The Conspiracy Behind Secret Government UFO Organization Majestic 12
Majestic 12, the legendary government committee that manages public knowledge of extraterrestrials and UFOs, may be hidden as a result of disinformation by the US Air Force.
Majestic 12, an organization that has become notorious to UFO enthusiasts, was allegedly created by President Truman, and have supposedly gone so far as to kill in order to prevent the public from discovering that the government has knowledge of the existence of intelligent life. These rumors have spawned countless books and documentaries, as well as many works of fiction; the television show "Dark Skies" was based on MJ-12, and the organization was heavily featured in the government conspiracy plotline of "The X-Files." The truth, however, is a little more murky.
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The rumors began in earnest in 1984, when a television producer named Jaime Shandera received a package of unknown origin. It contained a roll of film that, when developed, revealed top secret documents about MJ-12. These documents included a briefing that was supposedly written by Rear Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter, the first CIA director, in order to brief President Eisenhower on the organization's progress. President Eisenhower did receive many briefings at the time the document was supposedly written, but the content of the briefings remains classified.
But there are, of course, many hoax allegations surrounding almost all of the evidence of MJ-12. A paper published by UFO researcher Brad Sparks in 2007 seemed to be the final nail in the coffin. He claimed that U.S. Air Force officer Richard C. Doty, as well as other Air Force officials, were responsible for disseminating disinformation to a UFO researcher, information that originated the MJ-12 legend. According to Doty, he misled UFO researchers with false information for years on end in order to use UFOlogists to provide the public with alternate explanations for photos of classified Air Force projects.
But research by Alejandro Rojas at Open Minds Magazine tells a different story. He claims that his research yielded reports that confirmed the communication between Air Force officials and UFO researchers, but not the disinformation. On the contrary, two New Mexico state senators investigated the information passed between Doty and the UFOlogists, requesting details from the the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
There are thousands of leaked documents that may have been related to MJ-12, none of which have been touted as definitive proof, including records of spacecraft recovery and examination of alien bodies. There are also well-documented, undisputed activities related to UFOs carried out by alleged MJ-12 members. See a video breakdown of the complicated, sordid history of the MJ-12 debate above.