By: Ada Muqqadus — Correspondent
“We live in a fear of the unsensed. Anything that exists, or is imagined to exist, yet escapes detection by our five senses, is often a source of fear.” Paul. G Hewitt
Think about what your parents told you as children. All those movies, stories they read to you, science fiction. What if everything they told you was a lie? What if aliens are real? I’m not joking.
In our childhood we thought of UFOs as ‘unidentified flying objects’ in the sky. Now according to former president Barack Obama, “We don’t know exactly what they are.” The Navy has for years confirmed the legitimacy of pilots that tracked unidentified objects flying in the sky. “What is true, and I’m actually being serious here, is that there is footage and records of objects in the skies that we don’t know exactly what they are,” said Obama.
On the Late Late Show with James Corden, Obama joked about the question of aliens’ existence and his own curiosity before being serious. “We can’t explain how they move, their trajectory. They did not have an easily explainable pattern. And so I think that people still take it seriously, trying to investigate and figure out what that is,” he added.
Very recently, a Pentagon report released a leaked video of the most recent UFO sighting. This video recorded the Navy aircraft in July of 2019 which showed a spherical unknown object flying right above the ocean and then diving into the water. The same issue happened in Washington D.C. UFO sightings went from a joke to national security worry in Washington D.C.According to the Pentagon, “the mission of the UAPTF is to detect, analyze and catalog UAPs that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national security,”
Not so long ago, President Trump’s spending and pandemic relief package, the Senate Intelligence Committee, led by Sen. Mark R. Warner included a supply calling for the director of national intelligence to create an unclassified report on everything the government knows about UFOs, and yes, that includes the unusual sighting reported by military pilots. Which, by the way, is due sometime next month.
“Thanks to the Trump-era covid relief bill, a UFO report may soon be public– and it’ll be huge,” an ex-official said.
Very late last year, former CIA Director John Brennan, appeared on a podcast hosted by George Mason University economics professor Tyler Cowen. “It’s a bit presumptuous and arrogant for us to believe that there’s no other form of life anywhere in the entire universe,” Brennan said.
Neil Degrasses Tyson, an astrophysicist asked, “Did Baker Mayfield actually see a UFO?” On a Wednesday night, Mayfield tweeted that he and his wife may have encountered a UFO near Lake Travis in Texas.
A football quarterback, Baker Mayfield says in his tweet, “Almost 100%, Em and I just saw a UFO drop straight out of the sky on our way home from dinner…we stopped and looked at each other and asked if either of us saw it…Very bright ball of light going straight down out of the sky towards Lake Travis. Anybody else witness this?”
Tyson finds this amazing, but at the same time he doesn’t find it convincing. “Okay, so what he should do is go look at what meteors look like and most of them look like simple shooting stars, but the occasional one, the occasional BIGGER one is called a bolide. We have special words for them and they flash through the sky. It takes just half a second! It flashes through the sky and at the end, sometimes they explode,” Tyson said.
In an interview with Tyson, Isaacson mentions Tyson writing a book recently relating to the same issue. “Now, we know that, you have to think about it, but we know that in advance because we’ve set up the grid ourselves. But in space, on the frontier of inquiry, you don’t even know if your question is the right question. So, what’s the question I want most answered? It’s the question I don’t even yet know to ask. That’s what drives me,” said Tyson.
Isaacson continued throwing questions at Tyson and until they got to the main question, “Do you think there is life on other planets?”
“Well we all have confidence that there’s life out there for those reasons I just gave, and we should be looking for it. And so, that’s motivating these trips to Mars with rovers. These are biology and geology experiments loaded onto this mobile laboratory. And in the recent incarnation we even have a helicopter, love it, that goes up, and it can drop into craters and things that the rover cannot navigate. So, this search for life is motivated by the expectation that there’s life out there,” Tyson said.
The provision says that “the report must include ‘detailed analysis of unidentified aerial phenomena data and intelligence” assembled by the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force and the FBI.
The report also calls for a “detailed description of an interagency process” that would ensure that the data can be collected and analyzed across the federal government. “The report could document sightings from all over the world,” said Former DNI Ratcliffe.
“These are instances where we don’t have good explanations for some of the things that we’ve seen, and when that information becomes declassified, I’ll be able to talk a little bit more about that,” he added.
That time is very soon.
On December 27, Trump approved a sending package, a 180 day countdown started, which gave intelligence officials until June to deliver to the Lawmakers their write-up.
There are two factors that can potentially delay the report’s release: In the agency’s history, they have missed similar congressional report deadlines; and the supply is not technically compulsory, as the dialect was mentioned in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the bill, not itself.
“In other words, it isn’t statute, but the agencies/departments generally treat report language as bill language,” said a senior Senate aide.
This pronouncement of Ratcliffe came out just months after the Pentagon released videos of the UFOs recorded by the U.S. Navy using infrared cameras. The footage just shows objects moving rapidly across the sky.
“The U.S. needs to take a serious, scientific look at this and any potential national security implications. The American people deserved to be informed,” said Ratcliffe.
Many Americans are so eager for the answers and what the report will say. Some mention studying UFOs is essential to their country’s security. While on the other hand, others argue on the research that was equalized with claims of extraterrestrial life and unfairly written as some wacky science fiction.
In the interview, Ratcliffe described the sightings like this. “We are talking about objects that have been seen by Navy or Air Force pilots, or have been picked up by satellite imagery, that frankly engage in actions that are difficult to explain, movements that are hard to replicate, that we don’t have the technology for or are traveling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom,” said Ratcliffe.
“There’s actually quite a few of those,” he added. “And I think that that information is being gathered and will be put out in a way American people can see.”
Christopher Mellon, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense, also worked with former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge’s to the Stars Academy of Arts and sciences, called it, “an important and noteworthy admission.”
One way to address a question on the report is through the media.
Not long ago, Elizondo asked his followers for, “the top three things you would like the 180-day report to address/say.”
He received more than he could count.