5. The FBI did not participate in Project Blue Book
In 1977 the USAF received a letter representing a “public inquiry”, forwarded from the FBI, to whom it had been originally sent. In its reply to the FBI, the Air Force noted that Project Blue Book had been terminated in December 1969, and its records and conclusions sent to the National Archives. It also enclosed a summary of its conclusions, noting that, “…there has been no evidence indicating that sightings categorized as ‘unidentified’ are extraterrestrial vehicles”. The FBI filed the exchange of correspondence in a file labeled Project Blue Book. Then in the summer of 1989, a series of letters were received by William Sessions, FBI Director at the time. The letters, which are in the Project Blue Book file, were written by an individual whose name is redacted, but they appear under letterhead identifying them as from the New Project Blue Book.
The New Project Blue Book is described as comprising, “a ‘continuation’ of the original Project Blue Book”. The writer claims that most of its participants were former members of the USAF project, or held positions in the Pentagon and the scientific community. One letter informs Director Sessions that former Director J. Edgar Hoover had repeatedly demanded information on Project Blue Book from the Air Force, only to be denied. The New Project Blue Book also claimed that then Senator Barry Goldwater had been denied access to Project Blue Book information. It further claimed the Air Force had refused to allow the Senator access to buildings at Wright-Patterson where the wreckage of alien spacecraft had allegedly been stored. The same facility was said to have been the storage location for alien bodies, though Goldwater was denied the right to enter the facility.