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Wikipedia. “Laurance Rockefeller.”
Don Berliner, Marie Galbraith & Antonio Hunees. (1995). Unidentified Flying Objects Briefing Document: The Best Available Evidence. UFO Research Coalition.
In later life, Laurance Rockefeller became interested in UFOs. In 1993, along with his niece, Anne Bartley, the stepdaughter of Winthrop Rockefeller and the then-president of the Rockefeller Family Fund, he established the UFO Disclosure Initiative to the Clinton White House. They asked for all UFO information held by the government, including from the CIA and the US Air Force, to be declassified and released to the public. The first and most important test case where declassification had to apply, according to Rockefeller, was the Roswell UFO incident. In September 1994, the Air Force categorically denied the incident was UFO-related. Rockefeller briefed Clinton on the results of his initiative in 1995. Clinton did produce an Executive Order in late 1994 to declassify numerous documents in the National Archives, but this did not specifically refer to UFO-related files.
Rockefeller also funded controversial research of the PEAR lab, dealing with consciousness-based physical phenomena.