UFO Conjectures

Friday, August 08, 2008

UFOs and the Truman Syndrome


MJ-12 advocates contend that Harry Truman instigated the Majestic group and was privy to the alleged flying saucer crash near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.

Let’s assume that the is all true…

How did Truman react to the Earth-shattering revelation that extraterrestrials were visiting this planet, and had provided tangible evidence of those visits, with a clue to their technology, when they had an accident over the New Mexico skies?

Truman seems have been to be nonplussed.


He didn’t rearrange his life or the Presidency in any inordinate way, even becoming more mundane and folksy after leaving office.

During the 1947-1952 period of his Presidency, Truman contended with lots of Earthly matters, including the Cold War, the Korean War, Communists in the United States government, establishment of the Jewish State of Israel, domestic crises (labor strikes, taxes, etc.), and his daughter Margaret’s imbroglios with critics of her music-making.

Truman didn’t react to an interplanetary visit as a normal Earthling would. He virtually ignored the supposed intrusion (as did his successor, Dwight Eisenhower).

Truman, if he did have access to flying saucer crashes and other UFO events, he wasn’t affected by them, privately or publically.

Truman lived until the end of 1972, never altering his daily existence or snarky attitude toward news media and the public generally; he remained an Earth-bound S.O.B. right up to his last days on Earth.


(Eisenhower, who followed him in Office, played golf regularly, obsessively, and also wasn’t affected by the insertion of an inter-galactic alien presence that many ufologists say he was aware of, even having communicated with some extraterrestrials held captive at secret military facilities.)

The Truman Syndrome may be described as a lackluster reaction to life on other planets that had the temerity to visit Earth on various occasions, making their presence known by accident and/or direct contact.

This is where ufologist go haywire. They make MJ-12 a reality but the patina of those documents and the committee that forged them doesn’t ring true: those involved remained oriented to everyday life, in ways that indicated nothing out of the ordinary had been experienced or occurred during their sojourn on the so-called Top Secret Majestic committee.


If flying saucer/UFO beings had come to Earth, these men, Truman mostly, would have reacted differently, in overt ways but, more importantly, in subtle ways. And those subtle ways would have been discerned by observation and scrutiny of their lives. This didn’t happen.

And there is no evidence of changes in behavior or lives, by others who were provided information and proof that alien visitors had come to Earth, and were here in droves by some estimations.

Truman was a folksy curmudgeon during his Presidency and for all of his life, right up to 1972, well after the Betty/Barney Hill event, the Socorro episode and dozens of other UFO manifestations.


Would this be the case if he had knowledge of an alien presence? Would Truman have gone about his life, after experiencing a UFO reality, in the way that he did, oblivious to the ramifications and impact of an extraterrestrial visitation, maybe many of them?

We think not.

So, for us, MJ-12, and a secret, government cover-up of actual flying saucer accounts seems outside the realm of how humans would act – even political types – if such things were true.


  • so your reason for discrediting mj-12 is because Truman didnt "act" a certain way? Maybe he should have started dressing like a martian or better yet started scaring the nation and telling them we have just been invaded by aliens. Because we all know how well that turned out in Orson welles 1938 war of the worlds scare. Maybe your right mj-12 doesnt exist but not because Truman didnt act a certain way. thats foolish.

    By Blogger blasted, at Tuesday, September 23, 2008  

  • If there was a top-level decision to just act as if nothing of importance happened, that's what both Truman and Eisenhower did. It doesn't make much sense to assume that men in their position must have been affected enough to lose their cool and start behaving out of order because of any true information they might have had.

    By Blogger Jan, at Thursday, November 13, 2008  

  • It's important to remember that Truman was a WWI combat veteran and while Eisenhower had no direct combat experience, he did run the European theater during WWII. I expect that both could have handled a jolting revelation like ET visitation without falling to pieces.

    By Blogger Frank Stalter, at Saturday, October 17, 2009  

  • Frank:

    One would expect the psychological reaction to "proof" that an alien (extraterrestrial) civilization
    had come to Earth wouldn't allow Truman to continue to walk nonchalantly as he did after the (Roswell) fact nor would it encourage a normal person to travel cross-country, as he did after his presidency, with nary a care or concern for the fate of the human race.

    While Ike and Truman pretended to care about humanity (with their war heroics), they seemed to abandon that care when it came to alleged alien intrusions into the human theater.

    They didn't have to fall to pieces, but one would expect them to act quite differently -- like Ike giving up golf, and Truman giving up his carefree jaunts.

    If either had evidence of an alien visitaiton, they sure didn't behave in a way that makes sense, psychologically.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Saturday, October 17, 2009  

  • I don't believe the Majestic 12 docs are anything more than fan fiction. I just don't think what is in those docs would ever have been put so explicitly in writing.

    If Roswell happened, it was obviously on Truman's watch and I do have a compelling tidbit or two that are impeccably documented that certainly don't refute Roswell=ET.

    I know my Truman. ;O)

    By Blogger Frank Stalter, at Saturday, October 17, 2009  

  • Frank:

    For some of us, Truman was a hick.

    Firing MacArthur! Sheer stupidity.

    A-Bombing innocent people. Immorality of the highest order.

    Defending his daughter's piano playing and singing? C'mon!

    And after Roswell and the plethora of flying saucer sightings he was privy to, the man continued to be a hick.

    Who would behave that way, if they were in their right mind?


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Saturday, October 17, 2009  

  • You sound like all the pundits who were sure Truman was going to lose in 1948. ;O)


    I think Truman was one of our greatest presidents but he was at the very least disingenuous about UFOs.

    By Blogger Frank Stalter, at Saturday, October 17, 2009  

  • Well, Frank, we have to differ on this one.

    Truman was one of the worst Presidents, I think.

    Many, such as you, believe otherwise.

    This is an issue that can't be settled, just as the existence or nature of God can't be settled, in some quarters.

    So, you like Truman. I don't.

    (But we both still like Anthony Bragalia.)


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Sunday, October 18, 2009  

  • Some common ground before bedtime. :O)

    Keep up the good work Richie!

    By Blogger Frank Stalter, at Sunday, October 18, 2009  

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