Truth at Last: Pentagon chief says aliens have visited Earth after leading secret UFO-Investigation project

Evidence suggests UFOs may have reached Earth, says former Pentagon official Luis Elizondo

A former US military intelligence official has claimed there is evidence that could suggest aliens have reached Earth.

Key points:

• The US Defence Department funnelled $28.7 million into program investigating UFOs

• Footage captured by US fighter jet shows “rotating” aircraft

• Former military intelligence official resigns because of secrecy around the program



PHOTO Above: This infrared footage from the Mexican Air Force purportedly shows a close encounter with UFOs. (Reuters)


Luis Elizondo, a former Pentagon official who recently led a government program to research potential UFOs, believes there is secrecy surrounding the program and told CNN, “There is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone”.

Mr Elizondo led the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program from 2007 to 2012, which investigated UFOs. Parts of the program’s findings still remain classified.

He resigned in October to protest against what he believed was excessive secrecy around the program.

Despite the program officially ending in 2012, The New York Times reports the investigation is ongoing and Mr Elizondo has a successor continuing his research, but he refuses to name them.



Mr Elizondo suggested to CNN on Monday there was evidence that did not rule out the chance aliens had reached Earth, but said he could not speak on behalf of the Government.

He claimed the origin of aircrafts investigated as part of the research were difficult to identify.

“These aircraft — we’ll call them aircraft — are displaying characteristics that are not currently within the US inventory nor in any foreign inventory that we are aware of,” he said.

“These aircraft don’t have any obvious flight services, any obvious forms of propulsion, and are manoeuvring in ways that include extreme manoeuvrability beyond, I would submit, the healthy G-forces of a human or anything biological.

Luis Elizondo

“Hypersonic velocities, low observability, positive lift. Again, seemingly defying the laws of aerodynamics.”

The former military intelligence officer also claimed during his investigation, “We found a lot”.

He said however they did not have all the information and were filling in the gaps.

“And there is still, by the way, a lot that we don’t really know,” he said.


VIDEO: US fighter jet chases UFO


The US Defence Department revealed this week it spent $28.7 million on the program set up to investigate UFOs.

Its initial funding came largely at the request of former Democratic senator Harry Reid — the Nevada politician long known for his enthusiasm for space phenomena.

The New York Times reported most of the money went to a space research company run by billionaire Robert Bigelow, who is convinced aliens exist.

Footage of UFOs investigated showed US fighter jets chasing a fast moving aircraft off the coast of San Diego in 2004.

The footage was captured by a US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet and pilots on board can be heard describing what they are witnessing.

“It’s a f***ing drone, bro,” a pilot is heard saying.

The pilots notice the aircraft is flying against the wind and claim it’s rotating.

Following the release of the footage, one of the pilots, Commander David Fravor, told The New York Times: “It accelerated like nothing I’ve ever seen.”

CNN reports Mr Reid was proud of the program and its ground-breaking studies.

source: Updated  | ABC/Reuters | abc.net.au/news/  and Source: Updated  | by ABC/Reuters | abc.net.au/news/
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Brazil’s Gov Declassified UFO File (Directory) 12 folders disclosed by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense confirm activities of unidentified flying objects in Brazilian territory.

UFO Graphic 01 (Large)

FOLDER: 01 – 1970

File Size: 12.541 mb

File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_01_1970.pdf

Pages: 13.

Brief Outline: This folder contains statements delivered at a police station in the city of Bauru (SP). The office was linked to the extinct DOPS, an acronym to name the feared Brazilian Department of Political and Social Order during military dictatorship. There are also reports of numerous UFO sightings occurred in many cities of the state of Sao Paulo. Such reports highlight the good reputation with which police officers regard the witnesses. There are also occurrences from the state of Rio Grande do Sul involving an unsuccessful attempt of an official car to chase a UFO – the object exploded in the air without leaving a trace.

FOLDER: 02 – 1971

File Size: 22.856 mb

File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_02_1971.pdf

Pages: 22.

