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As information continues to emerge confirming that there was a ballistic missile attack against Hawaii that was intercepted on January 13, the investigation begins to shift from what happened, to who was responsible. In this article, I analyze various sources describing the attack, and identify the mysterious naval force that was most likely responsible for launching the ballistic missile, which presumably was nuclear armed.

In my January 17 article, I listed three alternative news sites referring to sources that all said that a ballistic missile was launched against Hawaii by a stealth submarine. The alternative news sources were radio host Dr. Dave Janda, Operation Disclosure (RV/Intelligence Alert), and the Public Intelligence Blog. The Operation Disclosure and Public Intelligence blog sites point to an Israeli submarine as responsible, while Dr. Janda said it was a submarine belonging to a rogue Chinese Navy faction.

Further corroboration for the ballistic missile attack explanation comes from former Forbes Magazine writer, Benjamin Fulford, who says that according to his insider sources, there was a submarine based attack:

One sign of this extreme tension came last week when “a missile from a cabal submarine was stopped from hitting Hawaii and the submarine was sunk,” Pentagon sources say.  Media outlets around the world have reported that Hawaiian residents all received the following warning on their mobile phones:  “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII, SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER, THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” but later this was reported to be a false alarm.  It was not—it was an attempt by “the cabal” to blame the attack on North Korea and use it as a trigger for their long-desired World War III, CIA sources say.

Both Fulford and the Public Intelligence claim that the ballistic missile was intended to simulate a North Korean attack suggesting the responsible submarine was in the vicinity of North Korea, either in the Sea of Japan or off the Japanese coastline.

In determining the type of missile attack against Hawaii, yet another source refers to a Hawaii tourist boat about 100 miles out at sea that saw what appeared to be a meteorite exploding in the air shortly before the Hawaii Emergency alert went out Saturday morning, January 13. The additional source appeared as an update to the original Public Intelligence blogsite article about the Hawaii missile attack:

Word here in Hawaii is that a group of tourists and tour guides were on a boat 100 miles off shore Saturday morning around 8 AM when they witnessed what they thought to be a meteor blowing up over the ocean. It was reported on Hawaiian channel 2 but then removed from their website. Rumor is the launch came from an Israel Dolphin 2 submarine. Some college basketball games had a red alert across the screen from US Pacific Command declaring a missile launch in the Pacific near Hawaii.

This additional Hawaii source is vital in understanding what happened since it reveals that the missile was coming down from the upper atmosphere following a ballistic trajectory similar to a meteor. This helps confirm that a ballistic missile was involved rather than another type of nuclear delivery system such as a cruise missile which fly much closer to ground and have a far more limited range.

Of the sources cited so far, aside from Dr. Janda, all believe a faction of the Israeli Navy was behind the attack using a dolphin class submarine supplied by Germany. The USS Liberty attack during the 1967 Arab Israeli war is often cited as an example of Israel launching a false flag attack against the U.S. to embroil it in wars against Israel’s regional enemies.

In a private email received on January 19, former CIA covert operative and Marine Intelligence Officer, Robert David Steele, says that the attack was a “Zionist submarine doing a USS Liberty on Hawaii”.

In considering the possibility of a rogue Israeli submarine being responsible, it’s important to review the armaments possessed by the class of submarines belonging to the Israeli Navy. In a news story describing Israel’s possession of Dolphin class submarines purchased from Germany, its armaments are described as follows:

The Dolphin boats are equipped with six 533mm standard torpedo tubes and four 650mm jumbo tubes and can carry 16 weapons. The smaller tubes can fire torpedoes and Harpoon anti-ship missiles as well as other conventional weaponry, but its larger tubes are what makes the Dolphin class so special. From them, frogmen, remotely operated vehicles and especially large cruise missiles capable of carrying nuclear payloads can be deployed.

Israel’s Dolphin Class submarines can carry cruise missiles which are well suited for Middle East operations, rather than ballistic missiles which are better suited for long distance targets thousands of miles away. Ballistic missiles require much larger “boomer submarines” to launch them, rather than the smaller Dolphin class submarines possessed by Israel.

The Dolphin 2 submarine is 69 meters (225 feet) in length, which is less than half the size of the Ohio class boomer submarines (170 meters/560 feet long) used by the US Navy to carry Trident ballistic nuclear missiles. Sea Launched Ballistic Missiles need vertical missile tubes as opposed to the more traditional horizontal torpedo tubes used for Sea Launched Cruise Missiles located at the front of the smaller Dolphin class submarine.

Consequently, it’s unlikely that a renegade faction of the Israeli Navy launched the ballistic missile attack since their Dolphin class submarines simply don’t have the capacity.

Furthermore, it’s hard to imagine how a U.S. war against North Korea and/or China would advance Israel’s national security interests, which are far more concerned about threats posed by major regional rivals such as Iran.

Dr. Janda describes a rogue faction of the Chinese Navy being responsible, and that after the missile had been intercepted and destroyed by the US. Missile defense system, the regular Chinese Navy destroyed the submarine.

This explanation is perhaps the scariest to consider since the US national security apparatus would almost certainly hold China responsible for such an attack despite any genuine factional divisions within the Chinese Navy.

The immediate U.S. response would have been, at the very least, a direct retaliatory nuclear attack against China’s main regional ally North Korea, which would have been scapegoated for a Hawaii attack. After destroying North Korea’s military infrastructure, the country would have then been subsequently overrun and occupied by the U.S. Military and its South Korean ally in an analogous way to Afghanistan after the 9/11 attack. 

China’s strategic interests would have been severely setback in such a scenario. It’s hard to imagine any Chinese military commander, rogue Navy faction or not, would risk a nuclear retaliatory strike by the U.S. that would set back China’s steady emergence into a global superpower over the next decade or so. Patience is a characteristic that China’s political leaders possess in abundance.

Consequently, I find it unlikely that a rogue faction of the Chinese Navy was behind the ballistic missile attack.

So who then launched the attack against Hawaii?

For an answer we need to consider legendary Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye who in 1987 described the existence of a shadowy government within the U.S. with its own separate military assets.

There exists a shadowy Government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of the national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.

Inouye was clearly convinced of a very highly classified U.S. agency that had the independent funding and wherewithal to develop its own Air Force and Navy outside the regular chain of military command.

In contrast to the assets of the regular U.S. Air Force and Navy, this covert fleet of ships and aircraft would be “dark”, in terms of its security classification. It would therefore be appropriate to call it the “Dark Fleet” which is what secret space program insider Corey Goode says it is called by the U.S. military according to his confidential sources [Skype Communication Jan 18). He says that it is separate to another “Dark Fleet” which is a Secret Space Program that operates in Deep Space.

I need to point out that in 2017, I personally met some of Goode’s confidential Earth Alliance sources. They provided many documents to prove they are deeply connected to NATO security operations and the European intelligence community. They have continued to provide Goode intelligence information since they consider him to be a genuine extraterrestrial contactee, and asset of a Secret Space Program Alliance known to exist by NATO officials.

What U.S. Government agency would have the ability to raise its own “Dark Fleet” outside the regular chain of military command and Presidential executive authority? The only U.S. agency capable of doing so is the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). More specifically, we are talking about the CIA’s Directorate of Operations (formally Clandestine Service) which runs all its global covert operations, where a Dark Fleet would have been developed to meet operational requirements.

The 1949 CIA Act comprised additions to those sections of the 1947 National Security Act that dealt with the creation of CIA. The 1949 CIA Act gave a Congressional stamp of approval to the creation of a ‘black budget’ it could spend without recourse to U.S. law as the following section make clear:

… any other Government agency is authorized to transfer to or receive from the Agency such sums without regard to any provisions of law limiting or prohibiting transfers between appropriations [emphasis added]. Sums transferred to the Agency in accordance with this paragraph may be expended for the purposes and under the authority of sections 403a to 403s of this title without regard to limitations of appropriations from which transferred. [50 U.S.C. 403f(a)]

Essentially, this gave the CIA the power to generate large amounts of money through covert means and launder it however it wished through the Pentagon and the U.S. bureaucracy. The funding was used for an unofficial “black budget” that by 2001 was estimated to be as high as $1.7 trillion annually.

In addition to having the financial means, the CIA has long been developing its own covert Air Force. This began in the mid-1950’s when the CIA established Area 51, as the location to develop future fleets of spy planes with the aid of companies such as Lockheed, which today is the world’s largest defense contractor.

