Nature of the Alien:
ETs, Demons or a Government Plot?
Part 11
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Authored By  :
Bill Kochman

Published On :
April 30, 1997

Last Updated :
January 19, 2018


Gen. Ramey's Telegram To Hoyt Vandenberg, Major Jesse Marcel, Victor Marchetti Exposes UFO Coverup, Sen. Barry Goldwater And General Curtis LeMay, John W. McCormack Exposes UFO Coverup, John Callahan Exposes Reagan Administration/FAA UFO Coverup, Stephen Hawking And Other Academics Speculate A UFO Coverup, U.S. Government's Tactics To Discredit UFO Witnesses, Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter Exposes The UFO Coverup, Donald E. Keyhoe And NICAP, Project Blue Book, Trick Memo, Condon Report Whitewash




Equally interesting, is that in the photograph I mentioned earlier, General Ramey can be seen grasping a piece of paper in his left hand. It turns out that this paper is the most telling evidence of all, as it was in fact a telegram that General Ramey had sent to General Hoyt Vandenberg at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Vandenberg was the acting Army Air Force Chief of Staff in 1947. Using modern technology, it was possible to reconstruct a lot of the contents of the message that Ramey sent to General Vandenberg. Of course, some of the letters were beyond recognition, and thus had to be filled in based upon the context of the surrounding words and letters. Other letters were filled in based on educated guesses.

In spite of the rather cryptic nature of the telegram, it can easily be seen that General Ramey was briefing General Vandenberg on the latest developments concerning the Roswell UFO incident. It is obvious that Ramey is clearly discussing a crashed "disk". He also refers to "victims of the wreck", whom he refers to as "aviators". Ramey informs Vandenberg that the evidence will be sent to "Wright AF" -- Wright Army Air Field -- so that it can be properly assessed. Ramey also mentions that in the "next sent out PR" -- public relations -- he will begin spreading the "weather balloons" story. All of this is clear in the reproduction below:

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17:13 CST ARMY CABLE

A) URGENT
B) HQAAF
C) WASHINGTON
D) 8 JUL 1947
E) VANDENBERG
F) FROM: HQ 8TH AAF
G) SUB: ROSWELL

0) FWAAF ACKNOWLEDGES THAT A "DISK" IS NEXT NEW FIND WEST OF
1) THE CORDON. AT LOCATION WAS A WRECK NEAR OPERATION AT THE
2) "RANCH" AND THE VICTIMS OF THE WRECK YOU FORWARDED TO THE
3) ??TEAM AT FORT WORTH, TEX.
4) AVIATORS IN THE "DISC" THEY WILL SHIP FOR A1/8TH ARMYAMHC
5) BY B29-ST OR C47. WRIGHT AF ASSESS AIRFOIL AT ROSWELL. ASSURE
6) THAT CIC TEAM SAID THIS MISSTATE MEANING OF STORY AND THINK
7) LATE TODAY NEXT SENT OUT PR OF WEATHER BALLOONS WOULD FARE
8) BETTER IF THEY ADD LAND DEMORAWIN CREWS.
9) RAMEY

TOP SECRET

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Another person who eventually stepped forward regarding the Roswell event was Dr. Jesse A. Marcel. In March of 1991, he too signed an affidavit in which he explained what happened one night in July 1947, when his father, Major Jesse Marcel, woke him up in the middle of the night, in order to show him some unusual objects he had found out in the desert. In 1947, Major Jesse Marcel was the head Intelligence Officer at the Roswell Army Air Field. Due to his position, he was also the first person sent to investigate the strange materials that had been collected by Mac Brazel, a rancher who lived about seventy-five miles northwest of Roswell. Following is what Dr. Jesse A. Marcel wrote in his affidavit:

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AFFIDAVIT OF JESSE A. MARCEL JR.

(1) My name is Jesse A. Marcel, M.D.

(2) My address is: XXXXXXXXXX

(3) I am a physician, and I have served in the National Guard since 1978; I am a certified crash investigator and helicopter pilot.

(4) In July 1947, I was eleven years old and lived in Roswell, New Mexico, where my father, Major Jesse Marcel, was stationed at the Roswell Army Air Field, serving as the base intelligence officer.

(5) One night, I was awakened by my father in the middle of the night. He was very excited about some debris he had picked up in the desert. The material filled up his 1942 Buick. He brought some of the material into the house, and we spread it out on the kitchen floor.

