Articles Regarding Authentication
- The Oppenheimer-Einstein Draft
- Field Order 862, The Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit
Video Interview Regarding Document Authentication
- Mounting Evidence For Authenticity of MJ-12 Documents, by Robert M. Wood
- The First Roswell: Evidence For A Crash Retrieval In Cape Girardeau Missouri In 1941, by Ryan S. Wood
- Marilyn Monroe & UFOs: Is There A Connection?, by Donald Burleson
- Validating the New Majestic Documents, by Robert M. Wood
- Another Look at Majestic, by Robert M. Wood and Ryan S. Wood
- Psychological Warfare and the Majestic Documents: Little Evidence of Deception, by Ryan S. Wood
- Ten Reasons Why Tim Cooper is NOT A Provenance Problem, by Ryan S. Wood
- Ryan Wood on Authentication Challenges
- Ryan Wood on the Truman Signature Issue
- Are the Documents Genuine?
Preface to Authentication
The intent of this section is to provide the reader with an overview of authentication,
not a step-by-step march through all the logic and supporting materials
that we have developed and uncovered in this ongoing and authentication
effort. We are in the process of writing a book, making a documentary
and expanding our research.
The goal here is to give you some of the highlights of why the documents
are both interesting and genuine. The next level of intricate discussion
is provided on our CD ROM, The Secret: Evidence
We Are Not Alone.
Introduction to the Majestic Documents Authentication Problem
“Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary proof. Where is the evidence?” That
quotation from Carl Sagan captures the essence of skepticism by scientists
today, and they're looking for more proof than they can get from fuzzy
photographs and from testimony based on distant memories. What we have
here is the evidence. We have scores of documents, hundreds of thousands
of words, hundreds of pages, of which most are top secret code word. Not
just photocopies, but originals with real inks, watermarks and testable
paper. The vast majority has never been seen before.
We present here the detailed documentation that seems to place the stamp
of reality upon the recovery of crashed extraterrestrial vehicles by the
United States from 1947–1954. This validates what most people already
accept: there is extraterrestrial life and we are not alone. This presentation
by Dr. Robert M. and Ryan S. Wood follows chronologically a paper evidence
trail left by former Presidents, military and intelligence leaders of
the time. It tells what they did to keep the alien artifacts from our
enemies, to learn the secrets of alien technology, and to advance science.
While many might say that today's secrecy is unethical, evil and unconstitutional
it can be cogently argued that the original men were patriots not only
for our country, but also for all mankind by reducing the risk of nuclear
war. However, equally powerful arguments build the case that the leaders
are criminals for abrogating the Constitution and for denying the entire
planet of significant advances in standard of living and quality of life
for the least 30 years.
Research on the authenticity of this rich set of documents is a continuing
process, and equally important is the search for witnesses willing to
share their first hand experience and to confirm the accuracy of the documentation.
The authentication effort is multifaceted, including experts in military
history, intelligence, forensics, archival research and investigation.
The two primary investigators, Robert M. Wood and Ryan S. Wood are a father-son
team who have been exploring beyond the fringes of truth about the documentation
of crashed alien vehicles. Their focus is demonstrable proof, documents,
witnesses and courtroom quality evidence. They have worked hard in ufology
to get where they are today. It was their ability to build trust with
one of the most well-known UFO researchers, Stanton T. Friedman, that
won the confidence of Timothy Cooper to share his deep-throat papers reportedly
obtained from the mysterious former intelligence agent Cantwheel, one
of the key sources of the Majestic documents as discussed in the Sources
section of this website.
Critic's Arguments are Often Speculative
On the issue of authenticity, we'd also like to note that in ufology there
has been a lot of friction and animosity and people jumping up and saying
“Well, you can't prove it's real because...,” and this “might have been,”
or it “should have been,” or it “could have been...” What we like to do
is to deal with facts and specifics, not generalities. You'll see this
theme as we proceed. But we admit that authenticity is never certain,
even with an original. If you can't date the paper, you can't ever say
for sure that it's authentic. And we don't have original documents yet.
But, the kind of question you have to ask is how do you tell the difference
between the real and the fake? This is where Bob's experience and background
come into play. During the 1970s, his job at McDonnell Douglas was to
design radar algorithms that would help recognize the difference between
a large re-entry vehicle containing a nuclear weapon and a small decoy
designed to fool the radar. He developed several successful discriminants
that, when applied, yielded statistically significant accuracy in distinguishing
between true RVs and decoys. It is these same techniques that we're trying
to use in principle here to tell the difference between fake documents
and genuine documents. There is no a priori reason to favor one over the
other before applying some logical tests. The net result should be something
that you could take to a courtroom and say something like, “The probability
is ten to the minus four that these documents are not genuine.”
