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May 25, 2021

Hello ... why aren't we paying more attention to UFOs?

Hello ... why aren't we paying more attention to UFOs?

UFO footage confirmed by the government is becoming more and more common. I don’t wanna get too hopeful, but ... it really does seem like something monumental is happening. Maybe aliens realize how fragile our current civilization really is and want to give us a little taste of what awaits us if we don’t f@ck this thing up and manage to pull it together.
     - Podcaster Joe Rogan Instagram post on 4/16/21

Look up in the sky. It's a UAP. Or UFO. Or unknown foreign technology (UFT?). Or some secret scifi sh#t the Shadow Government made that they didn't tell our military about.

What ever you want to call it, the Pentagon finally admits "it" is real, they are a potential threat to security, and we need to be paying attention to find out what these things are and what their intent is.

The shiny new acronym - UAPs or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (just call them UFOs, already!) - have been buzzing around military bases, ships and planes almost daily, demanding to be taken seriously. And, finally, that is exactly what is unfolding.

Love him or hate him, when President Donald Trump signed the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and government funding bill into law in December, so began the 180-day countdown for U.S. intelligence agencies to tell Congress what they know about UFOs.

And in June 2021, the weather balloons are about to hit the fan.

Putting the smoke screen of Project Blue Book aside, haven't we seen this coming all along?

Average Joes and Plain Janes have been reporting these things for the past 75 years ... but these reports were casually dismissed or ridiculed. The Hudson Valley - just an hour's drive from Manhattan - is a literal mecca of UFO activity, which historian and UFO expert Linda Zimmerman captured in her books Hudson Valley UFOs and In The Night Sky (also an award-winning documentary you can watch on Amazon Prime here). These aren't random one-off accounts; there are hundreds to thousands of people who witnessed gigantic crafts the size of three football fields hovering in the sky for long periods of time without emitting propulsion or sound - and then disappearing as mysteriously as they had arrived.

Growing up in the Hudson Valley in the late 1970s and during college in the eighties, Zimmerman (who had two personal sightings of her own and has interviewed hundreds of others) acknowledged that people pretty much accepted UFOs as a fairly routine occurrence - even if the rest of the world thumbed their noses at it. A recent episode of the Unsolved Mysteries podcast entitled "Something in the Sky" captures the "The Hudson Valley Wave" (the period from 1982-1989 when UFO sightings proliferated) quite well.

Still no one paid much attention. Until 4 years ago when a literal line in the sand for ufology was drawn.

Investigative reporter Leslie Kean (author of UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go On the Record) helped shine a public light when a story jointly authored by Kean, Helene Cooper and Ralph Blumenthal appeared on the front pages of the New York Times in December 2017 entitled Real U.F.O.s? Pentagon Unit Tried to Know. The main source in the Times article was Luis Elizondo, who ran a small program called AATIP (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program) from 2007 until it was shut down in 2012. Elizondo’s account was confirmed by former Senate majority leader Harry Reid (a democrat from Nevada, home of Area 51), who had arranged for the program's funding.

As BigThink.com stated: “The article is shocking, and arguably represents a historical inflection point in our attitudes regarding UFOs.” But that just started the ball rolling...

We need to talk about UFOs again

Yes, this is being published on April 1. No, this is not a joke column. (Washington Post article)

More recently, Elizondo has appeared on The New York Post's Youtube series The Basement Office hosted by Steven Greenstreet in an exclusive 2 part interview series. Episodes 1 and 2 can be watched here. 

So now we sit at the end of May, waiting with bated breathe, for what the Pentagon will actually disclose. Elizondo isn't convinced the full story will be unveiled all it once; he wonders if it will be dripped out over the months and years ahead.

Regardless, we now know one thing for certain. UFOs are real and still remain unidentified.

The truth is finally out there. Almost ...