Four years ago, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request was filed, and finally, more than four years later, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) released over 1,500 documents.
They include scientific reports commissioned by the government and letters to the Pentagon regarding the UFO program.
This included research reports on the biological effects of UFOs on humans, classifications of the paranormal, and research on UFO technology.
The DIA, the Defense Department’s spy arm, said “certain parts” of the documents “should be partly hidden” for reasons of confidentiality and secrecy.
The reports include files on CIA studies of the biological effects of UFO sightings on humans. This includes burns, heart problems, sleep disturbances – and even strange occurrences such as “apparent abduction” and “unrecorded pregnancy.”
The report notes that often these damages are associated with electromagnetic radiation – and associate them with “energy-related propulsion systems.”
A report prepared for the DIA warns that such facilities may pose a “threat to United States interests.”
The report states that people were injured from “exposure to anomalous vehicles, especially in the air and in close proximity to them.”
The report also says that there are 42 cases from medical records and 300 similar “unpublished” cases where people were injured after collisions with “anomalous” machines.
AATIP was a secret Pentagon UFO study program that ran from 2007 to 2012. It was exposed by former intelligence officer-turned-whistleblower Luis Elizondo, who led the program, in 2017.
At the same time, sensational videos of unexplained UFO sightings by US military personnel were first published, which were investigated by AATIP.
The program’s revelations marked a step forward in the way UFOs are talked about in the US – now better known as Unidentified Air Phenomena (UAPs).
And the phenomenon has gone from being a fringe to a major national security issue debated by lawmakers, defense officials, and even former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.
One interesting document included in the report talks about how to classify “anomalous behavior” – encounters with “ghosts, yeti, spirits, elves and other mythical/legendary creatures” are classified as “AN3”.
Seeing a UFO with aliens on board is “CE3”. Poltergeists, crop circles, spontaneous human combustion, alien abductions, and other paranormal phenomena also fall into this category.
Research into advanced technologies such as invisibility cloaks and mind-controlled robots is also included in the papers category.
Other documents received include studies on communication with alien civilizations and plans for the exploration and colonization of deep space.
A number of recently released documents contain letters from Senator Harry Reid, who is asking for the project to be classified “top secret”, and documents about contractors.
They show how a US$12 million contract was awarded to Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BLASS) – in particular, it was the only contractor bidding for the job – to study “modern aerospace weapon threats from the present day” up to 40 years in the future.
In a 2009 letter, Senator Reid describes how the program had already identified “several highly secure, unconventional aerospace technologies” that required “extreme security.”
Last year, the Pentagon released its long-awaited report on what it knows about a series of mysterious flying objects that have been sighted in military airspace over the past two decades.
The report, published on the website of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, examined 144 reports of encounters with what the government called “an unidentified aerial phenomenon.”
It comes as the Pentagon is opening a new division to investigate UFOs, their origins and attempts to “capture or use” one of the mysterious vehicles following an amendment to a defense bill submitted to the US Senate.
The special unit was named the Office of Surveillance and Anomaly Elimination (ARSO).
For more details, check out The Sun’s initial report on their FOIA request.