The $22m (£17m) Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Programme (AATIP) was established in 2007, and only a small number of senior officials knew about its activities, according to a report in the New York Times.
In fact, such reports have become so prevalent, and so convincing, that the US Military has devoted $22 million of its $600 billion annual funding to a secret Pentagon project that involves investigating UFO sightings.
The program investigated accounts by military personnel and commercial pilots who witnessed unidentified aircraft that appeared to move or hover without visible signs of propulsion or lift, the reports said.
"I think it's one of the good things I did in my congressional service".
The mystery into whether or not we're alone in the universe has been a constant question for over 6 decades and it looks like the Defense Department wanted some answers. "I've done something that no one has done before", Reid said.
Luis Elizondo, who led the Pentagon effort to investigate UFOs until October when he resigned to protest what he characterized as excessive secrecy and internal opposition to the program, at McGarvey's Bar in Annapolis, Md., Dec. 7, 2017.
The Times reported that alongside their regular work, Pentagon officials were still examining incidents reported by members of the U.S. military.
Robert Bigelow, a billionaire aerospace entrepreneur and longtime friend of former Sen. Reid earmarked most of the money for the program to Bigelow, who, through his company Bigelow Aerospace, used it to study material said to have come from "unidentified aerial phenomena", interview people who claimed physical after-effects from their encounters with UFOs, and talk to members of the military about their close encounters. Pilots attempting to understand what they see can be heard in this video published by the Department of Defense, which, however, refuses to specify the date and location of the incident.
Shortly after his meeting with Bigelow, Reid met with officials, who were also interested in establishing a UFO investigation program. However others, including Elizondo, say while Pentagon funding for the program ended at this time, the program does still exist.
A spokesman said: "It was determined that there were other, higher priority issues that merited funding, and it was in the best interest of the Department of Defense to make a change".
Neither the New York Times nor Politico got more information on these "very sensitive discoveries".
Florida gas prices average $2.38 on Sunday, 13 cents less than a month ago and 6 cents more than this time previous year . IN was the lone state with prices advancing an average of 3.6 cents per gallon due to price cycling last week Tuesday.
Kim debuted in 2008 as the main singer of SHINee , and cultivated a career as both a group member and a solo singer-song writer. Earlier this year, the group went on a world tour that took in the USA and released their fifth album, titled Five.
As she stood in the center of the ring, Steph listed all of the groundbreaking things the women have done over the past few years. The Raw and SmackDown divisions will compete in the first women's Royal Rumble next month, WWE has confirmed.
While Michael may not be returning, the outlet suggests old characters will return in some capacity alongside new characters. The report clearly calls for a continuation of the story of Scranton's Dunder Mifflin offices .
On NBC's "Today" show Wednesday morning, Jones said there was "no doubt" in his mind about the election results. Attendees react to election results during an election night party for Roy Moore, Republican candidate for U.S.
She said that she saw lots of things in that White House that made her very uncomfortable, and she is prepared to tell all . Although she did not mention Ryan by name, she was likely referring to the journalist.
Sources in Miami told TMZ that Anna gave birth to twins (a boy named Nicholas and a girl named Lucy ) on December 16, 2017. The often private couple did not publicly disclose the birth of their babies, but Us Weekly managed to catch wind of it.
Holding on to a tenuous seven-point lead at halftime, the Ravens took control of the game with their special teams and defense. Crowell had the highlight of the game, running for 59 yards after the Browns were previously within their own five-yard line.
The Las Vegas Bowl is the first matchup of bowl season and it quite possibly could be the game that features the best uniforms. Oregon didn't just win three of four, the Ducks blew out teams like Utah, Arizona and in-state rival Oregon State.
Boston became the first team this season to win after trailing by at least five points with 30 seconds or less to play. Frank Kaminsky equalled his season-high tally of 24 points in Charlotte's 109-91 victory over the New York Knicks.
Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin won and lost that spot very quickly, while The New Day is just in this match due to their legacy. He certainly is in line to take the pin here so Corbin and Roode don't get damaged before their inevitable match at the Rumble.
In Spain , there are no strikes planned for pilots, but ground staff unions have not ruled out action on December 30. The Portuguese pilot union has requested a meeting and Ryanair has offered to meet them on Thursday December 21st.
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Brady was average at times but stepped up in the pocket for big deliveries at crucial moments, usually to Gronkowski. Brown attempted to catch a pass in the end zone when a Patriots defensive back appeared to roll over his left leg.
NY woman laundered bitcoin to aide Islamic State
Kennedy airport as she was headed to Pakistan by way of Istanbul, from where they believe she meant to enter Syria and join ISIS. The FBI New York Joint Terrorism Task Force kept this woman from her risky and potentially deadly goal.
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We live about 30 minutes away; and more often than not, we end up clocking in at 7 a.m. and clocking out at 7 p.m. His brother previously got accepted to Stanford, another world-leading university .
Conor McGregor Says He'll be Returning to MMA Competition
But it's kind of like ripping off the world. "I think a true fight is what I want to do next", said the 2-division MMA champion. Meanwhile, Pacquiao confirmed last week that he was in talks with McGregor over a possible fight in April 2018.