UFO-Alien Database

Allen Dulles

Allen W. Dulles (1893—1969)

Key events

Allen Welsh Dulles (April 7, 1893 – January 29, 1969) was an American diplomat and lawyer who became the first civilian Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), and its longest-serving director to date. As head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during the early Cold War, he oversaw the 1953 Iranian coup d'état, the 1954 Guatemalan coup d'état, the Lockheed U-2 aircraft program and the Bay of Pigs Invasion. He was dismissed by John F. Kennedy over the latter fiasco.

Operation Majestic[]

Allen Dulles, Dir. of CIA, approved the Operation Majestic 1960 UFO briefing notes,[1] for the eyes only of incumbent President John F. Kennedy (20 Jan 1961).

MJ-12 Project[]

The following bullet points highlight UFO coverup activities revealed in Allen W. Dulles' "Operations Review" of "The MJ-12 Project", dated 5 November 1961:[2]

  • “Active” use of “balloon borne decoys”[Note 1]
  • The Situation… of how Soviet air defenses perceive unidentified flying objects.” [Note 2]
  • “Future psychological warfare plans are in the making for more sophisticated vehicles whose characteristics come very close to phenomena collected by Air Force and NSA elements authorized for operations in this area of intelligence.”[Note 3]
  • Basis for Action. Earlier studies indicated that Americans perceived U.F.O. sightings as the work of Soviet propaganda designed to convince U.S. intelligence of their technical superiority and to spread distrust of the government. CIA conducted three reviews of the situation utilizing all available information and concluded that 80% of the sighting reports investigated by the Air Force's Project Blue Book were explainable and posed no immediate threat to national security. The remaining cases have been classified for security reasons and are under review. While the possibility remains that true U.F.O. cases are of non-terrestrial origin, U.S. intelligence is of the opinion that they do not constitute a physical threat to national defense.[Note 4] For reasons of security, I cannot divulge pertinent data on some of the more sensitive aspects of MJ-12 activities which have been deemed properly classified under the 1954 Atomic Energy Act of 1954.[Note 5]
I hope this clarifies the necessity to keep current operations with CIA activities in sensitive areas from becoming official disclosure.[Note 6] From time to time, updates will be provided through NIE as more information becomes available.”

(Signed) Allen W. Dulles

  1. "Balloon decoys" were likely planted by the US government during the Roswell craft recovery phase (c. July 4—6; See Operation Majestic 1960 in PDF, p.2), in strategic places for William Brazel and others to find bogus military grade aluminum foil.
  2. Dulles indicates that the Soviets are very well aware of the UFO phenomenon, as early as this dated memo 1961, which is the subject of a "situation".
  3. "Future psychological warfare plans in the making" suggests paving the way for the Star Gate Project (1978 and earlier); "sophisticated vehicles whose characteristics come very close to phenomena collected by Air Force" suggests the attempt to reverse engineer whatever phenomena has been collected by the Air Force.
  4. Dulles reveals that 20% of the USAF investigations on UFOs are considered (1) “classified” (2) still “under review” (3) “possible UFO cases are of non-terrestrial origin” (4) constitute no physical threat to national defense.”
  5. Dulles indicates that the Majestic 12 (“MJ-12 activities”) are protected by the “Atomic Energy Act of 1954”, which notably made possible for the US government to allow private companies to gain technical information (Restricted Data). Enter Howard Hughes (c.1970) and Robert Bigelow (2007).
  6. “sensitive areas from becoming official disclosure.”— meaning, there is something to officially disclose and therefore the UFO unrest will never go away until this 'official disclosure'.

See also[]

  • Operation Majestic 1960