To the Stars Academy on Friday, released video three of three minus a repeat of December’s social media buildup from their commander in chief Tom Delonge. The footage arrived as part of a Washington Post article written by ‘investor’ and ‘adviser’ Christopher Mellon, who used the item to continue the narrative that the Department of Defense remains indifferent to the fact that UAPs are frequenting our skies.
The majority of the article acted as a refresh of the original December exclusive from the New York Times in which the previously unknown Pentagon operation now known as AATIP was revealed along with its program manager Luis Elizondo, the objective of which, to investigate Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.
“It is time to set aside taboos regarding “UFOs” and instead listen to our pilots and radar operators”
– Christopher Mellon Investor and an adviser to the To the Stars Academy for Arts and Science and former deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence.
Mellon used the article to further elaborate on his frustration with the alleged lack of attention the problem receives in various government circles, stating “reports from different services and agencies remain largely ignored and unevaluated inside their respective bureaucratic stovepipes”. He went further to describe the current level of effort to “having the Army conduct a submarine search without the Navy.”
With the admitted absence of a response for the story from any Pentagon spokesman, Mellon went on to describe his previous interactions with sections of the department, and explained how there is a culture of ridicule within the organisation and that nobody wants to be “the alien guy”.
Initial responses to the footage which reveals a previously undisclosed Navy encounter that occurred off the East Coast in 2015 have been mixed, and have been heavily scrutinized by believers and skeptics alike. Some theorized that the object was a bird and the way that the footage had been captured, acted as an optical illusion much to the disagreement of the UFO community, who maintain that the footage is the real deal. Giving the thumbs up, Twitter users were out in force and whilst they were quick to state that the vector and speed of the object were far too extreme to be any type of bird, some expressed slight disappointment in the video hoping that this offering would have been clearer and possibly come with the same scale of media attention as December’s release.
One thing is for sure though, and that is Tom Delonge’s company has started a movement. They have kept their promise to release these videos despite the mixed concerns from the UAP community and the shoot downs from the pre-determined confirmation bias of the skeptics, and they will continue to do so. The question is, how many pieces of footage will it take to crack the current stigma.