(6) There were three categories of debris: a thick, foil-like metallic gray substance; a brittle, brownish-black plastic-like material, like Bakelite; and there were fragments of what appeared to be I-beams.

(7) On the inner surface of the I-beam, there appeared to be a type of writing. The writing was a purple-violet hue, and it had an embossed appearance. The figures were composed of curved, geometric shapes. It had no resemblance to Russian, Japanese or any other foreign language. It resembled hieroglyphics, but it had no animal-like characters.

(8) My father said the debris was recovered from a crash site northwest of Roswell. He felt it was very unusual and may have mentioned the words "flying saucer" in connection with the material. He was certain it was not from a weather balloon.

(9) I have not been paid or given anything of value to make this statement, which is the truth to the best of my recollection.

Signed: Jesse A. Marcel 6 Mar 91

Signature witnessed by: Trudy Anders LPN

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There is a considerable amount of other supporting evidence, such as signed testimonies, taped interviews, news reports, and images; but it would take too much space here to present it all. I encourage you to avail yourself of the Internet in order to conduct your own research, and then reach your own conclusions based upon the evidence, regarding the Roswell UFO incident.

While some people may hold the erroneous view that tales of UFO-related government cover-ups are just found in the realm of UFO cultists and conspiracy theorists, it should be noted that over the years, a number of reputable individuals have stepped forward and demanded that the cover-ups end. A clear example is Victor Marchetti, the former Special Assistant to the Executive Director of the C.I.A. In his article "How The CIA Views The UFO Phenomenon", which was published in the May 1979 edition of "Second Look", Marchetti not only states that we have made contact with extraterrestrials, but he also says that the U.S. Government, as well as other governments, are purposely keeping this information from the general public:

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"We have, indeed, been contacted, perhaps even visited, by extraterrestrial beings, and the US government, in collusion with the other national powers of the Earth, is determined to keep this information from the general public."

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Another high-profile American citizen who firmly believed that alien civilizations have visited the Earth, and who was convinced that the U.S. Government was covering up what it knew about UFOs, was five-term Arizona Senator, and 1964 presidential nominee, Barry Goldwater. During a private conversation with a NICAP official, concerning UFOs and alien visitations to the Earth, held on July 16, 1969, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, which was the same day that Apollo 11 lifted off into space, Goldwater remarked:

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"That is accepted fact in Washington and especially at the Pentagon . . ."

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Within UFOlogy research circles, Goldwater is best known for his famous run-in with General Curtis LeMay, Chairman of the Military Joint Chiefs of Staff, as a result of his attempts to gain entrance to a secret storage area at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. As many UFOlogists are aware, it has long been believed that the U.S. Government stores recovered alien technology at this base. In spite of his long military career, and status as a U.S. Senator, Barry Goldwater wasn't given permission to enter the hangar, and was in fact turned away quite forcefully by General LeMay.

According to an interview published in the April 25, 1988 edition of "The New Yorker", Senator Goldwater stated that LeMay had given him "holy hell", and had said to him "Not only can't you get into it, but don't you ever mention it to me again." In discussing what he had learned from his famous Wright-Patterson experience, Goldwater also told his friend from NICAP during that 1969 discussion:

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". . . the UFO situation is the highest level of national secrecy; much higher than the H-Bomb was, and more than anything else that is known within the Pentagon, FBI, CIA, DIA, NSA, etc. That is, nothing is higher security than aliens being here on this planet . . . That, [the Wright- Patterson experience], seemed to prove to me that UFOs were a fact, and do exist. But, are they all aliens? I highly suspect a majority are! Hell, they are no doubt far ahead of our level of intelligence."

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Finally, during another interview on the "Larry King Live" radio program in 1988, when Mr. King asked him if he thought that the U.S. Government was covering up what it knew about UFOs, Senator Goldwater emphatically stated:

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"Yes I do . . . I certainly believe in aliens in space. They may not look like us, but I have very strong feelings that they have advanced beyond our mental capabilities . . . I think some highly secret government UFO investigations are going on that we don't know about; and probably never will, unless the Air Force discloses them."

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In January of 1965, John W. McCormack, who was a three-time House Majority Leader, and at that time was the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, also clearly expressed his view that he likewise believed that the American military, and the U.S. Air Force in particular, was intentionally concealing what it knew about the alien-UFO phenomenon. He stated:

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"I feel that the Air Force has not been giving out all the available information on the Unidentified Flying Objects. You cannot disregard so many unimpeachable sources."

