US Navy pilots capture ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’
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The DoD has been accused of failing to log a number of bizarre sightings and phenomena that have taken the internet by storm. Last year, the Pentagon went on record and acknowledged a video that appears to show a US fighter chasing an unidentified flying object or UFO. Renewed interest in the US Military’s encounters with UFOs was further fuelled by a soon-to-be-published report on “difficult to explain” aerial phenomena.
In a redacted letter published earlier this month, the DoD’s Office of the Inspector General announced it will investigate how these incidents and others have been handled.
According to the letter, the key goal of the Pentagon probe is to “determine the extent to which the DoD has taken actions regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP)” – the official term for UFOs.
The probe will look into a number of different branches of the DoD, including the Offices of the Secretary of Defense, Military Services,
Combatant Commands and the Defense Agencies among others.
The Pentagon’s UFO report is expected to be published this summer or 180 days after it passed as part of a £1.64trillion ($2.3trillion) Coronavirus relief bill.
Hidden among the 5,600-paged document, the bill called on America’s intelligence services to spill the beans on UFOs before the US Senate.
The bill stipulated the report must include a “detailed analysis of unidentified aerial phenomenon data and intelligence reporting”.
The recently announced Pentagon probe was welcomed by Nick Pope, who formerly investigated UFO sightings for the British Ministry of Defence.
Mr Pope criticised the US’s handling of recent headlines and as well as the country’s response to reports of apparent UFOs zipping around in American airspace.
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Mr Pope has previously told Express.co.uk scientists are less than a decade away from finding evidence of alien life off planet.
He now told his more than 57,900 Twitter followers: “The US government is getting itself into an utter mess over its handling of the UFO issue.
“Problems include a failure of intelligence, lack of clear strategic direction, disagreement over policy and handling issues, and inconsistent media statements.
In another tweet, he suggested the probe is proof of multiple fractions within the Pentagon struggling for control.
Mr Pope said: “I seldom repost my old Tweets, but the DOD Inspector General announcing an evaluation of DOD’s handling of the UFO issue should *absolutely* be viewed as part of the struggle that I mentioned the day before the announcement. There are disagreements. There are factions.”
When the Pentagon acknowledged the UFO video earlier last year, many were expecting the US Government to straight admit aliens are real and they are here.
Instead, Pentagon spokeswoman Sue Gough said the video was released to the public to dismiss any misconceptions about whether or not it was real.
However, this was not to be seen as the Pentagon making any statement about the speculative nature of mysterious object seen in the video.
Ms Gough said: “After a thorough review, the department has determined that the authorized release of these unclassified videos does not reveal any sensitive capabilities or systems and does not impinge on any subsequent investigations of military air space incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena.”
There is no tangible evidence to suggest technologically advanced aliens are visiting our planet.
There is also no evidence to suggest life in our solar system – however complex – exists beyond the confines of our planet.
But UFO enthusiasts remain undeterred and are awaiting the Pentagon’s report this summer.
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