There is certainly quite a bit that we don’t know about our government’s understating of the UFO phenomenon, but that surely isn’t for a lack of effort.
As soon as we began hearing tales about a flying saucer crashing in the desert near Roswell, New Mexico, Americans got hooked. We were suddenly crazy for anything that defied gravity and had enough space to fit a couple of little green men inside.
Throughout the decades, as sightings of all shapes and sizes poured into the pop culture landscape, our confusion continued to grow. We had no idea where these things were coming from, what they wanted with us, and whether or not we were even safe?
There was one thing that we knew for sure, however: Our government was not giving us the whole truth about what they knew.
Now, one former Senator has come forward to suggest that, perhaps, it wasn’t the government who was holding onto the best evidence of UFO, but, instead, that it was Lockheed Martin who had the goods.
Former Nevada Senator Harry Reid, once a major leader in the Democratic party before his retirement, has claimed that defense contractor Lockheed Martin may have had fragments of a crashed UFO in its possession.
Reid, age 81, told The New Yorker that he had never actually seen proof of the remnants, but was rebuffed in his efforts to get Pentagon approval to find them. Reid was the longtime Senator from Nevada, the home of military base Area 51, long rumored to house UFOs and possibly even live aliens.
“I was told for decades that Lockheed had some of these retrieved materials,” the Democrat told the media outlet.“And I tried to get, as I recall, a classified approval by the Pentagon to have me go look at the stuff. They would not approve that. I don’t know what all the numbers were, what kind of classification it was, but they would not give that to me.”
Reid has been at the forefront of the “disclosure” narrative for quite some time, having several times suggested to his colleagues in Congress that the UFO phenomenon be taken seriously….and maybe now we know why.