Brief Outline: Military reports addressed to Brig. Gervasio Duncan and Gen. Moacyr Uchoa describing UFOs flight and landing in the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Rio de Janeiro, including a UFO chasing aircraft and sightings of 2-meter tall beings beside their spacecraft in the city of Belo Horizonte (MG). Report from the Division of Security Information of the 2nd Air Zone Command on the spotting of UFOs by radars in the region of Varginha (MG). It also contains an official report sent to the Air Force Command on the sighting of a large flying saucer with several windows over Presidente Dutra highway.

FOLDER: 03 – 1972

File Size: 20.451 mb

File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_03_1972.pdf

Pages: 15.

Brief Outline: Newspaper clippings reporting UFO sightings followed up by military and police forces at the time. One case describes how two UFOs chased a bus carrying 34 students onboard. Military telegrams including one from the Air Base in Rio de Janeiro informing a UFO sighting at Morro da Onsa – the landing site was spotted by a FAB aircraft. A document from the Division for Flight Protection on the 3rd Air Zone describing UFO sightings in June 1972 as a “swarm of fish”. Letters and instructions.

FOLDER: 04 – 1973

File Size: 36.756 mb

File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_04_1973.pdf

Pages: 26.

Brief Outline: DOPS report containing statements delivered by Sao Paulo city teachers on UFO sightings occurred between municipalities of Ubirajara and Galia in August-October 1972. UFOs there seen had the ability to split and rejoin their pieces which illustrates their intelligent behavior towards the witnesses. Bulletins from the Sociedade Pelotense de Investigação e Pesquisa de Discos Voadores, from April to October 1973 containing articles on the Brazilian cases emphasizing several occurrences registered in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The fact suggests that Brazilian researchers had been monitored by the Air Force.

FOLDER: 05 – 1974

File Size: 23.190 mb

File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_05_1974.pdf

Pages: 19.

Brief Outline: This folder contains memos from the Office of Public Security of the State of Sao Paulo addressed to the commander of the 4th Air Zone – investigations carried out by Sorocaba and Votorantin police stations on UFO sightings in those municipalities were altogether forwarded.  There are also materials from civil ufologists. Letter from the Canadian UFO Research to the 4th Air Zone requesting information on the ufological occurrence in the city of Arasariguama (SP) which resulted in a certified death of witness. Copies of the report from Centro de Investigação Civil de Objetos Aéreos Não Identificados on the UFO spotted and registered in Belo Horizonte plus details of the case.

FOLDER: 06 – 1975

File Size: 69.258 mb

File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_05_1975.pdf

Pages: 68.

Brief Outline: This one contains documents generated by several civil associations throughout the country which clearly indicates the government surveillance on researchers’ activities. Among those pages are bulletins from Sociedade Pelotense containing researches on animal mutilations, correspondence exchanged by the Air Force and Gen. Moacyr Uchoa, and also a summary of David Jacobs’ book, The UFO Controversy in America. Strangely enough, it also contains an Italian citizen’s statement reporting a UFO occurrence caught by movie camera in 1975 – the movie would have been sent to the USA.

FOLDER: 07 – 1976

File Size: 30.118 mb

File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_07_1976.pdf

Pages: 30.

Brief Outline: Memo from the minister of aeronautics’ chief of staff to the head of the Air Force regarding the release of reports on Caso Ilha da Trindade, occurred in 1958. Both response and letter from requestor are attached including a brief on the Center For UFO Studies which was directed by ufologist J. Allen Hynek. There are also correspondence exchanged among Brazilian ufologists and the military concerning a cooperation for sharing of materials such as UFO case studies and bulletins. Also a letter dated 25 May 1976 from Brazilian Air Force representative in Washington requesting the Air Force Command for information to the US researcher.

FOLDER: 08 – 1977

File Size: 19.575 mb

File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_08_1977.pdf

Pages: 24.

Brief Outline: Includes a protocol by Salvador Air Base undersigned by several brigadiers reporting occurrences in which military reported sightings of large UFOs followed by smaller ones. Air traffic controller and other seven witnesses claim to have seen a large UFO that would be the “mother ship”. Also letters exchanged by Brazilian and foreign civil ufologists with Air Force military. Among these, there is one request from researcher Bob Pratt concerning UFO incidents in USA territory. There are also reports on sightings that triggered Operacao Prato.

