Oct 14, 2021 I Paul Seaburn

New Book Looks Deep Inside Secret Pentagon UFO Program and its Skinwalker Ranch Connection

Would it surprise you to find out the Pentagon hasn’t been entirely forthcoming in its revelations and confirmations about its formerly secret internal UFO investigation project? Would you be stunned to learn that the project spent much of its time investigating the air capabilities of the Soviet Union and Russia? Would you be shocked to discover that the project was involved with the Skinwalker Ranch in Utah? Prepare to be surprised, stunned, and shocked as we look at a new book called “Skinwalkers at the Pentagon: An Insiders' Account of the Secret Government UFO Program” by government insider Dr. James Lacatski, Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies insider Dr. Colm Kelleher, and well-known investigative reporter George Knapp.

“Skinwalkers at the Pentagon unmasks the massive scope of the Pentagon’s landmark UFO study that ran from the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C. The Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program, or AAWSAP investigated the “Tic Tac” and other “nuts and bolts” UFO events, analyzed intrusions of UFOs onto US military bases, as well as probed the plethora of bizarre phenomena that government investigators encountered on Skinwalker Ranch.”

The promo for the book reveals surprise #1 – the project which received $22 million in black budget funds authorized by then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was called AATIP (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program) by the media was actually AAWSAP, the Advanced Weapons System Application Program. That name reveals why a big part of the resources were focused on the Soviet Union and Russia – weapons.

On his Mystery Wire website, George Knapp interviews fellow author Dr. James Lacatski, who has never before spoken in public about UFOs or AAWSAP. Lacatski worked for the Defense Warning Office within the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) as an intelligence analyst and in that capacity met with Robert Bigelow, owner of the Skinwalker Ranch, to discuss events reported there and secure funding for AAWSAP. Dr. Colm Kelleher was a principal program manager for BAASS (Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies), a subsidiary of Bigelow Aerospace, and was put in chare of hiring “more than 50 scientists, investigators, data systems experts, and others who spent three years probing UFO cases, interviewing eyewitnesses, collecting and analyzing physical evidence, and building what might be the world’s largest UFO/UAP databases on behalf of the D.I.A.”

The Knapp/Lacatski/Kelleher interview covers AAWSAP, AATIP (its replacement) and the process of writing the book, but the most interesting part is the partial summary of their findings. A few of the highlights:

  • AAWSAP discovered the Tic Tac case in 2009, deployed personnel to interview the pilots, the Aegis radar operators on the Princeton, and submitted its investigative report to the DIA in 2009 -- 8 years before it was made public. case.
  • Being in the vicinity of metallic/structured craft (e.g. Skinwalker Ranch) and associated phenomena cause experiencers to bring “something home with them”. AAWSAP proposed an infectious agent model for the “transmission” of anomalies from person-to-person. The nickname for this phenomenon is “hitchhikers.”
  • Ansys multiphysics software was used to conduct deep dive analysis into the behavior and performance of Tic Tac by PhD physicists that AAWSAP hired. AAWSAP personnel designed and built a portable autonomous UAP surveillance unit with multiple sensors that could be deployed anywhere in the continental U.S. in a day or two.
  • AAWSAP hired Russian translators who aided with translation and analysis of Soviet era documents on their national UAP strategy. Showed a very complex, well organized organizational chart from 1991 that indicated a very sophisticated approach that spanned multiple agencies.
  • AAWSAP analyzed and documented hundreds of cases of interactions with UAPs that resulted in physiological and pathological effects, some of which were medically devastating. AAWSAP personnel investigated medical cases as a result of getting zapped with a beam from a UAP in Georgia or as a result of a close encounter with small blue orbs (unidentified flying object) causing multiple medical effects. It obtained enough data to show close encounters are a threat to human health.

That last point checks off all three surprised, stunned and stunned boxes – investigations into medical problems suffered by persons in contact with a UAP in Georgia. A shocking close second would be personnel at the Skinwalker Ranch being in contact with a “metallic/structured craft” and picking up and carrying away an anomaly as the result.

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Investigative reporter George Knapp at the Las Vegas KLAS news station, reviewing DIA files about Skinwalker Ranch.

Shocked or skeptical? These are important new revelations if they’re true. Based on the amount of analysis given to the Tic Tac UFOs when they were made public, and the impact those revelations had on the Pentagon, this could move the needle closer to UFO disclosure. However, it’s important to note that the promo for the books states: “Skinwalkers at the Pentagon has been reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense and CLEARED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE.”

Kudos to Dr. James Lacatski, Dr. Colm Kelleher, and George Knapp for moving the ball downfield. Hopefully, we’ll find out soon if it’s in the red zone.

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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