On the night and early hours of February 20-21, 1954, while on a ‘vacation’
to Palm Springs, California, President Dwight Eisenhower went missing and
allegedly was taken to Edwards Air force base for a secret meeting. When he
showed up the next morning at a church service in Los Angeles, reporters
were told that he had to have emergency dental treatment the previous
evening and had visited a local dentist. The dentist later appeared at a
function that evening and presented as the ‘dentist’ who had treated
Eisenhower. The missing night and morning has subsequently fueled rumors
that Eisenhower was using the alleged dentist visit as a cover story for an
extraordinary event. The event is possibly the most significant that any
American President could have conducted: an alleged ‘First Contact’ meeting
with extraterrestrials at Edwards Air Force base (previously Muroc Airfield),
and the beginning of a series of meetings with different extraterrestrial
races that led to a ‘treaty’ that was eventually signed. This astonishing First Contact event, if it occurred, will experience its 50th anniversary on
February 20-21, 2004.
This paper explores the evidence that the First Contact meeting had occurred
with extraterrestrials with a distinctive ‘Nordic’ appearance, the
likelihood of an agreement having been spurned with this ‘Nordic race’,
start of a series of meetings that led to a treaty eventually being signed
with a different extraterrestrial race dubbed the ‘Greys’,
motivations of the different extraterrestrial races involved in these treaty
discussions. The paper will further examine why these events were kept
secret for so long, the significance of the 50th anniversary of Eisenhower’s
meeting with extraterrestrials, and whether an official disclosure
announcement is likely in the near future.
Circumstantial Evidence Supporting Eisenhower’s ‘First Contact’ Meeting with
There is circumstantial and testimonial evidence supporting Eisenhower’s
meeting with extraterrestrials and the start of a series of meetings that
culminated in the signing of a treaty with a different group of
extraterrestrials. The most intriguing are circumstances surrounding
Eisenhower’s alleged winter vacation to Palm Springs, California from
February 17-24, 1954. Firstly, the ”vacation for the President” which was
announced rather suddenly and came less than a week after Eisenhower’s
‘quail shooting’ vacation in Georgia. According to UFO researcher,
Moore, all this was quite unusual and suggested that there was more to the
one week visit to Palm Springs than a simple holiday.
Second, on the Saturday night of February 20, President Eisenhower did go
missing fueling press speculation that he had taken ill or even died. In a
hastily convened press conference, Eisenhower’s Press Secretary announced
that Eisenhower had lost a tooth cap while eating fried chicken and had to
be rushed to a local dentist. The local dentist was introduced at an
official function on Sunday February 21, as "the dentist who had treated the
 Moore’s investigation of the incident concluded that the
dentist’s visit was being used as a cover story for Eisenhower’s true
Consequently, Eisenhower was missing for an entire evening and could easily
have been taken from Palm Springs to the nearby Muroc Airfield,
renamed Edwards Air Force base. The unscheduled nature of the President’s
vacation, the missing President and the dentist cover story provide
circumstantial evidence that the true purpose of his Palm Springs vacation
was for him to attend an event whose importance was such that it could not
be disclosed to the general public. A meeting with extraterrestrials may
well have been the true purpose of his visit.
Gerald Light’s Letter That Eisenhower Met With Extraterrestrials
The first public source alleging a meeting with extraterrestrials was Gerald
Light who in a letter dated April 16, 1954 to Meade Layne, the then director
of Borderland Sciences Research Associates (now Foundation), claimed he was
part of a delegation of community leaders to an alleged meeting with
extraterrestrials at Edwards Air Force Base. In a subsequent article, Meade
Layne described Light as a “gifted and highly educated writer and lecturer”,
who was skilled both in clairvoyance and the occult.
Light was a well-known
metaphysical community leader in the Southern California area. The alleged
purpose of him and others on the delegation was to test public reaction to
the presence of extraterrestrials. Light described the circumstances of the
meeting as follows:
'My dear friends: I have just returned from
Muroc [Edwards Air Force Base].
