Was President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 assassination in Dallas somehow related to UFOs? The suggestion seemed “nutty” even to the most ardent conspiracy theorists … until the recent discovery of previously secret CIA documents that show JFK, ten days before his death, wrote to the head of the CIA demanding to be shown highly confidential documents about UFOs.
The president’s interest in UFOs shortly before his death is likely to fuel conspiracy theories about his assassination, according to AOL News. Alien researchers say the latest documents, released to Mr Lester by the CIA, add weight to the suggestion that the president could have been shot to stop him discovering the truth about UFOs.
Conspiracy theorists said the document adds interest to a disputed file, nicknamed the ‘burned memo’, which a UFO investigator claims he received in the 1990s.The document, which has scorch marks, is claimed to have been mailed to UFO hunter Timothy Cooper in 1999 by an unknown CIA leak, but has never been verified.
In a note sent with the document, the apparent leaker said he worked for CIA between 1960 and 1974 and pulled the memo from a fire when the agency was burning some of its most sensitive files. The undated memo contains a reference to ‘Lancer’, which was JFK’s Secret Service code name.
On the first page, the director of Central Intelligence wrote: ‘As you must know, Lancer has made some inquiries regarding our activities, which we cannot allow. Please submit your views no later than October. Your action to this matter is critical to the continuance of the group.’
The current owner of the ‘burned memo’, who bought it from Timothy Cooper in 2001 told AOL News that it shows that when JFK asked questions about UFOs that the CIA ‘bumped him off’.
UFO investigator Robert Wood said he has tested the paper it was printed on, the ink age, watermarks, font types and other markings. He said: ‘I hired a forensics company to check the age of the ink and check several other things that you can date, using the same techniques you’d use in a court of law.’ The results of the tests seem to suggest that the memo could be authentic.