In the press got information about the mysterious program of the Pentagon to the study of UFOs
An article from the American newspaper The New York Times translated the new York times.
600-billion-dollar budget of the Pentagon almost impossible to find an inconspicuous $ 22 million spent on the Program for the study of modern aerospace threats. Such secrecy was necessary to the defense Department.
For many years this program was studied reports about unidentified flying objects, as evidenced by the statements of official representatives of the Pentagon, interviews with program participants, and the documents that managed to get The New York Times.
Led an military intelligence officer Luis Elizondo (Elizondo Luis), and the offices of its members were on the fifth floor of the ring in the depths of the Pentagon maze.
Earlier, the Ministry of defense has never recognized the existence of such a program, stating that it was closed in 2012. However, its proponents say, although the Pentagon at the time, ceased its funding, the program continues to operate. According to them, the last five years, the participants of this program continue to study all the cases reported by military personnel. In parallel, they perform other duties in the Ministry of defence.
A mysterious program that is still hiding behind a veil of secrecy, was launched in 2007. Initially, it was funded at the request of the Democrat from Nevada, Harry Reid (Harry Reid), who at the time was the Senate majority leader. This people have been interested in this phenomenon.
A large part of the allocated money went to the accounts of the company for aerospace research, led by billionaire businessman and longtime friend reed Robert Bigelow (Robert Bigelow), currently working with NASA on the creation of amarasiriwardena spacecraft, which people could use while in space.
Speaking in may in the program «60 minutes,» Bigelow said «absolutely certain» in the existence of aliens and that the UFOs arrive on Earth.
Working with Bigelow, which headquarters is located in Las Vegas, the program participants prepared a series of documents that describe the discovery of the aircraft, moving with great speed without visible signs of propulsion, and hangs in the air, as if they have not the force of gravity.
Program participants also studied videotapes of encounters with unidentified objects by U.S. military planes. One of these recordings appeared in August. It shows how two fighter Navy F/A-18F from USS «Nimitz» stalking oval whitish object the size of a airliner. It happened just off the coast near the city of San Diego in 2004.
Reed, who retired from Congress this year, said that he was proud of the program.
«I am not ashamed and do not regret that ran it, said Reid, giving an interview recently, in Nevada. — I think this is one of those useful things that I did while working in Congress. I did something I didn’t do nothing.»
The program was supported by two former senators and high-ranking member of the Subcommittee on defense spending. It was a Republican from Alaska Ted Stevens (Ted Stevens) and a Democrat from Hawaii Daniel Inouye (Daniel K. Inouye). Stevens died in 2010, and Inouye in 2012.
Astrophysicist from mit’s Sara Seager (Sara Seager) said that, although we do not know about the origin of unidentified flying objects, that does not mean that they are from another planet or from another galaxy. Not saying anything about the merits of this program, it says:
«When people say they saw some strange phenomenon, sometimes it is worthy of serious study». However, adds Seager, «people don’t realize that often there are phenomena that science has not yet found explanation.»
A former engineer in NASA space shuttles James Oberg (James E. Oberg) wrote 10 books about space flight in which he often debunks statements about encounters with UFOs. Such meetings cause him serious doubts. «There are many mundane events and human perception that could explain these stories, î said Oberg. Many people do things in the air and don’t want to know about it more. They happily hiding under the guise of, undetected, and even use it as a disguise».
However, Oberg said that he appreciated the survey. «It is quite possible that here lies an important clue,» he notes.
Answering questions from The New York Times, Pentagon officials this month acknowledged the existence of this program, which was initiated by the Intelligence Department of the Ministry of defence. They stressed, however, that the program lasted five years and was completed in 2012.
«It was decided that there are other, more pressing priorities requiring funding, and that the defence Ministry needs to make changes to their plans,» — said in his electronic message, Pentagon spokesman Thomas Crosson (Thomas Crosson).
However, Elizondo said that in 2012 ended state funding for the program. He gave an interview in which he noted that continued its work with representatives of the Navy and the CIA. He worked in his office in the Pentagon until October, and then resigned in protest against the excessive secrecy and because of internal opposition.
«Why don’t we put more time and not make the extra effort to resolve this issue?» — written by Elizondo in his resignation to the Minister of defense of Jim Mattis. According to him, the work programme continues, and in his place was appointed another man, whose name he declined to name.
USA for decades engaged in the study of UFOs. Did it and the us military. In 1947, the air force began a series of studies, examining more than 12 thousand cases of detection of unidentified flying objects. In 1969 research was officially discontinued.
The leaders of this project, which included the study under the code name «Blue book» which was started in 1952, came to the conclusion that in most cases was not seen a UFO, and stars, clouds, conventional aircraft, and reconnaissance aircraft. However, the case 701 has not found its explanation.
Robert Simons Jr (Robert C. Seamans, Jr), who at that time was the position of Secretary of the air force, said in a memo on the termination of «project Blue book», that it is no longer possible to justify the interests of national security and science.
