by John Greenewald, Jr., The Black Vault
One of the first programs I produced for television was entitled, “UFO Files: UFOs and the White House” which aired on the History Channel. I was the Associate Producer on the show, and I had the pleasure of visiting the Ronald Reagan Library to take a look at his Presidential Records for use in the program.
While researching the speech he gave to the United Nations where he referenced “an alien threat,” I made an interesting discovery in his own handwriting making sure what he called his “fantasy” stayed in the speech.
This is a very interesting piece of UFO history, and it clearly shows how important this reference was to Reagan to remain in the speech, despite his speechwriters trying to take it out.
The images of the speech are above, and you can download the PDF here:
- Ronald Reagan Speech Notes [4 Pages, 134k]
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