July 31, 2020 (heavy.com)
• In Episode 4 of Netflix’ “The Umbrella Academy”, we’re introduced to “The Majestic 12.” We’re told that they’re a secret committee of science, military, and Deep State members, and that John F. Kennedy was the first president to try to publicly reveal their existence and “push them into the limelight”. Look how that turned out. They are powerful and well-connected.“They are are not to be trifled with,” we are warned.
• Also known as “MJ-12”, this group is at the center of a number of UFO conspiracy theories. They were formed in 1947 by an executive order issued by President Harry Truman. Their mission was to investigate and recover, if possible, alien spacecraft – beginning with the crashed Roswell craft in 1947.
• Their very existence was only revealed in 1984 when a documentary film producer by the name of Jaime Shandera claimed that someone anonymous had put an envelope containing a roll of film in his mailbox. When Shandera developed the film, it revealed eight pages of classified government documents. These documents supposedly showed not only the government’s investigation of alien craft, but the creation of The Majestic 12.
• Debunkers pointed to supposed flaws in the documents like incorrect ranks, the use of “media” instead of “press” and formatting that didn’t match the formats of other government documents of the era. The FBI later announced that the pages were bogus and wrote “BOGUS” in all caps over the documents.
• Today, it has come to light that the US government and military have continued investigating UFOs, although not the ‘alien’ type, they say. The US Intelligence Budget for 2021 includes a mandate for the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force, under the Office of Naval Intelligence, to submit a report of all their collected information within 180 days from June 17.
• While the idea of a secretive “Majestic 12” isn’t at the forefront of the American’s zeitgeist right now, there is indeed a renewed interest in UFOs. A recent article in the New York Times reported that the Pentagon may have obtained vehicles or parts of vehicles that aren’t from Earth. Eric W. Davis, an astrophysicist and consultant for the Pentagon’s UFO program, said he gave a classified briefing in March to a DoD agency about retrievals of “off-world vehicles not made on this Earth.” And on April 27th, the DoD authorized the official release of the three infamous videos of UFOs taken by Navy pilots.
In Episode 4 of The Umbrella Academy, we’re introduced to the concept of “The Majestic 12.” You might be interested to know that they exist in real life too. Read on to see the photo of them that was shared in the fourth episode and to learn more about the group in real life.
In Episode 4, we’re shown the photo above of “The Majestic 12.”
We’re told that they’re a secret committee of science, military, and Deep State members. According to the show, President John F. Kennedy was the first president to try to push them into the limelight. “They are are not to be trifled with,” we’re warned.
The photo above shows 11 out of 12 of the members of The Majestic 12. Apparently they are powerful, well-connected, and pull some serious strings. We’ll learn more about them on the show, but this article only focuses on what was revealed about them in Episode 4 (and what we know about them in real life.)
The Majestic 12 in Real Life
The mythology of The Majestic 12 is every bit as intriguing as their story in The Umbrella Academy. Also known as “MJ-12” among conspiracy theorists, this group is at the center of a number of UFO conspiracy theories. The myth is that they were formed in 1947 by an executive order issued by President Harry Truman, and they include scientists, government officials, and military leaders. Their mission was to investigate (and recover if possible) alien spacecraft. Supposedly, their first mission was to recover the craft in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.
The first idea of their existence came from “leaked” government documents in 1984. Jaime Shandera, a documentary producer, said that the leaked files were dropped in his mail slot in an envelope in 1984, Slate reported. Shandera said he received a roll of film that, when developed, revealed eight pages of classified documents. These documents supposedly revealed not only the investigation of alien craft, but the creation of The Majestic 12.
Some people pointed out that the documents had flaws, like incorrect ranks, the use of “media” instead of “press” (when “press” was the more common term at the time), and formatting that didn’t match the formats of other government documents, Slate reported.
The FBI later announced that the pages were bogus and wrote “BOGUS” in all caps over the documents.
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