New statements from a former senior intelligence official have raised expectations for an upcoming official declassification on UFOs. John Ratcliffe, who served as director of national intelligence during the administration of former President Donald Trump, has been interviewed by Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo, who asked him what he knew about the unidentified flying objects that have captured the imagination of people for generations.
After saying there have been sightings around the world, the former official insisted that reports of “unidentified aerial phenomena” now in the public eye – including those recently released and investigated by the Pentagon – are just the tip of the iceberg.
“When we talk about sightings, it must be said that these objects are not only detected by pilots, by radar or by some intelligence group,” said Ratcliffe. “Usually we have several sensors that detect these things. Some of them are inexplicable phenomena, and there are actually quite a few more than have been made public.
The disclosure is expected to occur sometime between now and June 1, according to Bartiromo. That’s thanks to the pandemic relief of $ 2.3 trillion and the bill of government funding that Trump signed in December, containing the law Intelligence Authorization of the Intelligence Committee of the Senate for the fiscal year 2021. There were was one provision that gave 180 days to the government agencies involved in the investigation of the UFOs to release the information that they have.
The panel’s directive stipulates that the report to be presented must identify, among other things, the threats posed by unidentified aerial phenomena and whether they can be attributed to foreign adversaries. “The report will be presented in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex,” the committee wrote.
John Ratcliffe concluded that it would be “healthy” for as much of this UFO data to be made public as possible. He also admitted that he wanted to release this information before leaving office, but noted: “We were not able to put it into an unclassified format that we could talk about quickly enough.”
Source: Washington Examiner