Pentagon leader who revealed UFOs accuses govt of smear campaign

A former nationwide safety official who blew the whistle on experiences of UFOs claimed the Pentagon tried to smear his fame and discredit him so the federal government might proceed to cowl up particulars about unexplained aerial phenomenon.

Lue Elizondo, a former head of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, filed the 64-page criticism with the Pentagon’s inspector common on May 3, according to Politico.

“Several internet bloggers were notified … that I had no duties regarding AATIP and that AATIP did not involve the study of UAPs,” Elizondo reportedly instructed the IG. “As a result, the bloggers began to disseminate reporting, accusing me of being a fabricator.”

The criticism additionally mentioned a senior official warned Elizondo he would “tell people you are crazy, and it might impact your security clearance,” in keeping with the article.

“These negative actions against me have resulted in great personal and professional challenges to me and my family,” Elizondo’s criticism reportedly learn.

Elizondo retired from his role in 2017.
Elizondo retired from his function in 2017.
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Elizondo allegations of a coordinated character assassination come as Washington officers are set to current Congress with a report detailing the whole lot the federal government is aware of about UFOs.

The mandate was attached to December’s $2.3 trillion COVID-19 invoice, and Pentagon officers have since acknowledged that footage of three UFOs harassing Navy ships off the coast of California is genuine.

Elizondo’s lawyer instructed Politico the principle objective of his criticism is to stress the Pentagon to coming clear about shut encounters of the third form.

“Nobody seemed to be taking this thing seriously,” Daniel Sheehan reportedly mentioned of his shopper’s grievances. “The different units and different groups that are responsible for responding to this particular phenomenon … they’re not briefing each other on this.”

The Defense Department’s Inspector General didn’t difficulty a remark in regards to the criticism, however launched an investigation into the Pentagon “actions” on UFOs the identical day it was filed.

“The objective of this evaluation is to determine the extent to which the DoD has taken actions regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP),” the memo announcing the probe read.

Elizondo has been outspoken about his discredited former function within the Pentagon after retiring in 2017.

“There are some people in the Pentagon that still don’t like me very much. I think they’re pissed at me for the way I left,” he told The Post last month, in an interview the place he provided a hopeful preview of the upcoming UFO report.

Elizando mentioned he thinks will probably be “an interim report … [with] all the unknowns” laid out, and never a bombshell, however he warned lawmakers ought to take the findings critically.

“They’re {UFOs} still coming up and causing aviation havoc. They’re getting in the middle of aviation operations, and that’s dangerous.”

Elizondo interviewed military eyewitnesses who encountered UFOs on an nearly “daily basis,” and spoke to The Post of autos detected flying 43,200 mph and turning on a dime.

Elizondo said officials need to take the threat of UFOs seriously.
Elizondo mentioned officers must take the risk of UFOs critically.
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“The level of interest is reaching a critical mass,” he mentioned. “I think [government officials realize that] it would be like putting the cat back in the bag or like putting toothpaste back in the tube. Now that the government has acknowledged the reality of unexplained aerial phenomenon … it’s going to be real hard to backtrack.”

“Maybe we’re going to realize that what we thought were monsters are really just our neighbors.”

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