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Let's look at one of those "unimpeachable sources", shall we? A first-person account of the American Government's willful cover-up of interaction between humans and alien spacecrafts comes from John Callahan. In 1986, Callahan was the Division Chief of the Accidents and Investigations Branch of the FAA, or Federal Aviation Administration, in Washington, D.C. This was a position that Callahan held for a period of six years. It was a job which required that one be level-headed at all times. Earlier in this series, we discussed the amazing UFO encounter of a Japanese pilot by the name of Kenju Terauchi. In 1986, he was a senior captain with Japan Airlines, or JAL. As you may recall, while flying a 747 from Paris to Tokyo, Captain Terauchi and his two-man crew encountered a UFO in the vicinity of Anchorage, Alaska. The UFO tailed them for a period of thirty-one minutes.

Exactly how does Callahan fit into this story? Contrary to his wishes, he was directly involved in the FAA's cover-up of this definitive UFO event. In October of 2000, Callahan gave a video interview to "The Disclosure Project", headed by Dr. Steven Greer. In his interview, Callahan explained in his own words how the Reagan Administration, and the CIA in particular, forced everyone to keep quiet about the Alaska UFO encounter. Following are some excerpts from Callahan's testimony to "The Disclosure Project":

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"They brought in three people from the FBI, three people from the CIA, and three people from Reagan's Scientific Study team. I don't know who the rest of the people were but they were all excited . . ."

"When they got done, they actually swore all these other guys in there that this never took place; we never had this meeting; and this was never recorded."

"I said, 'Well I don't know why you are saying this. I mean, there was something there; and if it's not the Stealth Bomber, then you know, it's a UFO. And if it's a UFO, why wouldn't you want the people to know?' Oh, they got all excited over that. You don't even want to say those words. He said this is the first time they ever had 30 minutes of radar data on a UFO, and they are all itching to get their hands onto the data, and to find out what it is, and what really goes on. He says if they come out and told the American public that they ran into a UFO out there, it would cause panic across the country; so therefore, you can't talk about it."

"When the CIA told us that this never happened, and we never had this meeting, I believe it was because they didn't want the public to know that this was going on."

"But as far as I'm concerned, I saw a UFO chase a Japanese 747 across the sky for over half an hour on radar; and it's faster than anything that I know of in our government."

"Well, I've been involved in a lot of cover-ups with the FAA. When we gave the presentation to the Reagan staff, I was behind the group that was there. And when they were speaking to the people in the room, they had all those people swear that this never happened; but they never had me swear it never happened. And it always bothered me that we have these things going on, and when you see something, or you hear something on the radio or TV, the news, that it's put down as it's not there. I have a hard time saying nothing."

"For those people that say that if these UFOs existed, they would someday be on radar, and that there'd be professionals who would see it, then I can tell them that back in 1986, there were enough professional people that saw it. It was brought down to headquarters, FAA headquarters, Washington D.C. The Administrator saw the tape of it. The people that we were debriefing, they've all seen. Reagan's Scientific Study team, three of those professors, doctors, they've seen it. As far as I was concerned, they were the ones that verified my own thoughts about it. They were very, very excited about the data."

"What I can tell you, is what I've seen with my own eyes. I've got a videotape. I've got the voice tape. I've got the reports that were filed that will confirm what I've been telling you. And I'm one of those, what you would call the high Government officials in the FAA. I was a Division Chief. I was only three or four down from the Admiral."

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This same point of view, that is, that the U.S. Government is purposely hiding the truth, and distorting the facts, is also held by some members of the academic world, such as at Yale University. The following interesting comment is found in the Volume XXXVII, Number 7, April, 1963 edition of Yale Scientific Magazine:

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"Based upon unreliable and unscientific surmises as data, the Air Force develops elaborate statistical findings which seem impressive to the uninitiated public unschooled in the fallacies of the statistical method. One must conclude that the highly publicized Air Force pronouncements, based upon unsound statistics, serve merely to misrepresent the true character of the UFO phenomena."

