Former Pentagon intelligence officer who was head of the AATIP from 2010 - 2017 believes that UFOs exist and that the government should be more transparent about the subject matter.
Luis Elizondo left his government position as head of the AATIP, Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, investigating UAPS. He became frustrated with the red tape involved with the government and some of its personnel. According to Elizondo's resignation letter, he wrote, "The department must take serious the many accounts by the Navy and other services of unusual aerial systems interfering with military weapon platforms and displaying beyond next-generation capabilities... There remains a vital need to ascertain the capability and intent of these phenomena for the benefit of the armed forces and the nation."
Elizondo began to take UFOs more seriously as he encountered more and more overwhelming evidence. He explained, "I was talking to pilots routinely. There's videos out there [in government, that the public haven't seen] – there's one that's 23 minutes long. There's another one where this thing is 50 feet away from the cockpit. I mean, it ain't ours. We know that. Sometimes you just couldn't believe it – you'd have seven or eight incidents in a single day. I'd get these emails from an admiral or a ship's captain saying, 'Lue, what do you want me to do? I can't keep people below deck forever. These things are swarming my ship, they're all over the place.'"