Sunday, 21 February 2021

I can't let this story go. This is incredible news. Here is the original post from the man who obtained the FOIA documents, Anthony Bragalia. This man has been on a mission to uncover the truth about Roswell. His website is here.

A stunning admission by the US government that it possesses UFO debris was recently made in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed over three years ago by this author. In a reply letter, the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has ended decades of speculation by verifying that UFO material has indeed been recovered. Now officially referred to as UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) rather than UFOs, some of this material was placed with a defense contractor for analysis and storage in "specialized facilities." Incredibly, part of the information released discusses material with shape recovery properties, much like the "memory metal" debris found fallen at the Roswell UFO crash in 1947.

And based on the documentation received, it appears that the retrieved debris exhibits other extraordinary capabilities. In addition to "remembering" their original form when bent or crushed, some of these futuristic materials have the potential to make things invisible, "compress" electromagnetic energy, and even slow down the speed of light. Although much of the reports' details are redacted, what can be gleaned is that these technologies represent a literal quantum leap beyond the properties of all existing material known to man.

Finally, the whereabouts of the UFO debris held by the contractor is unknown. Some months ago they laid off their employees and ceased operations. Former company officials, when reached, refuse comment.


The original 2017 FOIA request made to the DIA asks for the physical descriptions, properties and composition of UFO/UAP material held by the government and its contractor. The request is unambiguous in its meaning. It refers to UFO/UAP material and "physical debris recovered by personnel of the Department of Defense as residue, flotsam, shot-off material or crashed UAPs or unidentified flying objects." The FOIA request can be seen in full here:

In their reply, the DIA amazingly agrees that it has documents responsive to my request on recovered UFO debris and its analysis, the program under which it was administered, AATIP (the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program), and that their defense contractor (Bigelow Aerospace in Las Vegas, Nevada) has stored the material. They also provide some reports related to the possible applications of the studied material.

The delays and excuses offered up during the years awaiting the FOIA response were many. They include that the records search involved another agency that needed to be consulted; that I had been emailing my former FOIA Officer though she'd left months ago and never received my follow-up communication; to a re-assignment of my case to the DIA's FOIA Chief, Steve Tumiski. After a lawsuit was threatened with the retention of counsel, the DIA somehow, after so very long, acted to respond.


The information received includes several pages of what are called "advanced technology reports" on Nitinol - a shape recovery alloy. Nitinol has similar properties to the "memory metal" found fallen as debris at the Roswell, New Mexico UFO crash of 1947. The pages found within the FOIA reply on Nitinol explore its potential for integrating it into the human body for the improvement of health. Well over 40 witnesses to Roswell have mentioned a metal-like material that could "remember itself" when deformed or folded, returning to its original state seamlessly and instantly. In a series of investigative articles appearing in the UFO Explorations website article archive section, the case is credibly made that Nitinol represents our first attempts to replicate a material of the craft's construction. The Roswell debris was flown to Wright Field in Ohio after the crash. Some months later, Wright granted a contract to Battelle Memorial Institute to begin phase diagrams (recipes) for mixing Nickel and ultra-high-purity Titanium, required to make memory metal. General Arthur Exon, Base Commander at Wright Patterson in the 1960s, who flew over the crash site in 1947, spoke to researcher Kevin Randle on tape. He stated that it was his understanding that some of the wreckage being tested was comprised in part of "specially processed" Titanium.

And in September of 1947, two months after the Roswell crash, General George Shulgen of Air Intelligence described "the materials of construction" of the flying saucers as potentially being made of "composite or sandwich construction utilizing various combinations of metal and plastics."  Some of the Roswell crash debris was said to display metal-plastic like appearance and characteristics. The DIA-sponsored reports I received mention a highly-engineered material called "metamaterial" (see below) as comprised of "composite media." Metamaterial can be layered with metal and plastics.

Throughout the received FOIA documents, mention is made of potential use of some of the materials in "advanced aerospace platforms." Reference is made to desired material characteristics such as being extremely lightweight and tough, like the characteristics of the debris found at the Roswell crash.


