The Pentagon is funding a UFO and paranormal activity program at a "supernatural" ranch in Utah. The existence of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) was first reported in 2017, but the US Department of Defense denied the presence of UFOs or alien activity. However, recently published documents contradict this claim. Popular Mechanics published a report on Friday (Feb. 14) that included documents purchased from Bigelow Aerospace, a private company contracted to carry out the work on behalf of AATIP.
They point out that the $ 22 million (£ 16 million) program does indeed study UFOs and other paranormal phenomena. None of Bigelow's reports mention AATIP by name, but investigate incidents around the infamous Sherman Ranch, better known as Skinwalker Ranch, while the company was doing business for the Pentagon. Skinwalker is the Native American term for a shape-shifting evil spirit that lives in the forests. A cattle ranch outside Ballard, Utah has long been the subject of speculation about paranormal and potentially alien activity.
Terry Sherman moved there with his wife Gwen and two children in 1994. They stayed at the ranch for only 18 months, during which time they reported seeing mysterious circles and lights appearing in the air. They also say they saw mysterious large animals that were resistant to gunshot wounds. Some of their cattle were mutilated, and some completely disappeared. The family was so scared that they sold the 512-acre ranch in 1996 and went to the media with their stories, which caught the attention of paranormal hotel entrepreneur Robert Bigelow. He found Bigelow in 1999.
A report released on Friday said Skinwalker Ranch is "a possible laboratory for the study of other intelligence and possible interdimensional phenomena." Another of the published reports dealt with injuries sustained by people who experienced "the effects of abnormal vehicles." However, its author told Popular Mechanics that the report does not provide evidence of extraterrestrial or non-human technology. Other reports examined the "physical effects" of unknown air phenomena and their "biological effects" on biological organisms.