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xx Wikileaks Info on Ron Pandolfi and MJ-12
« Thread started on: Dec 11th, 2016, 6:54pm »

Note: This is a lengthy article that may be difficult to read for some on the actual website. Therefore, I'm posting the entire thing in 4 posts.

As I am finishing up an article on the mysterious UFO control group MJ-12 that operates out of the Executive Office of the President, I came across a WikiLeaks document on Dr. Ron Pandolfi, the top scientist in the CIA, who until a few years ago ran the "weird desk" at the CIA for all things UFO and paranormal. Pandolfi talked endlessly with researcher Dan Smith about MJ-12 and a lot of other things that one would assume to be classified.
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The Global Intelligence Files
(A Wikileaks production)

On Monday February 27th, 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files, OVER FIVE MILLION E-MAILS from the Texas headquartered "global intelligence" company Stratfor. The e-mails date between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal's Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defence Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor's web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods.

Is Ron Pandolfi the CIA's "Real-life X-files" Fox Mulder?
Released on 2013-02-13
Email-ID 1976530
Date 2010-12-27

*One man, and one man alone appears to occupy the best possible position
to probe into the facts, fantasies, and fallacies behind the real-life
"X-files" of UFOs, alien visitors, spies, lies, and polygraph tape.*

By * GARY S BEKKUM <>*, Futurist,
STARstream Research

( -- Call it the "Weird Science of National Insecurity."

According to official records released by the CIA, it's been going on since 1953.

According to the legend, it all started in the summer of 1947, near Roswell, New Mexico.

Whispered alongside concerns about new Chinese offensive capabilities
against the US Pacific Fleet -- missile "bomblets" for which the US Navy
has no existing deterrent -- is the "phenomenology problem."

And if some of my sources, both inside and outside of government, are to
be believed, it always comes back to the UFO issue.

The question remains: are the UFOs from "out there" or is there a more
earthly explanation involving the intelligence community and deep black
covert military cover stories?

One man, and one man alone appears to occupy the best possible position
to probe into the facts, fantasies, and fallacies behind the real-life
"X-files" of UFOs, alien visitors, spies, lies, and polygraph tape.

And it is this same man, CIA's Ronald (Ron) S. Pandolfi, who, in the
latter half of 2006, forwarded a series of emails discussing a possible
violation of national security involving Internet tales of
extraterrestrial visitations.

The messages provided by Pandolfi tied together several threads aimed at
government disclosure of an alleged "phenomenology problem" -- and
raised disturbing new questions about methods, motivations, and sources
behind government-related persons and their involvement with forbidden

Pandolfi first hit mainstream news pages in the late 1990s, following an
investigation of unauthorized technology transfers from American defense
contractors to the People's Republic of China.

Ken Timmerman, writing for the American Spectator, claimed that "Ronald
Pandolfi was the CIA's highest ranking scientist when he visited the
headquarters of Hughes Space and Communications in El Segundo,
California in 1996."

Congressional Research Service Reports state that:

"A CIA analyst, Ronald Pandolfi, briefed the Senate Intelligence
Committee on what he had found in 1995 about Hughes' review of the
explosion of a Long March rocket in January 1995. The CIA then allegedly
alerted Hughes about Pandolfi's briefing, reportedly according to an
internal CIA cable dated September 23, 1998. The committee then asked
Attorney General Janet Reno for a criminal investigation into whether
the CIA improperly obstructed a Senate investigation."

According to Timmerman, "After Pandolfi testified in closed session
before Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.),
he was removed from the China division and put to work on developing
alternative energy sources."

Some believe the "alternative energy sources" include exotic spacecraft
propulsion systems with capabilities associated with intelligently
controlled extraterrestrial flying objects.

By 1999, Pandolfi, already known for his involvement with controversial
official investigations of the CIA, was receiving attention for his
interest in alternative topics, like UFOs.

According to UFO investigator Grant Cameron, Pandolfi had been busy
working behind the scenes, several years before the Hughes affair, to
arrange the creation of a UFO briefing document for President Clinton's
Science Advisor Jack Gibbons.

A few years before being called to testify in the closed Senate
intelligence hearings, Pandolfi received a call from a foreign national
using the alias "Dr. Armen Victorian."

During a lengthy phone conversation "Dr. Victorian" grilled Pandolfi on
his involvement with the official weirdness that had transpired at the
DIA in the mid-1980s.

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xx Re: Wikileaks Info on Ron Pandolfi and MJ-12
« Reply #1 on: Dec 11th, 2016, 6:55pm »

The DIA had been connecting their ultra-secret psychic spy research,
which included plans to track Soviet submarines using "anomalous mental
phenomena," to reports of unidentified flying objects.

