Pentagon’s unjustified UFO research “funding” revealed – – a total waste of our hard-earned tax dollars

This is what I call a total waste of our hard-earned tax-dollars.
Most of the $22 million  (our hard-earned tax dollars)  spent on this program went to an aerospace research company run by Harry Reid’s friend, eccentric billionaire Robert Bigelow.

Sure, $22 million may be a small amount to some folks, but to us regular tax-paying citizens, $22 million is still $22 million.  The government owes us more detailed explanation than this.

(No one can say that the UFO phenomenon itself is not real.   In fact, I believe that the phenomenon seems to be real.  But the way to get to the bottom of this mystery has not been really efficient.)

Harry Reid initiated the program, which ultimately spent more than $20 million, through an earmark after he was persuaded in part by eccentric aerospace titan and hotel chain founder Robert Bigelow, a friend and fellow Nevadan who owns Bigelow Aerospace, a space technology company and government contractor.  Bigelow, whose company received the bulk of the research contracts, was also a regular contributor to Reid’s reelection campaigns, campaign finance records show, at least $10,000 from 1998 to 2008.  Bigelow has spoken openly in recent years about his views that extraterrestrial visitors frequently travel to Earth.  He also purchased the Skinwalker Ranch in Utah, the subject of intense interest among believers in UFOs.  Reid and Bigelow did not respond to multiple requests for comment.”  – Bryan Bender, POLITICO MAGAZINE, December 16, 2017.

A bad picture – – after spending $22 million of our hard-earned tax dollars, all we get is another “vintage” fuzzy video of a fuzzy object  (which could have been anything),  with no conclusive evidence of anything.  In a shameless attempt to help Tom DeLonge’s TO THE STARS ACADEMY, the New York Times released this meaningless video.  It’s being paraded by UFO “elites” like George Tsukalous, George Knapp and Nick Pope.  They’re all claiming it’s evidence of aliens.  We should call it a theft of our hard-earned tax dollars, giving our money to a private firm run by eccentric billionaire and UFO believer, Robert Bigelow:

By the way, the Pentagon didn’t release those UFO videos, an official connected to a Las Vegas company who resigned in October did.  (Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, as well as Luis Elizondo, supporter of Tom DeLonge’s TO THE STARS ACADEMY OF THE ARTS AND SCIENCES)

(According to the GODDARDS JOURNAL, many major media are falsely associating this footage — the Gimbal footage — with the witness account of pilot David Fravor, involved in a different case known as the USS Nimitz case. [1,2] 

There is no supplementary testimony from the pilots heard in this video.

According to the NY Times, the date and location of this footage has not been revealed by the DoD.

In contrast, the date and location of the Nimitz case in which pilot Fravor was involved is well known.

The site of the group (TO THE STARS) that is promoting the footage in this video as evidence of extraterrestrials clearly distinguishes it from the 2004 Nimitz case.

About the UFO footage in this video, The New York Times says: “Defense officials declined to release the location and date of the incident.”

In contrast, the location and date of the USS Nimitz case pilot David Fravor was involved in is known. [2] So the target seen in this video cannot be from the same case about which Fravor testifies.



(CLICK TO ENLARGE ABOVE PHOTOS, courtesy of Mick West, METABUNK. ORG – – “To me the Nimitz footage seems consistent with (>50 miles away) plane flying away from the camera.  It looks very similar to the proven example of the same thing as previously explained Chilean Navy UFO video footage)

As far as the TO THE STARS Gimbal footages are concerned, it could have been anything:

It could have been anything, with no conclusive evidence of anything.


by Laura Italiano, NEW YORK POST – – December 16, 2017:


For five years, from 2007 to 2012, the Pentagon ran a $22 million program that investigated reports of UFOs.

The “Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program” was the brainchild of Sen. Harry Reid, (D-Nevada) who was then the Senate majority leader, according to Politico and the New York Times, which broke the news of the program Saturday, December 16, 2017.

The program investigated accounts by military personnel and commercial pilots who witnessed unidentified aircraft that appeared to move or hover without visible signs of propulsion or lift, the reports said.

One of the sightings investigated had been captured on videotape, released in August, showing a white oval object the size of a commercial plane as it was chased by a pair of Navy fighter jets off of San Diego in 2004, the Times said.

And while funding ended five years ago, officials who worked on the program and now have other positions in the Pentagon continue to investigate accounts of unexplained aircraft phenomenon brought to them by military service members, the Times said.

The reports did not say what, if anything, has come of the program’s investigations, beyond the drafting of classified documents describing the phenomenon.

“I’m not embarrassed or ashamed or sorry I got this thing going,” Reid, who retired from Congress this year, told the Times.

“I think it’s one of the good things I did in my congressional service. I’ve done something that no one has done before.”

Most of the $22 million spent on the program went to an aerospace research company run by Reid’s friend and fellow Nevadan, Robert Bigelow, the Times said.  Bigelow, a devout believer that aliens have visited Earth, is currently working with NASA on producing space modules for human use.


Eccentric billionaire executive Robert Bigelow claims “Aliens are here on Earth”

And finally, if you would like to see an in-depth discussion on all this, please go to:

Mick West, METABUNK:

“To me, this Nimitz footage seems consistent with (>50 miles away) plane flying away from the camera.  It looks VERY similar to the proven example of the same thing as a previously explained Chilean Navy UFO video footages”:



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3 thoughts on “Pentagon’s unjustified UFO research “funding” revealed – – a total waste of our hard-earned tax dollars

  1. Hello Norio, I know Derek with Skywatch. Very interesting. Give me you number and I would like to chat a little. Merry Christmas Jim and Linda Wilson


  2. Btw, you probably know this by now, but Fravor was not the pilot of the Nimitz video. He had his own encounter as we know but the video is not from his plane or incident (I mean it is as far as the ‘Nimitz Incident’, but thats a multi day event). I totally agree about how useless these 3 videos are. They show nothing remarkable at all. They are also suspiciously short and edited slmoust in a fashion to obscure what was really recorded. The gimbal video sounds like it ends right about when the pilot is about to say what it really was.


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