On Sept. 18, 1973, then-Governor Jimmy Carter filed a report with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), claiming he and about a dozen others had seen an unidentified flying object outside a Lions Club meeting in Leary, Ga., at about 7:30 p.m. in 1969. The exact date of the alleged sighting is lost to memory. By filing the report while governor, Carter became the highest-ranking government figure in the U.S. to ever report a UFO sighting.....There are reports that during the transition from the Gerald Ford to the Carter presidency, Carter met with then-CIA Director George H.W. Bush and told Bush that he wanted all information the government had on UFOs and extra-terrestrials. Marcia Smith, director of the Library of Congress’ Science and Technology Division of the Congressional Research Service from 1984-1985 (and researcher during the Carter years), claims that Bush responded with, “no … that he wasn’t going to give this to him … that this was information that existed on a need to know basis only. Simple curiosity on the part of the President wasn’t adequate.”.....To Read More.....
My Take - This is one strange story, especially when finding the Director of CIA tells the President of the United States who asks to see all the information the CIA has on UFO’s and extraterrestrials is told, “no … that he wasn’t going to give this to him … that this was information that existed on a need to know basis only. Simple curiosity on the part of the President wasn’t adequate.” We have to understand that “need to know” is standard practice involving intelligence, but since when is it the D/CIA’s duty to tell POTUS what he needs to know? Of course as President of the United States he only needed to utter two words to qualify as one who had a “need to know” to D/CIA – You’re fired! Oh, by the way – who was D/CIA as the time? George Bush.
One more thing!
What is it that was so classified this became a controversy anyway? I don’t believe in UFO’s, but I do believe there’re big things being hidden because they’re illegal, and they’re being done by prominent people in and out of government. Even if not illegal, it could at the very least embarrass them so they’re hiding it.
In 1975 the British released all sorts of classified information about what went on during WWII because of a thirty year restriction on that information expired. There was also a fifty year restriction that ended in 1995, which I was looking forward to. Do you remember the amazing information that came out then? No? Well, there’s a reason for that. The British extended that information from fifty years to indefinite. Why? Make no mistake about this - there are prominent political families and large corporations - on both sides of the pond - that would be impacted by that information.