The Pentagon Spent 22M Studying UFOs Dark Energy Invisibility Cloaks

first_img The U.S. Department of Defense spent five years and $22 million researching invisibility cloaks, warp drive, and wormholes, according to an official document published this month.Between 2007 and 2012, the DOD’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) managed the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) to track and identify threats from space.The initiative, spearheaded by former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), earmarked most of its funds for aerospace research.Some money, however, was used for more speculative analysis into topics that sound like the plot lines to science fiction stories.A five-page report, released recently in response to a FOIA request by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), lists 38 research papers bankrolled by AATIP—covering themes from “traversable wormholes, stargates, and negative energy” to “psychic teleportation” (both written by Dr. Eric Davis of EarthTech International).“Many of [these works] are highly conjectural and well beyond the boundaries of current science, engineering, or military intelligence,” Steven Aftergood, director of the FAS Project on Government Secrecy, wrote in a blog post.Sandwiched between innocuous-sounding papers on “Advanced Nuclear Propulsion for Manned Deep Space Missions” and “Metamaterials for Aerospace Applications” are references to dark energy, manipulation of extra dimensions, and invisibility cloaking.(The latter is currently in the works, most recently by scientists at Northwestern University developing an IRL version of Harry Potter’s camouflaging coat.)“The purpose of AATIP was to investigate foreign advanced aerospace weapon threats from the present out to the next 40 years,” DIA Congressional Relations Division Chief Christine Kapnisi wrote in a January 2018 letter, sent to Senate Armed Services Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Ranking Member Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI).The program was first unveiled in a 2017 New York Times tell-all by Helene Cooper, Ralph Blumenthal, and Leslie Kean.In early 2015, the U.S. Air Force published its entire archive of UFO studies online. The document, declassified shortly after Project Bluebook ended in 1970, features more than 100,000 reported sightings.More on Geek.com:NASA Astronaut Saw ‘Something Organic/Alien Like’ in SpaceNewspaper Endorses Congressional Candidate ‘Abducted by Aliens’Some Folks in the Space Industry are ‘Absolutely Convinced’ We’re Not Alone11 Best Sci-Fi TV Shows to Binge Watch Stay on target Trump’s ‘Space Force’ to Fight Cosmic EnemiesOutback Steakhouse Is Not a Satanic Cult—Or Is It? last_img

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