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Sen Marco Rubio: It Might Be Better if the UFOs Are Aliens

Article by Jazz Shaw                               July 18, 2020                              (hotair.com)

• Last month, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence offered a bill that, if passed, would direct the Pentagon to issue a public report on what the government knows about UFOs. Florida Senator Marco Rubio (pictured above) is the acting head of that committee. When interviewed by Jim DeFade for CBS Miami on July 16th, DeFade asked Rubio if he thought there were non-human aliens in our galaxy visiting the Earth. Rubio first answered the question seriously in terms of national defense.

• But then Rubio said “Look, (here’s) the interesting thing for me about all this and the reason why I think it’s an important topic, OK? We have things flying over our military bases and places where we’re conducting military exercises, and we don’t know what it is, and it isn’t ours. So, that’s a legitimate question to ask.”

• “I would say that, frankly, if it’s something outside this planet, that might actually be better than the fact that we’ve seen some technological leap on behalf of the Chinese or the Russians or some other adversary that allows them to conduct this sort of activity,” said Rubio. “But the bottom line is: If there are things flying over your military bases and you don’t know what they are because they’re not yours, and they exhibit, potentially, technologies that you don’t have at your own disposal, that to me is a national security risk and one that we should be looking into.”

• Interestingly, Rubio did not even consider the possibility that the high tech UFOs we’ve seen may have been developed within America’s own black budget Special Access Programs that he might not know about it.

• Then DeFade hit him with a broad question: “What’s your gut? Are we alone in the universe, or is there something else out there?” Rubio sidestepped the question, simply calling it a ‘phenomenon’. “It’s unexplained,” said Rubio. I just want to know what it is, and if we can’t determine what it is, then that’s a fact point that we need to take into account. I wouldn’t venture to speculate beyond that.”

• The argument against wanting it to be aliens is that means that we are sharing our space with beings that are vastly technologically superior to us. These things have been with us at least since the Nimitz encounters of 2004, but probably much longer. During the Vietnam War, American fighter pilots reported seeing identical things in their airspace. (see video below) If the aliens were going to attack us, they could have done it long ago, with impunity.

• But if these things represent the type of technology possessed by the Russians or the Chinese, then that’s not an ideal situation either. If the Russians indeed had this sort of technology, wouldn’t they have used it to end the Cold War conclusively in their favor? And if it’s our own gear, why haven’t we broken it out yet and dominated our adversaries? Also, if we have anti-gravity technology, why are we still burning fossil fuels to get around?

 

As we discussed last month, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has released a bill which, if passed, would direct the Pentagon to get their act together on the UFOs our military has been chasing around in our airspace and issue a report on what’s going on and make it available to the public. The acting head of that committee is Florida Senator Marco Rubio, so he’s been receiving a lot of predictable media attention on this subject. From everything I’ve seen, Rubio has been taking the question in an admirably serious fashion and not ducking away from opportunities to comment. One of those cropped up this week, when he was interviewed by investigative journalist Jim DeFade for CBS Miami.

   a UFO image captured by a US Navy jet

DeFade didn’t pull any punches, directly asking the Senator of he thought there were actually aliens in our galaxy and if we might not be alone. Rubio keeps a serious tone, discussing the possibility of a threat to national security as represented by these strange craft. But he then goes on to offer a rather startling opinion as to their origin. While not directly invoking the word “aliens,” he says that if it’s “something outside this planet,” that might be better than finding out that the Chinese or the Russians have gotten a huge leap on us in the technology race.

“Look, here’s the interesting thing for me about all this and the reason why I think it’s an important topic, OK? We have things flying over our military bases and places where we’re conducting military exercises, and we don’t know what it is, and it isn’t ours. So, that’s a legitimate question to ask,” Rubio said in a Thursday interview with Jim DeFede of CBS4 News in Miami. “I would say that, frankly, that if it’s something outside this planet, that might actually be better than the fact that we’ve seen some technological leap on behalf of the Chinese or the Russians or some other adversary that allows them to conduct this sort of activity.”

