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Pentagon UFO report latest – Lawmakers say unidentified flying objects pose national security risk after secret briefing

CONGRESSMEMBERS say UFOs pose major national security risks as the Pentagon's highly anticipated UFO report gets delivered to Capitol Hill.

Members of the House Intelligence Committee received a quiet sneak peak of the bombshell report explaining that while the existence of alien life is questionable, any UFOs pose a major threat to national security.

The unidentified objects could be espionage assets used by adversaries of the US, which means the abundant phenomenons in the sky prove alarming for how up to date the country is on foreign espionage tactics.

"We take the issue of unexplained aerial phenomena seriously to the extent that we’re dealing with the safety and security of US military personnel or the national security interests of the United States, so we want to know what we’re dealing with," said Representative Sean Patrick Maloney.

US intelligence experts have produced a UFO dossier on what the government knows about unidentified aerial phenomena, examining whether decades of orb sightings constitute a national security threat.

Read our UFO live blog here for the latest news and updates...

  • MARCO RUBIO CALLS FOR UFO INVESTIGATION

    Earlier this month, Senator Marco Rubio said UFOs need to be "seriously investigated" before the bombshell Pentagon report drops by June 25.

    A spokesperson for the Republican senator told The Sun that he believes the report is just the first step in the investigation into mysterious flying objects, dubbed Unexplained Aerial Phenomena (UAPs).

    “Men and women we have entrusted with the defense of our country are reporting encounters with unidentified aircraft with superior capabilities," Rubio said in a statement.

    "We cannot allow the stigma of UFOs to keep us from seriously investigating this. The forthcoming report is one step in that process, but it will not be the last.”

  • FORMER PRESIDENTS INTERJECTED ON UFOS

    Extraordinary interventions have been made by former presidents such as Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, who both hinted there are things in the sky that cannot be identified.

    Obama said: "What is true, and I’m actually being serious here, is that there’s footage and records of objects in the skies, that we don’t know exactly what they are, we can’t explain how they moved, their trajectory.

    "They did not have an easily explainable pattern. And so, you know I think that people still take seriously trying to investigate and figure out what that is."

  • UFO REPORT ADDED TO COVID RELIEF BILL

    UFOS have stepped from fringe conspiracy theories to a genuine national security debate in the US.

    Pentagon officials last year took the unprecedented step to confirm a trio of remarkable videos which showed US Navy encounters with UFOs.

    And as a tacked on addendum to a 5,500 page Covid relief bill passed in December, the the Director of National Intelligence’s office was ordered to compile a report on UFOs within 180 days.

    The deadline is up this June 25.

  • UFO REPORT SHOULD BE 'TAKEN SERIOUSLY'

    The UFO report to be released this week came after public pressure after it was previously downplayed or ignored.

    "Everyone who's paid enough attention to it understands they need to take it seriously," former deputy defense secretary David Norquist told ABC57.

    "But once you go beyond that circle, you get people who are understandably resistant because of the tinfoil hat stigma."

  • UFOS ARE 'REAL OBJECTS'

    Former US Army Counterintelligence Special Agent Lue Elizondo has said that Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP) are "real objects."

    "These aren't tricks of the camera, they're not artifacts, these are real objects that can be seen and objects that can be measured," he told The Megyn Kelly Show.

  • 'PROFOUND MOMENT IN HUMAN HISTORY'

    Some UFO lobbyists claim the UFO report to be released this month could be the “most profound moment in human history."

    US intelligence officials were ordered to compile a dossier for Congress after a flurry of videos filmed by US Navy and Air Force personnel were leaked in the press.

  • US UFO STUDY CONFIRMED

    The US has confirmed the existence of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) – a Pentagon program set up to study UFOs before being disbanded in 2017.

    However, it was replaced by the UAP Task Force in June 2020 after a vote by the US Senate Intelligence Committee.

  • 'EASILY-PROVEN COVERUP'

    An expert has claimed that the existence of UFOs is an "easily proven cover-up."

    "What's fascinating to me is UFOs have always been the most difficult, but also the most easily proven cover-up by the true definition of the word out of anything that I've tackled," author John Greenewald told The Megyn Kelly Show on Wednesday.

