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Headlines US Navy introducing guidelines for pilots to report UFO sightings

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Navy pilots who think they may have seen unidentified flying objects will now have a detailed means of reporting unexplainable events so the military can keep track of what may, or may not, be happening.

"The Navy is updating and formalizing the process by which reports of any such suspected incursions can be made to the cognizant authorities," they said in a statement.

"A new message to the fleet that will detail the steps for reporting is in draft," the statement added.

Politico was first to report the development.

The Navy does not think that aliens have been flying in US airspace, one Navy official told CNN. But 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," according to the statement.

"These kinds on incursions can be both a security risk and pose a safety hazard for both Navy and Air Force aviation. For safety and security concerns, the Navy and the USAF takes these reports very seriously and investigates each and every report."

The new policy will standardize how incidents are reported, and what radar or other data may be gathered that the military can store long term for further analysis, the navy official said.

Separately a senior military official told CNN that some of the recent sightings are highly classified military aviation programs undergoing testing in the western United States.
Because the sightings have garnered public attention, senior Navy intelligence officials have briefed Congress, as well as aviators on the safety hazards.

The Pentagon has intermittently over the decades funded various efforts to evaluate unexplained incursions and phenomena, but the last official effort was shuttered in 2012.

A former Pentagon official, who led that program and resigned in protest when it was ended, told CNN's Erin Burnett in 2017 "that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone."

Luis Elizondo made clear he could not speak on behalf of the government, but strongly implied there was evidence that stopped him from ruling out the possibility that alien aircraft visited Earth.

"These aircraft -- we'll call them aircraft -- are displaying characteristics that are not currently within the US inventory nor in any foreign inventory that we are aware of," Elizondo said of objects they researched.

He said the program sought to identify what had been seen, either through tools or eyewitness reports, and then "ascertain and determine if that information is a potential threat to national security."

"We found a lot," Elizondo said.

The former Pentagon official said they identified "anomalous" aircraft that were "seemingly defying the laws of aerodynamics."

"Things that don't have any obvious flight services, any obvious forms of propulsion, and maneuvering in ways that include extreme maneuverability beyond, I would submit, the healthy G-forces of a human or anything biological," Elizondo said.

Source: CNN
 

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I could see this as the beginning of a long ass plan to allow them to eventually say:
"HEY, remember those UFOs and how we said they weren't aliens? Well, they were aliens. Fuck you, we didn't want you to know back then"
 
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UFO: unidentified floating object. 600 miles southwest of Hawaii. Passive sonar contact on two of our sensor devices. Began analysis. Checked every parameter possible. Not biological. Estimated speed around 72-knots. No screw noises. At that speed a vessel with traditional screw (propellor) propulsion would make enough underwater noise to be heard 200-miles away.

Obtained permission to go active. Started pinging; sending out sound pulses to strike the target and echo back at us. Able to estimate depth using this method. Approximate depth around 2,500 feet, far below the depth 1975 era military standard submarines could dive. No research vessels in the area so it was not a research specialized sub plus there was the forward motions of 72-knots... extremely fast for a submarine... maybe impossibly fast.

Our database that included USA, NATO and free-country submarine acoustic signature data along with USSR and other foes did not match the info we were collecting. We had started the tapes and other recording devices following standard procedures. After 10-minutes or so the contact was drawing away and the return echo was fading along with increasing its depth. When the contact faded out it was approaching 3,500 feet deep.

Procedure had the radio folks notify the chain of command. The next port we arrived at an officer with two armed marine guards arrived to collect the data we had collected. The two of us standing the watch were interviewed, warned with dire threats for revealing details; quarter-million dollar fine and 20 years in a military prison (none of the critical details revealed here), and life went on. Of course, we never heard of any results regarding the assuredly extremely thorough perusal the experts put that data through. The audio tapes of the recorded noises created by the contact were the most critical.

UFO. Are aliens roaming the oceans having a good old time down there?