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Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program
NYTimes ^ | HELENE COOPER, RALPH BLUMENTHAL and LESLIE KEAN

Posted on 12/17/2017 4:13:45 AM PST by RoosterRedux

In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find.

Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.

For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according to Defense Department officials, interviews with program participants and records obtained by The New York Times. It was run by a military intelligence official, Luis Elizondo, on the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring, deep within the building’s maze.

The Defense Department has never before acknowledged the existence of the program, which it says it shut down in 2012. But its backers say that, while the Pentagon ended funding for the effort at that time, the program remains in existence. For the past five years, they say, officials with the program have continued to investigate episodes brought to them by service members, while also carrying out their other Defense Department duties.

The shadowy program — parts of it remain classified — began in 2007, and initially it was largely funded at the request of Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who was the Senate majority leader at the time and who has long had an interest in space phenomena. Most of the money went to an aerospace research company run by a billionaire entrepreneur and longtime friend of Mr. Reid’s, Robert Bigelow, who is currently working with NASA to produce expandable craft for humans to use in space.

On CBS’s “60 Minutes” in May, Mr. Bigelow said he was “absolutely convinced” that aliens exist and that U.F.O.s have visited Earth.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alaska; US: Hawaii; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: aatip; alaska; bigelowaerospace; danielinouye; davidfravor; harryreid; hawai; hawaii; jimslaight; luiselizondo; nevada; robertbigelow; tedstevens; ufo; ufos
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1 posted on 12/17/2017 4:13:45 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Harry Reid, the “gift” that keeps on “giving!”


2 posted on 12/17/2017 4:16:42 AM PST by vette6387
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UFOs being aliens, I doubt. The distances are too vast.

However, I suspect demons or time travel observational windows.

Or Gravy Sucking Piglets.

3 posted on 12/17/2017 4:17:10 AM PST by Lazamataz (The "news" networks and papers are bitter, dangerous enemies of the American people.)
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To: RoosterRedux

A trio of reporters pretending to know something about military defense. What is the strategy of these 3 stooges—sell your lies, half truths, and guesses to the public. Convince the public that you are the expert, not the experts that work in the field. Lies sell, the nytimes has made millions, so keep it up.


4 posted on 12/17/2017 4:21:14 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (MSM is our greatest threat. Disney, Comcast, Hollywood, NYTimes, WaPo, CNN, NBC, CBS...)
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Nothing wrong with searching for extraterrestrial life but please, stop with the UFOs crashed at Roswell already...

Note that the main upsurge in UFO sightings all began to occur after 1945.
This coincided with the invention of the..........................................................Jet engine.
The US and Russia have worked on “Flying Saucer” aircraft, even during the 1950’s and 60’s so, can we move away from the little green me with slanted eyes? Please?


5 posted on 12/17/2017 4:25:52 AM PST by Netz ( and looking for a way ti IMPROVE mankind.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Calling The Men In Black.


6 posted on 12/17/2017 4:31:21 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: RoosterRedux
This just in:


7 posted on 12/17/2017 4:33:45 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Headline: Muslims Fear Backlash from Tomorrow's Terror Attack - Mark Steyn)
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To: RoosterRedux
Where no man woman LGBT has gone before...
8 posted on 12/17/2017 4:45:12 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Lazamataz

Distances are only vast is one has to push through spacetime. But if one can ride in a patch of it, then one can skim along at any speed without violating special relativity - or Zero Point Propulsion. No gravity sucking piglets required ...


9 posted on 12/17/2017 5:05:10 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: RoosterRedux
Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.

That sentence just seemed like such a dig at the military. Then I noticed the NYT byline...

OTOH: Aliens, I kinda' doubt. But computerized robot laboratories, like we have on Mars... That I could see. And I'd like to....

10 posted on 12/17/2017 5:09:29 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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11 posted on 12/17/2017 5:13:29 AM PST by Vlad The Inhaler (United We Stand, Divided We Fall. Remember That Diversity Is The Opposite Of Unity.)
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Not every UFO is a spaceship from the galaxy Gamma Zebulon. It’s really not a bad idea to have some kind of idea of what’s flying around up there, especially if it can’t be identified.


12 posted on 12/17/2017 5:15:44 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Another Democrat hoax money maker. Dont pay attention to the Soviets, the deep state or illegals, the enemy is UFOs ....


13 posted on 12/17/2017 5:19:25 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucifiedc)
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To: Vlad The Inhaler

Hi.

It was aliens who rearranged Harry’s face.

If you consider Harry’s younger brother, or the Las Vegas mob as aliens.

5.56mm


14 posted on 12/17/2017 5:22:58 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: RoosterRedux

Funneling money to ‘friends of the court’ I’ll bet.


15 posted on 12/17/2017 5:24:59 AM PST by Don Corleone (.leave the gun, take the canolis, take it to the mattress.)
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To: Vlad The Inhaler

I wonder if Reid’s violent, faulty exercise machine was from Russia and specially-build to remind Reid whom he really works for.

I wonder who else has an exercise machine similar to the Russian-built 2015 Face-Kicker?


16 posted on 12/17/2017 5:46:20 AM PST by WMarshal (John McCain is the turd in America's punch bowl. McLame cannot even fake an injury.)
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To: Netz

...Note that the main upsurge in UFO sightings all began to occur after 1945.
This coincided with the invention of the..........................................................Jet engine...

and the.....A Bomb.


17 posted on 12/17/2017 5:47:36 AM PST by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Bump for later.


18 posted on 12/17/2017 5:51:00 AM PST by Lawgvr1955 ( Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Neoliberalnot

nyt schlock.


19 posted on 12/17/2017 5:59:33 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Sasparilla
Note that the main upsurge in UFO sightings all began to occur after 1945. This coincided with the invention of the..........................................................Jet engine...

ummm...No.

Frank Whittle in the UK in the 1930's.

The Man Who Invented the Jet Engine

And the Germans used his patent to further develop the jet engine climaxing with the ME-262.

The time line coincidence of UFO sightings does correspond to the whole sale acquisition of German scientists after the war. During the war "Foo Fighter" sights were reported in surprising numbers. UFOs? By definition, yes. Alien space craft...?

20 posted on 12/17/2017 6:12:49 AM PST by Covenantor (Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern. " Chesterton)
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