Washington Institute of Technology Oceanographic
and Physical Sciences Dr. Robert I. Sarbacher President and Chairman of Board
Mr. William Steinman
15043 Rosalita Drive
La Mirada, California 90638
Dear Mr. Steinman:
I am sorry I have taken so long in
answering your letters. However, I have moved my office and have had to make a number of
To answer your last question in your
letter of October 14, 1983, there is no particular reason I feel I shouldn't or couldn't
answer any and all of your questions. I am delighted to answer all of them to the best of
You listed some of your questions in
your letter of September 12th. I will attempt to answer them as you had listed them.
1. Relating to my own experience
regarding recovered flying saucers, I had no association with any of the people involved
in the recovery and have no knowledge regarding the dates of the recoveries. If I had I
would send it to you.
2. Regarding verification that persons
you list were involved, I can say only this:
John von Neuman was definitely involved.
Dr. Vannever Bush was definitely involved, and I think Dr. Robert Oppenheimer also.
My association with the Research and
Development Board under Doctor Compton during the Eisenhower administration was rather
limited so that although I had been invited to participate in several discussions
associated with the reported recoveries, I could not personally attend the meetings. I am
sure that they would have asked Dr. von Braun and the others that you listed were probably
asked and may or may not have attended. This is all I know for sure.
3. I did receive some official reports
when I was in my office at the Pentagon but all of these were left there as the time we
were never supposed to take them out of the office.
4. I do not recall receiving any
photographs such as you request so I am not in a position to answer. 5. I have to make the
same reply as on No. 4.
I recall the interview with Dr. Brenner
of the Canadian Embassy. I think the answers I gave him were the ones you listed.
Naturally, I was more familiar with the subject matter under discussion, at that time.
Actually I would have been able to give more specific answers had I attended the meetings
concerning the subject. You must understand that I took this assignment as a private
contribution. We were called "dollar-a-year men". My first responsibility was
the maintenance of my own business activity so that my participation was limited.
About the only thing I remember at this
time is that certain materials reported to have come from flying saucer crashes were
extremely light and very tough. I am sure our laboratories analyzed them very carefully.
There were reports that instruments or
people operating these machines were also of very light weight, sufficient to withstand
the tremendous deceleration and acceleration associated with their machinery. I remember
in talking with some of the people at the office that I got the impression these
"aliens" were constructed like certain insects we have observed on earth,
wherein because of the low mass the inertial forces involved in operation of these
instruments would be quite low.
I still do not know why the high order
of classification has been given and why the denial of the existence of these devices.
I am sorry it has taken me so long to
reply but I suggest you get in touch with the others who may be more directly involved in
Dr. Robert I. Sarbacher
P. S. It occurs to me that Bush's name is incorrect as you have it. Please check the spelling. --