In the 1960’s the CIA began training personnel to develop skills necessary to operate its spy planes on U.S. aircraft carriers. CIA documents confirm that the U.S. Navy was training the CIA on how to operate spy planes on their carriers:

The above document went on to discuss how Kelly Johnson, Director of Lockheed’s Skunkworks, helped the CIA launch its U-2 spy plane from the USS Kitty Hawk

Another CIA document shows the Navy’s reluctance to allow the CIA to use its aircraft carriers to carry spy planes in trouble spots like the Mediterranean, thereby creating the operational necessity for the CIA to eventually acquire its own aircraft carrier to carry fleets of spy planes around the world.

These official CIA documents support the conclusion that by the 1970’s the CIA’s Directorate of Operations had its own squadrons of spy planes, and would have acquired its own aircraft carrier out of operational necessity that it could operate anywhere around the world without any kind of government oversight.

As far as the CIA having its own submarines, a Washington Times article from January 3, 1985 shows that two ballistic missile submarines, USS John Marshall and Sam Houston were handed over to a 2000 man Special Operations Force.

It can be guaranteed that the CIA’s Directorate of Operations would have similarly justified the acquisition of ballistic missile capable submarines for its own covert operations around the world.

With the CIA’s role in generating multiple black budgets, it could easily have diverted some of these funds to defense contractors for building ballistic missile capable submarines for exclusive use in clandestine operations. It’s worth noting that Lockheed Martin builds the Trident II ballistic missiles for the Ohio class submarines currently possessed for by U.S. Navy.

As noted earlier, the CIA and Lockheed have developed a long and close relationship since their joint efforts to develop Area 51 for spy planes and other advanced technologies in the 1950’s. Therefore it is very possible that the CIA’s Dark Fleet possesses Trident II ballistic nuclear missiles developed by Lockheed Martin.

Consequently, Inouye’s claims of a shadowy government possessing its own Air Force and Navy is very feasible given what we know about the CIA’s history, and official documents showing its military assets, training and close relationship with defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin.

The CIA had the independent funding to create squadrons of spy planes that could operate from an aircraft carrier with the necessary support craft that altogether constituted a CIA controlled aircraft carrier battle group that included nuclear submarines.

So was the CIA’s Dark Fleet behind the ballistic missile attack on Hawaii? I put this question to Corey Goode and he responded:

Yes, They DO have an Air Craft Carrier and destroyers and support vessels, a whole fleet….This stuff has been a part of recent briefings in the form of informed speculation as to what occurred in Hawaii/Japan. All are pretty convinced that rogue CIA sub fired missiles and MIC SSP [USAF/NRO/DIA Secret Space Program] took the missiles out. We are all waiting for specifics and confirmation but these are “read in” General/Colonel types doing the speculating.[Skype Communication 1/19/18)

The CIA’s Directorate of Operations has long been the primary asset of what Inouye called the Shadow Government, but today is referred to as the “Deep State”. Due to President Trump’s December 21, 2017, Executive Order freezing the financial assets of all involved in human rights abuses and corruption,  Trump was not only declaring war against U.S. global elites involved, but also against the funding sources for the CIA’s covert operations.

The CIA’s black budget is made possible by human rights abuses and corruption around the planet that provides almost unlimited funds for its covert operations, including its Dark Fleet. Consequently, the CIA’s Dark Fleet had the means, motive and opportunity to attack Hawaii with a ballistic nuclear missile that would embroil the Trump administration in a major regional war with North Korea and possibly China.

Significantly, on January 16, Japan’s major public broadcaster also warned the public about an incoming ballistic missile attack. Once again, a false alarm was issued shortly after by government authorities.

It’s quite possible that the same submarine responsible for the Hawaii attack, launched another missile attack, this time against Japan, presumably Tokyo. It was also brought down, probably by the same defense forces that tracked and destroyed the Hawaii bound missile. Again, the purpose would have been to simulate a North Korean attack thereby triggering a major regional war.

Such a war would distract the Trump administration and U.S. military from going after Deep State assets, and tie down the U.S. in a serious regional confrontation. Thankfully, the U.S. Navy and Air Force, along with the USAF run secret space program, were able to neutralize the attacks on Hawaii and Japan.

The multiple sources and documents cited above lead to a remarkable conclusion. A CIA created secret Navy launched ballistic missile attacks against Hawaii and Japan using a Dark Fleet created in the 1970’s to support covert operations around the world.

Consequently, neutralizing the “Dark Fleet” and reigning in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations must become a high priority goal for the Trump Administration and the Pentagon. A major step in doing so is for the truth to be officially released about ballistic missile attacks against Hawaii and Japan.

© Michael E. Salla, Ph.D. Copyright Notice

[Note: My thanks to Corey Goode for reading an earlier draft of this article and his helpful suggestions.]

Further Reading

I have just learned that William Milton Tompkins passed away early this morning at around 2 am Pacific Time in San Diego, California. Bill’s transition on this day of a full solar eclipse across the USA is yet another remarkable synchronicity in a long and productive life. In addition to working for decades with the US Navy, leading aerospace corporations, and Navy support organizations with multiple achievements, Bill decided to cap his remarkable life with his insider testimony about the Navy’s secret space program.

It’s hard to believe that in the short space of less than two years, from the December 2015 publication of his book, Selected by Extraterrestrials, Bill has electrified the UFO/exopolitics community with his incredible testimony about the Navy’s secret development of space battle groups with the assistance of major aerospace companies beginning with Douglas Aircraft. Dr Bob Wood told me that the second volume of Bill’s autobiography is currently with editors and the plan is to still move forward with publication.

Bill’s transition today means that he will be aiding all dedicated to full disclosure from the other side of the veil, and will be sending his sweet energy and humor to aid all us in this planetary transition.

I plan to write a more detailed article about Bill’s accomplishments in the next day or so with more information about upcoming events to honor Bill’s life and achievements.

Those wanting to learn more about Bill’s secret space program testimony can visit the following page which lists most of the articles, radio interviews and videos about him. Bill’s friends and I will miss him greatly, and we look forward to his continuing help from the other side.

Michael Salla, Ph.D.

Update: 8/21/17 – Email from Dr Robert Wood:

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We saw Bill and Mary Friday afternoon because Mary came to Oceanside to get her hair done, and they decided to come visit with Lynda and me since they were halfway here. Bill brought some of his weekly calendars from 1968 onward and we had a nice chat. He seemed fine, and drove home after a nice visit.

On Sunday I got an email from Bill’s son Dean saying that on Saturday he had a “brain bleed and is expected to pass away soon.” He was on his way to Southern California.

Later Sunday I talked to Mary who said he had fallen twice, and didn’t respond the second time so they called an ambulance. He was taken to Scripps La Jolla where they concluded, according to Mary, it was a “blood tumor” in the brain and was inoperable.

This morning I got a call from one of his nieces, saying he passed at 2 AM this morning, and that they would let me know when and where there will be a service.

I’m sort of in shock because it was so sudden.

Mary will continue to receive the proceeds from Bill book sales.

I am planning to continue with Book 2 without Bill’s final proofreading.

I will let everyone interested know as soon as I learn of the time and place for a memorial service.

Sadly,

Bob Wood

The US House of Representatives passed a bill on July 14 that includes a proposal for the establishment of a Space Corps to be formed out of existing US Air Force space operations. The proposal suggests that the Space Corps have a relationship to the US Air Force that parallels the current US Navy relationship with the Marine Corps.

What makes the proposal interesting is that it is being opposed by the US Air Force and the White House, both believe such a separation is unnecessary. According to Air Force Chief of Staff, General David Goldfein:

If you’re saying the words separate and space in the same sentence, I would offer, you’re moving in the wrong direction.

Similarly, the White House released a statement saying “the creation of a separate Space Corps … is premature at this time.”

Why is Congress attempting to push through a radical restructuring of USAF over the objections of senior military officials?

For an answer, we can examine the possibility that the USAF runs a second tier secret space program, and that the “real” or “first tier” space program is run by the US Navy. Indeed, this is precisely what was indicated by British hacker, Gary McKinnon, who found a list of “non-terrestrial officers” and “fleet to fleet” transfers.

The language found on the hacked Pentagon documents is clearly suggestive of a US Navy led secret space program. Does the Navy have space fleets where such transfers are a regular occurrence for its “non-terrestrial officers”?

Such a possibility has been solidified by a number of alleged secret space program whistleblowers, which began with Michael Relfe in 2000, Randy Cramer in 2014, and Corey Goode in 2015. All three, to varying degrees, refer to a Navy led “Space Corps”, which has existed since at least 1976.

Furthermore, all three claim to have served in “20 and back” programs based on age-regression and time travel technologies, without any direct evidence to support their incredible claims. The lack of direct evidence has predictably led to many skeptics deeming such claims outlandish, “inherently unverifiable”, and calling for them to be dismissed from serious consideration.