According to reed, the interest in UFOs was instilled in him Bigelow. In an interview Reid said that in 2007, Bigelow told him about the conversation with the representative of the Intelligence Department of the Ministry of defense, who wanted to visit his ranch in Utah, where Bigelow was doing research.
According to reed, he met with the employees of this Department shortly after the conversation with Bigelow. He learned that they want to start the program for the study of UFOs. After that, Reid talked with Stevens and Inouye to provide support on Capitol hill.
«A few years before that, I talked with John Glenn,» said Reid, referring to the astronaut and former Senator from Ohio who died in 2016. According to reed, Glenn believed that the Federal government should seriously study the UFO problem, referring in order to the military, primarily to pilots, dokladyvaet on unknown aircraft, which they could not explain.
According to reed, the military are often not reported to the command of discoveries of strange objects, fearing that they will be ridiculed or subjected to public censure. Reid said that the meeting with Stevens and Inouye «was very easy».
He added, «Stevens said waiting for this moment since his service in the air force.» (The Senator from Alaska was a pilot of army aviation, and during world war II, flying transport planes over China.)
According to reed, during the meeting, Stevens told him that he was sometimes pursued by a strange aircraft of unknown origin flying over them for many miles.
None of these three senators did not want to start a public debate in the Senate on funding the program, said Reid. «It was a so-called «black money,» he said. — Knew Stevens knew Inouye, and no one else. Such secrecy was required for us to conduct this program.»
The New York Times received information that from late 2008 to late 2011, Congress appropriated to the program for the study of UFOs about 22 million dollars. The money went to the leadership program to undertake research and prepare analytical assessment of the threats posed by unidentified flying objects.
Funding was awarded to Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace, who has hired subcontractors and researchers to work within the program.
At the direction of Bigelow, his company rebuilt a few buildings in Las Vegas, adapting them for storage metal alloys and other materials, which, according to Elizondo and contractors, was discovered in the places where they met unknown aerial objects and phenomena.
The researchers also interviewed people who claimed that meetings with these entities have had some physical impact. Scientists studied these people in search of physiological changes. In addition, they talked with soldiers who have reported encounters with strange aircraft.
«We were in the position of Leonardo da Vinci, who opened the doors of a modern bodyshop, said engineer Harold Puthoff (Harold E. Puthoff), who conducted a study of extrasensory perception for the CIA, and then worked by the contractor as part of this program. — First of all, he would have tried to figure out what plastic it is stored, because he could not know anything about electromagnetic signals which are responsible for its operation.»
The participants of the program collected video and audio recordings of incidents with UFOs. Among other things, they have a record with the aircraft F/A-18 Super Hornet. It is seen as some kind of flying machine, surrounded by the shimmering glow, flying at high speed and when it rotates.
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On the recording you can hear the pilots trying to figure out what they saw. «Yes, there is a whole Armada!» exclaimed one pilot. Representatives of the Ministry of defence refused to disclose the place and date of the incident.
«Internationally, we are the most backward country in the world in the study of this question, said Bigelow in an interview. — Our scientists are afraid of being ostracized. And our media are afraid of universal condemnation. China and Russia are in this respect much more open and they are working on it with serious organizations that exist in them. Smaller countries such as Belgium, France, England, and South America type Chile also show openness. They are willing to discuss this topic, not wanting to limit yourself to silly taboos».
By 2009, Reid decided that the programme managed to make outstanding discoveries that need extra protection and appropriate secrecy. «In explanation of some unusual aerospace phenomena has made great progress,» said Reid in a letter addressed to the Deputy defense Minister of the time William Lynn (William Lynn). In this regard, he was asked to restrict access to this program, increasing its degree of secrecy.
In 2009, the program Director prepared for the Pentagon a short report about it. It was argued that «what was previously considered science fiction today is science fact». In addition, the author of the report said that the United States is unable to defend himself from some of the discovered technologies. However, Reid has denied a request to increase the degree of secrecy of this program.
Elizondo, in his statement about the resignation of October 4, noted that the need to take more seriously «numerous reports of sailors, pilots and representatives of other branches of the armed forces about unusual aircraft, interfere with the operation of our weapons systems and demonstrating the incredible possibilities that can appear only in the distant future.»
He expressed dissatisfaction with the constraints imposed on the program to the study of UFOs. Elizondo told Mattis that «in the interests of the armed forces and the country need to ascertain capabilities and intentions of these objects».
Now Elizondo supports Puthoff and another former head of the Pentagon Christopher Mellon (Christopher K. Mellon), worked as an assistant Secretary of defense for intelligence. They have created a new commercial company called To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science. They openly talk about their efforts and about what their company raises funds for research of UFOs.
In his interview, Elizondo said that in the course of the work he and his colleagues have found out one important thing. Apparently, they studied the devices do not belong to any country.
«No state, no one Agency should not classify these facts by hiding them from the people,» he said. Reid, for his part, said that he does not know whence these objects. «If someone says he knows about it, he is fooling himself, he said. — We don’t know».
However, reed noted, «But we need somewhere to start.»