By Adrian Lee
This week’s story that an American president made secret contact with beings from another planet is just the latest claim that our leaders know more than they are letting on about whether we’re alone in the universe
THE US government is categorical when it comes to aliens: “No such thing… nope… sorry, there is nothing out there.” Recently there has been yet another official denial of any cover-ups including the statement that there has never been any contact between humans and extraterrestrials.
So the claim by a credible witness that a former president not only believed in aliens but had a series of secret meetings with visitors from outer space in the Fifties is causing consternation. Timothy Good, a former US Congress and Pentagon consultant, says Dwight D Eisenhower and FBI officials made contact with the aliens by sending out telepathic messages.
Talks then followed with the space creatures at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Good claims that an agreement was signed between Eisenhower, who was president from 1953 to 1961, and a group known as “Alien Greys”.
Eisenhower is well known to have been a believer in alien life forms and rumours that contact was made have circulated for years. However, this is the first time that such a prominent figure has come forward. The claim by Good, who was speaking on Frank Skinner’s Opinionated chat show on BBC2, will fuel conspiracy theories that regimes around the world have consistently lied about aliens.
Good, now an academic and author, insists there have been encounters for decades. He says: “Aliens have made both formal and informal contact with thousands of people throughout the world. Certainly I can tell you that in 1954 President Eisenhower set up meetings with aliens.”
The revelation supports previous reports that Eisenhower and Winston Churchill were involved in a cover-up on UFOs. It followed an incident involving an RAF reconnaissance plane returning from a mission in Germany towards the end of the Second World War. The pilot was flying over the English coastline when his aircraft was intercepted by a metallic object that matched the aircraft’s course and speed for several minutes before accelerating away and disappearing.
Declassified Ministry of Defence documents show that Churchill, fearing an outbreak of panic, ordered that the sighting should be kept secret for 50 years. It’s believed he discussed the UFO with Eisenhower, who was then commander of US wartime forces. Eisenhower later became a big supporter of the US space programme, believing that defences were vital against attack from space.
The Roswell incident in 1947, when it’s claimed that a space ship crashed in the New Mexico desert, remains one of the most celebrated UFO cases.
The US government recently tried to close the book on Roswell, insisting that witnesses saw crash-test dummies, but claims of a massive cover-up persist. They have been given credibility by Ed Mitchell, a former Apollo 14 astronaut who walked on the Moon. Mitchell, who also had contacts within the US military, is convinced the Roswell incident was an extraterrestrial visitation. He says: “I happen to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we have been visited and the UFO phenomena is real.
“It’s been well covered up by all our governments for 60 years or so but slowly it’s leaked out and some of us have been privileged to have been briefed on it. I’ve been in military and intelligence circles who know that beneath the surface of what has been public knowledge, yes – we have been visited.”
NAZIS FROM OUTER SPACE
A COMEDY about Nazis who escaped to the far side of the Moon after the war is set to be a surprise hit after taking the normally highbrow Berlin Film Festival by storm. Iron Sky’s premise is that Hitler had a UFO programme that allowed Third Reich survivors to regroup in space. The descendants then stage an invasion of Earth. Made in Finland for just £7million, it should hit cinemas in the UK in early May. The film’s poster tagline is: “In 1945 the Nazis went to the Moon. In 2018 they are coming back.”