Navy changes guidelines for UFOs

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The existence of a secret government initiative, called the “Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program” (AATIP) was revealed in 2017, but the Pentagon’s most recent statement marks the first time the government has admitted it was concerned with what could properly be considered “UFO phenomena.'”

The dedicated office inside the Defense Intelligence Agency was created to study UAPs at the urging of several senators who secretly set aside appropriations for the effort. 

That office spent some $25 million conducting a series of technical studies and evaluating numerous unexplained incursions, including one that lasted several days involving the USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in 2004. In that case, Navy fighter jets were outmaneuvered by unidentified aircraft that flew in ways that appeared to defy the laws of known physics.

For decades, the military has been reluctant to talk about UFOs, but now the Navy says it is working up new guidelines for pilots to report unidentified flying objects. This follows follows several highly publicized reports in recent years of military pilots seeing and even interacting with things that move at incredible speeds, or in inexplicable ways.

The Department of Defense is always concerned about maintaining positive identification of all aircraft in our operating environment, as well as identifying any foreign capability that may be a threat to the homeland.


In a recent statement from Spokesperson Christopher Sherwood, the Pentagon not only confirmed that that the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, AATIP, “did pursue research and investigation into unidentified aerial phenomena,” but also that they currently investigate reports of UAPs. (Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon). They even dropped hints about ongoing extraterrestrial operations.

The NY Post broke the story of the recent relaxation of rules allowing pilots to talk about their experiences with UAVs. While researching their upcoming UFO series ‘The Basement Office’, the New York Post encountered a new and shocking revelation: the Pentagon admitted their secret program known as AATIP (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program) pursued research into unidentified aerial phenomena aka unidentified flying objects (UFOs).

This comes after years of discouraging these reports and branding any as top secret. While the reports won’t be made public, it is hoped that by permitting high-security pilots to discuss sightings with lower-security personnel more data on the topic may be uncovered. For instance, government drone programs.

“We are currently updating guidelines to be more aircraft specific in order to facilitate reports of unidentified aircraft/unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that support an objective data driven analysis,” Joseph Gradisher, spokesperson for the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare,