TRUE DEMOCRACY SUMMER 2001 TABLE OF CONTENTS
UFO research - Classified
The Ice Documents Press Conference
Formated By CammoDude
National Press Club
Mr. Dale Goudie and Mr. Christian Lambright
June 25, 1987
NOTE: The following is the text of the press conference prepared
and presented by Mr. Dale Goudie and Mr. Christian Lambright, including referenced
documents and related articles as attachments. Readers should keep in mind
that the following information is based on verified documents and bears
no connection, association or relationship whatever to the unverified "MJ-12"
June 25, 1987
Press Conference, National Press Club
Opening Statements on Project Aquarius
and Incidents at Kirtland AFB
We came to Washington, D.C. on a direct challenge that had been made on
a National Television Network as to the authenticity of newly released information
by the National Security Agency (NSA) concerning Project Aquarius; and other
documents released via Freedom of Information Act requests which would indicate
that a Project Aquarius truly exists.
The reason we made a point of this is because the American People were
told on a National Television Network that these projects never did exist.
The public was told this based on a single request to the United Stated Air
Force regarding these projects and the Air Force's subsequent denial of their
What initially brought our attention to Project Aquarius was from a 17
November 1980 Telex for AFOSI only, Attachment A, basically stating that
a Project Aquarius existed. This document also revealed that several other
government agencies, led by NASA, actively investigates legitimate sightings
through covert cover. The document goes on to say, "the official US Government
policy and results of Project Aquarius is still classified Top Secret with
no dissemination outside of official intelligence channels and with restricted
access to MJ Twelve."
Five years later our attention was drawn, through a request to the National
Security Agency (NSA), to the fact that Project Aquarius was found to be genuine.
This document is dated 3 March 1986, serial #: J9014B, attachment B, and
which states in part "Please be advised that Project Aquarius does not deal
with unidentified aerial objects." We refer to this document as the "Ice
Document" because this is the document that broke the ice for the first time
acknowledging that a Project Aquarius does exist.
The next document we received from the National Security Agency is dated
15 April 1986, Serial #: J9014C, attachment C, and which states "Project
Aquarius is classified Top Secret." The document goes on to say "This document
is classified because its disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause
exceptionally grave damage to the national security." These two newly released
documents were put on CUFON a year ago, at the end of April 1986. CUFON stands
for Computer UFO Network, which is a free international telecommunicions
system for factual information concerning only the subject matter of unidentified
The next document that came to our attention and which we found very important,
is a document from the National Security Agency (NSA) dated 27 January 1987,
Serial #: Q4-072-87, attachment D, and it is to the Honorable John Glenn,
United States Senate and which states in part the subject of paragraph 4,
"Project Aquarius , has been the subject of numerous Freedom Of Information
Act requests. Apparently there is or was an Air Force Project by that name
which dealt with UFO's. Consequently, there is also an NSA National Security
Agency project by that name. The NSA project does not deal with UFO's." from
these documents alone, obviously we are not being told the truth. And for
the first time we recognize that Project Aquarius does deal with UFO's. And
remember, the Telex for AFOSI only was dated November 17, 1980.
The next document that you will see is the one that focussed our attention
on the serious realty that UAO's (Unidentified Aerial Objects) sometimes
referred to as UFO's (Unidentified Flying Objects) are landing on top strategic
military installations. This document is dated 2-9 September 1980 from AFOSI
Det, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, see attachment E. Source and evaluation Major
Ernest E. Edwards. This incident took place at Kirtland Air Force Base on
the 8th of August, 1980. Three security police assigned to 1608 SPS, KAFB,
NM, on duty inside the Manzano weapons storage area sighted an unidentified
light in the air that travelled from north to south over the Coyote Canyon
area of the Department of Defense Restricted Test Range on KAFB, NM. Please
remember that this unidentified light was sighted at 11:50 p.m. on the 8th
30 minutes later on August 9th, another sighting took place. At approximately
0020 hours, (12:20 a.m.) a guardsman was driving east on the Coyote Canyon
access road on a building check of an alarmed structure. As he approached
the structure he observed a bright light near the ground behind the structure.
He also observed an object he first thought was a helicopter. But after
driving closer he observed a "round disk-shaped object." He attempted to
radio for a backup patrol but his radio would not work.
As he approached the disk-shaped object on foot armed with a shotgun the
disk-shaped object took off on a vertical direction at a high rate of speed.
The guard was a former helicopter mechanic in the U.S. Army and "stated the
disk-shaped object he observed was not a helicopter."
On the 8th of September, 1980 it was learned from Sandia Security that
another security guard observed th object land near the alarmed structure
during the first week of August, but did not report it until later for fear
of harassment. The two alarmed structures located within the area contained
HQ CR 44 material. The following evening, August 10th, 1980, a New Mexico
State Patrolman sighted an aerial object land in the Manzanos between Belen
and Albuquerque, in NM. The patrolman reported the sighting to Kirtland Air
Force Base Command Post, who later referred the patrolman to the AFOSI District
17. AFOSI District 17 advised the patrolman to make a report through his
own agency. On the 11th of August, 1980 the Kirtland Information Office advised
the patrolman that the United Stated Air Force no longer investigates such
sightings unless they occur on a United States Air Force Base.
On the 13th of August, 1980 a maintenance officer for Kirtland Air Force
Base reported that RADAR approach control equipment and scanner RADAR were
inoperative due to high frequency jamming from an unknown cause "which was
later determined to be of possible hostile frequency jamming." Total blackout
of the entire RADAR approach systems to include "Albuquerque Airport which
is a civilian airport "and was in effect between 1630-2215 hours, which in
civilian time is 4:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m., a total time of 5 hours and 45 minutes.
This would mean that all RADARs were out, "civilian and military for that
time period." Also, RADAR approach control back-up systems were inoperative.
