 'Adam and Eve.'"

"How long have you known about this?"

"Well, I revealed it publicly for the first time on July 2,

1989, and within three weeks of the time I revealed it publicly,

the government, to get the American people not to listen to me,

came out and said that they planned to build a base on the moon

and a colony on Mars. Now, three days previous to my speech,

representatives from NASA said, 'We can never have a colony on

Mars, it's impossible that there's a colony on Mars because Mars

is a dead planet.' And it's not a dead planet, they've lied to

you about Mars."

"My name is Dave [unintelligible], I'm a representative of

the Crystic Institute, and I'd like to know why it was that when

we sent a representative down to your home, at your request, you

failed to produce any documentation to substantiate your allega-


"In the first place it was not at my request, I have never

contacted the Crystic Institute in my life. I was on the Carol

Hemingway Show, she contacted the Crystic institute, she told

Daniel Shehan [sp] that I had just said something about Bush and

drugs on her show. He called me and told me he wanted to send an

investigator, in fact he told me to even help the investigator

because he was new at the job, his name was Wayne Nelson, he is a

very good gentleman, he stayed at my house for two days, slept

overnight on my couch, I gave him everything I had. I never told

Daniel Shehan that I had any documents and I never told Wayne

Nelson that I had any documents. In fact what I told Wayne Nel-

son, and I quote, 'Wayne, if I did have the documents I couldn't

admit it and I don't know you from Adam, and I don't know Daniel

Shehan from Adam and what makes you think I would give them to

you.' Who am I going to give them to and how quick are they

going to disappear, that was my thought. Wayne Nelson also came

to my house with a stack of documents this thick already

substantiating the presence of aliens and extraterrestrial craft

on this planet, and they are keeping it a secret, because they're

afraid somebody'll laugh at them and they'll loose their


"We need some patriots in this country, not people trying to

make a name for themselves, trying to expose some drug runners,

because those are just the bag-men. The real crook is in the

White House! And you can tell that to Daniel Shehan!"

"Why didn't Jackie Kennedy report [the source of the lethal

shot]?" asked another audience member.

"Who's she going to tell? The Secret Service just killed her

husband, and they're assigned to protect the president. Also,

who had her children? The same Secret Service had her children at

the time."

"Wasn't the craft at Roswell, New Mexico, destroyed and all

the aliens killed?" another young man asked.

"All the aliens were dead but the craft was not completely

destroyed, it was severely damaged yes."

On an unrelated note an older gentleman asked, "Does that

mean that Alternative-3 is true?"

"Alternative-3 is absolutely true and so is Alternative-2."

Then a man in his late 20s or early 30s raised his hand,

said something unintelligible, and was apparently recognized by

Mr. Cooper, who asked him to take the podium and address the au-


"What I said was that I thanked him [Cooper] very much for

coming forward and saying something. A lot of my friends out

here know that I was involved in the United States Special

Forces, UFO Tracking and Research from the years 1971 to 1975.

My name is Richard Murray, I was based out of the 71st Tac Con-

trol Flight, McDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida. We were

'Mobile Radar Command,' that was combat and war ready. We could

be loaded on aircraft within an hour and many times were taken

into areas [to] set up radar. A lot of times we were set up

around Egland [sp] Air Force Base because that's where they have

the 'Altered Temperature Weather Control,' where they can test

various aircraft for their shrinkage and their dimension change

during altered temperature. So, you know, I was told to shut up

twice in 1982 and they finally threatened my parents life so I

stayed quiet, and, that's when Wendel Stevens was taken off the

streets ... Just like that! And I hid for quite awhile, and de-

cided to come back out when I heard that you're [Cooper] of such

high rank as you were, and I felt just in saying that your cre-

dentials are true, and that what you have to say, everything

you've said here today, I've heard before behind closed doors.

And you've really tied the link for me to the Kennedy killing.

And there's a few more links that have to go on with the Columbia

Cartel and the money laundering. I think there's more than one

cartel involved, and they're shutting one of them down so one can

maintain a power, it just seems to be the way it works."

A muffled question then came from someone in the audience

regarding the person referred to as "Colonel Stevens."

"Uh, Colonel Stevens is out of jail now," replied Murray who

was quickly asked another question I couldn't hear to which he

answered, "I sure hope to hell so, he is a wonderful man, and I

give him my utmost respect, and it was one of the saddest days in

my life to see what happened to him happen to him. But I don't

care what they say about Wendel Stevens, in my heart you can't

discredit that man to me. I don't care who the hell you are. I

won't listen to it, I don't give a shit if he was screwing ba-

bies. You know ... that doesn't ... he's not that kind of a man,

I don't care what you say, I know him personally."

