The Pentagon was investigating the possible existence of UFOs through a multi-million dollar secret program, a US publication reported by the BBC and the Guardian. According to the same source, only a few officials are aware of the program, which started in 2007 and was expected to be completed in 2012.
Funding for the $ 22 million program was hidden in US defense budgets. The New York Times writes that documentaries related to this program talk about weird aircraft flying at high speed or floating. But scientists have reservations and point out that unexplained events are not necessarily proof of the existence of extraterrestrial life.
The so-called “Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program” was the idea of former Democrat Senator Harry Reed, who at the time was the leader of the majority of Democrats in the Senate. As he said in the New York Times: “I’m not ashamed, nor do I regret that I started this. I did something that no one had done in the past. ”
Reed is a senator in Nevada. Close to Rachel, Nevada, is the so-called Extraterrestrial Highway, which was inaugurated by the local House in 1996 and passes Area 51, a military base in the Nevada Field, the existance of which was admitted just a few years go by the US government.
Funding for the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program has been completed – at least – five years ago, but workers have moved to other positions in the Pentagon and are still investigating testimonies and evidence of mysterious flying objects.
A video released last August shows two US Navy fighter jets to chase a white oval flying object that had a passenger plane size off San Diego in 2004. Former director of the program, not mentioned in the report, told Politico that one of the objectives of the program might have been to monitor the technological advancement of rival foreign powers such as China or Russia.