In this post I am going to go over released documents through an FOIA which offers stunning confirmation that Wright-Patterson Air Force base contracted Battelle Memorial Institute to analyse material from a crashed UFO at Roswell in 1947.

A link to the document can be found on the Defense Technical Information Center website


It required filing two FOIA requests, a reminder telephone call and the passage of 10 weeks. The report was subjected to official review for release by the office of the Secretary of the Air Force. It is now known that the document was previously restricted to viewing by authorized DoD (Department of Defense) personnel, despite the passage of over 60 years! According to the Air Force, the report was finally found in archives of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) of DoD. The report was received through FOIA with portions of it missing. About 30% of the 119 pages are not included. Many are not numbered. The Air Force offers the explanation that this is due to document age, illegibility or the inability to reproduce certain parts of the report.


This 1949 Battelle research study had never before been publicly available until 2009. Its release was compelled under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA.) It was sought because references to it had been found as footnotes within later military sponsored studies on shape-memory alloys such as Nitinol. It was previously believed to be “missing” because both Battelle and Wright historians were unable to locate it. Earlier research had revealed a paper trail that led from Roswell to Wright Patterson, to the doors of Battelle and to this 1949 study.

The study was co-authored by Elroy John Center. Center was a Battelle scientist who in June of 1960 had privately related that he had analysed metal from a fallen UFO when he was at the Institute. (more on him below)

Citations that had been found to this Battelle report had not listed Center as a co-author. When the report was finally received, Center was revealed to be an “et al” or “and others” author of the study. Center’s story about examining ET debris was first publicly told in 1992. But it was not known that Center was the co-author of this Battelle study until it was obtained under FOIA in 2009.

It’s been previously theorised that Battelle (which operates six U.S. National Laboratories) was a likely organization to have analysed such material. Founded in 1929, Battelle remains a major research and defense contracting organization.

Here is a link to a reddit post breaking down Jacques Vallee on Joe Rogan implicating Battelle.

If you look into this company, they are a 501(c)(3) company that doesn’t pay taxes, is not subject to FOIA requests, and has clearance under the Atomic Secrets Classification, not the State or Executive.

This company has been around since the 20’s and is appears to control every sector of science, defense, and society.

They have their hands in:

Chemical Demilitarization, High Hazards, Threat Assessment, Cyber tools, Microelectronics, Metallurgy, Advanced Robotics, Missile Defense Systems, Tactical Equipment, AI, Armored Vehicles, Forensic Genomics, Aviation, Aerospace, Ecology, Chemistry, Energy, Materials Science, Drug Delivery, Vaccines, In Vitro Tech, Bioweapons, Neurotechnology, Toxicology, Health, Military Health, Advanced Materials, and much much more.

They own and control the Brookhaven National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, and the National Ecological Observatory Network.

They developed the first nuclear fuel rods for nuclear reactors, numerous advances in metallurgy, algorithms and coatings used in the space programs, and an endless amount of other seemingly impossible discoveries.

154:32- Jacques then takes us back to the Memo that he found again, refusing to budge from the subject. He then says that he also verified this memo in confidence with another person besides Hynek.

154:44- THIS IS IT! THIS IS WHERE JACQUES REVEALS WHO WROTE THE MEMO GIVING ORDERS TO THE CIA! He reveals that the memo came from an organization in Ohio called the BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE. He says this is the top organization on the analysis of metals. That they were the ones who invented Titanium Aluminide and some of the coatings and metals used in spy-planes like the SR-71. They were the experts on materials science, and they were also the experts on UFO’s because they had a contract with the Air Force. Jacques says that the Battelle scientists wanted to shut down all public discussion on the topic and study the Phenomenon using statistical analysis.


The study’s full title is “Second Progress Report Covering the Period September 1 to October 21, 1949 on Research and Development on Titanium Alloys Contract No. 33 (038)-3736.” It is authored by “Simmons, C.W., Greenidge, C.T., Craighead, C.M. and others.” The Battelle report was completed for Wright Patterson Air Materiel Command.

The citations to this Second Progress Report were found in later military-sponsored studies on shape-memory metal development. They list the authors of this report as C.M. Craighead, F. Fawn and L.W. Eastwood. However, it was learned from reading the report that the citations to it were actually listing the authors of a subsection of the report, not the authors that are listed above in the study’s main title. This subsection (to which the later shape-memory metal studies refer) relates to a Nickel-Titanium Phase Diagram that is required to make Nitinol.

Elroy John Center (who confessed to UFO debris analysis) is not listed among the study authors shown in the report title. He is rather, one of the “other” authors as indicated in the study’s title. The report’s title identifies the three primary authors and then follows with the phrase “and others.” The technical subsection of the report that Elroy Center authored is very revealing.


