From: Don Allen
This is an expose' that Don Ecker wrote on Bill Cooper and John Lear.
Many of the newer users to the echo are constantly asking as to whether
or not Lear's or Cooper's claims can be taken seriously. This text
hopefully answers some of those questions.
See also Whistleblowers.
Message #7181 - ASK_UFO
Date : 30-Aug-91 0:32
From : Don Ecker
To : ALL
Subject : EXPOSE
The following message may seem a bit obtuse at first, but please
read on for a moment and you will catch what is going on.
In my job as Director of Research for UFO Magazine, I get to meet
sometimes strange but also very interesting people. Also as
Director, I oft times get documents, books, and papers for the mag
that I can peruse before most of the public. Also, having been
involved with ParaNet since the end of 1987 the beginning of 1988,
I have seen a lot happen in the field and with ParaNet both good
and bad. Late in 1987 Jim Speiser, the founder of ParaNet was at
the helm as Director. I was Co-Sysop with the old ParaNet RHO, now
no longer in service. In late December 1987, Jim Speiser received
the now famous, or perhaps more to the point, infamous *LEAR.DOC*
that set parts of the UFO field on fire. For any of you that were
not around then, for months and finally years, and now even, people
have read Lears paper, and the turmoil continued.
Months later, after Lear "surfaced", another character
hit the field. This guys name is now also famous, or more to the
point, infamous ** Milton William Cooper. Cooper, now known for his
attacks on most researchers, accusing them of being govt. agents,
etc. was much more restrained in those days. After Lear had his
paper posted, many of the then ParaNet users, had many questions
for "Lear and Co." As time went on, Lear grew tired of people
asking him about sources, etc. and more often than not would fire
back. Cooper then began to ally himself with Lear.
Cooper came on the seen with a report about having sighted a UFO
while a crew member on a U. S. Sub, the TIRU. A short while later,
after covertly sending a file to Speiser to be forwarded to Stanton
Friedman, and then also sending a file to me to send to Friedman,
( without Speiser or me knowing about the other ) Cooper began to
upload all kinds of wondrous files with some outrageous claims and
documents. Of course he also came under some fire here because he
could not prove one damn thing that he claimed either. AND, OF
COURSE ONE HELL OF A LOT MORE HAPPENED. But we will leave that for
What is all of this, and why is it here? Well, one of Coopers big
drawing cards at his $25.00 and $35.00 per head lectures has been
the Kennedy Murder. Cooper has been showing a VERY POOR COPY of the
famous Zapruder film that "looks as if" the driver of Kennedy's car
turns around and shoots him with a pistol. The film was originally
worked on by a Kennedy researcher by the name of Lars Hansson. For
any of you that read my two parter on Cooper in UFO Magazine, in
part two Hansson discussed this entire sorry episode. But you are
still asking what is this about? Ok.......
During all this business with Lear, Cooper, etc. Hansson was off
and on in Las Vegas, and spent a great deal of time with Lear.
Hansson lived for a while in Lears guest house, did odd jobs for
Lear while working on his research, and Lears UFO stuff. Hansson
was right in the middle of Lear, Cooper, Lazar, and many other
things, and for a number of reasons, Hansson and Lear "fell out".
Hansson also has been a very active researcher in illegal
government covert operations, arms trade, Iran-Contra, etc., and
has just finished an explosive expose entitled "UFOs, ALIENS, and
`Ex'-intelligence Agents: Who's Fooling Whom?" The Inside Story of
John Lear, Bill Cooper, and The Greatest Coverup in Human History.
This is a 300 page AFFIDAVIT by Lars Hansson, and is available for
$25.00 plus 3.00 postage and handling. If you are interested you
can send for it at;
Paragon Research & Publications
P.O. Bx 981
Orlando, FL. 32802
I have gone through my files, and the next several messages go back
to those days in 1988 and 1989. After I get those messages up, read
them and then in a couple days I will
upload sections from Hansson's book. If you are interested in the
real story ( other than UFO Magazine of course ) of what went on
with Lear, Cooper, the U.S. Govt. and what may have been behind
Lear, et. al, this is one that you will not want to miss.
Documents, phone calls, arms shipments, alleged involvement in the
Marcos Gold shipments, Iran-Contra, CIA airlines, CIA pilots, folks
like G. Gordon Liddy, Gordon Novel, they are all here and a part of
the story. UFOs? Yep, they are here to. The inside story on what
may have been going on at S-4, Lazar, etc. How Cooper took all
these stories and wove his tale from whole cloth. Prostitutes, bad
cops, the A.I.D.s virus, and a possible cure that had been
discovered, the whole damn thing is incredible. At any rate, the
book will give pause for thought. Ok, lets go on a short time trip
back to 1988.
