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From: Ryan Wood <rswood@igc.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 19:29:21 -0800
Fwd Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 01:50:06 -0400
Subject: More TOP SECRET MAJESTIC UFO Documents

Press Release - More TOP SECRET MAJESTIC UFO Documents



NEWPORT BEACH, California, October 13, 1999 -- During the summer
of 1999 Timothy S. Cooper continued to receive alleged TOP
SECRET MAJESTIC UFO documents both by mail and in person from
several sources.

Overall, the classified documents received from 1994 to present
comprise over 2,100 pages of leaked documents and photographs
with over 200 pages stamped TOP SECRET/MAJIC or an equivalent
derivative.  One mail delivery from Ft. Meade, Maryland included
a 334-page manuscript that had been submitted to Project Blue
Book for review with several chapters stamped in red "TOP
SECRET/MAJIC."  Unlike previously leaked MAJESTIC documents that
came on film or as photocopies these pages are on original
watermarked paper, produced on a typewriter identified as a 1939
Underwood Portable," said Ryan Wood.  "We think that this
exceptional find will lead to a significant validation of the
MAJESTIC program because of the handwriting on original paper,
with identifiable watermark.  Proper analysis of the paper and
ink can provide unarguable courtroom proof, which is our primary
goal. This new evidence clearly shows the use of the MAJIC
classification at least back to the 60s. For the first time, we
now have original handwriting to authenticate the involvement of
famous Air Force officials in the Majestic program" said Dr. Bob

Of the new material received over the summer most noteworthy are
additional pictures of an apparent alien autopsy, MJ-12
personnel and a (retyped) TOP SECRET EYES ONLY intelligence
briefing for President Truman dated 30, September 1947. The
title of this six page briefing is "Unidentified Aircraft
Sightings Over The United States," prepared by Special Studies
and Evaluation State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee and the
Office of National Estimates Central Intelligence Agency.
Another nine page first generation onionskin carbon copy on
original paper with watermark, using a 1956 Courier font, was
also stamped in red TOP SECRET/MJ-12.  "Other documents will be
released on the Wood & Wood website
http://www.majesticdocuments.com in November.  In general, these
documents will be released either over the Internet or in a
related publication within a year after they have undergone
authentication tests. Premature release without quality work
only clouds the interpretation of the document and wastes
everyone's time," said Ryan Wood.

"The preponderance of evidence supporting the high level US Top
Secret Research and Development program known variously as
MJ-12, Operation Majestic Twelve, using the Top Secret code word
MAJIC is as problematic as validating the Dead Sea Scrolls and
the Aramaic Gospel by Jesus Christ." said Tim Cooper. "The
daunting authentication challenges the documents pose not only
to the civilian UFO research community but to disinterested
government officials are profound. Which begs the question: are
they real or a product of Governmental intelligence
disinformation of the Cold War?"

"There is a growing body of evidence through the tireless
efforts of Dr. Robert M. Wood, Ryan S. Wood, Stanton T.
Friedman, and a host of distinguished authors, researchers, and
former intelligence officers that the United States had a deeply
classified UFO Program since the 1947," said Tim Cooper.  A
reasonable study of the intelligence and counterintelligence
operations of the military, CIA and other defense intelligence
agencies of the U.S. Government during World War II, the Cold
War, and up to the present offers convincing evidence that the
U.S. was engaged in a high level UFO intelligence collection
effort. This is abundantly clear from FOIA declassified projects
like SIGN, GRUDGE, BLUEBOOK, SNOWBIRD (1954 flying saucer jet
aircraft) as well as a dearth of related declassified papers
from many agencies including the CIA and NSA.

"In all fairness to anti-MJ-12 arguments, some of the objections
to security classification, signatures, and dating still pose
problems. These arguments can be solved.  What is lacking is a
concerted effort to secure sworn testimony from individuals of
high rank from the Executive Branch, the CIA, and military
intelligence to either refute the MJ-12 enigma or validate the
existence of the United States Government's UFO Program," said
Tim Cooper.

Finally, it must be understood that while the data contained in
the alleged MJ-12 documents may prove to be valid in a
historical context, the assertions and claims made by the
author(s) of these documents rest not in the hands of
ufologists, skeptics and debunkers, but in what is called in
legal jurisprudence "the best evidence" rule in the halls of
justice. "Ultimately, it will boil down to what documentary
evidence and witness testimony can be presented before a Grand
Jury, the Attorney General or Congress, said Ryan Wood."


In the October 1, 1999 issue of CNI News (CNINews1@aol.com) a
secondhand report on a UK presentation made by respected
researcher and author Timothy Good about what he may have said
at the Leeds Conference has presented incorrect and misleading

Mr. Cooper was disturbed and somewhat upset to learned of the
charges made by Friedman and Good; he chose not to believe that
it was their intention to discredit him nor paint him as a
common prankster.  Cooper believes that their original
conclusions were based on limited information and inadequate
resolution of conflicting data.  "I still have the highest
regards for Mr. Friedman and Mr. Good and hope that they will
soon redouble their efforts at research to explain, not only
what may be disinformation, but how it was created and why, so
we can all move on to the other pressing challenges of the UFO
enigma," said Tim Cooper.

Ryan and Robert Wood wish to respond to the points raised in the
1 October issue of CNINews as follows.

