With the recent media wave concerning the re-release of the Navy UFO videos, many commentators are chiming in. Task and Purpose asked me for comments and I also shared my opinions in greater detail during this Leak Project interview with Rex:
More importantly, George Knapp and Luis Elizondo have also given their take on the videos being re-released, and some of the misinformation that was stated by Pentagon spokesperson Susan Gough. Regardless of Ms. Gough’s spin and false narrative, the media push behind the videos has been amazing and helpful for the subject. Even though some falsehoods were shared by the Pentagon, the promotion of the subject exposed a whole new group of people to the videos and the message in general. Even president Trump has now commented. It’s a major win for the UFO subject.
Luis Elizondo is being asked to make appearances since he is the number one person with knowledge of these videos. After all, he is the one who got the Pentagon, the Navy and DOPSR to release them.
Elizondo has now been asked to return to the Tucker Carlson show this Friday, May 1st 2020. However, keep in mind, with all of T.V, these dates are subject to change. Comments Elizondo has previously made to Tucker Carlson about UFO debris have shocked the world.
Luis Elizondo, point man for the Pentagon’s UFO program (AATIP) stating he believes the US Government has #UFO wreckage. #TTSA https://t.co/b7cwQ2sS7P pic.twitter.com/BMOJAXqh4q
— Danny Silva (@SilvaRecord) April 28, 2020
Luis Elizondo is scheduled to appear on Tucker Carlson on Friday. Not today. Things change however, so that date is tentative. #UFO #UAP #TTSA #SilvaRecord
— Danny Silva (@SilvaRecord) April 28, 2020
On 4-28-20, Luis Elizondo was interviewed by Guillermo Arduino for CNN en Espanol. The following is the video and rough translation. Thank you to Alejandro Contreras for translating and Giuliano Marinkovic for formatting the video.
GA: I said earlier that we were going to talk about UFOs that are unidentified flying objects. We are going to record this interview for a question of simultaneous interpretation to make it better. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, on CNN.com and other platforms that the subject of UFOs exploded recently because the US government let it be known that videos exist that show contact or visualization by military pilots of the US of UFOs. This did not occur now but occurred a few years ago but it’s now that the government comes out and presents these videos. And this is where all the questions come from and the personal question of “I knew that they were hiding something” that many can say. If we look at the recent past we can find that on this case there was an interview on CNN in English with the person we have invited to speak with us at this moment Luis Elizondo who is with TTSA. (In English) Luis how are you doing?
L- Thank you very much for having me. I’m doing very well thank you
GA-We know that you are fascinated by this phenomenon, and also you were part of the pentagon, part of the government that studied this for at least 5 years, this situation, but you abruptly left. What’s your reason you left 7 years so far or more?
L- No, I actually just I left the pentagon about 2 years ago and was part of the program for a better part of a decade, 10 years. And I left ironically enough for my loyalty and patriotism to the department of defense. We were seeing an issue that the current bureaucracy at the time, inside, the pentagon didn’t allow us to report this information to senior DOD leadership.
GA-Where you saying this information specifically, or what?
L-We were looking at data derived from US military weapons systems, primarily electro optical, radar data and of course eyewitness testimony from our great men and women in uniform. We had this information come into our office and unfortunately, it raised some concern. We didn’t know what these were, we didn’t know how they operated, and they were operating with impunity within our controlled air space and with respect to the department of defense, there is a potential threat there.
GA-Right. Now do you think the government does know exactly what these UFOs are?
L-I…you know sir, I don’t want to speculate on what the government knows or does not know. I am no longer an employee but at the time that I was employed we had no idea whether or not these were foreign adversarial aircraft or they were some sort of us aircraft or they were something fundamentally entirely different. Based upon our research we were fairly confident that these were not our technology and we were fairly confident these were not some sort of foreign adversarial technology so that only leaves, you know, a few other options in my opinion.
GA-Do you have any previous experience or contact with material that lets you believe that this could be something generated from our own planet or it’s really out of this world. It moves so fast and so erratic. You see in the video that it must be from beyond the earth.
L-I think that’s a great question. I think it’s very logical actually but I also don’t want to be tempted to provide a response or an opinion prematurely. We have a long way to go. We have to collect more data, we have to have more facts before we can really have a concise opinion, one way or the other. I think you’re absolutely right, based upon characteristics, flight characteristics, in which these things operate, extreme acceleration, hypersonic velocity, supersonic mobility and the ability to elevate without wings or motor. Thats a great question and we all have to ask ourselves these difficult questions. And you bring up a good point, where do these objects come from, who is driving them and what are their intentions.