At one point in the conversation Pandolfi mentions former New York Times
journalist Howard Blum and his book /Out There/.

Blum's narrative was built around his exposure of a secret government
"UFO Working Group."

In the recorded conversation obtained by STARstream Research, Pandolfi
nonchalantly tells "Dr. Victorian" that "I was a member of that working

Pandolfi goes on to discuss numerous points of interest to UFO
researchers, noting that his own interest in the UFO subject should not
be interpreted as representing official CIA involvement.

About this same time, Pandolfi struck up a friendship with Dan Smith,
who had been busy investigating crop circles with paranormal expert
Rosemary Ellen Guiley.

Dan Smith's claim to fame includes his father, Dan Throop Smith, "a
renowned Harvard economist who had served as the Treasury Department's
top tax adviser during the Eisenhower administration" according to the
Washington Post, and his older sister, Deborah, a friend of President
George H. W. Bush (according to the White House, as reported in another
Washington Post story).

My first direct contact from Ron Pandolfi arrived unsolicited by email
on September 30th, 2000.

Dan Smith had been involved in a hot discussion with a private email
discussion group. Smith was trying to convince the group that his
interactions with Pandolfi were evidence of CIA's interest in all things

Smith's contribution to conspiracy paranoia was summed up in a
not-too-well-disguised reference to the alleged MAJESTIC MJ-12
government UFO cabal:

"Also it appears that Ron wants me to be a bus driver. He wants me to
obtain a bus and paint it to look like an 'official' MTA bus, and go
around the city picking up passengers at the bus stops, but instead of
delivering them to their usual destinations, I will take them on an
eschatological tour. When I told Ron that might be construed as being
illegal, he did not seem perturbed."

And then, for those not paying close attention, Dan added:

"Would I lie to you? Do you think for a minute that these were not my
'official' instructions from a person who seems no longer inclined to
deny membership in 'MTA-12'?"

The elusive Pandolfi responded to the entire list:

"Is it a ferret or a weasel that Dan will be adopting for the avian
birthday? They are closely related, but they have very different
characteristics ... I am ready to purchase a bus ticket for Dan's
eschatological tour, as long as I get to select at least one of the
stops. Who else will join the adventure? Where will it end?"

Eschatology is the study of the final events, destiny and fate of the
human race. The "avian" birthday probably refers to a legendary group of
past and present government intelligence persons who had been assigned
bird names to conceal their identities as part of a 1980s UFO cover-up

The recipients of Pandolfi's reply included former US Web CEO Joe
Firmage, who was investigating reverse engineered alien technology at
the International Space Sciences Organization, and psychic mentalist Uri

Dan Smith's "tour bus" of the "world wide web," the same sticky net that
had brought riches to Joe Firmage, was about to become a spidery snare
for intelligence persons and paranormal researchers around the globe.

It seemed that Dan Smith was at least half right about his concern that
he had been engaged by Pandolfi to gather together "persons of interest."

In the intelligence world it is known as "flypaper theory."

Ultimately one learns that the paranormal "flypaper" is shared by
government officials in numerous services and agencies.

How they interact with each other over questions of national security
(in the midst of tales of psychic spying and alien intervention) is
harder to discern.

In Jon Ronson's book The Men Who Stare at Goats, Uri Geller, whose
psychic powers had been officially investigated by the CIA in the 1970s,
claimed he had been recruited into George Bush's War on Terror.

"The man who reactivated me is ..." Uri told Ronson, "called Ron."

Smith claimed his friend at CIA had prior knowledge of the events of
September 11th, 2001.

"I understand that you have gone to the FBI with this information?" I asked.

"Correct. On about 9/19/01 I met with a female agent right outside the
Baltimore FBI office and gave her my and Ron's particulars and a
synopsis of what had transpired between us in the previous two weeks.
She took notes and said they would handle it. They would have already
been aware of my being part of Ron's special domestic collection effort.
On that same day I also contacted Chris Straub, former ranking member on
the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, with whom Ron and I had
previously met."

Smith told me about a previous trip to see the FBI.

The first time around it was concerning Ron's interest in Dan and his
"joint mission" with paranormal author Rosemary Ellen Guiley.

According to Smith, "In the previous attempt at a joint mission (c.
1992) I was told, somewhat after the fact, that my prospective partner's
agenda was simply unknown. Whatever it was, it quickly degenerated into
her personal agenda. BTW, she was being vectored in my direction by ONI
(Office of Naval Intelligence). And now she has been vectored back to
Towson, as she announced last weekend."

