President Eisenhower at Holloman AFB?On February 9, 1955, Eisenhower announced to the press that he was going to Georgia for a few days.
He left on Feb. 10th at 1:00 p.m.from Andrews AFB with a party of six. A chartered planeload of journalists from all major networks
accompanied him. The planeload of press was with Ike because of international tensions. The Russians were having a major leadership upheaval
and the Red Chinese were making moves towards Formosa. Ike and party arrived at his destination, Thomasville GA, about 4:30 p.m.
on Feb. 10th, hunted quail for an hour, and retired to his guest cottage. Less than 24 hours later, President Eisenhower showed up
at Holloman AFB. Ike was out of the press view for some 36 hours. James Hagerty, his press secretary, told the press that Ike and his valet
were "treating a case of the sniffles."The source of Ike's visit to Holloman comes from an ex-airman stationed at the base hospital.
The airman wrote a seven-page letter to UFO investigator/ speaker Art Campbell, delineating the details of Ike's visit and some of the
activities while there. The Columbine III,Ike's Air Force One at the time, landed at Holloman around 9:00 a.m.on Feb. 11th. By previous
arrangement, the plane taxied and parked onan active runway. A short time later a UFO was seen to land in front of Air Force One. A man
presumed to be Ike left the parked plane and walked to the UFO. A meeting of some 45 minutes took place and then he returned to the plane.
Another UFO was seen hovering over the flightline while the meeting was going on.The details are sketchy, but Ike was at the base until
4:30 or 5:00p.m. when his plane left. Hundreds saw it (photo above.) Ike and thebase commander spoke to several hundred military
and civilian workers on the base and at a hangar and in the base theater. The airman listed the names of eight witnesses to this event.
Other witnesses are being sought by investigator Art Campbell. If you know of, or have any information about this event, please contact
Art's e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can snail mail him at:.711 Medford Center, #129Medford Or. 97504. More information and additional details on this dramatic event
appear below in a series of articles published in a great online magazine,Filers Files. We will try to post these once a week articles
here every week also, from about Feb 19th to Mar. 26th 2007