Bonnier Books UK imprint John Blake has landed a “shocking” memoir by Luis Elizondo, the former head of the US government’s highly sensitive UFO programme.
Senior editor James Hodgkinson acquired UK and Commonwealth rights. Elizondo was represented by Dan Farah of Farah Films & Management and Yfat Reiss Gendell of YRG Partners in Literary & Media. A publication date has not yet been set for the currently untitled book.
The memoir promises to reveal “shocking never-before-shared details” regarding what Elizondo has learned about Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs) and “the profound implications for humanity.
Elizondo was recently featured by CBS “60 Minutes”, which is already one of its most viewed stories of all time. Following the Pentagon’s recent report to Congress regarding UFOs, Elizondo was quoted saying: “The American people now know a small portion of what I and my colleagues in the Pentagon have been privy to: that these UAP are not secret US technology, that they do not seem to belong to any known allies or adversaries, and that our intelligence services have yet to identify a terrestrial explanation for these extraordinary vehicles. This conversation is only just beginning.”
The author spent the majority of his military career as a senior intelligence officer, hunting drug traffickers, terrorists, and spies around the world. In 2008, he was asked to be part of the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program and in 2010 he became its director. In that capacity, Elizondo led the US government’s effort to study UAPs around the world. In 2017, he resigned from his position in protest of excessive government secrecy. Since then, he has led a global disclosure effort.