The Pentagon’s Been Running A Shadowy UFO Program, And The Project’s Details Are Shrouded In Mystery

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Image: U.S. Department of Defense via The New York Times

In November 2004, two Super Hornet fighter jets were flying off the coast of California when they reportedly encountered an oval-shaped flying object hovering above the water. The object was 30 to 40 feet long and did not resemble any known technology. It had no windows, no wings, no apparent engine or windshield. And when one pilot attempted to get closer, it sped off into the distance…

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A U.S. Air Force video of the encounter was released to the public in 2017.  It was one of two clips documenting multiple alleged encounters between fighter jets and Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). So far, no one has been able to provide a satisfying explanation of what the objects are. The videos have, however, generated speculation about what the U.S. government knows – and what it may be hiding.

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The videos appear to have been released by Department of Defense (DoD) officers working for a shadowy government program. Indeed, the existence of the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP) was not even confirmed until 2017, even though it had come to an end in 2012. The AATIP represented the U.S. government’s first official UFO research project since Project Blue Book, which was wound up almost 50 years ago.

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