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Former WWII Supreme Allied Commander, Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower wins election as President of the US. Truman refuses to run for president again. The Republicans choose Nixon as Eisenhower’s running mate, to balance the ticket with a West Coast conservative. The Republicans win by a landslide on November 4th. Meanwhile, John Kennedy is elected to the Senate, a particularly impressive feat because the rest of the nation is sweeping Republican candidates into offices with Eisenhower.

In November, the first successful American hydrogen bomb test.

National Security Agency (NSA). On October 24, 1952, President Truman signed National Security Council Directive 6, a seven-page document that eliminated the first attempt at uniting all military signal intelligence (SIGINT) operations, and created the NSA at Fort Meade, Maryland. Directive 6 remains classified to this day.

As a child in 1952, Jack Sarfatti claims to have received phone calls from the mechanical voice of a conscious computer aboard a spaceship, recruiting him along with 400 others for some special project. These calls have similarities to the mechanical voice which talked to Andrijah Puharichvia his tape recorder. Sarfatti was later associated with Puharich.

Puharich first contacts The Nine a group of channeled being via a medium.

During the CIA’s MK-ULTRA mind control program, John Lilly briefed the intelligence community on his work to map out the brains of animals using implanted electrodes. He abandoned this line of work because he felt it was unethical.

John Lilly studied the effects of sensory deprivation tanks, and also briefed the intelligence community with his progress. Lilly refused to let any of his work be classified, and ended up leaving the National Institute of Healthwhen he found that he could not work without the interference of the government

Project Moonstruck, CIA:

Electronic implants in brain and teeth
Targeting: Long range
Implanted during surgery or surreptitiously during abduction
Frequency range: HF – ELF transceiver implants
Purpose: Tracking, mind and behavior control, conditioning, programming, covert operations
Functional Basis: Electronic Stimulation of the Brain, E.S.B.

Wilbert Smith: “If, as appears evident, the Flying Saucers are emissaries from some other civilisation, and actually do operate on magnetic principles, we have before us the Fact that we have missed something in magnetic theory but have a good indication of the direction in which to look for the missing quantities. It is therefore strongly recommended that work on Project Magnet be continued and expanded to include experts in each of the various fields involved in these studies” From an interim report dated 25th June 1952 Wilbert Smith was the electrical engineer who convinced the Canadian government to establish Project Magnet to study the UFO phenomenon and later served as engineer-in-charge of the project.

Dr. Walther Riedel: “I am completely convinced that [UFOs] have an out-of-world basis.” “First, the skin temperatures of structures operating under the observed conditions would make it impossible for any terrestrial structure to survive. The skin friction of the missile at those speeds at those altitudes would melt any metals or nonmetals available. Second, consider the high acceleration at which they fly and maneuver… In some descriptions the beast spirals straight up. If you think of the fact that the centrifugal force in a few minutes of such a maneuver would press the crew against the outside, and do likewise to the blood, you see what I mean. Third…. There are many occurrences where they have done things that only a pilot could perform but that no human pilot could stand. Fourth, in most of the reports there is a lack of visible jet. Most observers report units without visible flame . . . and no trail. If it would be any known type of jet, rocket, piston engine, or chain-reaction motor, there would be a very clear trail at high altitude. It is from no power unit we know of…”

“The least improbable explanation is that these things are artificial and controlled … My opinion for some time has been that they have an extraterrestrial origin.” From LIFE Magazine, April 7, 1952. Riedel was research director and chief designer at Germany’s rocket center in Peenemunde and also worked on classified projects for the U.S. after WW2.

Dr. Maurice Biot “The least improbable explanation is that these things UFO’s are artificial and controlled. My opinion for some time has been that they have an extraterrestrial origin.” Biot was one of the world’s leading aerodynamicists and mathematical physicists. Life, April 7, 1952.

United States, Washington, D.C. Perhaps the best documented UFO incident in history:

July 13. National Airlines plane en route to National Airport, about 60 mi. SW of the city observed a blue- white ball of light hovering to the west. Object then “came up to 11,000 ft. and then maintained a parallel course, on the same level, at the same speed, until the aircraft pilot turned on all lights. Object then departed from the vicinity at an estimated 1000 mph. Weather was excellent for observation.” The crew said the object “took off up and away.” No other air traffic was reported in the area at the time.

