The “Admiral Wilson Leak” – “Core Secrets” Document – An Analysis

The Analysis

The following video was created by The Black Vault which offers a full breakdown of the Wilson Leak, along with a proposed theory about what the documents are. This was recorded on June 19, 2020, and may be updated in the future as additional information presents itself (if any).

Additional Background

The following documents were “leaked” or uploaded to IMGUR (an image sharing site) on April 19, 2019. However, they did not start making waves within the UFO community, until sometime in the first week of June 2019.


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With no provenance, it is unclear if the documents are legitimate, and even if they are, it is even more unclear if the content outlined within is credible.  Allegedly, they contain the notes of Dr. Eric Davis, Chief Science Officer at EarthTech International, founded by Dr. Hal Puthoff. They outline a 2002 meeting between Dr. Davis, and Admiral Thomas Ray Wilson, former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. During this meeting, many things were discussed including Admiral Wilson stating he was denied access to UFO related information.

It should be noted – this particular story involving Admiral Wilson has been around since at least 2001, nearly two decades ago. It first made an appearance in a lecture by Dr. Steven Greer, given in Portland, Oregon on September 12, 2001. During this speech, according the transcript, Dr. Greer said the following:

“To say that some of these witnesses are terrified is an understatement. You know, I feel like I’ve been the cosmic hand-holder for ten years. I had to go to the Pentagon. I was asked by the head of intelligence for the Joint Staffs, who had an office not far from the section that was blasted yesterday. This admiral, Tom Wilson, who was the J2 position, the head of intelligence Joint Staff and I, met along with one of the Apollo astronauts and a couple of these military witnesses, one of whom has not been recorded because of security reasons–his family were some of the original directors of NACA who saw some of the extraterrestrial bodies brought into Langley way back. He found this out on a deathbed confession from his father. But in this meeting with the Admiral, we [came to a conclusion]based on information I had given the Admiral, which had included some of the code names–you want code names? Project Red Light, Project Looking Glass, Magi Control, Royal Ops, Cosmic Ops. Don’t walk, run to anyone you know who has access and ask them to go into these classified areas and take whatever they can out and hand it to me. We’ll take a walk on the beach, and I’ll take full responsibility for it. I’ve been doing it. I’m a big boy. I’m willing to do it. Nobody has to be identified, because we have concluded the following: None of those projects have legal classification controlling authority. Why? They’ve opted out of the system because they have subverted it. And essentially the head of intelligence Joint Staffs said, “I am horrified that this is true. I have been in plenty of black projects, but when we tried to get into this one,” he was told, and I quote, “Sir, you do not have a need to know.” The head of intelligence Joint Staffs. You don’t have a need to know. Neither did the CIA director, and neither did the President. Who the hell does? Well, a bunch of bureaucrats and corporate and other people who have these projects, and people within the National Reconnaissance Office, NSA, and very compartmentalized islands that are free-standing islands that basically operate as their own sovereign nation. We can prove that they’ve violated the Constitution of the United States. They were operating outside the rule of law, a priori, they cannot hide behind the law by enforcing National Security Act regulations on anything they have. Which means that somebody can haul an entire ET spacecraft out of a place, and I’m asking them to do it, and do it now. We’re ready to roll!”

On July 4, 2008, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut, recounted the story during his appearance on CNN’s Larry King Live. The segment is available here:

In August of 2008, investigative journalist Billy Cox contacted Admiral Wilson, who denied many aspects to the rumors. Cox wrote:

“A former high-ranking military intelligence official rumored to have been snubbed in his attempts to obtain sheltered UFO data insists he never even bothered to look for it.

‘Never,’ retired Rear Adm. Thomas R. Wilson replied Tuesday when asked if he’d ever been barred from retrieving classified material, exotic or otherwise, during his career.”

In July of 2019, I interview retired police Lieutenant Tim McMillan. Armed with his experience and research of Special Access Programs (SAPs) for his article published on THE WARZONE, along with his long career as a law enforcement officer, he weighed in on the Admiral Thomas Wilson leaks.

That segment is available below:

The interview above is an excerpt from a longer interview, available here.

In June of 2020, Cox ran another story denying any involvement in the meeting that allegedly took place with Dr. Eric Davis. Cox wrote:

“The admiral at the center of controversial notes describing his inability to access a classified UFO research program says the documents are bogus. Furthermore, he says the alleged author of those notes, physicist Dr. Eric Davis, never interviewed him.”

In July of 2020, I interview Alejandro Rojas. This is the segment on the Wilson/Davis documents:

The interview above is an excerpt from a longer interview, available here.

You can find the documents below for your own perusal.

Official Statements

In the interest of accuracy and not relying on third/fourth hand hearsay, The Black Vault aims to archive official statements (if any) from key players involved or that surround this story. This is a fresh objective, so there are many blanks, however, I am waiting for additional quotes. As they come in, this page will be updated and posted on social media.

Dr. Eric Davis, Alleged Author of the Notes

Although multiple e-mails were sent to Dr. Eric Davis, and “read receipts” were received, I have received no response. It is known, however, that he has given multiple “no comment” responses to various researchers. One, who gave me permission to attribute it to him, is James Iandoli with “Engaging the Phenomenon.”


Admiral Thomas Wilson, Alleged Meeting Attendee

The following was given to Billy Cox, investigative reporter for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in 2020:

“It’s all fiction. I wouldn’t know Eric Davis if he walked in right now.”

“I’m not saying that sometime, somewhere, I never met (Davis), but I certainly don’t know him, I don’t remember him, and I definitely did not sit with him in a car for an hour in Las Vegas.”

“You may also see in those notes where I came with two other naval officers, a lieutenant and a lieutenant commander, and a petty officer who was driving the car. I was not even in the Navy then. And the Navy was certainly not ferrying me around in a car at that point. Those notes are really detailed – it’s like somebody wrote a fiction piece. But it never happened, trust me. There are so many things in those notes that are demonstrably inaccurate. And I don’t know how I could prove it, but I haven’t been to Las Vegas since 1979, 80.”

[The synopsis of the notes is,] “Silly.”

Regarding a meeting referenced in the notes: “I don’t remember the details, but they [Mitchell was accompanied by UFO researcher Steven Greer] said there would be evidence in black programs, and would I be interested in chasing it down. I told them I had far too many things to do. I’m not saying there are no such programs because I don’t know. I didn’t check or follow up. It might not have been a waste of time for somebody (to pursue), but I did not have time to waste, believe me. At the time I was up to my eyeballs in Bosnia and Kosovo and Korea and Iraq and, you name it, terrorism. So I didn’t feel I should spend my time — well, I had enough black programs I had to deal with.”

Dr. Hal Puthoff, Long-Time Associate of Dr. Eric Davis

Comment submitted to The Black Vault:

“I wish to state that I have no comment on the authenticity of the so-named Wilson Document. As I still retain USG security accesses and remain bound by the secrecy oaths I have taken, I believe it is in the best interest of the USG and myself not to comment on any documents that purport to describe classified USG programs or information.”

Dr. Steven Greer, Mentioned in Wilson Document

Comment submitted to The Black Vault:

“They are substantially correct with only minor errors. The thrust of the notes, the briefing which I conducted and the fact the admiral was threatened if he pushed the matter etc : all true.”

I did ask Dr. Greer if he could elaborate on the “minor errors” and he stated we would need to go through “line by line” to point them out. I will continue to pursue seeking out elaboration on those points and time to go line-by-line, but for now, I offer the above statement.

The “Leaked” Documents


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