On the same day Defense Nuclear Agency Radio frequency monitors determined
by vector analysis that the interference was being sent from an area (V-90
degrees or due east). On DAF map coordinates E-28.6. The area was located
northwest of "Coyote Canyon Test Range." It was later determined that no
land-based agency could disclose any information that could have caused such
At 2216 hours, (10:16 p.m.), all RADAR equipment returned to normal operation
without further incident. The conclusions to the whole incident were that
the possibility of hostile intelligence jamming could not be ruled out, but
at the same time, it was not concluded that the reported landings and sightings
of these aerial objects held any significance to the possible hostile jamming.
It should be obvious to anyone who takes the time to read the material
that is available today concerning these incidents at Kirtland Air Force
Base that landings did take place of Unauthorized Aerial Objects, (UAO's),
that were not part of any government agency or any military agency of the
United States of America. It should also be obvious that, taking all these
documents and this incident into consideration, there is a cover-up by certain
agencies of the United States Government concerning these Unauthorized Aerial
Objects, (UAO's), commonly referred to as UFO's, Unidentified Flying Objects.
It is our contention that the people of the United States have a right
to know. If, as stated, these UFO's pose no threat, then why are we denied
information concerning the investigations by these agencies doing the research
and investigations, which is ongoing today. Since these objects are real,
as documentation has proven, according to our own military sources, and remember
that a great deal of documentation is from police officers, doctors, trained
observers, and scientists. It is long past the time when we should be treated
as first-class citizens and given the information that will enable intelligent
people to understand what is happening in our own skies. One should also
note here that these are not isolated incidents. For instance, in 1980, we
have knowledge that a landing of an aerial object took place at Bentwaters,
an American Air Force Base in England, where security soldiers have come
forward and testified as to the authenticity of this landing, and went so
far as to say that they were threatened if they were to reveal this information.
Also in 1980, two women, Betty Cash and Vickie Landrum, ages 51 and 57,
and a small boy by the name of Colby Landrum, age 7, referred to as the Cash-Landrum
Case and which took place in Texas. The women and the child witnessed an Unauthorized
Aerial Object, (UAO), or referred to as UFO, was being pursued by 20 military
helicopters. Subsequently, the witnesses were badly burned by some type of
radiation and are suffering from those effects to this day. Some of the effects
were 50% loss of hair, sores that would not heal, and last but not least,
Again, in 1975, a landing took place of an Unauthorized Aerial Object,
(UAO), on two different nights at Loring Air Force Base. We were told that
these were nothing more than mysterious helicopters landing on a Top Strategic
Air Command Base, we were also told that 106 jets were scrambled out to pursue
these Unauthorized Aerial Objects. The jets could not overtake these objects.
One must note here that these were RADAR-visual sightings, in other words,
visually seeing the objects and picking them up on RADAR at the same time.
These mysterious Unauthorized Aerial Objects, (UAO's), also hovered over
missile silos and were visually seen once again and RADAR confirmed.
These unauthorized aerial objects UAO's were pursued for well over a two-week
period and were chased half way across the United States and lower Canada,
please note this case is on Air Force documents.
We think, we have demonstrated here today that certain government agencies
and certain military agencies have been, and still are, in the Unidentified
Flying Objects UFO business, or as we UFO Information Services, call them
"Unauthorized Aerial Objects UAO's.
There are many moral issues here as well as technical issues. Many Americans
have lost their credibility by standing up in the first place, as an honest
American, and reporting their close range sightings. Also, there are military
officers who have come forth with their sighting information and have been
passed over, or had to retire, or forced to resign as a result of relating
their sighting or sightings. It would seem that it is time that some people
in the government must stand up and start being responsible for what they
have been elected to do and that is, first and foremost, to tell the truth.
"How does a free society base good and honest decisions on incorrect and/or
no information. That does not work in a democracy."
What we are also trying to achieve here today is to have responsible senators
and congressmen approve "Congressional Hearings" in this matter and to subpoena
certain members of the military and agencies mentioned in some of these documents
to come forward and testify as to these landings on or near military installations.
Please see attachment F, which shows that we documented some of this material
May 8, 1987 in the Seattle Times relating to Project Aquarius. We
also documented some of this same material concerning Project Aquarius on
the Larry King Show on CNN on May 14, 1987 where the challenge to the authenticity
of Project Aquarius and the military involvement was first made.
It was in June of 1985 that we first became completely aware of the significance
of the 1980 incidents at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
While we had heard mention of these incidents prior to this time it was not
until we obtained copies of the documents maintained by AFOSI that we began
to focus our attention and efforts on uncovering what facts we could relating
to what are referred to as the "Kirtland incidents". However, while the AFOSI
documents and their relation to Project Aquarius is the principal topic of
discussion it should be pointed out that the events described in the original
Complaint Form filed by Special Agent Richard Doty were not the only incidents
to have taken place near Kirtland Air Force Base.
One of the difficulties with information or documents obtained through
Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) is that these items do not come with instructions
on how to interpret them. In going over documents which we have been able
to obtain it has proven to be a necessary habit to go over each one many
times. As a result we have found that quite often seemingly insignificant
details can take on new meaning, and this, along with the slow process of
gathering information via FOIA requests, has provided most of the substantiation
for the validity of the documents and the topic of this conference.
Given that the original Complaint Form detailing the incidents near Kirtland
AFB is a genuine document and that this form bears a notation indicating
threats directed towards nuclear resources, why is there no documentation
indicating any investigation or intelligence report on these events? When
security personnel report such threats and their reports are seemingly ignored
by the principal headquarters in Washington then serious questions need to
be raised concerning our national defense and security. Department of Defense
regulations cited in HQ CR 44 specifically direct responsible commanders
to actively investigate such threats, however, we are left to believe that
in this instance no one did anything. Richard Doty has stated that he submitted
a much more complete follow-up report but AFOSI headquarters claims they
never received it.
