In 2017, the Pentagon admitted to having funded a secret program of several million dollars to investigate UFOs. Although it made it known that the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program only worked from 2007 to 2012, a June report from the northern Senate. American demonstrates that, after all, the search for unidentified aerial phenomena remains very active.
The document details that the objective of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force is to collect all unidentified aerial vehicle sightings and report some of the findings to the public every six months.
It is true that the report may imply that the Pentagon is actively looking for extraterrestrial visitors, fueling, in part, conspiracy theories that claim that the US government has always had evidence of the existence of aliens. However, the main mission of the program is, in fact, to see if other countries, especially rival nations like China or Russia, are using advanced air technology to threaten the United States.
In an interview with The New York Times, Luis Elizondo, former director of the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, confirmed that the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force is an evolution of the program that ran between 2007 and 2012. [The Task Force] has no more hide in the shadows, he said, adding that he now has a new level of transparency.
It is recalled that in April, the United States Department of Defense has officially published three videos that demonstrate unidentified aerial phenomena that occurred in 2004 and 2015.
The longest video is 1.16 minutes long and shows a relatively static phenomenon until it disappears from the radar. The file was published with the designation "Flir" in the Navy virtual library.
After a thorough analysis, the Department decided to release them, since their publication did not affect the investigations that were being made about air vehicle sightings not identified in the military airspace. In the other two videos, shorter, it is possible to see two objects much more "restless".