by Emma Parry
The Pentagon has
1,574 pages of
real-life X-Files related to its secretive UFO program after a
The Sun Online
first requested a copy of all "files, reports or video files"
related to the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program
on December 18, 2017.
the Defense Intelligence Agency
confirming it is releasing 1,574 pages of files
Video taken by Navy pilots
showing interactions with
“unidentified aerial phenomena”.
Video of the infamous 'Tic Tac' encounter
near the USS Nimitz
We filed an a Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA) just days after the existence of the
shadowy program had been made public.
Finally after more than four years, the Defense Intelligence
released more than 1,500 documents. It includes government
commissioned scientific reports and letters to the Pentagon
The haul includes reports into research on the
biological effects of UFO sightings on humans,
sets out categorizations for paranormal experiences, and studies
into sci-fi-style tech.
The DIA, the Department of Defense's spy arm, said,
"some portions" of
the documents "must be withheld in part" due to privacy and
But the agency added the,
"DIA has not withheld
any reasonably segregable non-exempt portions of the records".
The bombshell Freedom of
Information haul includes reports on the DIA's research into the
biological effects of UFO sightings on humans.
And this includes burns, heart problems, sleep disturbances - and
even bizarre occurrences such as,
and "unaccounted for pregnancy".
The report noted that
often these injuries are related to electromagnetic radiation - and
links them to,
And the report - prepared
for the DIA - warns that such objects may be a "threat to United
Humans have been found to have been
injured from "exposures to
anomalous vehicles, especially airborne and when in close
proximity", it reads.
The report added said it had 42 cases from medical files and 300
similar "unpublished" cases where humans had been injured after
AATIP was a secretive Pentagon program that ran between 2007 and
2012 to study
It was outed by former intelligence official turned whistleblower
Luis Elizondo, who headed up
the program, back in 2017.
Bombshell videos of unexplained UFO sightings by US military
personnel - investigated by AATIP - were also first published at the
The revelations on the program marked a step change in the way the
US talks about UFOs - now more commonly known as Unidentified
Aerial Phenomena (UAPs).
And the phenomena has stepped from the fringe into a serious
national security concern discussed by lawmakers, defense officials
and even former presidents
Barack Obama and
One fascinating document included in an Acquisition Threat
Support report, sets out how to categorize "anomalous behavior"
- with encounters with,
spirits, elves and other mythical/legendary entities" classed as
Seeing a UFO with aliens
on board would be "CE3".
Poltergeists, crop circles, spontaneous human combustion, alien
abductions and other paranormal events are also categorized. Studies
into advanced technologies such as invisibility cloaks and mind
controlled robots are also included in the document cache.
Other documents obtained include studies into communicating with
alien civilizations and plans for deep space exploration and
headed up AATIP for the Pentagon
US Senator Harry Reid
was key to setting up AATIP
Letter from Senator Harry Reid
stating that the findings of the program
demand "extraordinary protection"
The slew of newly released documents contains letters from Senator
Harry Reid - who asks for the
project to be classed as top secret - and documents about
It shows how a contract was awarded to Bigelow Aerospace Advanced
Space Studies (BLASS)
for $12 million - notably the only contractor to bid for the work -
weapon threats from the present out to 40 years in the future".
In one 2009 letter
Senator Reid describes how the program has already identified,
sensitive, unconventional aerospace technologies" which required
His request for,
access program" for the BLASS work was rejected by DIA
Last year, the Pentagon
released its long awaited report into what it knows about a series
of mysterious flying objects that have been observed in military
airspaces over the last two decades.
The report, released on the website of the Office of the Director
for National Intelligence, examined 144 reports of encounters
with what the government deemed,
It comes as the Pentagon
is opening a new office to investigate UFOs, their origins and
attempts to "capture or exploit" one of the mysterious craft after
an amendment to a defense bill tabled in the US Senate.
The dedicated unit is called the Anomaly Surveillance and
Resolution Office (ARSO).
It will probe whether or not the strange craft that have been
reportedly buzzing the US military are
unknown technology from Russia and China
or potentially something more alien.
The Pentagon UFO program AATIP
from 2007 to 2012
The files were released by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA),
the spy arm of the Department of Defense...