UFO spotters and enthusiasts are going to be excited about this latest round of news pertaining to flying saucers and little green men descending down on our planet looking for signs of intelligent life. It appears that a treasure trove of government documents is about to be released, many of them from recent years that should shine some light on what different agencies knew about UFO sightings. While it’s not totally clear what exactly is in these UFO files, there is a belief that they will at least detail or elaborate on potential sightings over the last decade or so. In a world where these files are becoming declassified more and more, we might still learn whether we’ve already had first contact.
This latest news comes from Salon reporting that The Black Vault’s John Greenewald is set to gain access to more than 3,000 pages and 26,000 electronic UFO files from the Obama Administration around their knowledge of the unidentified craft. Greenewald had filed a Freedom of Information Act request to gain access to whatever the administration had on file regarding these potential UFO sightings and events. Even he, who has dealt substantially in this world of gaining access to different pieces of information on file, was stunned to learn that all of the files were going to be made available. Check out what he had to say about the upcoming release and what it might mean for more information around UFOs.
For those not in the know on some of these UFO files abbreviations, AATIP stands for Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, UAP is Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon, and AAWSAP is Advanced Aerospace Weapon Systems Application Program. All of these coalesce into a better understanding of what the government might know or not know about unidentified objects spotted in the skies. Sometimes that’s from military personnel who are flying missions or even radar readouts that defy conventional flying patterns. Greenewald’s surprise in this announcement and communication is that the release will include AATIP and AAWSAP documents, meaning the government almost definitely has legit info on these sightings. Again, that’s a bit of conjecture, but it follows along similar lines to previous releases.
While it’s exciting that there is going to be a new release around UFO files, we should likely pump the anticipation brakes just a bit. That’s because the government has also said that part of the request might take up to 16 years (!) to process. Greenewald has said he is following up to see why there would be such a delay, though we know the wheels of bureaucracy (especially around secrecy) tend to grind very slowly.
In recent years, the idea of UFOs actually existing in our skies has only ramped up in intensity. Following the government releasing a massive trove of documents last year (following a Trump administration directive), there were a number of encounters with military aircraft that defied explanation. And there is currently a group developing a high-resolution camera system to definitely catch the first look at these buggers if at all possible. It could be only a matter of time before we have hard proof. Heck, it might even exist in this upcoming release of the UFO files.