“Area 51” is an unofficial title that often refers to an area in southern Nevada containing United States Air Force (USAF) facilities. The USAF does not recognize owning or operating any facility regarded as “Area 51.” They do recognize operations at the Nellis Range Complex which includes an Operating Location near Groom Lake, Nevada. However, much of the information regarding activities at these sites remain classified.
March 27, 2008 Inventory letter to FOIA 2006-0527-F asking for files on Area 51.
This paper is an analysis of the key facts behind the Bob Lazar S-4 story. It is intended for those who are already familiar with the basic story. It is not intended as a telling of the story.
Silas Newton was one of the key people involved in the 1948 Aztec UFO crash story that was made famous by author Frank Scully in his book Behind the Flying Saucers. He was also a key target of the FBI that closely followed key people in the UFO community in the early 1950s.
In the 1980s it was reported that Newton had told prominent paranormal author Harold Sherman that he had actually seen the alien bodies through Wilbert Smith who had headed up the Canadian government flying saucer investigation. As no one at the time knew that Smith had actually seen the bodies I travelled to Arkansas to look at Sherman's files to see if there was correspondence between Sherman and Newton.
Grant Cameron was recently notified of one of his FOIA requests at the Clinton Presidential Library for records pertaining to the late astronomer, astrophysicist, and cosmologist, Carl Sagan.
Here follows an exerpt from the letter...
This letter is in further response to your request dated September 5, 2006 for release of information from the William J. Clinton Library for Clinton Presidential records under the Presidential Records Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. §§ 2201-2207) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. § 552). We have completed processing, according to the provisions of the PRA and FOIA, the approximately 575 pages of Clinton Presidential records responsive to your FOIA request on records related to Carl Sagan. Please keep in mind that the page total is an estimate and that all pages processed might not be applicable to your specific topic.Of these 575 pages of Clinton Presidential records, 68 pages have been restricted in whole or part in compliance with the restrictions of the PRA and that specify what material can be released to the public. A list of applicable PRA restrictions, FOIA exemption categories, and a copy of the finding aid that describes the processed material is attached. Further, the number of pages restricted from access, in whole or in part, is listed along with the restriction categories below. Some pages may be restricted under more than one category.
Grant will be visiting the Clinton Library in September to review the files. So, stay tuned...