When Mainstream Media breaks a story which has global impact, and the end result leaves the public with more questions than answers, tendencies run toward filling in the blanks. As physics taught us, “nature abhors a vacuum”. The December 16, 2017 New York Times article, which has been described as soft disclosure from the UFO front, is just such a story.
In this article, news of a $22 million program to assess the threat to Planet Earth by UFOs was disclosed. It reported the years in which the non-public, quietly funded, back office program was managed from the Pentagon; who the players were, including both governmental and private citizens; where warehouses storing materials from UFO crash sites are located; when it supposedly ended, and the fact that the program actually may be ongoing.
Many names of prominent, credentialed people have consistently appeared in the original story, and in subsequent articles, podcasts, MSM shows, and radio talk show broadcasts. Out of all the people mentioned, there is one name which holds the most intrigue. Robert Bigelow.
Mr Bigelow is a Las Vegas, Nevada billionaire who built his fortune in the 1990s developing commercial real estate, motels and apartments. He also is the founder of Bigelow Aerospace. And it has been reported he bought private files from UFO reporting sites on social media and nonprofit agencies, including the Mutual UFO Network; although when contacted, MUFON’s Director of Communications stated via email, MUFON had never sold their files.
Bigelow has indicated that he plans to spend up to $500 million to develop the first commercial space station. His company already has launched two experimental space modules, Genesis I and Genesis II, and has plans for full-scale manned space habitats to be used as orbital hotels, research labs, and factories.
How do so many dots connect? The next NASA budget request by the White House will likely include plans to end the agency’s operations of the International Space Station by the mid 2020s. On January 24, 2018, the Office of Management and Budget announced the fiscal year 2019 budget proposal will be released no earlier than February 12, 2018, in which a plan is called for to end direct federal government support of the ISS by 2025. What will happen to the US presence in space? Who will fill the void?
Robert Bigelow is the man of the hour. He has stated he plans to build stand-alone space stations, which are launched by privately operated rockets. These will be used as research laboratories orbiting Earth, or possibly part of an effort to establish permanent presence on the moon or Mars. Bigelow also has linked his aerospace business with the United Arab Emirates. In early 2011, he signed a memorandum with the Dubai based Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology to “explore joint efforts”, so international cooperation will continue and expand through privatization.
One final possibility to consider in filling the vacuum left by MSM; Mr Bigelow has stated publicly, including on the 60 Minutes TV show, that he was “absolutely convinced” there have been extraterrestrial visitors to Earth. All wise business people require risk assessment before investing money in any project. If Aliens are real and present entities on Earth, it would be prudent to find their strengths, weaknesses, and intentions. A study of them and their potential threat to planned development in space would be essential; ergo, the Advance Aerospace Threat Identification Program.
It was funded by the US government, paid to Robert Bigelow, and provided not only necessary threat potential and analysis, but slyly opened the back door to disclosure. The picture is completed, and all the dots link up, one by one.