The United States Department of Defense has ultimately admitted it ran a secret multi-million-dollar UFO investigation plan referred to as Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP) from 2007 to 2012 with $22 million in annual funding, which was hidden in its budgets worth $600 billion.
Although the plan was run by a military intelligence official, Luis Elizondo, on the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring, deep inside the building’s maze, AATIP was the brainchild of Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader in 2007.
The US government partnered with Bigelow Aerospace, an aerospace investigation corporation run by Reid’s billionaire entrepreneur buddy Robert Bigelow (a firm believer in extraterrestrial life presently functioning with NASA to generate expandable craft for humans to use in space), to carry out investigation inside the plan.
Reid, who retired from Congress this year, told The New York Times he was proud of the plan:
“I’m not embarrassed or ashamed or sorry I got this factor going. I consider it is 1 of the great factors I did in my congressional service. I’ve carried out one thing that no 1 has carried out just before.”
On CBS’ 60 Minutes’ in May, Bigelow stated he was ‘ convinced’ that aliens exist and that U.F.O.s have visited Earth:
“, we are the most backward nation in the globe on this problem. Our scientists are scared of becoming ostracized, and our media is scared of the stigma. China and Russia are a lot far more open and operate on this with big organizations inside their nations. Smaller nations like Belgium, France, England and South American nations like Chile are far more open, also. They are proactive and prepared to talk about this subject, rather than becoming held back by a juvenile taboo.”
The AATIP group was assigned to meticulously study the UFOs’ movements, and identify if they had been capable of causing any harm. The AATIP was also tasked with studying videos of close encounters amongst the UFOs and the US military aircraft. Here is the 1st official proof released by the DoD that can be rightfully designated as credible, genuine confirmation that UFOs are actual:
If anyone says they have the answers, they’re fooling themselves.
We don’t know the answers but we have plenty of evidence to support asking the questions. This is about science and national security. If America doesn’t take the lead in answering these questions, others will.
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) December 16, 2017
Acknowledging for the 1st time the existence of a far-out plan committed to investigating UFO sightings, Pentagon spokesman Thomas Cross stated: “ AATIP ended in the 2012 time-frame. It was determined that there had been other, greater priority challenges that merited funding and it was in the very best interest of the Department of Defence to make a modify.”
But Elizondo claims although the Pentagon ended funding, the plan remains in existence. In October, he told the reporters that through the years of managing the plan he became convinced that “the [UFO] phenomena is certainly actual.”