The lecture was then essentially over. The "Alternative-2

and Alternative-3" that were referred to briefly are (just

guessing now) two government contingency plans to 1. Declare

Martial Law and invalidate the Constitution on the premise that a

terrorist group had entered the country with a Nuclear weapon

with plans to detonate it in a major city. All dissidents would

be rounded up and placed in concentration camps and the press and

media would be nationalized. All this if the information becomes

public before they want it to or if the aliens attempt a

takeover, and 2. Another contingency plan to contain or delay the

release of this information, the details of which I am probably

wrong about anyway.

Mr. Cooper is a man who appears to be in his late 40s, of

medium height and weight, and was dressed casually during the

lecture. His hairline was receding slightly, and he carried him-

self with confidence and purpose. Bill Cooper, as he was called

by several in attendance, is not a professional speaker. His

presentation lacked the polish of repeated deliveries which all

the other lectures had during the Expo, but what it lacked in

fine tuning was easily made up for in its content.

Appendix A: Operation Majority











This file contains the absolute true information regarding

the alien presence on Earth and the U.S. Government's involvement

with the aliens.

This file contains only the information as I saw it and only

my information.

It does not contain any information from any other source.

It was necessary for me to issue the information previous to

this release in a manner which would deceive the government until

someone was able to independently confirm my identity, my employ-

ment, my service record, my intelligence background, the identity

of the person to which I gave the information in 1972, his ac-

knowledgment of the information and when it was given to him,

that the information is correct, that I have not seen him since

1974, and that I have not communicated with him in any form since


This was necessary because this file is my death warrant if

MJ-12 continues to operate in a manner consistent with its his-


All in the last paragraph has been independently verified by

two different people who have no connection with each other. I

will only list one for obvious reasons.

Tony Pelham, journalist

Las Vegas Bullet

300 West Boston

Las Vegas, Nevada 89102.

The original information that I first released was not much

MAJI that I was not a threat long enough to have independent ver-

ification of the facts before I risked death. [TRANSMISSION GAR-


I wish to make it absolutely clear that I do not consider

myself a hero.

I believe that most of you would do the same thing if you

knew the truth.

I gave an oath that I would uphold and protect the Constitu-

tion of the United States of America and I take that oath very


I am doing no more now than I did when I fought in Vietnam.

I am doing my duty.

Please make copies of this file and send it to your con-

gressman, your senator, the attorney general of the United

States, and the Supreme Court.

Send it also to everyone you know.

Attach copies of the Bill English file and John Lears file.

Send anything else you may have which tends to support the


I, Milton William Cooper, 1311 S. Highland #205, Fullerton,

California, 92632, 1-714-680-9537, do solemnly swear that the in-

formation contained in this file is true and correct to the best

of my knowledge.

I swear that I saw this information in 1972 in the perfor-

mance of my duties as a member of the Intelligence Briefing Team

of the Commander In Chief of the Pacific Fleet as a Petty Officer

in the U.S. Navy.

I swear that I underwent hypnotic regression in order to

make the information as accurate as possible.

I swear that I can and will take a lie detector test or any

other test of any reputable person's choosing in order to confirm

this information.

I swear that I can and will undergo hypnotic regression con-

ducted by any reputable and qualified doctor of any reputable

person's choosing in order to confirm this information.

I will not, however submit to any test or hypnosis by anyone

who is now or has ever been connected with the government in any

capacity for obvious reasons.

The following is brief listing of everything that I person-

ally saw and know from 1972 and does not contain any input from

any other source whatsoever.

MAJESTY was listed as the code word for the President of the

United States for communications concerning this information.

OPERATION MAJORITY is the name of the operation responsible

for every aspect, project, and consequence of alien presence on


GRUDGE contains 16 volumes of documented information col-

lected from the beginning of the United States investigation of

Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and Identified Alien Crafts


The project was financed by CIA confidential funds

(nonappropriated) and money from the illicit drug trade. Partic-

ipation in the illegal drug trade was justified in that it would

identify and eliminate the weak elements of our society. The

purpose of Project Grudge was to collect all scientific, techno-

logical, medical and intelligence information from UFO/IAC sight-

ings and contacts with alien life forms.

This orderly file of collected information has been used to

advance the United States Space Program.

MJ-12 is the name of the secret control group.

