FROM 1984 THROUGH 1988, JOHN ALEXANDER RAN A SECRET GOVERNMENT PROGRAM, ATP, VERY SIMILAR TO AATIP.
The program is described in a long article in the June 2018 issue of EDGE SCIENCE (p. 7 ff.). It was named Advanced Theoretical Physics, ATP, "assuming that no one in the UFO community would file a FOIA request for such a topic". In John Alexander's own words (p. 7):
"The formal U.S. Air Force UFO programs, Projects Sign, Grudge, and Blue Book are well documented. But in addition, from 1984 through 1988, long before Senator Harry Reid was able to earmark funding for the DIA project, I ran a similar, albeit unfunded, effort. Assuming that no one in the UFO community would file a FOIA request for such a topic, the name we employed for this project was Advanced Theoretical Physics (ATP). Participants all had Top Secret/SCI level clearances and they came from all Department of Defense services, the Intelligence Community, and civilian aerospace companies. It was literally an “old boy” network, all male, whose interest in the topic was known to us." scientificexploration.s3.amazonaws.com credit Stig Agermose