Government Disclosure about UFOs took another big step forward today with the revelation of an ongoing aerial phenomenon study program hidden away inside the Office of Navy Intelligence.
The cat keeps coming out of the bag in piecemeal Disclosure. A brand-new piece in The New York Times by Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean reveals the existence of an ongoing Pentagon Program to study UFOs, something we first reported on here. Blumenthal and Kean are the same team that broke the 2017 story about the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerial Threat Identification Program (AATIP). Their new article is titled “No Longer in Shadows, the Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public.”
We have things flying over our military bases and places where we are conducting military exercises, and we don’t know what it is, and it isn’t ours.
The short feature describes the Senate Intelligence Committee’s call for government transparency on UFO investigations and the organization of a United Aerial Phenomenon Task Force. It also reveals that, despite Pentagon denials, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) formerly headed by Luis Elizondo was never disbanded. Instead, it moved under the jurisdiction of the Office of Naval Intelligence. That’s new information.
The push within the government for Disclosure is currently being led by S. Rubio explains that the concern is not so much with extraterrestrial visitors as it is with the possibility that the unidentified aerial phenomena that has been buzzing our military bases comes from Russia or China. Blumenthal and Kean cite a CBS interview with Rubio on the subject.
Senator Rubio says, “We have things flying over our military bases and places where we are conducting military exercises, and we don’t know what it is, and it isn’t ours. So that’s a legitimate question to ask. I would say that, frankly, if it’s something from outside this planet, that might actually be better than the fact that we’ve seen some technological leap on behalf of the Chinese or the Russians or some other adversary.”
… crashes of vehicles from other worlds had occurred and that retrieved materials had been studied secretly for decades, often by aerospace companies under government contracts.
All of that sounds like some sober concerns and pretty straightforward journalism. But then the New York Times piece takes a 90-degree right-angle turn and begins discussing claims about crashed craft retrievals and exotic materials garnered from such incidents. Remember, this is the New York Times we’re talking about, not The Daily Star. Here we have former Senator Harry Reid, former military intelligence officer Luis Elizondo, and astrophysicist Eric W. Davis (subcontractor and consultant to the Pentagon UFO program since 2007), all expressing their belief “that crashes of vehicles from other worlds had occurred and that retrieved materials had been studied secretly for decades, often by aerospace companies under government contracts.”
Wait! What? Play that part back!
They offer no evidence to substantiate the sci-fi level claim. That sort of puts them in the same category as the Roswell crowd, doesn’t it? But Eric Davis says he gave classified briefings to the Senate Armed Services Committee last October and to a Defense Department agency last March “about retrievals from ‘off-world vehicles not made on this earth.’”
It could damage the new momentum and push the whole subject back into the obscurity of the granola bin: nuts, fruits, and flakes.
The sensationalist-sounding claim is a risky way to push Disclosure forward. If the alleged exotic materials and crash retrievals turn out to be just so much swamp gas and hype over weather balloon debris, it could damage the new momentum and push the whole subject back into the obscurity of the granola bin: nuts, fruits, and flakes.
Let’s really hope that doesn’t happen because government UFO Disclosure, something I never believed I would see in my lifetime, seems to be finally rolling forward.
It’s really too bad that the annual UFO Days celebration in Elmwood, WI had to cancel. The festival was originally scheduled to begin tomorrow (7/23/2020). The new article in the Times would have made a stellar discussion and topic for presentation.
Also ironic that Disclosure should happen at this point in American civil discourse when fake news and social media sensationalism have so eroded government credibility. The public distrusts the American government more than ever before. And all of this is happening in the midst of a global pandemic and a historically contentious election. But at least “it’s happening.”