UFO Whistleblower Says He’s Being Threatened as Congressman Warns Protections Are ‘Joke’

By: Ben Campbell | Published: Jul 09, 2024

The former head of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, Lue Elizondo, has shown remarkable courage in the face of adversity. He claims he’s been threatened for advocating for UFO transparency and worries for his life.

Despite having protection, a close friend of the UFO whistleblower, Congressman Tim Burchett, warns the preventive measures to ensure the safety of people involved in the UAP program are a joke.

Former US Counterintelligence Agent Speaks Out

Luis Elizondo is a former U.S. Army counterintelligence special agent who was also employed by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense to work on intelligence projects.

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The former intelligence officer also claims to have sat as a director of a secretive program known as the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which aimed to investigate UFOs for the Pentagon.

AATIP Formed to Investigate Next-Gen Technologies

The AATIP program was reportedly started by the then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid back in 2009.

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According to a report published by the Pentagon’s UFO-focused office, the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), in March, the AATIP was formed to “investigate potential next-generation aerospace technologies.”

AARO’s Report on the AATIP Program

According to the AARO report, “Although investigating UFO/UAP was not specifically outlined in the contract’s statement of work, the selected private sector organization conducted UFO research.”

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It continued, “This research included reviewing new cases and much older Project BLUE BOOK cases, operating debriefing and investigatory teams, and proposals to set up laboratories to examine any recovered UFO materials.”

Threats Made Against Elizondo

Despite his claims, which were backed up by former senator Harry Reid, the U.S. government and Pentagon officials have rapidly denied Elizondo’s claims.

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Elizondo became a whistleblower in an attempt to promote better UFO transparency. Yet, according to Fox News, his actions have led to various threats against him and “several other whistleblowers formerly associated with the UAP [unidentified anomalous phenomena] effort for the U.S. Government.”

UFO Whistleblower Fears for His Life

In a statement to the “The Good Trouble Show,” Elizondo said, “I would like to make this perfectly clear to the American people. I am not prone to accidents. I am not suicidal. I am not abusing drugs. I am not engaged in any illicit activities.”

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Appearing to fear for his life, he continued, “If something happens to me or my family members in the future, you will know what happened.”

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U.S. Protection Is a Joke, Says Congressman

Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., has played a significant role in the push for better UFO disclosure in the United States and is also a good friend of Elizondo.

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Speaking on the personal protection provided by the U.S. government for UFO whistleblowers, Burchett said, “There is whistleblower protection, but it’s a joke, and we know it’s a joke.”

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Congressman Attempts to Investigate the Origin of the Threats

According to the congressman, he met with Elizondo shortly after he was threatened. While the whistleblower had no idea who sent the threats, Burchett revealed the comments had angered his friend and left him “alarmed.”

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“Lou is a dear friend of mine, and I take any threat against anybody seriously, especially against friends and somebody that has given so much to this country and to this issue [UFOs],” Burchett said.

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Burchett Claims He’s Trying to Pursue Every Avenue

Going forward, Burchett will continue to investigate the threats and admits he will do all he can to ensure his friend remains safe.

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“So, I’m very much aware of it, and I’m very much alarmed. I’m pursuing every avenue I can to get to the bottom of it,” said the congressman.

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Threats Made Against Other UFO Whistleblowers

The threats aimed at Elizondo are just the latest in a long string of warnings issued to various UFO whistleblowers.

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Last year, David Grusch testified to Congress, explaining dark figures had threatened his life. Grusch was also warned against speaking about the government UFO retrieval program he had previously been involved in.

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Grusch Details Experience

During his testimony in open court, Grusch, a former U.S. intelligence officer and Air Force veteran, said, “I can’t get into the specifics in an open forum, but what I personally witnessed myself and my wife was very disturbing.”

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“I’ve faced brutal, unfortunate tactics” of retribution, which he referred to as “administrative terrorism.”

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Investigative Journalist Shares Thoughts on Report

The AARO report finished by suggesting there was no credible evidence of aliens, UFOs or secret government programs to investigate reverse engineering. This portion of the report left many experts and scientists outraged, as they argued it was incomplete.

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Jeremy Corbell, an investigative journalist and pivotal figure in the fight for UFO transparency, shared his thoughts: “The historical review is an attempt to rewrite history and obscure the basic fundamental facts about the UFO phenomenon.”

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