Friday, May 3, 2019

DoD Contradicts Knapp Story on TTSA Vids

In an April 29 post at Las Vegas Now, George Knapp asserted it was confirmed the Pentagon released the three videos published by TTSA, citing a Form DD1910 of unclear origin. John Greenewald, Jr. subsequently obtained an email statement from a Department of Defense spokesperson who explained otherwise, stating the form actually indicated the videos were "not for public release." The spokesperson further clarified at Greenewald's request the internal approval on the form "does not mean public release approval."

George Knapp did not immediately respond to an opportunity to comment for this blog post. 

Form DD1910 in question
The sourcing of the vids has been a point of contention, particularly in light of how simple it should be for TTSA to publish a chain of custody. Doubts have surfaced given the lengthy amount of time DeLonge's group has failed to do so. Questions have arisen over numerous aspects of the clips, including when and how the audio portion of the "Gimbal" footage was laid over the video.

Adding fuel to the fire are TTSA unproven assertions. Early in the Gimbal video posted by TTSA, it is clearly claimed, "Gimbal is the first of three U.S. military videos of an unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP) that has been through the USG declassification review process and approved for public release." 

Shortly thereafter, TTSA further asserts, yet a year and a half later continues to fail to prove, "This content has chain of custody documentation to ensure preservation of its original condition."

Two million views and 17 months later, TTSA has yet to present
the claimed chain of custody
Knapp recently wrote the DD1910 was "obtained," but did not clarify how, adding the form "shows the videos were released by the book." While some revere Knapp for past work on UFO stories such as Skinwalker Ranch and the Bob Lazar case, others feel he champions sensational material at the expense of relevant questions and the contradictory information such questions often reveal. Additional criticism includes failing to provide sources for documents presented. 

Experienced FOIA submitter John Greenewald, Jr. posted questions about the DD1910 published by Knapp. He questioned Knapp's portrayal of the doc as proof the DoD released the videos to either TTSA or the general public. Issues include why the name of the contact was redacted on the form, presumably by Knapp or his associates. Also questioned were the subjects of the videos, not listed as UAP or UFOs, but UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, commonly known as a drone), balloons, and UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System).

A May 2 statement obtained by Greenewald from Pentagon Spokesperson Sue Gough clarified the form in question was a valid DD1910. However, Gough continued, "Per block 3 of this form DD1910, the submitter requested release of videos solely for research and analysis purposes by U.S. government agencies and industry partners, and not for general public release."

The May 2 DoD statement posted by Greenewald:

Following push back to the above statement, Greenewald sought and obtained further clarification. Spokesperson Gough further specified the approval noted on the form "does not mean public release approval":

TTSA fans seem intent to continue to support the outfit regardless of conflicting story lines and the seeming obstruction of information by the very people claiming to be disclosing it. At some point, however, they may have little choice but to more soberly address why TTSA does not, itself, simply clarify its sources of material and any claimed importance. As it currently stands, TTSA perpetually leaves it to bloggers to piece together what TTSA seems either unable or unwilling to reveal.


  1. George Knapp is Ufology’s Maury Povich. Sadly, since he claims to have Emmy awards for his on-air reporting, he represents the sorry state of US journalism (in all its media formats) today. “Reporters” now write stories taken almost verbatim from organization press releases. Some no longer leave their screens to go out in the field. Google is used for fact checking.

    Knapp has been Ufology’s emotional support animal for years. He might have started out with an interest in and objective reporting on UFOs, but that’s in the past. Now he’s a faithful mouthpiece for TTSA and every other questionable entity and story in Ufology, of which there are legion. What Knapp reported was what TTSA told him. Want to bet he never bothered to even try to fact check what TTSA gave him? If Knapp said it was raining, I’d open the closest window and stick my hand out to be sure.

    As for TTSA, to me it seems to be a cover for something that the military and/or intelligence community wants to keep from the US public today (“Let’s bring back UFOs. They worked for us before.”). Whatever that something is, it has nothing whatsoever to do with aliens in spacecraft.

    I’m also starting to suspect that some of the more vociferous and adamant advocates for TTSA and the ETH in the UFO community might not be who they seem to be. They're pushing somebody’s agenda.

    See how paranoid all this talk of Russian trolling has finally made me. LMAO.

    1. It's looking like Elizondo more than likely made the request for these videos himself while still employed at the Pentagon. Six weeks after the date on this form he left the Pentagon to join TTSA. If this is true, Zondo conned the DoD out of this material so his future employer(TTSA) had some supposed trophy "ufo" videos which could be leveraged for maximum PR value to the main stream media, who then took the bait hook, line and sinker.

      Pertaining to the so called "Go Fast" video, it seems quite clear this was simply a training exercise for FA-18 Super Hornet crews to practice locking onto fast moving aircraft, in this case a drone. This would perfectly explain the crew's excitement when they finally were able to establish a lock on the drone in their third attempt to do so. They were probably awarded points for successfully accomplishing the objective of the training exercise.

      I posit that Elizondo had premeditated his actions at the Pentagon for a lucrative forthcoming offer from TTSA, which was contingent on him delivering these videos. And that Elizondo obtained these videos from the DoD under false pretenses. Then TTSA published them in direct violation of the conditions set forth by the DoD.

  2. Knapp did a coasttocoastam show with one Niara Isley, who says she was forced to the moon.

  3. Sorry that the UFO story has changed and you can't deal with it. the trains a moving.. and by the way . calling out Knapp is outrageous. the govt is playing both sides against one another. it has been going on for decades.. wake up because something is truly brewing .