A PENTAGON official who ran a £16million programme which investigated the existence of UFOs and aliens says he believes travellers from outer space have already visited Earth.
Luis Elizondo oversaw the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which ran for five years between 2007 and 2012.
He told CNN: “My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone.”
“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.
“Things that don’t have any obvious flight services, any obvious forms of propulsion, and manoeuvring in ways that include extreme manoeuvrability beyond, I would submit, the healthy G-forces of a human or anything biological.”
Officials in the US Defense Department this week acknowledged for the first time that they ran the programme.
Parts of their shadowy work – which is still continuing to this day – are classified. But the Pentagon confirmed that audio and video of two US Navy pilots chasing an unidentified flying object near San Diego was investigated as part of the programme.
The footage, released in August, showed that the UFO rotated and maintained a “glowing aura”.