Secret Pentagon-UFO-research program revealed
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The mystery of a top-secret UFO program has deepened after officials claimed there was confusion about the purpose — while the experts accused them of backtracking.
The Pentagon last week confirmed the existence of a $22 million program called the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Programme (AATIP), which investigated sightings of Ufos between 2007 and 2012, The Sun reported.
The revelation excited, UFO fans all over the world, because it was the first time that the U.S. government had allowed research into Ufos since 1969.
The organization of the work, which was discovered by Luis Elizondo when he told The New York Times , he walked the shadowy Department of Defense program from 2007 to 2012 and continued to look at the problem until he resigned in October of this year.
Two bomb videos of unexplained UFO sightings by US military personnel — examined by the AATIP — were also published.
However, when contacted by Sun Online, the spy organisation Defence Intelligence Agency claimed that there had been a number of misunderstandings.
A spokesman said: “There is some confusion about this program and the claims made about its purpose in press reporting … the Defence Intelligence Agency has not released any information, files or videos.”
But the Ministry of Defence officials disputed this, saying that they don’t know what “confusion” the Defence Intelligence Agency refers to, and with the message that she was “clearly” about the program’s aims.
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: “The AATIP the mandate, when it existed, was to assess the far-term foreign advanced air and space threats to the United States.”
It is claimed that the program ended in 2012, but Mr. Elizondo said that he was continuing to work with the officials of the Navy and the CIA on the program until he resigned in October.
UFO experts have claimed that due to this disagreement, the government can try to back-pedal, because it is not “ready or prepared” to disclose the information.
Ufologist Alejandro Rojas of Open Minds TV, which is dedicated to the existence of extraterrestrial life, said: “It seems to me like they would be backtracking.
“They have not clarified what exactly the confusion is, but I’m not surprised that they are scrambling more than now this.
“According to The Washington Post, Luis Elizondo, in essence, have the video’s somewhat under false pretenses.
“He claimed he wanted to use the videos for the training of pilots. He didn’t say he wanted to use the videos to prove that Ufos are real, that is what happens.
“I think that the reason why the clips are so short, and especially with the second. There is so little information attached to it.
“I think that they thought that it is only in the case that someone gets a hold of this and tries to turn it into a big UFO thing, we just do not have much information.
“It puts them on a place because they may not yet be ready or even willing to come and talk about this.
“And they didn’t intend these videos to be used for this purpose.
“It would not be the first time that the government has tried to spin things in a different direction on this topic.
“But we have Elizondo who led the program going on the record to talk about it — so it is clear that they were investigating Ufos.”
Sun Online has now filed a Freedom of Information request with the Defense Intelligence Agency for all of the other UFO files, or videos related to AATIP.
This story originally appeared in The Sun.