A new set of declassified documents from the assassination of John F Kennedy could add more fuel to the UFO fever gripping the nation.
Buried in a trove of more than 1,103 documents is an excerpt from a 1955 cable the US Air Force obtained from ‘three reliable American observers’ who saw flying discs over the Soviet Union.
A Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) official, a senator and military personnel reported that “two circular and mound-shaped unconventional aircraft resembling flying discs or flying saucers were seen taking off almost vertically.”
The document describes the craft spinning and shooting “sparks or flames” before passing over the train.
The description of the incident in the ‘Trancaucasus Region’ details, ‘two mounds and circular unconventional aircraft resembling flying discs or flying saucers were seen taking off almost vertically within a minute of each other.’
An excerpt from a cable received from the US Air Force reveals that these are Efron, Senator Richard Russell and Lieutenant Colonel EU. Hathaway.
The files relate to the assassination of the president in 1963, and a batch of 1,103 were released on June 27, bringing the total number open to 90 percent.
The move is part of the 1992 legislation called the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act, which required officials to release all records by October 2017.
However, President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump made delays due to guidance from the FBI and CIA.
The National Archives and Records Administration has released more than 2,600 documents since April.
The cable includes a pre-redacted name from all other documents: Rueben Efron.
Efron allegedly supervised the mail correspondents of Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK’s assassin, months before the president was shot.
He was traveling between Atjaty and Adzhijabu in the Soviet Union on October 5, 1955; it is not known why the three Americans were in the USSR at the time.
The official CIA document states that the ‘reported sighting of an unusual aircraft in the USSR’ was made by ‘three reliable American observers’.
‘Both Frisbee planes ascended relatively slowly at around 6,000 [feet]then the speed increased sharply in horizontal flight both in a northerly direction’, the report reads.
The three US officials reported seeing two searchlights ‘pointing almost vertically’ a mile or two south of the railway.
JFK was assassinated on November 20, 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald (right)
Senator Richard Russell (pictured) is mentioned in the document as a witness to UFOs over the Soviet Union.
“After the sighting, the Soviet trainmen became emotional and lowered the curtains and refused permission to look out the windows,” the document says.
“American observers strongly believe that these unconventional aircraft are either flying saucers or disc planes.”
Newly released CIA agent Efron is also making waves online, as investigators suggest his operations prove Oswald was on the US government’s radar for some time.
The flying saucer account of Efron and the other two men comes as many officials are set to speak in front of Congress about unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP).
On Wednesday at 10 am ET, several witnesses will take the stand to explain what they have seen or know about the UAPs.
Air Force and intelligence agency veteran David Grusch, whose staggering claims of an illegal UFO crash recovery program operating within the classified world were made public this June, will be among those testifying under oath.
“We have three dynamite witnesses,” Congressman Tim Burchett said Tuesday.
They are professionals. They are military,” said the Tennessee Republican. They are people who were there and saw what they saw.
The other two witnesses, announced via press release this morning, will be retired US Navy veteran fighter pilots, Commander David Fravor, witness to the 2004 Nimitz ‘Tic Tac’ UFO; and Lt. Ryan Graves, whose naval squadron captured the infamous GIMBAL and GOFAST UFOs on infrared video in 2015.
Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) are leading an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would require government records related to Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) carry a presumption of disclosure.
“For decades, many Americans have been fascinated by mysterious and unexplained objects, and it’s about time they got some answers,” Schumer said.
‘The American public has a right to learn about technologies of unknown origin, non-human intelligence, and unexplained phenomena. We are not only working to declassify what the government has previously learned about these phenomena, but also to create a conduit for future research to be made public.”
WHY IS JFK’S ASSASSINATION STILL WIDELY DEBATED?
Shown is John F Kennedy, 35th President of the United States of America
President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 as his motorcade was passing through Dallas, Texas.
The President came under fire from a sniper, who fatally shot him in the head as his open-top car drove through Dealey Plaza.
Within an hour of the murder, former Marine Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed a Dallas police officer, leading to his arrest at a movie theater where he was hiding.
He was later charged with the assassination of Kennedy, although he denied the charges, but, two days later, he was fatally shot by local nightclub owner Jack Ruby while he was being held.
Following the assassination, five government investigations concluded that Oswald was the killer. But, some have claimed that there were irregularities and ‘oddities’ in both the investigations and the findings.
The murder was captured on numerous recordings, most notably in famous footage shot by civilian Abraham Zapruder using an 8mm home video camera.
Zapruder’s film captured the entire approximately 8-second sequence of fatal events. However, instead of clarifying what happened, the images have sparked countless conspiracy theories.
Despite the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald and subsequent analysis showing that JFK’s wounds matched the type of rifle Oswald possessed, skeptics proposed that a second gunman was standing on a hill in front of the motorcade.
The most famous of these is the grassy knoll theory, which centers on the argument that the president made a “back and left” move right after being shot.
This, according to proponents of the second gunman’s explanation, suggests that a person standing on a small hill on the northwest side of Dealey Plaza, also known as the grassy knoll, shot JFK from the front.
But, the theory has been challenged countless times over the years.