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The sensational claim by retired aerospace engineer, William Tompkins, that he was involved in a covert operation out of Nazi Germany, which provided intelligence on antigravity vehicles that helped launch a secret U.S. Navy space program, has just been given a boost by documents recently obtained by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

A number of the documents confirm that the signature on two exit passes provided by Tompkins, who says he carried intelligence briefing packets out Naval Air Station San Diego about the Nazi antigravity craft to U.S. aerospace research facilities, belonged to Rear Admiral Rico Botta.

Another FOIA document, along with one of the exit passes, supports Tompkins’ claim that he was directed by Admiral Botta to use his personal plane to take briefing materials to advanced U.S. aerospace facilities working on experimental aircraft.

passes to enter naval intelligenceThe two exit passes are dated December 12, 1943 and April 17, 1944 and respectively refer to Tompkins being permitted to carry one and three packages out of the Naval Air Station. These exit passes display a signature which Tompkins states belong to Admiral Rico Botta, who was the Assembly and Repair Officer for the Naval Air Station.

Botta’s signature, which appears on a number of the FOIA documents received from the National Archives, matches the signature on the exit passes..

An example of Botta’s signature appears on a Navy personnel file with his photo dated from 1934 when he was a Lieutenant Commander.

botta-signature-cropped-72pxThe following graphic shows a side by side comparison of the 1934 document with the two exit passes.

rico-botta-signature-comparisonDr. Robert Wood, an expert who specializes in document authentication, states in a September 25 email that the signatures “look identical.”

On September 26, I spoke by phone with Dan Willis, who worked at the Naval Communication Station in San Francisco for a tour of duty between 1968 and 1971, and later worked for 13 years at the Naval Electronic Communication Engineering Center in San Diego. He also had often visited the San Diego Naval Air Station where his father worked for 20 years.

Willis said the two passes possessed by Tompkins are described as “chits” by the Navy. Willis explained that the signature at the bottom right of the two passes was the original authorizing officer for the pass. The signature on the left was the final authorizing officer.

Willis confirmed it was very likely the signature stamp of Admiral Rico Botta. This meant that the packages being carried by Tompkins, were ultimately approved for off-site transport by the Admiral himself, who was at the apex at the chain of command at the Assembly and Repair facility at the Naval Air Station which at the end of the war had over 10,000 personnel.

Significantly, the hand written words on the April 17, 1944, pass, “Four [For] Issue of Non-Combat Airplane” very likely referred to a private airplane Tompkins could use for delivering his package(s).

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In his book, Tompkins says that he was given access to the smaller of two planes that were at the disposal of Admiral Botta. Tompkins then explains that he used the plane for taking the briefing packages to the different aerospace facilities where he assisted in the research of the extraterrestrial related technologies:

Flew admiral’s plane to Douglas El Segundo, Lockheed Burbank and China Lake for four years… 1943-1945. Spent much time at China Lake facility modifying rockets for testing (40 visits) and working on their alien projects. (Selected by Extraterrestrials, p. 427)

One of the FOIA documents shows that beginning on October 1, 1942, just one month before he was reassigned to Naval Air Station, San Diego, the then Captain Botta, who was stationed at the Bureau of Aeronautics, visited five research facilities working on experimental aircraft.

visit-to-classified-facilities-2-annotatedThis FOIA document, issued on September 30, 1942, confirms that Botta was directly involved in the study of experimental aircraft, and that this was connected to his impending reassignment to one of these facilities, Naval Air Station, San Diego, on November 22, 1942.  

Of special significance is the reference to the Douglas Aircraft Company, which according to Tompkins was heavily involved with the Navy and Army Air Force in studying the feasibility of antigravity research and development. This cooperation led to an informal working group comprising thee Douglas engineers, two generals and two admirals, which culminated in the launch of the RAND Project out of the Douglas Headquarters in Santa Monica, California, in October 1945.

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Regarding the reference to Botta’s rank as Captain in the September 30, 1942 FOIA document, in a previous article, a Senate document was provided confirming that in 1946, Botta had been retroactively promoted to Rear Admiral as of June 1943, based on this war time responsibilities. FOIA documents provide additional documents such as the following signed by Navy Secretary James Forrestal, on behalf of President Truman, confirming Botta’s retroactive promotion.

This confirms that relatively soon after he began his new duty running the Repair and Maintenance facility at Naval Station in late November 1942, he was given a temporary rank as Rear Admiral.

