If you’ve been waiting for an official government Disclosure about the existence of UFOs, a new investigative piece of journalism from Popular Mechanics just beat the government to the punch. The long and in-depth article titled “Inside the Pentagon’s Secret UFO Program” reveals the origin and history of the formerly secret Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) and its involvement with defense contractor Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS). It’s a long read but here’s the quick short version: UFOs are real, the government knows it, has plenty of evidence to prove it, but it doesn’t want to admit it, doesn’t know how deal with it, and doesn’t know what to do about it.
The program was dedicated exclusively to the study of UFOs. i.e. Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), better known as flying saucers.
The existence of the Pentagon’s secret UFO program (AATIP) came to light in a 2017 article in the New York Times, so it’s not exactly new information. But since then, the Pentagon has denied that the program was studying UFOs. The new article, which cites numerous inside sources and documentary evidence makes it clear that the program was dedicated exclusively to the study of UFOs. i.e. Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), better known as flying saucers. Moreover, the Popular Mechanics artilce is a treasure trove of information which is going to keep us busy at UFOdays.net for a long time. There’s plenty of material here, including a summary of information from a secret progress report dated to July 2009.
UFOs are real, the government knows it, has plenty of evidence to prove it, but it doesn’t want to admit it, doesn’t know how deal with it, and doesn’t know what to do about it.
The report makes it clear that the government program was not attempting to prove the existence of UFOs. There was already abundant evidence for that. Instead, the program attempted to extrapolate the type of science that might explain the performance characteristics of the objects observed and speculate if our own defense department might develop technologies to emulate them. To accomplish those objectives, Bigelow Aerospace contracted a cadre of scientists to write speculative research papers.
The program officially came to an end in 2012, but the evidence produced by Popular Mechanics indicates that the program continued clandestinely within the Department of Defense at least into 2017 and probably still continues today.
In the days and weeks to come, we’ll break down the story with more articles here at UFOdays.net.