When we conjure the idea of UFO’s, flying saucers, and little green men, we often accompany those thoughts with that of the Americans who obsess over them.
You know the stereotype: Kooky, wild-haired, and bespectacled basement dwellers constantly drowning internet message boards with the pseudoscience behind what they believe is really going on in the skies above our world.
These are the folks who distrust the government not because of the constant, nagging overreach that occurs within it, but because they might have lied about a weather ballon crashing in the New Mexico desert back in 1947.
It’s only when the truly credible come forward with their experience that our ears perk up in earnest.
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The latest person of distinction to dip his toes into the controversial subject is former US Defense official Christopher Mellon.
In a Wednesday morning interview with “Fox & Friends,” Mellon, who has written extensively on the topic before, outlined the reasons the Navy is concerned about these sightings.
Then came the bombshell:
“We know that UFOs exist. This is no longer an issue,” he said. “The issue is why are they here? Where are they coming from and what is the technology behind these devices that we are observing?”
There are indications, Mellon said, that the objects reported by Navy pilots in 2014 and 2015 were doing things that aren’t possible in this physical realm.
The speeds being reported (about 5,000 miles per hour, according to Mellon) were only sustainable for about an hour by an aircraft in the air, and these objects would be flying around all day long, the pilots said.
Mellon’s concerns don’t end there.
Fascination turned to fear one day, however, when a Super Hornet pilot said he almost collided with one of the objects — which he described as a sphere encasing a cube. An official report was filed, and the incident shattered the previous theory by Navy pilots that the objects were a part of some sort of extremely classified drone operation.
“These are reactions between intelligently controlled vehicles operating in and around U.S. military facilities, hence the concern,” Mellon explained.
“One: there have been near mid-air collisions so there is a safety issue. Two, there is a vital national security issue which is that our sovereignty is being violated by vehicles of unknown origin,” he continued.
UFO enthusiasts the world over have been clamoring for information relating to the US government’s UFO secrets for decades, even believing that the recent uptick in “disclosure”-type admissions could be a sign of bigger things to come.
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