PS It is late, so if parts of the above do not make much sense, remember, I
knew what it was that I wanted to say........ :-(
Message #7182 - ASK_UFO
Date : 30-Aug-91 0:34
From : Don Ecker
To : All
Subject : Expose II
This is from October 1988
The question is often asked, why don't more military UFO
witnesses come forward publicly, and provide names, dates
and places? Surely they aren't REALLY intimidated by such
empty threats as JANAP 146-E, which provides for hefty fines
and jail sentences for breaking silence on a military UFO
sighting. Surely they realize the scientific import of
their sighting transcends any nationalist or military
considerations. If more military witnesses don't come forth
publicly, isn't it possible that there aren't really as many
as hardcore ufologists would have us believe? Its a question
I've often asked myself.
ParaNet is deeply indebted to, and a little honored by, user Bill
Cooper of Fullerton, California, for this, the first known report
of a multiple military witness sighting that occurred onboard the
submarine USS Tiru in 1966.
In 1966 during the month of the Rose Festival in the Pacific
Northwest United States, the USS Tiru SS-416 left Pearl
Harbor bound for Seattle Washington. The sub moored to a
civilian pier near the downtown Seattle area and thousands
of people toured the sub during its stay in Seattle. After
its duty as "showboat" it proceeded to a back bay area
where it underwent torpedo trials. I believe the area was
called dabob bay [pronounced day-bob] but I am not sure of
the spelling. I include the above information because it
should be easy to research. During the cruise from Pearl
to Seattle five of the crew had a very unusual experience.
During one late afternoon the sub was cruising on the
surface at approx. 10 knots when the port lookout reported
a strange contact at a range of 2 miles bearing 315 degrees
relative. The lookout refused to tell the OOD what it was
that he had seen and instead insisted that the starboard
lookout and the OOD both look at that area. The three men
looked through their binoculars toward the area reported
and were astounded to see a metal craft larger than a
football field tumble from the clouds into the ocean. It
actually tumbled end over end and when it hit the water and
sank beneath the ocean huge geysers of water rose into the
air. When the port lookout was sure that the others had
seen it he then told the OOD that he had seen it tumble
from the ocean up into the clouds. The OOD and the
starboard lookout were speechless. Within a few minutes,
however, they all became excited when it again rose from
the water and tumbled up into the cloud layer. At about
the same time a crew member below queried the bridge about
a radar contact at the same range and bearing. Sonar also
reported strange echos. The OOD called for the Captain to
come to the bridge at that time. He also called for the
camera to be sent to the bridge. The Captain arrived on
the bridge within 2 minutes and the Chief Quartermaster was
right behind him with the camera. At about the same time
the object emerged from the clouds and fell down into the
ocean. All five men witnessed this. The QMC took pictures
as it rose up into the clouds and then back down into the
ocean once again. The five men watched for quite a while
longer but nothing else happened. Soon the sub had moved
out of visual range and the Captain told all witnesses that
they were never to discuss what they had seen with anyone
under any circumstances. He stated that the incident was
classified information. The Captain then went below and
sent a radio msg. There was no doubt as to what we had
seen. It was a metal craft with machinery on and around
the outside of it. It appeared to have windows or lenses
placed around its perimeter. It made no noise that we
could hear. It did not disturb the subs electrical systems
nor did it affect the gyro compass. It looked very much
like a round flying "ship" as in sea going ship. It had
the shape and form of a saucer with a bowl inverted in the
saucer and it was huge. I will never forget it as long as
I live. When I first saw this craft I believe that my heart
literally stopped beating and I was terrified. The name of
the OOD was Ensign Ball. The starboard lookout was an
American Indian seaman that the crew called Geronimo. The
port lookout was a new man who left the sub soon after the
return to Pearl Harbor and his name was Cooper. I do not
remember the Captain's name nor the Chief Quartermaster's
name. This is the first time I have ever mentioned it
since the moment that the Captain told me that it was
classified. As far as I know it has never been reported to
the public before this instant. It should be easy to
verify the facts if you can get a copy of the log and/or
contact the other witnesses. The names should not be too
hard to find in the ships records/logs. I was the port
lookout. I must say that I feel a great uneasyness in
posting this, much like the way I felt in Vietnam when my
life was in great danger.
Message #7183 - ASK_UFO
Date : 30-Aug-91 0:35
From : Don Ecker
To : All
Subject : Expose III
ALSO FROM OCT. 1988
-In light of some of the controversy surrounding Lear.txt, perhaps it would
be helpful to refer to some statements attributed to John Lear's father,
the late William P. Lear, pertaining to possible UFO technology.
