The US Department of Defense has confirmed that it has spent tens of millions of dollars to investigate traces related to unidentified flying objects (UFOs).
The program to investigate and study threats from unidentified flying objects (UFOs) took place from 2008 to 2011 and cost up to 22 million USD of the US Department of Defense. This is the first time the Pentagon has acknowledged the existence of this program.
A lot of Americans believe in the existence of UFOs and aliens.
Although the government stopped funding in 2012, the program continues under the leadership of Luis Elizondo, a military intelligence official.
He resigned in October out of frustration at the Defense Department’s lack of proper attention and funding for his efforts.
In the early stages of the program, most of the $ 22 million budget was allocated to an aerospace company, owned by billionaire Robert Bigelow – who always believed in the existence of people. alien.
Rumors suggested that Bigelow was a close friend of TNS Reid and made him interested in UFOs and aliens. Bigelow also spent money on Reid’s re-election campaigns in 2004 and 2010.
This is not the first time that the US Government has taken action to investigate the traces of UFOs and other mysterious aerospace phenomena.
In 1947, the US Air Force also launched Project Sign to collect, collate, evaluate, and communicate information regarding UFO sightings to the government, under the assumption that UFOs do indeed exist. in, and become a top concern for national security, according to an analysis by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Later projects such as Grudge and Blue Book had similar goals of collecting data and analyzing security threats.
Among the suspected UFO cases investigated by the US Department of Defense, there is a video recorded by the F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter, which shows the halo moving at high speed. However, the authorities of the Ministry of Defense also refused to give any information about the incident.
A US Air Force F/A-18 plane captured a halo of light in the sky.
UFOs are a topic that has never ceased to be hot in the United States, after the event that a saucer-shaped flying object crashed into a farm in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. The Department of Defense at that time reassured the public that it was just a UFO. an aerial reconnaissance balloon, a type of balloon used in meteorological research, however many people still believe in the UFO theory and believe that the government is hiding the truth.
Although doubts surrounding the US government’s response to the events at Roswell and belief in UFOs or aliens are often criticized, some aerospace experts such as Bigelow and Dr. His supporters like Reid believe there are good reasons for the US government to spend money to support investigations into UFOs.
“We are lagging behind the world in this regard. Scientists are often afraid of being ostracized, the media is afraid of opposition. While other countries are very proactive and ready to discuss about it. this topic, instead of being thwarted by childish taboos,” commented Bigelow.