During the past decade, Mellon has quietly led a remarkably successful effort to achieve disclosure on UAP information and to prompt action by Congress on the national security threats represented by UAP incursions into United States military bases. Mellon has been behind some of the most dramatic revelations in recent years, including the 2017 blockbuster New York Times stories that ushered in a new era in the UAP dialogue.
Mellon is recognized as a highly adept operator in both government and media, and it has been his leadership, with Luis Elizondo, that has driven the much-anticipated upcoming UAP Task Force report.
In a nearly two-hour interview with Virts, Mellon provides a frank assessment of the UFO phenomenon and hints at evidence that has not yet been disclosed.
“There is some other video evidence out there. There’s some video that we haven’t released that we have — that I have seen — I have seen a few of them — and until the Defense Department releases it I can’t say too much about it, even though it’s not classified. But they haven’t released it yet. But I will say that there are some more videos like the ones that have been released that they have authenticated.”
Mellon discusses the incredible technology involved in the UAPs sighted by military and others, saying “They have this incredible performance range. There seems to be unlimited time on station. They don’t seem to be running out of fuel. They seem to be able to just go all day — which, of course, our aircraft are not able to do — at these insane speeds, and maneuver unlike anything we know of and understand.”
Mellon addresses the remarkable technological advances that would be required to enable this behavior, pointing out that there are no heat signatures, no wings, no exhaust, no air intake and no obvious means of propulsion. Mellon also addresses the lack of sound made by the craft as they travel at supersonic speeds.
He says that there are explanations that jibe with theoretical science, but that “it would be really exotic technology and way beyond anything we have.” Mellon also points out that the United States spends incredible sums of money monitoring the Chinese and Russians and says he has seen no evidence that these global rivals have technology equal to what we have seen with the UAPs.
Notably, Mellon reveals for the first time that he has spoken to highly credible individuals that there may be some truth to the Roswell crash stories. “So I don’t discount this when people say this,” Mellon says.