The criteria that we use are quite specific, and there are five. First, is
anything we know about the original — whatever that is, even if it's a
roll of film, it is the original for us, even though it might have come
from some earlier original. Second, you look at the typography, namely
the type, the style, the paper, the insignia and the chirography and evaluate
the handwriting and signatures. Third, look for things that are out of
place chronologically. Fourth, check the content and its links and consistency
with other classified documents and between documents in the outside world.
And fifth, then look at provenance — provenance of course dealing with
the origination of the documents and the chain of ownership that has occurred.
Now, our weakest link is the provenance because we can't prove that Timothy
Cooper got these documents out of his mailbox the way he says he did.
Overall, there are some things we call “zingers,” and this is something
we'll discuss later. An example is the raised “z” in one of the documents.
A “zinger” is one argument so impressive that — all alone — it says the
document is authentic.
Summary Arguments For Authenticity
The Oppenheimer-Einstein Draft
The title of the first document is “Relationship with Inhabitants of
Celestrial Bodies.” “Celestrial” should have been “Celestial.” This is
probably a copy of a carbon copy of a draft prepared by a secretary from
dictation, and the secretary did not know how to spell this word. Generally,
forensic examiners find that errors present in documents tend to indicate
authenticity instead of lack of authenticity. Fakers usually try to make
sure they're perfect. This is a six-page document, single-spaced, pica
type. It has an elite type note with initials of Vannevar Bush at the
end. This is the first document to use the phrase Extraterrestrial Biological
Entities, or EBEs. It says the presence of unidentified spacecraft is
accepted as de facto by the military – and this is in June 1947. It deals
with the subjects that you'd expect competent scientists to deal with,
i.e., where do they come from, what does the law say about it, what should
we do, and why are they here? Those are the subjects of this six-page
On the first page of the six-page document, note the top secret classification.
As you can see, there are not many extra marks on the document. The last
page shows no signatures, but it does show Vannevar Bush's initials after
the note that essentially says “I don't think that we should let Einstein
talk to the President and Gordon Gray agrees.” While the language usage
does not reflect the refined writing of Oppenheimer, it is easy to imagine
that Einstein, dictating with an accent, might have produced these words.
However, there is one unusual authentication feature that ensures they
are genuine, and it will be treated in a future release. The principal
factors favoring authenticity are:
- Literary analysis compares favorably with other Albert Einstein pieces during
period of interest, for example the use of Latin, German and Jewish
words is appropriate for Einstein.
- Period manual typewriter
- Authentic Bush initials in his hand on note on last page
- Einstein officially retired from the Institute of Advanced Studies
in 1945 but continued to live and work in Princeton, NJ when the draft
was written in 1947.
Field Order 862, The Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit
This document is also marked top secret. It came from the Office of the
Assistant Chief of Staff for G2 (counterintelligence), which was Chamberlin
and there's a big C, which is being compared with Chamberlin's initials.
It is Field Order 862. Basically, it says for the officer in charge (OIC)
to take a team down and report to the G2 at Condron Field, New Mexico,
which is at White Sands Proving Grounds. He is to take along an aeronautical
engineer, a scientist, a security officer and a medical doctor, provide
a report by the 28th of July. They beat the deadline, as we will see shortly.
Articles Regarding Authentication
Evidence For Authenticity of MJ-12 Documents, by Robert
M. Wood (54k)
Paper presented at the International MUFON Symposium in Irvine,
CA, July 2001.
Ever since the first “leaked” MJ-12 Eisenhower Briefing Document
in 1984 describing a top-secret crash recovery program, the authenticity
of UFO documents has been questioned. With the continuing exposure
of hundreds of classified pages by numerous unidentified sources,
the evidence favoring authenticity is mounting. This paper will
update the status of the available documents, generally what they
say and provide a concise status of the issues regarding authenticity,
including the answers to those with a skeptical view. Of particular
significance will be the results of research and forensic studies,
including those on 22 pages on original paper, where chromatographic
ink dating and other state of the art techniques clearly indicate
that the documents were likely to have been created long ago and
cannot be modern high tech fakes. The classic comparisons with archival
authentic documents show the expected similarities, and the content
is shown to be consistent with numerous arcane facts known to only
scholars in historiography. Difficulties with identical signatures
will be explored, including the astonishing possibility that the
sophisticated document cover-up started in the early stages of documentation
in the State Department in the 40s. Remarkably, the most likely
hypothesis is that we are seeing a leak of copies of genuine documents
held in personal files for decades. The conclusion is that we have
had a stunningly successful UFO research cover-up for five decades
and if these crashes and recoveries occurred, such documents ought
Roswell: Evidence For A Crash Retrieval In Cape Girardeau Missouri
In 1941, by Ryan S. Wood (1.3 MB)
Paper presented at the International MUFON Symposium in Irvine,
CA, July 2001.
