Former Sen. Harry Reid claims Lockheed Martin had UFO remnants

Almost a year after The New York Times published an article claiming he had evidence of UFO, former Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) corrected the record in an interview with The New Yorker. Reid says he believes that the U.S. aerial defense contractor Lockheed Martin had remnants of an unidentified flying object.

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In the article, reporters Leslie Kean and Ralph Blumenthal wrote that Reid believed that some already possessed physical evidence of UFO fragments. They claimed that the former Nevada senator “believed that crashes of vehicles from other worlds had occurred and that retrieved materials had been studied secretly for decades, often by aerospace companies under government contracts.”

The very next day the Times added a correction per Reid’s request. Instead, the record read that Reid believed in the possibility of crashes and supported the hypothetical study of remnants. Now, Reid has altered the record just a little bit more as he retold the story to the New Yorker’s Gideon Lewis-Kraus.

“I was told for decades that Lockheed had some of these retrieved materials,” Reid said. “And I tried to get, as I recall, a classified approval by the Pentagon to have me go look at the stuff. But they wouldn’t give me the clearance.”

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When the New Yorker asked for a response from Lockheed Martin, rather than clearing up the record, they declined to comment.

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