David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890
March 28, 1969) was the 34th President of the United States
from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the
United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme
Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe; he had responsibility
for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa
in Operation Torch in 194243 and the successful
invasion of France and Germany in 194445 from the
Western Front. In 1951, he became the first supreme commander
D. Eisenhower in 1947
his 1961 farewell address to the nation, Eisenhower expressed
his concerns about future dangers of massive military
spending, especially deficit spending, and coined the
term "militaryindustrial complex".
death in Washington, D.C., on March 26, 1969, was an occasion
for national mourning and for worldwide recognition of
his important role in the events of his time. Few presidents
have enjoyed greater popularity than Eisenhower. He was
widely admired for his strong character and his modesty.
and His Alien Contacts
the thirteen Presidents in power since UFOs first made
their modern invasion, there are only eleven stories of
Presidents actually having direct encounters with visiting
aliens. Of these eleven stories, five involve Eisenhower.
most of the stories involving other Presidents have no
real evidence supporting them, whereas many of the Eisenhower
stories have multiple witnesses indicating at least a
small chance that the story may actually have happened.
addition to direct presidential alien contacts, there
are five stories of presidents having UFO sightings. Eisenhower
is involved in one of these as well.
is most important to this discussion is that three of
the five alien encounters and one sighting by Eisenhower
have a related possible nuclear connection.
first of these extraterrestrial tales involved a sighting
that Eisenhower was rumored to have been involved with,
just prior to becoming president.
Eisenhower UFO Sighting
story of Eisenhowers UFO sighting appeared in the
New York Post on June 18, 1997. It supposedly took place
on the USS Roosevelt which was participating in a NATO
exercise know as Operation Mainbrace.
NATO exercise involved 80,000 men, 200 ships, and 1,000
planes. It was the largest NATO exercise held up to that
time. Beside the Eisenhower story, there are many UFO
sightings and photos have been documented by UFO researchers
and TV documentaries that occurred during this NATO exercise,
or involving the USS Roosevelt. The Eisenhower encounter
was recorded as follows,
USS FDR, Sixth fleet flagship, 1952, a crew member writes:
"We were north and east of England with the NATO
fleet in the North Atlantic. About 1:30 a.m., through
the stormy rain and lightning, this big blue-white light
appeared right off starboard bow. It came down to 100
feet of the water and just hung there as we cruised by
UFO was easy to see when the lightning flashed. It then
rose straight and left. Four of us saw it. Here's the
kicker! General Ike, who'd flown over by chopper with
the Admiral, had just come out on the signal bridge wearing
PJ's and robe, looking for coffee."
were sitting and making small talk when the bright light
came on. We all watched it ten minutes, then just stood
there staring at each other. After a while, Gen. Eisenhower
said, he better go 'check this out' and left. He also
told us to 'forget about it for now.'"
day and ever after, nothing was ever said about it. I
don't know what it was or why it was hushed, but I saw
is significant about this rumored Eisenhower sighting
is the less known nuclear connection. As the American
nuclear stock piles grew in the late 1940s, a decision
was made by military strategists to spread out the nuclear
weapons. This would make it harder for the Soviets to
target and track. It would also allow for forward basing
of weapons so they could be moved quickly to battle fronts
far from American shores. The decision was made to place
nuclear weapons in other countries such as Great Britain
and Germany. In addition bombs were flown in 24/7 operations
on planes and carried on aircraft carriers.
Eisenhower UFO sighting occurred on the USS Roosevelt.
Just as Roswell was the first nuclear air force base to
handle nuclear weapons, the USS Roosevelt was the first
aircraft carrier to be armed in with nuclear weapons.
This arming of the Roosevelt took place in 1950. Therefore,
when the Eisenhower sighting occurred in 1952, the carrier
was carrying nuclear weapons.