The emergence of William Tompkins’ book in December 2015, Selected by Extraterrestrials, provided something these three alleged whistleblowers have lacked – verifiable documents pointing to the existence of a Navy-led secret space program. Tompkins’ extensive documentation has been analyzed at length in the 2017 book, The US Navy’s Secret Space Program and Nordic Extraterrestrial Alliance.

Tompkins’ material affirms that a Navy led “20 and back” secret space program exists and does use highly advanced age-regression technologies which he helped pioneer when working at the aerospace company TRW (now part of Northrup Grumman) from 1967 to 1971. He says that beginning in the late 1970’s the first working Navy prototype spacecraft were deployed.

By the early 1980’s, space battle groups were formed comprising space carriers, destroyers and related support craft, some of which were several kilometers in length. Eventually, eight space battle groups were formed that essentially replicated the integrated command structure of a modern aircraft carrier battle group.

Tompkins’ testimony and documents, along with Relfe, Cramer and Goode’s testimonies, provides an answer to what McKinnon says he saw in terms of “fleet to fleet transfers”. Furthermore, McKinnon’s “non-terrestrial officers” would refer to Navy personnel that are actively serving under “20 and back” or similar programs.

If the above testimonies are accepted, then it is quite clear that a Navy-led Space Corps has been in operation for over four decades. More precisely, there are “space marines” currently serving in space, performing similar duties to what marines have been doing under the banner of the Department of the Navy for over two centuries.

We are now in a position to properly assess the House of Representatives proposal for a Space Corps. The proposal suggests that the USAF is the lead military service when it comes to space operations. However, if we accept the testimony of Tompkins, McKinnon, Goode, etc., then it is clear that it is the US Navy that is the lead military service in space operations.

By Congress proposing a USAF led Space Corps, something that the Air Force leadership opposes, what effectively is happening is that the general public is being encouraged to follow a manufactured debate – a red herring. The idea is to mislead the public into believing that the USAF is the lead military service in space affairs, and that a “Space Corps” does not presently exist.

This is diametrically opposed to what Tompkins, McKinnon, Goode, etc., have revealed. Therefore, it is fair to conclude that the proposal to form a US Space Corps as a separate military service under the USAF is little more than a red herring aimed at distracting the public from what is really happening in deep space. The real intent behind the Congress proposing such a Space Corps may be to condition the general public to accept a future “limited disclosure” of a USAF space program, while hiding the truth about the far more advanced Navy program.

© Michael E. Salla, Ph.D. Copyright Notice

Further Reading

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On March 5, three Secret Space Program books were at the top of the Amazon Best Seller lists for the UFO category. Two of the books, deal with a highly secretive program run by the US Navy, while the other deals with the US Air Force’s better known program run out of Area 51.

the U.S. Navy's Secret Spae ProgramThe current number 1 is The US Navy’s Secret Space Program and Nordic Extraterrestrial Alliance just released on March 1 that focuses on the testimony of retired aerospace engineer William Tompkins. The book uses extensive documentation to validate his claim of being directly involved in a US Navy espionage program with 29 Navy spies embedded in Nazi Germany’s top aerospace programs. He also revealed the existence of a Navy research study program at its premier China Lake facility to learn about antigravity technologies which were found after the February 1942 Los Angeles Air Raid.

Tompkins later worked with several aviation companies to help the Navy design and build massive space battle groups out of its highly classified facilities hidden under the Wasatch Mountains in Utah.The book examines the historic role played by a Nordic group of extraterrestrials in helping the development of antigravity technologies first in pre-war Germany, and later in the USA in a secret alliance with the Navy.

sekret-machinesThe number two listed Amazon book is authored by Tom DeLonge and Peter Levenda and is titled Sekret Machines: Volume 1 of Gods Man and War. It is the non-fiction companion of the 2016 fiction book, Sekret Machines: Chasing Shadows, which discussed a US Air Force run secret space program. It becomes available on March 7 and will focus on evidence of historical visitation by extraterrestrials or “Gods” provided to DeLonge by a team of 10 advisors drawn from the US military and aerospace corporations. The book’s Amazon description says: “Sekret Machines: GODS will take you on an eye-opening journey that transcends speculation and is based on unprecedented access to officials at the highest levels of government, military and industrial agencies who have provided insights and assistance never before experienced by any researchers in this controversial field.”

selected-by-extraterrestrialsThe number three top selling Amazon book is authored by William Tompkins, and edited by Dr. Robert Wood (who also wrote the Foreword to the above US Navy’s Secret Space Program book), and is titled Selected by Extraterrestrials: My life in the top secret world of UFOs, think-tanks and Nordic secretaries. It is the first volume of his autobiography where he reveals his involvement in the Navy’s espionage program and work with Douglas Aircraft Company and TRW to design antigravity spacecraft. Most remarkable is Tompkins’ claim of having worked with Nordic extraterrestrials secretly embedded in top aviation companies who covertly helped engineers and scientists achieve the technical know how to build large antigravity craft. Tompkins provides extensive documentation to support his amazing claims.

It is noteworthy that an additional two books about secret space programs (Insiders Reveal Secret Space Programs and The Ascension Mysteries) make the top six Amazon best seller list in the UFO category (see following March 5 screenshot). Both focus on the remarkable testimony of Corey Goode, and include other witnesses and whistleblowers disclosing their knowledge about these highly classified military and corporate run programs.

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The fact that three secret space program books currently top the Amazon best seller list for the UFO category is a testament to the rapidly growing interest among the general public for information about such programs. It’s very clear that people are embracing the evidence that many UFO sightings are related to highly classified technology projects that have been developed in top military and corporate scientific facilities, without the public learning the truth about their development, and the link to extraterrestrial visitation. Now, thanks to a growing number of whistleblowers, witnesses and “White Hats” in the military and corporate world, the truth is being fully disclosed to the world.

Michael E. Salla, Ph.D.

Article is available for free internet distribution.

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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:

Bill Tompkins - Mission Orders

 

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.

© Michael E. Salla, Ph.D. Copyright Notice

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.

Further Reading

rand-and-alien-proxy-war1[Click here for Part 1] In a September 19 phone interview, William Tompkins said that in addition to two generals, two admirals were in the Douglas Working Group created shortly after the February 1942 Los Angeles UFO incident, which ultimately led to the formation of Project RAND in 1945. The RAND Corporation website, however, only mentions two generals, Curtis LeMay and Lauris Norstad, in the creation of Project RAND. There was no mention of Navy admirals involved in Project RAND, even though according to Tompkins, the Navy was a major player in the study of antigravity craft both during and after World War II.

During World War II, Tompkins says that he made multiple visits to Naval facilities in China Lake and Pennsylvannia, which were closely examining the briefing packets he was delivering based on the debriefings of 29 spies in multiple Nazi aerospace projects. Clearly, the Navy was interested in developing antigravity craft, but its role would be unacknowledged, as far the official history of the RAND Corporation was involved.

Only Army Air Force officials would be acknowledged by official RAND historians, and this was reflected in the growing influence of the soon to be created U.S. Air Force, which had its own ideas in how to deal with extraterrestrial visitors and the Nazi presence in Antarctica.

By late 1947, a decision was made to separate RAND from Douglas, as the RAND website explains:

By late 1947, it seemed as though Project RAND—which was already operating fairly autonomously—should consider separating from Douglas. In February 1948, the Chief of Staff of the newly created United States Air Force wrote a letter to the president of the Douglas Aircraft Company that approved the evolution of Project RAND into a nonprofit corporation, independent of Douglas.

According to Tompkins the separation was not as smooth a transition as the RAND website depicts. He said in his September 19 interview that roughly two thirds of the personnel working in Project RAND moved over to the Santa Monica facility for the newly created RAND Corporation, while one third remained with Douglas at its own facilities in Santa Monica.

It is this remnant of Project RAND that formed the secret Douglas think tank, Advanced Design, which Tompkins began working for in early 1951 after joining Douglas only months earlier in late 1950. Tompkins likened the separation of Project RAND from Douglas as a traumatic divorce, as he describes in his book, Selected by Extraterrestrials (p.58):

I had been flying up to Douglas, from Naval Air Station North Island San Diego, since spring 1943… Now seven years later, it had been over a year since the divorce. The atmosphere in the Tank was thick with overwhelming tension and resentment. The personnel who had been forced to stay with the family [Douglas Aircraft Company] were hit the hardest. Those who wanted to stay, but who had to leave, also had strong feelings.

