The UFO Iconoclast(s)

Monday, October 11, 2010


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One of the most acclaimed Naval scientists in U.S. military history has stated unequivocally that the Roswell crash of 1947 was not of a balloon nor was it a hoax. Based on evidence he had seen in an official capacity, the Commander was instead convinced that the crash represents an event with deep implications for all of mankind. Universally acknowledged as the "grandfather" of satellite technology - and a close associate of Dr. Werner von Braun - Commander George W. Hoover has revealed that the truth about Roswell is far stranger that we have ever dared to think.




Commander George W. Hoover was long associated with the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR). He was also a space program pioneer and innovator of numerous avionic and astronautical devices. Hoover was highly awarded for his technical achievements including the Aviation Week Laureate Award, the American Astronautical Society's Space Flight Award, the Legion of Merit and the British Interplanetary Society's Bronze Medal.

Hoover made enormous contributions to atmospheric balloon research leading to Project Skyhook; the X-15 Jet Aircraft (in developing the D-558-1) and to Werner von Braun's Project Orbiter (resulting in the launch of Explorer I, the first American satellite.) When retired from service, Hoover was a leading consultant to organizations including NASA (providing human standards development for Apollo) General Dynamics, McDonnell Douglas and Curtis Wright. Hoover was also instrumental in the development of the first advanced flight instrumentation and of the first flight simulators. A highly decorated pilot as well, he personally logged over 5,000 flight hours in over 100 types of aircraft.

Dr. Werner von Braun said of Hoover in the early 1950s, "Everybody talks about satellites, then nobody does anything. George Hoover's contribution should never be forgotten." Vice Chief of the Navy, Admiral Harry D. Felt said of Hoover that he offered "the driving spirit, organizing genius, imagination and foresight which set in motion the mighty effort toward the first man-made earth satellite, man's first step toward space flight."


Hoover was not only a technical genius, but also a scientist with far-ranging interest, including studies in cosmology and philosophy. Hoover also had developed theories on the technical feasibility of lunar and Mars bases with the likes of Harvard astronomer Fred Whipple, Arthur C. Clarke and German scientist Krafft A. Ehricke. Hoover's interest extended to the subject of UFOs.

Developing evidence shows that Hoover may well have been assisting Fred Durant of the early UFO government study group "The Robertson Panel" as well as on other official UFO studies with others.

His private interest in such things though is demonstrated in a strange "side" episode in his career: In 1957, Admiral N. Furth (who helped lead the Office of Naval Research) had received in the mail in a manilla envelope a copy of the book "The Case for the UFO" by astronomer Morris K. Jessup. The copy made its way to Major Darrell L. Ritter of ONR. Ritter presented George Hoover and Captain Sidney Sherby with a copy of the book. The version of the book sent to ONR, however, had handwritten comments on the top, bottom and margins of the pages. Now known to have been the scrawls of a dubious character named Carlos Allende, the annotations were nonetheless "interesting." Though clearly amateur, they did in fact speak coincidentally to some of the very areas of technical and theoretical development that George Hoover himself was then engaged. This included notes by Allende about "magnetic fields" "gravity fields" "cosmic rays" and "cloaking technologies." Because of this, Hoover reviewed the material (in a strictly personal capacity) to see if anything of any value could be culled. Of course there was not, but the strange episode demonstrates that Hoover was one of the Navy's foremost "outside of the box" thinkers. Hoover reported back that Allende's wild ideas of naval ship "invisibility" likely found their impetus in routine ship degaussing exercises made at the time.



George W. Hoover Jr. is the namesake son of Commander George Hoover. Hoover Jr. is himself highly accomplished. He is Berkeley-educated and degreed in Engineering Physics with an MBA from UCLA and a JD from Loyola Law. Hoover Jr. is today a Partner with one of the most prestigious and successful patent law firms in the nation. Hoover Jr. holds US Patents in technologies as far ranging as Energy Storage and 3-D Mapping. Prior to this, Hoover Jr. was a Senior Manager in Advanced Control Systems for Hughes Aircraft.

