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FOIA # 20
CUFON Computer UFO Network
Date Sent: 06-10-1986

Subject: 1986 ANSWER TO NSA

Mr. Dennis C. Chadwick
Chief, Information Policy
National Security Agency
Fort George G. Meade
Maryland 20755-6000
3-7-86

Dear Mr. Chadwick:

Thank you for your letter of 3 March 1986 and reply to my previous letter on Project Aquarius. I understand from your letter that you intend to abide strictly by the letter of the law in responses to FOIA requests. I had not realized that this was the attitude of the NSA or I would not have bothered you with questions in general. I have gotten the impression from other sources that the NSA does not maintain a generally open attitude toward the public, particularly where the subject of unidentified aerial objects is involved, and while completely understand the need to restrict some information what good is a country if its citizens are kept ignorant. Personally I feel that assessing a $15,000 charge for information is simply a convenient way to disuade requests.

Let me therefore rephrase my request as I would prefer to judge for myself whether Aquarius has anything to do with my interests. Firstly, I do not want to endanger this country or any of its intelligence gathering sources. I am not a spy or a subversive, my father is a surgeon and Lt. Colonel in the Air Force and I wouldn't want to harm his career. Therefore I am requesting just a clean copy of the material NSA is maintaining which describes what the goal of project Aquarius is. I am not asking for all material you have but simply the initial forms, papers, or letters, which initiated this project and those which outline its purpose.

I cannot conceive that there should be anything but negligible costs to photocopy these materials. This should be waived inasmuch as it should be in the interest of the public to be aware of what their taxes are paying for. But if NSA needs reimbursement of copying costs then please let me know what the cost will be.

Sincerely,

Mr.______________________


FOIA # 21
CUFON Computer UFO Network
Date Sent: 07-11-1986

Subject: 1980 RAF WOODBRIDGE

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

HEADQUAILRS COMBAT SUPPORT GROUP (USAFC)

APO NEW YORK

13 JAN 81
REPLY TO:
CD
ATIN OF.

SUBJECT: Unexplained Lights

TO: RAF/CC

  1. Early in the morning of 27 Dec 80 (approximately 0300L),two USAF security police patrolmen saw unusual lights outside the back gate at RAF Woodbridge. Thinking an aircraft might have crashed or been force down, they call for permission to go outside the gate to investigate. The on-duty flight chief reponded and allowed three patrolmen to pro- ceed on foot.The individuals reported seeing a strange glowing object in the forest.The object was described as being metalic in appearance and triangular in shape, approximately two to three meters across the base and approximately two meters high. It illuminated the entire fo- rest with a white light. The object itself had a pulsing red light on top and a bank(s) of blue lights underneath. The object was hovering or on legs. As the patrolmen approached the object, it maneuvered th- rough the trees and disappeared. At this time the animals on a nearby farm went into a frenzy. The object was briefly sighted approximately an hour later near the back gate.

  2. The next day, three depressions 1 1/2" deep and 7" in diameter were found where the object had been sighted on the ground. The foll- owing night (29 Dec 80) the area was checked for radiation.Beta/Gamma readings of 0.1 milliroentgens were recorded with peak reading in the three depressions and near the center of the triangle formed by the depressions. A nearby tree had moderate (.05-.07)readings on the side of the tree toward the depressions.

  3. Later in the night a red sun-like light was seen through the tree . It moved about and pulsed. At one point it appeared to throw off glowing particles and then broke into five separate white objects and then disappeared. Immediately thereafter, three star-like objects were noticed in the sky.Two objects to the north and one to the south , all of which were about 10 degrees off the horizon. The objects moved rapidly in sharp angular movements and displayed red, green and blue lights. The objects to the north appeared to be elliptical thro- ugh an 8-12 power lens. They then turned to full circles. The objects to the north remained in the sky for an hour or more. The object to the south was visible for two or three hours and beamed down a stream of light from time to time. Numerous individuals, including the unde- rsigned, witnessed the activities in paragraphs 2 and 3.
CHARLES I. HALT, Lt Col, USAF

Deputy Base Commander

FOIA # 22
CUFON Computer UFO Network
Date Sent: 07-12-1986
Subject: 1975 B.GOLDWATER,REQ-INFO

BARRY GOLDWATER
Committees:

Arizona
Aeronautical & Space Sci.
Armed Services
Preparedness Inv Subcommit
UNITED STATES SCNATE Tactical Air Power Subcomm
Washington D.C. 20510 N. S. Naval Petroleum
Reserves Subcommittee

March 28, 1975

Mr.Shlomo Arnon
U.C.L.A. Experimental College
308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90024

Dear Mr.Arnon:

The subject of UFOs is one that has interested me for some time. About ten or twelve years ago I made an effort to find out what was in the building at Wright Patterson Air Force Base where the information is stored that has been collected by the Air Force, and I was understandably denied this request.

It is still classified above Top Secret. I have, however, heard that there is a plan under way to release some, if not all, of this material in the near future. I'm just as anxious to see this material as you are, and I hope we will not have to wait too much longer.

Sincerely.

