Some big UFO news broke in 2007, but I was not in the picture. By the time I wandered back in, the fuss was over and the documents that had started it all were no longer hosted where I could find them.
At the MUFON 2007 Symposium, Brad Sparks presented a paper:
The paper was based on documents from UFO journalist, Bob Pratt, notes from his meetings and calls with William L. Moore and Richard C. Doty. The key point of interest to the authors of the paper was that there were discussions of MJ-12 and the related concepts before any documents were known to exist, and there were plans to use it as the basis for a UFO science fiction novel.
There's discussion of Paul Bennewitz, Roswell, abductions, alien bodies, crashed and recovered flying saucers, ET influencing our cultural and religious history (Jesus was one of theirs), espionage, disinformation and so much more!
Here's a swell article from Reality Uncovered that goes into more depth about it than I intend to:
Immediately after its release, there was a round of heated debate over the Sparks/Greenwood article, even among the author themselves! Some of the saga is chronicled at
The Documents: "Pratt Sensitive"
After reading the above, I searched for the original documents and asked friends, but couldn't locate them. It turns out. Shortly after the article was published, James Carrion, MUFON director of the day, released the original 60 pages of Pratt documents:
The Cash Landrum Disinformation
|Doty's description of the Cash-Landrum UFO shape|
My particular interest in the Pratt documents are the claims Doty made about the Cash-Landrum case, which are very elaborate and colorful. A sample:
"It was determined that these three (witnesses)could be used to further the "UFO explanation" and thus provide effective cover for the real nature of the affair."
Doty's "disclosures" on the C-L case are not the only comments he's made on it. I'll be adding this piece to the puzzle and see how this fits in to the timeline of his disinformation on the case. While I suspect he just used it while it was a hot topic, his input influences the way the case is discussed, even now.