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.

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