UFO “Coaxing”? Yes! Excerpts from a Bombshell #UFOTwitter Thread

The Hermetic Penetrator
3 min readJan 11, 2022


National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency map of the earth’s antineutrinos.

On June 25, 2021, The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) published its long-awaited “Preliminary Assessment” on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP). It concluded that the “limited amount of high-quality reporting on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP)” had hampered the UAPTFs “ability to draw firm conclusions about the nature or intent of UAP.”

The report received mixed reviews.

While skeptics and casual readers may have been surprised to learn that any UAP studied by the UAPTF demonstrated “advanced technology” beyond the capabilities of the United States, some in the UFO community expressed disappointment at the lack of explicit references to Non-Human Intelligence (NHI).

What went largely unnoticed by both the mainstream media and ufologists, was that on the very same day, June 25, 2021, The Debrief published a UFO story written by Tim McMillan which dwarfed the ODNI report in importance.

One bombshell paragraph stood out.

…in 2016, a formal operations plan to address UAP was drafted and submitted through Alternative Compensatory Control Measure channels at the DoD. Two persons I (Tim McMillan) spoke with hinted that a portion of the operations plan may have involved attempts to “coax” UAP into showing up, potentially involving the object’s propensity for showing interest in nuclear materials. Unfortunately, however, specific details of this plan were said to be classified, and no one was willing to share much more, outside of acknowledging it existed.

For some reason, no one seemed to follow up on this incredible lead after the publication of McMillan’s piece. I therefore decided to ask some of the most well-informed researchers and journalists working on the UAP/UFO issue if they had attempted to do so.

Tweet by The Hermetic Penetrator

A screenshot of the complete paragraph from McMillan’s article is reproduced below.

From Devices of Unknown Origin Part III: “Mr. Secretary, We Don’t Know” by Tim McMillan

Tom Rogan of the Washington Examiner was one of the first to reply. Amazingly, he corroborated McMillan’s reporting.

Tweet by Tom Rogan of The Washinton Examiner

Daniel Miller, aka Twitter user @SicCoP1, asked for a comment from 60 Minutes host and author Ross Coulthart and Politico’s Bryan Bender.

Tweet by Daniel Miller and response by Ross Coulthart

Coulthart confirmed and also provided additional details, claiming that sources had told him of plans to “track, attract and capture” UFOs. Bender chimed in and offered tacit support, saying that he trusted Rogan’s sourcing.

Tweet by Politico’s Bryan Bender

One Twitter user asked McMillan if it had been difficult to get his sources to share this explosive information. McMillan replied:

Tweet by The Debrief’s Tim MacMillan

McMillan gave additional clues for journalists interested in researching the topic of UFO coaxing further.

Tweet by The Debrief’s Tim MacMillan

“Peter”, aka Twitter user @Peter50751945, followed up and asked if antineutrinos could “be the bait that attracts UAP”…

Tweet by “Peter” and “like” by The Debrief’s Tim MacMillan

…Tim McMillan replied with a “like”.


  • #UFOTwitter thread: https://twitter.com/THP_22_22/status/1480225497451798528
  • Devices of Unknown Origin Part III: “Mr. Secretary, We Don’t Know” by Tim McMillan
  • A dazzling map of the earth’s antineutrinos by Robbie Berman
  • Tweets by The Hermetic Penetrator, Tom Rogan, Daniel Miller, Ross Coulthart, Bryan Bender