Pentagon Ran $20-Million Secret Search For UFOs, While Lying To Public: Report
A new report reveals that the U.S. Defense Department launched a secret program into UFOs in 2009 after lying for years about such efforts to the American people.
According to POLITICO, multiple sources and a review unclassified Defense Department and congressional documents shows that the “Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program” was set up almost a decade ago by Congress and ended in 2012.
The $20-million program was pushed ahead in 2009 by then-Senate Majority leader Harry Reid and late Democrat Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii and Republican Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska because of “unidentified aerial phenomena” that was witnessed by pilots and other military personnel.
Witnesses claimed to see flying objects that were far more advanced and faster than aircraft built by the U.S or foreign countries; the flying objects appeared to defy the laws of physics.
“Was this China or Russia trying to do something or has some propulsion system we are not familiar with?” a former staffer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told POLITICO.
Luis Elizondo, a career intelligence officer who ran the program, added: “We tried to work within the system. We were trying to take the voodoo out of voodoo science.”