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U. S. Military Witnesses

We have quotes from 45 U. S. Military Witnesses about UFOs

Edwin Bauhan
“It came directly overhead, and was no more than five hundred feet high so we got an excellent view of it. It had no motors, no rigging, it was noiseless. . . .a rose or sort of flame color. . . .I could observe no windows. . . .We all experienced the weirdest feeling of our lives, and sat in our tent puzzling over it for some time.”
Edwin Bauhan, one of several soldiers at Rich Field in Waco Texas, 1918, who observed a 100-150 foot long cigar-shaped object after leaving the mess hall.

Thomas E. Bearden, US Army, Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, Colonel
Probably 50 inventors have invented [virtually cost-free energy systems]. If we use these systems, we can clean up this biosphere. But, what we have is a situation where the entire structure of science, industry, and the patent office are against you. And behind this, we have a few people who are quite wealthy. The more powerful the agency, the more they will resort not only to legal, but to extra-legal means to suppress their competition. Lethal force is used.
From Disclosure, Steven M. Greer

Major Jeremiah Boggs
“We were naturally anxious to get hold of one of the [UFOs]. We told pilots to do practically anything in reason, even if they had to grab one by the tail.”
Major Jeremiah Boggs was in the U.S. Air Force.

US Air Force, Colonel Charles Brown
I was getting 20 to 30% improvement in efficiency on an internal combustion engine. I sponsored the US Army race team on a racing car, [and] we won a race. [Then] the Federal Trade Commission performed an illegal act. I lost my vehicle, about $100,000 worth of equipment, and a test vehicle was stolen… So in three weeks, psychologically I was wiped out.
From Disclosure, Steven M. Greer

General George S. Brown
“I don’t know whether this story has ever been told or not. They weren’t called UFOs. They were called enemy helicopters. And they were only seen at night and they were only seen in certain places. They were seen up around the DMZ [demilitarized zone] in the early summer of ’68. And this resulted in quite a little battle. And in the course of this, an Australian destroyer took a hit and we never found any enemy, we only found ourselves when this had all been sorted out. And this caused some shooting there, and there was no enemy at all involved but we always reacted. Always after dark. The same thing happened up at Pleiku at the Highlands in ’69.”
Brown, as U.S.A.F. Chief of Staff, addressing the appearance of UFOs during the Vietnam War at a press conference in Illinois, October 16, 1973.

Colonel Joseph J. Bryan III
“These UFOs are interplanetary devices systematically observing the earth, either manned or under remote control, or both.”
“Information on UFOs, including sighting reports, has been and is still being officially withheld.”
Bryan was founder of the CIA’s psychological warfare staff, special assistant to the secretary of the Air Force, advisor to NATO, and board member of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon (NICAP).

Dr. Brain T. Clifford
On October 5, 1982, Dr. Brain T. Clifford of the Pentagon announced at a press conference
” that contact between U.S. citizens and extra-terrestrials or their vehicles is strictly illegal”
The Star”, New York, Oct. 5, 1982

Lieutenant Colonel Lou Corbin
“The UFOs are no figment of the imagination.”
Corbin was Army Intelligence.

Colonel Philip J. Corso
“If you suppress the truth it becomes your enemy…if you expose the truth it becomes your weapon.” “I had the evidence that a crash did happen. I ask you this, were you there with me? did you have the clearances? They can’t answer these questions, they simply criticize with no evidence.”
“I had the evidence that a crash did happen here….Give this information to the young people of the world and this country….They want it. Give it to them. Don’t hide it and tell lies and make stories. They’re not stupid….It’s their information. It doesn’t belong to the Army or the Department of Defense. If it’s classified, take the classification off and give it to them!”
Colonel Corso made this impassioned plea not long before his death in the summer of 1998. He was a member of President Eisenhower’s National Security Council and later went on to become head of the U.S. Army Research and Development department’s Foreign Technology Desk where he claimed to have worked with General Arthur Trudeau in “seeding” American military and industrial institutions with technology under his stewardship which came from a crashed alien craft in Roswell New Mexico.
“I was most interested in the file descriptions accompanying a two-piece set of dark elliptical eyepieces as thin as skin. The Walter Reed pathologists said they adhered to the lenses of the extraterrestrial creatures’ eyes and seemed to reflect existing light, even in what looked like complete darkness, so as to illuminate and intensity images in the darkness to allow their wearer to pick out shapes. The reports had said that the pathologists at Walter Reed hospital who autopsied one of these creatures tried to peer through them in the darkness to watch the one or two army sentries and medical orderlies walking down a corridor adjacent to the pathology lab. These figures were illuminated in a greenish orange, depending upon how they moved, but the pathologists could see only their outer shape.”
Col. Philip J. Corso Sr. – ‘The Day After Roswell”

Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence J. Coyne
“With the aircraft under my control, I observed the red-lighted object closing upon the helicopter at the same altitude at a high rate of speed. It became apparent a mid-air collision was about to happen unless evasive action was taken.”
“I looked out ahead of the helicopter and observed an aircraft I have never seen before. This craft positioned itself directly in front of the moving helicopter. This craft was 50 to 60 feet long with a grey metallic structure. On the front of this craft was a large steady bright red light. I could delineate where the red stopped on the structure of this craft because red was reflecting off the grey structure. The design of this craft was symmetrical in shape with a prominent aft indentation on the undercarriage. From this portion of the undercarriage, a green light, pyramid-shaped, emerged with the light initially in the trail position. This green light then swung 90 degrees, coming directly into the front windshield and lighting up the entire cockpit of the aircraft. All colors inside the cabin of the helicopter were absorbed by this green light. That includes the instrument panel lights on the aircraft.”
“As a result of my experience, I am convinced this object was real and that these types of incidents should require a thorough investigation. It is my own personal opinion that worldwide procedures need to be established to effectively study this phenomena through an international cooperative effort. The establishment of a Transponder Code for aircraft flying worldwide is needed, to identify to ground controllers that a pilot is indeed experiencing a UFO phenomena and that pilot anxiety can be reduced to provide safe effective flying, knowing he is under radar control.”
Lt. Col. Coyne was a U.S. Army Reserve helicopter pilot with 3,000 hours of flying time. He and other three airmen had a close encounter with a UFO on the night of October 18, 1973, while flying in a U.S. Army Bell Huey utility helicopter in the vicinity of Mansfield, Ohio. Lt. Coyne described his experience at a United Nations UFO hearing in 1978.

Sergeant Major Robert O. Dean
“Wright Patterson Air Force Base… was the headquarters for the foreign technology division of the U.S. Air Force. It later became the headquarters for the alien technology division of the U.S. Air Force. Wright Patterson, for many years was the central repository of not only the hardware, but some of the little bodies and even some of the living crew members who had been retrieved. But it became very clear after a time that there wasn’t enough room at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. We literally filled up hangar after hangar with hardware. We’re storing it now in at least three different Air Force bases and much of it is being kept underground at a place not too far from Las Vegas just beyond Nellis Air Force Base which is repeatedly referred to as Dreamland, Groom Lake, or Site 51. That, today is one of the biggest repositories of hardware.”
“…They made…a recommendation to General Limnitzer, the American four star general that I worked for. And they suggested this is so sensitive … The conclusions that we have reached, we believe could be…substantially earthshaking to the people unless they’re prepared for it. We believe at this point that this should be given the highest classification NATO has’ [which] at that time was and still is Cosmic Top Secret.”
From a videotaped interview in which Dean discussed SHAPE’s alleged report entitled “An Assessment” based on a 3-year investigation of UFOs being tracked on radar over central Europe. Dean was a former NATO intelligence analyst for SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe)

Colonel Thomas Jefferson Dubose
“There were orders to ship the material from Roswell directly to Wright Field by special plane.”
Dubose was adjutant to Brig. General Roger Ramey at the time of the Roswell Incident. This statement contradicts the official story that the material was first flown to Fort Worth, Texas, where Ramey posed with Major Marcel and pieces of a weather balloon for the media.