Barry Goldwater

FOIA # 23
CUFON Computer UFO Network
Date Sent: 07-12-1986
Subject:
1981 GOLDWATER,LETTER # 2

BARRY GOLDWATER
Committees:

Intelligence Chairman
Armed Services
Tactical Warfare.Chair
UNITED STATES SENATE Preparedness
Washington D.C. 20510 Strategic Nuclear Force
Communications Chairman
Aviation
Science Technology and Space
Indian Affairs

October 19,1981

Mr. Lee M. Grahan:
526 West Maple
Monrovia, California 91016

Dear Mr.Graham:

First, let me tell you that I have long ago give up acquiring access to the so-called Blue Room at Wright-Patterson, as I have had one long string of deials from chief after chief, so I have give up.

In answer to your questions, "one is essentially correct." I don't know of anyone who has access to the "Blue Room," nor am I aware of its contents and I am not aware of anything having been relocated. I can't answer your question six, in fact, I can't find anyone who would answer it.

To tell you the truth, Mr Graham, "this thing has gotten so highly classified," ecen though I will admit there is a lot of it that has been released, "it is just impossible to get anything on it."

I am returning your papers because I know they are of value to you.

Sincerely,

Barry Goldwater

FOIA # 24
CUFON Computer UFO Network
Date Sent: 07-12-1986
Subject:
1983 GOLDWATER,LETTER # 3

BARRY GOLDWATER
Committees:

Intelligence Chairman
Armed Services
Tactical Warfare Chair
UNITED STATES SENATE Preparedness
Strategic Nuclear Forces
C. S. Transportation
Washington D.C. 20510 Communications Chairman
Aviation
Science Technology and Space
Indian Affairs

June 20, 1983

Mr. William S. Steinman
15043 Rosalita Drive
La Mirada, California 90638

Dear Mr.Steinman:

To answer your questions, I have never gained access to the so-called "Blue Room" at Wright Patterson, so I have no idea what is in it. I have no idea of who controls the flow of "need-to-know" because, frankly, I was told in such an emphatic way that it was none of my business that I've never tried to made it my business since.

I wish you luck on your investigation. I'm one of those people who believe that with some two billion planets scattered around our universe, there has to be a couple of more that can subport life on it.

Sincerely,

Barry Goldwater

FOIA # 25
CUFON Computer UFO Network
From: UFO INFO SERVICE
Date Sent: 07-20-1986
Subject:
1942 MEMO FOR PRESIDENT

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SECRET

February 26, 1942.

OCS 21347-86

MENORANDUM FOR THE PRESIDENT:

The following is the information we have from GHQ at this mement regarding the air alarm over Los Angeles of yesterday morning:

From details available at this hour:

  1. Unidentified airplanes, other then American Army or Navy planes, were probably over Los Angeles, and were fired on by elements of the 37th CA Brigade ( AA ) between 3:12 and 4:15 AM. These units expended 1430 rounds of ammunition.

  2. As many as fifteen airplanes may have been involved, flying at various speeds from what is officially reported as being very slow to as much as 200 MPH and at elevations from 9000 to 18000 feet.

  3. No bombs were dropped.

  4. No casualties among our troops.

  5. No planes were shot down.

  6. No American Army or Navy planes were in action.
Investigation continuing. It seems reasonable to conclude that if unidentified airplanes were involved they may have been from commercial sources, operated by enemy agents for purposes of spreeding alarm, disclosing location of antiair- craft positions, and slowing production through blackout. Such conclusion is supported by varying speed of operation and the fact that no bombs were dropped.

Gen. George C. Marshall

Chief Of Staff

FOIA # 26
CUFON Computer UFO Network
Date Sent: 07-21-1986
Subject:
1950 W.B. SMITH MEMO

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TOP SECRET
CONFIDENTIAL
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

INTRA-DEPARTMENTAL CORRESPONDENCE

OTTAWA, Ontario, November 21, 1950

MEMORANDUM TO THE CONTROLLER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS:

For the past several years we have been engaged in the study of various aspects of radio wave propagation. The vagaries of this phenomenon have led us into the fields of aurora, cosmis radiation, atmospheric radio-activity and geo-magnetism. In the case of geo-magnetics our investigations have contributed little to our knowledge of radio wave propagation as yet, but nevertheless have indicated several avenues of investigation which may well be explored with profit. For example, we are on the track of a means whereby the potential energy of the earth's magnetic field may be abstracted and used.

On the basis of theoretical considerations a small and very crude experimental unit was constructed approximately a year ago and tested in our Standards Laboratory. The tests were essentially successful in that sufficient energy was abstracted from the earth's field to operate a voltmeter, approximately 50 milliwatts. Although this unit was far from being self-sustaining, it nevertheless demonstrated the soundness of the basic principles in a qualitative manner and provided useful data for the design of a better unit.

The design has now been completed for a unit which should be self-sustaining and in addition provide a small surplus of power. Such a unit, in addition to functioning as a `pilot power plant' should be large enough to permit the study of the various reaction forces which are expected to develop.

