An ex-pentagon official says that UFOs have repeatedly meddled with U.S. nuclear technology, even forcing some facilities to go offline.  

Luis Elizondo, the former head of the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, told The Washington Post that UFOs or as they are officially identified UAPs (unidentified aerial phenomenon) have actually interfered with U.S. nuclear technology.

‘Now in this country we’ve had incidents where these UAPs have interfered and actually brought offline our nuclear capabilities,’ Elizondo said in an interview.

Elizondo was asked about several UFO sightings above secret nuclear weapons facilities and the fact that almost every major nuclear power across the globe has reported and declassified these sightings. 

He said that the phenomenon is a national security ‘concern,’ and added that the same observation has been made in other countries, making it a ‘global issue’

Luis Elizondo, (pictured) the former head of the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, said UFOs have interfered with U.S. nuclear technology

The Pentagon’s UAP Task Force is set to reveal their findings when they submit a long-awaited report on UFOs to Congress on June 25

‘There does seem to be some sort of congruency or some sort of intersection between these UAP or UFO sightings and our nuclear technology with nuclear propulsion, nuclear power generation, or nuclear weapons systems,’ he said. 

‘Furthermore, those same observations have been seen overseas in other countries. They too have had the same incidents. So that tells us this is a global issue.’

Elizondo said some people have suggested that UFOs bringing U.S. nuclear capabilities offline could be interpreted as a sign that the unidentified objects are ‘peaceful’ but said in other countries the UFOs have actually turned on nuclear technology.  

‘So that is equally, for me, just as concerning,’ he said of their interference either way. ‘I think that there is certainly at this point enough data to demonstrate there is an interest in our nuclear technology, a potential to even interfere with that nuclear technology.’

Elizondo said that the pentagon’s upcoming report will definitively state that UAPs are not U.S. technology, despite speculation

Public interest in UFOs has heightened after the release of Navy pilot footage that captured an’ unidentified aerial phenomenon’ 

He added that considering the huge nuclear footprint the U.S. has- including nuclear-powered aircrafts, nuclear-powered submarines and nuclear-powered destroyers, there should be nothing surprising about increased interest by the UFOs.

Elizondo also told the Post that the Pentagon’s upcoming report will definitively state that UAPs are not U.S. technology, despite speculation. 

He said he believed the findings would conclude that they were also not Russian or Chinese technology either, saying that instead he believes it is ‘next generation’ technology, decades ahead of our own. 

‘You know, through observations we are, we are quite convinced that we’re dealing with a technology that is multigenerational, several generations ahead of what we consider next generation technology, so what we would consider beyond next generation technology,’ he said. ‘Something that could be anywhere between 50 to 1,000 years ahead of us.’ 

While UFOs have been sighted by civilians for decades, their existence was brushed off as nothing more than a conspiracy theory. 

But public opinion has shifted in recent years, especially after video footage and pictures taken by U.S. Navy pilots between mid-2014 and March 2015, was leaked to the New York Times, three years ago. 

The images showed a 30 to 40ft object, shaped like a Tic Tac, with no wings or rotors, yet able to hover, turn and accelerate through the sky at hypersonic speeds. The flabbergasted Navy pilots can be heard exclaiming in awe: ‘Oh dude!’

A New York Times also reported on a shadowy organization based at the Pentagon dedicated to reports of UFO sightings, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program — AATIP.  

The Pentagon’s UAP Task Force is set to deliver its report on UFO sightings to Congress later this month, with some lawmakers pushing for the information to be made public.

NASA’s new top administrator Bill Nelson is encouraging the agency’s scientists to investigate unidentified flying objects as they see fit

The Pentagon’s Director of National Intelligence is required to turn over a report on U.S. military sightings of UFOs to Congress on June 25.

An unclassified version will be made public, while a more detailed classified one will remain secret — and anticipation has been mounting over what might be revealed.

Recently, 60 Minutes interviewed US Navy pilots who said they had seen inexplicable aircraft that flew faster and were more maneuverable that anything seen before.