Admiral Delmar Fahrney
“Reliable reports indicate there are objects coming into our atmosphere at very high speeds and controlled by thinking intelligences.”
A public statement, 1957.
“No agency in this country or Russia is able to duplicate at this time the speeds and accelerations which radars and observers indicate these flying objects are able to achieve.”
Printed in New York Times. Admiral Fahrney was former head of the Navy’s guided-missile program.

Lieutenant Frederick Fox
“There is a [military] publication called JANAP 146E that has a section that says you will not reveal any information regarding the UFO phenomenon under penalty of $10,000 fine and ten years in jail. So the secret has been kept.”
From Disclosure, Steven M. Greer. Lieutenant was a US Navy Pilot.

Lieutenant George Gorman
“I am convinced there was thought behind the thing’s maneuvers.”
Gorman was in the North Dakota Air National Guard. In October, 1948 Gorman (flying an F51) chased a “ball of light some eight inches wide” for about thirty minutes, through a series of twists, turns and circles, nearly colliding with it on at least one occasion. The object was also witnessed from the control tower at the Fargo Airport through high-powered binoculars.

Lieutenant Walter Hautp
“The story I put out was very simple, to the effect that we had, in our possession a flying saucer. It was found on a ranch up north of Roswell. It was being flown to General Ramey’s office. The information was given to me, almost verbatim, by Colonel Blanchard. He said, “I want you to give it to the local newspapers and radio stations, and do it post haste” … The cover-up was pretty well orchestrated. I think the thought of handling it that way came down from Washington, through channels. We were told that we were all wrong, that it was just a weather balloon.”
Lieutenant Walter Hautp, Roswell Army Air Base Public Information Officer

Lt. Colonel Richard Headrick
“Saucers exist, I saw two. They were intelligently flown or operated (evasive tactics, formation flight, hovering). They were mechanisms, not United States weapons, nor Russian. I presume they are extraterrestrial.”
Headrick was a radar bombing expert, 1959.

Vice-Admiral R.H. Hillenkoetter
“Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense. To hide the facts, the Air Force has silenced its personnel.”
Vice-Admiral R.H. Hillenkoetter, Pacific Commander of Intelligence in W.W. II and later Director of the CIA, NICAP news release, February 27, 1960, The New York Times, Sunday, February 28, 1960: “Air Force Order on ‘Saucers’

US Air Force Lieutenant / Professor Robert Jacobs
“So this thing [UFO] fires a beam of light at the warhead, hits it and then it moves to the other side and fires another beam of light. And the warhead tumbles out of space. What message would I interpret from that? [The UFOs were telling us] don’t mess with nuclear warheads. Major Mannsman said, “You are never to speak of this again.” After an article [about the incident years later], people would call and start screaming at me. One night somebody blew up my mailbox.”
From Disclosure, Steven M. Greer

Major Donald E. Keyhoe
“The Air Force had put out a secret order for its pilots to capture UFOs.”
“If, in fact, we are able to find life or to answer the question ‘Are we alone?’ then that certainly is grand enough and noble enough to be the enduring legacy of our civilization.”
NASA, October 1999.
“With control of the universe at stake, a crash program is imperative. We produced the A-bomb, under the huge Manhattan Project, in an amazingly short time. The needs, the urgency today are even greater. The Air Force should end UFO secrecy, give the facts to scientists, the public, to Congress.” “Once the people realize the truth, they would back, even demand a crash program… for this is one race we dare not lose…”
Statement in 1953.
“Russia and the U. S. have announced they are definitely planning several space machines. So it’s quite possible that the first space ships or satellites may encounter other interplanetary machines, manned or otherwise. Our space devices may even be closely approached by such alien machines.”
“For the last six months we have been working with a congressional committee investigating official secrecy concerning proof that UFOs are real machines under intelligent control.”
From a live national broadcast, on CBS in 1958. Keyhoe had an approved script to follow, but when deviated unexpectedly from it with this astonishing statement, the audio was cut-off in the middle of his sentence, “for reasons of national security.” Keyhoe was in the United States Marine Corp.