FOIA documents further confirm that Botta retired in December 1952 with the rank of Rear Admiral Upper Class (a two star admiral) after completing his final assignment as the head of the Naval Air Material Center in Philadelphia.

Tompkins says that during World War II, he began his military service as a seaman which is among the lowest ranks for enlisted personnel. It is very unusual that such a low ranking enlisted man would have exit passes personally signed by the commander of the facility.

It is even more unlikely that Tompkins, a seaman, would be given permission to pilot Admiral Botta’s plane for the performance of the normal duties assigned to individuals with such a low rank.

Tellingly, Tompkins has supplied mission orders, which refer to his duty of being a Disseminator of Aircraft Research and Information:

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This meant that Tompkins assigned covert missions were considered to be of vital importance to research and development efforts for experimental aircraft.

Consequently, confirmation of Botta’s signature on Tompkins’ personal property passes and Botta’s visit to experimental aircraft facilities just before his transfer to Naval Air Station San Diego, suggest three things that are pertinent to Tompkins claims of serving in a covert intelligence program where he was disseminating briefing packages concerning revolutionary antigravity aircraft.

One, Botta’s signature confirms that Tompkins was performing covert missions directly under the authority of Botta.

Two, Botta’s signature supports Tompkins’ claim that he was part of a covert intelligence briefing program, allegedly with 29 spies, directly under Botta’s authority, which provided vital intelligence data for experimental aircraft projects at a number of advanced aerospace facilities.

Finally, Tompkins had permission to pilot one of Admiral Botta’s planes in performance of approved missions to deliver briefing packets to facilities working on experimental aircraft, at least four of which Botta had visited less than two months before his transfer to the Naval Air Station, San Diego.

This suggests that the experimental aircraft research facilities were prepared to receive Tompkins as Botta’s authorized representative to disseminate sensitive aerospace information.

tourflyeroct2016-300pxConsequently, Tompkins’ claims that he performed a covert mission of disseminating briefing packets distilled from debriefings of 29 Navy spies in a program run by Admiral Rico Botta is supported by a number of FOIA documents. Tompkins’ assertion that Nazi antigravity research was actively being studied by the U.S. Navy, and subsequently led to the Navy cooperating with the Douglas Aircraft Company in designing secret navy space battle groups, is likewise bolstered by the released FOIA documents.

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Announcement: Documents and whistleblowers revealing the creation of antigravity spacecraft belonging U.S. secret space programs, with special reference to the testimony of William Tompkins, will be presented in upcoming lectures and workshops in Los Angeles (Oct 8-9) and San Francisco (Oct 14 & 16) by best-selling Amazon.com author Dr Michael Salla. More info here.

Acknowledgement: I am very grateful to Duke Brickhouse, J.D., who drafted and sent the Freedom of Information Act letters on my behalf to the U.S. National Archives to gain the release of Admiral Rico Botta’s personnel files.

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The Admiral that ran a Navy Spy Program in Nazi Germany

Rear Admiral Rico Botta was an extremely busy man during World War II. In addition to his official daytime naval duty as “Assembly and Repair Officer” at Naval Air Station, San Diego, in the evenings he led a covert Navy program operating with 29 spies embedded in Nazi Germany’s most advanced aerospace programs which were developing antigravity flying saucers.

According to retired aerospace engineer, William Tompkins; from 1942 to 1946, Admiral Botta seamlessly performed his official and covert Navy duties. The covert program learned from the Navy operatives (Lieutenants in rank) that the Nazis had developed up to 30 prototypes of antigravity craft, some of which were capable of space flight.

Admiral BottaIt was Admiral Botta’s duty to understand both the war and post-war potential of the Nazi aerospace programs, and disseminate the relevant technical information acquired by the spies to his Navy superiors, and also select U.S. aerospace companies, think tanks and government laboratories.

Tompkins job was to assist Admiral Botta by physically taking the briefing packages created during the covert program to organizations with the technical expertise to understand the Nazi designs and prototypes, assess their feasibility, and incorporate them into the war effort, if possible.

Tompkins did this approximately 1200 times. Each late night debriefing session was run by the Admiral, with one or more out of a pool of three Navy captains in attendance, along with Tompkins and a stenographer to record the sessions.

After the official end of WWII, Botta went on to play a key role in starting a U.S. Navy led secret space program filling a number of positions until his final “official” assignment at Naval Air Material Center, Philadelphia, from 1950 until his retirement in 1952.

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Admiral Botta’s covert program was first publicly revealed in December 2015 by Tompkins in his book, Selected by Extraterrestrials.