Smith wrote to me, "The first time was to get some feedback on CF
[Smith's code for Pandolfi]. I was unable to get any until I had three
meetings with Chris Straub, c.'95. He was then the ranking staff member
for the Senate Intel. Comm. CF joined us for the final meeting that was
in the cafeteria. Bottom line: Chris was knowledgeable concerning
eschatology, and he told me, 'to rest assured that I was dealing with
some very competent people' ... Recall that I was indirectly responsible
for the Inspector General's investigation of CF in '92-93, ... CF
reported that it was a six month, $100K investigation in which he was
cleared of any wrong doing."

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xx Re: Wikileaks Info on Ron Pandolfi and MJ-12
« Reply #2 on: Dec 11th, 2016, 6:56pm »

Many have questioned the veracity of Mr. Smith regarding his reporting
of the activities of his friend Ron Pandolfi, which Smith loosely
conceals using "code names" wrapped inside of his own philosophical

Pandolfi confirmed to another researcher interested in UFO tales that
were spreading on the Internet:

"Although sometimes acting in the capacity of the insane, Mr. Smith is
very clever, capable, and well informed."

In 2004, I asked the FBI about Pandolfi and possible CIA and DIA
interactions with U.S. citizens over the Internet.

The email response to my inquiry arrived from the local FBI Joint
Terrorism Task Force.

"Please call me with your concerns on this issue. You are correct in
that there are some guidelines that must be followed for contact but, I
am not comfortable detailing those here."

Apparently, whatever Pandolfi was involved in was too sensitive to
discuss by email.

On January 18, 2006, Dr. Jack Sarfatti, a physicist based in San
Francisco, forwarded an email to my attention.

Sarfatti speculated that Ron Pandolfi had sent the names of the DIA
TIGER committee members interested in UFO technology in an email
"intercepted by NSA."

In typical spy-elicitation style, the message Sarfatti forwarded to me read:

"Jack, Ron P. told me today that you very likely know the names of all
the members of the National Academy of Sciences "UFO" tiger team. If
this is true, could you please tell me who they are. I have come up with
something he wants briefed to them. Mark."

Somewhere, hidden between real technology transfers and alternative
scientists interested in "reverse engineering UFO technologies," was a
hot potato national security issue.

Jeff Gerth, writing for the New York Times, tied the previous Pandolfi
affair to the White House:

"The concern of Congress involves broad issues of national security. It
was the Senate panel on proliferation that asked the Pentagon to assess
the national security implications of the 1995 accident review. And the
Senate Intelligence Committee, officials said, is looking at whether
what happened to Pandolfi is part of a larger question: Has the Clinton
administration's strategic partnership with Beijing affected the way the
intelligence community sees China?"

In the 1990s Pandolfi had been called before the Senate Select Committee
on Intelligence to testify about the transfer of technology expertise to
the Chinese by American defense contractors.

Ten years later, China would be at the center of another technology
concern brought to Pandolfi's attention: the conversion of
electromagnetic microwaves to high frequency gravity waves.

In a video made by Jack Sarfatti with new-age physics author Fred Alan
Wolf, Dan Smith claimed Pandolfi was now running MASINT, a highly
technical form of intelligence on the front stage of the war on terror.

During the interview, filled with tall tales of an extraterrestrial
visitation "core story," Smith explained that Pandolfi had left CIA and
was working for the new Office of the Director of National Intelligence
under the command of John Negroponte.

Other items, forwarded to me, reinforced Smith's claims, including
messages bearing Pandolfi's Defense Intelligence Agency email address.

As with most of the rumors passed about the UFO community, and in spite
of the numerous sources who had taken one small footstep into the light,
actual confirmation seemed to remain firmly within Pandolfi's grasp.

In 2006, an acting source to STARstream Research ( from the
United Kingdom visited with Dan Smith, Ron Pandolfi and Pandolfi's wife

Pandolfi later reported to us that our source, the foreign national, had
asked "inappropriate questions" about his "real work."

Both our source and Mr. Dan Smith deny this.

One possibly sensitive topic of conversation may have been the CIA's
1970s Glomar recovery operation. Detailed information concerning the
Glomar "Project Jennifer" recovery remains a closely held secret.

According to Mr. Smith, as a young college student, Pandolfi was visited
by "a couple of suits" when he questioned the true nature of the Glomar
operation, based upon lab analysis of alleged Glomar samples provided by
Pandolfi's uncle.

In June 2006, Mr. Smith described a conversation with Pandolfi involving
the UFO core story and a previous revelation of government complicity of
the extraterrestrial kind.

In the 1980s, UFO revelations were largely driven by a series of
"leaked" but unconfirmed documents about a government group known as
MAJESTIC, presumably managed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff as MAJIC (JIC
being the ubiquitous acronym for Joint Intelligence Committee) and under
command of MJ-12.

