The Galileo Project announced this morning that it has hired Jacques Vallée, continuing the Harvard project's descent into Ancient Aliens territory and continuing the UFO industry's move to launder lunatic ideas through the auspices of government, media, and academia. The Galileo Project began as astronomer Avi Loeb's effort to find interstellar objects created by space aliens but has gradually morphed into a full-on effort to hunt flying saucers as Loeb has become enmeshed in the History Channel / Robert Bigelow UFO circle. The Galileo Project recently added Bigelow circle UFO advocates Chris Mellon and Lue Elizondo to its advisory board. Vallée claimed last year that in 1945 the U.S. government recovered an avocado-shaped UFO piloted by tiny space aliens which the aliens had purposely crashed into the Earth to give the United States super technology, a claim Mellon endorsed. Avi Loeb owns this now, even as they praise Vallée for his "wisdom and insights."
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