Shortly after receiving the AFOSI documents we obtained a copy of what
is commonly referred to as the "Aquarius document" or "NASA telex". This
is the allegedly genuine document which outlines the analysis of several
photographic images of unidentified aerial objects as well as 8mm motion
picture film footage, while this document also details several specific revelations
about purported Air Force and NASA activities it becomes related to the Kirtland
incidents specifically because of the mention of the name Bennewitz. What
has become the most significant aspect of this allegedly genuine document
is the indication that a project Aquarius exists which in some way relates
to the subject of UFOs. The existence of a project Aquarius has since been
proven. Since this document surfaced, to our knowledge no one has obtained
a clear admission that this document, as it is, is in fact genuine. But
for obvious reasons this should come as no surprise. As no one in any of
the military or government agencies we have contacted seemed willing or able
to verify this. We spent the next year learning as much as we could about
all the various names, abbreviations, and references involved in it. The
items which we found to be the most revealing were the references to the
7602 AINTELG, HQ CR 44, S/WNINTEL, Project Aquarius, and NASA. It was while
trying to obtain information on the 7602 AINTELG that we first became aware
of possible involvement by the National Security Agency. Though we did learn
that the 7602 AINTELG (now the Air Force Special Activities Center) is a
part of the Air Force Intelligence Service we were having some difficulty
obtaining satisfactory responses to our FOIA requests. It was during this
time period in a conversation with a knowledgeable acquaintance that we were
told the 7602 AINTELG was a "branch of the NSA"!
Partially as a result of this revelation we then addressed our first letter
to the NSA requesting information on four items including any and all information
on Project Aquarius. Subsequently, and after several letters, we were informed
that NSA does have a project named Aquarius, that it is classified Top Secret,
and that no information on it would be released to us. In the months after
this, and in the process of searching for the original source of this document,
we happened upon what we feel was a significant discovery. We have been told
that the commonly circulated copy of this document contains two changes from
the original. One of these changes as well as why these changes were made
we do no know. However, the second change as it was told to us is that the
reference to NASA originally reads "NSA". Based on our experiences we believe
this is true. Inasmuch as we were told that 7602 AINTELG is affiliated with
NSA, that NSA is named in the original version of this document, and that
NSA has admitted to having a project entitled Aquarius, we believe it would
be reasonable to conclude that NSA is involved.
Recently, in response to a letter from Senator John Glenn, seems to have
revealed that the Air Force has or had a project Aquarius which does deal
with UFOs. Whether this a simple fingerpointing or not we are still trying
to find out, however, at this point we strongly believe that based on the
available evidence any reasonable person would have to conclude that there
are serious questions here which need to be answered. There is more than enough
evidence to prove that truly unidentified objects, such as those reported
in the Kirtland incidents, do exist and it is well past the time that the
responsible parties in the government and military were called upon to answer
for having kept this truth from the American public. --
[Editor's note: Senator John Glenn is an original member of the Trilateral
Commission. See 1st edition-True Democracy (La verdad sobre la democracia)
Documents and Articles (below):
Statement Made By Howard E. Goldfluss, OMNI June, 1987
A. For AFOSI Only Telex
B. NSA Chadwick Letter J9014B
C. NSA Wetzel Letter J9014C
D. NSA Letter To John Glenn By Wetzel Q4-072-87
E. Kirtland AFB - Alleged Sightings Of Unidentified Aerial Lights Possible
Hostile Intelligence Intercept Incident
F. Seattle Times article, May 8, 1987
Weekend Australian article, June 27 - 28, 1987
USA TODAY article, June 28, 1987 Press conference background and D. Goudie
letter to P. Klass
Statement Made By Howard E. Goldfluss,
Acting Justice, Supreme Court,
State of New York,
Source: OMNI June 1987
I was as skeptical as the next fellow about unidentified flying objects.
My legal training required evidence to prove the existence of UFOs. None
was forthcoming, except for the typical tabloid headlines (I was sexually
assaulted by a Martian) found at supermarket checkout counters. But what
was laughable has now become serious. Solid evidence does exist to erase
the skepticism. Before this evidence emerged, I believed the Air Force, the
Central Intelligence Agency, and every other government agency that insisted
UFOs were a myth. I would have continued to accept this government pronouncement
forever had it not been for the passage of the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA). Congress enacted this law because it felt that the government as
keeping too many facts from public inspection. This concern was certainly
justified. Thanks to the FOIA, we now know that Uncle Sam has been sitting
on evidence that UFOs do exist and that very substantial people have seen
them. The most revealing information is found in Air Intelligence Division
Study (A.I.D.S.) 203. Following are some of the references found within:
* White Sands, New Mexico, June 29, 1947. Three scientists sighted a large,
wingless disc or sphere moving horizontally.
* Portland, Oregon, July 7, 1947. Five police officers sighted a varying
number of similar discs flying over different sections of the city.
* Andrews Field, Maryland, November 18, 1948. Reserve pilots Lieutenant
Kenwood Jackson, Lieutenant Glen Stalker, and Lieutenant Henry Combs encountered
a lighted UFO circling at 17,000 feet. They described the object as an oblong
ball with one light, no wings, and no exhaust flame.
If I could still doubt the sanity or sobriety of the observers already
mentioned, an inspection of Air Intelligence Report 1R-193-55, dated October
15, 1955, would have to be the convincer. The report was compiled after interviews
with Senator Richard Russell of Georgia, then chairman of the Armed Forces
Committee of the Senate; Lieutenant Colonel E. V. Hathaway, a staff officer
assigned to the committee; and Reuben Efron, a committee consultant. On October
4, 1955, at 7:10 P.M., after departing by train from the USSR, all three
observed two flying discs taking off almost vertically--one minute apart.
What we ultimately seek in the courts is the truth. If even a portion of
the facts is suppressed, the truth will not emerge. How could I or any judge
reach a proper decision on the issue of UFOs when the testimony of responsible
and credible witnesses has never been heard?
We have now heard the other side of the case. We had been led to believe
that only charlatans, drunks, fools, or psychopaths observed the phenomenon.