Major General Joe W. Kelly
“Air Force interceptors still pursue Unidentified Flying Objects as a matter of national security to this country and to determine technical aspects involved.”
Kelly made this statement in 1957.

General Robert B. Landry

“I was called one afternoon [in 1948] to come to the Oval Office – the President wanted to see me…. I was directed to report quarterly to the President after consulting with Central Intelligence people, as to whether or not any UFO incidents received by them could be considered as having any strategic threatening implications ..”
Landry was an aide to President Harry S. Truman.

Major General E.B. LeBaily
“Many of the reports that cannot be explained have come from intelligent and technically well-qualified individuals whose integrity cannot be doubted.”
As USAF Director of Information, in a September 28, 1965, letter to USAF Scientific Advisory Board.

General Curtis LeMay
“We had a number of reports from reputable individuals (well-educated serious-minded folks, scientists and fliers) who surely saw something.”
As Air Force Chief of Staff, in his 1965 autobiography, ‘Mission With LeMay,’ stated that although the bulk of UFO reports could be explained as conventional or natural phenomena, some could not.
“Many of the mysteries might be explained away as weather balloons, stars, reflected lights, all sorts of odds and ends. I don’t mean to say that, in the unclosed and unexplained or unexplainable instances, those were actually flying objects. All I can say is that no natural phenomena could be found to account for them… Repeat again: There were some cases we could not explain. Never could.”
Statement from 1965 autobiography Mission With LeMay, with MacKinlay Kantor, New York: Doubleday, 1965.

General Stephen Lovekin
“Colonel Holomon brought out a piece of what appeared to be metallic debris. He went on to explain that this was material that had come from a New Mexico crash in 1947 of an extraterrestrial craft, and that was discussed at length…I got an opportunity to travel with the President [Eisenhower]. He was very, very interested in what made [the UFOs] go. But what happened was that Eisenhower got sold out. He realized that he was losing control of the UFO subject. He realized that the [study of these technologies] was not going to be in the best hands. That was a real concern.”
From Disclosure, Steven M. Greer. General Lovekin was in the US Army.

General Douglas MacArthur
“The nations of the world will have to unite, for the next war will be an interplanetary war. The nations of the earth must someday make a common front against attack by people from other planets.”
The New York Times, October 8, 1955
“You now face a new world – a world of change. The thrust into outer space of the satellite, spheres and missiles marked the beginning of another epoch in the long story of mankind , the chapter of the space age… We speak in strange terms: of harnessing the cosmic energy… of the primary target in war, no longer limited to the armed forces of an enemy, but instead to include his civil populations; of ultimate conflict between a united human race and the sinister forces of some other planetary galaxy.”
An address by General Douglas MacArthur to the United States Military Academy at West Point, May 12, 1962.

Mark McCandlish, US Air Force, Aerospace Illustrator,
“This [US made] antigravity propulsion system-this flying saucer-was one of three that were in this hangar at Norton Air Force Base. They called [it] the Alien Reproduction Vehicle [ARV], also nicknamed the Flux Liner.”
From Disclosure, Steven M. Greer. McCandlish was a US Air Force aerospace illustrator.

Captain Thomas Mantell
“It appears to be a metallic object……tremendous in size….directly ahead and slightly above …. I am trying to close for a better look.”
Mantell, a USAF pilot, reporting to the tower at Goodman Air Force base, a UFO they had picked up on radar and requested him to investigate. They were his last known words. Mantell’s plane was later found strewn across a stretch of ground just southwest of Franklyn, Kentucky.

Major Jesse Marcel
“I was amazed at what I saw. The amount of debris that was scattered over such an area… The more I saw of the fragments, the more I realized it wasn’t anything I was acquainted with. In fact, as it turned out, nobody else was acquainted with it…..There was a cover-up some place about this whole matter.”
Major Marcel, a U.S. Army Intelligence Officer, in a videotaped interview. Among the first to arrive at the crash site in Roswell, Marcel was well acquainted with all the weather balloons launched by the 509th Bomb Group, presumably including the Mogul balloons, one of which the U.S. Government now claims accounts for the Roswell wreckage.

