MUFON Director of Communications
Mainstream media outlets are reporting December 16 that the U.S. Defense Department has been funding the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program to study UFOs.
The program, as reported by The New York Times, was run by "military intelligence official, Luis Elizondo, on the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring, deep within the building’s maze."
"The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) has been taking reports from the public for nearly 50 years that clearly supports the idea that the U.S. government never stopped investigating UFOs since ending its Project Blue Book program in January 1970," Executive Director Jan C. Harzan said Sunday.
"While everyone these past few decades keeps saying that the military doesn't talk about UFOs," Harzan said, "we've been noticing the opposite. The military talks to us frequently in the form of retired personnel who come forward with accounts of exactly what happened while on duty in situations where they were told never to speak publicly about the event."
MUFON published a Journal cover story in November 2017 outlining 16 of the best military intervention cases. The Special Assignment Team (SAT) led by Director Chase Kloetzke with staff writer Kerry McClure reviewed multiple cases for the feature.
"We've known all along that the military was conducting UFO research," Kloetzke said Sunday. "It was very apparent from the reports we've acquired from around the country. There were just too many reports. They claim the program ran from 2007 to 2012, but we are convinced it was merely re-positioned these past five years."
Upload the Journal cover story as a PDF - which runs on pages 14 through 19 - at the link below.
The video released Saturday shows an encounter between a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet and an unknown object. The video was released by the Defense Department's Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program.
"We are conducting analysis on the video released Saturday," Harzan said. "We hope to have an opinion later this upcoming week and will report back on our findings."
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