Investigate UFO Activity in the Aftermath of the
|Majestic 12 - Secret Committee of Scientists, Military Leaders, and Government Officials
Investigate UFO Activity in the Aftermath of the Roswell Incident
Majestic 12 is the purported code name of a
secret committee of scientists, military leaders, and government
officials, supposedly formed in 1947 by an executive order of U.S.
President Harry S Truman.
Were Harry S. Truman and NASA director James Webb part of a secret government agency called Majestic-12?
A collection of documents emerged in 1984 which stated: 'The Majestic
12 group... was established by order of President Truman on September
24th, 1947, upon recommendation by Dr. Vannevar Bush and Secretary of
Defense James Forrestal'.
The alleged purpose of the committee
was to investigate UFO activity in the aftermath of the Roswell
incident—the purported crash of an alien spaceship near Roswell, New
Mexico, in July 1947.
The Majestic 12 is an important
part of the UFO conspiracy theory of an ongoing government cover up of
UFO information. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has concluded that
documents associated with the Majestic 12 committee are "completely
The primary evidence for the existence of a
group named Majestic 12 is a collection of documents that first emerged
The original MJ-12 documents state that: The Majestic 12
group... was established by order of President Truman on September 24th,
1947, upon recommendation by Dr. Vannevar Bush and Secretary of Defense
The FBI investigated the documents, and concluded they
were forgeries, based primarily on an opinion rendered by the U.S. Air
Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI).
UFO researchers are divided: Some argue the documents may be genuine
while others contend they are phony, primarily due to errors in
formatting and chronology.
In 1985, another document mentioning MJ-12 and dating to 1954 was found
in a search at the National Archives. Its authenticity is also highly
The documents in question are rather widely available on
the Internet, for example on the FBI website, where it is concluded they
Since the first MJ-12 documents, thousands of pages of other supposedly
leaked government documents mentioning MJ-12 and a government coverup of
UFO reality have also appeared, sometimes collectively referred to as
the "Majestic Documents."
All of them are controversial, with many
disputing their authenticity. A few have been proven to be
unquestionably fraudulent, usually retyped rewrites of unrelated
government documents. The primary new MJ-12 document is a
lengthy, Linotype-set manual allegedly dating from 1954, called the
MJ-12 "Special Operations Manual (SOM)".
UFO Files - Majestic 12: UFO Cover Up
The episode takes a look at
the top secret government committee appointed by President Harry S.
Truman – Majestic 12, which is said to be responsible for the recovery,
storage and analysis of UFO technology.
The Secret UFO Majestic 12 documentary interviewees Timothy Good, Dr. Robert Wood, and Dr. John Alexander provide insight about the authenticity of the leaked classified documents featured in program.
It deals primarily with the handling of crash debris and alien bodies.
Objections to its authenticity usually center on questions of style and
some historical anachronisms.
The documents date from 1942 to 1997 and have been hotly debated in the
UFO community. The documents include such matters as the conduct to be
used when meeting an alien, diagrams and records of tests on UFOs, memos
on assorted coverups, and descriptions of the President's statements
about UFO-related issues.
The documents contain supposed signatures of important people such as
Albert Einstein, Mohammed Dhihal Mahesukeen and Ronald Reagan, creating a
major debate in the conspiracy and UFO communities. No more documents
have been leaked or released since 1997. Their authenticity remains
uncertain, and some claim them to be entirely fake.
However, before the appearance of the various dubious MJ-12 documents,
Canadian documents dating from 1950 and 1951 were uncovered in 1978.
These documents mention the existence of a similar, highly classified
UFO study group operating within the Pentagon's Research &
Development Board (RDB) and headed by Dr. Vannevar Bush.
Although the name of the group is not given, proponents argue that these
documents remain the most compelling evidence that such a group did
exist. There is also some testimony from a few government scientists
involved with this project confirming its existence.