A former deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Christopher Mellon, has called for the release of any records related to a secret U.S. government program that allegedly involved the analysis and exploitation of materials recovered from off-world craft.
Mellon, who is an expert on UFOs, wrote an opinion piece for Politico on Saturday, claiming that he has referred four witnesses to the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) who have knowledge of such a program. He also said that other sources have contacted him about a similar project.
Mellon argued that the American public have a right to know the truth about whether the government has reverse engineered UFO technology and that they can handle any information about extraterrestrial craft.
He also said that disclosing such information could help global leaders develop an effective deterrent against a possible attack, although he noted that there are no signs of aggression from the unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP).
Moreover, Mellon pointed out the potential scientific benefits of revealing any information about the alleged reverse-engineering program.
He wrote: “If we have recovered off-world technologies, our best and brightest minds should be engaged in evaluating it. Assuming UAP propulsion technology is distinct from anything known to the public, a successful reverse engineering program might bring about a revolution in energy, transportation and materials technologies. We might be able to accelerate a transition to clean and cheap energy; perhaps even develop superconducting materials and propulsion technologies that are now the stuff of Hollywood movies.”
Mellon cited a report by Newsweek that confirmed his claims about the existence of AARO, a new office within the Pentagon that is tasked with investigating UAPs.
He also quoted Spielberg’s statement to Stephen Colbert that “it’s mathematically impossible that we are the only intelligent species in the cosmos.” He urged the government to be more transparent and accountable about its dealings with UAPs and to share any relevant information with the public and Congress.