Elizondo knows a thing or two about UFOs. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 David B. Gleason
The former head of the Pentagon's UFO program claims that he has been the target of a disinformation campaign.
According to a recent report from Politico, Luis Elizondo - the former head of the Pentagon's secretive Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program - has lodged a formal complaint with the defense department's inspector.
The complaint cites 'malicious activities' and cases of professional misconduct, with one official reportedly threatening to tell people that Elizondo was 'crazy'.
"I responded... by telling him that he can take any action he thinks is prudently necessary, but that I was not mentally impaired, nor have I ever violated my security oath," he wrote.
These developments come just weeks before the director of national intelligence and the Pentagon are due to release a report on UFOs and their strategy for dealing with them.
"What he is saying is there are certain individuals in the Defense Department who in fact were attacking him and lying about him publicly, using the color of authority of their offices to disparage him and discredit him and were interfering in his ability to seek and obtain gainful employment out in the world," wrote his attorney, Daniel Sheehan.
"And also threatening his security clearance."
According to Sheehan, Elizondo is not only looking to clear his name but also to force the Pentagon to clear up any ambiguity over what it knows about UFOs.
"Nobody seemed to be taking this thing seriously," he said.
"The different units and different groups that are responsible for responding to this particular phenomenon... they're not briefing each other on this."
Source: The Guardian | Comments (8)
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