Disclosure/Intel Drop: Pentagon sank $22mn into a secret UFO-chasing program – reports


The Pentagon spent $22 million to study UFOs in a 2007-12 program whose existence has been confirmed by the Department of Defense. An official formerly in charge of the program told media it remains alive to this day.

The secretive program, which the US Department of Defense has been keeping under wraps, was brought to light in simultaneous reports by Politico and the New York Times on Saturday, citing interviews with people involved or with knowledge of the program, as well as contracts, and Pentagon and Congressional records.

“The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program” was led by former military intelligence official Luiz Elizondo, who resigned from the Pentagon on October 4. In his resignation letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis, seen by Politico and the NYT, he lamented the lack of funding for the project and the fact that it continues to be shrouded in mystery, away from the public eye.

Pentagon spokesperson Dana White, cited by Politico, confirmed that the program existed up until 2012, when it was wrapped up as “there were other, higher priority issues that merited funding,” she said, adding that it was in the Pentagon’s “best interest” to redirect funds.

However, Elizondo said that even without its generous funding, the program was still alive, telling the New York Times that he was working with CIA and Navy officials on the issue up to his resignation. Upon leaving the Pentagon, Elizondo said he left a successor to keep running the program, but did not reveal their name.

Research within the program, which was initially launched at the behest of Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader in 2007, was carried out by private contractor Bigelow Aerospace, a company owned by Reid’s close friend and firm believer in extraterrestrial life, billionaire Robert Bigelow. The company and its subcontractors would store supposed pieces of UFO wreckages in specially repurposed buildings, collect witnesses’ accounts and study those who claimed to have encountered the objects to detect potential physiological changes.

Reid enlisted support of two other lawmakers, Ted Stevens, the late Republican senator from Alaska, and Democrat Daniel K. Inouye, representing Hawaii. Stevens, who was the chairman of the Appropriations Committee, claimed to have had an encounter with an unidentified object when he served in the US Air Force. The program’s funding, Reid believed, should not have not been debated publicly in Congress.

“This was so-called black money,” Reid admitted to the Times.

From 2008 to 2011, Bigelow Aerospace landed nearly $22 million for Congress for the purposes of its extensive research and evaluating threats coming from the objects, according to the contracts cited by the paper.

One of the encounters, examined within the program, was a 2004 incident over San Diego, involving two F/A-18F fighter jets and an unidentified white object. The detailed account of the encounter was given by Chris Mellon, a former member of Senate Intelligence Committee, who is engaged in a new initiative, spearheaded by Elizondo, called To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science.

“Two F-18s approach, the four aviators see that the object has no wings or exhaust — it is white, oblong, some 40 ft long and perhaps 12 ft thick”, Mellon said, describing the incident at the launch of the project that is aimed at deepening the research into the UFOs in October. As the pilots attempted to chase the aircraft it turned toward to the jets only to take a position behind them in a few moments in what Mellon called “a series tumbling maneuvers that seem to defy the laws of physics.” 

On an undated video of another incident, provided by Pentagon and published by the Times, an oval-shaped object the size of a plane is seen rotating in the air at a high speed to the apparent disbelief of the pilots, who say that there was “a whole fleet of them.”

Speaking at the conference in October, Elizondo told the public that during the years of managing the program he became convinced that “the [UFO] phenomena is indeed real.”

Reid, who is now retired, also said that he believed that developing the program was a right thing to do.

“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,” he told the Times.

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However, a former staffer working with Reid told Politico that the program failed to find “anything of substance,” but bore “reams of paperwork” instead.

“There was really nothing there that we could justify using taxpayer money,” the unnamed official said.

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  1. As far as non-corporal entities, Djinn or spirits, they have been here since man was created. They exist. For what purpose I cannot say. They provide guidance without intruding upon a man’s will or impulses. Presently they are everywhere, are best seen at dusk or nightfall when the new day starts. Look in all the high places to see them. They pass through solid matter as we walk through the air around us, and so do their many and varied machines.

