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The former director of a Pentagon unit that studies UFOs called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program said recently declassified reports showing a link between the sightings and burns, paralysis and brain damage are likely the result of contact with “advanced technology”.
“I think it’s fair to say at this point… [that] it’s probably not some kind of contradictory technology that we’re dealing with,” Luis “Lue” Elizondo said Wednesday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
Elizondo likened biological damage apparently linked to UFO encounters to being too close to an aircraft engine.
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“If I’m in the cockpit or…in the plane, there’s no real threat. But if I’m standing behind the engine when the engine starts, chances are I’ll get burned, I’ll lose my hearing. There are medical consequences,” he said.
“The question is, is this deliberate? Is it a product of technology or is it a product of something else? “
Elizondo warned that the UFO sightings listed in the reports weren’t just “Grandma saw lights in the backyard.”
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“They were military eyewitnesses, in some cases their fighter pilots or security personnel who came very close to a … UFO,” he told host Tucker Carlson.
“It’s not pseudoscience,” he said. “I was on the program. I ran the program for a good part of eight years on this, it’s absolutely real.”
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The former director said it was because of “pressure” from Congress and the media that the reports were declassified.
“Finally our government is starting to become more transparent about this and to tell the truth about this…I was not free to have [this] conversation [years ago].”