Strange and Trippy Tech Explored In New Documents Released By US Alien Task Force

A recent document leak has uncovered strange, far-out, and experimental technology investigated by the US government’s now-defunct UFO task force. “The manipulation of additional dimensions,” “traversable wormholes, stargates, and negative energy,” “high-frequency gravitational wave communications,” and even a weird plan to nuke the moon are all mentioned in the documents.

The Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) was first made public in 2017 as a result of a New York Times investigation. Over the years, dribs and drabs of information concerning the squad have surfaced, but most of their work has remained a mystery. Now, it appears that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), which sponsored the program, has finally responded to a number of FOIA requests submitted by media groups some years ago. The most recent disclosures came from VICE’S Motherboard, which published all of the records on Document Cloud in their entirety.

“If one is to genuinely contemplate the thought of interstellar exploration in timescales of a human lifespan, a significant adjustment in the traditional approach to spaceship propulsion is essential,” according to one paper titled “Warp Drive, Dark Energy, and the Manipulation of Extra Dimensions.” The article goes on to explore the possible usage of warp drives, which modify the fabric of spacetime, and how wormholes may aid in this endeavor.

They contend that if warp drive is developed, it will be able to travel at speeds faster than sound (many scientists still doubt this is possible, but hang on for a moment). If a spacecraft could travel faster than the speed of light, for example, voyages inside our solar system would potentially take minutes or hours rather than years, while visits to other star systems might take weeks rather than hundreds of thousands of years.

All of this is totally hypothetical, if not ludicrously far-fetched, but that is the nature of the papers’ experimental character. Another document on “negative mass” considers the possibility of exploding thermonuclear weapons on the Moon. The goal of this hypothetical explosion is to penetrate the lunar crust in search of metals that are as strong as steel but “100,000 times lighter,” making them perfect for spaceflight.

Keep in mind, though, that there’s no proof that any extraordinarily light metals exist on the Moon, nor that a nuclear weapon would be the best means to get access to the lunar mantle’s inner workings. These odd documents appear to be putting some of the most cutting-edge research to the test in the hopes of understanding mysterious airborne occurrences that defy scientific explanation. Over the next week, Motherboard plans to dig further into a number of these concepts. In the meantime, have a look at Document Cloud’s massive collection of papers.