What secret program?
According to New York Times, the Pentagon has confirmed that it spent $22 Million USD on a program that ran from 2007 through 2012. The once closely guarded operation was called “The Advance Aviation Threat Identification Program,” and it was meant to analyze anomalous aerial vehicles specifically those shot by military planes.
In a statement to ABC News the Pentagon relates as to why the program ended in 2012. "It was determined that there were other, higher priority issues that merited funding and it was in the best interest of the [DOD] to make a change. 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.”
Ex-Navy Pilot and his UFO encounter…
Ironically one of the clips that were released in this bombshell revealed by the Pentagon just so happened to involve retired Cmdr. David Fravor. He tells ABC News he was conducting a training drill when the UFO encounter happened. “I can tell you, I think it was not from this world. I'm not crazy, haven't been drinking. It was — after 18 years of flying, I've seen pretty much about everything that I can see in that realm, and this was nothing close."
Thirteen years ago during a training mission in Southern California, Fravor states controllers on one of the Navy ships on the water below reported objects that were dropping out of the sky from 80,000 feet and going "straight back up."
While the crew looked at the object on the radar, they spot something gliding under the surface of the water.
“We look down, we see a white disturbance in the water, like something's under the surface, and the waves are breaking over, but we see next to it, and it's flying around, and it's this little white Tic Tac, and it's moving around — left, right, forward, back, just random," he said.
"When it started to near us, as we started to descend towards it coming up, it was flying in the elongated way, so it's [like] a Tic Tac, with the roundish end going in the forward direction ... I don't know what it is. I don't know what I saw. I just know it was really impressive, really fast, and I would like to fly it," he said.
Later in the interview, Fravor mentions how the object dramatically speeds away only to reappear minutes later. As another plane gets near it the object quickly takes off.
"I don't know if it was alien life, but I will say that in an infinite universe, with multiple galaxies that we know of, that if we're the only planet with life, it's a pretty lonely universe."