The first of three US military videos of unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP aka UFOs, Unidentified Flying Objects) have been released. They have been through the official declassification review process of the United States government and has been approved for public release. This footage and all official USG footage comes with essential chain-of-custody documentation validating that it is received in its original and unaltered form and is authentic. The US Department of Defense uses this process in order to meticulously ensure that information and material retain their integrity without revealing sources and methods. This documentation is what sets this footage apart from anything else that has made its way to the public domain, by establishing its authenticity and thereby giving it enormous historical significance.

The video, taken from the cockpit camera, shows a glowing object traveling at high speeds while rotating and includes audio of Navy pilots struggling to process what they are seeing.

* experienced and trained air force jet pilots see object spin and move in ways that are not possible by objects they know

Reid worked with the late Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) and the late Senator Daniel K. Inuye (D-HI) on the project and recalled that Stevens, who served as a pilot in the Army’s air force during World War II, was eager to investigate claims that service members were often hesitant to report sightings to their superiors due to fear of being laughed at or stigmatized.

* so there is a long and mostly silent history of seeing such objects by pilots and more sightings. Only a fraction of the sightings were reported.

During the late 1940s and early 1950s, postwar America went through a surge of reported UFO sightings. In response, the U.S. Air Force created a couple of short-lived programs called “Project SIGN” and “Project GRUDGE” to look into the phenomenon. These were followed up by “Project Blue Book,” a large-scale government study that lasted from 1952 to 1969.

Military veterans who were senators (Ted Stevens, Inuye) were UFO believers

During a meeting, Ted Stevens recounted being tailed for miles by a strange aircraft with no known origin.

The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP) was a secret investigatory effort funded by the United States government to study unidentified flying objects, but it was not classified. It was first made public on 16 December 2017. The program began in 2007, with funding of $22 million over the five years until the available appropriations were ended in 2012. The program began in the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency.

The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program has generated a currently publicly unissued 490 page report that documents alleged worldwide UFO sightings over several decades.[

Bigelow Aerospace received funding. CEO Robert Bigelow is currently working with NASA to develop and produce expandable crafts for human space travel. Bigelow said in a CBS “60 Minutes” interview that he “absolutely convinced” that alien life is real and that extraterrestrials have visited Earth.