Tompkins went on to describe his surprise in 1951 when he learned of the antigravity projects being secretly studied by the Douglas scientists and engineers in its classified think tank, and how a separate think tank [RAND Project] had been created to study antigravity technology:

We were totally unaware that this strange, out-of-this-world thing had ever existed inside a classified engineering area, inside an aircraft company, one which in turn, must have existed inside another classified area. Another Think Tank, comprised of other people, was also tasked to evaluate the unbelievable events. [Selected by Extraterrestrials, p. 58] 

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Tompkins has supplied a document confirming that antigravity technology was indeed being studied by the Douglas Aircraft Company during this period. The document (on right) reveals that Tompkins superiors in the Douglas think tank, Elmer Wheaton and W.B. Klemperer, were researching UFO reports and antigravity studies in open source material.

What Tompkins says next in his book is very revealing in terms of the antagonistic relationship that quickly developed between the RAND Corporation and the Douglas think tank formed out of the personnel remaining from Project RAND:

For years, this was a thorn in our sides. We were subjected to continuous interruptions in our conference rooms, by other people who appeared there to evaluate our studies and concepts. [Selected by Extraterrestrials, p. 58] 

Elsewhere in his book, Tompkins describes acts of industrial sabotage that set back the Navy’s efforts to work with Douglas Advanced Design think tank in designing future Navy Space Battle groups.

On the one hand, human-looking extraterrestrials that appeared Scandinavian, and were hence described by Tompkins as “Nordics”, were helping Douglas engineers in designing kilometers-long space carriers and cruisers. Tompkins says that the Nordic extraterrestrials were cultivating the U.S. Navy as future allies in the military conflicts that were occurring with Draconian Reptilians, elsewhere in the galaxy.

On the other hand, according to Tompkins, the Draconians, along with their Nazi allies, were sabotaging projects that Douglas Advanced Design were working on for the future Navy space battle groups. The RAND Corporation, according to Tompkins testimony, was linked to this industrial sabotage, suggesting that RAND and the USAF, was being influenced by the Draconian extraterrestrials and Nazis.

There are two major issues to consider here when evaluating Tompkins incredible testimony about Nordic and Draconian extraterrestrials using the U.S. Navy and Air Force as proxies in a galactic conflict. Both directly relate to the history of the RAND Corporation and its current activities.

28 Mar 1949, Washington, DC, USA --- Surprise Decoration for Forrestal.  Washington, D.C.:  Retiring Secretary of Defense James V. Forrestal is shown as he received distinguished service medal from President Harry S. Truman in surprise ceremony in White House.  Forrestal's resignation became effective today, and the citation with medal haled his "exceptionally meritorious service in duty of great responsibility."  New secretary of defense is Louis A. Johnson. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

28 Mar 1949, Washington, DC, USA — Retiring Secretary of Defense James V. Forrestal receives distinguished service medal from President Harry S. Truman.

First, it is well known that former Navy Secretary, James Forrestal, who became the inaugural Secretary of Defense in September 1947, was locked in a number of bitter policy struggles with Stuart Symington, the first Secretary of the U.S. Air Force (from September 1947 to April 1950).

What is not well known, according to Tompkins, is that Forrestal was in charge of the Navy espionage program on the Nazi antigravity programs and their alliance with Draconian Reptilians during World War II. Tompkins says that the findings of the Navy espionage program led directly to Forrestal’s order to establish the Office of Research and Inventions in May 1945 (image below).

forrestal-memoForrestal’s role in the Navy’s espionage program was very likely a significant factor in his promotion to Secretary of Defense since he was more aware of the nuances and extent of the problem. Forrestal was in favor of the four military services (Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines), which emerged from the 1947 National Security Act, working together to solve the Nazi and extraterrestrial problem, and to reveal more of the truth to the general public.

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Tompkins believes that Forrestal was being directly influenced by Nordic extraterrestrials who even met with him. However, Forrestal was in a small minority among the policy makers dealing with the Nazi and extraterrestrial problem through an appointed committee set up by President Truman in 1947 that was called Operation Majestic 12 (see Truman Memo on right).

Symington was firmly opposed to Forrestal’s policies, and was a direct factor in the events that led to his sacking as Secretary of Defense on March 28, 1949, and “assassination” two months later. Significantly, this was the same period when the Navy and Army Air Force collaboration in Project RAND came to an end, and the RAND Corporation was launched under Air Force dominance in early 1948.

In my September 19 phone interview, Tompkins estimated that 75% of the projects explored by the Advanced Design division at Douglas was sponsored by the Navy, while 25% were sponsored by the USAF. The situation at the RAND Corporation was almost the exact reverse, with the USAF being the major sponsor of military projects.

The second issue to consider about a proxy extraterrestrial war involving rival USAF and Navy antigravity programs, is a number of whistleblower testimonies that the USAF led the way in a secret treaty with a group of extraterrestrials directly connected with the Nazi Reptilian alliance. In February 1955, a meeting occurred at Holloman Air Force Base where President Eisenhower secretly negotiated a treaty with a group of Nazi linked extraterrestrials called the Tall Grays.

As described in the book, Insiders Reveal Secret Space Programs and Extraterrestrial Alliances, this treaty was really a negotiated surrender. It emerged as a direct result of UFO flyovers in the summer of 1952 where squadrons of Nazi flying saucers flew over Washington DC., on successive weekends, and the USAF could do nothing to intercept and shoot down the craft.  

The 1955 treaty led to the infiltration of the U.S. Military Industrial Complex by Nazi operatives. The goal was to utilize the manpower and resources of the U.S. for the Dark Fleet and its expanding interplanetary colonies and interstellar missions in support of the Draconian extraterrestrials as described at length by Corey Goode and Tompkins.

As stated by a number of whistleblowers, the USAF worked directly with extraterrestrials and Nazis behind the 1955 agreement to develop squadrons of antigravity spacecraft in the 1960’s and 1970’s for a USAF run secret space program. This cooperation largely continues to the present day, and comprises antigravity craft such as the TR-3B flying triangle operating out of Area 51 in Nevada.

The RAND Corporation continues to help the USAF develop a coherent policy in terms of global research and development related to its secret space program, which is entirely separate to the very public NASA space program. RAND would, in collaboration with the US Air Force, secretly study antigravity designs that could in future help develop squadrons of USAF antigravity spacecraft.

In contrast, up to the early 1960’s, the US Navy worked with Douglas Aircraft’s Advanced Design in designing space battle groups with kilometers-long space carriers and cruisers as Tompkins has recently revealed. The U.S. Navy ultimately succeeded in developing kilometers-long ships for its space battle groups out of its classified research facilities in China Lake, California, and Wasatch Mountains, Utah in collaboration with major corporate aerospace contractors such as Northrup Grumman and Boeing (which inherited the old Douglas think tank with its merger with McDonnell-Douglas in 1997).

This success, according to Tompkins, would not have been possible without the covert assistance of Nordic extraterrestrials. According to Tompkins, and Goode, the first space battle groups were deployed in the mid-1980’s, and there are currently eight in operation in the Navy’s Solar Warden program.

Tompkins has further revealed that Navy’s annual “West” meetings in San Diego, where leading aerospace companies come together to share their research and development findings, has among its purposes, the goal of finding the latest technologies that may be of use for the Navy’s secret space program. Tompkins says that he has attended all of these Navy West meetings since the year 2000, and plans to attend again in 2017 where he has clearance to attend classified meetings.

tourflyeroct2016-300pxThanks to Tompkins ’ remarkable testimony we know more of the real history of the RAND Corporation and some of the internal dynamics of the conflict happening behind the scenes involving the US Navy and Air Force. Both services effectively became proxies for different extraterrestrial groups that had infiltrated the U.S. Military Industrial Complex, who respectively wanted to either assist or sabotage/delay the development of U.S. secret space programs.

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The RAND Corporation traces its origins to a research and development project created inside the Douglas Aircraft Company to study UFOs secretly retrieved by the U.S. military after the February 1942 Los Angeles Air Raid incident, according to former Douglas Aircraft employee, William Tompkins. Tompkins further reveals that in 1943 he began delivering briefing documents from a covert Navy espionage program, which had learned about antigravity craft created by Nazi Germany, to the Douglas research and development project that later evolved into the RAND Corporation.

The Nazi antigravity craft were similar in design to retrieved UFOs suggesting an alliance had been reached between the Nazis and one or more extraterrestrial civilizations. Further compounding the problem, according to Tompkins, was that the Navy spies had learned that the Nazis had relocated significant resources to remote locations in Antarctica during World War II, with the assistance of an extraterrestrial civilization called the Draconians.

douglas-memo-confirming-tompkins-on-loc-committee-72-pxThe secret history of RAND was first revealed by Tompkins in his book, Selected By Extraterrestrials and in subsequent interviews where he discussed his 12 years working at Douglas Aircraft from late 1950 to May 1963. In a September 19 telephone interview, Tompkins gave more details about RAND and its earlier involvement with Douglas Aircraft in studying UFO reports and the Nazis antigravity projects.