GA- It could be technology from another country or from another planet. It could be from the US or from somewhere beyond our limits. Do you personally believe that we are alone in this universe or in the immediate area that we have access to?
LA-To answer that question one only has to look around this tiny planet and that there is much life in different sizes, locations, forms and colors and if someone compares a human to a tree, we are both alive but we live in such different manners. A tree uses photosynthesis and we have to get our nutrients other ways. It depends on how you define “life”. I would like to address what you asked me previously. It could be adversarial and if that’s the case we could have many problems because they have leap frogged us as a country in a technological manner. Is it possible? Yes. Is it improbable? I think it’s very improbable. The next alternative is that it’s US technological which is highly improbable because the congress, which has the same security clearance that I have, are getting reports over these objects and they are not being told that this is US tech and second let’s be realistic, you do not test super secretive technology around other military operations where the whole world can see it. That’s not how you do secret operations. Your last point could it be from another place? Sure it could and I think we need to collect more info and maybe bring in scientists, theologians, academics. I had at my disposal some of the best people in the pentagon and the intelligence community but maybe we need to open up the conversation to include many people who have more experience
GA- I had a conversation with an astronaut from the European space agency and the conversation began with the quarantine that astronauts go through when they go to space and when the conversation moved to UFO, I noticed an immediate interest. He said he had seen lights but he had not seen any other form of life in space. The viewers asked him if was allowed to talk or if he signed an agreement that prevented him from speaking with the European Union. I ask you the same thing, you worked with the pentagon from 2007-20012 and are you allowed to speak openly about what you know.
L-No, absolutely not, I am not free to speak. I have to be very careful with what I say. As long as it’s not classified info, I can talk about it but a lot of the information I am not allowed to speak about due to life long NDAs or contracts with the US government.
GA-Perfect could you answer this question? Is there evidence that we are not alone in space?
L-I think you could even ask the medical field with the Covid pandemic. Some scientist say that a virus is not a living organism but other scientist have a hypothesis that a virus could be extraterrestrial life forms because it has many characteristics of a living organism but it does not have DNA and it doesn’t do many of the things that we normally associate with a living organism. I think you answered the question, that life is possible in other places. We are spending millions and millions of dollars with NASA to find microbial life on mars. We are spending lots of money with radio telescopes to find radio signals millions of light years away. All we could do is take a camera and point it here and see if its made its way here.
GA-Many of our viewers speak about that often on social media about the connection with extraterrestrial life and the connection with COVID-19. But we don’t have a response. With those videos that went public, why do you think the government has made them public? To provide information? Spark conversation? Are they obligated to share this info?
L-I think that’s a great question that has to be asked to the US government. I can’t speak for them and I don’t want to speculate because I could be mistaken but I think it’s a great sign. Lets not forget that the Navy, last year, stated that those videos were real and they’ve taken a great leap forward and now the Department of Defense has said that they are real and they were videos taken by military aircraft and they were UFOs, whatever that means, and we need to continue this conversation. I hope that the Department of Defense continues with this transparency and I don’t think we need to fear this information. It’s a reality, it’s there and we need to figure it out.
GA-Going back to those videos, could you give us any idea as to the size of those objects?
L-I have to be very careful because I do not want to speak about metadata and specifics of that video and give information that is classified but we’re looking at an object from 20 to 40 or 50 feet. Some have described it as a white Tic Tac or a smooth egg. Others as a disc but perhaps there might be a variety of these. Some have described it as triangular. There is a documentary on T.V. where we speak with military eye witnesses. We have a video that’s never been released publicly and we are trying to determine if this is something that could be done here on earth. We spent the last couple of years filming that will come out soon. Possibly this next month named “ Unidentified: America’s Investigation of UFOs.”
GA-When you were at the pentagon and TTSA did they take into account the testimony of those that stated they had been in direct contact with extraterrestrials?