We believe that we are on the track of something which may well prove to be the introduction to a new technology. The existence of a different technology is borne out by the investigations which are being carried on at the present time in relation to flying saucers.

While in Washington attending the NARB Conference, two books were released, one titled "Behind the Flying Saucer" by Frank Scully, and the other "The Flying Saucers are Real" by Donald Keyhoe. Both books dealt mostly with the sightings of unidentified objects and both books claim that flying objects were of extra-terrestrial origin and might well be space ships

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FOIA # 27
CUFON Computer UFO Network
Date Sent: 07-21-1986
Subject:
1950 W.B.SMITH MEMO #2

Page 2

from another planet. Scully claimed that the preliminary studies of one saucer which fell into the hands of the United States Government indicated that they operated on some hitherto unknown magnetic principles. It appeared to me that our own work in geo-magnetics might well be the linkage between our technology and the technology by which the saucers are designed and operated. If it is assumed that our geo-magnetic investigations are in the right direction, the theory of operation of the saucers becomes quite straight forward, with all observed features explained qualitatively and quantitatively.

I made discreet enquiries through the Canadian Embassy staff in Washington who were able to obtain for me the following information:

  1. The matter is the most highly classified subject in the United States Government, rating higher even than the H-bomb.

  2. Flying saucers exist.

  3. Their modus operandi is unknown but concentrated effort is being made by a small group headed by Doctor Vannevar Bush.

  4. The entire matter is considered by the United States authorities to be of tremendous significance.
I was further informed that the United States authorities are investigating along quite a nubmer of lines which might possibly be related to the saucers such as mental phenomena and I gather that they are not doing too well since they indicated that if Canada is doing anything at all in geo-magnetics they would welcome a discussion with suitably accredited Canadians.

While I am not yet in a position to say that we have solved even the first problems in geo-magnetic energy release, I feel that the correlation between our basic theory and the available information on saucers checks too closely to be more coincidence. It is my honest opinion that we are on the right track and are fairly close to at least some of the answers.

Mr. Wright, Defence Research Board liaison officer at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, was extremely anxious for me to get in touch with Doctor Solandt, Chairman of the Defence Research Board, to discuss with him future investigations along the line geo-magnetic energy release.

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FOIA # 28
CUFON Computer UFO Network
Date Sent: 07-21-1986
Subject:
1950 W.B.SMITH MEMO #3

Page 3

I do not feel that we have as yet sufficient data to place before Defence Research Board which would enable a program to be initiated within that organization, but I do feel that further research is necessary and I would prefer to see it done within the frame work of our own organization with, of course, full co-operation and exchange of information with other interested bodies.

I discussed this matter fully with Doctor Solandt, Chairman of Defence Research Board, on November 20th and placed before him as much information as I have been able to gather to date. Doctor Solandt agreed that work on geo-magnetic energy should go forward as rapidly as possible and offered full co-operation of his Board in providing laboratory facilities, acquisition of necessary items of equipment, and specialized personnel for incidental work in the project. I indicated to Doctor Solandt that we would prefer to keep the project within the Department of Transport for the time being until we have obtained sufficient information to permit a complete assessment of the value of the work.

It is therefore recommended that a PROJECT be set up within the frame work of this Section to study this problem and that the work be carried on a part time basis until such time as sufficient tangible results can be seen to warrant more definitive action. Cost of the program in its initial stages are expected to be less than a few hundred dollars and can be carried by our Radio Standards Lab appropriation.

Attached hereto is a draft of terms of reference for such a project which, if authorized, will enable us to proceed with this research work within our own organization.

(W.B. Smith)
Senior Radio Engineer

WBS/cc

FOIA # 29
CUFON Computer UFO Network
Date Sent: 07-26-1986
Subject:
1953 GEN.BURGESS 4602nd

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DECLASSIFIED PER EXECUTIVE ORDER 12356
Section 3.3
NND 841508

By WG Lewis
NARS, Date Jan 29, 1985

CONFIDENTIAL

23 DEC 1953
Brig. General W. M. Burgess
Deputy for Intelligence
Air Defense Command
Ent Air Force Base
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Dear Woody:

In your new function in the Unidentified Flying Object Program, it is our understanding that your 4602nd people will do the "leg work" so to speak, and furnish ATIC with its findings. For those types that cannot be identified by your Squadron, ATIC will handle from an exploratory point of view.

Many times the publicity connected with this program has been somewhat embarrassing, in that we are dealing with a subject, parts of which, are not ex- plainable, and the public feeling is that we are holding back information they should know about.

Due to a policy letter General Samford wrote this Directorate a while back, this office has assumed motor- ship of releases to the public. I would like to quote the last sentence of General Samford's letter as it pertains to publicity:

"The Directorate of Intelligence, USAF, will resist consistently any idea that a releasable story can be developed about any intelligence activity, pro- cess, or experience."

As you realize, there is a 10-20% area of unexplainable objects, in this program. Also, for this area, we believe General Samford's statement above applies, in that it deals in an intelligence process performed by ATIC. Therefore, we would like to offer you guidance in the publicity angle as it pertains to your activity.

CONFIDENTIAL

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