They are excerpted from the 1978 book entitled "The Cosmic Conspiracy".
They are presented here merely as interesting anecdotes, which may also
be helpful to an understanding of what has influenced John Lear.
"William P. Lear, inventor and chairman of the board of Lear, Inc., one
of the nation's largest electronics firms specializing in aviation, for
months has been going over new developments and theories relating to
gravity with his chief scientists and engineers".
"...He is convinced that it will be possible to create artificial electro-
gravitational fields 'whose polarity can be controlled to cancel out
"...'All the (mass) materials and human beings within these fields will be
part of them. They will be adjustable so as to increase or decrease the
weight of any object in its surroundings. They won't be affected by the
earth's gravity or that of any celestial body".
'This means that if any person was in an anti-gravitational airplane or
space ship that carried along its own gravitational field - no matter how
fast you accelerated or changed course - your body wouldn't any more feel
it than it now feels the speed of the earth' ".
"...Eugene M. Gluhareff, president of Gluhareff Helicopter and Airplane
Corp. of Manhattan Beach, Calif., has made several theoretical design studies
of round or saucer-shaped 'vehicles' for travel into outer space..."
It might also be of some interest to the reader that this author witnessed
the late William P. Lear making another nationwide statement on a daytime,
American television program in about 1969-70. This later statement was
made in response to a question from the emcee who wanted to know what Mr.
Lear envisioned the next twenty years producing in new technology. Mr. Lear
told him that a person would be able to, say, walk into a New York "travel"
booth - somewhat similar to a telephone box in shape; - deposit his fare;
push a button; and walk out the other side of the booth in San Francisco -
having been "teleported" across America in seconds! The studio audience
automatically laughed at Mr. Lear - much to their uninformed discredit.
Mr. Lear just gaped at their performance in utter amazement. How painfully
sad and lonely he must have felt at that moment when he realized the great
gulf that separated the viewing audience from the realities he had already
witnessed in the laboratory... He was a kind and sincere man; and this
author, for one, feels a great loss at Mr. Lear's recent death...
In his book of 1957, entitled, "The Flying Saucer Conspiracy", Donald
Keyhoe also mentioned some rather indicting news on pages 200-201:
"On 2nd February, while visiting Bogota, Columbia, William P. Lear
manufacturer of aircraft and electronic equipment, told a news conference
that the flying saucers are real".
"When Lear's story was flashed to the United States by the AP, it was
a hard blow for the UFO censors. But this was only the beginning. Within
twenty-four hours Lear amplified his first statement: 'I feel the flying
saucers are real', he said, 'because of four points'. First, he said, there
have been numerous manifestations over long periods of time. Second,
many observations have been made simultaneously by reliable observers.
Third, there are great possibilities linked with the theory of gravitational
fields. Fourth, there are now serious efforts in progress to prove the
existence of anti-gravitational forces and to convert atomic energy
directly to electricity".
"This new AP story dismayed the Pentagon, for it could easily disclose
our top-secret research to duplicate the UFO's propulsion. There had
already been one hint despite Pentagon precautions. During a meeting of
aviation leaders in New York, on the 25th of January, G.S. Trimble, vice-
president of advance design for the Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Company, had
made an amazing disclosure... "Unlimited power, freedom form gravitational
attraction, and infinitely short travel time are now becoming feasible', he
told the press. Then he added that eventually all commercial air transpor-
tation would be in vehicles operating on these fantastic principles".
Message #7184 - ASK_UFO
Date : 30-Aug-91 0:37
From : Don Ecker
To : All
Subject : EXPOSE IV
#: 154899 S10/Paranormal Issues
Fm: Sysop Jim Speiser 72135,424
I'd like to clear up one issue that seems to be bubbling under the
surface of some of these discussions.
A lot of people have taken an interest in LEAR.TXT, because of its
obvious spectacular nature, because of its somewhat famous author, and more
recently, because to the inexperienced follower, some of what John has said
would seem to have been born out by the recent TV special. I think a short
chronology of events will put things in perspective.
The two gentlemen you saw on UFO COVER-UP LIVE, Bill Moore and Jamie
Shandera, have been working on the MJ-12 angle since the early part of this
decade. Condor and Falcon are their alleged contacts. The MJ-12 documents were
first hinted at in the fall of 1986, when they were shown to Lee Graham, who
leaked them to CAUS, which published a two-part article on the documents in
their Fall 1986 issue. The documents were first released in April of 1987, at
which time Moore's Fair Witness Project sent them to several Ufologists,
among them. As far as I know, ParaNet was the first place that the documents
became publicly viewable.