The report is true -- devastatingly true! I made the journey in company with
Franklin Allen of the Hearst papers and Edwin Nourse of
(Truman's erstwhile financial advisor) and Bishop MacIntyre of L.A. (confidential
names for the present, please). When we were allowed to enter the restricted
section (after about six hours in which we were checked on every possible
item, event, incident and aspect of our personal and public lives), I had
the distinct feeling that the world had come to an end with fantastic
realism. For I have never seen so many human beings in a state of complete
collapse and confusion, as they realized that their own world had indeed
ended with such finality as to beggar description. The reality of the ‘other
plane’ aeroforms is now and forever removed from the realms of speculation
and made a rather painful part of the consciousness of every responsible
scientific and political group.
During my two days' visit I saw
separate and distinct types of aircraft being studied and handled by our Air
Force officials -- with the assistance and permission of the Etherians! I
have no words to express my reactions. It has finally happened. It is now a
matter of history. President Eisenhower, as you may already know, was
spirited over to Muroc one night during his visit to Palm Springs recently.
And it is my conviction that he will ignore the terrific conflict between
the various 'authorities' and go directly to the people via radio and
television -- if the impasse continues much longer. From what I could gather,
an official statement to the country is being prepared for delivery about
the middle of May.
Of course no such formal announcement was made, and Light’s supposed meeting
has either been the best-kept secret of the twentieth century or the
fabrication of an elderly mystic known for out of body experiences. The
events Light describes in his meeting in terms of the panic and confusion of
many of those present, the emotional impact of the alleged landing, and the
tremendous difference of opinion on what to do in terms of telling the
public and responding to the extraterrestrial visitors, are plausible
descriptions of what may have occurred. Indeed, the psychological and
emotional impact Light describes for senior national security leaders at the
meeting is consistent with what could be expected for such a ‘life changing
event’. A further way of determining Light’s claim is to investigate the
figures he named along with himself as part of the community delegation, and
whether they could have been plausible candidates for such a meeting.
Dr Edwin Nourse (1883-1974) was the first chairman of the
Economic Advisors to the President (1944-1953) and was President Truman’s
chief economic advisor.
 Nourse officially retired to private life in
1953 and would certainly have been a good choice of someone who could give
confidential economic advise to the Eisenhower administration. If
was present at such a meeting, he did so in order to provide his expertise
on the possible economic impact of First Contact with extraterrestrials.
Another of the individuals mentioned by Light was Bishop MacIntyre.
Cardinal James Francis MacIntyre
was the bishop and head of the Catholic
Church in Los Angeles (1948-1970) and would have been an important gauge for
the possible reaction from religious leaders generally, and in particular
from the most influential and powerful religious institution on the planet –
the Roman Catholic Church. In particular, Cardinal MacIntyre would have been
a good choice as a representative for the Vatican since he was appointed the
first Cardinal of the Western United States by Pope Pius XII in 1952. All
Cardinal MacIntyre’s correspondence is closed to researchers thus making it
impossible to confirm what impact the visit to Muroc had on him and what he
communicated to other church leaders and the Vatican.
 Cardinal MacIntyre
had sufficient rank and authority to represent the Catholic Church and the
religious community in a delegation of community leaders.
The fourth member of the delegation of community leaders was
Winthrop Allen, a former reporter with the Hearst Newspapers Group.
 Allen was 80 years old at the time, author of a book instructing reporters
on how to deal with Congressional Committee Hearings, and would have been a
good choice for a member of the press who could maintain confidentiality.
The four represented senior leaders of the religious, spiritual, economic
and newspaper communities and were well advanced in age and status. They
would certainly have been plausible choices for a community delegation that
could provide confidential advise on a possible public response to a First
Contact event involving extraterrestrial races. Such a selection would have
constituted a ‘wise men’ group that would have been entirely in character
for the conservative nature of American society in 1954. While Light may
well contrived such a list in a fabricated account or ‘out of body’
experience as Moore implies in his analysis, there is nothing in Light’s
selection that eliminates the possibility that they were plausible members
of such a delegation.
