The US military has confirmed the existence of a Pentagon program to explore UFOs.
Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White confirmed to Politico that the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP), a $22 million program to investigate unidentified flying objects, once existed and that it was run by Luis Elizondo, who resigned in early October, according to a report on Saturday.
“The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program ended in the 2012 timeframe,” the spokeswoman said. “It was determined that there were other, higher priority issues that merited funding and it was in the best interest of the DoD [Department of Defense] to make a change.”
She declined to answer detailed questions about the secret search.
“The DoD takes seriously all threats and potential threats to our people, our assets, and our mission and takes action whenever credible information is developed,” said White (pictured below).