A tranche of documents from the US government's Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) reveals that the now-defunct body had plans to test advanced technology on the Moon, which included invisibility cloaks, and antigravity devices, traversable wormholes, and tunneling the Moon using nuclear explosion.
However, none of these technologies saw the light of day, as per the reports.
The documents obtained by Vice, under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), include scientific research, contracts, presentations, briefings, and memos related to the program along with documents written for or by former Senator Harry Reid, who, according to Vice, was responsible for the creation of the program.
The 1600-page document shows the extent of research underway in AATIP, which was a secretive organisation that came into the public domain after its former director resigned from the Pentagon. The agency was funded by the US Defense Intelligence Agency and has been at the center of several theories over the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs).
You can see some of the documents attached below.
The documents highlight the focus of the agency in delving deeper into the defense and military capabilities of several advanced technologies, including invisibility cloaking, traversable wormholes, stargates, negative energy, antigravity, and high-frequency gravitational wave communications, among others.
The latest revelation is set to raise questions as the US government and Nasa push for a return to the lunar surface nearly half a century after the Apollo mission was shut. The most talked-about proposal revolves around tunneling the Moon using nuclear explosions.
Another report talks about the development of Warp Drive, which "involves local manipulation of the fabric of space in the immediate vicinity of a spacecraft. The basic idea is to create an asymmetric bubble of space that is contracting in front of the spacecraft while expanding behind it. Using this form of locomotion, the spacecraft remains stationary inside this “warp bubble,” and the movement of space itself facilitates the relative motion of the spacecraft."
The agency was at the center of global controversy when The Sun accessed classified documents that talked about a shadowy program to study and conduct research around UFOs. The research also delved into the biological effects of UFO sightings on humans, sets out categorisations for paranormal experiences, and studied sci-fi-style tech.
The program, which does not exist anymore, was commissioned in 2007 and was mostly funded at the request of Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who was the Senate majority leader at the time. According to a report by The New York Times, which exposed the shadowy program in 2012, they studied videos of encounters between unknown objects and American military aircraft.
The new tranche of documents is now under investigation and more is expected to be revealed in the coming days.
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