When President Donald Trump signed the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and government funding bill into law in December, it began a 180-day countdown for US intelligence agencies to tell Congress what they know about UFOs.
That report must contain detailed analyses of UFO data and intelligence collected by the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force and the FBI, according to the Senate intelligence committee’s directive.
Well those 180 days are almost up, and the government-sanctioned report on “unidentified aerial phenomena” is expected to be sent to Congress in just a couple of weeks.
In advance of the report, 60 Minutes this past weekend interviewed Luis Elizondo, former director of the defense department’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program.
Elizondo told “60 Minutes” that some reported sightings don’t have explanations. “We’re going through our due diligence. Is it some sort of new type of cruise missile technology that China has developed? Is it some sort of high-altitude balloon that’s conducting reconnaissance? Ultimately when you have exhausted all those what-ifs and you’re still left with the fact that this is in our airspace and it’s real, that’s when it becomes compelling, and that’s when it becomes problematic,” Elizondo told the broadcast news outlet.
“Imagine a technology that can do 600-to-700 g-forces, that can fly at 13,000 miles an hour, that can evade radar and that can fly through air and water and possibly space. And oh, by the way, has no obvious signs of propulsion, no wings, no control surfaces and yet still can defy the natural effects of Earth’s gravity. That’s precisely what we’re seeing.”
Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said in a recent interview that the findings will shock people because “frankly, there are a lot more sightings than have been made public.”
Ryan Graves, former Navy pilot Lieutenant, notes that the U.S. Military encounters UAPs on the East Coast: “Every day. Every day for at least a couple years.” Graves commented: “I would say, you know, the highest probability is it’s a threat observation program.”
Chris Mellon, who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence for Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush, and was on the staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee notes: “… these vehicles seem to have unlimited loiter time, which we don’t have. We’re limited in terms of altitude, it’s hard to design something that functions well at ground level that can go, 60,000 or 80,000 feet and then drop down to the deck or drop to 20,000 feet. And you know, and it’s like a straight vertical line … in seconds. … Then the acceleration is beyond any, far beyond anything that we, that we’re capable of … There’s nothing we could build that would be strong enough to endure that amount of force and acceleration.”
And then earlier this weel on the Late Late Show, President Obama had this to say:
“What is true, and I’m actually being serious here, is that there are, there’s footage and records of objects in the skies, that we don’t know exactly what they are. We can’t explain how they moved, their trajectory. They did not have an easily explainable pattern. And so, you know, I think that people still take seriously trying to investigate and figure out what that is.”
I have to admit I’ve never believed in UFOs, but the above revelations certainly makes me rethink my beliefs.
I am looking forward to what the Congressional report will have to say.
In the meantime, I’ll be keeping a closer look at the sky…