It was around this time that John Lear was beginning to make a name for
himself in Ufology. He showed up at the MUFON symposium in Washington that
June, where Moore, Friedman and Shandera made a splash with the Documents.
had already made a splash the previous month at the National UFO Conference in
Burbank, where they had made the first of their oft-repeated promises of
releasing more information in the future. From the start, "more information"
included videotapes of government agents spilling their guts about the
and telling of underground bases and secret deals.
Press for next or type CHOICES !10
#: 154900 S10/Paranormal Issues
Sb: LEAR.TXT continued
Fm: Sysop Jim Speiser 72135,424
In late November or early December of 1987, John Lear went to Los
Angeles to visit with Moore. He told me personally that Moore had shown him
much of his information (whether that included the actual videotapes or not, I
In late December of 1987, I received LEAR.TXT from John, and was asked
to have it typed up and released through ParaNet. It was early January by the
time I was able to comply.
It wasn't clear from the actual LEAR.TXT document, but in a cover
(which was not at first supplied to ParaNet), John had said that the contents
constituted his "hypothesis," a sort of distillation of things he had come
across from various sources, including Moore, Steinman's book "UFO Crash at
Aztec," Len Stringfield's work, and information he had culled from several
My point is this: I have no way of telling at this time whether the
information presented by Moore, Shandera, Falcon or Condor is true, but there
is no reason for people to point to the testimonials of Falcon and Condor and
say that they tend to corroborate Lear's hypothesis, because there is no
to believe they are not the SOURCE of Lear's hypothess, at least in large
In other words, Lear happened to have an inside track before most of you had
even heard of this stuff.
I'm only posting this so that people's attention doesn't get
from the true issues. Whether or not Moore-Shandera-Friedman have the real
goods, the ball is in THEIR court and not Lear's.
There will be a further statement on this forthcoming from MSF
themselves. Watch for it here.
Message #7185 - ASK_UFO
Date : 30-Aug-91 0:38
From : Don Ecker
To : All
Subject : EXPOSE V
From 1988, but since this was uploaded, the author, Milton Cooper has changed
it six or seven times.
DISCLOSURE OF THIS INFORMATION IS AN ATTEMPT TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE THE
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THE GROUP KNOWN AS MAJESTIC
TWELVE HAS ENGAGED IN A VILE CONSPIRACY THAT HAS IGNORED THE LAW OF THE LAND
AND THE PRINCIPLES OF FREEDOM THAT THE UNITED STATES WAS FOUNDED UPON. THEY
HAVE TAKEN IT UPON THEMSELVES TO INSTITUTE UNLAWFUL AND DANGEROUS PROJECTS
WHICH HAS ENDANGERED THE NATION AND THE HUMAN RACE. THE DISCLOSURE GROUP
CONSISTS OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SWORN TO UPHOLD AND PROTECT T E CONSTITUTION
OF THE UNITED STATES. WE HOPE AND PRAY THAT THIS DISCLOSURE WILL ENCOURAGE
OTHERS CONNECTED WITH THIS CONSPIRACY TO MAKE SIMILAR DISCLOSURES. WE ASK
THAT THIS STATEMENT REMAIN ATTACHED TO THIS INFORMATION. WE SEEK NO REWARD OR
PUBLIC ACCLAIM. WE ONLY SEEK TO EXPOSE THIS ACT AS A CRIMINAL ASSUALT UPON
THE UNITED STATES AND THE HUMAN RACE.
MAJESTIC TWELVE (PROWORD) MAJIC
MAJESTIC TWELVE, MAJESTIC 12, MAJESTIC-12, MJ-12, MAJIC, are all forms of the
code name for the control group authorized by President Truman on 09/24/47.
The Director of the Central Intelligenge Agency (CIA) is the Director of
Majestic Twelve, MJ-1. The control group was formed to oversee a TOP SECRET
Research and Development & Intelligence Operation and was responsible only to
the President. The need for this group was dictated by the finding of a
downed FLYING SAUCER scattered over 2 sites near the town of Roswell New
Mexico in July 1947. The dead bodys of 4 very small human like ALIENS were
also found. MAJESTIC TWELVE is the most highly classified secret in the
United States and its existance has never been divulged to Congress. The
funds for MJ-12 and Aquarius are CIA confidential (non-appropriated).
