The footage is odd, for sure. But it only makes up like 0.5 percent of the craziness within the New York Times article it came from.
The article says that between 2007 and 2012, there was something called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program running out of the Pentagon, where at least one employee had the X-Files theme as their ringtone and their co-workers hated them for it. Their task was to investigate mysterious aerial phenomena. While there's a good chance they had a rubber stamp that read "It's just another damn drone from Walmart" so they wouldn't have to write it out all the time, the AATIP's creator, former Senator Harry Reid, fought to secure the program's findings, fearing that the United States would be helpless to defend itself from the technologies it discovered. That's the kind of s**t you say to justify keeping Magneto in a plastic cell underground.
Luis Elizondo, the former head of the AATIP, referenced "the many accounts from the Navy and other services of unusual aerial systems interfering with military weapon platforms and displaying beyond-next-generation capabilities." And most of the program's $22 million budget over five years went to an aerospace technology company owned by a billionaire named Robert Bigelow, who 100 percent believes aliens have visited earth. And that brings us to the pant-shitting part:
"Under Mr. Bigelow's direction, the company modified buildings in Las Vegas for the storage of metal alloys and other materials that Mr. Elizondo and program contractors said had been recovered from unidentified aerial phenomena. Researchers also studied people who said they had experienced physical effects from encounters with the objects and examined them for any physiological changes."
Ah, OK. So. WHAT THE f**k. Is it just a rash, or a headache, or are these people District 9-ing and morphing into a new species that should be shot in the head?