From: Steven Kaeser <email@example.com> Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 18:51:05 -0400 Fwd Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 21:44:17 -0400 Subject: Re: Are We Really Ready For Disclosure? - Kaeser >From: John Velez <firstname.lastname@example.org> >To: email@example.com >Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 15:05:33 -0400 >Subject: Re: Are We Really Ready For Disclosure? >Jackie Gleason was also shown dead aliens by his friend >Richard Nixon during the last days of his Presidency >I've been hearing this one for years. Does anybody know if >there is any truth to it? I've always considered it a kind of >'urban legend'. I'm just curious if any one knows anything >about this particular walnut. Hi John- I believe that Jackie Gleason's widow mentions this episode in a biography of her late husband. It's only a small tangent, but it's fairly well known that Gleason was very interested in UFOs and reportedly had a home built in the shape of one. Information can also be found at: http://www.skywatch-international.org/gleason.htm or http://j_kidd.tripod.com/b/195.html It is also mentioned in the following, but the links to more detailed information appear to be broken (and may have linked to the article above): http://www.cosmiverse.com/paranormal081401.html Is there any truth to the Gleason/Nixon tale? Gleason and Nixon both had homes in Florida and played golf together as friends. I can't imagine that Gleason would have missed the opportunity to ask the President about UFOs, but I also can't imagine that was possible to get a civilian into such a highly classified area. It would seem that all the known witnesses are deceased, and it remains an interesting tale that will probably never be verified. Steve
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