Lawmakers are spearheading a crusade to pressure the Department of Defense (DoD) into setting up a safe and secure avenue for individuals to report possible UFO sightings.
“A secure way for submissions to be made” is urgently needed to enable witnesses to report potential UFO sightings without fear of repercussions, says a retired Navy senior chief who claims to have seen a metallic orb in Afghanistan similar to the one shown in a video during last month’s Senate hearing. “I’m going to be honest with you. I’d love to tell everything in detail, but I’m not willing to go to jail to do it,” he added, highlighting the constraints imposed by security agreements. His statements underscore the need for a reliable channel that safeguards those who come forward with sensitive information.
“I’m going to be honest with you. I’d love to tell everything in detail, but I’m not willing to go to jail to do it.”
Following the April 19 UFO hearing by the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) in front of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, two lawmakers from both sides of the aisle condemned the lack of a secure reporting mechanism. They called for an urgent intervention to establish a safe and reliable way for witnesses to report possible UFO sightings. The current situation not only hinders the ability to collect and analyze information but also poses a significant risk to national security.
The All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) operates under the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense, with a primary focus on investigating Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAPs), the government’s preferred term for UFOs.
During a recent hearing, Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, the head of the agency, presented video clips of a puzzling event to lawmakers, saying, “This is essentially all the data we have of this event.” The clips, which have since gone viral, depict a series of unidentified aerial phenomena displaying highly unusual and erratic movements, leaving experts baffled. These clips have raised numerous questions, but their authenticity and origin have yet to be determined. Kirkpatrick’s testimony and the accompanying video evidence have reignited public interest in the issue of UFOs and underscored the urgent need for further investigations and research into these enigmatic phenomena.
Despite the video evidence presented by AARO, Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick acknowledged that it would be incredibly challenging to fully identify the unknown aerial phenomena captured in the footage. “It’s going to be virtually impossible to fully identify that, just based off that video,” he commented, referring to the limitations of the available data. As a result, the case remains unresolved, leaving researchers and investigators with more questions than answers.
However, a retired Navy officer has come forward with a startling revelation that could shed some light on the issue. He claims that he and other military service members witnessed a similar metallic orb from an airborne platform in Afghanistan during the early 2000s. The retired officer’s account, combined with the recent video evidence presented by AARO, has reignited public interest in the enigmatic world of UFOs and highlighted the need for further investigations and research.
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“There’s quite a bit of gray here, because the customer we were working for at the time retained all collected materials,” said the Navy officer in an interview with Fox News Digital. “But I know where the bodies are buried, not necessarily where the digital data is though. I can point them in the right direction.”
After the April 19 Senate hearing, Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) penned a letter with five key points addressed to the Department of Defense. Among the points raised was the issue of a lack of a secure reporting mechanism for potential UFO witnesses to come forward and share their stories without fear of retaliation. This letter was shared with Fox News Digital and highlights the ongoing concern for greater transparency and accountability regarding unidentified aerial phenomena.
The senators’ letter also pointed out the lack of effort in communicating the existence of a secure process for potential UFO witnesses to the public, and requested an update on plans to publicize such a process. “To date, we have seen no efforts to communicate the existence of the secure process to the public,” the senators wrote.
Senator Rubio, in an emailed statement through a spokesperson to Fox News Digital, emphasized the concerns of Americans regarding unidentified objects in the country’s airspace and near military facilities. He acknowledged that greater transparency and accountability is needed to address these concerns.
Senator Rubio stated, “Our government spent too many years ignoring or downplaying the threat.
Thankfully, that is beginning to change, but as we saw earlier this year, the defense and intelligence communities are still struggling.”
He also mentioned the incident involving the Chinese spy balloon and the three other UAPs that were shot down by the Biden Administration in February, stating that “Americans are understandably concerned” about objects in the country’s airspace and near facilities.
“Senior Pentagon leaders said publicly that two of the UAP were almost certainly not balloons, but Congress has not been provided the rationale or sensor data to support this unprecedented action,” Rubio said in an emailed statement through a spokesperson.
“In this instance, we shot down multiple UAP, and it’s not clear, to this day, we know with confidence what they were,” he added.
“We stood up the AARO office to address just such an instance; to rapidly aggregate and analyze the data and apply the scientific process. We need the (Biden) Administration to fully empower the AARO office and comply with the guidance set out in the FY23 NDAA,” the retired Navy officer said, adding that not only is the American public “lacking information,” but lawmakers tasked with congressional oversight are “being denied critical information.”
He also noted that the senators’ request for establishing secure pathways for witnesses and whistleblowers to come forward with their stories, as outlined in the fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, is “likely what I would need to submit.”