July 14. Newport News, Va. Southbound Pan American Airways plane at 8,000 ft. nearing the Norfolk, Va., area observed six glowing red, circular objects approaching below the airliner; objects flipped up on edge in unison and then sped from behind and under the airliner and joined the in-line formation, which “climbed in a graceful arc above the altitude of the airliner.” “Then the lights blinked out one by one, though not in sequence.” Next day the crew was thoroughly interrogated and advised that they already had seven other reports of red discs moving at high speed and making sharp turns.

July 16. Hampton Roads, Va. A Government aeronautical research engineer observed two amber-colored lights approaching from the south at about 500 m.p.h. These slowed and made a U-turn, revolved around each other at a high rate of speed, then joined by two other objects from different directions, the four sped off to the south at about 500 m.p.h. “They moved jerkily when moving slowly. Their ability to make tight circling turns was amazing.”

July 18. Washington, D. C. Radio station chief engineer observed 6-7 bright orange discs moving in single file. Each in turn veered sharply upward and disappeared.

July 19. National Airport began picking up unidentified targets on radar.

July 20. Herndon, Va. Capital Airlines flight from National Airport called by control tower to check on unidentified radar targets saw three objects, and three more between there and Martinsburg, W. Va. “like falling stars without tails [which] moved rapidly up, down, and horizontally. Also hovered.” Chief CAA air traffic controller Harry Barnes later said in a newspaper interview: “His [the pilot’s] subsequent description of the movement of the objects coincided with the position of our pips [radar targets] at all times while in our range.

July 20. Andrews AFB, Md., (Nr. Washington, D.C.). Five witnesses visually observed three reddish-orange objects moving erratically.

July 20. Capital Airlines flight incoming to National Airport reported that an unidentified light followed his airliner from the vicinity of Herndon, Va., to within about 4 miles west of the airport, confirmed on radar.

July 20. Additional unidentified targets appear on radar at National Airport.

July 20. Air Force radar operators at Andrews AFB weather tower tracked 10 UFOs for 15-20 minutes. Objects approached runway, scattered, made sharp turns and reversals of direction.

July 26. Sharp UFO targets on radar at National Airport. Civilian pilots saw glowing white objects on four occasions, including a United Airlines pilot near Herndon, Va., and two CAA pilots over Maryland. National Airlines pilot near Andrews AFB at 1700 ft. saw a UFO “flying directly over the airliner.”

July 26. Radar at National airport tracked a UFO on radar (“big target”), confirmed by Andrews AFB radar.

July 26. Radar at National Airport tracked “solid returns” of “four targets in rough line abreast,” and eight others scattered over the radarscope. July 26. Andrews AFB, Md., surveillance radar tracked 10-12 UFOs in Washington, D.C. area.

July 26. National Airport, 10-12 objects on radar.

July 26. “Good sharp targets” of 4-8 UFOs on ARTC radar at National Airport.

July 26. Air Force Command Post notified of unidentified radar targets. Two F-94 jet interceptors scrambled from New Castle AFB, Delaware, to investigate.

July 27. Major Fournet, (Project Blue Book Officer in Pentagon), and Lt. Holcomb, (Navy electronics expert), arrived at National Airport Center. Observed “7 good, solid targets.” Holcomb checked on temperature inversions, but they were minor and could not explain what was going on. He so advised AF Command Post, requesting interception mission. By the time the F-94 jets arrived from Delaware, no strong unidentified targets remained and no visual contacts were made.

July 27. F-94 jet interceptors scrambled from New Castle AFB, Del., to investigate Washington, D.C., radar- UFOs. One F-94 pilot made visual contact and appeared to be gaining on target; both F-94 and UFO were observed on radar and “appeared to be traveling at the same approximate speed.” When the F-94 pilot tried to overtake the UFO, it disappeared visually and on radar. The pilot remarked about the “incredible speed of the object.”