FOLDER: 09 – 1978

File Size: 63.392 mb

File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_09_1978.pdf

Pages: 85.

Brief Outline: Assorted materials including issues of research bulletins and the case of abduction of Australian pilot Frederich Valentich. This folder contains a protocol by the Ministry of Aeronautics describing UFO sightings at the country’s capital including reports of witnesses being chased by flying saucers. Also a letter from the 5th Regional Air Command, in Canoas (RS), containing illegible registers on a UFO case, and the investigation of the 4th Regional Air Command on the UFO that hovered over a plot of land at low altitude beside a family’s residence in Sao Paulo.

FOLDER: 10 – 1978

File Size: 114.468 mb

File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_10_1978.pdf

Pages: 195.

Brief Outline: This is the folder which contains more information including reports on several sightings all over the country. Reports from Operacao Prato account for most of the material in the folder amounting to 170 report pages and 126 mission pictures. The most important cases are there and include maps, diagrams and other sketches of varied UFOs and mother ships. Materials describe UFO trajectories, geographical coordinates, view angles, time, and physical effects caused by UFOs on soil and people when there were direct contacts.

FOLDER: 11 – 1978

File Size: 52.615 mb

File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_11_1978.pdf

Pages: 66.

Brief Outline: Reports from a serious occurrence registered by the I Integrate Center for Air Defense and Air Traffic Control (Cindacta) on the night of June 20th, 1978. A multicolored UFO performed maneuvers at high speed causing panic. The object showed intelligent behavior and ability to vanish from one spot to reappear in another. The chief of police and 20 of his men were witnesses to that. There is also a transcription of talks between radar operators and three civilian aircraft over a UFO sighting among Campinas, Marilia, Pirasununga and Brasilia cities.

FOLDER: 12 – 1979

File Size: 46.998 mb

File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_12_1979.pdf

Pages: 68.

Brief Outline: This folder contains interesting material on civil UFO investigation both in Brazil and abroad. The 2nd Regional Air Command (COMAR) forwards tens of articles published by US magazine International UFO Reporter and also newspapers. There is also a letter from an attorney of Banco do Brazil on his experience with a UFO on 26 February 1979 and an enquiry from Comitê Nacional de Investigacoa de Fenômenos Aéreos to the governments of Brazil and US. These contains parameters for the scientific research of UFOs and other enquiries.

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Brazil’s Gov Declassified UFO File: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_12_1979.pdf (46.998 Mb)

FOLDER: 12 – 1979
File Size: 46.998 mb
File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_12_1979.pdf
Pages: 68.

Brief Outline: This folder contains interesting material on civil UFO investigation both in Brazil and abroad. The 2nd Regional Air Command (COMAR) forwards tens of articles published by US magazine International UFO Reporter and also newspapers. There is also a letter from an attorney of Banco do Brazil on his experience with a UFO on 26 February 1979 and an enquiry from Comitê Nacional de Investigacoa de Fenômenos Aéreos to the governments of Brazil and US. These contains parameters for the scientific research of UFOs and other enquiries.cities.

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Brazil’s Gov Declassified UFO File: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_11_1978.pdf (52.615 Mb)

FOLDER: 11 – 1978
File Size: 52.615 mb
File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_11_1978.pdf
Pages: 66.

Brief Outline: Reports from a serious occurrence registered by the I Integrate Center for Air Defense and Air Traffic Control (Cindacta) on the night of June 20th, 1978. A multicolored UFO performed maneuvers at high speed causing panic. The object showed intelligent behavior and ability to vanish from one spot to reappear in another. The chief of police and 20 of his men were witnesses to that. There is also a transcription of talks between radar operators and three civilian aircraft over a UFO sighting among Campinas, Marilia, Pirasununga and Brasilia cities.

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Brazil’s Gov Declassified UFO File: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_10_1978.pdf (114.468 Mb)

FOLDER: 10 – 1978
File Size: 114.468 mb
File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_10_1978.pdf
Pages: 195.

