Is It Time to Believe in UFOs?

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:

Here’s Obama:

“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…

Sources:

Daily Wire
USA Today
CBS News (transcript of 60 Minutes interview)
ABC7

 

63 thoughts on “Is It Time to Believe in UFOs?

  1. I’m skeptical. It’s probably just reflections from the sun or moon or city lights. Or it’s swamp gas. Or it’s a hoax perpetrated by bored pilots. Or it’s a government plot to scare the hell out of us, so that we’ll fund NASA. I can go on and on with all the possible explanations. So it couldn’t be aliens from outer space. Not a chance.

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      1. they may be interested in learning more about this thing we humans call puns, and Tippy and Jason would be natural choices for abduction… 🙂

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  2. I believe that thinking we are the only creatures in the vast area that is outer space is awfully naive. That being said, I’m not sure I want to have them come visit. Someone, alien or human, is likely to panic. Things could get messy.

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  3. I did ask my RAF pilot son if he had seen any UFOs – he said No, but I replied that he wouldn’t be allowed to tell me anyway! A local friend told me that one pleasant summer evening years ago they were on the beach near the pier and something darted down to the pier and zoomed back up again. Everyone watching agreed it was Not an earthly aircraft or anything earthly at all! Some of the observers did report it and a few days later a UFO investigator turned up at my friend’s house for a witness statement, but they never heard any more… I do know that RAF pilots on exercise or stationed in the USA are forbidden to fly in the airspace over Area 51! I think most sightings do have an explanation, but not all. Writer ‘me’ thinks they could be visitors from our future…

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    1. that’s a crazy story about your friend! and I never knew about the flight restrictions over Area 51 – the plot thickens.

      Hopefully the report is comprehensive and does not hold anything back.

      and I am grateful for your son’s service in the RAF…

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  4. I’m not usually a conspiracy theorist, but considering we are just a speck in the universe, I have a hard time believing there are no other life forms.

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  5. It is man’s greatest hubris to think that we are the only life in a universe this vast. I will not argue the possibility of alien life. I do, however, question what interest they would have in us if they have visited as prolifically as some suggest. I do wonder, if any or all of this is true, than how does that reconcile with the standard Judeo-Christian beliefs regarding creation?

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  6. Like others, I’m doubtful that we are the only life form in the universe, though whether any of the potential beings from other planets would transport themselves here seems more than a little far-fetched to me. But at least the former guy has managed to leave a legacy of spending your tax dollars on creating new conspiracy theories for his followers to believe.

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      1. I’ve no doubt the GOP will use it to distract people from the real issues, such as why they are trying to disenfranchise voters and blocking sensible law changes. (Political enough for you? 😉)

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  7. I too think there are other life forms. There are definitely UFOs, emphasis on unidentified. I think nothing in the coming release will change that although it will be very interesting to see what remains unexplained and unidentified.

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  8. I assume there are aliens, but I assume these UFOs aren’t aliens from beyond our solar system. Yes, unidentified and some maybe not even objects. Some probably sun glares, maybe a foreign govt. Maybe aliens from outer space, but I doubt it.

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