The New York Times has revealed that a Democrat scheme in the Department of Defense wasted $22 million over a three year period. The program that threw away all of this taxpayer money was called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program and the main purpose was to investigate reports of UFOs.
Why was this a scheme and not just a waste of money? The answer lies in the funding. Most of the money originated at the request of then-Senate-Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). The funding then went to the senator’s longtime friend Robert Bigelow who ran the aerospace research company responsible for most of the UFO work, Reid has stated;
“I’m not embarrassed or ashamed or sorry I got this thing going. 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.”
The eccentric billionaire Bigelow has stated that he is “absolutely convinced” that aliens exist and UFOs have visited Earth.
The program began in 2007 and was closed by the Defense Department in 2012. It was run by Luis Elizondo, a military intelligence official.
The Pentagon is only just now admitting that this program even existed. According to the backers of the project, it still does, even without the government’s funding.
Elizondo states that since 2012, he has been working with officials from the Navy and the CIA. He was still in his position at the Pentagon until October when he resigned.
He states that he was protesting excessive secrecy and facing internal opposition. In his resignation letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis, he wrote;
“Why aren’t we spending more time and effort on this issue?”
In the name of rational thinking, Sara Seager, an astrophysicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reminded that just because the origin of an object is unknown, doesn’t mean it is from another planet;
“When people claim to observe truly unusual phenomena, sometimes it’s worth investigating seriously. What people sometimes don’t get about science is that we often have phenomena that remain unexplained.”
Source: Washington Examiner