MAJESTIC TWELVE documents can be identified by the following;
TOP SECRET/MAJIC/RESTRICTED DATA EYES ONLY COPY___OF___ TOP
SECRET/MAJIC/RESTRICTED EYES ONLY COPY___OF___ TOP SECRET/MAJIC
EYES ONLY COPY___OF___
One of the above will appear both at the top and bottom of each page. You
will never see one version in a document along with any other version. Also
on each page will appear; T52-EXEMPT (E) or just EXEMPT. T52 is the
publication outlining procedures for automatic downgrade of all security
classifications and the time period for declassification of each security
level. This information is never to be declassified. Each page of each
document will be numbered consecutively and the number of pages will appear
upon the cover sheet. Copys of MAJESTIC TWELVE beyond the original number
PROJECTS under MAJESTIC TWELVE
The operations listed here were current as late as 1976 with absolute
certainty and are still operational to the best of our knowledge. The names
of the original operations were changed several times over the years and
eventually evolved into those listed.
PROJECT SIGN (PROWORD) MAJIC
The first project under MAJESTIC TWELVE. The mission of project sign was
essentially the same as that which PROJECT AQUARIUS evolved into. PROJECT
SIGN referred to aliens as Extraterrestrial Biological Entities. The reasons
for the absorbtion of PROJECT SIGN by PROJECT AQUARIUS were mainly of a
political and security nature. PROJECT AQUARIUS stripped the Air Force and
Army Generals of their historic control of the UFO/IAC projects and placed
most of it under the Intelligence umbrella.
PROJECT AQUARIUS (PROWORD) MAJIC
Established in 1953 by President Eisenhower under control of MJ-12 and PROJECT
SIGN. The Project contains all information collected by the United States
since it began investigating UFO's (Unidentified Flying Objects) and IAC's
(Identified Alien Craft). At the time we saw this information it existed in
approximately 15 or 16 volumes. This project became an independent project
when PROJECT SIGN was eliminated in 1960. PROJECT AQUARIUS referred to aliens
as Alien Life Forms. The mission of PROJECT AQUARIUS was to gather all
scientific, technological, medical, and intelligence information from UFO &
IAC sightings and contacts with Alien Life Forms. The information was to be
used in the space program.
PROJECT SIGMA (PROWORD) AQUARIUS
Established in 1954 as part of PROJECT SIGN. The mission of PROJECT SIGMA was
to establish communication with the aliens. First communication was
established in 1959 through binary computer language. On April 25, 1964 a USAF
(OSI) officer met with aliens at a prearranged desert location in New Mexico.
Information was exchanged and a basic understanding was reached after several
hours. It was learned through this effort that several species of alien
life existed. Communication was eventually established with all of them.
Through communications it was determined that 3 catagorys existed. The three
catagorys are MALEVOLENT (DANGEROUS), BENEVOLENT (GOOD-HELPFUL), and NEUTRAL
(OBSERVERS ONLY) The project has been extremely successful.
PROJECT PLATO (PROWORD) AQUARIUS Established in 1960 after the United States
established communications with the aliens. The mission of PROJECT PLATO was
to establ ish diplomatic re lations with the aliens. Project Plato made
agreements in order to prevent hostilitys between the United States and the
aliens. An agreement was made with the MALEVOLENT aliens whereby they could
abduct humans. The purpose of these abductions were to provide blood and
other biological fluids as food for the aliens. The aliens agreed to furnish a
list periodically to MJ-12 of the names of those abducted. PROJECT PLATO took
whatever steps neccessary to prevent public disclosure.
* PROJECT PLUTO (PROWORD) AQUARIUS
Established in 1947 after the Roswell incident. The mission of PROJECT PLUTO
was to recover all crashed or downed alien craft, to recover all evidence of
alien presence or technology, and to recover all alien bodies (alive or dead).
PROJECT PLUTO developed cover stories to satisfy press and civilian curiosity.
PROJECT PLUTO was authorized use of deadly force and/or relocation to insure
secrecy. PROJECT PLUTO was responsible for and biological intelligence of the
Alien Life Forms.
PROJECT POUNCE (PROWORD) AQUARIUS Established in 1968. The mission of
PROJECT POUNCE was to evaluate all UFO/IAC information pertaining to space
technology. The goal was to duplicate the technology and/or improve upon it.
Ultimate use of the technology would establish the United States as the
dominate world power and close the gap in any confrontation with the aliens.
PROJECT REDLIGHT (PROWORD) AQUARIUS Established in 1954. The mission
REDLIGHT was to test a recovered alien craft. The mission was accomplished in
part only. PROJECT REDLIGHT was terminated in 1963 after every (flyable)
recovered craft exploded during test flights. There were no survivors among
the human test pilots.
PROJECT SNOWBIRD (PROWORD) AQUARIUS Established in 1972. The mission of
PROJECT SNOWBIRD was to test fly a recovered alien craft. The project was on
going the last time I saw this information.
