Head of Pentagon UFO Program: Government Is Hiding More Shocking Alien Footage From Public
Last December, all media, from the most conspiratory basement blogs to the hallowed newsrooms of mainstream news outlets, was aglow with news that the Pentagon had a secret program searching for UFOs. Some debunked the accompanying video footage, while the program's former director Luis Elizondo made the rounds on his own, explaining how the video provided what he considered to be very compelling evidence that we are not alone in the universe.
Last week, Elizondo opened up even further about AATIP, or the Advanced Aerial Threat Identification Program, in an interview with CBS affiliate Las Vegas Now. He followed up with a broadcast interview, during which he said that the government declassified the now infamous video, and claimed that they have about 24 other UFO videos are being declassified for release to the public in the coming months.
"My job in the government at the time with AATIP was two-fold, to determine what it was and how it worked, not really focusing on who was behind the steering wheel or whatever," he said. "If we can answer the first two things, everything else we will be able to explain later."
"[I]f you were to take this issue that we've seen and we have something coming into our airspace that we control that has a Russian star on the tail or a North Korean tail number, I think people would have a much different reaction and response because there's something we can identify and say, this is in our airspace and shouldn't be here. You DOD, you CIA, you DHS, have the responsibility of protecting us, how did this happen? And yet, here we have the same scenario but there are no flags or numbers on the tail. In fact, there may not even be a tail on some of these things, and yet it's crickets. Nobody wants to have that conversation."
Previously, the most notable crusade for more government transparency on UFOs came from Nevada Senator Harry Reid, who in 2007 launched a program to make UFO reports more public with a small team of senators. He then claimed to be motivated by classified reports head read about UFOs with the power to disable atomic weapons, and concerned that foreign adversaries might try and replicate alien tech.
"I think it is ridiculous to presume that other nations that are very sophisticated, very capable, aren't looking at this as well," agreed Elizondo. "I cannot go into detail about why I think that, but I am very confident they are aware."
Meanwhile, Elizondo's credibility will always be called into question so long as those respected folks in the community, like Neil deGrasse Tyson, remain skeptical. Nevertheless, it's comforting to know that we're not insane, as there is certainly more to this phenomenon than we're being told.