In the fast paced, ever evolving, greater picture of AATIP, AAWSAP, Bigelow Aerospace, Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Systems (BAASS) and related stories, it’s easy for important statements, documents and information to slip through the cracks.
Despite an amazing and historic article that forever changed what some say is “the biggest story of the Millennia,” The NY Times seems to have included claims that we now know may be inaccurate, not the whole picture, or at the least… contested.
Some of the UFO community’s top analysts still quote the original New York Times article without mentioning all relevant information and updates.
On December 16th, 2017, the New York Times reported:
“Under Mr. Bigelow’s direction, the company modified buildings in Las Vegas for the storage of metal alloys and other materials that Mr. Elizondo and program contractors said had been recovered from unidentified aerial phenomena.”
On October 31st, 2018, Denise Valdez of KLAS TV Las Vegas added a shocking addendum at the end of George Knapp’s report. Ms. Valdez said:
“By the way, when the New York Times broke it’s story last year about the Pentagon’s UFO study, it reported that a sample of the mystery material was secretly stored at Bigelow Aerospace. Managers of that program told the I-Team that while they are familiar with some of the metamaterial samples, none were ever stashed here in Las Vegas.”
It’s important to note that stories evolve and facts come to light over time. Follow up articles and updates can be valuable. Even KLAS published a story about the materials’ Las Vegas connection, citing The NY Times on February 20th, 2018, before it’s Halloween update months later. Did The NY Times incorrectly state materials were held in Las Vegas? Maybe the metamaterials were simply just not housed in Las Vegas, but then where were they stored?
There are limitless locations alleged exotic materials could have been housed. The main location the public has been informed about is EarthTech International. In this video, EarthTech’s Dr. Hal Puthoff is seen filing TTSA’s materials slated for testing, and in this clip he is speaking about them. Bigelow, BAASS and NIDS (and TTSA) have been linked to EarthTech, as well as shared contracts and employees. We also know there are other companies and labs that study materials and do similar work, like Hathaway Research International.