Screenshot of video The Pentagon released of several UFO encounters taken by US Navy pilots. Photo: MGN Online

The Pentagon’s new UFO tracking office has received “several hundred” reports of new sightings. But what’s unique is these reports of what the Department of Defense now calls “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) are from U.S. military personnel, according to the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO).

Between 2004 and 2021 there have been 144 sightings, 80 of them involving observations with multiple sensors, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence reported in June 2021. They have had lots more reporting since then, said Sean Kirkpatrick, director of AARO, during a December 16 media roundtable with Ronald Moultrie, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security.

What is not unique is the fact that government officials are saying what is being reported are not “alien” crafts.

“Even though there’s always what seems to be new developments in sightings and what government and other agencies are doing in regard to these aerial vehicles, the conclusion is always the same, and that conclusion is whatever they come up with, they will refuse to acknowledge the source of it all,” stated Nation of Islam Student Minister Ilia Rashad Muhammad to The Final Call. Student Min. Ilia Muhammad is the author of the book “UFOs And The Nation Of Islam: The Source, Proof, And Reality Of The Wheels.”

On February 25, 1942, the “Battle of Los Angeles” happened. The event is cited as one of the first known sighting of so called “UFOs”. The U.S. military fired more than 1,400 anti-aircraft shells at the objects, but all of them missed. A few months later, Nation of Islam temple was raided by law enforcement officers who took information about the Hon. Elijah Muhammad’s teaching on the Mother Plane and the reality of the existence of these crafts. The Los Angeles Times newspaper (above) wrote about the 1942 incident.

The Pentagon’s latest reports confirm that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan have been right and exact this whole time, said the Memphis-based student minister and researcher. 

“What could be more important than the fact that there is a known power in the world that is far greater, far superior, far more technologically advanced than any of the oppressive, tyrannical powers of the world combined?  That should be the (emphasis) most important topic, especially among Black and downtrodden populations of the Earth,” Student Min. Ilia Muhammad said.

The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Minister Farrakhan have taught for decades, what these objects are and their purpose.

The plans of the U.S. government were unveiled to Minister Farrakhan on September 17, 1985, during his “more-than-a-vision” experience. He recalled his experience at an October 24, 1989, press conference titled, “The Great Announcement,” in Washington, D.C.  Minister Farrakhan’s experience took place on what his teacher, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, identified as “The Wheel,” or “Mother Plane.” This object carries 1,500 “Baby Planes” or “Baby Wheels.” The crafts are popularly referred to as “unidentified flying objects” (UFOs).

Hedging on numbers

AARO’s mission is to detect, identify and attribute objects of interest in, on, or near military installations, operating areas, training areas, special use airspace and other areas of interest, and, as necessary, to mitigate any associated threats to the safety of operations and national security, according to the Department of Defense.   This includes anomalous, unidentified space, airborne, submerged and transmedium objects, the latter referring to those observed to transition between space and the atmosphere, or between the atmosphere and bodies of water, and which are not immediately identifiable.

“This new All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office is just another face or name for the same program and operation that governments and government agencies have been attempting to monitor, look after, and find out about these aerial phenomena since the ‘40s.  They just have different names and whatnot as a cover,” stated Student Min. Ilia Muhammad. The names of many current programs are unknown because they operate under what is called “black budgets” (classified, covert intelligence operations allocations), and different labels of defense spending, he said.

Meanwhile, government officials “keep hedging on the number,” said Jan Aldrich, director of Project 1947, a worldwide intensive modern UFO research effort.  He thinks the latest numbers are about 544, not 144.  

He thinks this is the U.S. government’s final effort to finally get something done in terms of investigations. But a big problem is they’ve classified everything, including the shape of the objects, what they’re seeing, finding, radar, so there’s really no good view of what they are doing, said Mr. Aldrich.  “They keep talking about transparency, but there is none,” he argued.

According to Air Force statistics, since it began investigating UFOs in 1948 under Project Sign (later name changed to Project Grudge, and in 1953, Project Blue Book) up until 1969, it investigated 12,618 reported sightings.  According to the National Military Archives, from 1947 to 1969, a total of 12,618 sightings were reported to Project BLUE BOOK, and of these, 701 remain “Unidentified.”

Mr. Aldrich said he thinks the number of unidentified cases is more like 1,700 versus 701, due to a lack of a rigorous investigation. “You can’t get anything, you can’t nail them down.  It’s like trying to nail an egg to the wall,” Mr. Aldrich told The Final Call in a phone interview.

Overall, the Chicago-based Center for UFO Studies, founded in 1973, after Project BLUE BOOK closed, is pleased that the government has a serious UFO program, because they (the government) did not take UFOs seriously for many years, stated Mark Rodeghier, scientific director.  But he is cautiously optimistic, he said.

Video still from four years ago of translucent spheres seen over Mexico City. Photo: Youtube/Arturo Robles Gil Photo: MGN Online

Fundamentally, if it’s Chinese drones or other things, it’s a military and intelligence problem, he said, adding; “We think it’s a scientific problem. And so, they need the right kinds of scientists involved.”

