Another former government official acknowledges the potential existence of UFOs, just a couple of months before a government-sanctioned survey on “unidentified aerial phenomena” is anticipated to be sent to Congress.
The director of the defence department’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, Luis Elizondo, told “60 Minutes” that there are reported sightings that don’t have any justifications.
“We’re going through our due rigour. Is it some type of high-altitude balloon that’s conducting an expedition? Is it some sort of new type of missile technology that China has developed? Eventually, when you have exhausted all those explanations, and you’re still left with the reality that this is in our airspace and it’s factual, that’s when it becomes problematic,” Luis told the USA Today.
Speaking to the broadcast news outlet, David Fravor, a former Navy Pilot, discussed a 2004 incident off the coast of California where he said he and four other pilots noticed an unexplained large area of churning whitewater surrounded by a calm ocean.
“And we spotted this little white cylinder-shaped object. And it’s just kind of moving above that area,” David told “60 Minutes.”
The secretary of defence and director of National Intelligence were tasked with creating the upcoming unclassified report for armed and intelligence services committees in Congress.
John Ratcliffe, the former Director of National Intelligence, said some UFO sightings had been made public in the past, but the survey will present more information to the American citizens.
“There have been sightings all over the globe,” he added. “And when we talk about sightings, it’s not just a satellite or just a pilot or some intelligence collection. Generally, we have various sensors that are picking up these things.”