In extended email correspondence with a research associate of mine named Aurimas Svitojus, George W. Hoover Jr. recently revealed some remarkable things about his father, Commander George Hoover:

· Hoover was -in an official capacity - made privy to Roswell crash information in the 1950s or earlier

· Hoover related some of this information to Hoover Jr. as early as the 1960s!

· Hoover told his son "on a number of occasions" the he had personally "seen the evidence about the Roswell crash event that convinced him that it was neither a balloon nor a hoax"

· Hoover Sr. either would not, could not or did not wish to elaborate any further on this with his son, even after several conversations

· Hoover Sr. had "both a personal and a professional interest in UFOs"

George Hoover Jr. confirms that his father spoke of the Roswell crash - by name - as early as the 1960s. This is yet another powerful example of people privately speaking of the Roswell crash well before "all of the hoopla" of media attention in beginning in the 1980s and 1990s.

Hoover Jr. also confirms that his father was "professionally" involved in the study of UFOs while at the Navy. He further confirms that his father knew positively - by personal examination of evidence that he deemed conclusive - that the Roswell crash was not resultant from the crash of a balloon and that it was not a hoax. Just what exactly it was though, Hoover Sr. did not seem to want to tell his namesake son.



This author reached out to Fred Durant to see if any more information could be obtained on this. Durant is the former Secretary of the CIA's UFO study group "The Roberston Panel" of 1952, resulting in what is sometimes called the "Durant Report." Fred Durant and George Hoover were very close for a very long time, including when both were at the ONR.

Durant is now 94 years old and living in North Carolina. He is still well-spoken and sharp, but very guarded. He was extraordinarily evasive with me in both emails (sent through his assistant, as Durant is now nearly blind) as well as in phone conversation. Durant still speaks like a spook. The former CIA Agent qualified his responses to me several times and prefaced his answers with seemingly well-rehearsed phrases common to those in Intelligence: "I have no reason to believe" and "To my knowledge."

When asked about what Durant felt about the true nature of the Roswell crash, Durant replied, "To my knowledge, all investigations of Roswell were concluded years ago." Later he stated "to my knowledge, the story of the Roswell crash was one of misidentification of a Mogul balloon." Finally on the matter he said, "I do not believe that any evidence of unknown phenomena was obtained."

Durant spoke fondly of Hoover and confirmed to me that he worked with him and had known him well. He also agreed that Durant was trustworthy and he added that Hoover "sold his concepts well" at the Navy. He also lauded Hoover as playing a role in the development of early space flight and satellite technology.

However, when I asked Durant why Hoover would say that Roswell was not a balloon and not a hoax, he replied, "I have no reason to believe the posthumous claim that George Hoover was aware of any factual information about the Roswell incident." When I told Durant that Hoover's own namesake son said differently, Durant wanted to know "where Hoover's papers are kept." He simply did not want to hear what Hoover's own family and others were saying about this, and seemed more concerned about locating any extant professional or personal papers of Hoover's. Durant, even at 94, proves rather clearly that some of these men take the Oath of Intelligence to their graves.



In 1995 George W. Hoover Sr. left his testament for history with an associate of the History Channel. Some of Hoover's hints about Roswell that he had made to his own son were later corroborated in private, off-the-record conversations that Commander Hoover had with researcher William J. Birnes PhD, JD.


This included a visit by Birnes and others to Hoover's home in Pacific Palisades, CA. Birnes had sought out Hoover for information on a design issue for a technical "cockpit display project" that Birnes was working on at the time. The talk at some point turned to UFOs. In correspondence with this author, Birnes detailed his experience with Hoover to me and indicated that Hoover was lucid, articulate and serious.

