It’s been over a year now since the New York Times released a story that forced the Department of Defense (DoD) to acknowledge a secret program within the DoD that was tasked with investigating reports of unidentified flying objects within the U.S. military. Throughout, the program called the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP) was colored as an investigatory arm of the Pentagon, with its sights set squarely on the possibility of flying saucers and little green men. Still, internal documents released via Freedom of Information Act requests now seem to suggest that the program was much more like Fox’s series “The X-Files” than previously thought.

Luis Elizondo, the former head of the program, resigned in protest in late 2017 due to what he claimed was a dangerously dismissive atmosphere within the top echelons of America’s defense apparatus. Elizondo’s resignation, as well as his subsequent involvement in Tom Delong’s UFO-centric “To the Stars Academy,” have both come with a large emphasis on the possibility of extra-terrestrial visitors.

In Elizondo’s own words:

“My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone. These aircraft—we’ll call them aircraft—are displaying characteristics that are not currently within the U.S. inventory nor in any foreign inventory that we are aware of. 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.”

He went on to state specifically that he believes the personal biases of DoD officials have prevented further investigation into what Elizondo believes to be credible threats. That distinction is important because, aside from some very interesting videos, Elizondo has not provided the public with much in the way of evidence to substantiate his claims.

“Despite overwhelming evidence at both the classified and unclassified levels, certain individuals in the [Defense] Department remain staunchly opposed to further research on what could be a tactical threat to our pilots, sailors and soldiers, and perhaps even an existential threat to our national security.”

However, a look at a long list of reports prepared for AATIP suggests that spacecraft were far from the only thing under investigation. A great deal of research, largely farmed out to Robert Bigelow’s Bigelow Aerospace through government contract, involved a wide range of unusual topics, some with only tertiary relation to advanced airborne threats in U.S. airspace.

The list of reports created for the AATIP includes investigations into seemingly-legitimate advanced efforts being mounted by some of the most credible experts in the world–programs like Lockheed Martin’s efforts to harness cold fusion, which NEWSREP has covered in the past. Others, offer tantalizing credibility to longstanding theories from within the UFO community–such as multiple reports on the topic of manipulating gravity as a means of propulsion. It has been a long-held belief among some UFO investigators that UFOs seen in the skies over Earth utilize electromagnetism to manipulate gravity–a concept that many further theorize informed the Nazi Bell, a near-legendary Nazi program riddled with rumors of alien interaction and even time travel.