Whenever there have been sightings of strange goings on in the airspace, with aircraft exhibiting bizarre activity patterns or lights flashing about in the sky with no way of recognizing or identifying whose aircraft it is, we often dismiss these as UFO phenomena.
But the US Navy has been receiving a number of strange sightings such as that would spring them into action by laying out new guidelines on how to report these "unexplained aerial phenomena" as they now call it. No longer will these occurrences be "unidentified flying objects" as there must be some scientific basis behind them.
"There have been a number of reports of unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft entering various military-controlled ranges and designated air space in recent years," the Navy said in a statement in response to questions from POLITICO. "For safety and security concerns, the Navy and the [U.S. Air Force] takes these reports very seriously and investigates each and every report.
"As part of this effort," it added, "the Navy is updating and formalizing the process by which reports of any such suspected incursions can be made to the cognizant authorities. A new message to the fleet that will detail the steps for reporting is in draft."
Moreover, the Navy will approach the phenomena with the objective of breaking down the myths and destigmatizing them. The questions remain however, whether these sightings are mere folly or if there are more sinister schemes afoot. The view that these may be extraterrestrial beings with more highly advanced technology is not within the explanations being considered.
“Right now, we have situation [sic] in which UFOs and UAPs are treated as anomalies to be ignored rather than anomalies to be explored,” he said. “We have systems that exclude that information and dump it.”
The development comes amid growing interest from members of Congress following revelations by POLITICO and the New York Times in late 2017 that the Pentagon established a dedicated office inside the Defense Intelligence Agency to study UAPs at the urging of several senators who secretly set aside appropriations for the effort.
-via The Daily Grail
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