The Pentagon, under the orders of former Senator Harry Reid, had a secret UFO research program working from 2007 to 2012. It allegedly ended, though reports indicate it simply had its direct funding pulled. Luis Elizondo, he headed the program, resigned in October and claims a replacement was named. So much for the program ending five years ago.
It’s hard to question why we have such a program. The real question is why they won’t just admit to it. Acknowledging the existence of a program doesn’t divulge any of its secrets. We know he CIA exists without knowing many of the details about what they do. Why does the Pentagon and/or the government in general feel they need to shroud such an endeavor in lies?
As one who doesn’t believe UFOs are from a planet far, far away, I’m still okay with the research itself. There are definitely unidentified flying objects. Our national security may require us to someday identify these objects. For all we know, some of them have been identified and our national security was protected as a result.
If it had been, we wouldn’t know about it.
Here’s the piece about the program from the NY Times:
Officials with the program have also studied videos of encounters between unknown objects and American military aircraft – including one released in August of a whitish oval object, about the size of a commercial plane, chased by two Navy F/A-18F fighter jets from the aircraft carrier Nimitz off the coast of San Diego in 2004.
Mr. Reid, who retired from Congress this year, said he was proud of the program. “I’m not embarrassed or ashamed or sorry I got this thing going,” Mr. Reid said in a recent interview in Nevada. “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.”
This isn’t about disclosing secrets or causing an uproar. It’s about credibility. We need to know the government takes it seriously and we need to know they haven’t necessarily found anything too worrisome. Just put our minds at ease. Let us know you’re watching the skies, even if only to make us feel better.