Implications for the National Security are of continuing importance in
that the motives and ultimate intentions of these visitors remain
completely unknown. In addition, a significant upsurge in the
surveillance activity of these craft beginning in May and continuing
through the autumn of this year has caused considerable concern that
new developments may be iminent. It is for these reasons, as well as
the obvious international and technological considerations and the
ultimate need to avoid a public panic at all costs, that the Majestic-
12 Group remains of the unanimous opinion that imposition of the
strictest security precautions should continue without interruption
into the new administration. At the same time, contingency plan
MJ-1949-04P/78 (Top Secret - Eyes Only) should be held in continued
readiness should the need to make a public announcement present
itself. (See Attachment "G".)
* TOP SECRET *
RENUMERATION OF ATTACHMENTS:
*ATTACHMENT "A"........Special Classified Executive
Order #092447. (TS/EO)
*ATTACHMENT "B"........Operation Majestic-12 Status
Report #1, Part A. 30 NOV '47.
*ATTACHMENT "C"........Operation Majestic-12 Status
Report #1, Part B. 30 NOV '47.
*ATTACHMENT "D"........Operation Majestic-12 Preliminary
Analytical Report. 19 SEP '47.
*ATTACHMENT "E"........Operation Majestic-12 Blue Team
Report #5. 30 JUN '52.
*ATTACHMENT "F"........Operation Majestic-12 Status
Report #2. 31 JAN '48.
*ATTACHMENT "G"........Operation Majestic-12 Contingency
Plan MJ-1949-04P/78: 31 JAN '49.
*ATTACHMENT "H"........Operation Majestic-12, Maps and
Photographs Folio (Extractions).
* TOP SECRET *
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
Dear Secretary Forrestal:
As per our recent conversation on this matter, you are hereby
authorized to proceed with all due speed and caution upon your
undertaking. Hereafter this matter shall be referred to only as
Operation Majestic Twelve.
It continues to be my feeling that any future considerations
relative to the ultimate disposition of this matter should rest solely
with the Office of the President following appropriate discussions
with yourself, Dr. Bush and the Director of Central Intelligence.
(SIGNED Dwight D. Eisenhower)