Extraterrestrials may indeed exist. Whether or not they do though, UFOs are now a proven fact. Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo recently sat down with former Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, for a conversation about UFOs, known to the government as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP). Ratcliffe revealed that the Secretary of Defense and National Intelligence Agency will release a report on June 1, 2021 that will disclose extensive information on UFO sightings. Although Mr. Ratcliffe could not reveal specific details at the time, he did say that the report will discuss a multitude of UFO sightings that have yet to be explainable by experts. He said they have occurred all over the world and have been confirmed by multiple sensors and not just one source.
According to Ratcliffe, in order to be considered a UAP by the U.S. government, an event must meet certain criteria. Not just any UFO sighting by the general public is considered a true UAP. Basically, the encounter must be unexplainable by our current knowledge of technology and natural phenomena. An investigation is performed to ensure that nothing else known to man can possibly exemplify the event. If a craft travels at a speed that exceeds the sound barrier without actually eliciting a sonic boom, the event would be considered a true UAP since we do not currently possess the technology to accomplish such a feat.
He goes on to say that the events revealed in the report are well documented and confirmed by multiple sources. He went on to say, "Frankly, there are a lot more sightings than have been made public. Some of those have been declassified. When we talk about sightings, we're 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."
One can only hope the report includes such well documented encounters as the recently revealed Tic Tac video, in which U.S. Navy pilot Chad Underwood captured footage of a UAP from the nuclear aircraft carrier the USS Nimitz. In the video, which he filmed in 2004, 5 to 10 strange crafts can be seen moving at a very slow speed of about 138 miles per hour, which is slower than any current aircraft can fly. They also flew at an altitude of 28,000 feet, which is too high for birds. The crafts did not seem to follow a specific flight pattern. As the crafts sped up at an unprecedented velocity, they did not elicit the expected sonic boom, which as previously stated, is a feat unknown to our current technology. The event was witnessed by Five of Underwood’s Navy cohorts.
In an interview with Popular Mechanics, former Petty Officer 3rd Class, Gary Voorhis said, “When they’d show up on radar, I’d get the relative bearing and then run up to the bridge and look through a pair of heavily magnified binoculars in the direction the returns were coming from.” He further explained that although the crafts were too far away for him to see specific features, he could see that they were moving erratically and not in a specific pattern. “I couldn’t make out details, but they'd just be hovering there, then all of a sudden, in an instant, they’d dart off to another direction and stop again. At night, they’d give off a kind of a phosphorus glow and were a little easier to see than in the day.” The bizarre crafts continued to show up sporadically over the span of a week.
In 2020, The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) detailed the requirement of a task force to gain insight into the nature of UAPs. The task force’s mission would be to detect, analyze and catalog UAPs that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national security. The act mandated the officials to compile an unclassified report on corroborated UAP phenomena which could not be explained. It was also stated that this report would provide recommendations for the increased collection of data, enhanced research and development and additional funding and other resources. The government was given a deadline of 180 days to provide this report. In an interview with Newsweek, Ratcliffe said, "It is truly a historical moment when you have the United States government and multiple agencies in the organization coming forward and saying that the videos are not only real, but they are truly unidentified aerial phenomena."
To add to the excitement, Eric W. Davis, an astrophysicist and former consultant for the UFO program recently divulged that he briefed the Defense Department in March of last year that these UAPs were “Off-world vehicles not made on this Earth.” If he’s right, then we may be on the verge of proving that extraterrestrials do exist. Either way, the recent conversation on UAPs does capture one’s imagination.