A former Clinton & Bush Intelligence official claims that UFO sightings aren’t taken seriously by the Pentagon, nor are the various military branches and intelligence agencies even sharing the information with each other due to internal bureaucracy.
Christopher Mellon recently wrote an article for the Washington Post about his experience as deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence in both the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations.
We have no idea what’s behind these weird incidents because we’re not investigating. ~Christopher Mellon via Washington Post
It makes sense to think that every reported UFO sighting, especially by the military, would be at least cataloged and tracked in a central database. I’d think that to be the case.
This type of information would be valuable even if you don’t believe in alien visitors from outer space. I mean what if the UFOs over American skies were actually advanced Russian aircraft? You’d wanna know, wouldn’t you?
We’re Not Investigating UFO Encounters
The statement really rings. Not only are the military encounters with UFOs not taken seriously, they aren’t even being investigated.
This should scare the crap out of everyone. Why? Because without investigation and centralized reporting, the puzzle pieces will never come together.
Back in December of 2017, a video revealing US Navy F-18 pilots were declassified by the Defense Department. The pilots were tracking a craft on radar and discussing the presence of an entire fleet of them.
The encounter happened in 2004 and the pilots seemed awfully impressed by the capabilities of these crafts. Here’s the video:
Think about it: an entire fleet of ‘we don’t know’ flying over the skies. While the video alone isn’t conclusive proof of alien visitation, it’s proof that there are tons of things flying around that we can’t identify.
They’re all going against the wind. The wind’s 120 knots out of the west. Look at that thing, dude. ~F-18 Pilot during the 2004 sighting (video above)
I’ve written before about how pilots are great witnesses for UFOs. Trained pilots can identify just about anything in the skies that could be a potential threat. They’re trained this way.
And even if it’s not aliens, what if the US has been technologically eclipsed by one of our adversaries? Why isn’t the Pentagon looking into it?
UFO Encounters Treated as Outlier Events
According to Mellon, while the military has a reputation for attention to detail, that detail is frequently in vain. Departments in the military treat UFO incidents as one-off experiences and as a result, the potential patterns are missed.
When the US Navy has an encounter, they have no visibility to something similar that may have been experienced by the US Air Force.
Imagine what it would be like if you had a puzzle with 1000 pieces, and you randomly handed 20 pieces each to 50 people. What are the odds of those people ever figuring out what the final picture is if they don’t talk to each other? And, to make matters worse, what if they didn’t even know any other puzzle pieces existed? That’s what this is like.
And all this flies in the face of the fact that our pilots are being ridiculously outmaneuvered by objects under unknown control. Friends? Enemies? Totally harmless? We can’t even know if we aren’t trying to find out.
Hiding UFO Encounters from the Pentagon
By now, everyone with even a minor interest in UFO phenomena knows who Luis Elizondo is. And he seems to corroborate Mellon’s claims.
According to the New York Times, Elizondo resigned in protest of excessive secrecy and continuous interdepartmental pushback on his investigations.
My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone. ~Luis Elizondo via CNN
Elizondo’s claim of excessive secrecy kept him from being able to catalog UFO encounters from different departments as they refused to share the information with him due to their own internal restriction policies.
This ‘hiding’ of information makes it nearly impossible for the Pentagon to do its job investigating UFO sightings.
If you’ve read my other articles, you know I’m a skeptic. But I’m not stupid either. This is a big deal regardless of whether or not you believe in UFOs or aliens.
Any time officials in places of power/privilege speak up, it’s worth a listen. Even if they’re wrong, they have access to significantly more information than we do.
That’s not to say the average Joe who sees a UFO over his farm isn’t important. But they’re all part of what may be the same cosmic puzzle.
By hiding UFO encounters, the military could be sabotaging their own efforts to protect the people. Whether that threat is a rogue nation or aliens – it simply doesn’t matter.
And if it’s not aliens? We’d better get our asses in gear and figure out who the hell it is. Because if it isn’t aliens, that might be scarier.
Sources and additional reading:
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Washington Post: The Military Keeps Encountering UFOs. Why Doesn’t the Pentagon Care?
The New York Times: Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program