PRG Statement on the TTS/AAS: Mistake or Strategic Agenda Revealed

If you have not watched the History Channel series Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation,” you should. As regards its political implications it may be the most important series ever produced. There are many ways to watch it online (including free trials). You can find them HERE.


From its launch on October 11, 2017 Paradigm Research Group has aggressively supported the core mission of the To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science in lectures and media interviews, on Facebook and Twitter, and to the PRG international email list. Hundreds of links to TTS/AAS related articles and media interviews are earmarked on PRG’s website.

PRG fully expected this initiative to be heavily scrutinized and criticized, and has tried to impress upon the public the complexity and degree of difficulty in putting together this unprecedented effort from within the military/intelligence complex (MIC). Seven decades of government imposed embargo on confirming the extraterrestrial presence created considerable distrust and frustration particularly with those researcher/activists quite familiar with the evidentiary basis underpinning the reality of the phenomena. Many other actions by political leadership in concert with the MIC over the same period have added to this distrust.

PRG’s support of the TTS/AAS mission continues, but not without nontrivial concern regarding a narrative thread running through the Identified series. That narrative is about the UAP “threat.”

The research program impelled upon the Pentagon by Senator Harry Reid was eventually named the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). This was appropriate to ensure a basic acceptance within the DOD and avoid push back, as well as receiving high level media coverage such as the New York Times.

The Unidentified series would bring with detail the mission of the TTS/AAS to a large audience over a six episode season that ended on Friday, July 5. PRG watched the series with keen interest in how the TTS/AAS would address the threat meme.

There is a distinctive difference between “threat” and “potential threat.” PRG noted “potential threat” was never used, or was used perhaps once or twice. On the other hand direct and indirect references to the threat posed by the UAPs escalated as the series progressed culminating in he final episode – The Revelation.

The sixth episode of Unidentified was flawed to the point of being grotesque. Every aspect of the production was designed to be dark including the cinematography, editing, and content, which was drenched in “threat” projection.

The TTS/AAS decided to go to Italy to address an incident involving a helicopter allegedly damaged and forced to land by a UAP. Meetings were held with Italian officials and researchers. Within the context of these meetings there was reference to a series of mysterious fires that occurred in the Italian village of Canetto di Caronia in 2004, 2005 and 2014. It was suggested these fires were caused by rays beaming out the sea where a UAP underwater base was located. Really?

It seemed clear to PRG the TTS/AAS had gone to some length to find a case that involved an “attack” by a UAP on a military vehicle. PRG was surprised at the TTS/AAS’s lack of credulity regarding these assertions by the Italians.

The fires. In March of 2015 Giuseppe Pezzino and his father Antonio Pezzino were arrested and charged with arson, conspiracy to commit fraud, and sounding a false alarms pertaining to the events in Canetto di Caronia. Insurance fraud was the likely motivation. The Italian military police had installed hidden cameras in the streets after the fires started again in July 2014. Video captured about 40 incidents implicating Giuseppe and Antonio. There was also phone tap evidence. They were found guilty.

The TTS/ASS could have found this information on the Internet in 10 minutes.

The helicopter. Helicopter rotors hit birds. Also, it was not a “military” helicopter. It was the equivalent to a “police” helicopter.

How intense was the treat meme in Episode 6? Researcher Vern Lovic transcribed threat related statements from the Episode. Many of these takes are shown below this statement. That said, only by watching the full episode can one truly appreciate how drenched in threat was this program.

The TTS/AAS has been meeting with members of Congress – including committee chairs – for over a year. The potential threat aspect of UAPs would be helpful in bringing those members to the table and in convincing committees to hold the needed hearings. The concern is whether or not this is a strategic maneuver to get the appropriate attention (if so, then use “potential threat”) or is it a core mission of the TTS/AAS to drive fear into the politicians and the American people leading to massive funding of a “space force.”

If the latter, the TTS/AAS should not underestimate the knowledge base of the citizen ET researcher/activist community, its collective power or the ability of that community to marshal the media to push back.

If the TTS/AAS team has clear, compelling evidence UAPs and their creators are not just a potential threat, but a real and present danger, they should produce that evidence sooner not later.

Stephen Bassett
San Pedro, CA
July 9, 2019


First it is worth noting a promotional tweet posted by Tom DeLonge in advance of the program:


[Note: some of these quotes are from earlier episodes repeated in Episode 6.]

“UFOs with extraordinary capabilities are present in our skies, according to a team of former US government insiders.”
                                                                                            Title at beginning of show

“We had been hearing for a while rumors that there had been a potential attack on an Italian aircraft.”

Luis Elizondo“This has just now, crossed the line to a true national security threat.”
                                                                                                                          Luis Elizondo

“High G, rapid velocity, rapid acceleration… How Could I Possibly Fight This?”
                           Unnamed female pilot from the Nimitz Tic-Tac incident

I had an entire fleet of these objects raining out of the sky…. If these things are Hostile, then we’re screwed.”
                                                   Naval radar operator in the Nimitz incidents

“Lue Elizondo discovered a different class of UFOs allegedly stalked Navy fighter pilots off the east Coast (US) in 2015.”
                                                                                                                             Voice over

“In 2004 in Sicily, a craft appeared a few hundred meters behind the copter (helicopter) tail and it shoot a ray that destroyed the helicopter wings.”
             Clarbruno Vedrucci, retired Commander of Italian Navy group.

“So this was deliberate? You believe it was deliberate?”
Luis Elizondo

Commander Clarbruno Vedrucci

“At this point, these things are coming in close and personal. We’re being FORCED to address it.”
                                                                                                                          Luis Elizondo

“In 2004 in Sicily, a craft appeared a few hundred meters behind the copter (helicopter) tail and it shoot a ray that destroyed the helicopter wings.”
                                                                               Commander Clarbruno Vedrucci

                                                                                Commander Clarbruno Vedrucci

“So this was deliberate, you believe it was deliberate?” [Second time]
Luis Elizondo

“ABSOLUTELY, YES.”  [Second time]
Commander Clarbruno Vedrucci

“Had any foreign adversary attacked a military helicopter of another nation, that could be a sign of aggression for sure, and maybe even potentially an act of war. So, that’s a big deal.”
                                                                                                                           Luis Elizondo

“This affects humanity, this doesn’t just affect one country.”
                     Luis Elizondo  [Showing pics of destroyed helicopter rotor}

“We’re at step 4. These things are at step 30, or 300! My greatest fear is that a foreign adversary did figure it out (the advanced tech) and we are just way, way, way, way, way behind.”
                                                                                                                      Steve Justice