We now know that many of those witnesses were responsible, credible, and
respected people, most of whom were technologically trained. We now have
reason to consider the subject of UFO; in light of strong evidence heretofore
HOWARD E. GOLDFLUSS,
Supreme Court, State of New York,
and author of the book "The Judgement"
17 NOV 1980
RTTEZYVW RUFLOJA9136 ZNY
SECRET GT SECRET FOR AFOSI ONLY
R 171130Z NOV 80 FM HQ AFOSI BOLLING AFB DC
IVOE TO RUWTFBA AFOSI DIST 17 KIRTLAND AFB NM
BID INFO 7602 AINTELG FT BELVOIR VIRGINIA//INSR
SECRET FOR AFOSI ONLY
Ref: Request for photo imagery interpretation your message 292030Z October
1980. Subject Case NR: 8017D93-126 HQ CR 44
1. Subject Negatives/Film Were Analyzed By HQ Ivt And 7602 Aintelg, It
And The Following Results Were Found:
A. Negative #1: Deplicting C-5A Aircraft on approach and streaking Unidentified
Areal Object in the lower right portion of film. Film found to be unaltered.
Size differential was not consistant with size of aircraft. Conclusion: Inconclusive
B. Negative #2: Deplicting cylinder shaped Unidentified Aerial Object in
upper portion of photo. Film found to be unaltered. Film showed onject to
be consistant with field depth and consistant with relative size of fixed
objects. Conclusion: Legitimate negative of Unidentified Aerial Object.
Bolton / Reinfeld method did not reveal visible markings on object. C. Negative
#3: Deplicting irrgular sharped Unidentified Aerial Object in seven frames
of 8MM Film. Because of the size and apparent speed of object no further
classification or conclusion could be drawn. Film shown to be unaltered.
D. 34 inches of 8MM Film: Deplicting apparent colored object moving in
front of still camera. Film found to be unaltered. Spectography revealed
colors to be basic prism features. Depth analysis revealed object to be within
152MMof camera. Object was not consistant with relative size of fixed objects
observed for several seconds in film. Conclusion: Inconclusive.
E. Original negative deplicting Unidentified Object: Film found to be unaltered.
Because of lack of fixed object in film, no depth analysis could be performed.
Bolton, Reinfelf method revealed object to be saucer shaped, approximate diameter
37 feet. Object contained a trilateral insignia on the lower portion of object.
Conclusion: Legitimate negative of Unidentified Aerial Object.
2. Reference your request for further information regarding HQ CR 44, The
following is provided: Capt. Grace 7602 Aintelg, INS contacted and related
following: (S/Wintel) USAF no longer publicly active in UFO research, however
USAF still has interest in all UFO Sightings over USAF inatallation/test
ranges. Several other government agebcies, lead by NASA, Actively investigates
legitimate sightings through covert cover. (S/Wintel/FSA) one such cover
is UFO reporting center, US Coast and Geodetic Survey, Rockville, Maryland
20852. NASA Filters results of sightings to appropriate military departments
with intrest in that particular sighting. The official US Government Policy
and results of Project Aquarius is still classified Top Secret with no dissemination
outside official intelligence channels and with restricted access to "MJ
Twelve". Case in Bennewitz is being monitored by NASA, INS, who request all
future evidence be forwarded to them thru AFOSI, IVOE.
4. Reference your request for technical assistance. Because of a chance
of public disclosure, no knowledgable peronnel with SPA will be provided.
Continue to receive assistance from individuals mentioned in your message,
Miller, Fugate. Because of the sensitivity of case, request they be thoroughly
debriefed at regular intervals.
BTS NNNS Downgrade 17NOV2020
National Security Agency Central Security Service Fort George G. Meade,
02 MAR 1986
This is in response to your letter of 20 February 1986 in which you stated
that, regarding your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information
on Project Aquarius, you are interested in Aquarius as it pertains to unidentified
aerial objects. Please be advised that Project Aquarius does not deal with
unidentified aerial objects. We, therefore, have no information to provide
to you on the subject.
In your letter you also ask for information on Projects Sigma and Snowbird.
The FOIA provides that a person has a right of access to federal agency
records, except to the extent that such records are protected from disclosure
by one of nine exemptions. It does not require that an agency answer questions.
As I mentioned in my letter of 20 February, Sigma and Snowbird are not NSA
projects; we, therefore, have no information to give you on these topics.
Since you indicate in your letter that you will not be paying the $15,000.00
fee to search for records pertaining to Aquarius, this response completes
our action on your request.
(signed) DENNIS C. CHADWICK Chief Information Policy
National Security Agency Central Security Service Fort George G. Meade,
15 APR 1986
This responds to your letter of 7 March 1986 in which you further narrowed
your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records pertaining to
The document located in response to your request as stated in your 7 March
letter has been reviewed by this Agency as required by the FOIA and has been
found to be currently and properly classified in accordance with Executive
Order 12356. This document meets the criteria for classification as set forth
in subparagraphs 2, 4, and 8 of section 1.3 and remains classified TOP SECRET
as provided in section 1.1 of Executive Order 12356. The document is classified
because its disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause exceptionally
grave damage to the national security. Because the document is currently and
properly classified, it is exempt from disclosure pursuant to the first exemption
of the FOIA (5 U.S.C. section 552(b) (1)).
In addition, this Agency is authorized by various statues to protect certain
information concerning its activities. We have determined that such information
exists in this document. Accordingly, those portions are also exempt from
disclosure pursuant to the third exemption of the FOIA which provides for
the withholding of information specifically protected from disclosure by statute.
The specific statutes applicable in this case are Title 18 U.S. Code 798;
Title 50 U.S. Code 403(d) (3); and Section 6, Public Law 86-36 (50 U.S. Code
No portion of the information is reasonably segregable.