PROJECT ???????? (PROWORD) AQUARIUS (NOTE...We are recall the name of this
project nor have we been able to get response from anyone on it. At the time
we saw the information the project was ongoing. It cannot be determined if
this project is still in existence.) The mission of this project was to
develop a low frequency pulsed sound generator. The energy produced from this
generator was to be concentrated so that it could be aimed and used as a
weapon in order to destroy the alien craft and beam weapons. The alien beam
weapons were described as ange but able to incapacitate or destroy any weapons
system known to date (1972). The aliens also possess a beam weapon which is
described as being able to paralyse any human within range. Tests were
described as having shown that the alien craft and weapons were extremely
sensitive to low frequency pulsed sound waves. This weapon was to be used to
incapacitate the alien defenses in order to allow PROJECT EXCALIBUR to succeed
in its mission. The initial technology used in this project was capture the
Germans during WW- II. The German sound generators were described as being
able to knock down reinforced concrete buildings and shatter 4" thick armour
from a great range. This technology is believed to further substantiate that
Germany had recovered alien craft and had possibly had some dealings with the
aliens prior to or during WW-II. Documents captured during and after WW-II
indicated that an alien craft had been recovered by Germany in 1939. A German
built flying saucer was captured dur last few months of WW-II.
PROJECT EXCALIBUR (PROWORD) AQUARIUS Established in 1972. The mission of
PROJECT EXCALIBUR is to develop a weapons system capable of destroying the
alien underground base after the alien beam weapons have been incapacitated or
destroyed. The alien underground base is located beneath an indian
reservation near the small town of Dulce, New Mexico. The device must be
capable of penetrating 1,000 meters of tufa / hard pack soil and sustain no
operational damage. This typ is commonly found in New Mexico where the alien
base is located. Missile apogee must not exceed 30,000 feet AGL. Impact
deviation will now exceed 50 meters. The device will carry a 1 megaton
PROJECT BLUE BOOK A U.S. Air Force project establiahed to determine whether
UFO's pose a threat to the security of the United States and to determine
whether UFO's exhibit any unique scientific information or advanced technology
which could contribute to scientific or technical research. PROJECT was
successful in its primary mission outlined above. PROJECT BLUE BOOK was not
quite so successful in its secondary mission which was to publicly explain
away the UFO phenomenon as natural or known phenomenon in order to eleminate
public interest. To completely fulfill the secondary mission it was decided
that an outside commission of distinguished scientists would be convened in
order to permanantly lay the issue to rest. After this 'study' was completed
(Condon Commission) the Air Force state the continuation of Project Blue Book
cannot be justified, either on the ground of national security or in the
interest of science. PROJECT BLUE BOOK was abandoned and its mission and
information was consolidated under PROJECT AQUARIUS in 1969.
SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS Contracted to the University
of Colorado in 1966 and Chaired by Dr. Edward U. Condon. The results of the
panel were dictated before the first meeting. Despite objections of the other
panel members, Dr. Cond le to fulfill the mission. The general conclusion was
that "nothing has come from the study of UFOs in the past 21 years that has
added to scientific knowledge." A panel from the National Academy of Sciences
agreed. The press and the public were satisfied. Except for a hard core
element of UFO believers the issue died in the public forum.
OPERATION UFO (NSA OPERATION IN SUPPORT OF PROJECT PLUTO) The mission of
Operation UFO was to form intelligence teams versed in all of the knowledge
learned which would be the first on scene of any UFO crash site in order to
secure the technology and prevent it from falling into foreign hands. Several
teams existed over the world. The United States was specifically concerned
that it did not fall into Soviet hands. This mission was to be accomplished
no matter the country of occurrance. Many subsequent ALIEN CRAFT recoverys
would occur in foreign countrys as well as the United States. UFO was also
used to recover downed space hardware (especially So d to recover nuclear
weapons which became lost (usually by accident).
OPERATION MOONDUST (SUPPORTED SPACE PROGRAM & UFO) The mission of Operation
Moondust was to provide a cover which would neutralize public curiosity while
recovery of an ALIEN CRAFT was being conducted. The teams that made up the
compliment of Moondust were the same teams that made up UFO. Moondust was made
public and its mission (to the public) was to identify and recover United
States space hardware which might fall to earth. s a bonified mission when
OPERATION BLUEFLY (SUPPORTED UFO & MOONDUST) The mission of operation Bluefly
was to provide QUICK REACTION COMBAT TEAMS known as ALPHA teams (fight for
technology if neccessary), mechanical and technological support in recovery,
rapid and secure transport to secure storage and examination areas. There are
several of these storage and examination areas in order to limit distance
traveled and thus limit the possible chance of an accident that cou e cargo to
public knowledge. Several teams existed over the world. Recovery and
transport of both EBEs (dead or alive) and Alien craft were accomplished.
