UFO’s, Area 51, and the threat of extraterrestrial visitors to the United States have all been part of recent news cycles, often in unexpected ways.
The American obsession with the strange phenomenon has been rampant ever since the alleged crash of a flying saucer on a ranch just outside of Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. The official government explanation for the incident is that a weather balloon made of then-rare materials fell from the sky, prompting a bit of a panic for the citizens of the southwest, however, that story has been largely met with skepticism among those investigating the incident.
Now, some 70 years later, strange craft are still zipping about the skies above the United States, with American military personnel finally revealing the extent to which our government has been studying the subject.
The Navy even released an incredible video of an encounter between fighter jet pilots and a “tic-tac” shaped craft from the early 2000’s.
Now, further disclosure of the government’s attempts to study these craft is being revealed, as Congressional leaders admit to being briefed by military leaders on the incidents.
The Senators on the Intelligence Committee were given the briefing about a series of encounters between US Navy planes and unidentified aircraft, one of them has said.
A spokeswoman for Senator Mark Warner, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, confirmed the briefing took place.
“If naval pilots are running into unexplained interference in the air, that’s a safety concern Senator Warner believes we need to get to the bottom of,” Rachel Cohen told Politico.
President Donald Trump has indicated that, despite being similarly briefed on the encounters, he does not believe that the objects are of extraterrestrial origin.
The news comes just days after a video purporting to show an elongated, oval-shaped UFO hovering above the infamous Area 51 military base was released by an amateur investigator.
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