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​Ex-Pentagon Investigator Says Military Can't Explain UFOs And Can't Stop Them

​Ex-Pentagon Investigator Says Military Can't Explain UFOs And Can't Stop Them

Luis Elizondo said 'there is something in our skies' but 'we don't know what it is'

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman

An ex-Pentagon investigator has revealed the US military have no idea who or what is behind the recent spate of UFO sightings and that, whatever they are, we can't stop 'em.

The Department of Defense confirmed that leaked photos and videos of UFOs were part of an ongoing investigation, having been captured by navy personnel in 2019.

Last April, the Pentagon also released three similar videos taken in 2004 and 2015, which featured audio of pilots amazed by the objects in the sky, with one saying: "Look at that thing, dude!"

But officials haven't said much about what they think could be going on with the unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) - as they now tend to be referred to - categorising them as a 'sphere', 'acorn' and 'metallic blimp'.

In fact, according to Luis Elizondo - who headed up the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) - it's proving to be quite the head-scratcher.

Speaking to The Sun after new UFO footage emerged, he said: "I am not a UFO guy, I am an investigator, my job was simple to collect the data and speak the truth.

"There is something in our skies, we don't know what it is, we don't know how it works, we don't know fully what it can do, we don't know who is behind the wheel, we don't know its intentions, and there isn't a damn thing we can do about it."

There have been many theories about the puzzling footage, with some people claiming the videos may just be the work of camera trickery or even a hoax.


Elizondo, who resigned from his post on the AATIP as he wanted to bring the discussion about UFOs into the mainstream, says he has seen 'very very compelling data' that strange objects have been spotted in US skies.

He would not comment on what the objects might be, simply saying: "All options are on the table until they are off the table, we need to let the data speak for itself."

He continued: "When I was at AATIP, our purpose was to try and find a conventional explanation.

"It was only when we exhausted all options that we became increasingly engaged."

When pressed about whether or not officials in Russia and China are also studying UFOs, he said: "We have every reason to believe that foreign adversarial countries are equally - if not more - interested in these topics than we are.

"That has been validated through various sources. We are certain about that."

Last year, the Intelligence Committee voted to set up the UAP Task Force, and in December, Congress passed a bill that directed it to release a report on UAPs in six months' time.

To meet the deadline, the UAP report is due to be published by early June.

Featured Image Credit: Damien Maloney/History Channel/Courtesy Everett Collection via Alamy

Topics: News, US News