We can’t do it alone, former Pentagon UFO researcher says

Luis Elizondo, the former head of a Pentagon program to investigate U. F. O. sightings by the U.S. army, says that we can not only.

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The former head of a secret government program to investigate UFO sightings told various media that the existence of extraterrestrial life may exist. At the same time, the public utility it is connected with a has raised more than $2.2 million to study “exotic technologies” is connected to “unidentified aerial phenomena.”

“My personal opinion is that there is very convincing evidence that we are not alone,” said Luis Elizondo, the person who formerly managed by the Pentagon’s Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, in an interview with CNN.

Elizondo said the program had found “a lot” of foreign aircraft while it is in existence. “This aircraft — we call them planes — are display the properties that are not currently within the V. S. inventory, nor in any other inventory that we are aware of,” he said. [Related: Navy Pilot “Pretty weirded out’ of 2004 Meeting]

In a separate interview with National Public Radio (NPR), Elizondo added that his comments do not mean that the craft were extraterrestrial, as his focus was more on learning about any problems with the national security.

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“If you ask my personal opinion here, look, I have to be honest with you, I don’t know where it comes from. But we are pretty sure it’s not here,” Elizondo told NPR. “Now means that the ‘out there’? Or the Russian or the Chinese, or little green men from Mars, or frankly, your neighbor, the dog, I wanted to purposely steer away from that [speculation], because I wanted to focus on really the raw science: What we were seeing, and not a threat to national security?”

Elizondo resigned from the Department of Defense program on Oct. 4, writing in his resignation letter, more attention must be paid to “the many accounts of the Navy and other services of unusual antenna systems to interfere with the weapon platforms and the view from the top-the next-generation capabilities,” according to The New York Times.

Fundraising for “aerial phenomena” research

Elizondo, and two other former Ministry of Defence officials — Christopher K. Mellon and Harold E. Puthoff have made a company called To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences, which aims to explore “exotic science and technology,” according to its website.

“We believe that there is sufficient credible evidence of unidentified aerial phenomena that proves exotic technologies exist that can be a revolution in the human experience,” the organization’s website states. The company has fundraised more than $2.2 million from more than 2500 individual investors.

Elizondo’s comments come amid recent revelations that the U.S. government had a secret, $22 million program to search for Ufo’s, that ran from 2007 to 2012. The Times reports that the program is not finished yet, although the Ministry of Defence said that a lack of funding and shut the effort down.

Also in recent days, Navy pilots reported a UFO spotted during a training mission off the coast of San Diego in 2004. “It accelerated like nothing I’ve ever seen,” said Cmdr. David Fravor in an interview with the times, adding that he “pretty weirded out.” To the Stars refers to these reports frequently on her website.

The Stars’ mission is to examine the science that was “stifled by the mainstream ideology and bureaucratic hurdles,” the company website says. Planning a mix of science, aerospace and entertainment, to “work together to allow talented researchers the freedom to explore exotic science and technology,” says the website.

E. T. hunts by governments (and pop culture)

While the evidence for intelligent extraterrestrial life has not yet been firmed up, the U.S. government has sought to Ufo’s in various other programs. That Project Sign (in 1940), Project Grudge (in the 1940s and 1950s) and the more well-known Project Blue Book, which was dissolved in 1969. In 2016, the Central Intelligence Agency (cia released many classified documents related to Ufos.

Meanwhile, independent of projects, such as the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) and Breakthrough Listen to keep their ears open for radio signals that could be explained by intelligent alien life. (Breakthrough Listening was recently in the news because they listened to signals from an interstellar object that entered our solar system, but that search came up empty.)

Scientists search for alien microbial life. NASA, for example, has an astrobiology program to learn of the ways in which extreme microbes could survive on the icy moons, such as Europa (a water-spouting moon near Jupiter) or Enceladus (which has dozens of water geysers and the orbits of Saturn). Looking for past life on Mars with the upcoming Mars 2020 roverdesigned direct cache samples where putative microbes on Mars would have lived.

Extraterrestrial life is also resurged in the popular culture of the last time. The “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” franchises each premiere a number of films in the cinema, in the past few years. In 2017 alone, “Star Wars” fans got to see “The Last Jedi” while Trekkies got a whole new TV series called “Star Trek Discovery.” Meanwhile, in the 2016 film “Arrival” examines what might happen after aliens arrive at Earth.

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