  • 'UFO NOT ACCURATE ANYMORE'

    An expert has claimed that the term UFO is not accurate.

    Former U.S. Army Counterintelligence Special Agent Lue Elizondo told The Megyn Kelly Show that UAP - Unidentified Aerial Phenomena - would be a more appropriate term.

    "There is a lot of stigma .. topics that are lightening rods, he said.

    "It tends to be a fringe topic."

  • UNCLASSIFIED UFO REPORT

    The Director of National Intelligence must release an unclassified version of the UFO report to Congress by June 25.

    US Navy and FBI officials will conduct a classified briefing for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation on Wednesday morning.

  • 'IMPORTANT TO NATIONAL SECURITY'

    Congressman André Carson has said that the UFO report is "timely."

    He will chair a classified briefing on Wednesday morning about the report.

    “Do UAPs have links to our foreign adversaries? Do UAPs pose a threat? And how do we gather information and analyze it to respond to these key questions?" Carson said on Tuesday.

    "The answers are important to our national security.

    "The Intelligence Community and scientists share professions that search for the truth, by gathering information from diverse sources and methods and conducting rigorous analysis with objectivity and integrity.”

  • UFO PRESS LEAKS LEAD TO REPORT

    US intelligence officials were ordered to compile a UFO dossier for Congress last year after a flurry of videos filmed by US Navy and Air Force personnel were leaked to the press.

    Perhaps the most striking was a video known as the “Tic Tac” – which showed an unidentified object being pursued by fighter planes.

    Pentagon releases Navy videos showing 'unidentified aerial phenomena' including the infamous ‘Tic Tac’ clip
  • HOW MANY UFO SIGHTINGS ARE REPORTED IN US?

    Peter Davenport, who runs the National UFO Reporting Centre in Washington state, says he receives thousands of calls from people reporting objects in the sky on his 24-hour hotline.

    "We all hope the government comes clean with their citizens," he said.

    "But I'm skeptical. I'm not exactly convinced that the Department of Defence is going to come clean."

  • HOW MANY UFO SIGHTINGS ARE REPORTED IN US?

    Peter Davenport, who runs the National UFO Reporting Centre in Washington state, says he receives thousands of calls from people reporting objects in the sky on his 24-hour hotline.

    "We all hope the government comes clean with their citizens," he said.

    "But I'm skeptical. I'm not exactly convinced that the Department of Defence is going to come clean."

  • MOST COMMON UFO SIGHTING IN US

    The most common sightings are silver metallic objects and balls of light, according to Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), a coalition of 600 civilian ET hunters across the US.

    MUFON works by trying to debunk sightings as they compile a database of reports of objects in the sky.

    MUFON say 90 per cent are explainable, its the rest which have their interest.

  • 'COME CLEAN'

    Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) executive director David McDonald, 74, a former pilot, said he hopes "they [the Pentagon] come clean with this report."

    "I always thought there would be disclosure [about UFOs] but I didn't expect to see it in my lifetime," he said.

    He added: "I would caution against any true bombshells. I expect they'll fall back a bit on 'can neither confirm nor deny'."

  • UFO THEORIES AHEAD OF REPORT RELEASE

    Competing theories on the strange Navy UFO videos continue to rage.

    Some grounded on Earth claim the videos capture never-before-seen military aircraft or drones, while others claim it shows otherworldly craft possibly piloted by aliens.

    Others however are more skeptical and sometimes even dismissive, claiming the bizarre videos may just be camera tricks, natural phenomena, or even outright hoaxes.

  • UFO HISTORY IN THE US

    UFOlogy has a rich history in the US - with the first reported sightings of flying saucers, the infamous Roswell incident, and rumors about Area 51.

    US intelligence services officially closed the book on the phenomena in 1969 at the conclusion of Project Blue Book - which stated there was nothing to see regarding UFOs.

    However, in the last three years, there has been an abrupt turnaround as the Pentagon took the unprecedented step of confirming three stunning UFO videos filmed by the US Navy.

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