The United States Defense Department secretly set up a program ten years ago to investigate unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, at the urging of then-Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Both The New York Times and others published stories Saturday revealing the existence of the Pentagon’s now-defunct Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program that started around 2008. According to the reports, Reid, a Nevada Democrat, helped steer money under the program to a donor’s aerospace research company. Or was he just pushing money to a friend for some other reason? The New York Times said the Defense Department still investigates potential episodes of unidentified flying objects, but the government claims it ended in 2012 due to other pressing issues for the Obama administration. Politico claims the program was not classified but it seems that few officials knew about it. Reid secured the funding for the program in 2009 with the help of former Hawaii Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye and former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, who have both since died. Both since died....no red flags here, right? Both outlets said Reid’s interest in UFOs was the result of friend and donor Bob Bigelow, who owns Bigelow Aerospace and has said before he is “absolutely convinced” aliens exist and UFOs have visited Earth. Others think he was simply pushing money for another reason altogether. The New York Times said the program had a $22 million budget and “most of the money” went to Bigelow’s research company, which hired subcontractors and solicited research for the program. Newspapers reporting on this said the person who ran the program, Luis Elizondo, resigned in October and complained about a lack of interest from top officials about it. Now, a lot can be taken from this. Some think we are being slowly prepared for a supposed alien invasion. Others think Reid was a crook sending money a fund where he got kickbacks. Whether sincere in his intent or not, Reid and the Obama administration seemed to have little knowledge of UFOs despite it being there. Is this the deep-deep state or is this just more bunk to try and make the public think their are aliens among us? Most people in the field of UFO exploration are split. Some think aliens are inter-dimensional demons and not aliens at all. Some think they are legit, while others think is is all nutty. Here are some links - NY Times: Pentagon study of UFOs revealed CNN 20h ago The Pentagon's Secret Search for UFOs Highly Cited POLITICO Magazine Dec 16, 2017 Bigelow Aerospace founder says commercial world will lead in space Highly Cited CBS News May 28, 2017 Head of Pentagon's secret 'UFO' office sought to make evidence public In Depth Washington Post Dec 16, 2017 0:41 Pentagon's UFO Analysis Program Cost A Cool $22 Million YouTube The truth is out there, X-Filians!