The truth is out there. Okay I realize that's cliché to use such a phrase, but apparently the United States Pentagon believes that there is some truth to the claim, with reports that they're financing an investigation into allegations made by Air Force and Civilian Pilots that they have, at minimal, encountered Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) in the airspace across the globe.
What's shocking is that the multiple millions of dollars spent annually on the program, has been underway for the better part of a decade, and it was actually originally pushed forth to be funded by Harry Reid, according to a report by<a href="https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/12/16/pentagon-ufo-search-harry-reid-216111"> Politico </a>today.
The program is quite descriptive in its name, dubbed the “Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program” and out of the whopping $600 billion annual Defense Department budget, at least $22 million of such is spent on the AATIP extraterrestrial hunting, that was next to impossible to find inside of the budget.
Most would assume that's how the Pentagon wanted it to appear, in a shroud of secrecy and cloaks in order to disguise the expenditures list.
For several years, the program itself has investigated any and all reports of unidentified flying objects by both the military and civilians, mainly those coming from pilots, according to Defense Department officials and various interviews with participants in these UFO programs, as well as new records obtained by<a href="https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us/politics/pentagon-program-ufo-harry-reid.html?referer="> The New York Times</a>.
The group was led by a military intelligence operative, Luis Elizondo, who presided on the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring, which is hidden deep inside the infamous building which was constructed with such an extraordinary architectural fear, that it's often considered as being like a maze.
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“Conspiracy Realists”, as I prefer to coin the phrase (“Conspiracy Theorists” is incorrect, and used to make people believe the person spewing the rhetoric is crazy), are often right about such programs, but it takes decades or longer before their claims are proven as true.
There's zero doubt that the United States government has reason to believe in either the existence of extraterrestrials or that they are already here.
If they didn't hold such beliefs they wouldn't continue to spend this type of money on the investigation into the existence of the aircrafts.
The Defense Department itself has never, before now, admitted that the program itself was ever a reality.
In fact, even the whistleblowers, who have for decades claimed that the program itself was hunting for extraterrestrial life, are considered as “conspiracy theorists” by the Government who often would tell reporters that such a concept was unbelievable and phony.
Fortunately, we have solid proof of the program’s existence with these new documents released showing the budget expenditures of the Department of Defense, although it remains unseen what has
The Defense Department actually says it shut down the program back in 2012, but prior to this, the DOD would claim it was simply a fantasy.
While it is on record, that has now been made publicly available, that the Pentagon ended open funding for the project at that time, insiders claim that the program remains in existence.
According to those sources, officials with the program have continued to conduct investigation brought to them by service members of the United States Air Force and the United States Navy but it remains so covert now that the Federal Government won't disclose what they're doing.
So many parts of its existence still remain classified, but we know it began back in 2007, and initially, it was funded at the request of Nevada Democrat Harry Reid while he was still Senate Majority Leader.
“I’m not embarrassed or ashamed or sorry I got this thing going,” Reid, who retired from Congress this year, told the Times.
“I think it’s one of the good things I did in my congressional service. I’ve done something that no one has done before.”
One of the key recipients of the funding from the program was an aerospace research company, run by a billionaire entrepreneur tied to the Democratic Party, Robert Bigelow, who is currently working with NASA to produce next-generation expandable crafts for humans to use in space.
Bigelow has long been a believer that extraterrestrials are amongst us.
He went onto CBS’s “60 Minutes” in May, where Robert Bigelow said that he was “absolutely convinced” aliens not only exist, but have visited Earth.
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While some could argue many of the encounters are indeed just “black book” or covert military testing, which pilots are unaware of, there are others who legitimately believe that we're not only accompanied by extraterrestrials in the universe itself, but that we're <i>being visited right here on earth</i>.
Maybe not visited, but perhaps being examined? Much as you would inspect an ant colony, or various microbes and bacteria through a microscopic lens; there's a legitimate chance, if existent at all, that an advanced-intelligence species would monitor the earth's inhabitants, right?
