WASHINGTON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY oceanographic and physical sciences Dr. Robert I. Sarba

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WASHINGTON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY oceanographic and physical sciences Dr. Robert I. Sarbacher President and Chairman of Board November 29, 1983 Mr.__________________ _____________________ _____________________ Dear Mr.____________: 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 to you. 2 . Regarding verification that persons you list were involved, I can only say this: 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. Sincerely yours, (SIGNATURE) 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. 

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