The DeBrief has distinguished itself in the past year with some remarkable reporting and breaking news on UFOs and the United States government’s efforts to investigate them. MJ Banias, Micah Hanks, Colin Jones, Kristoff Kummer, Tim McMillan, Tom Rogan and Ryan Sprague are among the team of reporters who have contributed to the recent list of articles on the subject. Following is a selection of recent stories.
Fast Movers and Transmedium Vehicles: The Pentagon’s UAP Task Force
December 2, 2020
The Debrief broke a powerful story on the Department of Defense’s effort to study unidentified aerial phenomena through the “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force.” The mission of the task force, approved by Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist, is “to detect, analyze and catalog UAPs that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national security.” The DeBrief’s reporting showed that the UAPTF had briefed elected officials, members of the intelligence community and U.S. military leaders on unexplained encounters with craft that far transcend the capabilities of our technology. The piece addresses two widely shared, classified intelligence reports on the matter that feature strong photographic evidence of UAP with the suggestion that they are operated by “intelligences of unknown origin.” Transmedium travel, in air and under water, is discussed as a featured capability of the craft.
Leaked UFO Photo Surfaces Showing Purported “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena”
December 3, 2020
The Debrief broke a follow-upp story on a leaked photo, taken by a U.S. Navy pilot from the cockpit of his F/A-18, of an unidentified aerial phenomena, specifically a triangular (or cube-shaped) craft hovering in the air. According to the piece, the photo has been widely distributed within the military and intelligence communities, and was part of the two UAP reports that were featured in a previous The Debrief story. The Debrief’s source was a defense official with access to the two recent UAPTF intelligence reports.
Silicon Valley Technologists Interested In Swiss UFO Case
January 6, 2021
The Debrief writes about a sighting of strange lights over Lausanne, Switzerland, by “Océane” who filmed the incident in November 2015 from her balcony. In the early morning, she noticed a “pink cloud” outside that “rose and shifted toward the church steeple. Then I saw these white balls of light. They were spinning like a carousel in the cloud.” Océane took photos and video and connected to Dr. Jacques Vallee, who investigated the sighting.
Shocking Documents Show Government Paid Millions to Chase UFOs and Werewolves
January 13, 2021
The Debrief writes about the United States Defense Intelligence Agency’s 2008 payment of $22 million to Robert Bigelow’s Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies. The funding was intended to support the study of “breakthrough technologies” and UFOs. The Debrief obtained unredacted internal documents that demonstrated the unusual focus of the secret program. Prompted by then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada), the DIA funded the Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program to explore “potential breakthrough technology applications employed in future aerospace weapon systems.”
Inspector General Launching Evaluations into The Pentagon’s Actions with UFOs
May 4, 2021
Tim McMillan, AJ Banias
The Debrief reported that the Department of Defense, through the Office of the Inspector General, launched an investigation to determine what actions the Pentagon has taken to address unidentified aerial phenomena, specifically the lack of reporting of important sightings of possible national security threats. The Office of the Inspector General, which investigates wrongdoing and evaluates how the Pentagon is managing sensitive issues, issued a memo stating the intent to begin an evaluation in May.