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Most people ask, �Where did we (Robert and Ryan Wood) get the documents?�
We got them from Timothy S. Cooper.
Timothy was born on November 28, 1948 in El Paso, Texas, and grew up
at Alamogordo and Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico between 1948-1953.
He served honorably in the U.S. Navy and the United States Marine Corps
from 1967 to 1974. He was granted a Secret and later Top Secret clearance
in communications and saw combat in the Vietnam War. In civilian life
Timothy was employed as a optical technician with Cavitron Corporation
and as a Senior Technical Writer for Baxter International. He received
his detective training in Advanced Investigations in 1989 from the Nick
Harris Detective Academy whereupon he worked for several private investigative
agencies, security departments and individual clients for twelve years.
He is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)
and is now retired from the investigation/security field. He maintains
a private office in Big Bear Lake, California where he makes his living
as a professional researcher and writer.
In the spring of 1992 Tim received the Marilyn Monroe document from
what Tim believes to be a former CIA employee � most likely an archivist
or someone with access to obscure classified historical files. The document
arrived in the PO Box as normal mail. Later, Tim provided it to Milo
Speriglio who runs the Nick Harris detective agency where Milo first
published it. The publication spawned further popular publicity in UFO
Magazine and was shown on the Fox Television program Encounters
in August 1994, which was the highest rated exclusive for Encounters.
To the best of our knowledge Milo is the lead investigator on this document
and has considerable unpublished investigation results.
Then in the summer of 1992, a Legionnaire (a member of the American
Legion) that Tim made contact with gave him Twining's Air Accident Report.
Tim latter forwarded the document on to Leo Stringfield (deceased),
who published the document in his 1994 Status Report No. 5. Cooper was
given the document in the parking lot of the Big Bear Legion Post. The
description of the Legionnaire is being withheld by Tim to protect his
Starting in the fall of 1992, Cooper began receiving apparently classified
documents in his Post Office Box from an unknown person naming himself
�Cantwheel.� Cooper, not knowing how to evaluate these documents, contacted
UFO researcher and author Stanton Friedman, who said, �Well, a friend
of mine, Bob Wood, lives in Southern California. Why don't you talk
to him as you would with me?� So Bob initially and later Bob and Ryan
visited Tim from time to time to discuss the direction of our research
and pick up these leaked documents for analysis and authentication.
In general, our opinion is that Tim is basically honest, hardworking
and has very low motivation to forge anything. We have hired Tim as
a consultant to research and write about the new Majestic documents.
We can assure the sums involved are negligible motivation to fake these
documents, given the massive multi-year effort that would have been
In addition, we believe him to be a man of integrity who honors his
promises, such as promises to conceal his sources at their request.
Below is a downloadable Acrobat PDF file of the two affidavits that
Cooper developed, signed and had notarized.
Mysterious Watcher Letter Sent To Ryan Wood About Timothy Cooper
The letter talks about Mr. Cooper in frank and at times unflattering
way, although we do learn that Cantwheel's name is "Thomas Cryll 'Cy'
Cantwheel" and that Tim's research is on target. Other factoids are
that Tim's father was in USAFOSI from 1949�1963 and that Tim "has been
used by certain groups for 'processing.' I am not at liberty to disclose
what this means. In time it will be made clear." It closes with advice
for Bob and Ryan Wood..."Don't stop. A fish will drown once he stops