US intelligence officials have evidence that UFO sightings can lead to adverse health effects like radiation burns, paralysis and even brain damage, according to a newly released report from a shadowy Pentagon program that closed in 2012.
The study classifies different types of encounters with unidentified objects, including ones accompanied by sightings of ghosts, yetis or spirits and others that result in injury, death and even ‘permanent healing.’
It also includes a summary of UFO-induced effects that was compiled by a private nonprofit in 1996, ranging from the most common one – abduction – to paralysis, eye injuries, electrical shocks and even sexual encounters.
The 2010 report compiled 42 cases of adverse effects from medical files and 300 from ‘unpublished’ cases.
The document is part of 1,500 pages from the now-defunct Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP) that were released to The Sun by the Defense Intelligence Agency.
‘Sufficient incidents/accidents have been accurately reported, and medical data acquired, as to support a hypothesis that some advanced systems are already deployed, and opaque to full US understandings,’ the report reads.
The report was released to The Sun as part of a Freedom of Information Act request from 2017. It was written for the secretive AATIP program, the existence of which was revealed by whistleblower and former head of the program Luis Elizondo that same year.
US intelligence officials have evidence that UFO sightings can lead to adverse health effects including radiation burns, according to a newly released study. Above, a photo of a UFO taken by navy pilots in 2020
The report from 2010 was compiled for the now-defunct Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program. It ranks several kinds of UFO encounters as well as the adverse health effects reported by witnesses
The report was released by the Defense Intelligence Agency (above) to The Sun as part of a FOIA request filed in 2017
The study is titled ‘Anomalous Acute And Subacute Field Effects on Human and Biological Tissues.’ It is dated March 11, 2010.
‘Classified information exists that is highly pertinent to the subject of this study and only a small part of the classified literature has been released,’ the document states.
Attached to the report is a list of physiological effects experienced by those who have come in contact with UFOs or UAPs, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.
The list was compiled in 1996 by the Mutual UFO Network and covers the time period from 1873 to 1994.
Among the effects are: apparent abductions (129 reported cases), electromagnetic effects on vehicles (77), perceived time loss (75), burns (41), electrical shocks (23), force field impacts (18), and sexual encounters (5).
Elizondo, who headed up the $22 million Pentagon program studying UFOs, told GQ magazine about some of these effects in an interview in November.
‘I’ve got to be careful, I can’t speak too specifically, but one might imagine that you get a report from a pilot who says, “Lue, it’s really weird. I was flying and I got close to this thing and I came back home and it was like I got a sunburn. I was red for four days,”‘ he said
‘Well, that’s a sign of radiation. That’s not a sunburn; it’s a radiation burn. Then [a pilot] might say, if [they] had got a little closer, “Lue, I’m at the hospital. I’ve got symptoms that are indicative of microwave damage, meaning internal injuries, and even in my brain there’s some morphology there.'”
He added: ‘And then you might get somebody who gets really close and says, “You know, Lue, it’s really bizarre. It felt like I was there for only five minutes, but when I looked at my watch 30 minutes went by, but I only used five minutes worth of fuel. How is that possible?”
Effects reported by UFO witnesses include: apparent abductions (129 reported cases), electromagnetic effects on vehicles (77), perceived time loss (75), burns (41), electrical shocks (23), force field impacts (18), and sexual encounters (5)
Luis Elizondo, the former head of the Pentagon’s UFO program, said some witnesses reported what sounded like radiation damage and the ‘warping of space time’
‘Well, there’s a reason for that, we believe, and it probably has to do with warping of space time.’
The report shows the extent to which the government studies UFOs, going so far as to brand different different types of encounters with different ratings.
‘Anomalous behaviors’ are rated as AN1, which have no lasting physical effects, such as lights and explosions. AN3s come with ‘associated entities’ like ghosts, yetis, spirits, elves and other ‘mythical/legendary entities.’ AN5s are those that include reports of injury and death.
Similarly, close encounters, or CEs, are divided between CE1s, in which a UFO comes within 500 feet of a witness, CE2, in which a close encounter leaves landing traces or injuries to the witness, and CE4s, in which the witness is abducted.
CE5s are close encounters resulting in permanent psychological injury or death.
Former US Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada asked for the UFO project to remain a secret in letters recently released by the Pentagon
Officials said that the UFOs are ‘from unknown provenance that may be a threat to United States interest.’
The report was obtained by The Sun as part of a 1,500-page cache that the British tabloid first asked for in December 2017, days after Elizondo revealed the existence of the AATIP program to freelance journalist Leslie Kean.
The program existed from 2007 to 2012.
The trove of documents also included letters from former US Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada asking for the project to remain a secret.
In a letter from 2009, Reid said the program had identified ‘several highly sensitive, unconventional aerospace technologies’ requiring ‘extraordinary protection.’
One document shows that a $12 million contract was awarded to Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BLASS) to study ‘advanced aerospace weapon threats from the present out to 40 years in the future.’ It was the only company to bid for the project.
Unexplained phenomena continue to puzzle US officials who can’t really explain where they come from.
Last year, the Navy USS Kearsarge was chased by ‘two car-sized balls of light’ during an unexplained encounter.
The warship was reportedly followed by the UFOs while it was on a training exercise off the East Coast in October, filmmaker Dave Beaty told The Sun.
The Navy USS Kearsarge was chased by ‘two car-sized balls of light’ during an unexplained encounter last year, according to a UFO researcher and consultant
According to Beaty’s research, two objects were seen near the ship for several nights, with Marines onboard becoming shocked when the Navy’s anti-drone ‘ghostbusters’ did not deter the balls of light.
The object was 200ft above the ocean and followed the ship for half a mile, a retired US Marine officer who wished to remain anonymous told Beaty.
Beaty is the director of the 2019 documentary The Nimitz Encounters, which dives into the the famous 2004 UFO encounter by the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz.
The Nimitz sightings were first leaked online in 2007. The New York Times then confirmed in 2019 that at least six Super Hornet pilots made visual or instrument contact with the tic-tac shaped UFO on November 14, 2004.
The recent encounters, which Beaty said he only has compiled preliminary information on, will likely spark new interest in unexplained encounters by the US Navy.
UFO researcher and consultant said a retired Marine official told him the ship was followed for half a mile and 200ft above the ocean for several nights in October 2021
Though the office that created the newly released UFO report has closed, a new one will take its place.
In the wake of the woefully insufficient Pentagon report from June in which the U.S. government admitted it could not explain the vast majority of unidentified aerial phenomena, the Department of Defense is increasing its effort, creating an official group to study these events.
The announcement, made in November, will see the establishment of the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG), succeeding the US Navy’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force.
It will be part of the office of Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security.
The AOIMSG will work across the Department of Defense and the entire US government ‘to detect, identify and attribute objects of interests in Special Use Airspace, and to assess and mitigate any associated threats to safety of flight and national security,’ according to a press release issued by the DoD.
The move to formally establish the office was made the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security Ronald S. Moultrie, who was directed by Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks and Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines.