The 'UFO Letters' Of
Senator Barry Goldwater
From Joachim Koch <>
From UFO UpDates-Toronto <>
Today I would like to present here to you, exclusively for
Errol's fine list and so far we never published it elsewhere,
somepieces The International Roswell Initiative has received
when we all were busy making contacts to get support in 1994.
Surely you remember the attempt of Senator Barry Goldwater to
get access to Hangar 8 at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in the
seventies. They denied any access even for him as a Senator. On
behalf of the Interntional Roswell Initiative Kent Jeffrey once
wrote to Senator Goldwater and received an interesting response.
Also we received copies of 4 additional letters whereof I would
like to give the transcript of the texts, because due of copying
some of the letters are barely readable. The letters are real
and no hoaxes.
E.J.(Jake)Garn [Letterhead
[Rest of letterhead United States Senate not readable]
not readable] Washington, D.C.[Postcode]
June 17, 196?
Mr Lee. M. Graham
[Address blackened]
Dear Mr. Graham:
Thank you for your letter concerning rumors involving objects of
an extra terrestrial nature that may be kept in the "Blue Room"
at Wright-Patterson A.F.B.
Quite frankly, with respect to this subject, about which I am not
personally familiar, I must defer to the position of Senator
Goldwater, Chairman of the Senate Intelligences Commitee, when he
writes that "this thing has gotten so highly is
just impossible to get anything on it."
Thank you for your interest.
Jake Garn
JG/ jmf
Barry Goldwater [letterhead not readable]
[not readable]
United States Senate
Washington, D.C.[postcode]
March 28, 1975
Mr. Schlomo Arnon
U.C.D.A. Experimental College
308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90024
Dear Mr. Arnon:
The subject of UFOs is one that has interested me
for some long time. About ten or twelve years ago
I made an effort to find out what was in the building
at Wright Patterson Air Force Base where the information
is stored that has been collected by the Air Force, and
I was understandably denied this request. It is
still classified above Top Secret. I have, however,
heard that there is a plan under way to release some,
if not all, of this material in the near future. I'm
just as anxious to see this material as you are, and I
hope we will not have to wait too much longer.
Barry Goldwater
Barry Goldwater [letterhead not readable]
[line not readable]
United States Senate
Washington, D.C.[postcode]
October 19, 1981
Mr. Lee M. Graham
[address blackened]
Dear Mr. Graham:
First, let me tell you that I have long ago given up acquiring
access to the so-called blue room at Wright-Patterson, as I have
had one lonng string of denials from chief after chief, so I
have given up.
In answer to your questions, [underlined]one is essentially
correct, I don't know of anyone who has access to the
[underlined] blue room, nor am I aware of its contents and I am
not aware of anything having been relocated. I can't answer your
question six, in fact, I can't find anyone who would answer it.
To tell you the truth, Mr. Graham, [underlined]this thing has
gotten so highly classified, even though I will admit there is a
lot of it that has been released, [underlined] it is just
impossible to get anything on it.
I am returning your papers because I know they are of value to
Barry Goldwater
Barry Goldwater [letterhead not readable]
[line not readable]
United States Senate
Washington, D.C.[postcode]
June 20, 1983
Mr. William S. Steinman
[address blackened]
Dear Mr. Steinman:
To answer your questions, I have never gained access to the
so-called Blue Room at Wright Patterson, so I have no idea what
is in it. I have no idea of who controls the flow of
need-to-know because, frankly, I was told in such an emphatic
way that it was none of my business that I've never tried to
make it to my business since.
I wish you luck on your investigation. I'm one of those people
who believe that with some two billion planets scattered around
the universe, there has to be a couple of more that can support
life on it.
Barry Goldwater
Barry Goldwater
P.O. BOX 1 601
July 26, 1994
Mr. Kent Jeffrey
Porteous Ave. Fairfax, CA 94930
Dear Mr. Jeffrey:
You touch something very close to me, by your letter. Roswell
has long been a point of great interest to me, since the
first UFO's turned up. You see, I both believe in UFOs and I
don't believe in them. My argument is that God, m creating
the universes as he did, would not just have made one planet
with living things.
Butch Blanchard was a very close friend of mine. I worked
with him in the Air Force, and am almost certain that I knew
your father, the Colonel. There is not much we can do about
getting the things about Roswell that you would like. I
tried diligently to get them from General LeMay, and the only
cussing out he ever gave me, was when I very vociferously
asked him for information.
It was nice to hear from you. I guess we'l1 just keep on trying.
Barry Goldwater
Office Phone[....] Fax[....]
At least it was interesting to read the letters because they
confirm again the existence of a supersecret Hangar at Wright
Patterson AFB and they give a historic aspect on Senator
Goldwater and his interest in extraterrestrial intelligence.
And, of course, they show, how powerless our elected
representatives are against the military complex.
Joachim Koch
International Roswell Initiative, Germany