EDITOR’S NOTE: The late Leonard Stringfield was noted for his research into UFO crash/retrievals (CRs). During the mid-1970s he collected reports from pilots, engineers and military personnel who claimed first-hand knowledge. Due to the highly classified nature of these operations, Leonard never released the identities of his sources. His day-to-day dictation notes are now on file at MUFON Headquarters. Historian Michael Schratt is moving through these and presents a series of References from these works.
Reference #9: New details emerge in “alien movie” (refer to Part 1). Leonard received a letter from a confidential source dated February 6, 1979. The source stated that he knew a retired Air Force Colonel, who enlisted in the early 1940’s, and retired around 1970. When stationed at an Air Force radar facility in the state of Maine, the primary eyewitness stated that he was required to attend weekly “Commander’s call” briefings. During one of these briefings (apparently in 1956), the men attending were shown a film which was “shot by the USAF” (no further production credits given). The film showed a circular, metal, silver colored disc on the ground.
The interior of the craft was well lit, which was composed of smooth walls. Then, the scene shifted to show at least three bodies lying on tables. The beings were short, and they all looked similar in appearance. None of the beings had any external ears or hair. All appeared to be dead.
The primary eyewitness described them as “ashen or gray” in color. They had four fingers, but no opposing thumb. They wore “pale green or yellow” clothing (exact description not given).
Reference #10: Leonard said that he was working on getting information regarding the alleged downing of a UFO by South American military forces with a high powered laser (no date given). Allegedly, two aliens were recovered alive, and shipped to Wright-Patterson AFB. Source: Leonard Stringfield dictation notes January 12, 1990.
Reference #11: On file in the Stringfield collection, was a letter written by Larry Bryant of (CITIZENS AGAINST UFO SECRECY) addressed to the Mexican Embassy dated January 12, 1979. In the letter, Larry highlights the case in 1950, when military police from Carswell Air Force Base, Texas, participated in the recovery of an alleged extraterrestrial spacecraft and its crew which had crashed just inside the Mexican border from the United States. Apparently, Mexican officials entered into an agreement with U.S. officials not to interfere with the recovery operations on the premise and that the vehicle was of conventional, earthly origin. Larry also highlighted the possibility that Mexican officials were “duped” into thinking that this was a conventional man-made craft, which therefore merited no further interest on the part of the Mexican government. This is perhaps just another example of the government’s official policy regarding matters dealing with classified UFO crash/retrieval operations: “lie, deny, and deceive.”
Additional information on this interesting case may be found in Ryan Wood’s excellent publication: MAJIC EYES ONLY.
Reference #12: Leonard made contact with an informant he called “W.P.” who stated that he had “papers” in his attic specifically referring to alien bodies and an extraterrestrial craft which was being kept at Wright-Patterson AFB.
His testimony has been reproduced here for the very first time.
“As an officer, I followed instructions, and put it out of my mind as I was told to do.
"I never kept up with the subject since leaving, but since reading your book, my interest is more than stirred up.
"I know the seriousness of the situation, since way back in the 1950’s.
"I had to sign so many damn papers, you wouldn’t believe it.
"They took it damned seriously.
"I know of a man - a non military man, who accidentally became involved in a retrieval operation.
"He came to WPAFB, and then he and his whole family 'vanished.'
"We think they were transferred out of the country, living in Europe under an assumed name.
"The CIA had to be involved with such severe treatment.
"Len, it’s a wonder that you’re alive doing what you’re doing.
"I missed a good chance years ago, because I was a close friend of Jack Kennedy.
"I could have asked him about the subject on numerous occasions.
"I’m sure he would have said something….one way or another.”
Source: Leonard Stringfield dictation notes February 8, 1979