 At face value then, the selection of such a ‘wise
men’ group gives some credence to Light’s claim.
It may be concluded then that following items all make up circumstantial
evidence that a meeting with extraterrestrials occurred.
The first is Eisenhower’s missing night.
The second is the weak ‘cover story’ used for
The third is Light’s description of actual events at
the meeting in terms of the psychological and emotional impact of the
described meeting which is consistent with what could be anticipated.
final is Light’s description of the composition of community leaders or
‘wise men’ at the meeting.
These four items collectively provide
circumstantial evidence that a meeting with extraterrestrials occurred and
that Eisenhower was present.
Testimonies Supporting Eisenhower’s Meeting With Extraterrestrials
There are a number of other sources alleging an extraterrestrial meeting at
Edwards Air force base that corresponded to a formal First Contact event.
These sources are based on testimonies of ‘whistleblowers’ that witnessed
documents or learned from their ‘insider contacts’ of such a meeting. These
testimonies describe what appears to be two separate sets of meetings
involving different extraterrestrial groups who met either with President
Eisenhower and/or with Eisenhower administration officials over a short
period of time. The first of these meetings, the actual ‘First Contact’
event, did not lead to an agreement and the extraterrestrials were
effectively spurned. The second of these meetings did lead to an agreement,
and this has been apparently become the basis of subsequent secret
interactions with extraterrestrial races involved in the ‘treaty’ that was
signed. There is some discrepancy in the sequence of meetings and where they
were held, but all agree that a ‘First Contact’ meeting involving
Eisenhower did occur, and that one of these meetings occurred with his
February 1954 visit to Edwards Air force base.
The first version of Eisenhower’s meeting is described by one of the most
‘controversial’ whistleblowers to ever have come forward into the public
arena to describe an extraterrestrial presence.
served on the
Naval Intelligence briefing team for the Commander of the Pacific Fleet
between 1970-73, and had access to classified documents that he had to
review in order to fulfill his briefing duties. He describes the background
and nature of the ‘First contact’ with extraterrestrials as follows:
In 1953 Astronomers discovered large objects in space which were moving
toward the Earth. It was first believed that they were asteroids. Later
evidence proved that the objects could only be Spaceships. Project Sigma
intercepted alien radio communications. When the objects reached the Earth
they took up a very high orbit around the Equator. There were several huge
ships, and their actual intent was unknown. Project Sigma, and a
project, Plato, through radio communications using the computer binary
language, was able to arrange a landing that resulted in face to face
contact with alien beings from another planet. Project Plato was tasked with
establishing diplomatic relations with this race of space aliens. In the
meantime a race of human looking aliens contacted the U.S. Government.
alien group warned us against the aliens that were orbiting the Equator and
offered to help us with our spiritual development. They demanded that we
dismantle and destroy our nuclear weapons as the major condition. They
refused to exchange technology citing that we were spiritually unable to
handle the technology which we then possessed. They believed that we would
use any new technology to destroy each other. This race stated that,
on a path of self destruction and we must stop killing each other,
polluting the Earth,
stop raping the Earth's natural resources,
and learn to
live in harmony.
These terms were met with extreme suspicion, especially the
major condition of nuclear disarmament. It was believed that meeting that
condition would leave us helpless in the face of an obvious alien threat. We
also had nothing in history to help with the decision. Nuclear disarmament
was not considered to be within the best interest of the United States. The
overtures were rejected.
The significant point about Cooper’s version is that the humanoid
extraterrestrial race was not willing to enter into technology exchanges
that might help weapons development, and instead was focused on spiritual
development. Significantly, the overtures of these extraterrestrials were
Confirmation that the First Contact meeting involved extraterrestrials who
were effectively spurned for taking what might be considered a principled
stand on technology assistance and nuclear weapons comes from the son of a
former Navy Commander who claimed that his father had been present at the
First Contact event on February 20-21, 1954. According to Charles L. Suggs,
a retired Sgt from the US Marine Corps, his father Charles L. Suggs,
(1909-1987) was a former Commander with the US Navy who attended the meeting
at Edwards Air force base with Eisenhower.