Lt. Colonel James McAshan
“In concealing the evidence of UFO operations, the Air Force is making a serious mistake.”
McAshan was USAF.

Sergeant Dan Morris
“UFOs are both extraterrestrial and manmade…It’s not that our government doesn’t want us to know that there are other people on other planets. What the people in power don’t want us to know is that this free energy [from energy generators developed with UFO technology] is available to everybody. So secrecy about the UFOs is because of the energy issue. When this knowledge is found out by the people, they will demand that our government release this technology, and it will change the world.”
From Disclosure, Steven M. Greer. Sergeant Morris was a US Air Force NRO operative.

Captain Eddie Rickenbacker
“Flying saucers are real. Too many good men have seen them, that don’t have hallucinations.”
Captain Rickenbacker was known as, “American Ace of Aces,” medal of honor-winning commander of the 94th Aero Pursuit Squadron in WWI, with 26 “kills”.

Captain Edward J. Ruppelt
“Every time I get skeptical, I think of the other reports made by experienced pilots and radar operators, scientists, and other people who know what they are looking at. These reports were thoroughly investigated and they are still unknowns.”
“We have no aircraft on this earth that can at will so handily outdistance our latest jets… The pilots, radar specialists, generals, industrialists, scientists, and the man on the street who have told me, ‘I wouldn’t have believed it either if I hadn’t seen it myself,’ knew what they were talking about. Maybe the Earth is being visited by interplanetary space ships.”
“When four college professors, a geologist, a chemist, a physicist, and a petroleum engineer report seeing the same UFOs on fourteen different occasions, the event can be classified as, at least, unusual. Add the fact that hundreds of other people saw these UFOs and that they were photographed, and the story gets even better. Add a few more facts, that these UFOs were picked up on radar and that a few people got a close look at one of them, and the story begins to convince even the most ardent skeptic.”
Ruppelt, Chief of Project Blue Book, from his book, The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, 1956.

Captain Robert Salas
“[The security guard called and] said, “Sir, there’s a glowing red object hovering right outside the front gate. I’ve got all the men out here with their weapons drawn.” We lost between 16 to 18 ICBMs [nuclear-tipped InterContinental Ballistic Missiles] at the same time UFOs were in the area…[A high-ranking Air Force Officer] said, “Stop the investigation; do no more on this and do not write a final report.” I heard that many of the guards that reported this incident were sent off to Viet Nam.”
From Disclosure, Steven M. Greer. Captain Robert Salas was a US Air Force officer.

Colonel Carl Sanderson
“From their maneuvers and their terrific speed I am certain their flight performance was greater than any aircraft known today.”
Sanderson, USAF, commenting on his sighting of two circular silver UFOs in close proximity to his plane over Hermanas, New Mexico. The UFOs were said to make a series of seemingly impossible maneuvers before disappearing at an astonishing speed and showing up again over El Paso, Texas.

Lt. Frank H. Schofield
“Three objects appeared beneath the clouds, their color a rather bright red. As they approached the ship they appeared to soar, passing above the broken clouds. After rising above the clouds they appeared to be moving directly away from the earth. The largest had an apparent area of about six suns. It was egg-shaped, the larger end forward. The second was about twice the size of the sun, and the third, about the size of the sun. Their near approach to the surface appeared to be most remarkable. That they did come below the clouds and soar instead of continuing their southeasterly course is also curious. The lights were in sight for over two minutes and were carefully observed by three people whose accounts agree as to the details.”
Lt. Frank H. Schofield, later to become Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet, aboard the U.S.S. Supply off of the eastern coast of Korea, February 28, 1904

Colonel Charles Senn
“I sincerely hope that you are successful in preventing a reopening of UFO investigations.”
In a letter from , to Lieutenant General Duward Crow of NASA, dated 1 September 1977. Colonel Senn was Chief of the Air Force, Community Relations Division.