“(AARO’s) public report was supposed to be released by the end of October. And here we are, almost Christmas, and still no report,” he continued.  “We don’t know why this is happening, but it doesn’t necessarily bode well for the future work,” said Mr. Rodeghier.  It could be the newly established office is slow getting organized, he said.

During a hearing in July 2022, government officials discussed the importance of destigmatizing UAP reports by military personnel and adopting a standardized data-collection process, and on Dec. 16, noted that it has significantly reduced the stigma associated with UAP sightings.

Still, they are not including civilian reports, even from pilots and other civilian airliners. “That means they’re going to be missing potentially lots of good data,” stated Mr. Rodeghier.

“It would behoove any thinking person, citizen, layman or prudent man, to give this topic their utmost attention.  It’s worthy of it,” said Student Min. Ilia Muhammad. He noted that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Minister Farrakhan have taught that these wheels or planes have dual purposes. 

UFOs And The Nation Of Islam

“While on one end they are God’s military aircraft with the technological capabilities of destroying all of the powers and militaries of this world, they also, on that Wheel, contain the wisdom, the healing, the solutions that will one day be implemented on Earth, which will result in what is described as the ‘Kingdom of God on Earth,’” stated Student Min. Ilia Muhammad.

Confirming a Divine Truth

These objects have been witnessed and even documented by thousands and thousands of people in all walks of life for several decades in the United States and all over the world—and are in fact evidence of intelligent beings, an international panel of scholars and researchers told a packed ballroom at the Nation of Islam’s Saviours’ Day 2011 conference on Feb. 26 and the world via live broadcast.

Mr. Aldrich told The Final Call during a telephone interview that he found some of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s “specific ideas” on UFOs “interesting.” 

He did comment on the FBI’s treatment of Mr. Muhammad.  Shortly after an event known as the “Battle of Los Angeles” in February 1942, where the military fired over 1,400 antiaircraft shells at the objects, the FBI arrested the Eternal Leader of the Nation of Islam and questioned him on a drawing of The Wheel and writings, which they had taken from the Temple.

“They seized his papers?!  I hadn’t known that. …That seems out of bounds!  I mean, this is a religious leader.  It’s not the government’s concern unless he’s planning some kind of a revolution, which I don’t think he ever did,” said Mr. Aldrich.

For more than 40 years Mr. Muhammad taught His followers and the world about an enormous mechanical object in the sky: A half-mile by a half-mile weapon for use in The Judgment of the world. This “Mother Wheel” contains 1,500 smaller wheels that can be seen above cities and towns the world over.

Allah (God) Who came in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom praises are due forever, taught me that the Mother plane is a little human-made planet. Is it not simple for Allah (God) to make a new planet if He wants to?” Mr. Muhammad wrote on page 240 of His book, “The Fall of America.”

On July 4, 2020, Minister Farrakhan addressed the current state of affairs in America, the world, the coronavirus global pandemic and other critical subjects. Minister Farrakhan’s message, “The Criterion,” was delivered on Independence Day, which also marked the 90th anniversary of the Nation of Islam in America.

It is during this Message that Minister Farrakhan reiterated his warning to the American government due to its evil plots and plans against Muslim countries overseas, the Nation of Islam in America and Black youth.

“That’s why I asked them to show you the Wheels, because I’ve also asked Allah to send them over here just to confirm what I’ve said today, that the Man that I’m representing to you, those two Men, They are the Masters of The Wheels. … When I close down in The Garden, the God will do some work,” stated Minister Farrakhan. The two men he was referring to are, Master Fard Muhammad and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.

His words rang true, immediately!  A fraction of the locations of videotaped sightings between July 4-9, 2020, that people across the world shared on social media included: Colorado; Tacoma, Wash.; Minneapolis; Chicago; Fresno, Calif.; Daytona Beach, Fla., Tennessee; San Jose, Calif.; Costa Rica, Utica, New York; Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela; Mexico City, Mexico; Slovakia, Beijing, China, and in Dubai, on July 14.

The greatest violation of government intelligence operations would be to acknowledge the full truth, thus, there is a conspiracy of silence, argued Student Min. Ilia Muhammad. There are those at the very top of these agencies and militaries who know the source of this phenomenon is the Nation of Islam, but they also know that it is forbidden to make any acknowledgment of the source.

This is why you never hear even the staunchest enemies and critics of Minister Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam—who by the way are the most vocal persons on Earth when it comes to the topic of UFOs—challenge us on this topic, Student Min. Ilia Muhammad said.  “It’s so much of a conspiracy of silence that as a student of Minister Farrakhan on this, on his Research Team, their government personnel, journalists, agencies, literally run from me and us when it comes to having a meaningful dialogue on this topic,” he added.

“It would be extremely hypocritical and negligent to keep avoiding those of us who know and can prove to the world what these planes are, what’s violating their (U.S.) airspace, what’s shutting down your nuclear weapons sites all over the world.  We know exactly who and what is behind this, and Minister Farrakhan is the Representative of that Divine Power, so to ignore that is outright foolish,” stated Student Min. Ilia Muhammad.

Final Call Staff contributed to this report.