Here Tompkins released a document  revealing his mission orders as a Disseminator of Naval Aircraft Research and Information, and explained how he would deliver briefing packages to various aerospace organizations.

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Tompkins also released a document issued by Navy Secretary James Forrestal, which formalized the technology acquisition program headed by Admiral Botta within the newly created Office of Research and Inventions on May 19, 1945.

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Yet more documents he released are two exit passes signed by Admiral Botta, which gave Tompkins permission to exit the Naval facility with his “briefing packages.”

These two exit passes confirm Admiral Botta’s direct role in the covert Navy program. It is hard evidence that Botta was leading a covert program at Naval Air Station, San Diego, which was authorized by Secretary Forrestal, as Tompkins has claimed.

Confirming Botta’s role in the covert program described by Tompkins has been elusive up until recently. Botta’s background and expertise would remain a mystery until researchers at Rense.com combined their efforts to find an official biography on him. 

Botta’s biography was published on the website of the “Golden Eagles,” an organization formed by naval aviators back in 1956.  Curiously, Botta’s biography was only made available in March 2016, four months after Tompkins’ Selected by Extraterrestrials was published and publicly identified Admiral (Rico) Botta (mistakenly spelled in the book as “Rick Obatta”).

This occurrence, five years after the Golden Eagles website first appeared in 2011, is oddly coincidental, and suggestive of “official approval” for the release of Botta’s biography into the public arena.

Despite the curious timing of its release, there is no reason to question the accuracy of Botta’s biographical details as found on the Golden Eagles website.

Evaluating Admiral Botta’s various commands and expertise will help considerably in determining whether or not he was capable of running the covert Navy Spy program alleged by Tompkins, and whether Tompkins testimony itself is credible.

One of the first issues to address about Admiral Botta’s background is his rank while stationed at Naval Air Station, San Diego. His official position as “Assembly and Repair Officer” in normal circumstances would be filled by a Captain.

This is confirmed in the citation for his award of the “Legion of Merit” after WWII for his time at San Diego:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit to Captain Rico Botta, United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as the Assembly and Repair Officer, U.S. Naval Air Station, San Diego, California from 31 December 1942 to the termination of hostilities in August 1945.

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Yet, on January 11, 1946, after the award of his Legion of Merit, Botta was retroactively promoted to Rear Admiral, spanning back to June 30, 1943. The Congressional record refers to the retroactive promotion due to a temporary assignment which meant that his position as ‘Assembly and Repair Officer” had aquired flag officer responsibilities.

It’s feasible that his temporary appointment as Admiral was due to the wartime responsibility of “Assembly and Repair Officer” expanding significantly beyond the normal command level involved during peacetime operations. This is certainly the view of WWII historians such as Ken McCanliss, who points out that Botta is among “a list of 58 Navy flag officers who were given retroactive promotions reflecting war time rank.”

It’s also possible that his temporary rank of Rear Admiral was due to him performing additional duties of extreme importance to the Navy, commensurate with the rank of Rear Admiral. This is what Tompkins’ two May 1945 documents suggest in terms of a covert technology acquisition program that reported directly to Secretary Forrestal.

According to Tompkins, Forrestal directly intervened in ensuring Botta’s temporary promotion to Rear Admiral since that was required for the covert program that Botta would head. It would certainly make a difference for Tompkins’ briefing packages to be taken seriously if he was working for a Rear Admiral, rather than a Navy Captain, when he delivered them to leading aerospace companies.

Furthermore, Botta’s background as an Australian citizen (he emigrated to the U.S. in 1908 at age 18), and not being a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, would likely have created additional hurdles to advancement to flag officer rank.

Botta’s promotion supports Tompkins claim that in addition to Botta’s official “daytime” duties, he also performed covert duties at night, in running the Navy spy program out of Nazi Germany, which required a flag officer to be in command. It’s worth emphasizing that Tompkins recalls that when he began working under Botta in 1942, the latter wore the uniform of an admiral.

We can now examine some of Botta’s other Naval assignments to assess whether he was capable of running a covert espionage program out of Germany to learn about its aerospace secrets.

According to his biography, Botta worked for the Bureau of Aeronautics for two periods. First from 1921 to 1924, and the second time from 1937 to 1942. During his second stint, he worked in the Engineering Division Material Branch and later was the head of the Power Plant Design Section.