Brig. General George Shulgen
“It is the considered opinion of some elements that the object may in fact represent an interplanetary craft of some kind.”
From a Draft Intelligence Collections Memorandum by Brig. Geneneral George Shulgen, Oct. 28, 1947

Major Gerald Smith
“[There was] something definite in the sky…If it had proved to be hostile we would have destroyed it.”
Smith, USAF, was one of the F-106 pilots scrambled under orders from NORAD (North American Air Defense Command) to investigate a UFO over West Palm Beach, Florida on September 14, 1972. The UFO was viewed through binoculars by the FAA supervisor, George Morales, sighted by an Eastern Airlines captain, police and several civilians, as well as being tracked on radar by Miami International Airport and Homestead AFB.

Lieutenant D.A. Swimley
“And don’t tell me they were reflections, I know they were solid objects.”
Swimley, USAF, commenting on a sighting of eight disc shaped objects he and several fellow officers watched circling over Hamilton AFB, California, on August 3, 1953. The objects were also picked up on radar and spotted by many civilian pilots. F-86 Sabres were scrambled to intercept the objects, but the jets were apparently too slow.

General Nathan Twining
“The reported operating characteristics such as extreme rates of climb, maneuverability (particularly in roll), and action which must be considered evasive when sighted … lend belief to the possibility that some of the objects are controlled.”
Twining as Head of Air Material Command (AMC), 1947.
“The phenomenon is something real and not visionary or fictitious. There are objects approximating the shape of a disc, some of which appear flat on bottom and domed on top. These objects are as large as man-made aircraft and have a metallic or light-reflecting surface. Further they exhibit extreme rates of climb and maneuverability with no associated sound and take action which must be considered evasive when contacted by aircraft and radar.”
Twining, in a declassified letter to the Pentagon. General Twining was the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1957-1960.

Captain Bill Uhouse
“The [flight] simulator was for the extraterrestrial craft they had – a 30 meter one that crashed in Kingman, Arizona, back in 1953. I was inside the actual alien craft for a start-up….There are probably two or three dozen [ARVs] that we built.”
From Disclosure, Steven M. Greer. Captain Bill Uhouse was in the US Marine Corps.

Corporal Jonathan Weygandt
“[The UFO] was buried in the side of a cliff. When I first saw it, I was scared. I think the creatures calmed me…[Later] I was arrested [by an Air Force officer]. He was saying, “Do you like the Constitution?” I’m like, “Yeah.” He said, “We don’t obey. We just do what we want. And if you tell anybody [about us or the UFO], you will just come up missing.”
From Disclosure, Steven M. Greer. Corporal Weygandt was in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Major Robert White
“There are things out there! There absolutely is!”
White exclaiming over the radio about a UFO encounter taking place on a 58 mile high X-15 flight on July 17, 1962.
“I have no idea what it could be. It was greyish in color and about thirty to forty feet away.”
He later reported

Colonel Robert Willingham
“Headquarters wouldn’t let us go after it and we played around a little bit. We got to watching how it made 90 degree turns at this high speed and everything. We knew it wasn’t a missile of any type. So then, we confirmed it with the radar control station, and they kept following it, and they claimed that it crashed somewhere off between Texas and the Mexico border.”
Willingham, USAF, from an affidavit filed in the 1970s. Willingham and his navigator were test flying an F-94 on Sept.6, 1950 out of San Angelo, Texas when they were alerted by radar control operators of a UFO in their area.

Colonel Steve Wilson
“I have no feelings, truthfully. My association with MJ-12 has left me dead inside. I feel myself still cold and calculating. I never let anyone get close to me. I feel like a human robot. I have killed mercilessly and lied for the good of the country, or so I believed at the time.”
“The things I have seen are beyond human understanding and totally unbelievable. I only have a desire to help humanity somehow through what is bound to come soon.”
Col. Wilson, USAF, revealed that he was in charge of Project Pounce, the unit tasked to retrieve downed UFOs and prevent civilian access to them. He also revealed the designations and manufacturers of U.S. anti-gravity craft.