Robert Kennedy Skeptical on UFOs
Newly discovered letters written by
the late Senator and Presidential candidate Robert Kennedy show clearly that Kennedy was
skeptical about UFOs, and about the possibility of any United States Air Force cover
The three newly uncovered letters
were written in 1965 to researcher Robert E. Barrow, formally with the Air Force, and a
writer of articles in UFO magazines in the 1970s.
I have noted from time to time
public discussions about UFOs and the basis for such phenomena, wrote Senator
Kennedy. From the evidence available to date, I do not believe that UFO phenomena
are caused by vehicles of extraterrestrial origin.
Kennedy stated, however, Not
enough is known about UFO sightings, and conceded that some reputable
witnesses had been involved. This led Mr. Barrow to write back and offer Kennedy a
copy of UFO Evidence Report,
which had been put out by the UFO research organization NICAP. Kennedy replied that he had
already seen the publication.
When Barrow wrote Kennedy about
whether the Senator believed the Air Force was covering up, Kennedy was direct and to the
I have looked into this matter
in detail, wrote Kennedy. I do not believe that the Air Force is censoring any
information of interest to the public on so-called Unidentified Flying
The new letters are significant
because they totally counter a previously published May 1968 letter by researcher Gray
Barker, where Kennedy expressed sincere interest in UFOs. Many researchers have questioned
this letter for years.
Kennedys skeptical views found
in these new letters is also important in light of documents recently leaked into the UFO
community claiming the Kennedy assassination was due in large part to an order given by
Kennedy shortly before his death for all UFO files.
The actual documents can be seen at