May 15, 2010 I Micah Hanks

Was Eisenhower Briefed on Extraterrestrial Visitors?

Many past US presidents have shown interest in the mystery behind UFOs. Bill Clinton, for instance, had told his White House liaison to the United States Department of Justice, Webster Hubbell, to look into finding out who killed JFK, as well as what was going on with reports of UFOs, according to Hubbell.

Before that, Jimmy Carter had witnessed a UFO while serving as governor of Georgia, and later asked then CIA director George H. W. Bush about getting access to UFO documents. Bush was said to have warned him something along the lines of "you don't have clearance for that information, Mr. President," prompting the question, "if not the President of the United States, who exactly DOES have clearance to secret information on UFOs?" Ronald Regan, Gerald Ford, and even John F. Kennedy also were known to have ties to inquiries into UFO secrecy.

Now, news has been circulating for several days suggesting that yet another US President, Dwight Eisenhower, may also have been briefed about the alleged presence of extraterrestrials. Jeff Peckman at the Denver UFO Examiner writes, "Henry W. McElroy, Jr, retiring State Representative to New Hampshire, declared this week that former U.S. President Eisenhower was briefed about the presence of extraterrestrial intelligent beings on Earth." According to statements attributed to McElroy, a document he viewed while serving as a New Hampshire Congressman described offers for Eisenhower to actually meet with alien visitors.

Researcher Larry Bryant has also shown interest in the report, claiming that McElroy has said others were shown the document as well, saying "The ex-representative says he knows at least one former legislative colleague who recalls having seen the paper in question. How many others can (and will) corroborate the account?" In an effort to find others who may have seen the document, Bryant says he is also posting an online classified advertisement to help track down witnesses.

Strangely, there is very little information available online pertaining to McElroy and the statement which led to all this controversy, aside from that which has appeared at UFO-related websites. Why would this kind of story be ignored by the mainstream media? Is its content simply too fringe for the taste of larger news sources, or are there other circumstances involved?


Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, podcaster, and researcher whose interests cover a variety of subjects. His areas of focus include history, science, philosophy, current events, cultural studies, technology, unexplained phenomena, and ways the future of humankind may be influenced by science and innovation in the coming decades. In addition to writing, Micah hosts the Middle Theory and Gralien Report podcasts.

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