This document, referred to as Memorandum 6751, is associated with Meade Layne and was sent to the FBI in 1947. Meade Layne was the director of the Borderland Sciences Research Associates (BSRA) and authored this document which has been released to the public as part of a government declassification program.
While the document bears the date July 8, 1947, the same day as the Roswell incident, there is no direct evidence in the text itself or in the available sources that explicitly confirms it was sent to the FBI on that exact day.
The memo’s content does appear to have modern parallels with the UFO phenomenon as understood today, discussing topics such as etheric planes and non-physical beings which have remained points of discussion in UFOlogy. The document’s authenticity as a piece of historical interest is confirmed by its inclusion in the FBI’s Vault, which hosts documents released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Memorandum 6751 – Text Version
San Diego 4, Calif. 675J1
THE ROUND ROBIN
THE FLYING ROLL
San Diego, California, July 8, 1947 –
(For your Information) – A MEMORANDUM OF IMPORTANCE –
THIS MEMORANDUM is respectfully addressed to certain scientists of distinction to important aeronautical and military authorities, to a number of public officials and to a few publications.
The writer has little expectation that anything of import will be accomplished by this gesture. The mere fact that the data herein were obtained by so-called supernormal means is probably sufficient to insure its disregard by nearly all the persons addressed; nevertheless it seems a public duty to make it available. (The prognosticator has several university degrees and was formerly a university department head).
A very serious situation may develop at any time with regard to the “Flying saucers.” If one of those should be attacked, the attacking plane will almost certainly be destroyed. In the public mind this might create near panic and international suspicion. The principal data concerning these craft is now at hand and must be offered, no matter how fantastic and unintelligible it may seem to minds not previously instructed in thinking of this type.
- Part of the disks carry crews, others are under remote control.
- Their mission is peaceful. The visitors contemplate settling on this plane
These visitors are human-like but much larger in size.
- They are NOT excarnate (sic) earth people, but come from their own world.
- They do NOT come from any “planet” as we use this word, but from an etheric planet which interpenetrates with our own and is not perceptible to us.
- The bodies of the visitors, and the craft also, automatically materialize on entering the vibratory rate of our dense matter. (illegible words)
- The disks possess a type of radiant energy, or a ray, which will easily disintegrate any attacking ship. They consider themselves “immortal” and, so simply disappear from our vision, without trace.
- The region from which they come is NOT the “astral plane”, but corresponds to the Lokas or Talas (see below). Students of esoteric matters will understand these terms.
- They probably cannot be reached by radio, but probably can be by radar, if a signal system can be devised for that (apparatus).
- The points of their coming (illegible words)
We give information and warning, and can do no more. Let the newcomers be treated with every kindness. Unless the disks are (illegible handwriting), a disaster of that which our culture and science are incapable of coping. A heavy responsibility rests upon the few in authority who are able to understand (illegible handwriting)
675J2 Addendum: The Lokas are oval shape, fluted length (illegible word) with a heat-resisting metal or alloy not yet identified; the front contains the controls; the middle portion a laboratory; the rear contains armament, which consists essentially of a powerful energy apparatus, perhaps a ray…
Memorandum 6751 – Image Version
They do NOT come from any “planet” as we use this word, but from an etheric planet which interpenetrates with our own and is not perceptible to us.
What Are Lokas or Talas?
In esoteric lore, particularly within the context of Theosophy and Hinduism, Lokas and Talas refer to various planes of existence or consciousness. In Hinduism, ‘Lokas’ are understood as worlds, spheres, or realms, which can be likened to the planes of nature in Theosophy, albeit with significant differences in interpretation and specifics. There is not a singular unified view on the number and names of these lokas, with sources such as the Purānas citing seven, while others like Sānkhya and Vedānta describe eight.
In Theosophical teachings, these concepts are expanded upon to illustrate bipolar cosmic principles and elements. Here, all things are seen as connected, forming a unified order of the universe. The lokas are often described as a ‘luminous arc’, representing a procession of nature and entities where the spirit predominates, while the talas are considered a ‘shadowy arc’, signifying a procession where matter is more dominant.
These planes of consciousness are not just esoteric concepts but are also thought to be states through which all individuals, or ‘Chelas’ (students on the path to spiritual adeptness), must pass. The Lokas represent higher, more spiritual states of being, and the Talas the lower, more material aspects. While all individuals are believed to pass through the lower Lokas, it is not necessary for them to go through the corresponding Talas. There is a notion of duality, with each state containing seven sub-states within it, emphasizing the complexity and layered nature of these esoteric beliefs.
Finally, the distinction between Lokas and Talas can be seen as representing the dual aspects of existence: the spiritual and the material. In some Hindu texts, such as the Vishnu Purāna, seven paired Lokas and Talas are identified, each intertwined and not entirely separate from one another, again underscoring the interconnectivity of all planes and states of being.
These concepts are deeply rooted in the philosophical and metaphysical outlook of their respective traditions, offering a nuanced view of the cosmos that combines physical reality with spiritual dimensions.