From: sarahell@echo.echo.com (Sarahell)
Date: 13 Sep 95 14:14:33 GMT

"Billionaire Urges Clinton: Probe UFO Mystery"

"President Clinton is being pressured to reopen supersecret government files on the world's most baffling UFO incident. The man who wants the secrecy ended is billionaire philanthropist Laurance S. Rockerfeller, a personal friend of the president.

UFO experts believe the government covered up a UFO crash in 1947 near Roswell, N.M., from which alien bodies were recovered.

This mystery was the basis of a highly-rated show on the Fox television network which was repeated Sept 5.

"Many are convinced that Roswell marks the beginning of government secrecy about UFO's" says Rockerfeller in a letter to the White House obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. "Whatever the truth of Roswell, a definitive statement about it from the government would be very important." the lettter continues.

Rockefeller hosted President Clinton at his western ranch during the chief executive's recent vacation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming- and insiders believe he bent Clinton's ear about the UFO issue. He also wrote to Pr4esident' Clinton's science advisor, John Gibbons, to urge that all UFO-related information be released. UFO enthusiasts have long cited the Roswell incident as the most blatant example of government cover-up. They claim that after an alien spacecraft crashed, the bodies of the ET visitors were autopsied and then secretly flown to an Air Force base in Ohio.

In his letter to the WHite House, Rockefeller suggests that a cover-up may very well have been imposed by jittery bureaucrats.

"While much in the public sector has been written about it, the govt has had nothing to say about it..." says Rockfeller. He called on the President to promise there would be no persecution for those coming forward and revealing their eyewitness accounts of the New Mexico incident.

"In addition yto lifting classification about Roswell, consideration should be given to granting amnesty on an individual basis to allow those with knowledge about the incident to speak without fear of prosecution.:" There is reason to believe that there are individuals who would provide information about the incident under that circumstance."

The Roswell incident has been repeatedly dismissed by the Defense Dept. END ARTICLE