L-That’s tough to deal with because you can’t prove or disprove. It all depends on the person who saw it and eye witnesses are so important. With data such as radio, video, radar, we can study it and have a better idea as to what happened and understand it better. You take a car accident though and you can get two completely different testimonials. Each person has an individual experience and there is no way to prove or disprove. I think it’s interesting but there is not much I can do with that information. I have stayed away from that on purpose. We concentrated on military encounters due to our jurisdiction. Now that I’m in the private sector I can speak to others that I couldn’t speak to before. Lets not forget that the US government invests billions to have an advantageous strategy against foreign adversaries. When the best of the best tell us that they have no idea what it is or where it came from and that our aircraft can’t operate in that form, this could potentially be a national security issue.
GA- It is. Let’s go back and speak about your childhood. Why are you interested in this subject? Were you interested in it as a young child?
L-No, with frequency I would joke and I would tell my friends that I could barely spell UFO before they asked me to be part of the program. I never asked to be part of this program. I had always been involved with intelligence agencies but I always took the job that my boss told me to. In this case I had to leave the department of defense. I am not a fanatic and I look for justification and conduct investigation to build a case for the jury with this important data. I don’t know if they’re from Mars or a super secret aircraft from Russia. Either way, it’s something we need to figure out now. This conversation will not go away.
GA-From what I’ve seen from our conversation is that you have high hopes in the interest of the government in this. What are the challenges today when it comes finding a vehicle to find the answer.
L- Well, I think the major challenge is ourselves. We tend to look at things through what we know. When you are dealing with something that is outside of our paradigm of understanding there is no way for us to have a concrete answer because there is no data to which we can refer to. It’s like trying to explain to someone that’s color blind like me, a beautiful sunset. There is no frame of reference for me to understand. The beautiful colors of a sunset, I can’t see them. This conversation is similar to that. We are trying to start a conversation without the stigma or the taboo. Its an important subject that will impact everyone and it will affect us differently.
That’s the irony of having this conversation. Many think it’s the alien mothership, others the little green alien and others think there is a very rational and logical reason behind all this. We have to keep all our options on the table till we figure this out.
GA-Your position on this is that of security. Military security and the security of humanity. Are we at risk if this is a threat? Is this the same for other countries? European governments? Is there collaboration between governments?
L- I am going to politely deflect and let me give you an example from an national security perspective. To determine if something is a threat you have to look at two things, capabilities versus intent. Right now we can see the capabilities but we have no idea what the intent is and we don’t know if its a threat. It’s like living in your house and before you go to bed you lock the doors and you set your alarm and you don’t expect anything to happen and you test it just to be safe. You wake up one morning and you see muddy footprints in your living room. Now no one is hurt, nothing has been taken but you have muddy footprints in your living room. Is that a threat? I don’t know. It could be. That’s how we have to look at it, from that perspective. If it wanted to be a threat it has the potential to be a threat and we have to be careful.
GA-I was looking back at your answer and I was wondering “are we alone in this universe” and I’m asking myself this… Probably not and now I mix it with this, could it be a threat? Yes, potentially it could and I would like to know more because ignoring something is not solving anything. We have to be more objective, obtain the necessary information based on data not on baseless beliefs. Thank you very much Luis for giving us this interview and speaking with us.
L-My pleasure, thank you.
While it’s great these videos are out it’s clear the pentagon/gov is no where near disclosure and just had to save face and control the narrative once the videos made it out into the public. Everyone knows the videos are longer as the videos clearly start once the incident has already been going on and end when the incident is continuing to take place. So the gov is lying saying they are only the short clips we see. It’s also obvious these aren’t lone incidents and there must be many more videos like this we’ll never see. A hand full of older gov videos have made it to you tube showing these sightings have been made by the military for a long time and recorded on military cameras. Finally they have obviously filtered the image to make it hard to make out. These are state of the art multimillion dollar planes and these videos look like a 1980s VCR. Again, a simple you tube browse for videos for war footage from plane mounted cameras in Iraq/Afghanistan show how the cameras are clearly and sharply making out what weapons people are holding on the ground thousands of feet below the plane. A 20-50 ft object should be seen in great detail on these cameras. At least we have great sites like this keeping us up to date and being real about what we are being told.
Great interview, Danny… Perfect as always. Interesting that the DOD is now claiming outright these videos are real. However, and more importantly and somewhat specifically: Is there any way we can get these remastered or cleaned up? The footage to me is just too blurry (considering the type of tech we are dealing with) to really see what is being presented here. This way we can really show the object for what it truly is and then take it from there.
Hopefully the DOD will pop loose or declassify any Bluebook records or any other material supporting these videos. As always most excellent job! Keep it up!