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On March 6, 1998, well-known British theoretical physicist and mathematician, Stephen Hawking, was a guest lecturer at the second Millennium Evening, held at the White House. The event received coverage from the American television program "C-SPAN". During a TV segment called "Imagination And Change: Science In The Next Millennium", Professor Hawking discussed the dangers of over-population, and the potential threat of nuclear self-annihilation. Then, in the presence of President Clinton and his wife, Hawking matter-of-factly stated:

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"Clearly the present exponential growth cannot continue indefinitely. So what will happen? One possibility is that we wipe ourselves out completely by some disaster such as a nuclear war . . . There is a sick joke that the reason we have not been visited by extra-terrestrials, is that when a civilization reaches our stage of development, it becomes unstable and destroys itself . . . Of course it is possible that UFOs really do contain aliens as many people believe, and the government is hushing it up."

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In addition to publishing reports which deny the existence of aliens and UFOs, another tactic used by the U.S. Government, is to discredit the source. In other words, if any credible person, such as a government employee, or military personnel, or a respectable scientist, steps forward to share the truth, the government implements immediate damage control, whereby the individual is ridiculed, painted as a fraud, or made to appear emotionally unstable. UFO believers are convinced that this strategy was used against Bob Lazar, which, according to them, is why he cannot prove any of his claims of ever having worked at Papoose Lake, Area 51 S-4. This very same strategy was used with the Roswell incident, and it's undoubtedly been used with many other UFO-related incidents as well.

To add weight to my previous comments, consider the fact that in a signed statement to Congress, dated August 22, 1960, the former Director of the C.I.A. -- Central Intelligence Agency -- Vice Admiral Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter, had the following to say, which clearly proves that the American Government, and the U.S. military, rely upon ridicule, and other tactics, to silence credible UFO witnesses:

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"It is time for the truth to be brought out . . . Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs; but through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense . . . I urge immediate Congressional action to reduce the dangers from secrecy about unidentified flying objects."

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One thing is for certain: Hillenkoetter was convinced that the UFO phenomenon is real; although he candidly admitted that he didn't know from where they originated, or what their objective might be. He stated:

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"Unknown objects are operating under intelligent control. It is imperative that we learn where UFOs come from and what their purpose is."

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Vice Admiral Hillenkoetter was by no means alone in exposing the U.S. Government's strategy of ridiculing any government official who dared to speak publicly about their experiences with UFOs. Another important military figure to step forward was Major Donald E. Keyhoe of the United States Marine Corps. He was a prominent figure within UFO research circles during the 1950's through the 1970's. He authored five books on the subject, including "The Flying Saucers Are Real", "Flying Saucers From Outer Space", "The Flying Saucer Conspiracy", "Flying Saucers: Top Secret" and "Aliens From Outer Space".

In early 1957, Keyhoe was appointed as the director of NICAP, or the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena. NICAP was founded by physicist Thomas Townsend Brown. While NICAP was a civilian organization, its membership included some very professional individuals, including scientists of various fields, military personnel, doctors, journalists, etc. Vice Admiral Hillenkoetter was a member of the board of NICAP as well.

While there is considerable debate regarding the real purpose of NICAP, some people believe that Major Keyhoe's motivations were pure, and that he earnestly sought to bear pressure on the American Government, so that it would reveal everything that it knew about the UFO phenomenon. In fact, some people believe that it was Keyhoe's insistence on discovering the truth regarding UFOs, that resulted in his dismissal as the director of NICAP in 1969. NICAP was ultimately disbanded, at least publicly, in 1980; however, a lot of people remain convinced that the U.S. Government continues to thoroughly investigate serious UFO sightings to this very day.

In fact, if we look back even further, it becomes apparent that the U.S. Government has a propensity for attempting to deceive the public when it concerns UFO investigations. Back in 1952, the United States Air Force initiated a similar UFO study called Project Blue Book; the purpose of which was to ascertain whether or not UFOs pose a national security risk. What I find rather ironic, is that on one hand, the American Government insists that UFOs are not real; yet on the other, it initiates these various programs to determine if UFOs do pose a national threat. By the very act of investigating the UFOs, is it not in fact suggesting that they're real, or at the very least, admitting that there's something concrete to the phenomenon? So as I stated earlier, the U.S. Government appears to be playing both ends of the field.

According to one Internet source, a January 1953 CIA report included the following revealing statement concerning the deceptive and manipulative nature of the American Government, when it comes to the alien-UFO phenomenon. I was unable to locate the source of this piece of information:

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"We've been ordered to work up a national debunking campaign, planting articles in magazines and arranging broadcasts, to make UFO reports sound like poppycock."