President Eisenhower commissioned a secret society known as

THE JASON SOCIETY (JASON SCHOLARS) to sift through all the facts,

evidence, technology, lies and deception and find the truth of

the alien question.

The society was made up of 32 of the most prominent men in

the country in 1972 and the top 12 members were designated MJ-12.

MJ-12 has total control over everything. They are desig-

nated by the codes J-1, J-2, etc., all the way through the

members of the Jason Society.

The director of the CIA was appointed J-1 and is the Direc-

tor of MJ-12.

MJ-12 is responsible only to the President.

MJ-12 runs most of the world's illegal drug trade.

This was done to hide funding and thus keep the secret from

the Congress and the people of the United States.

It was justified in that it would identify and eliminate the

weak elements of our society.

The cost of funding the alien connected projects is higher

than anything you can imagine.

MJ-12 assassinated President Kennedy when he informed them

that he was going to tell the public all the facts of the alien


He was killed by the Secret Service agent driving his car,

and it is plainly visible in the film held from public view.

A secret meeting place was constructed for MJ-12 in MARYLAND

and it was described as only accessible by air.

It contains full living, recreational, and other facilities

for MJ-12 and the JASON SOCIETY.

It is code named "THE COUNTRY CLUB." Only those with TOP

SECRET/MAJIC clearance are allowed to go there.


All information, disinformation, and intelligence is gath-

ered and evaluated by this agency.

This agency is responsible for all disinformation and oper-

ates in conjunction with the CIA, NSA, and the Defense Intelli-

gence Agency.

This is a very powerful organization, and all alien projects

are under its control.

MAJI is responsible only to MJ-12.

SIGMA is the project which first established communications

with the aliens and is still responsible for communications.

PLATO is the project responsible for diplomatic relations

with the aliens.

This project secured a formal treaty (illegal under the Con-

stitution) with the aliens.

The terms were that the aliens would give us technology.

In return, we agreed to keep their presence on earth a se-

cret, not to interfere in any way with their actions, and to al-

low them to abduct humans and animals.

The aliens agreed to furnish MJ-12 with a list of abductees

on a periodic basis.

MAJIC is the security classification and clearance of all

alien connected material, projects, and information.

MAJIC means MAJI Controlled.

AQUARIUS is a project which compiled the history of alien

presence and their interaction with Homo Sapiens upon this planet

for the last 25,000 years and culminating with the Basque people

who live in the mountainous country on the border of France and

Spain and the Syrians.

GARNET is the project responsible for control of all infor-

mation and documents regarding this subject and accountability of

the information and documents.

PLUTO is a project to evaluate all UFO/IAC information per-

taining to space tel [TRANSMISSION GARBLED]

POUNCE is the project formed to recover all downed/crashed

craft and aliens.

REDLIGHT is the project to test fly recovered alien craft.

It is conducted at AREA 51 (DREAMLAND) in Nevada.

It was aided when the aliens gave us craft and helped us fly


The initial project was somewhat successful in that we flew

a recovered craft, but it blew up in the air, and the pilots were


The project was suspended at that time until the aliens

agreed to help us.

SNOWBIRD was established as a cover for project REDLIGHT.

Several flying saucer type craft were built using conventional


They were unveiled to the press and flown in front of the


The purpose was to explain accidental sightings or disclo-

sure of REDLIGHT as having been the SNOWBIRD craft.

LUNA is the alien base on the far side of the Moon.

It was seen and filmed by the Apollo astronauts.

A base, a mining operation using very large machines, and

the very large alien craft described in sighting reports as

MOTHER SHIPS exist there.

NRO is the National Recon Organization based at Fort Carson,


It is responsible for security for all alien or alien craft

connected projects.

DELTA is the designation for the specific arm of the NRO,

which is especially trained and tasked with security of these


JOSHUA is a project to develop a low frequency pulsed sound

generating weapon.

It was said that this weapon would be effective against the

alien craft and beam weapons.

EXCALIBUR is a weapon to destroy the alien underground

bases. It is to be a missile capable of penetrating 1000 meters

of Tuff/hard packed soil such as that found in New Mexico with no

operational damage.

Missile apogee not to exceed 30,000 feet AGL and impact must

not deviate in excess of 50 meters from designated target.

The device will carry a one-megaton nuclear warhead.

ALIENS: There were four types of aliens mentioned in the

papers. A LARGE NOSED GREY with whom we have the treaty, the

GREY reported in abductee cases that works for the LARGE NOSED

GREY, a blond human like type described as the NORDIC, a red

haired human like type called the ORANGE.

