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Confusion surrounds secret US UFO program


Posted on Saturday, 30 December, 2017 | Comment icon 35 comments

Are officials attempting to backtrack or is something else going on ? Image Credit: DoD
Government officials have been offering conflicting answers to questions about the program's objectives.
Known as the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, the $22 million project reportedly ran from 2007 to 2012 and was founded to investigate military sightings of unidentified flying objects.

When contacted by the Sun Online recently however, the US Defence Intelligence Agency seemed to suggest that there had been some misunderstandings about the program and its goals.

"There is some confusion about this program and claims about its purpose in press reporting ... the Defence Intelligence Agency has not released any information, files or videos," said a spokesman.

The Department of Defence meanwhile moved to play down the DIA's comments by insisting that they had in fact been 'clear' about the program's goals and that there was no 'confusion'.

"The AATIP's mandate, when it existed, was to assess far-term foreign advanced aerospace threats to the United States," said a DoD spokesman.

So why are two government agencies offering up conflicting information on the topic ?

"It does seem to me like they might be backtracking," said UFOlogist Alejandro Rojas. "They haven't clarified exactly what the confusion is, but I'm not surprised that they are scrambling over this now."

Source: Fox News | Comments (35)

Tags: UFO, Pentagon

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #26 Posted by bison on 1 January, 2018, 17:29
I've heard the 'confusion' explained this way:  The Defense Intelligence Agency did not release UFO information to the public, but probably did share it with the Pentagon. The Pentagon allowed Mr. Elizondo to release a limited amount of  UFO information to the public, subject to limits defined by information that remains classified.   
Comment icon #27 Posted by Fila on 2 January, 2018, 0:49
Maybe we can all collaborate on an email to the DIA. Maybe we present Elizondo's claims.., and ask them where he is confused. Try and get a straight, 1st hand answer from the organisation itself. DIA-PAO@dia.mil
Comment icon #28 Posted by bison on 2 January, 2018, 3:32
I don't see any evidence that Mr. Elizondo is confused. The confusion appears to be that the Defense Intelligence Agency feels a proprietary attitude toward the  UFO information it shared with the Pentagon, didn't want it thought that they (the DIA) had shared this information with the public, and probably aren't too happy that the Pentagon let Mr. Elizondo share (a bit of it) with the public. 
Comment icon #29 Posted by stereologist on 2 January, 2018, 16:51
I believe the confusion is more on the side of the public. I do not think that the two videos agree with the statements in the articles. There are statements made in the media accounts that are not seen in the videos. The videos may not be from the event discussed. If Elizondo shared information with the public that was FOUO then that is a problem for Elizondo. It is more reasonable to believe that the videos were no longer FOUO, and no longer classified. Let's take that to be correct and not backtracking as a UFO person suggested. That is possible if the videos are not the event referred to b... [More]
Comment icon #30 Posted by bison on 2 January, 2018, 17:11
The two recent UFO videos with which I am familiar are already known to not be from the Commander Fravor  incident. They were  made later that same day, by another flight team that was sent up after the object. It had already eluded Commander Fravor's mission, using extreme speed, then appeared again, miles away.  
Comment icon #31 Posted by stereologist on 2 January, 2018, 18:55
The videos appear to show distant jets as the analysis below discusses. https://www.metabunk.org/nyt-gimbal-video-of-u-s-navy-jet-encounter-with-unknown-object.t9333/ Bolding mine. I think that DeLonge et al benefit from this confusion since it draws attention away from the lack of connection between the text and videos.
Comment icon #32 Posted by pallidin on 2 January, 2018, 22:09
Say,  I heard there are a total of 3 vids concerning the release. We have seen 2, with the third not yet released by the now non-governmental holder. Does anyone know a source for the 3rd vid ?? Or do we have to wait?
Comment icon #33 Posted by DirtyDocMartens on 5 January, 2018, 14:15
Yes.
Comment icon #34 Posted by CeresExpo2000 on 19 January, 2018, 19:29
Try to stay ahead of the Russians / China.
Comment icon #35 Posted by RoofGardener on 19 January, 2018, 19:40
".. it has been known" ?  Well, it has been speculated, perhaps. The primary goal (at least initially) of the U.S. Armed Forces is to defend the USA. If an unknown type of aircraft was buzzing around, then the Military would want to know - not unreasonably - what the heck it was, and whether it posed a threat.  What is so 'unbelievable' about that ? 


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