Recently declassified data states the Pentagon spent a vast amount of million dollars for a UFO research project that lasted at least 3 years, says the NY Times.
So, why would someone spend so much money on UFO research if they ‘don’t exist’ in the first place?
It is assumed that from 2008 to 2011, the Pentagon secretly killed abundant resources to analyze UFOs.
The Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification was allegedly meant to stop operating in 2012.
Luis Elizondo, a military intelligence official, led the program. Namely, it was happening on the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring, according to NY Times.
Investigating them by investing money in them, means the Pentagon believes in the existence of UFO. Only, this is the first time they actually did something to admit it.
UFO hunters all around the globe think that this mission was a sign for a final UFO exposure.
Elizondo quit the office in October because of his disappointment over the constant shortage of money. He was angry because of the lack of attention for his effort as well.
The Pentagon has had a great concern on the UFO topic for years now and that’s why the government has given a lot of material resources in order to learn what UFO’s really are.
Moreover, the declassified documents also confirm the UFO sensation is not a new government obsession. Actually, they have been secretly investigating it for decades.
Elizondo wrote a resignation letter to the Secretary of Defense, James Mattis. With its content, he wanted to warn the government to consider the whole thing thoughtfully.
“Despite overwhelming evidence at both the classified and unclassified levels, certain individuals in the [Defense] Department remain staunchly opposed to further research on what could be a tactical threat to our pilots, sailors and soldiers, and perhaps even an existential threat to our national security,” Elizondo wrote in a resignation letter to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the Post reported.
Elizondo added that “there remains a vital need to ascertain capability and intent of these phenomena for the benefit of the armed forces and the nation.”
In the first years of the project, the Pentagon gave most of the money to an aerospace company owned by Robert Bigelow, a billionaire businessman who is “absolutely sure” that aliens exist.
It is also necessary to mention that this is not the first time US governments have explored the UFO phenomena.
The Air Force also made a program, the famous Project Blue Book. This project studied UFO events between 1947 and 1969.
In 1947, the US Air Force lanced Project Sign aiming to obtain every single piece of information relating UFOs under the assumption that UFOs could be real and due to national security concerns.
The project discovered that although the UFOs were aircraft, there was not enough evidence to ascertain their origin.