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US Government paid millions to chase UFOs and werewolves

In 2008, the United States Defense Intelligence Agency gave $22 million to the exotic science division of Las Vegas billionaire Robert Bigelow's space startup — Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies, or BAASS — to study "breakthrough technologies" and UFOs. A Debrief investigation, including new unredacted internal documents, illuminates some of the odd history of this secretive program and reveals that some of the government's money was directed to even stranger things than they had in mind.
Bigelow Aerospace Building
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Bigelow Aerospace Building.

The Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program

In 2008, at the behest of Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, then the majority leader, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) funded the Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program (AAWSAP). According to the solicitation bid, the purpose was to explore "potential breakthrough technology applications employed in future aerospace weapon systems." Though the Pentagon told The Debrief earlier this year that the DIA was not investigating UFOs, significant evidence exists that seems to contradict their position. The confusion may stem from the fact that the project's solicitation document purposefully left out mention of the controversial topic altogether.

"The people putting out the bid thought it would be better that it didn't say flying saucers or unidentified flying objects," former Sen. Reid told The Debrief in an interview. "It was thought by many that it would just draw too much attention, and by it being phrased the way it was, we had somebody from the Defense Intelligence Agency draw out the specs of it. It covered that anyway."

Reid told The Debrief that Bigelow Aerospace applied for the $22 million contract and won because the company had facilities that met the requirements for the project. When asked if Bigelow had been pre-selected for the contract due to his connection to Reid, as well as his preexisting public interest in UFOs, Mr. Reid stated flatly, "No. It was like any other government contract."

"It was put out for bid. And he did the best. He was willing to do more than others. He supplied, for example, a facility... So we put out the bid, but his response to it was the best, and that's how he got it," Reid explained. "He was not pre-selected."


CIA releases UFO 'Black Vault' documents early: How to see them online

Comment: The largest-circulation newspaper in the United States publishing 'UFO info' matter-of-factly. Will wonders never cease?!

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A CD-ROM of federal intelligence on extraterrestrial technology, obtained by the Black Vault’s John Greenwald Jr.
Federal intelligence on extraterrestrial technology — at your fingertips.

By way of the Freedom of Information Act, thousands of the CIA documents on unidentified flying objects (UFOs) — or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), as the government calls them — are now accessible via download at the Black Vault, a website operated by author and podcaster John Greenwald Jr.

The CIA claims they have now provided all the information on UAP they have, though there is no way to know that's true.


The truth is in there? 'All' of the CIA's files on UFOs are now available for download

Thousands of CIA files about unidentified flying objects are now publicly available for download. The agency claims that the trove of documents contains all its information on the unexplained phenomenon.

The documents were published on The Black Vault website, which is run by freedom of information activist John Greenwald Jr.

The downloadable archive is the result of Greenewald submitting 10,000 freedom of information requests over the years and scanning thousands of pages by hand. More than 2.2 million pages have been uploaded to the website.

Some of the reports date back several decades and the CIA claims that the documents represent everything it has on file regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), which is what the US government calls UFOs. However, The Black Vault says there is no way to verify the CIA's claim.

The cache of files has been made available as the clock ticks down on the US government releasing an official UFO report, thanks to a law contained in the Covid-19 omnibus bill.


US agencies have less than 6 months to reveal what they know about UFOs thanks to coronavirus relief bill

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US UFO photograph
When President Donald Trump signed the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and government funding bill into law in December, so began the 180-day countdown for US intelligence agencies to tell Congress what they know about UFOs.

No, really.

The director of National Intelligence and the secretary of defense have a little less than six months now to provide the congressional intelligence and armed services committees with an unclassified report about "unidentified aerial phenomena.

"It's a stipulation that was tucked into the "committee comment" section of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, which was contained in the massive spending bill.

Comment: See also: And check out SOTT radio's: The Truth Perspective: Powers, principalities and UFOs


Harvard professor says alien technology visited Earth in 2017

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Image of alien object "Oumuamua"
A Harvard professor believes that we were visited by an alien object in 2017.

In his upcoming book, Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth, theoretical physicist Avi Loeb lays out his theory about a peculiar-shaped object that entered our solar system several years ago.

The interstellar object — named "Oumuamua" — was first observed through the Pan-STARRS telescope at Hawaii's Haleakala Observatory in 2017. Researchers determined that it had passed through the ecliptic plane on Sept. 6 from the direction of Vega, a star in the Lyra constellation that is about 25 light-years away from our planet. Just three days later, Oumuamua — Hawaiian for "scout" — began accelerating toward the sun, before it eventually came closer to Earth on Oct. 7, "moving swiftly toward the constellation Pegasus and the blackness beyond," according to Loeb.


