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UFO sightings can leave witnesses injured suffering radiation burns, brain problems and damaged nerves, according to newly released Pentagon files.

The report, obtained by The Sun from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) as part of a huge Freedom of Information request, investigates the health impact on humans who have had paranormal experiences.

The report - titled Anomalous Acute And Subacute Field Effects on Human and Biological Tissues - investigates injuries to "human observers by anomalous advanced aerospace systems".

And the report - prepared for the DIA - warns that such objects may be a "threat to United States interests".

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© U.S. Dept. of Defense Intelligence AgencyThe frontpage of the report commissioned by the Defense Intelligence Agency
Humans have been found to have been injured from "exposures to anomalous vehicles, especially airborne and when in close proximity", it reads.

The report noted that often these injuries are related to electromagnetic radiation - and links them to "energy related propulsion systems".

It lists injuries such as heating and burn injuries from radiation, damage to brain, and the able to impact people's nerves.

"Sufficient incidents/accidents have been accurately reported, and medical data acquired, as to support a hypothesis that some advanced systems are already deployed, and opaque to full US understandings", the report reads.
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© DIAThis list contained in one of the files lists the different health problems faced by humans following a close encounter
It goes on: "The medical analyses while not require the invention of an alternative biophysics do indicate to use of (to us) unconventional and advanced energy systems."

The report added said it had 42 cases from medical files and 300 similar "unpublished" cases where humans had been injured after "anomalous" encounters.

The study argued it was possible to use this medical information to "reverse engineer" UFOs "from unknown provenance that may be a threat to United States interest".

The report also featured a "useful database" which listed the biological effects of UFO sightings on humans and their frequency, compiled US-based civilian research agency MUFON.
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© DIAUnaccounted for pregnancy, perceived teleportation and teeth vibration were also listed
It even included bizarre occurrences such as "apparent abduction", "unaccounted for pregnancy", sexual encounters, experience of telepathy and perceived teleportation.

Another fascinating document, included in the files, sets out how to categorise "anomalous behaviour" - with encounters with "ghosts, yetis, spirits, elves and other mythical/ legendary entities" classed as "AN3" and "witness interaction with AN3 entities" such as near-death experiences and religious miracles classed as AN4.

There are also ratings for UFO sightings, "Fly-by ratings" and "Close Encounter ratings" including CE4 in which an encounter with an alien results in permanent psychological injuries "or death".

Poltergeists, crop circles, spontaneous human combustion, alien abductions and other paranormal events are also categorised.
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© DIAThe files contain this classifications for various paranormal encounters
And in a statement bound to excite UFO hunters around the world, the report says: "Classified information exists that is highly pertinent to the subject of this study and only a small part of the classified literature has been released".

The report was part of over 1,500 pages of DIA documents related to the Pentagon's secretive UFO programme, the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP) that was obtained by The Sun.

The Sun first requested a copy of all "files, reports or video files" related to AATIP on December 18, 2017 - under the Freedom of Information Act - just days after the existence of the programme had been made public.

Finally after more than four years, the DIA handed over 1,500 documents including government commissioned scientific reports and letters to the Pentagon regarding the programme.

The DIA, the Department of Defense's spy arm, said "some portions" of the documents "must be withheld in part" due to privacy and confidentiality concerns but that the "DIA has not withheld any reasonably segregable non-exempt portions of the records".

AATIP was a secretive Pentagon programme that ran between 2007 and 2012 to study UFOs.

It was outed by former intelligence official turned whistleblower Luis Elizondo, who headed up the programme, back in 2017.

Bombshell videos of unexplained UFO sightings by US military personnel - investigated by AATIP - were also first published at the time.

The revelations on the programme marked a step change in the way the US talks about UFOs - now more commonly known as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs).

Mr Elizondo also previously hinted about potential health impacts of UFO encounters - as seen in this newly released report by the DIA.
© DoD/AFP via Getty ImagesThis video grab image obtained April 28, 2020 courtesy of the US Department of Defense shows part of an unclassified video taken by Navy pilots that have circulated for years showing interactions with “unidentified aerial phenomena.”
In an interview with GQ magazine, Elizondo was asked what kind of health effects and other phenomenon pilots may suffer.

"I've got to be careful, I can't speak too specifically, but one might imagine that you get a report from a pilot who says, 'Lue, it's really weird. I was flying and I got close to this thing and I came back home and it was like I got a sunburn. I was red for four days'," he said

"Well, that's a sign of radiation. That's not a sunburn; it's a radiation burn. Then [a pilot] might say, if [they] had got a little closer, "Lue, I'm at the hospital. I've got symptoms that are indicative of microwave damage, meaning internal injuries, and even in my brain there's some morphology there."

He continued: "And then you might get somebody who gets really close and says, 'You know, Lue, it's really bizarre. It felt like I was there for only five minutes, but when I looked at my watch 30 minutes went by, but I only used five minutes' worth of fuel. How is that possible?'

"Well, there's a reason for that, we believe, and it probably has to do with warping of space time."

And the phenomena has stepped from the fringe into a serious national security concern discussed by lawmakers, defence officials and even former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.
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© DIAClassifications for different encounters with UFOs and 'entities'
The slew of newly released documents contains letters from Senator Harry Reid - who asks for the project to be classed as top secret - and documents about contractors.

It shows how a contract was awarded to Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BLASS) for $12 million - notably the only contractor to bid for the work - to study "advanced aerospace weapon threats from the present out to 40 years in the future".

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The Sun obtained the records from the DIA, the spy arm of the US Department of Defense
In one 2009 letter Senator Reid describes how the programme has already identified "several highly sensitive, unconventional aerospace technologies" which required "extraordinary protection".

His request for "restricted special access program" for the BLASS work was rejected by DIA officials.

Last year, the Pentagon released its long awaited report into what it knows about a series of mysterious flying objects that have been observed in military airspaces over the last two decades.

The report, released on the website of the Office of the Director for National Intelligence, examined 144 reports of encounters with what the government deemed "unidentified aerial phenomenon."

It comes as the Pentagon is opening a new office to investigate UFOs, their origins and attempts to "capture or exploit" one of the mysterious craft after an amendment to a defence bill tabled in the US Senate.

The dedicated unit is called the Anomaly Surveillance and Resolution Office (ARSO).

It will probe whether or not the strange craft that have been reportedly buzzing the US military are unknown technology from Russia and China or potentially something more alien.