President Richard Nixon was, according to comedian Jackie Gleason, a President very
interested in UFOs. He was supposed to have had a large collections of books on the
H.R. Haldeman, was an assistant to President Nixon. Bob Emenegger, who had worked on
the 1972 election campaign, was offered a film by the Pentagon of aliens landing at
Holloman Air Force Base for a documentary he was working on. He stated that while in Los
Angeles he had asked Haldeman if he had heard about the Holloman incident. Holloman
reported said He had heard "something" about the incident.
Melvin Laird was chosen by Nixon as his Secretary of Defense. He also sat on Nixon's
National Aeronautics and Space Council. In 1993 he also offered to brief newly
elected Secretary of Defense Les Aspin on UFOs.
Rumsfeld was J. Allen Hynek's congressman prior to his entering the Nixon White House.
He introduced J. Allen Hynek at the 1968 Symposium on UFOs. When Rumsfeld became Secretary
of Defense under President Ford, Hynek approached Rumsfeld and said that he spent many
years working as a consultant to the UFO Project Blue Book. He said after all those years
he had a right to know the whole UFO story. Rumsfeld rose from his chair pointed at Hynek
and stated "You have no right to know." He
then sat down.
K.T. Frankovich was a friend of Dick and Pat Nixon. She lived just down the street
from the Nixon presidential compound in Key Biscayne Florida. She has described talking
about UFOs as part of her story in a book called Where Heavens Meet.