Since your request has been denied, you are hereby advised of this Agency's
Any person denied access to information may, within 45 days after notification
of the denial, file an appeal to the NSA/CSS Freedom of Information Act
Appeal Authority. The appeal shall be in writing addressed to the NSA/CSS
FOIA Appeal Authority, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, MD
20755-6000. The appeal shall reference the initial denial of access and
shall contain, in sufficient detail and particularity, the grounds upon
which the requester believes release of the information is required. The
NSA/CSS Appeal Authority shall respond to the appeal within 20 working days
In your letter, you take exception to the amount requested by this Agency
for manpower and computer search fees to process your original request for
all information on Project Aquarius. Please be advised that NSA search and
duplication fees are computed in accordance with guidance promulgated in sections
6-201 and 6-202 of Dod Directive 5400.7-R
JULIA B. WETZEL Director of Policy
National Security Agency Central Security Service Fort George G. Meade.
Maryland 20755 - 6000
27 January 1987
The Honorable John Glenn United States Senate ATTN: Mr. Mark Frondorf SH-503
Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator Glenn:
This responds to your letter of 7 January 1987 on behalf of your constituent,
Mr. Clifford E. Stone ( Enclosure 1 ).
The National Security Agency (NSA) has received numerous Freedom Of Information
Act (FOIA) requests for information pertaining to UFO incidents. Our records
show that Mr. Stone has submitted six such requests over the past 7 years.
One of those requests was for the information mentioned in paragraph 2 of
his letter to you, the UFO incident at RAF Woodbridge Base. In our 1 February
1984 response to Mr. Stone ( Enclosure 2 ), we notified him that the estimated
manpower and computer search costs involved in locating records responsive
to his requests were $250.00. We advised him that, upon receipt of half that
amount, a search would be made. Mr. Stone did not respond to our letter.
Regarding the information in paragraph 1 of Mr. Stone's letter, we have
no record of receiving an FOIA request for documents dealing with a UFO destruction
of a Cuban MiG-23.
Paragraph 3 of his letter ask for NSA analysis of the document he attached.
It appears to be an Air Force document. The project names which are referenced,
Sigma and Snowbird, are not NSA projects. We have no knowledge of the information
contained in the document.
The subject of paragraph 4, project Aquarius, has been the subject of numerous
FOIA requests. Apparently there is or was an Air Force project by that name
which dealt with UFO's. Coincidentally, there is also an NSA project by that
name. The NSA project does not deal with UFO's. We believe that the confusion
on this issue results from an FOIA requests submitted by another person with
interest in UFOs, Mr. Christian Lambright.
(page 2) Serial: Q4-072-87
Mr. Lambright requested all information on the NSA project Aquarius, apparently
believing that the project pertains to UFOs. We advised Mr. Lambright that
our project does not deal with UFOs. He then requested records revealing
the "goal" of Aquarius, and we withheld the document because it is classified.
We have reason to believe that our final response to Mr. Lambright, denying
him access to the records, has been disseminated within a circle of those
interested in UFOs and that subsequently a misunderstanding has developed
regarding NSA, Aquarius and UFOs.
In responding to general FOIA requests for UFO information, certain documents
have been withheld from the public pursuant to the first and third exemptions
of the FOIA. The first exemption provides for the protection of information
which is currently and properly classified in accordance with the provisions
of Executive Order 12356. The third exemption protects information from disclosure
by statute. The statutes applicable in this case are 50 U.S.C. 402 note (
Public Law 86-36, Section 6), 50 U.S.C. 403(d) (3) and 18 U.S.C. 798. This
Agency's decision to protect those records has been upheld by the United States
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
We hope that the information being provided to you will be of help to Mr.
Sincerely, (signed) JULIA B. WETZEL Director Of Policy
Secret Complaint Form Administrative Data
KIRTLAND AFB, NM, 8 Aug-3 Sep 80 2 - 9 Sept 80 1200 Alleged
Sightings of Unidentified Aerial Lights in Restricted Test Range.
AFOSI Det 1700, Kirtland AFB, NM Received in person. Evaluated by Major
Ernest E. Edwards residence or business address phone Commander, 1608 SPS,
Manzano Kirtland AFB, NM 4-7516 CR 44 applies
Summary Of Information:
1. On 2 Sept 1980, Source related on the 8th of August 1980, three Security
Policemen assigned to 1608 SPS, KAFB, NM, on duty inside the Manzano Weapons
Storage Area sighted an unidentified light in the air that traveled from North
to South over the Coyote Canyon area of the Department of Defense Restricted
Test Range on KAFB, New Mexico. The Security Policemen identified as: Ssgt
Stephen Ferenz, Area Supervisor, ATC Martin W. Rist and Amn Anthony D. Frazier,
were later interviewed separately by SOURCE and all three related the same
statement; at approximately 2350 hours., while on duty in Charlie Sector,
East Side of Manzano, the three observed a very bright light in the sky approximately
3 miles North-North East of their position. The light traveled with great
speed and stopped suddenly in the sky over Coyote Canyon. The three first
thought the object was a helicopter, however, after observing the strange
aerial maneuvers (stop and go), they felt a helicopter couldn't have performed
such skills. The light landed in the Coyote Canyon area. Sometime later, three
witnessed the light take off and leave proceeding straight up at a high speed
2. Central Security Control (CSC) inside Manzano, contacted Sandia Security,
who conducts frequent building checks on two alarmed structures in area. They
advised that a patrol was already in the area and would investigate.
3. On the 11th of August 1980, RUSS CURTIS, Sandia Security, advised that
on the 9th of August 1980, a Sandia Security Guard, (who wishes his name not
be divulged for fear of harassment), related the following: At approximately
0020 hrs., he was driving east on the Coyote Canyon access road on a routine
building check of an alarmed structure. As he approached the structure he
observed a bright light near the ground behind the structure. He also observed
an object he first thought was a helicopter. But after driving closer, he
observed a round disk shaped object. He attempted to radio for back up patrol
but his radio would not work. As he approached the object on foot armed
with a shotgun, the object took off in a vertical direction at a high rate
of speed. The guard was a former helicopter mechanic in the U.S. Army and
stated the object he observed was not a helicopter.
