According to former Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, the Pentagon’s pilots have seen way more UFO’s than the public knows about. He told Fox News that an upcoming report from the Pentagon about unidentified aerial phenomena will incorporate additional UFO sightings not included in historical reports.
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"Usually we have multiple sensors that are picking up these things...there is actually quite a few more than have been made public" pic.twitter.com/qu4VlzrZw1
"There are a lot more sightings than have been made public," Ratcliffe said. "Some of those have been declassified. And when we talk about sightings, we are talking about objects that have seen by Navy or Air Force pilots, or have been picked up by satellite imagery that frankly engage in actions that are difficult to explain. Movements that are hard to replicate that we don’t have the technology for. Or travelling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom."
According to Ratcliffe, there have been reports of "unidentified aerial phenomena" seen all over the world, but these reports are only a part of the bigger picture.
"When we talk about sightings, the other thing I will tell you is, it's not just a pilot or just a satellite, or some intelligence collection," he said. "Usually we have multiple sensors that are picking up these things, and ... some of these are unexplained phenomenon, and there is actually quite a few more than have been made public."
Ratcliffe discusses the implications of a Pentagon report that will be released in the near future about its interactions with unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP).
During the national session of Congress in March 2021, the Intelligence Authorization Act included a provision requiring the U.S. intelligence apparatus to provide a report on UFOs by June 1.
Last years declassified UAP sightings made by U.S. pilots.
While Ratcliffe's comments should be taken lightly, this report has been anticipated for months, and it makes sense that the report would include additional sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Last year the U.S. Navy made public official versions of previously leaked videos showing United States pilots interacting with UAP. “In short, things we're seeing that are hard to explain. There’s quite a few of those. I think that that information is being gathered and will be put out in a way that the American public can see,” Ratcliffe said.
There might be several possible explanations for UAP that include gas, reflections, tricks of the light, and artifacts that are produced by the electronic sensing equipment. “When we see these things, we always look for a plausible explanation. Weather can cause disturbances, visual disturbances,” Ratcliffe said. “But there are instances where we don’t have good explanations for some of the things that we have seen."
Despite the great number of sightings, Ratcliffe said that there is no clear pattern to these encounters. “When we talk about sightings, it’s not just a pilot or just a satellite or just some intelligence collection. Usually we have multiple sensors that are picking up these things,” he said. “They’re unexplained phenomenon and there’s quite a few more than have been made public.”
Ratcliffe said it would be "healthy" for as much of this information as possible to be made public and that he wanted to get this information "out" before he left office. Also saying: "We weren't able to get it down into an unclassified format that we could talk about quickly enough."