  2. Gordon,

    Those in power and their helpers are relatively simple to identify. It is said the eyes are the window into the soul. They have non-human eyes. The eye color tends to appear green on digital images, and pupils are irregular rather than the well rounded human pupil. In native state these “others” have vertical pupils somewhat like a cat. Also apparent are anomalies with mouth, ears, and skin.

  3. Thank you Mr. Duff. In late 1977 I was at the theatre watching Close Encounters… and my first thought was they must have based this on real experiences. As I was wrestling with my own experiences at the time it was a comfort to be able to identify with Dreyfus’ character, though the beings were not greys. Taller, and more of a glow about them (like some of the ships) and more civilized in nature than people here. I believe all manner of beings exist; celestial and extraterrestrial, demons and angels, and it would be very short-sighted to throw them all in the same basket. Thank you for mentioning insectoids. I can think of at least one person I know who definitely has dominant insectoid dna. Obvious by the various tics, clicks, intelligence without depth and lack of empathy.
    The more we learn of truth, the better our chances to deal with what comes.

  4. I don’t think the problem with people becoming insect-like is the result of aliens but rather the result of our diet. The healthiest people in the world eat no dairy products, no refined foods such as white flour, and almost no meat. Instead of the grease and cholesterol that fill our diet for most, the healthiest people in the world eat whole foods, just plants, that’s it. Unlikely our people, the healthiest people in the world do not get heart disease and have little cancer. The problem is the food.

    Most people have arteries that are clogged with cholesterol and, accordingly, their bodies and brains just do not work as they are meant to work. The bad food is making folks fat, sick and very dumbed down.

  5. Gordon, I’d be interested to know what you think of Edgar Fouche? With regards to the mercury drive engine, I watched a video with Edgar from 1998 where he discussed the TR-3B propulsion system. He said it used a magnetic field disruption motor. He explained that the accelerator contained a mercury based plasma which was cooled to superconductive temperatures, rotated at 45,000 rpm and pressurized at 150,000 atmospheres. I couldn’t help but think of ancient India and the mercury drive vimana. Here’s a link to the video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc1IrnEkH0g

    • Edgar Fouche claims to be the only man who has worked at Groom Lake, written about it and can prove it. Within the first five minutes of that video from 1998, he shows pictures of an F-22 in action. Was the F-22 still classified in 1998? He also shows a picture of an F-117 at Groom Lake.

    • i sat through some of this presentation. I am not going to criticize or attack but it runs well shy of documents I have seen. I held original flimsies of MJ12. These came off a manual typewriter. There were no type faces or colors, just stains from carbons and key impressions.

      Anyone who doesn’t think that keeping a memory intact is a war is an idiot or fake. The human brain is the LEAST safe place to keep memories. They require “backup.” Those who don’t mention this probably should never be listened to.

  6. 3 things happen simultaneously looks to me like a clump. This story about the 22 mil, (a paltry sum),… Trumps announcement that he “ordered NASA” back to the moon, and the outgoing cigar shaped “asteroid” , and the govts most expensive toys, and loftiest aspirations need more money. LOTS and LOTS
    I’m not suggesting there are not anomalies worth investigating, but the discussion and the books, and the programs generate money. In many ways folks do not see.

    • Regarding that “cigar”. Did anyone else notice the video that was put out with the news reports. Extremely well done and detailed for such a hurry up job, eh? Tumbling end over end, they wanted that idea planted early on. Wouldn’t do if it was spinning on its long axis. If the dimensions are correct (big if) then its too small for a Rama type gen ship. Maybe something made a flyby, and didn’t like what it saw.

  7. ” I have often wondered if, since the Reformation, which was kicked off by the first translations of the Talmud, which both shocked and caused fracture in Christian civilization, was not a VERY sly attempt to re-FORM Christianity into a controlled… force?”

    I’ve suggested the exact same thing on different occasions and recieved lots of different reactions. I’ve yet to see an objective refutation of the suggestion

  8. Our first such craft, a primitive version, was built between 1947 and 1953. It defeats gravity with what I am told ….


    The Pentagon spent $22 million to study UFOs in a 2007-12 program whose existence has been confirmed by the Department of Defense. An official formerly in charge of the program told media it remains alive to this day….

