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2021

Well I don’t believe they are coming from foreign adversaries. Why if there were that would suggest they have a technology that is in a whole different sphere than anything we understand, and frankly China and Russia just aren’t there, and neither are we by the way…

— Mitt Romney
US Senator (R)
Former Presidential Nominee
Jun 27, 2021
CNN

Now that I’m here at NASA, I’ve turned to our scientists and I’ve said, ‘Would you, looking at it from a scientific standpoint, see if you can determine what it is, so that we can have a better idea.

— Bill Nelson
NASA Administrator
Jun 9, 2021
CNN

[Rogan]: [What about the] possibility that we have obtained this extraterrestrial craft and are in the process of trying to back engineer it?

[Mellon]: That’s a really ticklish question for me and awkward. And if I were to say ‘Yep, it’s true’ nobody would believe me. If I really knew, I couldn’t say yes. And it’s hard to give good answers to that question. I think it’s plausible. I don’t think people should rule that out. There’s enough information to say that may have happened. We may have recovered some debris… It would be so deeply squirreled away you wouldn’t be able to bring in the best scientists, you wouldn’t be able to bring in world class scientists, you would have a few people available in some aerospace company and they would be hamstrung in their ability to test and examine the material and so forth. It would just be locked away somewhere.

— Christopher Mellon
Dep. Asst. Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

I will tell you, I have never said this before, but I have been told by multiple people who have credentials and access, that there is some truth to these stories [about Roswell]. So I don’t discount this when people say this, I have had people who had substantial scientific or military credentials, that they believe it is true. So I encourage people on the Hill to pursue it.

— Christopher Mellon
Dep. Asst. Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Both countries [China and Russia] have active UFO groups… They certainly have had their own incidents over the years… France has had an official UFO investigative group for decades. This is very much a global phenomenon.

— Christopher Mellon
Dep. Asst. Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

The most compelling case is the [USS] Nimitz case. Because you have so many witnesses and so many sensors and the FLIR is part of that, but you have to look at the whole case. You have to talk to all the pilots involved [Commander Fravor and Lt. Dietrich and their backseat Weapons Systems Officers], which I have done. You have to talk to the radar operators on the [USS] Princeton [Kevin Day and Gary Voorhis]. There’s also radar operators up on the E2C Hawkeye which was up there monitoring this… Then you have this third F/A-18 [pilot Lt. Underwood] that goes up and takes that [FLIR] video. So there is a lot of different information from a lot of different sources and the thing is, it is all perfectly congruent. It all hangs together. No one is contradicting someone else’s story. And what people are seeing is what the sensors are reporting. So that case overall is the most compelling to my mind.

— Christopher Mellon
Dep. Asst. Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

I don’t know what it is, but any time you have legitimate pilots describing something that doesn’t seem to conform to the laws of physics that govern aviation and is in US airspace, I think It’s something we need to get to the bottom of… If there is a foreign government that had these kinds of capabilities, I think we would see other indications of advanced technology. I can’t imagine that what has been described or shown in some of the videos belongs to any government that I’m aware of… I have no idea what it is but I think we should figure it out.

— Martin Heinrich
US Senator (D)
May 21, 2021
TMZ

What is true, and I’m actually being serious here, is that there are, there’s footage and records of objects in the skies, that we don’t know exactly what they are. We can’t explain how they moved, their trajectory. They did not have an easily explainable pattern. And so, you know, I think that people still take seriously trying to investigate and figure out what that is.

— Barack Obama
US President (D)

There is something there measurable by multiple instruments, yet it seems to move in directions that are inconsistent with what we know of physics or science more broadly. That to me poses questions of tremendous interest…

— Adam Schiff
US Congress (D)
Chair House Intelligence Committee
May 17, 2021

If there is some recovered debris say, it is so deeply buried and squirreled away that it’s outside of those normal oversight processes and that’s why there is a problem in this area.

— Christopher Mellon
Dep. Asst. Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
May 16, 2021

So it’s not us, that’s one thing we know. I could say that with very high degree of confidence in part because of the positions I held in the department…

— Christopher Mellon
Dep. Asst. Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
May 16, 2021

I was told for decades that Lockheed had some of these retrieved materials. And I tried to get, as I recall, a classified approval by the Pentagon to have me go look at the stuff. They would not approve that. I don’t know what all the numbers were, what kind of classification it was, but they would not give that to me. That’s why I wanted AATIP [to get Special Access Program status] to take a look at it. But they wouldn’t give me the clearance.

— Harry Reid
US Senator (D)
Senate Majority Leader
May 1, 2021

I actually wanted to get this information out and declassify it before I left office but we weren’t able to get it down into an unclassified format that we were able to talk about quickly enough.