Sgt Suggs recounted his
father’s experiences from the meeting in a 1991 interview with a prominent
Charlie's father, Navy Commander Charles Suggs
accompanied President Ike along
with others on Feb. 20th. They met and spoke with 2 white-haired Nordics
that had pale blue eyes and colorless lips. The spokesman stood a number of
feet away from Ike and would not let him approach any closer. A second nordic stood on the extended ramp of a
bi-convex saucer that stood on tripod
landing gear on the landing strip. According to Charlie, there were B-58
Hustlers on the field even though the first one did not fly officially till
1956. These visitors said they came from another solar system. They posed
detailed questions about our
Another ‘whistleblower’ who confirms that First Contact involved an
extraterrestrial race being spurned for their principled stand on technology
transfer is the son of the famous creator of the Lear Jet, William Lear.
John Lear is a former Lockheed L-1011 Captain who flew over 150 test
aircraft and held 18 world speed records, and during the late 1960's, 1970's
and early 1980's was a contract pilot for the CIA. Lear developed a close
relationship with CIA Director (DCI) William Colby who was in charge of
covert operations in Vietnam before becoming DCI. According to Lear there
had indeed been a warning from another race prior to an agreement being
eventually signed, and he claimed they visited Muroc/Edward and the
In 1954, President Eisenhower
met with a representative of another alien
species at Muroc Test Center, which is now called Edwards Airforce Base.
This alien suggested that they could help us get rid of the Greys but
Eisenhower turned down their offer because they offered no technology.
Cooper’s and Lear’s idea of more than one extraterrestrial race interacting
with the Eisenhower administration is supported by other
as former Master Sergeant Robert Dean who like Cooper, had access to top
secret documents while working in the intelligence division for the Supreme
Commander of a major US military command. In Dean’s 27 year distinguished
military career, he served at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
where he witnessed these documents while serving under the Supreme Allied
Commander of Europe. Dean claimed:
The group at the time, there were just four that they knew of for certain
and the Greys were one of those groups. There was a group that looked
exactly like we do. There was a human group that looked so much like us that
that really drove the admirals and the generals crazy because they
determined that these people, and they had seen them repeatedly, they had
had contact with them, there had been abductions, there had been contacts…
Two other groups, there was a very large group, I say large, they were 6-8
maybe sometimes 9 feet tall and they were humanoid, but they were very pale,
very white, didn't have any hair on their bodies at all. And then there was
another group that had sort of a reptilian quality to them. We had
encountered them, military people and police officers all over the world
have run into these guys. They had vertical pupils in their eyes and their
skin seemed to have a quality very much like what you find on the stomach of
a lizard. So those were the four they knew of in 1964.
There is some discrepancy in the testimonials as to which Air force base the
spurned extraterrestrials met with President Eisenhower and/or Eisenhower
administration officials. Cooper claims this occurred at Homestead Air force
base in Florida, and not Edwards.
 On the other hand
Lear and Suggs
suggest it occurred at Edwards. In his letter, Gerald Light pointed to
intense disagreement amongst Eisenhower officials in responding to the
extraterrestrials at the Edwards AFB meeting. Such intense disagreement may
predictably have occurred if national security officials were responding to
an extraterrestrial request to abandon the pursuit of weapons technologies.
