- The Pentagon’s UFO department could now be forced to report to the public every six months.
- Last month, the Senate Intelligence Committee called for more transparency from the secret unit.
- Lawmakers said they “support the efforts” of the “Working Group on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena”
- However, the measure confirmed that such a program still exists.
- In 2017, the Pentagon admitted to funding a UFO program but said it ended in 2012.
- Officials who worked for the program have confirmed that it continued.
- They also say that he discovered objects “that we could not make ourselves” and “vehicles not manufactured outside the world that was not manufactured on this earth.
The UFO hunt
The once-secret Pentagon department that hunts and investigates UFOs have continued to function for the past decade despite previous claims that it had dissolved.
The Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force has been hiding inside the Office of Naval Intelligence and is now being asked to reveal to the public at least some of its findings every six months, according to the New York Times.
Information about mysterious encounters with previously unidentified aerial objects has only been discussed in classified briefings, and Pentagon officials are not yet free to discuss the program, which deals with classified matters.
The new calls for greater transparency come when officials who previously worked with the unit revealed that some of the objects discovered in their investigations were items that humans “could not manufacture ourselves” and “vehicles not made on this earth.” Last month, US senators demanded to see the Pentagon’s UFO files as they lobbied to influence the secret Navy program.
The committee says it “supports the efforts of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force” and appears to confirm that such a program still exists.
In 2017, the Pentagon acknowledged having funded a multi-million dollar secret program called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program to investigate UFO sightings, although defense chiefs claimed it had ended in 2012.
“It was determined that there were other, higher-priority issues that deserved funding and that the best thing for the Defense Department was to make a change,” a spokeswoman said at the time.
But the Pentagon had been less clear about whether the UFO program continued to hover somewhere in the vast universe of the United States’ defense establishment.
“The Department of Defense takes all threats and potential threats to our people, our assets and our mission seriously, and takes action whenever credible information is developed,” the spokeswoman said.
People who worked with the UFO program until 2017 and beyond have now confirmed to the New York Times that it continued to exist, but under a different name and a different office.
“You no longer have to hide in the shadows“, Luis Elizondo, a former military intelligence official, and former program director told the New York Times.
However, the Senate’s focus on the program stems less from a concern for aliens, and more from the threat posed by real-world adversaries like China.
The Pentagon admitted in June that a nuclear detonation in space by Russia or China was one of the possible threats to the interests of the United States.
The United States is particularly concerned about China’s espionage capabilities, including the use of drones and other aerial technologies.
In early July, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, acting chairman of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, told CBS that he was concerned about unidentified planes flying over US military bases.
I have affirmed that China or Russia may have taken “a technological leap” that “allows them to carry out this type of activity.”
‘Maybe there is a complete, somewhat boring explanation for it. But we have to find out, “he added.
The UFO program is responsible for “collecting and reporting on unknown airborne phenomena, any links with adverse foreign governments, and posing a threat to the military assets and installations of the United States.”
But the senators said the exchange of information had been “inconsistent” and detailed reports had been sought regarding the progress of the program and no incidents had been observed.
In some cases, an earthly explanation has been found, and even when there is not, experts say it does not make a supernatural explanation more likely.
However, former Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, who lobbied for the initial construction of the UFO program, is convinced that otherworldly vehicles have crashed in the United States and have been recovered and investigated.
“It is extremely important that information has been released on the discovery of recovered material materials or vessels.”
“We couldn’t do it ourselves,” added Eric W. Davis, an astrophysicist who previously worked as a consultant on the program, which included some articles.
Davis claims he informed a Defense Department agency in March about “freedom from vehicles outside the world”.
However, no evidence has been introduced, and some of the blame is attributed to the limitations in discussing classified material.
They have already moved this year to improve the level of information provided to the public from the UFO intelligence unit, a move that was well-received by Senator Reid.
In April of this year, the Pentagon released three videos taken by US Navy pilots, showing aerial objects faced with unexplained objects.
The grainy black-and-white images were leaked earlier and the Navy recognized that they were actual videos.
One video was shot in November 2004 and the other two in January 2015.
In one, the operator of a weapon sensor loses a lock on a fast-moving object that suddenly accelerates to the left after a second and is out of sight.
In another video that tracks an object above the clouds, a pilot wonders if it is a drone.
The Department of Defense said it was “to release the video to the public to clear up any misunderstandings such as whether the footage being aired is real or not, or that there is more in the video.”
The Pentagon statement said, “The aerial incidents seen in the video continue to be shown as” unknown “.
In 2004, retired US pilot David Fraver, who saw one of the ‘UFOs’ in 2004, said that the object he had seen had changed significantly.
“As I got closer … it quickly moved south and disappeared in less than two seconds,” he told CNN in 2017. ‘It was very sudden like a ping pong ball bouncing off a wall. It would hit and go the other way. ‘
Former Nevada Senator Harry Reid, whose state has a secret Area 51 Air Force facility, welcomed the release of the video. “I’m glad the Pentagon is finally releasing these images, but it’s only scratching the surface of the investigation and the available material,” he tweeted.
‘The United States should seriously and scientifically analyze this and any possible national security implications. The American people should be informed. ‘