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Harry Reid just confirmed in a new documentary that aliens are totally out there, man. The former Senate majority leader doesn’t hold back in director James Fox’s new film The Phenomenon, accusing the U.S. government of hiding its UFO research from the public. “Most of it hasn’t seen the light of day,” Reid said. “Why the federal government all these years has covered up… I think it’s very bad for our country.”

It’s not surprising that the government would keep highly sensitive information a secret. As Luis Elizondo, the director of government programs with To The Stars Academy (and a…


Luis Elizondo helped release Navy videos of unidentified aerial phenomena. Last month, the Pentagon confirmed they were real.

Photo illustration. Sources: To the Stars Academy, U.S. Department of Defense

If we find out one day that aliens really do exist, there’s a good chance we’ll have Luis Elizondo to thank. Elizondo works as the director of government programs with To The Stars Academy (TTSA), an aerospace and science company founded in 2017 by a physicist for the Department of Defense, a former CIA operations officer, and Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge.

TTSA specializes in research around unidentified aerial phenomena — military-speak for any unexplained presence in the atmosphere. Before joining TTSA, Elizondo headed the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program at the Pentagon, an initiative secured and promoted in 2009 by…


Reasonable Doubt

How the media keeps extraterrestrial infatuation top of mind

Illustration: Darren Oorloff

Near the end of 2018, a startling claim made international headlines: “Pilots report seeing ‘very fast’ UFO above Ireland,” CNN reported. “If it wasn’t aliens, what was it?” The Washington Post asked.

News of the unidentified flying object flew across the globe like a meteor, which is what the mysterious entity most likely was, according to aviation and astronomy experts. As is often the case, that tidbit was buried at the bottom of most news stories.

UFO sightings are reported to local authorities or volunteer UFO groups with varying degrees of fanfare. A recent visit to the Mutual UFO Network…

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