Given the intensity of the Cold War, the national security officials present
may well have decided it was more prudent to seek better terms before
agreeing to the extraterrestrials request. Light’s testimony implies that
the meeting at Edwards did not result in an agreement, but instead resulted
in intense disagreement between Eishenhower officials. Consequently, I will
conclude that the Lear and Suggs version is more accurate, and that the
‘First Contact’ meeting occurred at Edwards Air force base in February
The Subsequent 1954 Agreement with Extraterrestrials
According to the testimonies examined so far, the February 20-21, 1954
meeting was not successful, and the extraterrestrials were spurned due to
their refusal to enter into technology exchanges and insistence on nuclear
disarmament by the US and presumably other major world powers. Cooper describes the circumstances of a subsequent agreement that was reached after
the failure of the first meeting. While Cooper has a different version of
dates and times for the 1954 meetings, he agrees that there were two sets of
meetings involving different extraterrestrials meeting with President
Eisenhower and/or Eisenhower administration officials.
Later in 1954 the race of large nosed Gray Aliens which had been orbiting
the Earth landed at Holloman Air Force Base. A basic agreement was reached.
This race identified themselves as originating from a Planet around a red
star in the Constellation of Orion which we called Betelgeuse. They stated
that their planet was dying and that at some unknown future time they would
no longer be able to survive there.
The meeting at Holloman Air force base in New Mexico has reportedly been the
site of subsequent extraterrestrial meetings with the same extraterrestrials
who it will be shown signed the 1954 treaty. In 1972-73, for example, the
producers Robert Emenegger and Allan Sandler, had allegedly been offered and
witnessed actual Air force film footage of a meeting involving Grey
extraterrestrials that occurred at Holloman Air force base in 1971.
Cooper explained the terms of the 1954 treaty reached with the Grey
extraterrestrials as follows:
The treaty stated that
the aliens would not interfere in our affairs and we
would not interfere in theirs. We would keep their presence on earth a
secret. They would furnish us with advanced technology and would help us in
our technological development. They would not make any treaty with any other
Earth nation. They could abduct humans on a limited and periodic basis for
the purpose of medical examination and monitoring of our development, with
the stipulation that the humans would not be harmed, would be returned to
their point of abduction, would have no memory of the event, and that the
alien nation would furnish
Majesty Twelve (MJ-12) with a list of all human contacts
and abductees on a regularly scheduled basis.
source for a treaty having been signed is Phil
Schneider, a former geological engineer that was employed by corporations
contracted to build underground bases worked extensively on black projects
involving extraterrestrials. He revealed his own knowledge of the treaty in
Back in 1954, under the
Eisenhower administration, the federal government
decided to circumvent the Constitution of the United States and form a
treaty with alien entities. It was called the 1954 Greada Treaty, which
basically made the agreement that the aliens involved could take a few cows
and test their implanting techniques on a few human beings, but that they
had to give details about the people involved.
Schneider’s knowledge of the treaty would have come from his familiarity
with a range of compartmentalized black projects and interaction with other
personnel working with extraterrestrials. Yet another whistleblower source
for an agreement being signed is Dr Michael Wolf, who claims to have served
on various policy-making committees responsible for extraterrestrial affairs
for twenty five years.
 He claims that the
entered into the treaty with an extraterrestrial race and that this treaty
was never ratified as constitutionally required.
Significantly, a number of whistleblowers argue that the treaty that was
signed involved some compulsion on the part of the extraterrestrials. Don
Phillips is a former Air force serviceman and employee on clandestine
aviation projects who testified having seen documents describing the meeting
between President Eisenhower and extraterrestrials, and the background to a
We have records from 1954 that were
meetings between our own leaders of this
country and ET’s here in California. And, as I understand it from the
written documentation, we were asked if we would allow them to be here and
do research. I have read that our reply was well, how can we stop you? You
are so advanced. And I will say by this camera and this sound, that it was
President Eisenhower that had this meeting. 
Col Phillip Corso, a highly decorated officer that served in
National Security Council alluded to a treaty signed by the Eisenhower
administration with extraterrestrials in his memoirs. He wrote:
negotiated a kind of surrender with them [extraterrestrials] as long as we
couldn’t fight them. They dictated the terms because they knew what we most
feared was disclosure.”
Corso’s claim of a ‘negotiated surrender’
suggests that some sort of agreement or ‘treaty’ was reached which he was
not happy with.
