From: Lan Fleming <email@example.com> Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 14:11:20 -0500 Fwd Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 07:10:33 -0400 Subject: Re: Last Night's Tragedy - Fleming >From: Stanton Friedman <firstname.lastname@example.org> >To: <email@example.com> >Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 20:35:03 -0300 >Subject: Re: Last Night's Tragedy >Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. There is loads of >old information that is still highly classified. >The FBI stated way back in 1949 that the army and Air Force >consider the topic of flying saucers as Top Secret. We have seen >very little formerly Top Secret UFO material. >With the exception of the 156 TOP SECRET UMBRA UFO documents >'Released' by the NSA 16 years after the request and with all >but 1 or 2 lines not whited out, we have essentially NO TOP >SECRET CODE WORD UFO documents. <snip> This "revelation" of routine Roswell documents preserved for 50 years made me think of something: has anyone ever made an FOIA request _explicitly_ for the memo General Ramey was photographed holding at his "saucer-emptying" press conference? The government cannot very well deny that there is or was such a memo because it was photographed in Ramey's hand. And after all this time, they cannot reasonably claim that it has any national security implications. I've taken a look at the enlargements of the memo, and the word "VICTIMS" is pretty clearly legible. The rest of the sentence is too blurry to make out if it really says "victims of the wreck," as some people think. Others have suggested the sentence might actually read "victims of the Major," possibly referring to people who were victims of a misconception about the nature of what was a weather balloon because of Major Marcel's faulty identification of it as a crashed disc. If a good copy of the memo itself could be forced out of the government, nobody would have to guess what it said.
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