Tompkins revealed that in early 1942, after the Los Angeles UFO incident, the President of Douglas Aircraft Company, Donald Douglas, Snr, along with his chief engineer, Arthur Raymond, and his assistant, Franklin Bolbohm, convened an informal working group that included two Navy admirals and two Army Air Force Generals to investigate the research implications of two retrieved UFO craft.  

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A leaked Majestic Document dating from February 1942, supports Tompkins claim that two UFOs had been retrieved after the Los Angeles incident, by the Navy and the Army respectively:

Regarding the air raid over Los Angeles it was learned by Army G2 that Rear Admiral Anderson has informed the War Department of a naval recovery of an unidentified airplane off the coast of California with no bearing on conventional explanation. Further it has been revealed that the Army Air Corps has also recovered a similar craft in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles which cannot be identified as conventional aircraft. This Headquarters has come to the determination that the mystery airplanes are in fact not earthly and according to secret intelligence sources they are in all probability of interplanetary origin.

The Douglas Aircraft Corporation was headquartered in Santa Monica, so it is natural to assume that senior Douglas personnel would have witnessed the Los Angeles event, which Tompkins himself witnessed as an 18 year old at the time, and described in detail in Selected by Extraterrestrials.

Subsequently, it is very plausible that Donald Douglas, Snr, would have contacted senior officers in both the US Navy and Army to form an informal working group to discuss the UFO incident and its implications for the aeronautical industry in early 1942. After all, Douglas Aircraft Company was ramping up aircraft production for both the US Navy and Army Air Force, and it behooved everyone to learn as much as possible about the UFOs involved in the Los Angeles incident.

Therefore Tompkins’ claim that it was out of this informal working group established by Donald Douglas, which three years later led to the formal establishment of Project RAND in October 1945, is supported by historical events.

By 1948 Project Rand evolved further into a separate organization called the RAND Corporation. Today, the RAND Corporation is a global policy think tank with over 1800 staff, multiple U.S. and international offices, scientists drawn from 53 countries, nearly US$300 million in revenue, and with major divisions in (RAND) Europe and (RAND) Australia.

It is historical fact that the RAND Corporation owes its origins to a classified Research ANd Design (RAND) project initially created within the Douglas Aircraft Company. By 1945, Douglas was among the leading manufacturers of aircraft for both the US Navy and US Army Air Force. Douglas produced nearly 30,000 aircraft for the successful war effort, and its engineers and production facilities were world renowned.

It was not only the Los Angeles UFO incident that was being studied by the Douglas Aircraft Company’s informal working group that later evolved into the RAND Project in 1945. Tompkins revealed that in early 1942, he was involved in a covert Navy espionage program conducted out of the Naval Air Station, San Diego, whose chief mission was to learn about Nazi Germany’s secret antigravity research programs. According to Tompkins, 29 Navy spies with German American backgrounds who spoke German fluently, had learned that the Nazis were working on 30 different antigravity prototypes.

The spies said that the Nazis had established two separate antigravity research programs. The first, located in Nazi Occupied Europe, was run by the Nazi SS and aimed at weaponizing antigravity prototypes in order to win the war. These were part of Hitler’s promised wonder weapons (“Wunderwaffe”) that he believed would ensure Nazi Germany’s eventual victory.

The second program, located in secure facilities under the Antarctica ice shelf, was primarily aimed at building spacecraft capable of interstellar travel. This more secretive program was led by German Secret Societies whose antigravity research had begun in the 1920’s.

The leaders of the Antarctica program were more interested in interstellar missions, and did not share Hitler’s goal of global military conquest, and allegedly even withheld their most advanced technologies from the Nazis during critical stages of the war.  According to Tompkins, the German program in Antarctica was directly being helped by extraterrestrials who wanted to recruit the Germans as a mercenary space force.

Tompkins says that his job, from 1942 to 1946, was to participate in debriefings of the 29 Navy spies and to then put together briefing packets which he would deliver to various U.S. think tanks, corporations and universities. The goal was to see if anyone could understand the advanced aerospace projects the Nazis were working on, and to evaluate their potential for research and development in the U.S.

passes to enter naval intelligenceTompkins has supplied documents that confirm he was indeed allowed to take “packets” out of the Naval Air Station as a “Disseminator of Naval Aircraft Research and Information.” Significantly, Tompkins writes in Selected by Extraterrestrials (p.58), that he began delivering briefing packets to Douglas Aircraft Corporation in the Spring of 1943.

Tompkins says that years later, in 1950, he began working with Douglas Aircraft, and was quickly recruited into their secret think tank, called Advanced Design, once it was realized that he was earlier involved in the Navy’s covert espionage program out of Nazi Germany.

In 1942, however, a decision had been made at the highest level of the U.S. national security complex not to invest significant resources into the research and development of recovered antigravity spacecraft, until after the war.

Leaked “Majestic Documents” reveal that President Roosevelt, following the advice of military officials, had concluded that the advanced science behind the recovered antigravity craft would be too challenging to reverse engineer in a timeframe suited to the war effort.

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In a memorandum to his science advisor, Dr. Vannevar Bush, Roosevelt firmly ruled out a research and development program of “non-terrestrial” technologies based on antigravity principles, because its expense would impact on the development of more conventional military weapons such as the atomic bomb. Roosevelt wrote:

Various points have been raised about the difficulties such an endeavor would pose to the already hardened research for advanced weapons programs and support groups in our war effort and I agree that now is not the time. It is my personal judgment that, when the war is won, and peace is once again restored, there will come a time when surplus funds may be available to pursue a program devoted to understanding non-terrestrial science and its technology which is still greatly undiscovered.

Roosevelt went on to assure that the U.S. would eventually play a leading role in developing the incredible technologies that had fallen into their hands.   

Consequently, it would be after the war that significant scientific resources would be finally devoted to research and development of recovered antigravity craft. In the meantime, the U.S. military would gather as much intelligence as possible on what the Axis Powers were doing in this arena, along with the recovery of any antigravity craft of non-terrestrial origin.

The covert Navy espionage program that Tompkins was involved in was therefore the U.S. military’s main intelligence gathering effort in learning about antigravity technology, and its potential use after the war.

The Majestic Documents further  reveal that the Navy was instructed to share its intelligence findings on antigravity craft and UFOs with the Army’s G-2 Intelligence, which was assigned primary responsibility for investigating the antigravity craft.

Tompkins has confirmed in phone interviews that he would also give his briefing packets to Army Research and Development facilities, despite reservations by senior Navy personnel in sharing its prized intelligence data.

Consequently, with the official end to World War II hostilities the US Navy and Army Air Force took their first step in planning how it would conduct research and development of antigravity craft which would be used for creating a U.S. space program.

Two months after the surrender of Japan in August 1945, Project RAND was formally set up by the Douglas Aircraft Company in cooperation with the U.S. Army Air Force. Douglas was the ideal corporation for the task since it worked closely with both the Navy and Army Air Force (which became the US Air Force in September 1947).

The RAND Corporation website contains a short historical overview that alludes to the need for the different military services to work together in finally moving forward with a comprehensive research and development program for the advanced antigravity technologies discovered during the war. The Commanding General of the Army Air Force, H.H. “Hap” Arnold wrote a report advocating “the continuance of teamwork among the military, other government agencies, industry, and the universities.”

In addition to Arnold, the RAND website identifies others involved in setting up the RAND Project:

Other key players involved in the formation of this new, private organization were Major General Curtis LeMay; General Lauris Norstad, Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Plans; Edward Bowles of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, consultant to the Secretary of War; Donald Douglas, president of the Douglas Aircraft Company; Arthur Raymond, chief engineer at Douglas; and Franklin Collbohm, Raymond’s assistant. The name of the organization? Project RAND.

The historical overview found in the RAND website is significant since it confirms the leading role of the Douglas Aircraft Company in supporting the U.S. military in researching and developing the secrets of antigravity due to the expertise of their scientists and engineers.

The official history of the RAND Corporation furthermore supports Tompkins claim that an informal working group, convened by Donald Douglas, had been earlier established to study antigravity after the Los Angeles UFO incident.

