CUFON: UFO INFORMATION SERVICE SEATTLE WASHINGTON
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT DOCUMENT FILES
NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE
Fort George G. Meade, Maryland 20755 - 6000
27 January 1987
The Honorable John Glenn
United States Senate
ATTN: Mr. Mark Frondorf
SH-503 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator Glenn:
This responds to your letter of 7 January 1987 on behalf
of your constituent, Mr. Clifford E. Stone ( Enclosure 1 ).
The National Security Agency (NSA) has received numerous
Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests for information
pertaining to UFO incidents. Our records show that Mr. Stone
has submitted six such requests over the past 7 years. One of
those requests was for the information mentioned in paragraph 2
of his letter to you, the UFO incident at RAF Woodbridge Base.
In our 1 February 1984 response to Mr. Stone ( Enclosure 2 ), we
notified him that the estimated manpower and computer search
costs involved in locating records responsive to his requests
were $250.00. We advised him that, upon receipt of half that
amount, a search would be made. Mr. Stone did not respond to
Regarding the information in paragraph 1 of Mr. Stone's
letter, we have no record of receiving an FOIA requests for
documents dealing with a UFO destruction of a Cuban MiG-23.
Paragraph 3 of his letter ask for NSA analysis of the
document he attached. It appears to be an Air Force document.
The project names which are referenced, Sigma and Snowbird, are
not NSA projects. We have no knowledge of the information
contained in the document.
The subject of paragraph 4, project Aquarius, has been the
subject of numerous FOIA requests. Apparently there is or was
an Air Force project by that name which dealt with UFO's.
Coincidentally, there is also an NSA project by that name. The
NSA project does not deal with UFO's. We believe that the
confusion on this issue results from an FOIA requests submitted
by another person with interest in UFOs, Mr. Christian Lambright.
Mr. Lambright requested all information on the NSA project
Aquarius, apparently believing that the project pertain to UFOs.
We advised Mr. Lambright that our project does not deal with UFOs.
He then requested records revealing the "goal" of Aquarius, and we
withheld the document because it is classified. We have reason to
believe that our final response to Mr. Lambright, denying him access
to the records, has been disseminated within a circle of those
interested in UFOs and that subsequently a misunderstanding has
developed regarding NSA, Aquarius and UFOs.
In responding to general FOIA requests for UFO information,
certain documents have been withheld from the public pursuant to the
first and third exemptions of the FOIA. The first exemption
provides for the protection of information which is currently and
properly classified in accordance with the provisions of Executive
Order 12356. The third exemption protects information from
disclosure by statute. The statutes applicable in this case are
50 U.S.C. 402 note ( Public Law 86-36, Section 6 ), 50 U.S.C. 403(d)
(3) and 18 U.S.C. 798. This Agency's decision to protect those
records has been upheld by the United States Court of Appeals for
the District of Columbia.
We hope that the information being provided to you will be
of help to Mr. Stone.
Julia B. Wetzel
Director Of Policy