In a letter with surprising contents, the Pentagon admits detention and tests on finds from unidentified aerial phenomena.
Researcher Anthony Bragaglia wrote to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) asking for details of the material in their possession and the results of any tests carried out on it. He suspects that they would be the origin of an alloy used today with the name of Nitinol.
In the formal request, Bragaglia had specified the subject of the request. "This could include," he wrote, "physical debris recovered from Department of Defense personnel. Debris, wrecks, spilled material or material that crashed into unidentified aerial phenomena or from unidentified flying objects."
In response, the DIA released 154 pages of test results which also include reports on the "shape memory" metal we now use as Nitinol. Nitinol is used for its properties in the most diverse products, from stents to coffee makers.
Bragaglia considers it a "staggering admission" by the US government. The documents reveal that some of the recovered debris possesses "extraordinary abilities", including the potential to make objects invisible, or slow the speed of light.
"By studying this debris," says Bragaglia, "the researchers were able to gain knowledge for the fabrication of futuristic materials that could change our lives forever." Here the document on the characteristics of some materials found.
A three-year wait
Bragaglia reports that he first filed the request in 2017 when he learned that the Pentagon was studying UFOs as part of theAdvanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP).
"The article reported that anomalous UFO debris (now called UAPs) was being analyzed by a private defense contractor," says Bragaglia.
Material evidence such as UFO debris was the focus of my research. My request for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was very specific, it concerned the results of UFO / UAP debris tests, not material already known to science
Roswell and Nitinol
Bragaglia believes some of the material tested may have come from the infamous Roswell incident of 1947, in which a UFO crashed in New Mexico.
"The inclusion of advanced technical reports on Nitinol is curious," the researcher said.
Il Nitinol it is a metal alloy that "remembers" its original shape when bent or creaked, and can instantly return to it.
This shape memory metal feature has been reported by many witnesses in Roswell, the researcher says. Nitinol was officially "discovered" in 1962, but it took another 10 years before it was possible to manufacture it on a larger scale.
Among the hypotheses of Bragaglia, that Nitinol is one of the fruits of research on materials made starting from UFO findings.
The omissions on Nitinol and beyond
The DIA, according to Bragaglia, withheld some details on the materials in the five documents provided. For example, the names of the scientists involved in the initial research.
From the "unencrypted" elements of the DIA letter it is known that the test was carried out by Bigelow Aerospace, one of the Department of Defense's private contractors based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The company fired 85 employees, all of its Las Vegas staff, last March due to the pandemic toll, and it is unknown where it may have stored the UFO material. The employees reached by Bragaglia did not provide any new elements. The researcher's hypothesis is that the materials were returned to the Pentagon.
In the coming months, however, Bragaglia will make a new request to obtain some of the obscured information, including more details on the origins of Nitinol. Comments from the DIA are awaited.