For decades UFO's have been a conspiracy theory. U.S. intelligence agencies are expected to deliver a report on "unidentified aerial phenomena" to Congress next month.
According to NBC news the unclassified report, compiled by the director of national intelligence and the secretary of defense, aims to make public what the Pentagon knows about UFO's and data analyzed from the such encounters. Interest in UFO sightings by the military is not new. In 2007 the U.S. Defense Department quietly established the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which was designed to investigate UFO sightings. The secret $22 million initiative was shut down in 2012.
In 2019, the Navy put together new guidelines for pilots to report "unidentified aircraft" in a bid to formalize a process to investigate these types of mysterious sightings. The updated guidance came as a response to "a number of reports of unauthorized and/or unidentifued aircraft entering various military-controlled ranges and designated air space in recent years.." Navy officials told Politico in a statement at the time.
The report that will be delivered to Congress in June is the result of a provision in the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and appropriations bill that former President Donald Trump signed last year. Some senators are pushing other lawmakers and government officials to so more to investigate encounters with mysterious flying objects.
"My hope is that this administration will provide our military people the support they deserve. On this issue, that means determining ASAP what threat if any is posed by the unidentified vehicles that are brazenly and repeatedly violating restricted U.S. airspace over hovering around our warships. Our people are naturally and rightly concerned and almost nothing has been done to address their concerns."
said Christopher Mellon, a top defense official.
Barack Obama had a very interesting answer when asked about UFOs. Take a listen:
It's not only Officials who believe in UFO's. Shaq told Kimmel about how he saw one in 1997.
Whether you believe or not the government is doing the research and we will have answers once and for all!
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