In our last post, we talked about Steven M. Greer’s latest book, and how it provides an inside look at some of the conspiracy theories surrounding UFOs. But while Greer’s book contained some disclosures from highly-placed sources, it’s now been revealed that the theorists were right all along- the U.S. Government has been involved in UFO research for years. How do we know this? It’s all thanks to evidence right from the very top- what’s being called the Pentagon UFO Disclosure.
The disclosure of the existence this top-secret desk at the Pentagon confirms what many UFOlogists have suspected for years, but the fact that the government have come out and acknowledged it still comes as a bit of a shock to most. The New York Times reports that the U.S. State Department has finally confirmed the existence of an office in the Pentagon dedicated to following up reports of UFO sightings and encounters. The Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was reportedly founded in 2007 on the orders of the then-Senate majority leader Harry Reid, who has long held an interest in reports of this nature. Costing $22 million a year, the program only took a tiny fraction of the Pentagon’s total budget of some $600 billion, which explains how it was hidden for so long. While the State Department claims the program was axed in 2012, the NYT quotes sources as claiming that it’s still going strong.
The Pentagon has also disclosed some video footage from the program, and while much of it isn’t much to go on, there’s one piece that stands out. In 2004, a large white disc, about the size of a commercial jet plane, was spotted by Air Force pilots off the coast of San Diego. The footage from the incident reportedly shows the pilots chasing the object, but it could well be that there are actually trying to escort it- a possible sign that the government knows more about UFOs than it’s letting on.
Of course, that’s not to say that the U.S. Government is actually working with these UFOs. In fact, many other countries around the world have similar (albeit far less shadowy) programs in place that investigate reports of UFO sightings. In The UK, the Ministry of Defense had a dedicated UFO Desk, which followed up reported sightings for decades until it was shut down in 2009. Back in 2007, France were the very first country to unveil their UFO files to the public, and have continued to update the files from the so-called Geipan as new cases are added. The fact that both of these agencies have declassified their files is a goldmine for UFOlogists, and confirms that UFO hunting isn’t just for hobbyists- even world governments are involved. However, while those nations have made all their documents public, there are still parts of the Pentagon program which remain classified- suggesting that there’s more to this story than meets the eye.
If you’d like to uncover more of the hidden truth surrounding these UFO sightings, and the government’s possible involvement in covering them up, then Leslie Kean’s book “UFOs” is a must-read. In particular, she dedicates three whole chapters to the interaction of airplanes and UFOs, thoroughly dissecting the footage to get to the bottom of what it shows. Kean’s book is remarkably well-researched, and therefore makes the perfect companion piece to the Pentagon disclosure papers.