WASHINGTON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY oceanographic and physical
Dr. Robert I. Sarbacher
President and Chairman of Board
November 29, 1983
I am sorry I have taken so long in answering your letters. However, I have
moved my office and have had to make a number of extended trips.
To answer your last question in your letter of October 14, 1983, there is no
parti cular reason I feel I shouldn't or couldn't answer any or all of your
questions. I am delight- ed to answer all of them to the best of my ability.
You listed some of your questions in your letter of September 12th. I will
attemp to answer them as you had listed them.
1. Relating to my own experience regarding re- covered flying saucers, I had
no association with any of the people involved in the recovery and have no
knowl- edge regarding the dates of the recoveries. If I had I would send it
2 . Regarding verification that persons you list were involved, I can only
John Von Neuman was definitely involved. Dr. Vannever Bush was definitely
involved, and I think Dr. Robert Oppenheimer also.
My association with the Research and Development Board under Doctor Compton
during the Eisenhower administration was rether limited so that although I had
been invited to participate in several discussions associated with the re-
porte d recoveries, I could not personally attend the meetings. I am s ure
that they would have asked Dr. Von Braun, and the others that you listed were
probably asked and may or may not have attended. This is all I know for sure.
3. I did receive some official reports when I was in my office at the
Pentagon but all of these were left there as at the time we were never
supposed to take them out of the office.
4. I do not recall receiving any photographs such as you request so I am not
in a position to answer.
5. I have to make the same reply as on No. 4.
I recall the i nterview with Dr. Brenner of the Canadian Embassy. I think the
answers i gave him were the ones you listed. Naturally, I was morre familiar
with the subject matter under discussion, at that time. actually, I would
have been able to give more specific answers had I attend- ed the meetings
concerning the subject. You must understand that I took this assignment as a
private contribution. We were called "dollar-a-year men". My first
responsibility was the maintenance of m y own business activity so that my
participation was limited.
About the only thing I remember at this time is that certain materials
reported to have come from flying saucer crashes were extremely light and very
tough. I am sure our laboratories analyzed them very carefully.
There were reports that instruments or people operating these machines were
also of very light weight, sufficient to withstand the tremendous deceleration
and acceleration associated with their machinery. I remember in talking with
some of the peo ple at the office t hat I got the impression these "aliens"
were constructed like certain insects we have observed on earth, wherein
because of the low mass the inertial forces involved in operation of these
instruments would be quite low.
I still do not know why the high order of clossification has been given and
why the denial of the existence of these devices.
I am sorry it has taken me so long to reply but I suggest you get in touch
with the others who may be directly involved in this progra m.
Dr. Robert I. Sarbacher
P. S. It occurs to me that Dr. Bush's name is inccorrect as you have it.
Please check the spelling.