Have you noticed a trend lately of the government, and particularly branches of the military, taking the potential threat of UFOs far more seriously?
Now, the Pentagon is forming a new task force to investigate UFO sightings that have been observed on several occasions by U.S. military aircraft.
The creation of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, or UAPTF, continues the efforts of the once super-secret, recently made public, U.S. Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which was formed in 2007 to investigate unexplained aerial incidents encountered by the U.S. military.
“The Department of Defense established the UAPTF to improve its understanding of and gain insight into, the nature and origins of UAPs. The mission of the task force is to detect, analyze and catalog UAPs that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national security,” the Pentagon wrote in a statement earlier this month.
“The Department of Defense and the military departments take any incursions by unauthorized aircraft into our training ranges or designated airspace very seriously and examine each report. This includes examinations of incursions that are initially reported as UAP when the observer cannot immediately identify what he or she is observing,” the statement added.
The new task force will be overseen by the Department of the Navy and will report to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security. The U.S. Navy has previously led efforts to look into unidentified aerial phenomena since the service branch has reported several encounters involving their aircraft.
As we reported on these pages, in April, the Pentagon declassified three videos captured by U.S. Navy pilots that appear to show unidentified flying objects.
Across the country, there seems to have been a significant uptick in UFO sighting since April and the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
How big of a threat do you think UFOs really represent to national security? Why have sightings increased since the COVID outbreak? What does it mean that the government finally seems to be taking the possible threat of UFOs seriously? Reply in the comments below.