The US Pentagon's secret investigation into UFOs

20 December, 2017, 01:21 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • The Pentagon's Secret UFO Program and the Video Evidence They Hid From Us

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.

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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".

The AATIP program was not fully classified, but a very small number of USA officials were informed. Following his resignation, he joined the for-profit To The Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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