JFK Assassination Linked to UFOs?

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

It's taken nearly fifty years, but someone has finally tied the JFK assassination to UFOs.

Quoting a report from AOL News, the Daily Mail said that ten days before President Kennedy was assassinated, he wrote to the head of the CIA requesting confidential documents about UFOs.

The CIA released two letters to author William Lester under a Freedom of Information Act request he made while researching his new book "A Celebration of Freedom: JFK and the New Frontier."

While the separate UFO and assassination conspiracy theorists will likely join forces to say that Kennedy was knocked off to prevent him from learning the truth about aliens and UFOs, Lester said there is a more rational explanation for JFK's requests for information.

In the second memo sent to the NASA administrator, Lester said Kennedy discusses a desire for cooperation with the former Soviet Union on mutual outer space activities.

"One of his concerns was that a lot of these UFOs were being seen over the Soviet Union and he was very concerned that the Soviets might misinterpret these UFOs as U.S. aggression, believing that it was some of our technology," Lester told AOL News.

"I think this is one of the reasons why he wanted to get his hands on this information and get it away from the jurisdiction of NASA so he could say to the Soviets, 'Look, that's not us, we're not doing it, we're not being provocative.'"

This revelation has sparked renewed interest in the so called "burned memo" that was allegedly leaked to a UFO hunter in 1999 by a CIA agent.

The letter, which has scorch marks (hence the name), was said to be written by the CIA responding to JFK's poking around the UFO issue. Referring to Kennedy's code name "Lancer," the letter said:

As you must know, Lancer has made some inquiries regarding our activities, which we cannot allow... Please submit your views no later than October. Your action to this matter is critical to the continuance of the group.

The authenticity of this letter has never been confirmed.