I’d encourage readers to have a look at a recent article by Jack Brewer in the Orlando Paranormal Examiner. This is the same Jack Brewer behind the excellent blog, The UFO Trail, which I’ve recommended on several occasions. The article deals with the apparent confirmation of the existence of the MJ-12 documents before they were leaked by Colonel John Alexander.

The article mentions my work of several years ago, in conjunction with forensic / computational linguist Dr. Carol Chaski. Carol’s expertise is authorship attribution – authenticating documents were in fact written by the people who supposedly authored them. The paper I wrote on the basis of Carol’s analysis of a number of MJ-12 documents can be found here.

With respect to Col. Alexander’s “revelation,” the issue with the documents is not that they existed prior to leaking. The issue is, rather, are they authentic in terms of authorship and content? If the documents had been prepared for psychological warfare or propaganda purposes, no one (including myself and Dr. Chaski) would claim they needed to be created the week before they were leaked. The issue isn’t chronology, but authenticity. We also don’t know which documents and which pages of which documents Alexander might have been recalling. Without that sort of precision, this revelation has little to no value for research into the authenticity of what the documents say and their authorship claims.

In case the Majestic Documents are new to readers (they shouldn’t be if you’ve read The Facade), here’s the first paragraph of my MJ-12 analysis paper:

The term “Majestic documents” refers generally to thousands of pages of purportedly classified government documents that prove the existence of a Top Secret group of scientists and military personnel—Majestic 12—formed in 1947 under President Harry Truman, and charged with investigating crashed extraterrestrial spacecraft and their occupants. Majestic 12 personnel allegedly included a number of noteworthy political, scientific, and military figures, including: Rear Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter, the first CIA Director; Dr. Vannevar Bush, wartime chair of the Office of Scientific Research; James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy and first Secretary of Defense; General Nathan Twining, head of Air Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and later Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Dr. Donald Menzel, an astronomer at Harvard University. More specifically, the Majestic documents refer to a series allegedly classified documents leaked from 1981 to the present day by unidentified sources concerning Majestic 12 and the United States government’s knowledge of intelligent extraterrestrials and their technology.