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During the late 1960's, with the support and encouragement of Dr. J. Allen Hynek, the USAF approached the faculty of the University of Colorado with the idea of having some of their scientists conduct a study of UFOs. The basis for the study would be the many UFO files which had been collected by Project Blue Book, as well as files from NICAP and APRO, or the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization. APRO was the parent organization of MUFON, or Mutual UFO Network. This UFO study would eventually become officially known as the "University of Colorado UFO Project", but is more commonly known as the "Condon Committee".

The project was directed by noted physicist Edward U. Condon, and coordinated by Robert J. Low, who was an assistant dean at the university. The committee consisted of approximately fifteen key members who would change over the course of the next three years, 1966 to 1968. In addition to Edward Condon and Robert J. Low, these members would include psychologists William A. Scott, David R. Saunders, Michael Wertheimer, Dan Culbertson and James Wadsworth; astronomer Franklin Roach, astronomer William K. Hartman; chemist Roy Craig; electrical engineer Norman Levine; physicist Frederick Ayer; and Mary Louise Armstrong, who served as the administrative assistant. There were other people involved with the project as well, who served as consultants, or in part-time capacities, such as James E. McDonald, J. Allen Hynek, Dr. Jacques Vallée and Gordon David Thayer.

Due to the questionable and highly controversial nature of the study, it required some manipulation on the part of the Air Force, in order to convince some of the university's faculty to join the study. Naturally, they were concerned about their reputations. In fact, a string of universities had refused to take up the study for this very reason. To ease the university's concerns, on August 9, 1966, Robert Low sent a private memorandum to Thurston Marshall, who at the time, was the university's vice president. In the memo, commonly known as the "Trick Memo", Mr. Low spelled out the real objective of the Condon Committee's study when he said:

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"Our study would be conducted almost entirely by non-believers who, though they couldn't possibly prove a negative result, could and probably would add an impressive body of thick evidence that there is no reality to the observations. The trick would be, I think, to describe the project so that, to the public, it would appear a totally objective study but, to the scientific community, would present the image of a group of non-believers trying their best to be objective but having an almost zero expectation of finding a saucer."

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While the "Trick Memo" has been the subject of considerable debate, many people remain convinced that the context of the memo is that while the Condon Committee would pass itself off to the American public as conducting a true scientific study of the UFO phenomenon, in reality, it was destined to reach a foregone conclusion: UFOs simply don't exist. In fact, in the final report that was issued by the committee about three years later, which is commonly referred to as the "Condon Report", but which is known in official circles as the "Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects", Edward U. Condon clearly states:

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"Our general conclusion is that nothing has come from the study of UFOs in the past 21 years that has added to scientific knowledge. Careful consideration of the record as it is available to us leads us to conclude that further extensive study of UFOs probably cannot be justified in the expectation that science will be advanced thereby."

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Because Edward Condon and Robert Low embraced such a biased, skeptical attitude from the very start, the Condon Committee was plagued with a variety of problems from its inception. The tension and division within the committee reached such a height, that eventually, NICAP refused to provide additional UFO case documents, and ultimately, NICAP pulled out of the project; a number of committee members resigned and had to be replaced; and accusations and legal challenges flared.

As a result of the Condon Committee's biased conclusions that all UFO sightings have conventional explanations, and as such don't require further study, Project Blue Book was officially shut down in December of 1969. The entire affair, including the Trick Memo, was eventually exposed in the American media, such as in a May 14, 1968 "LOOK" Magazine article, entitled "Flying Saucer Fiasco".

To this day, there are a number of critics, including some former members of the Condon Committee, who have insisted that the Condon Report was not only heavily biased and quite unscientific, but that it was in fact carefully crafted so as to give the U.S. Air Force exactly what it wanted; that is, an acceptable excuse for terminating Project Blue Book. In his critique entitled "An Analysis of the Condon Report on the Colorado UFO Project", Astrophysicist Peter A. Sturrock states in part:

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"The great weight attached to this report by scientists, by the public and perhaps by officers of the federal government, is based on the presumption that the study was, in fact, scientific. This has been disputed by a number of individuals . . . of the fifteen top staff members, at least twelve . . . definitely disagreed with [Condon]."

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