Well as an essentially “Conservative”(I'm not sure that word holds meaning today, as the majority of the GOP aren't ‘Conservative’ anymore) Christian American, I give my faith to God regardless, but I still find the topic of extraterrestrial life and the scientific search for its existence to be interesting, to say the least.
We know for certain that the United States Air Force investigated more than 12,000 claimed sightings from 197 to 1969.
We also know that the US Air Force facility known as Area 51 in Nevada has long been a source of interest for alien “conspiracy realist” claims, dating back to the historic alleged Roswell crash.
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Some will remember that before the 2016 election, the UFO community believed (despite the pair being crooked and corrupt) that Hillary and Bill Clinton knew about government efforts to cover up the findings, and several Presidents have commented, in a satirical sense, about such an existence of extraterrestrial life.
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Both Barack Obama and George W. Bush have chimed in on the issue before, on Late Night Talk Shows.
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There's a strong argument that if extraterrestrials existed at all and the government knew, they wouldn't tell the general public for a multitude of reasons.
For one, many savage and dated third-world nations are primitive, with religious philosophies that are reminiscent of the stone age.
Those nations would likely collapse due to their inability to accretion or unwillingness to accept that their religion would then be a fraud or could be a fraud, and even implying such would cause worldwide panic.
Just take a look at how the “religion of peace”, Islam, reacts towards much of modern society, even freaking out over women wearing shorts.
It probably wouldn't end well if such a revelation were made public. Many American citizens even, would question the existence as a threat.
Which could be true as well. If an extraterrestrial civilization could reach Earth, it would be safe to assume it could destroy Earth.
Then there's also the potential that if you were the advanced civilization monitoring earthlings, and you witnessed the endless warring among us, you may fear even revealing yourself because humanity isn't ready to accept it.
Lots of various ideas on the issue that all have logic behind them.
At least two other former Senators, and top members of various defense spending subcommittees, Republican Ted Stevens of Alaska, and Democrat Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, both also supported the program before they passed away. Stevens died in 2010, and Inouye in 2012.
A M.I.T. Astrophysicist, Sara Seager, warned that not knowing the origin of an object does not mean that it is from another planet or galaxy. “When people claim to observe truly unusual phenomena, sometimes it’s worth investigating seriously,” she said. But, she added, “what people sometimes don’t get about science is that we often have phenomena that remain unexplained.”
James E. Oberg, a former NASA space shuttle engineer and the author of 10 books on spaceflight who often debunks U.F.O. sightings was also doubtful. “There are plenty of prosaic events and human perceptual traits that can account for these stories,” Mr. Oberg said. “Lots of people are active in the air and don’t want others to know about it. They are happy to lurk unrecognized in the noise, or even to stir it up as camouflage.”
Oberg however, said that he welcomes any research into the phenomena of UFOs or extraterrestrials, saying that, “There could well be a pearl there.”
It's absolutely fascinating to realize that there may indeed be an alternative source of life, or even a habitable planet outside of our solar system, but current technology likely wouldn't allow humanity to reach such a realm if it indeed existed at all.
This likely is what sparks the desire from the government to research these claims, because if such an advanced technological aircraft were to be in existence, it would mean that their capabilities far outweigh what humanity has accomplished, and the United States of America would undoubtedly want to have that tech before any of our earthly enemies or competitors had access.
Whichever nation possessed such tech could, in theory, dominate their opposition, so in that regards it does make sense to at minimal hire agents for the investigation of the claims.
The really interesting question, is that if such a species or multiple species outside of Earth did exist; would they pose a threat to us, or attempt to help us evolve our society?
As a Christian, again, I would suggest that all is a creation of God. While I do not rule out the possibility, I do find it unlikely, and personally, believe that the majority of these findings and their funding is in relation to military weaponry from competing nations.
Is there a chance of extraterrestrial existence? Absolutely. Would I welcome them? Well, as with any illegal alien, they're going to have to go back and come in legally.
Federal laws are important.
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