The Pentagon Admits To Running UFO Research Program

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Seemingly straight out of a Men In Black film, the Pentagon has openly admitted about running a UFO investigation for 5 years. From 2007 to 2012, this program was run with an annual budget of $22 million dollars. While there are abundant rumors out there of our government involved in programs bordering on more eclectic research having to do with extraterrestrials, this is one of the rarer times they have actually admitted to doing it. In addition, the Pentagon released footage showing pilots witnessing a UFO while on a routine flying drill

The US defense department ran this program, reminiscent of the X-Files, and called it the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program. It ran for over 5 years without the public’s knowledge, and was said to be used to consider, “all threats and potential threats to our people”, as serious, in order to take proper measures to defend our nation. The program was run out of the fifth floor of the Pentagon, called the C Ring. It’s operations continued until government funding dried up, but according to military intelligence official Luis Elizondo, activities continued under a new director, with different avenues of funding.

The program was said to receive its initial funding from former Senate leader Harry Reid, a Nevada democrat who was known for his enthusiasm and curiosity with space and the unknown aspects of our universe. He was quoted as 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.”

The revelation that the US government has openly admitted to researching the potential of their being UFO’s flying through the skies of Earth is admittedly curious. For a long time, the community surrounding those who believe in aliens and UFO’s carried with them the stigma of being conspiracy-mind folks drawing far-reaching conclusions from their research. This admittance by the Pentagon gives the believe in UFO’s some weight behind it now, as it directly contradicts so much of what the government has tried to publicly deny.

While this is no means a proof of existence in anything extraterrestrials, it shows that even our very own government is finally publicly admitting its interest into the phenomenon. Instead of the many denials, taking this stance has finally relayed to the public that yes, something is going on, and we are taking notice.

When asked about the activities of this program, Laura Ochoas, a spokeswoman for the Pentagon told Reuters, “The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program ended in the 2012 timeframe. It was determined that there were other, higher priority issues that merited funding and it was in the best interest of the DoD to make a change.” She then went on to add, “The DoD takes seriously all threats and potential threats to our people, our assets, and our mission and takes action whenever credible information is developed.”

So are we being visited by aliens? Well i’m sure the answer to that is quite a bit more complicated. Nevertheless, it is an exciting development into the idea, and could possibly be revisited sometime in the future. For now, I think we’ll still be alone on this pale blue dot of a planet.

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