Extensive reference is also made to the study and application of what the tests called metamaterial*, including that some of this material:

  • Can be used to "slow down light" and even "bring light to a complete standstill"

(Implying the ability to manipulate the speed of light (electromagnetic energy traveling at 186,000 miles per second)

  • May induce invisibility by manipulating refraction, reflectivity and increasing light absorption. The reports use terms like "optical isolation" and "transparency" and make reference to a "MetaMirror" technology

(Implying the ability to make something unable to be seen, and/or picked up by radar, scanning or imaging)

  • Has the interesting ability to "compress electromagnetic energy"

(Such condensing can make information and energy storage smaller and their transfer faster by reducing volume)

  • Exhibits a particular "tunable resonance" which was likely "determined during fabrication."

(The phrase "tunable resonance" refers to a vibration of large amplitude from a small stimulus. Very recent research shows potential in the field of "energy harvesting" technologies, or pulling energy from the environment for low-power electronic devices)

There seem to be many exciting, but far in the future, technical applications to these materials that will change the way our lives are lived.

*Metamaterial, a coined and relatively recent word, is believed to be any material engineered to have a property that is not found in naturally occurring materials. Some of these materials appear to be made from assemblies of multiple elements fashioned from composite materials such as metals and plastics. These composite media can be engineered to exhibit unique electromagnetic properties. Made up from subwavelength building blocks (most often based on metals), these metamaterials allow for extreme control over light energy and optical fields, enabling such effects such as negative refraction to be realized.

Portions of the reports center on next-generation Amorphous Metals (also called "liquid metal" or "metallic glass") which are novel engineering alloys with disordered atomic-scale structure. Metal is crystalline in its solid state, which means it has a highly ordered arrangement of atoms. Amorphous metals though are crazily disordered - a metal-like material so unique that it is believed it may one day replace plastic and metal in many applications. The material is stronger and lighter than any existing metal, can be injection molded like plastic (no rivets, seams or joining, smooth like many reported UFOs) and will never corrode or rust. Imagine using a single razor blade for the rest of your life because it stays super sharp forever. A golf club so springy it can drive a ball farther than any pro ever has. An artificial hip implant that performs better than a real hip. A cell phone case that is completely indestructible.

The contract that Bigelow was granted was under the auspices of an official government UFO study (whose existence was revealed by The New York Times in 2017). The contract was for Bigelow to construct "specialized modified facilities" to hold the material for testing. The DoD/Pentagon UFO study effort was called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). It ran for some years (and under more than one name), and according to informed sources, remains in operation to this day. What is inside these "specially modified facilities" that requires such contracted technical services? What is the nature of this anomalous debris and what are its properties that it requires shielding?


Above, a notation placed on several of what the DIA calls "advanced technology reports" responsive to the FOIA request.

Note that Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) is referred to by an alternate or predecessor name, Advanced Aerospace Weapons Systems Applications program (AAWSA).

A letter was sent by the DIA to this author acknowledging the possession of recovered UFO material and the involvement of a defense contractor, granting access to some technical information (while denying most). Scrolling past the letter begins some of the technology reports, continued in the second PDF below. The first batch can be seen here:

The FOIA official responding, Steve Tumiski, explains that the DIA has identified 5 documents totaling 154 pages that are responsive to my request. Well over half of the documents have not been released. And such extraterrestrial material study should generate thousands of pages relevant to the request, not just 154. The DIA cites Exemptions 3 and 6 of federal FOIA regulations as reasons that they are compelled to suppress certain of the documents. Exemption 3 allows the withholding of information prohibited from disclosure by federal statute and leaves no discretion on the issue due to potential harm to national security. Exemption 6 generally applies to records that involve personal privacy. It incorporates a balancing test that weighs any privacy interest against the public interest in disclosure.

In the second PDF are several more of the 154 pages said to exist on the matter. It is in these documents that we gain the insights on the material as outlined earlier in this article. It is here that we learn of metamaterials, invisibility, slowing the speed of light, compressing electromagnetic energy, implanting memory metal in people and other remarkable things.

