Why is the Pentagon scared of UFO sightings? Watch their full interview
It’s been a year since the Pentagon admitting UFO sightings are more than just drones & satellites. Unidentified flying objects, or unidentified aerial phenomena as they’re now called, have a task force and named people in the government dedicated to tracking these possible alien spaceships.
However, as combat veteran Luis Elizondo told 60 Minutes, the U.S. Government and the public are “beyond that”. Now, the Dept. of Defense might be openly assessing the threat level of other intelligent life in the cosmos. In fact, they’ve been evaluating whether UFOs are the beginning of an alien invasion for years Men-In-Black style!
Let’s dive into whether the government thinks UFO sightings are something the public should be concerned about.
“I'm not telling you that it doesn't sound wacky. What I'm telling you, it's real,” says Luis Elizondo, a 20-year veteran of covert military intelligence operations, about UFOs. “What is it? What are its intentions? What are its capabilities?” https://t.co/N8Z0JM2tH5 pic.twitter.com/fVUZ3hQaIq
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) May 16, 2021
Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program
Luis Elizondo was a combat veteran serving in Afghanistan when the Pentagon asked him to join a special task force in 2008. That task force was the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, and it was what it said on the tin: a defense program with the stated mission of assessing if, whether, or when UFOs would assault Earth.
Elizondo told 60 Minutes about the purpose of the threat ID program, simply called A-tip. “The mission of A-tip was quite simple. It was to collect and analyze information involving anomalous aerial vehicles.” Elizondo further explained what John Q Public calls UFOs, the military referred to as UAPs.
Does A-tip still exist?
The U.S. Military said they slashed the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program back in 2012, but other reports indicate it could still be going. A New York Times article from 2017 indicated the program was merely transferred to the Navy and rebranded as the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force.
The official story for the task force continuing – and siphoning off a chunk of our tax dollars to do so – was the existence of some concerning UFO sightings captured by the Navy on a sonar. Said UFOs were filmed about the Pacific, appearing to move like they were out of this world before jetting off.
The Navy claimed the UFOs could have been enemy aircraft, which was their stated reason for continuing their UFO sightings task force. However, senior astronomer Seth Shostak speculated this “enemy aircraft” isn’t necessarily from Earth.
Threat of alien invasion
Shostak isn’t the first astronomer to put forth the theory that UFO sightings could be aliens, let alone the possibility aliens are real. Stephen Hawking claimed in a program on Discovery Channel: “If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.”
Other astro-scientists are sure alien life is possible, and therefore UFO sightings could be aliens, but they wonder why super-intelligent life would be interested in boring, little humans. “I wonder if, in fact, we have been observed by aliens and upon close examination of human conduct and human behavior they have concluded that there is no sign of intelligent life on Earth”, Neil DeGrasse Tyson explained to Business Insider.
Tyson further elaborated: “You don’t walk by the worm on the street and say, ‘Gee, I wonder what he’s thinking.’ No, you step on the worm.” Ouch!
Scientific postulating aside, a Gallup poll revealed that a majority of Americans claimed they believe the government knows more than it’s letting on about aliens, although only 33% of people stated they believe UFO sightings are or could be alien spacecraft.
Whether we’ll have our suspicions confirmed about UFO sightings being alien invaders – or scouters for an intergalactic superhighway – is still up in the air. Do you think UFO sightings are aliens? Let us know in the comments!