UFOs were once the territory of conspiracy theorists, and now the discussion is jumping into the mainstream. That’s an enormous development in and of itself. It’s no longer left to weird shows overnight on the History Channel, or to aging talk radio shows. After a story in the New York Times last week, it’s time to get more serious about UFOs.
The New York Times report confirms the government has an active task force studying UFO sightings and reports. The task force is part of the Office of Naval Intelligence and will begin making public reports on “at least some of its findings” twice per year.
The biggest bombshell from the Times story, however, was a quote from an astrophysicist working for a defense contractor. Eric Davis, a former consultant for the Pentagon’s original UFO task force, said he briefed the Department of Defense earlier this year about retrieving “materials from off-world vehicles not made on this earth.”
“Off-world vehicles” is the money phrase that got people excited recently, and Davis said he has also given classified briefings to other government representatives about the recovered materials. 10 years ago, this would be in the news cycle for days. Now, because it’s 2020, some are basically taking the “show me a little green guy or gtfo” approach. But it is cool (and maybe kinda scary) that the government is ramping up its investigation and research into UFOs.
It’s not every day one reads a New York Times article containing the phrase “off-world vehicles not made on this earth”. When I investigated UFOs for the UK government in the Nineties, I could only dream of such mainstream respectability for this subject.https://t.co/Jyzeil6dHs
— Nick Pope (@nickpopemod) July 24, 2020
At the same time, it’s not all that crazy either, as there’s been a steady drip of classified info over the past few years, just enough tantalizing crumbs to keep people locked into the topic. Most notably was the Navy officially releasing videos that had previously leaked, of Navy aircraft encountering bizarre unknown flying objects. The pilots appear to be fairly unnerved in the videos, which were officially confirmed as real by the Navy.
With the trends of 2020 being what they are, it would seem sort of fitting to get a real blockbuster UFO breakthrough later this year.