$22 Million Spent By The Pentagon on a Secret And Mysterious UFO Research Program

UFO Research Program

X-Files fans who are interested in alien life and wants to know the truth here is some truth for you right here.  A team is working for the government who have been hunting the alien crafts! According to The New York Times, in the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, there was $22 million spent on an Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which involves researching unidentified flying objects, Yes that is UFOs!

This research was funded from 2008 to 2012 thanks to former Senator Harry Reid. The Defense Department has never admitted the existence of this program which investigates reports of UFOs, but it was run by a military intelligence official named Luis Elizondo.

Funding for the program stopped back in 2012, but the program is still running on all four cylinders. The report says that “for the past five years, they say, officials with the program have continued to investigate episodes brought to them by service members, while also carrying out their other Defense Department duties.”

Robert Bigelow is another person involved with this program, who is a billionaire entrepreneur currently working with NASA to produce expandable craft for humans to use in space. The report explains his involvement, saying:

Working with Mr. Bigelow’s Las Vegas-based company, the program produced documents that describe sightings of aircraft that seemed to move at very high velocities with no visible signs of propulsion, or that hovered with no apparent means of lift.

Under Mr. Bigelow’s direction, the company modified buildings in Las Vegas for the storage of metal alloys and other materials that Mr. Elizondo and program contractors said had been recovered from unidentified aerial phenomena. Researchers also studied people who said they had experienced physical effects from encounters with the objects and examined them for any physiological changes. In addition, researchers spoke to military service members who had reported sightings of strange aircraft.

The people involved with this program have also studied videos of encounters between unknown objects and American military aircraft. There was one video released in August which looks like a white oval object, about the size of a commercial plane that was chased by two Navy F/A-18F fighter jets from the aircraft carrier Nimitz off the coast of San Diego in 2004.

Hovering 50 feet above the churn was an aircraft of some kind—whitish—that was around 40 feet long and oval in shape. The craft was jumping around erratically, staying over the wave disturbance but not moving in any specific direction, Commander Fravor said. The disturbance looked like frothy waves and foam, as if the water were boiling.

Check out some insane footage below:


Mr. Reid talks about how proud he is of the program, saying:

“I’m not embarrassed or ashamed or sorry I got this thing going. I think it’s one of the good things I did in my congressional service. I’ve done something that no one has done before.”

Now, this is also a fact that there are a lot of unidentified objects flying around, but it doesn’t mean they are aliens from another planet looking to annihilate us. Sometimes there’s an unusual phenomenon that can’t be explained. Sara Seager, an astrophysicist at M.I.T. explains:

“When people claim to observe truly unusual phenomena, sometimes it’s worth investigating seriously. What people sometimes don’t get about science is that we often have phenomena that remain unexplained.”

James E. Oberg, a former NASA space shuttle engineer is also one person who likes to debunk UFO sightings, says:

“There are plenty of prosaic events and human perceptual traits that can account for these stories. Lots of people are active in the air and don’t want others to know about it. They are happy to lurk unrecognized in the noise, or even to stir it up as camouflage.”

Although, he was open to the research being done, and says, “There could well be a pearl there.”

Mr. Elizondo, who resumed to work on the program after the funds wiped off, resigned earlier this year to protest what he characterized as “excessive secrecy and internal opposition.” In his resignation letter he wrote, “Why aren’t we spending more time and effort on this issue?”

Mr. Elizondo made sure before he left the program that there was someone to take his place to continue the effort. So here you go there is something out there and our government is all over it and trying to find it. Let’s hope when they find something they do share with us and it will be not like what X-Files showed us.

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