UFO Whistleblower files legal action following threats from the Pentagon after leaking reports
A complaint has been filed against a top Pentagon official by a former national security official who went public with reports showing UFO sightings for running a smear campaign against him and his family.
Luis Elizondo, the whistleblower who worked on a Pentagon program labelled "unidentified aerial phenomena" in 2008, has now filed a 64-page complaint against the inspector general of the Pentagon.
The complaint also detailed that the senior official apparently threatened him saying that he would tell people "you are crazy, and it might impact your security clearance".
Mr Elizondo, who was a former head of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, recently came out to say that the government's investigation of UFO's wasn't adequately resourced and alleged they were trying to cover up details about the sightings.
His most recent accusations about a campaign, which is according to him set out to discredit him come as Washington officials were due to release a report to Congress in June which detailed all their findings on UFOs so far.
The report was made up as part of a larger Covid-19 relief bill that was signed by Donald Trump in 2020 which included the mandate for the Pentagon to release all the information it possesses about UFOs within 180 days.
In the midst of all this, Pentagon officials had recently released details of three UFOs that had been spotted harassing Navy ships off the coast of California.
Luis Elizondo told the Pentagon Inspector General: "Several internet bloggers were notified that I had no duties regarding AATIP and that AATIP did not involve the study of UAPs,”
“As a result, the bloggers began to disseminate reporting, accusing me of being a fabricator.”
Daniel Sheehan, an attorney of Mr Elizondo, told Politico that the complaint has a much larger goal than just clearing his client’s name. He said it is to pressure the Pentagon to clear up confusion overall UFO sightings.
“Nobody seemed to be taking this thing seriously,” the lawyer said about Mr Elizondo’s claims. “The different units and different groups that are responsible for responding to this particular phenomenon… they’re not briefing each other on this.”
The Defence Department’s Inspector General did not respond to the complaint but announced an investigation into Pentagon “actions” on UFOs on the same day the complaint was filed.
Mr Elizondo has been vocal about efforts to discredit his role since he retired from the Pentagon in 2017 and made a series of revelations about the covert Pentagon programme.