4. SOURCE advised on the 22nd of August 1980, three other security policemen
observed the same
Date Forwarded HQ AFOSI
10 Aug 80 AFOSI Form
Date Type Or Printed Name Of Special Agent
Sept 80 Richard C Doty, SA /s/ Richard C. Doty
District File No: 8017D93-0/29
Continued From Complaint Form 1, DTD 9 Sept 80
aerial phenomena described by the first three. Again the object landed
in Coyote Canyon. They did not see the object take off.
5. Coyote Canyon is part of a large restricted test range used by the Air
Force Weapons Laboratory, Sandia Laboratories, Defense Nuclear Agency and
the Department of Energy. The range was formerly patrolled by Sandia Security,
however, they only conduct building checks there now.
6. On the10th of August 1980, a New Mexico State Patrolman sighted an aerial
object land in the Manzano's between Belen and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The
Patrolman reported the sighting to the Kirtland AFB Command Post, who later
referred the patrolman to the AFOSI Dist 17. AFOSI Dist 17 advised the patrolman
to make a report through his own agency. On the 11th of August 1980, the Kirtland
Public Information office advised the patrolman the USAF no longer investigates
such sighting unless they occur on a USAF base.
7. WRITER contacted all the agencies who utilized the test range and it
was learned no aerial tests are conducted in the Coyote Canyon area. Only
ground tests are conducted.
8. On the 8th of September 1980, WRITER learned from Sandia Security that
another Security guard observed a object land near an alarmed structure sometime
during the first week of August, but did not report it until just recently
for fear of harassment.
9. The two alarmed structures located within the area contain HQ CR 44
Complaint Form Administrative Data
Date Time 14th August 1980 0730 KIRTLAND Air Force Base, New Mexico 13th
August 1980, Possible Hostile Intelligence Intercept Incident, PLACE Frequency
Jamming. AFOSI District 17, BID, KIRTLAND Air Force Base, New Mexico
Source And Evaluation 1960th Communication Officer RESIDENCE OR BUSINESS
ADDRESS 1960 COMMSq KAFB, New Mexico
Remarks Summary Of Information
1. On the13th August 1980, 1960 COMMSq Maintenance Officer reported RADAR
Approach Control equipment and scanner radar inoperative due to high frequency
jamming from an unknown cause. Total blackout of entire RADAR approach system
to include Albuquerque Airport was in effect between 1630-2215 hrs. radar
Approach Control back up system also were inoperative.
2. On the 13th August 1980, Defense Nuclear Agency Radio Frequency Monitors
determined, by vector analysis, the interference was being sent from an area
(V-90 degrees or due East). On DAF map coordinates E-28.6. The area was located
NW of Coyote Canyon Test area. It was first thought that Sandia Laboratory,
which utilizes the test range was responsible. However, after a careful check,
it was later determined that no tests were being conducted in the canyon area.
Department of Energy, Air Force Weapons Laboratory and DNA were contacted
but assured that their agencies were not responsible.
3. On the 13th August 1980, Base Security Police conducted a physical check
of the area but because of the mountainous terrain, a thorough check could
not be completed at that time. A later foot search failed to disclose anything
that could have caused the interference.
4. On the 13th August 1980, at 22:16 hrs., all RADAR equipment returned
to normal operation without further incident.
5. CONCLUSION: The presence of hostile intelligence jamming cannot be ruled
out. Although no evidence would suggest this, the method has been used in
the past. Communication maintenance specialists cannot explain how such interference
could cause the radar equipment to become totally inoperative. Neither could
they suggest the type or range of the interference signal. DNA frequency monitors
reported the interference beam was wide spread and a type unknown to their
electronical equipment. Further checks of the area was being conducted by
Technical Services, AFOSI.
6. High command interest item. Briefings requested IAW AFOSIR 124-4 be
completed at HQ AFOSI/IVOE. HQ CR 44 and 51 items.
From Seattle Times, May 8, 1987
60,000 Sightings Can't Be Wrong, Seattleite Insists By Peter Lewis, Times
In their most commonly reported form, the aliens have large heads and stand
3 1/2 to 4 feet tall. Their enormous eyes rest under a transparent helmet.
Clad in jumpsuits adorned with insignias, the humanoids walk in sure, positive
Maybe so, but that's where they probably come from.
And Seattle resident Dale Goudie has talked to people who say they've seen
Goudie has spent the last 14 years researching UFO's and using the Freedom
of Information Act to collect federal documents that he contends prove UFO's
The official position of the U.S. Air Force, for example, is that it got
out of the UFO business when Project Bluebook ended in 1969. But Goudie says
the Bluebook was succeeded by Project Aquarius.
Since 1942, there have been an estimated 60,000 UFO sightings in the United
States alone and only 5 percent of sightings are actually reported, Goudie
says. Feeding characteristics of the 60,000 sightings into a computer, 250
different shapes emerged, suggesting to Goudie that there may be more than
one species involved in UFO's.
"The bottom line is: Don't believe me, but do read what is available" says
Goudie, who has dedicated a room in his home to countless files and papers
"The real problem is, no one wants to take the responsibility of telling
the American public this (UFOs) is real."
Consider a series of once-classified material on Project Aquarius:
An Air Force document dated Nov. 17 1980, from the Office of Special Investigations
at Rolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. to OSI at Kirtland Air Force
Base in New Mexico refers to a "request for photo imagery interpretation."
Other papers indicate that the request stemmed from a series of "alleged
sightings of unidentified aerial lights" over the Manzano Weapons Storage
Area at Kirtland between August 8th and September 3, 1980.
An analysis of at least two pictures of the sightings concluded that the
film was unaltered and that they were "legitimate negative(s) if (an) unidentified
aerial object," according to the November 17, 1980, document. Of the two confirmed
sightings, one "contained a trilateral insignia on the lower portion of object...."
The document also states:
"The official U.S. government policy and results of Project Aquarius is
still classified top secret with no dissemination outside official intelligence
channels .... Because of a chance of public disclosure, no knowledgeable
personnel with SPA (it's not clear if SPA stands for Special Project Aquarius,
or something else) will be provided...."