The home of the aliens were described as being a star in the

Constellation of Orion, Barnards star, and Zeta Riticuli 1&2.

I cannot remember even under hypnosis which alien belongs to

which star.

EBE is the name or designation given to the live alien cap-

tured at the 1949 Roswell crash.

He died in captivity.

KRLL OR KRLLL OR CRLL OR CRLLL pronounced Crill or Krill was

the hostage left with us at the first Holloman landing as a

pledge that the aliens would carry out their part of the basic

agreement reached during that meeting.

KRLL gave us the foundation of the yellow book which was

completed by the guests at a later date.

KRLL became sick and was nursed by Dr. G. Mendoza who became

the expert on alien biology and medicine. KRLL later died.

His information was disseminated under the pseudonym O.H.

Cril or Crill.

GUESTS were aliens exchanged for humans who gave us the bal-

ance of the yellow book.

At the time I saw the information there were only three left


They were called (P&#'s) Alien Life Forms.



The aliens claim to have created Homo Sapiens through hy-


The papers said that RH-blood was proof of this.

They further claimed to have created all four major reli-


They showed a hologram of the crucifixion of Christ which

the government filmed.

They claim that Jesus was created by them.

ALIEN BASES exist in the four corners area of Utah, Col-

orado, New Mexico, and Nevada.

Six bases were described in the 1972 papers, all on Indian

reservations and all in the four corners area. The base near

Dulce was one of them.


The documents stated that many military and government per-

sonnel had been terminated (murdered without due process of law)

when they had attempted to reveal the secret.


The documents stated that many craft had been recovered.

The early ones from Roswell, Aztec, Roswell again, Texas,

Mexico, and other places.

GENERAL DOOLITTLE made a prediction that one day we would

have to reckon with the aliens, and the document stated that it

appeared that General Doolittle was correct.

ABDUCTIONS were occurring long before 1972.

The document stated that humans and animals were being ab-

ducted and or mutilated.

Many vanished without a trace.

They were taking sperm and ova samples, tissue, performed

surgical operations, implanted a spherical device 40 to 80 mi-

crons in size near the optic nerve in the brain and all attempts

to remove it resulted in the death of the patient.

The document estimated that one in every 40 people had been


This implant was said to give the aliens total control of

that human.



This plan called for a public announcement that a terrorist

group had entered the United States with an atomic weapon.

It would be announced that the terrorists planned to deto-

nate the weapon in a major city.

Martial law would be declared and all persons with implants

would be rounded up along with all dissidents and would be placed

into concentration camps.

The press, radio, and TV would be nationalized and con-

trolled. Anyone attempting to resist would be arrested or



This plan called for the use of MAJESTIC TWELVE as a disin-

formation ploy to delay and confuse the release of information

should anyone get close to the truth.

It was selected because of the similarity of spelling and

the similarity to MJ-12.

It was designed to confuse memory and to result in a fruit-

less search for material that does not exist.


The source of the material was an Office of Naval Intelli-

gence counter-intelligence operation against MJ-12 in order for

the Navy to find out the truth of what was really going on.

The Navy (at that time or at least the Navy that I worked

for) were not participants in any of this.

The different services and the government conduct this type

of operation against each other all the time.

The result of this operation was that the Navy cut them-

selves in for a piece of the action (technology) and control of

some projects.

As you can see this file is only a little different from my

previous file.

Only some names were scrambled previously to confuse the

government long enough for someone to verify that what I have

said is the truth.

I have added information in this file that puts me in abso-

lute danger.

I have sent a copy of this file to people all over the coun-

try and will continue to do so.

Please get this file into as many hands as you can and maybe

that will protect me but I doubt it.





I wish to thank all those people who have aided me in reach-

ing this point and for their patience and understanding.

I owe you all more than I can ever repay.

Finally, it does not matter who is right and who is wrong or

if a project name is in the wrong place.

It does not matter who is working for whom or what is really


It should be obvious by now that something sinister and ter-

ribly wrong is going on involving the government and the UFO phe-


We must all band together and expose it now.

I have done my part in the best manner that I could.

I can add nothing else except my testimony in Congress or a

court of law that what I saw and have written in this file is

true and that I saw it.

Everything in my previous* file that does not conflict with

this file is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and

some of it is from sources and research.

You may combine the files to get the entire picture.

Throw out only that information that conflicts with that

contained in this file.

There will be no further additions or corrections to this

information either now or in the future.

My file is complete and stands to be judged by history.

