Investigations of unidentified flying objects
United States Air Force retired to the custody of the National
Archives its records on Project BLUE BOOK relating to the.
Project BLUE BOOK has been declassified and the records
are available for examination in our research room. The
project closed in 1969 and we have no information on sightings
after that date.
The National Archives has received numerous
inquiries concerning documents identified as "MJ12"
and "Briefing Document: Operation Majestic 12."
We have made extensive searches among the records in our
custody of the U.S. Air Force and the Joint Chiefs of Staff
to identify these documents. The Truman and Eisenhower Libraries
have also searched their holdings for any references to,
or copies of, the documents. In addition, the records of
the National Security Council (NSC) for the Truman and Eisenhower
Administrations are in the custody of the National Archives.
Searches were made of the indexes to the NSC's Policy Paper
and Meeting Minute files under the subjects MJ-12, majestic,
unidentified flying objects, UFO, flying saucers,extraterrestrial
biological entities and Aquarius. These searches were all
negative with the exception of a "Memorandum for General
Twining, from Robert Cutler, Special Assistant to the President,
Subject: "NCS/MJ-12 Special Studies Project" dated
July 14, 1954. The memorandum, one page, refers to a briefing
to take place on July 16. The memorandum does not identify
MJ-12 or the purpose of the briefing.