This paper reviews the primary and secondary sources and evidence
for the reality of an extraterrestrial spacecraft crash-retrieval
in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in the spring of 1941. It draws upon
the new Majestic and Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit intelligence
documents that support the hypothesis of an extraterestrial crash
and reviews the authenticity results for each. Furthermore, suggestive
and supporting authentic documents interconnect to these new ones
and ultimately advance the reasonable conclusion that according
to both the paper trail and witnesses this is the “First Roswell.”
Close attention is paid to the primary witness, Reverend Huffman,
and related testimony of granddaughter Charlette Mann. Historical
research in the area has identified other witnesses and likely participants
in the event. Specifics, of police, fire, photographers, coroners
and military commanders that likely should have been at the scene
are analyzed and tested for accuracy. Other sources are analyzed
for validity and contrasted with known historical facts, pinning
down the date and location of the event.
Monroe & UFOs: Is There A Connection? by Donald Burleson
MUFON Journal. May 2001
Dr. Donald R. Burleson further authenticates the Marilyn Monroe
document with a nice investigation into subtle images at the top
of the document that reference Brigadier General George Schulgen
who in 1947 was chief of Air Intelligence Requirements Division
of the Army AirCorps Intelligence. After reading his article it
should be clear that Marilyn Monroe very likely knew some damaging
national security secrets learned from Kennedy and it is not inconceivable
that she was murdered to keep her mouth shut.
the New Majestic Documents, by Robert M. Wood (2 MB)
Paper presented at the International MUFON Symposium in St. Louis,
MO, on July 15, 2000.
A number of different sources have provided document copies of varying
provenance and quality. The documents appear to be classified as
part of a former top secret program by the code name of Majestic-12,
with the code caveats MAJIC or MJ-12. The genuineness and authenticity
of these hundreds of classified pages and thousands of other less
classified pages from these sources is continually being assessed.
Recent results of ink, paper, watermark, type, and typewriter dating
show that many of them are almost certainly not modern forgeries,
done with sophisticated computer equipment. The evidence for authenticity,
based on numerous examples of scarcely known facts, is sometimes
offset by an occasional unconfirmed anachronism whose explanation
is unclear. Similarities of chirography (handwriting) and wording
with allegedly authentic documents, together with an occasional
inconsistent fact, pose some challenges for the questioned document
examiner. The only other viable explanation of psychological warfare
against our enemies in the "early" years seems to be awkward and
unconvincing. Given the certain reality of UFO crash retrievals
from numerous witnesses and the near certainty that some documentation
would have been created, the most likely conclusion is that the
documents are essentially genuine in the story that they tell. The
cover-up has been more sophisticated and in place much longer than
most have speculated, and several pieces of new evidence point to
an early cover-up strategy effectively at work shortly after the
crash of 1941.
Look at Majestic, by Robert M. Wood and Ryan S. Wood (1
MUFON Journal, March 1999
This paper leads off with a FOIA released document form the Joint
Intelligence Objectives Agency showing a file distribution of "CIA
Top Secret MJ-12." The March 1999 paper then goes on to summarize
the provenance of five document sources, provides responses to criticisms,
and concludes with a snapshot of why each document is genuine, based
on its content and authorship, type and handwriting, originals condition
and chronology. These are the basic tools of the questioned document
Warfare and the Majestic Documents: Little Evidence of Deception,
by Ryan S. Wood (74k)
This paper on Psychological Warfare and the Majestic documents leads
the reader through the basic principles of psywar and psychological
operations (psyop). It then develops a series of tests or criteria
to determine the fingerprints of a psywar operation and tests those
criteria against the body of "leaked" Majestic-12 documents. Career
military experts in psywar are interviewed and find no evidence
that the Majestic documents are intended for a specific target or
to accomplish a defined objective, a necessary prerequisite of an
effective psyop. In fact, these documents if leaked in the 50's
or 60's would have engendered intense espionage by many foreign
powers — exactly the wrong outcome.
Why Tim Cooper is NOT A Provenance Problem, by Ryan S. Wood
This one page summarizes the main reasons why Tim Cooper does not
cast doubt on the authenticity of the leaked Majestic-12 documents.
Several of the key reasons for this conclusion are that he did not
seek out publicity or money — typical motives of forgers. Second,
if it were not for Bob and Ryan Wood taking the time to meet him
and gain his trust, the documents would still be in his attic gathering
dust; Tim didn't think they were real and was more interested in
the JFK assassination. Third is that there are clear, independent
investigation trails past Tim Cooper: real documents were mailed
and postmarked at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia and Ft.
Meade, Maryland FOIA office.
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