Response to MJ-12 Article by Philip Klass in the "Skeptical Inquirer"
According to UFO Researcher William L. Moore, there were three documents
relating to MJ-12 in the National Archives in Washington, DC. They were
the Cutler-Twining Memo, the Eisenhower Briefing Document and the Truman
Executive Document of September 24, 1947. Of the three the Truman
Document of September 24, 1947 is considered to be the weakest of the
three as admitted by Mr. Moore. He admits the possibility of this one
being a hoax but not the other two.
Other UFO researchers have attested to the existence of the MJ-12 Group
that operates at the White House/National Security Council Level. It goes
by the name of Majority Twelve. It has also been named as MAJI, Majesty,
the 40 Committee and PI-40. MJ-12 is believed to have been created by
President Eisenhower by secret order NSC 5410 in 1954 although a similar
group may have already existed. It was made up of high ranking members of
the government namely the director of the CIA, Secretary of State,
Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director of
the FBI and the National Security Advisor then known as the Special
Assistant for Cold War Strategy and six scholars from the Counsel on
Foreign Relations also known as the "Wise Men" or the "Jason Scholars".
Since the majority of the group were from the government, the committee
was called Majority Twelve. The purpose of this committee was to oversee
and conduct all covert activities concerned with the alien question.
The term Majestic or Majestic-12 are not correct but are part of a dis-
information scheme to confuse investigators who delve too deeply into this
subject and come close to the truth.
Seeing that this article was written by the noted "UFO Debunker", Mr. Phil
Klass, this article uses one document to discredit any work done on the
investigation of the existence of MJ-12. Mr. Klass has been a one man
crusade to debunk any UFO sighting, witness, abduction or investigation
for the past twenty years. His position is that UFO's do not exist and he
will have a rational explanation for any UFO event regardless of the
evidence that supports the existence of the UFO Phenomenon. This is
hardly an objective and scientific attitude to have in the study of any
event, UFO's or not.
December 28, 1989