Brief Outline: This is the folder which contains more information including reports on several sightings all over the country. Reports from Operacao Prato account for most of the material in the folder amounting to 170 report pages and 126 mission pictures. The most important cases are there and include maps, diagrams and other sketches of varied UFOs and mother ships. Materials describe UFO trajectories, geographical coordinates, view angles, time, and physical effects caused by UFOs on soil and people when there were direct contacts.

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Brazil’s Gov Declassified UFO File: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_09_1978.pdf (63.392 Mb)

FOLDER: 09 – 1978
File Size: 63.392 mb
File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_09_1978.pdf
Pages: 85.

Brief Outline: Assorted materials including issues of research bulletins and the case of abduction of Australian pilot Frederich Valentich. This folder contains a protocol by the Ministry of Aeronautics describing UFO sightings at the country’s capital including reports of witnesses being chased by flying saucers. Also a letter from the 5th Regional Air Command, in Canoas (RS), containing illegible registers on a UFO case, and the investigation of the 4th Regional Air Command on the UFO that hovered over a plot of land at low altitude beside a family’s residence in Sao Paulo.

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Brazil’s Gov Declassified UFO File: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_08_1977.pdf (19.575 Mb)

FOLDER: 08 – 1977
File Size: 19.575 mb
File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_08_1977.pdf
Pages: 24.

Brief Outline: Includes a protocol by Salvador Air Base undersigned by several brigadiers reporting occurrences in which military reported sightings of large UFOs followed by smaller ones. Air traffic controller and other seven witnesses claim to have seen a large UFO that would be the “mother ship”. Also letters exchanged by Brazilian and foreign civil ufologists with Air Force military. Among these, there is one request from researcher Bob Pratt concerning UFO incidents in USA territory. There are also reports on sightings that triggered Operacao Prato.

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Brazil’s Gov Declassified UFO File: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_07_1976.pdf (30.118 Mb)

FOLDER: 07 – 1976
File Size: 30.118 mb
File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_07_1976.pdf
Pages: 30.

Brief Outline: Memo from the minister of aeronautics’ chief of staff to the head of the Air Force regarding the release of reports on Caso Ilha da Trindade, occurred in 1958. Both response and letter from requestor are attached including a brief on the Center For UFO Studies which was directed by ufologist J. Allen Hynek. There are also correspondence exchanged among Brazilian ufologists and the military concerning a cooperation for sharing of materials such as UFO case studies and bulletins. Also a letter dated 25 May 1976 from Brazilian Air Force representative in Washington requesting the Air Force Command for information to the US researcher.

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Brazil’s Gov Declassified UFO File: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_05_1974.pdf (23.190 mb)

FOLDER: 05 – 1974
File Size: 23.190 mb
File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_05_1974.pdf
Pages: 19.

Brief Outline: This folder contains memos from the Office of Public Security of the State of Sao Paulo addressed to the commander of the 4th Air Zone – investigations carried out by Sorocaba and Votorantin police stations on UFO sightings in those municipalities were altogether forwarded.  There are also materials from civil ufologists. Letter from the Canadian UFO Research to the 4th Air Zone requesting information on the ufological occurrence in the city of Arasariguama (SP) which resulted in a certified death of witness. Copies of the report from Centro de Investigação Civil de Objetos Aéreos Não Identificados on the UFO spotted and registered in Belo Horizonte plus details of the case.

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Brazil’s Gov Declassified UFO File: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_06_1975.pdf (69.258 mb)

FOLDER: 06 – 1975
File Size: 69.258 mb
File Name: CENDOC_ENVELOPE_06_1975.pdf
Pages: 68.

Brief Outline: This one contains documents generated by several civil associations throughout the country which clearly indicates the government surveillance on researchers’ activities. Among those pages are bulletins from Sociedade Pelotense containing researches on animal mutilations, correspondence exchanged by the Air Force and Gen. Moacyr Uchoa, and also a summary of David Jacobs’ book, The UFO Controversy in America. Strangely enough, it also contains an Italian citizen’s statement reporting a UFO occurrence caught by movie camera in 1975 – the movie would have been sent to the USA.

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