But another Air Force document dated January 25, 1983, says "possible unauthorized
release of classified material" cast doubt on the authenticity of the November
17, 1980, document. The later document says the earlier one included nonexistent
offices and officers, it sought to discredit the validity of the purported
When a Freedom of Information Act request letter dated February 20, 1986,
sought information on Project Aquarius, the National Security Agency responded,
in part, with a letter dated March 3, 1986:
"Please be advised that Project Aquarius does not deal with unidentified
aerial objects. We, therefore, have no information to provide you on the
But when U.S. Sen. John Glenn wrote the National Security Agency on January
7 of this year on behalf of a constituent who was having trouble getting responses
to Freedom of Information requests about Project Aquarius, the reply letter,
dated January 27, said in part:
"Apparently there is or was an Air Force project by that name which dealt
with UFOs. Coincidentally, there is also an NSA project by that name. The
NSA project does not deal with UFOs...."
It is Goudie's contention that the responses about Project Aquarius demonstrate
the government is saying one thing and doing another. He theorized that the
government is reluctant to admit the existence of even one UFO because as
soon as it does, it fears opening the door to mass hysteria.
Spokesmen for the Pentagon, the Air Force and the National Security Agency
either declined comment or denied that any government agency is actively
The Air Force quit studying UFOs in 1969 after a $500,000 study conducted
by the University of Colorado concluded that "UFO phenomena do not offer
a fruitful field in which to look for major scientific discoveries," according
to Captain Jay DeFrank.
DeFrank noted that in 1977, President Carter asked the National Aeronautic
and Space Administration to look into the possibility of resuming active
investigation of UFOs.
This is the same man who in 1973, when he was governor of Georgia, said,
"I don't laugh at people anymore when they say they have seen UFOs because
I've seen one myself."
NASA spokesman Dave Garrett recalls that agency's response to the president:
"We said, "Thank you, but no thank you." We have never been in the business."
De Goudie, a 45-year-old freelance ad man and former TV talk-show producer,
is not deterred by the government's stance. Two years ago, he established
a computerized UFO bulletin board - CUFON (for Computer UFO Network) - that
has more than 1,400 members. It spits out information, free of charge, to
anyone with a computer and a modem.
He also runs UFP Information Service International, a global network of
UFO sightings, and Puget Sound Aerial Phenomena Research Inc.
None of these enterprises, he says, is a moneymaking operation. Goudie
says he and others like him have been helped in their many Freedom of Information
Act requests by military personnel who want the public to know about UFOs,
but who can't afford to be named.
Many of the documents he's obtained indicate that "suspicious unknown air
activity" has occurred at top-security military installations where nuclear
weapon are stored.
The documents relating to UFOs dropping in on Air Force bases have been
published elsewhere - and professional skeptics such as Philip Klass, an editor
with "Aviation Week & Space Technology," have written books debunking
the authenticity of those and other sightings.
But Goudie notes the government itself has never volunteered any information,
much less any explanations, about UFOs at military bases.
"You can explain anything away," says Goudie, referring to Klass and the
other debunkers, "But these aren't solid answers."
Goudie also says he has consulted with "optical physicists" who have performed
"video-negative photoanalysis" of video tapes of UFOs to substantiate that
the objects are not of this earth.
Goudie also says he has interviewed about 40 people over the years who
claim to have been abducted by UFOs. All occurred in rural areas, including
some episodes outside Redmond, in Maple Valley and north of Seattle. He thinks
about three-fourths of them are telling the truth.
In many cases, the victims have suffered physical scars that they didn't
have before their encounter, Goudie says. "I've tried to get these people
to come forward. They don't want anything to do with newspapers. They're
scared to death of losing their jobs..."
Considering the threat to national security and the risk to civilians,
Goudie believes the government has an obligation to be more forthcoming.
You don't have to look to faraway places for physical evidence of UFOs,
according to Goudie. He has a videotape of an object flying over Tacoma in
1982, enhanced by a process known as "video negative photo analysis" which
allows the viewers to see vertical and horizontal lines within what Goudie
calls "the plasma" that covers the true shape within. He expects the video
to air on Sunday's Town Meeting" on KOMO.
Television, specifically a Dick Cavett shoe that aired in 1973, stated
Goudie's preoccupation with UFOs. He's since appeared on CNN's Larry King
Show and CBS-TV network news shows, among others.
He has spent countless hours and dollars pursuing UFOs.
His goal, he says, is to see the subject become an area of serious scientific
"I'm doing it because I think people deserve the facts, and no one's taking
the time to do it."
Paper : The Weekend Australian, June 27 - 28, 1987 Reporter: Christopher
Hanson in Washington D.C. Title : UFOs Swooped Over US Bases
Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) have been swooping over United States
military bases, causing concern in the Defense Department, according to
government documents released yesterday by a group of UFO researchers.
The president of the Seattle based UFO Information Service Mr. Dale Goudie,
said the Defense Department documents, released on the eve of a three-day
conference on UFOs at American University in Washington DC, were provided
to him under the Freedom of Information Act.
One US Air Force document, dated September 9 1980, describes the sighting
of UFOs by security guards at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico the
month before. It said three guards, interviewed separately, each described
an "unidentified light in the air" that swooped over a weapons storage area
just before midnight on August 8 1980.
It "travelled with great speed and stoped suddenly in the sky". The three
first thought the object was a helicopter. However, after observing the strange
aerial manoeuvres (stop and go), they felt a helicopter couldn't have performed
such skills... they witnessed the light take off and leave proceeding straight
up at a high rate of speed, the document said.
( Secret )
Thirty minutes later, it said, another guard reported
seeing a similar craft at a nearby military research station. "After driving
closer, he observed a round disc-shaped object ...as he approached on foot
armed with a shotgun, the object took off in a vertical direction at a high
rate of speed. The guard was a former helicopter mechanic in the US Army and
stated the object was not a helicopter."
