U.S. Defense Department officials have admitted that there was a secret space program that ran between 2007 and 2012.
The New York Times reported this in 2017.
The Pentagon claim that this secret space program by the name Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was officially shut down in 2012 due to lack of funds which they did not want to provide since the very beginning.
Yet, recent reports say that the program is still going strong, and what it studies might surprise you.
Facts About Pentagon’s Secret Space Program
Funding: The Pentagon never wanted to spend $22 million dollars on a secret space program. Nevada Democrat Harry Reid, who has a huge interest in space, funded the program in 2007.
Reid’s friend and a billionaire Robert Bigelow who is convinced that aliens exist provided most of the money.
When Reid retired from Congress, he said he was proud of the program:
“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."
Leader: Military intelligence official Luis Elizondo led the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program.
Under his lead, program officials investigated anything brought to them by service members like UFO sighting by U.S. navy (read here).
Headquarters: The program office was located on the fifth floor of the Pentagon C Ring. It is still classified.
Today: Elizondo said in 2017 that the program is still operational and never stopped running. He, however, resigned the same year because he did not like all of the secrecy.
Program Studied From UFO Pieces to Glowing Auras
The secret program has studied (and is probably still studying) a lot more than UFO sightings.
In 2018, they provided a list of subjects the program studied to Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists after a FOIA request.
Aftergood is known to criticize the U.S. government for their secrecy and to fight for more openness of information.
A few things have been omitted from this report he received to protect privacy using an allowed FOIA exemption. The remaining disclosed document contains enough intriguing information.
Even though we only have names of documents in the report, they about a lot. The secret program is researching:
- Wormholes (shortcuts in spacetime that may lead to time travel)
- Invisibility cloaking (Are UFOs invisible?)
- Extra dimensions and how to manipulate them (more than a 3D world)
- Search for ET intelligence
- Stargates (portals to other realms)
- Negative energy (energy that may allow time travel)
- Metallic glasses materials (lost UFO pieces?)
- Warp drives (faster than light travel)
- Glowing aura UFO (sighting)
Ralf Blumenthal from New York Times told MSNBC that there materials with ‘amazing properties’ which were recovered from UFOs. Independent reported his words:
“They have some material from these objects that is being studied, so that scientists can try to figure out what accounts for their amazing properties."
Aftergood was surprised how ‘esoteric’ the program sounded. However, the current understanding of physics no longer brushes these topics aside.
There is a lot still unknown about the program, but they are likely getting into topics that are out of this world. Literally.
As then director said at a 2009 Pentagon briefing summary:
“What was considered science fiction is now science fact."
You can find the list of 38 titles they studied here.