Though UFOs or Unidentified Flying Objects have often been sighted and reported, the US government has long remained tight-lipped about their existence. All that is about the change. The US government has recently verified reports of mysterious objects flying through military airspace.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is set to deliver unclassified reports on UFOs to Congress. These reports include photos and videos taken in 2019 that show blinking triangular objects moving through clouds. The report also contains images that capture three distinctly shaped objects – a sphere, an acorn, and a metallic blimp.
In a statement, Sue Gough, spokesperson for the Pentagon, emphasized that the footage did not “reveal any sensitive capabilities or systems.” Gough went on to say that the objects “did not impinge on subsequent investigations of military air space incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena.”
But, US senators seem to skirt the issue of whether aliens exist entirely. In 2019, a spokesperson for Democratic Virginia Sen. Mark Warner told CNN, “It doesn’t matter if it’s weather balloons, little green men, or something else entirely – we can’t ask our pilots to put their lives at risk unnecessarily,” Her statement followed a briefing from Navy officials on unidentified aircraft.
People who have been exasperated about the US government’s reluctance to take the issue of UFOs seriously are enthusiastic about this shift in priorities. However, they remain skeptical about whether the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Pentagon will look at the reports and encounters comprehensively. The best we can hope for is an interim report followed by another one. For now, the Pentagon maintains that the US government may not know as much as they need to but will be taking UFO sightings more seriously in the future.