Sometime in the future the exact papers that I saw will sur-

face, and you will all see this exact information contained

within them.

Milton William Cooper

Jan. 10, 1989

Appendix B: For More Information


Cooper's home address and phone number:

1311 S. Highland #205

Fullerton, Calif. 92632


That phone number connects you to an anonymous answering machine.

This information was taken from the Bill Cooper answering com-

puter on 1-213-281-8222.

For materials and bibliography, send $2 (no mention made of to

whom you should make out the check) and a 45-cent self-addressed

stamped envelope to:

19744 Beach Blvd. Suite #301

Huntington Beach, Calif. 92648

To talk to someone about ordering or available materials, call

Stan Barrington at 1-805-948-1255. He'll even call you back.

Here's what he had to offer as per my phone conversation with him

on Feb. 27, 1990:

The real Kennedy assassination tape, $18. This is the unedited

Zapruder film that clearly shows the driver killing JFK. On

VHS tape.

Video of Cooper speech and workshop from Sedona, Ariz., $32.

This is a videotaped speech and workshop from Cooper that

also shows the Kennedy tape (not very clearly, though). I

think this is basically the same deal as the above tran-

script. On VHS tape.

"Secret Government," $12. Details, in 28 pages, the workings of

the secret subgovernment in the U.S. since 1947.

"Operation Majority," $12. Details the goings on and structure

of Operation Majority, the people who run all UFO-related ac-


"Jason Society," $12. List of 51 scientists, last updated in

1987, who work for Operation Majority. The group is still

trying to find the last three scientists who are Jason Soci-

ety members.

For any of the above, send a check to:

Stan Barrington

2059 E. Ave. I #11

Lancaster, Calif. 93535

Barrington says that the target date for one-world government is


To invite Cooper to speak or be on TV, call Jeff Patterson or

Scott Reid at 1-213-657-8004.

Cooper's manager is Michael Callan, at 1-213-550-8368.

Cooper was in Atlanta on Feb. 25. For information call Sam

Matthews at 1-404-435-4233.

This is the journalist whom Cooper mentions in his Operation Ma-

jority file. This person supposedly can verify the facts:

Tony Pelham

Las Vegas Bullet

300 West Boston

Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

For the book Alien Magic by William Hamilton, which has all kinds

of pictures from a secret lab, write:

Robert Girard

P.O. Box 83183

Stone Mountain, Ga. 30083-0023


Appendix C: Musings


There is some thought that the U.S. Air Force, in conjunc-

tion with the Canadians, has standing orders to deny any UFO

sightings to the public.

Timothy Good, in his book Above Top Secret, states:

"Cooperation between the United States and Canada in the report-

ing of UFOs was laid down, for example, in the Canadian-United

States Communications Instructions for Reporting Vital Intelli-

gence Sightings (CIRVIS) JANAP 146 (E), issued in March 1966 by

the Joint Chiefs of Staff as well as the Canadian Defense Staff.

This publication lists instructions for the reporting of

'information of vital importance to the security of the United

States of America and Canada and their forces, which in the opin-

ion of the observer, requires very urgent defensive and/or inves-

tigative action by the U.S. and/or Canadian armed forces.' Sight-

ings within the scope of JANAP 146 include 'Unidentified Flying

Objects' as distinct from 'Hostile of unidentified single air-

craft or formations of aircraft,' and there are lengthy and elab-

orate instructions for reporting UFOs" (Good, 192).

And later he states: "Because of reports like these [UFOs],

airline pilots became subject to military restrictions contained

in a Joint Army-Navy-Air Force Publication (JANAP), drawn up by

the Joint Communications-Electronics Committee, and promulgated

by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and could thus find themselves li-

able to a prison term of up to 10 years and/or a fine of $10,000

if they discussed their sightings with the media or public"

(Good, 283).

* * *

Stan Barrington offers a document about "Operation Majority,

which concerns the dealings of MJ-12. The following discussion,

taken from the alt.conspiracy section of Usenet, focuses on the

validity of those documents:

"What is the latest status of the MJ-12 documents

(concerning authenticity)? I know that Klass did his usual de-

bunking job, but also read that Friedman produced all the sup-

porting evidence Klass had demanded (similar typefaces in use on

other documents of the same era, etc.). Has the U.S. Government

taken a formal position on the MJ-12 documents? What evidence,

pro and con, has been produced on the authenticity issue since

their release. What are the details of the release? Any and all

information will be appreciated. Thanks."