Commander George Hoover had finally revealed what he really knew about Roswell. He explained the truth as he had learned it all those decades ago:

· UFOs are not the "biggest secret" - it is the entities behind them that was of most concern

· Roswell was in fact a crash event of "visitors from somewhere else"

· The entities were "not so much interplanetary as much as they were literally also time travelers." They are extra-temporal.

· The visitors are clearly "from the future." There is reason to believe that they may even be "us" from a future Earth.· These "future humans" have the ability to "manipulate reality around us."

· The government feared the intentions and abilities of the "visitors"

· These visitors are able to use the power of consciousness in extraordinary ways to morph reality

· We human beings are far more powerful in potential than we ever dreamed that we are. We don't yet comprehend our extraordinary future capabilities.

· The visitors remain at essence though "corporeal" and "physical" - and secret attempts at reverse-engineering the visitor's crash material were made

· Incredibly, Hoover admitted that he himself was engaged in such technology transfer as a Naval Intelligence Officer with Top Secret clearances

Hoover appears to have been fairly sparse in his comments to Birnes (just as Hoover was with his namesake son) but his insight still speaks volumes. We learn that the truth about UFOs is held in secret. Roswell really happened. The visitors manipulate time and matter, perhaps as future humans. The role that can be played by fields of consciousness upon technology -and upon reality itself- is difficult to comprehend. And there have been efforts at replication of the crash debris by the U.S. Navy. When Birnes' interview of Hoover was related to his son Hoover Jr., the son replied that he was unaware that his father had said this, but neither did he discount it.

Readers will know of this author's previous work linking Battelle Memorial Institute with the US Navy and the development of "shape-recovery" alloys inspired by the Roswell debris. Readers will also remember that this author reported on the US Navy's bizarre Mind-Over-Matter experiments on the "memory metal" Nitinol conducted by Nitinol's co-inventor, Dr. Frederick Wang of the Office of Naval Research (ONR.)

The connection is rather astounding and it now comes full circle:

ONR's Commander George Hoover confirmed that the US Navy was engaged in the reverse-engineering and technology transfer of the Roswell material. He also said that the "mind" matters. Battelle's metallurgist (and secret government UFO researcher) Dr. Howard Cross worked closely with the US Navy, including in providing valuable information on Titanium and Titanium-Nickel alloys (the basis for memory metal.)

ONR's Fred Wang was inspired by Battelle's earlier work to create the Roswell-like morphing metal called Nitinol. Wang was also confirmed to have been involved in Mind-Over-Matter experiments to morph Nitinol with psychic influence. (See Roswell -Battelle article series archived on this site.)



Hoover died at age 83 in 1998. In his decades of service to our country, the Commander helped to provide to mankind the vision to go beyond our planet Earth. He aimed to take us high and far to the stars. This is because Hoover knew that we can be so much more. We have the potential to be at once an Interstellar and a Hyper-Dimensional race. We will one day manipulate and morph the very fabric of space-time and matter itself. We too will traverse the vast cosmos in an instant. When that day comes, the Navy Man tells us, we will no longer fear the Alien. We will realize that we are the Alien.


  • AJB:

    Three things:

    1. There appears to be nothing about George W.Hoover in Wikipedia. Are you now going to fill this gap? It sounds as if you should, including his knowledge of Roswell, beliefs in time travel, etc.

    2. Have you now abandoned your 'nuts and bolts' ETH views, and gone instead into time travel, inter-dimensional space and other such matters re Roswell?

    3. Isn't this all yet another tale handed down from one generation to another, with friends and associates as intermediates in the gossip?

    By Blogger cda, at Monday, October 11, 2010  


    There's more on Hoover.

    By Blogger Frank Stalter, at Monday, October 11, 2010  

  • CDA-

    If you think Wiki is the authoratative source on US military history, it explains a lot about the lame and factless comments that you make on such things from time to time!

    And where in the world did you ever get the idea that I am "abandoning" the "nuts and bolts" of UFOs? You must learn to read more closely. You post comments so quickly when I write that it is abundantly clear to all that you do not actually read what I write.