Here is what we know of the Bureau of Aeronautics from Wikipedia:

The Bureau of Aeronautics (BuAer) was the U.S. Navy’s material-support organization for naval aviation from 1921 to 1959. The bureau had “cognizance” (i.e., responsibility) for the design, procurement, and support of Naval aircraft and related systems.

These two assignments confirm that in 1942, Admiral Botta had nearly nine year’s experience in a variety of areas associated with aircraft engineering, design and power supply. This had contributed to him developing a “superior and outstanding technical knowledge” as described in his “Legion of Merit” citation:

Captain Botta, by his superior and outstanding technical knowledge and skill, his great administrative ability and his constant devotion to duty enabled this Department to meet the ever increasing demands of the Fleet Air commands for combat aircraft of the latest type and with the latest combat-proved changes installed.

The citation is consistent with what Tompkins claims Botta was doing at the Naval Air Station with the covert operatives in Nazi Germany. It refers to Botta learning about the “latest type” of combat aircraft and changes to improve combat readiness for US Navy aircraft.

Consequently, if the Navy had spies embedded in Nazi Germany, then Admiral Botta would have been an ideal choice as someone who could debrief them, adequately assess the technical information involved, and pass on relevant information to select aerospace companies and think tanks for further study and development, as Tompkins contends.

Admiral Botta’s career after WWII took him into positions that were directly involved in the study of antigravity technology that could help start a US Navy secret space program.

One of the Navy research centers that Tompkins says he took his briefing packages to during the war was the Naval Air Material Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Naval Air Material Center was located at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and during WWII was responsible for developing new aircraft technologies.

On July 1, 1950, Botta became the commander of the Naval Air Material Center, suggesting that he would be assisting it with developing experimental aerospace technologies, especially with regard to antigravity technologies.

Here is what was publicly known about experimental aviation projects at the Naval Air Material Center in 1944:

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When Admiral Botta took over command of the Naval Air Material Center on July 1, 1950, he was in charge of a facility that was capable of running up to a 1000 experimental aviation projects. Not only is this powerful confirmation that Botta had the expertise to run a covert program with 29 operatives embedded in Nazi Germany’s secret aerospace programs, but also that he continued to work on such projects well into the 1950’s.

I therefore agree with Major George Filer’s [USAF ret.] assessment of the significance of Botta’s postwar assignments:

His [Botta’s] leadership likely helped the Navy to lead in the development of disk craft and spaceships.

Tompkins claims that while employed at the Advanced Design think tank at Douglas Aircraft Company from 1951 to 1961, he worked on unsolicited proposals sent to the U.S. Navy for kilometers-long antigravity spacecraft. This suggests that Tompkins’ proposals were assessed and developed, at least up to 1952, at the Naval Air Material Center run by his former boss, Admiral Botta.

A review of Admiral Botta’s expertise, experience and military commands shows that it is very feasible that he ran a covert Navy operation out of Naval Air Station, San Diego, from 1942 to 1946, as Tompkins claims. Furthermore, Botta’s post WWII assignments suggest that he continued to work on Navy aerospace projects associated with the antigravity space craft first developed by Nazi Germany.

It can be reasonably concluded that not only did Admiral Botta run a covert espionage program during World War II learning about Nazi Germany’s successful development of antigravity space craft, but he also played a leading role in developing similar craft for the U.S. Navy.

Consequently, a review of Admiral Botta’s background supports Tompkins claims that he (Tompkins) was directly involved in a covert Navy espionage program that learned about Nazi Germany’s antigravity secrets, and passed these on to senior officials and leading aerospace companies, for the development of a secret space program run by the U.S. Navy.

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In today’s episode of Exonews TV, William Tompkins reveals an astonishing secret acquired by U.S. Navy spies embedded within Nazi Germany’s advanced technology projects during the World War II – the Nazi war effort was being assisted by extraterrestrial visitors.

The spies had reported to a covert Naval Intelligence operation, located at Naval Air Station San Diego, that Adolf Hitler had signed a secret agreement with representatives of a Reptilian extraterrestrial race. In today’s newly released ExoNews TV interview, Tompkins reveals how “Reptilian consultants” were helping the Nazi SS develop advanced weapons technologies:

They had, if you want to call them, “consultants”, who are Reptilian consultants assisting on all of these different things that it takes to design and build these spacecraft carriers, and propulsion systems. So this is an extremely well developed program and documented like crazy. Getting copies of the documents was hard for them, hard for our spies. This was an open program in the upper level of the SS.

