An impartial authorities watchdog will investigate the Pentagon’s actions regarding UFOs following complaints from Congressional leaders on how the Department of Defense has dealt with the out-of-this-world matter.
The announcement comes days after a former Pentagon official, who says he headed up a program investigating what the authorities refers to as unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAPs, told The Post that he tried to get the authorities to significantly acknowledge and investigate these unidentified objects, evaluating it to an “intelligence failure on the level of 9/11.”
“The objective of this evaluation is to determine the extent to which the DoD has taken actions regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP). We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives,” the Defense Department’s inspector general said in a press release issued Monday.
The letter, signed by Randolph R. Stone, the assistant inspector normal for Evaluations Space, Intelligence, Engineering, and Oversight, knowledgeable authorities army companies and departments that they have to present some extent of contact inside 5 days of receiving the memo.
The inspector normal’s inquiry is separate from a mandated federal government report anticipated earlier than the finish June about UAP.
The analysis was instigated by complaints from congressional management about the Defense Department’s dealing with of UAP experiences.
Nick Pope, a famend UFO knowledgeable and the former head of “UFO desk” at the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense, instructed The Post it’s an “extraordinary new twist.”
“In my experience of such internal reviews, they arise when there’s high-level dissatisfaction with the way an issue is being handled, and/or internal disagreement over the best way forward. There’ll be blood on the carpet at the DoD right now, and maybe a dogfight between DoD and ODNI over how to handle the report on UFOs due to be sent to Congress next month,” he stated, referring to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
“I hope this evaluation shakes things up,” he stated.
Luis “Lue” Elizondo, who ran the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program from 2010 till 2017, instructed The Post that he tried to get the feds to act on the existence of UAPs when he realized they had been actual.
“It was a holy-s–t moment: ‘Oh, my gosh, it’s real. Well, crap, now we have to do something about it,’ ” Elizondo stated.
In response, all he bought had been evasions and roadblocks, leaving him to imagine the feds don’t need to acknowledge their existence due to non secular objections or fears over panicking the public.
He finally resigned over the stonewalling.
During his time with the Pentagon program, Elizondo stated he had entry to UAP information and interviewed eyewitnesses who encountered UAPs on an nearly “daily basis” – automobiles that appeared to make maneuvers that defied gravity and went far past the capabilities of US army plane.
Navy pilots talked about 50-foot-long vessels formed like TicTacs breath mints that disappeared in the blink of a watch.
Elizondo describes vessels flying at 11,000 miles per hour, “making crazy right-angle turns” and having the ability to reverse “instantly,” noting that the Air Force’s SR-71 Blackbird has a most velocity of about 2,100 mph.
He stated the unbelievable ships can fly 50 toes above the Earth’s floor or 80,000 toes in the sky, and might even seamlessly submerge underwater with out dropping any efficiency talents.
“When you see that, you recognize you are dealing with a technology more advanced than ours,” Elizondo stated.
He stated the floor could lastly be shifting.
“The level of interest is reaching a critical mass,” he stated. “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 UAP … it’s going to be real hard to backtrack.”
The Defense Department didn’t reply to a Post request for remark.