Mr. Goudie said the reported New Mexico incident was one of many at US
military bases, but he provided no further documentation. Another document
released by the group, dated November 17 1980, said film taken of UFOs travelling
at high speed appeared to be authentic and referred to a top secret Project
Aquarius that investigated UFOs.
Mr. Goudie said the Air Force, which gave him the document, could not vouch
for its authenticity. His group was hunting that up. The document had evidently
been in official files. He released a January 27, 1987 letter referring to
Project Aquarius sent to Senator John Glenn, an Ohio Democrat, by the National
Security Agency (NSA). Reuters
By Bill Cox FLORIDA TODAY - and - USA TODAY Newspapers June 28, 1987
Accusations fly as "ufologists" air concerns
"Information is available to anyone who knows what to ask for. I think
the records are compelling, and yet most Americans aren't even informed about
- Dale Goudie, UFO Information Service
WASHINGTON DC - Two million people watched two mammoth unidentified flying
objects cruising at low altitudes between Argentina and Chile on the afternoon
of Aug.17, 1985. Soil and vegetation samples underwent significant biochemical
changes following a UFO landing at Trans en Provence, France, on Feb.8, 1981
After cataloguing nearly 6,000 UFO's over 40 years the Italian government
in 1984 directed its Air Force to keep a lid on the investigations. Such
claims were made here Saturday by UFO investigators from around the planet
as the International Symposium on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena entered its
second day. The meeting, at the American University, drew more then 400 people,
along with representatives of an assortment of media, including Penthouse
magazine, the Voice of America, Strange Magazine, and Omni magazine.
The Soviet news agency Tass, WKSG-FM in Detroit and the People's Daily
newspaper of China registered to hear international speakers from as far
away as Australia and Great Britain accuse their resective governments of
Mr. Dale Goudie of Seattle Washington, displaying documents that report
on Air Force investigation of a purported UFO landing at Kirtland Air Force
Base in New Mexico in 1980, asserted he was getting support from a handful
of congressional leaders to conduct hearings on the phenomenon. We are not
going after these things as UFO's" Goudie said, distributing documents that
he obtained through the Freedom Of Information Act and that were compiled
by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Goudie said,"We'er going
after it as a National Security Problem," If these bases were indeed penetrated
-- as they apparently were -- then NSA (National Security Agency )
should have "interpreted that as an Aggressive Act, as an act of War."
" This information is available to anyone who knows what to ask for," Goudie
said. "I think the records are compelling, and yet most Americans aren't even
informed about it. For some reason, the mass media is reluctant to pursue
this thing and I don't understand why. Tom Dooley of San Antonio, who said
he worked for the NSA from 1978 to 1982, also voiced concern over the alleged
UFO penetrations of Kirtland. "Yes, it does disturb me," he said. Not because
there were necessarily these UFO's that got in but because it means that anything
could get away with something like that.
Dooley said the NSA isn't involved with collecting UFO data. I'm sure if
they were so concerned about flying saucers, they would have said something
to me about it, he said I was a founding secretary for the Fund For UFO
Research back in 1978. I made no secrets about it. I even had bumper stickers
pasted on my locker.
The premise at the symposium this weekend has been that UFOs do exist.
In paying homage to the late Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a former Air Force investigator
and UFO skeptic-turned-believe, Temple University historian David Jacobs
said Hynek's death last year marking the end of an era. If a new era is emerging
in "ufology" -the study of UFO's -it is concerned with the recent and prevalent
accounts of people having been abducted for short periods by alien beings,
some say. "Now, we're in a situation of looking back at the external characteristics
of the phenomenon we've compiled over 40 years, and looking ahead to the
motiv-ations of the intelligence behind the phenomenon," Jacobs said. We
are on the verge of an intellectual breakthrough of incalculable....importance.
For Zhang Yunwen, a Washington D.C. correspondent for China's People's
Daily, the UFO symposium was too good a story to pass up. "No I have no information
on attitudes of our government on the UFO's," Zhang said. I don't think
our government is involved. But I do believe readers in China are interested
in this. It's not religious, it's not superstitous - it's a mystery. You
can be skeptical about this, but I think there are quite a few good sightings
which need some kind of research.
Mr. Klass issued the challenge which resulted in the above press conference
on The Larry King Show, CNN Network, when he appeared with Mr. Goudie, May
Upon his return to Seattle, Mr. Goudie called CNN asking them to mediate
the challenge and inform Mr. Klass that Mr. Goudie accepted the challenge.
Mr. Klass subsequently called Mr. Goudie to discuss this matter. The June
3, 1987 letter from Mr. Goudie to Mr. Klass reproduced on the following
page confirmed the content of that telephene call. A Postal Service return
receipt was signed June 8, 1987 by Mr. Klass.
Mr. Klass did not show up for the press conference. However he did appear
on The Sonya Live Show, CNN Network, the day following the press conference
with Mr. Goudie. Mr. Klass would not talk about the information released
at the press conference, nor has he done so to this day.
Mr. Goudie was also interviewed on the CBS Radio Network News the evening
of the press conference, as well as subsequently making various other television
and radio appearances.
Mr. Philip J. Klass June 3, 1987 404 N St. Southwest Washington, D.C. 20024
Dear Mr. Klass:
This is in response to our telephone conversation wherein you requested
confirmation concerning the press conference which is going to be held in
Washington D.C. on Thursday, June 25th at 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon at the
National Press Club in the Zenger Room.
The press conference will focus on the alleged cover up by certain agencies
of the United States Government with regard to the reality of Unidentified
Flying Objects (UFO's) or Unauthorized Aerial Objects (UAO's) and I will
not say that you are sponsoring the Press Conference, as you requested.
All documentation will be distributed to the members of the press a few
minutes before the press conference begins; and shall also be distributed
to any other individuals who attend, Senator John Glenn's material will
also be part of this package, as was mentioned on the Larry King show on
the CNN News Network May 14, 1987.
If I can be of further service to you, please do not hesitate to call or
Dale D. Goudie