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Evaluation of Two Original-paper 'Leaked' UFO Documents
Apr 14, 2009 at 11:12 PM EST | R. M. Wood


Robert M. Wood


Skeptics in the UFO community have often claimed that "leaked" documents can be fabricated, then copied, and therefore the researcher is unable to establish provenance or authenticity. This author happens to have obtained two documents on original paper, thereby permitting the use of forensic techniques for dating.

One document is entitled "An Encyclopaedia of Flying Saucers," written by New Yorker Vernon Bowen in the mid 1950s and subsequently lent to the military allegedly for review and approval prior to publication. It was returned from an Army FOI (Freedom of Information) office at Fort Meade, Maryland to a mailbox in 1999, and was classified either Confidential or Top Secret/Majic on pages dealing with the Air Force. In addition, numerous pen and pencil notations were made on the original pages, and these have been dated according to first available use of the inks involved. Several of the handwritten notes strongly support the hypothesis of a strong, sophisticated program to study UFOs and to be kept from the public.

A second document, called "The Burned Memo" because there are clear burn marks evident where it was apparently pulled from a fire, identifies a number of code word projects from the Nixon era, some of which are known and now unclassified and some of which are unknown and possibly still classified. The inferences of keeping JFK and the public in the dark about these programs are, if true, discomfiting. Each of the eight tab pages will be discussed. Some of the projects mentioned seem to deal with consciousness research. In conclusion, the evaluation of the two "original paper" documents strongly supports the hypothesis that there was a high level UFO research or control program called MJ-12 using the code word Majic.


Dr. Bob Wood graduated from the University of Colorado’s Aeronautical Engineering School, and went to Cornell to obtain his PhD in Physics. Bob spent 43 years working for McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) in a wide variety of classified and unclassified research management situations. It was in the late 60s that he became aware of the potential importance of the UFO issue and was involved both in some attempts to explore breakthrough technology (unsuccessful) and a short foray into remote viewing. He became aware of the Society for Scientific Exploration and has served on the Council for a total of 8 years.




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