Pentagon spent millions of dollars on UFO research

The Pentagon and other government agencies are more than welcome to research UFOs in their own spare time and using their own money. But they are not welcome to use tax money to support things like that.


…by Jonas E. Alexis


You may want to hold your breath for a moment. The Pentagon, the government agency which pretentiously tells us ad nauseam that they do not believe in conspiracy theory or things which cannot be scientifically proven, spent millions of tax dollars on UFO. Yes, you’ve heard it correctly.

And how much money have they spent so far? At least $22 million![1] Has anyone provided serious evidence which even remotely suggests that UFOs actually exist? Has any serious scientist come forward and produced serious data showing how this is a serious research?

No. Luis Elizondo, a career intelligence official, said, “We were trying to take the voodoo out of voodoo science.”[2] How are you going to do that without presenting a viable scientific theory which can be observed objectively?

And was it really necessary for the government to use tax money to support such an enterprise? Couldn’t we use this money to do something meaningful for decent Americans who are trying to put food on the table and feed their families? Couldn’t that money be used to support decent and struggling students who are being buried beneath the avalanche of student loans? Couldn’t the government support schools that are making decent and meaningful progress with that kind of money?

With student loans burying the average student in debt, where some owe as much as $85,000,[3] it certainly will take a while for those students to get out of the sinkhole. By September 2012, it was reported that one in five U.S. households suffered from student loan debt.[4] What is more disheartening is that some borrowers have tricked students so that those students have no way to get out of debt.[5]

One student, Jenny Hecht, is a graduate from the University of Michigan with a master’s degree in social work. She has a job that pays less than $40,000 a year with a student loan of $75,000. Although she seems to be happy with her livelihood, she complains,

“I don’t want to sound like a victim, because I chose this career. We live a modest lifestyle. We’re able to pay our bills and stay afloat, except that this student loan debt is hanging over our heads always.”[6]

Ann Marie Gorden is another student with a debt of $130,000. In her first job, Gorden only made $28,000 a year with a loan payment of $700 on her back which only covered the interest. Thankfully, she found a new job where she made $45,000 a year.[7] Still, that is not enough to cover the debt, which will economically cripple her for years to come—if not her lifetime.

Aaron Marks, who graduated in 2012 from Carnegie Mellon University with a business degree, owes $191,000 in student loans. Marks knew what was happening, but nevertheless lamented, “You don’t really think about what it actually means to have a house worth of debt, on a higher interest rate than a mortgage, until you’re getting close to graduating and thinking about having to repay them.”[8]

In short, it is not enough for government agencies to promote perpetual lies and perpetual wars in the Middle East and elsewhere. They have to fund spurious enterprises as well. The sad part is that no one has been able to tell us that a good thing has come out of such enterprises. What have we really learned so far about UFOs that is actually good for humanity?

The Pentagon and other government agencies are more than welcome to research UFOs in their own spare time and using their own money. But they are not welcome to use tax money to support things like that. I don’t ususally agree with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, but he seems to get it right on the UFO stuff this time.

  • [1] “Pentagon Spent $22 Million on UFO Research, Reports Say,” Military, December 17, 2017.
  • [2] Ibid.
  • [3] Ron Lieber, “Answering Questions on Student Loan and the Murky Future,”NY Times, September 14, 2012
  • [4] Hope Yen, “Student Loan Debt Hits Record 1 in 5 U.S. Households,” Christian Science Monitor, September 27, 2012.
  • [5] See “Student Debt Debacles,” NY Times, October 24, 2012.
  • [6] Amanda Paulson, “Life with Big Student Debt: Tales from Four College Graduates,” Christian Science Monitor.
  • [7] Ibid.
  • [8] Ibid.


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  1. Larry Cox, you took the words right out of my mouth. I always enjoy Jonas’s articles, but you can always spot someone that hasn’t actually studied the UFO phenomenon. Although the government doesn’t admit any serious interest in UFOs, it’s been clearly established from historical review going back to at least 1947, that they took the subject very seriously. When they realized there was a force they had no control over, which would’ve seriously compromised their authority and their relevance, they began to debunk reports and encouraged ridicule of anyone that suggested it is a real phenomenon. People that haven’t studied the evidence usually chuckle and dismiss it out of hand, for many out of fear of ridicule. The media does report sightings occasionally, but usually in a tongue in cheek manner. The shadow government manipulators have done their job well.

  2. Larry Cox,
    Thanks for your input. I am not against researching this topic, and I am an agnostic in this regard. People are certainly free to chase after UFOs. They are even free to spend their own money to do so. But to use tax dollars to support such an activity while decent Americans can’t even put food on the table seems to be immoral. It suggests that UFOs are more important than human beings. Moreover, no one has seriously produced any evidence showing that the United States has actually gained valuable knowledge from pursuing such an activity.

  3. Larry, I think you would be shocked to see how many are psyops or ‘gatherers’. Notice how cattle mutilations and crop circles have waned. The field of the paranormal has many uses.

  4. Even if the controlling-mind (government) learned valuable information about UFO’s, it would remain classified because this information might provide them with an advantage on the battlefield. Also, with endless billions being funneled into secret black projects, many UFO’s could be man made. If the propulsion systems of man made UFO’s operated on anything other than the conventional burning of hydrocarbons, it might serve as another reason to keep the projects classified. It would be hard for participants in these projects to go public with valuable information because they are strictly compartmentalized, specifically to prevent leaks.

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