Page 97 of the study (page 54 of PDF) is titled


Studies on the Chemical Analysis of Oxygen in Titanium by the Chlorine-Carbon Tetrachloride Method

With the authors listed as

(E. J. Center and A. C. Eckert)


Center’s section in the report is especially telling. General Arthur Exon spoke of the Roswell material as having undergone chemical analysis. Center was a Chemical engineer and his section of this report details chemical analysis to detect and quantify metal impurities. It is entitled “Analytical Methods for the Titanium Base Alloy.” Titanium must be of ultra-high purity to be used for shape-memory metal applications. Center concentrates on detection of Oxygen in Titanium, a challenge faced when creating the memory metal Nitinol.

General Arthur Exon (

General Exon has had a most impressive military career. Officers are not promoted to flag rank (general officer) without having proven themselves as competent. Those who make it while on active duty, who are not rewarded with the promotion on retirement, are in a small minority. Only the top officers achieve the privilege of wearing stars.

General Exon, as a lieutenant colonel, was assigned to Wright Field in July of 1947. He was there when the wreckage from the Roswell crash came in and was aware of the recovery in New Mexico. He knew that it was brought in and knew where it was sent. A few of his colleagues performed the tests on the metal, trying to determine what it was. And he learned from other colleagues that the bodies had arrived on the base. All in July, 1947.

**According to Exon, “We heard the material was coming to Wright Field.” Testing was done in the various labs. “Everything from chemical analysis, stress tests, compression tests, flexing. It was brought into our material evaluation labs. I don’t know how it arrived but the boys who tested it said it was very unusual.”**Exon also described the material. “(Some of it) could be easily ripped or changed . . . there were other parts of it that were very thin but awfully strong and couldn’t be dented with heavy hammers. … It was flexible to a degree.”

Center was a Senior Research Chemist who worked for Battelle from 1939-1957 in materials sciences. University of Michigan alumni files and other papers that he authored while at Battelle confirm his employment and position. Originally from Hibbing, MN, Center received a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1939.

Dr. Irena Scott (a former employee of both Battelle and the Defense Intelligence Agency) had known of Elroy Center’s connection to ET metal analysis years before this Battelle report was released. She had even related Center’s confession to MUFON, a civilian UFO research organization, as reported in a 1992 Ohio MUFON journal. But Center’s name was not known to be associated with the Battelle 1949 metals report until it was received under FOIA.

Dr. Irena Scott (

In May of 1992 one of us was approached by an informant who told an intriguing story. For the record, he was not a Battelle employee. He had attended North High School in Columbus, Ohio, graduating in June of 1960. Between January and April of 1958, he dated a classmate named Cathy Center. One evening while he was visiting her home, Cathy’s father, Mr. Elroy John Center, told them that while working at Battelle (he had left their employment in 1957) he was responsible for a project which required him to study “parts” retrieved from a flying saucer. The parts had some sort of writing on them and his job was to “find out what the characters meant.” He told them that there was “lots more I can’t go into. It’s been bothering me since I saw it.” Given that some of the material (actually described as small “I beams”) retrieved from the pre-crash debris field near Roswell, New Mexico in July, 1947 has been described as having some sort of writing on it, the obvious question is did the “parts” Mr. Center study come from the same crash event? The fact that Mr. Center’s story was told long before the details of the Roswell debris were known publicly, the possible confirmation of his story by the later descriptions of that debris cannot be ignored.

Mr. Center’s employment at Battelle can be confirmed through the American Men of Science. It was learned from Mr. Center’s wife that he died of cancer on July 15, 1991. She told us that he had been keenly interested in the subject of flying saucers, but she knew nothing about any such work while he was at Battelle. His daughter Cathy was contacted and remembers our informant well but does not remember the conversation. She thought she would have remembered it because of her own interest in the subject, but said it is possible that it has been forgotten. She confirmed her father’s interest in the subject of flying saucers and, doubts that our informant would make up a story about the conversation.”

Although this story was known publicly as early as 1992, no one knew that Elroy Center was a co-author of a Battelle report for Wright Patterson that has long been suspected to be associated with Roswell memory metal debris analysis. The likelihood of a story about Center examining UFO debris when at Battelle, then 17 years later discovering for the first time that he was the very scientist who had co-authored the suspect 1949 Battelle report cannot be mere coincidence. Of the thousands of reports and employees that Battelle has had over the years, it could not be coincidence that it would be that very report and that very scientist that would be associated with the debris analysis years later.


Some of the crash metal at Roswell was reported by several credible witnesses to have had “shape memory” characteristics. When crumpled, this “morphing” metal returned immediately and seamlessly to its original form. Shape recovery metals (“memory metals”) are today emerging as a technology with applications for use in everything from eyeglass frames to spacecraft. A review of this subject proved very revealing:

Nitinol (a lightweight Nickel-Titanium alloy that is the “Cadillac” of memory metals) finds its history in late 1940s metallurgical work at Battelle in studies that were contracted by Wright Patterson in the months immediately following the Roswell crash. A metals expert at Battelle during the time, Dr. Howard C. Cross, was leading a dual life secretly researching UFOs for government agencies while at the same time directing top secret Titanium alloy studies. It was found that Cross “seeded” Titanium alloy studies to the US Navy Lab where Nitinol was later “discovered.” Titanium alloy was named as part of the composition of the Roswell memory metal according to General Arthur Exon, Wright’s one-time Base Commander. Exon also referred to the material’s unique “processing” and that the “reports” on the metal “were still around.” Exon spoke of “chemical analysis, compression tests and flexing.” These were the precise tests found to have been conducted on Titanium alloys in the Battelle report received though FOIA. General George Schulgen (who led Intelligence at the Pentagon at the time of the crash) issued a formerly secret memo just weeks after Roswell informing his officers that the saucers may be made with materials “of composite construction” that used “various combinations of metals” and that were fabricated by “unusual methods” to achieve “extreme lightweight.” Schulgen’s memo was written just one week prior to the issuance of the Battelle report! Citations to this 1949 Battelle report were found (as buried footnotes) within four military-sponsored studies. All of these studies related to shape-recovery or “memory metal” development. This includes a report authored by Dr. Fred Wang, the purported “co-inventor” of Nitinol in the 1960s at the US Navy Lab. Nitinol is comprised of Nickel and Titanium, and much of this 1949 report concerns itself with alloying these two metals. Wang was later discovered to have been involved in bizarre “mind over matter” experiments to see if Nitinol could be morphed using the mind’s energy.

We learn on Page 96 (page 53 of PDF) in the subsection of the report, “Investigation of Melting Titanium,” that Battelle scientist L.W. Eastwood was examining ways to optimize the melting of Titanium to the greatest efficiencies possible. Effectively melting Titanium is required to make Nitinol memory metal. It appears that Battelle possessed an advanced arc furnace that Wright did not.

This very same scientist reported to Battelle’s UFO researcher for the USAF, Dr. Howard C. Cross. Eastwood and Cross were also frequent co-authors of technical treatises. Cross was not only a chief metallurgist at Battelle in the late 1940s and 1950s, he was at the same time a secret US government agency UFO investigator.

Cross authored large sections of early Project Blue Book reports and was consulted by many agencies about UFO events. His story is told more completely in this article (

Cross had direct connections to government-sponsored UFO studies with such agencies as the USAF, NACA, the predecessor organization to NASA, the CIA and with U.S. Navy Intelligence. He was also the author of the controversial letter to Wright-Patterson on UFOs known in research circles as the “Pentacle Memo.”

note: While researching this, a NASA link was shown in a pretty specific google search I done, I am in no way smart enough to understand what the report is talking about but it felt odd seeing it pop up so I have linked it. It’s probably nothing but it does involve joint materials testing with Boeing, dated 1996.


Yes, That Dr. Mitchell, who confirmed the famous Wilson Memo

(Wilson Memo)

The Battelle-Roswell Connection is further established in a telling statement made many years ago by a Man Who Walked on the Moon. Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man on the Moon, has made some very public, supportive statements about the reality of Roswell. But in 1996, Dr. Mitchell provided clues to reporter Billy Cox about who kept the UFO secret:

“The purpose of the meeting was not to convince anybody else of their stories,” he said, “but to get people released from their security oaths with regard to these phenomena. Given who they were, and their credentials, I have to tell you, it pushed my confidence level up five notches.” Mitchell said he was shaken by what he was learning. “I am convinced there is a small body of valid (UFO) information, and that there is a body of information ten times as big that is total disinformation put out by the sources to confuse the whole issue.” He described the setup as “a body of semi- or quasi-private organization” operating with black-budget federal funding. “And nobody knows what goes into black budgets. The prime requisite is security first and everything else second.”

Breaking down Dr. Mitchell’s statements we can correlate that:

Battelle is a “semi or quasi private organization” Battelle is shown to have been “involved in the issue for a number of years.” It is now acknowledged that Battelle played a significant role as a contractor to Project Blue Book and to other official govenment UFO studies. Battelle scientists like Cross and Center certainly had the needed “expertise” to analyze such things. Battelle was “spun off from the military intelligence organizations of the past.” {In fact, Battelle’s Director at the time of the Roswell crash was Clyde Williams. Williams was at the same time serving on the government’s Research and Development Board and as Trustee of the Rand Corporation. Williams worked at the R&D Board with Dr. Eric Walker and Dr. Robert Sarbacher both of whom later indicated their personal knowledge of the crash event. Other documents show that Williams had an intense personal interest in advanced Titanium alloy development.} Battelle (like its think-tank cousin RAND Corporation) is an organization that is part of the “military industrial complex” of which a former General, President Eisenhower warned we should make sure remains in check.

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