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Dying Witness Claims Eisenhower Threatened to Invade Area 51

A claim on the part of a dying witness that President Eisenhower threatened to invade Area 51 with military forces was reported by researchers Richard Dolan and Linda Moulton Howe at the Citizen Hearing on UFO Disclosure at the National Press Club in Washington on May 3. The anonymous witness claimed that when President Eisenhower found that he could not obtain information about alien related projects at a facility near Area 51 called S-4, he warned that he would authorize a military invasion of the facility if his request continued to be ignored. In 1958, according to the witness, Eisenhower, with Nixon present, ordered a liaison officer to the White House, where he complained that information promised to him by the committee popularly known as MJ-12 was not being provided. He was allegedly told that the information was not accessible to the US government.

One of the most famous and controversial UFO related documents is the Eisenhower Briefing Paper, dated 1952, which chronicles a number of early UFO crashes in the western United States. If the briefing paper is real, then it would seem likely that President Eisenhower would have taken an ongoing interest in UFO knowledge. However, there is no documented evidence that Eisenhower ever threatened the movement of troops to Area 51 at any time. In his Farewell Address to the Nation on January 17, 1961, the president warned, "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."

Whitley Strieber has made reference to Eisenhower's UFO knowledge in a number of his journal entries on this website. To read what he thinks about presidential UFO knowledge, click here.

Unknowncountry subscribers can listen to Richard Dolan discussing government UFO knowledge and the breakaway civilization that protects it in the Dreamland archive.  And our regular UFO reporter Linda Moulton Howe will be discussing it on Dreamland soon.

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What did Salla have to do with this? I was there at the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure yesterday, and watched the video in which a supposedly-dying anonymous witness told of this incident. The video was presented by Richard Dolan, who was the interviewer in the video, and Linda Moulton Howe, who had reportedly been in contact with the witness in the 1990s. Michael Salla was not there. He may have been watching the online video stream. FROM THE EDITOR: This story has been corrected. Richard Dolan and Linda Moulton Howe have been identified as the originators of the story.

Eisenhower wasn't inaugurated until early '53. Though I've heard the story of Eisenhower sitting down with an alien or visitor and read Whitely's short story, never saw his putative briefing as being in '52 when Truman was still president. "President-Elect" briefing? Hard to believe if the secrecy level was so high.

Can someone tell me who runs this country? If presidents are denied access to information, who is denying them--on what authority? Is it the National Security Council? I think the president should hold a press conference and explain the situation to to the public and openly challenge the authority of those who have denied information to the elected representative of the people. Of course, this would require some guts.

The briefing document was supposedly prepared in the runup to Eisenhower's inauguration as part of the orientation process.

Eisenhower was a five-star general, supreme commander of NATO, and won the presidency in a landslide. If he wasn't qualified to know what was going on at Area 51, who is? It's appalling.

Eisenhower's warning is clear indication that he was already, at that time, aware the the military-industrial complex posed a real threat to the U.S. democratic system, in fact, to democracy as a whole. He knew that an powerful military and weapons/petro-chemical industries make bad bedfellows, and will inevitably turn even those governments that we optimistically call democratic into self-serving dictatorships, no matter how they are disguised.

Thanks for correcting the story, and I noticed that Whitley had his facts straight when he talked on C2C last night. It's a very powerful video, and according to what they said at the hearing, there are more hours that they filmed. Yet it raises many questions. The witness seems quite genuine; Richard and Linda are both very respectable researchers; but this seems to fall almost too neatly into the ET/space alien explanation of the phenomenon. I reserve judgment myself, and hope for more information. Linda Howe has just republished a whole series she did on this a few years ago: http://www.earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=1464&category=Real%20X-Files

Go Linda Moulton Howe! I love your work.

How do you go about "interviewing" an alien? And if the President of the United States is denied access to this knowledge who does get access? There is a separate power structure beneath the government grid that answers to no one in this country. How in the world did this happen?

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