Retired officials with access to classified intelligence have been cashing in on the fervor and drumming up the mystery.

‘What is true – and I’m actually being serious here- is that there’s footage and records of objects in the skies that we don’t know exactly what they are,’ former president Barack Obama said in a May 17 interview.

‘There are a lot more sightings than have been made public,’ John Ratcliffe, who was director of National Intelligence for the last eight months of Donald Trump’s administration, said in March.

‘There are instances where we don’t have good explanations for some of the things that we’ve seen.’  

Meanwhile, NASA‘s new top administrator is directing the agency’s scientists to investigate unidentified flying objects, just a month after taking charge of the agency.

Bill Nelson, the former Florida senator who flew aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia, says there is no evidence yet that extraterrestrials have visited Earth, telling CNN on Thursday: ‘I think I would know.’

But, as the Pentagon prepares to release a highly anticipated UFO report that does not rule out an extraterrestrial origin for high-profile military sightings, Nelson agrees that the possibility remains open.

‘We don’t know if it’s extraterrestrial. We don’t know if it’s an enemy. We don’t know if it’s an optical phenomenon,’ Nelson told CNN of encounters filmed by Navy pilots.

‘We don’t think [it’s an optical phenomenon] because of the characteristics that those Navy jet pilots described … And so the bottom line is, we want to know,’ he said.

Harry Reid demands report on UFOs to be released by Senate Intelligence Committee and say’s he has ‘no problem’ if aliens exist 

Former U.S. Senator Harry Reid has penned an article demanding the Senate Intelligence Committee release a report on UFOs lawmakers have commissioned

Former U.S. Senator Harry Reid recently penned an article demanding that the Senate Intelligence Committee release a report on UFOs lawmakers have commissioned.

Reid, 81, also detailed in his article for The New York Times how the former Senate Majority Leader became ‘increasingly interested in UFOs’ and said he has ‘no problem’ if aliens exist. 

In December, Sen. Marco Rubio – then-acting head of the Senate Intelligence Committee – called for Pentagon reports into the unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) to be declassified. The Pentagon’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force has until June to report its findings to Congress. 

‘I believe that there is information uncovered by the government’s covert investigations into unidentified aerial phenomena that can be disclosed to the public without harming our national security,’ Reid wrote for The New York Times.

‘The American people deserve to know more — and hopefully they will soon, with the release of a comprehensive government report requested by the Senate Intelligence Committee on the military’s encounters with UFOs.’

He added: ‘Let me be clear: I have never intended to prove that life beyond Earth exists. But if science proves that it does, I have no problem with that. Because the more I learn, the more I realize that there’s still so much I don’t know.’ 

In the article, Reid described first becoming interested in unidentified aerial phenomena, what most people refer to as UFOs, in 1996 after being invited to a conference on topic by an investigative reporter for KLAS-TV.

He said his interest in UFOs grew through conversations with former astronaut John Glenn, a fellow senator, but his staff warned him ‘stay the hell away’ from the topic publicly.

‘I politely ignored them. I was inquisitive and, like Senator Glenn, I thought it was an issue that demanded attention, and I was in a position to act,’ he said.

Reid, while serving as Senate Majority Leader in 2007, worked to secure $22 million in funding for the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. 

‘This clandestine Pentagon operation investigated reports of UFOs and other related phenomena, including UFO encounters involving American military personnel,’ he wrote.

Reid noted that program no longer exists but the government continues to study UFOs through the Pentagon’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force.

He said that, as a senator, he visited Area 51 and saw classified information that fascinated him. 

The top-secret Air Force testing site in southern Nevada has long associated with UFOs and related ‘conspiracy theories’ in popular culture. Reid noted that its existence wasn’t publicly acknowledged by the U.S. Government until 2013.

‘What I saw fascinated me, though much of it must remain classified. During one visit I traveled a short distance to the facility that housed the Air Force’s secret new stealth fighters,’ Reid wrote.

Reid explained that ‘there’s still a great deal we don’t understand’ but UFOs and it remains unclear how to explain some of these ‘strange sightings’ scientifically.

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