    I said that the beings were capable of hyperdimensional and extra-temporal travel. This would be required for instellar flight.

    They are, at essence though, corporeal and physical, having left crash debris that could be
    studied. They are obviously capable of the manipulation of space-time and matter. But this does not make them non-physical! One thing does not exclude the other. They are both.

    Is this a "tale"? Why don't you contact esteemed George W. Hoover Jr himself and ask him if he thinks his father a liar?


    By Anonymous Anthony Bragalia, at Monday, October 11, 2010  

  • Why don't YOU reread your own remarks? Particularly the paragraph "Commander George Hoover had finally revealed...." with all its highlights. This is what Hoover actually told Mr Birnes, who then told you years afterwards.

    Is this the sort of thing the US military actually discovered about Roswell (i.e. from examining the debris & bodies)? Or is it just Hoover's private thoughts and ideas on time travel, interdimensional space and so on?

    The Roswell beings were clearly "from the future" and may even be "us" but "from a future Earth". These people are able to "manipulate reality around us" but could not control their own craft from crashing onto our soil.

    And isn't it amazing what the USAF can discover about these ufonauts but never, never tells its people. Presumably because it would be way beyond the comprehension of John Q. Citizen!

    I look forward to reading all this in Hoover's forthcoming Wikipedia entry.

    By Blogger cda, at Monday, October 11, 2010  

  • Another thing: Presumably the William J.Birnes is the same person who co-authored the infamous book by Philip Corso.

    I once met Fred Durant myself. Alas we did not talk about Roswell or Hoover.

    By Blogger cda, at Monday, October 11, 2010  

  • Greetings,

    Personnaly, I share 100 % the last remark made by CDA.

    I think, it was important to "expose" or to "present" who is William J.Birnes.

    You used deliberatly or not the well known rethorical "Authority or Notoriety argument", showing his PhD only, and you are biaising the reader.

    To present his UFO background and mainly the fact he was the co-author of Corso's BS book, in order the readers have free will, was leaking in your article. It is very important imho in order the reader have free will. You did not, but know for sure this "detail" if it is a detail.

    And, many things of your article becomes of what William J.Birnes exchanged with you, about George W.Hoover.

    So out my goal the hyper-critisism, but my RED FLAG is on again.

    Best my Regards,

    Gilles F.

    By Blogger Gilles. F., at Monday, October 11, 2010  

  • To be fair, the names of Corso, Birnes, and Corso Jr are hardly guarantees of legitimacy when discusing ANTYTHING to do with UFOs.

    And if you are classing the Hoovers (father and son)with this Triumvirate of Triviality you're going to run into some problems.

    As to whether or not George W, Hoover Jr thinks his father was a liar---why even bring that up?
    We don't KNOW that Hoover Sr said any of these things--we know that his SON said he said these things. And considering the kind of money one can milk from the lunatic fringe of the UFO community Birnes' involvement in the story raises serious questions about the validity of anything we're hearing here.
    I, too, would like to see ANYTHING in the senior Hoover's own hand that confirms ANY of this.

    Then, at least, we'd know that it isn't Birnes just dreaming up another story.

    By OpenID shadowcass, at Tuesday, October 12, 2010  

  • Consider the words of Durant.

    Durant wanted to know "where Hoover's papers are kept."

    Perhaps he is worried that there may be a real paper trail.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tuesday, October 12, 2010  

  • Hit the nail on the head you did, Young Shadowcass. Yeesssssss.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tuesday, October 12, 2010  

  • Doesn't it make you wonder whether Roswell was nothing more than a live plane flying to White Sands during a testing exercise when it crashed?

    Either that or propaganda exercise.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wednesday, October 13, 2010  

  • Anonymous:

    Are you kidding?
    Don't you think that the crash of a "live plane" (what exactly is this?) would have been reported as just this at the time? In which case we would not be talking about the event 60 years later, would we?

