The world of UFOs or UAPs (whatever you care to call them) continues to gain more credibility in the mainstream. And, two recent articles from the New York Times are once again pushing the boundaries.
Now, we’re going from acknowledging unidentified aerial phenomena are real to suggesting the government knows about specific “off-world” vehicle crash debris.
One Times report is entitled, “No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon’s UFO. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public.” The report created a big stir by confirming the over a decade-long study of UAPs in a program within the Office of Naval Intelligence.
UFO Findings to Be Made Public?
A Senate committee report revealed spending for the program, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force. Excitingly, some of the findings are to be made public 180 days after passage of the intelligence authorization act.
Before this report, the Pentagon had claimed they disbanded efforts to study unidentified flying objects. Today, the Pentagon refuses to discuss the program since it deals with classified material. However, we are now certain the government continues to study the phenomena, with a focus on discovering if other nations have leapfrogged our aviation technologies.
Senator Marco Rubio revealed that he wanted to know about potential security risks posed by objects flying over military bases. Rubio confirmed he’d seen reports on unidentified aerial phenomena for “the better part of a decade.” Interestingly, he claims to want to make any information learned public “as much as possible.”
“I would say that frankly if it’s something outside this planet, that might actually be better than the fact that we’ve seen some technological leap on behalf of the Chinese or the Russians or some other adversary,” said Senator Rubio.
See an interview with Rubio below:
The Times article also mentions former Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, who recently spoke to famous investigative journalist George Knapp for 8News Las Vegas.
In the July interview, Reid says nobody knows the origin of UFOs. However, Reid was quoted in the Times as saying he’s seen “substantive” reports of “actual materials that the government and the private sector had in their possession.”
The Times also quotes astrophysicist Eric W. Davis, a consultant for the once-secret program that Reid initiated in Las Vegas. The Times first disclosed the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program’s (AATIP) existence in 2017, which started in 2007.
Davis claims he briefed the Pentagon and Congress as recently as March about “off-world vehicles not made on this earth.”
After the Times article was published, Reid tweeted that he never suggested the government has “flying objects or debris from other worlds.” Then, the Times added a correction on July 24 that states:
“Mr. Reid said he believed that crashes of objects of unknown origin may have occurred and that retrieved materials should be studied; he did not say that crashes had occurred and that retrieved materials had been studied secretly for decades,” states the Times.
I have no knowledge—and I have never suggested—the federal government or any entity has unidentified flying objects or debris from other worlds. I have consistently said we must stick to science, not fairy tales about little green men. https://t.co/TcGxe0W43M— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) July 24, 2020
Although Reid does not believe that UFOs necessarily point to extraterrestrials, he attempted to learn more by starting another program in 2009. That effort intended to interact with other secret programs to find out if rumors of UFO materials held by corporations were true. However, he explains the program wasn’t approved.
“Now, I wanted to make sure that that was valid or not valid. The Defense Department wouldn’t approve it,” Reid told Knapp.
“What do you think of that,” responded Knapp. “Do you think somebody’s got pieces or a craft?”
“But I don’t know, George,” said Reid. “I don’t know why they wouldn’t want to put this to sleep unless there’s something to it that I don’t understand,” he continued.
See Reid speak to Knapp below:
‘Need to Know’ Crash Information?
A more recent Times report from the same team of journalists that disclosed AATIP in 2017 delved further into the possibility the government might possess UFO crash material. Although any public evidence remains unknown, the report states the words “off-world” and “and materials retrieved from crashes” are used to describe phenomena in unclassified slides used in briefings.
The report also clearly states:
“Numerous associates of the Pentagon program, with high-security clearances and decades of involvement with official UFO investigations, told us they were convinced such crashes have occurred, based on their access to classified information. But the retrieved materials themselves, and any data about them, are completely off-limits to anyone without clearances and a need to know.”
See the example slide in the Tweet below: