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Origins and Franco's Dictatorship

The Special Security Commission(SSC) was formed in 1938 as an organization from a specialized corps of the National Unionist Offensive Juntas (NUOJ) and framed as a secret organization of the Information Service of the High General Staff, with the field name "Segunda Bis." Later in the autumn of 1939 it was officialized as such and began to act as the military arm in the face of the anomalous and the unknown, always under a strong National Catholic bias.

Initially formed to respond to actions by members of the Republican side, advised or trained by the GRU Division "P" without external assistance, the Commissary slowly extended its range of action to the rest of Spain and later, occasional personnel in Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea.


Serrano Suñer's visit to Berlin, accompanied by other Spanish officials and Heinrich Himmler.

After the end of the Spanish Civil War, the Commission had a difficult threefold task: to protect the rest of the Spanish people from the relatively few anomalies with respect to regions such as South and Central America, but of a diverse nature, to decide which anomalies would be worthy and "pure".1 The aim of the project was to provide the necessary resources to be used by the Sea, Land and Air armies and the continuous vigilance against the threat of foreign interest groups, whether of a political nature such as the GRU's "P" Division, anti-clerical groups such as SAPPHIRE, para-religious groups that disagreed with the national Catholic vision of the Commission, such as sects that would form the Horizon Initiative and groups that preserved normality, such as the Foundation.


Volunteers from the Blue Division, previously advised by members of the Commission.

The 1940s was a difficult period for the Commission, as it was for the rest of Spain. Being neophytes in the knowledge of anomalies, to their obsolete equipment and helpless by the remaining political blocs after World War II, the Commission was forced to keep a lower profile, focusing on the investigation of anomalies in their possession and deploying only in cases where a possible threat from anomalies created or used by the maquis was detected2.

The 1950s was the period of splendor of the Commission. Despite widespread hunger, the joint efforts of the government and the future Manna Charitable Foundation integrated as Social Aid helped to alleviate hunger. The progressive opening to the world due to the Cold War and Spain's geographical position made countries like the United States consider it as a strategic ally with a strong anti-communist position and expertise against the GRU Division "P" and the Soviet Union.

As for the economy, the Commission enjoyed prestige in spite of the generalized state of poverty. Being considered the architect of the end of isolationism, a good part of the military budget was destined for the Commission. This caused an expansion in its operations, beginning to contain anomalies that were isolated but dangerous.

However, as Spain broke its isolationism, it began to attract Groups of Interest and the Foundation again. Despite the construction of the Torrejon and Zaragoza Air Bases as part of the agreement between Pentagram and the Commission, the Commission insisted on building Headquarters in isolated locations and modifying the topology of the terrain in provinces such as Teruel. The future sects of the Horizon Initiative began to be interested in the Commission and SCP-ES-101, being peacefully rejected by the Commission. And rumors of a possible cultural war coming from French anti-clerical groups for film materials seized in the vicinity of the Bidasoa Valley.

On the other hand, it is believed that the location of these headquarters, an imposition of a "law of silence" by the Franco dictatorship, and presumed xenophobia among the general population made the Foundation's infiltration attempts unsuccessful.

The 1960s marked the beginning of a cultural change in the Commission brought about by the opening up to the modern world. Relations with the emerging Horizon Initiative softened, allowing Christian members to join, ties with Pentagram were strengthened, and a cultural change among the younger members of the Commission took place, opening a still minority split that would last until its dissolution in 1977.


H82RI eigenweapon recovered and loaded on the USS Petrel.

On 17/01/1966, a B-52 strategic bomber and a KC-135 tanker aircraft collided in a refueling maneuver, causing the fall of two eigenweapons and two non-anomalous thermonuclear bombs and the death of seven crewmen. Two of them, an eigenweapon and a non-anomalous bomb suffered ruptures when they fell into the Mediterranean Sea and on land.

Pentagram and the Commission, with the approval of the latter, disinfected the area mainly of anomalous materials in pursuit of normality with regard to the security of the area and its welfare. Subsequently, a massive disinformation campaign was carried out, broadcasting images of the bath of the Minister of Information and Tourism Manuel Fraga and the U.S. Ambassador to Spain and liaison with Pentagram, Angier Biddle Duke on NO-DO3 and the TVE television network.

During the last years of Franco's regime, the division between the more open-minded sectors of the Commission, led by Simón Sáez Roc, and the immobilist sectors led by Luis Carrero Blanco became evident. Although they agreed with limiting the influence of Pentagram in Spanish territory, they disagreed profoundly on the continuity of the Commission itself. Sáez Roc was in favor of establishing relations with the Foundation and in the future planning a complete absorption, allocating the surplus money to other State pantries, while Carrero Blanco defended the centralization of the Commission in the figure of the future King Don Juan Carlos I of Spain.

However, the second position would weaken due to the assassination of Carrero Blanco on December 20, 1973 by the terrorist group ETA, the Green March and the generalized instability before and after the death of Francisco Franco, thus leading to the signing of the Barnard-Sáez agreement with the condition of the disintegration of the Information Service as such.


Progressively, the Commission's staff was successfully integrated into the Foundation's structure. Although they were initially allowed to operate in their headquarters, a series of attacks during the 1980s by alleged remnants of the Commission and the Franco dictatorship who had opposed the absorption by the Foundation, forced the Commission's staff to be transferred to International Area-08. Subsequently, Pathways were opened to sites with anomalies difficult to contain from International Area-08 and medium and low containment objects were moved between International Area-08, Site-34 and Site-313, depending on each anomaly.4.

The whereabouts, objective, means or personnel belonging to the Special Security Commission Interest Group (GoI-134-A) are currently unknown.
The modern logo of the Special Security Commision.

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