Inside the UAP Task Force: Heavily Redacted Communications Regarding Dr. Travis Taylor and UFO Research Efforts Released

After nearly a year-long pursuit, The Black Vault has secured a significant release from the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request FA-22-0005, submitted on June 30, 2022. The request sought all emails sent to/from Dr. Travis Taylor, a senior scientist within the SMDC’s space division, containing specific keywords related to Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs), more commonly known as UFOs. Dr. Taylor, as highlighted on the US Army’s official website, has had a decorated career in the space and defense sector, and his credentials make him an authoritative figure in the field. Recently, reports have emerged suggesting he was the “chief scientist” of the UAP Task Force (UAPTF), the Pentagon’s internal group aimed at investigating UFO sightings and incidents. The UAPTF has since disbanded, as it spawned other, more updated and focused efforts, the most recent called AARO. These documents now seemingly back up that reporting about Dr. Taylor’s role, with one e-mail written just prior to the UAPTF’s establishment while that UAP investigative effort was simply referred to as an “Interagency Task Force” or ITF. Portion of an emailed written June 29, 2020, presumed to be by John “Jay” Stratton,…

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Inside the UAP Task Force: Heavily Redacted Communications Regarding Dr. Travis Taylor and UFO Research Efforts Released

Updated: May 12, 2023 — 10:27 pm