When the official RAND history is combined with the 1942 Majestic Documents describing US Army and Navy cooperation in retrieving and studying two flying saucers recovered after the 1942 Los Angeles incident and Tompkins testimony, it becomes clear that the RAND Project began as a joint Army Air Force and Navy initiative with the Douglas Aircraft Company to study antigravity technologies recovered from alien visitors and intelligence data from Nazi flying saucer projects.  

tourflyeroct2016-300pxYet less than three years later, the RAND Project came to an acrimonious end with rival Navy and Air Force antigravity research programs that would evolve into separate secret space programs. Tompkins’ testimony reveals that competing extraterrestrial groups worked behind the scenes to direct the U.S. military industrial complex in how it would develop antigravity technologies, and the RAND Corporation was a major institutional player in a hidden proxy conflict.

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Rodenberry based Start Trek on US Navy

September 8 marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Star Trek science fiction series that began in 1966. There is significant evidence that its creator, Gene Roddenberry, did not simply come up with the idea of Star Trek on his own. Instead he was encouraged to create the series based on classified information surrounding the development of a secret U.S. Navy space fleet that would build a broad extraterrestrial alliance. This led Roddenberry to come up with the idea of a United Federation of Planets, with its military headquarters in San Francisco.

Roddenberry began developing ideas for a science fiction show after one of his series had bombed in 1964:

The only reason Roddenberry created Star Trek, at least initially, was to sell another series to a network.  He was, if not desperate, anxious… He had just failed with The Lieutenant, for Norman Felton’s Arena Productions … No one was clamoring for another series from Roddenberry, or even his scripts. His agent suggested he come up with a space series… This may have led to what The Outer Limits historians insist are the accurate — if generally unknown — accounts of Roddenberry hanging out at times on the set of The Outer Limits. When I learned this, it wasn’t hard to imagine that series creator, and executive producer, Leslie Stevens … was someone that Roddenberry may have sought to emulate.

This account is confirmed by Tom Seldon, one of the production assistants of The Outer Limits:

Star Trek was in fact an outgrowth of The Outer Limits. Gene Roddenberry watched our dailies all the time and took a lot of phone calls from our screening room. He was spurring his imagination and checking on the incredible quality control we had. I wondered why he was there but he was there more often than not during the time he was coming up with Star Trek.

The following firmly suggests that Roddenberry and Stevens had reached a business arrangement for the planned sci-fi series, Star Trek:

Bearing in mind that Roddenberry was contracted to a rival studio and a rival network, the odds are essentially slim to none that the two men didn’t have some kind of business arrangement, whether in writing or not.

If Stevens and Roddenberry had indeed developed a business arrangement for the new Star Trek series, this is where Stevens background becomes critical in understanding the nature of their arrangement. Stevens was the son of a U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Leslie Stevens who died in 1956.

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Vice Admiral Stevens was a contemporary of Rear Admiral Rico Botta who according to a former aerospace engineer, William Tompkins, oversaw a covert Navy espionage program out of Nazi Germany to learn about Nazi flying saucers during World War II. The 29 Navy spies in the program had not only learned that the Nazis had developed up to 30 different flying saucer prototypes, but were also being directly assisted by an extraterrestrial civilization comprising Reptilian hominoids in building secret bases in Antarctica.

Both Admirals Botta and Stevens were leading experts in aerospace engineering and headed top Navy aerospace facilities at various points during their careers. In 1946, both were retroactively promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral as of 1943, for their wartime duties.

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Botta went on to head the Naval Air Material Center out of Philadelphia Shipyard from 1950 to 1952.  It is from this and similar command assignments that plans began for a secret Navy space fleet aimed to counter what the Nazis had developed in Antarctica.

Similarly, Admiral Stevens was known for his accomplishments in aeronautics and is quoted as having “had a hand in the design or conception of all naval aircraft, aircraft carriers and carrier landing apparatus.” Admiral Stevens’ aeronautics expertise meant that he was almost certainly aware of what Botta had learned about Nazi aerospace projects.

It is more than likely that Admirals Botta and Stevens were the first to comprise a covert Navy leadership group that would oversee the development of a U.S. Navy space fleet based on modern aircraft carrier battle groups that would in time join an interplanetary alliance.

This is precisely what Tompkins says he was asked to do at the Douglas Aircraft Company on behalf of the Navy from 1952 to 1963. Tompkins says that he was covertly assisted by Nordic extraterrestrials while he was helping design kilometers-long spacecraft for future U.S. Navy space battle groups. In interviews, Tompkins has revealed that Nordic extraterrestrials were working directly with senior officers within the U.S. Navy.

Admiral Stevens went on to occupy important positions with the national security council system, including the Psychological Strategy Board where he became Director.  Formally established in 1951 by President Truman, it is one of the interagency boards that was set up to disinform the general public about the reality of flying saucers, while secretly gathering information about what other nations were doing in response to the phenomenon.

William Tompkins confirmed, in a private phone call on August 24, that Admiral Stevens was aware of what the Navy had learned about Nazi Germany’s flying saucer programs. He further confirmed that Admiral Stevens played a direct role in setting up a secret U.S. Navy space program, and that his son, Leslie Stevens, IV, was aware of what was happening.

Tompkins claims here are consistent with what he says happened from 1985 to 1999, when he ran an extraterrestrial related “Special Projects” out of the U.S. Navy League center in Medford, Oregon. He said that it was common for Navy officers to have their children briefed about secret space programs and alliances with different extraterrestrial races.

This was done in order to prepare the next generation of navy officers and/or leaders for a world where extraterrestrial life was common knowledge. This is similar to another program happening on the U.S. East Coast as described by Catherine Austin Fitts, a former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. She was asked to participate in strategy sessions that were being conducted by the Arlington Institute, a non-profit organization headed by John Peterson that was assigned a number of US Navy contracts. Fitts says:

John asked me to help him with a high level strategic plan Arlington was planning to undertake for the Undersecretary of the Navy… I met with a group of high level people in the military in the process — including the Undersecretary. According to John, the purpose of the plan — discussed in front of several military or retired military officers and former government officials— was to help the Navy adjust their operations for a world in which it was commonly known that aliens exist and live among us.

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Tompkins has supplied a document confirming that he ran a Special Projects Committee with the U.S. Navy League. Additionally, two retired Navy Officers, Art Lumley (Commander), and Larry Boeck (Captain) have confirmed that Tompkins did discuss extraterrestrial projects at Navy League meetings, and was regarded as an expert on these issues.

Tompkins’ testimony confirms that it was common practice for Navy officers, briefed about extraterrestrial life, to pass on some of this highly classified information to their children. Consequently, it is almost certain that Admiral Stevens revealed to his son, Leslie Stevens, some of the classified details about the existence of extraterrestrial life and secret space programs prior to his death. It is furthermore very possible, that Stevens, Jr., was part of a Navy sanctioned “soft disclosure” process that would use the television/movie industry to reveal elements of the Navy’s planned secret space program.

All this helps considerably in finally understanding the nature of the business relationship between Roddenberry and Leslie Stevens, Jr. Stevens could not himself directly create a science fiction show revealing details of the classified information given to him by his deceased father, but he very likely received tacit permission by Navy officials, to share it with television/movie producers such as Roddenberry who would fictionalize the information.

Consequently, the business relationship between Gene Roddenberry and Leslie Stevens, suggests that Star Trek was initially based on information gained by Admirals Botta and Stevens. A future U.S. Navy space fleet would be developed that would actively cooperate with Nordic extraterrestrials in an alliance that would counter the Nazis and their Reptilian allies. In the Star Trek series, the Nordics were depicted as Vulcans, the Reptilians as Klingons, while the Nazis were represented as genetically enhanced humans.

Furthermore, it is topical to recognize that Roddenberry chose the beautiful, iconic city of San Francisco as the military headquarters for his fictional Starfleet Command in Star Trek, elevating this U.S. city in the hearts and minds of generations as a symbol of humanity’s bright future achievements. It would also directly represent the Navy’s plan for its secret space program becoming a model for integrating other nations in a united partnership.

Two independent sources, former Asian Bureau chief for Forbes Magazine, Benjamin Fulford in 2011, and an anonymous source called the “Hidden Hand” in 2009, have revealed that the Illuminati/Cabal specifically named San Francisco (along with Damascus) as a city that will be made uninhabitable in its Armageddon agenda.

Does San Francisco pose a double threat as both a symbol of hope within the collective psyche, and the truth of a reality it mirrors in the military’s accomplishments? If so, then the Cabal’s goal is not to destroy a city, but to break the collective spirit of a peaceful human vision for a spacefaring future that begins with full disclosure.

