Security Matter—X

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

16.01592 ; 1341144-000

Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Files labelled "Security Matter—X", "Security Matter X", "SMX", or "SM-X". This designation was allegedly used in the late 1940s and early 1950s for materials relating to UFO and related unknown phenomenon such as the 'Maury Island Incident', as well as L. Ron Hubbard and the Academy of Scientology such as in a memo to Mr. D. J. Parsons from A.K. Bowles dated September 20, 1957 as alleged in the transcribed document at http://ronvfbi.org/fbi119.htm

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Best

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Best,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/, http://www.fbi.gov/foia/ or http://www.justice.gov/oip. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A no responsive documents response.

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Best,

FOIPA #1341144-000 was closed with a NO RECORD response letter which was mailed to you on 1-4-16.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Michael Best

I would like to appeal the denial of FOIPA #1341144-000 as no responsive records.

The records I described were not filed under "Security Matter X" and thus would not turn up in a search of central records for that term, rather this was a classification for various documents. I have provided details of some records that include these markings, including a specific letter from the FBI complete with the date, author and recipient. These records have been described and transcribed in publications. If they do not exist and the descriptions and transcriptions are fraudulent, specifically for the letter regarding L. Ron Hubbard and the Maury Island incident, I would specific confirmation of this as the forgery of federal documents and publishing false descriptions of them is newsworthy in and of itself.

Thank you.

From: OIP-NoReply

Please do not reply to this e-mail, as this account is not monitored. To ensure a prompt reply, please direct any inquiries to the contact information listed in the correspondence provided to you. Thank you.

From: OIP-NoReply

Please do not reply to this e-mail, as this account is not monitored. To ensure a prompt reply, please direct any inquiries to the contact information listed in the correspondence provided to you. Thank you.

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