A former military advisor to the US government has vowed to spill the beans on UFO in a soon-to-be-released tell-all book.
Luis Elizondo, the outspoken former head of the Pentagon’s UFO-hunting organisation, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), is set to release a memoir revealing what he claims the US government really knows about UFOs.
His publishers, William Morrow, promise the book will “reveal shocking never-before-shared details regarding what Elizondo has learned about UFOs and the profound implications for humanity, all of which will escalate what is already a hot topic globally.”
Former military intelligence officer Elizondo asked to be transferred to the secret UFO program in 2008. Nine years later he quit, expressing his frustration about not being allowed to reveal everything he knew about the project.
A Pentagon spokesperson attempted to cast rubbish Elizondo’s work for the AATIP, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid – who originally set up the project – issued a statement backing Elizondo up.
After the Pentagon’ have its somewhat noncommittal UFO report to Congress, Elizondo said: “The American people now know a small portion of what I and my colleagues in the Pentagon have been privy to: That these UAP (unidentified aerial phenomenon) are not secret U.S. technology, that they do not seem to belong to any known allies or adversaries, and that our intelligence services have yet to identify a terrestrial explanation for these extraordinary vehicles.”
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Elizondo added: “This conversation is only just beginning.”
Describing the “UAPs” as the US military prefers to call them, Elizondo told CBS TV’s 60 Minutes: “Imagine a technology that can do 6-to-700 g-forces, that can fly at 13,000 miles an hour, that can evade radar and that can fly through air and water and possibly space.
"…and oh, by the way," he added, "[The craft] has no obvious signs of propulsion, no wings, no control surfaces and yet still can defy the natural effects of Earth's gravity. That's precisely what we're seeing. “
Accepting that a great many UFO sightings can be explained away by human error on the part of the observers, he says it’s the minority that can’t be explained that needs to be investigated: "In some cases there are simple explanations for what people are witnessing," he says, "but there are some that, that are not.
"We're not just simply jumping to a conclusion that's saying, 'Oh, that's a UAP out there.' we're going through our due diligence.
"Is it some sort of new type of cruise missile technology that China has developed? Is it some sort of high-altitude balloon that's conducting reconnaissance? Ultimately when you have exhausted all those what ifs and you're still left with the fact that this is in our airspace and it's real, that's when it becomes compelling, and that's when it becomes problematic."
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