Over the years, an ever growing number of MJ related documents have been
debunked by skeptics for various perceived flaws and their idiosyncratic

Dan Smith reported, "Ron [Pandolfi] is now stating that some of the
faked MJ-12 documents contained actually declassified information
unrelated to UFO's ... Ron wondered out loud if persons involved in the
MJ-12 document affair would respond to an FBI warrant concerning the
transfer of classified material to the KGB."

The related 1988 national broadcast of UFO Cover-Up Live, which brought
together American intelligence sources identified only by bird names
(the so-called AVIARY) with Soviet researchers, revealed SECRET
government information hidden within the broadcast.

One man whose name is often identified with investigation of the
AVIAN/MJ-12 Affair is USAF Colonel Barry Hennessey.

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« Reply #3 on: Dec 11th, 2016, 6:58pm »

It was Pandolfi who had initially blessed Smith's efforts to mention
Barry Hennessey in a public forum, as early as June 2006.

According to Smith, Pandolfi had been searching for traces of the USAF
BLUE BOOK during a visit to Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

BLUE BOOK was an acknowledged Air Force investigation into the UFO
phenomena which had been closed down at the end of the 1960s. According
to Smith, Pandolfi was working with someone who had been involved.

I wrote an article about Pandolfi's involvement with the USAF UFO
affair, and sent him a draft copy for comments.

When Pandolfi asked that certain information be redacted from the
article, he cited protection of "sources and methods."

The mainstream media overlooked the fact that this highly placed senior
intelligence official was openly conducting intelligence-related
activities on the Internet.

Confirmation of Pandolfi's new role arrived when the Office of the
Director of National Intelligence issued the sanitized version of his
High Frequency Gravity Wave Study.

"JASON (a group of elite scientific experts providing consultation
services to the government) was asked by staff at the National MASINT
Committee of ODNI to evaluate the scientific, technological, and
national security significance of high frequency gravitational waves
(HFGW). The subject of High Frequency Gravitational Waves (HFGW) has
attracted considerable interest in the US government over the last few

"We are especially grateful to Ronald Pandolfi and Mark Pesses of ODNI
for their continued help in arranging briefers and documentation."

The release of the MITRE JASON study appears intended to be an
officially sanctioned "outing" of Pandolfi. Names of active government
officials are often redacted from official documents.

The JASON study initiated by Pandolfi debunked a Chinese-American
research collaboration into the theory and application of "high
frequency gravity waves" (HFGW) for communication and surveillance.

Some theories of HFGW are loosely related to the esoteric research of
UFO propulsion systems, including the so-called Podkletnov effect, named
after the Russian experimentalist who briefly dazzled the aerospace
industry, including NASA, with claims of antigravity effects and
gravity-like force beams.

The UFO physics of high frequency gravity waves, the Chinese connection,
and a possible case of international espionage concealed inside the UFO
"core story" were the proverbial tips of the iceberg.

My own "considerable interest," which had originated with Mr. Smith's
observations, had been confirmed in an "official document," less the
"classified portion" which I suspected would include information about
the Chinese connection.

I wondered how much more could be learned from Smith's cryptic
references to his friend?

When I was first made aware of Dr. Pandolfi's position at ODNI, Pandolfi
requested that I remove his association with DIA and MASINT from one of
my articles.

In addition to the testimony provided by Smith, an email was forwarded
to me from Pandolfi confirming that he was working out of an office
operated by the DIA. Some email messages sent by Pandolfi appeared to
have originated from DIA servers.

Dan Smith cited several items which he believed signaled the possibility
of a core revelation, including Pandolfi's "recent elevation at DNI
[Office of the Director of National Intelligence]," a book by former
USAF Captain Robert Collins which claimed to reveal the details behind
an outlandish government cover-up of the UFO core story, and a proposed
meeting to approach Dr. Henry Kissinger, who was rumored to have held
the highest level position within an alleged UFO committee at the
National Security Council.

"Mr. Smith is correct regarding my position with the Office of the
Director of National Intelligence," Pandolfi would later write to one
researcher, a fact now verified by the official release of Pandolfi's
DIA/MASINT high frequency gravity wave study.

"Currently my component is housed within a DIA facility and we use their
servers for Internet access so my official e-mail ends with"

Pandolfi had questioned whether the seduction of otherworldly sources
within the core story had been used to penetrate the blackness of
government secrecy.

Whether or not there is any truth to the tales of extraterrestrial
involvement, one thing is clearly reflected in this "wilderness of
mirrors": the U.S. government is actively involved, for whatever reason,
with the UFO community.

Pandolfi has since moved on to another government office, based upon
reports from both Dan Smith and Mark Pesses of the ODNI MASINT.

His new assignment remains unknown.

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