  9. “There is a generalized consciousness beyond time and space…” – Duff

    Have to disagree with the “beyond time and space”, but the real fault lies with there being no developed set of agreed upon common terms to deal with this subject – the evidence points towards Duff’s basic contention of a generalized consciousness existing as being correct.

    “…but some are closer to insects than human. It is claimed that offworld alien hybridization right out of X files is responsible for this. My guess is that you have met these ‘people’.” – Duff

    Press TV finds them on occasion to debate Kevin Barrett.

  10. Just for the record Robert Bigelow; founder of Bigelow Aerospace, is the euphemistic mysterious billionaire Duncan Todd who is financing the glass box in my latest Veterans Today piece about Twin Peaks 2017. There is nothing that does not bear close scrutiny about Bigelow. He is also the owner operator of the National Institute of Discovery Science which purchased MUFON in 2009 because they were getting in his way over at the Skinwalker Ranch, which he also purchased and is probably when he came to David Lynch’s attention. So now you got a heads up about Mr. Bigelow from both Gordon Duff and David Lynch, the only two people I would ever even ask a question concerning these matters. Bigelow’s certainly not the type of guy I would trust to investigate this. He was the first guy I ran into when I started writing what I write. You can read more about him in my first big piece The Cross, the Rabbi and the Skinwalker…

  11. The conveyance(s) ,well they will just appear and remain motionless or they move very rapidly or not so rapidly, at the end of this their illumination dims down till no longer visible. See this to many times to count. No big deal any longer as this has been ongoing for many years sometimes often, only lingering questions, theirs or ours and if theirs, where are they from and why. Classified either way.

  12. It was always interesting for me: people sometimes describe aliens as little things with tender bodies, sometimes – reptiles. They fly on “saucers”. The question – may i take a look at reptile-welder or the reptile-electrician, who build the UFOs? I’d like to see HOW they build it. Anthropological ability. I think even we are – the homo sapience would live in a little bit different world if we had no big fifth opposite finger on the palms.

    • The best architects on our planet are not primates but the Dung Beetles, they are able to make a perfect sphere out of another animals excrement with their back legs while walking backwards. I would say honey bees and mud wasps are also impressive. Balloon spiders are also impressive.

    • John, what has recently entered our solar system is a 40 billion dollar ad for NASA and the Trumped up space program. They will take the food out of the mouths of babes if they could, to get their turn to walk on the moon dust and mining off planet is the future trillions

  13. Money, papers, desks, and cameras and airplanes and satellites, would not be my choice of tools for investigating this matter. Neither would be religion or government. This is not something you can just throw money at to figure it out. People who have social responsibilities are inclined to adhere to certain ‘rules” and in difficult positions to be considered reliable investigators. It is known “they” exist. The question is always, what do they want, how do they operate, what is going on ? The fearful consider them demons, and the wishful consider them angels. A key thing folks do not consider, is “what does the maximum power of human spirituality look like, and what is it capable of ?”

    • There is what we think we are seeing, and then there is what we can be made to see. Simple hypnosis exposes the frailties of the human mind and it’s preconceived notions.

  14. Looking back over some of the old SF series episodes, some were dead on. The one about a non-corporeal entity feeding on rage, despair, horror, etc. comes to mind. Of course, in that one, the good guys won, not the other way around (and there was only one of them). Another thing comes to mind, timing. With these “people” timing is everything. Making us look up instead of down? This article at least confirms my suspicions about WWIII. Although there may be a few nukes, this time it will be biological with the nukes as cover. This time around the targets are the entire population. I just wish I’d got my magturbine built in time, better than a SNAP unit, but I’m too poor to follow it up.

  15. Excellent piece Mr. Duff. Just what did make ISON go poof? It sounds like it could have been from here. If so I imagine that the vampires were soaking up too much misery energy from us to allow us to be extinguished.

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