A consultant for the Pentagon U.F.O program is speaking out about retrievals from “off-world vehicles not made on this earth.”

Astrophysicist Eric W. Davis, who worked as a subcontractor and then a consultant for the Pentagon U.F.O. program since 2007 told the New York Times he gave a classified briefing to a Defense Department agency in March about the alleged “off-world” vehicles. He also gave classified briefings on retrievals of unexplained objects to staff members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee last October.

Davis said that in some cases, the source of recovered materials could not be determined, leading him to conclude, “We couldn’t make it ourselves.”

The Pentagon has said it disbanded a program (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP)) to investigate unidentified flying objects. However, investigations into encounters between military pilots and unidentified aerial vehicles has continued under a new name — the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force — inside the Office of Naval Intelligence. The program itself is not classified, but it deals with classified matters.

A Senate committee report in June said the purpose of the program was to “standardize collection and reporting” on sightings of unexplained aerial vehicles. As ordered, the program was supposed to report at least some of its findings to the public within 180 days of the passing of the intelligence authorization act.

The previous director of Pentagon program, Luis Elizondo, a former military intelligence official who resigned in October 2017 after 10 years with the program, said he is convinced by materials retrieved for study that objects of undetermined origin have crashed on earth. This belief is shared by an entire group of former government officials as well as scientists and security officials, none of whom can present physical proof.

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