— John Ratcliffe
Director National Intelligence
Mar 22, 2021

Usually we have multiple sensors picking up these things… There are a lot more sightings than have been made public… Objects that have been seen by Navy or Air Force pilots, or in satellite imagery, that engage in actions that… we don’t have the technology for, or traveling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom… Technologies that we don’t have and, frankly, that we are not capable of defending against.

— John Ratcliffe
Director National Intelligence
Mar 22, 2021

I talk over the following weeks with other anonymous insiders. To protect their identities, I cannot reveal much of the astonishing detail of what they told me but I am left in no doubt that they all assert that the US military, almost certainly the US Air Force, is in possession of retrieved non-terrestrial — alien — technology. Intriguingly, what I am told matches the claims made in the Admiral Wilson memo, that a private aerospace company now exercises control over this alien technology.

— Ross Coulthart
Investigative journalist
Author of In Plain Sight
Jan 1, 2021

We have crash retrievals and they have been analyzed and unfortunately our laboratory diagnostic technologies and our material sciences and the understanding of physics that we had were not advanced enough to be able to make heads or tails of what it is, of what they had their hands on.

— Dr. Eric Davis
Astrophysicist
Consultant to AATIP, Pentagon UAP study program
Jan 1, 2021

At some point, the information about ‘alien’ stuff and true US national defence information crosses paths. Patriots with clearances do not want to be traitors to their country or their way of life. For instance, if I told you the exact electromagnetic signature of a high-match UFO that US sensors search for, but don’t attack, and you put it in a book, the Soviets/Chinese would manufacture a bomber with sigint/elint countermeasure equipment that generated that exact signature.

— Bob Fish
Defense communications intelligence
Jan 1, 2021

This thing was going berserk, like making turns. It is incredible the amount of g-forces that it would have put on a human. It made a maneuver like they were chasing it straight on, it was going with them, then this thing stopped turning, just gone. In an instant. The [FLIR] video you see now, that’s just a small snippet in the beginning of the whole video.

— Jason Turner
Petty Officer
USS Princeton
Jan 1, 2021

[It went] right back up to 28,000 feet… At that point you’ve got your other aircraft launching off the carrier, and all these other intercepts were happening. Before I knew it, I had these objects raining out of the sky. Choo choo choo choo choo, it was raining UFOs. I am telling you it was the most humbling experience of my life.

— Kevin Day
Senior Chief, US Navy
Lead radar operator USS Princeton

It was there… then it rifled out of sight in a split second. It was as if the object was shot out of a rifle. There was no gradual acceleration or spooling up period, it just shot out of sight immediately. I have never seen anything like it before or since. No human could have withstood that kind of acceleration.

— Jim Slaight
Lt. Commander, US Navy
Weapons System Officer
Jan 1, 2021

There was something in the water… There was churning… We were all clamoring to get on the radio. ‘Do you see, in the water, what the f* is that?.’ No windows. No flight surfaces. Smooth. White. No intakes. No smoke trails. It looked like a giant Tic Tac. Maybe 40 feet. Large enough to scare the crap out of me. It was so unnerving because it was so unpredictable. High g[-force turns], rapid velocity, rapid acceleration, so you’re thinking ‘How can I possibly fight this?’…

[Commander Fravor] had that fighting instinct, so it wasn’t surprising his actions on that day. This object seemed to recognize that we were there and went from low altitude to maneuvering in an erratic very rapid manner. The hair on the back of my neck is standing up. I am thinking I am going to be watching a disaster.

— Alex Dietrich
Lieutenant, US Navy
F/A-18 Pilot

[The Aegis SPY-1 radar] eliminated the possibility that it could have been friendly aircraft of some kind, enemy aircraft of some kind. Nothing really fit… I was just chomping at the bit. I really wanted to intercept these things… All of a sudden this object drops 28,000 feet down to the surface, and I figured it out later, it was 0.78 seconds. [24,000 miles per hour, more than 30x speed of sound]. Captain said ok let’s go intercept one and I said hell yeah.

— Kevin Day
Senior Chief, US Navy
Lead radar operator USS Princeton

We were off the coast of San Diego, USS Nimitz carrier strike group was getting ready to go on deployment. At around the evening of the tenth of November 2004, all these contacts were popping up on my radar coverage right off Catalina Island right by Los Angeles. At first there were ten or twelve objects. Watching them on the display was like watching snow fall from the sky. Their relative position didn’t change from each other moving real slow, 28,000 feet at 100 knots, which is extremely weird. Usually things that high don’t travel that slowly because they’ll fall out of the sky…

— Kevin Day
Senior Chief, US Navy
Lead radar operator USS Princeton