In Signals from Outer Space – April 1958 Vol. III, No.2, the National Security Agency documented that what appeared to be an “alien” transmission was received by Sputnik. The signal had “unexplained frequency variations [which] indicate that the signal is carrying intelligence.”
The NSA also published in the NSA Technical Jounal Vol. XIV, No. 1 a “Key to the Extraterrestrial Messages.” In this entry, H. Champaigne (sic) attempts to decode an extraterrestrial message by translating sound and frequency to letters and debunking the letters. The word “CHAV” seemed to be central to the whole translation.
It appears the NSA even debates internally about the existence of UFOs. In this article in a June 1981 publishing of the NSA Technical Journal, the author argues against stopping UFO investigations, which the Air Force pushed for. The NSA seemed to endorse further UFO research but was being met with debate by other government agencies.
Uh-oh, more internal government debate in this Patrick Huyghe article that brings the government’s hypocrisy regarding UFOs to light!
Of course, Eugene F. Yeates, Chief of Office of Policy – NSA was sweating it when he signed this affidavit for the Citizens Against Unidentified Flying Objects Secrecy v. National Security Agency case.
Interesting stuff. But, in my opinion, it kind of emphasizes the fact that the government (or at least the national security agency) didn’t know about aliens at this point. If Roswell was there for the brain picking, why would we be scrambling after cryptic signals?