Large blue UFO startles Hawaii residents: Appeared to plunge into ocean

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Numerous residents of the Hawaiian island of Oahu have been left scratching their heads after a mysterious, glowing, unidentified flying object was spotted both in the sky and in the water.

Multiple witnesses reported the strange sighting to local law enforcement on Tuesday night but officials from the United States' Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) say there were no incidents or accidents involving aircraft in the area at the time.

Some of the bystanders managed to capture footage of the peculiar occurrence, which showed the luminous blue object traveling through the air. In one of the recordings a woman can be heard saying, "Something is in the sky. What is that?"


FAA notified after large blue UFO seen above Oahu, Hawaii appeared to drop into ocean

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An unidentified flying object spotted in the evening sky over Leeward Oahu prompted witnesses to call 911 on Tuesday.

The sighting happened about 8:30 p.m.

There are multiple videos of what appears to be a glowing' oblong mass — both in the sky and in the water.

Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration say there were no aircraft incidents or accidents in this area at the time. But multiple witnesses reported seeing a large blue object fall out of the sky and into the ocean.

In a one video a woman can be heard saying, "Something is in the sky. What is that?"

Misitina Sape told Hawaii News Now she captured the image at 8:26 p.m. near Haleakala Avenue in Nanakuli.

Comment: You can view Hawaii News Now coverage here.


Ex-CIA boss Brennan says Pentagon's declassified UFO videos are 'eyebrow-raising,' advises 'to keep an open mind'

Comment: Another drip in the ongoing 'drip-drip-disclosure' of the 'UFO phenomenon'...

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Former Obama-era CIA director John Brennan has described the declassified Pentagon UFO videos as "eyebrow-raising" and has said they should be treated with an open mind.

"I've seen some of those videos from Navy pilots, and I must tell you that they are quite eyebrow-raising when you look at them," Brennan said in a recent interview at George Mason University's Mercatus Center.

Among the several recently-declassified videos was the so-called 'tic tac' craft captured on camera by Navy pilots in 2004 performing neck breaking and apparently physics defying maneuvers 100 miles off the Pacific shore. Brennan was careful not to confirm nor deny the existence of aliens, but struck a curious tone.


Jeremy Corbell interviews author of piece on former Israeli Space Program Director, professor Haim Eshed's UFO revelations

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Here is a 20 min interview with the man that broke the story about the Israeli Space Program Director - Prof. Chaim Eshed - and his statements regarding UFOs and ALIENS. After going viral in Mass Media... what to make from it all? Is it all BULLSHIT? Major news outlets including CNN, FOX and FORBES reported a Frankenstein sound-bite version of quotes from the long-form interview (which was only available in Hebrew). What was lost in translation? What was the context for such exotic claims about UFOs and ALIENS? Is there any substance to the claims?

I talk with the man who was in the room with Prof. Chaim Eshed. The journalist who conducted the interview with him and wrote the piece. Should we dismiss the statements as insane? Or are we missing something? I definitely wanna know!

As my mentor in journalism George Knapp says... "It's the duty of science & journalism to investigate the unexplained; not to explain the uninvestigated". So that's what I'm doing.

Comment: See also: 'Humanity not yet ready' - Aliens asked not to be revealed says former head of Israel's Space Program


'Fast Movers' and Transmedium Vehicles - The Pentagon's Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force

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In an exclusive feature for The Debrief, U.S. military and intelligence officials, as well as Pentagon emails, offer an unprecedented glimpse behind the scenes of what's currently going on with The Pentagon's investigation into UFOs, or as they term them, "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena" (UAP).

For the last two years, the Department of Defense's newly revamped "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force" (or UAPTF) has been busy briefing lawmakers, Intelligence Community stakeholders, and the highest levels of the U.S. military on encounters with what they say are mysterious airborne objects that defy conventional explanations.

Along with classified briefings, multiple senior U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the matter say two classified intelligence reports on UAP have been widely distributed to the U.S. Intelligence Community. Numerous sources from various government agencies told The Debrief that these reports include clear photographic evidence of UAP. The reports also explicitly state that the Task Force is considering the possibility that these unidentified objects could, as stated by one source from the U.S. Intelligence Community said, be operated by "intelligences of unknown origin."

Significantly, a retired U.S. Air Force brigadier general and head of RAND corporation's Space Enterprise Initiative has — for the first time — gone on record to discuss some of the most likely explanations for UAP. His responses were surprising.

Comment: It remains a mystery to the general public, but many politicians and bureaucrats are clearly being brought into the loop.