    But I assume you have your tongue firmly in cheek. Right cheek or left one?

    Yes, we can forget all about Durant, Birnes & Hoover in regards to Roswell. And Corso too. Period.

    By Blogger cda, at Wednesday, October 13, 2010  

  • Well this is not a new idea and is one of many that have though of includeing that the craft was of nazi origins but I find the story interesting.

    By Anonymous marcos anthony toledo, at Wednesday, October 13, 2010  

  • I am amazed how the disinfo/propaganda agents are on this story like flies on fly paper. Their MO is similar to how the FAUX (or CNN etc) news actors immediately discredit the messenger never looking at the actual evidence or the actual facts.

    I have studied the Roswell event in detail. I am 100% convinced the event did happen with flying disc and the aliens. Study the real facts...

    Weather balloons, crash dummies, swamp gas, what's next?

    By Blogger DalGuy, at Monday, October 18, 2010  

  • Hmmmm. Sounds very familiar...we would then have special powers...right? travel time, morph reality etc. Sounds to me like we "could be like God" Who said that and where? Satan, in the Garden of Eden!!

    By Blogger Jim, at Tuesday, October 19, 2010  

  • Hi Jim.

    "...Sounds to me like we "could be like God" Who said that and where? Satan, in the Garden of Eden!!"

    BZZT. Am i sensing yet another mind firmly rooted in ye olde fearful pits of organized religion? Sniff. Well. Heres what, in my humble opinion. Consciousness IS expanding, pretty much like the cosmic law beat, the pulse of the universe = the realization of ourself as "God". Are you implying that time travel, reality morphing etc. is a heresy of some sort? Yawn, if so. I dont wanna flip poop or something, just want to recommend dropping the fear factor, in order to get a nicer panorama view. :-)

    Connect the dots, research alternative AND mainstream news/ science. Get black AND white, merge to One and filter through your heart. You cant eat just one side of the pancake. :-)

    Love/Best Wishes!

    By Blogger Reverend Fahlberg, at Tuesday, October 19, 2010  

  • I have to say that while previous information about the development of memory metals was compelling and interesting, this "son of such-and-such" kind of thing belongs in the realm of hearsay and can't really be allowed as evidence.

    As someone, for example, with a longstanding interest in the identity of Jack the Ripper, I've seen more extrapolations of "family secrets" or traditions than I care to remember.

    Not that I cast aspersions on anyone's honesty, but a fireside yarn or informal chat of decades past can easily become conflated with 'fact'.

    For years, I laboured under the belief that my great grandmother had taken part in a performance in front of Queen Victoria, and would *swear* that it stemmed from something she told me. Now I've been able to look into the facts of Queen Victoria's whereabouts and the age of my Great Grandmother, it remains *possible* but I have to conclude that probably I misremembered, misunderstood or read too much into whatever it was that she said to me.

    A trivial example, perhaps, but one that is pretty much hardwired into my psyche.

    Not proven.

    By Blogger Carps, at Monday, October 25, 2010  

  • I remember writing a blog on January 21, 2010 on the aliens are from our own future; I had written that blog to contradict the much hyped End-of-the-World-in-2012. What Commander George W. Hoover has revealed, I take that as an endorsement to my thesis that the so called aliens are but visitors from our own future.

    While writing that blog I had not imagined it would be of any interest to the reading public; it was a simple exercise on deduction and interpretation of evidence placed at our disposal by public at large.

    Please check out my blog of 1/21/10:

    By Blogger GL.R-Z, at Saturday, December 11, 2010  

  • Why do they have to be from the future, and how does this confirm time travel?? Isn't it more probable that they are from a present and more advanced society. Considering the structured and systematic evolutionary process of our own world, and dark ages of human history, would it not be probable that a world, much like ours, exists in a more "futuristic" environment?

    By Blogger Alejandro, at Thursday, January 20, 2011  

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