This article was translated by John R. Bopp

We came across this one by accident.  Back in December of 2017, the New York Times reported to its readers, and the world, that there was a program at the Pentagon dedicated to studying the “UFO phenomenon”, and since then, the name of the military intelligence official running it has appeared in the media quite a bit.

The story broke in the media because Luis Elizondo, who, until October 2017, was the leader of this Pentagon project to investigate the possible presence of UFOs on our planet, quit in protest over what he defined as excessive secrecy and internal opposition to the program.

As is logical, in these reports, references to this official were focused on the existence of the program, his work, and the possible conclusions thereof, and not on his family’s origins or his roots.  But we have to say, the first thing we noticed was that surname!

We don’t know if he has any relationship with the Basque community in the US, or if he feels a part of it, but we’re sure of the origin of his surname.  Elizondo is a surname found throughout northern Mexico and the southern US, which originally came from the Baztán Valley (which we love so much).

Regarding the matter of the existence of extraterrestrial life, or the presence of UFOs visiting our planet, which has always caused so much debate, it appears that the demand for investigations by governments is proof of something, and that the information collected could make us think that categorically denying this possibility is ever more difficult.

We’ll leave you with some information about Luis Elizondo and the Pentagon program investigating the existence of UFOs.

The New York Times – 12/12/2017 – USA

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find. Which was how the Pentagon wanted it. For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according to Defense Department officials, interviews with program participants and records obtained by The New York Times. It was run by a military intelligence official, Luis Elizondo, on the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring, deep within the building’s maze.


CNN – 19/12/2017 – USA

Former Pentagon UFO official: ‘We may not be alone’

A former Pentagon official who led a recently revealed government program to research potential UFOs said Monday evening that he believes there is evidence of alien life reaching Earth. “My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone,” Luis Elizondo said in an interview on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront.”

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