The above evidence suggests Star Trek was no mere science fiction series, but was actively encouraged through a business arrangement between Roddenberry and the son of a deceased U.S. Navy admiral, who was directly involved in developing a secret U.S. Navy Space Fleet called Solar Warden. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek on Thursday, it is worth remembering the roles of U.S. Navy admirals that helped launch the real secret space program upon which Star Trek was modeled.

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Navy League Special Projects

Former aerospace engineer, William Tompkins, has revealed that from 1985 to 1999 he was given permission to create a number of special projects involving extraterrestrial life and technology at a council of the U.S. Navy League established in Medford, Oregon.

Tompkins has supplied a document confirming that a Special Projects Committee was created and gave reports at meetings of the Medford “Rogue Valley” council of the Navy League.  In addition, two retired Navy officers who attended these meetings have been contacted, and confirmed that Tompkins did discuss extraterrestrial related issues at the Navy League meetings as he contends.

US Navy LeagueThe US Navy League is a national organization with over 50,000 members that provides support for the US Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. It was founded in 1902 due to a suggestion by President Theodore Roosevelt. The Navy League describes itself as “a civilian organization dedicated to the education of our citizens, including our elected officials, and the support of the men and women of the sea services and their families.”

Tompkins created the Navy League Rogue Valley Council in January 1985, and became its inaugural President. Prior to this, Tompkins had worked for the U.S. Navy and leading aerospace contractors from 1942 to 1984. During this period of over 40 years, he has stated that he worked on a number of advanced spacecraft designs based on information that was developed with the assistance of extraterrestrials.

Of particular importance, during his time at Douglas Aircraft Company (1950 – 1963), Tompkins was involved in designing naval space battle groups with spacecraft carriers and cruisers that were as much as two kilometers in length. He has described in his book, Selected by Extraterrestrials, three Nordic aliens that were embedded in the Douglas Company, that quietly assisted him.

Later in his aerospace career with companies such as Rocketdyne, TRW, Lockeheed, and General Dynamics, Tompkins says that he participated directly in various aspects of the Navy’s secret space program as it went from the early design phase, leading to detailed architectural plans, and finally to the space battle groups eventual deployment in 1984.

Tompkins-Spacecraft CarrierCoinciding with the Navy’s secret space battle groups being operationalized, Tompkins “officially retired” from the aerospace industry. He began a new phase in his already remarkable career. Tompkins would now educate select Navy officers and their children about extraterrestrial life and technology to prepare them for a world where the existence of extraterrestrial life was common knowledge.

On January 1, 1984, Tompkins moved to Medford, Oregon where a high concentration of reserve and retired Navy Officers resided. In February 1984, he attended the Navy League National Convention in Seattle.

Prior to the Convention, Tompkins briefed Rear Admiral Hugh Webster, a President (San Diego) and corporate director (national) of the Navy League, about some of the extraterrestrial projects he had been involved in during his aerospace career. Tompkins received the Admiral’s full support for his plans to develop a series of Navy led special projects dealing with the alien topic.

Later, in 2001, Webster would give Tompkins permission to disclose all he knew about the Navy’s involvement in extraterrestrial related projects in a future autobiography – published in December 2015 as Selected by Extraterrestrials.  

Tompkins subsequently received permission to create the Navy League, Rogue Valley Council, formally established on January 1, 1985, using Navy Reserve Center facilities. As its inaugural President, Tompkins was soon after promoted to Vice President of the Navy League for the entire State of Oregon.

In his autobiography, Tompkins describes his main mission in January 1985:

Created Southwest Navy League Council [Medford] with 37 top Navy officers, the “special projects” group, pilots from various employers, all working on alien interaction projects.” (p. 431)

In an unpublished video interview from March 2016, Tompkins said:

You’ve got a hand out of Navy people responsible for this Navy League Council that I started up in Oregon, and we had specific missions up there with extraterrestrials, particularly in large mountains up there. It’s interesting that if you read that little list of names how many of these personnel, who were out of the Navy, but are still in the Reserve, are pilots, Navy pilots, Commanders or Captains. I happened to have one of the largest groups in the country in this Navy League, supporting extraterrestrial missions.

One of his immediate tasks was to set up a Command, Communications and Control system for the Navy League’s Medford council. To achieve this, he set up the “Sea Cadets” where junior high school children of navy officers and others, would be given a basic education of naval maritime and aerospace operations.

2016-02-25 15.15.03Tompkins was able to secure 14 computers from the Miramar Naval Air Station [previously used for F-14 flight training] for this purpose. He says that the command and control system (CIC) that was set up for the Sea Cadets, was planned to be used as a means for educating Navy officers and “sea cadets” about extraterrestrial and secret space operations.

Tompkins has supplied a number of documents to support his remarkable claims. One confirms the computer systems given to him by the Miramar Naval Air Station.

Slide show - Navy League MissionAnother document is a hand out prepared by Tompkins for the Navy League describing the deep space and extraterrestrial operations project being set up at the Navy League.

He refers to the operations system that was being set up as a “special project”.

Another document confirms that special projects were indeed being discussed, and conducted at the Navy League in Medford, as Tompkins claims.

Navy League Board Meeting (2)The document is the minutes of a meeting held on October 5, 1993. The minutes confirm that Tompkins was President of the Rogue Valley Council [Medford].

Most significantly, the minutes confirm that an item on the agenda was a report by a Special Projects Committee. Tompkins says that this Committee was in charge of six “special projects” which each had their own sub-committee.

One was the Inter-galactic operations special project discussed above.

In private interviews, he has described some of the other special projects that he says he was directly involved in.

One special project involved reports of UFOs seen entering and leaving Mount Shasta which was believed to be an extraterrestrial base. Pilots affiliated with the Navy League would fly around the mountain to find entrances, and all-terrain vehicles were also used for the same purpose.

Another special project was a contact program where personnel could meet and interact with aliens at a remote mountain location in the Cascades. Tompkins has described how holographic technologies were used to help participants learn about the history of extraterrestrial life, and interactions with Earth.

Corroborating Tompkins Testimony and Documents

Tompkins has privately supplied a November 1995 list of Navy, Marine and Air Force officers, and local officials who participated in the Navy League, Medford council. From this list, I was able to locate two Navy Officers so far, and each confirmed serving with Tompkins. Both of their names also appear in the October 1993 meeting document described earlier.

I spoke with Art Lumley (Commander, USN ret.) on May 19, 2016, who is the current President of the Rogue Valley Council Navy League. Lumley served for 20 years with the US Navy and Navy Reserve, and then worked for 26 years as a pilot with United Airlines retiring as a Captain.

Captain Lumley says that he recalls that extraterrestrial life was a topic discussed in special projects that were areas of interest for the Rogue Valley Council during the time Tompkins was President. He said that Tompkins would raise the extraterrestrial topic in discussions, and it was known among Council members that he was an expert on the topic. Lumley said he does not recall any direct involvement in such projects himself, but did recall Tompkins discussion of them.

I also spoke with Larry Boeck (Captain, USN ret.) on May 24, 2016. His naval service spanned 25 years and he retired as a Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1995. During his career he commanded five Naval Reserve units.

US Navy Sea CadetsCaptain Boeck says that while he does not recall any direct involvement in special projects himself, he does remember Tompkins talking about extraterrestrial life and giving reports to committee members about them. He also remembered Tompkins discussing hologram technologies as a means of educating Navy League personnel and Sea Cadets.

Boeck says that Tompkins was very knowledgeable about the extraterrestrial topic, and researched it a lot. He said that due to Tompkins knowledge and contacts, he found him very credible when it came to the topic of extraterrestrial life.

Conclusion

Bill Tompkins revelations about his knowledge of extraterrestrial technologies acquired during the Second World War, and secretly developed by select U.S. aerospace corporations are ground breaking. In Selected by Extraterrestrials, he has supplied documents that corroborate his claims.

Tompkins has publicly revealed some of the information about his time in Oregon with the U.S. Navy League in a May 31, 2016 radio interview on Rense. In a future volume of his autobiography, Tompkins plans to reveal more information about his involvement with the Navy League in Oregon from 1985 to 1999.

With regard to his claims about the U.S. Navy League in Oregon being involved in a number of extraterrestrial related special projects from 1985 to 1999, Tompkins has provided additional documents that support this. The most important being the 1995 Minutes of a Meeting discussing reports by a Special Projects Committee, and the names of officials attending the meeting.

Critically, two officials of the Navy League at the time that are identified on the Minutes document, are both retired Navy officers. They have confirmed their participation in the Rogue Valley Council meetings, and Tompkin’s reports and discussions concerning extraterrestrial related projects.

