US Navy unveils major response to UFO sightings after mysterious surge in reports

'We want to get to the bottom of this'

Andrew Griffin
Thursday 25 April 2019 13:02
US navy unveils major response to UFO sightings after mysterious surge in reports

The US Navy has revealed new ways for its pilots to report UFOs, amid a mysterious surge in the number of unexplained aircraft being spotted in the air.

The military has committed to try and find an explanation for the strange phenomena. In recent years, a significant and growing number of mysterious aircraft, referred to as “unexplained aerial phenomena”, have been spotted in by pilots.

It is now happening sometimes many times per month, and the US have no official explanation for what the aircraft – which is often described as being strange in appearance, and flying more quickly than US planes – could actually be.

Now the Navy is putting in place new systems that will allow those pilots to report any more they see. The new process should allow them to report them more easily and without being embarrassed to do so.

It is part of a new effort to try and find what the UFOs actually are, and where they have come from.

“Since 2014, these intrusions have been happening on a regular basis,” Joseph Gradisher, spokesman for office of the deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare, told the Washington Post.

“We want to get to the bottom of this. We need to determine who’s doing it, where it’s coming from and what their intent is. We need to try to find ways to prevent it from happening again.”

He told the paper that the military would now commit to investigating every report.

The major change in policy from the US Navy comes after official reports were released which showed UFOs being chased by pilots, and detailed strange materials recovered by the Pentagon that officials say they do not recognise.

Pilots have described seeing white and strangely shaped vehicles that appear to be propelled without air intakes or exhausts, and no obvious ways of flying through the air.

But those same pilots – despite often having training in engineering – are said to be afraid of reporting the strange sightings. They are scared of speaking up because they may damage their careers, and there is often little interest in investigating the claims.

The change of policy will allow pilots to report them and make sure they are passed on to the relevant authorities, the Navy said.

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