WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- The Pentagon’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force, a group that is tasked to study Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO), has considered releasing some of its findings in public.
- According to former Pentagon UFO program official Eric Davis, the team has discovered things which he described as “we couldn’t make… ourselves.”
- Acting Chairman on Intelligence Committee Senator Marco Rubio said that he required the team to disclose more information for national security purposes.
The Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force, a unit from the US Pentagon aimed to investigate Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO), has been planning on showcasing its research findings in public.
Some former officials told The New York Times on Thursday that the task force, which reports some of its discovery to the Senate Intelligence Committee every six months, has informed of potential ethereal artifacts.
Eric Davis, former Pentagon UFO program officer, told the Times the team has found what he described as “we couldn’t make… ourselves.”
In March, Davis also said that he facilitated a classified briefing to a Defense Department agency where he shared information on “off-world vehicles not made on this earth.”
Senate Intelligence Committee Acting Chairman Marco Rubio told a Miami CBS affiliate earlier this month that he requested additional information from the unit as it falls under national security matters.
“We have things flying over our military bases and places where we are conducting military exercises and we don’t know what it is — and it isn’t ours,” Rubio said.
“Frankly, that if it’s something from outside this planet — that might actually be better than the fact that we’ve seen some technological leap on behalf of the Chinese or the Russians or some other adversary that allows them to conduct this activity.”
Pentagon’s UFO unit is required by the Senate Intelligence Committee to publicize its findings as part of the 2021 intelligence agency budget committee report.
Rubio’s committee mandates the task force “standardize collection and reporting on unidentified aerial phenomenon, any links they have to adversarial foreign governments, and the threat they pose to U.S. military assets and installations. ”
“Maybe there is a completely, sort of, boring explanation for it… But we need to find out,” the senator said.
According to the Times, the UFO program started in 2007 under the Defense Intelligence Agency. Since then, it had evolved and got transferred under the management of the Office of Naval Intelligence.
The program’s former director, Luis Elizondo, told the Times that he believed that the team has looked into “out-of-this-world” objects.
He lauded the proposition of submitting reports to the committee as a way of publication.
“It no longer has to hide in the shadows,” Elizondo reportedly said. “It will have a new transparency.”
The information to be reported to the Senate was still unclear. Ultimately, the objective is to know whether other countries have also developed aviation technologies that surpass US capability.
Source: New York Post