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President John F. Kennedy and the UFOs: Was JFK silenced for knowing too much?

Jim Marrs, 06/08/2000

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Summary: President John F. Kennedy may have had more than the usual knowledge about UFOs, according to several credible sources.

Jim Marrs

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President John F. Kennedy may have had more than the usual
knowledge about UFOs, according to several credible sources.

Further support for Kennedy’s high-level knowledge regarding
UFOs came from a former steward aboard Air Force One who told of
a cryptic remark by President Kennedy.

Bill Holden, who also served as loadmaster for Air Force One,
traveled with Kennedy to Europe in the summer of 1963. He said a
UFO conference in Bonn, Germany, prompted a discussion of the
subject aboard the President’s plane one morning.

Holden said he turned to Kennedy and asked, "What do you think
about UFOs, Mr. President?" He said Kennedy became quite serious
and thought for a moment before replying, "I’d like to tell the
public about the alien situation, but my hands are tied."

A controversial MJ-12 document titled "Interplanetary Phenomenon
Unit Summary," noted Kennedy’s insider knowledge. This document,
apparently written soon after the crashes in New Mexico during
July 1947, states, "It has become known to CIC [Counter
Intelligence Corps] that some of the recovery operation was
shared with Representative John F. Kennedy, Massachusetts
Democrat elected to Congress in ’46, Son of Joseph P. Kennedy,
Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the
Government. [Jack] Kennedy had limited duty as naval officer
assigned to Naval Intelligence during the war. It is believed
that information [concerning the Roswell crashes] was obtained
from [a] source in Congress who is close to [the] Secretary for
Air Force." Kennedy was the only Congressmen named who was aware
of the truth of the Roswell incidents at the time.

Yet another document appears to be a memorandum written from
President Kennedy to the director of the CIA regarding
"Classification review of all UFO intelligence files affecting
National Security." In this memo, Kennedy stated, "... I have
initiated [blacked out] and have instructed [then NASA
Administrator] James Webb to develop a program with the Soviet
Union in joint space and lunar exploration. It would be very
helpful if you would have the high threat cases reviewed with
the purpose of identification of bona fide as opposed to
classified CIA and USAF sources. It is important that we make a
clear distinction between the knowns and unknowns in the event
the Soviets try to mistake our extended cooperation as a cover
for intelligence gathering of their defense and space programs.”
Kennedy then asked for all files on "Unknowns" to be turned over
the NASA authorities and an interim report be forwarded to the
White House no later than Feb.1, 1964.

This document which clearly showed a president about to make UFO
secrets available to wider circles in government and, hence,
probably available to the public was dated Nov. 12, 1963, just
10 days before his Nov. 22 assassination in Dallas.

Desperately clinging to their UFO-free mindset, debunkers
question this document’s authenticity while an unquestionably
authentic document has been found in the John F. Kennedy

National Security Action Memorandum No. 271 is titled
"Cooperation with the USSR in Outer Space Matters" and is
addressed to the Administrator of NASA, at that time James Webb.

This signed memo does not mention UFOs specifically,
nevertheless, Kennedy instructs Webb to "assume personally the
initiative and central responsibility within the Government for
the development of a program of substantive cooperation with the
Soviet Union in the field of outer space, including the
development of specific technical proposals." Kennedy added that
this plan was a direct result of "my September 20 proposal for
broader cooperation between the United States and the USSR in
outer space, including cooperation in lunar landing programs."

This incredible document was also dated Nov. 12, 1963, but who
in 1963 would have believed that the United States and the
Soviet Union would have been engaging in cooperative joint space
operations? The White House log of that day showed that
beginning at 2 p.m. Kennedy had lunch and then "no official
appointments" but "conferred with various staff members during
the afternoon." Obviously on this day, Kennedy had more than
enough time to deal with space matters.

Also obvious is the fact that this apparent attempt to cooperate
with the USSR ended with Kennedy’s death in Dallas. On through
the administration of Ronald Reagan, we were still warned
against the "evil empire" and the costly Cold War continued.

Opponents to JFK became frantic over his attempts to alter the
course of previous U.S. policies. According to one knowledgeable
source, Kennedy played a dangerous game, "... after making it
clearly evident that he was not prepared to support action
against the communists in the normal sense - plans to withdraw
troops from South Vietnam - plans to fracture or abolish
portions of the CIA; plans for expansion to the Justice System;
failure to support the Bay of Pigs [invasion]; and a desire to
share some of our most sensitive secrets with the Russians and
Chinese - space borne platforms, etc... All during a time when
his popularity was growing in leaps and bounds with the American
public - a President who did not enjoy majority support at his
election. A very dangerous situation, leaving few methods for
control beyond assassination."

This same source went on to say, "I believe John F. Kennedy was
appraised of, and had access to, sufficient classified
information, to have personally come to the conclusion that UFOs
and therefore possible alien life-forms were possibly extant
within our solar system... I think Kennedy certainly came to
this conclusion... and was looking to demonstrate not only
mankind’s ability to come together for a common goal, but to
formally demonstrate we could enter and conquer space as a
species. Back then, some would have seen this as either crazy
(if they had no access to the material) or (if they had access)
very premature and possibly dangerous."

A whole JFK issue evolved around his planned speech at the
Dallas Trade Mart, the destination of his ill-fated motorcade on
Nov. 22, 1963. Several researchers and some tabloids have
claimed that he planned to change his scheduled talk and
referred to handwritten notes, which may have included comments
regarding UFOs. These notes have never been made public and so
continue to be fodder for theorists.

Spurred on by such tantalizing bits of evidence, some
researchers even claimed that Kennedy’s assassination was to
prevent him from revealing the news of extraterrestrial
visitation to the public.

While this theory is certainly unproved and probably untrue, his
willingness to end the Cold War and share our knowledge of outer
space with our perceived enemies may have been the straw that
broke the back of those within the Military-Industrial (and
Intelligence) Complex. This group already thought the young
president was "soft on communism" and a danger to their command
and control structure.

With all the evidence now at hand, there can be little doubt
that President Kennedy may have known more about UFOs than is
generally believed.

If you would like to learn more factual information regarding
UFOs and the U.S. Government’s program of denial and ridicule,
read Alien Agenda. And don’t miss Jim Marrs’ new e-book on the
U. S. Army’s top-secret remote viewing program titled Psi Spies.
Both are available right here at AlienZoo. If you are interested
in how UFOs connect to the "New World Order," be sure a get a
copy of Jim Marrs’ latest book, Rule by Secrecy, now available
in finer bookstores everywhere and online from Amazon.com.

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