No Longer in Shadows, Pentagons U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public reads a New York Times headline that is understandably attracting a great deal of attention today.
True to form, the Times had to hastily issue an embarrassing correction to the article after initially reporting that former Senate majority leader Harry Reid believed that crashes of vehicles from other worlds had occurred and that retrieved materials had been studied secretly for decades, when in fact Reid merely believes crashes of objects of unknown origin may have occurred.
Still though, its understandable that this article has captured public fascination. It reports that a Pentagon unit dedicated to the study of UFOs will begin making some of its investigations public, with the most attention-grabbing quotes coming from a former Pentagon consultant (emphasis mine):
Eric W. Davis, an astrophysicist who worked as a subcontractor and then a consultant for the Pentagon U.F.O. program since 2007, said that, in some cases, examination of the materials had so far failed to determine their source and led him to conclude, We couldnt make it ourselves.
The constraints on discussing classified programs and the ambiguity of information cited in unclassified slides from the briefings have put officials who have studied U.F.O.s in the position of stating their views without presenting any hard evidence.
Mr. Davis, who now works for Aerospace Corporation, a defense contractor, said he gave a classified briefing to a Defense Department agency as recently as March about retrievals from off-world vehicles not made on this earth.
Of course, whenever you see an article reporting anything about the US war machine in The New York Times, your response should always be intense skepticism.
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