Rubio added: “But the bottom line is: If there are things flying over your military bases and you don’t know what they are because they’re not yours, and they exhibit, potentially, technologies that you don’t have at your own disposal, that to me is a national security risk and one that we should be looking into.”

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Pentagon Has ‘A Lot More’ Classified UFO Videos, Ex Head of Secret Government Program Says

Article by Aristos Georgiou                            July 10, 2020                                (newsweek.com)

• “Am I surprised that the government acknowledged the validity and the veracity of those videos? Not at all,” says Luis Elizondo (pictured above), director of government programs at ‘To The Stars Academy’, told Newsweek. “It was a matter of time. They didn’t have a choice because ultimately, the paper trail goes back to the authenticity of these videos. And anybody who does a little bit of research will recognize that they are real.” “It is truly a historical moment.”

• Last year, both the Navy and the Pentagon publicly confirmed that the three UFO videos captured by Navy pilots in 2004 and 2015 are real. “I knew they were genuine,” says Elizondo. “[A]nd there’s also a lot more (UFO video) the Pentagon currently has, unfortunately (they) remain highly classified.” And he should know. Elizondo once ran the Pentagon’s secret government UFO research project known as the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), which helped facilitate the release of three UFO videos.

• While the veracity of the videos have been confirmed, this does mean that they show alien spacecraft. Officials simply cannot explain the phenomena in the video clips. Some experts suggest that the objects could be atmospheric effects or technical glitches in the fighter jet imaging systems. Elizondo welcomes this kind of skepticism, but says, “I would just encourage those who jump to conclusions prematurely to take in all the data that’s available, because it’s not just eyewitness testimony. It is electro-optical data from some of the most sophisticated intelligence sensors that we have on the planet. It’s also radar data all looking at the same object and coming to the same conclusion that the eyewitnesses are coming to.”

• “Let’s not forget that in today’s age of social media, anytime a (UFO) video comes out, within 24 hours someone has been able to disprove it,” notes Elizondo. “In this case, that’s never happened. They truly are anomalous.”

 

The Pentagon has “a lot more” highly classified videos of so-called unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP,) the ex-head of a secretive government program has said.

Luis Elizondo—who once led the U.S. government’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), which was set up to investigate UAPs—helped facilitate the release of three videos showing unidentified aerial phenomena captured by Navy pilots in 2004 and 2015.

In April this year, the Department of Defense published the declassified videos online, which had already been circulating in the public domain following unauthorized releases in 2017 and 2018 by The New York Times and a company co-founded by Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge called To the Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences (TTSA) that researches unidentified aerial phenomena.

Last year, Navy and Pentagon spokespeople confirmed that the videos—which show strange objects appearing to accelerate incredibly fast, travel at spectacular speeds and perform other unusual maneuvers—are real.

“Am I surprised that the government acknowledged the validity and the veracity of those videos? Not at all,” Elizondo, currently director of government programs at TTSA, told Newsweek. “It was a matter of time, they didn’t have a choice because ultimately, the paper trail goes back to the authenticity of these videos. And anybody who does a little bit of research will recognize that they are real.”

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Did History’s Show ‘Unidentified’ Influence Congress and UFO Disclosure?

Article by Alejandro Rojas                           July 10, 2020                      (denofgeek.com)

• The team on History’s show ‘Unidentified’ has completely changed the way the public and media view the UFO phenomenon. The public is taking UFOs more seriously than ever. And now the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) is demanding answers and is concerned they have been left in the dark on the issue. It is hard to think of another show that has had such a paradigm-shifting impact.

• The show’s UFO research team is comprised of a rock star, a former executive of a company that develops top-secret aircraft and built Area 51, a former intelligence officer who investigated UFO for the Pentagon, and the former United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. They are all part of the umbrella organization known as ‘To the Stars Academy of Art and Science’.