Both Captain Boeck and Commander/Captain Lumley acknowledged that Tompkins was viewed by members of the Rogue Valley Council as an expert on the extraterrestrial issue and advanced aerospace technologies.

What adds further credence to Tompkins claims is the testimony of Catherine Austin Fitts, a former Assistant Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She says that in 1998, the US Navy had initiated a plan to adjust its operations for a future where it is openly known that extraterrestrials exist and live among us.

Fitts was asked to participate in strategy sessions that were being conducted by the Arlington Institute, a non-profit organization headed by John Peterson that was assigned a number of US Navy contracts. Fitts says:

John asked me to help him with a high level strategic plan Arlington was planning to undertake for the Undersecretary of the Navy… I met with a group of high level people in the military in the process — including the Undersecretary. According to John, the purpose of the plan — discussed in front of several military or retired military officers and former government officials— was to help the Navy adjust their operations for a world in which it was commonly known that aliens exist and live among us.

In support of her testimony, Fitts released the Minutes of a March 26, 1999, Board of Directors meeting which confirm that discussions of extraterrestrial life were being conducted by the Arlington Institute as at least one of its contracts – very likely with the US Navy – required.

It is more than coincidental that while Tompkins was conducting extraterrestrial Special Projects out of the Rogue Valley Council of the Navy League from 1985 to 1999, aiming to educate Navy personnel and their children about extraterrestrial life, that the Arlington Institute was doing something very similar on the other side of the country in 1998. In both cases, senior Navy officials had authorized these initiatives through private civilian organizations.

Consequently, documents and the supporting testimony of two Navy officers confirm that from 1985 to 1999, the Medford Council of the U.S. Navy League did discuss extraterrestrial related activities that were occurring in “special projects”.

This supports Tompkins claims that he had set up a number of special projects aimed at educating Navy and other military personnel, along with their children enrolled in the Sea Cadets, about extraterrestrial life and technology. In doing so, Tompkins had the direct support of senior leaders in the national organization of the U.S. Navy League, and almost certainly, the tacit support of high level officials in the Department of the Navy. 

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Doctored Version of UFO aircraft carrier landing

There has been an important breakthrough in the investigation of the authenticity of a photo showing a flying saucer landing on an aircraft carrier that was obtained by Navy Commander Graham Bethune (now deceased), and first publicly released in 2008 by his associate, Frank Chille. Bethune’s photo was discussed in a May 4 interview on Rense radio featuring William Tompkins, and was analyzed in an exopolitics article published on May 11.  

An official US Air Force photo of the flight deck of the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt from April 1975 closely matches the configuration of aircraft found in Bethune’s photo. There is clear evidence that the 1975 photo was altered to produce Bethune’s photo. The origin and chain of custody of Bethune’s photo suggests it was part of an officially sanctioned Navy disinformation campaign around the issue of flying saucers landing on U.S. aircraft carriers.

First some background. The 1975 USAF photo was released by the U.S. Air Historical Support Office and published in the 2002 book, American Military Aviation: The Indispensible Arm. It shows a Soviet intelligence ship approaching the USS Roosevelt, which was stationed in the Mediterranean Sea at the time.

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The chronology of the flying saucer landing on the aircraft carrier photo released by Bethune is given by Chille, who says he obtained a copy from Bethune around the year 2000:

Graham had told me that all his photos were hand delivered to him personally by Admiral Delmar Fahrney.  I had the distinct impression that I was one of very few whom were ever shown these photos by Graham Bethune.  Graham never published any of the photos he had shared with me and he never told me not to share this photo with anyone.  Graham did say to me at many meetings that Admiral Fahrney was very aware of the Visitors and the craft they employed.  They had ships of all sizes and description and some were enormous in size. [Email 5/13/16]

It’s important to emphasize that according to Chille, the photo possessed by Bethune was given to him personally by Rear Admiral Fahrney sometime before that latter’s death in 1984, and then later passed on to Chille in 2000. Bethune never publicly released the photo, and passed away on October 30, 2006. Chille publicly released it for the first time in 2008 via the CNN website.  Chille later passed on the photo to Major George Filer who released it in one of his Filer Reports on November 2012.  Finally, it was released online by Rense for his radio interview with Tompkins on May 4, 2016.

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Commander Graham Bethune’s Photo that was first published in 2008

Chille’s recollection of the genealogy of Bethune’s photo clearly points to the U.S. Navy’s involvement in its creation and/or dissemination via Admiral Fahrney.

Fahrney, retired with the rank of Rear Admiral in 1950. He was credited with being the father of “naval air guided missiles”:

Rear Admiral Fahrney was “the foremost Navy pioneer for the development of guided missiles. His vision of future weaponry, technical excellence and tireless advocacy formed the basis for the post-World War II Navy missile programs.” “Admiral Fahrney’s early work in guided missiles and his foresight in planning for future generations of missiles earned for him recognition by many peers as ‘the father of naval air guided missiles.'” (circa 1956).

He subsequently became a prominent member of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), and was prominent advocate of the “Extraterrestrial Hypothesis” that UFOs were interplanetary vehicles. Fahrney’s stature would have meant that whoever he forwarded the alleged photo of a flying saucer landing on an aircraft carrier would have accepted it as genuine.

However, a comparative analysis of the 1975 USAF photo and Bethune’s photo leads to a surprising conclusion. Bethune’s photo is an altered version of the original USAF photo. The following animated gif which was created by Keanu Bruun shows the key similarities and differences of the two photos.

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The removal of the word “Roosevelt” from the F-4 Phantom on the deck of the Roosevelt is very clear evidence of photo alteration. The identical wave action in the highlighted sections of the two photos is also very suspicious, and strengthens the case for the 1975 USAF photo being the original used in creating a doctored version.

This raises questions of why was the hoax created, and why was Admiral Fahrney complicit in its dissemination? His Naval and UFO research background suggests that it would take a professional military intelligence organization, such as the Office of Naval Intelligence, to fool him into believing the hoaxed photo was genuine, and anticipate that he would eventually pass it on to others who would leak it into the public arena.

Alternatively, Fahrney and/or Bethune may have been simply following orders to leak the doctored photo into the public arena.

The painstaking work that went into producing this doctored photo sometime between 1975 and 1984, well before Photoshop and other image manipulation software became publicly available, would have required professional photo manipulation expertise. Furthermore, the senior military ranks of the Navy personnel involved suggests there would have needed to be an important national security reason behind the photo’s creation.

One justification is that if flying saucers were genuinely landing on aircraft carriers on a regular basis, then over the years many thousands of Naval personnel would have witnessed such occurrences, and could eventually start revealing this to the public. Fahrney may have been told by Naval Intelligence assets, for example, that a flying saucer had indeed landed on the USS Roosevelt in 1975, and that dissemination of a doctored photo was necessary on national security grounds in case the incident was ever revealed by rank and file Naval personnel.

What better way to anticipate and discredit future reports of such encounters than by releasing a doctored photo of one? The hoax could then be easily mistaken as genuine by those familiar with or having direct experience of flying saucer landing on aircraft carriers, and thereby discredit such a phenomenon.

Indeed this appears to have happened with retired aerospace engineer, William Tompkins. In a radio interview with Jeff Rense, he connected Bethune’s photo to an incident described in his autobiography, Selected by Extraterrestrials, where a flying saucer piloted by “Nordic extraterrestrials” landed on the USS Coral Sea in the 1950’s.

Rense: … the first image that comes up is a large disk-shaped craft with a couple of lights visible. Apparently [it] landed on the deck of an American aircraft carrier. Tell us about that picture, Bill. What’s the story? …

Tompkins It’s one of quite a number of Nordic extraterrestrial UFOs that have landed on US Navy aircraft carriers.

Tompkins was likely confused by the realistic depiction of the flying saucer in the doctored photo, which led him to believe it was a genuine photo of one of many landing incidents.

One of the leaked Edward Snowden NSA documents confirms that the intelligence agencies of the “Five Eyes” nations – USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – are involved in disseminating hoaxes involving UFO images online. The doctored flying saucer landing on the USS Roosevelt is evidence that such an officially sanctioned disinformation effort is being conducted to confuse not only the general public, but also well-meaning senior military officers and even aerospace engineers, over what is genuine or not.

In the case of Bethune’s photo, it was through a collaborative effort by private researchers, who were able to identify the original USAF photo used to create the doctored version, which proved essential in bringing this to public attention. While some may be disappointed that Bethune’s photo is not hard evidence of a flying saucer landing on an aircraft carrier, it is nevertheless significant that an official Navy disinformation campaign has been found that aims to anticipate and discredit such claims by the dissemination of doctored versions of genuine extraterrestrial encounters.

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