Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

WASHINGTON — In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find.

Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.

For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according to Defense Department officials, interviews with program participants and records obtained by The New York Times. It was run by a military intelligence official, Luis Elizondo, on the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring, deep within the building’s maze.

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  • WalterBannon

    agent mulder and scully were investigating but mueller reassigned them to HR after learning mulder and scully were emailing each other about ufos all the time

  • Dana Garcia

    I would be disappointed if we humans were the most intelligent beings in the universe.

    What’s dicey is the commute across interstellar space, which is Large.

  • simus1

    Weak, helpless, NYT reading earthlings, you have no power over our simple intergalactic anti matter propelled survey missions ! ! !
    Ha ! Ha !

  • ntt1

    My mum used to infer deep skepticism with the statement “tell it to the marines” I questioned her about this and as it happens the marines headed an intelligence agency in war time Britain that was tasked with recording all strange allegations made by all sorts of people. If you were bothered by purple dragons then you went off to tell it to the marines.I imagine they started recording UFO incidents about this time.There seems to be very little prewar.

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  • JoKeR

    That’s what happens when Airforce pilots are used in CIA LSD experiments! 🙂

  • Cat-astrophe

    22million? O.M.G.!!
    Please tell me they at least got a hammer or stapler or something….

  • Hard Little Machine

    The A-12 program was begun in 1960 and produced a semi stealth plane that could fly Mach 3.4 all day. Its successor the SR-71 flew military missions until 1998. The Lockheed L-1011 was a widebody airliner that could take off, fly and land w/o a cockpit crew. In 1972. The F-22 program was begun in 1981, and produced a flyable prototype in 1991, 26 years ago. The highest performance fighter in the world, is essentially 26 years old. And it’s trying to replace the F-15, which was designed in the 1960’s, first flew in 1972 to fight the MiG-25 which first flew in 1967 and which was designed to shoot down the B-70 that was designed in in 1960 and first flew in 1964. The F-117 was publicly revealed in 1990, 12 years before it first flew. The B-2 was publicly revealed in 1988, 7 years after work was begun.

    The point is that public awareness of aerospace programs is often years or even decades behind what the current work looks like. Or in the case of public programs the engineering can be decades ahead of its time so that it’s not generally accepted.

    It’s entirely plausible that part of this is a cover for work that won’t be public for 20 years.

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  • clownloach

    Swamp draining leads to u.f.o. disclosure? Good.