Re: Admiral Never Looked For UFO Data
From: Richard Dolan <keyhole.nul>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 20:49:32 -0400
Archived: Sat, 09 Aug 2008 10:58:00 -0400
Subject: Re: Admiral Never Looked For UFO Data
I chatted with Billy Cox a bit prior to his article, and more to
the point, spoke with Admiral Thomas Wilson in late 2006, not
long after Dr. Steven Greer's book - Hidden Truth, Forbidden
Knowledge - came out in which he mentioned Wilson by name.
I had known about this meeting before Greer published his
account. The information came to me through another party. This
other source, while not giving me Wilson's name, gave me some
explicit information about the nature of the meeting (top level
DoD official who met with Greer, then being denied access to
black programs dealing with ET technology).
As I understood it at the time, Greer and Edgar Mitchell met with
Wilson in April 1997, and that Wilson took two months to continue
looking into the matter. At that point, he reached the program
but was denied access to it. My source indicated that the primary
people who denied Wilson were not even DoD personnel, but rather
private contractors... mainly attorneys. They told him that he
did not have a need to know, and furthermore, that the only
reason he got an audience from them was so they could determine
how he learned about the program.
When Greer's book came out, mentioning the meeting and naming
Wilson, I checked with my source. "I assume it's Wilson?", I
asked. "Yes, it was Wilson", came the answer.
At that point, I decided to try to speak to Admiral Wilson.
Before doing so, I wrote to Edgar Mitchell. He also confirmed
that the meeting took place, although he was not especially
interested at that time in doing much more than stating that
Wilson "would look into it."
So, armed with pretty good support from some high profile people
that the meeting DID occur, I was able to track down and phone
Wilson. This was in October 2006.
Our conversation started very cordially. That is, until I
mentioned that I was researching the UFO phenomena and a meeting
he had regarding the topic in 1997. He feigned ignorance ("my
memory is foggy") until I mentioned confirming statements by
Mitchell and my other source. Then his answer was "I vaguely
recall....." At that point I mentioned that his name was in
Greer's book. I can assure you _that_ got his interest. He asked
me to read him the relevant passage, which I did.
At this point, Admiral Wilson's voice changed noticably. Whereas
he had been relaxed and low key when we started, his voice became
high pitched. He seemed to be rather annoyed, maybe angry. He
told me that, yes, he had met with Greer and Mitchell. That he
only did so because he was "curious" why someone of Dr.
Mitchell's stature would be pursuing this matter. "Everything
else" Greer wrote about the meeting (whatever that means) was
"poppycock." Wilson then told me he needed to go to a meeting and
ended the conversation.
I was left with a distinct impression that Greer's account of the
matter was substantially correct. That is, that Greer and
Mitchell did persuade Wilson to look into it, and that Wilson did
so. Furthermore, that he was denied access to said programs.
Wilson was basically a man who was caught off guard. His denials
rang very hollow to me.
One final comment on this. After my conversation with the
Admiral, I checked back with my source. "What else would you
expect him to say?", he told me. "He would lose every security
clearance he ever held if he gave you what you wanted."
As well as, quite obviously, threatening to bring down the entire
house of cards. After all, an admission from Wilson that this was
true.....? Good god. That would be enough to do it. I did not
expect him actually to admit anything to me. But I had to try.
I have spoken about this event a few times in various
presentations. Now is as good a time as any to make this
Rochester, New York
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