What Do We Know of the Grey Extraterrestrials that signed the Treaty?
According to Cooper, the Grey extraterrestrials signing the treaty were not
By 1955 it became obvious that the aliens had deceived
Eisenhower and had
broken the treaty…. It was suspected that the aliens were not submitting a
complete list of human contacts and abductees to the
Majesty Twelve and it
was suspected that not all abductees had been returned.
Similarly, Lear argued that the Grey extraterrestrials quickly broke the
treaty and could not be trusted:
… a deal was struck that in exchange for advanced technology from the aliens
we would allow them to abduct a very small number of persons and we would
periodically be given a list of those persons abducted. We got something
less than the technology we bargained for and found the abductions exceeded
by a million fold than what we had naively agreed to.
Other whistleblowers also suggested that the extraterrestrials who signed
the Treaty with Eisenhower couldn’t be trusted. Schneider claimed that
despite the treaty’s provisions on the number of humans who would be
‘abducted’ for experiments, “the aliens altered the bargain until they
decided they wouldn't abide by it at all.”
As mentioned earlier, Col Phillip Corso similarly believed that the
extraterrestrials that the Eisenhower administration entered into agreements
with couldn’t be trusted. Corso believed these forced a ‘negotiated
surrender’ suggesting an extraterrestrial agenda that was suspect. While
General Douglas Macarthur didn’t directly mention any government treaty with
extraterrestrials, he gave a famous warning in October 1955 suggesting that
some extraterrestrial presence existed that threatened human sovereignty:
You now face a new world, a world of change. We speak in strange terms, of
harnessing the cosmic energy, of ultimate conflict between a united human
race and the sinister forces of some other planetary galaxy." "The nations
of the world will have to unite, for the next war will be an interplanetary
war. The nations of the earth must someday make a common front against
attack by people from other planets.
Macarthur may well have been alluding to the same extraterrestrials that
Corso, Cooper and Lear believed had entered into an agreement with the
Significantly, reports of contacts with extraterrestrials began to change
once the alleged treaty began to be implemented. The friendly ‘space
brothers’ reports involving contactees of the 1950s changed as reports of
abductions began to emerge after the first recorded case in 1961 involving
Barney and Betty Hill:
Another apparent pattern that has occurred in Ufology is the dominance of
the space brothers in the 1950's who were kind, interacted with people who
became known as contactees, and took people for rides in their space crafts.
This pattern changed dramatically with the abduction of Betty and
Barney Hill in the early 1960's. The space brother human types of the 1950's seemed
to fade away, and they were replaced in the UFO literature with another type
of alien. In the early sixties the first abduction of the Hills began a new
pattern where the aliens were grey "evil" aliens who would abduct people
against their will, and perform medical procedures on them. There were, as
far as this author is aware no confirmed cases of "classic" abductions in
the 1950's. Unlike the "good" space brothers of the 1950's these
were described by all, who were unfortunate enough to have met with them, as
being distant and without emotions.
According to Wolf, the extraterrestrials were Greys from the
of the star system Zeta Reticulum, while Cooper claims they were
from Betelgeuse, Orion. Wolf’s and Cooper’s differing versions likely
reflect a close relationship between Greys from Rigel and Betelguese,
that more than one species of extraterrestrials may have been covered in the
treaty. Wolf has described the Greys as having positive motivations in
regard to their presence on Earth, but have been inhibited and targeted by
rogue elements in the US military.
Robert Dean believes that
the extraterrestrials visiting Earth are friendly.
 This contrasts with
the testimonies of Cooper, Lear, Schneider, Corso and arguably even
Macarthur over the true motivations of the Greys. It is worth repeating
Gerald Light’s claim of a “terrific conflict between the various
'authorities'” on whether to inform the general public or not. It is likely
that these differing perspectives on the motivations of the Greys reflected
an uncertainty that has continued to intensely divide policy makers up to
the present on how to best respond to the extraterrestrial presence and what
to tell the general public.