Secret Pentagon Agency Investigating UFOs – Are We Alone?
Grainy images of strange spacecraft, little gray men, alien creatures, the stuff of Science Fiction movies and TV shows galore: the Pentagon has been studying the possibilities for decades. From Project Sign in 1947 to Project Grudge, and on to USAF’s Project Blue Book that was ordered shut down in 1969, to the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program recently uncovered in the New York Times, the military has been investigating the possibility of alien aircraft and any national security threat such aircraft might pose.
The previous projects focused on reports of UFO sightings, including those made by the public. The AATIP progam was primarily focused on sightings by military officers. The problem with all of these projects has been funding.
When the story in the New York Times broke last week, the Pentagon admitted the existence of the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program and released the video you see parts of below. But the program is still shrouded in secrecy, and even the man who used to run it won’t tell anyone who’s running it now.
“My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone. These aircraft — we’ll call them aircraft — are displaying characteristics that are not currently within the US inventory nor in any foreign inventory that we are aware of… Things that don’t have any obvious flight surfaces, any obvious forms of propulsion, and maneuvering in ways that include extreme maneuverability beyond, I would submit, the healthy G-forces of a human or anything biological.” Luis Elizondo, previous head of the AATIP program
Elizondo resigned in “protest” in October, 2017, because the program was wrapped in excessive secrecy, severely under-funded and was meeting with opposition. At $22 Million for its peak number, the money ‘fizzled’ in 2012. But that doesn’t mean it went away.
Such “X-File” style programs have always had, at their core, a concern for national security. The program still exists somewhere under the Navy and Defense Intelligence Agency. It’s still wrapped in secrecy.
“I was honored to serve at the DOD and took my mission of exploring unexplained aerial phenomena quite seriously. In the end, however, I couldn’t carry out that mission, because the department — which was understandably overstretched — couldn’t give it the resources that the mounting evidence deserved.” Luis Elizondo
Are we alone? The grainy images in the video released by the DoD suggests something like a drone, which is actually mentioned in the radio transmissions from the fighter pilots. However, the pilot says that the wind was at 120 knots- which is slightly over 138 miles per hour. Pretty rough flying for a drone. So your guess is as good as ours.