The spies learned that the goal of the Reptilian plan was not only to assist the Nazis to win the war and achieve planetary conquest, but to build fleets of antigravity spacecraft carriers that could be used for interplanetary conquest in other star systems:

Holy cats the thing went way beyond that [world conquest]. Again, what we just said about this was the tip of the iceberg of what they were doing. Already Reptilians were doing it to other stars’ planets all over this area of the Galaxy…. These young kids, the operatives, they couldn’t believe half of what they brought back, what was going on. But some of them were really good people, and they knew how to get into places and listen to what’s going on, and finding what that guy he had talked to, or he heard, and going to so and so, because yes they were doing that over there.

Tompkins information is startling, but it is not the first time claims have been made about Nazi Germany receiving extraterrestrial help during the War. The father of German rocket science, Herman Oberth, said the following in response to a question about Nazi Germany’s rapid technological development:

We cannot take credit for our record advancement in certain scientific fields alone. We have been helped.” When asked by whom, he replied, “the peoples of other worlds.

In a 1998 interview with Linda Moulton Howe, a former CIA agent, who from 1957 to 1960 was given access to highly classified briefing files, said that the documents revealed that the Nazis had indeed been helped by an extraterrestrial race in their advanced aeronautical weapons projects:

When Vril was building that first craft, the Vril had one or two of the aliens that worked with them in Germany where they fired rockets from Peenemunde. The documents I read in Washington said that’s where the first Vril vehicle was made…. They [aliens] were helpers to Germany.

More recently, Secret Space Program whistleblower, Corey Goode says that from 1987 to 2007, he read intelligence briefings on smart-glass pads that detailed what had happed during World War II.

He describes how German Secret Societies were helped before and throughout World War II by Draconian extraterrestrials who were assisting the former in the development of  advanced antigravity space battle fleets.

At the same time these [German Secret] Societies had made contact with the Draco Federation and another group that avoided the Draco’s. The German Occultists were very busy from the early 1900’s, especially the time just before, during and after World War One. Their major breakthrough’s occurred in the late 1930’s.

Goode said that the ultimate goal of the Reptilians, in helping German Secret Societies and the Nazi SS, was to create advanced space carrier groups that would be capable of interplanetary conquest. The eventual German/Nazi space battle groups became what Goode described as the “Dark Fleet.” It operates outside of our solar system, and is described at length in the book, Insiders Reveal Secret Space Programs and Extraterrestrial Alliances.

Consequently, the whistleblower testimonies by the CIA Agent and Corey Goode support Tompkins’ claims that intelligence briefing files dating from World War II did indeed refer to Nazi Germany being assisted by extraterrestrials. Significantly, the ultimate goal of the German Reptilian alliance went far beyond planetary conquest, as Tompkins claimed the U.S. Navy had learned from its spies.

In addition to the preceding whistleblower testimony, there are important documents that support Tompkins extraordinary claims. In his autobiography, Selected by Extraterrestrials, Tompkins supplied a number of significant documents.

Bill Tompkins - Mission OrdersThe two most pertinent to his specific claims that Navy spies were reporting on advanced Nazi aerospace projects, are Tompkins’ mission orders and two passes he received to enter and leave Naval Air Station with multiple “information” packages.

His mission orders confirm that he was authorized to work as a “Disseminator of Aircraft Research and Information.” This is compelling documentary evidence that the packages Tompkins was carrying contained classified Naval intelligence on advanced aircraft designs, which included those developed in Nazi Germany.

In last week’s ExoNews TV interview, Tompkins revealed how he participated in the debriefings of Navy spies, who returned periodically from Germany to give updates on what they were seeing in advanced technology projects. Tompkins job was to then design briefing packets that he would disseminate to leading U.S. corporations, think tanks and universities that could properly study and evaluate the information.

Over the four years of his covert Naval Intelligence service (1942-1946) Tompkins estimates giving 1200 briefings at different locations, where he revealed Nazi secrets to those U.S. scientists most capable of understanding what the Germans were secretly developing.

This week’s episode of ExoNews TV is likely to be deeply disturbing to those believing the question of extraterrestrial life is still largely a speculative question, arising from thousands of sightings of UFOs. Tompkins information sheds considerable light on probably the most closely guarded secret in the entire history of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Nazi Germany had been secretly helped by a race of Reptilian extraterrestrials prior to, during and after the Second World War! The U.S. Navy was to subsequently play the lead role in developing a strategic response to this threatening alien alliance, which would continue long after official military hostilities had ceased in Europe.

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William Tompkin’s autobiography. Selected by Extraterrestrials is available at Amazon.com

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