John Ratcliffe, the United States’ former Director of National Intelligence, recently confirmed that the US military has logged more UFO encounters than previously disclosed to the public. He also stated that more information is expected to become available “in a way that the American people can see” when a declassified report on the subject is delivered to Congress on June 1.
Just last week, in an interview which aired on March 19th, Ratcliffe confirmed that a Pentagon task force has been investigating UFO reports made by US Navy and Air Force personnel. He also disclosed that a report is currently being prepared by the Defense Department, and the Intelligence Community on the subject.
“We have lots of reports about what we call ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon’, and this actually is a program that’s been in place for a few years in terms of a task force that has been there under the National Defense Authorization Act,” Ratcliffe said. “There’s now a report that will be issued by the Pentagon by the Secretary of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence.”
This report, ordered as part of Bill S. 3905, “Intelligence Authorization Act for fiscal year 2021”, directs the DNI “in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the heads of such other agencies as the Director and Secretary jointly consider relevant, to submit a report within 180 days of the date of enactment of the Act, to the congressional intelligence and armed services committees on unidentified aerial phenomena,” including observed airborne objects that have not been identified.” That 180-day countdown began on December 27, 2020, when the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021″ was signed.
Sightings made by the military have been widespread, and these events were corroborated by remote sensing technologies. Ratcliffe offered further; –”There have been sightings all over the world, and 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, usually we have multiple sensors that are picking up these things.”
Ratcliffe also said that he personally wanted to disclose government information on UFOs before leaving office in January, but didn’t have the time to do so properly.
“I actually wanted to get this information out and declassified before I left office but we weren’t able to get it down into an unclassified format that we could talk about quickly enough,” Ratcliffe explained. He went on to point out that “there are a lot more sightings than have been made public; some of those have been declassified.”
Ratcliffe elaborates that these UFOs are “objects that have been 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” with “movements that that are hard to replicate that we don’t have the technology for, traveling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom.”
“I think it’ll be healthy for as much of this information to get out there as possible so that the American people can see some of the things that we’ve been dealing with,” Ratcliffe concluded.
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Obviously haven’t seen the report yet but Ratcliffe’s statements at least hint at a degree of openess about what’s really going on. I don’t think that the report will disclose contact with aliens or anything like that but if it goes as far as to conclude that the objects observed seem to be under intelligent control then I’d say that’s a huge step towards full disclosure. I would also guess that the visitors themselves will closely observe public reaction to the report, which, if encouraging, may lead them to emerge further, leading to more public pressure on our government to disclose what they know publicly and openly study the phenomena.
I’m worried they may use this to frighten people into more lockdowns. I don’t trust what’s going on now , and will have my eyebrow very arched and head slightly tilted in the near future as well.
I’m with you on that one. Anytime ANY “official” or media source speaks about ANYTHING, I don’t even listen to what they’re saying as a statement of anything factual at all, as I have no way to independently verify it in any way other than what some head on a screen is jawboning on about. All I ask myself anymore is how they’re attempting to influence my thinking and emotions and to what end!
Seriously though – why do we need to defer to these people for anything? They’ve been lying to us for decades about EVERYTHING and still are. UFO’s are here… Visitors are here… We all know this. No words or reports that emanate from these clowns will make any difference to the reality of the situation. I don’t understand why the spotlight continues to be on known and proven liars in the hopes of them telling us what we already know. The world should be listening (as I am at least) to people like Whitley and others who are up close to it all if they want real information.
I agree with you, Justin. Official disclosure – assuming its factual, etc. – is not the be all, end all of the visitor experience. Far more important at an individual level are the lessons to be learned from close encounter experiencers like Whitley. And yes, Unknowncountry subscribers like you and me and others know that UFOs are real and that the visitors exist. Still, there is more than one front in this struggle, more than one way to chip away at the kind of denial that had been the largest impediment to establishing an open and productive relationship with this enigmatic unknown. Official disclosure is one such avenue, one such tool. Let the government and entities like To the Stars Academy approach the phenomena from a national security perspective if they want, and I suspect that, at least for now, they must. If they add to our knowledge base regarding this strange presence, be it only from a technological perspective, we are still increasing our understanding, and hopefully opening additional doors that will one day finally put us on stable enough footing that we can respond conherently to whatever it is that haunts our skies and invades our bedrooms in the night.