Americans were rocked by the revelation that the U.S. government has secretly been studying the existence of alien life.

This was a closely held secret that led many to question what the government was hiding.

Now one top Pentagon official came out and said the three words about the existence of alien life that you never thought you’d hear.

Luis Elizondo was in charge of the Pentagon’s UFO study program.

After the revelation of evidence of extraterrestrial life was made public, he began to speak out about what he found.

And Elizondo said proof exists “beyond reasonable doubt” that alien life forms have visited our planet.

The Sun reports:

“THE former chief of a secret US government programme claims UFOs really do exist.

Luis Elizondo claims proof of their existence has been “proved beyond reasonable doubt” after heading a secret £16million investigation into the existence of extraterrestrial life.

Speaking to The Telegraph Elizondo said: “I think it’s pretty clear this is not us, and it’s not anyone else, so one has to ask where they’re from.

“In my opinion, if this was a court of law, we have reached the point of ‘beyond reasonable doubt’. I hate to use the term UFO but that’s what we’re looking at.”

He said much of what he could discuss was still classified but said there had been “lots” of UFO sightings during the programme.

He was unable to comment on whether his team had examined sightings in other countries including the UK.”

Video from a 2004 encounter between Navy pilots off the coast of San Diego and a UFO was the most startling evidence made public in the wake of the program’s disclosure.

The program was the brainchild of Senator Harry Reid who pushed for funding when he was Majority Leader after a UFO was spotted over Nevada.

The Sun also reports:

“Luis Elizondo oversaw the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which ran for five years between 2007 and 2012.

Footage, released in August, claims to show a UFO rotating while maintaining a “glowing aura”.

The programme was set up by retired US Democratic Senator Harry Reid.

Most of the money for the programme went to an aerospace research company run by billionaire entrepreneur Robert Bigelow, who is currently working with NASA.”

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