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Wired Does MJ-12

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 10:49:53 -0400
Archived: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 10:49:53 -0400
Subject: Wired Does MJ-12 

Source: Wired Magazine - New York, New York, USA



Sept. 24, 1947: MJ-12 =97 We Are Not Alone... Or Are We?
By Tony Long

1947: If the secret committee known as the Majestic 12
ever really existed, this is the day that the group was
allegedly created by a memorandum from President Harry Truman.

If real, this shadowy coven of scientists, military brass and
government officials came together in response to the Army's
recovery of an alien spacecraft that crashed on a ranch near
Roswell, New Mexico, in July 1947. Their purpose: to investigate
the circumstances surrounding the Roswell incident and to
maintain vigilance against further alien incursions.

Among the names who appear as original members of MJ-12: Rear
Adm. Roscoe Hillenkoetter, first director of the CIA; Dr.
Vannevar Bush, who headed the wartime Office of Scientific
Research and Development; and James Forrestal, secretary of

Confirming the existence of MJ-12 is central to the argument by
UFO conspiracy theorists that the U.S. government has
deliberately hidden UFO information from the public ever since
Roswell. The government, whether irritated by the crazies who
won't leave it alone or genuinely interested in keeping the
presence of aliens under wraps, has consistently denied MJ-12's
existence and dismissed UFO reports as mistaken identity or
hoaxes (.pdf).

The military continues to maintain that the wreckage retrieved
at the Roswell ranch came from a top-secret research balloon.

That explanation has never flown with UFO watchers, who have
produced a mountain of evidence purporting to prove that not
only does MJ-12 exist, but there's a really big cover-up going
on. (Forrestal's untimely death in 1949, officially ruled a
suicide, has helped fuel the fire.)

Sixty years on, and the argument still rages.

If nothing else, the furor has helped fuel some entertaining
"Alien Autopsy" headlines in such august periodicals as the
National Enquirer.

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