Sample key phrases alluding to technologies these materials could one day give us can be found within the named pages in the two PDF FOIA replies: "slow down light" (pages 18, 27, and 6); "bring light to a complete standstill" (page 17); "compress energy" (page 6); "Nitinol as a Biomaterial" (page 19); "new materials-based perfect absorbers" of light (page 24); "novel optical isolators" (page 6).


The information provided in the FOIA response seems to represent reports that are directly relevant to what was learned from the study of the UFO debris, and how insight gained from those studies might be applied in the future, but does not include a detailing of the found debris itself.

Disappointingly, the reports do not include much of what was requested, such as a physical description and the composition of the material, the origin of the material, and the names of the involved scientists. That remains classified. But technical pursuit areas derived from the study of those materials (i.e. invisibility, energy concentration, light speed control, intelligent metal) were, in part, released. The released documents help to inform us of the potential applications of the materials, but do not offer deep insight into precisely what the debris is made of. They speak of "recent experiments" that "provide new concepts" and of "theoretical developments that might result in new materials." The DIA believes it is being responsive to the FOIA request by acknowledging UFO debris, its storage by Bigelow, and by identifying areas of future applications of these materials without having to actually name responsible parties, of what elements the material is comprised, how it is processed, etc.

Continue reading here.

Posted on 02/21/2021 8:20 AM by Rebecca Bynum
21 Feb 2021
Send an emailHoward Nelson
If source of the crashed vehicle is extraterrestrial, the fact would be astonishing bordering on fantastical. This, given the statistical near-impossibility of intelligent life on planets other than Earth, detailed by astrophysicist Dr. Hugh Ross in his various books and lectures. Let’s see what follows from the various Physics and Astronomy journals, or whether this story is quashed for reasons known and unknown to the public.

21 Feb 2021
Send an emailRebecca Bynum
I'd never heard of nitinol before - google it. What he says is true. And what about the stealth bomber's skin that makes them invisible to radar? That could have been reverse engineered too. This is the second bomb the Pentagon has dropped on UFOs recently - they released pilot video a little while ago too. I wonder...

21 Feb 2021
Mr. Nelson... "near impossibility" has to be defined. We are a mere speck of dust in a breathtakingly enormous universe. Mind you, depending on your point of view, even this enormous universe may not actually exist outside of the Observer...

21 Feb 2021
Did they find any little green men with bulbous heads?

21 Feb 2021
Send an emailJohn M. Joyce
The release of these ridiculous documents at this particular time is obviously a distraction gambit designed to keep a group, or several groups, of people who are deeply interested in such things as UFOs from concentrating on something else they have discovered or uncovered. Alternatively, it is probable, also, that the release of this story may be meant to distract the general public from something not yet obviously important but of some significance if it became generally analysed by the people. It is probable that the significance of whatever else they have discovered or uncovered has not yet become apparent to the group(s) and at this time this sort of fiction, for that is what it is, is sufficient to distract them for long enough. I suggest that whatever the interested group(s) might have discovered or uncovered will, more than likely, be connected in some serious way to the current political shenanigans of illegitimate Biden so-called administration.

22 Feb 2021
Send an emailHoward Nelson
Sonya, see “Improbable Planet” by Hugh Ross, or his numerous YouTube presentations related to the statistical evidence for the term ‘near impossibility.’ /// And I’m told, not even the Observer truly exists, that we’re involved in a cosmic joke as long as we think (Robert Adams, devotee of Sri Ramana Maharishi, ‘Silence of the Heart’) Roland, no little green men were found obviously because none were lost. Their final destination was their crèche landing on Earth to generate our Age of Stupidification. Little green women would have been sent but little green men are much better at generating stupidity. John MJ, your surmise that the timing for release of this crashed vehicle story is meaningfully connected to the Biden administration is evidence of your inventiveness. Are you an agent of the Klbdng, the inventors of the vehicle?

22 Feb 2021
Send an emailRebecca Bynum
I read some more on Bragalia's website last night and he comes across as a very level-headed and sober man. He's obsessed with Roswell, but he's not crazy.

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