Earlier this week, it was revealed that a secret Pentagon program, entitled the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, has been conducting investigations into reports of Unidentified Flying Objects submitted primarily by military personnel for years.  Now, Luis Elizondo, the former head of the program who resigned “in protest” earlier this year, is shedding some light on his findings, and the conclusions that may be drawn from them.

“My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone,” Elizondo said.  As the head of the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, he was in the unique position of being able to investigate reports that the public is not privy too, such as recently declassified footage of two F/A-18 Super Hornets attempting to intercept a strange craft off the coast of San Diego in 2004.

“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.” Elizondo elaborated.  “Things that don’t have any obvious flight services, any obvious forms of propulsion, and maneuvering in ways that include extreme maneuverability beyond, I would submit, the healthy G-forces of a human or anything biological.”

These claims, while seemingly fantastic, appear to be supported by the account of Navy Commander David Fravor that accompanied the recently released footage.