Bluefly was also utilized in event of recovery of space objects (of
terrestrial origin), and event of recovery of lost nuclear weapons (usually
due to accident).
NOTE....This account of the history and current status of MAJESTIC TWELVE and
the Alien Life Forms has been kept brief. We believe that the intent, however,
has been served with th on provided. The whole story would fill several
hundred volumes. We realize that even with the combined effort of several
memorys we have probably made some mistakes. We have tried to minimize the
mistakes and feel that what is represented is true and correct to the best of
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Message #7186 - ASK_UFO
Date : 30-Aug-91 0:40
From : Don Ecker
To : All
Subject : EXPOSE VI
LEAR AND COOPER: AN EXPLANATION
(But Not an Apology)
Ordinarily, I don't feel I have to explain my actions regarding this
board or this network. I think I've developed a pretty good reputa-
tion for reliability and fairness. I certainly owe nothing in the
way of an explanation to Messrs. Cooper and Lear. However, I can see
where some confusion may have arisen regarding my actions, especial-
ly on the part of Don Ecker, whom I have a great deal of respect
for, and on the part of other users who have discreetly inquired as
to my reasons.
These things always seem to come best in the form of chronologies,
and so, a brief chronology follows.
Bill Cooper first contacted this board with a story of a sighting he
had on board a submarine in 1966. The story (TIRU-1.UFO) was forward-
ed to Vickie Cooper for inclusion in a possible story in UFO Maga-
zine. It was also sent to Stan Friedman for verification. This was
back in August.
I learned from Vickie Cooper that Bill (no relation) had had a con-
versation with her in which the Majestic-12 documents had come up. When
she mentioned the "proword" "MAJIC", he claimed to have seen that word on
several documents back in his days with CINCPACFLT (Commander in Chief,
Pacific Fleet). About a week later, I received the first of many files from
Cooper, in which he implied that he had firsthand contact with or knowledge of
individuals connected with MJ-12. (see GUIDANCE.DOC). He further implied
that anyone possessing this knowledge was in great danger. I forwarded
this file to both Stanton Friedman and Jamie Shandera, to see whether any of
the information in it checked out. I later found out that it did not.
In the meantime, Cooper took a more active role in the public mes-
sage base. He claimed publicly that he had lost his $75,000/year job
as a marketing director, two days after having spoken with Stan
Friedman. He stated that he would not be providing any more info for
this reason. In the meantime, several more documents written by
Cooper filtered through the ParaNet system, by way of our Ft. Smith
board. They were uploaded anonymously, but were written by Cooper.
They each contained the same preamble, which claimed that the info
was for myself and for Stanton Friedman only, and that we were in
great danger for possessing the info contained therein. (DANGER.DOC,
At around this time, a user named Jeff Felix began using the board, and
asked via chat for a private meeting between him and myself. We set up a
meet at the Jerry's on Scottsdale Road in Tempe (the same one at which the
Phoenix Skeptics hold their monthly meetings.) At this meeting, Felix, who
is all of about 24, told a bizarre tale of having been an NSA cryptology
technician, of having been "fooling around" on the NSA computer, trying to
come up with an encryption program, and had "stumbled across" the Majestic
file, the Aquarius file, the whole ball of wax. "Its all true," he told us,
"the underground bases, the aliens, the crashed saucers, etc." He claimed
that with a modified modem, he could get back in to the files. Naturally, I
was extremely skeptical, and a few days later when I asked Felix a few
questions on the phone, testing his knowledge of the most basic intelligence
terminology, I became flat-out incredulous when he failed the test.
What was even more revealing was that Bill Cooper had provided me with some
of the questions I asked Felix, and I have a captured chat session with
Cooper in which he expressed his doubts of Felix's veracity.
In my last online chat with Felix, he mentioned something called
Project X-calibur (his spelling). He said he had discussed it with
Cooper on the phone before he had called me. Cooper later told me
that no, Felix had not mentioned it. He told me he had heard of it,
but that it was VERY Top Secret, above his level. He said he didn't
know anything more about it.
Much to my surprise, Cooper later called to tell me that Project
Excalibur is real, that his sources told him it was a project by MJ-
12 to extract technology from the aliens. He told me that it was
important I get in touch with Felix, that if "the kid knows about
[Excalibur], he's for real." Felix, in the meantime, would give me
no information about Excalibur, except that a friend of his who had
done the same thing he had (broken into the NSA's Cray-3 computer,
the most advanced and secure supercomputer in the world), had "stum-
bled across" the Excalibur file.
