July 10, 1947, Air Force Intelligence asked the FBI to interview
witnesses. The Air Force was worried that some sighting reports might come
from communist sympathizers.
The FBI officially investigated during the late summer of 1947.
The FBI interviewed a dozen and a half or so witnesses and found no evidence
of communist sympathizers, but did find unexplainable sightings. Many of
these interviews and sighting reports were filed under "Security Matter -
X"..... so these are the "Real X Files."
Air Force Intelligence supplied the FBI with secret UFO-related
information from the summer of 1947 until the middle of the 1950's. Some
of this information did not appear in the files of Project Blue Book (1952-
1969) which include the files of Project Sign (1948) and Project Grudge
(1949-1951), or in the Air Force .
Information supplied to the FBI during the years 1949-1950
indicated that the Air Force treated the subject seriously even though the
Air Force publicly stated that the sightings could all be explained and that
there was no threat to the United States.
In January 1949 an Air Force Colonel at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who
directed the project to create and atomic powered aircraft, told the FBI
that saucers were real and were weapons of the Soviet Union.
In 1949 and 1950 the FBI was told by the Air Force intelligence
that the saucer project had been ended. But then the FBI received further
requests for sighting information which proved that the Air Force was still
investigating. The confusion of the Air Force investigators over whether or
not saucers were weapons of another nation or something else is evident in
the FBI file.
During 1949 and 1950 numerous "green fireballs" were observed
flying over restricted military installations in New Mexico and Texas.
These military installations were associated with the construction and
storage of atomic weapons. The security agencies were very worried that
these "fireballs" were Soviet missiles. The Air Force reports also indicate
a "disc shaped variation" also reported by Air Force security personnel.
The local FBI agents reported numerous times to headquarters (Hoover) about
these sightings. In 1950 the AF project set up to investigate these
sightings (Project Twinkle) obtained **photographic proof** of saucer
reality. This proof is presented publicly for the first time in this book.
On July 29,1952, a week after saucers appeared over Washington, DC,
the FBI was told by Air Force Intelligence that roughly 3% of the sightings
COULD NOT BE EXPLAINED and that it was "not entirely impossible" that some
saucers were "ships from another planet. On the SAME DAY the General in
charge of Air Force Intelligence ( General Samford) held a press conference
and told the American public that sightings were all explainable as natural
phenomena such as mirages and "temperature inversions" (affecting radar).
In October, 1952, the FBI was told that some AF officers were
"seriously considering the possibility of interplanetary ships."
In 1956 an FBI employee and an employee of the National Security
agency saw and reported to the FBI a UFO
The FBI file contains several reports by the agent who
investigated the Lonnie Zamorra/Socorro, New Mexico case of April 24, 1964.
The FBI file has a memorandum which indicates that when Jimmy
Carter became President he did query government agencies about
their UFO activities, as he had promised before the election.
The FBI does not now investigate sightings
In the spring of 1998 the FBI placed on the web the roughly 1600
pages of UFO files ... see www.foia.fbi.gov and check for "foipa"
documents. These are not arranged in any order so if you are looking for a
particular item you may have to search through all 16 files of 5 Mbytes