We very much doubt that Mr. Good used the phrase "blew the new
batch of MJ-12 documents out of the water."  Our first-hand
knowledge of Mr. Good is that he is a cautious, careful
researcher not given to sweeping generalities.  Assuming, for
the moment that he said what was reported, we note the
following, sequenced as in the original 1 October CNINews:

1) Concern: Mr. Tim Good was kind enough to share with Bob Wood
the original letter that Cooper wrote to Good dated October 4,
1991.  Response: Dr. Wood had this analyzed by his questioned
document examiner, James A. Black, who wrote that the fonts of
the typewriter for this letter and those of the "Interplanetary
Phenomena Unit" report and the "First Annual Report" were the
same, probably from a Royal typewriter.  He noted that this font
is common to tens of thousands of typewriters.  He verbally
discounted all aspects of similarity of the letter similarities
(raised caps, similar letter positioning, identical letter
shape) as being exactly what one would expect on two similar
machines and two  different operators.  He did, however, note
one defect in the small "L" that  occasionally showed up in both
documents. Black conceded that the same typewriter might have
produced all three documents.  However, it may also be a
characteristic of that model typewriter being operated by any
fast typist.  We provided a complimentary copy of Black's
evaluation to Tim Good as appreciation for lending us the
original, which has been returned.

2) Concern:  "The style and indentation of paragraphs is exactly
the same."  Cooper's letter to Good contains six paragraphs, all
indented four spaces.  Response:  The IPU document contains 14
paragraphs, all indented 11 spaces, and the First Annual Report
contains one paragraph indented 4 spaces, 16 paragraphs indented
5 spaces, 5 paragraphs indented 12 spaces, 16 paragraphs
indented 10 spaces, 4 paragraphs indented 9 spaces, 4 paragraphs
indented 8 spaces, 9 paragraphs indented 5 spaces, and 7
paragraphs indented 6 spaces.  Thus, only one of 76 paragraphs
has the same indentation as that of the letter from Cooper to

3) Concern:  "The classifications on the documents rule out
their being genuine."  Response:  The two pages noted may have
been from different documents. In any case, the Cutler to
Twining memo of July 14, 1954 is an example found by Stan
Friedman of Top Secret Restricted right from the National
Archives on original watermarked onionskin paper.  "Furthermore,
the phrase "Not For Public Inspection" of the table of contents
page of the First Annual Report is found in authentic documents
from the Air Force Office of Special Investigations on
microfilmed rolls from the archives," said Ryan Wood.  This is
an extremely weak argument when put in the light of numerous
examples of the Government not following its own rules
sometimes, and following them others.  Furthermore, the
top-secret markings had been redacted.  Most knowledgeable
document researchers would reject the reality of classifications
SUPER SECRET and DOUBLE TOP SECRET, but Wood & Wood have
authentic examples of the use of these classifications.

4) Concern:  "Stanton Friedman discovered that portions are
lifted..." Stan has found chirography and phrases in the book
"Wedemeyer Reports" that are similar to those in some of the
documents provided by Cooper. He noted that the book was owned
by the library in Big Bear Lake where Cooper lives, and that
this would have permitted Cooper or anyone else in Big Bear Lake
to copy it.   Response:  There are thousands of copies of the
book across the country; there is no evidence that Cooper ever
saw it.  In fact, he told Wood & Wood that he did not even know
it existed.  Furthermore, careful research is underway to
determine whether a fake has been created, when, and for what
purpose, including the possibility of psychological warfare a
long time ago.

5) Concern:  "Part of the document number on one page, 1206, is
the same as Cooper's Post Office Box address." Response:
Coincidence?  Note that 4901 Hillbrook Lane, Vannevar Bush
address in 1948 is the same four digits as the street address of
Bob Wood's grandson-in law; 5484, the branch number for Van
Bush's telephone extension, is the same as the middle four
digits of Ryan Wood's UAL frequent flyer number.  If one looks
hard enough for coincidences, one finds them.

6) Concern: "Letters from the now clearly non-existent Salina
Cantwheel, daughter of the mythical Thomas Cantwheel, were
written in exactly the same handwriting as Tim Cooper's."
Response:  Our questioned document examiner, James Black, saw no
evidence that the Salina note was "disguised writing," and found
no indication of handwriting similarities.  We cannot imagine
the basis for asserting that the Cooper and Salina handwriting
are similar.  In addition, we have a report from a source that
says that there was a Salina (Cantwheel's daughter) working for
James Jesus Angleton (Counterintelligence, CIA).  There is no
reason to think that Cantwheel is a mythical character except
wishful thinking by the skeptics.

With respect to the alleged comment that the Eisenhower Briefing
Document is a fake, questioned document examiner James Black has
definitely identified the typewriter for the Truman-Forrestal
letter as an Underwood Standard typewriter, the same as a type
specimen of May 1940.  This is no longer an issue, and the
Truman-Bush letter of October 1 was done with the same model
typewriter.  He also confirms that the paper could have been
removed from the typewriter to type part of the date, since it
is vertically misaligned.


Dr. Robert M and Ryan S Wood are partners dedicated to the
investigation of Majestic, MAJIC or MJ-12 documents.  Our goals
are to research, authenticate and publish our results in widely
accepted media.  We employ a variety of specialists in key
fields that contribute to our efforts. We welcome volunteers
that are willing to sign non-disclosure agreements and that have
a reputation for integrity and a dogged determination to search
for the truth.

D R  R O B E R T   &   R Y A N    S    W O O D
Majestic Documents Investigators
PO Box 2272, Redwood City CA 94064
Orders: 1-800-845-2151

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