My thinking on Cooper and Felix at this time began to center on the
thought that the two of them were scamming me behind my back, and I
had visions of having ParaNet become a home for unwed paranoids.
When John Lear returned from his long absence, and began to join
with Cooper in a series of mutual admiration sessions, I saw things
getting out of control.
I knew by now that Cooper was either engaging in fantasy role-play-
ing, or something more sinister. The word "disinformation" has been
bandied about quite freely during this entire MJ-12 mess. Now,
please consider: Cooper's credentials as a Naval NCO with a back-
ground in intelligence seem to check out. His information is self-
contradicting and paranoid, and does NOT check out, at least with the
several intelligence sources I have contacted. After the UFO COVER-UP
broadcast, Cooper sent ANOTHER file by way of ParaNet RHO in BOISE, called
his 10-15-88 Position Paper. In it he completely contradicts his entire
previous thesis, and claims that the MJ-12 scenario as painted by Moore's
group (and implicitly, by himself) is a hoax. Further, he claims to be in
full agreement with John Lear (which agreement seems to be mutual, based
on Lear's support of Cooper). Now I ask you, if agents of disinformation are
at work to discredit the field of Ufology, who is the more likely
suspect? Moore/Shandera/Friedman, who claimed from the beginning to have
videotapes of bona fide government agents, and produced them for live TV,
or Cooper/Lear, who seemingly plagiarized the Moore documents, gave them
a slightly different spin, then turned around and contradicted themselves
the moment it became public knowledge, and can't even seem to agree with
each other, yet support each other publicly? My locking out of Cooper was
actually on the advice of Cooper himself, who accused William Pitts and the
New Project Blue Book of being a military intelligence cover operation, and
ParaNet of being an unwitting disinformation pipeline. To avoid becoming
such a pipeline, which I'm sure no one here wants, I simply got rid of the
most likely suspect.
As to Lear, I don't think any self-respecting Sysop would stand for
being accused of borderline treason on his public board, especially from a
man who proudly displays in his office enlarged telephoto-graphs of the
installation at Groom Lake, the country's most secret tactical aircraft
development area, obtained by himself after attempting to enter the
area illegally. His unqualified support for Cooper, which seems to be
based solely on Cooper's unqualified support for him, I found
distasteful and somehow disturbing, in light of the fact that Cooper has
contradicted Lear's information. And consider: John Lear entered Ufology in
early 1987, when it became known to a few that Moore was going to release
MJ-12. Lear is known to have been a CIA operative in the past. He wears his
patriotism on his office walls, in the form of autographed pictures of him-
self standing with G. Gordon Liddy. Again, if disinformation is taking
place, I ask you, who is the more likely source?
And is it working? Well, consider. What if Moore/Shandera/Friedman
DO have the real goods? If so, isn't it a shame that so many
intelligent people, people such as Don Ecker, watched UFO COVER-UP
LIVE, and instead of asking if MSF were for real, began asking if
Lear and Cooper were for real? This, despite the obvious contra-
dictions and obfuscations listed below:
"The documents you are looking for are for the most part labeled TOP
SECRET MAJIC-RESTRICTED DATA" -- Bill Cooper, 22 August
"EVERY DOCUMENT YOU SEE WHICH USES...`MAJIC' IS A FRAUD!" -- Bill
Cooper, 15 October
"The documents produced by Mr. Moore et al are photographic copies
of genuine documents which were procured at great risk." -- Bill
Cooper, 22 August
"I CAN PROVE BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT TO ANYONE THAT MOST OF THE
INFORMATION RELEASED BY WILLIAM MOORE, ET AL...ARE OBVIOUS AND
DELIBERATE FORGERIES." -- Bill Cooper, 15 October
"Hmmm...let me think on that one for a while." -- Bill Cooper, when
I told him that the Aquarius Telex contained a compartmentalized
routing code at the top that indicated to anyone trained in military
communications/intelligence that the document was either fraudulent
or to be ignored for some reason. Phone conversation, 11 October
"The code is ZNY." -- Bill Cooper, phone conversation, 12 October.
"I got it, Jim, I just remembered after I hung up with you, its NOT
ZNY, that means something else, but its _________" (my deletion). --
Bill Cooper, phone conversation, 12 October
"There is a code at the head of the AQUARIUS TELEX that tells me
that the information contained within it is not to be acted upon nor
in any way believed...________ on the telex net informs all stations
that the message CANNOT BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY...The code is really a
type of slang/graffiti that was used by a lot of enlisted men, and
sometimes by officers. I had a lot of fun with a couple of
Ufologists on that one. THEY STILL BELIEVE THAT THEY WERE TESTING
ME." -- Bill Cooper, 15 October
Emphasis and deletions above are in the originals except where
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