July 27. Air Force Lieutenant at Andrews AFB saw a dark disc moving slowly northeast with “oscillating rolling motion.” Clouds were moving southeast. UFO entered base of clouds.

July 27. Air Force personnel and others at National Airport saw a large round object reflecting sunlight, apparently hovering over the Capital Building. After about a minute, the object “wavered then shot straight up disappearing from sight.”

July 28. Daily papers headlined a United Press story from Washington, D.C., that the Air Defence Command had ordered its jet pilots to pursue, and if necessary “shoot down, ” UFOs sighted anywhere in the country.

July 29. Many unidentified targets tracked by CAA radar, 8-12 on the radarscope at a time, moving southeast in a belt 15 miles wide near Washington, D.C. July 29. Eastern Airlines pilot asked to check on radar targets, reported seeing nothing. CAA official said the targets disappeared from the radar screen when the plane was in their area, “then came back in behind him.”

July 29. Air Force pilot sighted three round white UFOs 10 miles southeast of Andrews AFB. Other UFOs tracked by radar during the afternoon.

July 29. Air Force press conference at which the sightings were attributed to temperature inversions causing “radar mirages,” typically ground lights reflected in the sky under freak atmospheric conditions. Also announced new scientific program to evaluate sightings.

Harry G. Barnes “For six hours … there were at least ten unidentifiable objects moving above Washington. They were not ordinary aircraft.” Barnes was Senior Air Traffic Controller for the C.A.A. in 1952.

Dr. H. Marshall Chadwell “Sightings of unexplained objects at great altitude and traveling at high speeds in the vicinity of major US defense installations are of such nature that they are not attributable to natural phenomena or known types of aerial vehicles.” Chadwell, former assistant director of the CIA’s Office of Scientific Intelligence, in a December, 1952 memo to then-director of the CIA, General Walter B. Smith.

Walter Bedell Smith “The Central Intelligence Agency has reviewed the current situation concerning unidentified flying objects which have created extensive speculation in the press and have been the subject of concern to Government organizations… Since 1947, approximately 2,000 official reports of sightings have been received and of these, about 20% are as yet unexplained.”

“It is my view that this situation has possible implications for our national security which transcend the interests of a single service. A broader, coordinated effort should be initiated to develop a firm scientific understanding of the several phenomena which apparently are involved in these reports…” From a 1952 memorandum to the National Security Council. Smith was Director of the CIA from 1950 to 1953

Argentina, Veronica. Hundreds of residents witnessed six discs circling above the town, the disappearing into the night sky. This sighting was written within hours of a similar report from Captain Paul Carpenter near Denver. Carpenter reported the craft were traveling at 3,000 miles per hour, making it possible for the saucer to have appeared in both locations.

United States, Enid, Oklahoma. Sidney Eubank went to the Enid police station and told Sergeant Vern Bennell that an enormous disk had buzzed his car as he drove between Bison and Waukonis on Highway 81. The rush of air made the car leave the road while the object flew west very fast.

United States, George AFB, California. Three men on the arms range, plus one Lt. Colonel 4 miles away witnessed five flat-white discs about the diameter of a C-47’s wingspan (95′) flew fast, made a 90 degree turn in a formation of three in front and two behind, and darted around, for 15-30 seconds.

United States, Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State Patrolman Hamilton in a State Patrol airplane witnessed three dark discs hovered and then flew away, silhouetted against a dark cloud. 15 seconds.

United States, Wichita Falls, Texas.: Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Ellis. witnessed two disc-shaped objects, illuminated by a phosphorus light, flew at an estimated 1,000 m.p.h. for 15 seconds.

Coral Lorenzen published first issue of the APRO Bulletin. Within a few years the organization became one of America’s most influential and respected civilian directed UFO organizations.

ATIC received 536 UFO reports in the month of July alone, with unknowns running at 40 percent.

Project Chatter. A navy mind control research project took place primarily in Germany. It involved the University of Rochester’s Psychology Department Chairman, Dr. G. Richard Wendt, who had received a good deal of Navy money to study amphetamines, alcohol, and heroin. The navy flew Wendt to Germany in order to test a “truth serum” he had developed on some prisoners. The experiment was a failure, and Wendt lost his funding.