• In season 1, ‘Unidentified’ investigated US Navy jet fighter pilots who chased objects they say exhibited technology well beyond our own, and even caught them on video. They were released to the public via the New York Times in 2017. We saw ‘To The Stars’ members escorting some of these military witnesses to Washington D.C. to share their encounters with lawmakers.

• Cut to season 2 which started July 11th.. On June 23rd, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence called on US intelligence agencies to coordinate and pool their UFO data, or “UAP” unidentified aerial phenomenon as the government likes to call them these days. The committee even calls out an existing UAP Task Force to coordinate the effort and coordinate the future collection of UAP data.

Den of Geek spoke to ‘Unidentified’ research team member, ‘To The Stars’ member, and former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Chris Mellon (see picture above). Mellon has no doubt that ‘To The Stars’ had a considerable influence on the drafting of the SSCI UAP report request. Said Mellon, “The report requirement would not be in there, wouldn’t exist if we had not been engaged in bringing witnesses forward and advocating this and writing about it and so forth.”

• “I worked on that committee (Senate Select Committee on Intelligence) for over a decade,” Mellon says. “I still know people on the Hill, and so there are some people there who are still there from when I served. And because we worked together and are friends and I don’t abuse the privilege, they were willing to take my calls and listen to what we had to say.” Mellon says senators and their staffers were concerned they had been left in the dark regarding UFOs, which led to the SSCI asking for more information.

• With all of the media coverage the ‘Tic Tac’ UFO and other Navy videos received worldwide, “the Navy [had] to own up to the fact [the UAP issue] was real.” Said Mellon,”[T]hey had active-duty pilots and others going on the record… this report requirement is a recognition that there is something going on with national security ramifications.”

• The SSCI is requiring the intelligence agencies to give us their position on UFOs, implying that some of these agencies have already been involved in UFO research, which the government has always denied. “[H]opefully [all of this] will force the Executive Branch to get its act together and pool all the intelligence, … establish some accountability, and force them to take a position… as opposed to just giving some briefings,” says Mellon.

• Mellon gives a glimpse of other real UFO occurrences recorded by the military to be seen in season 2. “[Y]ou’re going to see new accounts; new cases that have never been aired before. They’re going to add to the picture… and I think they’re going to add to the impetus and the need for Congress to be asking questions. … [A] report of that nature should be able to produce some very interesting findings.”

 

History’s Unidentified is like no other show on television, and perhaps like no other show that has ever been on TV. It follows UFO researchers in an organization called To the Stars Academy of Art and Science (TTSA), as they investigate credible cases. Reality shows following UFO researchers are common enough, but what is unique about this show is the makeup of the team, which includes a rock star, a former executive of a company that develops top-secret aircraft and built Area 51, a former intelligence officer who investigated UFO for the Pentagon, and the former United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.

           Christopher Mellon

The cases covered in Unidentified season one made headlines across the world, including several articles in The New York Times. These cases included testimony from United States Navy jet fighter pilots who chased objects they say exhibited technology well beyond our own. Some of the pilots caught these objects on video.

In the first season of Unidentified, we saw TTSA members escorting some of these witnesses to Washington D.C. to share their encounters with lawmakers.

Unidentified season 2 starts July 11th, and the TTSA team is already making headlines. On June 23rd, 2020, Politico reported that the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) requested that several military intelligence agencies, and the FBI, provide reports on the data they have collected on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP is a more “respectable” term for UFOs). It even calls out a UAP Task Force to coordinate the effort and coordinate the future collection of UAP data.

Den of Geek recently had the opportunity to interview TTSA member Chris Mellon. Mellon is a TTSA team member on Unidentified, and Politico included him in the previously referenced article. Mellon was the former United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence mentioned earlier. He also served as the Staff Director of the SSCI in the early 2000s.

Mellon says he has no doubt TTSA had a considerable influence on the drafting of the SSCI UAP report request.

“The report requirement would not be in there, wouldn’t exist if we had not been engaged in bringing witnesses forward and advocating this and writing about it and so forth,” Mellon tells us.

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