| The admiral at the center of controversial notes describing his inability to access a classified UFO research program says the documents are bogus. Furthermore, he says the alleged author of those notes, physicist Dr. Eric Davis, never interviewed him.
“It’s all fiction,” says former Defense Intelligence Agency Director Thomas Wilson, from his home in Virginia. “I wouldn’t know Eric Davis if he walked in right now.”
By Billy Cox
|“My memory is not foggy. Of all the stuff on the Internet, the only thing which is accurate is, I did have a meeting with (Edgar) Mitchell in ’97 or ’98, when I was Vice-2″ — Vice Admiral Thomas|
Wilson said he hadn’t gotten around to reading the Core Secrets docs until someone brought them to his attention within the past week or so. He said his catch-up crash course included watching researcher Richard Dolan’s YouTube overview of the contents and their implications. Wilson called that synopsis “silly.”
“I’m not saying there are no such programs because I don’t know. I didn’t check or follow up. It might not have been a waste of time for somebody (to pursue), but I did not have time to waste, believe me. At the time I was up to my eyeballs in Bosnia and Kosovo and Korea and Iraq and, you name it, terrorism. So I didn’t feel I should spend my time — well, I had enough black programs I had to deal with.”
In 1996, Mitchell told me he was pursuing leads that UFO “information is now held primarily by a body of semi- or quasi-private organizations that have kinda spun off from the military intelligence organizations of the past.” He called those arrangements “dangerous” and added:
“Imagine an organization that has a black budget, an unquestioned source of funds, reports to no one, and has this exotic technology that they can keep to themselves and play with.” He also said that if NASA had prior knowledge “of ET contact existing within the government, and we were sent into space blind and dumb to such information, I think it is a case of criminal culpability.”
Upon learning 12 years ago that Wilson had immediately rejected those allegations, Mitchell said he was “shocked,” but he refused to challenge the discrepancy. “I do not wish to engage him on this matter,” Mitchell said.
Wilson’s repudiation of the Core Secrets narrative is consistent with what a handful of his contemporaries – either mentioned in the Core Secrets notes or involved in the relevant chain of command in 1997 – have told De Void.
As to the broader subject of UFOs, Wilson remains skeptical. Over the course of his long military career, Wilson said he knew of countless initially unusual sightings that turned out to have prosaic explanations, many of them submarines. But the Pentagon’s recent verification of videos showing F-18s in pursuit of UFOs have lowered his guard somewhat.
“I looked at those Navy videos with some interest,” he said. “I don’t know what they saw. It’s interesting, for sure.”