Pentagon May Have Evidence Of Extraterrestrial Vehicles, New Report Says
A Pentagon consultant and astrophysicist told the New York Times he briefed the Department of Defense earlier this year about “off-world vehicles not made on this Earth.”
The Pentagon could soon publicly release findings about unidentified aerial phenomena it’s been studying, according to a new report in The New York Times.
While the Pentagon has in the past stated that “it disbanded a once-covert program to investigate unidentified flying objects, the effort remains underway,” but the program was just “renamed and tucked inside the Office of Naval Intelligence,” according to the Times.
Perhaps most explosively, at least one Pentagon consultant and subcontractor, the astrophysicist Eric Davis who has worked with these government programs since 2007, told Times reporters that “he gave a classified briefing to a Defense Department agency as recently as March about retrievals from ‘off-world vehicles not made on this Earth.’” Davis said after examining some of the materials, he concluded “we couldn’t make it ourselves.”
While some, such as Davis, have said the unidentified aerial vehicles (UAVs) are likely extraterrestrial, others including elected officials have suggested they could belong to foreign adversaries of the U.S. exhibiting technology that Americans don’t yet have.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is acting chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and said in a recent interview with CBS4 News in Miami “that we have things flying over our military bases and places where we're conducting military exercises, and we don't know what it is and it isn't ours."
“Frankly, if it’s something outside this planet, that might actually be better than the fact that we’ve seen some technological leap on behalf of the Chinese or Russians or some other adversary that allows them to conduct this sort of activity,” Rubio said. “But the bottom line is that if there are things flying over your military [bases] ... that, to me, is a national security risk, and one that we should be looking into.”
Sen. Rubio added: “Maybe there is a completely, sort of, boring explanation for it. But we need to find out … [and] we’re asking to make public as much as possible of that information.”
The Times report indicates the public might actually see some of that information after all.
It points to a Senate committee report from June that said the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force is “to standardize collection and reporting” on UAV sightings, and that the task force is supposed to report “at least some of its findings to the public within 180 days after passage of the intelligence authorization act.”
“While retired officials involved with the effort — including Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader — hope the program will seek evidence of vehicles from other worlds, its main focus is on discovering whether another nation, especially any potential adversary, is using breakout aviation technology that could threaten the United States,” Times reporters Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean wrote.
While Davis’ confidently asserted that some UAVs are indeed alien, or “off-world,” some critics observed that he may not be the most reliable source—or at least that his findings should be put into context. Reporter Blumenthal stands by his source as credible.
In mid-June, President Trump said in a campaign event with his son, Donald Trump Jr., that he heard some “very interesting” things about Roswell, New Mexico — a city famous for alleged UFO sightings and research.
“I won’t talk to you about what I know about it, but it’s very interesting,” Trump said. When Trump Jr. half-jokingly asked if he would ever declassify that information some day, Trump said, “Well, I’ll have to think about that one.”
Related: Videos Showing UFOs Were Released by The Pentagon (April 28, 2020)