Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid believes U.S. protection contractor Lockheed Martin could have as soon as had fragments of a crashed UFO in its possession, it was revealed Friday.
Reid, 81, instructed The New Yorker that he had by no means really seen proof of the remnants — however tried, unsuccessfully, to get approval from the Pentagon to seek out them.
“I used to be instructed for many years that Lockheed had a few of these retrieved supplies,” the Democrat instructed the journal.
“And I attempted to get, as I recall, a categorised approval by the Pentagon to have me go take a look at the stuff. They’d not approve that,” Reid continued. “I don’t know what all of the numbers had been, what sort of classification it was, however they’d not give that to me.”
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His feedback had been a part of an in-depth New Yorker story on U.S. authorities investigations into unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP).
Earlier Friday, The Publish revealed that an ex-Pentagon official who says he ran this system probing UAPs believes the feds have been protecting up their existence.
The controversial whistleblower, Luis “Lue” Elizondo, mentioned he hasn’t been capable of get the Protection Division to behave on what he described as a severe nationwide safety danger.
Elizondo, the previous head of the Superior Aerospace Menace Identification Program, spoke out forward of a bombshell authorities report on UFOs that’s set to be launched earlier than the top of June.
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He mentioned the extremely anticipated report will tackle what UFO believers have been clamoring to find about Tic Tac-shaped objects the Navy noticed in 2004, the unusual “cubes inside spheres” seen by naval aviators in 2014 and mysterious black triangles reported around the globe.
Reid — who as soon as took credit score for arranging $22 million in annual funding for the AATIP — has constantly defended Elizondo, even because the whistleblower took warmth for encouraging exploration of UFOs.
“Mr. Elizondo has spent his profession working tirelessly within the shadows on delicate national-security issues, together with investigating UAPs as the pinnacle of AATIP,” the previous Senate Majority Chief mentioned in a latest assertion. “He carried out these duties admirably.”
This story first appeared within the New York Publish.