In the Nixon UFO section reader's can read about the story of how Jackie Gleason gained access to Homestead Air Force Base through President Nixon, and there viewed dead alien bodies.
The accuracy of the story has always been questioned, because Gleason never spoke openly about the event. The original person telling the Gleason/alien body story was Beverly Gleason, Gleason's second wife from 1970-1974.
Now after many years of silence Mrs. Gleason speaks out again to confirm the story she first told many years ago. The latest interview is done by Kenny Young.
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2003 09:09:01 -0400
From: Kenny Young <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: CONTACTED BEVERLY GLEASON (McKITTRICK)
INTERVIEW with BEVERLY GLEASON
This morning I spoke by telephone with Beverly Gleason
McKittrick, an ex-wife of the late comedian Jackie Gleason. I
explained to her that I was interested in the progress of her
book and if she could talk about Jackie Gleason's claim of
seeing alien bodies at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida.
She said that the book never came out as she had 'stopped
writing' of it. She said she was 'glad to get out of it' as
Jackie Gleason did not seem pleased with her quoting him on the
aliens in Florida. She said that there was not much additional
to tell as the whole story regarding Jackie Gleason and the
aliens, as far as she knew, had already been printed anyway.
"Esquire Magazine interviewed me after our separation," she
said, "and I talked about how Jackie told me about seeing dead
aliens in Florida. I think it was sometime in '74 when this
happened. When I said that it was because he told me."
"After the interview was published, Jackie was upset about the
story being public. He called and said he didn't appreciate me
giving the interview, and that's when I started to wonder if the
story was 'iffy.'
"The reason I became 'iffy' about it is because I wondered if it
was really true, I mean... I believed it the whole time. I
bought the story hook, line and sinker. But if it was true, then
why did he get so upset about it?"
Beverly went on to explain how Jackie came to tell her of his
"Jackie had been out very late one night I did not know who he
was with," She said. "He told me where he was that same evening,
he said he had been in South Florida with President Nixon to see
some dead aliens there and I believed him, he was very
"He and Nixon were in contact quite a bit and I'm not sure how
that was arranged, but it seems that their meetings were set up
by an associate of Nixon's. After he got back, he was very
pleased he had an opportunity to see the dead little men in
cases, he explained to me what they looked like and he was still
talking about it the next day."
Beverly explained that during her interview with Esquire
Magazine, she made the statement about Gleason's claim to see
dead aliens and afterward things between her and Jackie turned
"We were on the verge of divorce, but everything was okay until
it came out in Esquire," she said.
She informed that Gleason never did deny the story.
Regarding her announced intention to write a book, Beverly again
said that she abandoned the project due in large part to
Gleason's objection to her comments about him seeing the aliens.
"I just made that one statement about the UFOs and it appeared
in Esquire and I guess a few other places and he didn't like
that and I thought, I just can't go through with this. Let him
live his life. So I never wrote the book."
I thanked Beverly for talking with me and asked if it would be
okay for me to call her back later if I had more questions, she
agreed. That concluded our conversation.
Special thanks to Donnie Blessing, Grant Cameron and David
Rudiak for their help in providing contact information for
Beverly Gleason McKittrick.
JULY 9, 2003
August 6, 2003 Follow-up
Follow-up With Beverly Gleason
From: Kenny Young <email@example.com>