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Pentagon considered program to reverse-engineer UFOs, report claims

By T.K. Randall
March 12, 2024 · Comment icon 16 comments

The secretive program seemingly never got off the ground. Image Credit: Northrop Grumman
The Pentagon's recent UFO report includes references to a UFO reverse-engineering program known as Kona Blue.
A few days ago we reported that the Pentagon had released a new report essentially debunking all notion that the US government had ever been in possession of recovered extraterrestrial technology.

As it turns out, however, this wasn't the whole story - the report also mentions something called 'Kona Blue' - a proposed UFO reverse-engineering program that never got off the ground.

Details of this endeavor, which was reportedly presented to the Department of Homeland Security sometime in the 2010s, were uncovered by the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO).

The powers that be were seemingly unconvinced of the need for such a program, however, as department leaders reportedly rejected the project on the basis that it "lacked merit".
"It is critical to note that no extraterrestrial craft or bodies were ever collected - this material was only assumed to exist by Kona Blue advocates and its anticipated contract performers," the report reads.

According to Tim Phillips, AARO's acting director, details of this proposed project were not previously disclosed to Congress because it was never considered to be a "special access program".

It only became declassified to coincide with the release of the Pentagon report.

So while this doesn't necessarily confirm or deny stories of UFO and alien cover-ups, it certainly suggests that at least someone in the upper echelons of government must have thought - for whatever reason - that there was a pressing need for a reverse-engineering program.

Source: Politico | Comments (16)

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Comment icon #7 Posted by Unusual Tournament 3 months ago
Assuming the program is real then it would mean there was sufficient evidence to support an off-world craft. 
Comment icon #8 Posted by Dejarma 3 months ago
If it wasn't real then it's bollox, yes? If it was real then the DHS didn't think so due to lack of merit which means the DHS wasn't shown sufficient evidence to support an off-world craft. If this is the case then why were they not shown the evidence in order to get what they want? What do you think? This should be interesting 
Comment icon #9 Posted by Unusual Tournament 3 months ago
If it was b******s then the U.S. military would have a contingency plan for dragons, wizards and witches broomsticks 
Comment icon #10 Posted by Trelane 3 months ago
"The effort was eventually rejected by DHS leaders “for lacking merit” " Let's keep in mind there have also been contingency plans for "zombie attacks" (CONPLAN 8888), equally ignorant and wasteful. There are contingencies for many, many items that are highly unlikely but still have to be considered and have plans for. For example, at JBLM there are emergency contingencies for Mt. Rainier erupting. Is it possible? Sure. Is it likely? Not really, no. What that tells me is the responsible managing authorities received information, considered it and rejected it as being a essentially complete... [More]
Comment icon #11 Posted by Unusual Tournament 3 months ago
Local deer populations in the U.S. and Canada are showing a flesh eating virus. Very probable it could pass on to humans. So no dice.
Comment icon #12 Posted by josellama2000 3 months ago
The report's suggestion that there's a proposed program for reverse-engineering alien spacecraft seems like it's veering into the realm of sensationalism or perhaps propaganda. Logically, if any government or organization were to come into possession of such extraterrestrial technology, the immediate and top priority would be to understand and leverage its capabilities as swiftly as possible. It's akin to suggesting that someone who has just won the lottery waiting for approval to spend their winnings. The notion defies practical reasoning and casts doubt on the report's veracity or the seriou... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 3 months ago
Why, oh why, would AARO release a report that essentially says, "We thought about something, but did nothing"  crimminy. 
Comment icon #14 Posted by Nicolette 3 months ago
What do you mean? The pentagon would never lie. Certainly not about failing thier audit again this year with trillions missing... again. ( ) Yes trillions missing and billions spent on jet parts... and all they can say is we had plans to reverse engineer craft, but later realized there were none, and btw who knows where all your tax dollars went.  What kind of moron in this day and age actually considers thier statements honest and trustworthy ? next you are going to tell me that t... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by Hankenhunter 2 months ago
Well said. And they call Trumpers gullible. 
Comment icon #16 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 2 months ago
@Nicolette  [applause] Take a bow 

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