The reply was: "I don't know about the U.S. Government's

position, but Klass has done a pretty good job of showing that

there is at least some fraud in the papers. In particular, he

has shown that the supposed signature of Harry Truman on one of

the critical papers is identical to the signature on another

document in the National Archives, except that it's (if I recall

correctly) 3.6 percent larger. It is impossible for two

signatures to be identical unless one is a photographic copy of

the other, and interestingly, most copying machines do a very

small expansion of what they copy to prevent edge effects--a

blow-up of exactly 1.2 percent. So it would appear this supposed

signature is actually a third-generation photocopy of Truman's

signature. Handwriting experts have confirmed this. I believe

it's written up in the current (Spring 1990) Skeptical Inquirer,

but I can't find my copy at the moment so I can't say for sure."

I don't know who Klass or Friedman are, (although Friedman

may be the same person that was mentioned as a helper in Majestic

by Whitley Strieber, and also mentioned as a government official

in the speech) but the Skeptical Inquirer is a respected paranor-

mal debunking newspaper put out by James "the Amazing" Randi.

It also seems to me that the idea that Truman's signature is

a photocopy of another one in the National Archives is a bit odd.

There must be thousands of Truman signature in the Archives, and

thinking that someone could find the one that exactly matched a

3.6 percent enlargement is laughable (but then again, those same

people find the idea of a huge UFO cover-up laughable).

* * *

Whitley Strieber is a strange character in this whole af-

fair. He is the writer of Wolfen and The Howling, two horror

novels. Lately, he turned to writing about UFOs.

His first book on the subject, Communion, deals with his

personal experiences with abduction by an unknown intelligence

(Strieber always tries to avoid the word "alien," so he can leave

the options open that these are humans that are traveling through

time or even an unknown earthly intelligence). His second book,

Transformation, is not as familiar to me, but I have heard that

it is more of the same as Communion, except that it is less well-

supported and deals with a sort of religion of the unknown.

Strieber contends in that book that the "others" (as he calls

them) gave him a sketchy design for an anti-gravity motor that

relies on rotating magnets.

His third book is Majestic. Milton William Cooper mentions

it in his speech. This book follows the Cooper speech closely in

many regards; in fact, sometimes it seems like one is stealing

from the other because they are so close. Strieber writes this

book as fiction, but at the end there is a section in which he

says that the book is based on truth and that the government is

hiding information from the public. He insists that this truth

must be brought out. However, Cooper says that Strieber is work-

ing for the government. He offers some proof to this claim, but

he doesn't really say why the government would hire Strieber to

write Majestic, or whether he was hired before he wrote Communion

and Transformation. All Cooper says is that Strieber is testing

the waters, leaking the information in a way that the government

could deny.

I think that if Strieber works for the government, then it

is mostly likely because the government thinks that people will

not believe anything he writes about UFOs, given his history of

writing horror. Thus, the government has Strieber write some-

thing that is based on truth, and everyone thinks it is coming

from such a bad source that it must be false.

* * *

This from Keith Rowell in Oregon:

"You folks interested in Strieber's claims should check out

the book Report on Communion (Morrow, 1989) by Ed Conroy.

"Conroy is a San Antonio-based freelance reporter who wrote

some early articles for the local newspaper and then continued to

explore and investigate till he ended up with a book. He basi-

cally concludes that Strieber's claims are true as far as we now

understand the UFO phenomenon, which is very far from adequate at

this time. (The scholarly and scientific establishment has yet

to honestly and openly embrace the problem of the UFO. Conroy's

book is opening the way for the investigative media people,

though. Things are changing as the UFO issue just refuses to go

away.) You will all hear more and more about the reality status

of UFOs as we go through the 1990s. Intelligence establishment

secrecy is being slowly broken down and the scientific/scholarly

community is slowly putting up less resistance as the years go


"My opinions are based on 15 years of reading the UFO liter-

ature and four years or so of more or less active participation

in the UFO community. It is very hard to understand what is go-

ing on in the UFO community without paying very close attention

to it. The normal sources of news and information cover this

group of people in a very inconsistent and sometimes downright

biased way. You're just going to have to get your feet wet on

this one; otherwise, you'll just being talking through your hat.

"I'll be happy to send via electronic mail my representative

UFO bibliography to anyone who wants it. Lately, new (and sig-

nificant) UFO books are added practically monthly in the past few

years. UFOs are hot again. We seem to be in a peak of activity


"The latest significant book is by Ed Walters on his Gulf-

breeze UFO/photograph experiences, being distributed to your lo-

cal bookstores as I write this."