A highly classified database of documents containing US Department of Defense information collated between 2007 and 2012 has been made public.
The American outpost of British tabloid The Sun received the documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), before publishing the key findings and unredacted text. It took four years from the date of the request for the information to be released.
The released document consists of 1574 pages; describing 42 cases from medical files and 300 “unpublished” cases where humans allegedly sustained injuries after encounters with “anomalous vehicles”.
The now-defunct Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) was confirmed to exist and came to public attention after former program director Luis Elizondo resigned in 2017, posting numerous videos of an apparent UFO defying gravity.
“I’ve got to be careful, I can’t speak too specifically, but one might imagine that you get a report from a pilot who says, ‘Lue, it’s really weird. I was flying and I got close to this thing and I came back home and it was like I got a sunburn,’” Elizondo told GQ in November last year.
“Well, that’s a sign of radiation. That’s not a sunburn; it’s a radiation burn. Then [a pilot] might say, if [they] had got a little closer, “Lue, I’m at the hospital. I’ve got symptoms that are indicative of microwave damage, meaning internal injuries, and even in my brain there’s some morphology there.’”
Some of the side effects or reported injuries from such encounters were burns, paralysis and brain damage. None of these reports have been confirmed publicly by government officials.
Much of the report focused on lists compiled by the Mutual UFO Network stating that between 1873 and 1994, there were 129 reported cases of apparent abductions, 77 cases of electromagnetic effects on vehicles, 41 reported cases of burns, and five reported sexual encounters (to name a few).
Numerous pilots reported “perceived time suspension” when encountering a UFO, according to Elizondo.
“[They would say] ‘You know, Lue, it’s really bizarre. It felt like I was there for only five minutes but when I looked at my watch 30 minutes went by, but I only used five minutes worth of fuel. How is that possible?’”
“Well, there’s a reason for that, we believe, and it probably has to do with the warping of space time.”
The report also detailed how close encounters were rated (from CE1-5). A CE1 consists of a UFO being sighted within 150 metres, opposed to a CE5, where the close encounter results in permanent psychological injury or death.
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You can also read The Sun’s original report with the original documents here.