In any other year, the government’s acknowledgment that they have footage of unidentified aircraft that may or may not be extraterrestrial in nature would be the biggest story of the year.
In 2020, it’s barely been noticed. But unlike murder hornets, we may be hearing more about this story as time goes on.
Back in April, video was released of three videos taken by US Navy pilots showcasing objects acting erratically in the sky, and flying in patterns that don’t make sense. They’ve been classified as UAPs – unidentified aerial phenomena – and even though the public may not be paying much attention, the government is. So much so that the Pentagon has created a task force to monitor these things and, presumably, to help gather and analyze information surrounding any such sightings.
On August 4th, Defense Secretary David Norquist announced the formation of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF).
“The Department of Defense established the UAPTF to improve its understanding of, and gain insight into, the nature and origins of UAPs. The mission of the task force is to detect, analyze and catalog UAPs that could potentially pose a threat to US national security,” the Pentagon said in a statement.
The formation of the task force comes on the heels of the Senate requiring the secretary of defense and director of national intelligence to prepare a public report detailing what they’ve learned about these UAPs. Hopefully, they’ve already checked out the Berkshire UFO episode of the new Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix!
This is the first time the United States government has created – or admitted its created – a team to investigate potential alien contact, and it makes sense that it’s happening in 2020. Stay tuned for news that the Navy has discovered Atlantis!