US government spent MILLIONS researching invisibility cloaks, laser-powered weapons and wormholes in top-secret programme, declassified documents reveal
- Declassified documents divulge details of 38 top secret government projects
- Includes wormholes, invisibility cloaking and high energy laser weapons
- List went to congress last year and released via a freedom of information request
- A 2017 article revealed the US pumped $22 million of government money into UFO research
Declassified papers have emerged which reveal the US government spent tax-payers’ money researching science fiction concepts.
These include using stable wormholes to travel to other parts of space, invisibility cloaking and high energy laser weapons.
The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) released the list in response to a freedom of information request.
Declassified documents containing the remarkable details of 38 secret government funded projects have now been made public.
Declassified papers have emerged which reveal the US government spent tax-payers money researching science fiction concepts such as traversable wormholes, invisibility cloaking and ‘state of art and evolution of high energy laser weapons’ (stock)
Steven Aftergood, director of the Federation of American Scientists’ Project on Government Secrecy, made the request for information.
The projects were originally classified and sent to congress last year.
Research endeavour number eight, titled ‘Traversable Wormholes, Stargates, and Negative Energy,’ was led by Eric Davis of EarthTech International Inc, a firm based in Austin, Texas.
It describes itself as a facility ‘exploring the forefront reaches of science and engineering’.
‘I think anyone who looks at these titles will scratch their heads and wonder what on earth the Defense Intelligence Agency was thinking,’ Mr Aftergood told Motherboard.
Declassified documents have now been made public and they divulge the remarkable details of 38 top secret government funded projects
The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) release the list in response to a freedom of information request. The projects were originally classified and sent to congress last year
A New York Times articles from 2017 exposed the Advanced Aerospace Threat program as a secret $22 million ‘black money’ research venture into UFOs and other sci-fi lunacies
‘These are the kinds of topics you pursue when you have more money than you know what to do with.’
‘I loved science fiction when I was younger. Today I love good government. So I was not especially amused.’
A New York Times article from 2017 exposed the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program which, it was claimed, was bankrolled by ‘black money’ research into UFOs to make it untraceable.
This money, it was discovered, went through the Senate majority Democrat leader Harry Reid to his friend and conspiracy theorist Robert Bigelow.
WHAT MAKES SOMEONE BELIEVE IN CONSPIRACY THEORIES?
Over the course of three online-based studies, researchers at the University of Kent showed strong links between the belief in conspiracy theories and certain psychological traits.
Narcissism and self-esteem levels have a large impact on a persons belief in conspiracy theories.
The results showed that people who rated highly on the narcissism scale and who had low self-esteem were more likely to be conspiracy believers.
However, while low self-esteem, narcissism and belief in conspiracies are strongly linked, it is not clear that one – or a combination – causes the other.
But it hints at an interesting new angle to the world of conspiracy and those who reinforce belief.
There are widely believed to be three main reasons as to why people believe in conspiracy theories.
- The desire for understanding and certainty – Seeking explanations for events is a natural human desire.
- The desire for control and security – Conspiracy theories can give their believers a sense of control and security.
- The desire to maintain a positive self-image – People who feel socially marginalised are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories and it gives them a sense of worth in the UFO community.
These three things tie in with the previously stated qualities and combine to create an avid conspiracy theorist.